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Party Animal Theme Birthday Party [DIY]

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to come up with unique birthday theme ideas. During baby D’s birthday planning, I would say what helped the most to come up with a theme was asking the golden question, “What is he absolutely in love with right now?” and the answer was easy, animals. He loves nature, animals and everything beautiful about our planet Earth. Our back and forth chatter is a lot of “Oh look! Trees!” and his reply is a mumble-y, “Where’s the nest? Eggs!”. Looking forward to the warmer weather so we can build a few bird feeders together and put them up in the backyard. So what better theme to choose for his 2nd birthday but party animal! For his party animal themed birthday there were a few things that I made sure had that animal touch, I say a few things because I don’t like to go nuts with…

DIY – Tie Dye Pillowcase

When it starts getting gloomy outside and I’m stuck indoors, I get an itch to start a new project. A simple DIY does the trick. Have you ever tried tie dyeing anything? I was going through the spring issue of Style Advisor and noticed this page of tie dye cushions that inspired me to do my own! What you need: 1 pillowcase 1 Rit® Dye colour 1 cup of salt if your pillowcase is made with cotton Rubber bands Hot Water Bucket Scissors Directions: Gather the center of the pillowcase in your hand and wrap a rubber band around it. Continue wrapping rubber bands all around the pillow case by twisting different sections and tying tight with rubber bands. Fill your bucket with 2-3 gallons of hot water and put in the cup of salt. Stir. Now put in 1/2 the bottle of dye. Make sure you wear plastic…

DIY Pumpkin Decor – No carve solution

DIY Pumpkin Decor Every year before or on the day of Halloween, we look to our creative juices to come up with the next awesome idea to carve into a pumpkin. But what if you don’t want to carve a pumpkin and have an itch to do something more artsy? Then here are some great ideas of what you can do with your pumpkin: Set up your work area with magazine tear outs, newspaper and all the tools you’ll need to create your masterpiece. Sequin flowers all around! What you’ll need: White acrylic paint Sequins Glue gun Directions: Paint your pumpkin white and then let dry. Once it’s dry, go over the pumpkin with one more coat of white paint. You’ll need six/seven sequins for each flower, glue on with your glue gun. Be careful: Sequins are small, glue from a glue gun is hot and it can…