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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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cala lilies, easy Mother’s Day craft

Cala Lilies

Cala lilies were my wedding flower. Such an elegant and beautiful flower. AND, such an easy flower to recreate with crepe paper for a  Mother’s Day craft!

I’m talking Mother’s Day on Red Barn Blog this week. Join me for the quick 1, 2, 3 (pictorial) of making this easy crepe paper craft! 

Plus, download my FREE Mother’s Day subway art print and gift tags (that you can personalize before you print!) while you’re there.

See you there! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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DIY glitter clothespins

DIY Glitter Clothespin

Love glitter crafts?! Love a banner flag? Well I have a really easy and fun DIY craft idea for you!

Recently I was working on a new video, making and hanging a banner flag, for my youtube channel (up early next week) and I needed a fun way to display the banner. An easy way! I picked up some mini clothespins from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores (in the wood working section) a few months ago and they were perfect. Except, you see, this party idea is overly pink and the standard brown clothespin just wasn’t cutting it.

Glitter crafts

So what does any crafter do?! I opened up all the doors to my craft storage and started trying to think of ways to make them better. The answer was quick and obvious… glitter!!

Glitter craft

With just a touch of Mod Podge, or you could use Elmer’s Stick Glue (I tried both and they both worked), apply your glitter! Allow it to dry and then clothespin your banner flag to ribbon.

Yep! It’s that easy!

By the way, this pink and gray chevron banner is part of my cowgirl collection. You can find the cowgirl invitation, thank you notes, the entire party supplies collection, and the individual chevron banner in the shoppe.

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

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make a photo booth

make a photo booth

Want to know how to make a photo booth?

I love having photo booths at my parties for many reasons. The obvious reason is to capture those precious memories, right! Well, why not do it with style. It doesnt’ have to be hard or a major production.

make a photo booth

Photo booths allow your guests to get silly PLUS it gives them a great backdrop so you don’t have a messy kitchen or a million people holding cake as your backdrop in all your photographs!

photo booth

Here are the supplies I use to make my photo booths. And the best part, mine are mobile! A party indoors, you’re all set… party outdoors… you’re all set!

make a photo booth

I start with:

  • Blank white canvas (I use a 4×6 foot canvas)
  • Coordinating fabric (you’ll need at least a yard and a half of fabric, but check the width to make sure it will cover)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Optional: canvas stand available at craft stores

Then I embellish my canvas with:

  • Pennant banner on ribbon or twine,
  • or other party elements like crepe paper twists

photo props for photo booth

Finally, I create photo props for the guests to hold. I like to hot glue them to wooden dowels and put them in a bucket or vase full of sand so that they stay upright and ready for the next guest.

Making a DIY photo booth is just that easy!

These are my party collections that have designed photo props, but we can create them for any collection. Just ask!

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

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art activities for kids

Looking for art activities for the kids?! When we photographed my art birthday party supplies collection for the store we came up with these kid crafts ~ have the kids make cupcake art with supplies including:

  • cupcake liners (cut in half),
  • tissue paper,
  • pom poms,
  • felt,
  • ribbon and more!

Included in the art party supplies we designed four whimsy frames for the kids to create on: red/blue, orange/yellow, purple/chartreuse and black/white.

We also created “award badges” that you can give to each guest. They say things like most creative, best in show, most artistic, best design, most colorful and best color palette. A great way for every child to feel special. The awards are rectangle tags and then we created the crepe ribbon backer. (You can see how to create a similar idea with our graduation collection.)

And last but not least, here’s a look at the Art Gallery entry sign that is also part of the printable collection. We printed it at Costco for $5.99 and embellished it with yellow crepe paper. Can you tell I’m loving crepe paper lately?! It’s inexpensive, comes in a variety of colors and so simple to manipulate. LOVE.

You can see more details from my Art birthday party supplies collection in the shoppe: Invitation, Thank you notes, Art birthday party supplies (available as sets or you can buy individual items).

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

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paint Easter eggs with chalkboard paint

Paint Easter Eggs

When I was a kid we never used plastic eggs for Easter. Never. With my kiddos I’m a bit nostalgic and we dye and paint real eggs. However, we’re not opposed to a few candy filled plastic eggs! But we do like to doll them up a bit. {grin}

To make chalkboard paint Easter eggs, you only need three things:

Paint Easter Eggs

I chose to only paint one half of the egg so that they would still be colorful.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter holiday! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Sharpie Easter egg decorating

How to Decorate Easter Eggs

Want another fun way to decorate Easter eggs with the kiddos?!

Try decorating them with Sharpies! Is it food safe you ask… I have no idea. With that in mind, I would suggest not eating the eggs afterwards. But hiding them is perfectly acceptable! {grin}

My boys were thrilled with the idea because they could easily draw anything they liked, their name, the earth (oh yes… he’s not finished it yet or you’d see it here)... and with Sharpies there was no bleeding, smearing and there are so many colors!

Sharpie Rainbow

Okay, I happen to collect them for crafting… I sketch my ideas with them. You would think I’d use a pencil… nope. {smirk}

Decorating eggs with Sharpie

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

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NOTE: This is not a paid post. I just happen to like Sharpies!

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how to make a wreath

How to make a wreath

It’s time to decorate for spring! Did you see my Mother’s Day brunch post yesterday? This easy to make wreath is a perfect complement for my spring placesetting idea.

Styrofoam balls covered in fabric

Join me for all the easy DIY details over on Red Barn today and make your own wreath!

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

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last minute owl Valentine mailbox

Owl Valentine Craft

Need last minute Valentine mailbox ideas for your child’s class party? I made this owl Valentine mailbox in just minutes with my little guy out of a tissue box.

Easy “how to” make a Valentine mailbox supplies and instructions:

  • Tissue box (this one is a Kleenex box… love the pattern!)
  • Orange, yellow and blue scrapbook paper
  • glue
  • adhesive dots (if you want the eyes to appear raised)
  • 1″ circle punch
  • 2″ circle punch
  • optional: fringe scissors… or you can just cut the strips {grin}

And steps:

  1. Open and remove tissues before you decorate
  2. Punch two 2″ orange circles and two 1″ yellow circles
  3. Cut a large triangle for the nose
  4. Cut two large curved triangles for the ears and fringe
  5. Cut two fatter triangles for the wings. Curve and fringe the base.
  6. Attach ears, wings, nose, orange eye
  7. Add a foam adhesive dot to the orange eye and add the yellow center

Owl Kid Craft

Cutting tip: Cut one ear/one wing and use as the template for the other side. For the wings, remember to turn the paper if the front and back of our paper are not the same.

Owl Kid Craft

Now you need Valentines to go in your mailbox. Hop on over to the shoppe and have a peek at all of our personalized Valentine card designs, including seven with photo options!

St. Patty’s Day idea here tomorrow. Happy Valentines everyone!

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

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DIY Valentine bear mailbox

DIY kid Valentine bear mailbox

Need Valentine mailbox ideas for your child’s class party? Want it to be a fun kid craft… instead of a mommy craft? My little guy made his Valentine mailbox today out of a tissue box. He chose to make a bear. His nickname is bear… and fittingly he was wearing his “bearly asleep” pjs. Not planned I promise! He just loves them. {grin}

Super easy how to make a Valentine mailbox supplies and instructions:

  • Tissue box
  • 2 tones of brown cardstock
  • black cardstock
  • brown pom for tail
  • glue
  • adhesive dots (if you want the nose to appear raised)
  • 1″ circle punch
  • 2″ circle punch

And steps:

  1. Cut a large circle for the head out of brown cardstock. We just used a bowl as a template. I know… super crafty. {smirk}
  2. Punch two small light brown 1″ circles for the ears and three black for the eyes and nose
  3. Punch one light brown 2″ circle for the nose
  4. Attach ears and eyes with glue
  5. Attach nose with adhesive dots for raised effect, or just glue. Cute both ways.
  6. Attach face and tail with a dot or two of hot glue.

how to make a valentine mailbox

Now you need Valentines to go in your mailbox. Hop on over to the shoppe and have a peek at all of our personalized Valentine card designs, including seven with photo options!

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

Join The Celebration Shoppe on facebooksign-up for the daily ideas to come right to your inbox (never miss an idea, giveaway or free printable!), follow us on twitterpinterest and on instagram at @thecelebrationshoppe. And don’t forget to shop our birthday, baby shower and holiday party supplies!

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