Christmas Photo Booth Props!

I have seen photo booth ideas all over lately.  People have been using them at parties of all kinds.  With four kids, I decided several years ago that I can’t keep up or afford to have “friend” birthday parties every year.  So I told kids that we would do “friend” parties every other year and on the off year we would have family parties.

This year was my baby girl’s “family” year and she wanted entertainment for her guests.  So I was straining my brain trying to think of something that would be fun for everyone and low stress for me.  The photo booth is what we decided on. She was so happy, and everyone had a great time playing with the different crazy photos they took.

Birthday was last month and this month I was in charge of our church Christmas party.  So I decided to make Christmas props and have a photo booth at the party.  You can make your props for all kinds of occasions and themes!  For more ideas you can google “photo booth props” and find all kinds of ideas for your party.

Items needed for this project:

  • Cardstock (colors depend on your props )
  • Sticks- I used wooden sticks found at craft store.  Mine were about 12″
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun, or tape

This link might help you get started:
I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  This is an excellent idea for New Years Eve!



Easy Gift Wrap Idea!

I have two really talented sisters.  Last year I spent Christmas at my older sisters house.  She lives in Dallas so I don’t get to see her too often but when I do, we have lots of fun together and we go crazy in the creating department. 

Because we traveled for Christmas (with four kids) I had most packages mailed straight to her house.  But had to wrap everything when I got there. My sister took me to her supplies and I go t everything done in about an hour!  It was so great.  These boxes were definitely the key! I swore I would go home and get boxes like these for myself. 

Items needed for this project:

  • Printed (plain would work too) cardboard boxes ( I found mine at Hobby          Lobby @50% off.  I also saw them at Joann, Michaels, Target, and Wal Mart)
  • Tule  ( I’ve seen it at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Wal Mart, and Joann )
  • Tissue
  • Scissors

I’ve already had several people comment on the youtube channel asking about a bow tutorial.  I will definitely add it to the list of things to come.  I hope this makes your gift wrapping easier and faster.  I love a pretty package!


T-Shirt Scarf!

I posted this video a couple of weeks ago on the youtube channel and somehow didn’t get this blog up.  I sencerely apologize. The holiday season as well as THREE kids with birthdays intermingled, plus the busy season for work has caught up with me!

I know I just posted about how much I love leg warmers this year.  BUT, I have a longer running obsession for scarves.   So when I saw this idea, I was compelled to try!  It’s a really different look for scarves and especially popular among teens.

I really love that this idea can be free and makes good use to things I might have thrown away.  So here you go…..  Items needed for this project:

  • L or XL  Men’s t-shirt
  • Scissors

My two oldest daughters. They are so beautiful! Oh how I love them!mt

These are alot of fun to make.  The one thing I really love is the instant gratification for this project. There is no sewing, no gluing, no waiting!  Just cut and voila!
Have fun and if you have cut pics of your project.  I would love to see them on showmecute facebook!