DIY Candy Gift Bags

DIY Candy Gift Bags for Kids

So, making candy gift bags for 100 children is more than a good dose of a sweet tooth. These frosted tin-tie bags add to the fun of the party as they give a soft hint as to the delightful treats that hide inside. Soft shadows of candy sticks, gum balls and sour sticks look beautiful… 

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DIY Crayon Favors

Handmade Crayon Favors

Making your own crayons is a popular craft and a great activity you can do with your kids. I used a mini cupcake mold to make our crayons, but you could also try using a fun shaped silicon mold as well. My niece and I had a lot of fun making up a big batch… 

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DIY Soccer Party Favors

DIY Soccer Party Favors

My friend’s daughter, Ashley, LOVES soccer. She loves the game so much that she asked for a soccer themed party for her 12th birthday. Party planning is one of my favorite hobbies, so I volunteered to put together some fun beaded bracelet soccer favors that I know she will love sharing with her friends. These… 

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Decorated Mason Jar Mugs

DIY Decorated Mason Jar Mugs

With summer in full swing, I’m looking forward to hosting backyard get togethers. I’ve been on the lookout for some fun, affordable glassware to serve my homemade cocktails in and was excited to discover this DIY over on Soul Makes. This project is perfect for anyone looking to add something special to their outdoor wedding,… 

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Simple Gift: Summer Memory Jars

Summer Mason Memory Jars

Summer memories are the ones that last a lifetime. For a party to kick off the summer, I decided to host a BBQ and send our guests home with a “memory jar.” A simple gift personalized with a beautiful label – perfect for adults and children alike! A mason jar to hold different trinkets, memorabilia… 

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DIY Art Kits for Kids

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Birthdays are so much fun, and even more personal when using a theme to celebrate. So, as I begin planning a birthday party for our special needs son, I’ve decided to create an artistic theme. In his special educational class, he has been exploring various artists and their works. He is so fascinated by each… 

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Circus Animal-Topped Mason Jars

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Come one, come all! It’s a circus-themed party and you’re invited. Join us for a birthday celebration and try the kettle corn and animal crackers if you dare. You will have to pass by the mighty beasts that grace and prowl the circus: lions, elephants, giraffes, gorillas, camels…and a moose? Sorry, that one was just… 

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DIY Wool Felted Magnets

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There are a number of methods for felting wool. Needle felting is one way that is quite simple, and this project for felting little wool balls is a great starting point. Crafty older children could make these as teacher appreciation gifts or friendship gifts. Materials: Wool roving Felting needle or needle felting tool Felting mat… 

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A Dinomite Birthday Party

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I grew up with themed parties. Since my brother’s birthday and my birthday are a few days apart, my mom often threw us a joint birthday party… pirates and gypsies, cowboys and Indians, etc. They were always fun, small and personal. Since having my son Jasper, I knew I wanted to carry on the family… 

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Easter Gift: Carrot Snack Bags

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As Easter approaches, I find myself once again trying to come up with healthy alternatives to candy to fill the kids’ baskets. I try to limit the amount of sugar I give them, and holidays are no exception. I have seen many alternatives to this idea while browsing Pinterest, so I thought I would give… 

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