FREE Girl Scout Cookie Banner Printable

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It’s that time of the year again! Girl Scout cookies galore! You can’t go into a supermarket without passing by a Girly Scout troop selling America’s favorite cookies. As a former Girl Scout myself, I remember the days of cookie booths and the fun we had decorating to help promote our cookie sales.

This FREE downloadable banner is the perfect accent to any cookie booth. Grab the attention of your potential customers and boost your cookie sales. The instructions are simple.

  1. Download the file you want (choose from the two below).
  2. Print the PDF on any home printer or at an office supply store (Staples, Office Max, etc).
  3. Cut out the triangle pennant shapes.
  4. Using a hole punch, punch holes in the top corners of the pennant.
  5. Run ribbon, string or yarn through the holes and hang where desired.

There are two print files, the first spells out “Girl Scout Cookies” and includes the Girl Scout logo.

Click here to download “Girl Scout Cookies” Banner

The second file is fully customizable for your troop and includes “Troop” plus numbers 0-9 so that you can customize it with your specific troop number.

Click here to download “Troop #” Banner

If you’re planning an end of the year party for your troop and need some fun decorations to dress it up, check out our Girl Scout themed party printable pack on our Etsy store.

Wishing you the best for successful cookie sales! (P.S. If you feel so obliged, Thin Mints are my favorite)

DIY Ballerina Cupcake Topper Tutorial

20150119_212757Nothing is more girly than a ballerina themed birthday! In this tutorial, we’ll show how we made these adorable silhouette cupcake inserts for a Prima Ballerina themed birthday party. To get started you’ll need:

  • Pink Tulle
  • Lollipop Sticks (purchased from Hobby Lobby)
  • Cricut Explore Cutting Machine (or similar product)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Your choice of 12×12″ Cardstcok (I chose light pink)
  • Rhinestones (optional)

I purchased cardstock from Hobby Lobby and used a svg file I created in Illustrator to cut out the ballerina silhouettes. Click here to download the PDF file I used. *Note: this is saved as PDF, if using with Cricut, you will need to save it as a svg or as a jpg in order to upload it.

Utilizing my Cricut Explore cutting machine I was able to cut out the ballerina shapes very quickly! (I am not endorsed by Cricut in any way, shape or form, I received the machine as a Christmas present and LOVE it!) After a little trial and error (the cardstock ripped on the tiara and hands the first time), I was able to successfully cut out the shapes using the “Light Cardstock” setting.

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Next I used my hot glue gun on low temperature to secure the lollipop sticks to the back of the ballerina shapes. Make sure you glue the stick at least halfway up the shape for support. You don’t want a floppy ballerina!

Once glued on, I then cut two little inch long strips of tulle. I placed a small dot of glue in the center of the figure’s waist (right where the top of the stick was). I secured each piece of tulle on the glue and then creased and folded it over until I had a tutu textured look. I overlapped the front and back piece to give it a more uniformed look. Lastly, I added another small dot of hot glue to the front for a rhinestone. After all, you can never have too much sparkle!

Your daughter can steal the show at her birthday with our Prima Ballerina themed printables (all designed to match this same silhouette design). Click here to see the listing on Etsy. Enter coupon code BALLERINABLOG to save 10% on your order!

 

DIY Wood Burned Cutting Board

For my father and brother, I wanted to give a Christmas gift that was homemade, but still functional and relative to their interests. Since they both love to hunt I loved the idea of carving a picture of a deer into a wood cutting board.

2015-01-07 17.07.19First I found a picture of a buck that I thought would work. I simply google searched “deer silhouette”. This could really be accomplished with any image you may want (i.e. monogram, fish, last name, random pattern) the sky’s the limit. Once I found my image, I then printed it out on plain copy paper. I used a razor knife to cute around the image and slightly into the wood. I first tried simply tracing the image with a pencil (and a sharpie) in hopes that a faint outline would show up on the wood, but that method didn’t work out too well.

Once the image was lightly cut into the wood, I heated up my wood burning tool (borrowed from my mom who happened to purchase one for a school project a while back). I used the finest tip, though it comes with additional options if you want a thicker line. It took about an hour to burn the full image into the wood. There are some minor imperfections, but like anything homemade, that’s what gives it character. They were a huge hit at Christmas, I hope they get use out of them for years to come.

DIY Spa Jars with Printable Labels

2015-01-07 16.35.22This Christmas I was inspired to “create” gifts for family and close friends in an effort to give more memorable and meaningful gifts. For the girls, I made spa jars. I shopped at a local thrift store to find unique jars for a good price. I then purchased general spa themed items from the Dollar Store/dollar section at Target to include nail files, nail polish in varying colors, nail clippers, buffer bars and lip balm. I purchased different shaped bottles from Hobby Lobby in addition to Peppermint Oil since I wanted everything to have

I used the following recipes:

Foot Soak: 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup Epson salt, 4 Peppermint Tea Bags, 5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil. Mixed together in a bowl.

Foot Scrub: 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted for 25 seconds in the microwave), 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil.

Foot Softener: 1 7.5oz jar of Vaseline (I chose the coco butter scent), 1 bottle of lotion (I chose Peppermint Scented from Bath & Body Works thanks to a free coupon), 2 4oz jars of Vitamin E cream (purchased from Wal-mart for $4/two pack). Mixed together with an electric beater and poured into the jars using a funnel.

Bath Salt: 1/2 cup Sea Salt, 1/2 cup Epson Salt, 2 tablespoons Baking Soda, 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil, food coloring (based on color scheme of jar).

Click here to download the pedicure kit printables in blue and red as shown below.

I cut and glued the labels to the individual bottles and themed the jars accordingly with the tagline “For Your Mistletoes”. I also filled some plastic containers purchased from the Dollar Tree with smaller portions and put circle decals on those which can be downloaded here. 

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Air Force Send Off Party

This has been a year of surprises! As my brother left this summer for the Coast Guard, my sister has been waiting for the right job so she could leave for the US Air Force. Finally, a job she liked opened up and now she is ready to leave the week before Christmas. While the thought of having both siblings so far away is quite sad, I couldn’t be more proud of their decision to enlist to serve our country.

In true party fashion, I had to make printables for her send off, similar to those for my brother’s Coast Guard send off earlier this year. We didn’t really do themed food for her party since she specifically wanted pizza. Her party was unique to her personality and included a bounce house, smores bar and bon fire, photo booth and dancing.

Download these printable files FOR FREE by clicking the links below:

Party Printables (Water Bottle Labels & Circle Decals)
Banner (“Air Force Strong” & “Good Luck”)

Free Cinderella Party Printables by Party by a Princess

Cinderella Party Printables

Cinderella has always been one of my favorite fairy tales. With courage, kindness, and hard work, this heroine proves that good people don’t always finish last and that a pair of new shoes can sometimes be life changing. Yesterday Disney launched the first movie trailer for the much anticipated live-action Cinderella movie, coming to theaters March 2015. I was thus inspired to create some fun Cinderella themed party printables to share with the world. Hope you enjoy!

Free Cinderella Party Printables by Party by a Princess

Click below to download the files:
Circle Decals
Shoes Change Your Life Wall Art
Treat Box
Water Bottle Labels

If you haven’t seen the new Cinderella trailer, check it out, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Happily Ever After Bridal Shower

My best friend is a huge Disney fan, one of the many common interests we share. When the opportunity came to through her a bridal shower, I knew the perfect theme was “Happily Ever After”. One of her bridesmaids took on the challenge of cooking all the food as that is not my forte. I was responsible for the decorations. Most of the materials were purchased at the Dollar Tree (my favorite store), thrift shopping, or found in my craft/party supplies. I designed the printables specifically for her shower. You can purchase the printables and matching invitation from my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/215735324/happily-ever-after-bridal-shower-themed