Monday, August 29, 2011

Super Cute and Easy Bottle Cap Key Chains for Party Favors - Tutorial

I really don't like most of the cheap toys that are considered party favors for kids parties!

This year I have decided to make something unique for all of the kiddos. My son wanted a Super Mario Bros. themed party, so I made key chains. I figured that they can hang them on their backpacks since it's the beginning of the school year.

These are really easy!

You will need:
1 inch round graphics - Buy the ones I have here
1 inch circle punch
bottle caps (flattened or not)
metal punch or nail and hammer
jump rings
chain and ring or clip
1 inch epoxy adhesive dots

Buy some printable round graphics on Etsy (or use your own), print them, and punch them out with a 1 inch circle punch.

Punch a small hole in the bottle cap where you want the jump ring to attach the chain.

Next, glue the graphic into the bottle cap with a tiny amount of glue.

Stick the epoxy dot on top of the glued graphic.

Attach the jump ring and chain into the hole in the bottle cap.

That's it! They are really easy and super cute!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

You've heard of an Easter egg hunt, but not a birthday present hunt!

My son's 5th birthday was just last week and he came up with a great idea. I always hate wrapping presents and wasting the wrapping paper!

This is what he told me, "You've heard of an Easter egg hunt, but not a birthday present hunt!"

What a great idea...I love having a reason to be lazy...

My mom and I hid his presents all over the house and he ran around finding them. He had way more fun hunting for them than he would have unwrapping them! Give it a try!

His favorite present was from Grandma and she was so nice to buy his big brother one too!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My New Dance Skirts...enter to win one!!!

I am so excited to announce that I am going to be selling my handmade girls wrap dance skirts in a local dance studio!!! One of my friends is an amazing photographer and has just sent me the photos from our shoot..

I am so happy with them that I am going to be giving one of the skirts away!!!

I am going to use one of these photos on my tags to hang from each skirt and am not sure which one looks the best. So, I would love some input from you!

To enter my giveaway, please follow my blog and leave a comment telling me which photo you think I should use on my tags. For an extra entry, like my on facebook. The winner can choose from a few different fabrics and sizes!!!

The winner will be chosen on August make sure I have your email address.






Friday, August 5, 2011

Whoopdwhoop Craft Swap

I have been participating in the Whoopdwhoop Craft Swap. It is free and a really great idea!

How it works is that you list some items on their website and receive "whoops". You get to choose how many whoops your item will "sell" for, between 1-5. When you have enough whoops, you can request any item from any other member. If they accept, your whoops will be given to that member. They will send the item to you. If someone requests your item, you will receive their whoops. Then you will be responsible for the shipping charge.

Does that make sense?

Well, I have received a beautiful mermaid print from Whoopdwhoop. I bought a cheap frame from the Dollar Store. Here is the before and after.

I just painted the frame a nice green color and glued some colored shells around the frame. I got them at Joannes. I hung it up in the bathroom and love it!