Sunday, May 31, 2015

Goodbye May, Hello June!

It's been a busy time at our house. We are preparing for our move from Illinois to Michigan, and everything that goes along with getting a house on the market! We had been looking for a new home in Michigan while simultaneously getting things done around our IL house to list it - however, even after we thought we had found "the one" it ended up not quite working out!

I will be updating along the way on YouTube all about our moving journey!

I'm also hoping to BLOG some more now going forwards... I will do a post about my thoughts on it, but after migrating BACK to Blogger from Word Press, I feel like I'm going to be more inclined to check in a bit more!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Princess DIY #DisneySide Party Crafts!

I'm excited to finally be able to share our princess craft tutorial video with you! And don't forget to check out the link at the end to see our #DisneySide video on the Disney Parks YouTube Channel!

These crafts are super simple to make and perfect for ANY princess party!

We made Ariel and Rapunzel themed sets, and you can chose colors to match any princess theme! The crowns are made out of pipe cleaners (if you have boys attending the party - they can join in on the fun too! Use pipe cleaners to make crowns, scepters, or swords.) - and the princess skirts are now sew made out of craft headbands and strands of tulle!

To start out, cut out alternating color pieces of tulle to fill up each hole around the bottom of the headband. Make sure the length is DOUBLE the length that you want the skirt to be! Push the center through the hole on the skirt, and then loop the fabric through to secure it. Do that the entire length around the headband... and voila! An adorable and easy to make princess skirt! Perfect for an inexpensive party favor or to use as dress up at your princess party!

For the crowns, select pipe cleaners and make a "halo" to fit around the child's head. Then attach pipe cleaners of varying lengths to decorate the tiara as desired. All of the four year olds at the party could do this one on their own!

Check out our #DisneySide Princess Party HERE:

And for more #DisneySide fun, check out my visit to Walt Disney World as a part of the All Star Creators Conference in January 2015!

* Thanks to Disney for inviting me to the 2015 All Star Creators Conference at Walt Disney World! Videos in this post were done in collaboration with Disney. I received complimentary air transportation, park tickets, and hotel accommodations to attend the All Star Creator's Conference. All opinions are my own.