Doc Confetti 

To brighten up the tables and add more ‘Doc-related decor’, I’m going to create some Doc band-aid confetti. I am going to use some of the leftover brown construction paper for the band-aid and pink glitter and purple glitter scrapbook paper for the hearts.

 

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From here its pretty easy. I will attach some of the hearts to the band-aid and some may be left separate.

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Sprinkle them all over the food, gift, and dessert table.

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Doc McStuffins Band-Aid Invites

After working on the banner, I wanted to start working on the invites. The date has already been locked down. Her actual birthday is the 10th but this year we will have the party on her late grandfather’s birthday, June 4th.

In keeping with the medical theme, I decided to make the invites look like a Band-Aid. Again, I used Photoshop and my Cricut to cut the template out. I used a similar design to the banner.

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The invite consist of three parts. I made the middle a solid, squared off rectangle. For one side, I made the squared off rectangle a little smaller and cut holes to give a textured look to the Band-Aid.

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On the other side, I will attach the invite info. This side will be sized the same as the textured side. I will used E6000 spray adhesive to attached everything.




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Doc’s Birthday Banner

I know it’s early but with so many ideas floating around, I wanted to get started on the basics. Get ready to see and array of hand crafted and a madeby momofagem originals. Olivia is fast approaching three (where has time gone…) and I have decided on a theme… drumroll please….. DOC MCSTUFFINS!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!

It’s time to get down to business. This year I’m starting with one of the most common items; her birthday banner. After doing a little research, I decide to do a “band-aid” banner with light blue letters and a pink number. I plan to use my Cricut to make as many things as possible. I make all of my designs in Photoshop and upload the image within Cricut Design Space. Here are a few screen shots of the blank band-aid, letters, and number.

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After uploading everything I played around with the sizes, length and width, and cut everything out. I used light brown construction paper from Ollie’s. I got 50 sheet for $1! Make sure to check them out for your crafting needs. My blue and pink also came from Ollie’s.

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I made one band-aid for each letter, number, and one with a heart in between the words.

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I will use some E6000 adhesive spray to apply the letters and number. Make sure to check back in June for the final display at the party!

 

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Classy Clipboards

Here is a cute tutorial on jazzing up those dull clipboards. This would be perfect for the middle, high, or college aged student in your life. This is so easy because you can customize it so they can show off their personal tastes. All you need is some clipboards, mini or regular size. If you plan on making several of these, you can make a template to use for cutting out the paper to go around the clip part of the board. Now for the fun part. Choose two sheets of scrapbook paper to cover the clipboard. One sheet for the top and one for the bottom for contrast. Trace the paper and cut it to fit the board. Coat the clipboard with Mod Podge and then apply the paper (give the paper a really good rub down to avoid bubbles.

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Now add contrasting paper and your monograms for flair!

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Cover with another coat of Mod Podge to give the scrapbook paper protection.

Add a bow with some cute ribbon at the top.

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Thrift to Treasure

Find a vintage painting that you like. A damaged piece works great, or a print you aren’t too crazy about.

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If you have some vinyl stickers use them, if not, mailbox stickers work.; break out your white paint, a foam brush and scissors.

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Map out your phrase. Make sure everything is spaced correctly and lined up.

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Cover the entire art piece with a coat (or two) of white paint.

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Allow your paint to dry. It was a late night project so it was able to dry over night. Next, peel the letters off carefully.

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 Enjoy your new piece of art!

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Scrabble Tack Tiles

For this simple diy you can use leftover Scrabble tiles. You can also use the Bananagrams mentioned in earlier posts.

 

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Glue thumbtacks to the back of the tiles. You can glue tacks to all of the tiles, or pick out just enough for a few choice names, individual letters, or phrases.

 

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I used our middle initials just as a starter.

 

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Home State String Art

I found myself with several pieces of wood leftover from the Casino Party cupcake stand. After seeing so many string art images online, I had to try this diy. I took one of the many pieces back to Home Depot and had it cut in half. They ended up being the perfect size for the state online. I chose to do one for Georgia for my peaches and Alabama for myself.

  

  
You will want to paint the board next. The color is completely up to you.

I choose to mix White and Palm Leaf green. Some ideas might be a common state color if available, favorite color, or a nice neutral color.

 

Allow the paint to dry completely. Using painters tape — because it will not pull up the paint — tape down your pattern of whichever state you want. I printed the outline of the state map from the internet, trimmed around the edges, and cut out a heart shape around the city of birth. Livi and her dad share the same city of birth and I cut out a heart for my birth city. Nothing to it.

 

 

Now here’s the fun part. Hammering the nails. I will warn you, this is a long process. It is worth it in the end, I promise.

 


Once you have gone all the way around the border of your template and the heart, you can pull the photo up.

To start your string, tie a tight knot around whichever nail you are going to start and finish with. You can trim off the excess when you are all finished. Wrap your string back and forth from the state’s edge, to the heart, and repeat.

Once you make it all around the state, knot the string around the same nail you started with. Trim off the extra and you’re all done!

I think this will look great in the hall with the other photos and home decor.

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