OKC Thunder Milk Can
Nothing like redoing an old milk can to show your Thunder pride!
I have been anxiously awaiting the day that I could finally make cute little treats and fun things to take to Lane’s class. I think that might be part of the reason I didn’t completely go into a full blown breakdown when he started Pre-K. Of course, I had the “Oh, my baby is growing up..” thoughts, but I was totally ready to be one of the Mom’s like my Mom was. I could always count on her to be there when classroom parties were going on, and to have something ‘homemade’ to bring along.
I found this idea on Pinterest.. yes, another one. Ok, so I’m not very original.. hush!
First we had to cut out the ‘From Lane’ strips his teacher sent home so we could attach them to the Valentine tags.
( This isn’t really a necessary step to the process, but he’s so dang cute that I had to include it. )
Basically, all I did was order the shovels, buy some thin red ribbon, cellophane treat bags, and assorted ‘goodies’.
You can either write ‘I Dig You’ on the shovels themselves with paint pens, or do as I did (because we had to have something to attach the ‘From Lane’ labels to) and print tags using card stock.
Fill the bags adding 1 shovel and goodies, then tie with a strip of ribbon. I attached the tags by using a hole punch and running the ribbon through the hole before tying the bow. Pretty simple, and they are too cute!
Here is the PDF for the printable Valentine Tags I used.
I made these for Lane’s classmates, along with the Rudolph Hot Chocolate Bags. They turned out really cute!
You will need:
Lunch size brown paper bags
Paper Hole Punch
1″ Red Pom Poms
Brown Pipe Cleaners
Glue eyes and red nose on the paper bag. Be careful not to place them too high up because you will need to fold the bag in following steps. Allow to dry completely before proceeding to Step 2.
Fill bag with ‘goodies’, then fold bag twice about 1 1/2″ folds. Then use a hole punch to punch holes in both corners of bag.
Fold pipe cleaners in half with one side slightly longer.
Stick loop end of pipe cleaner through hole and then pull long ends through the loop. Play around with it until you get the shape of ‘antlers’ that you like. I just looped the ends and staggered them out a little.
That’s all there is to it!
Sure to make the kiddos happy!
I got this idea from a picture I saw on Pinterest, which led me to the blog Little Wonders’ Days… This blog has a lot of absolutely adorable ideas for crafts. Check it out for directions on making your own Rudolph Hot Chocolate bags, and much more. If you haven’t experienced Pinterest, you are really missing out. You need an invite to join, so leave a comment with your email address if you would like one!
With Halloween being just around the corner I thought I would give this ‘being crafty’ thing a try. I must say, I love how these turned out. I am trying to get in touch with my inner crafter, and I plan on sharing my journey…. I’m sure along the way there will be some craft fails, and I may or may not decide to share those : )
I couldn’t believe how something so easy to make could turn out so cute! All you need are pumpkins, a few rolls of Halloweenie ribbon (I found mine on sale 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby) your favorite craft glue, and some wire for the bows on top. The ribbon I used had wire in the edges, which was a big help when it came to making the bows.. I tried using ribbon without the wire, and it just made a floppy sad looking bow… so my advice is, opt for the ‘sculptable’ wire ribbon. If a ‘newbie’ crafter wannabe like me can do this, so can you. Now go out… get a few pumpkins and give it a try!