Spring break packing guide from Sunglass Warehouse / Waverly Cocoon Tunic from Anthropologie / Homemade sparkly play dough from Pretty and Delectable / 12 TV free spring break ideas from She Knows / Tips for watering your plants while on vacation from WonderHowTo
3:00pm (or technically 2:38pm for me) is the official start to spring break! I couldn’t be more excited, really. With the basement done and me finally having time to focus on the blog and house projects, spring break couldn’t have come at a better time. Aside from a mini trip to the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver at the end of my two week break, we aren’t going anywhere this year (though I wish we were going back to Portland!).
So for any of you also about to enjoy spring break, above are travelling tips, crafts to keep the kids busy at home, or fantastic fashion finds no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
What are your spring break plans?
That fun, green, gold, and rainbow filled holiday is just a few weeks away now! So how about a little St Patrick’s Day craft for the kids?
This festive wand with its Shamrock top, gold streamers and rainbow coloured base will provide loads of crafting fun for your little leprechauns. Mind you, the hot glueing parts should be done by adults. Hot glue gun burns are no good.
An unexpected use for the shamrock wand? Well instead of a pinch, unsuspected passerbys not wearing green can get a little bop on the head! Plus, waving around a wand is just plain fun no matter what your age is, don’t you agree?
- Shamrock template (plus printer)
- Gold glitter cardstock
- Dowel stick
- Gold sequin trim or ribbon
- Hot glue gun
2 Take your dowel and measure out the spacing for the 7 colours of the rainbow, leaving about at least an inch margin for the top. My 12 inch long dowel worked out to each colour being 1.5 inches.
Print off the shamrock template
(or use any shamrock outline, including your own) either directly onto the back of your glitter cardstock, or onto plain cardstock to cut out and use as a template. Cut out two shamrocks from your gold glitter cardstock.
3 Use tape to mark off each section when colouring it in. Remember the colours of the rainbow are ROYGBIV – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.
4 Place a bead of hot glue on the top of the dowel then firmly press the end of your sequin trim or ribbon to adhere. Continue this all the way around.
6 Hot glue the backside of one shamrock onto the top of the dowel, making sure its centred.
If you’re using sequin trim, trim each strand a little longer than you need then pull off a few sequins. Tie the remaining thread into a knot to ensure the sequins don’t fall off.
7 Hot glue the other shamrock onto the other side. You’ll also want to apply glue on each leaf to have the two shamrocks sealed together.
8 Trim the shamrocks so they’re both the same shape.
Now give your wand a good swish and run off to have some leprechaun-worthy fun!
Don’t forget to download the free shamrock template
And for other St Patrick’s Craft fun, check out this free printable St Patty’s Day Garland from last year!
The green, gold, rainbow colours, or an excuse to eat Lucky Charms.
What’s your favourite thing about St. Patrick’s Day?
Guys, I’ve hit a little bit of a wall today. I didn’t want to give you a roundup or some other post, but I didn’t have a chance to put something totally rad together for you. So, instead of feeding you filler, I decided to take today off. But rest assured, while there may be no post up today, I will be working tons
on the blog to ensure I won’t need to take a break again for a long time! And there’s exciting things in store friends, just you wait.
But until then, take a gander at some of my favourite things around the web right now.
I need to eat this. Now.
I want to make this
And I am so proud of this local stationery shop for their feature on 100 layer cake!
See you tomorrow with something awesome!
1 Scroll-weave placemats from Anthropologie / 2 “And Delight Reigned” print from Emily McDowell / 3 Hammered gold bowl from Zara Home / 4 Mid-century modern tapers from West Elm / 5 Curtain tie back from Zara Home / 6 Constellations Napkin Set from Leif / 7 Parsons mirror from West Elm
It was a tad difficult last week to ‘shop’ for the kitchen as that renovation is so far down the road I’m sure our vision will change between now and then. The dining room however was a cinch – and definitely the most fun so far. Out of all the rooms in the house, the dining room is the most complete. We refurbished our dining room table (post to come), bought our drapes, our fantastic light fixture, and 4 gorgeous eames chairs – two of which are adorned with sheepskins. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t more to buy. Accents are the next big things – and the 7 above ticket items are just what I have my eye on.
Now…does anyone want to remove the nasty dining room wall paper for me while I shop?