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DIY vintage style sprinkle favors

I had the idea to make my own signature sprinkle mix ever since I saw the Amy Sedaris sprinkle mix around Christmas time. Of course I knew I would want to hand out my sprinkles in true vintage style, so I came up with a label that works with these retro sprinkle bottles. The little girl is from an actual vintage sprinkle label, and I think works perfectly with these jars. Besides being a great party favor (our next crafternoon we are making faux cakes and I felt like this would be the perfect party favor) I think they would be so fun as a party activity! Put out a bunch of different kinds of sprinkles, give everyone a bowl for mixing and a jar to fill, each person can create their own signature sprinkle mix to take home. Continue reading

Tiny Easter Candy Cones

I have been in love with the idea of giving a Schultüte (or German school cone) since I came across them online. Traditionally they are a big cardboard cone, prettily decorated and filled with toys, chocolate, candies, school supplies, and various other goodies. It is given to children to make this anxiously awaited first day of school a little bit sweeter. When I came across tiny cones I thought I would decorate some, add some candy, and use them in my white elephant easter basket for Crafternoon.
I found the mini cones here, as well as the scrap images. This website has so many fun scrap images!
All I did was create a little rosette with crepe paper streamers I had on hand, I used hot glue to hold the center in place, and then trimmed the edge so the rosette was smaller. I then used a pair of pinking shears on some metallic streamers I have and glued that in the center of the rosette to help cover the hot glue blob.
Then I picked a little scrap image, trimmed it, and glued that on too. Once the whole thing was glued onto a cone I filled each with some candy and tied the top with a ribbon. Super fast and I think they turned out really cute.

Cat Thread holder DIY


This is a very easy DIY if you are used to using a scroll saw. If you don’t own a scroll saw you could always mount these cats to some thick card stock or cardboard to make a festive thread holder instead.
Print the vintage cat images, and mount them to a thin board of wood. I used a inexpensive piece of pine from the craft store and a matte gel medium to mount the paper to the wood. Spread the medium on thinly with a foam brush. Then you can use a brayer or lightly press down with your hands to help smooth the paper to the wood. Allow to dry completely and then use your scroll saw to cut out your cats. You can lightly sand the edges, and seal the entire thing with a clear coat to protect it from wear. If you don’t want to use them as a thread holder, they also look great on the wood just stood around the house as a spooky cat decoration!
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