Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pinterest + Graduation = Success!

Hey there!  Alright, yes, I survived graduation with a little help from Pinterest.  I am so excited to have a place to actually gather my ideas into one place and NOT loose them!   Here is a link to my Graduation Ideas Pinterest Board.

Here is one of the projects that I made to prepare for my daughter's big day-- Reece's Peanut Butter Cup Mini Graduation Hats, aka mortar boards.  Seriously, how can you NOT wonder how these things were ever thought up anyway, lol?

These were quite simple with some BIG bang because not only are the candies a hit, but so were the simple way they were dressed up.  When I say simple, I mean it.  I cut 1.25 inch squares of my Black Close to My Heart CS, added a short piece of backer's twine to a mini glue dot, and then added the silver embellishments or crystals.  It really doesn't get much easier than that!  A larger size glue dot holds it to the candy, and you just add a little knot near the end of the baker's twine.  Badda-boom, badda-bing!  DONE! :)

The next easy-peasy Pinterest idea was the Jenga game.

I scored a pack of fine-tip Sharpies on clearance (boo-yah!) and even used a coupon at Meijer on the Jenga!  I made up a little sign for all the party guests to help "build" my daughter's wisdom by leaving a bit of advice on a block.  The game will be a wonderful memento for her to take with her through life.  :)  I was sure to add a block of my own advice...never let anyone dull your sparkle!  ;)


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    1. These were super-easy! Write them down! ;)

  2. Loved that Jenga. I'm so proud of you for using a COUPON and scoring a clearance deal!

    1. I was rather proud of myself too! lol!!!


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