Looking for back-to-school ideas with a little pizzazz? We took some plain pencils and gave them life! These pencils are the perfect end-of-Summer craft your kids will love. They make great teacher gifts too! Here’s how to make your own… Supplies: pencils, glue, a paint brush, and glitter. Directions: 1. Squeeze a little glue onto your work surface like you would paint. 2. Dip the paint brush into the glue and begin painting it onto the metal part of a pencil. 3. Shake glitter onto the glue to coat completely. 4. Tap the pencil on its side to shake off any excess glitter. 5. Let dry! What do you think? Will you be adding some glitter to your pencil bag this school year?
Back to School season is upon us! Today we’re sharing an easy and inexpensive DIY gift your new teachers will love! Supplies: mini glass jars (our were from the Dollar Spot at Target!), red acrylic paint, green acrylic paint, a paint brush, green felt, brown pipe cleaner, and hot glue. Directions: 1. Pour red paint into a jar and roll it around to coat the inside. Pour out excess paint into the next jar and repeat! 2. Rest the jars upside down to let the paint dry and let any excess paint drip out. We rested ours on bamboo skewers on top of wax paper overnight. 3. Use a paint brush to paint the lips with green paint. Let dry. 4. Cut leaves out of
This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! Back to School season is HERE! Can you believe it? Last year we shared some super cute flower pens to give as teacher gifts (or to keep for yourself!). We loved them so much that we made a new batch. These pens are surprisingly easy to assemble, and they make the best little bouquets! Here’s how to make your own… Supplies: fake flowers (we got ours from the thrift store, but here are some similar ones), ballpoint pens with caps (not retractable – you need to be able to remove the bottom), pliers, and hot glue. Directions: 1. Use the pliers to slowly pinch the end of
We created this post in partnership with Pearls Olives, a company my family and I love. I have been compensated for my review, but all opinions are that of myself and the writers of blog.vickybarone.com. Thank you for supporting the brands that make blog.vickybarone.com possible! This post may also contain affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! Back to School season is upon us and we are gearing up with more delicious lunch box ideas your little ones with love! Last year’s post was such a hit, we decided to share a few more lunch combos for 2016. This time we are proud to partner with Pearls Olives for their #BetterWithPearls Mini Moments Back to
TGIF and welcome to our first ever “Freebie Friday!” If you are looking for a fresh new Summery background for your smartphone, tablet, or desktop, we have you covered. These fruity and fun designs come in white and pink (you may have spotted them on Vicky Barone’s Instagram!) so take your pick! We hope these wallpapers brighten your day. Happy Friday! Download Citrus on White: Desktop | Tablet | iPhone Download Citrus on Pink: Desktop | Tablet | iPhone ©Vicky Barone. All Rights Reserved. For Non-Commercial Use Only. Not For Distribution or Resale.
Happy National S’mores Day! If you follow Vicky Barone on Instagram you’re well aware that we love to Celebrate Everything and today’s national holiday is no exception. To commemorate this delicious day, we made some strawberry s’mores you will not want to put down. The best part is: they’re indoor s’mores! No open flame necessary! Keep scrolling to see how you can make your own… Ingredients: graham crackers, chocolate candy melts, marshmallows, and sliced strawberries. Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400. 2. Place graham cracker squares on a cookie sheet and top with chocolate. We used candy melts, but good old fashioned Hershey’s bars work great too! 3. Place a marshmallow on top of each square. 4. Bake for 5 minutes (If you want the
Good morning and Happy National Watermelon Day! We thought this would be the perfect time to share our DIY fruit vases. All you need is a watermelon, a knife, and a spoon! Here’s how to make your own… To create a watermelon vase, you will first need to find the side that the watermelon can rest on steadily without tipping over. If there is no such side, simply cut off a bit of the bottom to create a flat surface. Next, cut off the top and set aside. Make a crisscross pattern with the knife into the flesh of the watermelon and scoop it out with a spoon. Now you have two options. You can fill the watermelon with water and add the flowers, or
This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I may receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! We may never get tired of made-up holidays, especially when they involve dessert! Today we’re celebrating National Ice Cream Sandwich Day with a round up of 12 delicious Ice Cream Sandwich creations. Enjoy! 1. Waffles | 2. Strawberry Shortcake| 3. Funfetti 4. S’mores | 5. Bacon | 6. Carrot Cake 7. Cinnamon Roll | 8. Fruity Pebbles | 9. Funnel Cake 10. Mini Pops | 11. Churros | 12. Donuts Don’t forget: if all else fails, make an ice cream sandwich cake! 😉