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Beauty and the Beast Wine Charms

Celebrate Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and add a little charm to your glass with these Disneymoji DIY Disney Wine Charms!

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Celebrate Disney's Beauty and the Beast and add a little charm to your glass with these Disneymoji DIY Disney Wine Charms!

Everyone has their princess. Mine was Belle. I loved her. I wanted to be her. She was straight up magical. I think I connected with her most because she didn’t really have any friends. She was weird. She liked books. Because apparently being a bookworm is bad… but I digress. Belle was my princess. So when Disney announced that they were making a live action Beauty and the Beast? I pretty much lost it in my excitement. There was a gasp and flailing. Seriously guys! Anyhoo… now that I’m older I get to enjoy the magic all over again with my fave gal pals. But this time, we’re having wine! (please read that in a cool movie announcer voice)

I created these Beauty and the Beast Wine Charms based on the Disney Emojis and I gotta say… I’m in love! So grab your 25th Anniversary Edition DVD, your chosen beverage and some supplies. We’re gonna make something fun!

Celebrate Disney's Beauty and the Beast and add a little charm to your glass with these Disneymoji DIY Disney Wine Charms!

Beauty and the Beast Wine Charms

Supplies needed:
This pattern
Rough and Ready shrink paper
Permanent marker
Colored pencils
Hole punch
9mm Jump Rings
Silver earing wire hoops
6mm glass beads

Time: 30 min or more depending on coloring involvement
Cost: $15-20 – makes a lot
Beauty or Beast: Beauty for sure!!! Or maybe like.. prince Adam after his transformation? Heck… I’m team Chip.

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Boozy Shamrock Shake FreakShake

In the mood for an adult version of the shamrock shake? This recipe is for you! Go a step further and stack up a freakshake with all your favorite treats!

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Shamrock Shakes are back and I am one happy camper. Okay, maybe thats a lie… but I’m close! One of the many joys of being an adult is the addition of alcohol to otherwise normal foods. Like Cupcakes or coffee. Because YUM! So of course I had to present you with the wonders that is the boozy shamrock shake! Even better…. I made it into a freakshake!

This project is intended for makers ages 21+. If you are under the age of 21, please omit the alcohol.

I’m sure a lot of you are asking what exactly is a freakshake? Well… its kind of like a milkshake that’s been turned up to 11 or maybe 111. You know… somewhere in between. It’s where you take whatever drink you like and load it with all the tastiness of foods that compliment it. And let me tell you, it is a total feast for the eyes and the stomache. Just make sure to share with a friend because you’ll both be in a sugar coma after eating one.

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Boozy Shamrock Shake Freakshake

Supplies Needed
Shamrock Shake:
Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla vodka
Creme de Menthe or Mint simple syrup
Milk
Blender

Freakshake:
Chocolate Pocky
Donuts
Brownies
Rainbow sprinkles
Lucky Charms or just the marshmallows!
Whipped cream
Any other toppings you want to put on!

Time: 15 Minutes
Cost: $15-20 – makes a lot
Adult meter: 5 – it’s like adult meets inner child?
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DIY Confetti Mug

Looking for a fun spring craft project? This DIY confetti mug is easy and adds a pop of color to your otherwise drab morning!

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I don’t know about you guys but I need at least 2 cups of coffee in the morning to actually move my butt. Like big cups. Like biggest setting on the Keurig big. Before that I look and feel like something that just stepped out of the Walking Dead… and not one of the good guys. As a result I am always looking for a fun large coffee mug to bring at least a little morning happiness to my otherwise horror show of a morning. Especially those early wakeup calls! 5 am is not my friend!!! Okay, so this project is basically an attempt to make my mornings less of a scary TV show and more of a… well… a “good” morning. See how to use tissue paper to transform plain large coffee mugs with a confetti design – a simple DIY!

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Confetti Mug

Supplies Needed:
Large coffee mugs
Tissue paper confetti – I found mine at Target
Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge
Foam brush

Time: 30 minutes + Dry time
Cost: $10 or less – Depending on what you have on hand
Morning Happiness: at least 3 smiles
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Marbled Galaxy Jewelry Dish

Looking for a fun way to store your jewelry in sight? Create this marbled galaxy jewelry dish and do it your freaking self!

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Looking for a fun way to store your jewelry in sight? Create this marbled galaxy jewelry dish and do it your freaking self! | polymer clay | Ring tray | marbled clay | galaxy | Universe | Space

Does anyone else remember the “Gets Lost in Space” episode of The Magic School Bus? Its okay if you don’t, you can stream it on netflix. You guys… there was even a computer game based on that episode! Can you believe it? Well there was. With my recent obsession that is the amazing Miss Frizzle, I thought it only appropriate to bring some of the space inside. Not to mention that I’m trying to spark some joy into my orgainzational life… so this project is kinda 2 fold. I’m a little in love with the way this marbled galaxy jewelry dish turned out and how super easy it was to do!

Looking for a fun way to store your jewelry in sight? Create this marbled galaxy jewelry dish and do it your freaking self! | polymer clay | Ring tray | marbled clay | galaxy | Universe | Space

Marbled Galaxy Jewelry Dish

What you’ll need:
Polymer Clay (in Black, fushia, purple, teal and silver)
Shallow ceramic dish slightly smaller than your dish(I used a small soy sauce dish)
Glass or bowl the size your want your dish to be
Craft knife
Rolling pin or wine bottle
Silver paint pen

Time: 15 minutes + cook time
Cost: $10 or less
Skill Level: Easy
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DIY Galentines Day Party with Oriental Trading

The day is almost upon us and ya’ll know I’m going to be celebrating Galentines Day with my gal pals! More than likely I’ll be hanging out with The Ziering Girls  but I am absolutely not complaining! We’ll be hanging out, throwing it down breakfast style while celebrating all the things that we love about each other… because that’s what Leslie Knope told us to do. And honestly, if I can impart some of that amazing spirit onto the next generation (and their parents are cool with it) I’m all for it.

This year, I partnered with Oriental Trading to bring you some fun DIYs to really add some fun craftiness to our DIY Galentines Day Party and I have put them all together in this handy dandy list! Be sure to check out Oriental Trading for all of your party, craft, and well… basically anything… needs! Most of these projects can be created on the fly so if you’re a last minute party thrower (guilty!) I’ve got you covered.

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Printable Galentines Coloring Page

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I’m finally jumping into this adult coloring trend… I know! I know! None of you were surprised. I get it. That being said, I’m with kiddos so much that I just end up coloring in their books and we call it a day. I’ve also been falling back in love with crayons. Colored pencils are great and all, but crayons can be so versatile… that and its usually what we have around the house so littles don’t accidentally poke their eyes out.

Free printable Galentines coloring page and DIY layered crayons for your Galentines Day event. Parks and rec | Leslie Knope | Galentines Day Party | Activities | Printable | shape Crayons

But I digress… One of my favorite things to have at the coffee table during a get together are fun coloring pages. I feel that they give people something to do while they’re chatting or waiting for others to come. They also really set the mood for a fun creative party. For my Galentines day party this year I created my own printable Galentines Coloring Page with one of my favorite Leslie Knope sayings!

Hoes before bros
Ovaries before brovaries
Uteruses before duderuses
-Leslie Knope

 

This year I got super creative and also made some fun layered ring crayons with some products from Oriental Trading. Guests were encouraged to “put a ring on it” and color to their hearts content!

Free printable Galentines coloring page and DIY layered crayons for your Galentines Day event. Parks and rec | Leslie Knope | Galentines Day Party | Activities | Printable | shape Crayons

Galentines Coloring Page
Time: 10-20 seconds + coloring time
Cost: FREE
Fun level: too much!

Layered Ring Crayons
Time: 30 min + set time
Cost: $5 or less
Fun level: 12

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DIY Glitter Heart Elbow Patch Sweater

Newsflash you guys: Chelsea loves sparkles. Not like a whole lot, but enough to tell people that I sweat glitter.
Another Newsflash: Captain obvious called and you’re taking his job.

Okay okay, so for the last month or so I’ve been purging. I’ve gotten rid of clothes, craft supplies, craft projects, boxes, bins, more craft supplies, and even some sheets. Yes friends I am feeling the purge. Okay, but really. I found this grey sweater/duster thing and while it’s perfect for the weather and oh so cozy it is not perfect for my current style, which includes bright colors and glitter. Do you have a piece that just isn’t YOU anymore that you’re not ready to get rid of? To rectify this I got out my trusty DIY skills and some glitter and breathed new life into what would be an otherwise boring sweater. It’s super easy to do and I’ll show you how to create or upcycle your own DIY Glitter Heart Elbow Patch Sweater.

Breathe new life into an old sweater with a quick DIY Glitter Heart Elbow Patch! Simply cut out and iron in the desired location and you've got a whole new look! - Heart Patch Sweater | Elbow Patch | DIY Upcycle | Cardigan | Valentines - Do It Your Freaking Self

DIY Glitter Heart Elbow Patch Sweater
Time: 5-15 minutes
Cost: $8 – I already had the sweater
Cuteness level: +5

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Galentines Day Wooden Bead DIY Napkin Rings

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I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret…. I am really really bad at setting a table. I’m more of a buffet kinda girl. Like… here is the food and plates and plastic ware, you’re on your own. On top of all of this, I never saw a reason to have napkin rings. Seriously guys? Why? They’re just going to take up space in a drawer or box.

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Okay, so maybe I have something against napkin rings, but for my Galentine’s Day Brunch I decided to bite the bullet and get a bit classy… but not too classy. I also decided that these wooden bead diy napkin rings needed to have a dual purpose for guests to take home after brunch because I did not want them sitting round my house. As a result, these can double as fun statement necklaces. The best part of this DIY, aside from multiple uses, is that it is something you can personalize to the colors of your party or to each guest’s favorite color. I partnered with Oriental Trading for all of my supplies for this project and the rest of my Galentines Day Brunch. If you’re also throwing one or at a loss for what to do for Valentines day, check out Oriental Trading’s Valentines Day shop!

Galentines Day Wooden Bead DIY Napkin Rings
Cost: $10 or less
Time: 1 hour or less
Ways to use them: at least 3

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Strawberry Candy Bark with Valentines Treat Boxes

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Valentines day is just around the corner… or as I like to call it “Singles Awareness Day” or SAD for short. Because this year especially, it gets sad around these parts. But thankfully… a wonderful woman named Leslie Knope has given me something else to celebrate! Let me introduce you to Galentines Day.

“Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

Basically it’s like Valentines Day, but instead of getting smoochy with your significant other, you’re spending it being awesome with your favorite gal pals. Get with it! The inspiration for today’s 3 Ingredient Strawberry Candy Bark? Well, I love the taste of strawberry and milk chocolate together and well, when I’m sad I’m eating chocolate. So this more of a selfish project, but who doesn’t want to eat chocolate for breakfast when they’re sad or celebrating? Win Win guys! I’m also giving these away as party favors for our Galentines day party this year!

Treat Yo' Self and your Galentines to some delicious strawberry candy bark! Just in time for a delicious treat for valentines day!

For my Galentines Day Party, I teamed up with Oriental Trading to help you guys with all of your party planning needs. If you’re in need of some cool boxes, craft items, or valentines for the kids Oriental Trading has your back with their Valentines Shop! Stay tuned for the full party reveal soon!

Strawberry Candy Bark
Cost: $10 or less
Time: 30 min
Skill Level: Ridiculously easy

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Here for the Food DIY Gameday Shirt

I don’t know about you guys but I know next to nothing about football. I know that I’m politely supposed to cheer for the host’s favorite team and yell really loudly when the appropriate team scores, but thats really about it. So why do I go to football parties?

Let’s be real here… I’m at your house for the food and maybe the betting pool. Awesome buffalo wings? Yes please! 4 different kinds of dip? BRING IT ON! So is it any surprise that my Gameday shirt for this year’s party says “Here for the Food”? I didn’t think so.

Tell everyone the REAL reason you're at their party with this fun DIY Gameday Shirt! Superbowl shirt | DIY Party shirt | Football Jersey | Stencil | Fast and Easy - Do It Your Freaking Self

Besides myself, I also LOVE to bring my quick and easy Taco Dip and Stacy’s Pita Chips to a gameday party. They’re super versatile and healthy, there are tons of flavors and they don’t break in the dip! That last one is very important. Trust me.

I made this fun gameday shirt in an hour, so if you’re in a rush for what to wear for the game (or you’re like me and own NOTHING that is game day appropriate) I can help you out.

Here for the Food DIY Gameday Shirt
Cost: $15
Time: 1 hour + dry time
Skill level: Beginner

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