Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pop Top

a great tutorial from Our Best Bites!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Scrapbook Bead Bracelets Tutorial


Material List:

  • * Scrapbook paper {9-10  different designs}
  • * Elastic cord {0.5 mm}
  • * Ruler
  • * Scissors
  • * Glue stick
  • * Pen
  • * Paper plate
  • * Nail Polish {clear or sparkly}
  • * Tape {not pictured…oops I  forgot}



Step 1: Measure

Use the ruler to measure approximately 3/4 inch at the top and angle it till it is comes to a point {as pictured}.  Take note that my scrapbook paper is 12 inches in length. 

Step 2: Mark

Using your pen, mark your paper.

Step 3: Cut

Cut where you marked.

Step 4: Glue

Glue back side of paper, making sure to cover completely.

Step 5: Roll

Roll paper, making sure you leave a large enough opening for your elastic cording to fit through.

Continue to roll, you may have to reapply glue as you go {our glue was drying quickly}

Completely rolled up!  Now REPEAT until you make approximately 9-10 beads.  For my wrist 10 was perfect, but I like my bracelets a bit loose.  For my 6 year old 8 beads was the perfect amount!

Step 6: Polish

Completely polish your scrapbook beads.  {This step could be eliminated but we want our bracelets to last a bit longer Smile}  After polishing let your beads dry.

Step 7: Cut your Elastic Cord

Measure your cording approximately 8 1/2 inches in length, and cut.

Step 8: Tape Elastic

Tape your elastic cord on one end so that when you thread your beads they don’t fall through the other end.

Step 9: Thread your beads

Thread your beads!!

Here’s another picture of my daughter threading the bead!

Step 10: Tie off & wear!


Tie elastic ends together and you’re done!  Wear your adorable bracelet!

Like I said earlier my Cub Scouts made these for their Moms for Mother’s Day and they turned out so cute!  All the boys are sooo excited to give them to their Moms. 

We also packaged their bracelets in a really cute way…I’ll be sure to share that with you on my next post!!!!  Smile 

- Cammie

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Back to Blogging-Behavior Charts

Well, it’s been a looooooong time since we last posted anything and the list of excuses is just about as long!  But, it’s a new year, and we are back in the game!!  Boy have we been busy!  The biggest time sucker was designing our new Pocket Full of Posies site.  We just pretend to know what we’re doing, so it took awhile, and a lot out of us!  But it was worth it.  And we love it!  And you probably will too!  This is the perfect time of year to get organized and tackle your meal planning issues!  We’ve got the perfect meal planning system!

Anyway, speaking of getting organized…I recently went on the hunt (thank you Pinterest!!) for a behavior chart/reward system for my 4 year old.  He loves charts, so I found a few ideas I liked and combined them into these:

Behavior Chart3small punch card

  small punch card





Here’s my system:
1. Every day we start on Wolverine/Ready to Listen (with a magnet).
2. He moves the magnet up when making good choices and down when making bad choices.
3. Once the magnet reaches “Time Out” and the time out time has been served, we start back over in the middle.
4. Each good choice = one hole punch on the punch card (to the right).
5. When all the holes are punched he earns whatever we decided on before starting the new card.  (He wanted to earn bigger things, so this system takes a little more time to earn a can easily be adapted for any amount of time and/or prizes)

Pretty straight forward, but it’s working pretty well!  We haven’t earned the prize yet, but we’re getting close!

If you want to print this and use it for your little super hero, right click and save to your computer.  I printed it as an 8x10 photo from Wal-Mart and then laminated it and stuck a magnet on the back so it could go on the fridge.  I printed a sheet of punch cards on cardstock.

Here’s to a more peaceful and organized home!