Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Easter Room-eez Wall Decals Have Arrived!

Thanks to one of our wonderful Agents, Kristen, for sending in this pic of her adorable daughter with her new Room-eez limited edition Easter wall decals. So cute! 

Hop on over to our site and get your own Easter Room-eez for only $5 (a $10 value) with any order, only until April 8th!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Has Sprung - Easy Easter Decorations

I love Easter… want to know why? Well, it’s one of those holidays that the kids get really excited about, but I find relatively stress-free. It’s a win-win for all of us! To me it’s a time for having fun with the kids and it signals the coming of spring, which, in and of itself is a wonderful thing!

Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought I’d share some whimsical spring-themed decorations to make with your kids. (And, even if you don’t celebrate, these are sure to brighten up any room!)

Paper Blooms

What you’ll need:
  • Various colors of tissue paper (the brighter, the better!)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic beads
  • Small pot with a piece of florist’s foam wedged in it
  • Fake moss
  • Decorations – i.e. gems with adhesive backings, small butterflies, bugs, etc. from craft store

String a bead onto a pipe cleaner to form the base of your flower. Cut flower shapes out of tissue paper then stack 6-8 cutouts, in alternating colors, on top of each other. Poke the pipe cleaner up through the middle then put another bead on the end of the pipe cleaner that is poking out the top of the paper flowers, sandwiching the paper between the two beads. Next, twist the end of the pipe cleaner around the top bead to secure (this forms the center of the flower). Scrunch the layers of paper to make the flower as full as desired, then “plant” it in the pot (optional). Fill your pot with as many flowers as you like, then cover the base of your flowers (to hide the florist’s foam) with moss. Add any other cute decorations you'd like, such as the butterfly and sparkly gems shown at left.

Sun Catchers

What you’ll need:
  • Waxed paper
  • Leftover crayon pieces 
  • Iron (to be used by adult, or under adult supervision)
  • Cloth
  • String
  • Suction cup hooks (optional)

Start off by grating crayon pieces into shavings, putting each color into a different bowl. Set out a piece of waxed paper in front of each child and have them draw a shape on the paper – an Easter egg, a flower, a race car or train… the possibilities are endless! Then, have them sprinkle the crayon shavings onto the paper (sparingly) within the shape they’ve drawn. Place the second sheet of waxed paper on top of the shavings, and then the cloth (as a protective layer between the waxed paper and the iron). With a warm iron, press down gently to melt the wax between the sheets of paper. Once it’s cool, cut around the outline of the shape and poke a hole and add the string. Decorate your windows by hanging them from suction cup hooks, or hang them like ornaments from large houseplants or indoor trees.

Did you know that another fantastic way to decorate is with our brand new line of Room-eez™ Wall Decals? They’re the decorations you can apply, remove, then re-apply whenever – and wherever – you want… without hurting your walls! And, we’ve designed a limited edition Easter pack of Room-eez wall decals that are available from now until April 8th for only $5 with any purchase – that’s half-price! To order, hop on over to

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Many thanks to our fan, Evelyn, who sent in this adorable pic of her little one using a sippy cup with one of our labels on it!

Friday, March 9, 2012

School Break Boredom Busters

Kids these days have so much – from toys and technology to art supplies and sports equipment – that there is no shortage of activities to do. So why is it that during school breaks, before the week has barely begun, most children will announce to their parents “I’m bored”?

We all love our kids and enjoy spending time with them – that goes without saying. But, at some point, we have to cut the apron strings and let them learn to occupy themselves, if only for an hour. J

The irony about spring break though (for many of us), is that it’s not really spring – the weather certainly isn’t spring-like! So, what’s a parent to do when junior says he’s bored? I scoured the web for some of the best crafts and came up with the following list. I’m sure there are lots more amazingly creative ideas out there, so if you have one, share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. You’ll be helping out fellow parents and maybe, just maybe, preventing at least one of them from hearing those two dreaded words (“I’m bored”)!

Have a wonderful school break!

1. Paint Prints – thanks to Amanda, an Oliver’s Labels Agent, for submitting this fun activity. Please check out her blog, Multi-Testing Mommy, for more amazing craft ideas!

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2. "Owly" Bowling Pins – this craft does double-duty…as a painting project and then as a game!

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3. Popsicle Stick Bracelets – for the budding fashionista in your family!
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4. Homemade Sidewalk Chalk – make it now and look forward to using it when the weather is *actually* nice! ;)

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Thanks to our fan who sent in this picture of her daughter with our Large Bag Tag on her backpack!  When everyone else has the same pack, our tags are a great way of standing out from the crowd!