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"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make Otter Pop Summer Gifts with free printable!!

19 Jul

Hi everyone! 

I’m Stephanie from Somewhat Simple and I am here today to show you a simple idea that will spread some smiles to the recipients!
Give them to neighbors, friends, the girls you visit teach etc.

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Otter Pop Gift Idea with Printable

Items Needed: 
  • OtterPops 
  • Pen or Marker 
  • Ribbon
    Embellishments (buttons, rhinestones, silk flowers etc.) 
  • Hole Punch
    Lighter or Match 
  • Glue Stick 
  • Hot Glue Gun 
  • Card Stock 
  • ..and this printable: 


 

Directions:


1. Print out the printable to your desired size and then cut them out. Also, cut out some card stock.
2.Glue the printable to the card stock.

3. Tie a small bundle of Otter Pops together with a ribbon. Burn the edges of the ribbon to avoid fraying.
4.Punch a small hole in the corner of each card and slide a small ribbon inside. Burn the edges of the ribbon to avoid fraying.

5. Tie the card onto the bundles of Otter Pops.
6. Hot Glue an embellishment to the center of the ribbons on each bundle.

7. Sign your name to the card.
8. Hand them out!

Simple and cute, just the way I like it!
Have a great day everyone!!!

What a fun Summertime idea Steph!! 

My girls are going to love that!!! 

If you don’t know Somewhat Simple, you need to check out Steph’s ideas!!

Mom I’m Bored Jar and Ideas!!

And check out her Summer of Service series — I love this!!

Plus, she has a fun link party — Strut Your Stuff on Thursdays!!

And look at the sweet addition Steph just added to her family. Mason is a little bit early, and isn’t he the sweetest??

Congratulations Steph!!!! 

Head over to Somewhat Simple and give Steph a big TT&J hello!!! 

xoxo

PS — Come over and join me in the International Coffee talk community. We’re discussing all sorts of topics that relate to women. It’s a great place to connect with people!!

Keeping it Real — Last, Last Minute Neighbor Gift Idea {w/printable}

24 Dec
 You know those Tiny Bunting Dish Towels that I made? I really wanted to get enough done for neighbor gifts, but ran out of time…
I have great neighbors and wanted to give them something cute. And I waited til the last minute so I needed something easy to put together. I found some great $1 cookie cutters at Sur La Table, a bottle of Dollar Store sprinkles and a package of Cookie Dough Mix. And I tied it up with a little tag and some baker’s twine. 
If you’re running behind like me, here’s the printable in case you want to make a few up!!

These also make an easy last minute gift to have on hand or a hostess gift this Christmas week.
Also — here’s another fun idea. Grab a package of recipe cards from Michael’s and print up this cute little saying. My neighbor Lynette brought this one by.
Happy Christmas Eve!!
Thanks for being such wonderful bloggy friends!! 
xoxo


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Keeping it Real — Last, Last Minute Neighbor Gift Idea {w/printable}

24 Dec
 You know those Tiny Bunting Dish Towels that I made? I really wanted to get enough done for neighbor gifts, but ran out of time…
I have great neighbors and wanted to give them something cute. And I waited til the last minute so I needed something easy to put together. I found some great $1 cookie cutters at Sur La Table, a bottle of Dollar Store sprinkles and a package of Cookie Dough Mix. And I tied it up with a little tag and some baker’s twine. 
If you’re running behind like me, here’s the printable in case you want to make a few up!!

These also make an easy last minute gift to have on hand or a hostess gift this Christmas week.
Also — here’s another fun idea. Grab a package of recipe cards from Michael’s and print up this cute little saying. My neighbor Lynette brought this one by.
Happy Christmas Eve!!
Thanks for being such wonderful bloggy friends!! 
xoxo


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Guest Project — Great Last Minute Gift Idea {with free printable}

22 Dec
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Hey everybody! I’m Erin from In Between Laundry and I am ecstatic to be here on Tatertots and Jell-o!
The holidays are tons of fun, but can also be H-E-C-T-I-C (at least in my crazy house)!
Can I get an Amen?
Here’s a fun print-and-take-the-cred project that I whipped up for an easy last-minute somethin-somethin to give.

How cute would this be to leave in the mailbox for the mailman?
They’re Ice Breakers mints–all gussied up.
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1. Print and cut out.
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2. Peel off the label (try not to tear it) and put it aside. You’ll need it in a little bit.
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3.  Stick the label on your template and trace the slits so you can open the mints later. Now cut where you traced.
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4. Glue the new label on. I didn’t Mod-Podge, but you might want to.
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Everyone will think you’re so clever!
And you are!
Mwah!
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Erin – that is such a cute idea!!!
I am going to whip a few of those up today!! 
Erin has an awesome blog and a great sense of humor. 
She cracks me up!! Here are some of my favorite projects that she has made: 
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https://i1.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5265447216_1324512d0f.jpg
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You will love In Between Laundry — Seriously. 
PS — I am sharing a new tutorial for Magetic Gift Tags over at Simply Modern Mom today!! They would make fun tags for your holiday gifts this year.
xoxo

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Guest Project — Great Last Minute Gift Idea {with free printable}

22 Dec
DSC_0023
Hey everybody! I’m Erin from In Between Laundry and I am ecstatic to be here on Tatertots and Jell-o!
The holidays are tons of fun, but can also be H-E-C-T-I-C (at least in my crazy house)!
Can I get an Amen?
Here’s a fun print-and-take-the-cred project that I whipped up for an easy last-minute somethin-somethin to give.

How cute would this be to leave in the mailbox for the mailman?
They’re Ice Breakers mints–all gussied up.
DSC_0023
1. Print and cut out.
DSC_0001
2. Peel off the label (try not to tear it) and put it aside. You’ll need it in a little bit.
DSC_0010
3.  Stick the label on your template and trace the slits so you can open the mints later. Now cut where you traced.
DSC_0019
4. Glue the new label on. I didn’t Mod-Podge, but you might want to.
DSC_0014
DSC_0023
Everyone will think you’re so clever!
And you are!
Mwah!
signature
Erin – that is such a cute idea!!!
I am going to whip a few of those up today!! 
Erin has an awesome blog and a great sense of humor. 
She cracks me up!! Here are some of my favorite projects that she has made: 
https://i1.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/5278551922_fd2929b3ed.jpg
https://i1.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5265447216_1324512d0f.jpg
https://i0.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5242/5244529485_b66e408870.jpg
https://i1.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5166/5221059398_732cb890a6.jpg
https://i2.wp.com/farm2.static.flickr.com/1267/5187438951_c6ea0c0bcb.jpg
You will love In Between Laundry — Seriously. 
PS — I am sharing a new tutorial for Magetic Gift Tags over at Simply Modern Mom today!! They would make fun tags for your holiday gifts this year.
xoxo

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Simple Sewing Project — Tiny Bunting Dishtowels!!

22 Dec
Here’s a little neighbor gift idea that’s inexpensive and I think it’s fun because it’s something that can be used after Christmas as well.  
Little Bunting Dishtowels.
Here’s what you need: 

  • Flour Sack from the Dollar Store or another type of cotton material. 
  • A piece of material that is 21 inches in width by 6 inches in height. 
  • A coordinating piece of material that is 4 inches in width by 40 inches in length.
  • A coordinating ribbon that is 21 inches wide. 
  • Scraps of those 2 materials.
  • Ric rac or another thin type of ribbon that is 30 inches in length. 

Here’s how to make them: 

1. Take a Dollar Store Flour Sack — 2/$1. Cut the Four Sack so that it’s the same size as a dishtowel by trimming one of the sides to 20 inches in width.

2. Hem the side of the towel by turning it under two times and sewing it. If you have a serger then it’s even easier!

3. Measure the width of the bottom of your towel. Fold the edges of the larger piece of material and pin. Then iron the edges under.

4. Make ruffle. Hem the edges of the sides of the longer piece of fabric. Then use your widest stitch setting and make a stitch down the center of the ruffle. Gather the ruffle by pulling on one of the threads.

5. Now lay the large piece of material with the ironed edges on the bottom of the towel with the ruffle on top so that it is just as wide as the material underneath. Then lay the coordinating ribbon over the top. Pin it all in place.



6. Sew along the edges of the large material — I used a zig zag stitch. Then sew right down the middle of the ribbon.

7. Now you can add bunting if you want. Use a pencil to draw a the lines of the bunting. Then pin and stitch the ric rac or small ribbon on the towel.

8. Make a template — 1.5″ x 1.5″ out of cardstock and cut out some triangles out of the coordinating fabric. I put 4-5 pennants on each towel. Add a dab of liquid stitch under each pennant (optional) and pin in place, then stitch each pennant on the towels.

And you are done!! 

You can wrap each one in cellophane and give them out like that. 

 
 {Tag made with leftover fabric and a paper sack sewn together}
Or, if you want to punch it up a little — you can make a casserole or dessert and deliver it, along with the dish towel. Another idea is to add a little cookie cutter to the wrapped up package, with a note that says something like “Bake up Some Christmas Cheer!”

Now your neighbors have something festive that they can use all year round! 
xox

Neighbor Gift Idea — Make Burlap & Chalkboard Gift Bags!!

8 Dec

 I have a fast, inexpensive, easy project to share that would be really fun to make as neighbor gifts this year.

These little bags can be customized to fit any size gift that you can image:
  • Wine or Sparkling Cider with a little tag that says “Wishing you a Sparkling Holiday Season!”
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks.
  • Dollar Store Peppermints.
  • Even gift cards.

And the painted chalkboard labels that you make are great because the bag can be used again and again!

    My project was chosen by Krylon to featured on the front page of Your Holiday Style – one of their sites dedicated to sharing cool spray painted holiday projects. So fun!!  You can click below to go over and check out my tutorial.   yhs They also have some other great holiday projects you can download and save for later submitted by some of your very favorite crafters from a little group that I am part of called Crafterminds.

    Heather from Dollar Store Crafts: Sweet Apothecary Jar

    Amy from Mod Podge Rocks: Holiday Gift Card Tinhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_d-0RmmAdars/TP6Uyn3RgpI/AAAAAAAADCc/0jMV6TSJ8e4/s400/Krylon+Gift+Card+Holder.jpg
    Beckie from Infarrantly Creative: Time Capsule OrnamentsIMG_1679
    Check out Your Holiday Style and see all of the easy, inexpensive, quick Christmas ideas.

    yhs

    And upload YOUR spray painted projects!!!
    XOXO
    I hope you are having a great week!!