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Valentine’s Day DIY

There’s a lot of fun stuff you can do out there for Valentine’s Day! Really, the sky is the limit.  I will show you a few DIY gifts you can do that will cost you under $20 to make.

baby plate

Here is a plate you can make for grandma or auntie!  You need a paint marker and then match the color with some paint for glass.  Put the paint in the bottom of your baby’s feet and do one foot at a time.   I would do the feet prints first, and then write the L O E after they are dried.

These are great “goody bags” for any party or for your kids to give out stuff at school to their teachers.  The bags were from Michael’s Crafts, but I have seen some bags just like this a lot of different places, so look around.  Then I take paper arrows ( you can make them as well with construction paper) and write the person’s name on them.  I found these cute felt hearts at Target and tied it to the back of the bag. Then I glued the arrow to the heart. Simple equals Tasteful.

painting samples

You know those color painting cards you get in Home Depot or Lowe’s?  Well, You can use them for your gift tags! All you need is a heart hole puncher, ribbon and a pair of scissors.  These are free, BTW, so the only cost will be the hold puncher and ribbon.

Coming up on the blog on Tuesday, I will have all the recipes you will want to sink your teeth into for Valentine’s Day!  YUM!

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Valentine’s Day DIY

Don’t look now, but Valentine’s Day is approaching! It’s only 3 weeks away! This can be a really fun day for everyone – and that includes little kids! I used to be a preschool teacher and I loved doing crafts with my class.  This day was really fun!

Here’s a quick little DIY project that you can do with your class or at home.

tic tac toe

This can work in a few ways:

First off, you will need to cut out a heart and draw the Tic Tac Toe board on the heart. Next, you will have to make the hearts.  You can either get these puffy hearts at the craft store and use those, or you can make your own.

You will have to cut out 20 small hearts; 10 in red and 10 in pink.  Then you will need to glue HALF the heart together and leave an open side. Once it dries, you can rip apart some cotton balls and stuff them into the hearts.  You will only need to use 1-2 cotton balls per heart.

Next you will need to glue the heart shut.  Once it dries you can now go ahead and play Tic Tac Toe!

 

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The Making Of Christmas Part 1

Here are 3 DIY crafts that I have done for this Christmas. The first one is a present /cookie platter topper.  I make little toppers that really give a personal splash to each gift that I give.  This year I made little gingerbread boys using felt and I stuffed them with cotton. 

little gingerbread boy

He really will become the “star” of the show.  People are excited when they see him! Sometimes I make a little loop for people to be able to place him on the tree, but this year, I decided to just make them as mini-stuffed animals.  Oh, I I stuff them with cotton balls.  Yep, I break up the balls and stuff them inside.

santa workshop.jpg

This year I created Santa’s Workshop.  I usually have a small tree and a village around it, but my nephew still loves to touch things, so I thought, hey, if he is going to touch it might as well be a mini village made out of cookies, icing and sprinkles!

reindeer

Finally, I made 3 special reindeer headbands. One for me, one for my nephew and one for my little cousin.  My nephew will decide who will wear what, but to make these are simple: 1) dollar store sells a set of 3 headbands 2) go to the craft store to get the little decorations for the headbands and also some thick brown felt.  ( if not, foam works too!) 3) Use the glue gun and glue them together. Do not let the little ones touch the glue gun – it really can burn them!   They are dried and ready to be worn in 10 minutes!

Next blog post I will cover some of the cookies and treats that I made for the big holiday!!

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Make An Easy DIY Gift For Under $15.00

DIY gift

You can make this in under 10 minutes. Here’s how to make it below along with the link to watch the video.

DIY gift 4.jpg

Buy a fabric storage box like the one above. I got this for a $1.00 at Christmas Tree Shop. Next you will decorate it with fabric stickers and paper stickers, which I did inside the box, with the paper stickers and the fabric stickers on the outside.  I also used my glue gun to make sure the stickers stay put!

Then you want to make things to put inside the box. I like to make things that are of not the holiday theme, so folks can use it all year long.  On the left is a little candy/cookie jar and then on the right is a mug.  You can get really awesome decals to use at any craft store. They might run you anywhere from $1.99-6.99.   You can get cookie jars and mugs at any Dollar Store.

DIY gift 1

Finally, I fill the candy jar with homemade mini chocolate candies, I buy hot chocolate mix and peppermint mocha coffee to fill the gift box.

You can watch my video here: CLICK IT

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Everyone Can Have Fun On Halloween

Halloween is just a six days away! As crazy as that sounds, it’s time to have some fun no matter how old you are!

Feeling Batty?  I was when I made these doughnut bats. The recipe will be in my recipe book in 2019. BUT I can tell you these aren’t that hard to make at all AND I have a DIY recipe for this as well that is way easy!

Now, the lollipops.  These are cool! Why? Because these you can eat the ENTIRE  treat, including the stick! How awesome is that?  ( And yes, these will be in the recipe book too!)

I have some more tricks and treats up my sleeve for Halloween. Including my costume that my nephew chose for me.

 

 

 

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Grand Opening: Save The Date

coaster

Clever Cakes Products will start to be sold June 1st.

I am so excited for the grand opening and plan to have an online party to celebrate with freebies and fun! It’s going to be Fantastic! I am working hard on making the website right now, but you can check the Facebook page for an album of  products that you can purchase. Some newbies were added today as well; plus more on the way!

The site is going to be unique as products will be presented in a 2 weeks at a time fashion, while some products will be available at all times. I will take orders on custom themes as well. Oh, did I tell you that I will also be having special packages that you can order? They will come in a keepsake box, which I always find useful.

Here are some more pictures of some of my products- enjoy and see you soon!!

sassy

This is a top product- Great for those ladies who aren’t afraid to show some Sass, but are always Classy doing it. Great for teen girls.  All sizes available.

sneakers

Nothing shows sass and class more than wearing a cool and comfy pair of glittery sneakers.

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I am looking forward to getting to you each and every one of you as I start my new journey putting my recipes, crafts, and love for online shopping ( and coffee, how can I forget about that?) to work.

Follow me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CleverCakesAndCrafts/ for more information.

More to come in April!! See you then!

Stephanie Dolce