May 31, 2024

Summer Theme Party Favor

When the party favor bag becomes THE party favor☀️and did you catch that one little ray of sunshine personalized for each kid?🫶🏻💜

Welcome to my journey of half DIYs and half Amazon prime Birthday party themes, morning surprises and gifts coming to life! This particular summer party favor I created around my soon to be 8 year olds, “Summer Lilac Friendship” party theme arriving in our house next week. T-8 days.

So what did I use to MAKE these personalized sun/sunglasses party favors?

Sun glasses 

Paper gift bags sold out (similar here


Exact knife


Colored Card-stock or paper

Glue stick 

MAKING TIP: I made my first one by itself (the Birthday girls) to make sure I liked my design. Then the rest I did in assembly line with music in under 30-25 minutes. 

Join the fun BTS on Instagram as I pull together and put on 2 parties, 2 separate themes, 5 days apart from each other in our home. 

Yes. Join me!🤸🏻‍♀️

Warmly, Steph 


May 22, 2024

End Of School Year Teacher Gift


end of school year teacher gift
end of school year teacher gift

Forgetting the vase this time - instead we're coordinating flowers to match the color of Ms. W new Stanley tumbler and I believe this might be one of the easiest last minute gifts I think I've made yet!


Don't be like first attempt Steph. Keep the bag open before cutting : ) I learned the hard way during my first attempt at creating the perfect fit DIY ruler gift bag, that you'll want to open it up completely before trimming the sides, otherwise you cut the sides off of your bag completely.

Whichever water tumbler brand you choose, go for it! 

Video demo on "How-To" make the DIY ruler gift bag here. 

Want to MAKE one?

Purple Tumbler

"You're The Best" ribbon sold out (similar one "thank you" here)

Brown gift bags


If you liked this idea, you might like these other Teacher Gift Ideas I created below.

DIY Apple Lunch Tote Bag

DIY Pencil Gift Card

Warmly, Steph

May 10, 2024

Summer Craft Kits || Mini Maker Design CO

Welcome to the most friendly, joyful and colorful mermaids being added to Mini Maker Design CO’s summer collection! I hope you love them as much I did MAKING them for you and your kids!

Also, last years best seller - The Ice Cream Truck craft kit is going to be making a comeback. 

Both designs launch on Thursday 4/16 at 9am PST


May 7, 2024

Kids Summer Drawing+Coloring Journal


Kids Summer Journal prompts ideas
Kids Summer Journal prompts ideas
Kids Summer Journal prompts ideas
Kids Summer Journal prompts ideas

Trying out a summer journal type idea by MAKING each of my girls a drawing + coloring prompts instead or writing🤸🏻‍♀️

This was something that I created with my 7 (soon to be 8 year old) in mind as she loves a good art project! Though sometime's having a short quick prompt while using her imagination to complete a drawing is her preferred style.

My youngest (4 almost 5) just loves to paint so in the effort to expand her love for art paint beyond portraits.. I plan to read each prompt for her while I enjoy my homemade cup of coffee (AM or PM) this summer. 

For the cover, they can make their own or as I did, set aside 25 minutes or so to create one for each kid around one of their favorite summer treats. My girls?! Ice cream!

Want to MAKE one?

12x12 card stock sheets (desired colors)

Clear file folder (optional for added in art)

Hole Punch


Glue stick

Satin Ribbon Pink

Then here are all the drawing prompts I used in my girls drawing and coloring journal (a gift from me!)

For personal use only. NOT to be sold or copied.

Enjoy MAKING - Warmly, Steph