Archive for the ‘Special Events’ Category
I am organizing my best friend’s bridal shower and wanted to do something fun and creative for the event. Finally after hours of thinking I came up with the idea of decorating our own wine glasses or even for the event. If you don’t want to use real glass for this craft, a plastic goblet would work great too. (more…)
Tags: plastic goblet
An Easter egg hunt can entertain kids as well as adults on this Easter Sunday. It’s a great idea to hide Easter eggs around the house, but for even more scavenger fun you can hide the eggs outside in grass, bushes, and flower pots. Here are some tips on how to create the perfect Easter egg hunt:
1. Leave some eggs in plain sight
Leaving some eggs in plain sight is very important because it will excite kids and encourage them to find the other eggs. If you’re Easter egg hunters are very young leave some extra eggs in plain sight for them to “find” with you. Also talk to the older children at your hunt and remind them to leave a few for the littlest kids to find so that everyone can have some fun.
2. Don’t fill all the eggs with candy
Make this Eater Sunday more interesting and my healthy by filling most the eggs with small toys and only a few with candy. We all know that too much sugar isn’t good for children’s teeth and gorging on Easter candy can give your little one an awful tummy ache. Try filling most of your eggs with small prizes like temporary tattoos, gift certificates, coins, stickers, beads, or handmade vouchers for a family adventure of their choice.
3. Pick some easy to carry baskets for the kids
Pick some cute but easy to hold baskets for the kids. The kids will need these baskets to collect their eggs. You can choose a wicker Easter basket that comes with plastic eggs. Check out the Gourmet Easter candy gift basket that comes with a large marshmallow peep bunny and a half pound chocolate Eater bunny. This basket also comes with Easter lollipops and rock candy crystal sticks.
Check out the Deluxe all-in-one blue Easter basket also. This one comes with all the goodies you need for the kids. This lovely wicker basket is filled with scrumptious Easter goodies including a plush bunny, Easter grass, a 100% cotton polka-dot basket liner, jelly beans, milk chocolate malt ball eggs, foil-wrapped solid chocolate eggs etc.
4. Decorate well for the egg hunt
Decorate the whole house with pastel balloons. Decorate the tables and chairs with pastel colored tablecloths and streamers. Hide at least a dozen eggs per child or guest so that they are able to collect a good amount of eggs. Pick some extra wicker Easter baskets for the guests and let everyone join in the fun!
Tags: wicker easter basket
An Easter egg tree can add a touch of fun and whimsy to your Easter Sunday decorations. Here are some things you will need to make a great Easter egg tree:
Tags: easter egg tree
The St. Patrick’s Day is much more than a holiday. Named after Saint Patrick, this is an official feast day that involves amazing public parades. People await the St. Patrick’s Day to get into its spirit, to wear green attire, to enjoy food heartily and to do a lot of other fun things. One of the best things you can do on the St. Patrick’s Day is decorating your home with green lights. Here are some steps on how to light up your place on this day with shamrock lights and the right colors.
Tags: shamrock lights
Valentine’s Day gives you a chance to express your love to your friends, family and partner. Made for the people who love their dear ones deeply, this special day is celebrated worldwide. Picking gifts for the dear ones is the main ritual of Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas that can help you to make some adorable Valentines Day crafts.
Make a Valentine’s Day card for your loved one
You can easily make an adorable Valentine’s Day card. Pick one of these ideas to make one. Take a black and white patterned paper and write your love message on it with red alphabet stickers. Red color pops against the black and white background. This is the simplest way to make a card. You can make a peppier card with the next trick. Take a plain white glossy paper along with some patterned, assorted and glossy papers. American Crafts paper pads available at CreateForLess are a good choice because they are come with papers featuring a variety of colors and patterns. You can go for papers with Valentine’s Day themed hearts, flowers, butterflies, arrows, stripes, dots, kites and clouds. Use a circle cutter to cut some circles of various sizes out of different colorful papers. Now paste the smallest circle in the middle of the white paper and write your love message in it. Paste the bigger circles outside the smaller one and make them look like the ‘Target’ sign.
Make Valentine’s Day cookies
This idea is better than simply buying a Valentine’s Day gift. Make personalized cookies or bake a fun batch of sweets to get that amazing smile from your partner. In order to make heart shaped cookies, take a cooking spray, 3 tablespoons margarine, 6 cups marshmallows, red food color 9 cups rice cereal and a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Coat a baking sheet with the cooking spray and set it aside. Now melt the margarine in a large pot using low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until they melt. Remove the pan from stove, put in some drops of red food color and stir. Now add the rice cereal and stir. Put this mixture on the baking sheet and spread it to even thickness. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter in the end. You can also use the 6 Cavity Valentine non-stick pan pack in place of a cookie cutter.
Make Pomegranate heart ice cubes
This idea can really surprise your loved one. Take a heart shaped ice cube tray and fill each heart with water. Now put some pomegranate seeds and put them into each heart. Let this tray rest in the freezer until the water turns into ice. Now serve the cocktails with these ice cubes.
Tags: valentines day crafts
It’s no secret that we love the holidays around here on Craft Corners so we’re here to give you a few great ideas on decorating your yard. We’ll go over tips and helpful pointers that you can use should you want to deck out your house for some festive cheer. Happy holidays!
What you’ll need
- Christmas lights ( These can either be icicles, normal string lights or big bulbs)
- Outdoor snowman
- Inflatable Santa
- Light-up reindeer or penguins
What to do
- What we suggest to do first is to find a day not only as close to the holiday you’re celebrating, but one where it isn’t raining or wet outside. We suggest to buy your lights at a general store because they can have them on sale throughout the later months of the year.
- Examine and critique your electrical outlets. You don’t want to overload the power source of all the lights that you’re putting up, so check all of the outlets outside your house before you out them up.
- Take a good look around your house and see where you’d like to place your lights. A good place to always start is the trim of your roof. Generally it’s the easiest place to put lights because you can simply use something like a staple gun or take nails to your roof to have them hang on top of the nails. What’s nice about using the nail method is you can leave the nails up on your house for the next year but take the lights down once the holidays are over.
- Always experiment and have fun with the lights you’re putting up. They’re for the enjoyment of not just you, but for the rest of your neighborhood as well. Experiment with colors and don’t be afraid to be shy with the lights. The more the better in this case.
That about does it for decorating your amazing yard full of holiday wonder and joy. Don’t forget to be safe when applying the lights along your home. Have a safe and joyous holiday season this year!
Tags: outdoor snowman
Decorating a home for Christmas or any other special event can be really exciting. Holidays provide you a lot of time to think of some creative home decoration ideas. Holidays adds zeal to your efforts because once you are done with the decoration, you can gear up to get compliments from your family and friends. Here are some ideas on how to decorate a home for holidays.
Decorate your home’s entrance
Your home’s entrance leaves the first impression on people’s minds. Therefore, you must choose some good lighting fixtures and other decorative items for the entrance. You can pick some lighted Christmas stars from Frontgate. You can hang them above a front porch or on a window. You can also check out some small mercury Christmas balls from Balsam Hill. These lustrous balls come with bronze finish. You can hand them on your Christmas tree or on your entrance.
Pick some elegant garlands and wreaths
You can pick some unique garlands and wreaths to decorate your home’s interior walls. You can pick the Gold 23 feet star tinsel garland from Generic. This garland can be used as a decorative wreath. You can hang it on your door. You can also use it for the interior decoration and crafting.
Decorate your walls with decorative wall art pieces
Use some unique tiles, wall art items or Christmas decorations to beautify your walls. You can pick some iron snowflakes from Plow & Hearth. These distressed snowflakes come with an intricate design. They are nicely detailed to bring an elegant look to your home. Perfect for a living room, these snowflakes are made from 100 % iron. You can use them in your home’s exterior as well. They also make great gifts.
All these ideas can help you decorate your home without spending too much. So, check out some of the mentioned decorative items and pick the most suitable ones for your home.
Tags: christmas decorations
There is nothing like spending a fun filled day out on a boat with family or friends. Packing for a boat day trip is as exciting as having a good time with your loved ones on a boat. It starts with making a list of all the items you need for the trip. Here are some things you must write in your list and take along to your boat day trip.
You must carry a well cushioned pair of shoes to your boat trip. Sperry top-sider angelfish shoes are ideal for women. These shoes are stylish and feminine. They feature padded tongues and rubber out-soles for durable comfort. Made from stain and water resistant leather, they have rust proof eyelets for a secure fit. You can also pick a pair of black sparkle sperrys for your wife or girlfriend. These shoes are great for formal events, dates, night outs and parties. They help you have a luxurious and romantic dinner date on your boat. The Hikerfish Sperry topsider is one of the best men’s shoes for a boat day trip. Made from premium mixed materials and leather, these shoes have padded tongues. Their shaft height is 7 inches. Once you have picked shoes for the men and women of your family, it is time to buy nice pairs of shoes for the little ones. You can check out various Sperry shoes online for your baby boy and baby girl.
You must carry an insect repellent and a hand sanitizer with you. Bugs can be a big challenge if you are fishing or exploring a small island. You must use a hand sanitizer before having your meal or snacks. Don’t forget to buy some good moisturizing lotions, antiseptics and sun screen lotions for your trip.
Don’t forget to carry swimsuits, hats and sunglasses to your boat day trip. Your swimsuit will help you lay out and bathe in the sun on a beach. Every member of your family should have these clothing items. Try and cover yourself with clothes as much as you can if there are mosquitoes around.
Tags: black sparkle sperrys
Baby showers allow us to welcome those cute little angels into the world. These showers allow women to enjoy their motherhood and to appreciate all the guests for their love. You may get a lot of gifts on your baby shower and you may want to give memorable return gifts to your guests. Here are some ideas which will help you thank your loving guests with unforgettable souvenirs.
Pick some cute party favor bags
Your job is half done if your party favor bags are cute. You can pick some favor bags with metallic colors. You can pick medium or large sized blue metallic gift bags from the US Toy Company. You can also check out red, purple, green, silver and gold metallic gift bags. Don’t forget to check out the holographic Diamond gift bags from Misuwrap. Featuring unique drawstring, these bags allow you to pack your gifts with ease. You don’t have to use tape on these bags. They come with durable, reusable and printed lamination. You can pick the all-in-one 15-piece gift bag set because it will save your time and money. These 15-piece metallic Diamond finish gift bags are available in silver, red, green and blue colors.
Choose some nice gift items
Selecting some good gifts is the first step. You can create some cute and useful gift items for your guests. For instance you can pick some miniature myrtle trees or other miniature plants and put them in different tea cups. You can gift these tree cups to your guests. You can pick some bright artificial flowers and put them in small gift bags. Don’t forget to put a few chocolates and candies on the bottom of your gift bag. You can go for some ready made party favors if you don’t have much time. Baby screw back earrings will be a great choice if you want to gift something really cute. You can go for 14 K Gold Ruby earrings. Ivy Green offers 14 K Gold baby screw back earrings having two genuine 3mm round ruby gemstones. Especially designed for babies, these earrings come with shorter posts which suit your little one’s ears. These earrings have smooth screw backs which keep your baby at ease. You can also check out Sterling Silver Cross screw back stud earrings from Ivy Green. These earrings are made of sterling silver. They are a fine jewelry gift for babies and little children. Featuring shorter post, they fit your little one’s ears easily. Their screw backs are safe and smooth on the bottom.
Write cute messages for your party favors
Once your party favors are ready, you can take a pen and paper to write a cute message for your guests. You can write messages on small pieces of paper and put them in all the gifts. This will really make your guests feel special and loved. You can write funny messages like, ‘Dear Aunt Marry, I will soon see you and make you change my diapers.’
Have you ever wanted to make your shirt but have been too afraid or not known how to make one easily? Well we have a few very simple ideas on what you can do to make your very own, may it be for a sporting event or if you’re doing a high school Spirit Week, we have the necessary tools and know-how to teach you. Keep reading to see what you’ll need for this easy task.
What you’ll need
- 10 crayola fabric markers
- Cotton t-shirts
- Large surface area
What to do
- Get the shirt that you plan on drawing on, we suggest getting cotton because the fabric markers will work much better on a natural fabric.
- Get all of your materials ready and have them in a big surface area. You’ll want to make sure that you have room enough to draw everything that you want on it because you can draw upside down, flip the shirt over, and have it up and down and all around.
- Once you’ve fully prepared, get ready to let out your creative wild side! If you decide to do this for school, draw your school’s name or mascot on the front. What if you’re doing this for something cool like a midnight movie premiere? Then draw your favorite quote you’ve heard so far or have a picture of your favorite character.
- There are even stencils available that you can easily buy at your local craft store if you’re unsure with your fabric markers. All you have to do is tape the stencil down so it won’t move anywhere and fill it in as much as you want. This would be a great option is you have kids and they aren’t confident with what they can draw.
The best part about this project is the absolute freedom that you get with it. We love it for any time that you want a reason to celebrate. Going to a sporting event? Write your team’s name on the front and back. Need an extra shirt to sleep in but want it to be personalized? Draw your name and your favorite lullaby on the back. There’s many different ways to decorate a shirt of your own. Have you ever drawn your own shirt? Let us know in the comments below!