Teacher’s appreciation week is next Tuesday, May 2nd to be exact, and what better way to tell your child’s teacher that you care with these fun gift tags! My kindergartner has “technology day” once a week and his teacher for that class hands out some fun Emoji prizes if the students have done well that day, and he absolutely loves it. Since he liked it so much, I thought he would love giving these to his teachers!
I wrapped these tags around a bag of candy in some treat bags ( 4 x 9.5 inches ) and cut down the tops a little, folded the bag down and sealed it off with a piece of tape. You can wrap these tags around any sweet treat or attach it to any gift! They’re so fun you’re kids and their teacher(s) will love it!
I know that Easter is 2 days away, and this is a little last minute for Easter, but this project is also great for baby showers and nurseries! So pin this one for later.
I love how this bunny banner turned out, and it was so fun to put together. I will be honest, it is a little tedious with all of the paper flowers I made, but the end result looks whimsical and makes a great decoration for Easter, baby shower, or nursery! Here is what you’re going to need:
Optional: Tiny pearls for extra embellishment for your flowers found at your local craft store.
The very first thing I did was make all of my flowers. My flowers are smaller than many of the tutorials I found, and one way you can make the flowers smaller on some of the templates is to reduce the percentage on the Print Window that pops up before you print. Or, if you have a Cricut, you can adjust the size there with your file.
Print out your Bunny Printable on white cardstock. You will see on the printable there is an ear (it prints on every page) for you to trace on the back of the Gold Cardstock. After you’ve cut out the center of the ears from the gold cardstock, glue them in the middle of the ears as pictured above.
Then, hot glue the flowers and position them the at the top of the bunny’s head. Add additional embellishments in the middle of the flowers. String them together, hang it up and admire your work!
I was pulling out some of my Valentine’s Day decorations this past week and realized I how little I had. I’ll be honest, I have never been too worried about going all out for Valentine’s day, but this time I felt like there were parts of my house that could use a little more “love”. I wanted to be a little bit more crafty with this one, and took out my Minc and started to come up with some different ideas. This print was one that stuck and it has been a fun addition in my house!
If you’re looking to add another decoration in your home, here’s what you’ll need:
XOXO Printable 8×10 or 5×7 – (Make sure to print from a laser printer. The foil will not stick if printed on anything other than a laser printer).
Start by turning on your Minc (I usually set mine at a 3). Print out page one of the XOXO Printable and cut out a piece of the hot pink foil so it fits over the letters.
Place your foil on top of the X’s and stick it inside the foil transfer folders. Once it’s in place, run it through the Minc.
Peel off the foil after it’s gone through and and put it back into your printer making sure it’s facing the right way so that it will print out page 2 of the XOXO printable.
If you’ve printed it correctly, you’re page should look like this. If you didn’t, that’s ok. It took me a couple tries to get this right…
Do another rough cut of your light pink foil this time and set it on top. If you’re adding the gold foil to the “hugs & kisses” this would be the best time to do it. I’ve found that putting it through the Minc as little as possible helps keep from distorting the foil that was there previously.
Once that’s through, peel off the remainder of your foil and stick your new piece of decor in a frame and admire it.
If you don’t have a Minc, not to worry! I’ve also made the same printable in color HERE. If you’re looking to buy a Minc, they’re available at Joann’s, Michaels, Amazon, and many other stores.
It has been a cold winter for us in Washington. Last week, it was so cold they pushed back school 2 hours due to ice on the road, and my kindergartner already starts school at 9:15. It was a crazy week, and all this cold has made me want lots hot chocolate. We love hot chocolate in our house and my kids get pretty excited to drink it whenever we have a chili morning. With Valentine’s Day coming up and knowing it will still be pretty cold, I thought it would be fun to put the two together! And as many of my printables, it’s easy to assemble.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Hot Chocolate packets (I used the swiss miss 7.3 oz packets)
1. When printing out the printable, make sure you DO NOT hit “Fit to Page” “Fit to Scale” in your printer settings when you print. This will throw off how you cut your printable and the print on the front will not be centered. Make sure you select “Actual Size”.
2. Cut down the middle of the page and fold it in half – for those of you who still remember the elementary term “hamburger style”.
3. After you’ve folded your print in half, unfold it and tape your hot chocolate at the top (and bottom if you prefer, mine stayed intact with just one) of the inside.
4. Fold it back up and tape it shut at the top with washi tape, and totally optional – place some washi tape at the bottom to give it a little extra something. And that’s it!
If you prefer to save some paper, I’ve also included a page of tags to print off and you can wrap a tag around a packet of hot chocolate with bakers twin or use the washi tape to put on the front of your packet.
I’m know we’re not the only ones, but it has always been a tradition in my home for each kid to open up one gift on Christmas Eve, our choice. It was so fun, and made it that much more exciting to see what was left under our tree the next morning. My husband’s family also got to open one gift before Christmas, but they were always pajamas. When I joined their family, I loved the idea that you would be getting a new set of pajamas each year (or every other year – that’s how we’ve worked out Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families).
While still carrying on my families tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve, I’ve converted to my husbands family tradition with making it a new set of pajamas each year for my kids. In order to figure out which gift our kids get to open the night before Christmas, I’ve made these gift tags to make it easier to find. You will no longer need to make extra notes on your gift tags reminding you to “OPEN ME ON CHRISTMAS EVE,” buy an extra roll of wrapping paper to determine which ones are the “night before Christmas” gifts (unless you enjoy doing that which isn’t a bad idea) or set them aside in another room until it’s time open.
With my eldest in school, I’ve been trying to keep up with all the events he has going on at school and his after school activities – this kid is only 5 mind you. Plus trying to stay on track (as best I can with a 3 month old) with everything else that’s going on at home. So, I’ve made these Weekly Planners to help me keep up with all the craziness, and the best part, they go perfectly with the 2017 Calendar!
This planner is perfect for just about anything, whether it be trying to maintain your hectic schedule, or planning weekly meals, this planner has got you covered! Grab yours now and let it help you manage some organization in your life. 🙂
I have never done this before, so I’m pretty excited to do it this year! If you’ve never heard about the “Boo” game, it’s pretty easy! All you have to do is stick a couple of goodies inside a bag, trick or treat bucket, etc. and print out 3 copies of this printable. The “We’ve been Booed” sign goes on the outside, and the instructions along with the remaining two copies you printed off goes inside your goodie bag. Sneakily put your gift in front of two of your neighbors doors and watch the “booing” spread throughout your neighborhood!
For our goodie bags, we’ll be stuffing them with cake supplies! I’d love to see how you use this printable and what treats you come up with on Instagram or Facebook! 🙂
It’s National Popcorn Popping month, and with Halloween around the corner, I’ve decided to “dress up my popcorn.” With all this candy floating around the stores, it’s hard to not want to buy any before Halloween, am I right? So if you’re like me, or have some extra candy lying around, you’ll want to try this popcorn recipe, because it is pretty stinkin’ good! And believe me when I say I will be making this again after my kids get their haul on Halloween.
First of all, meet Danny. This recipe has been Danny tested and Danny approved! And his approval is important since he is our popcorn eating machine! 🙂
Pour half of your popcorn in a bowl and pour melted candy melts over the popcorn and mix well. Make sure you cover as much popcorn as you can with the candy melts.
Lay out your chocolate covered popcorn on a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and sprinkle as little or as many sprinkles your heart desires. Stick it in the freezer for 5 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
While your chocolate covered popcorn is in the freezer, roughly chop your candy. My mix included Twix, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, and Milkway, but you can use whatever chocolate candy you have.
Pull out your chocolate covered popcorn and start mixing in the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. If some of your chocolate popcorn is stuck together, go ahead and break it up, it doesn’t have to be perfect. If you’re serving this at a party, set aside some sprinkles and chocolate and sprinkle it on top.
Or if you’re handing this treat out to friends, use some bakers twine and this Halloween Printable to hand them out with! I hope you’re enjoying this time of year as much as we are!
It has taken me longer to finish this than I would’ve liked but we added a new member to our family at the end of July! I am no longer the only girl in the house and we have been loving our time with our baby girl, Riley.
It has been a busy last couple months, but with our oldest in an all day Kindergarten, I’m finally finding some time (as long as baby allows) to get some of my projects and printables done!
So without further ado, here is the 2017 calendar!
2017 Printable Calendar Landscape in two parts – download here & here
I love that so many of you have enjoyed using these calendars the last two years, and I’d love to see and hear how you use them on Instagram! Follow me on @shortstopdesigns and tag me, and follow me on Facebook to get updates on the latest printables!
We are getting dec’d out in our home for 4th of July… sort of. I’ve always been a slacker at decorations during the holidays, not because I don’t want them. I blame the hubby, and the fact that sometimes I like to spend money on other things that last all year long. But, as we get further into our marriage, I hope to have a bazillion decorations set up for every holiday.
But, this banner is helping our home look more festive, and it’s perfect for the upcoming Olympics this August! You can keep this baby up for another month!