Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Easy DIY Duck Tape Storage Bins with Printable Labels { a Target Dollar Section Craft }

Dollar Section Duck Tape Storage Bin Craft  |  www.3Garnets2Sapphires.com
This is a super-easy craft that I did almost a year ago.  I got the bins and most of the solid and patterned duck tape from the Target Dollar Spot.  Having seen these bins in other colors in the Target dollar section recently made me remember that I never did share this project with our readers.

What made me decide to make these bins was the fact that our children are little hoarders.  You would not believe me if I told you some of the strange things we've found in their beds.  I finally realized it was a losing battle to keep their beds free of their most cherished books, toys, and random things.  These storage bins were the best solution I could come up with for our twins, one who sleeps on the top of a bunk bed and the other in a loft bed.  The twins would be able to keep some things in their beds as long as they could be stored neatly inside these bins.

Easy Duck Tape Craft Project:  Decorated Storage Bins for Kids

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

square or rectangular plastic storage bins
coordinating solid duck tape
printable labels (provided below)
scissors

Dollar Section Duck Tape Storage Bin Craft How-To  |  www.3Garnets2Sapphires.com

Step 1.  Print the labels below or make your own to print out in the fonts and colors of your choosing using any text or graphics program.

TO PRINT:  Be sure your printer is on and ready to print.  Click on the image below to enlarge.  Then right-click on the image and select print.  Use your browser's back button to return to this page.
Dollar Section DIY Duck Tape Storage Bin Printable Labels  |  www.3Garnets2Sapphires.com

Step 2.  Cut out each label you will be using for your bins.
TIP #1:  Remember to leave enough room around edges for the washi tape frame to overlap with your label.

Step 3.  Using your patterned and solid duck tape, create one, two, or three stripes on the front (the side on which the label will be) of the bin.  You can get as creative as you would like with the colors and widths of your stripes.
TIP #2:  For a neater appearance, start your tape on the inside wall of your bin, where the side and bottom meet.  Then be sure to wrap the other end of the tape around the outside bottom of the bin with at least 2 or 3 inches.
Dollar Section Duck Tape Storage Bin Craft Tutorial  |  www.3Garnets2Sapphires.com

Step 4.  Position your label at the center of the front of the bin and secure it in place with a frame of washi tape.

That's it!  These colorful bins would be perfect for your child's room or playroom.  You can change this craft into something more elegant for your own bedroom, craft room, or living room simply by changing the prints and colors of duck tape and washi tape you choose and the font on your labels, and even the type of bins you use.

Want to try this easy craft?  Pin it for later . . . 
Easy Dollar Section Duck Tape Storage Bin Craft  |  www.3Garnets2Sapphires.com


Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Join Gymboree and KaBOOM! in Supporting Active Play for Kids {$75 GC Giveaway} #HopNRoll

Gymboree's Hop 'N' Roll Spring Line | www.3Garnets2Sapphries.com
We received a gift card to shop Gymboree's Hop 'N' Roll Spring line and was provided with another gift card to give away.  All opinions expressed are solely my own.

It took awhile, but Spring has finally sprung here in New England.  The joy on our children's faces to be able to play outside in the sun without a winter coat and snow boots was priceless.  We're lucky that our townhouse community has a vast courtyard and we live within walking distance of a park.  In fact, our town has more parks than I can count on one hand.  We are truly fortunate!

Active play is important for all children.  That's why Gymboree has partnered with KaBOOM! to build places to play for 10,000 kids this year.  This non-profit organization specializes in providing opportunities and places for children to enjoy active play, especially those in poverty-stricken communities.  In addition to providing programs and activities through their Play & Music centers, Gymboree also supports this cause by doing what they do best, which is to create playground-friendly, stylish, and fun clothing for children and tweens.

In early April, Gymboree launched its Hop 'N' Roll playwear line!  This line captures the spirit of Springtime play with it's colorful, fun, and comfortable mix and match pieces for both boys and girls.  Through May 31st, Gymboree will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from in-store and online sales of this fun-loving collection.

Your children will love picking out their fave Hop 'N' Roll pieces, while supporting a worthy cause!  Ours did . . . 
Gymboree's Hop 'N' Roll Girls Fashions | www.3Garnets2Sapphries.com
Featuring the Gymboree Hop 'n' Roll Flutter Sleeve Stripe Dress and Neon Leggings, the Hello Happy Canvas Tote Bag, and the Polar Pink Pom-Pom Heart Bracelet
Gymboree's Hop 'N' Roll playground-friendly girls fashions | www.3Garnets2Sapphries.com
Our daughter is quite the girly-girl despite having two brothers.  She loves to look stylish, but will only opt for clothing and shoes that won't get in the way of her jump roping, playground fun, and keeping up with the boys in a game of tag at recess.
Gymboree's Hop 'N' Roll playground-friendly boys fashions | www.3Garnets2Sapphries.com
Featuring the Gymboree Hop 'n' Roll Intergalactic Pizza Delivery Tee, Slate Grey Pull-on Shorts, and Marled Trim Pullover (shown in bottom photo)

For our two boys, it's all about cool graphics and comfort!  Gymboree's Hop 'N' Roll collection for boys offers a variety of graphic tees and easy-to-wear pull-on shorts.
Gymboree's Hop 'N' Roll tween fashions | www.3Garnets2Sapphries.com
Featuring the Gymboree Hop 'n' Roll Skateboard Rhino Tee and Slate Grey Pull-on Shorts

We did choose some pieces from other Gymboree collections to complete the look for my daughter's flutter tee and skirt outfit, such as bike shorts to make the skirt more monkey bar-friendly, an adorable canvas tote bag, and some cute bracelets that matched her outfit perfectly.  That's what I love about Gymboree!  You can mix and match between collections, between seasons, and even between years!
Gymboree's Hop 'N' Roll girls Springtime fashions | www.3Garnets2Sapphries.com
Featuring the Gymboree Hop 'n' Roll I'm a Cool Cat Flutter Tee and Neon Painted Dot Skirt, the Everyday Favorites White Bike Shorts (hidden), the Polar Pink Pom-Pom Heart Bracelet, and the Mod About Orange Striped Bead Bracelet

Shop the Hop 'N' Roll collection from now thru May 31st, 2015 to help Gymboree and KaBOOM! raise enough money to build play spaces for 10,000 deserving children in communities across the U.S.  Which Hop 'N' Roll item is your favorite?
Gymboree's Hop 'N' Roll Springtime fashions for boys and girls | www.3Garnets2Sapphries.com

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

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3G2S Turned 7! Let's Celebrate with 'Gifts That Give!' from UNICEF Market!

Gifts that give from UNICEF Market  |  www.3Garnets2Sapphires.com
Thank you to UNICEF Market for providing a gift code for us to shop and for providing an additional gift code for our giveaway prize.  All opinions expressed are my own.

This March, 3G2S turned 7!  Since I am now a part time blogger and have far less time to write, I have to make each post count.  That's why this blogoversary seems like the perfect opportunity to share the new sister site to Novica.com, UNICEF Market, with 3G2S readers.

As you may have noticed over the years, I have a soft spot for triple garnet silver jewelry.  I love wearing it to represent my three January babies.  That's why I absolutely fell in love with the Garnet and Sterling Silver 'Waterfall' Necklace I found on UNICEF Market.  This necklace was handcrafted by an artisan named Carmen Granados from the Andes in Peru and displays three round garnets in a graceful, yet modern design.
UNICEF Market Garnets and Sterling Silver Waterfall Necklace from Peru  |  www.3Garnets2Sapphires.com

To make UNICEF Market jewelry even more special, each piece comes in a drawstring jewelry pouch and is accompanied by an artisan storycard, which allowed me to learn a little bit about the woman in Peru who created my necklace.  Every UNICEF Market purchase is packed with a postcard with a handwritten thank you.  In addition to all these special touches, you can feel good about giving artisan-made gifts because, not only are you supporting the artisan, but you are also helping UNICEF save and protect children in impoverished areas around the world.  Each product page gives you an example of how your purchase could benefit children.  For example, the purchase of this necklace may have provided 18 doses of measles vaccine to vulnerable children.
UNICEF Market Garnets and Sterling Silver Waterfall Necklace from The Andes  |  www.3Garnets2Sapphires.com

I have to admit, I love giving 'gifts that give' as much as I love receiving them.  While shopping for myself on UNICEF Market, I began looking for Mother's Day gift ideas for my mother, grandmother, and sister.  On the top of my list so far are the beautiful scarves and shawls, plus some of the ornate hand carved jewelry boxes.

Thinking of shopping UNICEF Market for your next gift purchase?  Each gift purchase comes with a free greeting card containing your gift message plus there is the option to upgrade to Premium Gift Boxes for jewelry purchases.  For each item, you can click on "Delivery Estimate" to find the cost of shipping (which is surprisingly affordable) and the approximate number of business days it will take the item to travel from its point of origin to your front door.
UNICEF Market Garnets and Sterling Silver Waterfall Necklace  |  www.3Garnets2Sapphires.com

Learn more about the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the UNICEF mission here.
UNICEF Market Thank You Card - Gifts That Give  |  www.3Garnets2Sapphires.com

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This giveaway is open to U.S residents only. You must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. A random drawing will be held shortly after the contest closing. The winner will be announced here and will be contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.