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Apple Themed Back to School Snack Ideas

We love our themed posts, especially for back to school because they’re reminiscent of our younger days (check out our previous post on Pencil Themed Back to School Snack¬†Ideas)! One theme we couldn’t wait to blog about for BTS is apples.¬† It used to be tradition to bring an apple on the first day of school for the teacher. That soon evolved to other back to school gifts, but apples always made an appearance in the classroom.

In today’s post, we’re going to bring back the BTS apple idea, but with a twist! Instead of real apples, we’re going to share some fun apple themed food ideas for back to school, perfect for students and teachers!


Via Munchkin Munchies


Via iVillage


Via The Crafting Chicks


Via Celebrations


Via I Heart Naptime

Now you all see why we were excited for this apple themed back to school blog post! They’re all so fun and creative! If you want to put a spin on apples this back to school season, try out some of these yummy looking treats! Let us know if you give any of these a try. Don’t forget the pictures!

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Clever Back To School Gift Ideas

Is it me, or did this summer really fly by this year in the blink of an eye? Can’t believe kids are already going back to school this month! To get everyone back into the swing of things for Fall, we’re going to dedicate a few posts this month to back to school ideas!

Today, is all about back to school gift ideas for kids and teachers. But not just any back to school gifts, clever ones! By clever gifts, we mean ones with quirky play on words! Here are a few of our favorite ideas that we thought you’ll enjoy too!


Via Eighteen25

“According to my calculations, this is going to be a good year!” with a calculator!


Via Indulgy

“Good luck, smartie pants. (Not like you need it.)” with Smarties!


Via It Works for Bobbi

“I’m so excited to learn s’more!” with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers!


Via Get Busy Living

“A little something to get you back to the grind” with coffee (for teachers!)


Via Sandy Toes and Popsicles

“This is going to “bee” a great year!” with honey!


Via I Heart Naptime

“You’re so sharp” with pencils!

It’s a great idea to send the kids off on the first day of school with a fun little gift. It brings encouragement and comfort to an otherwise nerve wrecking day! Which one of these quotes do you think is the cleverest? Let us know in the comments below (or make up your own)!

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Tie Inspired Gift Ideas for Dad

In the midst of all the 4th of July and graduation festivities, we can’t forget that Father’s Day is coming up soon. Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16, 2013 (we have a countdown widget on the right)!

When compared to Mother’s Day, we can honestly say that it is definitely harder to prepare a gift to our dad. How many of you can agree? So today, we have a fun gift idea post dedicated to our favorite tie wearing role models out there–our dads!

Via 99 Crafting


Via Munchkin Munchies


Via Ecouterre

Via Inhabitat

Though these ideas are for dads for Father’s Day, they are also great for a new graduate, or a gift to congratulate a promotion. We’re planning another Father’s Day themed post this week, so stay tuned!

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Valentine’s Day Inspired Cake Pops

Mm, cake! Everyone loves a slice of this decadent dessert. With a holiday as lovely as Valentine’s Day, cake is especially appreciated. The popularity of cake has evolved a lot the past few years, from the classic cupcake, to the new lollipop lookalike cake pop.

In today’s post, we’re going to share with you some of our favorite cake pop designs for Valentine’s Day. Click on the images for more information from the source!

Via Bakerella

Via Honest Cooking

Via All About You

Via I Really Like Food

We can’t wait to share more Valentine’s Day posts with everyone! Keep checking back to our blog to see what other fun Valentine’s Day ideas we’re going to share in the upcoming weeks! Comment below for requests!

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Natural Christmas Present Wrapping Ideas

Christmas is almost here! Have you finished your Christmas shopping? If not, get to it! For those of you who have, here’s a post that we’re sure you’ll enjoy!

What’s the next step after Christmas shopping? Christmas present wrapping! We’re going to share with you some fun natural themed wrapping ideas that go way beyond bows and gift bags. Keep reading to be inspired!

Via Tip Junkie

Via The Style Files

Via Claireabelle Makes

Via Pick My Christmas Gifts

Via Make Create Do

Via The Berry

We love this style of wrapping for the holidays (and every occasion, as well)! Even presents can feel cozy and warm with the right kind of wrapping. Try it out!

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Easy DIY Holiday Gift – Hot Chocolate Jar Idea

What is one gift that is perfect for the whole family, boys AND girls, and all ages? Hot chocolate! Many of us opt for the hot chocolate envelopes because they’re the easiest and quickest way to enjoy this delicious drink, but I think we can all agree that it is definitely not the fanciest!

Instead of gifting a box of hot chocolate for the holidays, we saw that many people have been filling up a jar with hot chocolate mix and personalizing the jar as a gift. We love this idea! Keep reading for a few of our favorite hot chocolate jars we found from the internet!

From Compulsive Craftiness

Top the jar off with crushed peppermint candies like this one from Compulsive Craftiness for a minty hot choco mix!

From Getting By on a Dime

Check out this one complete with chocolate chips for extra chocolatey goodness!

From Hoosier Homemade

Don’t forget to add a spoon (like the one here from Hoosier Homemade)!

From For What It’s Worth

Make a cute holiday jar like this DIY snowman created from 2 small jars!

We can’t wait to recreate some of these hot chocolate jars ourselves for the holidays! We think these make such cute gifts, and they won’t cost you a pretty penny! Will you be sending these out for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below! In the meantime, let us all enjoy a cup of hot chocolate!

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Valentine’s Day Decoration & Gift Idea: DIY Scented Sachets

Valentine’s Day may be overshadowed by loads and loads of yummy chocolates, but that is not the only thing we can gift to our favorite people for the occasion. While just about anyone can pick up a box of chocolate and call it a day, we here at HomeSeasons like to mix it up! How about something that smells heavenly? I think I speak for all of us when I say that nice smelling things are definitely a plus when it comes to gifts!

This Valentine’s Day, we can DIY our own scented sachets to give out for the occasion. This decorating and gift idea is a great rainy day project. Not only are scented sachets easy to make, but everyone could use a little scented boost every now and then!

From Scatty Cat

Supplies:

  • light fabric w/ pattern of your choice
  • scissors
  • ribbons
  • sewing machine OR needle & thread
  • potpourri or any other aromatic herbs (such as lavender)
  • paper
  • pencil
  • other decorative items

With the paper and pencil, draw a template for your sachet bag. Since it’s for Valentine’s Day, we suggest a heart shape! If you are making large sachets, draw a larger template. It is up to you how big or small you want your scented satchel to be.

Using the template, cut out two of those patterns from the fabric. Put the two sheets of fabric together (pattern to pattern) and sew around 3/4 of the perimeter. Flip inside out using the opening. Stuff the scented potpourri and herbs into the opening until desired fullness.

Measure out how long you want the scented sachet to hang with the ribbon and double the length. Fold ribbon in half and insert into the opening of the sachet. Leave a little bit of ribbon inside and stitch the opening close.

Decorate the outside of the sachet with whatever you like: fabric paint, patches, glitter glue, beads, etc. It’s up to you!

Make enough of these to pass out at a Valentine’s Day dinner party with friends and loved ones, or just make a few and hang them around your home for a little scented surprise.

What potpourri and scented herbs would you put in your Valentine’s Day scented sachet? Please share with us in the comments below. We love being inspired with more ideas from everyone!

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