Pinch Proof

shamrock headbandHappy St. Patrick’s Day! To help my daughter be pinch proof today, I made her a headband. I began with a free shamrock pattern I found on the To Live A Life blog. It is basically three hearts that were sewn together.

I attached it to a plastic headband with some hot glue.  Next week (after St. Patrick’s Day) I will be able to remove it easily. The hot glue will simply peel off. Continue reading “Pinch Proof”


Sweet Birthday Surprise

Recently my brother-in-law hit had a birthday. The BIG ONE!  He joined the ranks of us over the hill folks. He’s now old!! Yes, that’s right he turned 40. (Hey, I can say that I too am 40).

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We celebrated with a quiet evening at home. For his birthday, I made him a candy bar bouquet. It had 40 candy bars.

This project began with a metal pot I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I added a layer of glass marbles, I already owned, to give it some weight. Next, I cut a piece of styrofoam to fit inside the pot.  Using my hot glue gun I attached Snickers bar to the outside of the pot. I then attached bamboo skewers to the remaining candy bars. All that was left was to insert the skewers into the pot with a little tissue paper.

This was really easy to make and my brother-in-law seemed to enjoy it. It should last him a little while.