Category Archive: crafts

Easy DIY: Star Wars Obstacle Course

I made this obstacle course for my son’s Star Wars party. It’s mostly made from shipping boxes and wrapping paper.   For the pillars, I used FedEx tube boxes, wrapping paper and printer… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Light Saber Decorations

While looking for decoration ideas for the party table, I came across fluorescent light covers at my local lighting store.  I bought various colored tubes that I then cut in half using an x-acto… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Mint Tin Toys

I ordered these tin boxes from Paper Mart and saw these cute little play sets, so I thought I’d make some for Easter using pom poms.   

Easy DIY: Leather Gift Card Holders and Envelope Wallets

This is the perfect way to take gift cards to another level. Especially when you’re stuck with buying set denominations because sometimes you don’t want to give $50 gift cards but $10 doesn’t… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Accordion Cards

These cards are super easy to make. Cut a sheet of card stock into 2 1/2 inch strips the length-wise. You should get three strips. Fold them in half and then into quarters.… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Pom Pom Jack-o-Lanterns

Just some pom pom, felt and glue and you have some cute decorations to add to treat bags, on top of pencils or just scattered around the table.

Easy DIY: Embroided Felt Sugar Skulls

These felt sugar skulls by Casa Artelexia are just fabulous. You could make a bunch and turn them into a fantastic garland for the Day of the Dead.    

Party Time: Pokemon Birthday Party

For Elliott’s last single-digit birthday, he chose Pokemon as the theme. The YMCA provided the perfect space for the kids to run around and I didn’t have to worry about possibly being rained… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Pokeball Punchbox

I made a Candy Punchbox for my daughter’s 9th birthday, so it’s only fair that I make one for my son’s 9th. Luckily, the Pokemon theme he chose totally lends itself to a… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Pick-a-Prize 

For a fun take on the grab bag idea, use paper flowers. I made these for my son’s auctioned reused the boxes from his past Mario party. The green envelopes held a variety… Continue reading