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Canada Day and 4th of July Ideas

Printables Party Pack from Botanical Paper Works | Ice Cream and Cupcake Wraps from Lemon Thistle | Raspberry Cheesecake popsicles from The Novice Chef | Canada Day Centrepieces: Love Create Celebrate
We leave Paris today and fly out to Lisbon to see my family! So so excited. But just because I’m traipsing around Europe doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about some very important dates coming up, so I’m popping in to share some Canada Day and Fourth of July inspiration.

Printable Nautical Banner from Tater Tots and Jello | Eraser Stamped Star T-shirt: Cutesy Crafts | Firework Fruit kebabs from The Baby Bump Diaries | Easy Patriotic Table Decor from Today’s Creative Life
It’ll be strange celebrating Canada Day from afar, but we’re well equipped with some red and white!
Happy celebrating!

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Print | Printable Papa Bear Shirt and Baby Bear Onesie for Father’s Day

You guys, we leave for Paris TOMORROW. I can’t believe this day came so quickly! But I’m so glad amidst all the planning mayhem that I was able to get this post out to you. Truth be told, I needed to get this DIY done cause it’s going to a very special mister this Sunday (I really hope he doesn’t read this).

It’s no secret we love constellations over here, and the mister’s favourite animal is the bear. How could I resist ursa major and minor with the script ‘papa bear’ and ‘baby bear’. A little latin lesson just in case you aren’t aware – ursa is bear in latin, so these constellations translate as big (or great) bear and little bear. Too cute no?

I’m so excited for the mister and squirrelly babe to be strutting around Paris in their matching (but not blah-cutesy-matchy-matchy) shirts. And it’s a great gift for any dad’s out there with little ones. Only a few materials are required.


  • Plain men’s shirt
  • Plain onesie or baby/child’s t-shirt
  • Iron on transfer paper
  • Printables (below)
  • Scissors
  • Iron

1 Download the above file and print onto two sheets of iron on transfer paper. The lettering will be backwards – this is totally cool folks.
2 Carefully cut out the circle – it’s best if you leave a small white trim rather than trying to get a perfect navy circle and messing up – you won’t be able to see a little bit of white but you will see a wonky circle.
3 Place the circle face down where you want it on the corresponding shirt. Iron it on according to the instructions from your iron on transfer paper. Repeat for the other shirt.

Package it up and give it to dad Sunday morning, and relish in the fact that you can have your kiddos match with dad before they’re old enough to think it’s totally lame. And if you happen to snap any photos on instagram, be sure to tag with #squirrellyprojects so I can see! It seriously makes my day to see DIY’s and such from the blog out there in the wild.

And hey need another gift idea? How about some ‘Hops for Pops’ with this printable homebrew kit?

Happy father’s day!

DIY | Father’s Day Homebrew Kit with Printables

Living on the west coast, we have a huge micro-brewery culture here, especially in Victoria BC. It’s created a lot of excitement amongst beer drinkers, but some are deciding to give it a go on their own.

The mister and a few friends are a few of those who turn their kitchens into mini breweries every few weeks. So I thought, maybe there’s other dad’s out there who wanna give this whole brewing thing a shot! Enter the mini homebrew kit with printable labels.

Get dad started on homebrewing with this mini kit, cleverly named “Hops for Pops” (gotta give the mister full credit for that one). To make this kit you’ll need the following:


To make the kit, affix the appropriate labels on the box/bottles/bags and fill with items. Assemble in your box or crate and, if needed, fill the bottom with crinkle paper or other filler. Voila!

Download and print these labels to make a homebrew kit for dad this father's day | Squirrelly Minds

This is a very basic brewing kit just to get dad started. To actually brew he’ll need additional objects like a large pot, airlock and stopper etc. (find a full list here). Either you can give these items separately or let dad pick them up when he’s ready to go.

Happy father’s day pops!

Print | Mother’s Day Printable Gift Tags

Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags | Squirrelly Minds
Mother’s day is just over a week away (my first one!). This year I made some printable gift tags for you to attach to your bouquet of flowers or gift to your mama with the simple message ‘I love you mom’.

Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags | Squirrelly Minds
I included one for grandma too, because she deserves to be recognized! Though we don’t have any grandma’s in our family. Just nan and vavó (Portuguese for grandma).

Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags | Squirrelly Minds

Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags | Squirrelly Minds
Make these tags with white card stock, an inkjet printer and a single hole punch. You could also include eyelets if you want to get fancy.

Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags | Squirrelly Minds
Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags | Squirrelly MindsDownload and print off the above file. Cut the tags out and punch a hole in the top centre with a single hole punch. You can either leave it just like that, or if you have an eyelet set, punch one of those in like I’ve done to give it a more polished look. Attach to your gift or flowers!

Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags | Squirrelly Minds

Printable Mother's Day Gift Tags | Squirrelly Minds
To all the mamas, grandmas and loving women out there, happy mother’s day!

And side note: #Squirrelly15 is still running! I’ve been having SO much fun painting every day, and am so touched by all of your kind words. Honestly every like, heart, and sweet comment warms my heart. I’m so lucky to have such amazing people around like you! If you’d like to grab an original artwork for $32 it’s yours so long as it doesn’t say sold. Check them out on instagram.

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