Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

DIY Mini Mug Candle

It is that awesome time of the month again when we get together to share our projects for the Monthly Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge! Since Mother’s Day is in a few weeks, I thought I’d help you out with a DIY gift idea. Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! (No judgement here, momma.) This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal. Before we get the tutorial, I want to point out that I used recycled candle wax that I had collected over the years. My wax was already scented and colored so I didn’t have to add any of that. That is why you will see in the Materials that scented oil is optional.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

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Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation    Havalah | Sisters, What
Chelsea | Making Manzanita    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made    Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den     Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay
Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Jeanie | Create & Babble    Michelle | Michelle James Designs

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Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

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Materials

  • Mini Thrift Store Coffee Mug
  • Wax
  • Wooden Wick
  • Old Soup Can
  • Pot
  • Water

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 1

First cut your wooden wick in half.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 2

Next, put the metal clip on the bottom then set your wick off to the side.

Step 3

Put your wax in a cleaned soup can with the label removed.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 4

Place your can of wax in a small pot of water.

Note:

2-3 inches of water is plenty.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 5

Bring the pot of water to a boil over medium heat until the wax has melted.

Note:

If adding your own scent to the wax, do so at this point once your wax is melted.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 6

After the wax has melted, pour a small amount into the mug.

**CAUTION** The can will be hot so be sure to use pot holder to pour the wax.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 7

Next press your wick, clip-side down, into the wax in the bottom of the mug.

Step 8

Allow the wax to set.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 9

Fill the rest of your mug with wax.

Step 10

Allow the wax to set completely. I let mine site overnight.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 11

Lastly, trim your wick so that it is only ¼ to ½ inch above your wax.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

It doesn’t get much easier than this DIY mini mug candle. In fact, I can’t wait to get more mini mugs to make even more of them. Mini stuff is simply the cutest. Some of us *cough, cough* fall head over heels for it every time! Now, let’s get on to the other awesome projects from my friends!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

DIY Dragonfly Fingerprint Succulent Planters

Every year we love surprising the grandmas with a handmade gift from the kiddos. The kids love making it and grandma delights at the surprise. This year we made these adorable DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters. They are easy to make and your kiddos will love getting messy with paint. (Just don’t forget to put on their aprons or shirt to protect their clothes.) A little tip to make the process easier: give each kid and extra pot and some paint then let them go nuts. This will keep them from getting impatient waiting to add their fingerprints to the planters.

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Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

 

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Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Materials

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 1

Paint your wings with white paint spaced at random over the pot.

 

Step 2

Next, paint “Mother’s Day” on the rim of your pot.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 3

On the opposite side of the rim, paint the current year.

Step 4

Allow the paint to dry before moving on.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 5

Next have one child dip a finger in the green paint and place 3-4 fingerprints in the center of 2 sets of wings.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 6

After the first child has finished, have your second kid dip the first finger in the blue paint and put 3-4 fingerprints on the remaining wings.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 7

Allow all of the fingerprints to dry.

Step 8

Spray your pot with acrylic sealant and allow it to dry.

Step 9

If you want the pots to be used outside, add a second coat of acrylic sealant.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 10

After your sealant has dried, fill your pot with large river stones.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 11

Next, remove your faux succulent from the stem and place it into the pot.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters were such a blast to make! The youngest got upset that green paint got on his hands which made it even more adorable. Don’t forget to give your kids a pot to paint to keep them entertained while they wait to put their fingerprints on. This saved my life during this project. This is also a great DIY for moms if teachers or dads want to get in on the artistic action. You can get more fun Mother’s Day ideas with these Kid Made Mother’s Day Storybooks. They are a fantastic way to preserve memories and a great way for kids to practice their writing skills.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Easy DIY Star Wars Lamp Makeover

This month I was super excited that we were celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope for the Monthly Movie Challenge. Then I realized how hard it is to come up with an awesome craft to pay homage to it. I wasn’t the only one, either. We all struggled to come up with crafts and recipes. Finally, I decided to make an awesome Death Star lamp but I couldn’t get it to turn out. Then I remembered that I still had some fabric leftover from this Star Wars Sleep Shorts project. Thus, this easy DIY Star Wars lamp makeover was born.

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This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

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Materials

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 1

Clean your lamp if needed. We hadn’t been using ours so it had a nice coat of dust on it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 2

Remove the lampshade from your lamp base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 3

Next, use the lampshade to measure the width of fabric needed.

Note:

I was ecstatic because the fabric I had remaining was already the perfect width. If yours isn’t, trim it so that there is ¼ inch excess on either side.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 4

After you have measured your width, measure your length by wrapping your fabric around the outside of the lampshade.

Tip:

Do this with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 5

Next, mark the edge where the fabric overlaps. See the picture for reference and keep in mind that you want to keep a slight overlap.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 6

Once you’ve marked your fabric, unwrap it from your lampshade and cut at your mark.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 7

Next, find the seam of the lamp shade and add a line of hot glue to it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 8

Attach the edge of your fabric to the line of glue.

Tip:

Make sure that fabric is facing right-side out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 9

After your glue has cooled, wrap your fabric around the outside of your lampshade and secure the edge with another line of hot glue.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 10

Now secure one edge of the fabric overlap to the inside of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 11

Continue gluing your fabric edge until it is completely secured.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 12

Repeat steps 10 and 11 on the other end of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 13

Lastly, reattach your lampshade to your base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier. I love how it turned out. There is one problem, though. My husband wants to put it in the master bedroom. Me? Not so much. Wish me luck that we can compromise on the family room. Hopefully you don’t run into the same problem with your husband. Either way, don’t forget to check out all of the awesome projects from my friends. There are some great ideas as always!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Upcycled Room Cleaning Buckets from Easter Buckets

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these upcycled room cleaning buckets. Place one in each coordinating room and know that have what you need for daily cleaning. Don’t forget to add these Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists to your buckets. With both of these tools your home will actually stay clean, especially if you remember to enlist help from your kiddos.

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The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Keeping your home clean is easy with these #upcycled room #cleaning buckets! Click To Tweet

Materials

  • 5-7 Easter Buckets
  • Krylon Spray Paint (This is the absolute best spray paint for this project!)
  • 5-7 Small Spray Bottles
  • Cleaners (Based on the Room)
  • Sponges, Wipes, and Brushes

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Step 1

Clean your Easter buckets thoroughly and allow them to dry completely.

Step 2

Spray each bucket with a coat of paint in a well-ventilated area. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 until you can no longer see the patterns through the paint. This took 4 coats on my buckets and the base color of the bucket did not seem to affect the number of coats.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Step 4

Fill each bucket with the appropriate supplies and printable checklist.

Step 5

Place your cleaning buckets in each room and you’re done.

Cleaning Buckets Tips

Don’t feel like you have to put full size cleaners in your buckets. In fact, I recommend dividing your cleaners up among the buckets. Here are some tips for how to divide your cleaners and other supplies for your buckets.

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Portable Wipes Container

You know those little plastic containers for wipes that you throw in your diaper bag? Use these to divide disinfecting wipes among each bucket.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Small Spray Bottles

Get small spray bottles that you can separate cleaners into. I used a bottle of concentrate to make mine but you can also divide up a full-size, ready-mixed cleaner among them. Don’t forget to label your spray bottles so that you know which cleaner is in them.

Sponges

You will want a separate sponge for each bucket. If you are worried about putting wet sponges back in the buckets when you’re done, get a plastic soap container. Poke a few holes in it to allow air in and your sponges can dry without creating a mess in your buckets.

Plastic Bags

Always keep a few plastic grocery bags in each bucket. This makes it easy to change out trash cans or collect any waste you come across when cleaning. This is especially true for kids’ rooms. They have the uncanny knack of hiding ripped up papers, empty wrappers, and broken toys.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Keeping your home clean has never been easier than it will be with these upcycled room cleaning buckets. They have made my new cleaning habit so much easier to develop. I firmly believe in not spending more time cleaning than you absolutely have to. That includes wasting time looking for cleaning supplies and now you won’t have to. I get all of my cleaning done in 20 minutes or less because of these buckets. Imagine only spending 20 minutes a day to keep your house beautiful. It can totally be done! Don’t forget to grab your printable cleaning checklists before you go.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

DIY End of Year Autograph Scrapbook

The end of the school year is fast-approaching. For a lot of kids (and moms) the end of the year is bittersweet. Your schedules are thrown out of what which can be frustrating. Kids miss playing with friends that they only see at school. On the flip side, you have more time to spend together and strengthen your family. If your kids love school as much as mine, though, they will miss it and all of their teachers over the summer too. Unfortunately you can’t change the school year but you can give your child a keepsake to look back on over the summer break. Let him collect memories of the school year with a DIY end of year autograph scrapbook.

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The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet but this #DIY end of year autograph scrapbook can help! Click To Tweet

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Materials

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 1

Put a ruler sticker border across the center of the cover of your book.

Step 2

Trim any excess off of the border.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 3

Place a sticker with your child’s current grade in the center of your border.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 4

Next, add the school year above the grade sticker and add embellishments.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 5

One the first page, add a border sticker across the top of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 6

Then add a teacher sticker to the bottom.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 7

On the next 2 pages create a class autograph section by adding a title to the pages and embellishing them.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 8

Next, add an art page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 9

After you have created your heading, embellish the page.

Step 10

Add a library page next.

Note:

I didn’t have any stickers that I liked for the title so I hand drew mine (and many others in the book). If you choose to use a sticker, skip to step 14.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 11

Start by drawing the “R” in block style in the bottom center of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 12

Next, draw the rest of your block letters working out from the “R”.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 13

Fill in your letters by drawing a series of lines inside of each one as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 14

Finish off your library page by embellishing with a book sticker.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 15

On the next page draw 5 straight lines at the top of the page as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 16

Next, draw a treble clef and write the word music on the staff.

Note:

I dotted the “i” with an eighth note but that is completely up to you.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 17

Highlight the word “music” with a silver colored pencil to help it pop against the black.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 18

After you have finished drawing the title, embellish your music page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 19

On the next page, draw the word “GYM” in large block letters in the bottom center of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 20

Fill in the letters with angled lines as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 21

Next, embellish your gym page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 22

On the following 2 pages, draw the title “Lunch Time” and embellish.

Tip:

This lets your little one get autographs from friends that are not in the same class.

Step 23

Finish your book off with a recess page to let your child catch anyone they may have missed.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook anytime he is missing school or his friends this summer. You can take it a step further and preserve memories about your child too. On the last page, have him answer questions so that you have a record of this year of your child’s life. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Age
  • Teacher
  • Favorite Subject
  • Best Friend
  • Favorite Show/Movie
  • Be When Grow Up
  • Favorite Food
  • Favorite Toy

These are just some ideas to give you inspiration. Anything that you would be interested in 5, 10, or even 20 years from now would be fun to include. If you want more ways to preserve your kids’ memories, check out these DIY Kids Summer Memory Books! Make one for each kid or complete one as a family to preserve your memories for years to come.

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The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

14 DIY Succulent Planters + Merry Monday Link Party 150

Succulents are a great addition to your home for spring. Unfortunately, if you have a black thumb like me, the faux ones are the preferable way to add them. These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants. No matter what your décor style is you will find succulent ideas to suit your home. After you are done getting your DIY on, stick around and check out the Merry Monday link party!

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

 

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These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

MCM Atomic Dish Planters (Vanessa at Gardening in the Shade)

These are the perfect planters if you love that 50’s sputnik style. Find out how to make your own atomic planters for succulents easily.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Faux Succulent Mug Planter (Erlene at MyPinterventures)

You know I love all things coffee and that includes finding unique ways to add it to my décor. This mug planter is the perfect DIY décor to rock your coffee addiction!

 

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Wreath (Amanda at The Kolb Corner)

You won’t believe have crazy easy this wreath is to make. Add succulents to your door with this awesome DIY.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Gold Succulent Figurines (Chelc at Inside the Fox Den)

If you are looking for a glamorous way to add succulents to your décor then this is the DIY for you. It’s easy and perfect for year-round gorgeousness!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Americana Clay Pot Wreath (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

Rock your door décor with this gorgeous wreath. It is great for carrying your home all the way through July!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Galvanized Bucket Hanging Succulent Planter (Michelle at Our Crafty Mom)

Word seriously cannot express how much I am in love with this succulent planter. This will definitely be making an appearance on our walls soon. It is so easy to make and a gorgeous piece of wall art!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Mini Succulent Arrangements (Amy at My Life From Home)

How do you make something even more awesome? You make it mini! These mini succulent arrangements are a fantastic DIY to add a touch of green to your home.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Dollar Store Faux Succulent Planters (Laurie at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies)

Dollar store crafts are seriously the best! These beauties are easy to make and inexpensive.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Succulent Stacker (Megan at Left in Knots)

Don’t have a lot of shelf space? These crocheted stacked pots are the perfect solution for you. Find out how to make the holder for your home today.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Centerpiece (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

The dining room deserves some décor love during the year too. This easy DIY centerpiece is an easy way to dress up your spring table.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Planter (Amanda at The Kolb Corner)

This succulent planter is so versatile there is no doubt that you will find the perfect place in your home to display it.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Spring Floral Design Using Birch Bark (Penny at Penny’s Vintage Home)

How do you make succulents even better? You add some awesome birch bark to the planter. That is why I am so in love this gorgeous piece of DIY décor.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Chalk Paint Planter (Angela at Organized and Simplified)

This succulent planter is perfect for making use of old jars you have lying around. It is also a fantastic way to add some farmhouse charm to your décor.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Succulent Garden (Michelle at Our Crafty Mom)

Last but certainly not least is this gorgeous craft-stash buster. It looks perfect hanging on your wall or as a gorgeous centerpiece on your table.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

All of these 14 DIY succulent planters are super easy additions to your spring décor. After you’ve figured out which ones you are going to make come back and check out the Merry Monday link party. We love seeing what you share each week. Your creativity and useful tips are always inspiring. See you down there!

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These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.


Merry Monday Link Party #150

We have a new guest host! Kimberly from A Wonderful Thought will be joining us for the entire month of April! If you haven’t had a chance to visit her blog, head on over and check out her crafts, recipes, and Disney posts!

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Erlene My Pinterventures Kim Made In A Day Amanda ⋅ The Kolb Corner

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Chelc ⋅ Inside The Fox Den Sara ⋅ Twelve on Main Marie ⋅ DIY Adulation

Megan · C’mon Get Crafty Kimberly · A Wonderful Thought


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Round-up themes for party #150

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Gardening ideas/tips
  • DIY projects – furniture makeovers, upcycled projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Mother’s Day ideas
  • Recipe focus – cheesecake and pretzel recipes

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Easy DIY Golden Bunny Bank + An Easter Day Hack

As I’ve said before, our family has a weird obsession with banks. They are more than vessels to collect money in. Banks can make gorgeous home décor as well. When designing new Easter décor I knew I wanted to do something with this adorable papier mache bunny I have. Once it occurred to me that it is hollow, turning it into a bank was the obvious choice. This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. It will also help feed your bank obsession!

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This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor! #diy #Easter Click To Tweet

 

Materials

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 1

Prepare your K-Cup by removing the foil from the top.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 2

Next, wash your K-Cup to remove any residue left over.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 3

After you have cleaned your K-Cup, use it to trace a circle on the bottom of your bunny.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 4

Next, cut out your circle using your box cutter.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 5

File the edges of the cut circle with a file.

Tip:

  • I used a small nail file and it worked fabulously.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 6

Next, push your K-Cup into the hole but don’t force it. Mark the spot that the bunny comes to on the cup.

Step 7

Pull the K-Cup out and cut along the mark you made.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 8

Carefully melt the cut edge of your K-Cup with a lighter to create a small lip.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 9

Next, check that the plug now sits flush in the opening. If it does, pull back out and place off to the side.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 10

Now, turn your bunny over and cut a rectangular coin slot in the top.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 11

Measure the slot to ensure that it is large enough for the coins.

Tip:

  • Check the measurement with the largest coin to ensure that all coins will fit.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 12

Once you know the coin slot is big enough, file the edges with your file.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 13

Now, cover your bunny with a coat of white acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 14

After your white paint has dried, spray paint your bunny gold.

Tip:

  • You may need 2 coats of gold spray paint. If you do, allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the second.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 15

Next, cut a length of ribbon long enough to tie around the neck of your bunny.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 16

Now, tie the ribbon around your bunny’s neck.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

Step 17

Next, tuck a small flower in the ribbon.

Step 18

Lastly, add the K-Cup plug back into the bottom of the bunny.

 

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is a gorgeous addition to your Easter décor. Find out how it can also make your Easter day easier!

This easy DIY golden bunny bank is such a fantastic project to get your home Easter-ready. You can change it up to fit your décor style by changing up the paint color and ribbon. A fun addition is to drop your spare change into the bank all month long. When Easter comes, you’ll have cash to put into the eggs for the Easter egg hunt! If you want even more fun bunny crafts, check out these 8 easy ones to satisfy your craft craving.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Upcycled Farmhouse Vignette Cloche

This month for the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. This tutorial is a birthday gift for someone so I tried to capture the farmhouse look. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche is so comforting and pretty. I hope you (and the birthday girl) love it as much as I do. Full disclaimer: there are a lot of steps to this tutorial but the end result is absolutely worth it.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made    Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Sue | A Purdy Little House    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Toni | Small Home Soul    Jeanie | Create & Babble    Michelle | Michelle James Designs

Medina | Grillo Designs    Karen | Dragonfly & Lily Pads

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For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

 

The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous! #diy Click To Tweet

 

Materials

  • Thrift Store Footed Cloche
  • Small Paper Plate
  • Loose Moss
  • Mod Podge
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • 2 Foam Brushes (One for Mod Podge and One for White Paint)

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

  • HB Graphite Pencil
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Burlap Roll
  • Scissors
  • Faux Off White Hydrangea
  • Cream Colored Yarn
  • 3 Wooden Blocks

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 1

Clean your cloche inside and out.

Tip:

  • If the price written on the glass isn’t coming off, add a small amount of Dawn dish soap to it. Let sit for a minute then wipe off with a damp paper towel.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 2

Next, cut the lip off of your small paper dessert plate.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 3

Add a coat of Mod Podge to your plate.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 4

Now cover your plate with your loose moss.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 5

Shake off the excess and return it to the container. Next, set your moss plate off to the side to dry.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 6

Paint a coat of white acrylic paint on your blocks.     

Tip:

  • Don’t worry about coating the bottom of the blocks. The bottoms won’t be seen.

Step 7

Allow the paint to dry.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 8

If needed, add a second coat of paint to the blocks.

Tip:

  • A second coat of white paint is only needed on one block because the others will be covered with other media.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 9

After your moss plate has begun to dry, add a second coat of Mod Podge over the moss.

Tip:

  • Do this gently to prevent the moss already attached from coming off.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 10

Next, cover the 2nd coat with moss.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 11

Shake off the excess again and return to the container. Set aside to allow the glue to dry completely.

Tip:

  • This can take up to 24 hours.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 12

Measure enough burlap to wrap around the outside of one of your single-coated blocks.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 13

Cut the burlap.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 14

Next, glue your burlap strip to the block.

Note:

  • Leave a lip of extra burlap above the block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 15

Trim the excess wrap and the excess at the bottom. Do not trim the lip from step 14.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 16

Next, cut 2-3 single flowers from your hydrangea.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 17

Glue the single flowers to the top of your burlap block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 18

Now, cover the flower stems with a small piece of the excess burlap you trimmed in step 15.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 19

Next, cover your 2nd single-coated block with cream yarn. Attach the yarn with hot glue.

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Tip:

  • Wrap around the outside and secure with glue first. Then cover the top of the block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 20

Draw “No. 23” on the remaining block with your pencil.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 21

Carefully cover your pencil drawing with Mod Podge.

Tip:

  • I used my finger to apply the Mod Podge in this step.

Step 22

Allow all of your elements to dry completely before moving on.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 23

Lastly, attach your blocks to the center of your moss plate as pictured.

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Note:

  • The yarn block is glued only to the top of the white block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Once your farmhouse vignette is completed, place it in the center of your cloche and replace the lid. This allows you to change your vignette out seasonally if desired. If you want to make the vignette semi-permanent (or less-susceptible to bumps) place a Zot between the cloche base and vignette plate. Don’t forget to check out what my friends create this month after you’ve made your own upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche!

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And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Easy DIY Game Night Medal

It’s no secret that family game night is big in our home. We simply love laughing and competing over an awesome board game. We even own the Champion Monopoly. You know the one that comes with a trophy? That got me thinking. What if we had some sort of trophy for the winner of our other games? The kids would love to have something to show off when they defeat the parents. Thus, this easy DIY game night medal was born. It’s perfect because it is inexpensive to make and pretty! Remember these DIY birch bark vases? This is a great DIY to use up the lids left over from that project!

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Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Celebrate it with this easy DIY game night medal! #diy… Click To Tweet

 

Materials

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 1

Clean your baby food jar lid and then swab with rubbing alcohol. This will help ensure that the paint sticks.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 2

Paint the outside with gold paint. Allow it to dry.

Step 3

Next, paint the inside of your lid gold. Also allow that paint to dry.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 4

If needed, add a second coat of paint to the outside of your lid. Allow this coat to dry before moving on.

Tip:

  • The inside won’t likely need a second coat. The white rubber holds the paint well and is easily covered.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 5

Punch a hole in the side of the lid using your Crop-a-dile.

Tip:

  • This only works with the original one. I first tried with the Big Bite and it wouldn’t reach. 

Step 6

Next, attach your jump ring through the hole.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 7

Cut a length of ribbon roughly 24 inches long. (Yes, those are kid’s scissors… they were the closest pair.)

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 8

Next thread your ribbon through the jump ring.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 9

Now tie the ends of your ribbon together.

Step 10

Trim any excess ribbon at the end of the knot.

Tip:

  • If you’re worried about your knot coming undone, singe the ends with a lighter.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Step 11

Lastly, draw “#1” in the center of your lid with a black Sharpie.

Tip:

  • You might need to go back over your “#1” to make it darker. For the best results, allow the marker to dry before going over it a second time.

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

How do you like my model? She definitely took creative license in the photos and these were the best shots that I got. We had fun with it, though. I think she likes the medal, what do you think?

 

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Competition is a healthy part of life. Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!

Can you believe how easy this is to make? Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold! If you’re looking for even more family game night DIY’s then check out this Family Game Night Board. It keeps the board in place while allowing it to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to pick a board game out. Possibly one that gives me the edge so I get to rock this awesome medal first. Enjoy your next family game night!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Free Printable Inspirational Buffy Art

Today’s post is full of nerdiness and girly glee. In fact, it wasn’t even originally on the editorial calendar. However when I learned last week that today is the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) the calendar simply had to be changed. You know from the DIY Buffy Hush Box that it breaks my heart that there just aren’t a lot of Buffy DIY projects available. The same goes for free printables, unique merchandise, and more. At least for this year, that is going to change starting with this free printable inspirational Buffy art. If you want even more BTVS fun stick around for fun facts, merch, and freebies at the end!

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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

A Fangirl is Born

Before BTVS I didn’t understand the hardcore fandoms. The Star Wars buffs arguing over “who shot first”, the Trekkies who took the time to learn Klingon… it was baffling. Then entered Buffy and I was instantly a fangirl. I have seen every DVD extra and commentary, I own all of the Watcher’s Guides, and I play 2 different Buffy RPG games. I read all of the interviews, listen to the cd’s, and get super upset when people misquote facts about the show. Suddenly I am that crazy person that I didn’t used to understand and I love it!

 

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Free Printable Inspirational Buffy Art

If you follow along with the monthly goals posts then you know that this month I am finishing up my office move. Inspirational wall art is a staple for a gorgeous office makeover. What better to inspire you than quotes from the best girl-power show ever? That’s why I created these colorful free printable inspirational Buffy art prints. If you need a reminder of how amazing you are, take a look at these and say, “I got this!” Click on the pictures above to download yours now.

 

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As promised, here are more awesome Buffy resources to feed your fangirl soul:

Interviews and Fun Facts

** Warning: some of these interviews contain adult language. **

  1. ‘Buffy’ at 20: 13 Key Players on How It Changed TV and Why There Shouldn’t be a Revival
  2. ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ 20th Anniversary: Joss Whedon Looks Back — And Forward  
  3. Celebrate 20 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Awesome Merch
  4. You Can Thank Dolly Parton for Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  5. Buffy’s James Marsters on the hardest day of his professional life
  6. Adam Busch knows that Buffy fans think Warren’s terrible
  7. Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Tom Lenk would [Mess] Spike and kill Angel
  8. Look Back on ‘Buffy’: Actor James Marsters on Spike’s Worst Moment
  9. Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon thinks Xander was underrated
  10. Buffy’s Danny Strong remembers getting spanked by Charisma Carpenter

 

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Freebies and DIY’s

Awesome Buffy Buys

Below are just a few of my favorite Buffy finds. Some I own (like the board game which is awesome or the T-Shirt which is oh so soft) and others are pre-orders. All of them are awesome. Click on any of the pictures to see more or purchase!

 

                      

  1. Big Bads & Monsters Adult Coloring Book
  2. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sunnydale High Travel Mug

 

                       

  1. Funko POP Television : Buffy The Vampire Slayer – The Gentlemen Action Figure
  2. Vampyr Stationery Set
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Game

               

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia: Your Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse
  2. Once More, with Feeling Soundtrack
  3. Quantum Mechanix Mr. Pointy Plush

                  

  1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Board Game
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sunnydale High Hardcover Ruled Journal
  3. Ripple Junction Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vintage Horror Poster Junior T-Shirt

 

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Whew! That is a lot to delve into. Don’t worry. If you want more Buffy crafts they are coming. I have tons of project ideas to teach you throughout the year! Until then, grab your colored pencils and Buffy coloring book and binge-watch some Buffy on Netflix!

See where I’m linking up!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.