Mason Jars DIY

Ideas for Mason Jars

The great thing about mason Jars is the price! you can usually score a great deal during summer at the grocery store and you can buy them in a case! If your doing crafts and not drinking from them check craigslist or used sites. I have seen so many of these cute spray painted mason jars and was skeptical of making my own. However my first one came out pretty good! If you type spray painted mason jars on Etsy its amazing what these people are charging! Don’t give in!! Get you some spray paint and some jars and go outside and have some fun!
This is the kind of spray paint I used. I bought mine at Wal-Mart for the best price.
Flip your jar upside down and about 10-12 inches away you can start spraying!  In about 20 minutes it will dry and I give it another coat to cover up any missed spots! And that’s it, now I want to make one in every color!  Below are some other ideas for your jars!
Root Beer floats for my Vintage Carnival

Vintage Daisy Jar Lids

Check out these deals I found at Wal-Mart. They are getting their summer supplies and here they have 4 plastic half size mason Jars! for $7.88. You can add flowers and make a cute flower arrangement! or you can fill with treats such as candy and cover with a piece of fabric and tie up! How cute would that be! Think about teacher gifts, mommy gifts etc. and the jar can be reusable! I would much rather have this than a gift bag!
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Apothecary Jars

I Just love my Apothecary Jars! first you can get my three favorite on Amazon here Apothecary Jar 3 Piece Set for a great price! I have added to my collection over time finding good deals. Kirklands has a set in the bathroom section also for a great deal! Here is a all the thing I have done with them so far! I love using them for décor ideas and candy buffets for party’s! the possibilities are endless!

Frozen Party

I’m not sure if my daughter had as much fun as I did creating this Frozen Party! With having two little girls of course we had to have a Frozen Birthday Party, and of course you cannot find anything Frozen right now to buy, so my friend and I pretty much had to make everything! you can find more pictures and other party’s here!
 
I used wrapping paper that I found at Hobby Lobby to create my backdrop and table runner. I glued snowflakes that  I had and the big white snowflakes I found at Hobby Lobby in the wedding section. I also used silver glitter wrapping paper to wrap around the table.   
Plastic cups with blue Jello
                                                                          DIY Tulle puffs 
Snowman donuts (tip use a toothpick to hold the head to his body because he will be rolling off!)
We had a “do you want to build a snowman station?” I created my own branch tree, here is our Diy Tutorial I used magic mold by Crayola for the dough, you can make your own but magic mold is mess free and us mommies like that!
Everyone including adults loved making snowman’s!

DIY frames here is our tutorial
All the girls received custom hair bows as part as Elsa’s coronation!
Elsa’s bracelets you can get here
DIY  treat bags
Anna’s Frozen Heart
Elsa’s Ice punch (sprite, blue Hawaiian punch and vanilla ice cream)
DIY  

Easter Eggs

Easter Kool-Aid coloring really does work!

 Pretty soon we will all be coloring eggs for Easter! Last year I tried the whole Kool-Aid coloring instead of the box coloring and it really does work! With this you wont need to buy a bottle of vinegar that you are only going to use once a year! All you need is Kool-Aid and water! You can buy Kool-Aid usually for 5 packs for a $1. I suggest you get the bold colors, the lemonade flavor doesn’t come out well.
To make:  You add one pack of Kool-Aid to 2/3 cup of water.
Of course the longer you let the eggs sit, the better color results you end up with.
Not only do they come out cute they smell great! My kids love those scratch and sniff stickers – so they loved these fruity smelling eggs!
Happy Easter!

Crafters rejoice with Target $1 and $3 spot

Came across these gems in the $3 spot at Target. They are blue tinted mason style glass jars that come in a 2 pack.
One of the many things you can do with these are use them as table decor for parties or weddings.
From Pinterest
Our glass at a party

These decorated clothespins are super cute. You can glue a magnet on the back and put on your fridge. $1 at Target.

Ribbon and baker’s twine all for $1.
Vintage Kraft labels that you can put on your mason jars or other crafts. $1 at Target.

Frozen Party Decor tulle puffs DIY

We wanted some kind of cute decor for the upcoming Frozen party that could go in the food display. And we decided to go with Tulle puffs. They resemble little balls and when in white they tie into the snow decor.

This was our inspiration at Hobby Lobby. If you do not have the time to make your own Tulle puffs, just buy these. It is simple to put together and less time consuming. 6 count for $3.99, use a coupon and save even more. 
Now if you want to DIY, you will need:
Tulle of your color choice
thread or your choice 
toothpicks or sucker sticks or bamboo sticks 
piece of cardboard
 
 
I got my tulle on sale at Wal-Mart and choose plain white. The ones with glitter already in them do not work as well. I made one in blue glitter that we had choose to use on other decor and it clearly is not as pouffe or as pretty as the plain white ones.
 
Take your cardboard and cut to your desired puff size. We choose 3 inches. Fold tulle in half and wrap around your cardboard. You want to wrap around at least 10 times. The more you wrap, the puffier the poof.
Then slide the tulle off the cardboard and tie thread around the middle horizontally.
It will resemble a bow. Now you will cut the ends to open it up.
Cut threw all layers and on both sides.
After that you are ready to spread the tulle out to make a poof.

Finished product. Just need to trim up the ends a little and stick a toothpick in the middle. You can even make tulle garland at this point.

Final product on toothpicks stuck in with Oreo Balls made to look like snowballs
 

Easter Basket Stuffers Doc McStuffins Book of Boo Boos and Headband DIY

We have a party in the near future for one sweet little Doc. She loves to take care of her toys so much, she is having a Doc McStuffins Party. I actually made these for Easter presents, but they will work for Doc McStuffins.
I thought I would share this with you for Easter baskets, or Doc McStuffins lovers or Party.

Little Book of Boo Boos

Supplies for the Big Book of Boo Boos:
Little notepad books (I chose the summer collection from Hobby Lobby ones $5.99) They come in different colors, but the kids do not mind. Use a coupon.
Pink Glitter paper (Hobby Lobby scrap booking section) to make your heart out of
Glue Gun

 

Just trace a heart out on the paper and cut it out. Hot glue to the book. Use a decent amount of glue because a couple of my hearts have come off since Easter last year. You can use foam tape if glue guns aren’t your thing. You can even get fat crayons from the Dollar Tree to put with the book.

Supplies for headband:
Headband pack from any store (got mine at Food City Grocery store) Chose them because of the glitter thread that was woven through.
Flower pack (Hobby Lobby in the EASTER section $2.99) See it makes sense to give these for Easter.
Felt
Glue Gun

Trace the flower you chose out on the felt. Hot glue the felt to the underneath of the headband. The flowers have a sticker side to them underneath. I used hot glue on the sticker side also to insure the flower stays on the felt. Then place the sticker side of the flower on top of headband lined up with the felt and smooth down. My little Doc went as Doc McStuffins for Halloween last year and does not really care for headbands. So I made her a alligator clip with the flower on it. Do Not take the sticker off the flower for this one. Just glue gun the back to the alligator clip.

Doc McStuffin Headband DIY

Frozen Journal

Check out these cute Free Journal Cards I came across. This site literally has every Disney Character out there! Look for your own favorite character and make your own journal. This is also cute for gift ideas!

I printed off a bunch and used a hole puncher and some ribbon to make my own journal for my daughter. She’s all about diary’s right now so I know she will just love this Frozen one I made her for her birthday!

Frozen Snowballs DIY

Here is a simple fun craft project you can do with your kiddos for a winter party or winter decorations! We made these for a Frozen birthday party.  These snowballs take no time to make. I bought a 4pack of Styrofoam balls at Ac Moore surprisingly Styrofoam is not cheap! I even went to the dollar store and they did have Styrofoam but the balls were tiny! So I had to use a 50% coupon at Ac Moore off of $4.98 so not to bad in price!
Supplies I used:
Styrofoam balls
Modge Podge
Epson Salt
Snowflakes ( optional)
Pour some Epson salt on a newspaper I added these snowflakes I had, once I added glitter to my Epson salt and my snowballs came out really cute. Next all you do is coat your Styrofoam balls in glue and roll your snowball over your Epson salt mixture and put aside to dry. make sure you pat your mixture well to your balls to ensure it’s stuck on there well.

Frozen Party Treat Bags

Frozen party DIY

Thought I would share these treat bags for an upcoming Frozen Party. It’s impossible right now to find Frozen treat bags – so you can make these for your party!  Party City has these bags, you can get a 10 pack for $5.99. I got my snowflakes at Wal-Mart after Christmas but you can get these Snowflakes on Amazon since its out of season.