Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ladybugs for Meals on Wheels

I have been making some Ladybugs for Meals on Wheels. This has been a labor intensive project, many steps, but super easy. I like to craft while I watch my favorite television shows.

When I make something for Meals on Wheels I have to make 50!

Supply List:

Black scrapbook or construction paper

circle punch 1 or 1 1/2" round

soda tabs

red Sharpie

black Sharpie

black wire

sharp scissors

black seed beads

small google eyes

glue gun and glue sticks

red scrapbook paper

small plastic bags

small white labels

black pen

mini ladybug stickers


Cut wire into 1 1/2" pieces and wrap a small black seed bead around each end.

Punch out some black circles - if you don't have a black punch just trace a small shot or juice glass. Attach the beaded wire to the back of the black circle using a small drop of hot glue.

Using the red Sharpie completely color the soda tabs red. When the red has dried use the black Sharpie to make the dots. Heat up the glue gun and attach the soda tabs and google eyes to the round black circle.

They look so cute! Once the hot glue is dry - the Ladybugs can be packaged.

Cut the red scrapbook paper to fit inside the small plastic bag. Then pop the ladybug into the bag.

I added a label and mini Ladybug sticker to complete the little soda tab Ladybug.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fruit Salad

Now that it is Springtime - I almost always have fresh fruit and fruit salads in the fridge. This fruit salad came out so pretty and colorful.

I used strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi and pineapple. 

I also added the juice of two limes and a couple tablespoons of honey. This is a perfect salad to serve with morning eggs or lunchtime sandwich.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Treats for the 5th Grade Religion Class

If you have been following me on this blog or Instagram - you will notice that on Wednesday afternoons I have been substitute teaching a 5th grade Religion class. Today is the last Religion class of the year. So I made some cute bracelets from a bead kit that I bought from The bracelets say, "I am Strong with God." And they have a little silver cross.

The kit came with everything - string, pony beads, alphabet beads and the little cross. They were super simple to make.

I also made the kids some m&m tubes. The orange little tag says, "Pray." I wanted to remind them that they should be praying all summer. Before we have snack (yes, I always bring a small snack) someone has to say Grace.

These are just little take home treats.

And I also want to tell them that I will be praying for them to have a happy, healthy and faith filled summer.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Getting Ready for Mother's Day

I started getting ready for Mother's Day yesterday by making some quick party favors.

I made some m&m tubes with some little heart "Mom" tags.

I just used some blue themed scrapbook paper that was already in my craft cabinet.

Then I wrapped some Hershey bars in blue scrapbook paper. And once again I cut out some hearts and wrote, "Mom" with some alphabet beads.

I also bought my mom and mother-in-law some Jo Malone!

I am hosting a Mother's Day dinner at my house - I ordered a beautiful cake from a new bakery. I hope I remember to post a picture of the cake and some of the food I make for dinner.

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Another Tennis Party Favor

Tomorrow I am going to another tennis party. So when I bought the yellow candies that I put in the little jars for the tennis party a few weeks ago - I bought extra yellow candies for the tennis party tomorrow. And I made these cute little candy tubes.

I filled some 1 x 8 inch cellophane bags with some yellow six lets that I bought at Party City.

I punched out some yellow circles. I used the punch that was just a little bigger than a quarter.

I added a tennis ball sticker to the yellow circle. And taped the yellow circle onto the yellow candy tube.

This particular tennis team members also won a "good sportsmanship" award.

So everyone got a "good sportsmanship" tennis bag or luggage tag. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Love One Another Hershey Bars

This Wednesday I am substitute teaching my favorite 5th grade class. The lesson is "Love one Another." So of course I had to make them a special take home treat that reinforces the lesson.

I always wrap the candy bars so that you can see the side of the Hershey bars.

I started wrapping the Hershey bars with red and white scrapbook and wrapping paper. Then I was looking for some red paper to cut out hearts - I couldn't believe it but I didn't have any solid red paper. So I decided to use navy blue paper and glue heart buttons and beads on the navy hearts.

I also handwrite a little label that said, "Love one Another."

Friday, May 1, 2015

Gift Wrap with a Rustic Elegance

I wrapped a birthday gift for my sweet friend Tina. I call this gift wrap style "rustic elegance."

The 'rustic" is the brown craft paper and twine.

The "elegance" is the rhinestone buttons and ribbon.

And I even used some alphabet beads to write out Tina's name. 

It is fun to open a beautifully wrapped package. 

Buttons often go on sale at JoAnne's Fabrics and Hobby Lobby. When they are on sale I like to stock up on all sorts of fun buttons to glue on to packages.

I think Tina will love her gift! Happy Birthday to my sweet friend.