This was my debut week of homeschooling. I wanted to keep things on the norm, so keeping with tradition, we printed out our “First Day” signs from Little Bitty Design Studio.
Like many of my ideas, this one has been swimming around in my head for quite a while. I don’t know what has taken me so long to do up this post, because the whole idea is super easy! It literally took me 5 minutes to do. You know those really cute baking cups? I had some mismatched ones just sitting in my cabinet. There were too few to use for a party, so I embellished a string of indoor lights and created this fun party accessory!
What you’ll need:
- Baking cups
- Indoor mini string lights
- Awl or other pointy object of similar diameter.
Using the awl, poke a hole in the center of all the baking cups.
Do not make the hole too big, or the baking cup will fall off.
Insert lights into baking cups.
Plug in and party on!
Obviously, these are a little off center, but they still got the job done.
I love these for a patio party or how fun would these be to take on a camping trip?
When I was pulling ideas for Jackson’s living room camp out party, I scoured Pinterest for cake inspiration. Almost every camp out party had the same campfire cake. It was really cute, but I wanted something different. Then I remembered these God’s eyes I used to make when I was kid. Do you remember making these? I made mine at Vacation Bible School, but I know others that made them at camp. The story goes that the four points represent earth, fire, water, and air. Traditionally, they are created to mark a celebration or a blessing. I think that’s a perfect fit for camp out birthday cake!
If you’ve never made a God’s eye, watch this tutorial. It’s been a while since I made one and this helped as a refresher. It’s a just a series of over and under weaving. You can get as intricate as you like, but I kept it simple.
You will need:
- Variegated yarn
- Bamboo skewers
- Watch the video tutorial.
- Cut skewers to desired lengths. Leave one short, one long.
- Tie the two skewers together and knot.
- Begin weaving over and under.
- When finished, wrap yarn around your stopping point about 4-5 times.
- Thread tail of yarn through one of the wraps you just made.
- Secure with a knot and trim excess yarn.