On one of my many trips to Hobby Lobby, I came across this cute fall photo but didn’t want to spend what they were asking for. So I walked over to the scrapbook paper section and picked up a piece of paper for .59. I already have a fall leaf stencil at home, but they sell them at the craft stores for less than $2.00. I also already have gold paint and gold glitter at home, so on this project I literally just needed to buy the paper.
I picked out this paper and cut it the size I needed, which was 5×7 for my frame. I placed my stencil over the paper and held it firm and sponged over my gold paint in the stencil. When I was done I sprinkled over my gold glitter while the paint was wet. And that’s it! After it dried I put it in my frame for display.
Last year, I sprayed some mason jars gold here is my DIY post
My little pumpkin here I found at Dollar Tree and spray painted it a light gold with spray paint I already had at home. I let it fully dry and took a paint brush and brushed on Modge Podge and then again sprinkled on my glitter. My polka-dot pumpkin above; I spray painted it cream and when it was dry, I took a pencil with an eraser and dipped the eraser in gold paint to make my polka dots. Cheating, yes but it worked.
If you’re looking for reasonable sweet gifts, you will love this post. These candle gifts are cute for stocking stuffers, add it to a basket your making or just a simple “just because” gift. I really do love these three scents at Dollar Tree: Pumpkin Pie, Sugar cookie, and Apple Pie. Because I plan on giving these out as gifts this year for some of my friends, teachers and employees – I had to make cute printables, to dress up my candle gift. Download Here
My youngest is obsessed with Care Bears. She wanted to go as one for Halloween. Care Bear costumes are hard to find. Usually just online. I decided to make her one. The past two Halloweens she has asked me to go dressed up with her= so I had to make myself one too. I found this cute Halloween Care Bear picture from Care Bears Facebook.
She wanted to go as Love A Lot bear. It is pink with two hearts. She wanted me to go as Cheer Bear, also pink with a rainbow symbol.
I got her hoodie and pants at Wal-Mart. They are a soft fleece material and warm. I did not put ears on our hoods because I know my daughter and she will not keep a hood on. So all I needed to buy for hers was the fleece suit and felt for her tummy symbol. I also picked up so no sew velcro strips.
I already had a pale pink hoodie that I decided to use for Cheer Bear.
I bought White felt for the tummys and two shades of pink for the symbols. I used a large size bowl to use as a template for the tummy circle. I traced it with chalk marker for sewing projects. I printed a double heart symbol off from online so I could cut perfect hearts out.
I hot glued the lighter pink on the white circle first and the darker pink down overlapping the light pink. Once the hot glue was dry I was ready to attach the tummy to the hoodie. I did not want to sew it on because it was a zip up and I wanted her to be able to wear the hoodie again. I put sticky velcro pieces on the back of the tummy and adhered it to the hoodie by pressing it down firmly. I ran a very loose stitch into the velcro on to the hoodie. It was loose enough to be able to easily cut once the night was done.
If she had to take her hoodie off, she just had to undo the velcro and zip it off. I did hot glue a small pink felt heart onto the butt of the pants.
For mine, I just drew a rainbow on the felt with sharpies and fabric paint pens. I attached the tummy the same way I did hers. I actually had a sweater on under my hoodie because it was cold and rainy this Halloween night.
I know, I know- It’s August and I am posting Halloween, but If you’re a crafter you know every store is full of Halloween crafts and décor already. I have come across some things that I knew I could make cheaper and have found some things that are a great deal. SO I needed to share. I was at Jo-Ann Fabrics the other day admiring all their Halloween décor and came across these sugar skull candles. They were selling them for $6.99 Very cute, but I remember coming across these candles at Dollar Tree.
Well in the next aisle at Jo-Ann’s I found these Sugar skull embellishment’s.
For two they were $4.99 with 25% off, making it $3.75. I turned my craft into two projects. I came across these goodies as well and couldn’t believe the price. They were not on sale but even if they were 50% off the price is still crazy. I drink wine so I have wine bottles already able to use, but even if you don’t drink wine find a friend that does. You can also ask restaurants that serve wine if you can recycle their bottles for them. Buy a can of spray paint. I always buy mine at Wal-Mart for less than $4.00. I wanted to spray my bottle with a gloss black instead of chalkboard. The best tip for spray painting is to give yourself enough space to avoid paint runs.
Once dried I added one of my sugar skulls.
For my candle, all I did was add the other sticker.
I also found this pumpkin at Dollar tree that I spray painted.
I made myself a cute little arrangement for just a few dollars, with plenty of spray paint left for many more projects.
Yes, it’s that time of year – that everything in the craft stores inspires me to start crafting again. This project was inspired by these adorable mini mason jars I came across in Dollar Tree the other day. Two jars for $1.00! Last Christmas I made my associates a sugar scrub and they all loved them. When making sugar scrubs the recipes are endless. I have seen some made with just about everything. This recipe is simple: 3 ingredients
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of olive oil or coconut oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix all your ingredients together and place in your little jars. This recipe filled 4 jars. Because everything is just cuter with a printable, I made a free set to share. I gave a few of these to my friends and my daughter’s teacher.
Click to download or save the picture to your computer.
We have a true hippie in our mitts. She loves Peace Signs and has them on everything. She even went as a “Peace Hippie” for Halloween. Her costume and the DIY is at the end of this post. When she asked for a Peace party this year, we were not surprised. This party was very low key and inexpensive because she was going to Disney to celebrate her and her sister’s birthday this summer.
I found this wrapping paper at Dollar Tree. I used it as the backdrop for a photo booth. Bought an extra roll to wrap her present in. Could use it as a table runner too.
My sister got these felt cut outs at Wal-Mart in the art section. They are for her bedroom, but we used as decor at the party too. She had some peace sign lights from Target that we used. Couldn’t find a lava lamp, but that would have been great too.
Couple shots from the Groovy photo both. The lighting was not the best.
We had a few different stations at this party. I did not get pictures of them, as I was the hostess and moving around a lot. We had a “Flower Child Nail Parlor” where the girls could get their nails done. The birthday girl had a peace sign makeup container full of polish to choose from. We had a “Peace Out Art Studio” that had coloring pages and the guests got to decorate a magnet foam picture with hippie things. I got the foam squares at Dollar Tree and a bucket of peace foam stickers at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart had tie-dye plates, cups and banner flags. Picked up a cookie cake from Kroger and had them put a peace sign on it. However, the baker put a Mercedes logo instead of a peace sign. The kids did not seem to notice.
I had bought these plates at Target. I bought extra tie-dye plates from Wal-Mart. Kroger also made us some cupcakes with tie-dye frosting.We put them on a large round platter in the shape of a peace sign.
Here’s her costume from this past Halloween. Peace sign tank top, she already had. We put it over a long sleeve tee since it was cold. I picked up a tie-dyed t-shirt from Goodwill and cut it into a vest. The glasses we got at Michael’s Craft store. The flower hair bows were something I saw at Delia’s. They were daisy flower tops that I hot glued velcro to the back of. The velcro were circle already and you only use the scratchy piece. It sticks in the hair actually well.
Her flare legs were created by one crazy looking tie-dye smiley face bandana that I got at Hobby Lobby. Cut in two parts. Do a running stitch across the top raw edge to create a bunch. I attached them by wrapping around her leg and securing with velcro on the bandana. People thought I sewed them onto her jeans. I was afraid she would not wear them as much if I made them permanent.
We are two weeks out till Valentine’s day and if your looking for something cute for your children’s teacher here is a freebie your teachers will just love. Check out our other free Valentines Day prints in our other post Sharing some love
Christmas is over and I believe January is the worst month ever! So Seeing Valentines out in the store brings hope that spring isn’t to far off. As I started to pack up Christmas I wanted to hurry up and display Valentines so I created some Valentine’s Day prints to share. Enjoy! I love this one by Mother Teresa, I might need to keep this one up all year long as a good reminder.
Cute idea for a teachers Valentine gift
Because almost every kid is still in love with Frozen These are a little bigger to add to gifts
So I am a little behind but I had to do a roundup of my favorite New Year ideas to help you ring in a New Year. What I love about my top 10 is they are all affordable, with Christmas just ending it’s safe to say we are all broke right now so getting crafty for New Years might just be a must. I hope you all have a fabulous and safe New Years!
This year we threw a Grinchmas Christmas party. I wasn’t able to go all out with this party like I do with most my party’s which of course the day of the party I wish I planned more but working in retail during the holidays is not fun! The party still came out cute and everyone had a great time, here are some shots from the party. It’s not Christmas according to my husband until I make Oreo Balls, this recipe is the easiest thing ever and everyone loves them. Literally 3 ingredients:
1pkg. cream cheese softened
1pkg. Oreo’s ( do not get double stuffed)
white melting chocolate
blend cream cheese and Oreos, form teaspoon size balls. I freeze them for about 30 minutes and then dip in white chocolate, so easy
For my backdrop to add more color to my table I used tissue paper I found at Wal-Mart. I used double sided tape and in a minute I was done. It looks better in day light so I had to take a picture the day after the party, clean up time! How pretty is this peppermint mocha cake made by Lil’ Miss Flossy for my local friends they specialize in catering. I have an obsession with cake stands and having fun with them, so when I came across this gift box at Hobby Lobby in these fun colors I had to snag it up.
I love these jewelry stands I bought a JoAnn’s a few years ago, I use them for almost every party I just change the ribbon up to go with whatever theme I am doing.
For the kids Tina found this heart craft on oriental trading for Grinch’s growing heart.