So back to school time is approaching fast around here as we go back the first of next month. I had an idea for a school supplies tower that would be a fun gift for the teacher on the first day of school. Teachers always need school supplies and this is a super creative way to package those up for gift giving. Don’t worry this one is super easy to make!
Supplies needed to make your own glitter dipped deer silhouettes:
- Unfinished Wood Deer Figurines
- Craft Paint (I used white, spun gold, and burnt umber from DecoArt)
- Glitter (I used yellow gold and brownstone)
- Decoupage Medium
Once the white paint is completely dry, paint the antlers, hooves, and wood base in a color that coordinates with your glitter. Mix it up and make some fun silhouettes. A deer with pink or orange antlers would look great in a brightly decorated room.
Apply decoupage medium to the painted areas only, and sprinkle on a large amount of glitter.
Allow to dry completely and you are ready to display around your home. What color are you thinking of for your version of this fun deer silhouette? Maybe a red version for Christmas? Or silver for winter? I can think of tons of ideas for these fun glitter dipped deer silhouettes. Order some wood shapes today and get crafty!
Supplies needed to make your own fall decor washi tape leaf garland:
I really need to say here that I love washi tape for quick crafts. It goes on easily but you can re-position if you need to. It is budget friendly and comes in so many fun colors and patterns. Just get the washi y’all….you won’t regret it! Now to our tutorial….at a slight angle, apply strips of washi tape to cover the front of the cutouts (I alternated with solid and printed washi tapes). Tear the washi tape and leave excess hanging over the edges of the leaf.
I made leaves in a few different variations to start out with. The ease of making the leaves makes it simple to experiment. I ended up liking the rustic feel of the leaf on the right in the below photo, so I went with that style for my entire garland. With tons of colors and patterns of washi tape to choose from, it’s so easy to make this project match your home and style just by switching up the washi tape! Plus you can just remove the washi tape from the version you don’t like and start over. Easy peasy.
So I made many, many leaves in a variety of rustic patterns. There are 12 in all. The washi has a tendency to lift up on the edges, so I applied a thin coat of decoupage medium on top and along the edges of each leaf so they last for the entire fall season.
Next, I used my Crop-a-dile to punch two holes in each leaf. You could also try a small drill or another method for adding the holes. Then, just string your fall decor leaves from a strand of twine and hang.
Whip this one up tonight and add to your home for your Thanksgiving guests. They will marvel at the lovely addition to your home. You don’t even have to tell them it only took a few minutes! Y’all enjoy this tutorial for my washi tape fall leaf garland. I promise I will be completely committed to Christmas now.
5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat Ingredients:
- Sandwich cookies (any that you like)
- candy melts (I used blue and green for my treats.)
- lollipop sticks
- candy eyes
- bakers twine in black and orange
- small treat bags
5 Minute Monsters Halloween Treat Instructions:
Melt the candy melts according to the package directions. Cover the sandwich cookie on both sides.
Dip lollipop stick into candy coating as well and lay cookie on top of stick. Place eyes on each monster while the candy coating is still wet.
Repeat with additional colors and eyes as desired. I used one eye for the green and two eyes for the blue to mimic Mike and Sully.
Place the treats into your plastic treat bags and use baker’s twine to secure.
Fill a container with these for your child’s classroom this Halloween. My 5 minute Monsters Halloween treat recipe is sure to be the hit of any Halloween party. Plus they will only take you minutes to make. That is a win win y’all.
Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath Supplies:
- 12 inch Wreath Form
- Acrylic Craft Paint (white, black, poppy orange, and sun yellow)
- Mini Canvas Triangles
- Burlap Flower
- Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Halloween Embellishments
Paint the canvas triangles with paint to resemble candy corn. I free handed the paint onto my pieces.
Hot glue craft sticks together into a “sign” shape large enough for any scrapbook embellishments that you will use.
Cut the craft sticks off with a large pair of scissors into a “sign” shape.
Use a dry brush and very little black paint to give your “sign” a distressed appearance. Allow to dry then add on scrapbook embellishments. Place the sign and burlap flower onto your Halloween craft wreath with hot glue. Add buttons to the center of your flower.
Add your candy corn triangles around the edges of the wreath, again with hot glue.
Add this trick or treat Halloween wreath to your front door. It will great the trick or treaters in just two short weeks. This is the perfect wreath for any lover of candy corn. I want to know y’all….do you love candy corn or hate it? Give me the details!
- Grab your wood burning tool, wood shapes, brown ink pad, burlap ribbon, baker’s twine, and buttons.
- Burn the initials into the wood with your wood burning tool. Be sure to follow all instructions and safety precautions with the tool.
- Rub edges of wood shape with brown ink to distress.
- Cut a length of burlap ribbon and tie it around your napkin.
- Tie on your wood shape with a bit of baker’s twine and a button.
- Enjoy your rustic Thanksgiving dinner table!
- Gather bottle caps, a paper towel roll, washi tape, google eyes, a red sharpie, hot glue, and scissors.
- Cut your paper towel roll to the appropriate length for a napkin ring.
- Add washi tape in three strips to the paper towel roll making sure to overlap your ends in the same area.
- Fold the washi tape over on itself for the feathers then cut to a feather shape.
- Glue the feathers on the back of the bottle cap.
- Glue the eyes and a beak made from folded over washi tape to the front.
- Draw a waddle with a red sharpie.
- Glue your bottle cap turkey to the napkin ring and use to cover up the seams in the washi tape.
- Add your napkin and place on the table.
See the top below. Make the ribbon fit into each section. Use hot glue at the top and the bottom as well to secure.
When you are done with the burlap ribbon your pumpkin will be looking a little like the below. WOW! What a hot mess!
Never fear! Jute twine is here! Use hot glue and just twine wrapped in circles to cover up around your stem area. Looking better already!
I then grabbed some brown and white buttons to make a stem. The stem on these little pumpkins is just not substantial enough for me and most of it was covered by the burlap. I just stacked up the buttons on top (alternating colors) and used hot glue to secure.
You are left with a burlap pumpkin that is still slightly orange (but not the day glow effect of the original). Plus you can do all of this in just a few minutes. I call that a win win.
Portions of the supplies for this tutorial were supplied to me by the companies linked. However, all opinions and projects are my own.
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BISSELL Homecare, Inc. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
A few weeks ago I shared with y’all my fall cleaning checklist and my new BISSELL Powerglide with Lift-Off Technology Vacuum. I am back with a Thanksgiving Preparation Checklist and a full report on the vacuum for ya. Why a Thanksgiving Preparation Checklist? After all of that cleaning I realized the time was ticking down until the Thanksgiving festivities and I needed to get organized. So just in case you are feeling that way as well, I have everything in one place so you can start preparing 4 weeks before Thanksgiving!
You won’t be surprised or rushing around this year if you use my methods for organization. The very first thing on my preparation checklist is to finish that fall cleaning we started a few weeks ago. So make sure to finish the Fall Cleaning Checklist 4 weeks before Thanksgiving y’all. I am not quite there yet but I still have a few weeks left to go. So far, the upstairs is looking so much better and the bathroom got a really good scrubbing last weekend. Did you print the checklist? Are you done? I have ran the BISSELL through the ringer for y’all however. Nothing that can be vacuumed is safe!
The entire vacuum is super lightweight and that is so important when living in a two story house. The swivel steering is amazing! When you add that awesome steering to the fact that overall the head of the vacuum is pretty small, I can get in all sorts of places without using the hose. That alone is a time saver over my old machine. But when I do have to get into the high or hard to reach areas, the lift-off technology is a blessing. It is like carrying a mini vacuum in your hands that has the full power of your upright. Amazing! So I have been testing the BISSELL Powerglide with Lift-Off Technology Vacuum on various surfaces in my home and have had awesome results. You can head on over to BISSELL and get even more cleaning tips as well. Now lets print that Thanksgiving Preparation Checklist shall we! You can click the image below to print your own or head over to the google doc to print.
Before you go, be sure to enter to win over on the BISSELL facebook page. You can also shop BISSELL.com for your own vacuum and join me in this fall cleaning marathon. Use code POWERGLIDE for $20 off plus free shipping on any of the following:
- PowerGlide Pet Vacuum with Lift-off Technology 2763
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