Did you see my guest post on You Are my Fave with a fun DIY garland. It is plastic, reusable and you can use a dry erase marker on it to write whatever message you want. Go see!! This is one of my favorites! Super versatile.
Are you as in love with these personalized travel bags as I am? I don’t mean to pat myself on the back, but I’m really excited with how they turned out. My crafts have a 50/50 chance of coming out great or failing miserably. And I embrace it. But I really like these. And I am super happy to announce that I am doing a little blogging over at King’s Hawaiian Bread. Head on over there to see my travel tips for keeping kids entertained and what to pack in these personalized bags for that long car ride.
I’m sure you are looking at these and thinking, “where are the names? You said this was personalized.” Great observation. But I have been on long car trips before and I know that some sketchy humans can be found in rest stops and tiny coffee shops in the middle of nowhere. I’d prefer that they don’t know my kid’s names. Instead, I chose to personalize them with images that go along with words that we associate with each kid. My oldest son said the word “bicycle” very early in his talking life and has remained a fact that the family talks about. My youngest son said “banana” a lot. Maybe not quite as advanced as “bicycle” but still super cute.
Once the paint is dry, you will need to prepare your iron on transfers. Just follow the directions on the iron on transfer package. But remember, if you are using any words, print the reverse image so that the words come out correctly. I always print out two in case something happens to the first one. And I really hate having to stop in the middle of a project to go print another one. I know my skills and weaknesses, you may not have to print two. And for that I am super jealous. Cut out around the image.
And then iron them on. Again, follow the directions on the transfer paper. If you iron on the paint, it may melt a bit and then smear on the canvas bag. Not that that happened (do NOT look closely at the polka dot bag…). Let it cool and then peel off the backing.
Head over to the King’s Hawaiian blog to see what I packed in the bags and tips for making your road trip enjoyable.
*This post was not sponsored by Kings Hawaiian Bread. The sponsored content that I am doing for them will only be found on their blog. The DIY portion of the post was created for my readers. Isn’t getting a DIY post so much better than me just putting up a link to go read my blog post over there though?
I think with Earth Day coming up, these reusable fabric fringe garlands are the perfect thing to make. I first used these garlands at Lauren’s For, Like, Ever themed wedding shower.
You just need fabric (if you want really long garlands, you will need to make sure that you have continuous yardage of fabric – or you can always tack shorter ones together.) a rotary cutter (and straight edge and craft mat to go along with it) and scissors.
One of the cool things about these is that depending on how you store them, they have a bit of a different look. If you keep them folded nice and smooth after use, they will remain pretty flat. However, if you store them like I did above, they come out kind of crinkled and with a whole new look.
This is the perfect simple party craft. It is totally one of those crafts that you can do on the couch while you are catching up on Red Widow (OMG! Do you guys love that show? I’m totally addicted but can’t watch it at night time because it is too intense for me!).
And since I’m totally type A, I think I will use these for my son’s teacher’s birthday. Next year. I don’t even know who his teacher is yet since this year isn’t over. Which also means I have not officially been elected room mom. But it’s always good to have a plan. (Crazy, much?)
Have you guys seen this!!!! I’m such a fan of Jonathan Adler. I was just working on my Christmas list, of what I want people to buy for me and I came across the fanciest lollipop holder I have ever seen!! I don’t think I eat enough lollipops to justify the $98 but if one of my parties just happened to be peacock themed I may just have to have it. Because it would be too perfect. I wonder if I can talk my four year old out of the super hero party he wants…