Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Guest Post for A Bubbly Life

After chatting at Alt for Everyone earlier this month, Laurel invited me to put together a DIY post for her blog A Bubbly Life. She's been super busy crafting for her daughter's upcoming birthday party - I can't wait to see what she has in store! For now though, you can check out my full post right here!

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Simple Father's Day Gift Idea

With father's day right around the corner, I've been keeping my eyes open everywhere for gift ideas. When browsing the grocery store last week, I saw these colourful pop bottle candies in the bulk section and couldn't help but think of father's day. I know puns can be painful, but hopefully the candy softens the blow a little bit.

Friday, 24 May 2013

DIY Pool Noodle Project

If a few months ago you told me that I'd be on the hunt for as many different coloured pool noodles as I could find, I'd probably look at you like you were crazy. Needless to say, a picture speaks a thousand words and that's exactly what I found myself doing last week. 

I'm over the moon that Ashley from Sugar & Cloth decided to feature my summery DIY project. I had a blast putting it together! You can check out the full post over there!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

DIY Candy Wrapper Surprise

Looking to add an element of surprise the next time you give a birthday card? Envelopes can hold some amazing gifts, like concert tickets or gift cards, but it's still fun to be able to rip open some wrapping paper, even if it is just a small surprise. This super simple DIY will show how to repackage candies in a way that's sure to put a smile on birthday girl/boy's face.

See the full instructions after the jump!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Victoria Day Party Poppers

Victoria Day is right around the corner and I don't know about you, but one of the first things I associate with this long weekend is fireworks. Despite having taking a full day course in pyrotechnics safety back in college, I am definitely not one to set fireworks off myself. Last week though I saw some party poppers at the grocery store and thought they'd be good compromise. (I still plan on watching neighbours' fireworks from my window though!)

Party poppers, craft paper, metallic fringe, transparent contact paper, pencil, ruler, scissors, glue gun.


  1. Peel the labels off of the poppers. Try to keep at least one label intact. 
  2. Using a label as a guide, cut your craft paper into rectangles of the same size. Since my party poppers were purple, I went along with the royal theme in honour of Queen Victoria and used purple paper to match.
  3. For each purple rectangle, cut a slightly bigger rectangle of transparent contact paper - this way you don't have to worry about lining it up exactly right later.
  4. If you don't have gold confetti on hand, cut up gold mylar. I used some gold fringe I had leftover from another project.
  5. To prevent wrinkles later, pre-curl the purple rectangles using the popper as a guide.

  1. Peel the backing off of the contact paper and set it on your work surface sticky side up. Sprinkle your confetti over it.
  2. Place the purple rectangle onto the contact paper, smoothing the two layers together.
  3. Trim off the excess contact paper and repeat for the rest of the labels.
  4. Put a thin line of hot glue down one side of the popper and attach one edge of the label.
  5. Put another line of hot glue on remaining end of the label and wrap it around the popper, pressing to adhere.
  6. Repeat for all remaining poppers.
Poppers seem to come in lots of colours, but if you don't like the colours available you could always give them a coat of spray paint before attaching new labels. 

I don't know much at all about Queen Victoria, so a purple and gold nod is the most relevant I can get! I've been meaning to watch Young Victoria for a while, so maybe now is the time. Do you have any plans for the long weekend? 

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Simple Summer Ice Bucket

When I saw this plastic pail at Canadian Tire, I knew I couldn't leave it behind! The neon pink marbling is right up my alley. The long weekend is quickly approaching, so if you're having a few friends over why not repurpose this pail into a perfectly summery ice bucket to keep your drinks cool? For just a few dollars, I think it really makes a splash.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

DIY Cactus Piñata

How do you plan on celebrating Cinco de Mayo this weekend? I'm pretty sure that including a piñata is mandatory, so why not make a cactus shaped one? See all the steps after the jump.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

DIY Tea Party Invitations

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Part two of my floral tea party mini series is up over at Uschi & Kay - you can check out the full post over there!

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