Showing posts with label girls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label girls. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pajama Spa Party

If you're like me, sometimes you feel like throwing a small party for no reason.  (Trust me, your kids won't mind.)  Bestie and I decided to have a little spa day with our girls.

Here is our little party agenda:

  • Breakfast
  • Nails
  • Hair

We ate an oh-so-healthy *cough! cough!* doughnut breakfast.  The girls were in heaven.

After we had thoroughly washed the chocolate off of three sticky children, we started painting fingers and toes.

They each wanted something different.

Princess wanted pink and purple nails with green hearts and little gem stickers.

I am not great at fancy nails, but I must have done alright.  Look how happy she is.

Goofy wanted red nails and yellow hearts.

Here's Goofy being...well...goofy.  She wouldn't stop laughing.

Finally, we have Brownie's cute little red nails.

Another happy girl.

Next, it was on to hair.  I got to do all of the hair, which was super fun for me.  Again, I'm no fancy hair expert, but the girls all loved the way their hair turned out.

Here's the view from the back.

This is yet another example that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a great time.

What are some of your favorite, inexpensive activities?

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Interchangeable Flip-Flop Flowers

I love the little flip flops that have flowers on them.  Love, love, love them!  But they are always more expensive and you can't change them up.  You are stuck with whatever flower you buy.  I found a solution to this little fashion problem.

All you need is a piece of felt about 5 inches long, scissors, needle & thread, buttons, small hair elastics (one per flower), a glue gun, and a basic pair of flip flops.

Cut your felt into five scallops.  Thread your needle through the bottom of the fabric as shown above.

Pull the thread so that it forms the flower, thread it through your starting point, and tie it off.

Hot glue the small elastic to the back of the flowers.

Glue on a button and you're done!  Attach the flower to the sandal by pulling the elastic around the top of the flip flop and around the flower (like a button latch).  Now you can change up your flowers anytime you want and you don't have to buy the expensive sandals.

I went with a red, white, and blue theme for the 4th of July.  These are Goofy's shoes.  Blue is her favorite color.

Princess got red flowers.  She loves them (because red is closest to pink, her favorite color).

You could make any kind of flower you want!  Here are a few flower tutorials to help you freshen up your sandals.  Have fun!

Tipnut - 40 Flower Tutorials
Michael and Made - Tissue Paper Flowers
Skruben - Easy Fabric Flowers
Ruffle Loop Flowers - (Source Unknown)
Fashion Tribe - Circle Roses

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Minnie Mouse Ear Hair Clips

We took our kids to "The Happiest Place on Earth" for the very first time this year.  Boy, did they LOVE Disneyland!  I hadn't been there in 11 years.  It has changed so much!  Cars Land = incredible.  It's as if you have stepped directly into the movie.

Planning the trip to Disneyland was my secret joy.  I gave a different Disney-themed present to the kids each day that we were there.  I knew that I wanted to make the girls Minnie Mouse ears without having to buy the extremely expensive ones (little did I know that they would pick to buy Minnie Ears as their Disneyland souvenir anyway).  I came across these cute Minnie Ear Hair Clips from a Girl and a Glue Gun and I fell in love with them.  I had to make some!

We kept the trip to Disneyland a secret from the kids, which meant that all of my crafting had to be done at nighttime.  (I apologize that some of the pictures are in less-than ideal lighting.)  I follow the directions from a Girl and a Glue Gun on the ears, but I make my bows a little differently.

To make your own you will need:
Ribbon (1/2" thick)
1 piece of black felt
2 alligator clips
A piece of chalk
A cup
A hot glue gun with glue

Here is how I made my ears:

Using chalk, I traced around the bottom of a cup onto a piece of black felt.

I cut them out,

Cut a slit into the middle,

Put them with an alligator clip, and set them aside for the time being.

Next, I made my bows.  I cut out two strips of ribbon (about 6 inches long) and tied two 3-inch pieces into a knot.

Next, I cut a 1-inch piece of ribbon in half.

I used it to cover the ends of the clip.

I glued along the edge of the cut area and overlapped the ear just enough to give it some form.  This prevented the ear from flopping over.

I folded the long ribbons like so and glued it together in the middle.

Finally, I glued my knots to my bow, glued the bows to the ear, and glued the ear to each clip.

Here's how they look when they are all done.  I knew my girls would love them!

The Minnie Mouse ears were a hit!  Here is Princess sporting her new ears (can you tell what ride we are on?).

The girls wore them to meet Ariel.

We had a magical time and the girls really fit in with the Disneyland crowd in their Minnie Mouse ear hair clips.

What are some of your favorite Disney crafts?

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