DIY Father’s Day Banner

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Father’s Day is almost here and I’m still not completely sure what I am getting (or making) for my dad, but I knew I wanted to do a banner. I looked on pinterest, for some ideas, but didn’t find one that I really liked and was easy to make, so I just picked what I liked most about each one and came up with this one. That’s the best way to make it perfect, right? I really like it, it’s simple and and doesn’t require a lot of materials.

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1. Choose as many different papers as you want. There are so many different patterns and colors to choose from.

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2. For my banner I cut 15 triangles, 1 for each letter. Mine are 4 inches wide at the top, I drew a 6 inch line down the middle and marked where the side should be.

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3. Pick out all the letters you need. I cut mine out on my Cricut.

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4. Glue the letters on with liquid glue or glue stick that works well.

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5. Punch a hole in the top corners of each pennant and string them together. I used bakers twine, one of my favorite crafting materials right now. I strung each row seperately then tied them together.

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Do you have any Father’s Day traditions? We always make my dads favorite dinner and dessert, he loves home cooked meals.

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Father’s Day Pin Faves

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Father’s Day is Sunday, and I have been looking for lots of ideas. I love my dad so much and I want to do something special for him, but I can’t say anything about what I am doing for him, on here since he reads my blog.

I love these sugar cookies from Munchkin Munchies!

These cupcakes from Spoonful are really cute and would be pretty easy to do.

I love these cupcakes and cookies from Bakerella! They are the perfect dessert for a BBQ.

I love this super simple card from Split Coast Stampers!

We don’t usually have a party on Father’s Day, but I love this table! Divine Party Concepts

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Another simple card from Moxie Fab World

I love this fun dessert idea from Food Network. It looks like steak and fries, but it’s actually ice cream and pound cake.

I love these mugs from Mom.me!

I’m hoping to have a couple tutorials up this week, if I can get them done. I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!

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10 Free Blog Planners

I’m back! It was so nice to have a few weeks where I didn’t have to worry about keeping up with my blog. I could just focus on planning. I don’t exactly have a “schedule”, at least not yet, but I do have some posts planned so that I don’t have to stress to get something posted at least once every week. Please feel free to let me know if you have any ideas for posts, I need all the ideas I can get! Some weeks will have a theme, like next week the theme is Fathers, so every post I do for that week will have something to do with Fathers or Father’s Day. Some weeks I might post every day, but some weeks I might post only a couple days or every other day. It all depends on what I am doing that week and how many post ideas I have.

The whole reason I started this blog was to share all the things I love and to hopefully teach people something. I’m going to have lots of new kinds of posts about interior design, baking, cooking, photography and several of the other things I love.

With all the planning I’ve been doing, I’ve needed something to keep all of it organized. Blog planners have really helped. The only problem is, you can’t just pick one. There are things that I like from each one and things I don’t like so much, so I just picked several that I  liked, and put them all in a binder. That way I can switch out pages easily. Maybe someday I will make my own planner, once I figure out exactly what I need. These are some of my favorite FREE blog planners.

This Blog Post Checklist from Girl Loves Glam is awesome! I usually forget something when I am working on a post. I put it in a page protector so that I can reuse it instead of printing a bunch of them.

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I love the colors and the design of this one from Three Little Monkeys Studio! It’s so simple, but still so pretty. I love that it has the box for future post ideas!

This is a fun one from The Flourishing Abode. I like that it has lines to write on (I write much neater with lines).

I love this one from andCute.com! It’s so fun and bright, but it doesn’t have to much color, which is good if you want to print a lot of them.

This one from A Typical English Home has several great pages. I love the cheveron background!

This planner from Ashlee Proffitt is beautiful! So simple yet it has pretty much everything you need to plan your posts

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I love this one from Oh My! Handmade Goodness! I love the design and the layout!

This post planner from Gifts We Use is awesome! I love that it has a whole box for brainstorming! The only downside to this one is, that if you print a lot of them it uses up quite a bit of color ink, so I just print them in black and white

I think this planner from Barely Mommy is one of my favorites. It’s so easy to use and it looks really nice!

Another easy to use planner from My May Sunshine. One of the best things about this one is, it’s doesn’t use very much color ink, but you still have some color, which really makes it look even better!

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Pin Faves

This is my last post for a few weeks, I’m taking a little break to work on some things for my blog and some planning, but I will be back June 3. My Etsy shop will still be open, and I will hopefully be adding new stuff to it soon.

Schools out, what are you doing for your summer vacation?

Melted Bead Sun Catchers from Craftster

Super cute Burlap centerpieces I couldn’t find the original site, but you can tell by the picture how to make them.

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats from Dine and Dish

I am loving washi tape right now! Chic and Cheap Nursery

Washi Tape Flower Jar from Photography By Ui

DIY Washi Tape Phone Case from Merimery

Washi Tape Birthday Card A Step in the Journey

I will be back in a few weeks!

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DIY Desk Organizers

DIY Desk Organizers

I love organizing, especially when I don’t have to buy anything for it. Spring is the perfect time to get everything organized, and I am determined to get my craft space cleaned up. My first project was my desk drawer, the most unorganized place in my room. There is only one drawer in my desk, and it does not take long for it to become a huge mess. I made these wonderful drawer dividers from old cereal and food boxes. It’s so cheap, because I already had paper and we are always buying cereal! Plus it’s a good way to recycle! Mine don’t match very well, because I didn’t have enough matching paper for all of these, but they still work wonderfully!

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You will need:

Empty Cereal or Food Boxes

Decorative Paper or Wrapping Paper

Craft Knife, Scissors, or Box Cutter

Double Sided Tape

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Put all the boxes in the drawer to see if they all fit right, then use the drawer as a guide to mark the height all the way around the box.

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Cut the box along the lines you made, as straight as you can. The paper will be more difficult to fold over if the edges aren’t mostly straight

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Cut 2 strips of paper to fit the box both ways, and crease all the edges. Be careful not to tear it. Then take the strips out, put tape on all sides of the box, and smooth the paper down.

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Now you can enjoy your nicely organized drawer!

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