Friday, February 24, 2017

10 Iced Animal Cookie Crafts and Treats

Today I am off to Houston to attend Thrive conference for the 2nd year. It's a small blog conference for creatives, but I like that it is close enough to drive and I get an excuse to stay with my bestie who lives close by. So, since I am going to be partying it up this weekend, I figured what better way to celebrate than with a round up of 10 of my favorite iced circus animal crafts and treats?! You know you loved those pink and white little cookies when you were a kid, and now you can up their game to adult level with cakes, cookies, marshmallows, and even soap! So take a look through the list and get your party (animal) on this weekend!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Craft It - A Pink Flamingo Pool Float Pencil Cup

Pardon me while I skip right on past winter and head straight for spring and summer with my crafting. I am so ready for the long warm days of summer and time at the pool that I made this pink flamingo pool float pencil cup to decorate my desk with the help of Flora Craft® Make It: FUN®. It will hopefully get me through the next few months while I wait for the pool water to warm up enough to swim. And I'm going to show you how to make one too. Just in case you need some summer vibes on your desk!

Tell me that is not the cutest thing you have ever seen! And can you believe that it was made from a foam egg and polymer clay?!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Decorate It - A Spring Garden Party

To say I am obsessed with Cheeky Home and their paper plates, napkins, and party wares is an understatement. Each collection that they come out with is even better than the last, and their newest spring collection is the best so far. The turquoise, pink, and gray color combo is just perfect for a spring time soiree. But my favorite piece of the collection is their floral patterned plates and cups. So, using their plates as my color and theme inspiration, I put together the perfect spring garden party complete with endless flowers and balloons. Because a party isn't a party without flowers and balloons!

Monday, February 20, 2017

DIY It - Custom Colored Glass Plates

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It may sound strange, but one of my favorite types of DIY projects to make are dining pieces. Whether is is a napkin ring, drinking glass, napkin, or plates. I love creating a unique place setting entirely out of DIYs. Not only can I get what I want that way, but I really do enjoy the making process too! These custom colored glass plates are just another DIY of mine that fit into that dining category.

I was at IKEA shopping for the supplies for this project, and I found these plain circle glass plates for a dollar each. So naturally, as any good DIYer does, I loaded up my cart. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to make, but when you find plain glass plates at that price, you buy them out! Only half kidding. But in all seriousness, I am so glad I bought them, because with just a bit of spray paint and shellac I was able to create the perfect custom plates!

DIY Your own colorful plates with gold edges similar to dinner ware you would see in Target or Anthropologie - Oh Joy copy cat dinner ware - craft ideas - home decor diy projects
Naturally I chose to make my plates in an ombre of pinks. Because why not?! So I picked 4 of my favorite pink/blush/peach spray paints and got to work. 

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