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Pool Noodle Birthday Candles

I LOVE celebrating my kids birthdays! I always have! I have the best memories of parties my mom threw for me and I knew it was something I wanted to continue for my own kids. This past week my sweet Savannah turned 12. I am not even really sure how that happened.

Mamas, can you feel my pain? I mean, she was just born, like yesterday. Here we are the last year before she is a teenager. I can’t even.

The older they get the more I want to hold on to tradition and continue big celebrations for them! I thought it would be fun for her to wake up on the morning of her birthday with a yard full of candles! So, off to the dollar tree I went and I loaded up on pool noodles and craft foam. I also purchased some dowel rods from the craft store.

When I got home I used a serrated knife to cute the noodles in half so each noodle was 2 candles! I cut my dowel rods in half too. You could totally do this with a saw but I just broke them over my knee! I can’t help it. I am an impatient crafter. Next I cut flames out of the craft foam and with a little glue stuck the flame into the top hole of the noodle.

Next, was the best part! Decorating the yard! All I did was stick the dowel rod in the ground and slid the noodle over it. So stinking easy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bentley even helped!

Our yard was definitely a sight the next morning! But seriously, how fun? Who doesn’t want to wake up to a yard full of candles? Best part? They can be reused for everyone’s birthday! We have definitely started a new tradition!

Happy celebrating! 

Jessica

 

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Dollar Tree Must Haves this Christmas

Christmas and the Dollar Tree….2 of my favorite things! I was super excited on my last shopping trip so I had to share all of the Dollar Tree goodness with you! Are you ready?

Y’all, how cute are these napkins???  We used them for our elf breakfast and they were absolutely perfect! How cute  would they be on on a hot cocoa bar?  Speaking of hot cocoa…check out this super cute mug!

I am always a sucker for a mug! This hand lettered one is adorable and would make a sweet gift!

Pair it with this adorable Santa container and you are set. This would be precious with Chex Mix or your favorite Christmas treat! Tie it with a cute ribbon and you have a gift from the heart!

I was really excited when I found this!  Do you know what it is? It is the ties to use on a wreath form and it looks like garland. Purchase the metal form at the Dollar Tree and twist these on to attach deco mesh or ribbon to your form. Genius!

This may be just a box of ornaments but you can do so much more with them! Attach them to the top of a gift, tuck one in a apothecary jar filled with faux snow to create a winter wonderland or do my favorite thing with them…. Hang them over your lamp shades to add a touch of Christmas sparkle to your lamps. It’s all about the small details!

I am totally obsessed with these clear ornaments and I buy them by the cart full! They are plastic so there is no need to worry about shattered ornaments. You can fill them with glitter, faux snow, pom poms, bells, beads, broken crayons, hot cocoa mix, and the list goes on! If you have a vinyl cutter go stick a monogram on it and you have a sweet personalized gift!

Some of my other finds (that I didn’t get pictures of) were:

  • Christmas window clings. I bought one for each child in Be8ntley’s preschool class and I am going to roll them up and tie them with ribbon and a tag. They are really cute and will keep the kiddos occupied!
  • You can never have enough paper straws and the Dollar Tree never disappoints! I made sure to grab some red and white ones for our hot cocoa bar.
  • And lastly, paper shred! Dollar Tree is the best place to buy paper shred and it is perfect for filling small gift bags, ornaments, and gift boxes!

Make sure to message me with your Dollar Tree finds! Happy Shopping!

Hugs,

Jessica

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The Easiest and Most Beautiful Flowers

I knew I was going to love making these flowers but I had no idea how much I would love them!!! They are so easy and make a huge statement! The perfect decoration for a party or even in a little girls bedroom. So many possibilities! So many color choices!!! Go grab some cardstock and a hot glue gun and lets create!

xoxo,

Jessica