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Football Party Ideas: Football player coasters craft for kids

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 …

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‘Better Together’ gala decorations at Salvage One Chicago

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 …

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Free printable Christmas gift tags in pink – Editable

These free printable Christmas tags in pink add a little bit of whimsy to your gifts, and they’re editable so you just download, type to personalize, print, and tie onto your Christmas gifts. My latest customizable Christmas tags feel a little Whoville to me. Hand-drawn ornaments hang from dark green Christmas tree branches, and there’s …

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Easy Mermaid Cake for a Mermaid Birthday Party

Make this DIY mermaid cake with scales and tails, no special cake pan needed! This easy mermaid cake is shaped into a number 9 cake with a cute little mermaid tail. Add white chocolate shells and seashells on edible ‘sand’ to complete the beach-y look. Get my free number 9 mermaid cake template below, or …

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Tombstone Printable Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Looking for easy Halloween cupcake ideas for kids? Make simple tombstone Halloween cupcakes with my free printable Halloween cupcake toppers. These Halloween cupcakes featuring funny tombstone sayings from Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride are easy and quick to make last-minute for Halloween parties. The Haunted Mansion is one of my all-time favorite Disney rides. And I …

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DIY Kids Cheetah Halloween Costume for Boys

Looking for a cute boys Halloween costume idea? Make this DIY kids cheetah Halloween costume with a cozy hoodie and pants plus a ‘World’s Fastest Land Animal’ running medal and running shoes. This kids cheetah costume is a cute Halloween costume idea for kids that you can make yourself. Kids love animal Halloween costumes and …

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DIY Father’s Day Gifts from Kids: Sharpie Golf Tees

Daddy likes to golf? Make him this DIY Father’s Day gifts from kids: Painted golf tees with cute stripes, colors and smiles. These DIY painted golf tees are easy to make, and it doubles as a fun kid’s craft activity too. I really like DIY gifts that are useful and special, and these DIY golf …

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Dinosaur birthday party: Geometric dinosaur party decor, cake & party ideas

Roar!! Here’s Liam’s dinosaur birthday party with bright and vibrant DIY paper geometric dinosaur party decor and cake toppers. Liam wanted his pals to come over for a dinosaur-themed birthday party with dinosaur party decorations, dinosaur party games, and a dinosaur cake. With that in mind, I put together fun and spirited paper dinosaur birthday …

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DIY Clock Party Theme Decorations

Tick tock! These DIY clock party theme decorations are just in time for your clock-themed celebration. Clock party themes are great for much more than New Year’s Eve party decorations! Try a clock party theme for school fundraisers, retirement party decorations, milestone birthday parties, anniversary parties, and around-the-clock baby shower decorations. I designed these DIY …

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Star Wars Birthday Party – in Lightsaber Colors! Decorations, games, ideas & treats

Throw a Star Wars Birthday Party theme with this galaxy of colorful DIY Star Wars birthday party ideas for girls and boys, from Star Wars decorations and Star Wars games to Star Wars birthday printables and Star Wars cakes and cupcakes, including the cutest handmade BB-8 birthday cake that you can make yourself. Who says …

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Star Wars Party Game: Escape the Sarlacc Pit

This Star Wars party game features the infamous Sarlacc Pit from Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Remember that scene? Luke, Han, and Chewie are facing certain death in the all powerful Sarlacc Pit. Bikini-clad Leia is being held captive. And Jabba the Hut *thinks* he has the upper hand. I thought that Tatooine’s sandy …

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Star Wars Cupcakes – Free Printable Toppers

Making Star Wars cupcakes for a Star Wars birthday party? Top them with these free printable Star Wars cupcake toppers in colorful lightsaber colors. Who says Star Wars party decorations must be just black and white?? We decorated Elise’s 6th birthday party theme — “Episode VI: Return of the Birthday” — with these yummy Star …

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Easy LEGO Friends Cake Idea for Girls

This easy LEGO Friends cake idea is a cheery way to celebrate a LEGO Friends birthday. I didn’t want to make the expected stick-some-plastic-LEGO-Friends-characters-on-a-cake version of a LEGO Friends cake, so instead I made a LEGO Friends cake that celebrates the sunshine and rainbows in Heartlake City. The cake is shaped in a number 8 …

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Free printable valentine: XOXO You & Me

Give your sweetie this free printable Valentine’s Day card: XOXO You & Me, Forever and Ever with arrows and hearts. It’s a simple and meaningful valentine with lots of love that’s perfect modern Valentine’s Day card for husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends. I made the XOXO on the front using illustrated arrows that look hand-drawn. …

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DIY kid’s airplane birthday party t-shirt personalized with name and age

Attention, passengers, this is your captain speaking: Make an airplane birthday t-shirt for your little pilot’s airplane birthday party! Choose to either DIY your own iron-on t-shirt at home, or order online at Zazzle (click Category: Airplane Birthday Party) with your choice of t-shirt and color. Personalize the name on the could and age on …

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How to make edible LEGO® fondant bricks for a LEGO cake (no special mold needed)

Wanna make a LEGO® birthday cake? Here’s an easy way to make fondant LEGO bricks — both thick and thin fondant LEGO blocks — with no special LEGO mold required. It’s fast and easy to crank out a whole bunch of fondant LEGO bricks in a couple hours (and even faster if you purchase colored …

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Free Baby Bib Sewing Pattern for Drooly Babies

Here’s an easy and free baby bib sewing pattern with a few clever twists for drooly babies who are teething. First, it’s lined with waterproof PUL fabric, the same stuff that you can use to make DIY baby diapers. I put orange PUL fabric on the back to reduce teething wetness on his clothes and …

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Snow Day Scones easy berry scone recipe

Ooh, it’s cold outside! It’s -9 degrees F in Chicago, too cold to head down the street for scones so Shane baked us a handmade batch of berry scones from scratch. Make this easy berry scone recipe for fresh, warm blueberry scones and raspberry scones at home. Cold weather is the best baking weather. There’s …

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Color palette inspiration: Vintage linen calendar tea towels

It’s almost the end of the year — have you been reminiscing like me? I’ve been thinking about time passing and years changing so for this month’s color palette I’d like to share my vintage linen calendar tea towel collection with you. Have you seen vintage linen calendar tea towels before? Linen calendar dish towels …

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