Patriotic Freezer Paper Coasters

I have been shocked by all of the DIY coasters that crafters have created.  In fact, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to DIY coasters.  I really like coasters as a way to spice up a table for any holiday.  A few years ago, I created a tutorial for Beaded Patriotic Coasters that I loved, but were quite time consuming and very delicate.   This year, I am going to show you a quick tutorial to design your own patriotic freezer paper coasters that will take less than 15 minutes to complete.   I used my Cricut Explore Air™ machine, but I am also going to show you how to make coasters using freezer paper without a cutting machine.

Using cork coasters, you can make these patriotic freezer paper coasters with a cutting machine or by hand in under 15 minutes! An easy, lightening fast craft!
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Easy Mickey Mouse Party Banners

This post is sponsored by Disney Parks and Cricut.  I am proud to partner with them and am honored to be using Cricut products and sharing my love of Disney.  My opinions and enjoyment of both is entirely my own.  This post may contain affiliate links, which won’t cost you extra, but helps support this site.

Today I wanted to share the super easy Mickey Mouse Party Banners that I made for our recent #DisneyKids Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Preschool Playdate.  I had been wanting to make a custom party banner using my Cricut Explore Air, and this party seemed like the perfect opportunity to make one.  I decided to make two different versions, one where I created a traditional party paper chain garland, and the other being a lettered Disney banner.  I was delighted with how both of them turned out, and how easy they were to make.  In case you’d liked to make some for your own Mickey Mouse Party, I’ve included links to the Cricut Design Space files for you to use.

Decorate for your Disney Preschool Party with these two simple and easy to make Mickey Mouse Party Banners. Both can be made quickly and easily with your Cricut Explore.
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Easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign

This post is sponsored by Disney Parks and Cricut.  I am proud to partner with them and am honored to be using Cricut products and sharing my love of Disney.  My opinions and enjoyment of both is entirely my own.  This post may contain affiliate links, which won’t cost you extra, but helps support this site.

I started planning our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate, as soon as I talked to the Monkey about our “Mickey Party.”  We wanted the party to focus on the little boys play fort that the Mellow Man designed and built last year.  I particularly wanted a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign since I knew that it would suit both the party and could be used long term with their play fort.  With a few minutes of designing in my Cricut Design Space, a spare 2″x4″ and some handy goodness from the Mellow Man, I was able to create a darling and easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign in under an hour.  Plus, it cost me nothing, and looks incredible.  To me, that is a crafting win.  If you’d like to make one for yourself, here’s how to do it.

This easy to make Wooden Mickey Mouse Clubhouse sign is perfect for a party or play fort!

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party: A Preschool Playdate

This party was thrown as a #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate, and was done in partnership with Disney Parks who provided our preschool mouseketeers some party supplies.  However, opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own, as is my love of Disney magic! 

We are a Disney family.  And the little boys love all things related to Disney Junior, so when my 4-year-old Monkey and I got the news from Disney Parks that we were going host a Preschool #DisneyKids Playdate, we were both excited.  The Monkey had many ideas about how things should go, and so many opinions; however, he really wanted a party to show of his play fort, in his own backyard.  Since my two-year-old Peanut loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, we decided that we’d have a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party in our backyard.

Throw a fun Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party for your preschooler with these #DisneyKid tips and tricks. Party was done in partnership with Disney Parks

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How to Hide Television Cords on the Wall

So televisions are mounted to the wall in most houses it seems.  At least that’s what I’m taking away from House Hunters and other home renovation shows.  And when there is a renovation, or if you have a newer home, it seems like outlets are put in strategic locations where the television might go.  Well, we have an older home.  My grandparents had it built in 1958, and until we started updating the house 5 years ago, it didn’t even have grounded wiring.  The black television wires in my bedroom where just a bit of a visual nuisance to me, so I needed to come up with a way how to hide television cords on the wall from my line of sight.  It took a few attempts to make it work, but I’m very pleased with the final results!

Hanging your television to the wall? HHere's how to hide your television electrical cords on the wall to make them less obtrusive using ribbon.
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