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Quick, Easy, Custom Photo Case For Your IPhone

Custom photo gifts are usually not inexpensive.  That makes it hard to be thrifty and give one of a kind photo gifts.  Until now!  Let me show you how to make a photo Iphone case of your own!  This will work with any phone you can get a clear case for.

You will need

A 3×5 photo

clear phone case. These ones on Amazon are super cheap!  I have been using mine for years with no problem!

Or other smartphone cases HERE

Scissors and or a small Exacto knife

template of your phone

A computer

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If you don’t already have a 3×5 photo, you can create one on your computer.  It is simple!  First, you will need a photo on your computer that you would like to use.  For best results, you will need your subject not to take up the whole image.  You will want it to be fairly small.  Open up your photo to edit it in Picasa.  You can play with color and such here if you would like to alter that.  Once you have the look you desire, click on “print photo” on the bottom of the screen.  Select the 3×5 size, shrink to fit, and adjust your properties so that it is printed on normal or higher quality.

Once it is printed, use your template (you can google templates and find one to trace) and trace it on the spot of the photo you would like to use for your case.  The hole for the camera lens can best be cut using a small exacto knife.

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Now that your photo is cut, you can make a fun label to go on it if you would like.  What a great way to say “Happy Mother’s day Grandma!” or “You’re the best!”  Make it something special by saying something special for your loved one.

Create your small label by printing it out, or even a label sticker with a handwritten note.  I printed mine out and added it to the front, they also help cover any imperfections in the photo (like holey jeans).

Just glue your label on and your one of a kind, customized photo gift is ready to give!Photo Phone case, make yours for les than $2 makes an awesome one of a kind gift idea #Iphone #Gift #Diy

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea ~ Personalized Flower Pail

A few years ago, my Mother in law gave me this flower pail.  I loved that it was personalized by my kids.  It may have been a simple gesture, but it is still one of my favorite gifts of all time!  While I can’t claim to have actually made it, I thought it was such a good idea I wanted to pass it along for anyone looking for an inexpensive, personal, creative Mother’s day gift this year.

You will need

A small pail

sharpies or other permanent marker, or paint marker

kids to color on the pail

Something to fill the pail (My Mother in law picked Gerber daisies, my favorite!)

Really it doesn’t take a lot of explanation for this. You have your child draw on the bucket with the permanent markers. Easy enough, right?

It is so simple and easy to make this. My kids are older now, and draw much differently, but I love that I have this little snippet of a time when they were so little!  My favorite part is that all of my kids added something to it and I have a small piece of each of them that I will treasure always.

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More Mothers Day Ideas:

DIY Paper Flowers for Mother’s Day

Simple Ideas to make Mother’s Day one she will never forget

Childrens Hand Print Flower Mother’s Day  DIY Card

Simple Mothers Day Card, for all ages

Corner Book Marks ~ Kids Craft for Mother’s Day

Simple Mothers Day Card ~ Heart Bloom Card

Simple Alphabet ~ Say “I Love You” with DIY ART

How To Make a Paper Daisy ~ Mothers Day Flowers DIY Craft

DIY Ring Holder ~ Great Teen Craft or Mothers Day Gift

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FREE Kids Meal at Olive Garden, Kids Eat Free at Olive Garden, Olive Garden CouponFree Kids Meal on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 4/24
For the third year in a row, Olive Garden is celebrating Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day by offering a coupon for a free children’s menu item (children under 12) for every adult entrée purchased on Thursday, April 24. After working up an appetite for lunch or dinner, parents presenting the coupon can order any entrée and their little professionals will receive a free kids menu item of their choice. All kids menu items are served with a drink and side.

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Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cakes on poka dot paper, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake
Easter is a fun time of year to celebrate with food and family
One cake mix makes 2 bunny cakes.
I made one out of coconut and the other out of marshmallow,
since not everyone likes coconut as much as I do.
This was super easy and fun to make!
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Supplies
One cake mix -Any flavor
Coconut
Marshmallows
Frosting in a tub (I made mine with powder sugar-
this way my little fingers in the house do not eat the frosting. lol)
Jelly beans
Green Food coloring
Pink construction paper
Red licorice (if you desire whiskers)
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1st…Make the cake mixes following the direction on the back of the box (I usually substitute apple sauce for oil)
2nd…Grease and flour 2 pans (either 8 or 9 inch pan) and bake using the instructions on the box.
3rd…Take cakes out of the pan and put on a cooling rack.  Put in the freezer.
I made these cakes in the morning while I was cooking breakfast, and I finished the cake after dinner that same day. This way I can frost and decorate on my time!
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow dying coconut, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake, #dyingcoconutWhen the cake was baking, I made the green grass for the bunny to lay in.
How to make Green Grass Coconut
1st… Put 1 cup of coconut in a container with a lid.
2nd… Put 5-8 drops of green food coloring on top of the coconut.
3rd…  Put lid on the container and shake.
4th…Wow! Coloring coconut was that simple, and no mess!
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1st… Place the cake down and cut in half.
2nd…Frost both sides of the halves.
3rd…Put the halves together and place on the platter you will be using to display the cake
4th…Cut a piece out of the front and frost the piece.  Put the frosted piece on the back for the tail.
Since the cake is cold, it frosts easily.
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Frost the outside of the cake, since the cake is cold; it frost easily.
Once you have frosted the outside and the frosting is drying, apply the coconut or the marshmallows.  Don’t let the frosting dry or the coconut or marshmallows will not stick.  Place the coconut or marshmallows in the palm of your hand and press on the cake.
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The Ears
1st…Cut out the ears.
2nd… Pinch the ears at the bottom.
3rd…Cut a slit in the top of the cake were you cut a piece of cake out.
Slice from back to front.  Slide the ear bottom in the slit area.
All done…Now it is beginning to look more like a bunny and less like a car.  (As my kids say)
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Now add the jelly beans for a nose and two eyes.  You can use shoe string licorice for whiskers too.
Sprinkle green grass coconut on both sides of the bunny.  Add a few jelly to the grass coconut along side the bunny.

To Make the Bunny Fatter
To make the bunny fatter, you can use all 4- halves side by side to make him wider.

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