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I have only one purpose in mind when doing my hair every day… to deter those little fingers from pulling it all day long.
Two little pieces pulled back with teeny tiny elastic does the trick nicely.
500 elastics for a dollar at the Dollar Tree is so much cheaper than anywhere else.
They will come in handy when Jane gets enough hair for pigtails too!
I love everything about abstract art. Simple, bold and graphic.
I’ve been eyeing several large pieces lately but they’ve been way out of my budget so I asked the artiste of the family, Sarah to create a copycat version.
Look what she whipped up!
You are never going to believe how little this cost to put together!
We used poster boards and brushes from the Dollar Tree,
basic black craft paint and these huge frames from Ikea that were $17.99 each (HERE)
Sarah literally brushed few strokes and we popped them into frames.
If you like the look of abstract art, spend five minutes and see what you can create!
Forgetting someone’s birthday is top on my list of pet-peeves.
It doesn’t take a lot to wish someone happiness on their special day, so I get really aggravated with myself if I haven’t sent out a little card.
Since birthday are an around-the-calender sort of thing, I’ve found it’s best to have a stock of them on hand to either pop in the mail, or in my purse to drop off.
.So here we go…my secret way to make 40 cards in about 1 hour!!!
YOU WILL NEED:
Blank cards and envelopes. I use THESE.
A sheet of text (use my PDF HERE)
1. First, make sure you have the essentials. The Blank Cards can be found anywhere, look at craft stores or Target. Then you need to print off the text sheet on card stock. Personally, I never like to fight with my printer at home with card stock so I bring it into Fed Ex, it only costs about $.10/page if you bring your own card stock. No fuss, great quality…holler!!!
2. Cut the text sheet. First one cut vertical, and then horizontally so each “happy birthday” is cut individually!
3. Make the little flag by folding the word strip over a ruler and making a crease (pic below). It’s an over and back motion.
Use scissors to cut ends to look like flags.
.The first few are a little fiddly, but you’ll soon get the hang of it!
4. Glue the flag onto card, by just gluing the flag tales either side. This gives a lovely 3D pop!
Ta-Dah! That’s it!!!
This is the perfect project to squeeze in when the little ones are down for a nap.
Call a friend you need to catch up with and talk while getting your crafting on.
So fun. So Productive!
Oooooh, and I forgot to mention they cost about $.35 each…BOOM!!!