Easy Chalkboard Tags

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These are the drinks that I served at my Daughters 12th Birthday party.

Mason jars are a must for any birthday party, they help with spill control and they are just so darn cute and fashionable!

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I picked up these tags at Michael’s for $1.50, there is 12 in a pack.

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I un-looped the ribbon, turned them over and put a thin coat of chalkboard paint.  Just enough to do the job, since the tags are paper I wasn’t very generous with the paint because I didn’t want the tags to become wet and start to curl.

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I set them in front of the wood stove and they were dry in no time.

I added the ribbon to them again and they were all set for the girls to write their names on.

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Very easy, yet these chalkboard tags make a great addition to your birthday table or food display.

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By the way, the fun drink inside is simply blue kool-aid and 7-Up mixed together.

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I have been known to link to these fantastic parties:
Make it Pretty MondayKampen Lane DesignsMotivate Me MondayThe Cure for the Common MondayA Diamond in the StuffJust Something I Whipped UpPolly Want a CrafterSew Can DoBoogieboard CottageDIY Home Sweet HomeBrassy ApplePolish the StarsSerendipity and SpiceDestination CraftMrs Happy HomemakerMade for You MondayMake it Yourself MondayAsk AnnaC.R.A.F.T.The Southern InstituteThe DIY ShowoffCraftomaniacRaising 4 PrincessesBetweenNaps on the PorchBedazzle Me MondayThe Life of a Not So Ordinary WifeMake Something MondayStringtown HomeOrganizing Home LifeTuesday TutorialsGiggles Glitz and GlamBe InspiredTuesday Time OutA to Zebra CelebrationsMy Favorite FindsEye HeartOur Delightful HomeThe Inspiration BoardFrugal Treasures TuesdayToo Cute TuesdaySugar and DotsTopsy Turvy TuesdaysTrick or Treat TuesdayNaptime CreationsChef in TrainingSugar Bee CraftsHope StudiosTell it to me TuesdayYour Cozy Home PartyTurquoise Lovin’Tuesday To Do PartyCherished BlissAnti-Procrastination TuesdaysType AAdventures of a DIY MomShow Me What Ya GotGet Your Craft OnNifty Thrifty TuesdayTuesday ConfessionalTeagan TravelsHow to Nest for LessA Bowl Full of LemonsTuesday Trade OffTip JunkieT2T TuesdayTuesday TreasuresLadybug BlessingsCreative ItchToot your Horn TuesdayJillify ItTutorial TuesdayPin Cushion CreationsEmbracing ChangeJunk in their TrunkPolkadots on ParadeLaugh Love and CraftRock N ShareClean & ScentsiblUncommonly YoursThe Trendy TreehouseThe Pleated PoppyMomma Go RoundBeyond the Picket FenceSchool House ScrapsThe Thrifty HomeSew WoodsySavvy Southern StyleYour Whims WednesdayWow me WednesdayA Little TipsyWomen Living WellPrimp your Stuff WednesdayShow and ShareMrs. Fox’s Sweet PartyWhatever goes Wednesday36th AvenueLive.Laugh.RoweAdventures in DinnerEasy Digital ScrapbookingMom on TimeoutThe CSI ProjectShare Your Cup ThursdayAll About a BloomFabulously FlawedIt’s Sew Stinking Cute Shabby Art BoutiqueThe Shabby Creek CottageThe Crafty Blog StalkerChristina’s AdventuresCrafty Scrappy Happy52 MantelsBear Rabbit BearThe Vintage FarmhouseBloom DesignsA Turtles Life for MeThe Taylor HouseRhinestone BeagleSchoolhouse ScrapsThe Brambleberry CottageThe Shabby NestTidy MomJoyful StamperMy Simple Home LifeRemodelaholicDelicate ConstructionHappy Hour ProjectsChic on a Shoestring Decorating504 MainHating MarthaThe Creative PaigeHere Comes the SunCookie Nut CreationsBacon TimeJoy in the JumbleThe Grant LifeDotted Line CraftsLove Notes by LaurenRaising OrangesMaking LemonadeRedoux InteriorsSassy SitesWhipperberryTidy MomOne Artsy MommaMy Romantic HomePetals to PicotsPandoras Craft BoxMy Repurposed LifeFrench Country CottageAt the Picket FenceJust Us FourMommas Kinda CraftyCraftionaryKitchen Fun With My 3 SonsSweet Tooth Friday30 Handmade DaysLovely Crafty HomeMama Mias Heart to HeartHomemaker in HeelsFamily Ever AfterLolly JaneLady Bird LaneSerenity YouThe Gingerbread BlogCherished TreasuresRe-made Just RightUnder the Table & DreamingThe Sweet talk ShopSassafrass SalvationSimple as ThatMy 1929 CharmerHeatherly LovesThe Sasse LifeJoy 2 JourneyThe Foley FamPetite HermineFlamingo ToesThe Sweet DetailSew Many Ways

Pom Pom Bookmarks

 

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I made these pom pom bookmarks as part of the party favours for my daughters birthday party earlier this month. All the supplies you need are a ball of yarn, a pair of scissors and your hands!

My yarn was medium weight.

 

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Starting with the top picture, using medium weight yarn, wind yarn, slightly loose, around 3 fingers a total of 50 times. Gently slide off of your fingers. Cut a 15 inch length of wool and lay on a flat surface, place looped yarn on the length of wool {closer to one end than the other} and then tie the length over the looped yarn, cut the short end of the 15” length, the other end will be the tail of your bookmark.

Cut through all the loops and continue to trim the shaggy yarn into a ball shape, be careful not to cut the tail.

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All done! This is a very quick craft and you can use all types of yarn, perhaps a lighter weight for a tighter and less fuzzy pom pom. Experiment, you’ll love the results!

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These are so soft and fluffy you’ll be fiddling with it while you’re reading for sure!

I have been known to link to these fantastic parties:
Make it Pretty MondayKampen Lane DesignsMotivate Me MondayThe Cure for the Common MondayA Diamond in the StuffJust Something I Whipped UpPolly Want a CrafterSew Can DoBoogieboard CottageDIY Home Sweet HomeBrassy ApplePolish the StarsSerendipity and SpiceDestination CraftMrs Happy HomemakerMade for You MondayMake it Yourself MondayAsk AnnaC.R.A.F.T.The Southern InstituteThe DIY ShowoffCraftomaniacRaising 4 PrincessesBetweenNaps on the PorchBedazzle Me MondayThe Life of a Not So Ordinary WifeMake Something MondayStringtown HomeOrganizing Home LifeTuesday TutorialsGiggles Glitz and GlamBe InspiredTuesday Time OutA to Zebra CelebrationsMy Favorite FindsEye HeartOur Delightful HomeThe Inspiration BoardFrugal Treasures TuesdayToo Cute TuesdaySugar and DotsTopsy Turvy TuesdaysTrick or Treat TuesdayNaptime CreationsChef in TrainingSugar Bee CraftsHope StudiosTell it to me TuesdayYour Cozy Home PartyTurquoise Lovin’Tuesday To Do PartyCherished BlissAnti-Procrastination TuesdaysType AAdventures of a DIY MomShow Me What Ya GotGet Your Craft OnNifty Thrifty TuesdayTuesday ConfessionalTeagan TravelsHow to Nest for LessA Bowl Full of LemonsTuesday Trade OffTip JunkieT2T TuesdayTuesday TreasuresLadybug BlessingsCreative ItchToot your Horn TuesdayJillify ItTutorial TuesdayPin Cushion CreationsEmbracing ChangeJunk in their TrunkPolkadots on ParadeLaugh Love and CraftRock N ShareClean & ScentsiblUncommonly YoursThe Trendy TreehouseThe Pleated PoppyMomma Go RoundBeyond the Picket FenceSchool House ScrapsThe Thrifty HomeSew WoodsySavvy Southern StyleYour Whims WednesdayWow me WednesdayA Little TipsyWomen Living WellPrimp your Stuff WednesdayShow and ShareMrs. Fox’s Sweet PartyWhatever goes Wednesday36th AvenueLive.Laugh.RoweAdventures in DinnerEasy Digital ScrapbookingMom on TimeoutThe CSI ProjectShare Your Cup ThursdayAll About a BloomFabulously FlawedIt’s Sew Stinking Cute Shabby Art BoutiqueThe Shabby Creek CottageThe Crafty Blog StalkerChristina’s AdventuresCrafty Scrappy Happy52 MantelsBear Rabbit BearThe Vintage FarmhouseBloom DesignsA Turtles Life for MeThe Taylor HouseRhinestone BeagleSchoolhouse ScrapsThe Brambleberry CottageThe Shabby NestTidy MomJoyful StamperMy Simple Home LifeRemodelaholicDelicate ConstructionHappy Hour ProjectsChic on a Shoestring Decorating504 MainHating MarthaThe Creative PaigeHere Comes the SunCookie Nut CreationsBacon TimeJoy in the JumbleThe Grant LifeDotted Line CraftsLove Notes by LaurenRaising OrangesMaking LemonadeRedoux InteriorsSassy SitesWhipperberryTidy MomOne Artsy MommaMy Romantic HomePetals to PicotsPandoras Craft BoxMy Repurposed LifeFrench Country CottageAt the Picket FenceJust Us FourMommas Kinda CraftyCraftionaryKitchen Fun With My 3 SonsSweet Tooth Friday30 Handmade DaysLovely Crafty HomeMama Mias Heart to HeartHomemaker in HeelsFamily Ever AfterLolly JaneLady Bird LaneSerenity YouThe Gingerbread BlogCherished TreasuresRe-made Just RightUnder the Table & DreamingThe Sweet talk ShopSassafrass SalvationSimple as ThatMy 1929 CharmerHeatherly LovesThe Sasse LifeJoy 2 JourneyThe Foley FamPetite HermineFlamingo ToesThe Sweet DetailSew Many Ways

Cheater Cupcakes

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Hi Everyone!

We had our daughters birthday party this past weekend and I was definitely lacking in the preparation department. Usually I am planning out her party for at least 4 weeks or so – this year I think I had about 4 or 5 days, and not full days either – pretty much just my evenings since I work full time.

I needed a quick treat to put in the loot bags so I purchased a lemon cake mix, a can of buttercream frosting, blue sugar and pretty cupcake liners {actually the liners are for Easter, but they were just too cute that I couldn’t pass them up}

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It takes about 5 minutes to whip up a cake mix right?

I used regular cupcake liners in my muffin tins and then when the cupcakes were baked and cooled I placed them in these fancy liners. I piped on the frosting using a frosting bag and tip – nothing fancy, I’m definitely not a cake decorator I just piped it around in circles working from the outside in until the top of the cupcake was covered. Sprinkle on coloured sugar and you’re done!

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I also picked up these clear bags at the dollar store – 24 for $1 – fantastic!

Put you cupcake inside and they are all nice and packaged…you could take it a step further and make a pretty tag or add ribbon but like I said, I was pressed for time!

These were going inside a loot bag and would be ripped open and eaten anyways, so I figured why bother dressing it up.

Still they look great and they took no time at all!!

I have been known to link to these fantastic parties:
Make it Pretty MondayKampen Lane DesignsMotivate Me MondayThe Cure for the Common MondayA Diamond in the StuffJust Something I Whipped UpPolly Want a CrafterSew Can DoBoogieboard CottageDIY Home Sweet HomeBrassy ApplePolish the StarsSerendipity and SpiceDestination CraftMrs Happy HomemakerMade for You MondayMake it Yourself MondayAsk AnnaC.R.A.F.T.The Southern InstituteThe DIY ShowoffCraftomaniacRaising 4 PrincessesBetweenNaps on the PorchBedazzle Me MondayThe Life of a Not So Ordinary WifeMake Something MondayStringtown HomeOrganizing Home LifeTuesday TutorialsGiggles Glitz and GlamBe InspiredTuesday Time OutA to Zebra CelebrationsMy Favorite FindsEye HeartOur Delightful HomeThe Inspiration BoardFrugal Treasures TuesdayToo Cute TuesdaySugar and DotsTopsy Turvy TuesdaysTrick or Treat TuesdayNaptime CreationsChef in TrainingSugar Bee CraftsHope StudiosTell it to me TuesdayYour Cozy Home PartyTurquoise Lovin’Tuesday To Do PartyCherished BlissAnti-Procrastination TuesdaysType AAdventures of a DIY MomShow Me What Ya GotGet Your Craft OnNifty Thrifty TuesdayTuesday ConfessionalTeagan TravelsHow to Nest for LessA Bowl Full of LemonsTuesday Trade OffTip JunkieT2T TuesdayTuesday TreasuresLadybug BlessingsCreative ItchToot your Horn TuesdayJillify ItTutorial TuesdayPin Cushion CreationsEmbracing ChangeJunk in their TrunkPolkadots on ParadeLaugh Love and CraftRock N ShareClean & ScentsiblUncommonly YoursThe Trendy TreehouseThe Pleated PoppyMomma Go RoundBeyond the Picket FenceSchool House ScrapsThe Thrifty HomeSew WoodsySavvy Southern StyleYour Whims WednesdayWow me WednesdayA Little TipsyWomen Living WellPrimp your Stuff WednesdayShow and ShareMrs. Fox’s Sweet PartyWhatever goes Wednesday36th AvenueLive.Laugh.RoweAdventures in DinnerEasy Digital ScrapbookingMom on TimeoutThe CSI ProjectShare Your Cup ThursdayAll About a BloomFabulously FlawedIt’s Sew Stinking Cute Shabby Art BoutiqueThe Shabby Creek CottageThe Crafty Blog StalkerChristina’s AdventuresCrafty Scrappy Happy52 MantelsBear Rabbit BearThe Vintage FarmhouseBloom DesignsA Turtles Life for MeThe Taylor HouseRhinestone BeagleSchoolhouse ScrapsThe Brambleberry CottageThe Shabby NestTidy MomJoyful StamperMy Simple Home LifeRemodelaholicDelicate ConstructionHappy Hour ProjectsChic on a Shoestring Decorating504 MainHating MarthaThe Creative PaigeHere Comes the SunCookie Nut CreationsBacon TimeJoy in the JumbleThe Grant LifeDotted Line CraftsLove Notes by LaurenRaising OrangesMaking LemonadeRedoux InteriorsSassy SitesWhipperberryTidy MomOne Artsy MommaMy Romantic HomePetals to PicotsPandoras Craft BoxMy Repurposed LifeFrench Country CottageAt the Picket FenceJust Us FourMommas Kinda CraftyCraftionaryKitchen Fun With My 3 SonsSweet Tooth Friday30 Handmade DaysLovely Crafty HomeMama Mias Heart to HeartHomemaker in HeelsFamily Ever AfterLolly JaneLady Bird LaneSerenity YouThe Gingerbread BlogCherished TreasuresRe-made Just RightUnder the Table & DreamingThe Sweet talk ShopSassafrass SalvationSimple as ThatMy 1929 CharmerHeatherly LovesThe Sasse LifeJoy 2 JourneyThe Foley FamPetite HermineFlamingo ToesThe Sweet DetailSew Many Ways