Looking for an easy colorful way to decorate warm weather patio celebrations?
All you need is a wreath form and a bag of drink parasols (found at party supply stores).
Family Chic shows additional photos. While she didn't use glue, I do recommend that if you're using this outdoors, I would definitely hot glue in the umbrellas. Those umbrellas wouldn't last long in a thunderstorm.
You can coordinate the colors of parasols used for any celebrations... red, white and blue for July 4th, etc.
Also, this would make a great centerpiece lying flat on a table. Fill the center with a floral arrangement or if your wreath is large enough, place a pitcher of margaritas in the middle.
There are only two times per year that I send out a mass mailing of cards. One is around the Christmas holidays and the second is for Mother's Day.
How can I have so many mothers, you ask?
Well, I don't. I have one. (Hi, Mom!) But what I do have are lots of FRIENDS who ARE mothers. And I like to recognize them on Mother's Day each year. I've been doing this for several years now, long before I had a child of my own. It began when I joined an online chat and journaling group more than 10 years ago. Ladies from all over the world were on this site specifically to talk about planning their weddings. I became close friends with several so much so that we traveled to each other's weddings, went on vacations together, etc.
As time went by, both my "real life" friends and my online friends were starting families. Conversations gently swayed towards the ups and downs of motherhood and even before I had a child of my own, I realized that being a mother was one of the hardest and most important jobs ever. So I began sending them all Mother's Day cards just to remind them of how great they are and what an amazing job they are doing as a mother every single day.
You're probably thinking it's expensive. Cards are expensive these days. BUT... the Dollar Tree has Mother's Day cards priced at 2 for $1.00! So for $10 plus postage, I can have a little smile show up in the mailbox of 20 women on a day that's meant just for them.
Love this idea! Shannon from Find Joy in the Journey shares this wonderful gift of 12 date nights. For Christmas, she planned out 12 dates for her and her husband. Mostly things that are free or inexpensive and most dates are activities they've never done. She put one in each envelope. At the beginning of the month, they open the envelope and schedule the date around their current schedules.
Inside the envelope is a description of the date and additional items like tickets or a gift card, etc.
If you start planning now, you could easily have this done and ready to give this Christmas. Plus, it spreads the expense out over time if you are purchasing tickets/gift cards.
This idea would also be nice in a family or child version. Fill each envelope with a family activity, document each activity through photos and make a nice SmileBooks photo book to document the year!
A repost of an archive post ...a great craft project, just in time for Easter....
Kim Vallee of At Home with Kim Vallee posted these adorable felt bunnies she was planning on using for her upcoming Easter celebration. Problem being, a retailer couldn't be found for the bunnies that are produced by Daft. Kim sent out the call for someone to help create a template and how-to for these simple bunnies.
Enter Everyday Celebrating! I was thrilled to jump in and design the template to make these bunnies come to life!
It only takes 2 pieces of craft foam or felt per bunny... plus scissors! That's it!