Monday, February 13, 2012

Bring on the Craft...

I've been hooked.

I knew it was only a matter of time.

But I put it off and put it off, and finally, well... I tried Pinterest...

...and the rest as they say... is history.

So because I've found all these great ideas lately.
And because it's a holiday.
And because we are having a sweet treat day at work.
And because it's a holiday to show people how much we love and care for them.
And because those little ones living in my home need a dose of that over-the-top spotlight once in a while.
I took this past weekend to craft the heck out of the house! :)

First up... using this little masterpiece I found on clearance recently...
(It makes some honkin' big cake pops, only 7 at a time)


And four batches later we have 28 red velvet cake pops...


Next, thanks to Pinterest, some very cool and fun lollipops, using clearance candy canes, popsicle sticks, and white chocolate chips...





Then an etsy via Pinterest find... cardstock candy bar boxes! Made these for each of the kids' teachers and for the two parapros who work in my room with me...


Next up, homemade Kool Aid play dough (again thanks Pinterest). Made this for each of the students in Liam's morning class as well as the students in my class.



More treats for school... cherry chip cupcakes...


...with strawberry frosting...


...and vanilla flavored cream cheese "mints" cut into hearts to put on top of the cupcakes...



For Braeden and Liam... Pinterest inspired homemade glow in the dark SLIME...


And a necklace for Olivia.


The table is all ready for the kids breakfast. Thanks to a 60 cent strand of heart lights from the thrift store, a book for each from the 75% off table at B&N, a $1 box of chocolates, and their homemade gifts... we are READY!



3 comments:

Jeanie said...

Everything looks wonderful, and what bargains!

maureen said...

Oh you are so clever Martha! I mean Lisa!!

Heidi said...

You're out of control. That's amazing!!!

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