Pretty Flower Vase with Printable Spring Decor

Jen is back again with a fun flower vase printable for your spring decor.  Wrap this around a vase or jar for your spring parties and weddings.  The free printable download is below.  Y’all be sure to follow along with Jen at 100 Directions as well to get even more of these great printables!  

I love spring and all it’s beautiful new flowers blooming all around. So today I have a printable for you to dress up your glass jars to use as vases for all your favorite flowers. Use a regular hole punch to create a lace effect before attaching the wrap to your vase. I love it when something so simple can become fabulous with just a little extra effort!

Flower Vase -- a printable vase wrap that can be added to any jar in seconds.  A fun way to dress up flowers for a spring party or wedding.

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30 Second Glitter Tea Lights

Make fabulous glitter tea lights in just seconds with little to no mess.  How?  Let me show you!  This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I am republishing here in case y’all missed it.  Get a few supplies and make a ton of these in just a few minutes.  Add them to your wedding, reception, graduation party, or any other event.  

Make glitter tea lights in just 30 seconds with no mess!  Use these for your wedding or reception.  Click to get the full instructions on making your own.

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How to print custom wedding labels

 Today I am going to show you how to design and print custom wedding labels.  I added some initials and a date to my examples below but you can design the labels of your dreams.  You just need a regular computer and printer for these unique wedding labels. 

How to Print Custom Wedding Labels -- learn how to design and print your own custom wedding labels for any part of your ceremony or reception.

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Mason Jar Wedding Favors with Free Printable Tags

So I am in love with free printable mason jar tags.  Y’all seem to love them too so it is okay!  My next set are for mason jar wedding favors.  Your guests or wedding party will love being given a favor in a mason jar with a Ball jar tag.  In case you want these Ball jar tags in other themes, check out my versions for teacher appreciation, bbq party favors, and everyone else on your gift giving list.   

Mason Jar wedding favors with free printable tags -- love mason jars and these tags and they are available to print in a variety of "Ball" jar sayings!

For the wedding version, I have a few to choose from so pick the one you love below and print in any size you like.

Mason Jar wedding favors with free printable tags -- love mason jars and these tags and they are available to print in a variety of "Ball" jar sayings!

Now just fill Ball jars with your favors and attach your cutout tags.  So simple yet your guests will love this cute touch to your wedding.  I used the blue jars from the Ball heritage collection for these photos and you can purchase those by clicking here.  

Mason Jar wedding favors with free printable tags -- love mason jars and these tags and they are available to print in a variety of "Ball" jar sayings!

What favors will you put in your Ball jars?  I would love for you to email me pictures of the labels in use at your wedding or shower!  Enjoy these free printable tags for mason jar wedding favors.  
 

Gold Glitter Place Setting

I have been all about the gold lately so I came up with this fun gold glitter place setting that is perfect for dinner parties or weddings.  Grab a few supplies and add a little gold accent to your next tablescape.

Gold Glitter Place Setting -- perfect for a dinner party or a wedding reception.  The elements for this are super easy to make!

For the full details on how I made this elegant place setting, you will have to head on over to Old Time Pottery.  Click here for all of the complete how to.  This one is so simple to create you will have your own gold glitter place setting in no time.  
This post is compensated by Old Time Pottery however all opinions and projects are my own.

Recycled Map Placecards

If you are planning a wedding or even a dinner party, my recycled map placecards are perfect for you.  Make any of these placecards in just minutes with the instructions below.  Find some vintage maps at your local thrift store to get started.  

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

For these recycled map placecards, you will need:
  • maps (I used a variety and any that you love will work fine.)
  • dry adhesive (glue dots, 3D adhesive mounts, or other dry glue)
  • Sizzix
  • cardstock in your choice of colors
  • Sizzix Flip-Its Fancy Frame Dies (I used this one set of dies to make all three versions.)
The set of dies was actually given to me when I attended the CHA trade show this year.  However all opinions and projects are my own.

 

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

The die set comes with this perfect rectangle that makes a great placecard.  I started with that and a map.

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

For this first version, I used one of the fancy frame dies and some card stock.  Then I used 3D mounts to put it all together.

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

I personally love the monochromatic feel of this map placecard but you could absolutely use colorful maps instead.

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

For the next placecard, I folded one of my maps and ran in through the Sizzix using the die shown below.

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

I then cut out just one of the shapes with my scissors and added it to a cardstock card once again cut with the rectangular die in the package.

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.
 
So simple yet an amazing addition to a dinner party or wedding reception.
 

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

For the last version, the card itself is made from a map and the embellishment is made with the die shown in the picture below.  Once again all of these dies are in the one package from Sizzix.

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

I just used glue dots to put the two pieces together and we have a completed placecard.

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

Write the name up the plain side on this placecard version.

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

Which of the styles will you use at your next dinner party or wedding reception?  These recycled map placecards are perfect for any occasion.  Stock up on vintage maps now and grab those dies from Sizzix to make some amazing creations.

Recycled Map Placecards -- make placecards for your next party or a wedding from recycled maps with these great ideas.

Portions of the materials used were provided to me free of charge however this blog post is all my own ideas and content.
 

French Wedding Favor Bags

Make these french wedding favor bags for your DIY wedding.  These are quick and easy to make and will be perfect for any Parisian themed wedding.  This is part of a DIY wedding ideas series over at Crafty Hangouts.  Y’all be sure to check out all of the videos there.  For a french themed wedding, also be sure to check out my french script mason jar vase.  Both of these projects use Americana Chalky Paint that was supplied by DecoArt for our hangouts.  
 
French Wedding Favor Bags -- make these stenciled favor bags in just a few minutes.
 
 

You can watch the video below as I make the French wedding favor bags.  I am shooting this hangout with Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and she has a DIY wedding favor for you as well.  The video is a little over 8 minutes long and y’all can see the details on both favor ideas.
 
 
Great right?  The paint and the stencil that I used for these are both from DecoArt and were supplied to me as part of my design team status with them.  Add these fun French wedding favor bags to your Parisian themed wedding.  You can make an entire stack of them in under an hour.
 

French Wedding Favor Bags -- make these stenciled favor bags in just a few minutes.
 
Products used in this post were provided to me free of charge however all projects and opinions are my own.

Easy Big Game Party Recipes and $200 Giveaway

I have a treat for y’all today. First get my easy big game party recipes then you have a chance to win $200! Awesome right? I have some great recipes for your today that will be the star of your big game party in a few weeks. Also Coupons.com has so many Super Bowl sales going on right now that you can easily get prepped for your own Super celebration. A few of my blog friends are joining me today as well with even more fun big game party ideas. Lets get started.
 

Big Game Party Recipes -- super simple ideas for your big game party. All of these recipes can be made in just minutes.

 
First up is my football play dip. So simple but yummy and it will be the talk of the party. You will need spinach dip, sliced black olives, sour cream, cherry tomatoes, and crackers.
 

Big Game Party Recipes -- super simple ideas for your big game party. All of these recipes can be made in just minutes.
 
Spread your dip onto a plate.  Add olive “x” and “o” shapes then surround the dip with olives and sliced cherry tomatoes.  Add crackers around the outside.  Place a little sour cream in a plastic zipper bag and snip the corner.  Draw arrows onto your dip with the sour cream.  Your football play by play dip is ready for your guests.
 
Big Game Party Recipes -- super simple ideas for your big game party. All of these recipes can be made in just minutes.

Next up is a super simple football themed dessert.  Grab some Reese’s peanut butter eggs, cookie icing in white, and mint M&Ms in green.

Big Game Party Recipes -- super simple ideas for your big game party. All of these recipes can be made in just minutes.
 
Place the green M&Ms in a container and then place your egg footballs on the top.  Draw on football lines with your cookie icing.  Dessert is ready to serve!  
 

Big Game Party Recipes -- super simple ideas for your big game party. All of these recipes can be made in just minutes.

 

Now for some fun football shaped sandwiches.  I bought some green tortilla chips and layered those on a plate.  They make the perfect bed for serving.

Big Game Party Recipes -- super simple ideas for your big game party. All of these recipes can be made in just minutes.
 
I made my chicken salad recipe and cut the bread into football like shapes.  Then just add mustard for football lines and you are ready to serve these at your big game party.
 

Big Game Party Recipes -- super simple ideas for your big game party. All of these recipes can be made in just minutes.

 
You can make this entire football party spread in just a few minutes.  My table is covered in football themed scrapbook papers.  So simple yet your guests will love all of these football themed foods.  Be sure to make one or all of these big game party recipes for the Super Bowl this year.  
Big Game Party Recipes -- super simple ideas for your big game party. All of these recipes can be made in just minutes.

Are you ready to see what the other bloggers came up with?  We were all asked to create something related to a big game celebration.  Check out these fantastic big game party ideas.
I have such a great giveaway for you today! I have teamed up with Coupons.com and 12 other super creative bloggers to give one lucky ready a $200 e-gift card! And the best part? You have a huge selection of option to choose from for your winnings! But first be sure to enter the Coupons.com Quarterback Sweepstakes on their site. They are giving away 160 Amazon gift cards and a Samsung LED HDTV!
 

 
 
Now enter to win a $200 gift card to Amazon or your choice of over 50 other businesses. You must be 18 years old or older to enter and a resident of the US. Be sure to read the terms and conditions in the rafflecopter form below. Now enter and good luck!
 

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This post is sponsored by Coupons.com but all projects and opinions are my own.

Festive Holiday Tablescape and Prepping for a Holiday Party

I have a festive holiday tablescape for y’all plus some of my tips on prepping for a holiday party.  I received a steam mop to review and used it to help prepare for a little holiday party.  Get your snow boots on as this party is getting a little chilly.  
 

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

I started with my Swiffer BISSELL STEAMMOP and a house full of wood floors.  Ever need to do a quick clean on your floors?  Steam power is the way to go y’all.  I use steam regularly and one of my favorite things is to steam clean floors.  As a special bonus, the Swiffer clothes are scented.  It was almost like using air freshener in each room without actually using air freshener — love that!  When the guests arrived my floors were cleaned and each room smelled great.  

 

 

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

My steam mop review included lots of floor cleaning in my striped socks.  Don’t judge y’all a girl has to stay warm.  But seriously, I gave the Swiffer BISSELL STEAMMOP a workout for y’all and it is everything you would expect from a name like Swiffer.  The extra boost of steam really helps to power away the dirt and grime.  I am going to say this beats the regular Swiffer mop by a mile.  This one is quick, easy to use, and leaves you with wonderfully clean floors (woot!).  Floors that are clean enough to have guests over….which is what I did.

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

If y’all are prepping for a party, be sure to print my holiday party cleaning checklist as well.  A Swiffer BISSELL STEAMMOP will help you complete your checklist quickly then you can get onto the important part of your dinner party….the decor!  I started with some vintage china and a table setting.  Then I added in a centerpiece and decor that went with these plates.

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

I have a piece of muslin on the entire table then a white square tablecloth over the top of that.  The table runner is an old piece of wood with a collection of snowy items sitting on top.  Start with a few of my waterless snow globes in mason jars to add some fun.

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

Add in some pine cones, mini trees, and of course some loose snow sprinkled all around the centerpiece and the table itself.  Bring the winter wonderland to your guests.

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

This is a dinner party for 6 but you could expand this fun theme to a party for any number of people.  Grab your snow and get started on a fun themed dinner party this weekend.  We had a blast and I am sure your guests will too.  Now that the party is over, it is time to break out the Swiffer BISSELL STEAMBOOST again.  It never ends does it y’all?  

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

Be sure to pick up your own Swiffer BISSELL STEAMBOOST.  The new Swiffer BISSELL STEAMBOOST ingeniously couples the power of BISSELL steam with the innovative cleaning technology of Swiffer to deeply penetrate and help remove soils that mops can leave behind. The steam’s heat activates the dirt dissolving solution in the cleaning pad. Together, they break down dirty and trap and lock it away.  Make your own version of my festive holiday tablescape and throw a dinner party once you have your house all clean.  Are you prepping for a holiday party this year?
I was compensated for this post and a steam mop was provided for my review but all content and opinions are my own.   
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5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat Recipe #MonstersU

Halloween is approaching fast and when time is short you can make my 5 minute Monsters Halloween treats in a hurry.  Today I am celebrating the release of the new Monsters University movie on Blu Ray combo pack October 29th.  We are huge Monsters fans around here so I am thrilled to be able to bring you this post.  Plus quick Halloween treats are sort of my specialty.  You can find over 20 no baking required Halloween treats on my blog.  Lets get started on these little Monsters for now though.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat Ingredients:

  • Sandwich cookies (any that you like)
  • candy melts (I used blue and green for my treats.)
  • lollipop sticks
  • candy eyes
  • bakers twine in black and orange
  • small treat bags

 

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat Instructions:

Melt the candy melts according to the package directions.  Cover the sandwich cookie on both sides.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

Dip lollipop stick into candy coating as well and lay cookie on top of stick.  Place eyes on each monster while the candy coating is still wet.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

Repeat with additional colors and eyes as desired.  I used one eye for the green and two eyes for the blue to mimic Mike and Sully.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

Place the treats into your plastic treat bags and use baker’s twine to secure.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

Fill a container with these for your child’s classroom this Halloween.  My 5 minute Monsters Halloween treat recipe is sure to be the hit of any Halloween party.  Plus they will only take you minutes to make.  That is a win win y’all.

5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat -- make these Monsters University themed Halloween treats in 5 minutes or less!

Be sure to pre-order the Monsters University Blu-ray combo pack so you get yours as soon as it is released on October 29th.  You can also follow those crazy Monsters on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for even more fun.  You can also check out other great Monsters University posts below.  Have a monstrously good Halloween! 

 
 

This post was sponsored by Disney Pixar and Monsters University. All opinions and projects are my own.