Tuesday, July 19, 2016

funshine sunshine pretzel bark

this post was originally published on 

ahhh! summer!
now that the 4th is over, 
what else can we celebrate?

how about sunshine, candy, and...pretzels!
lookie! it's funshine sunshine pretzel bark :)
a treat you and your kiddies 
can make and enjoy.

hello everyone it's lisa from hoopla palooza,
a blog that is seriously fun and 
chock full of happy tutes that's fit 
for every kid at heart. 
it's always wonderful to be here on 
design dazzle's summer wonderful series!

while i was thinking of a kid's craft, 
i couldn't help but think about a cute 
summer goodie the kids can help make 
with some adult help.

here's what you need to make your own 
funshine sunshine pretzel bark:

1. parchment paper
2. vanilla almond bark
3. piping bag
4. blue food candy coloring
5. white and blue sprinkles of your choice
6. ring pretzels
7. mini pretzel sticks
8. yellow candy melt discs
9. candy eyes
10. red food marker

ok first step is to melt the almond bark and put about 
a 1/4 cup aside in a piping bag.

next, color the rest of the almond bark 
a light sky blue color with the candy food coloring.


at this point the candy is starting to firm up a little so the more help with the next step the better.
and placing the pretzels as shown 
is something the kids can do too,
as the sun "rays" do not have to be perfect.
ok we can't have funshine sunshine 
without some eyes right?

so add some using some leftover almond bark 
in the piping bag to attach the little candy eyes.
then have your kiddo draw on the 
funshine smile with a red food marker.
and here you will have a skyfull of 
funshine sunshine!
allow to dry then cut in pieces.
you can bag them up for some sunshine in your pocket :)
it's guaranteed for a summer sunny day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

watermelon cupcake liner pom pom garland

how many pieces of watermelon would you say 
were in an actual watermelon?
well, if i were to ask this to my hubby,
he would say "4".

yup. 4 pieces.
bcause my watermelon loving hubby cuts a watermelon 
in 4 HUMONGOUS pieces and goes to town.

needless to say, it is his fave fruit.

i, on the other hand, like it too but 
i do NOT like the fact that he leaves 
those darn watermelon rinds on the table 
where i discover them in the morning since he likes to chomp on midnite watermelon 
after i've fallen asleep.

they have seedless watermelon, 
so why can't someone invent rindless watermelon?
i guess i could buy the pre-slice cube stuff 
but heck i would have to buy 30 tubs of them 
to satisfy my watermelon hubby.

anyway, it was his bday recently and because 
i had watermelon on the brain,
i made him a garland for his bday.

not that he really cared about it, 
as i don't think garland is really something men care that much about, but heck, i like it.

so i made watermelon garland. 
with pom poms, nonetheless.
and mini cupcake liners.
it's another super easy peasy craft.

and yes, it has been done before as i saw
on google after the fact when i made it, (shoot!)
but at least mine has pom poms.

here goes:

those little white dots in the pic above 
are just tacky glue.

this amount in real watermelon life 
would equal about a teaspoon in my hubby's eyes.
i just hot glued the corner of 
the watermelon slice on a pom pom.
so there ya have it.

perhaps the best part of these is that 
i don't have to throw the watermelon rind out!?!

Friday, July 8, 2016

pineapple mini vases

now that red white and blue day is over,
let's concentrate on other colors shall we?

like yellow, pink and purple.
as in pineapples.
in vases.

i know, i'm confused too 
but not when you see this:
they're an easy peasy diy craft that 
can brighten up a little corner of your room
with their unexpected colors.

and what's more, they're cheap to boot!
here's the simple how-to:

just paint in a diagonal fashion one way and then make 3 diagonal strokes the opposite way.
again, make sure the brush is DRY to get this effect.

just don't mind the small smudge marks 
you see in the pic by the brush. 
i was actually holding the brush with my teeth 
as i held the plant in one hand and 
took the pic with the other. LOL 
what bloggers do!?! :>O

 next, if you want:

i used sharpie paint markers cuz they're more vibrant.
and also cuz i luv 'em :)
all done.
hmmm...now i want a piece of pink pineapple...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Guest post on DESIGN DAZZLE: funshine sunshine pretzel bark

hi ya folks!
i'm on blog vacation today, 

where you can find me over at 


where i get to be a counselor and show you how to make this summer 
funshine sunshine pretzel bark!
so what are you waiting for?
let's get some funshine!