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Friday, March 16, 2012

March Pinterest Trial # 4: Spring Wreath

I saw this really cute spring wreath on Pinterest and just had to make one myself! I couldn't find the brand of yarn they used, but did find a suitable substitute using Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Eyelash Yarn. When wrapped around the wreath it looks like grass. I saw somewhere else that someone used a green boa instead of yarn.

The wreath I saw on Pinterest had white flowers on it, but seeing as green and purple are my favorite colors, I went with little purple flowers! They also had this cute little sign sticking out of the top:

We ran out of toothpicks a few months ago and haven't bought any more (they aren't exactly something you easily remember to buy when you're grocery shopping). Instead, I stuck a bent out paper clip end into the Styrofoam wreath form. Whatever works, right!

St. Patrick's Day Care Gifts

I wanted to make sure everyone in my office was well prepared for St. Patrick's Day. I pulled together tons of goodies for them and had a blast doing it! Here's what I did:

I found hats for the 2 boys and green pots for the 2 girls. I scrounged up as much St. Patty's Day goodies as I could find and filled in the rest with plenty of green items so no one gets pinched!

The Boy's

The Girl's

Some of the goodies were things I had seen on Pinterest. I got the labels here and here for the Lucky Charms, the water bottles, and the straws.

I also saw these cute pot of gold and rainbow treats on Pinterest. I didn't have time to make the tags for them, but it said "You're my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow". It was found on this blog, but there wasn't a printable/download for the tag.

So, instead of listing everything I put in the packages, I took pictures of it! Here they are:
Filler in the pots and hats

Everyone got this in their package

The bow ties for the boys along with the hat

The girl's stuff

It was so much easier to find green stuff for the girls! I felt a little bad about not getting a ton of neat stuff for the boys, but they didn't seem to mind.

Also, in our office, we like to do the puzzles in the paper everyday, so we always seem to get holiday pencils for each other. Everyone got the single pencil with the shamrock eraser in their package, the other pencils shown are for my primary kids on Sunday!

I had so much fun finding everything and putting the packages together! Sometimes it's nice to have a small office so that things like this are possible.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Pinterest Trial # 3: Nails

I wanted to try something off of the "My Style" board that I have on Pinterest. Since St. Patrick's Day is on Saturday, I decided to make sure I had some green on and did my nails.
This was so easy to do.

The supplies:
Two different colors of nail polish, a top coat, scrapbook fun edged scissors, and tape. I did find that the best tape to use is the off-brand, doesn't really stick to things well, type of tape. I tried it first with regular scotch tape and had some problems.

Put your bottom color on using however many coats desired.
Put on a layer of top coat.
Rip off a piece of tape long enough to cover your nail and cut with the scissors to create your edge.
Place on your nail in the desired spot. I did half and half with my colors, but you may only want your second color to take up 1/3 of your nail.
Brush on your second color and carefully remove the tape.
Put on another layer of top coat.

That's all! Next time, I think I might do it across the top of my nail so the tip is a different color.

March Pinterest Trial # 2: Primary Handout

I am the chorister for the primary in my ward. For those of you who don't know what that means, I get to teach church songs to the 3-11 year old kids for 20 minuets every Sunday. Every year, we have a set theme and about 8 songs that the kids need to learn for a program in the fall. The song that they just finished learning is the hymn for this year, "Choose the Right". Since they did such an amazing job on learning this, I wanted to give them something.

I found this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect.
I made these in a hurry, and my laptop wasn't plugged into my printer, so while I was waiting for singing time at church I quickly put the labels on each of these. They enjoyed getting some gumballs (they are constantly asking me for gum after church) and I was happy to find a suitable reward for their hard work.

March Pinterest Trial # 1: Music Bracelet

I saw this bracelet on Pinterest that was pinned off of Etsy. I'm a music lover and play a couple instruments myself, so of course I wanted it. I have this problem when it comes to buying jewelry: If I can make it myself for cheaper, why should I buy it? So, naturally, I went to work on making it myself.

I'm not going to give instructions on how to make this, but will let you know that the beads are made from scrapbook paper. Here's the finished bracelet: