His and Hers Stenciled Pillowcases

Monday, December 30, 2013

Recently Target asked me to team up with them to come up with a personalized wedding gift.  I immediately knew I wanted to involved a freezer paper stenciled project in some way.  I came up with these cute his and hers pillowcases.



These would be fun to pair with some sheets or pillowcases off of the couple's Target Registry.  You could also add the wedding date to the backs of the pillowcases.




 Here is a good tutorial on how to make a freezer paper stencil.  I won't do a full detailed tutorial since there are so many out there. But you basically need some freezer paper, 2 pillow cases (this set of 2 were just $9.99 at Target), an exacto knife and some fabric paint.


I cut out my stencils on the freezer paper and ironed them onto the pillowcases.


Painted some white fabric paint inside...



And after they were dry, pulled the freezer paper off! Done!



Here are some other fun personalized wedding registry ideas I am loving. So many more options than when I was registering for my wedding 8.5 years ago!

Threshold Monogram Mugs
Give a date night in with a pizza stone with a California Pizza Kitchen cookbook
Monogram some his and hers cozy robes
Compile favorite family recipes in a fun binder along with some pots and pans
Frame the wedding invitation in a shadowbox frame


What was your favorite wedding gift that you received or maybe one that you love to give? Mine was probably a beautiful quilt that my mom made with Amy Butler fabric.




Be sure to follow along with #TargetWedding






 This post is in partnership with Target. All opinions are my own.

Blessing Bag Ideas + Another Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Good news! My last Target $25 gift card giveaway was so popular, that I'm hosting another one! So, you have another chance to win to get any last minute shopping done! Yay!

Before we go forward with the giveaway,  I thought I would share some last minute gift ideas. I was thinking about what to do this year to exercise a little generosity with my girls. We have a lot of homeless men and women around certain intersections where we live. They are usually standing in the cold and holding a sign. My heart always goes out to them but I never know what to do. I came across this idea awhile ago to make little blessing bags to keep handy in the car to hand out when you see someone in need.  I thought it would be a fun activity to hit up Target with my girls and pick out items to go in the bags.

Here are some ideas I came up with:

Larabars
Deodorant
Chapstick
Tissues
Crackers
Hand Sanitizer
Gloves
Gum
Hand Warmers
Target Gift Card
Some other ideas would be:
Applesauce Cups
Toothbrush
A Card
Mini Bible
Pens
Fast Food Gift Card 


By the way, have you discovered the Target Cartwheel app? I'm obsessed! I love finding deals. I'm sure a ton of this stuff will be on sale with that app. Also, you can load and reload e-gift cards on it.


And now for the giveaway! Enter below using the Rafflecopter widget.

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This post is brought to you by Target but all content and opinions are my own.  Follow along with #MyKindOf Holiday 

Holiday Sharpie Mason Jars & A Recipe!

Monday, December 9, 2013

 

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesSharpie http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.




I recently hit up Staples and grabbed some Sharpies to make a quick little holiday gift. I decided to decorate some mason jars with metallic sharpies, make some tags and fill them with homemade white hot chocolate mix.





These little jars are so easy to make and would be the perfect teacher gift!  I was trying to think of something easy and inexpensive to make for little gifts other than the typical cookies on a plate. When I stopped by Staples, these Sharpies were all on sale...score!

All of these packages were on sale. The metallic package was $3.39, neons were $5 and the 12 count rainbow packs were only $6, which is a steal for Sharpies.  I use them for everything. I especially love the metallic ones. Last year I made these little metallic decorated ramekins for Christmas, so I'm keeping with the theme this year!

I grabbed some white cardstock tags, gold, silver and bronze sharpies and mason jars.  After drawing directly on the jars and filling them with the white hot chocolate mix, they looked pretty cute!


This would also be fun with a black sharpie, it would create a little bolder look.


I covered the lids with white paper and added some Sharpie magic to those as well.


After writing the instructions on the tags, I just tied them around the jars with some bakers twine.


Here is the recipe for the hot chocolate:


White Hot Chocolate Mix
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup instant dry milk
1 3.3 oz. package instant white chocolate pudding

This works best if you freeze the chocolate chips. Using a blender, grind them up until they are a powder. Combine with the other ingredients.  Mix about 3 tsp hot chocolate mix for every 1 cup of hot water. Stir and enjoy!



Don't forget to visit Staples this holiday and check out the sales on the 12 ct multi colored pack of Sharpies and the Sharpie Metallic Assorted 4-CT pack for all of your holiday crafting! 


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