DIY Tutu & Gumball Necklace

D.I.Y. Snowflake Winter Wonderland Tutu and Gumball NecklaceDIY Tutu >>Winter Wonderland Tutu & Gumball Necklace

We are obsessed with this DIY tutu tutorial we found on Birthday Express. We generally turn to Birthday Express as our “go to” site for kids birthday party supplies but never really thought about using those same supplies in fresh new ways. It was one of those “duh” moments. Why not use tulle to make our own tutus, especially with Halloween just around the corner.  And the fact is that although this DIY tutorial uses 2 shades of blue tulle to make a snowflake winter wonderland tutu (which could also be used as a Frozen costume), you could just as easily make a tulle tutu using any of the 14 colors of tulle offered on Birthday Express. Plus, you can easily adjust the length of the tutu to make mom + me matching tutus.  We can already envision clown tutu costumes, flower & butterfly tutu costumes, and even tutus showcasing the colors of your favorite sports teams. Continue Reading →

DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes

DIY- KNOTTED FABRIC-WRAPPED FAVOR BOXES

DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes

We are thrilled to inform you that Minted, one of our very favorite merchants curating stunning artisan designs on stationery, party goods, wall art, and now even fabric, is hosting their Spring Event.  From now thru May 16, 2015 you can enjoy 15% off sitewide with promo code HAPPYSPRING

So what are we eyeing? Fabric and more fabric. We are obsessed with these DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes especially since you can choose any Minted fabric to match your party or shower theme.  And the step by step directions we found on Minted's blog could not be any easier. Even non-crafter types can handle this very on-trend party favor DIY project.  Continue Reading →

Best Craft Tool, Ever!

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Party Idea {Pros} absolute favorite, cannot live without craft tool is (drum roll, please)

3M Scotch Adhesive Transfer Tape ATG 700 Dispenser

Once you get the hang of loading the tape (that truly is the hardest part) you will find yourself using this “gun” constantly.  We have used it to make diy invitations, scrapbooks, favor tags, hang posters and signs, wrap presents  party favors, party decor and even custom framing.  All you do is press the trigger and roll.  The stick is strong and durable.  Trust us — do not waste your time with the mini tape dispensers.  Yes they are lots cheaper but they do no work as well and in the end take way more time. (And yes ladies, our time is precious and we need to calculate its value when we are making purchases!)  Plus, these guns last forever.  Ours is a bit sticky and gummy and scratched up but is still going strong after 10 years!

The tape for the dispenser is hard to find, so be sure to buy at least 6-12 rolls at a time.  There is nothing worse than getting half way through a craft project just to run out of tape:

Scotch Adhesive Transfer Tape, 0.5 Inch x 36 Yards (924.5) | Adhesive Transfer Tape Roll for Scotch Tape Gun , 3/4

Our second most used tool — a paper cutter!

Party Hearty!