Father’s Day Shaving Cream Art Luggage Tag

Hello! Jennifer from Satsuma Designs here and very excited to be back at Just Us Four blog – thank you Shannah! At Satsuma Designs, I create Seattle-made baby products and content that help make caring for kids as easy as child’s play. Click here for a fun offer to help your kiddos thrive!

Do your kids have Father’s Day gifts all wrapped up? If they’re like mine, they’ve made a cute card at school, but want to have something to wrap up for Dad to give him on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21st. I thought it would be a fun pun to use Dad’s shaving cream to make art, add a special note and create a laminated luggage tag that he can take on the road with him or wrap around his briefcase to take a little visual reminder of how much he’s loved everywhere he goes. Here’s how your kids can make a Father’s Day shaving cream art luggage tag.

This is a two-part post with the second part of the story over at Satsuma Designs. Here I’ll teach you how to make the art and at Satsuma Designs, I’ll show you how to create the personalized luggage tag to give Dad on Father’s Day.

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What you need to make your Father’s Day Shaving Cream Art Luggage Tag

  • Shallow baking pan or casserole dish at least 9″x13″
  • Spatula
  • Heavy white construction paper or card stock
  • 1 can shaving cream – get the old fashioned foaming kind, not the gel kind
  • Toothpicks or skewers
  • Food coloring
  • Washable splat mat or place mats
  • Wire cooling rack to dry paper 

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Scrap Fabric Easter Basket

Hello! Jennifer from Satsuma Designs here and very excited to be back at Just Us Four blog – thank you Shannah! At Satsuma Designs, I create Seattle-made baby products and content that help make caring for kids as easy as child’s play. At my blog, you’ll find crafts, organizing tips, recipes, holiday and everyday treats to delight you and your kiddos. Come by for a visit!

Spring is upon us and so are all the festive holidays of the season. With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to share my scrap fabric Easter basket tutorial that’s easy, fast and fun for kids to try. Using a few scrap materials, you can whip up this scrap fabric Easter basket in no time. If the kids are interested, it’s a great craft to teach dexterity, pattern and patience!

scrap fabric easter basket pin

Here’s what you need to make your own scrap fabric Easter basket:

  • Cotton material ripped into 1″ wide strips. Your strips can be as long or as short as you like. I used 4 yard long strips to make my little Easter basket shown here. You could double the strips to make a larger basket big enough for an Easter bunny, some candies and a book for Easter morning.
  • 1-2 yards of jute rope or cotton cording. I had a bunch of this brown jute rope left over from a Valentine’s Day project that was the perfect gauge or diameter for this craft. A clothesline works great for this too.
  • Scissors

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Red Velvet Blondies

You guys! I am so excited to be posting over on Made from Pinterest today! Go check out this batch of deliciousness that you will want to rush to the kitchen and make right now! This recipe probably won’t even involve a trip to the store because I bet you have all the ingredients already.

The most delicious red velvet blondies ever! Cut them into a heart and they are perfect for Valentine's Day!

 

 

 

 

Mini House Tour {Guest Post}

I love taking peeks into other blogger’s homes. Today, we are taking a little sneak peak at Kathryn’s entryway and front porch. Want to come along on the mini house tour?
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I’m so excited to be guest posting today for Shannah!  My name is Kathryn and I blog at The Dedicated House.  I’m married with one little daughter who is fun and feisty and keeps me on my toes.  
 
We recently moved into a traditional Colonial; so today I wanted to share our front porch and entryway with you.  
 
 
We just moved in and I haven’t had a moment to really decorate for Fall.  Also, it is almost nearly impossible to take pictures without one of our felines deciding to pop in the picture. 

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Pumpkin Pudding Sugar Cookie Cups

You all know I love pumpkin! Well, today, Shauna is going to share with you an amazing recipe for pumpkin pudding sugar cookie cups. It is simple and so easy which is definitely want you want during the busy holiday season.

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Get out the pumpkin because  it is time to make the most amazing pumpkin cups for dessert.

Hi, my name is Shauna and I blog over at The Best Blog Recipes.  I am so excited to share one of our recipes today with Shannah  and all of you here on Just Us Four! It’s that time of year when my kitchen is very busy getting ready for holiday parties and big family get togethers. It can be hard sometimes when you want to take a dessert but don’t know what everyone will like.  I know a lot of our family isn’t a huge fan of pumpkin so that’s why I make something that’s easy and just has a light pumpkin flavor so that it isn’t overwhelming to those who don’t really like it all that much. 

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Halloween Glittered Skull Wreath

While I am out celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mathlete’s parents, I have a few amazing bloggers here sharing their awesomeness. Today, Amy is sharing her super fun Halloween Glittered Skull Wreath. Read on to find out where she got the supplies and how to make it.

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Hello friends! I’m Amy from Mod Podge Rocks (and DIY Candy, and Washi Tape Crafts!). I think we’re all in the Halloween mode, and I had to share a recently completed project with you that I just LOVE. I’m a huge fan of the Dollar Tree, and it’s always a fun challenge to head there and see what I can come up with. I knew I wanted to do something Halloween-related and use FolkArt Extreme Glitter, but besides that, I had no idea what I was doing when I walked into the Dollar Tree. It was SO much fun, and this skull wreath resulted.

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Easy Fall Felt Hoop Art {Guest Post}

I love fall! After spending a week at the beach, I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and all things fall! Today’s guest post is all about getting ready for fall with a super fun craft: fall felt hoop art!

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I’m so excited to be guest posting for Shannah! My name is Albion, but most people call me Abby and I blog at Albion Gould. I have four young daughters, so I enjoy projects that don’t take a lot of time or can be done in bits and pieces. In that vein, I’m sharing an easy fall felt hoop art craft with you today.

Easy Fall Felt Hoop Art

Fall is my favorite season and if I could live in a world where it’s fall year round, I would. I love seeing the leaves start to change colors and there’s nothing better than that fall wind with them swirling around. I tried to create hoop art to reflect that.

For this craft, you’ll need:

  • felt in fall colors
  • hoops
  • needle & thread
  • scissors/cutting machine/leaf templates

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Start by putting your base colors of felt in the hoops. Trim the excess felt.

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felt in hoops

felt in hoops

I used my Cricut Explore to cut out my leaves. I ironed on interfacing to the felt, loaded it into the Cricut, and cut out all the leaves I wanted.

iron on interfacing

iron interfacing

cut out leaves

When you have your pile of leaves, start arranging them how you want. I imagined a breeze coming from one direction and swooping them across the hoops. Once they’re placed where you want, stitch each leaf onto the hoop. I used two cross stitch stitches on each leaf.

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You’re ready to hang your hoops! We have a corner that never got decorated properly, so we use it for seasonal decorations. I had some extra leaves and let the girls stick them on the wall with some painter’s tape (kids and stickers, right?!).

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I hope you enjoyed this easy fall felt hoop art craft! I’d love for you to come over and check out some of my other recent projects, like my Felt Fascinator, Coffee Love Mug, and Fall Candle Centerpiece.

Thanks so much for having me, Shannah!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Earrings {Guest Post}

There are a few bloggers that I am lucky enough to have met in person and develop a friendship with. We may live crazy far away from each other but we chat online and keep up with each other. Kim is one of those bloggers. In person, she is awesome and I am always so impressed by her projects online. These chocolate chip cookie earrings are no exception. They make ME want to go and make a pair…oh, and maybe eat a cookie!
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Hi everyone! My name is Kim and I blog over at seven thirty three. I love to share kids crafts, free printables, party ideas and more. 

My 5 year old daughter wants to get her ears pierced SO bad… but she is too afraid. She has literally sat in the chair three times now. She makes it to the part where they go to add the little purple dot to her ear and she bolts. Seriously. Jumps OUT of the chair and runs. She received a pair of Christmas clip-on earrings two Christmas’ ago and keeps asking if I can make her a pair. I finally decided after her last bolt from the chair that I would go ahead and make her some. I picked up the clips at Joann’s – though I was a bit bummed that they didn’t have a smaller option.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Earrings

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Saltwater Taffy Champagne Cocktail {Guest Post}

Hey guys – So, you know what I needed after vacation…another vacation to recover! Seriously…taking two kids to the beach for a week is hard work ;) Good thing Kelley is here to share her saltwater taffy champagne cocktail to help me ease back into the real world.

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Hey, it’s Kelley from Eat Drink Eat (dot com)! I’m so excited to be sharing one of my favorite cocktails with the Just Us Four readers.

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HI! I blog all things food, drinks and parties at www.EatDrinkEat.com. I love balancing tasty treats from my husbands Southern side with the healthy Californian in me. And it really is 5 o’clock somewhere!

This is a super festive drink that for some reason reminds me of fizzy saltwater taffy. My friend Gina made a similar cocktail for our holiday cocktail party last year and I made this one with just a little twist. It’s perfect for any type of party you are having.

The best champagne cocktail that tastes list saltwater taffy from EatDrinkEat.com

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Butternut Squash Risotto {Guest Post}

Wow…the first of September is here! It is still pretty hot here but that hasn’t kept me from dreaming of fall. Today’s recipe for butternut squash risotto definitely has me ready for a good pair of jeans and some fall temps.

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Hi everyone! My name is Angela and I’m excited to share a recipe today on Just us four. At my blog, Handmade in the Heartland, I share recipes, craft and DIY projects, parenting tips, home decor ideas, lots of dessert recipes and the occasional fashion post. I’d love for you to pop over and see my blog.

 
 
 

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