...because sometimes all you need is a little inspiration...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

American Fillers

I seriously think this is SUCH a cute idea!  Fill a vase with patriotic beans! haha. 
Cheap, and easy!  Check out {Mushki Loves} for even more great ideas!

Along these same lines, you could also make them edible:
Check out these edible firecrackers from {Moore Minutes} made using dried cranberries and blueberries, and yogurt covered raisins.  Healthy to boot!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

4th of July Party Ideas

Love this sweet and simple Patriotic Party.
Cute idea to serve red, white and blue Jones sodas!
I love the diasies, too!!  And those star cupcake toppers are adorable!  Look at all the fun things you can make!! 
I love this cute and healthy flag snack! 
And seriously, is this not the cutest idea ever!!?  I love it!!!
{Lisa Storms} is so clever! 
And here's another cute idea I picked up somewhere.
Red, white and blue strawberries!
Just dip them in white chocolate followed by blue sprinkles.
So cute!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scrappy Keychains

I love new ideas to use those tiny bits of fabric you have no other use for! 
How about making some adorable key chains out of them!! 
Such a cute and easy idea seen on {Living With Punks}.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Frame Tray

Thought this was a cute idea...  Turn a picture frame into a decorative tray.
Cute, right?  For the tutorial visit {Thrifty and Chic}

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Scrappy Flower Skirt

I'm kind of in love with this skirt!!  Seriously, how cute!! 
Can you believe she made it!?!!? Using scraps of fabric, no less! 
She just cut scraps to form a flower, and if you want you can get the {flower pattern} she used. 
Then, easy as pie, she just stitched around the edges of the pieces.  I can't believe how easy this looks!! 
Neither can I believe how cute it looks!!  Definitely going to have to try this one.  For all the details, visit {Living With Punks}

This would make a really cute quilt or pillow, don't you think!!??  Endless possibilities.  Love it!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wizard of Oz Party

Who doesn't love the Wizard of Oz and it's sentiment that There's No Place Like Home?
I love what Dorothy says:
"...I think that...if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard." 
What great advice!  So, here are some fun Wizard of Oz party ideas I've been collecting.
Here's one of my favorite decoration ideas: apple tree centerpieces.  The bright red is perfect for the theme, and of course, so are the apples.  I also think baskets are a MUST for an Oz party. 
I love the use of blue gingham as a decoration as well.  For this party, just stick to the primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. So cute!  Love the big red bows, too! 
Another creative use of blue gingham, red, and yellow. 
I love the blue gingham tablecloth in this one!  With the red trays and accents!  LOVE those yellow roses!!  And the baskets are a really cute touch here, too. 
If you have a ceiling to decorate, it might be fun to create a Somewhere Over the Rainbow effect like this.  You could use draped fabric, hang balloons from the ceiling, 
Hang party poofs from the ceiling, 
Or even string streamers from one side to the other in a rainbow pattern.
For treat ideas, this one's easy - just yellow cupcakes with cute gingham ribbon tied around.  I love the signs in them as well. 
Love this cookie idea!  They're yellow bricks!!  So cute! 
Here's one you don't have to make!  Just ding dongs - the witch is dead. :) 
Cute cake pops. 
You could shape food into hearts - a good theme from the movie.  Or use yellow food, like the macaroni and cheese shown above. 
I love it when food matches the theme in both color and meaning!  Also, totally love the use of baskets for trays and displays here.  It's so cute!!!
In addition to the apple tree centerpieces shown above, another idea is hot air balloons. 
If you don't want actual balloons, you could make paper mache ones like the gal at {Witticisms} did.  Her's turned out really cute, I think!  
{One Charming Party} has some GREAT game ideas, as well as some fun take home gift ideas like these certificates for completing the various games they played. 
 
I love those heart necklaces!!!  And the courage badges are cute as well. 
Plus, all the guests got to take their prizes home in one of these adorable baskets!!
Another activity idea might be to make some Jam, like Auntie Em's Berry Jam.  Then, the guests could take those home. 
And of course it would be adorable to give everyone ruby slippers to wear during the party!  Or it might be a really fun to make them as an activity!!  You could even make ruby flip flops! ha! 
In addition to the links noted above, which you should definitely look at because they have EVEN MORE great ideas, I also found some of these ideas at {Design Dazzle} and {Kate Landers Events}

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Service

Here's a cute idea for things you can do for your Daddy this Father's Day.
{Cardigan Empire} shared a link for this {printable}.
{here} is a clothing memory tag. 
{here} is a tidy drawer tag. 
{here} is a shoe shine tag. 
And {here} is an ironing tag.
You can find all the downloads at {Cardigan Empire}
Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Antique Sports Equipment

I love the way these look!  Good old Potterybarn.  Seems like they might be easy to duplicate with some old sports equipment and a deep stain.  I'd like to try sometime.  This is the kind of thing I'd like to decorate my "playroom" someday.  I love the way it looks!  There might be a few Dad's out there who'd like something like this as a Father's Day gift, also. ;)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day Banners



You can find these as a free printable at {Shindig Parties}, but you could also make one that would last year after year using fabric.  Cute idea!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Words for Father's Day

I thought this was kind of a cute idea for a homemade Father's Day gift.  I think it's something a man could display proudly, too.  Not too kiddish, not too sentimental, not too embarassing, but still kind of meaningful.  Especially if it was made by their child.

Monday, June 13, 2011

I Love You Books

Here's another great ide from {The Creative Homemaker} using these tiny books you can find just about anywhere...new or used. 
She covered the outside using modpodge and fabric. 
Then, cut paper to fit the book pages. 
And modpodged or double stick taped them in. 
Then she added numbers to every page, and gave each number a reason she loved the recipient.
I think it's a really cute gift for children from their parents. 
Love the way she labeled them, too!  So cute!
And since Father's Day is rolling around, this might be a fun craft project for the kiddos to make for their Daddy, as well!
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