How To Make A Batik Embroidered Sling Purse

My last project with JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores for their Spring 2014 Trends & Ideas lookbook is an batik embroidered fabric sling purse. JoAnn has a great selection of embroidered fabrics to choose from and in so many bright colors. And I’m thrilled to share this project will be featured in JoAnn stores starting in July!

Embroidered Sling Purse | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Hop over to my post on JoAnn for all the details!

Kim Byers Featured in JoAnn Spring 2014 LookBook

Have you flipped through the pages of the Spring 2014 Trends & Ideas lookbook? Well, wait no more! {grin}

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Did you see my petal piped cupcakes, DIY embroidery hoop chandelierruffle scarf and DIY glitter cake plate embellishment? Don’t miss them. {grin}

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

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How To Make Crepe Paper Flower Lollipops {DIY Party Favor}

I love crepe paper crafts. It comes in so many bright colors, it’s inexpensive and it’s easy to craft with. What more can a girl ask for?! {grin} For spring and likely my Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, these little crepe paper flower lollipop favors will be gracing my table. I might even add name tags and use them as placecards! {Just thought of that as I type…}

Crepe Paper Flower Lollipop Favor Tutorial | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Okay, let’s get crafty!

Crepe Paper Flower Lollipop Favor Tutorial | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

To make these crepe paper flower lollipops, all you need is:

  • Crepe Paper (in a variety of colors)
  • Tape
  • Lollipops (these pretties came from Candy Galaxy)

Yep. That’s it!

Crepe Paper Flower Lollipop Favor Tutorial | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And to make them, that’s a simple list too.

  1. Cut 8″ strips of crepe paper.
  2. Fold it in an accordion style, about .25″ for each back and forth bend.
  3. Loosely wrap it around the base of the lollipop and tape.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for layered effect as shown.

Crepe Paper Flower Lollipop Favor Tutorial | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And you’re done! Pin the following image so you don’t forget to make these for your next party!

Crepe Paper Flower Lollipop Favor Tutorial | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

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

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Decorate Your Cake: Glitter Washi Tape

I’m in love with this glitter tape. It’s basically printed washi tape… but 10 times better! And as one of my five projects with JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores for their Spring 2014 Trends & Ideas lookbook I created a super simple glitter cake plate embellishment perfect for birthday parties, babies showers…

Glitter Tape | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

every celebration is better with a little bling! {grin} And this glitter tape does not shed. It’s perfect. It’s official name is “Sparkle Tape” made by Darice and sold at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. Hop over to my post on JoAnn for all the details!

Kim Byers Featured in JoAnn Spring 2014 LookBook

Have you flipped through the pages of the Spring 2014 Trends & Ideas lookbook? Well, wait no more! {grin}

How To Pipe Petal Cupcakes | Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com for JoAnn

How To Make A Chandelier, An Easy Embroidery Hoop Craft | Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com

How To Make A Easy Ruffle Scarf | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And did you see my petal piped cupcakes, DIY embroidery hoop chandelier, and ruffle scarf? Don’t miss them. They’re all super easy with a few simple instructions!

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

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How To Make An Easy Ruffle Scarf

Dazzling Blue is a spring 2014 Pantone color of the year and to celebrate I made an easy ruffle scarf as one of my five projects with JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores for their Spring 2014 Trends & Ideas lookbook. And I’m thrilled to share this project will be featured in JoAnn stores starting in July! Want the secret to a soft bouncy look for spring…

How To Make A Easy Ruffle Scarf | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

It’s using elastic thread and chiffon fabric! Visit my post with JoAnn for all the easy how to details and a list of supplies.

Kim Byers Featured in JoAnn Spring 2014 LookBook

Have you flipped through the pages of the Spring 2014 Trends & Ideas lookbook? Well, wait no more! {grin}

How To Pipe Petal Cupcakes | Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com for JoAnn

How To Make A Chandelier, An Easy Embroidery Hoop Craft | Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And did you see my petal piped cupcakes and DIY embroidery hoop chandelier? Don’t miss them. They’re both super easy with a few simple instructions!

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

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Press: Excited To Be Part Of The JoAnn Spring Trends & Ideas LookBook {Inaugrual Issue}

I’ve been so blessed over the past year-and-a-half to work with the amazing team at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores and I’m thrilled to say this latest installment makes me so very proud. Introducing the JoAnn Spring LookBook!

Kim Byers Featured in JoAnn Spring 2014 Trends and Ideas LookBook

The amazing team at JoAnn asked myself and three other bloggers to come up with five craft projects for five Spring trends: Romantic, Batik, Dazzling Blue, Metallic and Summer Celebration.

This project was so much fun and I can’t wait to post each of my five projects over the next few weeks.

Until then, click and browse through the pages of the inaugural issue, pick up a copy at your local JoAnn store, watch for them on their social media, or search by my name, Kim Byers, on JoAnn.com. Yep! I’m now a searchable item on JoAnn.com. {giddy}

Missed the other projects I’ve done with JoAnn? Here are a few:

Much more to come on my five projects for the LookBook. In the meantime, join in on the conversation on Google +:


 

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

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Purple Minion Valentine Card Box {Easy Kid Craft}

Yesterday I posted a bit of inspiration for Valentine Card Boxes and today I can’t help but share my youngest son’s Valentine Card Box, a purple minion from Despicable Me 2! I’m such a proud momma!

Easy DIY Purple Minion Valentine Card Box | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

It’s hilarious and so fun. And I know what you’re thinking, but no… really… this was all him. I helped him find some goodies at the store to pull this guy off, but then he went for it. Craft supplies everywhere and the kitchen had to be swept twice to get up all the little scraps of paper, tape… oh and we won’t talk about the glue on the kitchen table… but in the end, I’m so proud of my crafty kid.

So sorry that there are no “in process” craft shots, but I wasn’t planning to share until it was done and he was so proud… and I was so proud of him. This pic is even taken with my iPhone!

If you want to make your own Purple Minion Valentine Card Box for your class Valentine party, here’s what he used:

  • Plastic purple tablecloth,
  • Purple tissue paper,
  • Box (just one we had around the house with a hole in the top, hidden by the crazy hair),
  • Aluminum foil,
  • Construction paper, and
  • Lots of glue and tape
  • Optional: 3″ hole punch

Easy steps:

  1. Select a box with a hole in the top, or cut one.
  2. Wrap box with purple plastic tablecloth (or wrapping paper).
  3. Punch two large aluminum foil circles for glasses.
  4. Cut out two eyes, mouth, teeth, arms, hands and boots from construction paper and apply with glue liberally. {grin}
  5. Glue tissue paper to top for hair and snip with scissors for crazy effect.

Want more Valentine Card Box and DIY Valentine Card Ideas for Friday, make sure and browse my Valentine Pinterest board with over 350 ideas!

I also have several free Valentine printable downloads here on the blog:

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! And if you like this idea, I’m sure my son would appreciate a comment or two!

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Kid Craft: Footprint Manger Scene {DIY Tutorial}

Our faith holds first place in our house at Christmas time and I love reminding my children in the mix of all the excitement what this season really means.

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I warn you… the painting of the feet is ticklish so you may want to place a towel… or two… down. I warned my boys and they still flopped all over the place. {grin} In the end, it was so worth it to have their little (or not so little anymore) feet cradling their version of the baby Jesus.

Footprint Manger Art with TheCelebrationShoppe.com

To make your own Footprint Manger Scene, you’ll need:

  • Square white canvas
  • Sharpies – 12 ct. multipack, 4 ct. metallic assortment and either the silver or gold 4 pack (I LOVE them all and they’re all on sale at Staples right now!)
  • Brown craft paint for foot
  • Pearl white craft paint for head (we chose to stamp his head on with a finger but there are light Sharpies in the pack)
  • Paint brush
  • Optional: white Kraft paper

Footprint Manger Scene Kid Craft | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And now for the easy kid crafting steps:

Footprint – paint your child’s foot liberally with brown paint and then press evenly to the center lower portion of the white canvas. Allow to dry completely.

Prep and practice – since canvas is unforgiving, I put white paper (available in rolls like gift wrap) out under the canvases so my kids could practice what they’re planning to draw before they put Sharpie to canvas. You can see in the top image my youngest practicing his stars. {wink}

Draw – then just let them go! You can see from the side-by-side shot below that our manger scenes are slightly different, but in my mind that is what makes them that much more precious.

Artist signature – and don’t forget to let them sign their art. We like to date ours too!

Kid Craft: Footprint Manger Art | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Staples has all the Sharpies for your holiday needs! I mean $6 for a 12 ct Multi Colored pack of Sharpies! Woo Hoo! And the Sharpie Metallic Assorted 4-CT pack, including the Silver pack and the Gold pack are only $5. I’m personally a bit obsessed with all my Sharpie colors, but the metallic are my new favorites!

Sharpie Craft

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

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DIY Owl-Shaped Handwarmers

Baby, it’s cold outside! Keep your hands toasty and warm with these cute DIY Owl-Shaped Handwarmers. They are perfect for the cold weather, look adorable, and make great stocking stuffers for guys & girls!

DIY Owl Hand Warmers with PDF Pattern - illistyle.com

Hi everyone! This is April from IlliStyle and I have a fun little craft for you! To make these DIY owl hand warmers, you’ll need:

Short Grain Rice
Peppermint oil (optional)
Flannel (1/4 yd will make approximately 12-14 owls/6-7 pairs)
Coordinating thread
Fabric Marker

Easy how to instructions:

*Optional: If scented rice is desired: Place rice and essential oil in air tight container, shake vigorously. Let sit 1-2 days Place flannel right sides facing. Trace owl from printable PDF pattern provided here DIY Owl hand Warmers - illistyle.com

Cut out owls, keeping two pieces together, then flip so right sides face out. Sew Around edges, leaving bottom open.

DIY Owl hand Warmers - illistyle.com

Fill with scented or unscented rice. Stitch bottom closed.

DIY Owl hand Warmers - illistyle.com

Using a fabric marker, draw on big eyes and a beak.

DIY Owl Handwarmers - illistyle.com

Give a pair as a gift. Package as desired. Include instructions – Heat in microwave 1 minute and place in pockets to warm hands.

DIY Owl Handwarmers - illistyle.com

These little cuties were actually a baby shower favor I created for a dear friend’s newest arrival. They were a total hit, here’s a picture text I received from one of the party-goers after she used the Owl Hand Warmers on her morning run when she was on vacation in Mammoth, CA:

Owl Handwarmers DIY Gift - illistyle.com

If you like these little guys, then you are in luck! I have included the pattern free for personal use. Download the printable 8.5″ x 11″ PDF by clicking the owl template image below:

Printable Owl Pattern PDF - illistyle.com

Keep warm, crafters!

xoxo April Merry Christmas from illistyle.com

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How To Make An Easy DIY Christmas Advent Calendar {Tutorial}

We love having a Christmas advent calendar. The kids bounce out of bed each day giddy to see what is inside. When they were really tiny it was always a little note about how we would celebrate the season that day. Reading a book together, hot chocolate, etc.

DIY Advent Tutorial | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Last year they really wanted to the LEGO advents in addition to our regular advent. My oldest got the original and my youngest got the Star Wars. They were fun and the boys wanted to do it again this year. After looking at the 2013 sets and how similar they are to the 2012 sets, I decided I’d rather buy a bigger Christmas set and separate it into the advent myself. The set was only a bit more and it is much cuter!

Well of course to make this magic happen that meant I had to create my own DIY advent calendar. Let me tell you, it is a huge hit with my kiddos and it looks pretty in my living room. {grin}

So let’s get crafty!

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

To make your own advent calendar, you can find all of these supplies at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores:

  • 4″ boxes or bags for the number of days that you’ll be celebrating (these exact boxes are from Pick Your Plum, but JoAnn has similar boxes & paper bags)
  • Mini clothespins (in the wood section)
  • Bakers twine or ribbon
  • DCWV The Christmas & Winter Glitter Cardstock Stack
  • DCWV The Holiday Cheer Stack
  • DCWV Chipboard Christmas embellishment (shown on top of frame)
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue Spots 1/8″ thick
  • Whimsy frame 2.5″ punch
  • Circle 1″ punch
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Optional: 30″ wide frame and hot glue (a banister or mantel would work great too)

DIY Advent Christmas Calendar | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And these are the easy steps:

  1. Measure – if you’re hanging your boxes or bags inside a frame, measure the width of your packaging and the inside edges of your frame. Lay them out on the table in the arrangement you want.
  2. Select paper colors – flip through the DCWV The Christmas & Winter Glitter Cardstock Stack and select glitter paper.
  3. Punch frames - punch the sheets and set aside
  4. Punch and/or cut numbers – in the front of the DCWV The Holiday Cheer Stack you’ll find two sheets of frames and numbers. I punched the numbers from 1-19 out with a 1″ circle punch. I then cut out the frames for the 20-24 boxes.
  5. Attach frames and numbers – using 3/4 glue dots, attach the frames to the center of your packaging. Top with a foam adhesive dot and add the day/number.
  6. Hang – string bakers twine inside your frame (or along a banister or mantel), attach with hot glue or push pins (depending on the surface) and clothespin on each box.
  7. Give – I chose to only put the next morning’s gift in each day. There are two reasons for this. One, my boys might look… {grin} and two, it keeps the weight on the string to a minimum.

And if you’re like me, and you’re filling yours with LEGOs, take 24 resealable bags (or 48 in my case) and separate the LEGOs according to the instruction book. My boys are loving getting a new piece to their creation every day!

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I used small detail scissors for the whimsy frames on the numbers.

DIY Advent Christmas Calendar | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And this is what the foam adhesive dot looks like between the frame and number. Gives it just a bit of 3-D effect!

Guess what?! DCWV and JoAnn are offering you a coupon to get your craft project started!

 click here, print your 50% off coupon and let’s get crafty!

 

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

This #papercraftedChristmas project was created in partnership with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores and DCWV. The Celebration Shoppe did receive compensation and supplies, but all opinions and ideas are my own. You know I’d have it no other way!

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DIY Christmas Ornament: Paint Dipped Snowman

Our Christmas tree tells a story… the holiday story of our family. And I love every inch of it!

DIY Snowman Ornament | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Almost every ornament was either collected during a holiday outing, given to us as a gift or handmade by my sweet babies. There is nothing designed or matchy-matchy about it, but it’s completely beautiful and wonderfully sentimental!

This paint dipped, hand-drawn snowman ornament is our latest ornament addition. To make these with your kiddos, you’ll need:

  • circular, flat front, clear plastic ornaments (I picked mine up at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores)
  • pearl white craft paint
  • orange and black Sharpies
  • flat paint dish or plate
  • sheet of paper

DIY Snowman Ornament | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

To make your own:

  1. Trace an outline of the ornament on a sheet of white paper and draw a simple snowman face in the outline to get your proportions correct
  2. Place paint on a flat surface and roll the back side of the ornament around in the paint until covered
  3. Flip ornament over and allow to dry completely
  4. Using the guide you or your child drew on the sheet of paper, draw the snowman face on the ornament with Sharpies
  5. Hang and enjoy

DIY Snowman Ornament | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

In my opinion, there is nothing sweeter than something your little one made for you.

Here are a few of my other favorite holiday projects you might enjoy!

Rudolph Treat Bags

Snowman Gift Wrap + FREE Christmas Gift Tags

Christmas Tree Footprint Art

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

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