10 DIY Valentine craft ideas

These are a few of my favorite DIY Valentine craft ideas from around the blogosphere:

  1. “Doh you want to be my Valentine?” from The Wilson World
  2. “You’re tops in my book!” bookmark Valentine from Thirty Handmade Days
  3. “I dig you!” Valentine from Family Fun
  4. Match box Valentines from Inch Mark
  5. “You’re the apple of my eye!” from Twig & Thistle
  6. “This is a stick up!” Valentine from My Crazy Life as a Farmers Wife
  7. Straw bracelet from Living Locurto
  8. “I wheelie like you!” Valentine from Thirty Handmade Days
  9. “You light up my life!” Valentine from Design Sponge
  10. Candy rings from Hostess With The Mostess

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create! Happy Monday!

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Wii remote Rice Krispies Treats

My little one celebrated his “half” birthday at preschool today (Back story: At his school, if your birthday is celebrated in the summer months you can have a “half” birthday so you get to celebrate with your school friends.) and so I of course asked him what theme he wanted (it’s a very small celebration, only 15 minutes… but still… this is what I do.)

And he responded that he wanted a Harry Potter Wii game party. Hmmm… Well, since I couldn’t pull that off in 15 minutes I asked him if he would be interested in Wii remote Rice Krispies Treats instead. He giggled and screamed yes! So Wii remote Rice Krispies Treats we made!

Here’s the inspiration…

So super simple. We just made regular Rice Krispies Treats, with Smart Balance butter since he has food allergies (or you could use the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats in packages and cut them in half if you want minis and no food allergies, they contain dairy), outlined the rectangles and flooded them with Pillsbury icing (also dairy/nut/egg free), added the plus control and the name Wii in blue icing and finally a dot candy for the on button.

I started to add more detail, but it just got crowded since I made them half the size of the real thing.

Perfect for a “half” birthday in preschool and perfect for any gamer party you might be planning! {wink}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create! Happy weekend!

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FREE Super Bowl party printables

Hosting a Super Bowl party this year?! Download my wrappers and mini pennant banners, updated from my original Snackpicks.com article, for the two winning teams: NY Giants and New England Patriots. I confirmed that the Giants will be wearing their away white jerseys (white chevron wrappers) and the Patriots will wear their blue jerseys (blue chevron wrappers). You can use them all, or just your favorite team. The set also includes a 11×17 football field mat and a 11×17 green grass chevron mat (great for a backdrop for your stadium). 

UPDATE for 2013 Colors ~ Baltimore vs. 49ers ~ templates can be downloaded now! And see more Super Bowl party ideas including bacon and chocolate popcorn. {grin}

Crafting the printables is simple. I recommend card stock for the wrappers and pennants, but you can use regular printer paper if you like. Secure the wrapper loosely around a cupcake liner with double sided tape or hot glue and fill the wrappers with snacks. For the pennants, wrap the diamonds around a toothpick and secure with an Elmer’s glue stick.

Next, grab a wire spice rack for your stadium and set up your fans! I chose Cheez-It crackers for my snacks and I picked up my wire rack at Target!

DOWNLOAD 2012 Super Bowl Party Printables NOW!

 

DOWNLOAD 2013 Super Bowl Party Printables NOW!

 

For your convenience, I’ve combined all five sheets into one pdf. When you print, be aware that you’ll want to print sheets one and two, the mats, on 11×17 paper, and sheets three through five, the wrappers and pennants, on 8.5×11 paper.

And as a friendly reminder, these are copyright protected and for personal use only. They may not be sold or distributed. We ask that anyone wishing to use our freebies come here to download them. 

And if you do get a chance to use them, we’d love to see your display! You can share them on our facebook page or shoot us an e-mail at customercare@celebrationshoppe.com. Enjoy! 

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Super Bowl party bites

The Super Bowl is just a few days away and we’re updating our Cheez-It stadium printables (bowl/cup lines, pennants, football field mats) in game colors for 2013! Download your free Super Bowl party templates!

Here are a few Super Bowl bite ideas for your party!

  1. Stadium Brownies from Betty Crocker (peanuts, popcorn and chocolate!)
  2. Football Brownies from Betty Crocker
  3. Chipotle Cheeseburger Sliders from Snackpicks.com
  4. Oreo Cookie Footballs from Kraft
  5. Kickoff Pizza from Kraft
  6. Cheez-It Stadium from me on Snackpicks.com (printable downloads tomorrow!)
  7. Summer Sausage, Cheddar, Ranch football bites from Give Me Some Oven

And don’t forget…

download your Super Bowl wrappers, pennants and mats for your big bash in 2013 game day colors. They’re free! From me to you! 

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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frozen banana & granola bites

Have you ever had those chocolate dipped frozen bananas at an amusement park?! If not, let me just tell you that they are fab-u-lous!

Well, this is a twist on that traditional frozen treat.

Here’s what you’ll need: pink melting chocolate (all kinds of colors are available at your local craft store, I picked these up at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores), granola, bananas and wooden sticks (I also picked these up at JoAnns in the wood working section).

And here’s what you do: Cut your bananas, freeze them for at least 2-3 hours, melt your chocolate in either a double boiler or in the microwave (in 8 second intervals until smooth), dip and/or spoon cover the frozen bananas, roll in granola and refreeze for another hour.

These went over big in my house. I hope you like them too! As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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new dinosaur party printables

My son’s dino-ROAR dinosaur birthday party was a year-and-a-half ago and continues to be a customer favorite (see full collection, can also purchase individual items a la carte), so I decided to create a few more printable items and give you the ability to personalize some that already exist! Starting Monday you can purchase personalized dinosaur cupcake toppers (I mean brachiosaurus cupcakes are just too cute!),

personalized dinosaur beverage wrappers, cello toppers, and

this fun dinosaur “Drinkasaurus” party mats! A perfect complement for my carnivore, herbivore and sweetivore mats. (These still make me smile.)

There are many more personalized printables to come! If there is a collection you’re interested in and you don’t see personalization yet, just shoot us an e-mail at customercare@celebrationshoppe.com and we may be able to speed up the process.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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wagon wheel cookies

Simple, incredibly yummy, only two ingredients and no baking cookies. You can’t beat a recipe like that! Keebler Fudge Stripes + Strawberry Marshmallows = Wagon Wheel Cookies perfect for any cowgirl hoedown and our newest party collection! Just heat a marshmallow in the microwave for seven seconds (the middle will get hot, but the marshmallow skin will still be in tack allowing you to pick it up with your hand) and then sandwich between two cookies. The chocolate in the cookies will melt slightly holding the sandwich together.

By the way, you likely recognize the light cookie as Keebler Fudge Stripes, but what about that dark one… ? That is the new, and extraordinary… oh my it’s good, Dark Chocolate Fudge Stripe.

Kellogg’s sent me a box of goodies a few weeks ago, one of the many perks of being a Snackpicks.com blogger, and these were my very favorite. As a matter of fact, I’m typically really good at portion control. One cookie, one piece of candy, one whatever and I’m content. But with these, I ate four the first time I opened the package and I never do that! {guilty, not regretful, grin}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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10,000 facebook fans = freebies

We’re 10 “likes” or so away from 10,000 facebook fans and all I have to say is THANK YOU!

Thank you so very much for reading my blog, following my designs, chatting with me on twitter (@celebshoppe), checking out what I pin on Pinterest, liking the shoppe on facebook and most recently following my picture posts on Instagram (@thecelebrationshoppe).

You guys get me up in the morning excited about what I’m going to share for the day and I just want you to know how much I appreciate you! 

Last year I gave away dinosaur and owl Valentine cello toppers and many of you have asked for them again this year. So I updated them a bit, adding the ability for you to personalize them before printing. AND I added a few more designs to the mix: ladybugs and robots! (These designs are all part of larger collections that you can see in the shoppe.)

Click here to download all four designs! Open the file, personalize them in the design font right inside the pdf (the basic Adobe Reader will do) and then print. It’s that easy! And I would also love it if you would share my free printables with your friends and family! 

By the way, the toppers work best with 4″ cello bags. I personally buy the mini cellos (at JoAnns Fabric and Craft Stores) and fill them with tiny toys and candies as you can see in my post from last year, but you can also buy the taller ones for pencils and things.

ENJOY! And if you feel like leaving a comment, I love them and read them all. It’s so much better than just seeing a number in the analytics to tell me you were here! {wink}

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introducing cowgirl collection

I’m truly excited about my newest collection, cowgirl.  We had so much fun mixing modern design elements like chevron with traditional cowgirl ropes and stars. It’s perfect for wild west cowgirl birthday parties and baby showers!

These are just a few of the printable items in this collection, several of which can be personalized.

Including our cupcake picks!

Mosey on over to the shoppe to see more of our cowgirl collection! Oh, and those mini pretzels are the new Keebler 100 Calorie White Chocolate Pretzel Right Bites. I used one bag per cello and they are yummy!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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rocketship {cake} to the moon

Our customer, Helen of Bonito Design, sent over these pictures and I’m in love with this cake! It’s a replica of my space birthday party collection rocket ship design and the baker, Ruthy’s Cakes, did a fabulous job! Not only is the cake lovely, but the board with the partial Earth is the perfect display. And I’m sure Aaron, the birthday boy, was over the moon for it! {wink}

Here are a few more details styled by Helen:

{Thanks so much Helen for sharing Aaron’s big day with us! You did a lovely job!}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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