Fabric Flower Keychain

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Fabric Flower KeychainSupplies needed:

Scrap Fabric measuring app. 3″ x 26″

Felt in coordinating color

4″ Ribbon

Keychain (Mine were 1 1/2″)

Glue & Glue Gun

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This is a perfect gift to have around. I try to keep these around for teachers, bus drivers, friends birthdays, hair dresser, pretty much anyone! My 10 year old even loves hers. So if you’re looking for something to do with all those leftover pieces of fabric, here you go!

To start with, cut out your fabric. I made mine 3″ x 26″. This is no exact science. You can honestly make it any size and it will work out. I ended up with about a 3″ flower. If you want it bigger, make your fabric larger, likewise if you want it smaller, make your fabric smaller.

Then, fold your fabric in half.

IMG_3760Tie a knot in one end.

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Now hold the small end with the knot. You are going to twist your fabric and then wind it around the knot. The tighter you wind

the smaller it will be. I like to try to twist my fabric so the edges are on the inside and not seen but honestly I’m sure I’m the only one that notices them anyway! I like to put a few dobs of glue as I go to help hold the fabric in place.

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Next take your ribbon and fold it around the key ring. Glue the edges together.

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Place your felt on the back of the flower and cut around it so it’s the exact size. Then glue the bottom edge of the ribbon between the fabric and the felt. This just finishes the back and helps make the keychain stronger.

IMG_3767And you’re done! It’s really even easier than it looks! I did this a couple of years ago when I was the craft coordinator at my MOPS group. It was a hit. They made several each and were able to give them as gifts.

 

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Cupcake Toppers for a Gender Reveal Party

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I found a cute idea for a wreath for a gender reveal party….coming soon! So I decided to add some free printables that match as well. Just print these out on cardstock, glue 2 back to back with a popsicle stick in the middle. Then stick the popsicle stick in the cupcake. So cute! More free printables and the wreath will be coming soon. So keep watching!

Gender Reveal Outfit Cupcake Topper

Fathers Day Free Printable

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Fathers Day is only 2 weeks away! This printable would make a great card or be adorable in a frame. Hope you enjoy!

Father's Day Printable

Magnetic Kids Chore Chart

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I have looked and looked for the perfect chore chart. We tried the dry erase ones….but they always seemed to get erased and the girls got frustrated. Then Mommy got frustrated! So they went in the trash. Tried just printing them out. That wasn’t really working for us. So I decided I wanted something where we could change out chores as often as I wanted and would be easy. And cute of course! Here’s what I came up with.

Supplies needed:

Board ( I found this zebra board in the serving supplies at Hobby Lobby.

It has a cork backing and measures 15 1/2 by 12.)

Small piece of metal (I got a large piece and cut it to 9 x 12)

Vinyl

Contact Paper

E6000 Glue

Small Wood Circles

Paint

Magnets

3M Hangers

Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

The first thing you need to do is glue your metal to your board using E6000. Leave extra room at the top so you can put a name on the top. I left 3.25″. Then just center the board from side to side.

I then cut the names out using my cricut and their favorite color vinyl. I like to put the name on a solid background shadow when there is a busy background. So I used white for the shadows. The name measures 2.25″ x 6″ The font is called Segoe Script. I like this font for anything I want to look kiddish. Then using the contact paper center the name on top of the shadow and then the entire piece onto the board.

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 Cut out the words To Do (measured 1.5″ x 3″), Done (measured 1.5″ x 3″) &  a line to divide. Then using contact paper, place the words.

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Paint your wooden circles and glue on the magnets. I got the sticky magnets thinking I would just use those. Don’t bother! Go ahead and use a glue gun to glue on the magnets. They will fall off if you don’t I promise!

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Now you’re ready to hang your chore charts and put your kiddos to work!

I used  the 3m Hangers that I got at Michaels.

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Father’s Day Craft Roundup

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 I really can’t believe the year is already halfway over. Which means it’s almost Father’s Day! This day always seems to sneak up on me since it’s right at the beginning of summer break.

I always have the hardest time coming up with gifts for all the important men in my life. But these I think any of them would love! I especially love the BBQ rub. My hubby loves to grill and is always looking for new recipes. I hope you find the perfect gift!

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Paint Chip Keychain

Father's Day CraftDad Photo Block

Minion Father’s Day Card

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Card & Coupon Book

Coke 6 Pack of Candy

DIY Father's Day Gift Idea - Homemade Six Pack of Treats for Dad

Candy Filled Tie

Peanut M&M Candy Jar

Car Wash Kit

Homemade BBQ Rub

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Last Day of School 2014 – 2015 Free Printables

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This year has absolutely flown by! Maybe it is because it is my first year with all 3 of my girls in school. How do they grow up so fast? With Hadley finishing 4th grade and the twins graduating Kindergarten, I love the printables that have the end of school and the year. But I couldn’t find exactly the one I wanted. So PicMonkey is where I went.

SchoolIn years past, I have printed the picture and put it in a picture frame. While that is cute, I wanted to do something a little different this year. So while I was rummaging in my craft room ( or area…I wish I had a craft room!) I found a white canvas. PERFECT!

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Supplies needed:

Printable (available here!)

Scissors

Tape

Canvas

Start by cutting the edge off the picture. Then place tape on the back edges of the picture. Tape it to the canvas. If you are wanting to keep this as a memory, then you can use ModPodge to glue it on the canvas. Since I only wanted something for pictures for one day and want to be able to use this canvas for something else, tape is a better option for me. Now you are ready to take pictures with your kiddos!

Pink KGPink 1stPink 2ndPink 3rdPink 4thPink 5thPink 6thPink 7thPink 8thI would love to see your pictures if you decide to use this printable!

Ribbon Storage

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I am always looking for better ways to organize and store my craft supplies. So when my grandparents were helping me put up my shelves, my Grandmother & I came up with a great way to easily store my ribbon. Now I know exactly what I have just by looking. It doesn’t get unwound and messed up. It’s exactly what I needed!

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Supplies needed:

Small boards

Hooks

Dowel Rod

Electric Drill

Screws

We started by adding a small piece of wood in order to make the hook hang low enough to allow the ribbon to hang properly.

IMG_3747Use the drill and a screw to connect the small piece of wood. I needed 2 pieces of wood. But if yours is longer you will need to decide how many hooks you will need accordingly. Then add the hook into the piece of wood.

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Now just add your dowel rod into the hooks. Done!

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Now it’s ready for your ribbon!

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