A long-term goal of mine is to celebrate more–to take the time and acknowledge as many little moments are possible. I think that far too often we get caught up in the laundry and the dishes and forget to just enjoy things. I hope to have more posts like this one in the future.
I made Charlie’s teacher a crayon wreath. There are tutorials all over the Internet, but basically it’s two embroidery hoops with crayons hot glued to them. I added the teacher’s name with magnetic letters and added a piece of tape measure for hanging. It’s a fun and easy project.
School supplies make fantastic decorations–bright, colorful, and cheap!
I used chalkboards from the dollar store as place mats. The plates are covered in melted crayon wax–a project I read about on Real Simple’s website. My friend’s daughters helped me make a black and white runner out of felt. My mom made the adorable place cards and the tiny post-it note holders.
The girls used extra chalkboards to write notes–we had a ton of fun with that.
I made egg muffins, which Charlie rejected because he didn’t believe they were eggs. He was fascinated by the plates, though, and promptly flipped them over so he could check out the melted wax.
This was lots of fun and I’m really glad we did it. Now to figure out our next celebration!