Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Happy Halloween from our New Home!!!!!

This is my first post in a long time and boy a lot has changed!  We have moved back to the great USA.  It is so great to be back closer to family and friends.  I'm still in the midst of unpacking, organizing and cleaning but it was nice to be able to stop and decorate for a holiday.  It was like Christmas in October when I got to unpack my Halloween decorations that I haven't used in three years.  I'm excited to share what I have done....enjoy!!!

The wreath started off as a boxwood wreath with fall berries that I purchased from one of my favorite local stores, Magpie Gifts.  I had them hanging on my door for a couple of weeks before I added the witches legs, sign and bows.  

Witches legs and Wicked sign- The Accessory Place:  Boxwood wreath w/fall berries:  Magpie Gifts

The Halloween trees were made with tomato cages and the cheap Christmas garland you can now buy at Hobby Lobby.  Each tree took four strands of garland that I simply wrapped around the cage and then spray painted black.  After they dried, I wrapped the Halloween lights and hung the ornaments.  I finish the tree off with the cutest witches hats that also light up.

Witches Hat - The Accessory Place

Witches Broom - Pier 1 Imports:  Faux pumpkins - Jo-Ann Fabrics

Hope your family has a safe and Happy Halloween!!!!

Sharing at:

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Personalized Bunny Kisses

I was in Target the other day (mourning the closing of our stores in Canada) when I came across these adorable jars.  I grabbed as many of them as I could and decided to use them and make something cute for Easter.  This was super easy to do and took less than an hour to create. 


- jars
- Hershey Kisses
- circle labels for bottom of candy
- jar topper
- pom pom
- twine or ribbon
- personalized tag

I started by designing and cutting my circles on the Silhouette Cameo.  I love that there is a font specifically designed for circles.  Takes the guess work out of trying to figure out how to curve them.

When the labels were finished and ready to print, I used the Silhouette printable white sticker paper.  If you have never used this paper before, you should.  I love it, especially for projects like this.

Print the stickers on the paper first and then run them through the Silhouette.  They were cut into the perfect circle and ready to adhere to the bottom of the kisses.

Next, I  designed a simple bunny topper and tag on the Silhouette.  

After they were finished cutting out on the Silhouette, I ran them through my Xyron and placed them on top of the lid.

To add a little decorative touch, I simply hot glued a tiny pom pom to the bunnies tail.

Loaded the jars with the personalized kisses and tied some twine and label around the lid.

I even personalized some for the family!!!

These can be personalized for any occasion or for anyone.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend.

Sharing with these blogs:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Heidi Swapp Marquee Letters

To say I am obsessed with these new letters from Heidi Swapp Marquee Love collection from Michaels is an understatement.  I have a few around the house but these letters I'm showing you today are for my son's classroom.  Let me show you how these letters work.

Here is what I used to achieve the look above...... 

Marquee Letters (available at Michaels)
Spray Paint
Paint Brush

The first thing you need to do is take the letter out of the box and see all the goodies it comes with.....

Here is what the contents of each kit include.  Lights, bulbs and letter template.

Each letter contains a template of each letter so if you wanted to trace the letter with coloured or patterned paper you can do so.

I took the template of the arrow and used the Marquee glitter.  This is the most beautiful glitter I've ever seen......

See...look at it up close!

I coated the arrow with the Marquee Love glue and sprinkled on the glitter....DONE!

I wanted to stick with our school's colours and used blue and orange to spray paint the letter and arrow......

The letter inserts went to school with my son so each of his classmates could sign them......

When the kids were finished signing them, I simply just popped them back into the letters where they were ready for the the lights.....

Then inserted a clear globe into the holes and then flipped it over.....

and followed the instructions on how to string the lights.  It is really important not to toss the instructions until you are completely finished.  Insert batteries into the battery pack and neatly tuck it away.  I followed the same procedure with the arrow too......

Finished and ready to LIGHT UP....

All LIT UP....aren't they AMAZING....

Sharing with:

Friday, October 31, 2014

What to do with all of that Fun Size Candy from Halloween? Make a Candy Topiary!!!




Who doesn't LOVE candy?  I wanted to give my son's teacher a cute and fun gift at the end of Teacher appreciation week a few months ago and I decided that this would be a fun way to give candy and have my son participate.  This is a really simple project that can be customized any way you want.  Let me show you what you need to get started.

Supplies Needed

Small Terra Cotta Pot
Styrofoam Cone
Styrofoam Ball - 5" fits perfect into the Terra cotta pot
Washi or Craft tape
Candy - Fun Size or Snack Size
Hot Glue Gun

Let's Get Started.....

The first thing I did was paint my Terra cotta paint with a small bottle of chalkboard paint.  I chose blue because that was Ms. Kristen's favorite color.  After the paint dries, I hot glued the Styrofoam ball into the bottom of the pot.

Before I wrapped the stick in washi tape, I measured to see how short the stick needed to be.  I decided it needed to be about 18" long.  I cut the stick and then inserted it in the the cone.  I decided to wrap the exposed stick in washi tape or craft tape.  After I finished wrapping the stick I then inserted it into the Styrofoam ball that had been hot glued into the pot.

Now comes the fun part.  Start by applying a small dot of hot glue (set on the lowest setting) to the top of the wrapper and press it onto the cone.  I left about an inch hanging off and repeat this step until the entire bottom row is covered with candy.  After the first row is full, start repeating the steps for the second row making sure there is a slight overlay from the other row and continue all the up until you have reached the top.

After all of the candy was glued, I covered the bottom of the tree with individually wrapped hard candies.  I also decided to make a cute sign out of some left over scrapbook paper and secured it with a toothpick into the top of the topiary.  

This topiary was so much fun to make and my son's teacher just loved it.  It was great to see the look on her face when we brought it in.  It was such a fun way to give candy as a gift.  I know that this would be a great gift for any occasion. 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...