• Ribbon scrunchie DIY

    DIY School Spirit Scrunchies

    I was looking for a quick and easy little gift for all of the girls in my life who are enjoying “mini cheerleader season.” You know, where schools raise money by getting all of the elementary school parents to come to high school football games by giving their daughters the opportunity to look cute on the field for five minutes. Every cheerleader needs a scrunchie, so I scooped up some Dollar Tree ribbon in school colors and busted out an old-school craft. Enter the ribbon scrunchie. I made these so many times as a kid – we had scrunchies for every possible holiday and event. It’s only fair that my…

  • Gabby's Dollhouse Birthday Party

    Easy DIY Birthday Party

    We celebrated my girl’s birthday while camping last weekend and it was low-key, while still being everything she wanted! Kid’s birthday parties can get expensive really fast – especially if your child requests a character theme – but they absolutely don’t HAVE to be expensive. I was able to give her a Gabby’s Dollhouse Birthday Party using supplies from the Dollar Tree and craft stores, without breaking the bank. All of the decorations were DIY – banners that I designed, printed, and cut, and lots of yarn tassels and balloons. We did paper products in the color scheme, but not printed with any characters, which also saved a lot of…

  • painted vase

    DIY Mother’s Day Gift Idea

    I’ve been all about the upcycle lately, and our Mother’s Day Gift is no exception! This painted vase couldn’t be more simple, and the easy projects often pack the biggest punch. These vases can be made with any glass jar or bottle. I used the bottles from Trader Joe’s sparkling lemonade because they’re so fun and fancy. We used acrylic paint and a 1/2 inch wide paint brush to create the paint strokes. That’s it! We’ll put some flowers in them and have an easy, eco-friendly, economical gift for the important ladies in our lives.

  • everything for preschool graduation

    Preschool Graduation Round Up

    Preschool graduation is one of my favorite events of the year! I just love celebrating my students’ accomplishments and I definitely go “all-in.” Sometimes it sneaks up on me though, so I thought it might be helpful to pull together all of the posts I’ve written about this over the years, and links to all of my resources so that you have everything you might need for graduation right in one place. Here you go! Blog Posts: Friday Freebie – Graduation Song DIY Graduation Tassels Tips for a Smooth Graduation Ceremony Graduation Decorations Making Graduation Easy Friday Freebie – Graduation Countdown Graduation Keepsakes for your Students Snack Ideas for your…

  • diy graduation caps

    The Cutest DIY Graduation Cap!

    We’ve gotten through the Easter holiday, and that usually means one thing – it’s time to nail down some details for preschool graduation. This is always one of the most bittersweet milestones. It’s such an honor to send little ones onto preschool and celebrate all of the growth that has happened over the past year (and often longer if they’ve been in your program for a while), but saying goodbye can be hard! Graduation caps are such an iconic piece of this celebration, and you know I’m a huge fan of the DIY. I’ve perfected the technique and I’m loving the idea of personalizing these diy graduation caps so that…

  • DIY Valentine's wreaths

    Easy DIY Valentine Wreaths

    There are so many beautiful wreaths out there, but I have such a hard time paying for them. Here are a couple of easy, inexpensive DIY Valentine’s wreaths that would be perfect for gifts or decorations for your home or classroom! These two are the same, but I switched up the yarn around the wire wreath form, so one is pink and the other is red. Wrapping yarn around this frame is the perfect activity for while you’re watching TV – it’s mindless and you can totally zone out. You can also decide how thick you want the yarn to be. I kept these pretty thin, but I did another…