Tuesday Tip/Tutorial - Rainbow Crafts/Pot O'Giveaways/Free Downloads

Hang onto your cup of coffee, today's post is bursting at the seams. I've been a little busy; I love surfing the Web and finding fun projects to do. Somehow finding more stuff to do breaks up the monotony of planning two parties that I have coming down the pike. I've been making tissue poms, painting, doing invitations, etc. and need a break from the grunt work. First up, we are having a 'Kiss Me I'm Irish' playdate this Friday, I needed a few quick (cheap) ideas.
rainbow pom pomsQuick idea #1 - pom-poms. Remember my post on DIY party elements? Well, I dug out the yarn and had to make some. They were so much fun, so I thought some rainbow ones would be even prettier! So I got me some pretty rainbow yarn and now I can't stop making them. I need to step away from the skein.rainbow pastaQuick idea #2 - colored pasta. You would think after all the years of crafting I have under my belt, I would have done this. And yet, no. I just followed 5 Orange Potatoes' super-easy-awesome tutorial.

Three tips: One, make sure the alcohol covers your pasta when they are soaking. Two, start this during the day so every hour or so you give the bag a shake. It make the colors saturate better and you have more uniformly colored pasta. Three, the colors will deepen as the pasta dries, mine looked a little washed out, but the next day they were so pretty and vibrant.
Rusted Chain jeweleryAnd speaking of luck, there are a plethora of great giveaways...Oh My! Handmade Goodness and The Rusted Chain are offering two lucky winners a $30 gift certificate towards a custom hand-stamped necklace...hmmm you can keep it for yourself or maybe towards a Mother's Day gift?
Better Bit Of Butter cookiesThe Creative Hostess is hosting with Better Bit Of Butter - an absolutely amazing cookie company...could you even eat one of them? I would want to shellac them and turn them into wall art...but anyways, one lucky reader can win an 8-pack of gorgeousness.
Enchanted Expectation giveawayThe invitation always sets your party's tone...Enchanted Expectations wants to help one lucky winner do that by custom creating 15 invitations ($75 value) for your next soiree!
Kate Landers Events giveawayUPDATE!!! The absolute fabulousness that is both The Party Dress and Kate Landers Events have teamed up to offer one lucky winner their choice of pretty party packages; oh-so-preppy pink and green or sailor-red, white and blue. I'm eyeballing the preppy package, it would be perfect for an upcoming sleepover party of the same hues....
How Does She? St. PaddysSpeaking of soirees, there are a ton of great party downloads out there for St. Paddy's Day...fun toppers from Chickabug via How Does She?
TomKat Studio St. Paddy's TomKat Studios is once again sharing her fabulous circles so that we can have a piece of pretty..
Living Locurto St. PaddysLiving Locurto has pretty postcards for you to share...

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