Author: vickybarone

St. Patrick’s Day Felt Garlands

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...

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DIY Paper Plate Shamrocks

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...

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Valentine Pretzel Treats

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 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....

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DIY Candy Tic Tac Toe

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...

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DIY Heart Pencil Toppers

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...

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