Archive | February, 2012

Toilet Paper Roll Painting

24 Feb

My four year old had a play date today and I figured it was time to bring out the toilet paper roll paint stamps!  I shaped them (just by bending) into different “stamps”.








I always put the paint on our Corelle dishes because they wash clean so easily, and we have yet to break a single one.  I also prepped my 2 year old in a Messy Kid paint smock  which I put on backwards so she couldn’t get out of (love these!!).











The little kids had fun dipping and stamping the rolls onto their papers.  The big kids liked painting the stamps and their hands – and then washing up in the sink (over and over again)!  This turned out to be a better craft for the little ones.








I decided to throw in some cars for the kids to roll and make tracks with.








Of course a dirty car needs a carwash…. and all kids, big and small, love playing in the kitchen sink!








How cute are these?


Winner of the Pinterest Giveaway

22 Feb

Thanks to everyone who participated in my Pinterest Giveaway, it was great to see the creative boards you came up with!  Using I picked the one winner out of 26 entries.  Drumroll please……..






Congratulations to Jennifer Bennett!  Here is the Pinboard that won her a new (and FREE) Benny and Boo double sided minky baby blanket!  Jennifer, please send me an email at to claim your prize!

Pinterest Giveaway!

14 Feb

Many of you know that I am now addicted to the amazing virtual pinboard, Pinterest.  I had fun making two different boards as examples for this contest, one for girls and one for boys.  I know that there are a few of you who have your own love affair with Pinterest and I would love to see your creativity come out.  This has inspired me to hold another giveaway!

Pinterest is an invite only site, so if you don’t have your own Pinterest account yet, send me an email ( ) and I will send you the invite.

Here is how to ENTER the GIVEAWAY:

1. Follow Benny and Boo on Pinterest, (click here)

2. Create a board (or two!) including one of my blankets and at least 12 other items.  (feel free to check my Sold Orders as well to pin)

3. Title your board “Benny and Boo’s Blanket Giveaway”

4. Copy and paste your new board’s url onto the comments section of THIS BLOG POST – That will be your entry.

***Please only leave one post per pinboard that you create.  If you leave extra posts without a url,  I will unfortunately have to delete it so it doesn’t interfere with the entries.  If you are leaving me a comment without a url that requires a response, I will happily respond, but delete the comments right before the giveaway draw occurs.  Thanks for understanding!***

5. Share your pin board on your own Facebook page if you want to, but this will not add extra entries.

6. Check back here on MY BLOG next Tuesday February 21st to find out if you are the lucky winner of a baby blanket of your choice!

The Fine Print:

Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on February 21st here on my blog.  If interested, click the Follow button to receive a notification when I publish new blog posts!

Winner can choose from any baby size blanket that I have listed in my shop on February 21st as their prize.  Custom orders are not included in this giveaway.  This prize holds no cash value, blanket only.

Winner has one week to claim their prize, if the prize is not claimed by February 28th, a runner up will be chosen on February 29th.

Good Luck and Happy Pinning!

Personalized Baby Gift

2 Feb

Need an idea for a super easy, but very sweet personalized baby gift?  How about their first initial covered in buttons?

I originally saw this idea on the Joyfolie blog, and made one about a year ago.  I decided to make another one for a friend who just had a baby boy.

I first ordered buttons from this Etsy Shop because I love her selection and pricing.

Because I am not fully confident in my freehand, I very lightly traced the letter G cutout onto the paper I was using as the background.  I used my Cricut for the letter, but there are lots of websites that you can print off letter outlines from.

I used this Martha glue for the buttons, but you can use any craft glue as long as it dries clear.

I like the look of different sized buttons, so I ordered the small/ medium and the medium/large.  I like to start by spreading out the large buttons so they are somewhat even throughout.

After placing all of the buttons, I let it sit to dry for a few minutes before I picked it up to place in the frame.

Voila, framed.  I used a coordinating paper to line the top and bottom just for added texture.  (Also because the G was too large to fit into the mat that came with the frame)

Of course a baby gift from me isn’t complete with out one of my matching Benny and Boo Blankets