DIY My Little Pony Masks with Printable Templates

MLP DIY Masks with Printable Templates -

Hey yo to all the My Little Pony fans out there!  If you have ever dreamed of being Twilight Sparkle or any of her pony friends? Well, now you can!  I made these felt masks for Ava’s 5th birthday (if you wanna check out the other MLP crafts I made, check out this post.)  And because I L.O.V.E. love you guys, I made printable templates so that you can make them too! Check em out- DIY My Little Pony Masks with Printable Templates: (09/28/14 9am PST: *For mobile + iPad Users, it has come to our attention that the PDF display is not showing correctly, but no fear, it will print correctly… we are working on fixing the preview for you ASAP. For computer users, no worries, you preview is correct.)


Twilight Sparkle DIY Mask and Printable Template -


MLP Mask Rainbow Dash Mask -


MLP Mask Pinkie Pie Mask -


MLP Fluttershy Mask -


Apple Jack My Little Pony Mask -


How to make a MLP Mask Rarity -


Felt in desired color (indicated by photos above)
Printable PDF of desired Pony Mask (available by clicking desired Pony Mask above)
Fabric Glue

Black Sharpie

General Directions:

1.Click on desired mask
2. Download PDF
3. Print PDF
4. Cut out peices
5. Using a pencil, trace around peices, onto felt
6. Using fabric glue, attach pieces to main mask
7. Using sharpie, draw on lashes as shown in photos above
8. Using glue, attach string
9. Wear with Pony Pride

All of the masks can work for kids and adults.  I realize that Rarity looks funky around the eyes in the photo above, if you are making the Rarity mask for an adult, please feel free to widen the eye holes in order to get your peripheral vision back.  Also, you will want to cut the top of Rainbow Dash’s head to connect to her ear (as shown), this will serve as the backing for her bangs. Trust me, it is a necessary thing.

All of these masks are free for personal use.
I would love to see the photos of your masks!
Tag @illistyle in your FB / Twitter / Instagram photos!

Who are you gonna be for Halloween?

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DIY My Little Pony Cutie Mark Temporary Tattoos

 How to make My Little Pony Cutie Mark Temp Tattoos -

Welcome to day 5 of My Little Pony Week on illistyle! If you missed any of our other posts check out our MLP Party, the MLP Birthday Banner, an easy DIY Tassel Banner, and how to make Giant Confetti.  Today we are learning to make DIY My Little Pony Cutie Mark Temporary Tattoos. I search high and low for cutie mark temporary tattoos for Ava’s bday party so each of the kids could have a cutie mark on their cheek, and ya know what? I could not find them! So, I did what any self-respecting craft blogger would do: I made them! Thankfully, our friends at HASBRO were not only totally cool with me using their images, but were super excited and supportive of it.  I love a company that values true creativity, but what do you expect form the makers of Play-Doh? Right?! (This post contains affiliate links.  illistyle provides free craft and DIY tutorials to readers.  We sometimes use affiliate links in order to sustain our crafting habits and continue to bring you free content, so be aware, some links below lead to affiliate sites, meaning we get a small percentage of the sale. Thanks for keepin us alive!)

My Little Pony Tattoos you can make at home -


1. for traditional printer and scissors
2. for use if you have a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine



Silhouette brand Temporary Tattoo Paper
Cutie Mark reversed image PDF (download here)
Color Printer


1. Download Cutie Mark reversed image PDF (download here)

2. Print image on shiny side of white Silhouette Temporary Tattoo Paper

3. Take the clear plastic sheet from the Temporary Tattoo package and press the sticky side on top pf your printed images

4. Use scissors to carefully cut around each image

Put those on your kiddos cheeks!

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Silhouette brand Temporary Tattoo Paper
Cutie Mark Silhouette file (download here)
Color Printer
Silhouette cutting machine


1. Download Cutie Mark Silhouette File (here)

2. Open Silhouette Studio on your computer

3. Open Cutie Mark file

4. Open Silhouette Temporary Tattoo Paper. Load white sheet into your printer so the image prints on the glossy side

5. Print image from Silhouette Studio

6. Take the clear plastic sheet form the Temporary Tattoo package and press the sticky side onto your printed images

7. Place the now plastic-covered tattoo images into your Silhouette cutting machine

8. Using your Silhouette software, cut the tattoos out

9. Put those on your kiddos cheeks!

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Thank you to our friends at Hasbro for their support and permission to use these designs.

DIY Giant Confetti (with Silhouette Cut Files)

Easy DIY Giant Confetti with the Silhouette Cameo -

Well hello again! Here we are with Day 4 of our My Little Pony Week and today I am going to show you how I made this DIY Giant Confetti. Actually, I am just gonna straight up give you the Silhouette cut files to make your life easy. You’re welcome. Each piece of confetti is approximately 1.25″ in diameter. On the whole sheet you can cut 65 of these bad boys. I made these using my Silhouette Cameo, and since I am a hippie at heart and don’t want to waste, I actually made them at the same time I made Ava’s My Little Pony Happy Birthday Banner and used all the extra space around the pennants for the confetti.  Instead of wasting that excess card stock around the pennant piece I got 35 pieces of large confetti out of it.  Boom. I obviously expect a Thank You card from Mother Nature any day now.

Giant Confetti Silhouette Cut Files -illistyle.comGiant Confetti and Pennant Banner Silhouette Cut Files


Card stock in your party theme colors

Silhouette Cameo

Full Sheet of Giant Confetti (cut files)

Pennant and Giant Confetti (cut files)


1. Download the desired Confetti cut file (either the full sheet or pennant banner sheet above)

2. Open your Silhouette Studio software

3. Open your cut file into a new document

4. Load your media into the Silhouette

5. Cut

6. Confetti the heck outta your life

It’s so so simple.  If you are making a banner for a party … then you obviously need confetti too, so use the Pennant Banner cut files (above), and have coordinating confetti. Peer pressure. But if you are anti-confetti and just want the pennant banner cut files you can find those here.

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How to Make a Tissue Paper Tassel Banner

Hi guys! Welcome to day 3 of My Little Pony Week here on illistyle.  If you missed day 1 or 2 you can find them here and here. Today we are talking about how to make a tissue paper tassel banner like this one I made for Ava’s 5th birthday. This banner looks great and sis o so festive.  I have seen for sale online and in stores for sale for a LOT of your hard earned dollars… but why, when you can make so easily and tailor it exactly to your party’s color scheme/theme.  Here’s how we do it:

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Tissue Paper in desired colors (3-4 is usually enough, unles syou want each one a diffrent color – which is cool too)

Instructions (to make one tassel):

1. Take one sheet of tissue paper and lay flat

2. Fold in half toward you

3. Fold in half to the left

4. Fold in half again to the left

5. Cut up the folded edge of tissue, stopping 1.5″-2″ from the top seam

6. Fold in half a third time to the left

7. Repeat Step 5

8. Cut line up the middle of the tissue, stopping 1.5″=2″ from top

9. Unfold tissue

10. Starting from the side, tightly roll the tissue along the middle (uncut) portion of tissue

11. With tissue in a cylinder shape with tassels at both ends, graps the tissue at top of each tassel and twist

12. As you twist the tissue a natural loop should form, go with that

13. Secrure loop by twistting tissue back on itself

14. Repeat as needed

15. Hang all tissue pompoms from a string

16. Get this party started

What colors would you use?

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(PS don’t forget, I will be back tomorrow with DIY Cutie Mark Temporary Tattoos for you guys!)

DIY My Little Pony Birthday Banner with Silhouette Cameo cut files

DIY My Little Pony Happy Birthday Banner -
Hello loves! Yesterday I shared an overview of Ava’s My Little Pony Birthday Party.  And as promised, here is the first of 4 tutorials to make your MLP Party.  This DIY My Little Pony Birthday Banner is easy to make, especially if you have a Silhouette Cameocutting machine. (post may contain affiliate links.)

 Free MLP Happy Birthday Banner -


This banner cut file
This “Happy Birthday” cut file (in the MLP font)
Silhouette Cameo
Paper of choice


1. Download both the banner and “Happy Birthday” cut files (above)

2. Open the zip folders and save files to desktop

3. Open Silhouette Studio software

4. Go to file>open, then choose your desktop and the banner file.  Do the same with the “Happy Birthday” word file

5. Cut paper using your Silhouette Cameo. (I used shades of lavender and mint because it went with my party theme)

6. Separate all pieces

7. Using glue, attach letters to banner pieces

8. Using tape, attach banner pieces to string

9. Attach to fireplace in desired method (tape works well on mine)

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My Little Pony Birthday Party

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic birthday party ideas -

Ava just turned 5. (Insert obligatory mommy freakout of “Where did the last 5 years go?”statement here.)  She has been WAY into My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic for well over 6 months.  If you have a 4 year old girl, you might want to jump on this train. It’s actually a pretty amazing show.  I love the message of friendship and all that entails: honesty, charity, and forgiveness. So Ava wanted a My Little Pony Birthday Party, and that’s what she got! Check out all the fun things we did, and the things I made THEN stay tuned throughout the week for tutorials on each, cuz you know I love you. (FYI some links maybe be affiliate, cuz I know you love me.)


My Little Pony Happy Birthday Banner (with cut files)

My Little Pony Happy Birthday Banner with free silhouette and cricut cut files -


DIY Tissue Paper Tassel Garland & Giant Confetti

DIY Tissue Paper Tassel Garland -


DIY Cutie Mark Temporary Tattoos

How to make My Little Pony Cutie Mark Temp Tattoos -

DIY My Little Pony Masks with printable templates

 My Little Pony Masks with Printable Templates -

We also had super cute MLP items that I bought… cuz mama can’t make everything. Am I right? Here’s some other cuteness:

My Little Pony Cupcake Rings


Pin The Cutie Mark on the Pony Game

My Little Pony inspired Friendship Bracelets (All supplies available at Michales)
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Sidewalk Chalk
Sidewalk Chalk -

It was a great day.  Gluten Free Cupcakes, kids running everywhere + making a huge mess. Toys, games, rings, temporary tattoos, masks. Pony EVERYTHING.  Hasbro even sent over a special gift from Princess Celestia herself. Totally the highlight of Ava’s life right there.

It was a blessing to have a home large enough to hold all those people (large + small) and to be together having a great time. If you are wondering why there are no photos of the actual party, it is because I consciously chose not to take photos of the party itself. I wanted to be present with my daughter, family, + friends.  I did all this work because I wanted my little one to have a memorable birthday, but I know that if I were MIA the whole day taking photos or staging photos… that is what she would remember. Her feeling loved and celebrated was the point of the day and having Mommy missing would not accomplish that goal. So, I sacrificed a few blog photos in order to give her the love and attention she deserved on her special day.


Are you a MLP fan? A Brony?

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Halloween Felt Ball Wreath

Hi, everyone! I’m Abby and my blog is Albion Gould. I’m a mom of four girls and write about crafts, house DIY (and fails!), attempts at style, and recipes I love. I’m really excited to be guest posting for April and I hope you enjoy this easy Halloween Felt Ball Wreath I’ve made for you! (BTW this post contains affiliate links)

easy Halloween wreath

I’m a big fan of simple and love projects that take only a few supplies. You will need:

Start by spray painting your wreath. I sprayed one side, let it dry, and then sprayed the other.

spray paint wreath

spray paint wreath

spray paint wreath

Once your wreath is dry, get out your felt balls and thread.

wreath supplies

Thread your needle. Felt balls are really easy to work with. Just push the needle through the ball. Continue straining the felt balls until you’ve used as many as you want. I didn’t go in any sort of pattern.

felt ball

felt ball

felt ball garland

Tie one end of the thread around a bit of the wreath. Grapevine wreaths are awesome to work with because you can just tie and wrap your garland around all the bits that poke out.

tie the string on the wreath

Loop your garland back and forth on the wreath until you get the look you want. The felt balls are easy to move along the thread.

easy Halloween wreath

Boom! You’re finished! This wreath is so easy to make and I love the simple look of the black grapevine wreath with the pops of Halloween color.

I hope you liked this craft! I enjoyed making it for you! Happy Halloween decorating!!


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Fall Floral Basket Door Decoration

Fall floral basket door decor -

Woot! More fall more fall! Septemeber may be in the 90s-100s in California, but I am gonna get my fall fix anyway I can.  Fall Floral Basket Door Decoration makes me happy everytime I come home.  Sadly, starting today I will not see it for a month because I am finally getting the surgery on my ankle that I put off in order to be able to serve at summer camp (if you are new to the blog, lemme explain: the hubby is a camp director, which makes me a camp director’s wife, which means during summer I volunteer about 90 hrs/week. So surgery during camp wasn’t an option.)  This surgery means I will be on bedrest for a month while I heal. So when I reemerge from the cocoon that will be my sofa, I will have missed all the last hot and yucky parts of September and will literally open the door to fall. Awesome! (Plus, Netflix just announced that beginning Oct 1, 2014 all of Gilmore Girls will be available. So really, now I will just have an excuse why I sat and watched GG all day instead of the million other chores I could have been doing. Thanks surgery for making my laziness socially acceptable.) Ok, back to the wreath (this post contains affiliate links):

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For basket, you will need:
1 basket
1 Floral Foam block
Fall Florals
Wire cutters or scissors (for cutting flower stems)
Ribbon for hanging (not shown)

For tag (shown below):
large wood gift tag
chipboard letters: f, a, l, l
green paint
paint brush


1. Place floral foam into basket

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2. Snip off all flowers from bunch, leaving stems as long as possible

3. Group flowers by color.

4. Starting with the color which has the largest quantity, place one color at a time into floral foam, with flowers facing front

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Floral Fall Basket door hanger -

Floral Fall Basket door hanger -

Floral Fall Basket door hanger -

5. If needed, remove some flowers in order to achieve a balance of color overall.  In this arrangement I removed two yellow and one red in order to make room for the green and white.

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6. For the tag, remove letters: f, a, l, l.

7. Paint letters green, glue to tag.

Floral Fall Basket door hanger -

Floral Fall Basket door hanger -

8. Remove one flower from basket, thread stem through hole of gift tag, and reinsert flower into basket.

9. Tie ribbon to basket and hang on front door (but wait until October 1, if you fear your neighbors might riot at your desire for summer to end.)

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Do you do fall decorating? Do you do door decorations?

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