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Free Giveaway in the Pinwheel Pretties Shop!

Free Giveaway in the Pinwheel Pretties Shop!

Order anything in the Pinwheel Pretties Etsy Shop until next Monday, Nov. 25th for $60.00 or more (before shipping) and receive a FREE Thanksgiving Hanging Give Thanks Sign!

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These are great hanging Fall and Thanksgiving themed signs that I recently designed! Please place your order before noon on Monday in the Pinwheel Pretties Esty Shop to receive your sign before the holiday. Just include your request for the FREE sign in your checkout notes!

I have three that are ready to go!  These Give Thanks signs are 18 1/2″ long and 6 ” tall.  Perfect for hanging inside on a door or wall.

Visit my shop to get your custom party order and Free Thanksgiving sign here-

*Please note that all my custom orders take 2 to 3 weeks turnaround time to complete, so your actual custom order will ship separately from your sign.

Washi Tape DIY Party Ideas

I am a huge fan of Washi Tape.  It has all kinds of uses, decorative and functional, and I especially love the fact that it peels easily without tearing paper and other materials and can be reapplied without rolling back on itself.  Washi Tape is wonderfully versatile.   I use it quite a bit for my business.  Mostly for shipping- its useful for taping things down inside boxes for customer orders but its fun and bright too.  I keep about 20 bright rolls in stock for my business.

Today I wanted to share some terrific DIY party decorating ideas with Washi Tape that are easy to make and very affordable for your next party.


Fun Table Utensil Wraps created with plain white napkins and Washi Tape.  What a easy way to step up your table setting for any type of party, baby shower, or even a holiday gathering, such at Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Wrap any favors, whether they be cake pops, lollipops, or even pinwheels, with washi tape to brighten up the plain sticks.

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Add some mixed stripes and polka dots to plain glassine favor bags and create  your own party favor bags to coordinate to your party color scheme or other party decor.


Love this idea – add some washi tape to bubble bottles and to your blow outs at the party for extra touches of whimsy.


Washi tape can be cut into fun shapes and designs too.  These mini Washi garland banners on these larger lunch sack favor bags  have little angles cut at the bottom to create a flag shape pendant and then just apply over curved baker’s twine.


Cut a whole bunch of flag shaped pendants to create this hanging garland.  Just wrap a 2″ strip around your string or ribbon and then cut the ends into flag pendants


For a wedding or bridal shower these washi tape wrapped tea lights are perfect for an elegant decoration or even as easy to make wedding guest favors.


Turn plain affordable plastic cups into fancy party cups by wrapping the tip rims with washi tape


Create fun party table centerpieces with white vases, recycled plastic milk bottles or even glass bottles with strips of washi tape wrapped around the necks and bases.

Washi TapeFlagsDrink picks are easy to make by wrapping the washi tape all around the toothpicks and cutting the ends into any shape you desire.

So many DIY projects for creative decorating ideas with Washi Tape to inspire you at your next party.  Enjoy!



Ever notice how a single handmade item, be it a pillow, a card, an elaborate quilt, or painted wall art – always makes a person SMILE?  If you are reading this blog, chances are you’ve created something special for someone and you probably have the DIY Midas Touch!  

Handmade is so personal.  It extends a shining piece or ourselves to those we care about and each time the recipient looks at your gift, it reminds them of you.  While the things we buy from a store or catalog help keep the big retailers in business, the things we make tell others who we are.  

While we can’t all be DIY Diva’s and Artisans, buying a little something handmade conveys your intelligent and creative style and your ability to think outside the big retail box.  

This Black Friday, I urge others to visit some shops that specialize in handmade goods and when shopping for a Christmas gift for loved ones this season, consider some of the alternatives.

These are some of my favorite artists, but feel free to share your favorites in the comments below. 

And I saved the BEST for last – one of my most favorite artists on Etsy. Yes, I have one of these crane mobiles from Spare Bedroom Studio and I adore it!

Wishing everyone a 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Halloween Decorations

It is now officially Fall and it is time to get in the Halloween Spirit!  Every where I go now the Halloween decorations abound!  The grocery store, my neighborhood, and of course all the retail stores now have their decorations for Halloween right up front for sale.

I always thought September was way too early. . . but if you are like me and Halloween is your favorite holiday, I have boxes and boxes of decorations to put up.  I prefer to get an early start, so I don’t feel as if I am putting them up, just to take them all down in a week. So, I have already started decorating my own interior of my home!  Ewwww. . .bats!

I recommend starting with decorations on the interior of the home for the month of September and then break out the outdoor decor around the first of October!  I actually pack up all my Halloween and Christmas decorations this way and label the boxes as indoor/outdoor, this way I know which boxes to pull first in September or for Christmas in late November.  I also have Fall/Thanksgiving decorations that get switched out for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

I have just started on the hearth or fireplace, so not much is up yet, but I love this phrase, “Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun” so I cut this with my silhouette and added it to the center of the mantel.

And let’s not forget about the witches too . . .

I am off to a good start with the Halloween decor and will be adding more and more over the next few weeks.

If you think these decals are fun and want a set of these for your home, just visit Party Fetti for a set of bats of your own!