Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tulip Cake Bouquet

Every year for Mother's Day my kids want to make something homemade for their grandmas. So I typically end up hauling out all of my crafting supplies and letting them go for it. However this year I came across something at the grocery store that I thought would be a really pretty (and edible) semi-homemade gift...

it's a tulip bouquet!

The flower part of the bouquet are actually creme-filled cakes made by Little Debbie. They come in pink too.

I dyed some sweet coconut flakes green for the grass. And then I inserted a bamboo skewer into a piece of green licorice for the stem.

This was super easy to assemble. My kids can't stop asking if it's time to make their real bouquets yet . I hope I get one from them too!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

DIY Graduation Favors

My youngest son will be graduating from Kindergarten in a few weeks, so I thought it would be fun to create little favors to hand out to all of the graduates. The inspiration for the favor came from this amazing craft created by Zakka Life - see it here.

I made graduation pops!

This is a super easy craft to make. First gather up some black plastic bottle tops - these are from bottles of root beer.

Then make the tassels by following these instructions.

Finally cut 2"x 2" squares and small circles out of black foam paper or cardstock. Hot glue the bottle top to the square and then hot glue the tassel onto the top of the square. Finish it off by gluing the small circle on top.

Almost too cute to eat!

Monday, April 2, 2012

DIY Easter Egg Magnets

Every year after Easter there are a billion empty plastic eggs laying around the house that my kids refuse to let me recycle. This year the crafter in me decided to put some of them to good use by making refrigerator magnets...

All you need to make these are plastic eggs, sticker letters, magnet tape and hot glue. Just put the letters on the front of the eggs and the magnet tape on the back (I also used hot glue to reinforce the magnets). That's it.

When my kids saw the eggs on the fridge they insisted on making their own - either crafting is in their blood or it's contagious!

Hope you all have a Happy Easter!!


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