Here's the ice skating cake with a fondant ice skate cake topper that I made for Elise's 10th birthday party. I covered her ice skating birthday cake with turquoise frosting and clear sanding sugar to make it look cold. This number 10 cake for her double-digit birthday by making a template for the number one and putting the ice skate into the center of a round cake to represent the number 0 for Elise's number 10 birthday cake. But you don't need to make a number cake to use this ice skate cake topper idea -- you can download my ice skate topper template below and put it onto any shape cake that you like.I've been on a little of a number cake kick for Elise's handmade birthday cakes. It started with Elise's age 7 [Read more...]
Make these cute and colorful DIY locker decoration ideas for back to school using ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers!Today I’m sharing fun and easy DIY decorating ideas for your school locker. These DIY locker decorations are inexpensive and also more unique than buying locker decorations, and they only take an hour to make. There are 25 vivid ASTROBRIGHTS colors; I recommend picking four different colors for this DIY locker decorations project. Choose your favorite color combination for these printable locker decorations or show some school spirit by coordinating with your school colors. I chose Celestial Blue®, Rocket Red™, Martian Green™, and Lift-Off Lemon™ for Liam’s locker decorations. Free printable school schedule (in your chosen colors) First, I designed a personalized free printable … [Read more...]
Say Happy Mother’s Day with this modern DIY Mother’s Day wreath using ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers! Today's paper craft project gives you both a great DIY gift idea for Mother's Day plus a chance to win $500. Keep reading to see how to enter to win.Today I’m sharing an easy paper craft project that you can make for Mother’s Day that your mom can display all year long! This DIY Mother’s Day is part art project, part greeting card, part gift, and it’s a fun DIY gift to make.I really wanted to make the MOM letters pop out in 3D, so after playing around quite a bit I discovered that I could cut strips of scrap paper, roll them up with tape, and make my own paper risers for the letters. How fun! I think it’s an unexpected and cool 3D effect that makes this Mother’s Day wreath look really … [Read more...]
This DIY graduation gift card template holds a gift card for your favorite graduate -- high school and college graduates, boys and girls. And my free printable graduation gift card template also doubles as a cute bookmark for textbooks. Fun, yes?Every graduate can use gift cards. I'm really into useful gifts with clever twists, and this graduation gift card idea is quick and easy to make using my free printable template. The top of the gift card is a paper mortar board cap complete with teeny DIY tassels using embroidery thread.The bottom of the bookmark holds one gift card. Good gift card ideas for graduates include Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Apple, and of course, Starbucks for those late nights studying.You can personalize my graduation bookmarks with your … [Read more...]
Caution! Construction party ideas are under construction! Here's a modern construction theme party that features contemporary diggers, bulldozers, cement trucks, excavators, construction cones and construction signs.Liam's 2nd Construction Birthday Party is one of my all-time favorite kid birthday party theme. From the yummy and easy construction birthday cake to the orange cones construction birthday banner, it's such a cute theme for a boy's birthday party.Keep reading for modern construction birthday party ideas including printable construction birthday party decorations, construction birthday party invitations, easy construction party birthday cakes, construction party favors, construction birthday party supplies, … [Read more...]
Looking for 50th birthday gift ideas? Make a memorable DIY handmade book filled with 50 things that you love about them.This "50 things we love about you" DIY book tells the story of 50 things you love about your sister, brother, dad, mom, husband, friend. Keep reading to download my free printable template to make your DIY gift for a 50th birthday party.See also: '50th birthday postcards shower - friends and family mail postcards to the birthday boy/girl' »I made this special bound book for my sister, Karin. My sister Krista and I pulled together 50 things we love about our big sister, everything from her smile to her ability to accurately quote the … [Read more...]
Get ready for your school’s Valentine’s Day party with these clever and cute DIY Valentine's Day Jokes Cards for kids! These valentines jokes make great handmade classroom valentines and lunchbox notes. These printable valentines cards feature 18 different silly Valentine's Day jokes like:
- "What should you say to a magical unicorn on Valentine's Day?"
- "What did the ceiling say to the chandelier on Valentine's Day?"
- “What did the potato say to the cooking oil on Valentine’s Day?”
- “What did one shark say to the other on Valentine’s Day?”
- and 14 more Valentine's Day jokes for kids...
Make these mini heart cakes for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day! These little treats are filled with vanilla cake, covered in melted pink chocolate, and topped with edible fondant monogram letters and heart sprinkles. Mini heart cakes make an easy Valentine's Day dessert idea for your kids, husband, and friends that's fun and easy to make. It's just enough of a special treat without going overboard on sugar.The kids and I had fun cutting out the mini heart cakes with cookie cutters and decorating them with fondant and sprinkles. I think that the mini heart cakes turned out really cute!See also: 'DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine's Day' »We made … [Read more...]
Looking for football party ideas for the upcoming Super Bowl? Today's football craft is a guest post from my six-year-old son who's sharing how to make Perler Bead football players that double as handy DIY drink coasters. Kids can make this football coasters craft for a Super Bowl party or any football-themed party.My artsy little boy suddenly transformed this fall into a Super Duper Football Fan. He and Daddy have been spending quality time together watching weekend football games and discussing plays, teams and players. One Sunday morning, Liam decided to make some football players out of Perler beads fuse beads. I was astonished. He made these Perler Bead … [Read more...]
I'm so proud to share the gala decorations for our annual school charity fundraiser at Salvage One Chicago. Our school gala theme was "Better Together," and I loved the idea that while our school is made up of individual children and families, we are best when we come together as a community. I love the positive and inclusive spirit behind this charity theme, and I was totally excited to design the event decorations at Salvage One and want to share these ideas with you.Fellow parent Cody Hudson designed the school gala invitation based on the Better Together gala theme, and I concepted, designed, and made the charity event decorations based on his shapes and colors.This was the second year that I … [Read more...]