Jellyfish Lantern

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Looking for that under the sea party idea? These Jellyfish Lanterns will add a huge impact on your party, create a underwater feel and are easy to do with minimal cost. I had so much fun making then and my children didn’t want to stop playing with them..even wearing them as Jellyfish costumes.  Once, we hung them we realized that they floated in the wind creating a real jellyfish like movement. The Jellyfish Lanterns helped bring the party to life.

 

 

What you will need:

  • Lanterns
  • Streamers
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape or hot glue

The first thing you are going to do is cut the lanterns in half.

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Then, cut streamers at a varied of lengths. I cut a few of the streamer in half horizontally creating different widths to the streamers.

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Now, add double sided tape to the streamer and place them on the inner side of the lantern you cut in half. (When a few wear torn off by my children when playing with them, I hot glued them back on with an glue gun and this worked well.  Watch your finger though, the glue is hot and streamers are thin!)

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Next, add string to the top of your newly created Jellyfish Lanterns and hang the Jellyfish in small groupings from the rafters or ceiling of your party.

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These simple DIY Jellyfish Lanterns had such an impact, on the underwater feel of the party.  The girls even enjoyed running through them trying not to be touched, creating a game of their own.  The major plus to these Jellyfish Lanterns is, you can create a lot for a minimal cost!

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Back to School Pencil Card

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My God Son is going to be starting Kindergarten this year and I wanted to get him a little gift to start his elementary days off right.  I ran to the store a picked up a few school supplies and fun munchies for his lunch box.  I purchased a cute bag to place the items in and raced home a make a card to go with the gift!  I have to say this is definitely a 10 Minute DIY Project!   This card can be used all through the school year as well for different activities such as Teacher Appreciation Day, Valentine’s Cards, etc.

 

What you will need:

  • Card Stock
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Foil
  • Pen

The first thing I did was cut out shaped to create a pencil.  You will need two rectangle (different sizes), two triangles (different sizes), and a shape that looks like a pencil eraser. (Not sure what this shape is called.) I choose colors that represented the traditional number two pencil.  The color can be customized to your or your student’s preference.

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Once, you have your shapes you will need a glue stick to create your pencil. Start by gluing the eraser shape to the larger rectangle! Next, I glued the largest triangle to the opposite end that I glued the eraser shaped piece to.  Then, glue the smaller triangle on the large triangle to create a tip.

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Last, I added my rectangle piece of tin foil in between the eraser shape and the largest triangle.

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Just right a special message to your grade school student and you are finished, a fun little note card!

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This project was so simple and easy!  My God Son was super excited to receive his gift and Back to School Pencil Card or in his case 1st Day of Kindergarten note!

 

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DIY Under the Sea Mermaid Headbands !

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I can’t stress to you enough how much fun and how easy it is making Headbands! You can make them as complex or simple as you like and they all look amazing.  My daughter is about to turn 4 and she having a Little Mermaid Under the Sea Birthday Party.  She has this great vision of her dressed as Arial and all those attending dressed like Arial’s sister.  I explained to her that not everyone has a mermaid costume, but we can make headbands and they can dress in whatever and the Under the Sea Mermaid Headbands will make them look like mermaids, she agreed!

What you will need:

  • Ribbon that has Elastic in it
  • Scissors
  • Sea Shells
  • Pearls
  • Starfish
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Rhinestones
  • Glue Gun
  • Really you can use anything….let your creativity flow.

I started with making the band. When making the headband, I thought I was going to have to sew them together, but I tried hot glue and it worked, very, very simply! Simply cut the desired length of ribbon and hot glue the ribbon together.  The ribbon length will vary with the age and size of the child.

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Here is what my work stationed looked like.  I left everything out in front of me so I could create and change things as I went along.  I created the headband on my matt, then hot glue it to the band once, I was happy with the finished product. When hot gluing the embellishments to the band, I would place the major piece over where I had glued the band together so you would not see the seam.

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We decided that we would make each headband unique for the girls (Mermaids) that would be attending.  Here are a few my daughters, niece and I created!

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My daughters trying out their new Under the Sea Mermaid Headbands!

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Becca cannot wait to give them out at her Little Mermaid Under the Sea Party.  She had a blast picking out which headbands would go to which friend…I truly think she designed them to her friend’s personalities the best she could.   Stop back by…for pictures from her Little Mermaid Under the Sea Party in the weeks to come!

Fun Disney Frozen Party!

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Disney Frozen parties seem to be happening every time I turn around.  My daughters were invited to one just the other day, sister sharing a birthday party, fits very well with the theme to the movie.  The girl’s Mom did an amazing job turning the hot summer day into a frozen wonderland.  Elsa turned summer into winter just as Julie turned half the area of the pool into winter!  There are so many fun touches to this Frozen Party.

The walls were lined with a winter themed back drop of snow and snowflakes. Posters were placed on the wall with characters from the movies. A personalized Happy Birthday Poster was hung as well.  They made the back drop come alive by hanging 3 dimensional snowflakes on it, as well as, from the ceiling. Click here for a quick how to make 3 Dimensional Snowflakes.

Snowflakes were used throughout the party, some were hung on the back drop, others hung from the ceiling and others used as center pieces.  I had the privilage to make the Snowflake Table Decorations click  the link and I will show you how.

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Then, came the food; I don’t think you can get much cuter then these Disney Frozen food ideas.

Olaf in summer, a bowl of Jello with Olaf made out of marshmallows, pretzels, and a candy corn.

Do you want build a Snowman?, marshmallows, pretzels, candy corns, black licorices, edible eyes, and a toothpick to hold it together.

Treats for Sven, a tray of variuos fruit and veggies.

Frozens Hearts, white chocolate covered pretzels, yogurt covered raisins, white cookies.  Another friend, used white chocolate covered strawberries for this too!

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My girls had such a fun time at the party and they went home with great party favors.  A bag decorated from the create your own frozen theme bag station, which was used for the candy from the pinata and a snowball which was actually homemade play doh with silver glitter.

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I image little girls will be having Frozen Party’s for many years to come!

 

Snowflake Table Decorations

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I am so excited to share with you again, the 3 demensional snowflake we made and how we used them.  There are so many options for these fun 3 dementional snowflakes. If you need a step by step, click the link and I will show you how to make 3 Demensional Snowflakes!  My daughters best friends are sisters and they were having a Frozen Party, so we created table decorations and hang 3 demensional snowfakes for the party.  These 3 Demensional Snowflakes, will make great decorations at Christmas time too!

 

Here is what you will need:

  • 3 Demensional Snowflakes
  • Empty can
  • White paper
  • Ribbon
  • Snowflake Embellishments
  • Glue gun
  • Rocks
  • Cotton
  • Wooden Rod
  • Foam Block
  • Rocks or sand

The first thing we did was hot glue the snowflakes to the rods.

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Then, we prepared our cans.  We cut and glued white paper to the outside of the cans, added ribbons around the top and bottom of the cans and glued snowfalkes on the center of the the cans.  We created the snowflakes for the can by punching snowflakes out with a snowflake paperwhole punch by Martha Stewart and spray painted them with a glitter blast paint by Krylon paint.  Next, hot glue a piece of the stryrofoam block into the can.

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Then, we places  the snowflakes we glued rods to, into the styrofaom.  Add rocks or sand to the inside of the can, this will help give the cans weight so the display will not fall over. Now, hot glued cotton to the top of the rocks and rim of the can creating a snow like look.

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The finished centerpieces!

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The centerpieces were such a big hit at the party, one of the guest attending took them home to use for another party!

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