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How to Make a Party in a Box

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How to Make a Party in a BoxIt’s that time of the school year already…the end!  Summer is approaching (if you live in the south like we do, it’s already here) and it’s time for teacher gifts.  Now, I’m a teacher myself and get a few gifts and I’m not one bit opposed to getting a gift card.  Those are awesome and so appreciated!  With that said, I just can’t stop my creative side from wanting to do more.  I got this crazy idea in my head about a party in a box for Gav’s teachers and I had to run with it.  It’s so simple, can be relatively inexpensive, and it so fun!

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DIY Peg Person Keychain

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Peg people are so fun!  There are so many handmade shops that make incredible custom orders and popular characters.  They are also great for little hands to play with but this is a different sort of project.  It’s no surprise that I love my boys and I love to have something on my just about all the time that represents them.  I have pictures on my phone, they are my lock screen, and my favorite is my bracelet that has both of their names on it.  Then, one day, this idea popped in my head and I had to go for it!

What You’ll Need: Unfinished Wooden Peg Figure, Screw Eye, Paint, Sealant (i.e. Modge Podge, etc.), Super Glue, Key Ring

Start by screwing in the screw eye (found mine in the hardware section of Walmart) into the top of the peg figure and take it back out.

Paint your figure any way you like.  You can be as detailed or simple as your artistic abilities allow.  Since I wanted one for Gav and one for Ro, I opted to tape off half of the peg and paint one boy on each side.  Once it’s dry, paint or spray on the sealant.

Drop some super glue into the screw hole and place the screw back in the peg.  Allow it to dry then add the key ring.

This would make a great gift for Fathers Day!  What I like about it, besides the fact that it represents my babies, is that it’s light weight and doesn’t add more bulk to my keys!

This would also be fun to paint on your favorite characters.  What would you paint on your peg person?

XO, Kelly

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DIY // Hanging Clip Frames

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Need a last minute Mother’s Day gift?  What you make something for that special teacher?  I think these frames make the perfect DIY gift!  These are easy to make and can be personalized however you like.

I made this one for my mom since I wanted to give her something this year to incorporate our new edition.  This is also special because, as a mother of only one, my mom is getting a second grandchild!  She is beside herself excited!

This DIY also comes with a FREEBIE!  Don’t see your special grandparent name?  Let me know and I’ll be happy to whip one up just for you!

Can’t wait to give this to my mama and see it in her classroom!  Also, I wish we had a name to put on here instead of “Baby”, but we’ll find out the gender the DAY AFTER Mother’s day.  It’ll serve as a fun memory for when we found out what our second bundle of love is!

Click HERE for the full tutorial on Pretty Providence.

XO, Kelly

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