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Artsy-Fartsy Link Party

Welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party, everyone! Everything shared at the party each week is so inspiring and I'm so glad you're here!! I really appreciate everyone who linked up last party and I look forward to seeing what everyone has to share this week.

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It's always so hard to narrow down features, but here are a few of my favorites from the last party:

Artsy-Fartsy Link Party Features at artsyfartsymama.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies by Lemons for Lulu
Valentine Hearts and Roses by Lynda Creates
Mini Cupcakes on a Stick for Valentine’s Day by Home Cooking Memories
Valentine’s Day Wreath For Under $10 by Worthing Court
Big Bow Pillow Cases by Rae Gun Ramblings
Homemade Gumdrops by Hoosier Homemade
Easy DIY Candy Heart Craft by Carrie Elle
Tiramisu Eclairs by Sweet & Savory by Shinee

Please grab a featured button!

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Link up your awesome crafts, DIYs, and recipes to share!

A few guidelines:
  • The party starts every Thursday at 12:00am MST
  • Link as many posts as you'd like! Make sure they are a specific post (not your homepage)
  • All craft, recipe, beauty, and DIY posts welcome. No shops or link parties, please.
  • Visit at least 3 other links and leave some comments (because we all love comments!)

Please grab a button and share the party with your friends!!

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DIY Lalaloopsy Jewelry

DIY Lalaloopsy Jewelry at artsyfartsymama.com

Have a Lalaloopsy fan in your life? These necklaces are SEW adorable and surprisingly simple to make. My daughter can't wait to show off these latest jewelry creations and I'm excited to share how you can create some Lalaloopsy jewelry for yourself!

DIY Lalaloopsy Jewelry at artsyfartsymama.com

To make a Lalaloopsy necklace, you'll obviously need some Lalaloopsies to work with! I found this Lalaloopsy Tinies set including Mittens Fluff 'n' Stuff, her pet Bear, and Bea Spells-a-lot on clearance for about $2 and knew immediately that they would make the perfect charms! It worked out that these characters were also my daughter's favorites, so it was a lucky score! You can find the Lalaloopsy Tinies pretty much anywhere that Lalaloopsies are sold.

DIY Lalaloopsy Jewelry at artsyfartsymama.com

The Lalaloopsy Tinies come with a hole already at the top and bottom of each character. I found some eye hooks at Lowe's that fit through the holes perfectly. Other jewelry eye hooks could also work, but since this necklace is going to be tugged at quite a bit, I wanted a bit more strength.

DIY Lalaloopsy Jewelry at artsyfartsymama.com

Drop some super glue or another strong glue into the top holes of the Lalaloopsies and carefully push the eye hooks in. Carefully wipe off any excess glue and take a minute to make sure the hooks are facing the right way!! Let the glue dry for a few hours to overnight. Once the glue has set, you are ready to create some jewelry.

DIY Lalaloopsy Jewelry at artsyfartsymama.com

For our necklaces, we used a variety of Fizzy Pops chunky beads in different colors to coordinate with the different characters. I love the look of stripes, pearls, and ice cube beads in different sizes and colors on jewelry for little girls. Every necklace you make can have a different look just by changing the kinds of beads you use!

Before I start stringing beads onto wire, I like to lay everything out on some flannel or felt fabric (a jewelry bead board would be optimal, but we don't own one yet). This way, I can decide if I like the necklace pattern and rearrange beads without having to string and unstring the necklace a bunch of times. Since she'll be the one wearing the jewelry, it has been fun to include my daughter in the design process and allow her to help arrange the beads.

DIY Lalaloopsy Jewelry at artsyfartsymama.com

Since Mittens Fluff 'n' Stuff's pet Bear was also included in the package, I decided to create a coordinating necklace and bracelet for the adorable pair. We used a mix of ice cube chunky beads, striped beads, gumball beads, faux pearls, and bling beads for both necklace and bracelet. If creating jewelry for younger children, I highly recommend doubling or even tripling the beading wire and/or Stretch Magic elastic cord for more durability!!

DIY Lalaloopsy Jewelry at artsyfartsymama.com

We used the same kinds of beads but in a different color scheme for the Bea Spells-a-lot necklace. These necklaces come together quickly and really are quite simple to put together. Visit Fizzy Pops for a great tutorial on how to make chunky necklaces if you need some tips!

DIY Lalaloopsy Jewelry at artsyfartsymama.com

One of my favorite parts of the necklace are the adorably sweet Heart Lobster Clasps!! They look so cute with the Lalaloopsy style and are a little larger that regular lobster clasps, which are perfect for little hands!!

DIY Lalaloopsy Jewelry at artsyfartsymama.com

It was sew much fun creating these necklaces for my daughter to wear to show off her favorite Lalaloopsy characters! They make a sweet fashion statement, and is a fun gift idea for the little (or big) girls in your life!!

Who is your favorite Lalaloopsy character?

Fizzy Pops provided me with the jewelry materials used in this post. All opinions are my own.


Free Printable Valentine Bingo

Playing bingo at holiday parties has become a fun tradition for our family, and I had a lot of fun putting this Valentine Bingo set together to share with all of you. Conversation hearts might not taste wonderful, but they sure are cute to use as markers for this bingo! So grab some candy, print out the bingo sets and get playing!

Free Printable Valentine Conversation Heart Bingo at artsyfartsymama.com

Just like my St. Patrick's Day Bingo and Easter Bingo, I'm sure this version will be a hit to play at a school or a family party. We're looking forward to playing this at our Valentine homeschool activity coming up. It's also a great way to practice matching with younger children.

(Set includes 8 bingo cards and calling pieces in a single PDF file)

I've gotten a lot of requests to make more than 8 bingo cards for larger groups that will be playing bingo. To help solve this problem without having to create a whole bunch of card designs, I've put together a version that will make it easy for everyone to customize their own bingo card.

Free Printable Valentine Conversation Heart Bingo at artsyfartsymama.com

Print out the Blank Valentine Bingo Set, which comes with a blank card (with the "free" space already added), 24 bingo pieces, and the calling cards.

Cut the bingo pieces by following the lines. Glue the pieces wherever you want on the card with glue stick until all the spaces (except the "free" space) are covered. This would be a fun activity for older kids to do all on their own. Younger children will need some assistance with the cutting.

Download Free Printable Blank Valentine Bingo Set
(Set includes one blank bingo card, bingo pieces, and calling pieces in a single PDF file)

Game Instructions
1. Grab some conversation heart candies to mark your squares.
2. Give each player a Bingo card and candies/markers (or put your own together with the blank set). Have each player put a marker over the free space.
3. Choose a calling card and say it out loud. Each player will cover that item on their card with a marker. Once a player has 5 squares covered in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally), they call out "BINGO!" and win the game!

Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you share this on the internet, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.

To lengthen the life of the prints, I would recommend printing the bingo cards and calling pieces on cardstock and laminating. All files are 8.5x11 inches and put together in a single PDF format.

Have fun!! Would love to hear from you if you play using my printable!


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