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DIY Mother’s Day Bunting

As promised, I’ve got a fab printable Mother’s Day Bunting for you to DIY just in time for this Sunday’s events!

Print this “Best Mom Ever” DIY Mother’s Day Bunting, & follow along with me.

DIY Mother's Day Bunting

You’ll need:

First, cut along the dotted line around each individual flag. Crank some tunes or binge some Netflix, because this takes some time.

Next, select which ‘mom’ name you’d like to use. I’ve included the extra letters necessary to make the following names: Mom, Mommy, Mum, Momma, Mother, Mama or Ma.

Once you’ve chosen a ‘mom’, place your flags spaced as you like, and lay out your twine/ string over top to measure the length needed. Then cut your twine.

Now it’s time to secure your flags onto your string. Place a small piece of tape on the top of your flag. Then, fold the tape over the string and on onto the back of the flag securing the string in the tape. Continue on until all your flags are attached.

 

DIY Mother's Day Bunting

Voila, you’ve made a festive Mother’s Day Bunting! Now string it up over Mom’s bed, in the living room, over the brunch table, wherever you please.

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day?

 

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Printable Mother’s Day Cards

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! So for you babes who are running a little behind on goodies for your Momma, I’ve got you covered.

Just print this Printable Mother’s Day Card, grab your trusty scissors, & follow along with me!

Printable Mother's Day Cards

Once you have your PDF printed, it takes a few simple steps to get your finished Mother’s Day cards.

First, cut along the horizontal dotted line to separate your two cards. I like to cut with an x-acto knife & a straight edge, but scissors work just as well.

Next, fold your cards along the solid line in the center. If you’re using a thicker paper weight like cardstock, you’ll want to score your card for a clean fold. A bone folder like this one is my go-to, but in a pinch, any small pointed edge will do the trick. Just flip your card over & score the inside. Then fold your card over & press down the seam.

You’re all done! Not only are you finished with this DIY in a snap, but you also get two cards out of it. Plus, they’re not Mother’s Day specific, so you can gift them to your babes on any occasion.

Check back in Friday for a DIY Mother’s Day Bunting Printable!

What are you giving your Ma for Mother’s Day?

 

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2015: Reflections, Resolutions, & Goals | Printable

The start of a new year brings contemplation, hope, and ultimately action. We reflect on the past year and look forward to the chance for a new beginning.

I’m very much into making new year’s resolutions, so each year I design a little resolutions manifesto. For this year’s, I thought I’d make it a little more broad and interactive so I could share it with you babes.

I give you 2015: Reflections, Resolutions, & Goals Printable

We begin with a reflection on 2014, then move to our resolutions for 2015, and end with listing our new goals.

So print the PDF onto your paper of choice, grab your favorite writing utensil, and get to filling out your 2015 reflections, resolutions, and goals. When you’ve finished, display your page (you could even frame it) for an everyday reminder of how you’re going to make 2015 the best year it can be!

What are your new year’s resolutions?

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Holiday Gift Tags Printable

Happy Friday Babes! Today, I’ve got a holiday gift for your holiday gifts.

It’s a Holiday Gift Tags Printable! I’ve designed a sheet of modern holiday gift tags for you to print at home in the quantity and color you’d like. There are 16 tags per page, and I’ve created them in black & white, as well as 5 color versions: mint, deep red, soft blue, silver, & gold. Load your printer with colored cardstock, kraft paper, plain copy paper, or even sticker paper to create your holiday gift tags. Tie ’em, glue ’em, or stick ’em on your gifts, and watch your friends & family be impressed by your holiday style.

How do you jazz up your holiday gift wrapping?

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Circle Flag Birthday Banner | DIY

Image of DIY graphicTo continue with the birthday theme, I have for you a birthday decor DIY. I like to make birthday banners vs. purchase ready-made ones in store, so I’ve made this Circle Flag one for my boo’s birthday this weekend.

This is a simple paper flag banner that you attach to string with tape. And as if that’s not simple enough, I’ve made the circle flags for you! Just click on the pdf below, see the print instructions to print out the flags, & follow along with me!

Circle Flag Birthday Banner PDF

You can print these flags onto card stock if you’d like them to be a little more firm, but I printed mine on copy paper.

SuppliesThen I assembled my supplies: Printed Circle Flag Pages, Scissors, String, Black & White Washi Tape.

Cut FlagsNext, I cut out my circle flags from the printed pages.

For the string, measure out the length you need to accommodate all your circle flags. I prefer to have the “happy” & “birthday” on two separate strings for a more dynamic banner, but if you’d like them all on one string, measure for that.

TapeNow to adhere the flags onto the string. Cut a length of tape & place  in along the top of the flag, overlapping the edge at about halfway up the width of the tape.

Flip over your flag & place the string along the tape. Fold over the unstuck half of the tape onto the back of the flag, securing the string inside.

ContinueContinue taping your flags until they’re all adhered to the string.

FinishedVoila! You’ve made a birthday banner. Now hang that thing up because it’s time to cut the cake and open presents!

What birthday DIYs do you like to do?

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Dinner Menu | Printable

Photo of Weekly Dinner Menu PrintableImage of Printable GraphicI’ve got a handy weekly dinner menu printable for all my Chef Babes today!

Weekly Dinner Menu Printable

I use this PDF to plan out my weekly dinners & then post the menu on the fridge to keep track of what I’ll be cooking each day of the week.

Photo of Weekly Dinner MenusThis page makes two weekly menus when cut in half. Click on the PDF above & print as many copies as you need!Photo of Menu Close Up

What are you babes cookin’ up this week?

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Star Spangled Banner | DIY

Image of DIY graphicIn honor of Independence Day this Friday, I thought I’d bring you a few patriotic posts. This first one is, drum roll please, a Star Spangled Banner! It’s a totally cheesy name, I know, but sometimes you have to be a Cheese-ball Babe to be properly festive.

This is a super basic paper flag banner that you attach to string with tape. And as if that’s not simple enough, I’ve made the flags for you! I’ve designed 4 pattern pages that make 3 flags each. Just click on the pdf below, print out the pages, & follow along with me, Babes.

Star Spangled Banner Printable

Photo of Banner SuppliesYou can print these flags onto card stock if you’d like them to be a little more firm, but I printed mine on copy paper.

Close Up Photo of SuppliesThen I assembled my supplies: Printed Pattern Pages, Cutting Mat, X-acto Knife, Straight Edge, Hole Punch, String, Blue & Red Washi Tape

Photo of 3 Cut Out FlagsNext I cut out my flags from the printed pattern pages.

Photo of All Cut Out FlagsYou can print more pages than just the 4 I did if you want to create a longer banner or multiple banners.

Photo of Flags in Pattern ArrangementOnce I cut out all of my flags, I organized them into a pleasing pattern arrangement.

Photo of Measuring the Banner StringNow grab your string. I chose a simple (inexpensive) butchers twine. Measure out the length you need to accommodate all your flags. I like to lay out my flags, spaced how I’d like them to hang, & then place the string over top to get the total length I need.

Photo of Flag with Punched HolesThere are many ways you can mount your flags to your string. I’ll show you two easy options. The first is to punch two holes at the top of your flag.

Photo of Flag Thread Onto StringThen thread your flag onto your string like so. If you chose this method, carry on punching & threading your flags.

Photo of Taping the Top of the FlagOption 2 is to tape the flags onto the string. This is the method I chose because I like the look of the tape at the top & because I have been hoarding washi tape & rarely using it! You’re welcome to use any other tape you fancy. Cut a length of tape & place  in along the top of the flag, overlapping the edge at about halfway up the width of the tape.12_fold over tapeFlip over your flag & place the string along the tape. Fold over the unstuck half of the tape onto the back of the flag, securing the string inside.

13_contin tapingContinue taping your flags until they’re all adhered to the string.

Photo of Finished Star Spangled BannerAnd tada! A Star Spangled Banner! Hang this babe up & let your patriotism shine.Close Up Photo of Finished Star Spangled Banner

What other Independence Day crafts or decor are you babes working on for this weekend’s festivities?

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