DIY Snow Cone Earrings

Now that I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe, I’m looking for some fun accessories that can spice up my outfits. I find that a lot of times I wear the same outfit over and over, but I love to switch out my accessories in between. Since we all know I love to DIY anything I can get my hands on, I decided to make these snow cone earrings out of just printer paper and styrofoam balls! They’re great because they can be made in any color of your choosing. They can even be made for Fourth of July in red, white, and blue. They’re so fun and are sure to get the attention of everyone around you. The full DIY is over on the Giggles Galore blog so head on over there now to see it! 

Now that I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe, I’m looking for some fun accessories that can spice up my outfits. I find that a lot of times I wear the same outfit over and over, but I love to switch out my accessories in between. These snow cone earrings are my new faves, and they’re so easy to make! #summercrafts #snowconewrapper #icecream

Let me give you a quick overview of the steps, because it’s extremely simple. All you’re doing is painting the Styrofoam balls, tracing the snow cone wrapper template, adding the earring pieces and gluing it all together. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Now that I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe, I’m looking for some fun accessories that can spice up my outfits. I find that a lot of times I wear the same outfit over and over, but I love to switch out my accessories in between. These snow cone earrings are my new faves, and they’re so easy to make! #summercrafts #snowconewrapper #icecream
Now that I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe, I’m looking for some fun accessories that can spice up my outfits. I find that a lot of times I wear the same outfit over and over, but I love to switch out my accessories in between. These snow cone earrings are my new faves, and they’re so easy to make! #summercrafts #snowconewrapper #icecream

This project would be so fun to make with older kids or teens, or even by gathering up your girlfriends. Grab some rosé and get to crafting! These are now some my favorite earrings that I own and I can’t wait to wear them all summer long. They’re sure to cool off a hot summer day!

DIY Monogram Stockings

So, it's happened. Christmas is over! If you're like me, you're sadly putting away your decorations until next year, while simultaneously scouring the stores for new discount Christmas decor and supplies. Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Aside from being stinking adorable, these stockings make great place settings at the dinner table. Just tuck a few utensils in them, or use them for a crafting party. The options are endless!

Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.
Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.

You will need:

Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.

White Stockings
Acrylic paint (here)
Foam Brush (here)
Stencils (here)
Tassels (here)
Pom poms (here)
Needle & thread
Painter's tape or washi tape
Scissors

Directions:

Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.

1. Decide which style of letter you want to use, and collect the letters you need for your stockings.

2. Place your stencil on the stocking and tape it in place.

3. Using a foam brush, paint on the letter. My stencil didn't lay 100% flat, so I had to press it down while I painted so paint didn't seep through. Once you've made sure there are no missing spots, carefully peel off the stencil.

4. While your letters dry, start making your pom pom tassel charms. Take a needle and thread, and string it through your pom poms. Then, add a tassel charm, and sew back up through the pom poms.

Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.
Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.

Voila! That's all you need for these adorable monogrammed stockings. Mine are mini sized, but you can definitely get a set of larger ones to hang by the fireplace!

Barbie Shoes Tote Bag

So lately, I’ve been talking a lot about being comfy in the warmer weather. One of the biggest parts of that is wearing comfortable shoes. However, sometimes you really want to wear that cute-but-uncomfortable pair. Or, maybe you just got a brand spankin’ new pair of shoes and you just can’t wait to wear them for the first time. Before you know it, you’ve got a blister situation happening and you’re wishing you had an extra pair of shoes to save you. Don’t worry- I got you covered! With this Barbie Shoe Tote, you’ll be walking on Easy Street in no time. As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. I think I've got this one in the bag ;)

This tote is as easy to make as you want it to be. If you’re looking for a no-sew project, just print the design onto transfer paper and iron it on your bag. If you want to give your bag a fun look, sew some new straps on it. I also think this would be great on a drawstring shoe bag too, or even a t-shirt!

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable! #barbiedoll #totebag #barbieclothes

You Will Need:

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable!

Tote Bag (here or slightly larger here)
Ribbon (from Michaels, similar here)
Sewing Machine
White Thread (here)
Iron-on transfer paper (here)
Shoes Printable (FREE! See below for more info)
Color Printer (I have this one and love it!)
Iron

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable!

 

Psssst. If you want this to be an easy no-sew project, skip to step 4. 

1. Cut the straps off your tote bag.

2. Use your cut straps to measure out your new ribbon, and add a little bit extra.

3. Following the little bit of leftovers from the old straps, sew your new straps onto your tote bag.

Can we talk about how excited I am that I remember how to sew?! I took a free sewing class 2-3 years ago at Mood Fabrics, where we made a tote bag. I had to consult my sewing manual a little, but I was giddy over actually remembering what I needed to do haha. Anyway, moving on...

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable!
As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable!

4. Carefully cut out your Barbie shoes iron-on transfer paper. Get as close to the edges of the lettering as you can.

5. Run a lint roller over your bag to remove any stray hairs or lint. Otherwise, they'll get permanently embedded under your iron-on transfer.

6. Place your iron-on transfer paper onto your tote bag where you would like it to go. I decided to have mine go diagonally across the center. It felt very 90's this way!

7. Iron the transfer paper onto your tote bag according to the directions of your iron-on transfers. Let cool completely before peeling.

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable! #barbiedoll #totebag #barbieclothes

And there you have it! An awesome tote bag for toting around your real-life Barbie shoes. It's perfect for the 90s Barbie girl in you. It's also great for kids and Barbie collectors, if you wanted to use it as a doll tote! It is a Barbie bag, after all. Or, use it to hold doll clothes and accessories. 

As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable! #barbiedoll #totebag #barbieclothes
As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable! #barbiedoll #totebag #barbieclothes
As a Barbie collector, fan, and self-titled Barbie Girl, I could not WAIT to create a Barbie Doll themed DIY. This tote bag features a pink Barbie shoes iron-on. Click for the DIY and free printable!

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

I'm loving this Barbie tote bag for carrying around an extra pair of shoes! Sure beats a plastic bag. Do you usually bring an extra pair of shoes along with you, or do you tough it out for the day? Let me know in the comments below!

DIY Flower Bridesmaid Proposal Box

It's pretty crazy that I'm getting married in less than 5 months. It feels like just yesterday it was the 90's and I was with my little sister, trying on our mom's wedding dress. We would sneak it out of the closet and take turns wearing it. We'd talk about our wedding day and how of course we would be each other's maid of honor. And now that day is almost here and I just can't believe it. Yesterday in my wedding planning update, I mentioned that I had (finally) asked my sister to be my maid of honor with a pretty box I made for her. I decided to document the steps I took to create it, plus I added some links to the products I used (and similar ones) so that you can make them for your bridesmaids too! These boxes are pretty easy to make, and don't require too many supplies. All you really need is a box, a glue gun, some flowers and some decorative tape. Let's get started!

Need a gift box or bridesmaid box that'll put a spring in her step? Look no further! This box is easy and affordable, plus it's a great conversation piece! Click for the full how-to, plus some tips on what to put inside.
Looking for a unique take on the bridesmaid box? Look no further! This flower box is gorgeous on the outside, and filled with all the things she needs on the inside. Click for the full how-to!

You Will Need:

White Photo Box (similar here)
Glue Gun (similar here)
Fake Flowers (similar here and here)
Pink Duct Tape (similar here)
Scissors (here)
 

Filled With:

Fashion Emergency Kit (here)
Cute Card (similar here)
Maid of Honor Tank (similar here)
Mini Hairspray (here)
Monogram Wood Gift Tag (here)
Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco (here)
Color Swatches (here)

Need a gift box or bridesmaid box that'll put a spring in her step? Look no further! This box is easy and affordable, plus it's a great conversation piece! Click for the full how-to, plus some tips on what to put inside.

1. Take your flowers off the stems, and save a few of the leaves for later. I picked the brightest leaves to save.

Need a gift box or bridesmaid box that'll put a spring in her step? Look no further! This box is easy and affordable, plus it's a great conversation piece! Click for the full how-to, plus some tips on what to put inside.

2. Using your scissors, cut the little stems off your flowers to make them as flat as you can. This will make them easier to glue onto your box.

Need a gift box or bridesmaid box that'll put a spring in her step? Look no further! This box is easy and affordable, plus it's a great conversation piece! Click for the full how-to, plus some tips on what to put inside.

3. Using your glue gun, glue the flowers onto the lid. I mixed the smaller and larger flowers, as well as the different shades of pink. Try to fit them together as well as you can, like some sort of floral tetris.

Need a gift box or bridesmaid box that'll put a spring in her step? Look no further! This box is easy and affordable, plus it's a great conversation piece! Click for the full how-to, plus some tips on what to put inside.
Need a gift box or bridesmaid box that'll put a spring in her step? Look no further! This box is easy and affordable, plus it's a great conversation piece! Click for the full how-to, plus some tips on what to put inside.

4. Using the leaves, fill in any gaps. I wanted my box to be mostly flowers so I didn't use too many leaves, but you can put as many as you want. I recommend placing all the leaves in, taking a look to see if you like the look, then gluing them in.

Need a gift box or bridesmaid box that'll put a spring in her step? Look no further! This box is easy and affordable, plus it's a great conversation piece! Click for the full how-to, plus some tips on what to put inside.
Need a gift box or bridesmaid box that'll put a spring in her step? Look no further! This box is easy and affordable, plus it's a great conversation piece! Click for the full how-to, plus some tips on what to put inside.

5. Using your tape, wrap the perimeter of the lid to create a nice, neat edge with a pop of color. I used 4 smaller pieces of tape, one for each side, to ensure it would be nice and smooth. Then, take some tape and fold it over itself to fill the label. I used a sticker that said "party" that I found at Michael's.

Filling the box:

Looking for a unique take on the bridesmaid box? Look no further! This flower box is gorgeous on the outside, and filled with all the things she needs on the inside. Click for the full how-to!

To dress up your Prosecco, take a piece of ribbon and wrap it around the neck of the bottle. Glue a flower onto it for decor. Sign your card with a loving and heartfelt note, and place your items inside the box.

Looking for a unique take on the bridesmaid box? Look no further! This flower box is gorgeous on the outside, and filled with all the things she needs on the inside. Click for the full how-to!
Looking for a unique take on the bridesmaid box? Look no further! This flower box is gorgeous on the outside, and filled with all the things she needs on the inside. Click for the full how-to!
Need a gift box or bridesmaid box that'll put a spring in her step? Look no further! This box is easy and affordable, plus it's a great conversation piece! Click for the full how-to, plus some tips on what to put inside.

Then, give it to your bridesmaids and maid of honor! My sister was pretty happy, since she didn't think I would be officially asking her in a cutesy way. It made me so happy to watch her open the box and see all her reactions as she pulled each item out.

Looking for a unique take on the bridesmaid box? Look no further! This flower box is gorgeous on the outside, and filled with all the things she needs on the inside. Click for the full how-to!
Looking for a unique take on the bridesmaid box? Look no further! This flower box is gorgeous on the outside, and filled with all the things she needs on the inside. Click for the full how-to!
Looking for a unique take on the bridesmaid box? Look no further! This flower box is gorgeous on the outside, and filled with all the things she needs on the inside. Click for the full how-to!
Looking for a unique take on the bridesmaid box? Look no further! This flower box is gorgeous on the outside, and filled with all the things she needs on the inside. Click for the full how-to!
Looking for a unique take on the bridesmaid box? Look no further! This flower box is gorgeous on the outside, and filled with all the things she needs on the inside. Click for the full how-to!

WOOHOO! I now officially have a maid of honor. Now, onto the other 35687 things on my to-do list.

How would you use this box? For a bridesmaid proposal, to hold a birthday gift, maybe for your mom on mother's day?! There are so many possible uses! Are you doing a bridesmaid proposal box? What will you put inside? Let me know in the comments below!

Kate Spade Inspired Balloon Bracelet

Fun fact about me: I have a tendency to start random hobbies. For example: one time, I decided I wanted to learn how to make balloon animals. I bought a beginner's kit that came with balloons, a pump, and a book on how to make animals. I practiced making a dog, along with a few other animals. I sat there for hours trying to perfect them. Was I training to become some sort of clown on the weekends?! Who knows... Anyway, I was never too good at making balloon animals despite my best efforts. After a few days of trying, the novelty wore off and the kit got pushed into a drawer with all my other forgotten hobbies. Balloon animals were apparently something I was meant to admire, but not create. So, when I saw Kate Spade's new Whimsies collection, I was hooked! They're an absolutely perfect way to display your secret love of balloons, unicorns, and dinosaurs. I think my favorites are the ring, brooch, and bangle. If you can afford to purchase something from the new Kate Spade collection, DO. IT. For the rest of us, here is my humble attempt at the phrase "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

You will need:

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

Metallic/Pearl paint
3/4 in Wooden Letters (here)
16 gauge aluminum wire (mine is from Michael's)
Jewelry pliers and tools (here)
E6000 glue (here)
Paintbrushes
Scissors (here)
String or ribbon

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

1. Paint your letters with the metallic paint. I lined up my colors and found the best pattern before painting. I didn't want too many similar colors next to each other. Be sure to paint the front and all the sides.

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

2. Cut a piece of wire for the bracelet. There are 2 methods for figuring how long to cut your wire. 
Method 1: Using your string, measure loosely around your wrist, adding a few extra cm's to roll your wire.

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

Method 2: Grab a bracelet that fits well and measure that against your string for a similar fit.

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

3. Once you've cut your string, line it up against your wire and cut at the mark using your wire cutters. Make the cut as straight as possible.

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

4. Using the narrow tip of your rounded pliers, roll over the cut ends of your wire so that you don't have any sharp edges.

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

5. To create a bracelet shape, use something cylindrical to gently wrap the wire around. I used a party cup, since it's tapered and allows you to adjust the width of your bracelet easily.

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

6. Once I had a round shape, I made it slightly oval so that it would slip on and off my wrist more easily. My wire was very malleable, so I didn't want it losing its shape too much!

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

7. Using your E6000, glue the letters onto the bracelet. I started near the center with the letter R, then added the others closely so they would fit together well. (I used a glue gun at first, but all the letters fell off! I don't recommend the glue gun method).

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

Woop! There it is. Now you have your own KS Whimsies collection lookalike bracelet. This one is definitely more fragile, so wear with care. But, as a plus, you can write whatever you want on the bracelet- your name, an inspiring word, a reminder to party more, etc. My suggestions: CAKE, because yum, LOVE, because the world needs more of it, and GLITTER, because sparkles make everything better!

Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.
Super affordable bracelet inspired by Kate Spade's Whimsies balloon collection! Click for the full tutorial.

PS- If you love balloon animals, you gotta check out this post!

These would be so fun to make all your friends to give out as friendship bracelets, or as part of a bachelorette party gift! What are you planning to put on your bracelet? Let me know in the comments!