Monday, February 20, 2012

T-Shirt Necklace with Hair Clip

If you read my earlier posts about my lil' man's school having a Mardi Gras festival, you know that the parent's of the school donated all the prizes that the children won playing the different games.  Well, I did not want to donate any little cheapy thing so I decided to make things I thought the kids would like to have.

Here's the first thing I created and donated.

Funny thing about this was that some of the volunteer mom's went crazy over this.  I had a mom approach me and tell me to join a show she is attending so I could sell this type of  item.  I'm definitely considering it but it's next month so I've got to get busy if I'm joining.  Yikes!

Oh... I did add a flower clip to this necklace. It's made with the same material - a t-shirt.  I just cut out random flower patterns varying in size and then sewed them together.  I was going to make it a pin but then decided to make it a clip so the wearer can either use it as part of the necklace or wear it as a hair clip.  I love it when things can be used in more than one way.

Next thing I donated was a T-shirt Scarf.  Stay tuned...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Another Diaper Cake for a Girl

My aunt is at it again with another diaper cake request.  I wonder what kind of water her friends are drinking because there seems to be a lot of pregnancies around her circle lately.

This time it's for a baby girl.  Again, she provided all the supplies (except the glue gun) and I just put it together.



I wish she would give me more to decorate with but oh well.  Oh!  And that swing thing on top of the cake?  Not my doing.  She purchased that.  It was a little difficult having it stay on top.  I anchored it into the diaper using the plastic safety pins she gave for decoration. I cut the bottom part out and used it like a "U" shape to push down into the diaper while holding the legs down.

So there you have it.  A little bland but presentable.

Mardi Gras Feather Hair Clip

I wantd to get into the spirit of my lil' man's Mardi Gras School Festival so besides the usual beads and masks, I made a hair clip using mardi gras colored feathers and a mardi gras coin.  What do you think?

I placed it on the side of my head and the feathers stuck up on top.  I thought I looked cute!  LOL!!!

Here's the back side ...

OH!  If you didn't notice, these are the extras I had leftover from decorating the Mardi Gras Shoebox Float.  So yeah... I matched the float. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

2nd Place - Mardi Gras Shoebox Float Winner

So the school had their voting for the Mardi Gras Shoe Box Float competition and my lil' man won 2nd Place!!!  Woo-hoo!  So there's no pizza party but that smile he had on his face, which went from ear to ear, was the best thing a mom could ever see for their child.  He was so proud, just as I was.  Look at the smile on his face.  It was so big his eyes couldn't stay open. :-)

After he received his second place ribbon, it was time for the yearly Mardi Gras Festival at his school.  It was crazy but so incredibly fun for the kids.  My son (as well as a lot of the little kids) walked off with a lot of prizes from playing the Pick-A-Duck game.  Every duck was a winner and it was only $.25 to play.  And the prizes that they won were worth way more than .25 cents.  The parents of his school went all out and donated some really nice prizes. 

But Pick-A-Duck wasn't the only game.  They had a lollipop tree game, a bean bag in the clown mouth game - all of which were winners no matter what.  They they had games for the older children like a toilet paper throw, cupcake walk, jailhouse, golf, plus more.  There was free coloring (and if you colored you got a free coupon for a Rita's ice cream), and also nail painting.  The super older children had the gym just for themselves where they all got to wear pajamas and get their face painted and their hair sprayed with color and there was a dj for them to dance.  It was truly a party.   "Best day ever!" says my lil' man.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mardi Gras Shoebox Float

My lil' man's school hosts a yearly Mardi Gras festival.  They are having a competition on shoebox floats and this is what my lil' man and I came up with. 

Most of everything we used were from the dollar store.  I did buy a bag of feathers for $1.00 at Michael's and purple streamers for .79 from Party City (since my local dollar store didn't carry purple).  Of course, I did most of the work because it was a bit tedious.  It was easy but can get very boring for a 6 year old after a while.  But he did help.  He helped to cut out the squares, he rolled up the streamer squares, he applied it to the float, he designed the cross in the front and designed and decorated the final decorations on the front of the float. 

We did all this so hopefully he will win and his class gets a pizza party for winning.  All this for pizza!  Maybe I should have just bought the class pizza but then again I wouldn't get the same look of enjoyment and being proud to carry this masterpiece into school.  There's no amount in the world to see the big proud smile he had on his face.

Here's the side views of the float...

 Hope it inspires you if you ever do a shoebox float.