Easter Bunny Craft

Easter is almost here! We still have some adorable Easter party supplies left, so hop in and grab some before they are gone!

While your there, pick up a honeycomb ball or two and make these super cute little honey bunnies (get it…honeycomb + bunny…honey bunny)!

Photo by Katie Hickenbottom Photography

These little cuties are so easy to make! Here’s what you will need:

Supplies

5″ Honeycomb ball

Card stock in 3 different colors (I used silver, pink and black)

Hot glue

Printable guide (print out on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper)

Print out the guide on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, then cut out the shapes. Trace the cutouts onto your card stock. For the ears and eyes I traced just one and then folded the paper in half and cut. Hot glue the inner ear to the outer ear, then hot glue the completed ears onto the honeycomb ball. Make sure the string to hang the balls is at the top of the head.

For the eyelashes cut along each of the vertical lines to make fringe, then cut every other piece off. This is a little tricky, but it makes the lashes more noticeable. Hot glue the lashes to the ball.

Next cut out the nose and hot glue to the honeycomb ball. You can add whiskers, but I chose not to.

Place the little bunnies on your Easter table or outside at your Easter egg hunt.

There you have it! A fun and fast Easter craft. What kind of Easter crafts, besides dying eggs, do you do at home?

Hoppy trails!

Katie

Magical Leprechaun Bark Recipe

This St. Patrick’s Day whip up some magical leprechaun bark for your wee lads and lasses!

magical leprechaun bark

Here’s how to make it…

Supplies:

magical leprechaun bark

Get 3 bags of colored Wilton Candy Melts.  I chose two shades of green and white.  Order some Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed and pick up some marshmallow cereal from the store.  Separate the marshmallows out.magical leprechaun bark

Cover a shallow baking pan with foil.

Melt the candy melts in the microwave for 1 minute.  Stir the melts and put them back in for 30 seconds.  Stir again (at this point you could add flavoring to your candy melts) and pour onto baking tray.  Do this will all three colors.

magical leprechaun bark

Once you have all your colors poured onto the baking tray use a fork or toothpick to swirl the colors together.
magical leprechaun bark

Sprinkle the Candyfetti and marshmallows onto the chocolate.  Place the tray in the refrigerator for an hour or two.  Once firm you can lift the foil off the baking tray, turn the leprechaun bark onto the counter and peel the foil away.  Break the bark into small pieces.  Eat it as is or put it on cupckaes, cakes, make hot chocolate with it, wrap it up in a cello bag and give it as a gift.  So many magical possibilities!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Katie

Photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

Donut Birthday Party Ideas

 

Fancy That Donut Party Ideas

We’ve got donuts on the brain! This mint and coral donut party is sure to be a hit!  Filled with crafty details and sweet treats, this collection with delight your guests!

Donut Party
Mint and Coral Donut Party! Find the donut banner here!

 

Add a fun back drop to your table using our birthday banner and tissue tassels.
Using one of our birthday banners and tissue tassels we created a fun party backdrop.

 

We are in love with our DIY donut pinata and donut balloons. Check out our blog posts to find out how we made them!
We are in love with our DIY donut pinata and donut balloons. Check out our blog post to find out how we made them!

 

Pile up your donuts on one of these durable donut plates (because you know you can’t eat just one).

 

You can get pretty messy eating donuts! These fun napkins will clean that mess right up!
You can get pretty messy eating donuts! These fun napkins will clean that mess right up!

 

How cute are these milk jugs?! Fill the jug with milk, then use one straw from the pack to poke a hole through all the donuts. Place the donut on top of the jug, then use a clean straw through the donut hole.
How cute are these milk jugs?! Fill the jug with milk, then use one straw from the pack to poke a hole through all the donuts. Place one donut on top of each jug, then place a clean straw through the donut hole.

 

As much as we would like to only eat donuts, sometimes it's nice to have a little variety. We filled these popcorn boxes with marshmallow cream coated popcorn and topped it with yummy sprinkles.
As much as we would like to only eat donuts, it’s good to have a little variety. We filled these popcorn boxes with marshmallow cream coated popcorn and topped it with yummy sprinkles.  The mint popcorn boxes are adorable plain but are over the top cute with donut party dots attached to them!

 

Like we said, you need a variety of food, but it can still be donut shaped! We filled up our baking cups with cereal - perfect for 3 year old's to snack on!
Like we said, you need a variety of food, so we filled up our baking cups with donut shaped cereal – perfect for 3 year old’s to munch on!

 

Who needs a cake? Using a whole bunch of donuts we created a donut cake. We topped it off with some adorable custom flags and a sparkler candle!
Who needs a cake? Using a whole bunch of donuts we created a donut tower. We topped it off with some adorable custom flags and a sparkler candle!

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These tins, filled with donut shaped sugar cookies, are perfect for sending your guests home with a little something sweet.
These tins, filled with donut shaped sugar cookies, are perfect for sending your guests home with a little something sweet.

 

Table top

 

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Looking for a cute favor? We love these mini donut pinatas!

Check out the mini piñata instructions and our cute watercolor donut tag printable!

Now that you know how crazy cute a donut party can be, stop into Fancy That and pick up your very own donut party supplies!

Visit our Orenco Station celebration shoppe or shop the entire collection of donut party supplies online!   We offer free shipping on orders over $50 too!

Darling photos by Katie Hickenbottom Photography.

Party on!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Ideas

Do you have a leprechaun that plays tricks at your house?  We’ve got one that likes to turn our milk green, but he also leaves yummy treats so we can’t get too mad at him.

This St. Patrick’s Day surprise your littles with Lucky Leprechaun Potion.  We poured milk into one of our cute little milk jugs then added green food coloring and just a dash of mint extract (got to keep things interesting). Add a cute tag to it and voila!  Lucky Leprechaun Potion!

Photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

I like to make a little treat to go with the potion – this year I’m making Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats.  Brown Eyed Baker has a fab recipe and it’s so easy!  If you like rice crispy treats you’ll love these!

Looking for more ideas? Check out our St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest board!

Cheers!

Katie

 

DIY Mini Donut Pinata and Free Donut Printable


We are at it again with the donut pinatas!  This time we’ve created a mini version that’s super simple to make!  Follow the steps below to make one of your very own!

Supplies Needed:  Paper plates, 3 rolls of fringe (white, pink, brown), hot glue gun, washi tape, glue stick, confetti, treats to fill pinata.

diy mini donut pinata

Now to put it all together! 

1. Cut the brims off your paper plates.

diy mini donut pinata

 

2. Fill one paper plate with your goodies. I chose some yummy truffles from Seattle Chocolates, Annie B’s Caramels, and my favorite Blue Q gum!

diy mini donut pinata

 

3. Place 2nd paper plate on top of goody filled plate and tape shut with washi tape.

diy mini donut pinata

 

4. Cut a small piece of brown fringe and hot glue it to the center of the plate – this is the donuts hole.

diy mini donut pinata

 

5. Hot glue around the brown fringe and lay down your pink fringe – this is the frosting and should fill almost the entire top portion of the plate.

diy mini donut pinata

 

6. Glue around the pink fringe and lay down the white fringe – do not glue over the place where the two plates meet.

diy mini donut pinata

7. Repeat steps 1-6 on the other side of the pinata

8. Trim fringe around the pinata if you prefer. I did so it wasn’t quite as fluffy. Fringe clippings make great confetti!

9. Take your glue stick and rub it all over the pink fringe.

diy mini donut pinata

 

10. Sprinkle confetti on donut and let dry.

diy mini donut pinata

 

There you have it! Your very own mini donut pinata. Wasn’t that easy?!

diy mini donut pinata

 

Of course you can make chocolate donuts too!

diy donut pinata

 

And since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and we love you so much we’ve created this fun donut tag for you to attach to your pinata.

We adore these exclusive watercolor donuts tags by Katie Hickenbottom Photography.  Sign up to receive your free printable donut tag!

diy donut pinata

 

Happy crafting!

Katie

 

Candyfetti Mini Trifles

 

Have you tried Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed yet?  Well…if you haven’t you are missing out!  It’s sweet and sour, crunchy and chewy.  Perfect to eat on it’s own or to sprinkle on cupcakes, ice cream, pancakes…anything your little heart desires really.

We used Candyfetti to make mini trifles for our upcoming Valentine’s Day party!  And let me tell you,  they were a hit by our taste testers!   You can make them too, just follow the recipe below:

Supplies

  • Plastic shot glasses
  • Cute spoons

Ingredients

  • Box of cake mix
  • Frosting
  • Candyfetti

I use the term “trifle” pretty loosely.  If you want to make a traditional trifle you could add custard and fruit, but since these cups are so small I just used frosting!  Make the cake according to the directions.  Once you take it out of the oven and let it cool, cut the cake in half length wise.

Candyfetti Cake

 

Using a shot glass cut out cake circles.

Candyfetti Cake

Place a dollop of frosting in the bottom of a clean shot glass and then sprinkle on some Candyfetti.

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Place a cake circle on top then add more frosting and Candyfetti.

Candyfetti Cake

Candyfetti Cake

Repeat the above steps one more time…

Candyfetti Cake

That’s it! So cute, so yummy and so easy!

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Happy Baking!

Katie

Photo credits:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

Simple Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipe

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Here is a simple and delicious cocktail recipe that is perfect to make to celebrate with your sweetie!  You can find cute sentiment glasses and rock candy in our Orenco Station shoppe!

Valentine’s Day cocktail recipe!

  • 1 shot of vodka
  • ginger ale
  • ice
  • frozen strawberries
  • rock candy

You Rock Cocktail

Fill your glass with ice and a few frozen strawberries. Pour over vodka shot and then top with ginger ale. Finish it off with a stick of rock candy!

This makes a great mocktail for the kids too – just eliminate the vodka!

Happy sipping!

Galentine’s Day Party Ideas

Did you know February 13th is Galentine’s Day?  What is Galentine’s Day you ask?  Well, according to Leslie Knope (from the TV show Parks and Recreation):  “It’s only the best day of the year!  Every February 13th my lady friends and I leave our husband and boyfriends at home and just come kick it breakfast style.  Ladies celebrating ladies.”

Sounds awesome to us!  For our Galentine’s Day celebration we’re keeping it super casual…donuts, no make-up, yoga pants, sweatshirts, ponytail’s (we like to be comfortable!).

We’ve rounded up some super cute Galentine’s Day ideas just for you – check it out!

Treat yo’ self and your friends to a little bag full of goodies!  We love how the gals over at Style Me Pretty used paper straws to make the arrows!

Photo credit: Style Me Pretty
Via: Style Me Pretty

We love giving and receiving cards!  Especially when there is something really heartfelt written inside.  The ladies over at Amy Pohler’s Smart Girl’s have rounded up some amazing (and free) cards for you to download!

Artist: Alyssa Wigant http://www.alyssawigant.com
Artist: Alyssa Wigant

Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake.  Need I say more?

Via Hoosier Homemade
Via Hoosier Homemade

Who doesn’t love having their nails done?  This DIY Nail Polish Bar from Something Turquoise is perfect for any Galentine’s Day soiree!  And you can get those amazing balloon letters by clicking here!

Via Something Turquoise
Via Something Turquoise

What’s a party without decorations?!  Stop into the shop and pick up a few honeycomb hearts and fans to make your Galentine’s Day extra special for your lady friends!

Valentine's decorations

Happy Galentine’s Day to all you Fancy Ladies!  Love ya, mean it!

Angela

DIY Heart Pinata

Here at Fancy That we’re lovers, not fighters. With that in mind we designed this DIY Heart Pinata so you can tug on its heart strings (because smashing hearts to pieces on Valentine’s Day just seems wrong). If you pull the correct ribbon the heart will open up and the candy will flow out.

DIY Heart Pinata

 

This pinata is so easy to make and so adorable – if I do say so myself!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Supplies

  • Cardboard Box
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue Gun
  • Stapler
  • Twine
  • Ribbon
  • Fringe or Crepe Paper

Here’s how we did it:

Break down your cardboard box. You’ll want two big pieces for the front and back and several smaller pieces for the sides.

DIY Heart Pinata

Next get some paper and cut out a heart. I took two pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper and taped them together. Then I folded them in half and drew half a heart. I cut out the heart and taped it in place on top of a big cardboard piece and cut it out. Do this again to the second big piece of cardboard.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

The box I used  had skinny sides – if your box is a equal on all sides, you’ll want to cut a few thin pieces for the sides of your pinata. The width of your strips will depend on how wide you want your pinata to be.

DIY Heart Pinata

Before attaching the side pieces you can bend them all over so they curve easily around the heart pieces.

Now you can start taping the side pieces to the heart pieces. I used regular tape, but you can use any tape you want. The guts of the pinata do not have to look pretty 🙂

DIY Heart Pinata

When you get to the bottom tip of the heart leave a little extra cardboard, this will act as the trap to keep the candy in the pinata. Staple the winning ribbon to the inside of this piece.

DIY Heart Pinata DIY Heart Pinata

To hang the pinata I used a long piece of twine and knotted the two ends together. Place the twine in between the two sides and center it. Take the stapler and staple the twine inside the cardboard a couple of times (or a lot of times like I did) You’ll want the knotted end of the twine to be inside the pinata.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Now you can attach the top of the pinata.

DIY Heart Pinata

Look how cute that is already!

Ok, time to attach the rest of the ribbons. I did mine in a few different colors and cut them all different lengths.

DIY Heart Pinata

I taped the ribbons on to all sides with tape. Try not to tape over ribbon that has already been taped because it will pull both ribbons off at the same time. These do not have to be taped on well – you want them to come off easily.

DIY Heart Pinata

Once you have your ribbons attached heat up that glue gun!

You can use crepe paper or fringe to cover your pinata.  I used 3 colors of fringe – red, fuchsia and white. Side note: don’t put the glue on the tape holding down the ribbons – glue around it.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Fill the pinata with candy and tuck the trap door into the the pinata.

You did it! Now take a few seconds to admire your work and give yourself a well deserved pat on the back.

Happy crafting!

Katie

Lapel Pins

Listen, we need to talk about your flair…

Lapel pins are all the rage now, didn’t you know?! Fancy That just got in some awesomely cute pins for your lovely lapels. Not only are these pins super fun but they are from Oregon’s very own Little Arrow.

Loving this unicorn pin! It’s so on point – don’t quit your day dream! Like, for real, okay?

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

All the heart eyes for this set of lapel pins…

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

Maybe my favorite pin! Definitely wearing this one with pride 🙂

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

This rainbow pin is so amazing and cute AF!

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

How can you not feel happy looking at this adorable little pill?!

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

So, just to review:

  • all the rage
  • awesomely cute
  • super fun
  • local

So much good stuff in one little package! Stop by Fancy That to get yours! We’ll be waiting for you!