Stranger Things is my FAVORITE Netflix show. In honor of the season two premiere on Friday, October 27th, I decided to make a Stranger Things themed pumpkin!
I enjoy making my own Holiday wreaths. I think it is so much fun and more personal. I found so many great items at The Dollar Tree that I decided to make a festive Halloween Witch Wreath!
I bought everything for The Dollar Tree with the exception of the foam wreath.
You will need:
-a foam wreath, spray painted black
-black Halloween cloth
-black and purple garland
-Garland Witch hat decor
-purple/black flowers (The ones I found had eyeballs)
-purple battery operated lights
Take your wreath and tie a loop at the top with the ribbon. This so that you can hang it. Then hot glue the black cloth around the wreath. I cut the cloth in half to make it easier for wrapping.
Then hot glue your garland around the wreath. Then secure the lights too.
Lastly, secure the the hat in the center with ribbon. Then using your glue gun, decorate the rest of the wreath with the flowers and bat clips. Get as creative and imaginative as you want. There are so many great festive finds at the dollar store!
Fall is here and I came across some beautiful pumpkin spice inspired makeup on Etsy for under $30! If you have never shopped on Etsy, I highly recommend you check it out. It is a peer-to-peer ecommerce website that features a ton of handcrafted products. This is my first time purchasing makeup on Etsy and I was NOT disappointed. I plan on getting more products without a doubt!
Pumpkin Spice Mineral Eye Shadow- This shadow from LittleStuff4U is natural and vegan friendly. To me it seemed to be a nice soft brown with some shimmer. It cost me under $5!
Pumpkin spice Latte Highlighter- Feather River Body offers this gorgeous highlighter. It is really light and very shimmery. It is a soft orange and I would say it has a hint of pink. I think it is beautiful color that can compliment all skin tones. It cost me under $10!
Pumpkin All Natural Lipstick- This was my favorite! This lipstick from Vintage Beauty inc. is a STUNNING golden red orange. I absolutely love the color. It glides on smooth and it truly is moisturizing like they claim. It cost me under $15!
I hope you give these products a try!
Fall is my favorite season! So I made these really easy fall mason jars with a candle on the inside that illuminate the room beautifully. . I love using mason jars for fun DIY projects. They are very versatile and inexpensive. Fake fall leaves are really cheap too and can be found at Dollar Tree.
To make this all you need is a mason jar, fake fall leaves and a hot glue gun. Start from the bottom of the mason jar and apply the leaves with the glue gun. Place them at different angles on the jar and only cover the jar about half way. Place on the inside a tea light candle.
It's never too early to get in the Holiday spirit! Celebrate Christmas in July with this easy DIY Rudolph Ornament!!
You will need:
-a clear plastic ornament
-brown acryllic paint
-red pom pom
-black pipe cleaners
-Pour some brown acryllic paint into the clear plastic ornament. Move the the bulb around and make sure to get even coverage to color the entire bulb brown. Allow to dry.
-Bend 1 pipe cleaner in half and then open. Place bent part in the center of the bulb and place the top of the bulb back on (this will also secure the pipe cleaner). This will be the antlers. Then bend each antler piece in a zig zag pattern.
-Then cut small pieces of pipe cleaner and twist onto the two pieces of pipe cleaners you have as the antlers. These will be the antler points
-Lastly, hot glue on the eyes and red pom pom for the nose.
This is a fun table decor idea for the 4th of July. DIY Firecrackers!
You will need:
-canisters of different sizes (I used Pringles cans and Pirouline cream filled wafers cans)
-festive star wire(I purchased from the Dollar Store)
1.) Cut 3-4 pieces of the star decorative wire into strips. Then twist at one end to secure together.
2.)Wrap the can with tissue paper and bunch at the top of the can. Insert the wire and then tie with a ribbon.
3.)Cut paper to fit around the can and tape in place. You can use red, white, blue paper etc..
4.) wrap with festive ribbon to decorate your firecracker to your liking. Secure with tape or a glue gun.
I love a good mason jar craft. This is a great patriotic decor idea for your 4th of July festivities.
You will need:
- a glass mason jar
-small fabric flag
Simply remove the fabric flag from off the small plastic pole it is stapled to. I found a package of 3 small American flags for really cheap at Walmart. Then place the flag in the center of your glass mason jar and with a sponge brush or regular paint brush apply the mod podge glue. Cover the entire flag with the glue(it will dry clear). Let it dry over night and place a candle or battery operated tealight inside. A super easy craft for the 4th of July!
Nothing says Spring like Flower Pots! I decided to make some cute Easter inspired flower pots. This craft idea a great one for kids. Here is what you need:
-Flower pots (I used plastic)
-Acrylic paint(white, yellow and black)
-White foam paper (bunny ears)
-hot glue gun
I went to my local Walmart and found some plastic flower pots for just 99 cents. These are great for little ones because they are lightweight and won't break unlike terracotta pots. The ones I chose were green( I didn't see any white plastic flower pots) so I painted one white (bunny) and the other yellow(chick). I did a few coats.
Next I glued on some large googly eyes. For the chick I cut out the wings and beak with felt. For the bunny I painted the face and used some pink glitter. I used white foam paper for the ears and hot glued them to the front (behind the rim) of the flower pot.
For inside the flower pot you can certainly use real flowers. I inserted some foam and I stuck some fake flowers from the Dollar Store and Easter grass inside instead.
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. If you are a parent you are probably flocking to the store to pick up candy and Valentine's Day cards for your kids classmates. If you are looking for a clever way to give candy, this a great idea for classmates, teachers, neighbors etc..
Paper Flower Lollipops
You will need:
-paper flower streamers(red, pink or white)
-lollipops (I used Dum Dums)
-Cut a piece of the paper streamer (about 6 or 7 inches)
-Fold the strip accordion style
-Then lay the strip on a flat surface (make sure some of the folds are overlapping) and apply a piece of tape to the bottom. Half of the tape on the paper and the other half exposed to be taped to the lollipop.
-Then wrap around the lollipop and taping it to the stick
-repeat step at least 2-3 more times. Then fluff a bit and you will have a pretty paper flower lollipop.
Here are some great tips from Artificial Plants and Trees on how to fluff your artifical Christmas tree!
Step 1: Select the Perfect Tree Location
Before you assemble your artificial Christmas tree, you will want to decide on the space to place it. A few options for positioning your tree include the center of a large bay window, in the middle of the main gathering room, and in a corner for homes and apartments with limited space. Just be sure there is a power outlet nearby for the lights.
Step 2: Set Up the Base
Make sure you have all the sections of your artificial Christmas tree nearby. First, set up the tree stand and secure the largest part of the tree, starting at the bottom. Wear a pair of gloves if you want to avoid getting poked by the artificial branches. Separate each branch of the lower section with your hands and if it is a pre-lit tree, plug in the lights to ensure they are all working and to let them guide you in where to fluff the branches.
Step 3: Work Your Way Up
Now that the stand and base of the tree are set up and fluffed out continue adding sections of artificial tree working your way up. With each new section of a pre-lit tree, plug in the lights to check the bulbs and make sure they are balanced on all sides. Allow each section to fall into place and then separate out the branches.
Step 4: Fan Out and Fill Any Gaps
To achieve good volume with your tree and to close any gaps, you’ll want to fan out the ends of the branches. Start with the inner branches and work your way outwards. Fan out the twigs and branches at the center, manipulating them in random ways to avoid a “too-perfect” tree. To fill out any holes and make the tree look big and full, bend the twigs on each branch vertically that are closest to the center of the tree, bending the tips out and away from the tree as you move away from the center.
Step 5: Step Back and Enjoy!
Once your tree is all assembled and fluffed, step back to admire your creation and see if any areas need to be filled in. keep fluffing and bending to achieve your desired look. Before you know it, you will be a tree fluffing master, and each season will require less and less set-up time.