Oz Inspired Felt Hot Air Balloons tutorial

March 12, 2014 | Comments Off

Felt Hot Air BalloonsJessica of “cutesy crafts” is a wife and stay-at-home mom of three! She has this marvelous tutorial for “Oz Inspired Felt Hot Air Balloons” and it is excellent. Jessica notes: “This is a sponsored post written by me for Disney and The Blueprint Social.  All opinions are my own.  To read my full disclosure policy, click here“.  Jessica has … Read More...

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DIY Donut Balloons

September 25, 2013 | Comments Off

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How adorable are these painted Donut Balloons by StudioDIY. She took a store bought Donut Balloon and turned it into an adorable sugary delight. If you can’t find Donut balloons try looking for “0″ balloons used for numbers. These Balloons would look adorable as the backdrop to a dessert buffet or candy bar. StudioDIY Donut Balloons.

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 Hot Air Balloons Wedding Postcards & Pretties

This high-flying inspiration board at Postcards & Pretties inspired me to search the web for more weddings with a hot air balloon motif. I love the vivid poppy red paired with soft blue in this board. Very striking!

Hot Air Balloon Dessert Table via Amy Atlas

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Bunch of Balloons Cupcakes

March 13, 2013 | Comments Off

balloon.cupcakesIf, perchance, you’re looking to festive-up some plain cupcakes for a birthday or other such celebration, just add sprinkles and lollipops. Find bunch o’ balloon cupcakes HERE at Pepper.… Read More...

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Confetti filled Balloons

March 12, 2013 | Comments Off

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Here is a festive way to dress up a balloon. This would be so great for a birthday, either adult or for children. And with a change in the confetti color, you could make it match any theme or occasion. There are some tricks to getting the confetti into the balloon. And Kristin at Kojo Designs tells us all about … Read More...

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Balloons to Stitch and Enjoy

August 14, 2012 | Comments Off

From Sara Jessica at Cross Me Not, here are some fun balloons for you to stitch and enjoy. She always has such colorful projects for us, doesn’t she? Check out the free chart.Read More...

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These hot air balloons are so cute! I’d never know they were actually recycled lightbulbs. Head over to Rook No. 17 to check out this great tutorial on how to create one of your own. It’d be a great way to use up some of the that fabric stash I’m sure you have. (Right? Not just me?) Lots of possibilities for … Read More...

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I believe ’tis standard practice to make chocolate bowls with balloons, sure. (See my former post HERE and bakerella’s recent chocolate cups HERE). But what if there is nary a balloon in the house? Check out these bowls from bags HERE at From An Igloo. (How-tos included.)

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7 Clever Minecraft Party Ideas

July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

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My nine-year-old loves Minecraft, as do most of his friends. If there’s a Minecraft-themed party in your future, check out Catch My Party’s list of Minecraft party ideas. The free Minecraft printables and the Creeper balloons are my personal favorites.

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How to Make a Gender Reveal Balloon

July 2, 2014 | Comments Off

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If you’re expecting, gender reveal parties are all the rage. A cake with pink or blue filling seems to be the most popular way to announce baby’s gender, but gender reveal balloons filled with colored confetti are a fun alternative if you’re looking for something unique. Ever Love Design explains how to make your own giant gender reveal balloon.… Read More...

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My son and his friends love water balloons, but I hate having to spend my time filling and tying balloons when I’d rather be chatting with my guests. Sponge bombs are the perfect water balloon alternative for outdoor summer parties. They can be easily made with cheap kitchen sponges from your local dollar store. Make them in a variety of … Read More...

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Party Ideas Super Hero

May 18, 2014 | Comments Off

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This Super Hero party round up is actually from my own sons party. I created a theme around the backdrop wall paper I picked up on sale for $14.  It created an amazing cityscape that the kids loved having their photos taken against.

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Gelatin Bubbles

May 15, 2014 | Comments Off

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Bubbles! I have to admit, I still love to blow bubbles! Such a peaceful joy of blowing the bubbles and watching them drift in the wind till they pop.

Sprinkle Bakes shows us how to make the bubbles using small balloons and gelatin. Unfortunately, they are just for decoration. Gelatin and water doesn’t taste good. Make sure you let guests … Read More...

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DIY Hot Air Balloon Decorations

May 4, 2014 | Comments Off

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I see a new trend sneeking up on the crafting world – Hot Air Balloons. These adorable little balloons are made with a little snip and sticky tape here and there. Check out the blog for the full tutorial.  These would be sweet at a baby shower or a Bon-voyage party too.… Read More...

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Project: Masking Technique Card

April 13, 2014 | Comments Off

Project: Masking Technique Card

Watch a video tutorial over on the Double Stick Heaven Blog showing you how to make this cute balloon animals card (did you get my pun there?:)) . Laura will show you how to use a masking technique to layer the balloons and animals stamps.

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Party Ideas – Watermelon

April 5, 2014 | Comments Off

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Watermelon is bright and colorful and along with it’s sweet juice it oozes summer time. Watermelon is the perfect theme for BBQ’s or Birthday parties.

Watermelon Cake

Watermelon Pinata

Watermelon Popsicles

Watermelon Balloons

Watermelon Cookies

Watermelon Cupcakes  & Icecreams

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Party Ideas – Adoptive Child’s Baby Shower

March 27, 2014 | Comments Off

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Although adding a special member to your family through adoption may be a nontraditional way to build a family, it still deserves a traditional celebration. Whether you already have your bundle of joy or you’re bringing home a 4-year-old child, a baby shower celebrates the beautiful life-changing occasion and the little one who’s your family miracle.

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32 Balloon Ideas That You May Not Have Seen

March 23, 2014 | Comments Off

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This Balloon roundup comes from Buzzfeed and is perfect for party planning on a budget. Balloons are inexpensive, easily obtainable and can fill a large room with minimal expense. Check out the round up on buzz feed as well as some of our old Balloon posts too. 

 

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Tutorial: Hot air balloon applique pillow

February 2, 2014 | Comments Off

Tutorial: Hot air balloon applique pillowDena from Hearts & Sharts shows how she made this throw pillow with a whimsical, scrappy hot air balloon scene.  She uses fabric scraps and fusible webbing applique to make the balloons, and free motion stitching to outline and add the details.   Go to Hearts & Sharts for the how-to.

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Something Special For Baby

January 19, 2014 | Comments Off

Aside from sweaters, caps, booties, and afghans, what can we crochet that’s special for baby?  What about this imaginative and easy to make mobile?

Laura has taken a simple hackey sack pattern, coupled it with a tiny basket pattern, and used happy colors to create this mobile that would be enjoyed by any baby or toddler.  Better yet, she has … Read More...

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