Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Do you Pin? How about a Challenge?

Have you gotten addicted interested in Pinterest yet?  Well, if you haven't signed up and need an invite - feel free to share your e-mail address and I'll send you one.  Be forewarned, it is addicting and wastes more time than facebook :-)  So, I've been "Pinning" like crazy but, like so many other folks out there I'm starting to feel like all I do is Pin - I never do!  I'm following the inspiration of others and am taking the Pinterest challenge and I'm going to try and complete one item that I've pinned each week.  Honestly, there are a lot things I pin that I will never, ever use or make so I'm also trying to delete some things too. 

Anywho, this is my first project - it just happens to match up with a baby shower I went to recently and I think it might become my "go to" gift for showers.   The inspiration came from Little Birdie Secrets and looked like this:
Aren't they just adorable? 

Well, here is what I did for mine version!

I'm not going to write out the tutorial - please visit the inspiration site for that but I will tell you a few things I learned. 

1.  The smaller the onsie (the "frosting" of the cupcake) the easier it is to roll.  I bought 3-6 month onsies and they added some extra thickness to the overall cupcake. 
2.  Buy the right size coffee filters.  I bought the small ones on accident - they did not work (which is why I didn't use them!
3.  Instead of using a "cupcake" box I used a wipe container and purchased extra wipes to put in it later.  You could buy a full box of wipes, remove the wipes and put them in a Ziploc bag and give them that way instead.  I just happen to always have empty wipes containers!
4.  You could modify this based on the relationship you have with the person - if it is someone you work with or just go to church with but don't know well - just do the simple one I did above with blankets, onsies, a toy and some spoons.  If it was for a really close friend, I would add something else - maybe even a gift card to Target or something so she could shop for herself or I've seen Lollipops made out of washcloths and even "Frappes" made out of all kinds of cute things - you could do the whole food theme! 

My first "PIN" creation was a huge success!

Too Cute Note To Toot!

I thought I would start this week with a non-Halloween related idea.  I ran across this cute idea for a frame at a blog I follow called Lines Across my Face.  It is such a simple idea yet makes a great impact.  It would make a great baby shower or wedding shower gift and is so original! 

I love this Halloween post from Oopsey Daisy.  The Subway Art and Glitter trees are just so bright and colorful plus she has a link to print your own art!

My husband and I have talked about putting up window boxes for years so I'm really just putting this idea in the post as a reminder as well as an idea from Our Seven Dwarfs.

One thing I like to do at various holidays is to hang things from the ceiling.  I find it adds a lot of dimension to a room so when I saw the tutorial for these yarn spheres, I wanted to share.  Check it all out over at Red Couch Recipes.

Sassy Sites is one of my favorite blogs and on Monday, she shared a super easy but super cute Halloween Decor idea. 

I usually share Teaching Ideas over on my Mommy School post on Sunday but I thought I would plug this one in here since I haven't started that post yet.  Check out this cute preschool pack over at Over the Big Moon.

This next idea is from Occasionally Crafty and is a pumpkin party.  I also have one child with an October birthday and I am planning on a Halloween themed birthday party in the next year or two so I wanted to save this idea for future reference :-)

Sorry for the short post this week - I'm running a little behind on getting my posts written so I don't have the time to search out all of my normal linky parties!  I usually make it up in a future post :-)