camping

Ami is the creator of the popular national wedding blog Elizabeth Anne Designs.  She loves fabric and paper crafting, handmade wedding ideas, and DIY gift ideas that can be used as wedding favors, birthday presents, holiday gifts, and more!

Hi Whip Up readers!  My name is Ami, and I am the editor of the Elizabeth Anne Designs wedding blog.  I’m so excited to stop by today to guest post while Kathreen takes some well-deserved vacation!

September + October means fall and fall means crisp nights perfect for campouts.  And campouts mean S’mores!  Here’s a roundup of my favorite DIY S’mores ideas:

{DIY S’more LOVE wedding favors – image by Meg Perotti, full tutorial on Elizabeth Anne Designs}



{DIY S’mores kit from Creature Comforts}


{S’mores on a stick + printable tags from Paper Stories, full tutorial on Elizabeth Anne Designs}


{S’mores kits created by Jordan Ferney, tutorial found at Project Wedding}



{Smores baggie kit and free printable from write. click. scrapbook.}


{S’mores cake in a jar, recipe at How Sweet It Is}

Enjoy and share your favorite S’more ideas in the comments!

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I seriously love to go camping. I don’t love everything about camping – the dust, the disorganisation, the long car drive, the packing and unpacking – all that is not fun. But what is great is the family togetherness. The cooperation, the cooking, eating and doing together. With no tv or electronic diversions there is a lot of playing cards and backgammon, reading books, sitting chatting, cooking on the campfire. Plus the adventures – swimming, hiking, nature, sounds of the wild, rain and sunshine – being out in the elements! It is all so raw and real.

We often go camping with the kids for a week or two at the most – its all we can manage to get away from work and our lives. But those weeks are wonderful. And when we return we just want to plan the next trip straight away. Next time we are taking off or 4-5 weeks and going on a bit of a bigger adventure halfway across the country – to the desert. To Lake Eyre – one of the biggest lakes in the world – when it fills – which is hardly ever – but it is full now. And along the way we plan to stop off at other interesting and exciting places. Hot springs, beaches, bays, sand dunes and historic sites. There will be quite a bit of dust, dirt roads and desert. But also some amazing landscape, history and nature.

We are not heading off until later in the year – but for now many of you might be doing some travelling and camping of your own – so here are some inspirational stories, adventures, tips, and ideas to get you excited about camping. And if you have kiddos – make sure to take with you a copy of Issue 4 of the Action Pack - which is full of camping and travelling games, recipes, crafts and adventures.

Diy camping projects

Camp cooking and recipes

Camping inspiration and stories

Pretty camping

 

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For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website