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Hello Kitty Paper Birthday Banner

Besides the Hello Kitty Paper Lanterns that I made, this Hello Kitty Birthday Banner is my second favorite decoration – and one of my most favorite party decorations I’ve ever made! It really was quite simple – it just takes some time and patience. 

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How to Make a Birthday Banner

Materials Needed:

  • Cardstock (Various Pinks, Purple, Black, White)
  • Thin Pink and White Ribbon
  • Craft Bond Glue Stick
  • Silhouette Paper Cutter

How to Make:

  1. Create your layout before you get started. Figure out what you want it to say, where you want the Hello Kitty’s and your color pattern. Once I figured all of that out, I knew how many banner pennants that had to be cut out in each color, how many Hello Kitty’s, etc. 
  2. Now that you know your layout, it’s time to cut out the banners. Using this silhouette .svg pennant banner template, you can print out all the pennants you need for your design.
  3. Now pick your font for the letters you want to cut out and create the cut outs using your Silhouette. I used Bubble Gum font and printed it out in black.
  4. Now it’s time to cut out the Hello Kitty’s. This part is the most time consuming – as there are many small cut outs and assembly. You can find the full package, along with the assigned colors in this Hello Kitty Silhouette .SVG package.
  5. Now you have everything you need and can assemble your banner pennants. I laid it all out on the ground prior to glueing anything on, to help eliminate mistakes. 
  6. Once ready, start glueing everything on. I used an Elmer’s Craft Bond Extra Strength Glue Sticks as that was a more instant stick and I didn’t have to wait as long for the glue to dry. 
  7. Once everything is dry, using thin white ribbon, i tied bows between each pennant. This gives the banner some flexibility and if you accidentally put something in the wrong spot – it’s no big deal to untie and move. 
  8. Once everything is tied together, figure out where you are going to hang the banner and then add  on long pieces of pink thin ribbon to tie it to the wall/mantle or wherever it is being hung.

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That’s it! It’s a little bit of a time consuming process but really it isn’t too difficult. If you get stuck and have any questions, just let me know – I would be happy to help.

Chocolate Covered Pringles Footballs, Chocolate Covered Football Chips

Kid Friendly Snacks for the Big Game!

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We are in the heart of football season. College football has ended for us here in Texas but our favorite Dallas team (as well as my favorite team from New England) is still in the running for the Big Game next month!

Since game day now is so critical, it’s fun to make watching the game somewhat of an event or highlight of the weekend! Football is something that the whole family can enjoy together, we tend to do other things during the game as well – whether it’s playing a board game, doing a little craft with Lennox or even eating some yummy snacks, it’s all fun and games!

Game Day SnacksThe next few weekends will be full of football so I decided to try two new snack ideas and both of them were 100% hits with Lennox! Finger foods are the best during a game so the snacks I decided to make for this weekend’s games are Chocolate Covered Football Pringles and a classic trail mix made with the new Cheez-It Crunch’d cheese puffs!

football-themed-snack-cups-03Here is how you can make both of them for your family this weekend or for the Big Game next month!

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What you will need:

  • Pringles (Original Flavor)
  • Milk Chocolate Melts
  • White Chocolate Melts or White Almond Bark
  • Small Ziplock Style Bag or Pastry Bag (smallest tip)
  • Parchment/Wax Paper

How to make:

  1. Remove the Pringles from the can and put together in pairs, removing any broken or misshapen chips.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the Chocolate Melts as directed on the package (50% power for 1 minute + 30 second intervals until fully melted). 
    Chocolate Covered Pringles Footballs
  3. Pour a little of the melted chocolate into a plastic ziplock style bag and cut a small hole in the end. 
    Chocolate Covered Pringles Footballs
  4. Pipe the melted chocolate on top of Pringle in each pair. Place the other Pringle on top of it. This will act as “glue” for the two Pringles – making it easier to dip the Pringles without breaking!
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  5. Once all of the pairs of chips are together, it is time to start dipping the Pringles! Having a container that makes the chocolate “deeper” is best, so that you can dip the whole chip in. If you are having any difficulty covering the whole chip, use a spoon to carefully cover the chip in chocolate. Place each dipped chip on wax or parchment paper to dry.
    Chocolate Covered Pringles Footballs
  6. Wait until all the chips are fully dry (30 minutes or so). Once they are dry, melt a small amount of white chocolate and put into a plastic bag, cutting the smallest hole in the bag. This will be used to draw the laces onto each football.
    Chocolate Covered Pringles Footballs
  7. Draw the laces onto each chocolate dipped Pringle to turn them into footballs!
  8. Set aside to dry (another 30 minutes or so) store in an air tight container at room temperature or serve & enjoy! 

Chocolate Covered Pringles FootballsThe other great snack I made the classic trail mix that we all love with a little twist. I used the new Cheddar Cheese Cheez-It Crunch’d puffs! These are a brand new product from the makers of Cheez-It and they are the first-ever crunchy puff made with 100% real cheese. I used the Cheddar Cheese flavor, but they do have a Hot and Spicy flavor if that is your thing! I didn’t just make the trail mix though, I wanted to show you how create some super cute football themed snack cups – great for a party or for kids!

Football Snack Cups, Football Themed Party Favors

Football Themed Snack Cups with Cheez-It Crunch’d Trail Mix

To make these, I used my Silhouette machine. If you are extra crafty you could cut these out free hand as well, but I suggest a paper cutting machine, like the Silhouette!

What you will need:

  • Silhouette
  • Brown Card Stock
  • White Card Stock
  • Card Stock (in your favorite team colors)
  • Glue
  • Trail Mix

How to make:

  1. Using this Football snack box shape pattern and this Football Helmet shape pattern, I cut them out using brown card stock and my favorite team colors (in this case, Green vs. Blue).
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  2. Construct the snack boxes together using glue. I did use Elmer’s Glue because I was in no hurry, but if you need or want to get these together quicker, use a fast drying tacky glue or hot glue!
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  3. Add any embellishments to the designs – I added on the football laces and numbers onto each football helmet. This would be a great place to put your favorite players number or favorite team logo!
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  4. Once the glue is dry, the snack cups are ready to be filled. In this case, we are using the Cheez-It Crunch’d trail mix that I put together. 
  5. To make the Cheez-It Crunch’d Trail Mix, you will need:
    1. Cheez-it Crunch’d in your favorite flavor (Cheddar Cheese or Hot and Spicy)
    2. Popcorn
    3. Chocolate Pieces
    4. Dry Roasted Peanuts (or your favorite not)
    5. Raisins or any other dried fruit (optional)
  6. Mix all of these ingredients together in large bowl or plastic bag (I used a plastic bag to make clean up and storage easier!).
    Cheez-It Crunch'd Trail Mix
  7. Add the trail mix to your new football themed snack cups and serve! These are easy to make ahead of time for your favorite football game or even a Big Game party next month!

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So those are my fun new snack ideas for all the upcoming football games! You can find everything you need at Walmart, just like I did!

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If you have any questions when you are making it, just reach out and i’d be happy to help and I hope you enjoy these snacks as much as my family is! GO TEAM!!

What is your favorite football watching snack?

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Glitter Canvas

Christmas Reindeer Silhouette Canvas

There is just something about Christmas decorations that I can’t get enough of. They are all so cute! I recently received a Silhouette Portrait and knew that I would find so many projects to do with it this Christmas season and that I did! I love how my first project came out, a Reindeer Silhouette Canvas and I want to show you how you can make one too!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Glitter Canvas

Reindeer Canvas Art

Materials:

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Instructions:

  1. Using a Silhouette Portrait or Silhouette CAMEO, download the “Cute Boy Reindeer Head” shape from the Silhouette Design Store and send it to the Silhouette to cut. This is so quick and the cut is as clean as can be. There really is no easier way!
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  2. Once you have cut out the reindeer’s head – this will act as your stencil/shape for your artwork!
    Reindeer Silhouette Shape Cutout
  3. Using your shape cut out as a stencil, trace it lightly onto your canvas.
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  4. Using Elmer’s Glue and a small paint brush, fill in the whole traced area with glue – using the brush to get into all the smaller parts. Elmer’s Glue doesn’t dry that fast, so you don’t have to rush on this part. Try your best to get as close to the outline’s as possible so that you don’t see the trace lines on the finished project.
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  5. Once you have covered the whole shape with glue, it is time to use the glitter! I chose a gold glitter for Christmas, as I just love the look of that against white. It is classic and pretty! Cover the whole area that has glue on it with glitter.
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  6. Once you have covered all of it – shake the glitter off into a box or trash can. You may find a few places that need some extra glitter – using your paint brush and glue, you can add a little extra glue to those areas and add repeat the previous step!
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  7. One you are happy with the way it looks – shake any excess glitter off the canvas. Using the Elmer’s Glue again, put glue all over the nose area and stick on a large red pom-pom to turn this into Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer!
    Reindeer Canvas Art Silhouette Project, Christmas Silhouette Project, Reindeer Canvas
  8. Once you are all done, you may consider spraying your canvas real quick with a sealer or even hair spray to hold in the glitter. This way, you won’t have as much glitter fall off and it will give your canvas a bit of a glossy shine! You can find this at any crafting store.
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That’s it! The whole process took about 10 minutes and once dry you have a great piece of new decor to add to your mantle, wall or any other shelf in your house. The possibilities are endless when you have the Silhouette Design Store to choose shapes from!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Glitter Canvas

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