5 Simple Back To School Ideas

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Here are some cute back to school ideas I've come across, I hope you are all as excited I am for back to school! Get organized with these helpful lunch tips @ The Idea Room Get your kids excited about blackboard learning with these cute cupcakes from Family Fun See how to make these adorable mushroom and owl lunch sacks @ A Lemon Squeezy Home Create this sweet candy apple treat for your child's teacher with Cute As A Fox Love these edible crayons, see how to make them @ Gourmet … [Read more...]

Colored Pasta Bracelet

This is an activity that I did with my preschool class. It was super easy and the kids loved it! (These pictures were taken with my cell phone, sorry about the bad quality!) Materials Needed: Pasta, Pipe Cleaner and Markers   Directions: Color your pasta with markers String your pasta onto the pipe cleaner Wrap around the child's wrist and tie pipe cleaner in a bow. (gotta love that chubby little hand!) Obviously there are a million variations to this- use … [Read more...]

Pleated Lamp Shade

Hi everyone! I'm Disney from Ruffles and Stuff  and I have a fun tutorial for you today! Take a look at this The Shabby Chic Pleated Shade- want to make one? Of course you do! Full of lovely, romantic ruffles, and only 4 steps involved! Let's get started! 1. Start with a plain lampshade. whichever shape you like. 2. Cut out enough strips to cover the shade. You'll want about 3x the measurement of your shade. For example, if your shade is 40" around the top, make the first strip about … [Read more...]

Placemat Creations

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Placemats aren't just for protecting your tables anymore! See what happens when these crafty bloggers get their hands on them! ••• Bags, Purses, Totes etc. Summer Tote Light-weight Purse I love this little Clutch! Simple Bag Bag with Pleats Around the House Cover a recycled food can and make a Utensil Holder from To Be Charmed Clothes Pin Bag Pendant Lamp Travel Bag for Makeup Brushes   Pillows Monogrammed Pillo … [Read more...]

Freezer Paper Stenciling- From Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss

Now that I have met this beautiful thing called freezer paper, I can tell this is going to be the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship. With this method, you can turn almost anything into a stencil. Here's how it's done:1. Start by choosing your pattern & printing it out. It's better to choose images with thicker lines & simpler shapes rather than thin and complex. You'll understand why when you do the next step.2. Take your printout & tape it to the top of the NON-shiny … [Read more...]