Jan 17

Pinwheel Party Favor DIY + Free Printable

by Amanda Jane Jones

I’ve always had a soft spot for pinwheels. No matter how old I get, I have a feeling I’ll always enjoy them. Click the link below to download the template…follow the simple step by step instructions and you’ve got a colorful party favor, decoration or even activity for your next party! 

Tip: If these colors don’t match your next party, just print off the template and use paper of your own! 

Step 1: Gather supplies (cutting board, ruler, scissors or exacto knife, pins, and pencils or straws). Print off colors and patterns of choice (front + back). Mix and match the colors and stripes to your hearts content.

Step 2: Place your template on paper and cut around edges. The template fits two squares per page, so space accordingly! Use the diagonal lines to cut your flaps.

Step 4: Fold your flaps parallel with the cut. Make sure the end reaches beyond the middle of the pinwheel. (see details above)

Step 5: Take a pin and poke a hole through the end of each flap. Once through all four flaps, press through to the back of your pinwheel.

Step 6: Push pin through the eraser of a pencil. Test the pinwheel for pin length, then cut off the sharp point with scissors or wire cutters. Push the now dull edge of the pin flush with the eraser. They stay put very well…but just to be safe you can always glue it in place.

These pinwheels take very little time to make. They are fast and fun and perfect way to add some color to your next party. Click the link below to download.

 

Jan 12

What to Wear: Bachelorette Party

by Amanda Jane Jones

Bachelorette parties come in many shapes in sizes, & they are usually an excuse to act like a girl…pink & sparkles included. Below are some ideas for what to wear and what to give at a bachelorette party.

 

 

TO WEAR: Necklace / Jacket / Dress / Shoes / Polish

TO GIVE: Earrings / Romper / Telephone Pad / Breakfast at Tiffany’s

 

Dec 22

What to Wear: Dinner en Blanc

by Amanda Jane Jones

At Alt Summit this year, they are hosting a Winter Wonderland dinner & guests are to wear all white. It reminds me a lot of The White Dinner Jordan wrote about a few months back. Ever since her post, I’ve been dying to attend a similar event. It sounds absolutely magical. Below are some clothing options for the Dinner en Blanc.

 

TOPS: 1 / 2 BOTTOMS: 3 / 4 / 5 DRESSES: 6 / 7 ACCESSORIES:  8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13

Dec 1

What to Wear: Winter Wedding

by Amanda Jane Jones

One of my favorite movies is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. One of the more memorable songs, June Bride, says “Winter weddings can be gay, like a Christmas holiday!”  The holidays are such a magical time…then add in a wedding? Sounds lovely to me. Below are some ideas for what to wear and what to give at a winter wedding.

 

 

TO WEAR: Dress / Necklace / Shoes / Coat / Clutch / Bow Belt

TO GIVE: Art Print / Sculpture / Custom Address Stamp / Napkins

Nov 22

Holiday Box Advent + Free Printable

by Amanda Jane Jones

Happy early Christmas! Here’s another free advent printable for you to work on over the long holiday weekend. All you need are twenty-four 3x3inch boxes (bigger is alright if you don’t mind a border), tape, scissors and the printouts! Fill with fun gifts and treats…you’re good to go! The project takes 30 minutes tops!

Click the button below to download!