Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pinspiration Sunday: Mustache Mugs

So you may have seen my AWESOME birthday party favor for the adults from my son's 1st birthday party...mustache mugs. But if you missed it, here's what I made:

So where did I get this idea? Pinterest, of course! A Beautiful Mess posted this great tutorial. This was probably the easiest project EVER! All you need is a mug (I got the white ones from Amazon for $20 per 12 mugs (unfortunately they only had one box left) and the black ones were from The Dollar Tree), a sharpie (I used black on the white mugs and silver on the black mugs), a baking sheet and an oven. Here's how I made mine...

I used my cricut machine with the Billionaire cartridge cut the mustache out of vinyl (which I already had because I was using the vinyl to make mustaches for the balloons). I stuck the mustache on the mugs and then traced around them. Next I took the mustache sticker off and colored it in. Then you bake them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

take them out and allow them to cool. These mugs were a HUGE HIT!

**SPECIAL NOTE** do not use in a dishwasher! Just gently hand wash them.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pinspiration Sunday: DIY Grip Socks

DIY grip socks...another great find on Pinterest…actually so easy I can’t believe I didn’t think of this on my own. Now that Grayson is on the move these days he needs to have grippers on his socks so his feet don't slide out from under him. Sure you can buy those socks but they can be pretty expensive. So why buy them?!?!

puffy paint

I went to Kohl's and got a 6 pack of patterned socks (I don't remember the cost but they were only a few bucks). I took an empty box and cut it into rectangles that would fit inside the socks.

I already had the paint but if you don't you can get it anywhere...Michael's, JoAnn's Fabrics, Wal-Mart. Mine is from A.C. Moore and I only paid just over $1 each (very inexpensive!) Then it's time to design...I wrote the size on the bottom so I would know for future use.

Follow the directions on the paint bottle. Mine said to let dry 4 hours and don’t wash for 72 hours. So simple and saves money…who doesn’t love that?