Summertime Cube and Activities at Design Dazzle’s Summer Camp

We have our last day of school next week, but I know a lot of you are already out. I am so excited to be contributing to Design Dazzle’s Summer Camp this year:

My kids get bored sometimes ;) ha! I’m hoping this year BEFORE that happens we can use our summertime cube to get a lot of fun out of our summer together.

Head on over and check it out and grab the free printables there!

Little Cake Banners {easy project}

One of my favorite things to do is to take treats to others. I LOVE baking, but don’t LOVE having it all in my house. A few weeks ago, I needed a sweet little treat to say thank you to some ladies and this is what I came up with:

How sweet are those?! I baked the cake in little paper bundt pans from World Market (similar to this). Then I took some of my favorite little papers and made little banners by cutting little shapes.

I glued them to embroidery floss and tied those to cute little patterned straws with beads glued to the end.

After quickly piping some chocolate buttercream on them and placing some sprinkles on them, I placed the straws in the cake and they were ready to go.

Simple treats made a little sweeter with some Cake Banners.

Hope you find something special to try it on. :)

Teachers are Treasures {Free Teacher Appreciation/End of School printable}

Can you believe it is MAY?! And with the first week of May comes Teacher Appreciation week.  I so appreciate all those teachers who take time everyday to teach my babies and because of that I wanted to make a little something to let them know that their dedication doesn’t go unnoticed! This project is quick and easy..and with the free printables, costs next to nothing.To make the gift, you need to download and print the free printable at the end of the post. In addition, you will need Treasures or Nuggets chocolate from Hersheys, a hot glue gun and then I will show you two different ways (and there are so many ways you could do this) to package them up.
Let’s make the chocolates first. Cut out the candy wrappers, and wrap them around the chocolate, securing the label on with a dab of hot glue. As long as you don’t use too much glue, it doesn’t even melt the chocolate. You can even use tape, if you prefer. Aren’t they just the sweetest things..and give just the right message:

First, I will show you how to put together this little board that will stand all on its own. Get a piece of cardboard about 5×7 (the topper is 5 inches wide). Cover it with a cute piece of scrapbooking paper. Line up your chocolates just how you want them, and then one by one, hot glue on by adding a dab of glue to the back. Add the topper with hot glue and then cut another piece of cardboard 3×6. Attach scrapbook paper to it (or you could skip this step entirely!). Bend it about 2 inches from the top and then hot glue those 2 inches to the back of the candy board.

Once you do that you have a little stand alone gift that is so sweet and thoughtful. They can set it on their desk, and snatch a piece of chocolate anytime in the day!

The other way I will show you to package it is much more familiar. Get your chocolates ready, get a piece of scrapbook pages so it fits in a 5×7 cellephane bag. Lay out your chocolates on the paper and then glue them down. Place the paper and candy in the bag and then add the topper to the top of the bag by gluing it on.

These are both so easy to easy in fact, you can whip a bunch out in no time! Have your child sign next to the heart, and you can even add a quick note on the back of the topper.
The best part? The toppers come in 3 colors and it is all free!

Free Teacher Appreciation Download from

You can download the free files by clicking below:

Teacher Appreciation Labels

Teacher Appreciation Treasure Red


Teacher Appreciation Treasure Yellow

Now go and get creating! Have so much fun telling those teachers thank you!

This post was orginally posted on I Heart Naptime as part of their contributor team.

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