DIY Little Surprise Vials

One of my favorite purchases from Pick Your Plum  is a set of medium and large vials!  I just loves how magical they seemed. The perfect container to put something small and special in.

Well, the beautiful vials sat in the closet for months while I tried to come up with something to do with them.
Cute little surprise vials from bumblebreeblog.  #vials are from #pickyourplum. Perfect and easy to make.

When walking through a cute boutique in NorCal I saw a fun little vial with  strings and and beads hanging from the cork.  I picked it up and saw the price: $22!  I couldn’t believe it.  I knew that I could make something  just as cute for a lot less.  So that’s what I did.

My first step was to push a needle with thread through the bottom of the cork to the top.  I had to use the pliers to pull the needle out  after it got half the way through but it was surprisingly easy.  I then created the hanging items.  I thought the little heart and snow man would be super sweet.  The heart was from a little punch and the snowman came from the Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts set, it was the perfect size to fit into the vial.  🙂  I then glued the items to the bottom of the thread and placed them into the vial so that I could get the thread at the perfect length.  I then tied a knot at the top of the cork and cut it.  I thought that the snowman needed some glittery snow.

So easy and fun.  A perfect gift for friends and family and so easy to do.

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Easy DIY Story Stones

I have an awesome post for you today! Lately, I have been seeing fun story stones all over Pinterest.  I knew I wanted to make some, but I just didn’t have a fully formed planned yet.  Lawn Fawn had their fall release so I headed down to my favorite stamping store, Stamp Delights in La Mesa to pick up their new Into the Woods Stamp set.  Later that day I was talking to my bff and it hit me, these would be perfect for her.  She just started a new job as a teacher at a college prep preschool and her class focuses on outdoor education.  I knew these would be perfect for her.

story Stones 3

I started off by visiting my good friend Steve over at Alpine Materials and finding about 20 stones about the size of my palm and completely flat.  I washed them in water and a little soap and left them out to dry.  I stamped, colored, and cut out my favorite images from the Into the Woods set.  Story Stones are typically used with children who are having a hard time using words or expressing emotions so I wanted a good mix of images.

Story Stones 1

I then Mod Podged (one of my favorite materials) the images to the rocks.  I let them dry about 15 minutes between coasts for a total of 5 coats.  Next time I make them I will also put a acrylic top coat to help seal the images to the rock.  That is it!  Easy as can be, right?

Story Stone 2

Aren’t they so fun?

Story Stone College total

What theme would you make your story stones in?

DIY Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Hey Hey Friends!

I have a flashback DIY for you today.  Halloween will be here soon enough and if you want to make your costume you may be starting now so I wanted to share the costumes I made last year for Steve and I: Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head!

Halloween Costumes

Last year, I found this great DIY costume post here.  I knew that I could make this super cute and easy and I could use my Cricut to make this happen.  I am excited that this is my first Cricut post!

Halloween Costume Templete

 So, I started off finding the pieces in my CCR folders.  I purchased the Halloween Rental bundle so I had a lot of options.  I ended up using Frankenstein’s Face (did you notice that Fankenstein’s mouth is actually Mr. Potato Head’s eyebrow?) , Mustaches & Glasses Digital Cartridge, and  Cricut® Tie the Knot Cartridge.  I cut out each of the pieces on super thick card stock to use as a template.  I traced the paper pieces onto felt pieces that I then hot glued onto brown t-shirts.  Finally, I created Mr. and Mrs.  hats to complete the look.

Me in Costume

So what do you think?  It was super fun and we had a great time wearing them.  All the kids at both my jobs thought they were super fun!