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Lego Door Thrifty Lego Party Decorations

My kids are obsessed with legos.  Really obsessed.  I know I am not the only parent with kids that love legos, because seriously the brand is huge!

So it wasn’t a huge surprise to me when my 9 year old picked Lego Movie for his birthday party theme.   I was kind of excited about it, because there is so many thrifty, fun things you can do to decorate for a lego themed party!

Here is one of the party decoration ideas we came up with.

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You will need:

plastic party tablecloth (color of your choice)

small paper plates in the same color as tablecloth

packing tape or something that is strong enough to hold the plates on for the length of your party

Even better, you should be able to get everything at the dollar store, or in the party section of your favorite store for cheap!

Begin by trimming your table cloth down to the size of your door, if it is a door that will be being used.  If you aren’t using the door, it is even easier.  We did our coat closet and so I was able to just tape it onto the inside of the door.  I wasn’t worried about that part being pretty!  However, if you are doing a door that the inside will be seen, be sure to trim it down and tape it along the top, bottom, and sides where the tape will be hidden.  Also poke a hole for the door knob.

Once you are done taping up your tablecloth, put a piece of packing tape on the back of your paper plates so that they will stick to the front of your tablecloth.  For our normal sized door I used 8 plates.

Easy enough, right?  As the boys came in for the party they thought it was awesome that there was a giant lego!  This would also make a great backdrop for a photo booth!  Include some fun props and watch the party guests ham it up for the camera!

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DIY Locker Wallpaper For a Fraction of the Price!

This year my daughter starts middle school.  Along with that rite of passage comes her first time using a locker.  She was so excited and wanted to get dress up her locker and make it cool.  I get that.  Until I priced the stuff.  The majority of what I could find was $15 at the least.  Not a price I was willing to pay.  I did research for it, and while it says it is “magnetic locker paper” it is actually basically thick wrapping paper with magnets that come with it to hold up the corners.  That’s it!  What a rip off!  This company is making a killing off of  middle school/ junior high kids!

Considering the fact that I am a tight wad, combined with the fact that I have 3 kids to go school shopping for, locker wallpaper just wasn’t in the budget.  But, I decided why not try to make it on my own?  The only downfall of this is that the stuff you buy comes with the sections cut out for the lock, and coat hooks.  Big deal!

I had my daughter pick out some wrapping paper she loved.  Since it was less than $3 a roll, I let her pick two.  Then I followed the dimensions from the package of the premade stuff.  I cut two rectangles of each pattern in each dimension.  The depth is wider than the  width so 2 rectangles were 40 inches x 12 inches and 2 were 40 inches x 18 inches.

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This size turned out to be way too big!  (That made me wonder how mad I would’ve been if I had paid for the precut stuff and the whole thing had to be readjusted!)

So we went to the school, where I proceeded to embarrass said daughter by hanging the wallpaper she so desperately wanted (kids, can’t win right?)

It turned out cute!  With the exception of having to fold some sides in to make them small enough to fit, it was relatively easy to install!  I brought a pair of scissors with me and was able to cut a hole for the lock section and poke holes for the coat hooks.

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We chose to hang ours with the Loctite funtak adjustable blue strips so that it wouldn’t leave any trace on the locker.  I did it in a few spots down each side.  It seemed to work really well!

So there you have it!  Now you can make your own and decorate your tween’s locker!

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Apple Cars, have fun with food, #apples, #grapes, #toothpicks, #snacks, #healthysnacks, #healthyeating, #funwithfood, #food

Apple Cars, Have Fun With Food

We all want our families to eat healthy, right?  But lets be honest, sometimes it gets boring, doesn’t it?

I thought this was a great way to get kids to eat their healthy snack.  It even worked on my 11 year old who thought they were cute enough to eat!

You will need:

An apple cut into slices

Grapes cut in half

toothpicks

Push the toothpicks through the bottom of the slice and place a half grape on the end.

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Easy as can be right?!  Who wouldn’t love eating this cute snack?  Get the kids involved and let them help make them.  What a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.

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Aromatherapy Essential Oils DIY Gel Air Freshener, Makes a Great Gift Idea #DIY, #Essential OilsAromatherapy Essential Oils  DIY Gel Air Freshener

Essential Oils are rather popular right now.   You can use them in so many ways… did you know that you can use them to create a gel air freshener in just minutes and for pennies. Makes a great gift idea, too!  Make sure to save this idea so you can remember it for later. Aromatherapy Essential Oils DIY Gel Air Freshener, Makes a Great Gift Idea #DIY, #Essential Oils

Supplies needed:

Aromatherapy Essential Oils DIY Gel Air Freshener, Makes a Great Gift Idea #DIY, #Essential OilsDirections:

1. Begin by pouring the boiling water into a bowl. Stir in the two packs of gelatin powder and stir until dissolved.
2. Add in the cold water and continue to stir briskly.
3. Pour the mixture into your jars, leaving some room at the top to add your food coloring and scented oil.
4. Add in 5-7 drops of your favorite scented oil or perfume. The amount you add will depend on the size of your jar. Smaller jars will do well with 3-5 drops while larger will need more.
5. Add in 1-3 drops of food coloring in the hue of your choice. Again, the amount you add will depend on the size of your jar and how deep you wish for the color to be.
6. Stir the mixture gently so the oil and color disperses evenly.
7. Place the jar in a refrigerator for 2 hours or until set. Once your air freshener has turned to a solid gel, it is ready to be used. Place in any cool spot (out of the sun) where fragrance is needed.

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Whipped Body Butter with Essential Oils

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