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My blog details all the fantastic "pins" I've actually made! Enjoy!

Gumdrop Wreath for Candyland Party August 28, 2012

I made this cute gumdrop wreath for Sophie’s Candyland party.  It was a very simple project.  All you need is a foam wreath, a few bags of gumdrops, and hot glue.  Make sure to use the “low” setting on your glue gun or you might end up with some burns!  I didn’t glue the gumdrops all the way around the wreath because I’m going to display it on King Kandy’s Candy Castle table with all the sweets.  Check out the fun sign that I placed inside the wreath.  I used a few sewing pins to attach the sign to the wreath.

 

 

Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727879062281/

Inspirationhttp://www.thoughtfullysimple.com/sweet-shoppe-candy-themed-party/

Time:  45 minutes max!

 

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Candyland Party Centerpiece – Dum-Dums July 15, 2012

I’ve been working on decorations for Sophie’s Candyland Birthday party.  This dum-dum centerpiece turned out really cute!  Sophie and I made this together.  She was able to stick the dum-dums in the ball.  I counted the number of dum-dums we put in the ball for a game.  We used 167 suckers.  The kids at the party are going to guess how many dum-dums are on the ball.  They will win a smaller version of the centerpiece as their prize!

 

 

Supplies

– A large round styrofoam ball.

– 4 pounds of dum dums (we used 167).

– Candlestick

– Ribbon

 

Steps

1.)  You will need to cut down the dum dum sticks a little bit.  I cut off probably 2″ of each stick.

2.)  Stick the dum dum’s into the styrofoam ball, covering the ball entirely.

3.)  Place the ball on top of a candle stick.  (Hint:  make sure to use a candlestick that will hold the ball.  Mine is a little close, the ball barely balances on the candlestick).

4.)  Wrap the candlestick in a pretty ribbon.

 

Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878752384/

Project Link:  There was no link, just a picture.

Time:  I’m guessing an hour.

 

 

Father’s Day Tie Banner June 17, 2012

I downloaded this FREE Father’s Day printable from Amanda’s Parties TO GO!  I loved the colors of this banner and I thought the ties were super cute.  My husband was surprised and loved it!  I also used the Mother’s Day printable by Amanda’s parties TO GO.  Check it out by clicking here.

 

 

Project Supplies

1.)  Download the free printable.  To download, you must “like” Amanda’s Parties to go on facebook and then from her facebook page, you can download the file.

2.)  White paper or cardstock.

3.)  Scissors.

4.)  Ribbon.

5.)  Hole Punch.

6.)  Double sided tape or tape runner.

 

Project Steps

1.)  Print banner

2.)  Cut it out.

3.)  If you print it on regular paper (as I did), tape the tie pieces to a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock.  I fit three ties on each piece of 12×12 cardstock.

4.)  Cut out the ties again with an outline of cardstock.

5.)  Use your hole punch to punch two holes in each tie.

6.)  Thread ribbon through the ties to create your banner.

 

Link to Free Downloadhttp://amandaparkerandfamily.blogspot.com/2011/06/freebie-fathers-day-printables-are-tie.html

Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878550208/

Time:  45 minutes

Substitutions:  Since my printer doesn’t feed heavy paper, I had to print the banner on regular printer paper.  I wanted to banner to last a few years, so I opted to outline each tie with brown cardstock.  You could certainly print it on cardstock or glossy thick paper and skip the extra steps I took!

 

– Lisa