Easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign

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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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Decoupaged Crayon Container with Gerber’s Lil’ Beanies

We just got back from our “unplugging” vacation in the mountains.  (I’ll have details about our trip and suggestions for traveling with Littles in the mountains coming soon!)  We rented a “little tiny house” (as it was labeled by the Monkey) that allowed us to have a base for travels and a place to cook.  Each day we headed out for family adventures and had to stock up on activities and snacks for our day trips.  For the Peanut, we packed Gerber’s Lil’ Beanies, in their super portable, resealable container.  Once we finished the first package of them, I decided to turn it into a personalized, decoupaged crayon container.  It was just the right size for the jumbo crayons, and a great travel size as well.

Are you traveling this summer? Gerber's Lil' Beanies are the the perfect traveling finger food for your young toddlers. Plus, you can turn the tin into a reusable crayon container that is the perfect storage size for your car! All you need is a little paper to decoupage and a few personalized details to make a cute container for your creative Littles! {Post Sponsored by Gerber.}
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Decoupaged School Box for Box Tops

This past week, I got an email blast from both the Big One’s and the Monkey’s schools asking me to make sure that I was clipping my BoxTops. Trust me, I’m always clipping BoxTops.  I think moms with kiddos in schools are always in fundraising mode.  We are always looking for ways to help our children’s schools stretch their dollars a little further and raise just a few more.  We want our kiddos to have the highest quality education and that takes money.  When I was shopping at my favorite dollar spot recently, I saw this bright red balsa wood file box, and I realized that it would be awesome for BoxTop storage.  I decided to give it a vintage, school house feel, and when I was done, I was so delighted with my Decoupage School Box that I decided to fill it with my BoxTops, and drop it off in my son’s school office.

My Mom Made That: Decoupage School Box for BoxTops {Sponsored by General Mills and Box Tops for Education}
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Alice in Wonderland Wine Canister

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day.  Are you ready? Have you gotten something special for your husband/boyfriend/partner?  I want to share with you a way that I personalized a paper mache wine canister for Mellow Man.  I used an Alice in Wonderland theme to decorate it.  He has a special affinity for the story Alice in Wonderland.  In fact, on one of our date nights, we went to see the Johnny Depp Alice in Wonderland movie. Plus, we had an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding.  It’s a special connection for the two of us.  I had so much fun making this for him.  I gathered together all of the Alice in Wonderland supplies that I could think of, a bottle of Mod Podge, craft paint and some paint brushes.  The best part of decoupaging mixed media is the freedom to play, allowing me to create the perfect Alice in Wonderland Wine Canister.

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