Hello there lovelies!!! It’s been awhile. This renovation stuff, painting at the new house and then just life on top of that has kept me away from the blog. But I have a cute little Baby Girl Bow Holder to share with you today that I made for my new little niece on the way!
*Burlap frame from Wal-Mart’s craft section (I originally had planned to make some exactly like the ones I made for Klara but then I found that cute frame and thought it was too cute to pass up!)
*Glue gun and glue sticks
*Cardboard Letter from Wal-Mart’s craft section
Step 1: Paint the board letter in your choice of color. Pink for a baby girl. ;)
Step 2: Hot glue the letter to the frame. If you don’t go the burlap frame route like I did, you could still do a cute little frame and put fabric as the background.
Step 3: Cut your ribbon in the lengths desired to hang from the frame and hot glue those to the back of the frame. I used thumbtacks to reinforce the hot glue.
Step 4: Clip on your cute little bows to the ribbon and hang on the wall! Or in my case wrap and give as a baby shower gift! ;)
Your turn: What’s your favorite gift to give at a baby shower?
Just as the back to school rush is starting to settle down, or maybe even just getting started depending on where you live, it’s a great time to think about education around the world. We as Americans really tend to take things for granted that other countries and cultures are not as easily privy to. One of those things is being able to send our children to school once the summer is over. My daughter isn’t school age yet, but I know 100% without a doubt that when the time comes I can and will send her to school. She is guaranteed an education in this country no matter her race, gender or class. Other girls around the world aren’t so lucky.
Another of those things we take for granted is clean, drinkable water running right out of a tap in our kitchen. Jennifer Osei Boakye of Ghana, only 10 years old, spends the majority of her day traveling a long distance to fetch several buckets of water for her family. She cooks and she cleans, but because of the CARE organization she is also able to go to school.
CARE is a global humanitarian organization that fights poverty by empowering girls and women. One of those ways is through encouraging education.
Every little girl deserves an education. She deserves a chance at a better life. Without education, the future for girls is haunting….
– Keeping girls out of school sentences them to a life of poverty and poor health
– Women earn 10-20% more for every year of school completed
– Children of educated mothers are 2x as likely to go to school
– Children born to literate moms are 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
Learn more about Jennifer and her community in the video below.
So how do we who are more fortunate help those that are so hungry for an education? #hungrytolearn
Visit CARE’s Gifts of Lasting Change Catalog where you can find back-to-school gifts for friends and family that support girls’ education around the world. Get a gift for those you love AND help a young girl be able to go to school. Win-win if you ask me!