Tatertots and Jello http://tatertotsandjello.com DIY decorating and crafts Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:41:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Great Ideas — 20 Black & White Halloween Projects! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/great-ideas-20-black-white-halloween-projects.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/great-ideas-20-black-white-halloween-projects.html#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:41:18 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=64480 20 black and white halloween projects at tatertots and jello]]> Halloween might be my favorite holiday! 

20 black and white halloween projects at tatertots and jello

And there’s no other color combination I love more than Black and White for Halloween! 

Here are 20 Black & White Halloween ideas to inspire you!!


Halloween Mantel with Crows on Gate @ Remodelando la Casa


Halloween Plate Decor @ Create. Craft. Love. 


 Favorite Fall Things Printable @ Nest of Posies


Halloween Printable Potions Book @ The Idea Room 


Halloween Bottle Labels @ Skip to my Lou 


Spooky Expanding Ghost @ Bitz n Giggles 


Trick or Treat Something Sweet Gift Tags @ Bloom Designs 


Googley Candy Eyes @ My Name is Snickerdoodle 


Essential Oil Love Potion @ Homespun with Love 


 Gothic Halloween Invitation @ Create. Craft. Love.


Gooey Halloween Chex Mix @ My Sister’s Suitcase 


Batty Halloween Table Decor @ Dolen Diaries 

Halloween Gift Card Holders

Halloween Gift Card Holders @ Live Laugh Rowe 


DIY Glittered Candles @ My Sister’s Suitcase 


I Only Have Eyes For You Printable @ Bloom Designs 


Ribbon Bat Bunting @ The Ribbon Retreat 


Happy Owl-Oween Printable @ Tatertots & Jello 


Halloween Tea Towels @ Home Made Interest 


Halloween Skull Wreath @ Bombshell Bling


Spooky Wedding Halloween Display @ Boxy Colonial 

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Don’t forget to check out all of this week’s excellent projects for a huge variety of projects, recipes, and more!

And don’t forget about this week’s giveaway for a $25 Target Gift Card!


Here’s how to enter to win this week’s giveaway: a $25 gift card to Target!

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How are you getting ready for the spookiest season of the year?

Tell me what you’ve been working on in the comments – I would love to come see YOUR ideas!!


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Great Ideas — 22 DIY Pumpkin Ideas! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/great-ideas-22-diy-pumpkin-ideas.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/great-ideas-22-diy-pumpkin-ideas.html#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:59:34 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=64439 22.diy.pumpkin.ideas]]> Hallowe’en is my favorite holiday — and I love the pumpkins! I’m excited to spotlight these awesome …


22 DIY Pumpkin ideas!

Check out these great ideas and get inspired!


 Mod Podge Fall Coastal Theme Pumpkins @ Crafts by Courtney


 Pumpkin Planter @ Chaotically Creative


Printable Fall Bread Wrapper @ 30 Days 


White Pumpkin Topiary @ A Pumpkin & A Princess 


Pumpkin Soap + Printable Gift Tag @ My Sister’s Suitcase 


Front Porch Fence Board Pumpkin @ Zu Haus at Home 


 Pumpkin Pie Bites @ Cooking on the Front Burner


Fall White & Gold Centerpiece @ Place of My Taste 


 Driftwood Fall Pumpkin Wreath @ Too Much Time


Painting Artificial Pumpkins @ For My Love Of 


Sheet Music Pumpkin @ Mabey She Made It 


Pumpkin Bread Pudding @ A Pretty Life in the Suburbs 


 Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles @ Love to Be in the Kitchen


 No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins @ Gallamore West


Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Browned Butter Cinnamon Icing @ Food, Folks, and Fun 


Pumpkin Cheesecake Rolls @ Sweet Bella Roos 


Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe @ Classy Clutter 


 Painted Pumpkin Jars @ Meatloaf and Melodrama


Easy DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins @  The Happy Housie


Pumpkin Pie Gingersnap Mini Tarts @ Major Hoff Takes A Wife


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies @ One Creative Mommy 


DIY Fabric Tape Pumpkins @ Upcycled Treasures

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Don’t forget to check out all of this week’s excellent projects for a huge variety of projects, recipes, and more!

And don’t forget about this week’s giveaway for a $25 Target Gift Card!


Here’s how to enter to win this week’s giveaway: a $25 gift card to Target!

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Don’t forget about these other Great Pumpkin Projects:



What have you made with pumpkins?

Tell me what you’ve been working on in the comments – I would love to come see YOUR ideas!!


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Link Party Palooza — and $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/link-party-palooza-25-target-gift-card-giveaway-5.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/link-party-palooza-25-target-gift-card-giveaway-5.html#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:00:30 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=64402 target.25.giveaway.ttaj]]> It’s Friday!!

Welcome back to the …
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We’ve combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap TimeLil’ LunaSomewhat SimpleTatertots & Jello and Today’s Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You’ll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts —  just like we always have!

So be sure to check with each site to see which of the amazing ideas were featured! I’ll have two “great ideas” posts this weekend!

This week’s giveaway is a $25 Target gift card!


It’s been a week full of exciting projects; check out some of my and my contributors’ projects from the last few days, plus link up your projects and enter to win:

This week has been so fun!


I shared some simple Toothbrush Change Printables to help you remember when you need to replace your toothbrushes!


I also shared my new Fall Burlap and Metal Letter Wall Hanging! I love the visual textures and fun elements!


 I also shared this Owl-owe’en Mantel and Free Printable that I made out of the Krylon Mystery Box with my daughter’s help!

The TT&J contributors have been just as busy:

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On the left are super versatile and elegant Free Printable Fall Signs from Yellow Bliss Road,

 On the top right is Cleverly Inspired’s Monster Pasta Salad — perfect for getting your kids involved with their veggies,

and on the bottom right are Ribbons and Glue’s new Large Burlap Clothing Pins (made from my new Home+Made Line!)!

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Here’s how to enter to win this week’s giveaway: a $25 gift card to Target!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Now it’s time to link up your projects!! I can’t wait to see YOUR ideas and feature YOU!! Remember, you only need to link up once here to be listed in all of the sites’ parties — but be sure to check out each site through the weekend! We’ll each be featuring our own picks from all of the fabulous ideas!   (When you add a link,  please mention on your site that you linked up at Tatertots and Jello (here’s a link: Tatertots & Jello).


Please visit and comment on TWO links above you and TWO links below you — in addition to any others that you want to visit.

{We all love comments!}

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Large Burlap Clothespins using the Home+Made Line!! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/burlap-clothespins.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/burlap-clothespins.html#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:00:03 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=64370 Burlap+Clothespins+TT&J]]>

Hello Tatertots & Jello Fans!  Holly here from Ribbons & Glue sharing with you a simple project made from large wooden burlap clothespins and Jen’s new Pebbles Inc collection,  Home + Made.

If you haven’t seen Jen’s collection yet, it’s just plain gorgeous.  Lots of golds, aquas and stripes along with specialty papers like this White Dot Burlap paper that I seriously dreaded cutting up.

Awesome Burlap paper, right?  Now you see why I cringed cutting it but I think it was a sacrifice well made.

I also added a pretty button Flower on to each clothespin. The flowers are actually made from the Scallop Circle die found in the Home + Made collection.

How to make a Scallop Circle Flower:

  • Cut out a Scallop Circle die.
  • Using scissors, cut each end of the scallop towards the center.
  • Separate and curl the ends to make into flower petals.
  • Add a button in the center

Jen’s 12 x 12 paper collection also contains unique sheets that can be cut out to use as inspirational messages which are just prefect to display on these Burlap Clothespins.

A few more of my projects using the  Pebbles Inc. Home + Made collection:

Home + Made Supplies Used:
Thanks Holly! I love those giant clothespins. They are so cute for pictures, or inspirational quotes and I LOVE how she used the burlap paper. Definitely worth cutting up. It’s still so exciting to me to see how people use my Home+Made Line! And, all of Holly’s projects are SO amazing!
Holly has lots of other awesome ideas on her blog, Ribbons and Glue. Here are a few I think you’ll love:
I’m dying over her teacher gift idea where she shows How to Make a Mini Pallet! I can think of so fun ways to use those!
This Fall Pumpkin Plaque would be such a fun way to decorate your home for Autumn!
And this Spooky Halloween Family made out of wood is so adorable and would be so cute on a mantel!!
 I’m so glad Holly could stop by today!! Make sure to follow Ribbons and Glue and
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“Happy Owl-oween” Free Printables!! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/happy-owl-oween-free-printables.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/happy-owl-oween-free-printables.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:29:16 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=64372 Happy Owleen free printable at tatertots and jello]]> Tracking Pixel mystery box challenge
I just love working with Krylon. Their Mystery box Challenges are always so fun!! They send me some items and spray paint and ask me to create something seasonally for my home. It really expands my creativity!!


Here’s what they sent for Fall:


krylon mystery box

After thinking about it for a while – I wanted to touch on the OWL theme. Perfect for Fall!!

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So I created this free printable.

painted and trim pumpkins

And then I spray painted the owl white as well as a few pumpkins and embellished them with trim. I also took the leaves and spread them around for color. Luckily my daughter Ella has been collecting owls and I brought a few down for the Fall display! I also made a smaller size printable for the scrolly frame that came with the Mystery Box items! And I love Krylon’s Glow in the Dark Glowz Spray Paint! I put a light coat on the owl and it glows at night!! (And thanks to Krylon for sponsoring this post and sending the box!)

happy owleen printable and owl project

And here are the printables!

happy owloween free printable at tatertots and jello

Want to print these to fit in a 5×7 frame? Right-click this link or one of the images below and choose ‘save as’ to download the printable PDF. You can print either the version with the owl silhouette or the one without!





Want to print the giant poster somewhere like Shutterfly or Costco? (Mine was about $9 at Costco for the 20×30-inch size, which I trimmed to fit in the $10 IKEA Nyttja frame (which is 19 3/4 x 27 1/2 inches, or 50×70 cm.)

Just right-click this link or the image below and choose “save as” to download the VERY LARGE JPG file for large-size photo poster printing.






Be sure to check out all of Krylon’s awesome products!

Thanks for stopping by!

have a SUPER day!!


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This post was sponsored by Krylon. However, the project and the free printables are all mine. See my disclosures.

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Free Printable Fall Signs http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/free-printable-fall-signs.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/free-printable-fall-signs.html#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:00:01 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=64363 Fall-Signs]]> Hello! It’s Kristin here again from Yellow Bliss Road with some free fall printables to help you get in the autumn mood. And trust me, here in Southern California, we need help getting into the autumn mood – it’s 101 degrees outside!

While we are having our annual heat wave, many other parts of the country are enjoying cooler temps, falling leaves and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Since it doesn’t actually *feel* like fall, I decided to make some signs to help add to the feeling of fall around my home.

Fall Signs

When I came across this wheat wreath graphic, it just was so beautiful to me. I love the simple colors, and thought it was such a beautifully understated way to welcome fall. I added some of my favorite autumn words in one of my favorite “Bombshell” font. Pretty and simple – my two favorite ways to decorate!

Fall Signs Free Printables Collage

The signs would look beautiful placed in gold frames and simply just hung on the wall grouped together or as part of a collage. Or pick your favorite and display on your mantel.




Over at Yellow Bliss Road today, I’m sharing them as Fall Note Cards. Stop by and download yours today!

If you enjoyed these free printable fall signs, be sure to stop by Yellow Bliss Road where you can find tons more free printables as well as delicious and easy recipes. Hope to see you soon!


Thanks Kristin! I just love the gold wreath for fall. So pretty and classic! Kristin is so talented. She has amazing ideas on her blog. Here are a few that I think you’ll love:


Kids are SO excited for Halloween! Help them count down the days until they get all that candy with these cute Free Halloween Chalkboard Countdown Printables!


Kristin always shares great meal ideas too for busy families! I love her recipe for 3 Ingredient Chili! Sounds perfect for busy school nights!


And, if you need a cute gift bag printable for Halloween, she has a these cute Halloween Treat Tags that are just perfect!

Kristin is an awesome contributor. I love all of her cute printables that she shares with us. Make sure to follow Yellow Bliss Road and

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24 Fall and Halloween DIY Ideas! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/24-fall-halloween-diy-ideas.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/24-fall-halloween-diy-ideas.html#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:16:54 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=64335 24 fall and halloween diy projects at tatertots and jello]]> I just celebrated my blogiversary. When I think about all of the years I’ve been blogging I am just so grateful. Creating is something that has always been in my heart and having the opportunity to share my ideas and highlight all of the awesome ideas I come across in the world is just the best job in the world. I can’t imagine being more happy than I am!

24 fall and halloween diy projects at tatertots and jello

And as I was thinking about the past years, I thought about all of the projects I’ve created over the years. I think my favorite season to decorate for is Fall/Halloween. I’ve always loved Halloween for some reason. It’s such a festive holiday – of course I really only like the cute side of Halloween LOL. But I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite Halloween ideas that I have created over the years!


My Autumn Wreath from last year – Houndstooth Pumpkin Wreath

burlap wreath

This is probably the project that started my blog — Burlap Fall Wreath . I know the pictures are bad. It’s before I knew not to use the manual feature on my camera LOL. But it was a fun fall project.

happy halloween wreath

This was my first ribbon wreath — Happy Halloween Wreath 

trick or treat pillows

Trick or Treat DIY Pillows 


painted address pumpkins

Painted Address Pumpkins

polka dot pumpkins

Polka Dot Pumpkins 

 chevron decoupaged pumpkins

Decoupaged Chevron Pumpkins 

crackled dollar store pumpkins

Crackled Dollar Store Pumpkins 

glittered dollar store pumpkins

Glittered Dollar Store Pumpkins 

ruffled pumpkins

Ruffled Pumpkins


Pumpkin Topiary 

pumpkin plate wall

Halloween Plate Wall


Halloween Kitchen Display

halloween eye chart printable

Halloween Eye Chart Printable 


Halloween Ruffle Trees


Halloween Ghost Wreath

halloween chevron bat wreath

Halloween Chevron Bat Wreath 

halloween pillow covers

Halloween Pillow Covers 


Halloween Gallery Wall 

reversible candy corn banner

Reversible Candy Corn Banner

creepy specimen art

DIY Creepy Halloween Specimen Art


Fall Porch Ideas


Mason Jar Lid Halloween Wreath 


Fall Burlap and Metal Letter Wall Hanging 

There are many more – but those are a few of my favorites!! 

What Fall or Halloween projects are you working on for YOUR home? 

I would love to know!! 

Have a Beautiful Day! 


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Fall Burlap and Metal Letter Wall Hanging! http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/burlap-metal-letter-fall-wall-hanging.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/burlap-metal-letter-fall-wall-hanging.html#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:41:13 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=64311 fall burlap wall hanging at tatertots and jello]]> I love decorating my home for Fall.

I just love this time of year!

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This month, as part of the Michaels Makers team, we were asked to create something for Autumn. So I headed over to Michaels store for some inspiration. One of the first things I saw were these small metal letters in the new RAW section. I loved them. And I thought the metal would look great against the texture of burlap. So I picked up a canvas and some burlap from Michaels fabric section.

burlap and metal letter fall sign tutorial at tatertots and jello

And as I was putting the project together, I decided that bringing a natural element would be pretty. So I took a branch from my backyard and attached it to the canvas. I used my Cricut Explorer machine to cut out leaves and I used my new American Craft Home+Made Paper for the leaves! I found the acorns on the trail I run on every day.

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I hung the Fall Wall Art over the little banquet at the #1905Cottage. I think it’s so pretty with the gold polka dots.

leaves and acorn details

Here’s the simple tutorial:

1. I wrapped the canvas with the burlap fabric. I used a staple gun to attach the fabric to the back of the canvas.

2. I glued the letters onto the canvas.

3. Then I glued the branch to the top of the canvas.

4, I used my Cricut Explorer machine to cut out leaves from my new Home+Made American Crafts paper line.

5. Then I glued the leaves onto the branch and glued the acorns too.

metal and burlap fall wall hanging at tatertots and jello

fall burlap wall hanging metal letters at tatertots and jello

And here is some more inspiration from the other #MichaelsMakers members:

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You can follow Michaels on Facebook to keep up with the latest ideas. And follow Michaels on Pinterest for ideas, shopping, and the latest trends in their “Favorite Pins” section!

What projects have YOU been working on for Autumn??

Let me know in the comments.

I would love to see YOUR ideas! 


Have a Creative Day! 


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This post was sponsored by Michaels. However, the  project and post are mine. See my disclosures.

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Monster Pasta Salad http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/monster-pasta-salad.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/monster-pasta-salad.html#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:07:59 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=64156 Halloween-Party-Food-cleverlyinspired-8_thumb]]> With all the treats and sweets during Halloween time…..it is nice to have a healthy “fun” food dish to serve up your little monsters before they head out to all the parties. This grumpy monster pasta salad is full of veggies and pasta…and is sure to be a hit with your little gremlins. I was going for the “Bride of Frankenstein” look….what do ya think? Obviously feel free to substitute your families favorite veggies or cheeses…make it your own :)

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I may have had a little bit too much fun putting this together…just sayin…When folks are ready to dig in…just place a large serving spoon beside the tray and little friends can grab their favorite things from the platter. A little container of ranch or dressing is perfect to drizzle on top. Easy!

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Use a large platter or even a cookie sheet to contain your veggies. A foil “template” may help to visualize your design. Get the kids involved and have them create with the food….win win:)

Here is what I used to create mine:

2 cucumbers

1 red pepper (eyes and mouth)

1 bunch of celery

dry sausage

a bit of green food coloring (for the eyebrows)

1 small box bowtie paste cooked and cooled

bottle of favorite dressing


See picture above to get clues for how to begin your monster. I peeled about 7 long pieces of cucumber and set them in between the pasta to look like hair. I created the face with celery pieces, red pepper, cucumbers and a sausage nose. I found that it helped to dry the pasta a bit on a towel so that is wasn’t too slippery.

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It is a good idea to have some extra veggies on the side…and some pasta too—especially if you are feeding a crowd.

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Like I said….have fun with it…and get the kiddos involved—they may never look at red peppers the same again:)

I hope you can stop by and see what I have been up to over at CleverlyInspired

Thanks Jen!!



Thanks Tracie! What a fun, healthy thing to serve at a Halloween party. I love it! Tracie has such smart ideas, and she is so talented too. Here are a few of her projects that I think you’ll love:

barn door coffee table @cleverlyinspired (2)

 I just love this Barn Door Table she built.  Wouldn’t you love this in your living room?

repurpose leather coat idea @cleverlyinspired (1)

And this is an awesome refashion! She turned an old leather coat into a chair seat. So smart! Find the tutorial here.

quick mocha frappe @cleverlyinspired (7)

And she always shares fun recipes. Here is a recipe for a delicious looking Mocha Frappe.

I love having Tracie on my team. She’s so amazing. Make sure to visit Cleverly Inspired and

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“Change Your Toothbrush” Free Printable – #ColgateEnamelHealth http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/change-toothbrush-free-printable-colgateenamelhealth.html http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/change-toothbrush-free-printable-colgateenamelhealth.html#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:49:40 +0000 http://tatertotsandjello.com/?p=64261 change your toothbrush printable]]> I’ve been working on getting healthier this year.

So when the folks at Colgate contacted me to tell me about the new Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste, it reminded me again how important good dental health is to me and my family … and I decided to make a fun printable to remind us when to replace our toothbrushes and share this cool new product with you. (Thanks to Colgate for letting me try it and for sponsoring this post!)


change your toothbrush every 3 months printable

I love the way my teeth feel after I’ve had them polished! And the new Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste gently polishes my teeth and helps me keep that just-polished feeling in between cleanings – it feels great! And it also replenishes the calcium in your teeth, filling in rough spots and making teeth stronger. Yay!

I’ll tell you more and share the printable below:

Good dental health isn’t something that’s just for kids. When we go to the dentist, the hygienist polishes our teeth after cleaning to smooth the enamel — and make it harder for germs to stick.

chnge your toothbrush free printable

That’s what’s cool about the new Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste – it’s designed to improve your tooth enamel’s strength and health. It gently polishes the enamel surface — kind of like a dental hygienist — and also helps replenish calcium and other minerals in the enamel. I tried it and my teeth felt so clean.

(Plus, Colgate has the new Colgate 360 Enamel Health manual toothbrush to complement the new toothpaste.)



And here are the printables!

I’m sharing them in both 4×6 and 5×7 inch sizes — both in the PDF! Just right-click this link or the image below and choose “save as” to download the PDF! As always, these are for personal use only.



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You can learn more about Colgate Enamel Health at:


What’s your favorite dental care tip?


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This post sponsored by Colgate as part of my participation in the Mom it Forward blogger network. See my disclosures.

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