December 18, 2013

Print It: Rudolph S'Mores Recipe Card


Rudolph S'Mores are easy and so fun to make! Have you made any yet? These fun treats my daughter and I put together, have quickly become my most popular post!

I thought a printable recipe card for you to share at a Cookie Exchange, give as a gift with some S'mores, or just to keep for yourself in your recipe box or Holiday binder might come in handy. I put one together one for you last night.
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December 13, 2013

Make It: Easy Curled Wire Ornaments

Easy Christmas Craft tutorial for Curled Wire Candy Cane and Wreath ornaments.

These little ornaments couldn't be easier! It will probably take you longer to buy or gather your supplies than to make the ornaments. (I found my pretty Christmas wire at Michael's recently. I thought it would be great for ornaments, although I didn't have a specific plan in mind when I bought it. That's how I roll sometimes-wink-wink).

I think these wire ornaments would look awfully cute as package toppers, too! Just grab some metallic string or ribbon instead of a metal ornament hanger.
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December 11, 2013

Make It: Itty-Bitty Baker's Twine Wreath



I've been smitten with metal washer crafts since the first pendant I made last summer.  Flat metal washers have become a veritable crafting staple at my house!

This little wreath ornament takes only minutes and uses very few supplies. Not even glue!
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December 4, 2013

Make It: Very Merry Photo Frame




Make your own Very Merry Photo Frame. (Or make several, and keep them on hand for easy hostess or teacher gifts.)
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November 27, 2013

Make It: Hand-Stamped JOY Pendant

Over the summer I made several hand-stamped washer pendants as personalized graduation and reunion gifts. I got great feedback, so I wanted to come up with a simple design for the holidays. This little bit of Joy made me smile when I first put it together. I hope you enjoy it too!

JOY stamped washer pendant makes an inexpensive holiday gift.

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November 26, 2013

Wrap It Up! Printable Rudolph Gift Tags


Round printable gift tags for Christmas.

Have you had a chance to try those adorable Rudolph S'mores yet? (Yummy, right?) Well, they inspired the printable round gift tag I'm sharing today.
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November 22, 2013

Santa Ornament Yarn Craft

For decades this little yarn Santa has hung on my tree. It wasn't difficult to make and uses easy-to-find materials so I put together an updated How-To to share with all of you.
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November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Coloring Page

Today I'm excited to share a Thanksgiving coloring page that I've been using for years. I first drew this for my kids to color when the boys were just 2 and 4 years old. Where does the time go?

Free Thanksgiving coloring page to print.

Back then, I just drew the image and made photocopies for them to color in (over and over and over...). Eventually, I scanned the image and saved it for future use. I've updated the page to include a "Happy Thanksgiving" message for you. I hope you get as much coloring enjoyment out of this Cornucopia as we have! Download your Cornucopia Coloring Page today.

Don't have time to download and print right now? Pin the photo below for later:)

Free Thanksgiving Cornucopia coloring page to print.




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November 10, 2013

Rudolph S'mores

My creative daughter shares design credit for these cute Rudolph s'mores. Make these sweet treats for a children's Christmas cookie exchange. Or, wrap in a cellophane bag for a sweet holiday party favor.

These Rudolph S'mores would be adorable for a Children's Christmas Cookie Exchange.
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November 7, 2013

Gobble 'em S'mores


What You Need:
Large Marshmellows
Candy Melts (assorted colors cut in half for feathers and yellow sliver for beak)
Chocolate Chips (eyes)
Graham Cracker Squares

Assemble your turkey on a microwave-safe plate as shown. Heat in microwave. (Time will depend on your microwave. We heated our s'mores for 12 seconds in a 1200 watt microwave oven.)


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October 8, 2013

Happy October!


Happy October! What a fun time of year for crafting, photography, and home decor! There is so much inspiration out there right now, it's hard to know where to start:)

In many past years, we've held a pumpkin-carving party. Decorations, festive food ideas, and costumes for little ones held my creative focus. A party's not in the plan this year and the kids have grown up so fast, I decided to finally sit down and work on an album featuring our "Boo-ti-ful" Halloween memories.

I'm starting with an orange 12x12 three-ring album and a large supply of pocket pages. I also picked up the Project Life Halloween Mini Kit over the weekend and purchased Retro Halloween overlays from Rebecca Cooper's Simple as That Digital Design shop.

Project Life Halloween Kit

I have lots of years to add, so 12x12 seemed like a good size for me. Halloween's a great theme for smaller albums too. Check out Simple as That's Mini Halloween Album and Eighteen 25's Halloween Through the Years Accordion Album for inspiration.

Now that I have my supplies, I've embarked on the gathering and sorting process. I hope to share some finished layouts soon! In the meantime I'm sharing a few of my favorite photos above. (In addition to the photo overlays, I used a dingbat font called Evilz for the bats.)


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July 18, 2013

Summer Colors Mason Jar Charms

Learn how to make a simple set of drink charms to fit your mason jars using simple supplies.


Supplies Needed to Make Mason Jar Drink Charms

  • Large hair elastics
  • Jump rings (I used 9mm)
  • Assorted bubble charms
  • Printed images to fit charms


For my charms, I used the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio (Square 25) and the square two-sided charms. 


The EC Shape Studio comes in several shapes or I've seen other charms with press-in epoxy bubbles. Check the jewelry-making supplies aisle of your local craft store. (For an even easier and cheaper alternative, see the end of this post.)

Select an image for your charms and print to fit. I used my colorful daisy photos, but any favorite image or set of images will work. The square charms are two-sided so I created coordinating monogram squares for the reverse. 


After gluing the images to the charms, I attached the charms to matching hairbinders using 9mm jump rings. (Tip: Twist rather than pull the jump rings open and shut.)


Looking for a quicker alternative? Or perhaps you have a set of printable tags you'd like to use at your next event? Try this: attach paperclips to hairbinders using jump rings. 


Add your own tag to personalize or provide blank tags and a pen for guests to label their glass.


Enjoy! I'd love to see what you create. If you share on Instagram, tag me (@laurakingsburyjones) or use #leftonpeninsularoad so I'll see them!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget to "Pin" for later:)

DIY a set of inexpensive drink charms for your next picnic or BBQ! Perfect size for Mason Jar glasses.




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June 1, 2013

Welcome!

Welcome to Left on Peninsula Road, a place for sharing my love of photography and exchanging creative ideas.
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