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Hot Chocolate on a Stick!

Hot Cocoa on a Stick With Homemade Marshmallows

Nothing warms you up on a cold winter day like a steamy mug of hot cocoa, and there’s no cuter way to give someone that luxury than with hot cocoa on a stick. These are the perfect afternoon activity when you feel like whipping up a batch of something yummy for yourself and all of your friends. Don’t shy away from making your own marshmallows — all you need is a good candy thermometer and you’re ready to go. I love this digital candy thermometer because it beeps when it reaches the temperature I’ve set. That way no matter how distracted I might get, I know it’s time to take it off the heat! So roll up your sleeves and get ready for the yummiest cold weather ever — hot cocoa on a stick! The best part of making your own cocoa and homemade marshmallows is that you can personalize them with any flavors you like. Try adding a couple of drops of mint extract, a dollop of creamy peanut butter, or a teaspoon of …

Gold Pumpkin Place Card

Seven DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards We Love!

We’ve pulled together our top Thanksgiving place card finds this season to help give you some table top inspo! All can be easily made. Include the help of your kids for a family friendly DIY craft. Enjoy! Cork & Feather Place Card My favorite – I’m obsessed with feathers this season. By Hometalk Gold Pumpkin Place Card Love the rich gold leaf paint on this place card and the simple single letter as the name. By Cupcakes & Cashmere Pine Cone Place Card The rustic charm of this place card is so fun. Also love the colored tips on the pine cones. By Stampington & Company Chalkboard Thanksgiving Place Card Can be used year after year – wipe off the chalk and re-use! By Heathered Nest Tissue Paper Pumpkin Place Card We love this tissue pom-pom and delicate wire pumpkin. By Design Dining & Diapers Cork Thanksgiving Place Card You may have to drink a few bottles of wine before starting this place card project 😉 By Almost Makes Perfect Pumpkin Leaf Place Card This simple pumpkin place card comes with …

5 DIY Summer Popsicles

5 DIY Popsicle Recipes You Can Make This Summer

Chances are it is hot and humid where you are right now, and the last thing you want to think about is spending time in the kitchen. But what would the summer months be if it it wasn’t for some ice cream? We’re huge fans of slushees, froyo, ice cream… you name it. So we put together a list of our favorite DIY popsicles that you can easily make from home this summer! To start, you’ll need a popsicle mold or an icee mold. Both are reusable and are fairly affordable, so you don’t have to break the bank this summer when making these tasty treats for your friends and family! 1. Sprite With Fruit Looking for a sweet and (somewhat) healthy popsicle? All you’ll need for this treat is some sliced fruit (we like strawberries) and some Sprite or 7Up! First, pour in the soda and then add the fruit. Freeze for 5 hours and enjoy! 2. Fruit Smoothies Whippin’ up a smoothie this summer? Make your favorite smoothie mix or recipe into a …

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Personalized Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

More than a century ago, began a tradition that we so proudly call Mother’s Day. On this day, children, independently of their age, gather around to thank their mothers for all the precious years and wondrous moments. And what is a better way to show your mother how much you care than presenting her with something personalized Mother’s Day Gift made by hand? A Beauty Package Nothing says I love my mother than giving her a full spa-like treatment right there in the comfort of her home. Prepare a nice warm bubble bath and present her with a spa gift basket that will make her day a true delight. Do not rely on store bought beauty products, rather make it personal. Equip the gift basket with homemade bath bombs from milk and rose oil, an orange delight body lotion, milk and lavender body wash and soothing bath salts from sandalwood or jasmine. Go an extra mile and include a DIY cocoa lip balm to make sure your mother gets the full experience. Jewelry And what …

Cinco De Mayo Party Invitation & Napkin Ring Printable

Cinco De Mayo Invitation & Napkin Ring Printable

Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner and we have a special treat for you. Sendomatic has created a new Cinco De Mayo Invitation and a free matching Cinco De Mayo Napkin Ring Printable! Both of these themed designs feature colorful Papel Picado flags and kraft paper. Papel Picado flags are a Mexican folk art. Layers of tissue are cut to create striking designs. They’re a popular decor choice at many traditional Mexican fiestas, including Cinco De Mayo! Add traditional flare to your decor with these printable napkin rings, specially designed to go with our Cinco De Mayo Invitation. Click here to print yours.  Once you have them printed, simply cut them out and use double-sided tape to adhere them to your rolled napkins and cutlery. Little touches like this go a long way when it comes to WOWing your guests and making your party even more memorable.  But before you get started on decor, you need to choose an invite. In addition to the invitation designed to match the printable napkin rings, Sendomatic has several other Cinco …

Homemade Fathers Day Ideas “Survival Kit”

Looking for something unique for dad this year? Create this homemade Father’s Day Survival Kit! It’s simple enough for the kids to help, fun for all and dad will absolutely love it! Homemade Father’s Day “Survival Kit” Gift Box This kit includes all of the printables you see pictured, along with easy to follow directions. We’ve chosen a wooden box instead of a basket for this project. Fill these boxes with Dad’s favorite treats! Wrap Dad’s favorite soda in this Best Dad of the Year bottle wrapper. We can’t forget to hand over the remote! Except this “remote” is covering Dad’s favorite candy bar! I don’t know about your dad, but our dad works hard all week. I wanted to make him feel extra special with this “Father’s Day Survival Kit” gift basket. Let your dad relax in his recliner, hand him the remote and let him enjoy his special day with this survival kit.  It’s guaranteed to please. This downloadable packet is complete with printable images of specialized gift boxes and bags to hold treats, …

Clever Printable Candy Gift Tags for Birthdays

These printable candy gift tags are the perfect way to add a special touch to your sweet gift. The quotes put a funny spin on different types of treats. You can download the printable tags at Parties and Patterns. Tie them around candy like Snickers, Look, Twix, Red Hots, Good & Plenty, animal crackers, Hog Wash fruit drink and even ice cream toppings. “Here’s the Scoop” Printable Ice Cream Gift Tag Place yummy ice cream toppings and a scoop inside a cellophane bag and tie the printable tag on with a cute ribbon.   “Laughter and Snickers” Printable Candy Gift Tag Add a little humor to your sweet birthday gift! More Sweet Printable Candy Gift Tags This packet includes cute Birthday phrases using a number of different treats and candy brands. These quick gifts are perfect for teachers, friends, teenagers, kids or just about anyone.  You can download this free packet that includes instructions and the printable tags HERE at Parties and Patterns.  Check out our BLOG for more fun ideas, recipes and patterns.  

pretty flower fairy light egg carton tutorial

Flower Fairy Lights DIY Tutorial

If you love fairy lights then you will love this easy tutorial for creating flower fairy lights from egg cartons! Supplies for making Flower Fairy Lights – different colored cartons (or  you may choose to paint them yourself) – scissors – wire Step 1. With a pair of sturdy scissors, cut away excess cardboard surrounding the cup strips. Round the edges of the egg carton strips to imagine the petals. Make three of these egg carton ends and insert them into each other. The innermost need not be cut into four strips. Step 2. Insert the wire into the hole in the middle and fasten them by pinching the wire together. Make sure it hangs a long wire out from the hole so that the downside in this way can pin the flower on a branch. Step 3. Starting at the cup opening, make a short slit into each side of the cup.Then simply insert one fairy light into each “flower”. They are not attached to anything. Happy creating! xx Amici Events xx

Recycled Sweater Wine Bottle Gift Bags Tutorial DIY Upcycle

DIY – Recycled Sweater Wine Bottle Gift Bags

I had three Holiday Parties this weekend and wanted to add a personal touch to my wine hostess gifts. I came up with this simple 10 minute craft that my hostesses loved. I was able to recycle a few out-dated sweaters as well. Yes, these gift bags are made of sweater sleeves! Tutorial: Recycled Sweater Wine Bottle Gift Bags All you need is one or two old sweaters (I recommend using size small as the sleeves get larger near the arm opening. Even a larger child’s sweater would work if the sleeve is long enough.) Trims or ribbon Tacky Glue Needle and thread First, cut the sleeve off straight across at the bottom at the arm hole. Then turn the cuff over the sleeve. Place the bottle in the sleeve to determine the exact length. Trim so there is about an inch overhang below the bottle. Remove the bottle and turn the sleeve inside out. Sew with a loop stitch closing the center. I left both ends open about an inch. Turn sleeve to the …

Gumball Bouquet Flower Tutorial, creative, fun, colorful gift idea

Gumball Flower Bouquet Tutorial

My son is celebrating his summer birthday at school this week and I had to make 24 of these… Uh-huh…cute right? I’ve been waiting for a reason to make these. I’m trying to keep my projects down to ones I’m going to actually use. I’m getting too sidetracked and poorly managing my party time a.k.a. staying up way too late. I can’t take any credit for coming up with them, this fabulousness is all from Ruffled. I didn’t have the clear rubber bands, but scads of ribbon, so that’s what I tied mine with, and matched everything. ‘Cuz I’m insane like that. Not Just A Mommy! Supplies for Gumball Flower Bouquet 1 plastic balloon stick (I ordered mine from Oriental Trading) 1 clear elastic band or ribbon to match 7 small gumballs 1 large gumball 1 cellophane cut into circle shape (check the gift wrap section of your dollar store for cellophane gift wrap) For the life of me, I couldn’t keep the smaller gumballs from rolling around when I tried to balance them around the …