Monday, November 2, 2015

Thanksgiving Burlap Banner Tutorial

Today I am sharing with you another popular Thanksgiving post from last year. This Thanksgiving Burlap Banner Tutorial was a fun project to make and I loved having it up on our mantel. Check out the tutorial below:


This year I made a burlap banner to go with my Fall/Thanksgiving mantel. Lucky for you I made a tutorial along the way to share with everyone, hope you enjoy!

Supplies you will need: 
Burlap type fabric, scissors, needles (if you want, not necessary), ribbon, ruffles, hot glue gun, Mod Podge(not pictured, sorry), extra fabric for accents if you would like, stencil for the burlap shape and font of some sort. 
You can paint letters on as well or use die cut letters like. 

Start by cutting out your banner shapes.
(this is where you could use the needles to hold down the stencil)

Once you have your shapes cut out I recommend using Mod Podge on the BACK of the fabric to stiffen it and to stop the fabric from fraying. 
I want to have the banner last for many years so that is why I really think this is important. 

I focused the most around the edges to stop the fraying then from there filled in the Mod Podge into the rest of the pieces.

Let the pieces dry. 
This took a few hours to get completely dry.

Take your ribbon of choice and hot glue it to the BACK of your burlap.

I just hot glued right along the top.

Measure out a piece of ruffled lace then hot glue that down to the top of the burlap.

This is what you should have

Continue these steps for the rest of your banner. 
I did about a 1 inch gap between the two burlap pieces.

This is the bottom "Thanks" section to my banner.

I then hot glued my letters onto the burlap.
I cut these out using my Silhouette machine.

Here you have it! 

I did have some fabric that matched my decorations so I cut strips and made flowers out of them.
You can add any type of accent that you would like. Felt flowers, ribbon flowers, bows etc. 
They would all look cute! 

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Here are some pictures of the finished product: 

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Kids Christmas Art Projects

Now that the house is decorated for Christmas I thought what better way to get the kids into the spirit of the holiday then with some Christmas art. We spent our Sunday morning making all these awesome projects mainly using the kids' hands, feet or finger prints. Take a look and see how to do these projects with your little ones.

Hand Print Tree
Use hand prints for the tree with green paint
Paint on the trunk and star
Once the tree is dry use finger print for the lights

Finger Print Snowmen and Reindeer
Use thumb print for body of Snowmen and Reindeer
Once dry paint the rest of the accents
Use sponge brush for snow

Hand Print Reindeer
This guy is very easy, ours got a little messy when my daughter moved her fingers :)
Use hand print in a brown color 
Once dry paint on the Reindeer face

Foot Print Tree
Use foot print in green
Once dry paint on light string and star
Once that dries use finger tip to make lights

Strand of Lights
Use multiple colors using thumb prints to make lights
Once dry connect them with black lines
My daughter insisted on doing another  thumb print Reindeer as well :)

This has to be my favorite project
Use the kids' feet print for the "Mistletoe" 
Once dry paint on Ribbon, lettering and polka dots


Monday, June 29, 2015

Despicable Me Minion Party

As I am starting to prep for my son's 4th.. yes 4th! birthday this year I realized in my absence from the blog world I never shared his 3rd birthday outcome. My son loves the Despicable Me movies and of course those cute little Minions, so he insisted on having a Minion party last year. I had many ideas in mind and a lot of inspiration but we knew the party was going to be on the smaller side. Here is a little glimpse at how it turned out!

Dessert Table with a few treats

Banana Taffy, Lemon Heads, Blue and Yellow M&M's, Sugar cookies with Royal Icing, Minion Graham cracker snacks, cupcakes, cake and Coconutties of course! 

Girl Scout Cookies used as Coconutties

Anti Gravity Serum Lemonade

My son is a dip lover of any and all kinds so we had a "dip bar" for appetizers

Banner I made using my Silhouette die-cut machine

And lastly, our sweet birthday boy and his cake that I made!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

4th of July Inspired Art Projects

In getting ready for the holiday next week I think we will be doing some of these again!

Today I am sharing with you some fun 4th of July inspired art projects that my daughter and I worked on this week. For each holiday I love doing art projects with my kids that fit the holiday and of course I love to use their hands, feet, finger prints or other fun items to make a fun masterpiece.

My favorite of the three projects that we did was painting fire works. To do this I took pipe cleaners and cut them into small pieces and twisted them together to get this piece below. Be sure to twist one going upward to create a handle for them to hang onto.

Dip it into red and blue paint and place onto paper.. Do 2-3 layers on each one to make them have multiple lines and colors. 

I love the way these turned out!

Next we did a very simple hand and finger painting of the red flag. As you can see it is a simple blue hand in the top left corner then have them make some red lines going across.

Totally simple and looks adorable in the end! 

Lastly we had to do a cookie cutter painting with starts to fit the theme. This is one of her favorite projects because it is a very simple project and she loves to use the different shapes and colors to make a collage.

Take a look at the heart painting she did for Valentine's day and the bunny painting for Easter all out of cookie cutters. Can't you tell this is her favorite? 

Here are some other holiday theme art projects we have done: Christmas, Valentine's DayEaster, and Thanksgiving.

Thank you for stopping by today,
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