Minecraft Birthday Party

Hi Guys!

This week my son turned 11 years old, and since he is super crazy for Minecraft, we had a Minecraft themed party for him. I found lots of great ideas online and i couldn’t wait to decorate…

Minecraft Birthday Party

The Nether Portal – To  be honest, we created this super last minute, so it didn’t turn out exactly like i would have wanted it to (mainly a cutely decorated sign), but my son was super impressed with this. All you need to create this is: Streamers (black & purple – I bought mine at the dollar store), tape, and a sign that says “Nether Portal”.

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Minecraft Window Panes – This part was super labor intensive, that we actually had to start on this the day before. It was well worth the effort though, it turned out great. All you need to create this is: White Tape & scissors.

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Creeper Face – Probably one of my favorite decorations was this giant creeper face! All you need to make this is: Square Paper Plates (dark green, light green, & black – they sell these at the dollar store) and tape.

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In This House Sign – We have a regular “In This House…” sign, so i just printed this Minecraft version out and taped it over our sign.

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The cake – I ordered a plain cake (just blue frosting on it) from the bakery and then i ordered this Minecraft cake topper and decorated the cake myself. My son loved the way his cake turned out!

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That’s mostly it, except for some other hanging decorations, some balloons, some inflatable swords, and a happy birthday sign. I hope you have enjoyed this peak into our son’s birthday.

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DIY Peppermint Bath Salt

Hi Guys!

I’m back today with another fun DIY project, bath salt.

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Peppermint bath salt, to be exact. This project just screams Christmas time to me, and if you have ever smelt peppermint essential you know why. This project is super easy, only requires 4 products (5 if you want to add in the coloring), and smells amazing!

Ingredients:

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Directions:

In a large mixing bowl add the first 3 ingredients and mix well. Then, add the essential oil and stir well to combine. If adding in the red colorant, like I did, divide mixture into half and add colorant to one half. Finally, layer the bath salts into whatever container you are using.

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How to use:

Pour 1/2 a cup to 1 cup of bath salt into running bath water, and enjoy!

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I hope you enjoyed this DIY project!

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DIY Pumpkin Soap

Hi Guys!

A few weeks ago i shared on Instagram some bars of soap i had made, and everyone really seemed to like it, so i thought i would share how i did it.

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*I got the recipe from HERE.*

Supplies Needed:

Shea Butter Soap Base

Pyrex 4 Cup Measuring Cup

Silicone Mold

Pumpkin Pie Spice 

Soap Colorant 

Orange/fall Scrapbook Paper (optional)

Directions:

Step 1: Cut the soap base in half, put one half away to use another time. Then cut your half you are using into cubes.

Step 2: Put the cubed pieces of soap into your microwave safe measuring cup, and microwave until melted. **Note:Microwave it in small increments (20-30 seconds). This step should take about 1-2 minutes total.**

Step 3: Remove from microwave, add in 2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie spice and 2 drops of red colorant & 4 drops of yellow colorant. Mix well.

Step 4: Pour your mixture into the soap mold and allow to cool completely before removing from molds.

Step 5 (optional): Wrap some strips of scrapbook paper around soap.

Step 6: Enjoy!

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A few things i noticed while making it, is that my pumpkin pie spice seemed to clump together and my coloring didn’t quite turn out how the original recipe’s looked. Just in case you make it too and you have those same issues, i wanted to give a little heads up.

Overall though, it was super quick/easy to make and a lot of fun. I will definitely be making more soaps in the future.

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DIY Coffee Cup

Hi Guys!

As you all probably know by now, especially if you follow me on social media, i love coffee.

Recently i discovered a new love of mine, DIY coffee cups. I started out by doing some with oil based sharpie markers, which turned out ok. But then i got a Cricut and oh my gosh how fun it is to create different designs on that thing. I’m now totally obsessed with using it to create DIY coffee cups.

Here’s a recent cup i did with my Cricut.

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See what i mean? Isn’t that adorable?! It says “This Day is Powered by Coffee”.

Today i thought i would show you both ways (Sharpie and Cricut) to create fun DIY coffee cups. P.S. With the holidays coming up in a few short months, these would make great gifts for anyone (not just coffee drinkers)…

Method #1 – Made With Oil Based Sharpies

Supplies needed:

White Coffee Cup (you can get these for like $0.88 at Walmart)

Oil Based Sharpies

Step 1: Decorate cup with sharpie markers.

Step 2: Let it sit for a few hours. You could even leave it overnight

Step 3: Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. *Tip: put the cup in the oven before turning oven on and leave it in the oven until the oven cools completely, to avoid cracks.*

Step 4: Hand wash and enjoy!

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Method #2 – Made With Cricut

Supplies needed:

White Coffee Cup (you can get these for like $0.88 at Walmart)

Cricut (I have this one)

Vinyl (for this project i used Midnight)

Cricut cutting mat

Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape

Free SVG file 

Step 1: Download the free SVG file, then open Cricut Design Space and upload the file to it.

Step 2: Once you have decided what size you want it, let your Cricut do all the cutting.

Step 3: Remove all the excess vinyl then transfer your design over to the transfer tape.

Step 4: Apply design to coffee cup with transfer tape. Then discard transfer tape.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY Coffee Cups post, as much as i enjoyed making them!

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