Make St. Patrick's Day extra special for the kiddos! I purchased green Crayola bathtub finger paint soap from my local dollar tree but I have also found it at Walmart. On a smooth service (I chose the bathroom sink) make little green footprints to create a Leprechaun trail! Since it is simply just soap you could pretty much do this anywhere and clean up is incredibly easy. It comes right off with the quick swipe of a paper towel.
Have fun and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
I love decorating fake pumpkins. I wanted to try something new and fun for Thanksgiving that can be used every year. Here is how you can make a Chalkboard Pumpkin!
You will need:
-a large fake pumpkin
-White and gold acrylic paint (or whatever colors you want)
-Chalkboard spray paint(got mine for under $5 at Walmart)
First I painted my pumpkin white and painted the stem and some fake leaves gold. Allow to dry. Then section off a square on the front of the pumpkin with the masking tape and cover the rest of the pumpkin with some paper so that you don't get any of the chalkboard paint on other areas.
Then spray the area you sectioned off with the chalkboard spray paint and allow to dry. It actually dries very quickly. Remove the tape and paper. I then glued on some glitter around the edges as well as on the stem. I also glued the gold leaves I painted on the top with a hot glue gun.
Then write whatever message you want with some chalk. A fun and easy craft for your Thanksgiving decor!
August is officially Back to School Month!! You are probably prepping the kiddos and doing tons of back to school shopping. I urge you to think about all the amazing teachers. This is such an easy gift idea for teachers. I was able to purchase all of these supplies from the local Dollar Tree which made this DIY idea super cost effective.
You will need:
-Round sheet pan(I chose to spray paint mine white)
-Round plastic tupperware
-2 small square Styrofoam blocks
-pencils(I did 4 packages, a combo of #2 pencils and colorful pencils)
-2 containers of glue
-2 packages of crayons
-hot glue gun
Start by hot gluing the plastic tupperware (rim side down) to the center of the round sheet pan. Next glue one Styrofoam block to the center of the tupperware. Then you want to trim the other block to about half the size and glue that on top of the other block.
Next wrap a large rubber band around the plastic tupperware. Then begin to place the pencils under the rubber band until the whole plastic container is covered.
Take the 2 crayon boxes and glue bottle and rubber band the around the Styrofoam block that you made small.
Then take the ribbon and hot glue and wrap it around the rubber bands to cover them.
As a final touch, I placed some curly ribbon on top and hot glued some erasers around the base.
Happy Back to School Month!
I always feel like my front door is naked without a wreath. Now that the sun is finally shinning and it is beginning to feel like Spring in NY, I decided it was time to make a Spring wreath.
I stopped at Walmart and got everything I needed to make a beautiful floral wreath for under $10. Walmart actually sells some pretty Spring wreaths for around $18 but I knew I could make my own for cheaper. I found a twig wreath for under $5, Yellow and pink fake flowers for 97 cents each and some green leaves for 97 cents. Lastly, I got some yellow ribbon for under $2.
Using a hot glue gun, I wrapped the yellow ribbon around the entire wreath and also made a loop at the top for hanging. Then I hot glued the pink and yellow flowers to the wreath by just simply pulling the fake flowers from the wire stem. My last step was to add some greenery to the wreath so I glued on the fake leaves.
There you have it! A beautiful DIY Walmart Spring wreath for under $10!
Who doesn't love Unicorns? They are magical after all! I decided to make a Unicorn Easter egg and it was rather simple to make.
You will need:
-white boiled egg
-gold glitter foam
-black permanent marker
-small fake flowers
-hot glue gun
First you will want to make the glitter horn using the gold glitter foam paper. Cut a small piece into the shape of a half circle and fold into the shape of a cone. Glue to the top of the egg with your hot glue gun. Then glue some small fake flowers on the top of the egg by the horn. Next using your white felt cut the Unicorn ears and glue onto each side by the horn. Using the permanent marker draw eyelashes and just make a dab of pink paint for the cheeks.
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.