Monday, July 16, 2012

Biscuit Lid Magnets

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Here is a super simple, easy and quick craft.

I have seen some crafts online, using juice can lids.

When I was using some canned biscuits,
I wondered if I could use the ends of the can somehow.

They don't come off as clean as the juice lids,
and are slightly smaller.

But I thought they would make great magnets.

I trimmed the edges as much as possible, and washed the lids with hot soapy water.

The back was not super neat:

But who will see the back side anyway?

Anyway, all you need to do is:

Get some pretty paper, adhesive (I used double sided tape), and flat magnets.

Cut out circles, by hand or using a 1 3/4" circle punch.
Adhere the circle to the front, and the magnet to the back.

And you're done.

Cheap, fast, and simple: my kind of project!

Shared at Sugar Bee Crafts.

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Bread Basket Condiment Carrier

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 We like to eat outside a lot during the summer.

The thing I don't really like is running back and forth to the kitchen with all kind of stuff.

So today, as I was getting stuff ready to take outside,
I suddenly had an 'aha'-moment:

Why not put all our condiments in a bread basket?
This is an oval basket, and it worked great.

I'm probably not the first one to think of it,
but thought I'd share anyway...

Happy summer!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Caterpillar Birthday Party

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It all started about a half year ago, when I spotted this cute party hat at our local $ store.

I really liked it, so it just had to come home with me.

Fortunately, a half year later I still remembered that I got it,
and even more important: where I put it!

A simple theme, and fitting for a one year old's birthday.
Which we happened to combine with our 7 year old girl's, 
who just had a project in her classroom where they watched caterpillars develop into butterflies.
(She had her 'own' party too, with some of her classmates.)

Since cake decorating isn't my forte,
I kept things simple.

I used M&M's to create caterpillars on cupcakes.
Used a toothpick and black frosting for the face, and sprinkles for antennas.

I put some cupcakes in a pie plate, and put colored icing on some of them to create one big caterpillar. 

I made this banner out of fabric.

No sewing at all, just a lot of hot glue...

I first assembled the caterpillars, by gluing fabric circles onto a strip of paper.
Drew the faces on with fabric paint, and used pipe cleaners for antennas.

Then I cut triangles, glued them onto a piece of twine, and glued the caterpillars on the pennants.

Simple and cheerful.

And some colorful favors...

(And for those of you who know us in real life:
yes, this post is way late, it somehow got stuck in my drafts...)

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Thursday, July 5, 2012


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 I hope everybody had a great 4th of July!

We thought watching fireworks over water doubles the fun.

It was so pretty!

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