DIY Party Favors

I guess I’m all about preserving memories. I’m still old school and print pictures once in a while. My boss’ baby shower at work was today. Although budget was really tight, I managed to make a few favors. I knew that I didn’t want to make the traditional fill the baby bottles with candies, or create a diaper cake or something. I wanted to hand out something that can be useful after the party too.

I know, I know – it’s another photo holder!!! But this was from the heart.
Base is made out of plaster of paris, used an star shaped ice tray, covered with cellophane
Stick is made out of cookie sticks, covered with ribbon, added a teddy bear pick for effect
Glued clothespins to make the holder.

Baby Shower Party Favor DIY

Mother’s Day Series: Yes- Another Photo Holder

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I really didn’t know what I was going to end up making. All I know is I have about 4 empty tuna cans, a lot of clothespins, a couple of dowels, and craft sticks. I went on pinterest to see what I can make with clothespins and tuna cans, and most of them showed candle holders, or plant holders. Well, I’m not a green thumb according to experience. So a plant holder is out of the question. But, I still crafted them in a way that it looks like a plant holder.

Then I remembered, I have left over plant sorters – hmmm. Is this really going to be a plant holder? Nope. I decided to glue the pot inside the can, add plaster, stick the dowel, and waited for inspiration. Until this morning, when I decided to print a picture that took most of the background – I cut it down to size where it only focuses on my family. I decided to use what’s left of my craft sticks and made it into a frame.
Yes – I made another photo holder.


Easter Series – Part 4: Plaster Happy

I love baked goods – store bought that is. BUT I can’t resist the cute silicone molds and themed cookie cutters that are in the store. It all started with the Valentine ice trays from Target. So for Easter, I bought a few more molds to see what I can come with my favorite craft material….Plaster Of Paris.

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Easter Bunny Ornament



1st up is my daughter’s bunny ornaments. each of us had 4 to just draw crazy faces. Can you guess which person drew which row?

diy easter decor
Spring Decor




2nd is a Spring decor inspired by the previous post. I wanted to make use of the silicone molds, and have the kids have something to do while I slave away in the kitchen.




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Photo Holders


Lastly, a photo holder. I used the cookie cutters as the base. Working on the last two projects, stay tuned….

Until then,