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Seasonably Cute DIY Fall Button Tree

by Jennifer Wieland
Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Fall has definitely arrived. The temperatures are finally cooling off. It’s getting dark earlier and earlier. The leaves are changing colors and falling to create a colorful blanket over the ground. With the arrival of fall always comes great opportunities to decorate your home in the warm rich colors of the season.  If your anything like me though you want to be able to decorate on a budget and your kids want to help. That’s what makes this DIY fall button tree perfect! It’s inexpensive, your kids can do it and each one will be completely different. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

One of the really great things about this craft project is that it can easily be made with items that many of us already have on hand at home. That makes this a great project for the kids to do on a day off school or a rainy afternoon.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Materials

Template 
8″ x 10″ picture frame
Hot glue
Buttons in various sizes and colors – I use Favorite Findings Buttons

Instructions

Using your printer, print out the template on card stock and cut to 8″ x 10″.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Place your printed and cut template on a flat, protected surface.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Pick out and arrange the buttons to your liking. Use as many or as few as you like. You can even layer the buttons on each other.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Using a hot glue gun, glue buttons onto the tree template. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

When finished, take apart your frame and place the tree in front of the glass. Put the frame back together and you’re all set to enjoy!

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

This is a very pretty fall decorating idea and can easily be done in under 30 minutes. A grouping of them on the wall each with different buttons and button patterns would be beautiful. 

 

Do you like to change out decorations in your home based on the holiday or season?

 

 

 


Free Ball Printable Plus Three End of School Year Gift Ideas

by Jennifer Wieland
1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls!

This time of year always seems to go on forever and yet happens in the blink of an eye. By the end of the school year the kids and I are both SO ready for the year to be over. It’s nice they want to be outside and I’m just tired of arguing with people to wake up in the morning and do homework at night. My daughter always wants a little present to bring the last day of school to hand out to her classmates. This year I decided to come up with a free ball printable that could be used for multiple gift ideas. That’s right, one printable but three great yet inexpensive gift ideas.

1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls! #PaddleBall #BeachBall #SoakerBall #SplashBall #WaterBomb #EndofSchoolYear #GiftIdea #Printable

Most of the printables I’ve done in the past for classroom gift ideas have been very specific. This time I wanted to create a printable that you could pair with several inexpensive end of school year gift ideas. With the fun, summer beach theme of this printable it easily pairs with paddle balls, beach balls, splash/soaker balls.

Paddle Ball Gift Idea

The paddle ball gift idea was a last-minute add-on. I found some fun paddle balls at the party supply store for only 60¢ and they had fun designs on them.

1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls! #PaddleBall #EndofSchoolYear #GiftIdea #Printable

Beach Ball Gift Idea

Beach balls are in stock everywhere now. I found them for 99¢ and $1 at several stores.

1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls! #BeachBall #EndofSchoolYear #GiftIdea #Printable

Splash/Soaker Balls Gift Idea

Splash/soaker balls are also in stock everywhere you go. The two packs I used were found at my local dollar store but I also found a giant bag of 24 at my party store for only $9.99 that you could easily place in baggies. 

1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls! #SplashBall #EndofSchoolYear #GiftIdea #Printable #SoakerBall #WaterBomb

I have made the printables available in three different sizes. To download and print the size you need just click the appropriate link below the picture. 

1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls! #PaddleBall #BeachBall #SoakerBall #SplashBall #WaterBomb #EndofSchoolYear #GiftIdea #Printable

3.5″ X 5″             4″ X 6″              5″ X 7″

 

 

 

 

 


Halloween Fang Printable Perfect for Class Parties

by Jennifer Wieland
Halloween fang printable perfect for class parties or trick-or-treat handouts!

My two youngest boys love all things Halloween that involve spooky, gory and gross. I wanted to create a printable that I could pair with something that they would find amusing. I also wanted it to be something a little more mature. Something that tweens and teens would be amused by and not find babyish. I came up with the idea for this fun Halloween fang printable that’s perfect for class parties for tweens.

Halloween fang printable perfect for class parties or trick-or-treat handouts! 

This printable is a little on the macabre side and not at all cutesy like most of my printables. Since my two youngest boys are getting older though they like less of the cutesy and more of the ghastly and I am oddly fond of this creepy creation. The styles and colors are the perfect blend of classic vampire!

Halloween fang printable perfect for class parties or trick-or-treat handouts!

When I first came up with this idea for this Halloween fang printable when I was strolling through the dollar store. There I spotted bags of individually packaged fangs that also had a pouch of red liquid candy in them so that the plastic fang chompers could look like they’d just been in someone’s neck. I know, maybe it’s a little dark for some kids but I know there are plenty who are a bit older who will get a kick out of them. I can just picture my little monsters trying out their fangs and candy all while trying to say, “I want to suck your blood!” in their best vampire voices.

Halloween fang printable perfect for class parties or trick-or-treat handouts!

Are you ready to get your hands on your own set of these printables? Then all you need to do to print out this frighteningly, fun printable or to save this Halloween fang printable PDF file to your computer is to just click on the image below. A new window will open up with the file.

Halloween fang printable perfect for class parties or trick-or-treat handouts!

 

 

 


Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

Halloween is right around the corner and that means classroom parties and treats for all the little ghosts and goblins that come knocking on your door as well. With all of the food allergies many schools no longer allow food or candy for class parties and Halloween trick-or-treating leaves many parents of children with food allergies in fear. Today, I am going to share with you an option that goes beyond the standard pencil or eraser that you no doubt, have countless of littering a drawer in your house. How about a Halloween mask gift idea plus printable to jazz it up to set your little monster apart at their class party or make your house the most sought after by food allergy families?

Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

This Halloween mask gift idea is such a simple one. If you’ve ever been to a craft store I’m sure that in the children’s section, seasonal area or near the registers you have seen those inexpensive wooden masks that are usually about $1. They are meant to be colored in by kids and you can find them in different varieties year round. This is such a perfect thing to hand out at Halloween since masks go with Halloween just like candy. Even better? Craft stores always have coupons so this can help cut the cost of this already inexpensive idea!Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

All of these wooden masks have wooden handles for the children to hold the masks up to their faces and these handles make a great spot for a wraparound printable. I created a simple and fun one to attach to each mask. There is a blank area on the back of each printable for your child to write who the mask is to and from our if you are simply handing these out to trick-or-treaters then you can leave it blank or sign it with your family name.

Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

To print out your own copy of the printable or to save it to your hard drive to print later just click on the picture below. 

Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

 

 

 

 


Fun Pokémon Lunch Box Notes

by Jennifer Wieland
Pokémon Fun Facts and Joke Lunch Box Notes
If your house is anything like mine then you have at least one kid that is Pokémon crazy right now. For me this seems like something I have been dealing with for decades. It’s possible that I should feel that way since that’s because I have hearing all about Pokémon for almost two decades. My oldest is 23 and has been a Pokémon fan since he was five. He got his first Pokémon cards and game way back in 1998 and we waited in line on a day off of school to see the first Pokémon movie the day it came out. Now it’s my three youngest who are all about the Pokémon games, cards and shows. It was because of all of this and with school just starting that I thought it would be perfect to create some fun Pokémon lunch box notes.

Pokémon Fun Facts and Joke Lunch Box Notes

I know you were thinking, “Nearly two decades? Yeah, right!” As you can see though I have definitely got my moneys worth out of that GameBoy Advance SP and the original Pokémon Red game. Six kids later and it’s still working… LOL!

Pokémon Fun Facts and Joke Lunch Box Notes

Some of these Pokémon lunch box notes have fun facts for the budding Pokémon fan. While others have a silly Pokémon joke for your child to share with their friends at lunchtime to get a laugh out of everyone. All of them have Pokémon pictures and a Pokeball motif for the background design.

Pokémon Fun Facts and Joke Lunch Box Notes

It’s super easy to get a set of these for your kids. All you have to do to print off these Pokémon lunch box notes is to click on the image below. That will then open up a printable PDF version of the lunch box notes for you. You can either print them at that time or you can save them for future use.

Pokémon Fun Facts and Joke Lunch Box Notes

For another great set of themed lunch box notes be sure to check out these Star Wars ones below!

Star Wars Lunchbox Notes Printables - My Sweet Sanity #backtoschool #freeprintables

 

 

 

 


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?

 

 


Valentine’s Day Finger Laser Cards Printable for Kids

by Jennifer Wieland
Valentine's Day Finger Laser Cards Printable for Kids

 

 

I am all about classroom parties! I am that mom that totally gets into it and wants to be a part of all of them for each of her kids. For my 3rd grade son’s Valentine’s Day party I wanted to do something fun for him and that he would love. Him being a complete and total boy, I knew he would absolutely love, love, love a comic book theme and what goes awesome with a comic book theme? Why, finger lasers of course! That my friends is how I came up with this freaking cute Valentine’s Day finger laser cards printable!

Valentine's Day Finger Laser Cards Printable for Kids

The inspiration for these came while wandering around Target and stalking the clearance sections. I found these four packs of finger lasers on clearance and just knew these would make a great Valentine’s Day handout for one of my boys. 

Valentine's Day Finger Laser Cards Printable for Kids

Then the fun began. I tried creating numerous cards to go with these but none of them really grabbed me as being the perfect fit for the finger lasers. That is until I made these comic book themed cards. I mean after all, don’t comic book villains and lasers often go hand in hand? Once i settled on the design I was then able to get the cards printed up, I cut them out, punched holes in them and took some twine and tide on the finger lasers. These cards would also work great with glow sticks or mini flashlights if you can’t find finger lasers. 

Valentine's Day Finger Laser Cards Printable for Kids

Ready to make these for your favorite comic book fan’s class party? Simply click on the picture below and you can print out the cards for your own personal use. 

Comic Book Light

Want even more fun Valentine’s Day ideas for your kid’s classroom parties? Then check these out!

FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art

Valentine’s Day Printable – Watercolor Art

Star Wars Valentine's Day Printable Cards

Star Wars Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

Valentine's Day Glow Stick Printable

Valentine’s Day Glow Stick Printable

 

 


Classroom Valentine’s Day Card Gift Idea – Watercolor Art

by Jennifer Wieland
FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art

 

 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and as a parent and PTA board member I know that means class parties are in my future. Our school district does not allow food treats during parties so it is always a challenge to find something to do that doe snot involve pencils, erasers or the like. I’m sure these Classroom Valentine’s Day Card Gift Idea – Watercolor Art sets will be a hit with the kids and the parents.

FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art

Since I’m in the Chicago suburbs our kids spend a lot of time cooped up during the winter months due to all of the cold and snow. It’s always important to have things on hand that can help stave off the boredom of a cold, gray and snowy day. My kids love being able to make crafts or create art projects and so do most kids. That’s why I thought the idea of watercolor sets would be fun!

FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art

I was able to snag these watercolor sets for only 58¢ a pop at Target when all of the back-to-school supplies went on clearance. Each set comes with a paintbrush and the adorable Valentine’s Day card I created fits nicely over it. There are numerous places you can get watercolor sets for less than a dollar. 

FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art

These classroom Valentine’s are a breeze to make. All you have to do is click on the image below and print out the number you need. Your child can then cut them out and write in the to and from information. 
FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art
 
Fold the Valentine’s in half lengthwise and use double-sided tape or glue dots to attach them to the watercolor paints and voila you have a great Valentine that will wow your child’s classmates and help to bust up any blizzard boredom that may come your way. 
 
 
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    Economical refillable watercolors. 8 colors in plastic case with brush sold individually. Refills sold individually or in sets of 6 and do not include brushes. Non-toxic.
    $1.09  from Discount School Supply
 
 

Kid’s Birthday Party Photo Booth Plus a Photo Frame Craft #StickaPic

by Jennifer Wieland
Kid's Birthday Party Photo Booth and Photo Frame Craft with HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper #StickaPic
As an HP Smart Mom Panel member, I received free products in order to host the HP #StickaPic Party. The opinions expressed here are my own.

 

Kid’s birthday parties used to be a thing of simplicity. A few simple games, some food, presents and cake and you were done and out of the woods as the mom throwing the party. Now though, birthday parties have gotten bigger, fancier and have more to do than ever before. So what’s a mom to do to try to keep up with all of this without breaking the family bank? Why, have your own kid’s birthday party photo booth plus a photo frame craft with HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper

Kid's Birthday Party Photo Booth and Photo Frame Craft with HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper #StickaPic

I recently had my nephew’s first birthday party and it was mustache themed. Since all of the cousins were coming and were older, I wanted to give them a fun and entertaining craft project to do at the party. Lucky for me HP was kind enough to get my party planning craft idea in gear with some supplies.

Kid's Birthday Party Photo Booth and Photo Frame Craft with HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper #StickaPic

 

I decided I would setup my HP Envy 5540 printer and create a makeshift photo booth for the kid’s to get their pictures taken with hat, beard & mustache props. 

Kid's Birthday Party Photo Booth and Photo Frame Craft with HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper #StickaPic

Then I printed out the photos for the guests. I used my cell phone to take the pictures and then printed the pictures to my HP Envy 5540 printer since it’s wireless. I used the Social Media Snapshots app on my phone to print. This app is available on both iOS and Android devices and can pull pics from your social media apps with captions. 

Kid's Birthday Party Photo Booth and Photo Frame Craft with HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper #StickaPic

My little niece waiting very patiently for her picture.

The HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper is sticker paper so it’s easy to peel and stick for kids.

Kid's Birthday Party Photo Booth and Photo Frame Craft with HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper #StickaPic

I made a photo frame craft by using chipboard albums I had found at Michael’s. They were perfect since they would fit the photos and already had two holes in them to run ribbon or twine through to hang them up viagra for women

Kid's Birthday Party Photo Booth and Photo Frame Craft with HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper #StickaPic

I cut off the bottom, white area of the photos before the kids stuck them to the chipboard. The kids then stuck the pictures of themselves onto the chipboard and then decorated them with stickers, paint markers and glitter glue.

Kid's Birthday Party Photo Booth and Photo Frame Craft with HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper #StickaPic

They then ran ribbon or twine through the wholes and tied it and BOOM! They had an adorable gift to keep or give mom and dad.

Kid's Birthday Party Photo Booth and Photo Frame Craft with HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper #StickaPic

The photo booth and the photo frame craft were the hit of the party with the kids!

Now if you are ready to print out some of your own social media or cell phone and tablet pictures on this fun sticker paper then you need to download the app for Android or iOS and head to Staples.com to grab some of the Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper where it is BUY ONE GET ONE FREE until November 30th. 

 


End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea with Cute Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute Printable

 

 

With multiple kids in elementary school it would be so easy to tell them that they are all going to be giving out the same end of school year gift to their classmates but my creative juices won’t allow me to do that. I like coming up with and creating fun little ways to adorn gifts. I didn’t do it with my older kids when they were little but back then I was allowed to bake treats or at least buy them for the class. Since that is no longer an option in our district I like to fancy up the gifts with a cute little note or card. I think it makes what could be a dull gift to a child into something with more personality and appeal. I think that this end of school year ice pop gift idea with cute printable is just one fun way to get small children excited and ready to make something fun in the kitchen this summer. 

End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute Printable

I love getting into the kitchen with my kids and making ice pops during the summer is such a fun and easy way to get creative, spend time together and end it all with a tasty treat! My daughter is finishing up kindergarten and she will be giving these out to her friends. I think they are fun and different from the standard chalk, bubbles and pencils that are given out. I found these ice pop molds at Walmart and they were only 88¢ each. That’s a pretty inexpensive gift for each child.

End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute Printable

Print out the free printable and then cut them out and use tape or staples to attach the little cards to the ice pop molds. Just click on the picture below to print out the printable.

End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute PrintableI hope you and your kids have one cool summer!

 

 


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