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Easter Gift: Carrot Snack Bags

A simple tutorial for an Easter gift your kids will love.


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 it a try. What makes this treat bag unique is the type of bag that I used. You can purchase treat bags already shaped and colored to look like carrots and fill them with anything you'd … [Read more...]

DIY Easter Gift Bags

We love this tutorial for a colorful hand-doodled Easter gift.

How to make DIY Easter gift bags for your friends and family

I love celebrating holidays and getting inspired to make something new each year. For Easter this year, I decided to make gift bags decorated with my own art doodles. I plan to fill them up with candy and strategically (and secretly) leave them for my friends and family to find. I hope these little surprises will brighten their day! Easter Gift Bags Supplies: • Muslin gift bags (I ordered mine online from Celestial Gifts on Etsy) • Fabric markers • Personalized favor … [Read more...]

Bedikas Chometz Kit

A DIY favor idea for Passover.


Pesach (Passover) brings so many childhood memories of late night Seders, friends and family, and of course the wonderful flavors that go along with this Holiday, celebrated this year on April 14 - 22. One of the many components to Pesach is the initial search for “Chometz” (leavened bread) once the house has been cleaned thoroughly to make sure there are no leavened particles in the house (always a big job with little kids running around!). These D.I.Y Chometz Kits are great favors … [Read more...]

DIY Sharpie Mugs

$1 wedding favor idea!


When I found this craft on Living Well Spending Less, I was insatiable! The idea of doodling fully personalized tableware is sublime. In fact, our friend Ana was over and sipping from a graphically pretty cup with doodles by yours truly, and she insisted that Denise and I hand-draw designs on mugs as favors for her wedding later in spring. What You Need: Oil-Based Sharpie Paint Markers Mugs - they need to be microwave and dishwasher safe to ensure they will withstand the … [Read more...]

Blowing Kisses Your Way Valentine


Please welcome guest blogger, Stacy Dutton. Stacy is the Jr. Art Director at My Own Labels/Evermine. She is a new mother and lover of stationery, pie, and dark chocolate. Today she is sharing her latest idea for her son's first Valentine's Day! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I knew I wanted to do something for all of my son’s classmates at his daycare since it’s his first Valentine’s Day. A typical classroom Valentine involves a cute card with some sort of candy … [Read more...]

4 Cute & Easy Kid Valentine Ideas


'Tis the season for sharing love and cuteness! When coming up with clever ideas for classroom valentines, simplicity is key. Here are 4 fun ideas that your kids will love both making and giving to their classmates this Valentine's Day: 1. Sealed With A Kiss Decorate Hershey's kisses with personalized labels. Pour a handful into heart clasp favor boxes and decorate with a fun Circus style label. Items Needed: • Hershey's Kisses (I chose the caramel flavor) • Small Circle Labels in … [Read more...]

DIY Potato Stamp Gift Wrap


This craft is great for kids and adults alike! I enlisted my toddler niece Lucy to apply paint to each potato, as I needed it. I gave her all the credit in how beautifully the wrapped presents came out. There are several shapes to choose from, and the sky is the limit. I went with a chevron/tree-like shape, with green paint, a triangle with red paint, and a star with the yellow paint. At first, I was overwhelmed with the decisions: Should I place the shapes close? Should I build with shapes … [Read more...]

DIY Hanukkah Ornaments

DIY Star of David Ornaments for Hanukkah #decoration #craft #chanukah

It’s pretty important in our household to embrace all kinds of cultures, and of course, revel in their specific traditions during the holidays. For this Holiday season, Denise and I decided to dedicate an evening dinner party to celebrate Hanukkah. Decorating is my department. While perusing Pinterest for handmade flare, I came across a craft-stick Star of David project on Apples4TheTeacher.com. There are, I swear, hundreds of ways to decorate the basic shape. There were ideas to add … [Read more...]

Scarecrow Cupcakes

Scarecrow Cupcakes #homemade #kids #halloween #autumn #recipe #diy #labels #printables

In with the luscious colors, the sweet chilly breezes, and the yearning to bundle up that fall brings, I have the pleasure of celebrating many of my dear friends’ birthdays. My best friend Blythe, of over 20 years, is celebrating her birthday—and when I saw these creative cupcakes, I was inspired by how fun they would be to make with kids. Blythe is a substitute teacher and I had to make them for her party, as well as pass along the idea for her to do with one of her … [Read more...]

Kid Wedding Favor

Plus A Free Printable Wedding Game!


Surprise the kids that attend your wedding with a favor made especially for them! You can send them home with some kid-approved mementos or create a wedding day goodie bag filled with treats and activities they can enjoy during the reception. For Will and Jasmine's summer wedding I created these goodie bags personalized with fun little messages from the happy couple. Each gift tote bag was decorated with a large label featuring a playful photo of the bride and groom and a special … [Read more...]