Home-made birthday party decorations are not only more affordable that store-bought supplies, but they are a great way to make a custom event that matches the style of your little birthday boy or girl!
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Valentine’s Day is something I get more excited about every year. Our family has established a tradition of celebrating the day as a family, staying in for a fancy home-cooked meal of pizza and white chocolate fondue. The kids love it! This year I thought I would add some extra anticipation and excitement around [...]
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to host a shower for my niece last month. She is having twins, one boy and one girl. I grew weary and disappointed after looking and looking online for cute twins-themed invitations. So, I decided to take things into my own hands and develop something of my own. [...]
My sister is engaged! I wanted to do something really special to celebrate the upcoming year with her and make every month of planning and preparation something to be treasured. Inspired by a Christmas advent wreath by Martha Stewart, I put together a wedding advent wreath that counts down to her big day. She gets [...]
Now that my kids are growing old enough to get excited about the holidays, we’ve done a few things around the house to get ready for Thanksgiving. These turkeys are made from construction paper, glue, and an empty toilet paper ring that acts as a stand to hold them upright. They double as great [...]
Every year we like to decorate our house for the autumn. My son’s favorite project is building a tree in his room. I started doing this a few years ago when we wanted the house to be festive without having a lot of money to spend. This tree is made from nothing more than [...]
After spending a couple of weeks searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift, I decided that the best one could be made at home. Rather than shop for an affordable sentimental token of our appreciation that would probably find itself in a storage box next week, we put together a book that captured the kids [...]
In celebration of spring time, I added these colorful paper flowers to my little girl’s room. It really brought the room to life and it cost next to nothing. These flowers are really easy to to create. Here’s how mine came together.
The first step is choosing your materials. I began using a variety [...]
These paper tissue flowers are a nice change from using artificial flowers from the craft store. They can be bundled into bouquets as shown above, or used to dress up a gift instead of using a bow. They are very simple to make and only take a few minutes a piece. Here’s how.
Start by rumpling [...]
These invitations were inspired by a couple of samples that the bride showed me. She wanted something simple that reflected the groom’s Hawaiian roots and gave their guests a glimpse of their personality as a couple. The prototype was designed a few days ahead of time, and the assembly of all 100 invitations was done [...]