DIY Fishing Pole

This fun DIY Fishing Pole original appeared as one of the featured projects in Design Dazzle's Summer Camp series.  I love being a "camp counselor" in this fun series for kids and in the past years I've shared my Naturally Fun Bucket and Lemonade Stand Kits.  This year I wanted to make something reminiscent of old fashioned fun and created a DIY fishing pole. My kids love exploring and being outdoors, even during the blazing hot summer months.  Recently while feeding the ducks at our … [Read more...]

DIY Gold Glitter Vases

As a part of our Parties That Wow presentation Michelle and I challenged each other to create centerpieces for $10 or less.  For one of my centerpieces I made these  DIY Gold Glitter Vases using one of my new favorite products, Rust-Oleum Glitter Gold Spray paint. I started with tall glass flower vases and used painters tape to mark off the areas I wanted to paint. I spray painted a light base coat with plain gold spray paint before I covered it with the glitter spray paint.  This … [Read more...]

DIY Serving Tray

Hi! Today I asked my Facebook fans what they were hoping to get for Mother's Day and the majority of responses involved sleep or not cooking, imagine that!  Which makes this project the perfect idea for Mother's Day!  I originally shared this DIY serving tray on Poppy Seed Projects, but in case you missed it over there I'm sharing all the details for this fun project with you today. This modern serving tray is an easy DIY project that will make a big impact and would be the perfect way to … [Read more...]

Glittery and Gold

I'm in glittery and gold DIY heaven!  I'm speaking at the SNAP!  Creativity at Your Fingertips conference in a week and I've been working on several projects for my upcoming workshop.  Halfway through I ran out of gold spray paint.  I went to two locations looking for the same gold I had been using.  I found out it is no longer being sold and I was having trouble finding a close match, that is until I found my favorite new DIY supply...Rust-Oleum Glitter Gold spray paint. This stuff is life … [Read more...]

DIY Peanut Garland

Do you love peanut butter and jelly?  The classic duo made a perfect party theme for my recent Peanut Butter and Jelly Party and one of my favorite elements from this event was the DIY Peanut Garland. This peanut garland is an inexpensive way to incorporate color and carry out the party theme.  This DIY peanut garland is easy to make, grab your supplies and let's get started. 1. You will need 1-2 bags of unshelled peanuts, 8lb monofilament, needle and scraps of fabric. 2. Thread your … [Read more...]

Splatter Paint Cookies

When your a kid there is something so fun about spattering paint and getting messy, and it's even sweeter when it's splatter paint cookies!  These splatter paint cookies were a big hit at our Art Gallery Party and one of the kids favorite activities. A  few splatter paint cookies were displayed on mini wooden easels on the dessert table, but the real fun was the "blank canvas" cookies the kids decorated at one of the activity stations.  These cookies are perfect for any art themed party and … [Read more...]

Oven Mitt Valentines Gift

I originally created and shared this project on Piggy Bank Parties, but in case you missed it I'm sharing  it here.   I've got a sweet DIY project for you today, introducing the Oven Mitt Valentines Gift!  Inspiration for this little project came while I was cruising the aisles at Target looking at valentines stuff I didn't need (please tell me I'm not the only one who can't stay out of Target!)  I spotted cute little oven mitts filled with pancake mix and a mini wooden mixing spoon...light … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

In case you missed my post on A Blissful Nest where I shared my DIY Valentine's Day treat bags for the little sweeties in your life I'm posting the tutorial for you here.  I love this DIY project because these little bags are not only easy to make, but you can customize them with your favorite color combination (with supplies you already have on hand) and sweets to add your Valentine's Day a little EXTRAORDINARY! Supplies: Small clear cellophane bags Variety of pattered and solid … [Read more...]

Simply Sweet After School Treat

Holidays are such a fun time to make simple, ordinary, everyday events EXTRAORDINARY.  This year make Valentine's Day a little more special with this Simply Sweet After School Treat. When Piggy Bank Parties introduced their Simply Hearts collection, an affordable design created to help you create fun and memorable parties on a piggy bank budget, knew I wanted to use them to make a special afternoon treat for my kiddos. For this special afternoon snack I made cupcakes and strawberry … [Read more...]

Call Me Maybe Valentine’s Party

I adore Valentine's Day so when my sweet friend Rebekah from A Blissful Nest proposed the idea of styling and hosting a "Call Me Maybe Valentine's Party" I simply couldn't resist!  We teamed up and together created a pretty and playful party with the catchy song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen as our inspiration. Rebekah from A Blissful Nest designed the party printables featuring a gold vintage rotary phone and a pink and  teal ombre design.  We pulled together our resources, whipped … [Read more...]