Oz The Great And Powerful {DIY wand}

Oz The Great And Powerful

Oz The Great And Powerful Blu-Ray Combo Pack releases in a few short days, on June 11. If you didn’t catch it at the theaters, you simply must see it now. It’s all about how Oz made it to Oz! {grin} Oh, and there is a bit about the witches too. All three of them! {shudder}

I have to say, Disney really did a beautiful job. The colors and characters were amazing… and THE witch had my youngest peeking out from under his blanket. He made his dad come sit next to him. I was there, but I wasn’t enough. {smirk}

The girly in me though was struck by Glinda The Good Witch. Her dress, her crown, oh… and her wand! It was so simple, yet so beautiful!

Oz The Great And Powerful

I mean what girl doesn’t want a wand?! So I thought, why not make a few. Here’s what you’ll need to make an easy DIY candy wand:

  • Marshmallows
  • Pepperidge Farms Pirouette Rolled Wafers (these are French Vanilla!)
  • Pure Cane Sugar
  • White Icing
  • Kitchen Scissors

And the simple how to for making your wands:

  • Trim your marshmallows. Using kitchen scissors, cut each of the corners off your marshmallow so that it looks like a diamond. (TIP: Wash your scissors between each marshmallow or they’ll start to stick.)
  • Add shine. Dip each edge (sticky sides) in pure cane sugar.
  • Attach handle. Dip the end of the wafer in white icing and attach the wand tip. Allow to set for at least 10 minutes before you display.

Rather watch how I made these? Well you’re in luck because I made a little video. And while you’re there, I’d love for you to subscribe to my youtube channel. By the way, my eight year old was my camera man on this one because I couldn’t find the stand. That’s cute though… right?! {grin}

By the way, if you’re having a party, I would display in a 4″ or so tall clear (square if you have it) vase filled half way with more pure cane sugar. Once the wands are dry, just place them in, handle first, so all the good little witches at your party can grab them easily!

Want to know more about Oz The Great And Powerful? You can follow Disney and this movie specifically on facebook, twitter and pinterest. And you can see what some of my blogging friends are creating to celebrate the new movie too!



But I’m not done! I have another very fun tutorial for Oz The Great And Powerful.

When I was prepping for our “at home” movie viewing we made some adorable and easy Oz The Great And Powerful popcorn bags. Come see how to make these easy bags for this movie, or any Disney movie premier! {grin}

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

This post is brought to you by Disney and Blue Print Social, but all opinions are 100% mine. You know I’d have it no other way! Original idea created by Kim Byers and seen here on TheCelebrationShoppe.com first.

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Father’s Day gift ideas + video

Fathers Day

This post is brought to you by World Market, but all opinions are 100% mine. You know I’d have it no other way!

Wondering what to get your Dad or hubby this year for Father’s Day?! I teamed up with World Market to share some of my Father’s Day grilling favs!

Come shopping with me and my little guys as we browse the isles of World Market for some awesome grilling finds!

Fathers Day

After a fun spree at World Market we made it home with a:

  • Fine Mesh Grill (perfect for all the Mahi Mahi and Tuna on my summer menu)
  • Hot Dog Roller (a must with kiddos)
  • S’ mores Maker (not sure who wanted this one more, me or the kids)
  • Tin Serving Tray (had to have for all those back and forth treks from the kitchen)
  • Sandwich Baskets with liners (also perfect for all the upcoming patriotic holiday celebrations!),
  • Gingham and Polka Dot Cupcake Liners (too cute to leave behind),
  • Snacks including Kettle Corn, Peanuts and everyone’s favorite soda flavors, and
  • Pinwheels (oh yes, the pinwheels came home). {grin}

Fathers Day

My hubby loves to grill and we spend almost every night outdoors in the summer months. So when the kids and I surprised him with an early Father’s Day gift we knew we had to use it right away. And guess what made it to the grill first… you got it! The hot dog roller.

Fathers Day Grilling

I think it might be the hubby’s new fave grilling tool!

Have grilling covered? World Market has Father’s Day Gifts for the home bar and for all of your outdoor spaces too. So much bright and beautiful outdoor décor!

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And guess what else? They’re hosting a Father’s Day Sweepstakes! Nominate your Dad here and give yourself and your Dad the chance to win a $1000 World Market Gift Card! I don’t know about you, but I would have a new dining room table for me. Have you seen them? {swoon}

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As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! And Happy Father’s Day to all those wonderful Dad’s out there!

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princess cupcakes {video tutorial}

Have a little princess in your life? Planning a princess birthday party?

In my latest video craft tutorial with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, as their Creativity Made Simple Craft Influencer for the month of May, I share how to make simple princess cupcakes with just a few supplies from the scrapbook section.

My favorite finds, which you’ll see in the video, were the crown embellishments from Martha Stewart Crafts and the chevron papers from a new DCWV birthday party pack.

For more easy and creative craft video tutorials visit my You Tube channel. And I’d love for you to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. I have tons of new tutorials planned!

And if you’d like to learn more about JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store’s Creativity Made Simple campaign, which is all about finding the time do what you love when life gets busy, hop over to my feature on the Creativity Made Simple site. Yep, that’s my face on the homepage. {giddy}

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

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party hat ~ video tutorial

Party Hat

Hi everyone! I’m really starting to love making video for my You Tube channel. Today I’m sharing a quick video tutorial for party hats! We’ve all bought the general party hat for a birthday party and now I’m going to show you a super simple way to dress it up. {grin}

Fringe!

You only need a few supplies and few minutes and that regular old party hat gets a make over!

This little project was part of my craft series with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores for their Creativity Made Simple initiative. If you’ve not already, please hop over to read my Q&A feature, see more craft projects including how to make simple beverage wrappers, a circus cake topper and more. Plus learn about how JoAnn and the Craft and Hobby Association are helping us reclaim our craft time!

And if you like what you see I’d love for you to help a girl out and subscribe to my You Tube channel! {big smile}

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

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how to make a wreath ~ video tutorial

Want to learn how to make a simple wreath? Rather watch a how to craft video than read my tutorial?  {smirk} It’s okay, I’m visual too. Bring on the photos and the video please! {grin}

Well, no worries. If you like to read the tutorial (and see step-by-step photos) I’ve got you covered and if you’d rather watch a craft video, I’ve got you covered there too!

Today I’m sharing the second craft video that I made with the JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store team for their Creativity Made Simple video series.

how to make a wreath

Here are a few shots of the wreath. The blue and gray chevron was perfect for a blue bird baby shower I was working on and the yellow and gray is hanging in my kitchen right now! {smile}

I’d love for you to subscribe to my You Tube video channel and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store’s channel too! And you can learn more about my projects with JoAnn and their Creativity Made Simple campaign, all about helping us find the time to be creative even when life gets busy, at JoAnn.com.

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

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how to make a cake topper video

how to make a cake topper

Want to learn how to make a cake topper?

As I shared in my behind the scenes with JoAnn post last week, I’m working with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores as their craft influencer for the month of May!

JoAnn and the Craft and Hobby Association are on a mission to help us cre8time! I don’t know about you, but crafting and creating relaxes me. And before you think it, nope. Not everything in my craft room turns out right the first time. As a matter of fact, sometimes half the fun for me is making a mess and learning how I could have done something better!

As part of the cre8time initiative, JoAnn has started the Creativity Made Simple project, sharing fun and easy ideas that we can make in 1-2-3! 

For my first Creativity Made Simple idea, I’m sharing how to make a cake topper! Watch the how to video and hop over to JoAnn for a complete list of craft supplies.

And I’d love for you to subscribe to my You Tube video channel and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store’s channel too!

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

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behind the scenes with JoAnn

Kim Byers

Today I’m sharing a bit about a project I’m working on with the amazing team at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores.

JoAnn is talking Creativity Made Simple. It’s all about finding the time do what you love when life gets busy.

As part of Creativity Made Simple, JoAnn has selected one crafter to feature each month all year long. And they asked me to be their May craft influencer! {Yep, that’s my face on the homepage of the Creativity Made Simple!} I couldn’t be more honored.

You see, when I was still in my corporate career I would escape to JoAnns and a book store (located just next to my office) for a long lunch break to dream of starting my own company and to browse the isles for all the crafty things I was going to get into on the weekend. And to have such an amazing brand ask me to be a craft influencer only five short years later… well let’s just say that I feel incredibly blessed!

So as part of my role as craft influencer for the month of May, I created a new circus party idea for JoAnn. As well shot three videos showcasing easy ideas to help viewers craft their way to a fabulous party! Over the next few days I’ll be sharing the videos and more! {giddy}

Kim Byers

In the meantime, here’s a peek at the behind the scenes of my video shoots!

The JoAnn team was not only kind, professional and super helpful, they were also a riot. If only I had some of my out-takes to share with you. Oh the faces I made when I messed up! {smirk}

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For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen these before. And if you don’t, I’d love for you to join me. I’m under “The Celebration Shoppe.”

Kim Byers

Much more coming about my projects and videos with JoAnn and Creativity Made Simple. Until then, and as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

Happy Thursday!

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DIY chocolate transfer Valentines

chocolate transfer valentines

Ever wonder how people make such pretty and sometimes elaborate (not this one… but it easily could be) designs out of chocolate?! Well today I’m sharing how to make chocolate transfer hearts and script words, like LOVE, over on Gibbs Smith Books new blog, Red Barn.

Come join me at Red Barn for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make chocolate transfer Valentine heart cupcakes, including a how to video!

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

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DIY Rudolph treat bags + how to video

I LOVE Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! He’s my favorite. When I was a little girl I’d stare out the window on Christmas night and dream of seeing his red nose bobbing through the sky.

And when we didn’t see him my brother and I would pretend… until he’d start teasing me that Dad… an avid hunter… was going to shoot him out of the sky. I know… but you have to understand my brother is four years older than me and it was his job to torment me. {smirk}

Want to know how to make these adorable Rudolph cello treat bags for your Christmas party or maybe as Christmas favors for this year’s school party?! Well I made a quick how to video with the help of a very cute camera man (my oldest) and he insisted that I give him credit for that effort… in addition to a quarter {grin}. Enjoy!

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

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creative snowman gift wrap idea + video

Love creative and personalized Christmas and holiday gift wrap ideas?! Me too! And I’m excited to share my little snowman gift wrap embellishment with you this morning!

I just LOVE him and my kiddos will be using him and a few other designs on our Christmas gift wrapping this year! My oldest even has a Santa sleigh version. I’ll try to get a shot of it for you guys too.

Here’s what you’ll need for this easy Christmas gift wrap snowman craft:

And here’s a quick DIY video tutorial showing you how to make your own snowman gift wrap embellishment: 

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

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