Today is National Watermelon Day! Celebrate with these six watermelon-themed ideas! Today is as good a day as any to try your very first watermelon bloody mary, right?
Teacher Appreciation Week is next week! Here is the gift we made for my boys’ teachers, complete with Starbucks gift cards and their sweet little faces.
We are also excited to introduce a new service we’ve been working on for quite some time now. Places for Faces is an application that helps you to personalize any party with faces! Using Places for Faces, you can upload an image of yourself or a friend and add a variety of stickers that match the occasion such as birthday hats, bow ties, tiaras, veils, and so much more. You then choose from a range of templates such as cupcake toppers and thank you notes that save directly to your computer to print as many times as you like. Here is the birthday party that inspired Places for Faces one year ago!
We are thrilled to be in the final stages of preparation and cannot WAIT to launch Places for Faces! If you are interested in being one of the first to try the application, add your email to the subscription list at the bottom of this post. We can’t wait to share it with you!
For this project, we uploaded the boys’ pictures to Places for Faces and added the yellow flower sticker. We are constantly finding more and more ways to use Places for Faces, especially when we’ve got these cute little mugs to work with!
Click the link above or the image below to download the free PDF! I left a space for you to hand write your child’s name or have them sign it themselves!
1. Have your child help paint the terracotta pot. Let dry completely.
2. Add the Styrofoam ball to the bottom of the pot (this is to help the picks to stay where you want them).
3. Cover the Styrofoam with moss.
4. Attach the thank you note, face, gift card, or anything else you’d like to add to the plastic picks using tape or glue.
5. Insert gift card and thank you note into the pot, stabilizing it within the foam ball.
This sweet craft would make a great Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift as well!
Are you making anything for Teacher Appreciation week? We’d love to see it!
Don’t forget to subscribe to Places for Faces to be the first to know about the launch AND be one of the first participants! Just add your email in the space below and click subscribe!
Thank you to all those teachers out there! You are so appreciated!
P.S. Here is the Teacher Appreciation gift I made last year!
Add a personal touch to those less-than-personal gift cards with these adorable felt gift card holders! They are perfect to hang on the Christmas tree or tuck into a card this holiday season!
1. For the main pocket and loop, cut felt into two 3.25″ x 2.25″ rectangles and one 4″ x 0.5″ strip.
2. To decorate the front of the gift card holder, cut different colored felt into different sizes and shapes to create the designs you like! See the pictures above and below for ideas.
3. Make a loop with the 4″ x 0.5″ strip and sew onto back rectangle.
4. Sew design onto front rectangle using different types of stitching (you can also hot glue any pieces to the front – like our red bow)
5. Sew front and back rectangles together, leaving the top open to insert a gift card.
6. Trim edges of felt to create clean lines and any excess thread.
Make sure you loosen the stitching on your sewing machine before starting this project, otherwise the felt will stretch and your rectangles will look a little lopsided. If you don’t have a sewing machine, no worries! These can also be hand stitched or simply hot glued. Felt is very versatile so be creative!
P.S. These gift card holders look great with our Wine Bottle Holiday Sweaters 😉
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