Friday, May 31, 2013

Fleece Freeze Pop Covers~Cutie Tutie

Nothing makes my Chimps more giddy than an icy cold freeze pop on a sweltering day. They fist fight over the red ones and get sticky red juice all over, but this is a true joy of kidhood that I cannot rip from their dirty little hands. A few years ago, I made these fleece freeze pop covers to protect my babies' fingers from the harsh frostbite that oftens accompanies freeze pop frenzies. Back in the day, my Mama used to wrap a cheap paper towel around them-Old School Style, but I digress....
Anyhoo, just busted them out this past weekend and thought I would do a quick tute on how I make them.
I have given them out as party favors over the years and as classroom gifts. They always rock and I have had some of them forever. Just a cool + cozy thing to have:) 

And...I adore you all so much that I whipped up some free tags that you can use to let your little people give these out to classmates for the end of the year. You could also use the tags for any other "cool type" end of year gift. Maybe some Cool Mint Tic Tacs...although I 'm kinda certain that there would be kid anarchy if I passed out minty Tic Tacs on the last day of school..LOL. Come on, funny. 

These are super easy to make, require very minimal sewing skills and will make you look like a rockstar in the eyes of kids, teachers and 'rents everywhere. Trust. 

Junk you need:

fleece fabric (I always try to use scraps I have around the house)
sewing machine ( I had to blow the dust off mine)
scissors or rotary cutter (if you are cutting mass amounts, def use the rotary-cuts through fleece like butta)
cute tags (FREE for my Lovas)
random ribbon
ice pops (unfrozen if you are not eating them then and there..LOL)

 gather junk

cut fleece into strips
I do 11 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
you can adjust to any size you would like 

 fold fleece in half

sew together on the left side and right side
just sew the two sides-straight down the sides
note-I am the worst with the machine, 
but I can do these and so can you! 

just sew the sides
cut excess off
they do not have to be perfect 

add freeze pops and admire the adorableness

 tie tags on with some sweet ribbon

admire some more and get ready to reap the love

Friday, May 17, 2013

Fab Feature Friday Partay


Today I am featuring + sharing some awesome real party inspiration and gorgeousness from some seriously talented Lovas.

Nothing makes me happier than to shine the Glaring Glamorous Glittery Spotlight on the talents of others.

Fridays are for Partays. Come on, funny.

Just a Little Sparkle~ Farm Yard Bash

Charming + sweet. So many beautiful details and inspiration in this beautiful party. I adore the soft color palette mixed up with the kraft + burlap. See all party details here.

love the pig hineys sticking out of the mud

the cowgirl boots are the cutest. ever. 

tin pie plates to serve food-easy + clever

I am a sucker for a little milk carton favor. MOOOvelous!

Alyssa's Awesome Vendors:

Oh My! Creative~ Vintage Luau 

This beautiful party was styled for grown-ups, but the ideas and inspiration could easily translate for a gorgeous child's party. Full dreamy details here.

pineapples make for dramatic decor. clever. 

beautiful cocktails + hula girls 

starfish make for sweet accents 

Party Envy by Charlene~ Lalaloopsy Party
Sweetness for the little Lalaloopsy Lovas. Beautiful inspiration and plenty of DIY ideas.

backdrop of coordinated streamers looks colorful + chic 

buttons used as "confetti" 

I'm pretty sure this is a Christmas tree skirt
and I am absolutely sure it is an awesome idea! 

purple licorice. i die.
picture frame used as a dessert stand. clever. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sparkle on a stick {cute tute}

Dazzling Monday to you...

Here is a sparkling, speedy + super easy tutorial for you to start your week of awesomeness.
Bling sticks, sparkle sticks, glittery wands, rhinestone canes, shiny poles-whatever you want to call them-they all translate to "cute on a stick."

Junk you need:

Sparkle Rhinestone Mesh Ribbon (I purchased mine from the always rad Ribbon Revelry)
Paper lollipop sticks or wooden ones would also work
Purple Glue Gun
Diet Dr. Pepper

gather stuff up, take a few pics, then sit on couch

rainbow bling ribbon dazzles 
can be found online or in your local craft store

cut ribbon into sections
I found that four columns was the perfect size to wrap these sticks
I used 4" and 6" paper lollipop sticks

use full length that you just cut for 6 or 8 inch sticks
cut  piece in half to use for the 4 inch sticks

use purple glue gun to squeeze some glue all around the stick
wrap ribbon around stick, hold for a few seconds to set, burn fingers, release

completed sparkle sticks elevate donut holes from a box;)
totally heart entenmann's

my Lova, Audrey, blinged up her shimmery cake balls for her
little lady's Golden Birthday

drink a Diet Dr. Pepper and relax the rest of the day~
you made something cute and deserve to chill:)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The secrets of the sequins...

So. The number one question that I am getting about The Great Gavini's Magic Show is....Where did you get those magical sequin tablecloths? I used sequins throughout his party for added sparkle, shine and magic. Sequins will be the next huge party thing. Trust. Seriously.

Luckily, I am a Magic Mama that will share her behind the scenes secrets with you. The tablecloths are simply yards of "fabric." Sequins on mesh that I purchased on etsy and created an overlay on top of plain black tablecloths. The main dining table was actually two 6 foot tables pushed together-so that long stretch of fabric was about 6 yards. It was beautiful, dazzling and dramatic. There was enough overhang on both sides as well. I also had an additional six yards-which I cut in half- to use for the table in my kitchen. I purchased a rainbow, over the top design on etsy, but beautiful solid colors can be purchased at any craft store or online. Fabric will not give you a "to the floor" table cloth, but this is an easy idea for an overlay or table runner to add some spectacular sparkle and interest. I also had the etsy seller create custom throw pillow covers with the same fabric to add more cohesion and dazzle.

If you prefer the patterned/textured look of the sequins you are seeing all over Pinterest-you can look for Seaweed Sequin fabric-I purchased swatches at for $1 and they were beautiful.

I also used sequins throughout the Magic Show for added drama and dazzle. They worked well and were a magical finishing touch. I created a sequined cake band, used sequins to line the island in lieu of standard confetti. I embellished the Baconess' Banner with sequin trim. I also purchased a sequined letter "G" that I wound up using in the guest bathroom. I dazzled up the beautiful, handpainted Bunny Magic Carpet that my Lova Lydia-sent on over with some sequin sparkle. And, of course, Dirty Vintage sent me over a sequined Knocker.

Sequins are everything. Trust. Post pictures of your parties, you know Glitta Mama likes the shiny stuff