Monday, July 1, 2013

firecracker toy treat favors

i am gonna try to be a "normal" blogger with this post and start it out with a pretty title picture.
then i will say i am the best mother cuz i bought all this awesome stuff at the dollar tree for my perfect kids.
then i will be an excellent teacher and show you all the steps to make this most wonderful 4th of july treat just to see the smiles on your perfect kid's faces too.


after all the pics i took, hoping they are self-explanatory, i will hope and pray they are easy to understand.
(basically it's a decorated half of a gift wrap tube with small cuts made at one end, folded over a styrofoam circle and using cut up necklaces, hot glue, tape, cardstock and the cut end of a balloon weight, then stuffed with crazy candy and needless toys that clutter up your house)

then like a good blogger i will have close up pics.
from every angle possible.


then POOF!

i will wake up, look at this post,
wonder who the heck hacked my blog,
and fix at least one of the pics in the post as much as possible before i hit publish..
there!
now that looks more like me.
seems like i am not a normal blogger who can write about their day and give you how-to directions in one paragraph with pretty pictures here and there. 

doing that makes me sleepy (aka bored).
darn it all! what is my problem? :>P

so thanks again for putting up with my shenanigans and hope you stick around either by email or bloglovin' and i promise i will try to make your time worthwhile while you are here.

oh and maybe, just maybe, i will actually join FB, pinterest and twitter the right way to be a normal blogger...

maybe?!...????

anyway, lemme know if you are thoroughly confused by this basically wordless tute and i will explain in your reply.  

in the meantime, 
have a wonderful and happy firecracker 4th!


ps (the real truth in the matter is i am strapped for time to make a silly post cuz i got loadsa laundry to do and crazy kids to discipline!-GAAAAH!)





27 comments:

  1. I love these firecrackers and the Dollar Tree is my first stop for party goods! You really are an EXCELLENT teacher1 :)

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    1. awww jeepers thank you Kim!!! i tend to overdo it a lot on this blog so i'm sure glad you think so! :>D

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  2. Puleeze don't become normal!!! I love you and your blog just the way you are! And besides that, "normal" can't come up with half the stuff you do! These are so adorable, cute, fun, crazy, exciting, colorful, and, and, and.....oops. Just blew a fuse. I think I can go on. The kids will LOVE these!!!!! Dona

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    1. oh no Dona! you blew a fuse?!?!? puleeze light it up again because you always brighten my day with your comments and i look forward to your words! heehee :>D

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  3. Such a cute idea! I love that you used necklaces to decorate the outside ... I wouldn't have thought of that!

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    1. i wanted something 3 dimensional on the outside and when i saw the necklaces everything kinda clicked. thank you so much Randi :>D

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  4. I love dollar stores ... you never know what surprises you will find! You are a good teacher and blogger! Great photos for a great project :) I hope you got the laundry done ... chores, ugh. BTW ... what's normal?

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    1. what's normal? good question Brenda cuz i guess i don't know seeing i don't think i am. LOL thanks for stopping by again and for your sweetness :)

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  5. I'm thinking toilet paper rolls to stuff candy treat table favors. Thanks for a great idea!

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    1. you're very welcome CM2! i used gift wrap rolls because i wanted it long enough to hold sparklers but your idea would totally work :) thank you so much!

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  6. You are so creative! Never change! But I am seriously in love with your firecracker favors!! So darn cute! Thanks for partying with me!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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    1. oh my gosh you are so sweet Shelley! thank you so much! :>D

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    2. Hey Lisa! I wanted to let you know you were just featured in my special 4th of July link party feature! Yay!

      http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com/2013/07/special-feature-4th-of-july-ideas-from.html

      Shelley

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  7. Completely awesome 4th of July favors!! I still REALLY need to go to the dollar store with you and I would love to see all of the fantastical ideas you come up with for each and every item!!

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    1. ok let's go Michelle! oh what fun we'll have! thank you so much ! :>D

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  8. I love this! So festive! Visiting from the Gotta Create blog hop! Feel free to link this one up at our Red, White & BBQ Ladies Only Blog Share link party which is now live! :)

    http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-red-white-bbq/

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    1. i love that you love them Crystal! all linked up :)

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  9. What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up with us at the LOBS link party!!

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    1. thanks Michelle! that Dollar Tree store gets me every time! now i wish i could just go there and spend $1.00 instead of many! LOL :)

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  10. These are adorable. Thank you so much for linking up to my linky party. Hope to see more from you next time.

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    1. and you are so sweet! i'll be back! thanks Rita (that's your name right?) :>D

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  11. Congrats! You've been featured at The Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! Live at 5 - Mon thru Sun: http://www.moonlightandmasonjars.com

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    1. KABOOOOM! there goes a HUGE smile! :>D thank you Jennifer!!!

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  12. Oh the wonderful life of laundry, that was me yesterday! And still today. Hopefully not tomorrow too. Yikes! You did a great job with your post and the only normal blogger is your normal. Everyone is different and people come to your blog because they want to see you! And they like it. It's good to be different. Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. thank you Krista! being different is what i am i guess. and as long as people come to see me and get a smile or an inspiration, i'll keep plugging along and ignoring the laundry as much as i can! heehee :)

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  13. Hi Lisa - Your creativity just astonishes me! I wish I had 1% of your creative genes!!! Love this craft and love the fireworks. So very festive for all of our patriotic holidays coming up. Thanks for joining the Patriot's Palooza party and Happy Memorial Day! Hugs, Holly

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    1. oh thank YOU Holly! i guess my creativity is a blessing and a curse. a blessing cuz it makes for a lot of fun and a curse cuz my craft room looks like a hurricane! LOL :>O

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!