Crafty Fridays: How to Make Custom Water Bottle Labels

How to Make Custom Water Bottle Labels

Those are the water bottles for our daughter’s 2nd birthday party. Cute, huh? And we made them ourselves. Oh, how I do love Pinterest! We designed the labels in Inkscape, a free open source vector graphics program that’s similar to Illustrator, and printed them on 80lb white cardstock. Then I used a paper cutter to [...]

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Crafty Fridays: How to Make a Lollipop Stand

How to make a custom lollipop stand

The lollipop stands were my very, very favorite craft from my daughter’s Cat in the Hat birthday party. Probably because they required no hot glue and therefore resulted in no hot glue burns. They were inspired by a craft in Martha Stewart Weddings. (How fun is the couple who has lollipops at their wedding reception!) [...]

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Crafty Fridays: Framed Button Monogram Key Holder

Pinterest Projects: Framed Button Monogram Key Holder

Do you spend hours and hours on Pinterest, pinning pretty crafts, genius ideas, expensive dresses and shoes you’ll never buy, and delicious recipes that you can’t wait to try? Me, too. Hi. I’ve resolved to be more crafty in the new year and turn some of those Pinterest hours into real life stuff. My first [...]

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Christmas Fortune Cookies

Homemade Fortune Cookies

These fortune cookies were one of three kinds of cookies that I made for a cookie exchange last week. But instead of a small slip of paper containing a fortune and lottery numbers, we stuffed them with silly quotes from some of my favorite Christmas movies – an idea that I totally swiped from Amy [...]

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