Back to School Mason Jar
Isn’t it cute!?! Love how this mason jar gift turned out!
I started with this clay mason jar that I randomly found in the craft section at Walmart. It was already white. You can also achieve this look by painting a regular glass mason jar with white chalk paint.
*DO NOT use spray paint! Trust me, I tried. I failed horribly. The paint pealed when I removed the painters paint and the blue paint bled. Horrible.
Purchase a white clay mason jar OR paint a standard clear mason jar white using chalk paint. Let dry.
Measure and mark with a pencil every inch.
Tape horizontally around the mason jar at every inch mark.
Leaving around 1cm of space at each mark.
Using blue paint, fill in the 1cm lines. This will create the paper line design. Let dry.
Next place two strips of painters tape vertically down the left sign of the mason jar. Again, leaving a 1cm space in-between each strip.
Fill in space with red paint. Let dry.
Last add two black circles to the left side of the mason jar to resemble paper holes. (top and bottom)
Fill the mason jar with colorful post-it note pads, sharpies, flag tabs and colorful pencils!
Add a cute little tag with twine and you’re done!!!
Tag wording ideas...
•Looking forward to a BRIGHT school year.
•Looking forward to a COLORFUL school year
•Thanks for marking me BRIGHTER
•MARK my words, it’s going to be a great school year.
•You’re one SHARP teacher
Wishing everyone an awesome school year!!!
DIY School Supply "CAKE"
It’s that time of year again!!! BACK TO SCHOOL!!!
This year I wanted to make each of my sons teachers something special.
I decided to make my sons Kinder teacher a DIY school supply “cake”
The classroom can always use extra supplies, right!?
•Craft rounds 10” and 6” (purchased from Michaels HERE. It comes in a pack of 3 but we will only be using 2)
•14” cake board
•Black paint and brush
•Black ABC ribbon (purchased
from Michaels HERE)
•6 Rubber bands
•1 paper cup
•Hot glue gun
•Double sided foam tape
•11 boxes of Crayola crayons
•55 fine tip markers
•5- 7.6oz Elmer’s school glue
•36 colored pencils
Paint your 10" and 6" craft rounds black. Let dry.
Attach the largest craft round, button up, to the cake board using hot glue. Place in the center of the cake board.
* I did not use the lids.
Next place two rubber bands around the craft round.
Carefully add the crayon boxes by securing them with the rubber bands. Tuck the upper flap on each crayon box behind itself. Doing so makes it look a little neater. Repeat until all 11 boxes have filled the bottom layer.
Take your smaller craft round and secure it to the center of the bottom layer. Again, bottom up!
Secure with hot glue.
Next place one rubber band around the smaller craft round. Add a strip of double sided foam tape around the center of the craft round. This will help prevent the markers from shifting.
Add another rubber band above the foam tape.
Arrange the markers in rainbow order (or any order you prefer)
Attach each marker to the craft round by sliding it under the rubber band and sticking it to the foam tape.
Continue until entire craft round is covered.
Attach the paper cup to the top layer using hot glue.
Add colored pencils to the cup.
Place the 5 - 7.6oz school glues around the cup. Secure with 2 rubber bands.
*you can also secure the bottom of each glue bottle with a dab of hot glue.
Add ribbon round each layer. This hides the rubber bands and foam tape.
I used two layers of ribbon. A thicker black ribbon and a thinner ABC ribbon.
I created the "Kindergarten Rocks" topper and tag using Pages and downloaded the chalkboard font from dafont.com.
That’s it!!! Any teacher would love to receive this!
Wishing all of your kiddos an awesome school year!
There are only a few things better then receiving fun unexpected gifts in the mail.
I live on the opposite coast from all of my close friends and family. I love to send them random "Thinking of you" cards and I particularly like sending "Little boxes of sunshine!"
The idea originated from Pinterest, of course. Ive seen it done in other schemes as well...Blue- Gift out of the blue and Red for Valentines day or Christmas. Get creative!
Heres what I included in the recent Sunshine Boxes I created for two special ladies.
*Personalized wine glass
Always include a little note to make it more personal!
*Sending you a Little box of Sunshine to brighten your day...
*Sending a Little box of Sunshine your way to remind you that I love you even though you're far away...
My 3 little boys all play little league baseball and my husband volunteers to coach them after work. I absolutely love watching all of my guys on the field. Making memories that none of us will ever forget.
It’s nearing the end of the season so I decided to make baseball theme cupcakes for the team party! Today, I’d love to show you how I decorated them!
You will need...
Wilton Piping tip #3
Wilton Piping tip #233
2 Piping bag
Red decorating icing
White sugar crystals
I used regular boxed cake mix and made 24 cupcakes following the directions on the box. I purchased the cupcake liners here from Party City.
Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled, its time to decorate!
Place one heaping mound of white buttercream icing onto the top on your cupcake. Spread it out to the edges to create a dome shape. I used a butter knife but you can also you a small angled spatula.
Next, gently press the entire cupcake in the bowl of sugar crystals. Be sure to maintain the dome shape as your pressing in the sugar crystals.
Next, take your red decorating icing in your piping bag with the Wilton #3 tip, start making the baseball stitching.
For the grass decorated cupcakes, start by adding a thing layer of green buttercream to the tops of the cupcake. Next, using a piping bag with a Wilton #233 tip add the grass design.
Tip- No time to bake? Use store bought cupcake! Simply purchase pre-made cupcakes with white icing and decorate!
It’s my office/prop/ craft room reveal day!!! Yay! I use this space to store all the things. Craft supplies, event decor, props, etc.
It’s still a work in progress but it works perfectly for now.
I love having everything grouped together by color. It’s so much easier grabbing things I need when it’s organized this way.
I’ve collected my cake stands and platters from mainly HomeGoods and World Market. (Two of my favorite stores)
I found these cute little storage containers from the Dollar Tree! They store my balloon collection perfectly!
The shelving units were purchased second hand but similar ones can be found here on Amazon.
My desk is probably the piece that I love the most about the space.
I purchased it here from Home Depot. It’s came with a larger center piece but I use that in my bedroom. I actually purchased two of these console sets and use the other one as a tv stand in my living room.
Inside the desk cabinets is where I store my Cricut vinyls and random craft supplies.
The only area of the room not pictured is the closet. That’s where I store my event table linens. I also have a 3-drawer plastic storage unit to hold ribbons, card stock and craft supplies. Once I get that organized I’ll update this post. Promise!
Eventually, alllll of this will be moved downstairs to the other spare bedroom and this space will become something completely different! Stay tuned!
These are sooooo good! I love presenting them in small individual cups instead of one large dish. They are also extremely hardy and filling. Im honestly stuffed after one cup!
Check out the video below to see how its made!
(from bottom to top)
Black Olives (sliced)
Garnish with a tortilla chip
Serve with a bowl of Tortilla chips!
Since living in California I've LOVED churros. Cinnamon and sugar perfection! Today I would like to share how I make churros at home! With just a few ingredients, you'll have the yummiest dessert ever right at home!
Lets get started!
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