The weather is finally heating up and it feels like Summer is right around the corner. We know exactly what we’ll be sipping on the next few months…Frozen Sangria! You only need TWO ingredients to make this deliciously refreshing treat! Here is how to make your own… Ingredients: a bottle of sweet wine white (we used Moscato), and a bag of frozen mixed berries. Directions: Mix ingredients in a blender, adjusting the portions as necessary to create the consistency you prefer. Serve in glasses with pretty straws and beat the heat! Doesn’t it look gorgeous? We can’t wait to make this super simple recipe all Summer long. Enjoy responsibly! 😉
Happy Monday, friends! Today we’re sharing a super easy DIY centerpiece for a grad party! Our New Year’s Eve centerpiece was such a hit that we decided to turn it into graduation decor. Here’s how to make your own: Supplies: wine bottles, metallic spray paint, coffee straws, wooden skewers, glitter scrapbook paper, scissors, and hot glue. Directions: 1. Thoroughly clean the glass bottles. To remove the labels, soak in hot soapy water for ten minutes and peel away labels. Remove any remaining glue with Goo Gone or nail polish remover. After using Goo Gone, clean the bottles again with warm soapy water. Let dry completely. 2. In a well-ventilated area (we always suggest doing this outside!), spray the bottles with the spray paint according to
Are you planting a garden this year? We have an elevated garden in the backyard that the kids love to help with. If you have little helpers, they will love making these garden markers too! All you need are some paint sticks, paint, and stickers! Supplies: paint stirrers from a hardware store, white acrylic paint, a paint brush, black letter stickers, and clear acrylic sealant spray. Directions: 1. Paint the sticks white using the acrylic paint and a paint brush. You may need two coats. Make it even easier and use spray paint! 2. When the paint is completely dry, add the stickers. 3. Spray the finished garden markers with the acrylic sealant and let dry. 4. Add to your garden! Have fun with the
I can’t believe my first boy is 10. Meet The Cooper Dog (Cooper T. Dog Esquire). He is my first boy. My fur baby. He hangs out with me all day and keeps me company. He has been featured on a number of my cards and is generally a good sport whenever there is a treat involved. Those big brown eyes pretty much know exactly what I’m thinking. He’s quick with a kiss and a cuddle and tries to sit on my lap because he thinks he’s a small dog. He knows when I’m feeling down and won’t leave my side if I’m hurt or need comfort. He is my very best friend. As is tradition, I made Cooper a doggie birthday cake to celebrate!
Looking for a fun game for your little ones that doesn’t involve a screen? This felt memory game is perfect for keeping kiddos busy at home AND in the car! Here is how to make your own… Supplies: 1 piece of black felt, 1 piece of white felt, 8 pieces of colorful felt, fabric scissors, and glue. Directions: 1. The white piece of felt will be your board. Set it aside. 2. The black piece of felt will be the backing to each “card.” Cut the piece of black felt into quarters. Then cut each quarter into quarters. You will have 16 rectangles of black felt. Round each rectangle out to create ovals (see photos for example). 3. Cut fun shapes out of the colorful
Happy Tuesday! Today we’re sharing a simple DIY you can create with a vase from the dollar store, some rubber bands, and a can of spray paint! Here’s how… Supplies: tall glass vase, rubber bands, metallic spray paint. Directions: 1. Clean glass vase with rubbing alcohol to remove all oils, dirt, and dust. Let dry. 2. Wrap the vase with rubber bands in a pattern you like. 3. In a well-ventilated area (outside is best!) use spray paint to cover the vase. Let dry. 4. Add another coat if necessary. Let dry. 5. When the vase is completely dry, carefully remove the rubber bands and admire your design! 6. Use a razor to clean up any paint that got under the rubber bands. 7. Add
Happy Friday! With Mother’s Day just two days away, we thought we’d share a few current Vicky Barone original cards! You can find these greeting cards and many more wherever Recycled Paper Greetings cards are sold and at independent retailers nationwide. Wishing all the moms out there a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!
Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Don’t have a gift yet? We’ve got you covered! Here are a few thoughtful gift ideas to make Mom smile… 1. MOM Photo Frame | 2. Coffee Mug House 3. Bath Soak | 4. Floral Letters 5. Polka Dot Mug |6. Candy Flowers We hope you (and Mom!) like these handmade gift ideas. Don’t forget to get her a card too! 😉