Thursday, July 8, 2010

DIY: Summer Party Invites

After the girls were in bed, I sat down with some color coding labels (one of my fave art supplies, since they are sooooo frugal) and drew up some cute watermelons!


They are so EASY to do:



  1. Cut pink color coding labels in half.
  2. Use a fine tipped green marker to draw the rind.
  3. Add some seeds with a black roller pen. Done!!

Drawing these made me smile! I thought they would make great Summer BBQ invitation postcards!


Hmm... I'm liking this watermelon theme -- I bet the girls would enjoy stamping some watermelon wrapping paper tomorrow. Fun!!!

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33 comments:

Onna said...

This is adorable!
How perfect and simple and FRUGAL!?!
LOVE THESE!

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

Nice melons!

Love,
Mark

Gaby said...

Love it! It's great how you use these labels, we copied your father's day fish ones and they turned out great!
I am wondering if you have any ideas for using these labels to make birthday party invitation for my one year old coming up??

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Gaby -- Balloons!! Totally!!!! I can email you a pic of the ones we made awhile back. Clara liked drawing the strings on them. :-)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Mark -- I just totally left myself wide open to that, didn't I? Touché!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Onna -- Thanks so much!! :-)

Sue said...

Ok, you are so creative. Can you share your daily schedule with us? I'd like to know how you plan your day...like when you have breakfast, what you do after that, what do you do in the afternoon, etc.

Do you get tired in the afternoon? If so, how do you handle that? I have 2 children and one takes a nap at 1. My 5 yr. old stays with me while I take a short nap. Not sure if I'm just used to it, but I'm pretty exhausted in the afternoon and need a nap!

Thanks for sharing you amazing ideas!

Artistmama said...

How adorable! I really love reading your husbands comments. Your house must be hilarious!

Becca

Sherri said...

I am so excited! Our theme this week is watermelons...and I have been a bit at a loss at what to do...we have done a few projects..but this is awesome! Thanks!

(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

Yeah I agree I would love to see what your daily schedule generally looks like. Mainly how you have time to to the fun project and then blog about it in the same day.

-Vanessa

Joyful Learner said...

So cute! Are we invited? :)
Your husband is too funny!

Deanne said...

these are so cute- I must remember to buy some of these stickers when I am shopping next

Mom of Two said...

I love it! I was just looking at our dot stickers thinking I should come up with something with them. And then was thinking about having a watermelon playgroup. This is perfect.

You have the best ideas.

Wonder Mom said...

Watermelon...yummmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Wendy said...

OK, that is adorable!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Sue (and V.Kerr)-- I've been known to sneak in a nap here and there. My girls used to sleep-in until late morning, but now Clara is usually up pretty early. Which stinks for me because I like to do most of my crafting at night. Anyway, I'm working on a FAQ page, so I'll include your question on there (I get emailed that question a lot, and it always surprises me because I think my daily schedule is incredibly boring!!)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Artistmama -- I married him mostly for his sense of humor, but also because he can open jars and kill bugs. :-)

@ Sherri -- That is perfect timing!!! Have fun!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Joyful Learner -- Hee hee! I was thinking now I"m going to have to host a get together soon. Seeing as how I have such cute invitations and all... ;-)

@ Deanne -- They are far cheaper at a dollar store or even Target. For some reason they can cost a lot more at the office supply store..?? Have fun!! We do lots of projects with these!

@ Mom of Two -- I LOVE the idea of a watermelon playgroup!! That sounds like so much fun!!

Lindsay said...

super cute! LOL about the melons!

Jenny said...

These are adorable!

Candice said...

CUTE!

Gaby said...

Balloons! see my brain doesn't think that quick, That would be great. Now how do I get you my email without posting it publically, Hmmm.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Gaby -- You can email me at valerie (at) frugalfamilyfunblog (dot) com I'd be happy to send the pics your way! I would have posted them up here, but didn't get around to it yet. They are fun to make!!

Tricia Orchard said...

Really, really cute! I love this idea!

Pip said...

very cute and effective!!!
what a great idea xx

brookie said...

As always - clever fun adorable and frugal. THANKS and keep it up.

Raising a Happy Child said...

I am amazed how many uses you find for those labels. Those invites look so pretty.

Christy said...

Super cute idea!

@ Mark - ha ha ha! You would get along great with my husband. Maybe you can teach him how to bake.

Sofia's Ideas said...

Not only is this simple, creative, and adorable but your husband is hysterical!!! Love it!

Just Breathe said...

They are adorable. I just love your ideas :)

Petula said...

That's perfect! Love them. Can I come? :-)

shopannies said...

I love this idea how super cute and crafty

Megan said...

You are just full of great melon-y ideas! I'm totally "stealing" this one. Don't worry, I'll give you all the credit!

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