Lovely project idea: Wood Burning Décor DIY Monogram Plaque

Wood Burning Décor: DIY Monogram Plaque

Have you ever tried wood burning? My friend, Amy from Mod Podge Rocks, tried it out and made a lovely Wood Burning Décor DIY project on a cut of wood for the HP Create blog. I think she did a great job and this piece of art could be a lovely bit of custom wall decor in your home. You can find the full tutorial here.

Enjoy!

- Chelsey

P.S. I am a paid contributor for the HP Create site

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Cat Head Pillowcase DIY

Cat Head Pillow DIY

Cat Head Pillowcase DIY

Do you ever get a great idea, then completely forget about it until you stumble upon some notes from over a year ago? Yeah, me too. Ha! I had this idea to make a cat head shape and put it on a pillow, and just plain forgot. I already had the pillowcase, so I just needed the kitty design. I drew one up and I love how the Cat Head Pillowcase DIY turned out (so does my daughter). She basically screeched with excitement when I showed it to her.

Want to make one for yourself? I made printables for you to make your own. I made the cat outline in blue, pink, and black. You just need to add a pillowcase and some iron-on paper. My total cost for this project: $3. I already had the iron-on paper and I found this thrifted pillowcase for $3. Yay!

Supplies:

Directions: 

- Print out all four printables onto the iron-on paper. Tip: I have personally used the HP brand multiple times and highly recommend it. I have a few iron-on items that have lasted through multiple washes. 

Cat Head Pillowcase DIY

- Use your scissors to cut out the kitty shape. Be sure to leave about a 1/4 inch border around the little line shape. This next part is a bit of a puzzle. Put the four shapes together to make sure all the lines meet up. Trim if needed.

Cat Head Pillowcase DIY

Cat Head Pillowcase DIY

Cat Head Pillowcase DIY

- Time to iron! First, iron out all the wrinkles from your pillowcase. When the pillowcase is cool, iron on one cat piece at a time. Place all four pieces down to make sure it’s centered, then remove three and iron. Repeat until all four shapes have been ironed, trimming the shape if you need lines to match up. Tip: be sure to keep the iron moving while pressing down the kitty shape, you don’t want to burn it!

Cat Head Pillowcase DIY

Cat Head Pillowcase DIY

You’re done! Now you have the cutest little cat pillow. I gave this one to my kiddo, but I really feel like I need one for myself. Hee.

-Chelsey

P.S. Just a reminder that you are very welcome to use these printable for personal use. The printables cannot be adjusted or used for commercial use.

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Floral Drink Umbrella Stirrers

Drink Umbrella Stirrer // thepapermama.com

Drink Umbrella Stirrer // thepapermama.com

Do you remember my umbrella drink stirrers? Well I had a few emails asking if I could provide a blank umbrella so they could be customized for any party you have. I made 3 new umbrellas for today’s post. A blank umbrella, an uncolored flower umbrella, and a colored floral drink umbrella stirrers. The blank umbrellas are a fun for kids to color! My daughter colored a couple flower umbrellas, and I made a “Happy Birthday” umbrella with some crayons.

These umbrellas are perfect for any occasion: bridal or baby shower, birthdays, weddings, and Tuesdays.

Supplies: 

Directions: 

  • Print out the umbrella printables. If you print out the blank sheet, color and decorate your umbrellas.

  • Cut out the umbrella shape (make sure you don’t cut off the tab).

  • Fold each line of the umbrella down.
  • Punch a hole in the center of the umbrella.
  • Hot glue the umbrella to the top of the wooden skewer (glue the umbrella on the uncolored side to the skewer), leaving a 1/4″ of the skewer sticking out over the umbrella printout. Tip: you could also glue these umbrellas to straws!
  • Trim the skewer to the desired length and decorate your favorite drink.

Drink Umbrella Stirrer // thepapermama.com

Drink Umbrella Stirrer // thepapermama.com

If you want to download my original rainbow umbrellas, head on over to this post.

- Chelsey

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Kid Dinner Ideas

Kid Dinner Ideas

Kid Dinner Ideas

Kid Dinner Ideas

Kid Dinner Ideas

In the past month I’ve been changing up the kiddo’s dinner. I’ve known for a while that she’s more likely to eat a meal if I make it look like a face, but just adding eyes and a nose with raisins isn’t as exciting anymore. That’s why I’ve stepped up my kids dinner design. Ha! I stepped up the food design game with snack time, now she keeps asking for “a face” for dinner. So that’s what I make for her.

If you follow my Instagram, you have probably seen these. I thought I should also share them over here on the ‘ol blog. I’ve only done a few and it’s really quite difficult. Getting fancy with veggies/fruits/cheese.

Do you ever get crazy with your food designs? Hee.

- Chelsey

Categories: food, meals

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