Happy Friday! We are only a week away from Christmas weekend! If you’re looking for some DIY gifts, these hot cocoa kits are personalized, delicious, and sure to please. Here’s how we made them using Places for Faces… Supplies: glass jars with lids (we got these from AC Moore!), hot cocoa powder, candy canes, mini marshmallows, ribbon, scissors, a hole punch, and a Places for Faces printable. Directions: 1. Clean and dry the glass jars thoroughly. 2. Pour a packet of cocoa powder in the jar. 3. Crush candy canes and layer them on top of powder. 4. Add the mini marshmallows as the final layer and close the jars. 5. Use Places for Faces to create personalized gift tags! 6. Print out the gift
Happy Friday! If you’re looking for some fun holiday DIYs to create this weekend, we have just the thing for you! We used Places for Faces to personalize some glass ornaments and we love how they turned out! They make great gifts and with Places for Faces‘ print-from-home capabilities you can make these in no time! Here’s how… Supplies: glass ornaments, faux snow, glitter (optional), Places for Faces (we used the “Dessert Topper” template!), and scissors. Directions: 1. Use Places for Faces to create customized templates with Holiday stickers! 2. Print the templates from home. 3. Cut out the faces, leaving a half inch buffer at the bottom of each face. This extra bit of paper will rest on the bottom of the ornament so the face
In honor of National Food Day, we thought we’d take a break from our normal sweet treats to bring you a salty snack (don’t worry, National Chocolate Day is on Friday 😉 )! We found the idea for these adorably cheesy bats on Pinterest and decided to make a version of our own! Here’s how… Ingredients: 8oz cream cheese 8oz shredded cheese (use whatever you like! Italian, Parmesan, or even goat cheese!) poppy seeds blue torilla chips candy eyes Directions: 1. Mix cheeses in a bowl until blended. 2. Scoop out some of the cheese mixture and roll it into a ball. 3. Roll the ball in a bowl of poppy seeds until covered. 4. Break some tortilla chips in half to make wings and
[This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you!] Hi, everyone! Today I’m sharing my kids’ art room if you’d like to see! I really wanted to give the boys a place to learn, explore, create, and have fun! But as they get older, we seem to accumulate SO MUCH STUFF. I found it necessary to create a room with storage and work spaces to support their creativity and learning. World Map Fabric Wall Decal: Vicky Barone Designs on Etsy. Desks: Amazon. Chairs: The Land of Nod. Desk: Amazon. Chair: The Land of Nod. The desks are reminiscent of old school desks, giving them a place for their stuff (and so it’s not scattered all over
Today we’re sharing a fun DIY project for kids OR teachers! These “Welcome Bags” are painted to look like pencils and can be filled with treats for a new teacher or school supplies for new students. We even personalized ours with Places for Faces! Here’s how to make your own… Supplies: yellow gift bags (we used the leftovers from this project!), pink, silver, and tan acrylic paint, a paint brush, painter’s tape, black tissue paper, and custom tags by Places for Faces. Directions: 1. Tape off the bottom and top of a bag with the painter’s tape. 2. Paint the bottom pink to resemble an eraser, and paint the top tan to resemble the wood of the pencil. 3. Let dry and remove tape carefully.
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
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
This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price remains the same for you! Happy Friday! To celebrate the weekend, we are sharing an easy Popsicle recipe your kids will love. These 2-ingredient Popsicles are sweet and delicious and have the cutest little gummy bears peeking out! Here’s how to make your own: Supplies: a Popsicle mold, Popsicle sticks, gummy bears, and a clear beverage of your choice (try Sprite, flavored sparkling water, or coconut water!). The above supplies contain affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price remains the same for you! Directions: 1. Add three or four gummy bears to the bottom of a Popsicle mold. 2. Insert the Popsicle stick and hold