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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Studio 5 Back to School

Are you all ready for Back to School. Some would say they are and some not. I am not quite sure because my daughter will just start kindergarten. I'm a little nervous about it.

Here are some great ideas for you to do for those back to school days.
These ideas were inspired all by the apple centerpiece that I saw on Shindig parties to go. I love that blog. They have been changed so that they are now my own design.
This is a simple scrapbook that was one piece of patterned paper from Adornit. I cut card-stock 6 x 6 and then cut the patterned paper into squares and placed them on corners. Each page will fit a school photo for each year.
Note Cards: who doesn't need note cards especially a cute gift for your new teacher.

Placemat will be perfect for every morning to help entice the kids to get all things done they need to before they leave for school. Dry erase so you can keep using it and using again.

Marshmallow apples: I took a large marshmallow and placed it on a skewer and dip it in chocolate. Then placed a piece of pretzel and airhead leaf on top.

This is also a great gift for those teachers every once in awhile they need a little boost.

Instructions for the Pencil Vase Centerpiece

Step 1: Gather your supplies: - Canned food with a pop top (or a can cut with a safety edge can opener) - Florist foam or styrofoam - 2 boxes of pencils - Scissors and hot glue

- Strip of paper that you like

- Apple sticker for center of medalion

Step 2:

- Empty out the contents of your canned food and save for another use. Wash and dry out the can and place a small piece of florist foam inside.

Step 3:

- Using a hot glue gun, place glue in a vertical line from the bottom to the top of your can and press one pencil into the glue, holding until the glue dries. Be sure not to skimp on the glue - you'll want your pencils to stay put.

Step 4:

- Repeat step 3 over and over again with more pencils until you've completely covered the can.

Step 5:

- Cut a strip of your printed green paper into a "ribbon" to wrap around the pencils on your can. Fit it around the center of the pencils and hot glue in place.

Step 6:

- Make circle on white card-stock and place apple sticker on it. Then mat is with green and black card-stock then clip edges and separate from each other back and forth.


What you'll need:

- Wilton Shaped Party cellophane bags (I bought mine at Walmart)

- Red candy melts

- Wooden skewers

- Double Stuff Oreos

- Green Air Heads candy

- Stick pretzels

- Sharp Knife

- Shredded red tissue paper

- Pencil vase or another simple vase to hold your apple pops

Step 1: Melt your chocolate in a double boiler following the instructions on the candy melts bag. Freeze Oreo cookies in freezer for an hour. Then place skewer in Oreo and dip in chocolate.

Step 2: Place a small piece of pretzel stick with a little melted chocolate on it as well. This will help the pretzel stay in place.

Step 3: Then with the green airhead shape a leaf and dip in a little chocolate and stick it by the pretzel.

Step 4: Cover with sucker bag twist on tie. Then stick in floral foam in vase.

Step 5: Place your shredded tissue paper in-between the apple pops.

Cute little gift that was a mini Oreo dipped in chocolate and then placed a piece of pretzel and airhead leaf on top. Then placed a cute little tag on top.

These are the same little apples I made up above. I placed them in a snack bag and placed a topper on top as a cute thank you.

I hope you enjoyed all of these things as much as I did. You can also get your supplies at the Book Table and little kits will be available for some of them.

They'll go quick come in soon.

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