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More free printable Toy Story photo booth props – Woody, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

More free printable Toy Story photo booth props. Yee Haw! You've been so nice about pinning and commenting on my original free printable Toy Story photo booth props that I decided to make ya'll...More free printable Toy Story photo booth props – Woody, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head... »
 
 

’8 glasses a day’ water drinking tally refrigerator magnet

Free Printable, Home, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I'm terrible at drinking water. Really awful. And with the Chicago deep freeze winter I'm even more dehydrated than usual. Enter my new DIY water drinking tracking 'system' ...refrigerator magnets! Simply place the long...’8 glasses a day’ water drinking tally refrigerator magnet... »
 

 

Make New Year’s Eve Party Hats {free printable template}

Free Printable, Holidays, New Year's Eve, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Winter

This New Year's Eve Party Hat free printable template for 2014 is inspired by my clock-obsessed toddler, Elise. By request, I updated last year's printable hat to update it to 2014 -- and it's...Make New Year’s Eve Party Hats {free printable template}... »
 
 

Personalize DIY Holiday Mugs by Hacking VELCRO® Brand Fasteners {Featured in Jo-Ann Stores National Christmas Catalog}

Christmas, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Winter

No more mixed up mugs! Here's a quick and adorable way to personalize cocoa and coffee mugs for the holidays by hacking VELCRO® Brand fasteners. This DIY holiday mugs project uses VELCRO Brand One-Wrap...Personalize DIY Holiday Mugs by Hacking VELCRO® Brand Fasteners {Featured in Jo-Ann Stores National Christmas Catalog}... »
 

 

Free Printable Skeleton Halloween Table Decorations & HP Photosmart 7520 Printer Giveaway

Fall, Free Printable, Halloween, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This post is sponsored by HP; all opinions are mine. Enter below to win a free HP Photosmart 7520 e-all-in-one printer and supplies! Now that's my kind of trick-or treating. Here's a treat: free...Free Printable Skeleton Halloween Table Decorations & HP Photosmart 7520 Printer Giveaway... »
 
 

Baby month by month photo idea {for a 1st birthday party}

Baby & Kids, Birthdays, Free Printable, Paper Crafts

This baby month by month photo idea matches all of the free printables in the spunky "Hugs and Kisses XOXO" 1st birthday theme. This free printable is dedicated to all those moms who snapped...Baby month by month photo idea {for a 1st birthday party}... »
 

 

DIY Winnie The Pooh Ears, Piglet Ears, Tigger Ears

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Halloween, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

These DIY Winnie The Pooh ears, Piglet Ears and Tigger ears are just the right size for your own little Christopher Robin. You may have seen the Winnie The Pooh printable mini popcorn boxes...DIY Winnie The Pooh Ears, Piglet Ears, Tigger Ears... »
 
 

Winnie The Pooh Printable Mini Popcorn Box Template

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This Winnie The Pooh printable mini popcorn box template will put you "in the mood ...for food." Remember that song? It's from the classic movie “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” available on...Winnie The Pooh Printable Mini Popcorn Box Template... »
 
 

Free printable 1st birthday party hat template

Birthdays, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under 1 Hour

Here's a free printable birthday party hat template for your one-year-old cutie. I like to make my own birthday party hats like my monkey printable birthday party hat and my stickers-themed party hat template....Free printable 1st birthday party hat template... »
 
 

Free printable happy birthday banner

Birthdays, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This free printable DIY happy birthday banner sports circles polka dots in blue, orange, red and green. Just print the free printable template, cut out the circles, string and hang. The birthday banner sports...Free printable happy birthday banner... »
 
 

Toy Story Birthday Party Door Decoration

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under 1 Hour

This Toy Story personalized sign front door decoration was the perfect yee-haw welcome for Elise's 3rd birthday party. My Buzz Lightyear obsessed daughter, Elise, wanted a Toy Story birthday party. Convenient for me, she...Toy Story Birthday Party Door Decoration... »
 
 

Free Place Card Template (Modern Clementine)

Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Spring, Summer, Under $10, Weddings

This rectangular place card free printable template coordinates with my modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation that was seen in the Style Me Pretty feature “Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine.” You can personalize...Free Place Card Template (Modern Clementine)... »
 
 

Personalized Sheriff Badges Free Printable {for Toy Story Birthday Party or Cowboy Birthday Party}

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I made these personalized sheriff badges for my daughter Elise's Toy Story Birthday Party. And that means now they are yours to personalize for your own little sheriff. I'm really excited about these free...Personalized Sheriff Badges Free Printable {for Toy Story Birthday Party or Cowboy Birthday Party}... »
 
 

Toy Story Photo Booth Props {free printable PDF}

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

These free printable Toy Story photo booth props are sure to put the Yee Haw! into your Toy Story-themed birthday party. My daughter Elise is a big fan of Buzz Lightyear, Woody and all...Toy Story Photo Booth Props {free printable PDF}... »
 
 

Free modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation {seen in Style Me Pretty}

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Spring, Summer, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

Here's my modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation that was seen in the Style Me Pretty feature "Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine." I designed this unique mod wedding invitation (as well as round...Free modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation {seen in Style Me Pretty}... »
 
 

St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Shrinky Dink Necklaces and Pins with Irish Maps and Sayings {free printable}

Free Printable, Spring, St. Patrick's Day, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I made these St. Patrick's Day Shrinky Dink necklaces and pins to spiff up St. Patty's garb just a little bit. Of all the holidays, St. Patrick's Day is among the least classy when...St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Shrinky Dink Necklaces and Pins with Irish Maps and Sayings {free printable}... »
 
 

Make individually wrapped sugar cubes {video} with ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ sugar cube wrappers {free printable}

DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Showers, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

Remember when I made personalized wrapped sugar cubes to go with my friend Debbie's shower gift? I'm still obsessed. And this time I made a video to show you exactly how to fold paper...Make individually wrapped sugar cubes {video} with ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ sugar cube wrappers {free printable}... »
 
 

Valentine’s Day Card from Vintage Sheet Music {free printable}

Free Printable, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Valentine's Day, Vintage Inspired

This free printable Valentine's Day card was inspired by vintage piano sheet music that I found in a Brooklyn antique store. I bought the sheet music thinking they might make nice wedding save-the-dates or...Valentine’s Day Card from Vintage Sheet Music {free printable}... »
 
 

Make New Year’s Eve Party Hats {free printable 2012 template}

Free Printable, Holidays, New Year's Eve, Paper Crafts, Under 1 Hour

UPDATE: I've updated this template for 2013. Get the 2013 New Year's Eve printable hat here. Enjoy! This New Year's Eve Party Hat free printable template is inspired by my clock-obsessed 2-year-old, Elise. It...Make New Year’s Eve Party Hats {free printable 2012 template}... »
 
 

Personalized Sugar Cube Wrappers {free printable + how to wrap}

DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Home, Under $10, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

I made these personalized sugar cube wrappers to go along with a bridal shower gift for my friend Debbie. I bought Debbie's sugar bowl and creamer from her registry (very pretty btw) and filled...Personalized Sugar Cube Wrappers {free printable + how to wrap}... »
 
 

60s-Inspired Modern Geometric Free Printable Wedding Invitation and Place Cards

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

These free printable wedding invitation and round place cards are part of the "Inspiration to Reality: My Modern Clementine" feature at Style Me Pretty in partnership with Bliss Wedding & Event Design and C...60s-Inspired Modern Geometric Free Printable Wedding Invitation and Place Cards... »
 
 

Printable Thank You Cards for Pink Monkey 1st Birthday Party

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Elise loved her 1st birthday gifts and wanted to say thanks in style! I designed pink monkey thank you cards with a '1st birthday' bananas birthday party hat and yellow polka dots cards. Then...Printable Thank You Cards for Pink Monkey 1st Birthday Party... »
 
 

Printable free bubble labels for party favors

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays

I made these yellow and pink bubble labels to coordinate with Elise's 1st birthday party theme - Pink Monkey and Bananas. Elise just loves bubbles - she has a little menagerie of "bubba" blowers...Printable free bubble labels for party favors... »
 
 

Pink monkey printable birthday party hat for kids

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I made this pink monkey birthday hat for Elise to wear on her 1st birthday. She was a good sport about it and I think she looked adorable especially when she dug into her...Pink monkey printable birthday party hat for kids... »
 
 

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign – customizable

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under 1 Hour

I made this "Happy 1st Birthday Elise" pink and yellow hanging birthday banner for Elise's pink monkey and bananas birthday party. I hung it over our living room curtains using three kinds of ribbon...Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign – customizable... »
 
 

Pink Monkey and Bananas Kid’s 1st Birthday Party Idea and Free Printable Templates

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays

I was totally stumped trying to think of birthday party theme ideas for Elise's 1st birthday. And then Shane suggested having a Pink Monkey and Bananas 1st birthday party theme and it just felt...Pink Monkey and Bananas Kid’s 1st Birthday Party Idea and Free Printable Templates... »
 
 

Free printable gift tags from vintage Christmas ornaments

Free Printable, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

Here's a woodsy pair of friends to adorn your holiday gifts. I made these free gift tags from vintage owl and deer Christmas tree ornaments that I found at a local antique store. Last...Free printable gift tags from vintage Christmas ornaments... »
 
 

Vintage-inspired Kissing Couple Box Wrapping

DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Valentine's Day, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

Years ago I bought a vintage kissing couple pendant at a Manhattan summertime flea market. I wore the sweet thing ad nauseum, which you can see here in this summer cider and berry smoothie...Vintage-inspired Kissing Couple Box Wrapping... »
 
 

Paper and Fabric Leaf Fall Wreath

Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Home, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Happy Fall! I love this time of year ...changing leaves, football, pumpkins, cider, late-afternoon sunshine, scarves. And fun fall crafting, of course. This paper wreath took me all of about 15 minutes to make...Paper and Fabric Leaf Fall Wreath... »
 
 

Retro Paris Photo Notecards and A2 Size Envelope Template

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Recycled Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

Recently I took part in the first inaugural Chicago Craft Social hosted by Amanda Edwards, Megan Hall, Megan Heep, and Jessica Jones. In addition to meeting tons of super cool crafty Chicago ladies, I...Retro Paris Photo Notecards and A2 Size Envelope Template... »
 
 

Canning label template

DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Home, Recipes

Canning has been a theme the past few weeks so I'm excited to share these free printable canning labels with you. It all started with a canning night from iheartcrafting, a Chicago ladies' crafting...Canning label template... »
 
 

Sewn half flower + loose leaf fabric wedding invitations with fabric backs

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Sewing Projects, Weddings

I am totally in love with these DIY sewn fabric wedding invitations that I designed for recent bride Natalie Fayard. Thanks to Google, Natalie and her mother found me and my sewn fabric poppy...Sewn half flower + loose leaf fabric wedding invitations with fabric backs... »
 
 

Madison Wrapping Paper

Baby & Kids, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

So my niece Madison's 3rd birthday is in April. What a big girl! I work near Madison Street in Chicago and couldn't resist taking a photo of a street sign to top her package....Madison Wrapping Paper... »
 
 

Vodka Infusion Party and Hangover Cure Favor

Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Inspiration, Parties & Birthdays, Recipes

Za Vas! Heather Crosby and I continued the Upper Crust Social Club event series by co-hosting a Russian-inspired vodka infusion party. Guests brought their own homemade vodka infusions ...such a range of tasty concoctions...Vodka Infusion Party and Hangover Cure Favor... »
 
 

Shrinky Dink Rabbit’s Foot Napkin Ring Keychain Favor

Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This is one of those craft projects that I just love. A little throwback, a little whimsical ...and totally original. The idea for Shrinky Dink rabbit's foot napkin rings that double as keychain favors...Shrinky Dink Rabbit’s Foot Napkin Ring Keychain Favor... »
 
 

Chicago Avenue Bridge Graffiti Urban Thank You Card

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This free printable urban graffiti thank you is perfect for your everyday thank you needs. Every time I drive over the Chicago Avenue Bridge I look forward to seeing the "thank you" graffiti spraypainted...Chicago Avenue Bridge Graffiti Urban Thank You Card... »
 
 

Giving Tree Save the Date Wedding Announcement for Fall

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Weddings

How sweetly romantic is this save the date wedding announcement for Cristin Witcher and her fiance Adam Siegel's fall Chicago nuptials? Adam designed the whimsically simple letterpressed save-the-date announcement and matching tree branch mailing...Giving Tree Save the Date Wedding Announcement for Fall... »
 
 

Chicago Skyline Notecards and Lined Envelopes

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

My favorite Chicago mommy blogger Janna Devylder, sons Gus and Eli, and husband John are moving to Savannah to teach at SCAD. So I decided to make them a goodbye gift. These handmade, bright,...Chicago Skyline Notecards and Lined Envelopes... »
 
 

Fourth of July Waterproof Coasters

Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

More decor for our upcoming Fourth of July - slash - Shane's birthday BBQ. I took Martha's Fourth of July parasols and turned them into a neat matching Fourth of July waterproof coasters. Supplies:...Fourth of July Waterproof Coasters... »
 
 

Fourth of July Paper Napkin Rings

Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Shane's birthday is the Fourth of July so today I started to make some fun decorations for him. Martha Stewart has a super cute Fourth of July paper napkin ring template on her website....Fourth of July Paper Napkin Rings... »
 
 

Cookie jar wrapping paper for gifts

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Parties & Birthdays, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

So today is my adorable niece Madison's second birthday. I made her a super cool gift that I'll post in a few days with instructions once she's unwrapped her gift. In the meantime here...Cookie jar wrapping paper for gifts... »
 
 

Farmland CD Covers for Music Mixes

DIY Gift Ideas, Free Printable, Home, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

I made these three kitschy CD mixes to thank my friend Amy for letting me stay at her place for the first few days of my week in NYC. Back when I was a...Farmland CD Covers for Music Mixes... »
 
 

Super simple wedding menu

Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Weddings

Time consuming, yes. Overkill, perhaps. But I think wedding menus are totally worth it. Wedding menus are that extra detail that helps add anticipation while guests wait to be served at their tables. But...Super simple wedding menu... »
 
 

Reserved signs for wedding ceremony

Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Weddings

Here's a detail that I thought of late in the wedding planning game. We put these reserved cards on front-row ceremony chairs intended for our families. It was easy to make them and they...Reserved signs for wedding ceremony... »
 
 

Double zigzag sewn wedding program booklet

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Weddings

I had a ball designing our ceremony programs as small, handsewn booklets. Our non-denominational readings that Shane and my friend Liz found were super cool and so I wanted to our guests to be...Double zigzag sewn wedding program booklet... »
 
 

Placecards / escort cards / seating cards

Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Parties & Birthdays, Weddings

Here's a simple placecard design that's equally at home at weddings and showers or the Thanksgiving dinner table. Fabric edges are intentionally left raw to enhance the Holly Hobbie, handmade vibe. Supplies: Kathy's free...Placecards / escort cards / seating cards... »
 
 

Table numbers sewn with poppy flowers and leaves

Decorations & Favors, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Sewing Projects, Weddings

If you're like me table numbers are probably one of the last details that you're thinking about. But they can be a key way to dress up and personalize your tables. I sewed the...Table numbers sewn with poppy flowers and leaves... »
 
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