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Miss P’s 5th Birthday Art Party

Hi everyone! 
 I hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend. 
I am here today to share with you all the details of Miss P’s 5th birthday party we had 2 weeks ago. 
I asked Miss P what kind of party she would like to have and after discussing our options, she decided on having an Art Party at our house with her friends.
It was a fun, colorful afternoon! 
 Here is the invitation I designed for the occasion. It was fun making this one and I was just as excited as she was to get them printed out and have her pass them out to all of her friends at school and those that we’ve known from outside of school.
Since I made the invitation so colorful and it had some rainbow colors going on, I ran with that idea for all the rest of the party decorations. 
Here’s how I decorated for the party.
And I totally apologize for the crappy lighting in the photos. I swear, it is a cloudy day every year on her birthday parties and we do not have very good light in our dining room plus I desperately need to buy a new camera. 🙁
Guests were greeted at the door with a welcome to Miss P’s Art Studio.
 Since it was a painting art party, we hung two paint can from two corners of the dining room and used plastic table clothes to make it look like paint is flying out all over the light then dripping down.
 I then topped the table with more plastic table clothes in the matching colors of the “paint” dripping off the light itself.
Each spot had a party hat (as requested by Miss P), an apron, and then a mini easel with the guests names painted on a canvas.
 In the center of the table I placed a metal tray and on top of the tray I painted a number 5 in rainbow colors, a vase with daisies, and some mason jars filled with paint brushes. 
The paint brushes were decorations but were also for the guests to use to work on their projects. Gotta love something that pulls double duty! 
Like I stated previously, each spot had a mini easel with the guest name painted on a rainbow painted canvas.
 
 On one wall, I bought some old frames from Goodwill then some from Michael’s and spray painted them again, in bright rainbow colors. 
Then Miss P and Miss S drew some pictures and we just placed those in each of the frames for an “art gallery.”
On the wall where our buffet sits, we strung up more plastic table clothes in rainbow pattern and tucked it behind the buffet. 
I found this happy birthday banner at Target and it was blank and you color it in which I thought was perfect since this was an art party. We had a family evening on night painting it together. 
I painted another larger number 5 and propped that up in one corner with another jar of flowers, hydrangeas splashed with bright colors, my light box in the center saying “celebrate and paint,” then I just placed the favor bags on the other end.
I used our bar cart in one corner to place the paint, palettes, canvases, and bird houses to have everything that we would be using during the party in one easy spot.
In the kitchen, we took another paint can and a red table cloth to make it look like paint was spilling all over the food table.
 I then just so happened to have these colorful banners and decided to hang them in the window by the food table to bring more color into the area and the kitchen.
I found these plated and napkins at Hobby Lobby and snatched them up since they were perfect with the theme.
The cake was totally NOT what I asked for but I didn’t mind it so much in the end since it looked like it was splattered with paint. Plus, I wanted vanilla, they only had chocolate made that morning for some reason, so we got it for a discounted price as well.
And lastly, the favor bags were stuffed with bubbles, watercolors, a stackable crayon and a stencil so they could continue the creative fun at home. 
Time for the party! 
Miss P was super excited to greet her guests and was dying for them to show up.
 We began by painting a canvas. 
I taped off the guest’s initials on a canvas and they were to paint the canvas and then once dry we would peel off the tape to reveal their initial.
It was perfect for all of the kiddos to do.
We let them pick their own colors of paint and placed them in their paint palettes and let them go to town.
We did have to convince them to paint OVER their letter but they caught on.
And they all turned out great and unique! 
Once we finished the canvas painting, we moved on to painting bird houses.
They all took their time and again, each house was so cute and unique.
After we finished the bird houses, it was time to take a break and eat some pizza.
Once pizza was complete we had cake and cupcakes.
As for the cupcakes, I placed multiple choices of sprinkles in a palette plate and then each guest got to decorate their own cupcake however they wanted too.
Each girl took a different route using either only a few sprinkles or multiple types.
But they each enjoyed making their own and eating them.
After cupcakes we opened presents and then the girls were free to play or leave or whatever! 
It was a super fun time and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.
Miss P loved it and that is the only thing that matters most! 🙂 
Looking for other party ideas? 

allison

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MHCT&M: Glorious Patriotic Wreaths

Happy Friday! 
Allison here, back with our last week of Patriotic goodness.

 It is Memorial Day weekend and with that comes a longer weekend so why not craft up one of these fabulous Patriotic Wreaths to place on your door for this holiday and the upcoming patriotic holidays?!

So many great ideas!
Which is your favorite?

 

Stay tuned for a whole new topic of posts next month! 

 

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmande Hangout Party #155

Time to party! 
Let’s do it!

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

allison

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FREE Graduation Printable!!

Can you believe school is over…or almost over? The year has gone super fast!! Well, with moving and switching schools for the kids right at the beginning of the 4th quarter it has seemed to go even faster than normal. It is tough to switch schools and curriculum at the end of the year but my kids were rock stars and they made it work. We told them to focus on getting to know some friends, the teachers and routines. We wanted them to do their best but we made sure they knew we weren’t too worried about their grades. 
I made a printable for the graduate in your life. It would be appropriate for a high school or college graduate. Use it as wrapping paper or frame it as their gift. And even if you already gave them their gift, this is FREE and a good encouragement for those who are starting new journeys!! We all love a little real MAIL don’t we? So send your graduate some mail with this inside!! The download link is under the photo.
Download the printable HERE
I also have a couple of printables over on my blog. Feel free to go check them out and download them as well!

 

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Easy Paper Straw Mini Easels

Miss P turns five TOMORROW! How can that be?
We had her art party on Sunday with her friends and I actually didn’t make my normal amount of decor for her party as I usually do but I did make these cute little easels to hold mini canvases as name tags.
These are quick and easy and only require a few supplies. 
Here’s how you can make some for yourself.
 Supplies:
-Scissors
-Paper Straws
-Hot Glue Gun
-Mini Canvases (bought these at Wal-Mart)
 You will use two straws per easel.
Begin by cutting the straws so you have two 4 in. pieces, and then two 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 in. 
Glue the 4 in. pieces at the end so they create an upside down V.
Next, glue one of the shorter pieces on top of the V pieces and now it looks like the letter A.
This piece will be what the canvas sits on.
Lastly, glue the last short piece to the back of the V where the other two piece meet. Center it right in the center of those two pieces.
You easel should lean back slightly so your canvas doesn’t slip off the little ledge.
And that’s it!! 
Perfect mini easels for fun mini paintings!! 
Stay tuned next week for a full party recap post! 🙂

allison

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MHCT&M: Patriotic Outdoor Decor

Hello makers and welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips and More.
Kara from Mine for the Making here to bring you more fun craft tips.  
 
  We’ve been sharing all things patriotic this month, so I thought I would share some really fun Patriotic Outdoor Decor with you! Let’s get our patios and backyards ready for the upcoming holidays. 
  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
  

 

 

 

Painted Flag Picnic Table (source unknown) 
 
  

 

 

 

  
 Stick American Flag (source unknown) 

 

 

 

 

 

Such fun ways to dress up your outdoor area for the upcoming patriotic holidays! Now you’re ready for BBQs and fireworks with friends and family. 
  
Thanks for joining us for another tips-filled-Friday. I’d love to hear how you decorate your outdoor space for Memorial Day and Independence Day!

 

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmade Hangout Party #154

We can’t wait to see what you have to show off this week!

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

allison

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Spice Jars – with vinyl labels

Hi, it’s Rachel from Adventures of a DIY Mom.  I love to bake and cook for my family and I love to try new recipes. That means I’m in the kitchen a lot. I like my kitchen to be functional, but I also like things to be pretty.

Spice Jars

I recently found some new spice jars and bought them on a whim. They fit perfectly in the spice rack I built and recently updated with blue paint.

Spice Jars

 

Because of the shape of the jars, I am able to fit more spices on the shelf than I could previously. I keep my most used spices on this shelf, but I also keep plenty more in the cupboard above.
I decided to add a vinyl labels to the jars to give them a cute custom feel. The white circle stickers that came with the jars just weren’t gonna cut it for me.
I cut the labels out with my Silhouette. I used a font called Champagne and Limousines for the lettering, adding curvy parentheses around the words. I used all lowercase letters. I made them to match my flour and sugar jars and other containers in my kitchen.

Spice Jars
If you are new to vinyl crafting, see my tutorial on how to apply vinyl to your projects.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference for me. Those little jars make cooking even more enjoyable somehow!

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MHCT&M: Fabulous Patriotic Sewing Projects

With Memorial Day and July 4th just around the corner – it’s the perfect time to start some patriotic sewing projects! I’ve gathered up some inspiration for you – I think there are so many fun things to make here!

There are fun home projects, cute things to wear and sweet party decor! Let’s dive in!

 

 

 

 

Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers

 

 

finished scrappy flag day quilt block

 

 

How to Make an Easy DIY Bandana Tablecloth - This easy patriotic red, white, and blue DIY Bandana Tablecloth is a fun and frugal Summer and 4th of July patriotic idea, with a full tutorial. So cute and festive! 

 

 

 

American Flag Quilt Tutorial 

 

Soften outdoor chairs with no-sew pillow covers crafted from contrasting bandannas. Sandwich one cushion between two scarves, then join each corner together with a rubber band and hide bands with thin ribbon, as shown.

 

 bean bag toss game 
 DIY Pocket Tee for the 4th of July - includes templates for the pocket and outline of the USA  

 

 

DIY Rustic Ribbon and Lace USA Flag

 

 

 

Stars and stripes pillow6
Which is your favorite? I think I want to make that scrappy pillow or the American Flag pillow. So cute!!
Come back next week for more fun patriotic projects!

 

 

 

Your hostesses,
 

siggie Signature signature allison

The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmade Hangout Party #153

What have you been working on lately?
Show off all your cool ideas and inspire others!

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

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3. Have fun!!

allison