If you are planning on making some St. Patrick’s Day treats, here are 3 simple options for you… Pretzel Shamrocks, Shamrock Oreo Cookie Pops, and Shamrock Marshmallow Pops. All of these treats use Wilton’s Candy Melts, which you can find at crafts stores like Michael’s and JoAnn Fabrics. Watch my tutorial to learn how to make these tasty treats!
Click on these links for more St. Patrick’s Day fun…
St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt
Make a Rainbow of Color: Skittles Science Experiment
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
Portal and Portal 2 are popular video games. Truthfully, I’ve never played either of them, but according to my son they are the “best video games ever!” Here’s a bit about the games according to my son Micah…”In Portal, you are a test subject in a huge underground facility called Aperture Science that is supposedly under Michigan. You go through the tests (which are puzzles), solving them, and they get harder and harder along the way. At a certain point in the game, you acquire a tool which makes portals that objects and you yourself can pass through. This tool is official called the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, but is more commonly referred to as the Portal Gun.”
Micah’s 11 birthday was March 3rd and he wanted a Portal Themed Birthday Party! Micah chose to have his party at a Fun Center in our city so that we could play laser tag and ride go carts, so the cake became the main thing that represented the Portal Theme.
In Portal there is a gigantic robot named GLaDOS at the center of the facility. GLaDOS runs everything and she promises you cake at the end of the test, but it turns out that she’s lying. She actually puts you on a platform headed towards a fire pit. In the game, there is a message written on a wall in a secret room, written by a scientist that says, “the cake is a lie!” Here are a couple of images from the actual game.
This was a super fun cake to create! You can watch my tutorial to learn how to make one of your own. This cake is definitely NOT a lie!
A couple of years ago we rented the cutest little house in an older neighborhood. The street was lined with big trees, the neighbors were friendly, and the backyard was filled with a variety of fruit trees. The house itself had a lot of character, including a wall covered in shiplap, a large window with a view of a train trestle, glass doorknobs, and old light fixtures. The master bedroom, however, needed a bit of help. Because we were renting, I didn’t want to invest a ton of money into bedroom decor, as we knew we wouldn’t be living there very long.
One afternoon my husband decided to take the kids to see a movie and he left me with a couple of glorious hours home alone. I had purchased two rectangular tablecloths at Target a couple of days before, so I went right to work on creating some curtains to brighten up my bedroom. The windows truly were the best feature of that room, so I wanted to highlight them.
I can’t believe how easy it was to sew these simple curtains! By the time my family came home, I was finished and my bedroom had a completely new look. Here’s my tutorial on how to make simple curtains out of a rectangular table cloth.
I would love to hear from you. Leave me a comment and tell me about your favorite DIY project and of course show me a picture if you make some tablecloth curtains of your own!
I love books! In this day in age when so many are reading books on Kindles, Nooks, and iPads, you will find me curled up in a cozy spot in my house with a traditional paper book. The library just so happens to be one of my very favorite places on the Earth! I think that is why my eyes are drawn to creative projects made from book pages.
Several years ago I made this pretty little book page banner to hang across my mantle for Valentine’s Day and I have reused it several years in a row because I love it so much! To make one of your own, you will need a book that you don’t mind cutting up (I bought mine from the Dollar Tree). You will also need scrapbooking paper in several colors or patterns. I went with a black, red, and off white theme. Grab a couple of buttons and some twine and you are all set.
I used my Cricut Expression 2 to cut the L O V E letters, but made my own template for the large and small hearts. The book pages are 6 inches long by 4 inches wide. This gives you enough length to fold the top over to hang them on the twine and to cut a 1 1/2 inch triangle out of the bottom of each. For my banner, I stapled the individual book page pieces over the twine and then glue the hearts on after to cover the stapes. For the LOVE portion, I lined the staples up with one of the words to “hide” it as much as possible.
If you love creating banners for your own home, check out my tutorial on How to Make a Pennant Banner.
If you are looking for some other simple and fun Valentine ideas, here are some links you will enjoy.
Valentine Paper Garlands
Valentine Craft for Kids: Cookie Cutters and Paint
Valentine Words of Affirmation for Kids
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Today I’m introducing a new series on Kerri Creates called “Craft Time with Karis.” So many of my crafting inspirations have to do with my kids, so I thought it would be fun to bring my daughter in as my little crafting sidekick! She’s always up for an art project and I love providing creative opportunities for her.
“Craft Time With Karis” debuts with a simple and inexpensive Valentine Craft that we put together with a few things we already had around our house…cookie cutters, paint, and paper bags. Enjoy this little video tutorial we created, and subscribe to our youtube channel for up and coming “Craft Time With Karis” videos.
Pennant Banners are one of the most simple sewing projects and can add pops of color to any room or front porch. They can be used as a party decoration, on a mantle or mirror during the holidays, or in a child’s room. They can be made out of paper, material, or burlap. The possibilities are endless! I have made various kinds of pennant banners for many occasions. For this post, I’m featuring the most recent one I made for a friend of mine, but I’m also including one of my most popular youtube video tutorials on how to make a pennant banner.
With Valentine’s Day only a couple of weeks away, you may want to make your own version of this LOVE Pennant Banner to hang on your mantle! After watching my tutorial on How to Make A Pennant Banner, you will need a couple of additional steps to add letters to your banner.
You will need to purchase a package of light Seam A Seam 2 from your local fabric store. Find a font you like on your computer. Print your letters in the size you want them to be on your banner. Cut out the letters. Turn your letters over and trace them onto a sheet of the Seam A Seam. Peal the bottom off and adhere to the fabric you have chosen for your letters. Iron over the top to attach the Seam A Seam to your fabric. Cut out the letters, following the lines you initially traced. Peel the backing off. Your fabric letters should now be slightly tacky on the back. Position them on your banner exactly as you want them. Iron them for about 20 -30 seconds one at a time. Your banner is now complete. For a more in depth tutorial on how to use the Seam A Seam to attach letters to fabric, watch my Advent Bags Tutorial.
My friend decided to use this pennant banner for her daughter’s nursery. It just so happened to work perfectly with the colors she chose and I am so thrilled to see it hanging up in this precious baby girl’s bedroom.