Uncommon Designs http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com Creating Crafts and Home Decor Fri, 06 May 2016 19:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.8 Cheer Banquet Ideashttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/cheer-banquet-ideas/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/cheer-banquet-ideas/#comments Fri, 06 May 2016 19:42:05 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=23852 You are going to love these cheer banquet ideas! You guys know I love a good party, so the chance to help with the girls cheer banquet was a no-brainer.  The girls worked so hard this year and their teams grew so much, they deserved a beautiful party and a celebration for their efforts.  A few moms and I gathered together to plan an event

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You are going to love these cheer banquet ideas!

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

You guys know I love a good party, so the chance to help with the girls cheer banquet was a no-brainer.  The girls worked so hard this year and their teams grew so much, they deserved a beautiful party and a celebration for their efforts.  A few moms and I gathered together to plan an event that they would love. 

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

We had the cheer banquet in the most beautiful room at a church where several of our team’s families attended.  It was such a gorgeous room and one entire side was filled with the prettiest windows.  We decided upon a red flower theme and used the team colors of red, black, white and blue.

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I think my favorite part were these flowers on the chair backs.  They were a last minute decision and the girls adored them.  At the banquet, they wore them as hats, crazy belts, and they each took one home.

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

We made a cheer bow out of two napkins with this sweet polka dot pattern.  They sat right on top of the plates and made quite a statement.

 

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

The tables were set with white plates, cheer bow napkins, embellished cutlery and tissue paper flowers.

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

I love how the simple addition of the palm leaves made the floral arrangements come alive.  Sometimes you just need a bit of green!

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

We had a trio of large cans with stripes.  We simply spray painted them white and used electrical tape to make perfect stripes.  The smaller cans were made with polka dots and some silver glitter.  Every cheerleader loves a little bit of bling.

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

The cupcakes had their own table with confetti and a tower made from wrapped boxes.  I found the polka dot paper at Michaels and it was a steal!

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

The cupcakes were topped with cheer bow cake toppers.  You have to have some bows with this crowd!

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

Even the gift for the coaches was color coordinated!

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

We gave each cheerleader a framed team picture and an acrylic cheer bag tag with their name on it.

Cheer Banquet Photo Props

We even had a photo booth with some really fun props and speech bubbles.

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

Any cheer mom can relate to this one!  One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight… do you dream of this at night like me?

 

Cheer Banquet Ideas: Centerpiece Ideas, Tissue Flowers, and Cheer Bow Napkins!

It was a blast and I had so much fun collaborating with all of the moms.  I think some of them realized that they were super crafty after all.  One thing is for sure… we are all expert tissue flower fluffers! I guess we all learned new skills during this cheer season!

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 ** Updated with new printable May 2, 2016**

Teacher Appreciation Gift and Printable Idea.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!  

This is such a fun and quick idea for a gift for all those teachers in your life. And budget friendly too!

Tip Junkie had the most adorable “smartie pants” Valentines and I really wanted to incorporate that idea into the gift for our special teachers.  I found this adorable glass jar at our local Dollar Tree, that was just big enough for handful of Smarties!  {affiliate links} If want the convenience of ordering online, you can get the same glass jar and smarties online. 

Here’s what I did…

I selected a cute blue and white polka-dot scrapbook paper and printed Tip Junkie’s free printable onto the back of the paper. Then I simply cut out the pants and attached them to the glass jar with a bright red, grosgrain ribbon!  I created my own little tag with words, and cut them out and taped it to the jar after having my daughter sign them.

**UPDATE You can download the printable with words HERE! **

What a perfect, simple, inexpensive little gift for a teacher! You could use this for teacher appreciation or even your child’s “end of the year” teacher gift!

Inexpensive,adorable, and sweet… you just gotta love dollar store crafts!!

Need another “Bright Idea” for a Teacher Gift?

Free Teacher Appreciation Printable Tags Teachers Make the World a Brighter Place www.uncommondesignsonline.com

 Click on over to print out your free Teacher Appreciation Printable. To create this fun lightbulb idea.

Easy stitched notebook paper gift tags.

 How about this sweet Stitched Notebook Paper Gift Tag for your teacher gift? If you are a sewing fan these are quick and creative. Maybe even a great chance to help teach the art of sewing to your children.

Is your school having a Teacher Brunch? You have to make these yummy and gluten free Breakfast Muffins!

Easy Gluten Free Breakfast Muffins.

So whether it is a simple “Thank You” , or a gift or even a meal. Take time this week to let your teacher’s know how much you appreciate them and the time they spend each day helping your children.

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 A few weeks ago, I shared my Ann’s Cheer Party. It took me a year to share that party, but as promised… here is her luau birthday party.  Only a few weeks this time! Aren’t you proud? You are going to love these hawaiian luau party decorations so much!!

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We decided to do a late evening pool party and just serve dessert.  The pool party is always a win for us as it makes it easy to accomodate a lot of guests.  This mama doesn’t have to clean her house, either!

Hawaiian luau party decorations

 The majority of the homemade Hawaiian decorations focused around the dessert table.  I love the Dollar Tree and used six of their grass skirts to go around the table.  They were the perfect height.  Then, I placed paper and draped netting over it.  I placed bamboo skewers on either side of the chocolate fountain and hot glued a few flowers from some leis on the glass.

luau birthday party

 The chocolate fountain was a huge hit with the kids!  I decided to order the Nostalgia Electrics CFF-986 3-Tier Chocolate Fondue Fountain, Stainless Steel and it was the perfect size for our crew of 20.  I had a tray of all sorts of goodies that could be dipped and there was nothing left, so I’m guessing I had just what they wanted.

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 Of course, we had festive coconut drinks with fun umbrella straws for their lemonade. Who wouldn’t need a coconut drink at a luau?!

 

brownie cake

 The cakes were just beautiful.  I had a friend make this brownie layered cake for me and it was delicious.  It had brownies, cookie sticks, and incredible chocolate covered strawberries.  I put them on my DIY cake stands that were painted pink, of course.

luau birthday party

 My favorite part of the luau birthday party had to be the giant tissue paper flowers.  They were larger than life and they even found a new life after the party.  Here is  the giant tissue flower tutorial to make your own!

luau birthday party

 My little hula girl had a blast with her friends  and I love seeing her have that much fun!

*Trish

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 I love a monogram, yep there is just something about a personalized item than makes it even more special. Whether it is something you wear or a little home decor item, the simple monogram just adds a little special accent to it. So, for a sweet Mother’s Day gift idea, I decided to create this monogrammed wooden recipe box….

How to make a monogrammed wooden recipe box. #chalkyfinish #americanadecor #decoart

Adorable and functional. I know a lot of us keep everything on the computer, but my mom and I both still love a handwritten recipe card. You know, the ones with all the handprints and flour stuck to them are the best!

How to make a monogrammed wooden recipe box. #chalkyfinish #americanadecor #decoart

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So let’s get to making a memory…

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Supplies Needed to Make Monogrammed Recipe Box: 

Wooden Recipe Box { this one is from Michaels }
Pre-stain Wood Conditioner
Stain in Color of Choice { I used Dark Walnut }
Wooden Letter  { from Michaels }
Small Wooden Tag  { from Hobby Lobby }
Small Metal Drawer Pull { from Hobby Lobby in Scrapbooking Section}
4 Small Wooden Ball Feet { from Hobby Lobby }
Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Color of Choice { I used New Life and Lace }
Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish
e6000 adhesive
 

Step One: 

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Apply the pre-stain wood conditioner according to the directions on the product. I like to include this step to ensure that my stain takes evenly on the unfinished wood products. Once the wood is dry, stain the outside and inside of the wooden recipe box and allow to dry fully. Also, stain the 4 small wooden ball feet.

Step Two:

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 Paint the monogram in the Chalky Finish Lace color. I painted 2 coats on my letter “M”.

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Paint the wooden label and small drawer pull in the Americana Decor Chalky Finish New Life color. I love the contrast of the cream of the Lace color and the green of the New Life color.

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Open up the little recipe box and paint the inside the New Life color. I love the unexpected pop of green. My kids helped with the next part…polka dots! We mixed equal parts of the New Life and Lace colors and painted polka dots on the top of the inside lid. { hint: use the end of an eraser on a pencil to paint, for easy polka dots } Now doesn’t that make you smile when you lift the lid to pick out your favorite recipe card! You could do any design you would like.

Step Three: 

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While you wait for your monogram pieces and drawer pull to dry, glue the little ball feet onto the bottom of the recipe box. I like to use e6000 glue for this. Also, once they are dry and set, apply a coat of Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish to the outside and inside of the recipe box. This will give it a nice matte finish for protection.

Step Four:

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Use the e6000 glue to adhere the painted wooden tag to the recipe box. Adhere the painted monogrammed letter on top of it. Finally glue the small drawer pull the the top lid of the wooden recipe box. What a great idea for a special Mother’s Day gift or Teacher Appreciation gift.

How to make a monogrammed wooden recipe box. #chalkyfinish #americanadecor #decoart

There are so many great color choices in the Chalky Finish collection.

How to make a monogrammed wooden recipe box. #chalkyfinish #americanadecor #decoart

This would be a fun bridal shower idea as well, each guest could bring their favorite recipe on a sweet recipe card to be placed in the box for the bride!

How to make a monogrammed wooden recipe box. #chalkyfinish #americanadecor #decoart

If you have not tried the Americana Decor Chalky Finish line of products, stop by your Home Depot and check them out. Beautiful colors and finishes to choose from.

Be sure and check out how we created this fabulous project with the Chalky Finish paint as well…

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DIY Ticking Stripe Wooden Server Tray

So tell me, what color would your monogram be? 

Happy Crafting!

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Easter Dresses from Mac and Mia

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

Have you ever heard of Mac and Mia? It is awesome and my little La La and I are so grateful that we were able to work with them while trying to find her Easter dress. They are a company that is comprised of personal stylists that work with you to find out your taste and then you receive a big beautiful box of goodies to try on.  You only keep what you love.  The best part… this service is designed for your children and there is no monthly box… you only order when you want to! 

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

When you are ready to begin, you log on to Mac and Mia and create a profile for each of your children.

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

You go through a series of questions that will give the stylist a great view into your little one’s style and taste.  You will also answer some questions. And then you order the box! This mama loves that she didn’t have to go to the mall.

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

I was so impressed by the delivery.  The box was laid out beautifully and just check out all of those beautiful colors!

 

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

I think you can tell that I wasn’t the only one who loved our stylist’s, Sarah, selections.

 

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

I love how sweet and personal she was with this note. It made me feel connected to an actual person and Lauren loved that she had her own personal stylist!  Fancy girl that she is!

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

Here is one of the dresses that Sarah picked out.  It was beautiful!  Mac and Mia offers sizes from newborn to size 6T. My daughter is eight, but a little tiny thing, so I was able to let Sarah know Lauren’s age and that she may be a little tall for some of the dresses. The stylist was able to put some great pieces in our box that were a little more suited to an eight year old and that would be long enough for her.  Can you envision me doing a happy dance… you should because I’m doing one!

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

Lauren is incredibly picky about how clothing feels and how soft the fabric is.  Mac and Mia uses lots of organic materials, so that was a plus for my daughter.  No complaints on how scratchy the fabric was!

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

Mac and Mia also invests so much of their love into using brands that are socially conscious. They use companies that are located in the United States to promote the local economy, They also care a lot about fair play. They try to select brands whose clothing is manufactured under honest wages and safe working conditions. The majority of their clothing is also made with reclaimed materials that get a second life. I love a company that is this passionate and I can really stand behind it!

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

Let’s take one more look at how the process works: 

Sign up online and create a style profile for your little one. Then you’ll be connected with a personal stylist, who will hand select and ship 6-8 unique clothing items and accessories. At the time your stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. The $20 styling fee will be waived on a final purchase of two or more items in that shipment. Once you receive your box, take up to five days to make your choices. Keep only what you like and send the rest back. Shipping is free both ways. You can request your next box any time, there’s no obligation.

Mac and Mia Online Personal Stylists for Kids

 

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Quick and Easy Mason Jar Easter Treats!

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Time for another cute mason jar project!  My children get so excited now when I get out the jars, because they know something fun and sweet is just moments away.  For some moms their kids adore their cookies or cakes… my sweet rascals love candy!  I can still remember little La La’s first Halloween… she was hooked from then on.  Bless her heart 😉 She is a candy addict to this day!

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To be honest, I love how easy they are to make.  I can swing by the party store and pick up some white gumballs, gather some mason jars, print out the label and I am good to go.  This time I just added a cute pink bow and a fuzzy bunny tail and I was left with the sweetest little treat ever!

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My favorite part is the fluffy bunny tail.  Doesn’t everyone love a good fluffy bunny tail?  I made it from this adorable yarn that you see with the mason jar.  To feel this yarn in person is such a treat.  It is so silky and soft… and it was a steal at Hobby Lobby a few years ago on clearance.  Don’t be mad at me if you can’t find the yarn…you can always use a pom pom from the craft store.  Chalk it up to my craft hoarding issue!

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You can  right click on the photo to download to your computer.  You can also click here for access!  You can print it off on white cardstock and it is perfectly sized for a wide-mouth mason jar.  I printed it as an 8″ by 10″ picture and simply cut around the circle and placed it on top of the metal top for the jar.

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So there you have it… a sweet, crazy cute, festive and so fun Easter Mason Jar treat with a free printable tag!  Happy Easter!

*Trish

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Hosting an Easter Brunch this year? Trish and I have both tackled this in our homes over the years. Food, family, friends, and fun is the perfect recipe for Easter. So where do you start? What food? Decor? Games for the kids? It can be really overwhelming, but breathe friends…let me walk you through a few of our best ideas.

Tips for hosting an awesome Easter Brunch via Uncommon Designs

With some planning and prep work, your next Easter Brunch can be a fabulous party for everyone. Don’t forget to ask for some help from the other guests as well.

Tips for Hosting An Easter Brunch

  1. Decide on the time.
  2. Plan the menu.
  3. Create the decor and set the tables.
  4. Plan a few party games and activities for the children.

So let’s get started!

The time you decide on will determine the types of foods to serve. We usually shoot for 11 so that we can have a true brunch of both breakfast and lunch foods. A mix of sweet, savory, and breads always make for a great menu.

We love serving up muffins and breads like this Make Ahead Monkey Bread

Make Ahead Monkey Bread Recipe with Pecans and Raisins. Prepare the night before and just cook it on Christmas morning! | Uncommon Designs

It not only looks amazing it is delish too! Best part…you can make it the day before!

Who says muffins have to always be sweet? These Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Hashbrown Muffins are a meal in themselves…

Yummy Gluten Free Breakfast Muffins via Uncommon Designs

Savory and filling!

We like to split up the menu with family and friends. Fresh, seasonal fruit is always a hit. We also make a few make ahead like casseroles, to make the cooking easier the day of. Trish’s family loves her Ham and Egg Bake that she makes the night before.

So mix the menu up…some breakfast and some lunch. A baked ham served up with some homemade buttermilk biscuits or gravy and my son is in love!

Ok so once you have decided on the time and menu, your creativity begins…. the decor! I know, it is all about your family and friends, but why not add a little festive Easter or spring decor?

I have a confession….we tend to use plastic silverware and heavy duty paper plates because there are so many of us and so many kids, but you can make those look festive too.

How to make carrot napkins for Easter via Uncommon Designs

 These little Carrot Napkins are displayed simply in a basket for your guests to pick up with their plates. A little extra time prepping these makes up for all that time you would have spent washing dishes.

What about the table or tables? You can go super simple and place a vase of spring flowers in the center, or channel your inner creativity and create a beautiful Easter Tablescape

Easter Tablescape Idea via Uncommon Designs

A few Easter eggs and bunny ears and you are all set for your party! I love the look of burlap mixed with fresh spring colors. Throw in a bit of a natural element like these woven charges and you are all set.

Making the table super special can involve a bit of before hand prep. These Bunny Ear Napkin Rings are adorable…

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Maybe you want a more grownup decor? These Bird’s Nest Napkin Rings will be perfect for Easter and all spring too…

How to make simple Bird's Nest Napkins rings for Spring or Easter via Uncommon Designs

So now we have the time, menu, and decor, but what about keeping the kiddos entertained? Of course an Easter Egg Hunt is a perfect activity and even the bigger kids can help. So why not also create a space outside to dye the eggs?

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 No need to make it this elaborate but you could. How fun for all the kids to have an Easter Egg Decorating Party! A great idea if the weather is warm.

Need for them to burn off some of that Easter candy?

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How about an old fashioned game of Egg and Spoon? You could use plain spoons and real eggs, but we made these with wooden spoons and paper mache’ eggs.

Need a super cute party favor for the guests? We created these fun Easter Treats with a Printable

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Who wouldn’t love these sweet treats?!

So now we have walked you through how we plan an Easter Brunch. We hope that our tips will help guide you through hosting one yourself!

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