Showing posts with label celebrations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label celebrations. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Thread Wrapped Candles

1I saw some string wrapped candles in a catalog recently and thought what a great idea it was to jazz up some plain candles for a festive celebration.

3This is such a budget friendly way to create a colorful centerpiece for a fun celebration. Everything I used for this project, I had on hand. The candles were purchased after the holidays on clearance. They’re Hanukkah candles. Larger than birthday cake candles and they come in a variety of colors and styles.

10Just wrap some thread or string around each candle in a random pattern. You can melt the ends of the thread to the bottom of the candle to secure them.

6The candle holders are made out of corrugated cardboard. Simple cut a strip and wrap them around the candle base. Secure the end of the corrugated cardboard with a strip of hot glue.

5Add some fun knick knacks that you might have. These are some fun bobble head animals from my son’s room.

8And it wouldn’t be a festive celebration without a little confetti.

9Super fun and colorful. These would be a colorful addition for a birthday party, Cinco de Mayo celebration or just about anything.
{As with any candle, never leave unattended}
Thanks for visiting my little corner of the creative world.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Kid’s Table Easter Bunny Table Decor

Easter Bunny Kid's Table Decor via homework | carolynshomework.comI think Easter brings out the inner-cuteness in all of us. These little wooden bunnies are so sweet I couldn’t let this season go by without using them on something.

Monday, March 24, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Marbled Easter Eggs {marbling with nail polish}

Mabled Easter Eggs with nail polish and water via homework | carolynshomework.comI recently posted a beautiful round up of one dozen inspiring Easter Eggs. I seriously want to make them all! We’ll see how far I get but in the meantime, I started with these marbled eggs.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Valentine Heart Garland ~ The Duck® Way

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Valentine Heart Garland with Duck Tape via homework |

Here’s a quick and easy project that you can adapt for any season. A sweet heart garland made out of Duck Brand® tape.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Vintage Button Heart

Vintage Button Heart via homework |

I had this idea to use up some of my vintage buttons and create a little heart on an embroidery hoop. I naively thought that I had come up with some sort of original idea to create a little heart. Ha – I checked Pinterest and I discovered there are entire boards dedicated to button hearts on embroidery hoops. There are even hearts using red thread which again I thought would be original. Oh well, I decided to go ahead and create the little project that I had visualized even if it’s been done many, many times.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Valentine Soap Gifts

Valentine Soap Gift ~ diy wrapper via homework |

Need an inexpensive gift idea for Valentine’s Day? Stock up on pretty soaps at your local gift or discount store then make them extra special with your own diy soap wrap.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Chinese New Year {paper fortune cookies}

Chinese New Year Paper Fortune Cookies via homework  | carolynshomework
The Chinese New Year is on January 31st and this year is the year of the horse. I thought it would be fun to make some paper fortune cookies to celebrate the event.

Monday, December 30, 2013

INKLING: new year’s resolution printable

A little new year printable for you just in time for your New Year’s Eve party. Simply download the file, print out and cut them out.  Resolutions can be big or small. From life changing healthier choices to simple things like, being kinder, getting more sleep, or taking more time for yourself. Not having a party? Fill them out yourself or with your family. Roll them up and store them away until next year and see how well you did.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: New Year’s Eve Confetti Straws

New Year's Eve Confetti Straws via homework | carolynshomework.comEvery year I try to come up with a new way to package up confetti for New Year’s Eve. That way, everyone just gets a small handful and the confetti and glitter clean up is somewhat manageable. Besides, the package makes it all the more fun.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

EXTRA CREDIT: Holiday Your Way at Bed Bath & Beyond

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bed Bath & Beyond for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

timthumbThe holidays extend past Christmas with celebrations going through New Years and beyond. Bed Bath & Beyond has you covered with Holiday Your Way– a destination for inspiration, ideas and solutions for the holiday season. You’ll find delicious Holiday Recipes, Holiday Entertaining tips and how-tos and loads of inspiration, like the champagne punch pictured above.

Monday, December 16, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Animal Snow Globe

Animal Snow Globe via homework | www.carolynshomework.comThere have been a couple of trends that I love in the crafty world – snow globes made from jars and painted plastic animals. I decided to combine the two into a holiday stacked animal snow globe.

Monday, December 9, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Easy Glitter Tape Place Cards

Easy Glitter Tape Place Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comNothing dresses up a table like pretty place cards. It makes everyone feel special to have their name marking their reserved spot at the table. These glitter tape place cards are super quick and easy to make and will add a touch of glitter and elegance to my holiday table.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Glitter Ornament with Dimensional Magic

Dimensional Magic Holiday Ornaments via homework |
Oh... hello December, where did you come from? It's sort of strange to rush into the holiday season when you still have Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator. But here we are and I lucked out and happen to have a holiday ornament post all ready to go. I participated in UCreate's Handmade Ornament Series a few weeks ago and now is a perfect time to reshare my ornament. Of course, I couldn’t resist using a little glitter to start off my holiday crafting season.

Monday, December 2, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Brown Paper Packages Advent

Brown Paper Packages Advent via homework | carolynshomework.comPhew… I barely finished this year’s Advent Countdown in time. We’re on day 2 so I probably should have had this all done a week ago. But a week ago I was thinking about turkey and stuffing. With not much time, I went with a simple concept this year inspired by the classic lyrics “brown paper packages tied up with string…”

Monday, November 25, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings

Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings via homework | carolynshomework.comI mentioned last week that this year, I’m not hosting Thanksgiving at my house (fist bumps everyone)! But when I do have large gatherings, I like to use napkin rings even if I’m not going to use cloth napkins.

Monday, November 18, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway


It’s Christmas Baker's Edition Giveaway Event

I’m so excited for this giveaway. I joined a large group so that I could offer you a giveaway with a fantastic prize. Wouldn't this shiny red Kitchen Aid Mixer make your holidays jolly!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: bridal shower decor on a budget

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleTarget

Bridal Shower Decor with bathroom tissue flowers via homework | carolynshomework.comBridal season is around the corner but if you’re planning a wedding or planning a bridal shower now is the time to start thinking about the details. Believe me, I’ve done my share of planning and hosting bridal showers. They seem to come in waves and can be expensive to host. Here’s a creative bridal shower décor idea that’s also friendly on the budget.