Disney Frozen Movie Night

My family and I have been slowly moving through some of our favorite Disney movies and having movie nights for a countdown until our first family trip to Walt Disney World! You can find all of our previous movie nights here. We had to get a Disney Frozen Movie night in before Winter was over and we did just that.  Many kids and adults love Frozen including my niece and so this movie night was a lot of fun and included the most singing out of almost everyone in the group. A Frozen movie night is fun and easy to put together. There are so many fun ideas you can find on Pinterest and even just roaming different stores you can still find a bunch of Frozen items you could use for a party or movie night. I have the details to our movie night below for you, hope you enjoy!

 

 

Disney Frozen Movie Night:

 

I am going to start with the details to the food we had for our movie night:

There wasn’t a lot of food but just enough for a movie night and they all fit the theme really well. As a fun aspect and main food item we decided to “finish each others SANDWICHES!” and for a quick last minute sandwich option we decided to have grilled cheese sandwiches. You can have really any sandwich you and your family wish and you can’t really go wrong with a sandwich as even for picky eaters you can easily adjust. Little ones love grilled cheese or PB&J sandwiches and are really easy to put together.

We like to try to include some health(ish) food items as well as some goodies for our kids and our selves. We were able to have somewhat healthy grilled cheeses by using 7-grain whole wheat bread and we had them with Colby cheese and they were really delicious.

We also had Carrots and Dip, with some chips and their purpose was for “Sven Snacks” and these serve as a healthy snack option to have. Surprisingly our little ones really love carrots and so they work perfect and we don’t have to force them to eat them.

Next we had, a Frozen popcorn mix. For every movie night we HAVE to include a popcorn mix that matches the movies theme, it’s just right. They are really fun to throw together and are fun and delicious to eat. This Frozen mix included: popcorn, frozen graham crackers (I found a box of these at safeway but I know they are at other stores as well), pretzel sticks, and mini marshmallows. The idea of this mix was  to have a somewhat “do you wanna build a snowman” feel to it.

There was also Frozen Jell-O, You can find Frozen boxes at most grocery stores and Walmart. The idea was to have these as cubes of ice much like the ones Kristoff cuts and sells. We didn’t make it to cutting the jell-o up but still served its purpose and the kids love jell-o. Just another fun snack to have that fits the theme. You could also use their clear Frozen jell-o.

For a dessert option, we had these Olaf brownie cake bites. I found a box of these that came with all the supplies needed from Burlington.  You can also find it here. I let my niece help me make these so they didn’t come out perfect but still turned out great and she was really excited that she would help and watch Olaf come to life.  They were really delicious

And Finally for drink, we had a yummy and simply frozen punch that consisted of blue Hawaiian punch and ginger ale with scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. Yummy!

That’s all the food items we had and they worked great but here are some other great ideas: These, this, this, and these.

Now, for the details to the decorations we had. These are usually somewhat simple and mainly include just decorating the table that the food is on. I first placed a light blue table cover on the table and a white table cover on the wall connected and behind the table. Then I began placing all the items on the table. I usually start by adding all the bowls or containers for the food so that I know where to place everything else even if the food is not in it yet or ready. And these containers always somehow match the theme (I usually use white or clear ones.) Then for around the table, I usually print-out various characters from the movie and place them around the table. Well for this movie my niece had so many Frozen toys or figurines I used both print out and her toys to decorate the table.

I also scattered some snowflake confetti all around the table as well as a few larger marbled chocolate snowflakes. I like finding paper cups and plates that match each theme, since these make for easy clean-up and really help add to the theme. And finally for decor, I cut out a bunch of paper snowflakes, just like the ones you made as a kid for Christmas to go on your windows and made them in various sizes and taped a bunch of them to the white table cover on the wall. This created a really awesome background for the table and really helped bring the theme together. Especially since it was in-front of a window and the snowflakes glowed a little.

This decor, was super easy to throw together and yet still gave off a great frozen movie theme.

Finally for our Disney frozen movie night, I try to usually include a couple activities for the kids that go with the movie. I always print-out a few coloring or activity pages for my nieces. You can do this by going to google images and searching the movie and coloring or activity pages so i.e. Frozen coloring pages and printing out the ones wanted. for this movie night, I also made some fake snow for all the kids to play with. You can find a similar recipe to what I made here.

I also quickly took some white foam cups and drew snowman faces on them and created a snowman bowling game for the kids and they really loved playing this after the movie. You can find the idea here.

That’s it for our Disney Frozen movie night! You can find a bunch more ideas like this, this, these and these, but I hope you have enjoyed our ideas and are inspired to have a frozen movie night of your own! Have a great rest of your Winter, and stay tuned for our next Disney movie night which will be one of my favorites Beauty and the Beast!!! Also, if you haven’t seen them already, you can check out all of our other movie nights here.

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

P.S. check out our post on Disney Luggage Tags for more Disney inspiration and our Pinterest board: Disney creations for even more Disney DIYs.

Christmas Table Setting

Christmas is in only 5 days! This year has gone by so fast and I wanted to share with you before the day is here, my Christmas Table Setting 2016. Around Christmas time is a really wonderful time. I love so much about it especially decorating and just feeling the full holiday spirit. I believe the Christmas Table is very important much like the Thanksgiving Table. It is where we all gather around with our loved ones and enjoy a special day. So, the table should be just as special. I have put together this table for my family to enjoy and sit around. I have the details for you below to create a similar table setting of your own. I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones! Merry Everything!

 

 

Christmas Table Setting:

 

My Christmas Table was actually pretty simple and easy to put together and still have a colorful an elegant look to it. I first decided on a color scheme, and decided to go around the colors of red, lime green, blues, gold, and pinks. I felt these would be bold and still have a color scheme close to the traditional Christmas colors.

I at first started with a table setting that had a few different things on it to make up a fun centerpiece with my  color scheme. It’s fun to put together the centerpiece. It is what really makes the table. This version consisted of different trees, ornament balls and other random items.

Then, I decided to simplify it and do an all trees centerpiece. These were all fun different colors and sizes and materials! My first centerpiece had some trees and other items, but decided to do just trees and add a bunch of fun ones that still fit my color scheme! And I really love it. Both ways are great though.

These trees I either made or found all around at different stores. The start of this Christmas tree centerpiece started when I found these two trees below from Target. I was in the Bullseye section where they have a ton of fun items you could use to decorate your table. These trees come in a package of two. One large and one small and the smaller one is all glittery. You can choose from Pink, blue, green, and red. I bought the blue pack and ended up keeping my glitter one as is and actually painting the larger one in all white since I didn’t really care for the design on the larger one but loved the shape.

And then the love of everyones and using bottlebrush trees, I knew I had to find some to add to my table! At first they weren’t as easy to find as I thought they’d be and then I found a small pack of tiny ones from Target, but didn’t like the color of them and tried to paint them and they came out just bleh and then I ran into a lovely box of ones that fit my color scheme perfectly at Michaels. And the best part is the set was 70% off and I ended up getting it for only $7.00, a great price and buy. They had a few other color options as well, so hopefully you would find whatever fits your color scheme right.

My tree centerpiece also included my Christmas Tree Mini Pinatas that I made. I originally was going to have these as placecards for the rest of the table setting and then I decided that since I was already making a full tree centerpiece, I might as well add them to it. They fit the theme and added a fun, different tree look to the centerpiece.

Follow the link above to make some pinatas of your own, even if you don’t want to use them as a centerpiece decor, they are lots of fun and we have 4 other ways to use them.

Finally, I made some trees with fun Christmas accessories I had around the house. Really be creative and first see what you already have and then go buy other items that would work great. I ended up using first some glitter tape to make a tree. First made a cone shape out of construction paper and then wrapped it with the glitter tape. You can find a similar cone making tutorial here, and I found a bunch of fun gltiter tape from Target and Hobby Lobby.

I then also made some trees from these fun garlands found also from either Target or Michaels.

And used either cones from above or some foam cones to wrap these around and glue on with some  hot glue. I really loved the look of these and you can find a lot of other fun garlands or other Christmas like items to make trees of your own. Really have fun with it.

All of these different and colorful trees put together make for a beautiful Christmas tree centerpiece. Make sure you stay close to a color scheme so that you don’t just have a bunch of random colors and just play around with how you arrange them on your table to get them all to flow beautifully and really work well together.

I added these trees all on a red table runner that I found at Michaels the year before on clearance. Keeping my theme colors going, having just the red as the runner really helped all the other colors pop and the whole centerpiece really come together. As it would have a little different look if I used another color like white or so. You can also find great table runners at Pier 1, World Market, Target, Home Goods and even Walmart.

Also, I at first had a white tablecloth on my table and then all of this centerpiece, then I decided no tablecloth and to use the beauty of the natural brown wood of my table. Both ways work great but each one again gives you a little different look. So play around with it and decide which way works best for you.

Then to go with this beautiful centerpiece, I decided to do more subtle place settings and used only the colors gold from my scheme and white. This allows for the centerpiece to stand out even more, but you could also keep all the bold colors going and bring those into the place setting. The choice is yours and each way would work great. I found these Cheers plates from Target and really loved the look of them. Added a white plate below them so that the table wouldn’t have a paper plate look. Also found some gold silverware again from Target (I did not realize until now how much I got from Target, Target it my weakness) that I just LOVE as it fits my theme and they allow me to use plastic utensils instead of my silver silverware at home that doesn’t match, but these were a little pricier since they have a classier look than regular plastic utensils and are more durable. And gold glasses again from the Bullseye section at Target! I was able to use gold a lot, that I love and create a fun and old Christmas Table Setting.

I hope you have enjoyed these ideas and details to our Christmas Table Setting and are inspired to create one of your own. Especially a Christmas tree centerpiece of your own! We would love to see any creations you come up with like ours. Have fun and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday with the ones you love.

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

P.S. check out our post on Cotton Candy Ornaments for another Christmas DIY idea and our Pinterest Board: Holly Jolly Christmas for even more Christmas inspiration.

Cotton Candy Ornaments

I just love the Holidays, especially decorating for Christmas and really getting into the Holiday Spirit! Now that I have a family of my own and a tree of my own I get to decorate it however I want and with whatever I want. I have a lot of hand me down ornaments from family members and ones I have had since I was a little girl. Since I had my own family I began making some of my own ornaments and I love it so much I am now doing it every year. At least adding one new ornament to the tree. Bought and made. Doing this with your kids can be lots of fun and then they can take some of the ones they made when they are older and start their own tree with their family! This year I made these adorable Cotton Candy Ornaments! Inspired by my love for the treat and the cuteness of them. Pretty simple to make and they add a fun and sweet look to your Christmas tree! You can follow the steps below, hope you enjoy!

 

 

Cotton Candy Ornaments:

 

 

Supplies Used:

  • Cotton Balls
  • Q-Tips
  • Assorted paint colors and a paintbrush (multi-surface paints recommended) I used light pink, magenta, and light blue
  • Air Dry Clay (White)
  • Ribbon or String

Directions:

To start, gather your cotton balls (I used about 2-3 for each ornament) and carefully pull each one apart slightly.

Then, gather all your other supplies together to begin to making of the cone part of the Cotton Candy Ornaments. Cotton balls, Q-tips, Clay. If you don’t have Q-tips you could also use another item similar to it. The Q-tip is really used just for the length and shape. Air-dry clay is recommended but you could use oven bake clay just be sure to take out the Q-tip then before hardening it. You don’t want to use the never hardens clay.

After are your supplies are ready, take a nice small portion of your clay and knead it a little bit to get it all loosen up and then flat out, I quickly used a rolling pin to do this. Make it so that it is a good size, not too big.

Place a Q-tip on one edge at the top and then begin rolling the clay around it, like so…

Roll until all the clay is rolled up in a nice blanket like form around the Q-tip.

And then you begin to make the clay smaller and more form fitting to the Q-tip. Start by taking the clay into your hands and rolling them together, hands angled slightly so that they are closer together at the bottom and wider at the top to create a cone like shape. As your are rubbing and rolling, begin taking off some clay and making it smaller and smaller. Especially at the tip there will be excess clay to pull off and then make sure you keep the point a point.

When you feel you have a nice thin cone like shape, you can then begin adding the cotton balls on top. I used a hot glue gun to do this. Put some glue around the top pf your cone, and then throughout the top of the first cotton ball, fluff up a bit and then put some glue around and add another cotton ball, moving it all around and forming a nice Cotton Candy shape!

Be careful not to burn yourself with the hot glue, and continue to add more glue and move around your cotton balls to create the perfect cotton candy look. Then let harden and dry and you can begin painting it. You can use whatever colors you wish. I felt that the light pink was  perfect cotton candy color as well as the light blue (turquoise) color. So I made one of each and then made a third one of a mixture of all three (Light pink, light blue, Magenta) colors. So with whatever colors you choose take your paintbrush and begin pushing the color into the cotton balls and painting all around. Make sure you don’t have too much paint in one area as it will take a lot longer to dry.

This part is a lot of fun and you see your Cotton Candy Ornaments start to slowly come together.

The multi-color one was a lot of fun to make and paint. Just randomly begin placing each color all around to create this look.

Let them fully dry, I took random items I had around my house to stand these up so that they could fully dry without laying them down and messing a side up.

When dry, to make them into ornaments. I took some fun looking silver ribbon I had from my gift wrapping box and some more hot glue and down the back side on some of the cotton ball and some of the Q-tip part quickly add some glue and then place the two ends of your cut ribbon on top and let harden.

It’s a little ugly, but I figured this part won’t be showed when up on your tree! But, if you really don’t like how this looks you could also add a little more cotton to the glue area and paint the same color over it to cover it all up and you would just see the top of the loop of your ribbon.

Then you have some adorable Cotton Candy Ornaments to hang on your tree. I love the colors and how girly these came out to be. My little one even attempted to put it in his mouth as he thought it was real, lol.

These were really fun to make, I hope you enjoy them and are inspired to make some of your own! There are a lot off other fun colors you could use and play around with. Enjoy the rest of your holiday season!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

 

P.S. you can check out our Sweets Collection Ornaments for more DIY ideas and our Pinterest Board: Holly Jolly Christmas for even more inspiration.

Toy Story Disney Movie Night

“To infinity and beyond!” Around the holidays it’s just right to have a Toy Story Disney Movie Night. Well really it’s just right to anytime but extra right during the holidays! Freeform originally ABC Family is playing all three of the Toy Story movie this weekend (Saturday & Sunday) and so what a perfect time to have this movie night. I gathered my family and we had a great time watching these movies and enjoying all the Toy Story festivities. We have had a lot of Disney nights now and this was one of my favorites. We have the details to our movie night below, hope you enjoy! These movie tickets are a great fun idea to help get everyone excited about the movie night.

 

 

Toy Story Disney Movie Night:

 

 

Let’s start with the details to the food we had.

Like every movie night we have a popcorn mix that revolves around the movies theme, because what is a movie night without some popcorn! This toy story popcorn mix included: popcorn, gummy worms a.k.a. “There’s a snake in my boot!”.

We also had pizza bagels to represent “Pizza Planet“. These provided a quick and easy snack option that fit the theme perfectly and of course the kids loved them. You could also simply just order some pizza or even make your own! I loved this idea.

Next we had rocket melons, to represent buzz lightyear! These were made with kabob sticks and marshmallows and strawberries. Simply cut the strawberries into pieces and cut the end of arrow like pieces and pile all food on like the picture.

Potato chips to represent Mr. Potato head.

And for drinks we had Orange Juice to represent Sunny Side.

And finally, as a dessert option we had Oreo alien cookies. These were delicious and a big hit with everyone! Easy to make as well, simply buy some oreos and some light green melting chocolate (which you can get from Michaels), warm up chocolate according to package directions, halfway dip the oreos into chocolate and then quickly and carefully add the candy monster eye sprinkles like the picture and let harden.

All the food was delicious and I felt fit perfectly with the toy story movie. These sherriff badge cookies are also a great dessert idea, as well as these space treat ideas, these alien jell-o cups or cupcakes and this snack.

Now let’s move onto the decorated table that the food is on.

I first laid down a white tablecloth on my table and then connected to that I attach a light blue tablecloth to the wall. Then, using this cloud template, I printed these out in desired sized and then used it as a tracer to cut and trace onto regular printer paper. Fit as many as you can on one page and then pile a couple pieces of paper behind it (I had about 7 pages total) and cut the clouds out with the paper still all together, this way you get all the clouds you need in one shot.  Then take some tape or glue and attach the clouds to the blue tablecloth like in the movie in Andy’s room. I used this picture for a reference.

This I felt really added a great touch to my decorated table and really set the movie tone. So highly recommend and is easy to put together.

I then began  placing some trays or containers that I knew we would be using for the food on the table in their right places so that I knew where to put all the other table decorations.

I found a smallish box that I had lying around and used that as a decor much like this picture and wrote TOYS on the side and filled the inside with a few of my sons Toy story toy figures.

Having all of this really brings you into the movie and these decorations are so easy to do. If you don’t already have the toys you can follow similar steps in the link above.

And then, I then printed out some more items to help me decorated table. This Toy Story logo, Potato head wanted sign and this pizza planet sign. I put these all around my table to help bring it all together.

I really loved this movie night table and it was a lot of fun to put together! This, this and these are other great ideas for your table as well as these buzz lightyear cups.

We sometimes also have activities or crafts to go with each movie especially for the kids. For this movie we had coloring/activity pages (you can find some by googling toy story coloring/activity pages on google images), and I planned to take the family a huge arcade but unfortunately it snowed and it wasn’t really easy to get the whole gang together and go. But I thought that was a great idea that fit this movie.

This game, this and this craft would also be fun for the kiddos.

I hope you are inspired to have a Toy Story Disney Movie Night of your own with your family! Lots of fun and great memories. These movies are special and great for the kids. Everyone loves them and they really help get in the moods for the holidays and maybe even teach your kiddos to respect and care for their toys more. Or even take them to donate their toys they don’t use anymore for less fortunate children! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and it is filled with lots of love and happiness. Stay tuned for our next Disney movie night which will be Frozen!!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

P.S. check out our previous Disney Movie Nights if you have missed them and our Pinterest Board: Disney Creations for more Disney fun.

Christmas Tree Mini Pinatas

Christmas is on it’s way and will be here in no time! This time of the year is always a special time for me. I just love the whole vibe that December brings, besides the cold lol. As a part of my countdown to Christmas I decided to try out making my own mini Piñatas that my family could open up after dinner. I came up with these Christmas tree mini pinatas. They are so cute and can be used in a couple fun ways I will show you below. They are a bit time consuming, especially depending on how many you want to make, but totally worth it! You can make these really any size and colors you wish, you can follow my steps below to make some of your own to enjoy this holiday season. Hope you enjoy. Happy Holidays!

 

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Christmas Tree Mini Piñatas:

 

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Supplies Needed:

  • Cardboard (Can be thick or thin)
  • Scissors, tape, glue (I used Elmers and hot glue gun), pen
  • This template
  • Assorted colorful paper ( I used metallic two-sided wrapping paper from the Dollar Store, and metallic gold tissue paper), wrapping paper, tissue paper, crepe streamers, etc. are all good materials to use.

Directions:

To start, you need to print out this template or print out a template you desire to use. You can adjust the sizes of the trees if you wish, I ended up using the second biggest tree for all of my mini Piñatas which turned out to be about 11.5 inches big including the tree stem. You only need to print one out, cut it out and use as a tracer for all your pinatas. Trace as many as you need onto your cardboard and remember for one Piñata you’ll need two of these templates. One for the front and one for the back. So, if you wanted to make 5 pinatas, you need 10 of these tree templates traced onto your cardboard.

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When that is all done you can then begin tracing out all the side pieces for your Piñatas. I made this guide for your reference so that you don’t have to do all the measuring and figuring out. So, you can either print it out and use as tracers, copy the dimensions or do it yourself! And once again keep in mind for one Piñata how many sides of each piece you’ll need. I included the number of each side on the guide for you. Your pile should start to look like this…

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Then when you have everything all traced and then cut out, make sure you have all your pieces and then you can begin putting the Piñatas together.

Lay one of your tree shapes down, and using your got glue gun or similar item to then take the long side pieces and attach those to the side, one at a time. Like so…

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Then when those are on tight, I like to then add on top the second tree shape and then slowly add in all the other small side pieces, and leaving on section open. You want to make sure that you do this so that you can add in the goodies. I left open one of the front sides of my tree. This allowed for enough room to fit in some goodies and a quick covering when done.

**As an optional step, you can close up your Piñatas and have your guest just bust them open anyway they can, OR when putting together the pinata shape, using tape or glue, attach a long piece of string (really any type can be used) to the full length of one long side and make sure that it goes from the top to the bottom of your Piñata and out the side of where you left your opening. When closing this opening up, keep that string hanging out slightly, you can cut off any excessive string you may have. This string allows for you and your guests to pull on it and easily open up these mini Piñatas.

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You can leave any section open that you wish, just this part worked best for me. I also liked to keep going and put together all my Piñatas and then went back and filled them up and then closed them up. You can fill and close and then move on to the next one as well, the choice is yours.

You could also wait until after the last step to fill in your goodies as well. I found some perfect items to help fill your Piñatas up from Target. The Bullseye section has many, many perfect items. I thought these ones fit nicely. As well as some candy.

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After your Piñatas are put together, then you move onto decorating them. I used different items to do this. The first was this metallic two sided wrapping paper from the Dollar Store. One side was hot pink and the other was silver. This was fun to use for the colors, but the material can be a little tricky to work with as it rips very easily. But I had fun playing around with the colors. I also used a more matte metallic gold tissue paper to decorate which was a lot easier to use and worked well for this project. Really you can use whatever material you wish, many people like to use crepe streamers to make their Piñatas. These papers are some fun options to try out.

Now, to decorate. Use your pinatas or the tracers from above as a tracer to trace each of the sides onto your desired paper and then attach to your Piñatas. I recommend, to make this step go by faster, to trace one part out for each side and then fold your paper up so that when going to cut them out you get a couple of pieces in one step rather than doing each one at a time. This really helps make it all go by faster especially if you are making a lot.

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And once again remember you need two sides for most parts, however, for covering up the sides of the pinatas I also suggest measuring out the width of the pinatas and making a long strip of desired paper that you can then take and wrap and glue all around your Piñatas, making indents where needed instead of separately cutting out each side.

Then for a final step, make some more triangle shapes for the front of your Piñatas, this time without the stem of the tree part.

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Then take that triangle shape and cut up into even sections. And then fringe each of those pieces with your scissors. Then place each one, starting with the biggest piece onto your pinata, only gluing the top section that you didn’t fringe and placing it down. As you add more sections, you want to slightly overlap the one below, covering up the glued area. Like so…

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And then you are done! You have the option to fringe the back and sides if you wish and you could skip the step from above to cover the Piñatas before adding fringe to them. The choices are all up to you on how you want to put these together, the end results will all come out the same and don’t forget to patch up your opening piece of your pinatas when all done!

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I made some in all gold, some in all silver, some in all pink and them mixed some up to have pink and silver or silver and gold! Mix them up and have fun with it!

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I hope you have enjoyed these Christmas Tree Mini Pinatas and are inspired to make some of your own for the Holidays!

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The whole family is sure to love these and you can really add in any goodies you wish that fit inside. I decided to use my pinatas as name cards this year for my dinner table.

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I simply just set them on each plate and quickly made paper name tags and wrote everyone’s name on them and you can either attach to the Piñata or leave it sitting on top.

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After your Christmas dinner, everyone can open up their Piñatas and enjoy the goodies!

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You could also use these as ornaments. Just simply take an ornament hook or even string and attach to the top back side of the Christmas Tree Mini Pinatas, and then you have these adorable Pinata ornaments that everyone can then at the end of the day take off the tree and enjoy.

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An even cooler option would be to use these mini Piñatas as gift tags for your Christmas gifts!

A lot like the two options above, but for this simply attach a type of string or ribbon to the back of your Piñatas with hot glue gun, making a loop and then attach their name to it by using a similar name tag as in the table namecard from above and then when wrapping their gift, put the gift ribbon through your Piñata loop like you would a normal gift tag and you are set to go!

Another fun idea would be to use the smallest tree template to have extra mini Piñatas and turn them all into an advent calendar for you and your family! You could keep a flap loose so that you would have to ruin them and keep them for other years! Plan on trying this out next year.

OR simply just hand out to your guests to enjoy! I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday season and it is filled with lots of love, family, friends, and all you wish for. Merry Christmas! Look for our other fun Holiday DIYs on the blog all month long. And you saw glimpses of our Christmas table this year from the pictures above so, stay tuned for the full details on that.

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. check vout our post on Peppermint Candies Advent Calendar (and it’s other uses) and our pinterest board: Holly Jolly Chritmas for even more ideas.

Peppermint Candies Advent Calendar

I am getting so excited for the Holiday season! Thanksgiving just passed, but I can’t help of thinking about all things holly jolly Christmas!!! Anyone else? Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I just have always loved the whole feeling it brings around this time, and since I now have a little family of my own, I am even more excited to start many fun traditions with them. So, starting this year I am starting our tradition of advent calendars. There are so many cute options to either buy or make out there and I wanted to give it a try at making my own instead of buying and came up with these adorable Peppermint Candies Advent Calendar. I love the colors and the sweet but Christmasy look they bring! Not hard to make, just may take a little time but I have provided ways to help speed up the process, and having some little helpers or even a big helper would be very helpful! You can follow the steps below to make one of your own, I hope you enjoy! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

 

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Peppermint Candies Advent Calendar:

 

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Supplies Needed:

  • Paper towel tubes (or similar items, like toilet paper rolls) About 3.
  • White paper (can be regular printer paper or card stock.)
  • Assorted colors of card stock paper (I found lovely colors of bright pink, magenta, red, lime green, and turquoise from Hobby Lobby.)
  • Scissors, pencil, glue (glue stick, Elmers glue and hot glue gun can be used.)
  • String of choice (ribbon, string, etc.) I got my silver ropse like string from Hobby Lobby.
  • Optional: peppermint candy template.
  • Optional: Iridescent Shreds (I got mine from the Dollar Store)
  • Assorted small goodies, confetti, or to-do paper slips.

 

Directions:

Gather all your supplies together and then start by making all the pieces for these little peppermint candies. To do this, first take your paper towel tubes and cut small sections out of it so that it measure about  2 inches. You could also use toilet paper tubes. I ended up using two paper towel tubes and 2 toilet paper tubes to do this project.

Then, you need to trace onto white cardstock the circle of the now cut pieces from the paper towel tube. Make sure to make enough circles for the front and bottom of each tube and to trace and cut all these out faster, I simply folded up my paper into the width I needed for each circle and then folded it down through the paper in that width as much as I could. Traced and then cut the circles out while still folded. This allows for quick circles instead of tracing the whole paper and cutting each one out individually.  Also measure the width of the cut pieces and make long strips in the white cardstock, you will be wrapping around the width with these, using the quick method above. And finally, using this picture or this one as a template. Either copy the shape of the peppermint swirls or print one out in the desired size and then cut out and use as a template to make your own swirls in desired colors. I highly suggest using the quick method I mentioned above as cutting out 6 little swirls for each candy is a lot of little pieces! And those little or big helper hands you got are perfect for all this cutting.

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Cut everything out and make sure that you have enough for all 24/25 advent calendar pieces. I made 6 of the swirl pieces for each candy piece just like in the first template picture and made it so that I had about 5 candies in each color. Gather all your supplies together once again when all done. Example of how all your supplies should look below.

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Now, that everything is ready you can begin assembling the Peppermint candies. Start by taking your cut tube pieces and using glue to wrap the strips around them. Cut off any excess paper. I used a glue stick for this step. Allow all to dry before next step.

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Then, while those are drying take the circle pieces you made out of white cardstock and use glue (I used Elmers glue for this step) to glue on a color of swirls for each candy piece just like in the template you used. Again I had 6 swirls on each of my candies, try to place them all around the circle like the template. And again let completely dry.  Once dry, take those peppermint tops and attach them to the cut tubes. Only apply the top piece to each peppermint candy at this point. I attached them with tape, by placing a nice size of tape through the whole candy piece and attached extra tape to the tube. About 3 pieces of clear tape for each one, making diagonal placements for each.

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Once those are all done, remember only one side at this point,

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Optional to either leave your candies like this or add the extra cute candy wrapper ends. If you don’t want to add them, then simply pass that step and go to the attachment of the string. If you do, start by taking some more white cardstock or whatever white paper you have been using and use this picture as a template or something to just look at and trace to make the wrapper ends shapes. Use the quick method from above to speed up this process, remember you need to have two wrapper end pieces for each candy. First trace out one and make sure it is a good size, and then use as a template to make the rest.

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Then when these are all cut out, fold the long bottom ends and then optionally, use the iridescent shreds to make three strips in each wrapper end with a glue stick. This makes your wrapper ends really come to life and resemble that wrapper look. You could also use the clear strips instead of the iridescent to do this. Yours should look something like the picture below. This is a tedious step that can take awhile but with help can go by faster and it really adds a great touch to these peppermint candies. They look cute as well without this step so the choice is yours.

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When those are all done, using /either a sharp knife or a single hole punch, make a small hole at the an end of each candy piece. The wholes should be opposite from each other and preferably by a white section of the candy. If you are using a sharp knife, I suggest using a pin to stick a tiny hole in desired spot and then poke a hole through.

Next, using hot glue gun, take your wrapper ends and attach a piece close by each hole on your candy. Let all of them completely harden before doing final steps.

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Now, with those holes you made in your tubes, take your desired string and begin pushing it through the holes, making a fun pattern with the colors and spacing them out a little from each other. If you are having trouble getting your string into the whole, simply make the hole a little bigger.

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Now you are almost done!!! Turn all the cuties around and insert desired goodies into each. Many have mini goodies like candy or toys, confetti or like object, and/or strips of paper with the Christmas activity that day entices.  Mine include a little bit of each of those. I made some fun iridescent confetti with the strips I used from above for the wrappers. I inserted some fun Christmas inspired Emojis from our Holiday Emojis 5 Ways post, and finally added a paper of a different activity or treat for each day, you can go here advent-calendar-activity-ideas for a list of ideas for activities. (The picture below shows without the string so that you could see better what I had inside.)

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And now finally, the last step is to cover the back or bottom of each candy piece (the side that is not covered.) You can either use the  same circles from before that you made on top and attach the same way on bottom, OR use a thinner paper like tissue paper, to make matching circles and then attach. This is recommended as the tissue paper will be easier to bust through and open each day of your advent calendar, rather than ruining the whole candy piece to open them. Again, the option is yours, and whether you want to add the candy piece swirls to the back or not!

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Oh and also another optional last step is to write a number on each of the candy pieces, so that you know which candy to open each day. I just took a silver paint pen and wrote a number on the front side of each candy piece. You could also do it on-top and with a sharpie or desired writing tool, or even add some glitter to them and use this glitter tape I found rom Target….

To trace and cut out each number and put on top.

You can decorate or hang these cuties up anywhere you’d like. Like above your fireplace.

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On your Christmas tree, this picture is a mini Christmas tree.

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Or even on your window or sliding door.

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The choices for limitless. I really hope you have fun with this project and are inspired to make Peppermint Candies Advent Calendar of your own!

We have also thought of other “ways” to use these cute peppermint candies besides for your advent calendar. The first is to make them into Christmas Ornaments!

Simply take an ornament hook or some string and attach to the back of your peppermint ornaments using some super glur or hot glue gun, and then you have some adorable peppermint candy ornaments.

You could also use these candies as name cards for your Christmas Dinner table.

And simply as Christmas decor.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday season and a great Christmas. What is your favorite thing to do during Christmas time? I love dancing to Christmas music all month long and all the fun winter activities! Stay tuned for more fun Christmas DIYs all month long on our countdown to Christmas!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. check out our post on DIY Santa Claus Bottle and our Pinterest Board: Holly Jolly Christmas for even more Christmas time DIYs.

DIY Holiday Emojis 5 Ways

Continuing on with my other DIY Emoji Straw sets, and with the Holiday season approaching us, I am sharing with you DIY Holiday Emojis 5 Ways. Meaning these sets and ways are all Holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.) themed, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do these emojis, ultimately you can use whatever emojis you wish.  This craft is a lot of fun, especially picking out the emojis that match the desired theme or guest! There are numerous ways to have fun with these emojis, I hope you enjoy the 5 ways we have come up for you!

 

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DIY Holiday Emojis 5 Ways:

 

Lets start with the Holiday Emojis Way Number 1: (Holiday Emoji Straws)

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This is the same method as the other emoji straws I have made, you can find the how-to for them here at the part 1 and here at the part 2. These are a cute touch to any event or party, and help really liven up the party. Guest will love these fun characters, you can pick and use any emojis based on your theme.

The main items needed are: Straws, tape, cardboard, and either various acrylic paints or print outs of desired emojis in about 1 in. size.

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Directions: For any emoji straws, basically you have the choice to either pick emojis out by using google images and searching emojis, copying onto a document, make to be about 1 in. and print out and glue onto a piece of cardboard and then cut out OR to take some acrylic paints and by looking at pictures of the emojis desired, paint them straight onto a piece of cardboard. Be sure to apply a nice layer of Mod Podge one the ones hand drawn. You should decide this based on your artistic abilities and timing preference. If you are good at tracing an image, painting and have some time to spare, I’d recommend painting them yourself as the ones painted have an extra personal touch. If you aren’t so artistic and/or on a time budget, I suggest printing them out. You can see both of these examples on my DIY Emoji Straws Part 1 & 2 above. If you aren’t liking how the printed ones are looking, try printing onto nicer paper, like photo paper or cardstock.

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Take your emojis and your straws, and using tape, tape them to the top of your straws, leaving a nice amount for a mouth and making sure no tape is showing.

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Way Number 2: (Holiday Emoji Magnets)

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This is a new way, I have tried. I feel like this adds great character to your fridge, office, desk, locker, etc. wherever you can put magnets! Very easy to do and as the seasons change you can change out the magnets.

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Start by, making the emojis the same way as in Way Number 1.

Then, instead of attaching to straws, you will need a roll of magnetic tape or round ceramic magnets or magnetic tacky dots. All of these have a peel and stick back, but I always add a little amount of hot glue down and then attach the magnets, for extra strength and hold.

And simply, add to your fridge or desired surface! And you are ready for the holidays. Use to hold up any Holiday pictures or cards!

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Way Number 3: (Holiday Emoji Ornaments) 

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This step is similar to Way Number 2, however instead of attaching to magnets, you are attaching them to either string (like ribbon or whatever you have) or ornament hooks.

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Make the emojis explained the same way in Way Number 1, but maybe making them a little bigger since they will be ornaments. This is all up to you depending on what size you want. Use hot glue gun to attach either string or ornament hook to the back of your emojis, make sure when hardened that it is snug in place and will hold. Then decorate your tree!

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Way Number 4: (Holiday Emoji Cupcake Toppers)

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This way is much like Way Number 1, except instead of straws you are attaching your emojis onto toothpicks. It’s that simple. Make the emojis the same way in Way Number 1 (you could make them a little bigger for cupcake toppers if wanted) and then simply using tape, tape toothpicks onto the back of your emojis. These make for a fun way to serve your cupcakes or any Holiday treat!

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Way Number 5: (Holiday Emoji Place Cards)

Finally, the last way to have fun with these Holiday emojis is to use them as place cards for your holiday table! Once again, very easy to do. All you have to do is make the desired emojis, same way as in Way Number 1, instead this time I highly recommend doing a much larger size than 1 in. I made mine to be about 3 in. or so. These are a fun and personable touch to your Holiday table.

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I also recommend, using paint pens to then add the name of each person for their place card. Make this fun by picking ones that remind you of them or just randomly putting a name to an emoji. This way allows you to bring emojis into your holiday decorating in a very fun, expressing way.

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I hope you have enjoyed all the fun ways to use these DIY Holiday Emojis 5 Ways and are inspired to make some of your own this Holiday season! Have fun with it, what are some of your favorite emojis and how would you incorporate them in one of these projects? Please feel free to share with us any creations you make. This could also be a fun project to do with the whole family. Who doesn’t love emojis? Everyone will have fun picking out their own or favorite. Have a wonderful Holiday!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. check out our posts on DIY Emoji Ornaments for more emoji inspiration and our other DIY Emoji Straws Part 1 & 2 if you haven’t already.

DIY Polaroid Pictures 5 ways

It is now Fall, a wonderful time of the year and with all the festivities, I wanted to share with you some ideas I thought of for DIY Polaroid Pictures 5 ways! You can decorate with these Polaroid pictures from Fall to Winter to anytime. I love a DIY project that is easy, fun and can be used many ways and that is exactly what this project holds. I have always loved the Polaroid picture look but never have had a Polaroid camera and this DIY allows you to create your own little Polaroid cuties yourself. If you do have a Polaroid camera yourself, you could also simply just use those Polaroids and use them in these ways. You can follow all the easy steps below for the 5 ways, I hope you enjoy!

 

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DIY Polaroid Pictures 5 Ways:

 

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Let’s start with making the Polaroid Pictures themselves first.

For all of the Polaroid pictures, You’ll need: 

  • Set of Reflections wooden Polaroid frames.
  • Various acrylic paints (preferably multi-purpose) in colors of choice and white.
  • Paintbrushes (I recommend various sizes for different details.)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Desired photos cropped and cut to be about 2 3/4 by 2 1/4 (I saved all the pictures I wanted to use in a folder on my laptop and then used PicMonkey to crop each photo, and then copied and pasted them to a word document, resized them to be about the sizes above and then printed them out using photo paper.)

Directions:

Once, you have your desired pictures printed out and cut out, following similar steps that I did above, take your wooden Polaroid frames and place one ontop of each photo and make sure the size fits. Adjust by trimming pictures a little or a lot or printing new ones out. I had to print a couple new ones out because I didn’t like how the picture fit into the frame, so I re-adjusted the whole picture, or didn’t like how the picture looked all together and printed out a new image. The choice is yours.

Then, take your white paint and begin painting all of the frames you will be using. I had to do about 2-3 layers of paint, waiting until each layer dried before doing another.

To spice up your Polaroids even more, I had some of my Polaroids in all white and then some with some color block details. I really liked how these all came out. Play with the colors and have fun with it. As you can see some of my frames had a touch of color either at the top right corner or bottom left corner. And, you could also leave them as is in the wood form if you prefer that or even completely color them all in one color, the list goes on for ways you could paint these, like even a fun rainbow frame.

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You may need a couple layers of each color you paint, make sure your frames have completely dried before moving on to the next step. It is up to you if you want to paint the backside of the frames as well. I will let you know below for which ways, the backside can be seen.

Next, when all the frames have dried, turn your frames over, take your hot glue gun and carefully trace a thin line of glue all around close to the inner square and quickly and carefully (backside-up) place a photo on-top and press firmly. Let dry about 30 seconds.

And then you have some adorable little Polaroid pictures! For each of the ways below, you could also add some fun touches to your Polaroids, like a fun quote, emoji, or names.

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Now let’s move on to the 5 ways you can decorate with these cuties!

Way number 1: (Marbled Clay Block Picture Holders)

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For this project you will also need:

  • Oven-Baked or Air-Dry Clay (I got mine from Michaels and used a large white clay, and smaller pink and blue clays and the Craftsmart and Sculpey brand.)
  • Your hands and a Knife.

Directions:

Make sure you have oven-bake or air-drying clay as non-hardening clays or modeling clays will not work for this project. Take your white clay out of it’s packaging and begin by pulling apart about 1/3 of the clay (you want to have a larger amount of white than the other colors or of whatever your main color is) and then take about 2 pieces of rectangles of each of the blue and pink clays or whatever colors you are using.

Use your hands to then knead and roll the clay, getting them to each become softer so they are easier to manage. Roll each into a long string, like so…

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Place them side-by-side, and then start twisting them together, getting them to start blending with each other.

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Then, flatten out and begin sculpting into a cube like shape.

For a larger cube, you want it to be around  1 in. by 1 in. or bigger if you choose and for my smaller cubes they were about 1/2 in. by 1/2 in. or so. Depending on what you want to make, take out more clay until when re-shapen to a cube it is the desired size.

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After that, begin to really try to make the cube as cube as you can. Really flattening and straightening each square side. I began taking random objects I had around the home to help flatten each side and using my knife to help.

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Also using the knife, use the un-jagged edge to place a slit down the middle of the cube, not going to low, about halfway through and wiggling the knife a little back and forth to make a nice slit opening. You want this slit to be wide enough to fit the Polaroid frame in, but not too wide.

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Re-shape your cube a little more if needed after adding the slits, when you are satisfied you can either bake or leave to air-dry, depending on what clay you bought. Read directions on your clay package for oven directions. When hardened and cooled, add a nice layer or two of mod Podge for a clear, glossy coating and then make sure your Polaroids fit in nicely.

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I hope you enjoyed this way and are inspired to make some marbled picture holders of your own! Also, depending on where you plan to place these holders once made, the back of the Polaroids may show, so you may want to paint the backsides as well.

Way number 2: (Christmas Ornaments)
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This way is very easy to do after you’ve already made all of your Polaroids.

For this project you will also need:

  • Some sort of string (I used ribbon) or Ornament hooks.
  • Hot glue gun

Directions:

Take your Polaroid picture and turn it to the back and a nice size of your ribbon (about 4 in. or so) or hook and your hot glue gun and use your hot glue to make a good size glue area in the middle of the top of the Polaroid and then quickly, carefully attach your ribbon or hook to it. Make sure it is in the glue well and let harden and cool. Add more glue to the top of it if you feel needs more attachment.

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The above picture shows that I am giving my family the option to hang theirs on their tree or put on their refrigerator with the magnetic tape, but this way only needs the ribbon hot glued down (the magnets way you can find below). Apply to all desired Polaroids and then hang beautifully on your Christmas tree!

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For these Christmas Ornaments, it would be cute to add a Christmasy quote or saying to the bottom of your Polaroids, like “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Holidays“,  “All I want for Christmas is you” etc. whatever you like and feel fits with selected picture.

**As a bonus idea around the holidays or any gift giving event, you could also make the mini polaroid pictures just like this method but instead of a ornaments make them into gift tags! Simply attach the gift ribbon through the polaroid loop and you have these adorable gift tags. Add names or leave blank, or whatever else you want.

These definitely make for adorable gift giving accessories and really personable. Share your favorite memory with your loved one, they are sure to treasure forever. Find more gift wrapping ideas, here.

Way number 3: (Thanksgiving (or any holiday) Place cards)

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I really like the personal touch you can add to any Event or Holiday table with this way! Fairly easy to do. There are different ways you could go about doing this.

The first idea I had was to make the Polaroids like normal, maybe adding pictures from past thanksgivings and/or just the person whose seat it is. Then also adding a cute Thanksgiving quote or saying and their name or just their name or just a quote! “I am thankful for” and then there name is a super cute and personable thanksgiving touch for your guest or even leave a blank area for them to write what they are thankful for or something a little more funny like, “gobble til you wobble” or “I’m here for the pie”, have fun with it. you could also not add anything at all and just have your Polaroids.

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Next, once you have a tablescape planned out and/or put together, take your Polaroids and then there are various small items you could use to place on top of plate or napkin to help hold up your Polaroid pictures. I used small marbled clay block holders from above, or you could use other small thanksgiving items (look around at Michaels or even Dollar Store), or  just a plate, table item itself. Be creative with it.

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Or lay them flat on your plates…

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And then you have adorable Polaroid place cards. I really love this personable touch and idea. Use them for Christmas time as well!

Another great idea for your table setting is to add them to the centerpiece itself as well. See pictures below and/or check out our Thanksgiving Table Setting!

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Way Number 4: (Magnets)

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You may have seen something like this before, using way smaller Polaroid pictures, but this size is still a great size to use and of course are easier to see. Which can be used on any magnetic area you wish, fridge, strip, office, desk, locker, etc. to make a great memory.

You’ll need:

Directions:

This is super easy to do. Once your Polaroids are made, take your hot glue gun and your magnetic strip and cut a piece off, then cut a thin strip from that piece, and then that piece in half, like so…

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Peel off the backing to reveal the sticky side (I like to be protective and add hot glue down before placing the sticky side on the craft.) Sometimes, the regular stickiness on the magnets doesn’t hold for too long on some materials. So, attach a little glue to the back, top of your Polaroid and then place the sticky strip side down. Hold in place and then let cool and harden. Really you can apply the magnetic strip however you like, and then attach them to your fridge or desired metal area!

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Another fun magnet craft you can find here on our DIY Holiday Emojis 5 Ways.

Way Number 5: (Picture collage for your wall)

This last way is a fun decorative way. Instead of all these other ways, you can just simply use these frames as frames and make a picture collage on your wall! Have some blank space on your wall and make a nice collage of pictures.

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You can arrange these anyway. To attach them to your wall, I got mounting tape (can use a different like object or tape) only a small amount needed for these to attach since they are small and light.

This, This, and This are fun ways you could arrange your Polaroids.

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And then you have an adorable Polaroid picture collage for your home, office, etc.

I hope you have enjoyed all of the ways you can use these Polaroid frames and are inspired to make some of your own! These all would make great gifts for the Holidays, I am giving some away this year myself! Please feel free to share with us any DIY Polaroid Pictures 5 Ways creations you come up with.  What is your favorite time of the year? I love all seasons really but something about Winter time gets me in such a holly mood, besides the weather sometimes.

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

 

P.S. check out our post on DIY Magnets for another similar magnet idea and our post Christmas Ornaments for more DIY ornament ideas!

DIY Doormat

Fall is here now. With the weather is cooling down, it’s time to get ready for all the fun fall and winter festivities! In honor of the weather getting chillier, I have made a DIY Doormat that is perfect for your front door during Fall and Winter. This “Come in & Cozy Up!” doormat is a cute and fun welcoming for your guest that you are sure to love and it helps everyone feel welcome. I have seen many DIY Doormats all over Pinterest and have always wanted to make my own and since it is Fall, I decided now was the perfect time. I wanted to be able to use this doormat through Fall & Winter time, and maybe even more but that was my original goal and since when you think of Fall and Winter you usually think of different color schemes and things associated with them. So, I didn’t want to use typical fall or winter colors, but rather a fun color scheme that would work for both. You can follow my easy steps below to make your own doormat. I hope you enjoy!

 

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DIY Doormat:

 

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(This post may contain some affiliate links.)

 

Supplies Used:

  • Blank Doormat (I got mine from Amazon here, and I also occasionally see some at Target.)
  • Assorted paint colors (I recommend getting acrylic paint and Multi Surface kind if you can.) I used folkart multi-surface paints (Patina, lavender, white.) You can find a nice set here or buy individual ones at Walmart.
  • Assorted Paintbrushes (A medium size and a smaller size to get any smaller areas, I used this set and love the different options it gives me.)
  • Print out of desired text and/or design (explained more below.)
  • Optional: Pins

 

Directions:

First, you need to figure out what text and/or design you want on your doormat. If you want to do my exact design follow these full steps and if not then substitute with your own.

I started by, going to Word and typing out the text I wanted, “Come in & Cozy Up” making it pretty large to fit the width of the paper, but not too big at this point where I couldn’t see all the text together. I then played around with the different fonts until I was satisfied. I ended up using Smoothie Shoppe font I downloaded from fonts.com and a regular Calibri font for just the & symbol.  Then, I made all of the text super large, the come in, cozy up ended up being about 595 and the & ended up being about 620. I played around with these and was satisfied with this size and how they looked compare to the length of the doormat. Make sure you like the size before you begin the painting step.

After you have your desired sizes and they are printed out and cut out (make sure you don’t throw away the “scraps”), you can begin placing the text in the desired layout. I played around with mine for awhile, until I ended with my end result. Another way to make sure you are going to like the final look is to print the text also in the colors you plan on using. This way, when you are arranging the text trying to figure out your perfect layout, you can make sure your colors will look nice as well in that layout.

At first, I used the cutout colored letters to figure out my layout…

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…and then replaced them with the outline or rest of the paper that I cut them out of to use for tracing in the letters. I ended up using something close to the layout above, rather than the layout below, and honestly it could’ve still been adjusted a little better. I am a perfectionist that way, but I still liked how my doormat came out.

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Once, I had my text all in place for where I wanted them to go, I then got my paint and paintbrushes ready with some water for changing colors. This is where you can use pins to pin down the letters so that they stay in place as you are filling in the paint.

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I ended up painting the “Come in” part in a light sea-foam green like color (maybe closer to light blue too), a light lavender paint for the “Cozy up” and white for the & symbol and arrow. I painted about 3 layers of paint for all the writing, letting the paint to have mostly dried before doing another layer. Using multi-surface paint makes this easier to do as painting on a doormat can be a little tricky. If you are using regular paint you may need to do more layers. I found if I used a multi-surface paint first and then applied a regular acrylic paint on top (say I didn’t have my desired color in multi-surface paint) it worked better. So, keep this all in mind when making your own.

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I made the & symbol a bigger font size than the rest of the writing, because I really wanted it to stand out. I originally wanted to paint in my “&” symbol and then make a cool design off of the end tail, but then decided that, that would be too much and that’s when I came up with the idea to do a cute little arrow next to “come in”. I felt that this gave the mat a cute touch to the text and helped filled my blank space on the mat. Of course, you can decide to leave that detail out or add in your own. If you just want to do “Come in & Cozy up” then make sure that you evenly space out the lettering and the layout with the mat so that you don’t have an odd amount of space on one portion of the mat.

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This DIY Doormat was a lot of fun to make and really sparked more ideas for other doormats! Have fun with it and I hope this has inspired you to make a “Come in & Cozy up” doormat of your own. I love the text and feel like it is so cute and welcoming especially for this chilly weather coming up. Please feel free to share with us any creations you come up with this. Have a wonderful Fall, and don’t forget to get out there and explore!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. check out our post on DIY Mr. & Mrs. Pillows for another home DIY and our Pinterest board: Fall Time Fun for more Fall DIY ideas!

 

Valentine’s Day Love Coupons

Valentine's Day Love Coupons

February is here, and that means Valentine’s day is only a couple weeks away. With that in mind, do you know yet what you are getting or doing for your loved one? So many people wait the last minute to go grab a gift or pull something off. Well, these Valentine’s Day Love Coupons are a perfect gift for your partner and a last minute gift idea.  They may not seem like much but the idea is super cute and they are sure to love them! And on top of it all, if you have a printer with some ink and paper then this gift is pretty much free besides what you have to do when they want to use one of the coupons (wink, wink).

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The idea is to print out this free printable of love coupons, and they have a blank spot where you can write whatever you like that would fit your partner. Cut them out and tie them up with some ribbon to make them look extra nice or even combine them or do whatever you want with them and give them to your partner. Below, I have also provided a list of ideas you can write onto the coupons that most people would like.

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Love Coupon Template

(Back)

Love Coupon Back Template

This gift is so cute and a good idea because, you are basically giving them a coupon that they can turn in anytime they like to get something they like. ie. a back massage, a dinner night out, etc. These coupons allow you to spoil your partner and also they help make an excuse for you two, to spend more time together.

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I plan on giving some to my boyfriend for valentine’s day after I take him out to eat. I just know he’s gonna love having those, knowing that I have to do them when he wants them, haha. So, make sure it is stuff you will actually do for them, not that just sound good. For example, I can’t stand feet so I personally would not write “One free foot massage” while many others might.

To print these right, just click on the download link below (it will open up in a new window), you can either print from the PDF (which is the first link) or download it (second link) and then print from default word or pages (depending on your computer) but, before printing; in settings make sure you select for it to print double-sided (two-sided) however it is worded on your computer. This way when it prints out, it will have the front and back already done for you. If you aren’t able to do this for some reason, you can still print them out a page at a time, cut out and then glue together. Also, the thicker the paper the better for these coupons, to make them less easier to rip and get ruined, but regular paper can be used as well if that’s all you have. Click the link below to open the document.

Valentine’s Day Love Coupons

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This Coupon is good for: (Ideas)

  • One Full Body Massage
  • A Foot Rub
  • A Back Massage
  • Hot Bubble Bath Made with Wine and Candles
  • Dinner Made
  • Restaurant of your choice
  • Date Night
  • Brunch
  • Breakfast in Bed
  • No Chores for a Day
  • No Chores All Weekend
  • One Free Get Out Of Jail (This is cute for of you are arguing and just want the argument to be over.)
  • Dinner of your choice
  • Dessert for Dinner
  • Movie Night
  • A Hug
  • A Kiss
  • Something a little more intimate/ naughty
  • Long Walk
  • Car Wash
  • Homecooked Meal
  • One Morning to Sleep In (for those who have kids)
  • Afternoon Adventure
  • Full Day Maid Service
  • Nigh Out
  • Back Scratch
  • Movie Night
  • ETC…

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So, those are a couple great ideas. Try to write ones that really fit your partner and what they would love. If you are really struggling for a last minute gift, print these out, and you can run to the dollar store, target, etc. and then also grab some ribbon, candy, teddy bear, wine, chocolates, a movie basket, and/or whatever else you think they would love. Put it all together nicely and then you’ll be good to go. Always have confident in your gift and don’t let them know it was last minute. Another great idea, you may think “oh shoot I never made reservations for dinner, where are we going to go eat?!” Well you could always make dinner yourself, set the table (always have candles) and have these Valentine’s Day Love Coupons printed and waiting on their seat/table setting for them. Nothing would be more romantic than a thoughtful dinner put together. For more awesome date night ideas you can check out our post for some fun activities. These love coupons could also be used to give to your children, or even your mother. Ideas like one free ice cream cone night or kids or park day. Then for your mother, something like one free brunch, back massage, homemade dinner, etc. So there are many different uses for these love coupons. Have fun with them and be creative. I hope you have enjoy this free printable.

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Hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with lots of love and that you don’t stress over too much on what to get or do for them. Valentine’s should also be about remembering why you fell in love or love your partner. Take out list of date night ideas as a chance to show those reasons to your loved one all year long, not just on Valentine’s day. Love to everyone!

 

Be Happy & Creative!

 

 

kisses Jazzy

P.S. check out our post on DIY Chocolate Heart Bowl for some more Valentine’s Day Ideas and our Pinterest Board: Be Mine! Valentine’s DIY for even more ideas.