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Friday Five | 4th of July

The Friday Five - 4th of July | Squirrelly Minds

Blue and Red Candy Confetti from Lines Across | Naturally Dyed Freezer Pops from Adventures of Mel | Popsicle Stick Garden Flags from The Proper Blog | Watercolor Stripe Bunting from The Sweetest Occasion | Fireworks Garland from Tell Love and Chocolate

It’s red white and blue day for many of you tomorrow! Above are 5 of my favourite projects to help you get ready to celebrate.

And don’t forget there’s also this free printable cupcake liner I made for you last year!

A very happy 4th of July to my American friends, and a wonderful weekend to everyone!

The Friday Five | Canada Day

The Friday Five - Father's Day DIY's | Squirrelly Minds

Printables from A Little Pixel | Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles from The Novice Chef | Button Art from Frugal Mom Eh | Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from Oh She Glows | Red Velvet Truffles from Dessert For Two


Canada Day is coming up in less than a week! I’ll be honest with you, with all the hecticness of the end of the school year, this holiday always kind of gets forgotten about. If I throw a party it’s often thrown last minute (yep, still don’t know what I’m doing Wednesday night), but for anyone who is more on the ball than I, the above ideas would be a great addition to your festivities. Especially those popsicles.

And don’t forget there’s also this free printable Sparkler and Candy Cone Printables I made for you last year!

How will you be spending Canada Day?

The Friday Five | Father’s Day DIY’s

The Friday Five - Father's Day DIY's | Squirrelly Minds

Father’s Day Cookies from Tell Love and Chocolate | Printable Cards from The Paper Curator | DIY Wood Grain Flask from Almost Makes Perfect | DIY Printable Apron from Minted Strawberry | Aftershave Lotion from A Fresh Legacy


I say it doesn’t matter if you’re 3 or 33, handmade gifts for father’s day are always best. From edible to practical, I’m loving these 5 options. I’m in charge of sweets for our father’s day picnic, so those cookies might be a must.

And hey, don’t forget to also check out the DIY beard oil I posted earlier!

A very happy father’s day out there to all you special men!

DIY | Beard Oil for Father’s Day

DIY Beard Oil for Father's Day | Squirrelly Minds
For all those bearded dad’s, I’ve got a super easy and cost efficient DIY for you! And it’s something a bearded man never thinks the needs until they get it – aka the perfect gift.
DIY Beard Oil for Father's Day | Squirrelly Minds
Honestly, I didn’t really know beard oil was a thing until the mister started to complain about really dry skin on his face underneath those rough whiskers. So off to the barber I went last Christmas for a little stocking stuffer and lo and behold, there was the solution. Right around that time we also really got into essential oils, so the mister went about creating his own beard oil concoctions, and he has been using it regularly since to keep his skin moisturized and his beard shiny and tame.
DIY Beard Oil for Father's Day | Squirrelly Minds
Making beard oil is insanely easy, it’s just about getting the ingredients. You’ll need:

  • Almond oil (see how well loved ours is?)
  • Jojoba oil (for extra moisturizer)
  • An empty bottle to mix it all in
  • Essential oils of your choice (most commonly used here is a mix of pine and Valor by Young Living)

DIY Beard Oil for Father's Day | Squirrelly Minds
Simply mix three parts almond oil and one part jojoba oil into your container. For every ounce of base oil, add 5-10 drops of essential oils. This is purely for scent/aromatherapy purposes, so if your dad (or whomever is receiving this gift) is scent sensitive, then you can leave this part out.

Shake it up and that’s it! You can make cute little labels to adhere to the bottle, or leave it plain like I did for an old apothecary feel.

DIY Beard Oil for Father's Day | Squirrelly Minds

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