Last Friday was the first day of summer – the 4th of July is next week – it is officially Summer Time! I have posted several trends that I am excited about in swimwear this summer and today I am sharing my most favorite of all: Fruity Swim. I am bananas for the Fruity trend and think it is perfect for the 4th of July, whether your babiekins are at a beach or a backyard barbecue they will look berry cute in Fruity Swim & Accessories. Enjoy your summer!
Headband: Childrens Place | Dress: Target | Shoes: KidsShoes.com
Skewer the fruit! Skewer the fruit! That’s all I’ve been saying ever since crafting up these little fruit skewers from paper clips. They’re ridiculously easy to make, and the kids, they love ’em.
- assorted fruit
- metal paper clips
Start by straightening out the paper clip as best you can.
Using the pliers (you can totally use your hands if pliers aren’t handy) and bend one end into a heart-shape.
And voila! Mini skewers for all the fruits!
**A little disclaimer: I don’t claim these to be 100% food-safe. To help ease my mind, I boiled all the paperclips to sterilize them and let them cool before skewering the fruit. Make these at your own discretion! They sure are cute! Happy Summer!
Photography & Styling // Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel
Summer is upon us. It’s time to break out the popsicles and colorful party decor. If you want to ease your way into the decorating, start with this simple DIY paper fruit garland. It can be whipped up in an afternoon and is a great project to work on with the littles.
- colorful cardstock
- black marker
- paper hole punch
- mini clothespins
- fruit template download (click here to download!)
Step 1. Download the fruit template. Print, cut, and then trace the fruit shapes onto the card stock color that matches the appropriate fruit.
Step 2. Using the paper hole punch, punch out a bunch of small black circles. These will be the watermelon seeds!
Step 3. Rub a small amount of glue on the back of each dot and carefully place them on each watermelon slice in a random fashion.
Step 4. Glue the green patches to each strawberry.
Step 5. Using a black marker, draw small oblong dots on the strawberry to mimic seeds.
Step 6. Cut a piece of twine (black & white is perfect for this project!) to fit your desired length.
Step 7. Hang each fruit to the twine with a mini clothespin.
Step 8. Hang or drape the garland anywhere you like. Throw in some popsicles and you’ve got yourself a simple summer bash. Enjoy!
Styling & Photography Credit // Lexy Ward