More Valentine DIY and Fun For KIDS!

If you missed it, here is the first post we wrote with DIY Valentine’s Day Projects… and I’m back again today with another round of fun ideas!  I have three kiddos with classrooms full of friends, so it’s never too early to get started on the Valentine’s Day making!  Today’s post is dedicated to KIDS’ DIY for Valentine’s Day!

First, from Repeat Crafter Me, check out these adorable Monster Push Pops!  You can bet my boys will want to make some of these – they are cute, but yet “scary” enough to pass for acceptable Valentine’s for boys.  This easy valentine crafts for kids (preschoolers too) needs just a little help from an adult.  Printables and instructions are found in Repeat Crafter Me’s post!

 

From Mom on Time Out comes the perfect Valentine’s Day idea for our “little” divas… Bring on the Bling Valentine Rings!

From Dandee Designs, comes a great idea for the older kiddos – friendship bracelet valentines!  THIS LINK shows you how they turned the friendship bracelets into Valentines, and includes a FREE download to use.  You can use THIS LINK or THIS LINK to learn how to MAKE a friendship bracelet:

 

And I have to share a second item from Repeat Crafter Me… because it can be really hard to find fun BOY ideas for Valentine’s Day, and this is just as awesome as the Monster Push Pops shown above…. Check out the Bugs and Kisses Valentines! (includes the printable bag toppers!)

What will you be making with/for your kids to take for Valentine’s Day treats?  We’d love to hear about it!  Leave us a comment, or send an email to char@divaentertains.com

May Day Inspiration

I’m sure you’ve noticed in recent posts that I’ve been OVER THE TOP about flowers and spring.  I just can’t help it.  And you can expect more… like today!  As April starts to wind down (already!), it’s time to start thinking about May Day and Mother’s Day!  Now, I know May Day is traditionally more for “kids”, but as I was looking at gorgeous May Day bouquets, I realized what great inspiration they would be for a spring bridal or baby shower… or a Mother’s Day tea.  So, are you ready for more flowers??  (Even if you aren’t, here they come…)

First up, from A Bit of Sunshine, an absolutely lovely tutorial on making Fancy Felt Baskets for May Day.  These would ALSO be good for centerpieces at a shower, or even gifts for party guests.

A very simple and shabby-chic-esque idea comes from Martha Stewart.  Simple cans made into May Day baskets:

I just have to share one for the kids… I can’t help it. From Rage Against the Minivan, a great tutorial for making cone baskets… again, these could be embellished and made into lovely centerpiece bouquets!

And finally… one more “shabby chic” idea.. from Patina White.  Peat pots turned into LOVELY baskets for May Day… or any day!

FAB Friday – another St. Patrick’s Day GREEN post…

For all of you “last minute” planners, I have a few more St. Patrick’s Day links to check out!

From Love The Day, a FABULOUS set of St. Patrick’s Day greenery for your party… download and print tags, cupcake wrappers, yard signs, name tags, and SO MUCH more!

From Creative Juice, a wonderful array of photos to get you ready for your St. Patrick’s Day party.  The post includes tutorials on how to make the rainbow background, links to free printables… and simply divine inspiration!

And even more lovely FREE St. Patricks printables, this time from Pizzazzerie.  Get  St. Patrick’s day cupcake wrappers, drink flags, food tent cards, and even bottle labels!

Treat yourself… and your friends… to a Diva Spa Day!

It’s Saturday, and that means I’ll be highlighting a few products from the Diva Entertains shop.

It’s been one of “those” kinds of weeks, and so my mind today is on TOTAL and UTTER relaxation.  I’m craving a “ME, ME, ME” day.  (Please tell me I’m not the only one who has these kinds of weeks… and assure me that it’s not selfish to want an evening to unwind?)

I’m thinking a glass of wine should be involved… and maybe a friend…or four.  And some chocolate.  Or sugar of any variety, really.  Nail polish.  Mani-pedi time.

And maybe a party favor or two.  Might as well make it a Spa Day PARTY, right?

Check these out…

Pink Polka Purse Manicure set   ~   Personalized Satin Body Cream

Leopard Lip Gloss with Charm & Clip ~ Animal Print Lip Balm

Pamper Party Cookies  ~  Perfume Bottle Cookies

Damask Compact Mirrors   ~   Personalized Body Oil

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel relaxed just looking at the spa day goodies…

Happy Saturday!