Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DIY 4th of July Place Cards

Okay I'm going to let you all in on a little secret about me and blogging: whenever I can't think of anything interesting to blog about I make place cards. There I said it.

But, with that being said, I did come up with a last minute do-it-yourself place card for the 4th of July holiday that's kind of cute and super easy to make. Patriotic rockets...

Here's what you'll need:
Patriotic-themed scrapbook paper
Adhesive (I used hot glue, but tape will do)

Step 1: Cut out a circle in the scrapbook paper (I used a roll of duct tape as a template).

Step 2: Cut a slit halfway up the circle.

Step 3: Twist the paper into a cone shape and glue the ends together.

Step 4: Cut out a rectangle in the scrapbook paper (I used a different pattern for contrast).

Step 5: Roll the paper into a cylinder shape and glue the edge.

Steps 6,7,8:
Glue the cone on top of the cylinder, then cut and glue a small piece of the shoelace inside the bottom of the cylinder. Finally, add the name on front. Sorry no pics for the multiple steps, I got lazy.

Hope all you US readers have a great 4th of July holiday!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Family Ties

I think my craftiness is starting to rub off on my kids because they insisted on making something for their Dad this Father's Day. Normally I'd be cool with this suggestion, but we're on vacation and away from all of my goodies - no hot glue, no cutting board, no nothing. So I decided the best thing to do was to make something edible. I'm no baker, but I make a mean tray of rice krispie treats. So after a brief meeting with my guys we decided on this design...any guesses?

Shocker - it's a necktie! We just used the basic rice krispie treat recipe, added food color and topped it with icing.

As nice as the tie came out, I really wanted to make something else to complete the presentation. So I gave into temptation, found a craft store and bought a couple of supplies to make matching "ties" for my little guys...

Hope you all have a fantastic Father's Day!

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