Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Playdate

This year I decided to host a Halloween playdate at our house. I was really excited to make some fun food because my daughter is at the age now where she understands a lot of this and loves to see things like that. Here are some pictures from the playdate:




Pumpkin shape veggie tray



Pumpkin shape sandwiches


Spider snacks


Pumpkin cheese ball


Orange Cream Cupcakes



 

Kiddie tables for arts and crafts


Hailey coloring


Our little Elephant :)




Our Pumpkin Princess :)

~Nichole~

Last minute Halloween decor

I finally got my last minute Halloween decorations complete LAST NIGHT!! Talk about last minute for sure! Anyways I made a wreath for the inside of our front door because it looked bare. Then I made some wooden blocks that say Happy Halloween. Here they are:



I made the wreath using tulle tied around a foam circle that I made using foam pipe insulation. I then made some ribbon flowers and glued those on.  


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
~Nichole~

100+ Followers!!

A new follower of mine just brought to my attention the other day that she is my 100th follower!! I was beyond ecstatic when I received that comment by email. I am extremely grateful for all of my followers and everyone that has come to see what Pinkie for Pink is all about. I know 100 might not be very much to some people's thousands of followers but this is an amazing beginning. Thank you to everyone for showing some love and support for my blog!!!!

xoxo
~Nichole~

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tutorial: EASY Hair bow

Here is a tutorial on a VERY EASY hair bow that literally anyone can do! Although it is really easy it is still a very cute bow that would be great for a hair clip, a pin or added to a gift for decoration. 

Here are the step by step instructions:


The supplies that you need are: Ribbon-cut into 4 same size strips (mine were 6 inches), scissors, hot glue gun and an accent ribbon for the center. You can also use a button or another item for your center.


Bring the ends of the strips together and glue.


Apply a dab of glue in the middle of the ribbon on the inside (shown above) and press together


This is what you should have.


Glue all 4 strips.


Take two pieces and glue on top of each other.


Glue the other two together


Now cross both sets like in the picture above and glue them together

 

For this bow I added a small basic bow to the center. But I also love adding little buttons, accents or even another bow like this tutorial but smaller and then add a button. Just play with it until you get what you are happy with!

ENJOY!
~Nichole~

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tutorial: How to make Felt Flowers

Felt flowers are very popular right now and while I was making a big one for an over-sized hair clip for my daughter I decided to make a tutorial for you all. These are very simple and you can do so much with them. Make them small, big, cut them with a curved edge etc. 
I decided to go with circles this time and I made it pretty big. 

Here is the step by step instructions below:


The supplies that you will need: felt in your desired color, scissors, glue gun and something to determine your cut out size, an object or a cut out of a flower. 
I used the spool of a ribbon.. This made the end result pretty big.


Trace out 10 circles and cut them out.


Use a scrap and cut a smaller circle out for your base to glue them onto.


Take one of your 10 circles and fold them in half.


Fold them in half again.


Add hot glue to the folded tip and lay it down flat on the circle and press down.


Just like this.


Do the same for another circle and lay it next to the previous circle like in the picture above.


Add two more folded circles to make your bottom layer.
 Then you are going to repeat this layer with 4 more circles stacked on top of the bottom layer. 
Take the last two circles fold and glue like the others but stand them up side by side in the center. 


You should have something like this when done.



My daughter :)

Hope you find this useful!

~Nichole~

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Decor

Halloween in our house is getting better and better every year. This year I decided to do a new mantel set up and a few other fun things around the house. Here is a little preview:


Our mantel


Our weekend art project we did with the kids. Their feet print as ghosts and hand prints as spiders.
It was a lot of fun.


Love these black and purple flowers 


The kids' reachable decorations. The ones I do not care if they play with  


Loving the glitter this year


Our Frankenstein door.. Wish the door was actually green though.


More glitter!!

~Nichole~

Tutorial: How to make Korker Ribbon

I really love the look of Korker Ribbon and the fun it can add to a hair clip, a gift or other accessories. I have been asked many times how to make them so I decided to do a tutorial for you all. Here is the step by step tutorial:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees


The supplies that you will need:
Ribbon- I use most ribbon that are 3/8 inch wide but I have also use smaller and a little bigger
1/4 inch wood dowels
Wood clothes pins
Scissors
Baking sheet covered in foil or a foil pan like in the picture above



Start by securing the end of the ribbon to the end of the dowel with a clothes pin


Roll the ribbon down the dowel rod until you are at the end. Cut the ribbon.


Secure the end with another clothes pin


NOTE: I am using a bunch of scrap ribbon in the tutorial so I have 2 pieces per dowel.
Usually I use new ribbon and do one full dowel per ribbon color.


Once you have all your ribbon rolled place them into your pan. 
You can stack them, so fill it up as much as you want.
Put them in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 degrees.
Once they come out let them sit for awhile to cool.
After they are cool unravel them from the dowels.


And this is what you should have!


Use them to add to a bow, use them on a gift, in decorations etc.

ENJOY!
~Nichole~

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