Now that I have my wreath done for my front door, my next project needed to be something for my entry way. I wanted to create some kind of banner to hang on my big mirror.
I found all my supplies at hobby lobby.
I found some coordinating 4th of July paper that I really liked. I decided I would make some paper accordion medallions, similar to those I made at Valentines. This time I wanted to make them bigger and fancy up the edges. I used my edge punch to make the scallop along the edge. Following my tutorial here, I made up some 12 inch round medallions (I had to use (4) 6"x12" papers to make these).
I found these wooden stars for $1 each. They are 8 inches wide. If you wanted to cut out stars from paper you could do that too! Then you wouldn't have to have the expense of the wooden stars.
I traced the stars on the back of the papers I wanted to use, cut them out, and then I mod podged them to the front of the stars.
After making my medallions, I hot glued the stars to the fronts.
I decided I wanted to string them onto a ribbon so I could hang them.
I hung them up and think they look great. This project cost me around $8 total. Not too shabby considering I had to buy the paper to make them! I love when Hobby Lobby has 50% off on things I'm wanting to buy!
Now I just need to add a little something on the table beneath the mirror to finish it off.
Hope your 4th of July decorations are coming together too!
Are you in need of a super quick and easy gift for Father's Day? Then this is the perfect gift for you!
This is what our Daddy (and Papas) will be getting for Father's day this year. I picked up a few of these fancy cashew jars the last time I was at Costco. The hubs and both papas LOVE cashews! But of course, any kind of nut or jar of nuts would work for this too!
I made up these fancy printables (using some digi paper from my fav place), cut them out and just glued them to the front. I tied the top with some twine. Super fast, Super easy, Super cute!
We are going to pair them with this cute idea from the idea room! I'm still trying to find bottles of Mountain Dew!
I'm sharing my "nuts about daddy/papa" printables with you so you can make your own!
This week's TASTY TUESDAY recipe comes from my mother in law.
This is a casserole that her mother used to make.
I like this recipe because it is easy and can be made with things that I generally already have in my pantry. I'm all about going to the pantry staples for my meals. It can be made with the chicken I have bottled as part of my year supply.
Have you seen the JELLO COOKIES Jamielyn over at I heart Naptime recently shared? They look super yummy and the colors are just plain fun! I thought Mr. C would love to make them with me and they would be a fun little treat to share with our friends and cousins to kick off the summer!
We made our dough and Mr. C was a great taste tester, not so good at helping me roll out the dough.
We packaged these a couple different ways.
For those that had a lot of kids in the house, we put some in a clear bag and tied it at the top. I added a piece of washi tape and I wrote Welcome Summer.
If we were going to take them to a house with only one or two kids, we did individual packages. Using washi tape and bakers twine to close, I put a single cookie in each of these white bags.
I found these plain white french fry bags at Restaurant Depot. You can get a couple hundred for about $15. I used them for our Valentines, I use them to package gift cards, or anything.
They have sure come in handy!
(I even let the kids color a few of these bags.)
The cookies were simple to make and taste great. Plus I always think everything tastes better if it's presented in a pretty package!
I know it is still May, but here in the "Valley of the Sun" it already feels like the middle of the summer! So although it's still a couple months away, I'm getting the house ready for the 4th of July.
The first thing I wanted to make was something festive for my front door. I absolutely LOVE the yarn wrapped wreath I made at The Glitter Academy! I knew I wanted to make a Red, White and Blue version in honor of the 4th.
I found my blue and red star ribbons, my wreath and the red and blue glitter stars at Michael's. The white yarn I already had and the striped paper was from a digital pack (I printed it off and cut 1 1/2 inch by 2 inch rectangles to make my triangles). After wrapping the wreath with yarn, (it takes a little time), I glued my triangles to the back of my ribbon with hot glue and then laid them on the wreath until I liked their position and attached with hot glue. Then I decided where to put my glitter stars. I arranged them in a somewhat stripe pattern and used hot glue to attach them. I used my thicker ribbon to tie a bow and hang it on the door.
I think it totally looks like the 4th of July!
Plus, I think it looks FAB on my red front door!
I'm still working on a project and a printable for my entry way. Stay tuned!!
When I saw these money medallions from Lil Luna, I thought they were so awesome! So when all the graduation announcements started showing up, I knew I wanted to use these in some way. I thought it would be fun to make some ribbons out of scrapbook paper to add the medallions to and present them to the graduates. So I came up with these Graduation Money Ribbons.
We decided on the amount we could give to each graduate and I made up the medallions.
I followed Kristyn's tutorial on how to make the accordion medallions.
Kristyn has some cute printables to attach to the medallions, but I wanted to make some that went along with the High School colors.
I used a 2 inch circle punch to punch them out and attached them with a glue dot.
Next I made up my ribbons. I cut scrapbook paper in 7 inch by 3/4 inch strips. I put a glue dot on the back side of one end, and brought the other end around like a circle, so the ends were touching. Then I pressed the seem down to the other side, as shown.
I made 4 for each ribbon. Take 2 and glue them together in a + form. Once you have your 2 + glued together, attach them together in an alternating pattern to look like a bow. (I used glue dots for this, but you could use a stapler, or glue stick or hot glue, whatever you have.)
I used double stick tape and attached it to the tops of a couple ribbon. I pulled off the backing and attached them to the back of my scrapbook paper bow. I punch out a 2 inch circle and glued it on the back over the ribbons to finish it.
Then all you have to do is attach your money medallions!
I attached them to the front of some fun colored soda bottles. Each graduate will get one!
You can also add a little scrapbook square with some string or yarn to give it a graduation cap look!
It's another exciting TASTY TUESDAY here at LizzieJane Baby today.
I'm really excited for today's recipe:
Cherry Lemonade Cupcakes
I am a lover of lemon! For Easter I was in charge of dessert so I decided to make up some Lemon Velvet Cupcakes. (I used this recipe from Anne Strawberry.) They were so good! Moist, delicious and a HUGE hit! I knew I wanted to make them again and give them a little twist!
I went to the store looking for raspberry jello and saw this bright colored box on the shelf instead. I knew then, what I was going to make! You could probably use cherry, strawberry or raspberry and they would taste good too.
I have never made a "poke" cake before, but thought, why not give it a try and do it with cupcakes! I whipped up the Lemon Velvet Cupcakes (recipe via Anne Strawberry), you could mix up a regular lemon cake mix too, and let them cool. I then mixed up my jello, poked holes in my cupcakes using a fork and spooned the jello onto my cupcakes. (Use at least 3 spoonfuls per cupcake, maybe 4.)
The bad thing with mixing cupcakes and poke cake is that there is no pan to hold all the jello in. So make sure and add the jello while the cupcakes are on a tray that can catch any overflow. (I didn't end up using all the jello, so I made jigglers for the kids!)
After spooning the jello onto the cupcakes, wipe off the outside of the liners and let them chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours to set before frosting them. I made up a lemon cream cheese frosting for the top.
I put my frosting in a bag and piped it onto the cupcakes while they were in the pan. (I put them back in the pan before I chilled them in the fridge. Easier transport.) Adding cherries and some yellow pearls for decorations. I like the look of the stem on the cherry.
I just couldn't get over how gorgeous they looked. I actually used 2 types of cupcake liners. Regular paper liners and foil lined liners. I wasn't sure which one would work better. Both worked fine, I just thought being able to see the red in the cupcakes was a plus for the regular paper liners!
These cupcakes are OH SO GOOD! If you like cherry limeades from sonic, these are the cupcakes for you! YUM!