St. Patrick’s Day “Lucky” Tags FREE Printable

FREE St Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is Friday and one thing I love to do is design party printables for holidays and events. I personally love printables not only because I can customize the colors and sayings to be just what I want, but I also get to provide the files for others to use. And what’s really great about PDF printables: They are always quick, affordable and an easy last-minute decoration. Plus, often it’s the only decor touch you need for a day like St. Paddy’s Day.

So be sure to download the FREE St. Patrick’s Day “Lucky” Tags here. Below, I show two uses: 1) drinking glass tags and 2) dessert toppers. Enjoy!

FREE St Patrick's Day

First, you’ll need to download the FREE St. Patrick’s Day “Lucky” Tags here. The file is a 8.5 x 11 PDF that you can download and print as many copies at home or a place like Staples. All I ask is you don’t sell the goods you make, don’t distribute the file or use any of the artwork as your own. Please also give credit to Tonality Designs for any photos used online or in social media.

You can use the tags for a variety of uses, but below I give you two examples.

Drinking Glass Tags

FREE St Patrick's Day

For the drinking glasses, I printed the file on regular paper and then attached each tag to a quilted mason jar using double-sided tape.

FREE St. Patrick's Day Lucky Tags Printable and Green Beer

I decided to serve a St. Patrick’s day classic—Green Beer. All you need is green food coloring and your favorite beer. I added 1 drop of green food coloring to the glass and then poured the beer. Make sure you put the food coloring in first because it will naturally mix when you pour your beer into the glass.

FREE St. Patrick's Day Lucky Tags Printable and Green Beer

FREE St. Patrick's Day Lucky Tags Printable

Not into beer, you can pretty much add food coloring to any drink so serve milk, Sprite, water… Or I served wine too and kept it the natural golden color. Are there really any rules when you’re having fun?

Dessert Toppers

St Patrick's Day FREE Printable Tags

For dessert toppers I suggest printing the file on heavy white cardstock. I think the weight of the cardstock helps make sure your toppers are sturdy enough. Also, I often use two tags per topper so that the topper is double-sided; therefore, looks good from all sides.

St Patrick's Day FREE Printable Tags

I attached each tag to a party straw and on some added gold tissue paper tassels as well.

St Patrick's Day FREE Printable Tags

And then I wanted something really easy to serve, so although I don’t know how Irish mint chocolate chip ice cream is, but the color seemed perfect. I’m sure you could also add toppers to your corned beef and cabbage or Irish soda bread (wink)!

St Patrick's Day FREE Printable Tags

Matching Banner Also Available

St Patrick's Day

I also created a Lucky! Banner that is available as an instant download on my Etsy site.

St Patrick's Day Lucky Banner via Tonality Designs

I simply printed the 3-page PDF file on white cardstock and then strung together on white rope and also added tissue paper tassels.

St Patrick's Day Lucky Banner and FREE Lucky Tags

The banner made for a nice backdrop for the drink and dessert bar.

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Be sure to download the FREE Lucky Tags and also check out Etsy for the Lucky! Banner.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

DIY Emotional Baggage Tote with DIY Valentine’s Day Notebooks Too

DIY Emotional Baggage Tote with FREE Heat Transfer PDF Download

We all got it so we might as well flaunt it! With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought this may just be a cute way to remind us to not take ourselves, or our baggage, too seriously. And don’t you just love a good tongue-in-cheek design? They always make me smile.

DIY Emotional Baggage Tote with FREE Heat Transfer Download

I thought this tote would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift or birthday present. And the gift ideas don’t stop with the tote. Why not fill your Emotional Baggage with your actual emotions and make some DIY Love Notebooks? So let’s get right to it and dive into the simple instructions.

DIY Emotional Baggage Tote

Materials

  • FREE Emotional Baggage Heat Transfer Printable – Download the 8.5 x 11″ PDF file here.
  • White Canvas Tote or Other Cotton Bag (The 13.5″ tote I used is available at Hobby Lobby & Michaels, they are sold in a set of 3 and I used a 40% off coupon so each bag was under $2 each)
  • Heat Transfer/Iron On Sheets (Again available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc.; and again, use a coupon so that you save)
  • Iron
  • Scissors

Instructions

DIY Emotional Baggage Tote with FREE Heat Transfer PDF Download

  1. Download and print your FREE Emotional Baggage Heat Transfer Printable on your heat transfer/iron on paper. I created the printable so that the design was already “mirrored” so you don’t have to worry about doing that step when you print.
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  2. Cut out heart and center on bag.
    DIY Emotional Baggage Tote with FREE Printable
  3. Iron onto bag according to instructions on the package. Once cool, remove backing paper and enjoy your customized tote!

Now Let’s Fill that Bag

DIY Emotional Baggage Tote with DIY Valentine's Day/Love Notebooks

I thought adding notebooks to the bag would make for a really cute gift.

DIY Valentine's Day Cards and Notebooks

I bought a couple Kraft paper notebooks from Target as well as a few floral designs. I then printed my Valentine’s Day Cards (available in my Etsy Shop) to attach to the notebooks. The cards are each 4″ x 6″ and print two per 8.5″ x 11″ page. You can download the file on Etsy for just $5 and print as many cards as you may need. File includes all four designs.

DIY Valentine's Day Cards and Notebooks

For the Kraft paper notebooks, I attached the cards permanently using double-sided tape.

DIY Valentine's Day Cards and Notebooks

For the floral notebooks, I attached the cards temporarily using cute stationary clips.

DIY Valentine's Day Cards and Notebooks

DIY Emotional Baggage Tote and DIY Valentine's Day Cards and Notebooks

You could also add your favorite book to your tote. If you haven’t read All the Light We Cannot See, I highly recommend it.

And that’s it. What will you fill your bag with? All I know is I plan to carry my Emotional Baggage with pride!

Galentine’s Brunch Turned Planting Party and Valentine’s Day Printables

Galentine's Day Party with FREE Valentine's Day Printables

So I’m now following up from Part I of my Galentine’s Brunch (see post here) to share with you the idea of turning your brunch into a “Planting Party.” My friends are always asking me to host a craft or DIY party, but I’m always hesitant as 1) crafts can cost a lot and 2) they can take a lot of prep work. So as a compromise, I thought guests could make a pretty succulent arrangement. Everyone loves them and it’s something we don’t always take the time to make for ourselves. Plus, this would make for a cute Valentine’s Day gift. I mean, even guys like plants, right? Well, at least they should, and the FREE printable I created should make anyone smile.

I don’t really take anything too seriously in life, especially parties, so I always like to have some elements that make my guests smile—and maybe even laugh. So that was my goal with the “Plant One On Me” lip tags. Who doesn’t like a clever double entendre? Golly, it just makes me smile it’s so dang cute, if I do say so myself. (If one can’t enjoy their own creations then that’s just sad.)

So, that said, here are the details for turning your brunch into a planting party. I had Valentine’s Day in mind, but this would be great activity for a bridal shower as well.

Planting Party Made Simple

Galentine's Brunch turned Planting Party for Valentines Day with FREE Party Printables

What You’ll Need

  1. A pot for each guest. I picked these cute galvanized buckets from Oriental Trading. I love them because they are totally on trend right now, they go with any decor and they are super affordable. These pots are sold in a set of 6 for $17.99 – so that’s only $3 a pot. Terra cotta pots would also be a very affordable and cute option.
  2. A variety of succulents or other plants. I live in Southern California so the local nurseries and Home Depot have succulents year round. If you live somewhere where succulents aren’t available, do any mixture of flowers that you like. Guests will have fun with whatever you pick. Buy enough plants so that each guest will be able to fill the pot size you picked.
  3. Soil. Depending on your pot size, you will need extra soil for your guests to fill the pots. Note: they have specific soil if doing succulents.
  4. A couple shovels. Guests can share these and really a lot of the work is done by hand anyways.
  5. The FREE “Plant One On Me” Printable! Of course this is optional, but I think it is what makes this project so perfect for Valentine’s Day.
  6. Clothespins. This is only if you’re doing the Plant One On Me printables so you can attach the tag to each pot.
  7. Valentine’s Day Planting Party Signs – if doing the party, this free printable is also ideal.
How to Throw a Galentine's Brunch for Valentine's Day

Part I, the brunch portion of my party, used a flower centerpiece and I had the succulents waiting in the wings. (See them in the background?) However, you’ll see you don’t need the flowers—I just really wanted them!

Do the Planting After Guests Eat

I decided that instead of setting up two tables (one to eat and another to plant) I would just use the same table. I happened to have a flower centerpiece for my brunch, so I removed that and then put out the succulents; however, if you don’t have flowers just set your brunch table with the succulents/plants to start. They are so pretty just as is. However, regardless on if you use the succulents at the beginning of your party or later, if serving food do it first. Once you are done eating, you can clear your table and put out what you need for the planting. This gets messy, so you wouldn’t want to eat on your table afterwards. I had the succulents just waiting on the buffet table and then put everything out as “part II” of the party.

Galentine's Brunch turned Planting Party for Valentines Day with FREE Party Printables

Setting Up the Table

This set up took me no time at all. I promise. It’s so very doable.

Use your plants as a “runner” down the table. I put three galvanized trays down the center of the table and then put the succulent pots out at random. I used the containers the pots originally came in even though they were black (because remember, I wanted this to be very little prep) and honestly, they looked super cute. And if you don’t have the trays, place a pretty runner down the center of your table, even craft paper would be really cute. The runner just helps anchor the plants and gives it a polished look. (Also note, I used plastic tablecloths because the table gets messy.)

Galentine's Brunch turned Planting Party for Valentines Day with FREE Party Printables

Add heart balloons. To add to the Valentine’s Day feel, I added 4 mini heart balloons to the succulents at random. The balloons come with white sticks, but I dressed them up by just putting a paper straw over each white stick. I just love little details like that.

Galentine's Brunch turned Planting Party for Valentines Day with FREE Party Printables

Add planting party signs. I designed two party signs (Love Grows Here and I Dig You) that you can download to print at home or at a printer like FedEx Office or Staples. Each sign is 4″ x 6″ and I put them in white frames I got at Ikea (for only $1 each). The frames are double-sided so perfect to use on a table where guests will be seated on both sides. And since they are a neutral white, I keep them on hand to use at any party. I created the signs in both red and pink, so the PDF is 2 pages. Just download the printable here and then print on 8.5 x 11″ paper and trim to size to put in frames.

Galentine's Brunch turned Planting Party for Valentines Day with FREE Party Printables

Put a pot at each seat. I used a round woven placemat at each seat and then put the galvanized pot with a “Plant One On Me” Lip Tag clipped on with a clothespin. You can download the FREE printable here. Just print on 8.5 x 11″ card stock and then cut out each lip. I don’t have a fancy cutter so I leave about an 1/8″ white border around the lip as I cut. I’ve found this technique hides the flaws and makes it look better than trying to cut out exactly on the line. And I kind of like the white border, but of course do what makes you happy!

Galentine's Brunch turned Planting Party for Valentines Day with FREE Party Printables

Then have your guests plant. Have the extra soil & shovels either off to the side (like on what you used for the buffet table) or on the main table; whatever you find works best. You really only need it at the beginning of planting and sometimes it’s good to move around.

Galentine's Brunch turned Planting Party for Valentines Day with FREE Party Printables

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed my Galentine’s Day Brunch and Planting Party ideas as I sure had a fun time dreaming them up! I wish you all the happiest of Valentine’s Days and hope you feel loved this season no matter your relationship status. I personally know how hard it is to be single or in a struggling relationship, so if that is you right now, I strongly encourage you not to hide from Valentine’s Day and instead kick Valentine’s butt by hosting a Galentine’s Day Party. Although it takes courage, there is nothing more healing than surrounding yourself with friends and family that will love on you no matter what!

A strong thank you to Oriental Trading who provided items for me to use for my Galentine’s Brunch. If you missed Part I you can see it here. All the opinions I stated are my own and I get NO profit if you purchase any items through links on my site.

Grandma Detrick’s Caramel Glazed Christmas Cookies

Caramel Glazed Christmas Cookie part of a Christmas Dessert Blog Hop

Christmas and baking seem to go hand in hand so today I’m sharing a favorite family cookie recipe as part of a Christmas Dessert Blog Hop. A special welcome to my followers as well as anyone here because of Beth’s blog Home Stories A to Z. I’m so happy you’re here and following our blog hop.

I’m actually sharing my great grandma’s recipe, but this recipe was passed down to me from my dad so we’ve always just referred to them as Grandma Detrick’s Cookies. For the purpose of sharing, I added the Caramel Glazed description in order to give you a hint of why they taste so good.

FREE Christmas Baking Gift Tag Printable via Tonality Designs

And since giving is one of the joys of Christmas, I’m also sharing a FREE download for a Christmas Baking Gift Tag, so this post is just full of baking goodness.

When Summer of She Leaves a Little Sparkle asked me to be apart of this blog hop, I immediately thought of these cookies, but then thought, “Well, they aren’t that pretty so maybe I should think of something else.” But how sad is that? Something shouldn’t just be photo worthy in order to share. So I brushed that thought aside and committed to making what truly is my favorite Christmas cookie. And I’m so glad I did. Because to be honest, this is the first time I’ve ever made them by myself. Usually my mom makes them. I did help as a child, but I haven’t done that in years.

When I asked my mom for the recipe, she sent it via a text and I gasped at the ingredient list. Let’s just say, sometimes it better not to know what goes into making your favorite recipe. I realized there would probably be a lot of sugar and butter, but instead of butter it was Crisco. Yet, I’d never bought Crisco before. I texted my mom that very thought, “I’ve never bought Crisco.” She replied, “It comes in cubes like butter.” I then said, “Okay. No wonder they are so good—just pure fat!” And then her final text to me was “Your dad said, ‘You’re damn straight.’ lol.” 

We later discussed “Why Crisco?” And my mom thinks a lot recipes from that time period tended to use Crisco instead of butter. And we think we could actually substitute Coconut Oil (and not kidding, Crisco even makes one) and get the same results. I didn’t yesterday because I just wanted to make sure they turned out, but I think I’m going to try that today and let you guys know how it works. Perhaps a little healthier alternative. But hey, they are cookies so what did I expect? Plus, my great grandma lived to be 101 so perhaps they aren’t that bad for you.

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As for the cookie, I wasn’t sure how to describe it. It’s kind of a rustic sugar cookie, but it’s not that sugary. So it’s probably better to describe it as a cake cookie that has just a hint of sweetness. That’s probably why I like it so much as I’m not really into super sweet treats. Plus the cookie is topped with a brown sugar caramel glaze that adds the perfect amount of sweetness. I hope that description helps to sell it as it really is a family favorite.

Ingredients

Yields about 4 dozen cookies.

For Cookie:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup crisco (Or substitute coconut oil)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

For Caramel Glaze Icing:

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup crisco (Or substitute coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup milk

Directions

Caramel Glazed Christmas Cookie part of a Christmas Dessert Blog Hop

For Cookie:

Preheat oven to 350°.

In large mixing bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar and Crisco (or coconut oil) then add eggs and buttermilk.

In separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar then mix it into the wet mixture. Keep mixing until batter is smooth.

Scoop tablespoon size balls (or heaping teaspoons) onto a cookie sheet and bake in 350° oven for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should be golden brown on the bottom and light brown on top. (Note, you can chill batter for more consistent scooping, but it’s not required.)

Caramel Glazed Christmas Cookie part of a Christmas Dessert Blog Hop

Let cookies cool on a baking rack or, if you’re like me, use a brown paper bag that you’ve cut open.

Caramel Glaze Christmas Cookies part of a Christmas Dessert Blog Hop

For Caramel Glaze Icing:

In small sauce pan, heat brown sugar, Crisco (or coconut oil) and milk. Bring to a boil. Let boil for one minute and then remove from heat. Let cool. Once cool, spread on cookies. (Note, I tried dipping some of my cookies in the brown sugar mixture while it was still slightly warm, and although this was super easy, the glaze ends up seeping into the cookie and not forming on the top. I didn’t like this result as much so next time I’m going to be patient and wait for the mixture to cool.)

FREE Christmas Baking Gift Tag Printable via Tonality Designs

And since Christmas cookies are meant to be shared, I created a FREE Christmas Baking Gift Tag printable that you can use for any holiday treats you’re giving away this year. You can download it here and make someone smile because, “It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas.” 

FREE Christmas Baking Gift Tag Printable via Tonality Designs

Just download the printable and print on white card stock. Cut out each tag and punch a hole at the top.

FREE Christmas Baking Gift Tag Printable via Tonality Designs

I then filled a wide-mouth mason jar with my cookies and tied on the tag using red and white baking twine. For an added touch, I spray painted the mason jar lids white. (You can see my tutorial for DIY Metallic Mason Jar Lids for more inspiration on spraying jar lids.) Plus be sure to see my other FREE Christmas Gift Tag Printables (May Your Days Be Merry and BrightStovetop Potpourri and Homemade Hot Chocolate).

Christmas Dessert Blog Hop

As I stated earlier, this is all part of a Christmas Dessert Blog Hop.

I invite you to visit Kara’s Party Ideas next for her Crock Pot Fudge Recipe and then move on to all the other wonderful bloggers below. These girls have me wanting to press pause on my daily schedule and just bake all day.

She Leaves a Little Sparkle

Boxwood Avenue

Meaningful Spaces

Lillian Hope Designs

Our Vintage Nest

Home Stories A to Z

So what’s your favorite Christmas dessert? I would love to hear about your family favorites and if available please include links to your favorite recipes within your comments. I love being inspired to try something new.

FREE Halloween Photo Backdrop Download

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Eek, I’m so excited about this free download! Plus, these three munchkins make sharing my latest creation even more fun! Frankly, they steal the show, but that was pretty much the point. I wanted a way to capture really fun pictures come Halloween night. I figured if celebrities qualify for step-and-repeat photo ops, shouldn’t kids in costumes get the same royal treatment? And so, I created a Halloween pattern for just that. It’s of course a great addition to your decor if you’re hosting a costume party, but I think it could be really fun for trick-or-treat night. I picture this hanging on a garage door or fence in the front yard so that random trick-or-treaters can have their “celebrity” photo op moment as they come to knock on your door for candy. Wouldn’t that be so fun?

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Meet Hulk Smash! It was really hard to hold in my laughter when this little guy stepped in front of the backdrop and started performing for the camera. And I must admit I was a little shocked because he usually doesn’t want to have his picture taken. However, as Hulk Smash he clearly gets into character. And yes, it’s Hulk Smash and not just Hulk. He was very adamant about his full name.

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He was so happy to show off his costume and I loved that instead of having random distractions in the background (toys, furniture, other people) we had a professional looking backdrop. And the backdrop is just bond paper that I had printed at FedEx Office on their oversized printer that’s usually intended for large blueprints. It could not be easier.

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Our little Hulk Smash wasn’t quite as happy when his brothers joined in on the fun, but I wanted the backdrop to work for groups.

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The older kids got into their poses too! And they really liked the idea of using the backdrop for Halloween night so that they could get pictures with all their friends. I loved that they got the purpose of why I created the backdrop without me even telling them.

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Here’s the full view. I could have gotten more elaborate and added balloons, streamers, garland, etc.; however, I really wanted this to be doable for people. Let’s just be honest, not everyone has the time or skills to make things so “Pinterest perfect.” For this, you just need the time to download the file and print it at a printer like FedEx Office or Staples. Then come Halloween night, tape it up. Even if you’ve never gone to print something at FedEx or Staples, I promise this is extremely easy and affordable too. You can do this for under $20.

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We are currently in the process of making Drew’s costume, but he still was game to take pictures. Okay, maybe I had to bribe him with Yogurtland, but I say that’s still a win.

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Instructions

  1. Download the FREE Halloween Backdrop PDF here. The file is a two-page, 8″ x 11″ PDF file. You can either print just one page or both. It’s up to you on how big you want your backdrop. I printed both pages and then pieced them together when I hung them up. Making my backdrop 72″ x 48″.
  2. Take your file to a printer like FedEx Office or  Staples and tell them that you want to print the file at 36″ x 48″ in black and white. Black and white is a lot cheaper than color. One 36″ x 48″ black-and-white print costs $9 at FedEx Office (where I happened to go to print this). I got extremely lucky as they accidentally printed mine in full color so the quality is extra great (a deep black with no printer lines), but some printer lines can happen when doing a true black-and-white print. However, color at this same size is about 10 times the cost—they told me around $90. Not worth it to me.
  3. If printing both pages, be sure to use the slide cutter at FedEx Office to trim the excess white on the right-hand margin of page 1 of the PDF. This will allow you to tape your pieces flush in the middle.
  4. Hang your backdrop with tape. If hanging both pieces, be sure to match the center seem like you would a wallpaper pattern.
  5. Enjoy taking some really fun and festive pictures!

Please note: I’m sharing this file in good faith that you won’t steal my original artwork and pose as if it’s your own. This is for personal use only and should not be shared on any other platforms or sold. If sharing pictures where you used this download, all credit should be given to Tonality Designs and lead back to my blog. All downloads for the artwork should only happen on my blog. The artwork should also stay in tact and no parts should be extracted for other uses. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’m happy to collaborate and create custom artwork for people.

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I just have to share a few more of Hulk Smash. He’s just too cute. And I think they show you how much fun you can have with this backdrop. I can only imagine what a princess would do when given center stage.

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Yep, even with his tongue out he steals my heart!

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That face!

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Oh, where did you come from Luke? Ha, ha. He really did have fun!

I really look forward to taking lots of pictures come Halloween night! I’m sure I’ll have to update this post with all the fun we capture. And I hope you have fun with this too! As always, I would love to see what you create with this. Please share on Instagram and tag me (@tonalitydesigns). I love to share pictures of what my followers are creating.

FREE Easter Bunny Printables

FREE Easter Bunny Printables | Via Tonality Designs

Setting a kid table is high on my list of favorite things. And offering FREE printables  is another one. I first made these bunny printables last year (see my original post and another way to display and use your bunnies), but I thought they were too cute not to share again. I hope you’ll download and enjoy both the FREE Easter Bunny Toppers and the FREE Easter Bunny Coloring Pages. Below I explain what you’ll need for the Easter Bunny Donut Sticks, but these bunnies would look cute as cupcake toppers, favor tags, straw decor or other party decoration.

FREE Easter Bunny Printables | Via Tonality Designs

Easter Bunny Donut Sticks

You’ll Need:

To Display Like Above:

  • Treat Bowls (I found mine at the Target Dollar Spot – 8 bowls for $1)
  • Cereal

Instructions:

  1. Download and print FREE Easter Bunny Printable on heavy white card stock. Cut out each bunny.
  2. Tape bunny to stick.
  3. Skewer two donut holes per stick.
  4. If displaying in cereal bowls, pour cereal in treat bowls and stick your finished Easter Bunny Donut Stick inside the bowl.
FREE Easter Bunny Printables | Via Tonality Designs

When cutting out your bunnies, I suggest leaving a small white border.

FREE Easter Bunny Printables | Via Tonality Designs

To set your table like mine, use a white table cloth. Then use a craft wrapping paper as a table runner (mine is striped but polka dots or plain would also work). Use three potted plants. I placed mine in fun Easter tins, but if you can’t find patterned tins, paint your pots, use small gift bags or look for small Easter baskets at a place like Target or Walmart. Then surround your pots with a layer of white shredded paper filler (available in gift wrap). And place Easter Eggs on the white paper filler. I used six large eggs – two eggs between each pot and one egg on each end.

FREE Easter Bunny Printables | Via Tonality Designs

FREE Easter Bunny Printables | Via Tonality Designs

Each place setting included two coloring sheets, a patterned plate, an Easter napkin on the plate as well as a coordinating larger napkin, spoon and one Easter Bunny Donut Stick in a cereal treat bowl.

FREE Easter Bunny Printables | Via Tonality Designs

Be sure to also download the FREE Easter Bunny Coloring Sheets! Happy Easter!

Magically Delicious St. Patrick’s Day

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Today’s your lucky day (pun intended). I have multiple things for you in this post: 1) Magically Delicious Treats Recipe, 2) a 50% discount for Places for Faces, and 3) a FREE Shamrock download.

First up, the Places for Faces Leprechauns

These little leprechauns make me happy, happy, happy. And they were so easy to make thanks to the new website Places for Faces. All I did was upload my pictures and then the website takes you through cropping, adding the clipart you want, picking a template and then downloading your final PDF. Seriously so easy and they have clipart for all different occasions so it’s a perfect way to quickly customize your decor for your next party.

And I’m happy to say Places for Faces is offering my followers 50% off now through the end of April! Just go to Places for Faces and at checkout enter the discount code: TONALITYDESIGNS. You can use the discount as many times as you want, so go get creative!

If looking to duplicate what I did, I wanted my final leprechauns to be slightly bigger than the size of the Places for Faces “Dessert Toppers” Template so instead I used their “It’s My Birthday Sign” Template and then printed the file at 40%. I hope that helps.

Magically Delicious Treats Recipe

Magically Delicious St. Patrick's Day | Tonality Designs

For this you basically follow the same recipe you would use for Rice Crispy Treats, but, you guessed it, you use Lucky Charms. I saw the idea of either adding white chocolate to the tops or bottoms—as if they needed to be even sweeter—on Pinterest and ended up loosely following the recipe I found on A Pumpkin and A Princess’ blog (be sure to check it out as they have other wonderful ideas too)! I really loved the idea dipping the bottoms into the white chocolate as it kind of makes the bars look like they are frozen milk and cereal.

Magically Delicious St. Patrick's Day | Tonality Designs

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Nonstick parchment paper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Lucky Charms cereal
  • 12 oz white chocolate (I like Ghiradelli White Melting Wafers)

Directions

  1. Spray a 10″ cake pan or 9″ x 13″ pan with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large pot melt the butter. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove pot from heat.
  3. Stir in Lucky Charms cereal until completely combined.
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  4. Evenly spread marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan and press it into an even layer. Let it set (about 30 minutes).
  5. Once set, cut into squares. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Melt white chocolate. I purchased Ghiradelli White Melting Wafers so it was super easy to melt using the microwave.
    Magically Delicious St. Patrick's Day | Tonality Designs
  7. Dip bottoms of your Lucky Charm treats into the white chocolate and place on your parchment paper. I added more white chocolate to all of them with a spoon to help fill in the nooks and crannies. Let them set and then enjoy!

FREE Shamrock Download

Magically Delicious St. Patrick's Day | Tonality Designs

Lastly, make sure you also download our FREE Shamrock PDF available here. Perfect for added decor!

Magically Delicious St. Patrick's Day | Tonality Designs

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! 

Believe in Tomorrow FREE Printable | Tonality Designs

FREE Believe In Tomorrow Printable

FREE Believe in Tomorrow Printable | Tonality Designs

This rings so true to me. And with spring in the air,  please enjoy this FREE Believe In Tomorrow Printable to help welcome the new season and the promise of new life—and tomorrow. The printable is 8″ x 10″ and may be used for personal use only, thank you.

Peppermint White Russian

Peppermint White Russian and FREE Holiday Toppers and Tags
I bring to you a classic White Russian with a holiday twist. I created this easy drink for The Rustic Life Holiday Gift and Entertaining Guide and also included a FREE Holiday Toppers and Tag printable. I almost forgot to post them here. Below is the recipe, but be sure to go to The Rustic Life to download the toppers for FREE. Just look for my article within the Holiday Gift and Entertaining Guide.
Peppermint White Russian and Free Holiday Toppers and Tags Printable

Peppermint White Russian

Ingredients 

  • 2 parts Peppermint Schnapps (or 1 part Peppermint Schnapps and 1 part Vodka)*
  • 1 part Kahlúa
  • Half and Half
  • Ice 
  • Crushed candy canes or peppermints (optional)
  • Powdered Sugar mixed with water (optional)

Directions

  1. To Rim Glass (optional): Dip rim of glass in sugar water and then dip in crushed candy canes.
  2. Fill glass with ice and pour in Peppermint Schnapps* and Kahlúa.
  3.  Top off with Half and Half.

*Note: It tastes good with all Peppermint Schnapps or with part Peppermint and part Vodka. It just depends on how strong you want the peppermint. Either way, enjoy!

Like the toppers and tags? Be sure to go download the FREE printable – Merry Christmas!

FREE Christmas Gift Tag Printable

FREE Christmas Gift Tag Printable

I wanted to wrap up my DIY Chocolate-Peppermint Marshmallows to use as hostess gifts so I created this fun FREE Merry & Bright Gift Tag Printable that I think would look cute on any and all packages this year. Download it here and enjoy! Merry Christmas!

Be sure to also check out my other FREE Christmas Gift Tags. I created one for giving Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix and another for giving Stovetop Potpourri (pictures below as well). I seem to have a thing for gifts I can give in jars this year!

If you use my gift tags and post any pictures on Instagram, please tag me (@tonalitydesigns) so I can see and I may just feature your photo on my account!