Making this winter bright and tropical continues with these fun coffee or hot drink sleeves! I’m feeling all tropical and beachy while inside with the heat on. Fill these up with my colorful hot chocolate. Then you will have some bright drinks and cups. These could be really fun for coffee at a tropical brunch! Then top the drinks with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles. Plus the tropical vibes go great with colorful Christmas lights for easy decor in the winter. I just couldn’t wait until the heat to make some tropical fun. By the time summer comes around I will probably be making things in fall colors.
December 2016 archive
Continuing on with my brightening up winter week! Lets make winter bright with some diy tropical drink koozies. You can use these for year round but they are fun to use for winter to make sure your hands don’t freeze while enjoying a cool beverage. As a kid I loved all things tropical and beachy. I had a tropical themed Bat Mitzvah party. My parents were also known for doing luau styled parties. That is why I am loving all the tropical vibes parties. Flamingos and pineapples are some of my favorites. They are also right on trend. You can make these for everyday use, gifts and parties. Plus, these were super easy to make with the Spellbinders Platinum 6 and these tropical die collection. I’m going to decorate my desk all tropical with these dies. Flamingo pens are a must!
Sometimes in the winter things get too dark and dreary. I love color and that is why I am adding some color to my winter. This week is all about colorful winter fun! I love hot chocolate and marshmallows. Lots and lots of marshmallows! These colorful hot chocolates are fun to serve at winter parties. Make them with kids over winter break or just brighten up any cold winter day with colorful hot chocolate! I will show you how to make colorful hot chocolate for some winter fun.
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I have a scarf obsession. They dress up boring winter clothes and are an easy way to accessorize. My scarfs include tons of colors and patterns. I also have a gold elephant one that I love. I made this simple infinity scarf from the dollar section at target into an owl scarf. It’s cute because the owl looks like it’s tucked into the scarf like a nest. Anyone can make this diy no sew owl scarf! It literally takes no crafty skill to make this owl scarf. Just a couple simple instructions.
I love winter time and getting all bundled up. In Phoenix it doesn’t get cold to the point where you can’t leave the house but you definitely need to be bundled up. I also love winter hats! I’ve seen the adorable animal hats that people crochet or sew. Crocheting and sewing are way above my crafty skill level. One day when I have some extra time maybe I will learn how to crochet. For now I will stick to the easier way. I found some solid color hats from the dollar section at target. They were a couple dollars. Then you add a felt owl and it is an adorable owl hat. I made this one for me but you can also make them for kids. For my daughter I will add in some bright colors to match her rainbow colored wardrobe. I made this peek a who owl hat(get it, peek a boo peak a who) in minutes.
It’s winter time! Around here it is a fun time since the weather outside is nice. However, I know for many of you it means being stuck inside with the kids. Even though we can get outside now the summer here is a different story. In the summer I made up some fun games and activities for us to pretend like it is winter. When you can’t get outside you have to make the best out of what you can do inside. With winter break we all might need to come up with some extra ideas to keep the kids entertained and keep us adults from going crazy. Some of these indoor games could be fun for winter parties. These are some of my ideas and the best 15 indoor winter games and activities from around the web!
My daughter is obsessed with penguins! Here bed looks like the stuffed animal arctic. She is building up quite the penguin collection. I think it is so adorable. The only problem is she wants to go see penguins in their natural habitat and I had to break it to her that’s not going to happen. She wants to see those emperor penguins waddling in the wild. We are Arizona girls I don’t think I could handle the cold and it would be quite the impossible trip to visit penguins in Antarctica. When I was in South Africa there were penguins and they were the cutest. Hopefully someday we can visit the beach dwelling penguins! That’s more my style. I get cold when it is 50 degrees.
These diy pipe cleaner photo props are fun because they can be an activity and prop all in one. People can make there own things out of the pipe cleaners and get creative. I did some simple New Years ones. Glasses, lips, clocks, fireworks and the year. You can also do different colors for different party themes. It’s an easy way to make photo props without a lot of materials. You can spell out a name for a birthday or initials. These would also be cute cake toppers!
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With New Years and winter around the corner I want to add some sparkle to everything. I am all decorated for Christmas and I added plenty of sparkly snowflakes to my decor. Of course I didn’t think about how messy the sparkles could be so now my place is covered in glitter. These sparkly centerpiece ideas are no mess because I used glitter washi tape! Plus I got the materials from the dollar store. Cheap, easy, and sparkly without the mess.
For the Candles I wrapped gold washi tape around led tea lights. Don’t use regular candles unless you are just wrapping the very bottom.
These diy sparkle party decorations are the best and most creative ways to make your party sparkle! I want to have a sparkly unicorn princess party stat. There is something for every kind of shiny party from weddings, kids parties, new years, and birthdays. These are my absolute favorite sparkly decoration ideas from around the web. Click on the site name to get the full diys.
DIY Glitter Dipped Cups from Evite
How fabulous are these sparkly donuts found on Kara’s Party Ideas
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