Okay, so maybe Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing. And maybe hating Valentine’s Day is your cup of tea! Because I mean, who needs an actual Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day, anyway?! Celebrate with your gal pals! Celebrate Galentine’s Day!
“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” – Leslie Knope
Speaking of Leslie Knope, let me introduce to you this Valentine’s Galentine’s Day season’s free printable! (Here’s something I made last year for Dawn Nicole Designs.)
Girl boss Galentine’s Day card printables!!
These two ladies are some of my favorite, quirky girl bosses. We’ve got Leslie Knope, and we’ve got Jen Gotch! (And the whole Tate’s chocolate chip cookies? Follow Jen on Snapchat or Instagram stories and you’ll soon find out the inside joke.)
Click here to download your Galentine’s Day girl boss card printables!
Happy printing, and Happy Galentine’s Day!
PS I made these cards for a Valentine swap I was apart of along with a handful of other grade-A blogging ladies! To see everyone else’s Valentines, visit the following links:
I was given free product from FTD Flowers with nothing in return. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.
I hated going to the dentist office when I was young, but I did look forward with great excitement to picking out my “thank-you-for-not-biting-my-finger” prize I got at the end. And I would get sticker earrings every time! Unfortunately, I think that was the only place I ever got these stick on earrings, so even now as an adult I’m excited by them!
And they’ve made a comeback, heck yes!! Except now I don’t need to wear sticker earrings because I grew up and got my ears pierced! So I’ve made these DIY sticker gem earrings that are more suitable for me now in my mid-twenties!
DIY Sticker Gem Earrings
Pack of sticker gem earrings
felt in your color choice
jewelry glue OR super glue
If you’re like me, you like to need to know what design you’re gonna make, so draw out a rough sketch of what you’d like your earrings to look like.
Put dabs of hot glue on the back of the earring, then stick it on the felt.
Finish your design in the same manner.
Cut out your design, leaving however much felt showing that you like.
Use jewelry glue to glue on the earring stud on the back, placed where you want it (I put my earring stud near the tops).
Let the glue dry overnight or according to the glue’s instructions.
Use a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to clean the studs and the earring back before you wear your earrings to clean off any glue residue that might be left over from gluing.
This year has been, by far, the most eventful year for The Glitter in My Tea! It has grown so much, and I’ve actually consistently blogged all year! I am also super amazed at (and BLESSED to have) all my followers. I love you guys! Thank you for everything!
And to make sure that next year is as awesome as – nay, even better than – this year, I’m conducting a super quick survey, and I’m going to use your answers to improve my content to cater more to your needs and wants. This survey will ask you what you liked from The Glitter in My Tea this year, and will ask what you want to see more of in 2017. And who doesn’t want what they want??! Right?? PLUS I’m hosting a giveaway! (It’s my way to say thanks so much to all of you!) Below, in the picture, are the prizes you can win.
Giveaway Rules and Information:
Must be at least 18 years old
Giveaway available to international entrants
Giveaway opens January 1st, and closes January 8th at mindnight
Winner will be draw at random, and announced here on the blog
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is answer the 5-question survey! (Thank you in advance!)
Wanna enter more than once? You can! For an additional entry, follow me on Pinterest!
UPDATE: Congrats to Suzette! You won the giveaway! Check your inbox for an email from me. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Okay, well that’s true, and life is short, but sometimes you don’t have enough money to buy the shoes want. (Like Kate Spade shoes, or Jeffrey Campbell shoes.) And sometimes you need some new kicks for a party, like say, a New Year’s Eve party.
Well how about take a pair of shoes you never wear, or a pair of shoes that need an update, and makeover them into a pair of shoes that everyone will be complimenting all night at parties??
Old pair of shoes
“Chrome” spray paint
Masking tape or painter’s tape
“Weather-proofing” shoe polish in clear/”neutral” + old rag
Newspaper or plastic grocery bags
Use either painter’s tape or masking tape to cover the sides of the shoes soles (and/or anywhere else you don’t want to paint).
Fill the inside of the shoes with either old newspaper or plastic grocery bags.
Head outside, or somewhere well ventilated. Spray a light first coat. Let it dry completely before you apply the second coat.
Apply a second coat of spray paint. Let it dry completely before applying any additional coats. (NOTE: I only applied two coats.)
Remove the tape.
Once your shoes are completely dry, apply a little bit of shoe polish to an old rag. Gently rub the polish on the shoes. Be sure to cover all surfaces, and work quickly. Keep the polish on the shoes for only a few minutes, the wipe it off. NOTE: Don’t buff the shoes. Remember, you’re not trying to shine the shoes, you’re sealing the spray paint. 🙂
Your shoes are ready for a party!
BONUS: New Year’s Eve Pom Pom Decorations
Making decorations for parties can be super time-consuming, right? Well lemme let ya in on this awesome secret: pom pom table decorations. They’re ridiculously easy. And guess what they’re made out of?
NOTE: You’ll need 2 identical bows per pom pom. So double the number of how many pom poms you plan on making!
Peel off the backings of the sticky tape that comes on the bow, and stick two bows together. Press the two together for several seconds to make sure they’re stuck together well.