Spring Wreath for under $10!
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!
Fall Mason Jars
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.
Easter Buddies Flower Pots
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.
Christmas Bulb Wreath
I have never made a Christmas Bulb Wreath before. It was really simple and I love how it came out.
You will need:
-Plastic Christmas bulbs ( got a canister of 50)
Unravel the top of the hanger to separate it. Then shape the hanger into a circle (wreath shape). Then begin placing the the ornaments on the wire hanger by pulling the wire through the loop at the top of the ornaments. Once you have filled up the hanger with ornaments secure the top by twisting the wire. I create a loop with the wire for easy hanging. Then tie a bow with the ribbon at the top of the wreath. This will also help cover up any wire that is exposed.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Wall Decor
As a Pumpkin Spice addict I totally fell in love with this adorable Pumpkin Spice Latte craft idea I saw on Michaels.com. So I decided to give it a try with my own spin.
You can purchase everything from Michael's Craft Store. You will need:
-A half pumpkin wall decoration
-Polyfil ( this will be the whip cream)
-a wooden letter "C"
-black and white acrylic paint
-Paint a little over half of the pumpkin white(leave some of the top of the pumpkin orange).
-Paint the wooden letter "C" black and allow to try
-Apply some Elmer's or Mod Podge glue to the top of where the white paint ends on the pumpkin. Then sprinkle with gold glitter, shake off excess and allow to dry.
- Paint " Pumpkin Spice latte" in black paint in the center of the pumpkin or you can use a permanent marker.
-Next hot glue the wooden letter "C" on the back of the right side of the pumpkin to be the handle.
-Lastly hot glue some of the Polyfil to the top of the pumpkin to be the whip cream. Then as a final touch with Elmer's glue I did a few lines of glue and sprinkled some gold glitter,
-Allow everything to dry and hang on the wall.
Flip Flop Summer Wreath
I love to make wreaths because I think it is a simple yet festive touch for any Holiday or season. I wanted to make a fun summer wreath and came across some awesome flip flop wreath ideas.
You will need:
-flip flops (I got 4 pairs from the dollar store)
-colorful mesh (I got pink)
-flower lei and gems for decorating the flip flops
-ribbon to hang the wreath
First you will want to secure the flip flops to the wire wreath with the floral wire. You will need pliers. This is probably the most tedious process but it is the most important. The image below is how I secured the flip flops to the wreath.
Next take the mesh and wrap it around the wreath in between the flip flops. Wrap a few times to cover the wire wreath and hot glue to secure.
Next, cut some flowers from your lei and put on the front of the top of the flip flops with a hot glue gun. You can also add gems.
Lastly, cut a piece of ribbon and tie to the top of the wreath so that you can hang it.
Now you have a colorful Flip Flop Summer wreath!
DIY Mother's Day Gift
Not sure what to get mom for Mother's Day? A simple gesture can go a long way. Mom deserves to be pampered so here is an easy and affordable DIY gift idea!
You will need to purchase a pair of slippers (I got spa slippers). Then fill the slippers with some tissue paper (this is to prevent items from falling out). Then add some items such as beauty and pampering products. I added a mini pedicure set, a pocket mirror, lip balm, lip gloss etc.. I used some double sided tape to help keep items together. Lastly, wrap with ribbon and make a bow to secure the slippers. This is a gift mom will love! Told ya it was easy peasy.
Easter Egg Wreath
This Easter Egg Wreath is so pretty and very simple to make.
You will need:
Straw wreath (I got mine at Michael's)
Plastic Easter eggs
Hot glue gun
Tie a ribbon at the top of the wreath so that it will hang. Then create a pretty bow. Next begin to hot glue the plastic Easter eggs around the wreath. You will need to cover the top and the sides(don't worry about gluing eggs on the back of the wreath). Then glue the Easter grass in all of the spaces in between the eggs. Lastly, trim the grass so that it is even.
Bunny Easter Eggs
Transform ordinary plastic Easter eggs into adorable bunnies! This fun craft idea takes very little time and supplies.
You will need:
Plastic Easter Eggs
Colorful pipe cleaners
white pom poms
Cut a pipe cleaner in half. Use this as one of the ears. Pull the pipe cleaner through one of the holes on the top of the egg creating a loop as the ear. Bend the ends of the pipe cleaner so that it doesn't slide out of the hole. Do the same for the other ear. For the feet do the same technique but cut a smaller piece of the pipe cleaner (1/4 of the pipe cleaner). Next with a hot glue gone glue a white pom pom on the back bottom half of the egg. This will be the bunny tail and allow the egg to sit up right. Then glue the googly eyes and draw a mouth.
Then if you like you can fill the egg with jelly beans and other candy.