First Birthday Invitations

I just made Sophia's first birthday invitations and they came out pretty cute. They were easy to make- just a few simple steps to follow. Supplies I Used 1. Wrapping Paper 2. Ribbon 3. Glue Stick 4. Card Stock (white and pink) 5. Envelopes 6. Foam mounting tape 7. Double sided tape 8. Scissors Steps 1-6 Create an invitation on your computer. I use indesign but you can do it in word or however you usually type up a document (center it, change the color, font, and whatever else you like). Print out invitations on card stock. Cut the invitations slightly smaller than the card stock you will use behind the invitation. I cut the mounting foam in four small quares. Stick the mounting foam on the background card stock. Stick your invitation on top. Add Ribbon Feed your ribbon between the two cards and tie in a knot or bow. Used the double sided tape behind the knot to hold in place. Trim the ends. Line the Envelopes I created a template for a lining using my envelope then traced onto the wrapping paper. Cut out the liners, use glue stick on the back and glue on the inside of the envelope. … [Read more...]

Valentine Ornament Tree

A Valentines ornament tree project is a simple project you can do with your kids. It requires few supplies including branches and sticks you can gather from your backyard. Gather some sticks and branches from your yard and put in a vase. Valentines Ornament Tree Project: what you will need & steps 1. You will need felt, fabric, scissors, ribbon, needle & thread, and anything else you want to use to decorate hearts with. 2. Draw hearts on fabric and felt and cut out. You'll need two for each ornament. Make as many as you like. 3. Cut pieces of ribbon you will use to hang ornaments. 4. Sew two hearts together with ribbon in between as you can see in bottom right picture above. have your helper help you hang your ornaments … [Read more...]

A Storybook for your Baby

My Mom made a personalized children's book for Sophia titled Into the Woods.  It is a professionally bound book by Shutterfly. Her personal pictures are used throughout the story. The book came out really cute and I would recommend doing it for your own child, relative, or as a gift for a friend's child. It's entertaining to read your child a story about them and it is something they will have forever. Below is the cover, back cover, and a few of the pages from inside. … [Read more...]

Photo Coasters

For Christmas I made photo coasters for my family. I had seen pictures on tiles used as coasters before but I was not sure how to do this until I read about mod podge. I found I could use this to glue the pictures onto the tiles and as a sealer on top. They were extremely simple to make and came out really cute. Supplies I Used 1. White tiles (I purchased from Home Depot for 29 cents each) 2. Mod Podge - Glossy (I purchased from Hobbie Lobby for $4.95) 3. Tree House Studio Clear Acrylic High Gloss Coating Spray  HL - $5.99) 4. Photos (4x6) 5. Sponge applicator 6. Scissors 7. Felt (pre-stick sheets from Hobby Lobby) Step 1 Cut the picture to the size of the tile (If you want to measure it perfect you can, but I don't think it is necessary). Step 2 Use the sponge applicator to apply the mod podge onto the back of the photo first. Seal the photo onto the tile then apply the mod podge onto the front of the photo. I did the same vertical strokes covering the photo. Step 3 Repeat the first 2 steps. Cut your pictures to the size of the tile, glue onto the tile with mod podge, then apply a first coat over each picture. Allow each coat to dry 3 hours. Apply 3 … [Read more...]