Step 1: Print out the template onto colored cardstock and cut out the hearts and arrows.
Step 2: With a ruler, measure the straw every 3″ inches then cut. You will need 2 3″ pieces per balloon.
Step 3: Blow up the heart balloon.
Step 4: Using the hot glue, attach a straw to each side of the balloon.
Step 5: Glue the heart to the top straw.
Step 6: Make two cuts to the second straw (no more than half an inch) and insert the ends of the arrow into them.
Step 7: Spray paint the balloons sticks gold.
Step 8: Attach your finished balloon to the balloon stick.
Step 9: Use paint pen if you choose to write a message on face of balloon.
See the full how-to here!
Whether you need Wedding Favors, Birthday Party Favors, or you just want to make the cutest things ever... here is the how-to for these fab favors!
Step 1: Take a fold of crepe paper or tissue paper and cut off a 4″ section.
Step 2: Take the fold and cut along one side about 3/4 of the way through making thin strips of fringe.
Step 3: Cut long sections of wire about 10″ long and short sections of wire 3″ long. If you are making a lot of flowers then cut all the wire at one time for the process to go a lot faster.
Step 4: Fold the long piece of wire in half. Begin wrapping the petals around the center and pinching it tight around the base. When finished, tie a small piece of wire around the fringe to hold it in place.
Step 5: For the petals, take the fold of crepe paper and cut off a 4 inch section.
Step 6: Take that section and cut it in half the same direction as the grain. (Crepe paper has a grain and this will matter later on.)
Step 7: Cut out a petal shape so that the grain of the crepe paper goes from the top to the bottom. It should look like there are lines running from the top of the petal to the base. To save time, you can cut the petals all at one time by putting them in stacks.
Step 8: Take the petals and with both thumbs stretch the crepe paper so it makes a nice curved petal. This is where it will matter what grain the paper is going in so that it stretches right. Again, t go quicker you can even do this to a small stack of petals at the same time.
Step 9: Taking the center of the flower begin placing the petals around and then pinching it and holding it at the base. When you are happy with the fullness of the petals take a small piece of wire and tightly wrap it and twist it to secure it in place. When you are done you should have a nice simple flower.
Step 10: Trim the wire base.
Step 11: Cut out a few leaves using the same process as Step 7-8.
Step 12: Attach them to the base of the flower with wire and wrap tightly to secure in place.
Step 13: Use an x-acto knife to cut an “x” into the top of your box.
Step 14: Slip the flower through the hole and secure with tape on the other side. Voila! Fin.
See the full post here.
Step 1: Inflate a bunch of 160Q long balloons. Release a little air from each so they have a little more flexibility.
Step 2: Lightly sketch hearts on the wall with a pencil.
Step 3: Apply horizontal strips of double-sided Shurtape within the heart shapes. Leave 2-3 inches between each strip. You can substitute the Shurtape with loops of gaffers tape if you prefer.
Step 4: Starting with the outer edge of the heart, line the shape with long balloons. Pinch and twist the balloon at the sharp turn to create a more distinct point.
Step 5: Continue Step 4 until the heart shape is filled with balloons. You can cut balloons to size by inflating a balloon to the length that you need, knotting both ends, and trimming off the leftovers. Make a many as your heart desires!
See full post & DIY here.
Now advent calendars don't have to be just for kids. Take a look at this fab Wine Advent Calendar for the adults!
Bake Christmas Cookies at Home- We ALWAYS baked Christmas cookies with the family a few days before Christmas. We would make Tea Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Lemon Bars, Chocolate Chip cookies, and raspberry jelly filled cookies. It was one of our favorite traditions. Here is a list of Christmas Cookie Recipes.
Picking Out Your Tree- Did you go to a tree farm every year and pick out your tree, wreath, and mistletoe? We always did, until recently. Now, at home, my new tradition is playing Christmas music, hanging the stockings, pulling out the 6 foot fake tree, and decorating it the Monday after Thanksgiving.
No matter what your Christmas traditions are, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, & a wonderful New Year.
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Looking to throw a SPOOKY soiree? Here are a few of our favorite ideas for tricks, treats, decor, and BOOs.
For your Haunted House
This adorable find brings a little spook and a lot of fun to any haunted hallway. Find it here.
Who doesn't need a Studded Pumpkin at their Halloween Party?! Find this stud of a piece at Target. Click the link for more of their adorable decor pieces.
Spook your friends with this SCARY good-looking Halloween mantel.
We came for the food & BOOs
Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers So mummy... we mean yummy!
We told you we came here for the BOOs. Take a sip of the Witch's Heart.
Trick or Treat? We choose treat.
Order a custom Jack-o-lantern cake from Sift Dessert Bar today!
Ghosts & Ghouls?! Or just the cutest pretzels you've ever seen? Learn how to make them here!
You can't have a Halloween bash with Caramel Apples! Click here to make festive caramel apple slices.
Wishing you a ghouling good time this Halloween! Cheers Witches ;)