I am aware that today is not Tuesday (and so very happy it is Friday!), but I found these pretty pastel, felted eggs at Target today and I just couldn't wait to share them with you!
Aren't they lovely! They come in a choice of two designs - one set has white designs squiggled onto the colored eggs and the other set has half-white, half-colored eggs. I love them both! Six dollars for a set of twelve and you can find them in the easter decor aisle.
I just adore that they look handmade! They come with little string hangers attached, but I chopped mine off. :-)
I like mine just simply piled up in a little dish, but the crafting possibilities are endless.
OK, so I am a day later than promised with these, but I think you will forgive me when you see how cute and easy these no-sew aprons are to make! I was actually going to skip aprons for the cake decorating party this year. I just couldn't find any as nice as the ones I found for the last party and and I really didn't have the time to sew any myself. But.....I was walking though the girls' department at Target over the weekend and I found these adorable ruffled tulle skirts on CLEARANCE!
I instantly had an idea - why not turn them into aprons? The great thing about elastic and tulle is that they do not unravel easily - making them perfect for a no-sew project. So I grabbed a bunch and got to work. I began by carefully cutting each skirt down the side seems. The result: two apron panels per skirt! Then I used my iron and some Heat n Bond (available at craft and sewing shops) to attach a 4-foot length of pink ruffled ribbon to the elastic waistband of each apron.
As a finishing touch, I added some clip-on fabric flowers (H&M) that the girls can later wear in their hair.
So, for less than $5 a piece (and without any sewing!!!), I have a pile of pretty aprons! And they were so easy and quick to make - I was actually able to finish 12 aprons in just a few hours!
I discovered a new collection of super cute Valentine's Day supplies at Target this week! These adorable striped straws are slightly wider and shorter than the typical paper straws that we have come to love.
They come as a set of 20 straws in a mix of fun colors for only $3.00!
And these plates and napkins are a real steal at only a $1.00 a pack!
Such a fun heart-shaped pattern...
These supplies are all so pretty for Valentine's Day, but I am thinking they would work equally well for a "circus" themed party. These cups ($2.00) especially...
Last Spring, I took a truly wonderful vacation to London and Paris. As you may remember, I visited a great many patisseries, cupcake shops and candy stores. But I also made sure to go to as many local gourmet food shops as possible - as I am always on the lookout for pretty sprinkles and baking supplies to add to my collection. So, while I was in Paris, I was over-joyed to discover this incredible line of French sprinkles!
Yes, they were a "bit" pricey, were a major pain to schlep back to the U.S. in my carry-on luggage and caused a hold up at Customs - but they were definitely worth it. And then, just last week, I was shopping at my local HomeGoods when I spied these...
Hmmm...the bottle on the left is one that I brought back from Paris and the one on the right is from Homegoods. They look exactly the same, don't they? And do you know why?
OK, people, run - don't walk - to your nearest Target! They are now carrying limited edition Andy Warhol-themed cans of tomato soup!
The cans sell for only 75 cents each and come in four gorgeous, vibrant color combinations.
The cans are designed in celebration of the famous pop artist's original works featuring Campbell's soup cans. As you can probably tell from these photos, I decided to stock up! I guess my family will be eating a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup this Fall. :-)
I found these cute mini cork boards in the Dollar Spot at Target...
They came three to a package for only $1. With the start of school rapidly approaching, I thought it would be fun to make some little magnetic memo boards for the girls' lockers. Using some spray adhesive, I simply covered each board with some pretty paper. The easiest way to do this is to use a memo board as your template and just trace around it on the wrong side of your paper. Then cut out your papers and use a glue-stick or adhesive spray to adhere them to the cork surface of the boards.
These boards came with an adhesive backing, but if you want to be able to remove them or use in a metal locker, just hot glue some flat magnet tape to the back of each one.
Wouldn't it be fun to make a whole bunch of these in different patterns and colors! And see these fabulous mini-thumbtacks?