Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thanks for the 30K!

Friday, February 10, 2017

"Your Dancing Should be an Emoji" Competition Favor

Okay, last one for today!  After seeing these cute little packages of tissues at Dollar Tree, I decided to make them part of a little gift to sell at the competition gift table I'm in charge of.  Super simple, and totally customizable based on what little items you find.  I actually found some emoji candy with the Valentines candy at my local grocery store, but they aren't pictured.  Lastly, I've included the tag for your personal use for FREE at the bottom of the post! 😊

Here's what you'll need:

  • Small Favor Boxes (Wedding Section at Dollar Tree)
  • Sparkly Blue Ribbon
  • Yellow Plastic Gems
  • Tags
  • Emoji Tissues, files, candy, etc.
  • Glue Gun
  • Thin Wire
Directions:  Pretty simple stuff here...
  • Make simple "cheer style" bows, twist a small section of wire to secure around the middle.
  • The favor boxes come flat, so unfold and form into a box by layering the flaps at the bottom.
  • Gather your goodies!
  • Print your tags, cut and glue to box.
  • Glue your bows to the box at a cute angle. Then glue the gem to cover the wire and adds some bling!

Free emoji tag for your personal use!

Dance Team Mirrors...Take four?

Alright, I'll be honest...I've lost track of the number of times I've posted these little gussied-up Dollar Tree mirrors.  But, since they've been a very popular post for me here's a couple new designs I thought I'd share.  Directions are included on earlier posts, just use my search box by entering "mirrors" to get the details on how to make them! 

Why is this upside down...no clue!

The flashier the better!

Fancy Gumball Favors Three Ways!

Two days in a row posting...that's some kind of record for me! Adding to my previous posts of all the goodies I've been creating to sell at my two daughter's dance team's home competition, here's some cute little gumball favors.  As with yesterday's post, these were made from clearance Christmas candy I found at JoAnn's.  Once you separate them by color (and on the table display), no one will be the wiser!  So, I've got three designs to share with you that play off the color of the gumballs.  Enjoy!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Large Gumballs
  • Pretzel Cellophane Bags
  • Cardstock
  • Ribbon 
  • Tag - Included for FREE below!

My clearance gumball find...separate by color!  Insert a strip of cardstock
just a bit narrower than the width of the cellophane bag to keep the balls
from shifting all over (it should feel like a tight squeeze.)

Tag detail..."I'm glad we're like two peas in a pod!"

The white gumballs made me think of clouds...sorry the yellow
didn't photograph better.

"Dancers Reach for the Sky" Favor

The red gumballs were perfect little apples..."You're the Apple of My Eye" Favor
(Couldn't believe my luck, I had this ribbon in my bin.)
This would also be the perfect little gift for your favorite teacher!

The finished trio of favors.  Two bags of Christmas gumballs made 18 favors
total, using 6 balls per favor.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Good Luck Girl! and You're Gonna Ace This! Dance Competition Favors or Motivators

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've got lots of sharing to do to catch you up on all the fun projects that I've had in the works to fill the competition gift table I run for my two daughter's dance team.  You could make these for the same purpose, or just for a team motivation gift or competition favor.

After Christmas sales are a great time to pick-up some ''sweet" deals on candy to repackage as small gift items. Here's a couple made from those plastic candy canes filled with red, silver and green Hershey kisses which I bought for just 29¢.  The key is to separate the red and green to downplay that they were once Christmas candies.  And, I've included two cute little tag .pdf's for you to use...free of charge!

Bargain Christmas Candy!

You're Gonna Ace This! Tag
Good Luck Girl! Tag

Green and silver kisses, small cellophane bag (Dollar Tree), tag & a paper bow (Cricut)

Red kisses, small cellophane bag, tag, and a red/white twine bow.

You're Gonna Ace This! Favor

Good Luck Girl! Favor
Free tag .pdf!

Free tag .pdf!

Dance Bag Detox! A.K.A. Sweet Smelling Sachets

Well, my goodness!  I can't believe how time has flown by since my last post.  I've been very busy creating all kinds of fun little items to sell at my two daughter's dance team competition their team hosts.  So as my inventory is almost fully stocked, now looks like a good time to start sharing!

The first project to post are these sweet smelling little sachets to help detox those smelly dance bags!  All you'll need are some in-wash scent booster pellets (like Downey Unstoppables, although I used generic Kroger brand), some fabric (depending on how many you're making), decorations (I used little glitter iron-on shapes made on my Cricut), 1/8" grommets (you could also just make round button holes on your sewing machine), and some tulle (wedding section at Dollar Tree).  As an added bonus, I've included the tags I designed for your use for FREE!  Oh...and one last note, do not get the sachets wet as the scent pellets are water soluble. 

For each sachet:

  • Fabric, cut into 10"x 3-1/2" strips
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup of scent pellets 
  • Decorations
  • Grommet
  • Tulle Ribbon, cut to 12" long

Here's the step-by-step with photos:

My fabric is folded at the bottom to save time pressing, then cut 3-1/2" wide strips.

Cut each sachet top at a 45-degree angle (fold is on the bottom). 

Stitch a narrow 1/4" hem across top angles and down sides. Do not
sew across bottom fold or top (so you can fill it!)

Stitching lines...be sure to sew with right sides together!

Turn right-side out. Press.

Add desired decoration.

Mark for grommet.

Using a funnel, fill with between 1/8 and 1/4 cup of scent pellets.

Complete grommet insertion (directions on the package).

Fold under raw edges, stitch closed across the top.

Finish sachets with a tulle bow fed through the grommet.

Another design...wish I had more of this fabric!
FREE .pdf file for your personal use!