I’ve been eying those darling DIY gumball machines for awhile now. Needing a little gift, I made a spring version.
My first choice would have been to paint the pot a pastel color to match the knob, but bright pink was what I have on hand. I got the glass bowl at Walmart and the knob at Lowes, each for a dollar. The “Happy Easter” was made with my Silhouette vinyl cutter. The candy was the most expensive part!
In search of a homemade gift from my kiddos, I saw a few variations on Pinterest of this idea, mostly using footprints. They were super cute, but I didn’t want to invest in a large canvas big enough for feet. Instead I used an 8×10 canvas panel that I purchased on Amazon in a 12 pack (around a dollar a piece). I outlined the circle for my oldest kiddo and he painted the sun. Then I helped each munchkin make three or four fingerprints on the canvas. Using my trusty Silhouette I cut out the letters in vinyl and applied to the canvas. I love how it turned out! On the back (not pictured) I put “Made with Love and Little Fingers” and had all my kids sign their names.
My friends and I threw a strawberry themed baby shower for Brittney, pregnant with #4 and her first girl. It was a large shower, so we did open house style in the evening after dinner, so only serving desserts. We did everything in red, pink and green. Check out the cuteness:
Strawberry lemon-aid and pink and white candies
“Advice for Parenting a Girl” sign in book
Strawberry desserts GALORE!
Its hard to tell by the picture, the favors were gumballs in long pretzel bags with a note attached.
Our game: The Price is Right, guessing the prices of the baby items. The prizes were strawberry hullers.
My kiddo did this super cute bunny bag at preschool. So simple, great for an Easter egg hunt or spring time activity. I love the cotton ball tail!