Gift cards are a popular holiday gift. My teen niece absolutely loves gift cards! And gift cards are great for teachers, babysitters, and coaches. Let’s be honest, though; gift cards can feel a bit impersonal. So today I’m sharing super cute handmade mitten gift card holders that will make your gift cards feel memorable and special. The paper mitten fronts and backs are glued together to make narrow pockets, and gift cards are then tucked inside. Recipients simply pull up the paper mitten cuff to reveal the gift card inside. I designed this handmade holiday gift idea for ASTROBRIGHTS® Paper. Cute, yes?Thanks so much to ASTROBRIGHTS for sponsoring this project. I always … [Read more...]
UPDATED for 2020! Get my free printable 2020 New Year's Eve Party Hat template PDF below.This free printable 2020 New Year's Eve Party Hat template was inspired by my clock-obsessed toddler, Elise. By request, I updated last year's free printable New Year's Eve hat template to update it in pink, yellow, purple, and blue -- plus a black and white version to print on any color (and save your printer ink). You can also download my blank 2020 free printable New Year's Eve Party Hat. Thanks, my clever readers, for requesting a blank version ...it's a great idea! Print my blank 2020 free printable New Year's Eve hat on colored paper or let the kids color … [Read more...]
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...]
My Graduation Gift Card Holder free printable is now updated for 2020! Keep reading to download my 2020 graduation gift card holder template.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 … [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 pops 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 cake pops 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 … [Read more...]