“Adventure Awaits” Printable Pennant Flags and DIY Garland

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

It’s so hard to believe that in a few short weeks school will be out for the summer! If you have a special graduate in your house, kick off graduation day with a little fanfare with these printable “Adventure Awaits” pennant flags we created for you. Then add some flair to the graduation paper with a simple DIY paper garland done if their school colors. Get the free printable and paper-garland instructions below.

Adventure Awaits Free Printable Pennant Flags and DIY garland Adventure Awaits Free Printable Pennant Flags and DIY garland

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DIY: Mother’s Day Jewelry Dish

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Mother’s Day is next weekend, can you believe it? If you’re still stumped on what to get your mama, we have a ridiculously simple DIY gift we’re sure she’ll love. All you need is a simple natural-wood plate, which we turned into a modern jewelry dish or collection catch-all. To turn it into an even-more-special keepsake, paint your mom’s initials; I added a gold heart and the year on the bottom of the plate. Read on for the full tutorial to make this DIY Mother’s Day jewelry dish.

DIY Mother's Day Wood Jewelry Dish | alice & lois for minted

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DIY: Fabric-Wrapped Succulent Favors

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Whenever we host a gathering, we always like to gift guests with a little something they can take home. Today we’re sharing a simple way to add a personal touch to a parting present with these DIY fabric-wrapped succulents. We used bold, black-and-white patterns from Minted’s line of fabrics, but this project is also a great way to use up any leftover fabric scraps you’ve hung on to. Add a stamped name tag and pretty ribbon, then display a succulent at each place setting or pass them out as guests depart. They’d also make a great wedding favor, don’t you think?

DIY Fabric Wrapped Succulents | alice & lois for minted
DIY Fabric Wrapped Succulents | alice & lois for minted

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DIY: Hand-Stamped Spring Napkins

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Our favorite color palette this spring? Turquoise blues paired with coral hues—there’s something so serene about the colors of the sky paired with soft coral tones seen in so many blooming spring flowers. Today we’re sharing a hand-stamped napkin DIY in this color palette that incorporates a pretty unusual and unexpected stamp—celery! We love the clean, modern lines a celery stalk creates when stamped onto a crisp white napkin. Keep reading for the instructions.

DIY Hand-Stamped Spring Napkins | alice & lois for minted
DIY Hand-Stamped Spring Napkins | alice & lois for minted

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Printable: St. Patrick’s Day Treat Labels

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Looking for a last-minute St Patrick’s Day idea? We’ve designed the perfect little treat bag for you! We love decorating with rainbows and gold for St. Paddy’s Day and, since we all could use a little luck now and again, we loved the label’s message, “May luck find you.” Add a handful of chocolate coins or other gold foil-covered candy (like Rolos) and tuck it into your kiddo’s lunchbox or pass them out to coworkers to add a little luck to their day!

St Patrick's Day Label Free Printable by alice & lois for minted
St. Patrick's Day Treat Label (free printable)

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DIY: Clay Garden Markers

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

The first day of spring (a.k.a. vernal equinox) is right around the corner—March 20!—and to celebrate the new season, we’re hosting a little brunch for some of our girlfriends. We love adding a handmade touch to any get together, so for this gathering, we’re making these simple clay garden markers. Tied around a cloth napkin with a beautiful seed packet, they’re the perfect way to add a little pop to your table setting. Bonus: They also make the perfect spring party favor—your guests will enjoy planting the seeds, marking them with the clay stake, and watching them grow.

DIY Spring Place Setting Garden Marker | alice & lois for minted
DIY Spring Place Setting Garden Marker | alice & lois for minted

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DIY: Fabric-Covered Party Hats

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

We are all about keeping it simple when it comes to birthday parties and today we’re sharing this fun fabric party-hat DIY. This project is the perfect way to use up those leftover fabric scraps you’ve been hanging on to! We decided on a neutral color palette of light green, grey, and white, then chose some fun Minted fabrics to match and added a pop of color with bright turquoise ribbon. Best of all, you only need a few supplies to make these festive and fun party hats for your next birthday party.

DIY Fabric Covered Party Hat | alice & lois for minted
DIY Fabric Covered Party Hat | alice & lois for minted

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DIY: Watercolor-Heart Cupcake Toppers

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Today we’re sharing the quickest (and cutest!) way to decorate just in time for Valentine’s Day. These simple cupcake toppers will add the perfect amount of flair to your festivities, whether you’re planning a party for your kiddo or will be sharing a treat at home with your sweetie. Try these watercolor-heart toppers on mini cupcakes, brownies, or even donuts!

DIY Valentine Watercolor Heart Cupcake Topper | alice & lois for minted

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DIY: Valentine’s Day Gold-Heart Garland

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

I tend to prefer simple, understated decor for Valentine’s Day. There’s something so sweet about a delicate handmade garland—it can add a nice little festive touch to a plain space. Today we’re sharing how to make this terrifically simple gold-heart garland. We used gold faux leather but any gold paper or fabric would do. Plus, it’s versatile—you could easily reuse this garland anytime you’d like to add a pop of gold to your next party.

DIY Gold Heart Garland | alice & lois for minted Julep
DIY Gold Heart Garland | alice & lois for minted Julep

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DIY: Iron-on Valentine Treat Bags

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

For Valentine’s Day this year, my daughter decided she wants to host a treat-making party for her girlfriends, and these easy-to-make cotton goody bags will be perfect for stashing the finished treats. All you need are basic muslin bags, double-stick fusible paper, an iron, and some fabric scraps (this is a great way to use up leftovers from previous projects!).  Keep reading for the full tutorial.

DIY Valentine Treat Bag | alice & lois for minted
DIY Valentine Treat Bag | alice & lois for minted

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