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12 DIY Bath Bombs That Are Da Bomb Gift Ideas

by Jennifer Wieland
A Roundup of 12 DIY Bath Bombs That Are Da Bomb!

The holidays are right around the corner. That means my pocketbook is going to be stretched thin. I have a ton of immediate family to buy for and then there’s extended family, friends, co-workers, yada, yada, yada. You get the idea. Money gets tight quickly. I do try to buy gifts when I can throughout the year but that final push the last month or two can really hit hard. I like having gifts that I can make and give out. First of all, I think they are more thoughtful and secondly, you can find some inexpensive ones to make. Bath bombs are all the rage with girls, teens and women. So being able to make some as gifts or stocking stuffers is a perfect go-to DIY gift idea.

A Roundup of 12 DIY Bath Bombs That Are Da Bomb!

12 DIY Bath Bombs That Are Da Bomb

These bath bombs are just the DIY gift you need. This list has the perfect DIY bath bombs whether you have skin issues, a cold, want to unwind from the day or just want some that look pretty and smell good. These bath bombs also has you covered for DIY gifts for everything from Christmas, to Valentine’s Day, to Mother’s Day, birthdays and even get well soon gifts.

1. Orange Bath Bombs
2. Lavender Bath Bombs
3. Heart Bath Bombs
4. Peppermint Bath Bombs
5. Fizzy Bath Bombs
6. Eucalyptus Bath Bombs
7. Belle’s Bath Bomb
8. Galaxy Bath Bombs
9. Chlorine Blasting Bath Bombs
10. Cupcake Bath Bombs
11. Mason Jar Bath Bombs
12. Unicorn Bath Bombs

Packaging up these bath bombs as gift is simple, easy and inexpensive. All you need to do is place them in cellophane bags and finish a label and some decorative ribbons If you want a more polished idea add them to a mason jar and finish it off with a top and side label, a pretty bow and a tag with instructions. 

 

 

 


20 Beauty and the Beast Makes & Bakes

by Jennifer Wieland
20 Beauty and the Beast Makes & Bakes

Tell me I’m not alone. Tell me I’m not the only one thinking I can belt out a perfect rendition of Be Our Guest in my excitement to see the all new Disney Beauty and the Beast coming out later this month? With all of the excitement I wanted to take a moment here to share with you 20 Beauty and the Beast makes & bakes that will have you totally in the spirit of the new film!

 20 Beauty and the Beast Makes & Bakes
1. Tale As Old As Time Journal Craft Beauty & The Beast
2. Disney Crafts For Kids Beauty & The Beast
3. Beauty And The Beast Ornament
4. Disney Princess Quiet Book
5. Beauty & The Beast Lego Build
6. Princess Belle Dress Up Costume
7. Beauty & The Beast Hama Bead Craft
8. Princess Belle Cake
9. Chip K Cup Craft
10. Lefou’s Brew Recipe
11. French Apple Tart Inspired By Beauty & The Beast
12. DIY Beast Costume
13. Cogsworth Christmas ornament
14. Beauty & The Beast Chip Rice Krispie Treats
15. DIY Princess Belle Pinata
16. Beauty & The Beast Donuts
17.Chip K Cup Craft
18. Beauty & The Beast Emoji Cookies
19. Belles Crown
20. Beauty and the beast Chip Teacup

Now, if those weren’t enough, check out this awesome video by TaleCookies on making some yummy and beautiful looking Mrs. Potts and Chip cookies!

 

 

 

 

 


8 Awesome Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

by Jennifer Wieland
Wayfair Housewarming Party - Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas #wayfairhomemaker

Wayfair Housewarming Party - Teacher APpreciation Gift Ideas #wayfairhomemaker

It’s hard to believe that the end of another school year is quickly approaching! My kids will soon be moving on from their teachers they currently have and it’s time for me to thank them for the tremendous job they have done for them and the rest of their students this year. Having worked for our school district before and being an executive board member of our PTA I know how hard the school staff work each and every day.That’s why when I got to host and pick what I wanted to do for a Wayfair Housewarming Party I knew I wanted to focus on teacher appreciation gift ideas. Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3rd this year or you can always just wait and hand them out at the end of the school year. Either way, your child’s teacher will definitely appreciate these gift ideas. 

Being a printable lover, foodie, baker and all around sweets junkie I have some fun and easy ideas from past years here on My Sweet Sanity but I am also going to share some awesome ideas from some of the other Wayfair Homemakers as well. 

Wayfair Housewarming Party - Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas #wayfairhomemaker

Photos courtesy of Wife In Progress, Organized 31, Craving Some Creativity and Tiger Strypes.

Upcycled Pringles Can & a Free Teacher Appreciation Printable from My Sweet Sanity (That’s me!)

This is a great way to reuse something and turn it into something special. It’s a project the kids can help with and once the project is done the kids can also help bake a special cookie treat for their teacher to fill it with.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

As a baker and someone who routinely baked for the staff when I worked for the district I can tell you how much a little sugar boost is loved during the day.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

DIY Painter Tile Coasters from Wife in Progress

I absolutely adore this idea as a teacher appreciation gift! It’s inexpensive, your child can do it themselves and it’s so functional! Your child can let their artistic side come through with this project. Plus with all the warm weather everyone knows how much cups sweat so this would be a great way to help a teacher protect their desk and all the papers they have on it. 

DIY Painted Tile Coasters for Teacher Appreciation #WayfairHomemaker

Photo courtesy of Wife In Progress

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts from Organized 31

I don’t know about you but for my kids being on IEPs and having special needs they have multiple teachers, aides and therapists that all deserve thank yous at the end of the year or sometimes at just random times. I love this easy, inexpensive and fun way to tell your child’s teachers thank you for all they do. I know the sugar and caffeine rush will also go a long way in making the days easier on them. 

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts #WayfairHomemaker

Photo courtesy of Organized 31

Candle Jar Succulent Garden from Wife in Progress

I am a huge fan of crafts that recycle or upcycle things that would be normally tossed into the trash and end up at some landfill. I also happen to burn a lot of candles here and am excited to give this a try not just as a teacher gift but for me as well. As for a teacher gift succulents in small planters like this are a great way to gift some greenery to a garden loving teacher with pots small enough for her to keep in class near the windows. 

Teacher Appreciation gift idea - Candle Jar Succulent Garden #WayfairHomemaker

Photo courtesy of Wife In Progress

Teacher Appreciation Printable Gift Tag and Tea Gift Idea from My Sweet Sanity

I am a tea drinker and I know there are a lot of others that love the stuff as well. Last year I created this adorable lemon slice gift tag printable to attach to an insulated cup filled with different teas and sweeteners. This is a fun and useful idea because who couldn’t use an insulated cup especially a teacher when there are still many schools across the country without air conditioners. This will definitely help keep a teacher hydrated. 

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

“Back to School Cake” from Tiger Strypes

This is a fun, cute and creative way to help a teacher replenish their school supplies for the next year! Plus, as we all know, every great celebration needs an equally great cake! You could even get creative and swap out the pencils for some fun can colorful pens or colored pencils. There are so many possibilities with this one and the great thing is you can get most of the supplies you’ll need to make this at the dollar store. 

Wayfair Housewarming Party - Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas Back to School Cake #wayfairhomemaker

Photo courtesy of Tiger Strypes

Free Teacher Appreciation Printable from Craving Some Creativity

This beautiful printable is delightful in its own right but I love how she used a ruler to make it into a stake that sits inside of a flower growing kit! What a perfect and special card and gift idea for a teacher who loves to garden! Plus, the DIY flower growing kit will make for a nice summer project one afternoon. After hours and hours of kids in a classroom I’m sure the quiet project will be a dream.

Wayfair Housewarming Party  Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas - Free Teacher Appreciation Printable #wayfairhomemaker

Photo courtesy of Craving Some Creativity

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub from Wife in Progress

After a school year of dealing with rambunctious children all day long, every teacher deserves a little pampering. This simple homemade gift is easy to do and I’m sure will be appreciated as a way to get sore, tired feet summer ready. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of peppermint or want a more summery scent, that’s no big deal. Just swap out the peppermint essential oil for something more refreshing like lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit. 

Wayfair Housewarming Party Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas - Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub #wayfairhomemaker

Photo courtesy of Wife in Progress

Crafting and DIY not your thing? Don’t you worry! Wayfair has a great selection of items that any teacher would be happy to get as a gift. Many teachers spend money out of their own pockets to stock and decorate their classrooms and a stimulating classroom helps to engage children. Just head over HERE and browse some awesome classroom necessities so your child’s teacher can get a jump on next year without taking a hit to their pocketbook. 

Do you have any other great Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas?

 

 


Ultimate Valentine’s Day Round-Up

by Jennifer Wieland
Ultimate Valentine's Day Roundup

 

 
Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the Social Fabric Community has put together the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Round-Up to help you prepare for the season of love. From tutorials to crafts to delicious recipes, we have something for everyone. We dare you not to fall in love with these ideas!

Ultimate Valentine's Day Roundup

 

Craft/DIY/Tutorial

Friendly Valentine Candy Jar – Creative Ramblings

Valentine Felt Envelopes – Good Morning Loretta

Valentine’s Day Candy Filled Mason Jar – Savvy Saving Couple

Valentine’s Day Love Bug Craft – Maryland Momma’s Rambles

Last-Minute Quick, Cute Cut-Out Cards – Our Daily Craft

DIY Heart Shaped Massage Bars – Thriftanista in the City

Valentine Memo Chalkboard – Southern Couture

Valentine’s Day Chalkboard Decoration – Pretty in Pigment

Flower Vase Craft – Polka Dotted Blue Jay

No-Sew Ribbon Embellished Cocktail Napkins – Atta Girl Says

Macaroni Art Lace Hearts – ABCs and Garden Peas

Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Favors – Home. Made. Interest.

Hand Lettered Valentine Notecards – One Artsy Mama

Instagram Magnetic Bookmarks – Happy Go Lucky Blog

Birdseed Heart Valentines – Made with Happy

Valentine’s Day Burlap Wreath – The Farm Girl Gabs

Cute Flower Valentines for Kids – Love, Jaime

DIY Valentine Flower Corsage – Suburban Wife, City Life

DIY Valentine’s Snowglobes – Woods of Bell Trees

Valentine Envelop Chair Backers – 2Paws Designs

Reversible Valentine’s Day/St. Patrick’s Day Banner – Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines – Bubbly Nature Creations

DIY Button Heart Picture Collage – Our Piece of Earth

Kids’ Valentine’s Day Gift with FREE Printable – A Cowboy’s Life

Easy Mesh and Ribbon Valentine’s Day Wreath – My Pinterventures

Snickerdoodle Sugar Scrub Recipe – Sunny Sweet Days

Valentine’s Day Verse on Burlap – Life with Captain Fussybuckets

12 Days of Romance Scavenger Hunt – The Mama Zone

Candy Kiss Ring – So TIPical Me

Valentine’s Day Hand Print Craft – As Cute as a Bug’s Ear

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Ribbon Banner – Aprons and Stilletos

Date Night with a Romantic Treasure Hunt – The TipToe Fairy

Chalkboard Gift Box – Organized Island

Easy Valentines Felt Pillow Cover – Creative Southern Home

Polar Fleece Ruffle Heart Wreath – Joy’s Life

Making A Valentine’s Day Rag Wreath with Fabric Scraps – Third Stop on the Right

Washi Tape Bubble Valentines – Moneywise Moms

Homemade Candles in 5 Easy Steps – Lemon Peony

DIY Felt Ornaments for Valentine’s Day – 3 Little Greenwoods

Butterfly Valentine’s Day Craft – Sarah in the Suburbs

Epsom Salt DIY Valentine Candles – A Day in the Motherhood

I “DOVE” You Printable with Candy – Newlywed Survival

Rainbow Heart PomPom Garland – Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Wishes

Valentine’s Day Printed Burlap Subway – Occasionally Crafty

Pom Pom Cupcakes Valentine Craft – Cute as a Fox

Valentine’s Wooden Door Hanger – We Got the Funk

Hearts Aplenty: Valentine’s Day DIY Decor – Woman in Real Life

Love Letters Simple Valentine’s Day Craft – Craving Some Creativity

Valentine’s Day Coffee Cup Sleeve – Craving Cynchronicity

How to Make a Great Loves Print – My Sweet Sanity

Cross Stitch Heart Pillow – Cutesy Crafts

Free Valentine’s Day Cards Kids Can Make – Happy and Blessed Home

Recipe

Valentine Cupcakes – Home Maid Simple

Valentine’s Day Cakes – Charleston Crafted

Red Velvet Pudding Cups – Mostly Homemade Mom

Blood Orange Panna Cotta – Mooshu Jenne

Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts – Drugstore Divas

Cranberry Bliss Bars – Swanky Recipes

Valentine Rice Crispy Treats – Midwestern Moms

Chocolate Valentine Sandies – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

M&M’s® Red Velvet Brownies – Julie is Coco and Cocoa

Nutella Filled Conversation Hearts – A Million Moments

Conversation Hearts Martini – JVKOM Chronicles

Valentine’s Day S’mores Dip – Our Mini Family

M&M’s® Red Velvet Blondies – The NYC Talon

Valentine’s Day Cheesecake Brownies – West of the Loop

Red Velvet Cheesecakes – Houseful of Nicholes

Chocolate Kiss Valentine’s Day Cookies – Moscato Mom

Chocolate and Candy Valentine Popcorn – Made by a Princess

Easy Valentine’s Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies – Janine Huldie

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe – Scrappy Geek

Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce – Graceful Order

Love Dipped Wafers – Sparkles to Sprinkles

Valentine’s Day Bento Lunch – Diana Rambles

“Blackened” Seafood Medley for a Low-Calorie Valentine’s Dinner – Broken TeePee

Sweet Salty Fudge – Foody Schmoody Blog

Valentine’s Day Covered Pretzels – Texas Type A Mom

Valentine’s Popcorn – Mommy’s Bundle

The Easiest Valentine’s Day Fudge Recipe – Young at Heart Mommy

Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies – Ilona’s Passion

Valentine’s Day Blondies – Saving You Dinero

Super Healthy Pomegranate-Cranberry-Almond Smoothie – Easy Cooking with Molly

Brownie Cut-outs – Tramplingrose

Puppy Valentine’s Day Cookies – Staying Close to Home

Valentine OREO Brownie Bar Recipe – As Mom Sees It

Strawberry-Vanilla Ice Cream Pie – Johanny’s Kitchen

Strawberry Filled Chocolate Cake – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles – Food Lovin Family

Honey Bee My Valentine Cakes – I Don’t Have Time for That

Red Velvet Valentine’s Day Parfaits – Living a Sunshine Life

Homemade Strawberry Syrup – Day by Day in Our World

Cranberry Hootycreek Cookies – Momma DJane

Red Velvet Donuts – Frugal Family Tree

Strawberry Mocha Granola – Strength & Sunshine

Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – Tales of a Ranting Ginger

Chocolate Shot Glasses – The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Chocolate Pretzel Kisses – Just 2 Sisters

Valentine’s Candy Bark – Life with the Crust cut off

Chocolate Kiss Shooter! – Housewives of Frederick County

Super Simple Valentine’s Day Candy Hearts – My Real Food Family

Easy Strawberry Crinkle Cookies – Meatloaf & Melodrama

3 Ingredient Strawberry Brownies – Fun Things to Do in Central Mass

Nutella Baked Brie – Basil and Bubbly

Easy Cupid Crinkles – Creative Southern Home

Valentine’s Day Edible Tic Tac Toe Game – A Frugal Friend

Valentine’s Day Ombre Sweet Treat – Tastefully Frugal

Party

How to Throw a Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Party – Amber Nicole Blogs

Valentine’s Day Party for Tweens – Soiree Event Design

Love is in the Air Valentine Table – Not Just a Mommy

Valentine’s Day Tea Party – The Peanuts Gang

Printables

Easy Valentine’s Printables – I am the Maven®

Printable Valentine’s Day Lunch Box Notes and Coupons – Gluesticks Blog

“I Love You Like” Valentine’s Free Printable – C’mon Get Crafty

4 Free Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages – Saving More than Me

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt Clues – Mom on the Side

Valentine Gift for Kids {Free Printable} – Fun on a Dime

Crayon Valentines Printable – Mom’s Messy Miracles

Tic Tac Toe XOXO Valentine with Free Printable – Housewife Eclectic

Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids – Simple Living Mama

2 Free Printable Valentines (Owls) – Altamonte Family

Love is in the Air Valentine Card – Making of a Mom

Matchstick Valentine Free Printable – Frenchie

Valentine’s Day Lunch Box Notes & Jokes – Coupons are Great

I “Wheelie” Like You Car Valentine Printable – Artsy Momma

Round-Up

Valentine’s Day Guide – The Ranting Latina!

24 Frugal Valentine’s Ideas – Real: The Kitchen and Beyond

7 Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day – Downshifting PRO

5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for Bloggers – That Chic Mom

Top 5 Romantic Restaurants to Eat at in East Greenwhich, Rhode Island – Mama Luvs Books

Other

War Room Movie Night – A Beautiful Exchange

Pairing Chocolate with Wine & Spirits – In Good Taste

Valentine’s Day Make-up Tutorial – Glam Hungry Mom

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home – Natasha Byrd

 

Can you feel the love tonight with all these great Valentine’s Day inspired activities?

 

 


4th of July Edible Centerpieces

by Jennifer Wieland
4th of July Edible Centerpieces

 

 

The 4th of July is this weekend and for us the holiday usually involves the local parade, a family BBQ and fireworks to round out the night. I’m sure this is also how a lot of other people spend the day as well. It’s a great holiday for friends, family and fun. For the tables this year I decided to make 4th of July edible centerpieces since our family is over run with kids currently. Something that the kids or kids at heart could just grab and nosh on when they felt like it. 

4th of July Edible Centerpieces

These edible centerpieces consist of star marshmallows in two sizes, Rice Krispie Treats cut out with a star cookie cutter, candies and sprinkles for the edible portion.

4th of July Edible Centerpieces

This is also a great thing to make and let the kids put them together and decorate. Not only does it lessen your work but it also keeps the kids out-of-the-way so you can get everything else done. 

4th of July Edible Centerpieces

For the stands to hold the edible treats you can use any red, white or blue containers that you think will work. I personally used a red, square, bamboo cup and a blue, oval, tin bucket. 

4th of July Edible Centerpieces

4th of July Edible Centerpieces
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
59g
Yields
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213
Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 47g
16%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 20 Rice Krispie Treats (homemade or store bought cut into stars)
  2. 20 small star shaped marshmallows
  3. 20 large star shaped marshmallows
  4. chocolate melts (red, white or blue)
  5. candies and sprinkles to decorate
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate melts in the microwave in disposable pastry bags.
  2. Using candy sticks or wooden skewers slide the small star marshmallow on. Then a candy should follow next. Then add the large marshmallow and follow that with another candy. Then add the Rice Krispie Treat to the stick. Lay the assembled sticks onto a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Decorate the marshmallows and Rice Krispie Treats with the melted chocolate, candies and sprinkles.
Notes
  1. To assemble the centerpieces all you need to do is place floral foam into the containers you are using. Insert the completed marshmallow and Rice Krispie Treat pops into the floral foam, adjusting until you are satisfied. Cover the floral foam with crinkle paper in the color of your choice.
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Sew Cool Sewing Studio – So Much Crafty Fun for Kids

by Jennifer Wieland
Get your kids creative and crafty with the Sew Cool Sewing Studio
I was provided a sample for the purpose of review but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

A few weeks ago I attended the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. There my kids and I were able to check out all of the hot new toys and games coming out. One of the first toys we saw there was Spin Master’s Sew Cool Sewing Studio. My daughter had to be pried away from this toy! She absolutely loved, loved, loved it! So when Spin Master asked if I’d like to review one on the blog I immediately said yes! The Sew Cool Sewing Studio is a perfect gift for any child who loves crafts and being creative.

Get your kids creative and crafty with the Sew Cool Sewing Studio

My daughter has a little vanity in her room and she has now turned it into her sewing table. She went through all of the included projects the first night and it’s not like there aren’t a ton included. It comes with 9 different projects. Luckily from all of the crafting I do around here myself I have a large supply of scrap felt. She has been supplying her creative, crafting from there now. She has even been coming up with her own little projects outside of the included patterns. She’s made a case for her sunglasses and these little envelope pouches for jewelry.

Get your kids creative and crafty with the Sew Cool Sewing Studio

The Sew Cool Sewing Studio is for kids ages 6 and up. My daughter will be six in 1 1/2 months and she had no problems learning how to use and operate the Sew Cool machine. The machine itself does not work like a traditional sewing machine as there is no actual thread. Instead you use felt and the pieces are felted together. The felting needles are enclosed so you don’t have to worry about little fingers getting hurt at all.

Get your kids creative and crafty with the Sew Cool Sewing Studio

If you have a creative child at home that loves craft projects then this is the perfect gift for them this holiday season! The kids love being able to create and having a finished project that they can use or give to a friend or loved one as a little present.

Get your kids creative and crafty with the Sew Cool Sewing Studio

 

To learn more about the Sew Cool Sewing Studio or other Spin Master Toys be sure to follow them on Twitter, on Pinterest and on Instagram for more Sew Cool ideas.

 

 


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