Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The I.D.E.A. Store Blog is taking a small vacation

Summer is on its way (after today, it might actually be here)! The I.D.E.A. Store by CUSF blog will be taking a little bit of a vacation for the summer. No need to worry followers and avid fans of the blog, we will be returning soon. In celebration of this vacation, we will be revisiting some of our favorite I.D.E.A’s that have been posted on our blog:

The first project is this awesome and creative straw chandelier. All you need is wire and a handful (or 120) drinking straws. Once you have these you can start creating! You can find this idea and instructions at Design*Sponge.

The next idea is this awesome Happy Birthday Cake Topper! The ideas for this can be endless, you can use any trophy topper, any color, and any decorations you want. Also, why stop at Happy Birthday, you can create a Wedding, Christmas, or any other holiday topper you want!

A personal favorite of mine is this pencil/art supply holder. All you need is different cardboard tube holders cut to different sizes. After this is complete, you can fill it up with paintbrushes, pencils, pens, and any other art materials you have.

Finally, using plastic bags you can create these stylish and trendy bags. You can find complete instructions on instructables.com

Happy creating and have a great summer!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

An I.D.E.A. for an alternative (Birthday) Party!

Piles of wrapping paper, plates, plastic silverware, napkins, decorations, expensive craft projects, and balloons. It seems that birthday parties, or any type of party for that matter, are getting more extravagant and more expensive. Why not take an alternative approach to your birthday celebrations?

You can make your Birthday Party GREEN this year at the I.D.E.A. Store! With your party you can enjoy a creative-reuse project, a festive atmosphere, and exclusive use of the “Green Room” for 2 hours! The best part is the I.D.E.A. party will be tailored to you, your guests, your interests, and your needs. We’ll work with you to create a party and project that fits you and your guests!

BASIC PARTY – starting at $85

· 2 hours in the “Green Room” for up to 10 guests

· Materials and help with a facilitated creative re-use project

· EVERYBODY takes their project home!

(If your part is for kids age 6-12, we require 2

adults to attend to help make sure everyone is having a successful time on their project.)

Call us at 217-352-7878 or email caroljo@the-idea-store.org