{Washi Tape Notecards}

{Washi Tape Notecards}

I’m smack in the middle of enjoying two sweet babies, but wanted to share a quick, easy, and inexpensive craft idea with all of you this morning!  It’s so easy, that it’s actually something I do on a somewhat regular basis to make my grocery shopping a bit more exciting {because who says grocery shopping with an infant and a toddler in tow isn’t exciting enough?!}

To brighten up your next shopping trip, make these

Washi Tape Notecards

washi tape notecards @ WTYFGH

 

To make your own, you’ll need just three things:

washi tape

4 x 6 notecards

scissors

supplies

As you can see, I’ve got a bit of a collection of washi tape going on.

Real simple here folks.  All you need to do is choose a couple washi tape designs, add them to the tops, corners, sides {where ever your heart desires}…

decorate

Trim the edges off with a pair of scissors…

trim edges

and you’ve got an instant brighten-your-day-up notecard for all your list making needs!

I usually make a dozen or so at a time.

notecards

They’d make a great little gift for a teacher or neighbor too if you just stacked them up and tied a piece of colorful baker’s twine around your bundle!

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I’ll be linking up at these parties!

About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Apothecary Inspired Halloween Decor}

{Apothecary Inspired Halloween Decor}

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  I’m so excited to share with you today one of my most favorite projects I’ve ever made.  I would have shared it with you this time last year (when I actually made them), but this little ‘ole blog didn’t exist yet.

This craft is perfect for Halloween candy or objects…you pick!  I just knew that if I filled these jars with candy, they wouldn’t have stayed full for long!

{Apothecary Inspired Halloween Jars}

You’ll need:

black & white acrylic paint

three glass jars of varying sizes

3 wooden balls

glitter ribbon

orange and black filler items

wooden letters that spell out BOO

hot glue gun/glue

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{handmade hair elastics}

In case you missed it, my good friend Sara @ Applestone Drive is having a fun giveaway to celebrate reaching 200 GFC followers this week!

I’m donating one of my latest {and greatest} craft items to the prize pack.

A set of eight Handmade Hair Elastics.

In case you don’t win the giveaway {because, let’s face it, we can’t all be winners everyday}, I’m going to share with you the super simple way to make them for yourself!

You’ll need:

sharp scissors

measuring tape or ruler

fold-over elastic {Pick Your Plum had a set of 5 colors available a few weeks ago and I’ve also seen it sold at craft stores as well}

Before we get into the details of making one, let me start by saying that I have somewhat thick hair.  Usually I like to wrap a hair elastic twice for a ponytail.  You may need to play around with the measurements before committing to a length to cut.  I started with 10 inches and realized it needed to be a bit tighter, which brought me down to 8 inch cuts.

To make each elastic, simply cut a piece of the desired color to 8 inches (or what you find to be a comfortable fit for your hair type).

Fold the elastic in half (lengthwise) and tie a knot at the end.

You may need to trim the excess elastic after the knot a bit.

Soon you’ll have a whole handful of cute {and unique} hair elastics!

Don’t forget to enter Sara’s giveaway for a chance to win the set pictured above {and other fabulous prizes}!

I’ll be linking up at these fantastic parties!

Enjoy!

About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{menu planning: guest post}

I’m hanging out over at Bear Rabbit Bear today with my good friend Melanie for her Kitchen Week series!

I’ll be sharing a huge part of my kitchen (even thought it’s really not big).  I’m sure you’ve seen tons of different (and super cute) versions of this all over Pinterest.  I was inspired by a few myself, but wanted to keep it super simple.  I give you the,

{Menu Planner Board}

Head on over to say hi to Melanie and see the rest of the tutorial!

Enjoy!

About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{handmade baker’s twine}

{handmade baker’s twine}

 I wanted to share a super simple and inexpensive twist on a favorite packaging material of mine, Baker’s Twine!  I’m sure you’ve seen it…the stuff is all over Pinterest!  I love the simplicity of it, but I haven’t been too fond of the prices that I’ve seen them sold at.  When I saw a fellow blogger’s tutorial for making a handmade version, of course I wanted to give it a try for myself.

To make handmade baker’s twine, you’ll need:

sharpies (choose your colors)

ruler or a strip of cardstock

white string

wooden spools (found at Michael’s)

I already had a bag full of sharpies (I’ve told you before…this girl = school supply addiction).  I purchased the string at Michael’s on sale for $2.45 and the wooden spools  were something like $.50 a piece.  See, it’s already so much cheaper than just buying baker’s twine!

To get started, wrap your string (as evenly as possible without overlapping too much) around your cardstock strip or ruler.

 If you’re using a ruler, you may want to cover it with painter’s tape so you don’t ruin it with your sharpie lines.  Once you’ve got it wrapped to your liking (mine was about 6 inches wrapped), choose one color and make straight lines vertically down the wrapped string.

I chose to make a lime green…

…and a purple one.

After you’ve colored (make sure to do both sides), begin wrapping the twine onto the wooden spools.  If you don’t have spools, clothespins would be a nice alternative.

Voila!  Handmade Baker’s Twine!  The awesome thing about making your own is that you can choose the exact colors you want to use.

I actually included these two spools in my Christmas in July Gift for my friend Melanie!  Hopefully she will find some good use for them.

Enjoy!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.