Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mini Grad Banner

Graduations are in full swing!
Last month we had a daughter graduate from college and
next we have a high school grad.
We are so excited for them to move on to their next big adventures!

Today we've got the pattern for this
mini grad banner.
Adds the right touch to a mantle
or really fun for the grad to hold in pictures.

Print off a copy of the banner template {here}
Page one is the pattern for a larger pennant
that you can use to back the front triangles with another color,
just like we did with our large grad banner.
Page two gives you 6 pennant cut outs .

Cut out the number of triangle pennants you want to use.
In addition to the 4 for 2017,
I added a couple extras.
Add your numbers.
I cut these out on metallic gold using my Silhouette.
You can find sticker numbers and letters at any craft store to use too!

Sew a thin ribbon across the top,
leaving long ends.

Isn't she a cute grad!
Best whishes to the class of 2017!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Funtastic Friday #127

Welcome back to another week of Funtastic Friday!

I think I'm getting the redecorating bug.
I just love what Leslie did with this giant peg board.

I've got some ideas swirling around.
As soon as school's out,
we've got to clean out and rearrange things.
But for right now,
we have another graduation on the brain.

Last year I used this Adventure Awaits theme
for a graduation dinner.
It's my favorite grad decor and theme to date!

Now let's party!


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25 Free Printable Recipe Cards
25 Free Printable Recipe Cards @ Home Cooking Memories

Funtastic Friday 127 | Sherry and Angie's favorites
Sherry's favorite - Home Made Mozzarella @ Little House Living
Angie's favorite - The Tale of the Happy Chairs @ The Boondocks Blog

FF 127 | Donna & Debra's favorites
Debra's favorite - Queso Fundido @ The Fabulous Fare Sisters
Donna's favorite - Thumbprint Twix Cookies Recipes @ The Jenny Revolution

Liz and Heidi's favorites
Liz's favorite - DIY Industrial Pipe Shelving @ repurpose and upcycle
Heidi's favorite - DIY Giant Pegboard @ Wonderfully Made

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Adventure Awaits! Graduation Centerpiece & Favors

It's that time again,
when we celebrate our grads!
I was so excited last year to use this
theme for seminary graduation.

These ideas can be applied to any dinner party
or at home celebration too!
I was asked to create the d├ęcor
for our church senior and family dinner that's held before the seminary graduation event.
The fact that our grads are heading out to new adventures
and will be traveling far and wide,
was the inspiration.
I needed an inexpensive container for the center pieces.
Just take an empty extra large tin can.
I used some cool map scrap book paper and cut it to fit around the can. 
It's not quite long enough to go all the way around, so you'll have to use 1 and 1/2 strips of your paper.
Take the shorter strip and attach to the can with some hot glue.

Wrap it around and put another dot of glue to hold in place.
Take some Elmer's and glue up the larger piece.

Overlap a couple of inches over the first piece of scrapbook paper
and wrap around.
This is what really holds the papers in place.

These turned out so cute!
Great containers to use for other projects or storage
after the party too!

I picked up some Styrofoam squares at the dollar store to take up space in the bucket.
These can also be recycled for other projects later.

Added a little tissue paper to fill in the can
and put crinkle paper filler on the top.
(also found at the dollar store-love that place!
One pack was used for two cans)

Next up, all the fun fillers.

Using my Silhouette, I cut out the 2016 in silver card stock.
Hot glue a skewer to the back for all your picks.

Did the same with the airplane and banner.
I've got the template for you right {here}!
so you can just hand cut out the plane and banner ;)

This quote about your life's journey and the maps you follow can be found taken from this talk {here}

I really wanted a globe to be a part of the center piece in some way.
I found {these} inflatable globes-- perfect and  light weight to hold up on a balloon stick
Inflate, glue on the top cup with a strong, clear all purpose glue like E6000.
Add the stick after it dries.
Trim the stick down to fit the right height in the can.

Here is the finished product at different angles.

So in love with how these turned out!
I had an old road atlas and tore out a page to go under the can.

For place setting favors,
I used another quote from that journey talk
and attached it to some little zip close bags filled with candies found at a local party store.
Even chocolate balls that look like globes!

Use different colors of blue for the table cloths.

Had our missionary map on display.
Since it fit so well with our theme.
We post class members past and those soon to leave on their own journey and adventure
as they serve a mission in various parts of the world.

What a great time in life!
As students head out for college, missions and awesome life adventures!

Congrats graduates!
You can find another graduation dinner party idea {here}

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Funtastic Friday #126

Welcome back to another Funtastic Friday!
We're so glad you've chosen Building Our Hive
and our weekly amazing link party.

Our host pick this week are these Tex-Mex Huevos en Papas.
I don't know if we still have Cinco de Mayo on our minds,
but these looked so delicious
and would be a great addition to Mother's Day brunch too!

Tex-Mex Huevos en Papas | A simple egg and potato dish with lots of flavor and deliciousness.

Last week on the hive,
we featured nine homemade gifts for mom.
For Mother's Day or any day.
I want to try a few of these out myself!

Can't wait to see what creative ideas you have linked up for us on this week's party!


Welcome to Funtastic Friday 126!
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Homemade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

I just love gifts that are homemade.
If you're still stumped on what to get mom for Mother's Day,
here are nine cute ideas.

Flower Box from Building Our Hive

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Funtastic Friday #125

Welcome to Funtastic Friday #125!
We're so glad you've stopped by
to check out hundreds of project, decorating and recipe ideas.
Will you be doing anything fun for Cinco de Mayo?

Malia shows us how to make your own Taco Salad Shells and shares her recipe.
Can't wait to try this fun dinner idea with the fam!

Taco Salad with Easy Homemade Shells

This week on the hive we shared a tutorial on
how to make a word board with a vinyl stencil.

Now on to the party!

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