The Cutest Activity Book Printable!

Some of our wedding guests will be little. And everyone knows that little kids need to be entertained. We don’t want a cringy outburst of “It’s boring” during the speeches….

While browsing Pinterest I came across this website, Lovely Indeed, that offers a free printable for a Wedding-themed Kid’s Activity Book. It’s super cute and each book only uses two sheets of 8.2″ x 11″ paper (printed double-sided). It features two coloring pages, a word search, a tic-tac-toe board, and a connect-the-dots page.

It took me a little while to print all the pages, since I printed each page one-by-one to ensure I would line them up accurately. Then when they were all printed, I hole-punched the side and bound loosely with navy ribbon.

You can access the free printable here. The PDF is in black, but mine actually printed in blue because (whoops!) my printer ran out of black ink. Rather than change the cartridge, I left it to print in blue because I liked how it looked.

Craft Haul – All the Beads

Over the weekend, my Grandma and I visited my favorite jewelry supply shop, North Star Gems in Bridgewater, NH.  We had a fun time browsing the shop together, and she helped me choose the beads to make jewelry for my bridesmaids.

Here’s the fun stuff:

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All I want to do is CRAFT ALL DAY.

I just love the color of these beads, and the way they compliment each other. The golden beads will be the main accent color. The dark blue, somewhat translucent beads are the base. And the opaque dark blue beads were the surprise purchase. They’re also forming the base, but the finish of these beads is more metallic and reflective, and these beads contain tints of both blue and gold depending on lighting. I love how these beads compliment each other.

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I love the cut of these glass beads, they look so elegant.

Part of my plan for the bridesmaids’ jewelry is to make earrings. I found these cute chandelier bases in gold that are so delicate and pretty.

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These are so pretty! I can’t wait to start them, but I’ve disciplined myself to save the earrings for last. 

I also stocked up on some of the essentials.

I picked two different types of earrings to accommodate those who don’t have their ears pierced. The hairpins are used to string beads and then wrap them around either the earring or the chandelier loop.

And of course, a necklace needs to be strung on something…

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My all time favorite beading wire.

Whenever I craft beaded necklaces or bracelets, I use this nylon-coated beading wire. It’s strong, beads slide on easily, and (best part) it’s affordable.

The wires come in different weights, so you can adjust based on requirements of a project. Typically, I use 0.18″/0.45mm weight, because it’s versatile and fitting for most projects.

Word to the wise: Only use wire cutters, using scissors would damage the blades.

Hope you enjoyed this sharing session. I love craft supplies and am always on the hunt for new inspiration for a project.

Happy Crafting!