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Design Your Own Converse - Yes, Please

Inspiration Board : Design Your Own Converse - Yes, Please

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For my niece’s 8th birthday we decided to customize a pair of Converse sneakers for her. Converse has a great website that allows you to choose almost every detail of the shoes, right down to the color of the stitching and embroidering your name. For Molly, it was all about neon and as much color …

Fireworks!

Inspiration Board : Fireworks!

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Happy 4th Of July! Although there are many things to love about the 4th, my favorite part of the day is the end, when the fireworks explode in all their glory. The lights, the colors, the sound, and all the ohhhs and ahhhs always thrills me. So when my friend Daniele-Boglivi Fiori shared these images …

Make It : Tape Embellishments

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I went to visit some friends recently and packed some small gifts for our hosts. Not wanting to have the ribbon crushed in my suitcase, I used washi tape instead. I wrapped the gifts in a plain paper and then wound one continuous strip of tape around the package—resulting in some interesting angles and designs. …

Make It : Summer Fun!

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Although it’s not officially summer until June 21, it is certainly beginning to heat up around New York. It’s the time of year when we head outdoors, and it’s great to have some fun and easy activities to keep the younger ones busy. The following crafts are some tried-and-true favorites. Make them now, and you …

Our Parties

Behind the Scenes : Our Parties

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In honor of the Entertaining theme of June’s Living… I’ve put together a gallery of photos from a few of our parties over the years.  We’re always looking for fun themes for the various birthday parties, baby showers, etc, that we have around the office- we’d love to hear about your favorite party ideas of …

Graduation Party Ideas

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Graduation Party Ideas

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Kathy says- My grandson will be graduating with Honors, and we really want to create something special for this very special graduate. Handmade elements are such a nice touch to any party! I thought back to the birthday party story that was featured in the January 2011 issue of Living. The story featured festive and …

Celebrate : Kids' Birthday Thank-You "Notes"

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The invites for our Spring Swim party were a huge success, as was the party…which inspired me to do more than just send a written thank-you note. When I came across these mini frisbees, I figured they fit with the summer theme. My son was thrilled. Using a 2 1/2″ punch, we cut circles out …

Happy Birthday Banner Card!

Make It : Happy Birthday Banner Card!

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A while back on my personal blog, lemmemakeit, I shared a card I made for a special someone’s birthday. It was fun to make, and I received such a joyous response that I created a template so it could be easily replicated. Click through the photos for the how-to so you too can surprise your friends …