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Do it yourself – Candy cart

Summer is here – the season for block parties, children’s parties, and weddings! Two great projects for this time of year (that are sure to delight your kids as well) involve converting our printer stand on casters (7250-691) into a candy cart or a costume cart.

 

 

Candy cart

What you need:
• Our printer stand on casters or a similar piece of furniture you have at home
• Gift wrap or scrapbooking paper, in bright colors (think “circus!”)
• White glue or a hot glue gun
• Paint (in a vibrant color) for the printer stand handle
• Colored ribbons for the pennant string
• 2 long handles
• Large sheets of cardboard, “carton-type” (white is best, but brown will also work)
• Pencils for drawing a logo, or a logo you can print from a website
• Jars and candy
• Decorations that match your taste: Balloons, images, etc.

Here’s the process:

  1.  Pennant string: Cut a series of flags out of the gift wrap or scrapbooking paper, and stick them in a row onto colored ribbons, using white or hot glue. Let the pennant string dry.                                                                                                                  
  2. Colored handle: Take the handle off the piece of furniture you’re using and paint it a bright color that will go with the paper you’ve chosen.

Try daring contrasts!

For some, daring means colorful. But this isn’t always the case! As I often say, a successful decor is a decor with contrasts! I have always found that contrasts highlight the items in a room, whether these are accent items, items of sentimental value, or simply items you find beautiful.

If you believe you can achieve contrasts only with colors, think again! There are also contrasting textures, which open up a world of possibilities.

Here are some interesting examples:

Contrasting textures

Bare brick wall with a divan covered in very fine fabric and luxuriously silky cushions.

Combining a very industrial steel chair with fur.

Color contrasts

You can opt for very pale walls and darker accents.

You can also use dark walls in contrast with pale furniture.

You can even dare to try such contrasts in your baby’s room!

Or in other rooms, regardless of the occupants’ age!

Don’t feel obliged to paint all the walls in pale or dark colours. Sometimes, just one wall is more than enough!

Finally, always bear in mind that you have to like your decor and always feel at home with it. Trust yourself and be daring!

St Patrick’s day : A green day for all!

St. Patrick’s day is very popular everywhere : it is the time of the year when you wear green and go out with hats, headbands, glasses and all the funny things that are designed especially for this celebration …

Here are a few thematic recipes that the kids will enjoy doing, and a recipe with a short video for you, dear parents!

For the kids, clover shaped cookies! These are the ingredients you will need :

clover shaped cookies

clover shaped cookies

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Click here to read the complete recipe :

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cream-Cheese-Sugar-Cookies/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

 

 

A non-alcoholic green punch

A non-alcoholic green punch

A non-alcoholic green punch : these are the ingredients you will need.

  • 1 container {2 quartts} Lime Sherbet
  • 1 {46 oz} can Pineapple Juice
  • 1 {2 liter} bottle Ginger Ale
  • Click here to read the complete recipe

http://pocketchangegourmet.com/st-patricks-day-punch/

 

 

 

Black Velvet

Black Velvet

For the grown-ups, the classic Black Velvet! These are the ingredients you will need :

  • 1 Guinness beer
  • Apple cider

Click here to read the complete recipe :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aedJK38EEsI

 

 

 

 

 

Visit our moodboard to inspire you with plenty of  other green ideas!