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6 In DIY/ halloween/ printables

Drink Up Witches – You’ve been boozed printable

Drink Up Witches, You've Been Boozed printable on bottle of wine with witch hat for Halloween.

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Print up these fun “Drink Up Witches – You’ve been boozed” tags for your friends and surprise them with some treats at their doorstep.

A few years ago, I shared my “You’ve been boo’ed!” printable and boo bags that I had fun leaving for neighbors and friends in the weeks leading up to Halloween. All of the little ones loved it! But who says Halloween is just for the kids? These Drink Up Witches-You’ve been boozed printable wine tags are the perfect way to “Booze” your adult friends and neighbors for Halloween.

Simply print up the tag, tie to your favorite bottle of wine or liquor and top with a cute witch hat! Leave at your friends doorstep.

You will need:

  • Paper to print out your printable
  • Construction Paper
  • Ribbon or string
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Witch hat wine topper – linking them here

How to print the printable wine tag

Drink up witches! You've been boozed printable wine tag for Halloween

1.) First you will need to be a blog subscriber to get access to the free printable library. If you’re already a subscriber, click here to enter! If you aren’t already a subscriber, subscribe below and I will email you the password to the printable library.

2.) Once have access to the library, you will need to print out the Drink Up Witches printable.

Drink up witches you've been boozed printable wine tag for Halloween

3.) Cut down the printable tag to your desired size. I glued mine onto a piece of orange construction paper to give a little border.

Drink up witches you've been boozed printable wine tag for Halloween

4.) Using a hole puncher, punch a hole in the top corner of the tag.

5.) String some ribbon through the hole and tie around the neck of your wine bottle.

6.) Top with a witch hat. (I saw these cute witch hats on Amazon and had to have the. Linking them here.)

Deliver to your friends and neighbors for some festive adult fun this Halloween!

Drink up witches you've been boozed printable wine tag on bottle of wine with witch hat left on friend's doorstep for Halloween.

Drink up witches!

 

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Drink up witches you've been boozed printable wine tag for Halloween

I love to see when you re-create one of my ideas! Be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

For more Halloween fun check out

My “Boo Bags” which are perfect for the kids!

DIY Ghost Lanterns

My crockpot pumpkin spice hot chocolate

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

 

 

21 In DIY

DIY Beach Memory Box

How to make a DIY beach memory box- shadowbox with sand, photo at the beach, seashells, sand dollars and decorated with sea glass on a round coastal tray

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If you are going to the beach this summer then you will want to see how to make this DIY Beach Memory Box as a keepsake of your trip.

One of our family’s special places is Narragansett, Rhode Island. We look forward to going whenever we can. It holds a special place in our hearts (I’m linking a post I wrote previously with some of our favorite things to do there). This DIY beach memory box is a great way to remember your beach vacation. Bring back some sand and seashells from your favorite place, and scroll down to see how to make this special keepsake.

This post is brought to you by The Cozy Creative Collaborative

A group of ladies who love all things home, DIY, and food. We team up every month to share a new themed project and this month we are sharing all things coastal. Be sure to scroll to the end to see everyone’s coastal ideas!

The Cozy Creative Collaborative

If you are coming from my friend Jen at Cottage on Bunker Hill, welcome and I hope you will stick around here awhile!!! When I think of a true coastal girl, Jen comes to mind. How amazing did her lobster cobb salad look? Yummm!!!

 

 

How to make a DIY Beach Memory Box

You will need:

  • shadowbox
  • sand
  • seashells and sea glass
  • photo
  • sand dollar
  • permanent marker
  • hot glue gun

DIY beach memory box shadow box with seashells, sand and photo for a beach vacation keepsake 1.) Start by taking apart the shadow box. If desired, cover the backing with cardstock or paper. I chose to cover my black backing with white paper.

2.) Secure your photo to the backing.

3.) Using a gold permanent marker, I wrote each of our names on a sanddollar. If you are using a larger shadowbox and have the space, you could do one for each person.

4.) I secured the sanddollar to the backing using hot glue so that it didn’t roll around.

DIY beach memory box shadow box with seashells, and beach photo

5.) Fill the bottom of the shadow box with some sand and secure the backing on. I also hot glued around the edges to seal the backing so that no sand could leak out.

6.) Using hot glue, glue the seaglass and seashells around the border of the shadow box and allow to dry.

DIY beach memory box shadow box with beach sand, seashells, seaglass and photo for beach vacation keepsake

That’s it! So easy! This is perfect so display on your shelves, coffee table or desk so that you can go back to the beach anytime you need a getaway!

How to make a DIY beach memory box- shadowbox with sand, photo at the beach, seashells, sand dollars and decorated with sea glass on a round coastal tray

I’m linking some things below if you want to re-create your own shadow box.

white shadow box for DIY beach memory box shadow box for crafts and DIY beach memory box aqua, green and clear sea glass for crafts, decor and DIY beach memory box oyster shells for crafts, decor and DIY beach memory box  

For more coastal and beach inspiration, you can also see how I put together this coastal tray decor.

 

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DIY beach memory box shadow box with seashells, beach sand and photo for beach vacation keepsake

 

Next head on over to my friend Heidi where she is sharing how to make the prettiest seashell candles.

 

Coastal Inspiration from The Cozy Creative Collaborative

Coastal inspired frame with seashells and seaglass.

DIY Beach Keepsake | Nicolle of Our Tiny Nest Blog

Homemade candles with soy wax and scallop shells.

How to Make Homemade Candles in Scallop Seashells | Heidi of Eleanor Rose Home

DIY seashell wall art for summer coastal decor.

DIY Seashell Wall Decor | Charity of Mornings on Macedonia

A coastal themed tablescape with shell accents.

How to Set a Casual Coastal Table | Kelly of The Tattered Pew

New England Cobb salad with lobster, hard boiled eggs, and croutons.

New England Lobster Cobb Salad | Jennifer of Cottage on Bunkerhill

 

27 In DIY/ printables

End of the year teacher gift idea and free printable

Basket with wine bottle, wine chiller, wine tote, best teacher ever book and an apple with tag that says "apples are fine but by June you deserve some wine"

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Teachers will love what’s inside basket!  This end of the year teacher gift idea is easy to put together and comes with a free printable too! Because by the end of the year, teachers deserve all the wine.

I can’t believe it’s already almost the end of the school year.  Our teachers deserve to be spoiled for all the extra hard work they put in. Honestly, our oldest graduates kindergarten this year and his teacher has been fantastic! We could not have asked for a better experience. So I wanted to put something special together for her to celebrate the end of a great year and kick off summer.  This end of the year teacher gift idea is the perfect way to show your appreciation for all they do. After all “apples for the teacher used to be just fine, but by June, they deserve some wine!”

To make this you will need:

  • a basket
  • print out of my free printable (Note – you must be a blog subscriber to get access to the printable library)
  • cardstock or paper
  • scissors
  • wine
  • ribbon
  • hole punch
  • filler for your basket
  • basket items (I’m sharing some ideas below)

Free printable tag

Here is the printable tag. Click here to go to the printable library to download and print out your own tags!  (Password will be in your welcome email)

Tag with an apple that says "Best teacher ever" and "apples for the teacher used to be just fine but by June you deserve some wine"

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Once you have printed out your tag, you will need to cut it out.

cut out gift tag with an apple that says "Apples for the teacher used to be just fine but by June you deserve some wine"

Then using a hole puncher, I punched a hole in the corner of the tag and slipped some twine through with a ribbon, tying the ribbon around the neck of the wine bottle.

bottle of wine with a ribbon and gift tag that says "Best teacher ever, apples for the teacher used to be just fine but by June you deserve some wine"

Next it’s time to fill your basket.

What to include in your End of the Year Gift Basket Idea for the Teacher

End of the year gift basket idea for teacher with basket, wine chiller, wine tote, charcuterie board, turkish towel

The beauty of this gift basket is that it can be completely customized! You can do a fun summer themed basket, coffee, chocolate, honestly, whatever your teacher likes!  (But honestly, what teacher doesn’t love wine?)

Here are some ideas of what to include in your basket:

You will want to add some filler to your basket. You can use whatever you like but here are some that I like to use:

gold and white crinkle paper shred for basket filler tan brown crinkle paper basket filler

Then you will want to add your items to the baskets in an aesthetically pleasing way. I like to add the taller items in the back. Complete with some ribbon for a special touch.

Basket with a wine tote, bottle of champagne in a wine chiller with a ribbon and tag with apple that says "best teacher ever"

And just like that you have the perfect end of the year teacher gift!

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Free printable with apple that says best teacher ever and "apples for the teacher used to be just fine but by June you deserve some wine" gift basket for teacher

Hope you enjoy your summer!

Here are some other blog posts you may enjoy:

Printable summer bucket list

How to have a root beer float bar

Make your own homemade ice cream

Back to school countdown

Back to school basket

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21 In DIY/ home

Spring lilac simmer pot

Spring lilac simmer pot with lilacs and lemons

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There is just something about the smell of fresh lilacs, it brings me right back to my childhood as a little girl, picking lilacs from my grandmother’s lilac bush. I would love to bottle up the scent. I have been really into simmer pots lately and got the idea for this spring lilac simmer pot once my lilacs bloomed.

What is a simmer pot?

A simmer pot is a basically a pot of water, fruits, herbs and spices that you simmer throughout the day to fill your home with a nice aroma. Simmer pots are really nice around the holidays with warm spices like cinnamon and clove but they can be enjoyed all year long. In the spring and summer I like to do more uplifting scents like citrus and thyme or rosemary.  (Another one of my favorite simmer pot combos is rose petals, grapefruit, and peppercorn, you can see it here).

Spring lilac simmer pot

You will need:

Directions:

1.) Start by slicing a lemon.

2.) Add the fresh lilacs and lemon slices to the pot.

Spring lilac simmer pot

3.) Fill with water.

spring lilac simmer pot

4.) Put on the stove, bring to a simmer and then lower the heat.

Spring lilac simmer pot

5.) Allow to simmer for 3-4 hours, you can add more water as needed to avoid drying out.

Spring lilac simmer pot

Note – as the ingredients simmer, the lilacs will lose their purple color but will still hold their fragrance.

Linking my glass simmer pot below, click the photo

Glass Saucepan with Cover, 1.5L/50 FL OZ Heat-resistant Glass Stovetop Pot and Pan with Lid, The Best Handmade Glass Cookware Set Cooktop Safe for Pasta Noodle, Soup, Milk, Baby Food

This would also be a sweet gift for Mother’s Day or a housewarming. You can see my holiday simmer pot gift I did in the past here to give you some inspiration.

If you love lilacs, then you need to try my lilac lemonade. Sharing the recipe here.

And for more ideas on how to use lilacs, check out this post here. I’ve got lilac ice cream, beauty reigmens and more.

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Spring lilac simmer pot

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