DIY: BACK TO SCHOOL CALENDAR

DIY:ย BACK TO SCHOOL CALENDAR

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ย What you’ll need:ย 

  • Picture Frame (As large or as small as you want)
  • Stencil or Stick on Letters
  • Coloured Cardstock
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Stickers or Paper Art ( Paper flowers form Michaels)

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  1. Start by removing the backing from your picture frame. I used the paper insert for my Calendar but you could definitely use bristol board. Feel free to add colourful or patterned paper here.

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2. Cut your cardstock so that you can fit 7 across and 5 down. I cut my pieces into 3 inches by 4 inches.

3. Use your stencil and/or stick on letters to decorate the top of your Calendar. I used a stencil for the first letter of each day and I used stick on letters for the header.

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4. Now the fun part! Put the backing back into the frame and use your dry erase markers to add numbers to your calender. If this is for your kids you can assign them different colours… allow them to draw on it and yes… even add stickers.

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5. This is such a fun way to get them excited to head back to school (and to stay organized too).

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You can watch my segment on Morning Live here:

DIY CALENDAR- JACLYN COLVILLEUntil next time,

Jackie

CANADA DAY DIYS

School’s out, the kids are home and you’re looking for some fun crafts to keep them entertained. I’ve got the perfect solution for you!

DIY: SMORE DIP

Smore DipRecipe from FiveHeartHome

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Grease your pan with butter.
  3. Fill the bottom of a round baking pan with chocolate chips.
  4. Place 15 Large Marshmallows on top (Halved)
  5. Place in oven for 5-7 mins.
  6. Serve with graham crackers and enjoy!

*** If your marshmallows arn’t toasted enough then put the broiler on for 1 minute. Watch them closely. ***

DIY: STRING LIGHTS

Ping Pong Lights

Picture from Pinterest

Directions:

  1. Buy a string of christmas lights with the small bulbs.
  2. Poke small holes (big enough for your bulbs to fit through) into your ping pong balls.
  3. Pop the bulbs into the ping pong balls.
  4. Ta da! Easy to make and so pretty to look at.

DIY: FIREWORK SHIRTS

Canada Day Shirts

Photo from Chaos Served Daily.

So while you’re busy making the smore dip and decorating with your new string lights the kids can make their own Canada Day Shirts! I love this craft idea. Easy, fun and wearable.

What you’ll need:

  • White t-shirt
  • Coloured sharpies
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Eye dropper

Directions:

  1. Using a sharpie draw lines or dots on your shirt.
  2. Take your eye dropper and drop some rubbing alcohol onto your sharpie drawing.
  3. You’ll see the marker start to bleed outwards.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Wear it!

Wishing you all a safe and happy Canada Day!

Jaclyn Colville Canada Day

Until next time,
Jackie

DIY: RUSTIC WEDDING SIGN

DIY: Rustic Wedding Sign

Wooden Wedding Sign

Photo from Pinterest.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A Wooden Sign- 50% off right now at Michaels $4.99
  • White Paint
  • A Thin Paint Brush
  • Stencils

On Etsy you might see signs this this for anywhere from $35.00 – $100.00.

This version will cost you from $5.00 – $10.00 to make.

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Step 1: Stain your Sign. Remember to wear protective gloves and use a cloth to rub the stain into the wood.

Step 2: Using your stencil trace your letters with a pen.

Step 3: Paint your letters using a thin paint brush.

Step 4: Using a permanent marker add shadows to your letters (as seen below)

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Step 5: This is where I added some bamboo letters. This is not a necessary step.

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When you’re finished it will look something like this:

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You can make the DIY Garland by using twine, dollar store flowers, construction paper and a glue gun. Easy peasy!

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Be sure to check out ย my segment on Morning Live for more detail.

http://t.co/yROPSK7dYu

Until next time,

Jackie xo