Easy DIY Birthday Cake Topper

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Okay, I know it’s been over a year since I did my son’s birthday party and I promised to share some of the DIY’s I did for his birthday party. Year one has passed and even birthday TWO has passed and NADA.  So Sorry!! But now that we are in our new home for good, I’m getting all of my crafts and supplies organized and will be sharing how I made his birthday cake topper. Super easy craft.  Enjoy!

I’ve linked below where you can find the different items I used according to his party’s color scheme but you can change those accordingly.

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What you’ll need:
Name, age or theme template
Baker’s Twine (Red or color of choice)
What to do:

♦ First create a template with the desired font & size (something bold and thick) on Microsoft word or notepad. I had to try a few different sizes before I got to what I liked. Be sure to give yourself ample space between each character so you can cut them out without bumping into the other letter by mistake.

♦ Next, trace the letters or numbers in the back of the card-stock you’ll be using, then cut using a very sharp scissors for precision.

♦ Heat up your glue gun and grab your twine.  Glue the back of the letters you just cut out to the twine (on top of the letters) and cut the twine to the desired length.

♦ Grab the bamboo skewers and tie the ends of the twine.  You can cut the extra twine after it’s tied.

♦ Add decorative glitter clothespins to the end and voila. It’s done!

I hope you found this easy and give this birthday cake topper DIY a try at your next party.  If you do, post on instagram with the hashtag #YLMcaketopper.  I would love to see what you come up with. The possibilities are truly endless.

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Thanks for stopping in, I hope you enjoyed this birthday cake topper tutorial and stay tuned for more DIY’s like this one from this Vintage Airplane Party.

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Books to read

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson 
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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5 Quick & Easy Halloween Pumpkin Decorations

With Halloween just a few couple of days away I invited my very best friend Becky from Topshop Stone (Website in the works) to share with you guys some easy pumpkin decor with things you might have laying around your house. Something old, something new or something borrowed!!!

We’re going to show you how to decorate 5 pumpkins with a few store bought items and items you are might have at home. Could be something you still use or are wishing it will go back in fashion 
or you borrow things from family members. Easy right?
What you will need:
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Something Old ◄

A brooch , old sunglasses, a hat, also try to re-use a few past Halloween accessories ,*i have a crown and masks… Masks are fun!!
Something New ◄
I had to buy glitter and fabric paint which were on sale and I don’t think there’s such thing as pumpkin paint..the poor pumpkin will not be able to tell either way!
Something Borrowed ◄

Kids hair bows!! That depends on how attached you are to them 🙂 *my daughter is 10 and she likes to sport the jungle disheveled look. I can use what ever bow I find! I also borrowed her school glue (don’t tell her) .. I didn’t want this to be way too expensive.

1♥ Sparkle Princess

So I just covered the little one in Elmer’s glue, added some glitter to a disposable plate and rolled it around on the glitter. Super easy.


2♥ Cute and Dainty

With a Sharpie marker a made little spots and added dots of fabric glue to make it look like raised bumps.
3♥ Manly Pumpkin 

I searched online for a mustache template from Lovepapercrafts.com so I could trace it with a sharpie. I filled it in with fabric glue, quickly comb through your mustache, giving it a hairy effect (or you could buy a fake mustache too)

 4♥ Fancy Lady Pumpkin

I had a couple of those flower brooches  (hope you do too)
So just pin it in to the pumpkin so you don’t compromise the brooch and so you can save it to when it goes back in style.

5♥ Family Pumpkin

I added our family’s initial to the pumpkin with a black Sharpie and added some golden touches with some glitter. Add some squiggly lines, polka dots and finalized it with the year our family was established. This one is having on our front porch. 

You can really get as creative as you like! The pumpkin is your oysters. Got ninja masks? Make a ninja pumpkin, got turtle mask , paint your pumpkin green and you got a ninja pumpkin turtle … Hey even if it’s not green you would recognize Leonardo anywhere (or just paint it green).

I hope you enjoyed this post and get your creative juices flowing. I’d like to thank Becky again for making these pumpkins so adorable!! Now go get your pumpkins and supplies!

Thanks for reading!

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Books I’m Reading & Recommend

For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman

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Nicolas’ Vintage Airplane Birthday Party

Vintage Airplane PartyI’m excited to be sharing this special Vintage Airplane Birthday Party for my son’s first birthday. I had a hard time deciding on the theme for my son’s first birthday party.

He doesn’t really have any LIKES at this point.  But once I decided on vintage airplanes, it was full speed ahead. I plan on posting a tutorial or two for a few things from the party. Continue reading “Nicolas’ Vintage Airplane Birthday Party”