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St. Patrick’s Day is a simple but fun holiday that we like to celebrate in our house. To my knowledge we have no Irish in our blood but we sure do enjoy the food! Every year we cook a traditional Irish feast and enjoy it with close friends. This year will be no different so I thought it would be a good idea to spruce up our table for the occasion.With a few things gathered from around the house it turned out to be a simple and very budget friendly project.

If you have kids 4+ this would be a great activity to do with them.  Mine are still a little too young to cut out small objects.

 

supplies

Supplies:

  • empty toilet paper roll
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • 4-8 pieces of green felt( found at Wal Mart for 19 cents each)
  • 4-8 pieces of legal size paper or butcher paper cut a little larger than sheets of felt
  • napkin ring template found here

Directions:

Step 1: Print napkin ring template found here

Step 2: Cut out template and glue around toilet paper roll. When dry, cut along dotted lines. You will end up with 4 rings.

Step 3: Cut out shamrocks and glue them on to the rings. (I wanted simple so only used 1 shamrock on each)

Step 4: To finish the look cut a piece of butcher paper a little larger than the green felt. You will need one piece of butcher paper for each setting. I cut 8 pieces for 8 place settings.

Step 5: If you are ready to set the table, place the butcher paper on the table first followed by the green felt piece. Center your plate on the felt piece and place your napkin ring in the middle of your plate (preferably with a shamrock facing up).

 finished product

 

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Make A Valentine Wreath #valentines

by Jana on January 20, 2014

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Check out this great tutorial to make a valentine wreath!

There are a ton of DIY Valentine’s wreaths this year, but after much searching I decided that simple was better.

For just under $6.00 I have a new wreath for my front door that looks great and was simple to make.

What you will need:

  1. Stick heart wreath (purchased at Michaels- just grab a coupon out of the Sunday paper)
  2. 3 sheets of red felt
  3. Red ribbon of your choice
  4. Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

How to make the wreath:

Step 1: Plug in your hot glue gun so that it gets hot.

Step 2: Make the felt flowers

  • Cut each of your sheets of felt into 3 equal strips. When you finish you should have a total of 9 strips of red felt.
  • Using the felt strips cut out 27 circles.
  • Use felt flower tutorial from “Lines Across” to finish 3 flowers.

Step 3: Hot glue the flowers to the wreath wherever you like best. Press and hold to make sure they are secure.

Step 4: Determine the length of ribbon desired and cut.

Step 5: Loop the ribbon through one side of the heart making sure to cross over the middle and then going out the other side. (see picture above for visual)

Step 6: Tie a bow at the top and hang on your front door.

Beautiful and simple!

And don’t forget to see How To Make a Rag Wreath!

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When I dropped M off at school today I told him I would have a special treat for him after school if he got a sticker on his chart. He has been working hard to get that last sticker so that he could get something out of the treasure chest.  Yes, I was bribing him!

After dropping him off, I returned home and whipped up a batch of funfetti cupcakes.  I decided to keep it simple and follow the recipe on the box.

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I added all of the ingredients into my Kitchen Aid and mixed for 2 minutes. While they were mixing I lined my mini cupcake pan with liners so they would be ready to go. Once the batter was finished mixing I used a small cookie dough scoop to fill the liners about ¾ full.  Bake them for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

cool whip filled liners

Once the cupcakes were cool, I took the Kraft Cool Whip Frosting out of the fridge and frosted the cupcakes. Cool Whip has three different frosting flavors to choose from vanilla, chocolate, or cream cheese. I chose vanilla. You can see my Wal Mart shopping trip in my CoolWhip google+ album.  I had no doubt that M would get a sticker so I added a few sprinkles on top to make them extra special. He loves sprinkles, especially blue ones.

When I went to pick M up from school, not only did he have a sticker but he also had his report card with all good marks!  I was super proud of him.

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I believe I can safely say Pinterest has had a major affect on the way people cook, do crafts and plan events.

I also think it can be a fantastic tool to share things with people we don’t know first hand.

Each Monday I am going to build a new Pinterest board with YOUR links.  Now Pinterest has not fixed the capability yet where I can create a board and let anyone post to it.  But I want to be able to take YOUR recipes and create boards that any of my readers can follow so they have an arsenal of tried and true recipes from other frugal readers.

This week I want to build a board with all Salad Recipes.  So if you have a salad recipe that you love (whether it’s like chicken salad or a more traditional greens and veggies type) just put the link in a comment below for me.  Please let it be a recipe you have tried that you know is good!

On Thursday 5/10 I will put them all on a Pinterest Board (you can follow me on Pinterest to see all the boards).

I will randomly pick one of the recipes and send the contributor a $5 Amazon.com code each week.

So post your links below to your favorite salad recipes that you have tried so we can all try them.

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