Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Star Wars Gift Tag + Wrap

I seriously have a problem. I can't seem to just wrap a gift -- I always have to make it a piece of art. This Star Wars inspired wrap job was no exception.

I based the gift tag design on the invitations I made for my son's party last year. I used a free Star Wars font I found on FontSpace, gold mini brads, a small piece of gold paper and a black card.

Then I wrapped the gift in black glitter wrapping paper I found at Michaels, banded the gift with kraft paper for some contrast, and attached the tag.

Maybe there's some sort of compulsive creative gift wrapping support group out there somewhere...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

2-Minute Princess Leia Costume

What's a girl to do when she finds out her daughter can wear a costume to the Star Wars party she will attend tomorrow morning? Get creative, of course!

My daughter wanted to be Princess Leia for her friend's party. She already had some nice long brown hair to work with, so the side buns were easy. Then I slapped together my 2-minute version of a Princess Leia costume using an old sheet and a metallic belt. My doodle below pretty much sums it up: fold, fold, cut, unfold, belt.

There you go.

I think putting my daughter's hair into buns was the hard part. Seriously, though, who wants to spend a ton of money or time on a costume that your kid will only wear for two hours? Not me, that's for sure!

If you want to do an adult version of this, adjust the sheet dimensions as necessary.

Sheets are awesome!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thank You : Spoonful + Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!

Today's big thank you goes out to Marigold Haske and the creative Disney blog, Spoonful. Marigold did a eraser stamping round up for Spoonful and featured my stamped letter project that you can find here.

Check out Spoonful and Marigold's awesome blog, Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! for more great creative ideas!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Half-Birthday Party

This month we hosted a party for my daughter's half-birthday. Several parents asked me about my reasoning and they all thought it was such a good idea that I decided I should share it with you.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sparkly Favors

Party favors are often a little tricky: I don't want to spend a whole lot of money on them but I also don't want kids to go home with a ton of cheap little toys that end up getting broken in a short amount of time. This year I came across some cute little "Magic Paint Posters" in my local Michaels for a dollar apiece and I decided to wrap them in glitter paper for favors.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Paper Hello Kitty Cupcake Toppers

I decided to lay off the fondant this year and made simple paper toppers for my daughter's half-birthday party.