Sunday, September 26, 2021

Welcome Fall Craftastic Monday Link Party


It's officially fall!  And just like that the weather really feels like it, doesn't it?  So link up all those cooler weather, Autumn, Halloween (& even Thanksgiving) themed projects.  Anything made by you is welcome: decor, DIY, recipes, sewing, knitting or crafts.
Last week my craft sharing plans got paused thanks to a power outage, wrestling with a squirrel being loose in the house, and contractor problems on our seemingly never-ending yard project.  To say I'm dying to be crafting is an understatement!   Some fun new things are close to being ready to share, though, so stay tuned:)
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Here are this week's Craftastic Picks:

Eyelove Knots created the free pattern for this cute crochet apple wreath:


Fresh Vintage By Lisa shared how to use silicone stamps & model magic clay to make these lovely embellished jars:


Heart, Hearth and Crafting sewed up this pretty Merryweather Long Sleeve Top:


3 Boys and A Dog shared this recipe for yummy apple cinnamon rolls:


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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Craftastic Monday Link Party


Happy Monday everyone.  Time to link up what you've been making for Back-to-school, Fall, Halloween & more! Anything made by you is welcome: decor, DIY, recipes, sewing, knitting, printables, or anything else crafty, so add them to the party below.
Last week I shared my 
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Here are this week's Craftastic Picks:

French Creek Farmhouse created this DIY fabric pumpkin garland:


My Craft Works shared how to do this gorgeous ribbon rose:


My Home of All Seasons made this autumn themed home coffee bar:


Walking On Sunshine shared this recipe for cute little flower shaped mini pumpkin pies:


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Easy Ice Cream Theme Birthday Party


Before we get lost in the sea of all things autumnal heading our way, I wanted to share our end of summer birthday bonanza - an Ice Cream Themed Birthday Party!


I pulled this together for my 12yr old daughter's big day.  It's been a challenging summer for us, so we wanted a day of celebration and fun for everyone that wouldn't make me stress out trying to over-craft an entire party...which I have done a number of times.  
You can find all my other DIY Parties HERE.


I used some free clip art, fonts and iPiccy editing to make this digital party invitation:


I found the ideal ice cream themed "party paper products in a box" set on Amazon which gave me most of the mainstay items in one fell swoop and was a real bargain at $28.  Of course it's "currently unavailable" now, but the brand was Blue Panda.


Ice cream cone shaped plates, matching napkins, cups and flatware for 24 people:


Dessert plates and plastic tablecloth were included too, plus an ice cream shaped birthday bunting, which was a nice detail for the table.  I reused a hot pink felt cut-out table runner leftover from our previous Sewing Themed Birthday Party.


The paper set even came with balloons and some nice matching gift bags and I also bought this cute little cardboard ice cream truck centerpiece to add a little more decor fun:


I got a pack of foam ice cream poppers to do double duty as party favors & decorations.  These were a big hit with all ages:


 The cake was done by our favorite local bakery, Sorella's.  I saw a round cake online that had ice cream cones on the sides with frosting "scoops" and thought that kind of design would be ideal, just made bigger as a sheet cake.  There's usually squabbling over the cake section with the most frosting, so this way everyone got it!


Fortunately I also had this cute ice cream-themed gift bag in my stash from a previous family birthday (saving party bags = win), to tie into our theme:


 My big DIY party contribution was making this ice cream truck piñata:


 It took a bit of planning to design, but it came together just as I hoped and was really inexpensive to make. We love having birthday piñatas, but I just can't see spending $20+ on a store bought one, only to beat the heck out of it and throw it out.  This one literally cost me $5 plus the candy inside!


I even added some last minute personalization to make it extra special:


To complete our tablescape (and hide a broken window that was being replaced a few days later) I got this ice cream parlor backdrop - also from Amazon.  I figured we could use it for some fun photoshoots and, with a 1yr old daughter added to our now large family birthday list, more parties down the road.  I flanked it with some of the party set balloons, which were a perfect color match:


Overall, we were able to have a fun styled party, but without all the expense and headaches they usually entail to pull together.  That made both mom, and the birthday girl, happy:)

Check out some of my other DIY Parties:

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photo Sewing Themed Birthday Party photo Wind In THe Willows Birthday Party

photo Flower Garden Themed Birthday Partyphoto DIY Beach Party Birthday Party



Sunday, September 12, 2021

Hello September Craftastic Monday Link Party


Well, hello September!  And just like that we're speeding into a new season.  Are you excited?  There are some fantastic fall-themed features this week.

With some massive construction going on at our home all summer long, I'm looking forward to that all coming to a close in the next couple of weeks (finally!!!!!) and am so happy to have lovely fall things to look forward to.  Come link up whatever you've been creating for Back-to-school, Fall, Halloween, heck why not even Thanksgiving & Christmas! Anything made by you is welcome: decor, DIY, recipes, sewing, knitting, printables, etc. so link 'em up below. 
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Here are this week's Craftastic Picks:

Annemarie's Haakblog created these charming crochet pumpkins (and shared how to make them):


Love My Little Cottage created this luxe rustic fall wreath:


Ginger Snap Crafts made this fun DIY fall sign:


Olivia O'Hern shared this cute DIY yarn wrapped pumpkin how-to using pool noodles:


Virginia Sweet Pea shared this recipe for apple bread with streusel topping:


Bird's Party showed how to make these sweet no-sew velvet pumpkins:


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  • As long as it's crafty, and made by you, it's Craftastic (no links to other people's work or to businesses/shops).  
  • Add the link to your specific post. Product reviews, plagiarized or sponsored posts for random items will be immediately deleted.  
  • Grab my party button & put it on your post, party page or blog somewhere.  If you want the chance to be featured, this is key.  The button code can be found HERE.
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