Hello, dear readers! Today is bittersweet for me as I have decided to say farewell to blog.vickybarone.com. The past four and a half years have been so much fun with all of you, but it is time for me to switch gears and focus my attention elsewhere. I am so grateful for each and every one of you! My most favorite thing was hearing that you tried one of our DIY projects or recipes. Knowing that the content on blog.vickybarone.com became a part of your lives and your homes is so meaningful to me and made blogging such a joy for so long. For now, the blog will remain an archive so that you can continue to enjoy the 600+ posts full of fun projects,
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon and we have the best way to personalize your celebrations! From dessert toppers to favor tags and so much more, Places for Faces can turn your party into a custom event! Here’s what you can create using Places for Faces today… Pot of Gold Favors | Using Places for Faces favor tags, rainbow Twizzlers, and Rolos, you can create these pot-of-gold favors your little ones’ classmates will adore! Find the tutorial on the blog here. Gold Cookie Favors | We used Wilton’s edible gold spray paint to turn these chocolate cookies into gold coins. Add a cellophane treat bag and a Places for Faces favor tag and these golden treats are ready for gifting! Find the full tutorial on
Happy Friday! Today we’re sharing a fun rainbow favor that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s how to make your own and personalize them with Places for Faces! Supplies: Rolos, rainbow Twizzlers, cellophane favor bags, and Places for Faces printable tags! Directions: 1. Add 5 or 6 Rolos to the bottom of the bag to create the gold at the end of the rainbow. 2. Line up Twizzlers in rainbow order and cut in half. 3. Add the rainbow Twizzlers to the bag (we used the favor bags that are for chocolate covered pretzel rods and they were the perfect size!). 4. Use Places for Faces to create personalized St. Patrick’s Day favor tags. 5. Print the favor tags from home, cut out, and fold in half. 6. Fold
This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today we’re sharing a sweet cure for the mid-week blues! These St. Patrick’s Day-inspired strawberries are so easy to make and even easier to devour. Here’s how to make your own… Supplies: strawberries, candy melts in white and green (we used two shades of green!), Ziploc bags, scissors, a baking sheet, and wax paper. The above supplies contain affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! Directions: 1. Start by washing and drying the strawberries thoroughly. 2. Microwave candy melts in separate bowls according to the directions on the package. 3. Line a baking
This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! Happy Monday! How about a little sparkle to start your week off right? Thanks to Wilton and Places for Faces, we turned some chocolate cookies into gold coins for St. Patrick’s Day favors! Here’s how to make your own… Supplies: chocolate sandwich cookies, Wilton gold color mist, cellophane treat bags, and Places for Faces favor tags. The above supplies contain affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! Directions: 1. Cover your work space with aluminum foil or paper towels. Place cookies on top. 2. Spray cookies with gold mist according to directions. Let dry. 3.
Looking for a fun DIY project to make this weekend? Today we’re sharing some fun and festive felt garlands that are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. You can even swap the colors out to make them match your party decor or keep them as every day garlands! Here’s how to make your own… Supplies: colorful felt, twine or string, fabric scissors, and hot glue. Shades of green bunting: Cut four inch strips of felt in shades of green. Cut out a small triangle shape from the bottom of each strip. Put two hot glue dots on the back of each strip and carefully press a piece of twine to the glue. Rainbow garland: Cut three inch strips of felt in rainbow colors. Line up all
We are so sad that Valentine’s Day is over, but what luck that St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! Today we’re sharing a fun and simple kids craft to get you in the lucky spirit. Supplies: green paper plates, scissors, a pencil, a single hole punch, white yarn, and a plastic sewing needle (optional). Directions: 1. Draw or trace a shamrock shape onto the back of a plate. 2. Cut the shape out with scissors. 3. Use a single hole punch to create holes around the edge of the shamrock shape. 4. Give your kiddos a piece of yarn (plastic sewing needle optional) and a prepped plate and let them get to sewing! This St. Patrick’s Day craft is a fun way to
This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! If you’ve been reading blog.vickybarone.com for any length of time, you’ll know much we LOVE these chocolaty pretzel treats. This year, we decided to mix them up a bit by using Hershey’s Hugs and Rolos! Here’s how to make your own… Supplies: a baking sheet, square pretzels (regular, not butter flavored!), Rolos, Hershey’s Hugs, and M&Ms. The above supplies contain affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 200. 2. Cover your baking sheet with pretzels. 3. Place a Rolo or a Hug in the center of each pretzel. 4. Bake
Happy Friday! Today we’re sharing a sweet treat you can make (and play with!) this weekend. These tic-tac-toe boards are completely edible and so much fun to make and use. Here’s how… Supplies: graham crackers, pink candy melts, red candy melts, candy conversation hearts, wax paper, a cookie sheet, and a Ziploc bag. Directions: 1. Melt pink candy melts in a wide bowl according to directions. 2. Break graham crackers into squares and dip into pink candy melts. 3. Shake off excess chocolate (use a spoon to spread or even it out if necessary) and lay graham crackers on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. 4. Place in fridge to set. 5. Melt red candy melts and scoop into a Ziploc bag. 6. Cut off
Today we’re sharing the easiest of all Valentine crafts! All you need are some pencils and some pipe cleaners! You may love this little detail so much you’ll leave it in your pencil cup all year round… First, bend the pipe cleaner in half and curve the two halves around to create a heart shape. At the base of the heart, wrap the excess pipe cleaner around the pencil to hide the loose ends. That’s all you need to create these simple and sweet pencils. What other projects are you working on for Valentine’s Day? We’d love to hear!