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Sunday, April 13, 2014

DIY Spring Ideas | Easter 2014

This week is Easter… already!  I love these three ideas for Easter but could also be changed to fit other occasions.  I wore the speckled Robin Egg fingernails all last week.  I got a ton of comments on them.  

Items Needed For Chick & Bunny Treat Bags:


  • Bag:  I found them at a few different stores but I liked the size/price/quantity at Target.  Hobby Lobby, Michaels had them as well. The bunny burlap was my favorite.
  • Craft Paint:  use what ever colors you prefer.
  • Paint Brush
  • Pattern: Simply go to google images and search "bunny" or "chick" clipart.  Download and Print.  I had to change the size a bit on my printer to get the right size.
  • Treats:  Your Preference.  
When I was a child the Easter Bunny put some adorable little bags in my Easter Basket every year.  They had felt ears, hands, and feet as well as a face out of googlie eyes and pom pom nose.  I decided they were a tad out dated for today so I thought these were a little more up modern.  





Items Needed For Chocolate Bunny Jar:
  • Mason Jar:  You need a wide mouth Jar.  The smaller mouth won't fit the bunnies.  Even the wide mouth has bunny size challenges.  
  • Chocolate Bunny:  I picked the Dove brand.  Wal Mart or Target had them.
  • Edible Grass:  Find in the Easter candy section at Wal Mart or Target
  • Speckled Eggs:  There are several kinds… Whopper, Hersheys, Cadbury, M&M, etc.  I preferred the colors of the Hersheys eggs. 
  • Ribbon:  Finish your jar with a bow.  I chose a simple string but ribbon would be pretty cute too.

Items Needed For Speckled Robin Egg Nails:
  • Polish: Esse "Where's My Chauffeur?", Orly FX "Too Fab"





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Monday, April 7, 2014

Autism Awareness & DIY

I come from a very large family.  I have 5 siblings and 21 nieces and nephews.  I love them, each and every one!  Like most families though, we have a few special needs within our group.  


April is Autism Awareness Month and because I have a special place in my heart for Autism, I wanted to help raise awareness.  Awareness of what Autism is, awareness of how you can help, and most important to remind us all to be kind, patient and loving to these special people in our lives.  To learn about what Autism is go to autismspeaks.org



After I posted something about Autism on instagram, I had such a huge response and even some fans asking for ideas to show your support and love.  So I decided to share the following ideas.  



ITEMS NEEDED FOR T-SHIRT:


  • T-SHIRT- I got mine at Hobby Lobby.  You can use any shirt new or used. I chose blue because it is the official Autism color.
  • Iron-on Transfer Sheet:  Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann, and even WalMart carry several options.  I found mine at Hobby Lobby with a fuzzy texture.  You could use the printable kind as well as the cute glitter colors I used in previous Valentine projects.
  • Misc:  scissors, sharpie, iron, puzzle piece pattern ( download and print from google images)
ITEMS NEEDED FOR JEWELRY:
  • Jewelry Parts:  Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann, and Walmart carry these type pieces.  They come in all different shapes and sizes.  See pictures and video for my choices.
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Glue: Find this at stores that carry Mod Podge. (Hobby Lobby, Joann, Michaels, WalMart, etc.)
  • Misc:  scissors, paper, puzzle piece pattern (I just downloaded from google images and printed at a smaller % than original)
                                      








I love my Stone.  I can't imagine life without him and the joy he brings to everyone in his life.  We are so lucky to have him in our family.  


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pink & Gold Party Decorations

I have a love obsession with all thing pink & gold right now.  So when a friend of mine found out she was having a Baby Girl I quickly volunteered to host her shower.  I was super excited to utilize the stuff going on in my brain.  This past week was the big event and I wanted to share these ideas with all of you.  This theme could be for a birthday or graduation party as well.

Where Did I Get My Supplies:



  • Metallic Gold Polka Dot Burlap:  Joann Fabric Store has this in several colors.  It was love at first sight for me.  In video I used three yards.  My table is about 7 feet long.
  • Pink Satin Fabric:  Hobby Lobby but most fabric stores will carry this. I used 1.5 yards.
  • White Lace trim Cake Stands: Hobby Lobby.  Again, love at first sight.  I just had to wait a week until they were 50% off.  
  • Giant Gold Sequins:  Hobby Lobby
  • Tissue:  Target has a really pale pink right now that is perfect.  It's not the brighter baby pink, it is softer and lighter pink or blush.  I used gold and cream as well.  
  • Centerpiece:  I took a glass cylinder vase and taped off a chevron pattern.  Brushed on my handy dandy mod podge and sprinkled with fine gold glitter.  This took a long time to tape off but was so worth the cute result.  The tissue flowers I made just like giant tissue pom flowers with a slight difference.  I used multiple colors and less sheets of tissue.  The pink flowers have a tulle center.  Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial for this centerpiece.  
Brunch Menu
  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake
  • "To Die For" Blueberry Muffins
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Banana Bread
  • Apple Cake
  • Crustless Quiche
  • Strawberries
  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Raspberry Cream Cheese Icing
  • Lemon Mint Water
  • Raspberry Lemonade












I am in the middle of planning a Graduation party for my second daughter Megan.  We plan to re-use some of these things and add another color.  I will post pictures of that event after.  






 

 

Monday, March 10, 2014

DIY Tissue PomPom Garland

I love parties!  I love to decorate for parties!  And I love this project for decorations.  It actually goes way beyond party decor.  These can be used as bedroom decor as well. 
Since I am obsessed with the pink and gold color scheme right now and hosting a baby shower later this month… I decided to show you a few of the projects I'm working on for future parties.

Items Needed For This Project:


  • Tissue Paper- I used one sheet per tassel/pom pom
  • String- I used twine
  • Washi Tape- I used this for a nice finished look.  I also bought tape to match.
  • Misc- Scissors, Cutting mat, ruler, X-acto Knife.







For the circle garland you can go to youtube/owlbeteen for directions.  Shelby has an awesome channel full of super cute ideas.  

I would love to see pictures of your creations.  Please share or tag me on instagram, twitter, or Facebook.  Links are at the top of this page.  








Sunday, March 2, 2014

DIY Birthday Cake Postcard

Hey there!  

This project was really fun and satisfying.  I am positive you will brighten someone's YEAR with one of these babies.  These would be perfect to send in the mail, give to teachers, friends, co-workers, or use as a card on a gift just to kick... it... up!

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT:


  • Sponge:  I got the big utility sponges at Home Depot.  You can also fine them in the automotive sections of Target or WalMart.
  • Spray Paint-  I personally prefer the pink and brown results.  But feel free to try white, yellow or even red!
  • Caulking:  This can be found at hardware stores.  It comes in several colors.  Brown, white, cream, etc.  You want the acrylic caulking.  Some are faster drying and that helps too.
  • Serrated Knife
  • Razor Blade or X-acto Knife
  • Card Stock:  I used what I had and happen to be able to match colors to my cake color.
  • Spray Adhesive: can be found at craft stores, hardware stores, etc.
  • Disposable Decorator Bag or Plastic Baggie
  • Misc:  Scissors, Sharpie, Ruler, Spatula or Butter Knife 
  • Optional: Decorator Tips, Sprinkles
  • Stamps:  When you want to mail it! Check with your post office for pricing.










If you want to leave a comment and tell me when your birth date is…. I will be selecting a few and sending random Birthday Postcards this month!  I would love to see what you make from ShowMeCute, please tag me in your photos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.  You can find links at the top of this blog!







Sunday, January 26, 2014

Heart Stencil Jeans DIY

I have been in love with so many of the printed jeans over the past year.  Since fall, the only prints I found were polka dot and hearts.  They are a bit too young for me ( I absolutely HATE having to admits that )  so I was determined to get them for my daughter.  After looking I decided it would be too easy to make my own out of an existing pair of jeans!  I've done the trial and errors and ready to share this project with you!


ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT:


  • I used fabric paint.  However, you can use craft paint as well.  I have used both and I only went with fabric paint because I had it and thought it would wear through washing better in the long run.  
  • The paint, stencil, and brush can be found at most craft stores.  












Sunday, January 19, 2014

DIY Valentine Arrows

In classic mythology, Cupid is the God of desire, love, attraction and affection.  A person struck by his arrow immediately falls in love.  

I must have been struck by his arrows causing immediate love and affection for some  project ideas I found. This year I am in love with the "bow & arrow" and hearts look.  I have had such a flutter in my pulse, skip in my step & even a big cheesy grin while preparing and shopping for supplies.  

Items Needed For Glitter Arrow w/ Feathers:

  • Paint:  I used craft paint but you can use spray paint as well.  I used Black and Gold.
  • Gold Glitter:  This is optional
  • Wooden Dowels:  I found these at my local craft store.  They have all different sizes.  Just pick your preference.  Length is at 12".
  • Tape: I used what ever I had (wash-tape) in painting process.
  • Ribbon:  I used a black and white polka dot 1/2" grosgrain ribbon.
  • Feathers:  I got a pack of white, and black at my craft store.
  • Felt or Card Stock:  You can use regular felt but I found right next to the felt, some glitter canvas type paper.  They also have glitter felt.  
  • Glue Gun:  and glue sticks
  • Small Heart Doilies:  size will depend on your preferences.
  • Misc:  scissors, pencil, paint brush

These are what my daughter and I are making for her school party this year.  We will probably add a chocolate heart to the valentine.



Items Needed For Heart & Arrow Bobbi Pins:  
  • Felt: You can use felt or I found a glitter canvas sheet with the felt at my local craft store.
  • Bobbi Pins:  I bought some larger pins in the jewelry section at my craft store.  They also have a section to glue things to them.  And…. they come in silver, gold, or bronze!
  • Glue Gun & Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pattern


Jewelry Shown in video:
  • Charms:  Arrows, necklace, & earring piece purchased at Hobby Lobby.  Heart is from Michaels. Lock & Key charms:  Hobby Lobby
  • Forever 21:  rings, bracelets and necklace.  All were between $1.80- $3.80  Awesome!