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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St. Patrick’s Day: Mini Key Lime Pie Leprechaun Doughnut Recipe

Are you thinking green for St. Patrick’s Day yet? Well you really should try these mini Key Lime Pie Doughnuts from my lovely contributor Deanna of Mirabelle Creations!

Key Lime Pie Leprechaun Doughnuts for St. Patrick's Day | Mirabelle Creations for TheCelebrationShoppe.com

In Deanna’s words: My son is a little fascinated with leprechauns this March.  His fascination might be because they are quite mischievous, just like him!  Between a leprechaun’s mischievous nature, their pots of gold, and their mini stature, what’s not to love?

For St. Patrick’s Day, there are so many fun Leprechauns ideas for kids.  My little guy wanted to make a Leprechaun Trap this year.  Some other fun ideas include: green milk left by a leprechaun, the leprechaun leaving little gold coins around the house for the kids, and the leprechaun turning the toilet water green. 

Key Lime Pie Leprechaun Doughnuts for St. Patrick's Day | Mirabelle Creations for TheCelebrationShoppe.com

For a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast this year, I plan to leave my son some of these Leprechaun Lime Doughnuts (which are Mini Key Lime Pie Doughnuts).  They are healthy treat alternative to a fried doughnut.  Also, they are Leprechaun size and incorporate green without having to use green dye!

Mini Key Lime Pie Doughnuts (adapted from A Zesty Bite)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons key lime or lime juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Zest of two small limes
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 graham cracker, crushed

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray the cavity of a mini doughnut pan with cooking spray.
  2. Add key lime juice to milk.  Let sit for about 5 minutes, so milk sours.  In a small bowl, mix together egg, vanilla, and butter.  Add soured milk to ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and zest of one lime.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until completely combined.  Add batter to a piping bag.  Fill the doughnut cavities approximately 2/3 full by piping batter into cavities.
  4. Bake approximately 8 minutes or until doughnuts are golden brown.   Cool for about 1 minute, then remove from pan.  Let doughnuts cool.
  5. For the glaze: Stir together 1 tablespoon milk and powdered sugar.  Add a little more milk until you achieve the desired consistency.  Dip top half of doughnuts into glaze.  Sprinkle remaining lime zest and graham crackers crumbs on top of glaze.

Makes approximately 24 mini doughnuts. 

Key Lime Pie Leprechaun Donuts for St. Patrick's Day | Mirabelle Creations for TheCelebrationShoppe.com

For a few more Mirabelle Creations’ St. Patrick’s Day ideas, visit Deanna’s recent St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas post. 

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

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St. Patrick’s Day: Rainbow Cupcakes & Gumball Clouds

If you’ve not noticed, I like to bake. {grin} So with St. Patrick’s Day coming and an art party to plan for, I decided to make some rainbow cupcakes!

Rainbow Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Aren’t they pretty!

Rainbow Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

The first thing I did was grab all my gel food coloring and tint my batter. After the cupcakes cooled I used the same gel icing to tint white frosting.

Rainbow Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Top each cupcake with a sixlet, use crepe paper streamers for your rainbow and make sure your creative cupcakes end at a gumball cloud! Or, for St. Patrick’s Day, your rainbow might end at a pot of gold, like Rolos!

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

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St. Patrick’s Day: Easy Shamrock Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

It’s time to start thinking green! These fun 4-leaf clover, Lucky green, cupcakes with mint icing are the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Lucky 4-Leaf Clover Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I love working with candies.

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

This fun little cupcake is super easy with just a few goodies. Green chocolate covered sunflower seeds from Candy Galaxy (they have every color candy!) and Breyer’s chocolate sprinkles (the only sprinkles my kids actually like!).

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And the mint frosting is a cinch. There are tons of amazing recipes from scratch, but when in a hurry I use Pillsbury icing (dairy-free for my little guy and always fluffy) and mix in 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract.

And since this is St. Patrick’s Day, I also mix in green gel food coloring (the other is too watery) until I get my desired color. (TIP: Tint your icing and let it set for five minutes before adding more food coloring. It will darken a bit.)

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

With these cupcakes you’re sure not to get PINCHED! {grin}

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

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Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls for St. Patty’s Day

My boys love cinnamon rolls and when we’re not running to a sports practice I often bake them on Saturdays. This Saturday we decided to have a little fun and shape our cinnamon rolls like shamrocks in early celebration for St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls for St. Patrick's Day Breakfast | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You guys know my youngest has severe food allergies so baking from scratch is a must some times. Not in this case though! These are Kroger brand cinnamon rolls and they have no dairy! Yay!

Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

We just pinched each roll into five pieces, four clovers and one stem. And while they were baking I added a touch of green food coloring to the cinnamon roll icing. Waalaa! Super fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day breakfast idea!

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12 Class Valentines {Free Downloads}

Need a creative last minute class Valentine for Valentine parties at school? I’ve got you covered with free cello toppers, candy bar wrappers, lollipop tags, rainbow loom cards and more! Enjoy!

12 Free Class Valentines | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I’ve photographed each of these free class Valentine printables to give you a little inspiration. Just click below, see each free Valentine in action, print and give. Some you can even personalize in the file before you print. All you need is the free Adobe Reader. {grin} Enjoy!

And 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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12 Valentine Card Boxes for Class Parties

Do your kiddos need to make a Valentine Card Box or Valentine Mailbox for class parties this week? Mine too! I’ve collected a few of my favorites for inspiration. Right now the Despicable Me Minion Valentine Box is winning in my house. {grin}

12 Valentine Card Box Ideas for Class Parties

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

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DIY Valentine Cupcake Toppers {Chevron & Polka Dot Peel & Stick Stencils}

My friend Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks has partnered with Plaid to launch a new product, Mod Podge Rocks Peel and Stick Stencils. Love that they don’t wiggle or move while you’re working.

DIY Valentine Cupcake Topper | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

In my opinion, what better way to try out a new product than to whip up something pretty. And why not yummy while you’re at it. {grin}

The new Peel and Stick Stencils come in a variety of patterns. I chose to make these little lovelies with Amy’s chevron and polka dot.

DIY Valentine Cupcake Toppers  | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

To make these you’ll need:

  • Mod Podge Rocks Peel and Stick Stencils
  • Mod Podge Sheer (in pink) with pouncer
  • White Cardstock
  • Whimsy Frame Punch
  • Circle Punch
  • Foam Adhesive Square
  • Heart Candy Sprinkles (or cut out paper ones)
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • White circle stickers or hot glue
  • Optional: Glitter

And the easy how to steps:

  1. Place stencils on white card stock. Pounce on Sheer Mod Podge and wipe off excess with the pouncer. (Optional: Sprinkle with glitter.) Allow to dry for 5 minutes.
  2. Punch out frames and circles.
  3. Attach circles to frames with foam adhesive squares for a raised effect.
  4. Attach hearts to center of circle with a dot of Mod Podge.
  5. Attach topper to lollipop sticks with hot glue, or white circle stickers for a more finished look

DIY Valentine Cupcake Toppers | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You can buy Amy’s new Peel and Stick Stencils from Plaid Online and at Michaels. So proud of her!

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

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