Friday, August 12, 2011

{fab finds} back 2 school supplies and treats

Can you believe summer break is over?!? 

This actually happens to be one of my favorite times of the year :) Who can resist new school (now that I'm grown they're for the office) supplies? I still buy them even though my education is currently complete.

This week was the first week back for kids in my neck of the woods. I want to make all kinds of cute things for my sister's teachers, but I am not sure if they will think that's weird?!? They are in high school & middle school so I have to stay away from crayon themed projects - but there are still some uber cute ones out there!

Side Note: One of my coworkers gave me a huge compliment. She hoped that our future kids are classmates & that I'm their room mom :) I'm glad she enjoys my crafty creations.

Here are some of my favorite teacher themed freebies, goodies & projects:

Back 2 School Apple Oreo Bouquet

Mini Oreo Apple Pops

I have been crushing on these oreo apple pops! Aren't they just darling?!?

I have candy melts and (mini & regular) oreos waiting to be made into these beauties. Amanda @ Shindig Parties to Go and also Brooke @ The Crafting Chicks have made & shared the tutorials on these back 2 school treats.

Here are school supplies done right:




Stunning & Creative are two words that come to mind with this tablescape!
The innovative uses of school supplies as food and treats are outstanding. One Charming Party is the mastermind behind this Back 2 School set up which was featured by The Tablescape Queen, Amy Atlas.

Details I love:
Paper clips used as a filler, composition notebook printed table top, erasers wrapped like salt water taffy, using paper clips to hold the banner together, and the extra touch to the pencil cake: pencil candles with eraser flames - ingenious!

Check out their blog for extra pictures, tutorials, and even more great school ideas!

School Supplies Cake

Here's another fun take on a school supplies cake. This brightly wrapped goody is made by Leigh Ann @ The Butlers. I love all the brightly colored ribbons and flowers holding all the "treats" snug!

Teacher Apple Cookies

More apple cookies! I must have them on the brain :) 

From one of my favorite baking blogs, Sweet Sugarbelle created these cutie apple top marzipan cookies - she shares the recipe & helpful tips!

Love these! I like how she piped the leaf rather than using Air Heads like on the pops - that's exactly how I wanted to do my leaves. I might use a large chocolate sprinkle instead of a clove for these cookies.

Hopefully I have given you plenty of apple & pencil ideas for this school season! I have so many more ideas I want to share :)


Monday, August 1, 2011

{FREEday} july 20th famous freebies

I never got around to doing a FREEday post during my birthday week. Here are FREEBIES that are inspired by famous events on JULY 20th!

space party pack printable

Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon on July 20th 1969. Celebrate this giant step for mankind with this FREE space inspired party printable pack by Smitten Blog Designs.

Free Summer Beach Tags

This isn't necessarily tied to July 20th only - it's for most July babies. Emotional, loving, and creative are we, the sun-loving crab is our cancer horoscope sign. The FREE tags above are made by Emily @ Jones Design Company and featured on the wonderful blog: House of Smiths.

Love is all you need FREE printable

The Beatles debuted their "Something New" album in 1964. "Love is All You Need" printable by Michael @ Inspired by Charm pays tribute to the Fab Four's fete.