See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

DIY Upcycled Pink Flamingo Wall Hanging

Have you ever seen those country wooden geese at the thrift store? They remind me of an old kitchen painted dusty rose and blue. Not my style at all. Yuck! The last time I came across one I was struck with inspiration. I have wanted to add a flamingo to my wall for a while and this would be a perfect base. The hardest part is figuring out the legs. Well guess what! I figured it out and I’m finally ready to share this awesome makeover at the Monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Find out how to turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome DIY upcycled pink flamingo wall hanging.

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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    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles   Kim | Made in a Day 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation

Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay   Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main


Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made   Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ann | Duct Tape and Denim   Denise | My Thrifty House   Toni | Small Home Soul Megan | C’mon Get Crafty

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

 

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Materials

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 1

Clean your wall art.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 2

Paint a coat of white over the entire goose.

Step 3

Let the paint dry.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 4

Paint a second coat of white paint.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 5

Start adding red paint as seen in the photo above before your second coat of white dries.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Tips:

  • Only brush your paint in one direction to give the illusion of feathers.
  • Leave a white area in the middle of the wing.
  • Add the red paint more heavily on the tail, base of the neck, and the top of the head.

Step 6

Set your goose off to the side to dry.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 7

Now it is time to form the legs. At the end of one of your pipe cleaners (about 1 inch from the bottom) twist a second pipe cleaner.

Step 8

Snip off the excess of the twisted pipe cleaner so that you are left with 2 claw-like ends.

Step 9

Next, bend your pipe cleaner at the ‘knee’.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 10

Cut a second pipe cleaner in half.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 11

Fold each half into an upside down triangle.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 12

Attach one triangle, point side down to the end of your pipe cleaner opposite the claws. Do this by twisting the open points around the end.

Step 13

Repeat step twelve on a fresh pipe cleaner.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 14

Next, wrap tape around the triangle end of your pipe cleaner legs.

 

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 15

Continue wrapping the legs until they are completely covered.

Tips:

  • Thoroughly cover your pipe cleaners with the tape paying special attention to the joints.
  • Wrap your tape in a way that adds volume to your legs. The tape is to make them bigger as well as secure them.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 16

If needed, fix the bend in your clawed leg.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 17

Place your legs on a paper towel and cover with a coat of white paint. Set aside to dry.

Step 18

Now, mix together a small amount of red and yellow paint to get a dark red-orange.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 19

Next, add the orange to the dark red areas on your goose.

Tip:

  • It’s fine if your paint hasn’t quite dried yet.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 20

Lastly, paint the black beak and the eye. Set aside to finish drying.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 21

Add a second coat of white paint to your legs.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 22

Without waiting for the second coat of white to dry, dab your legs with black paint.

Tip:

  • The black should be heavier at the bottom and lighter on top.

Step 23

Allow your paint to dry completely before moving on.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 24

Attach your legs to your swan with hot glue.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 25

Secure the bent leg to the straight leg with a dab of hot glue.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Now hang your flamingo on the wall and enjoy. Can you believe how amazing this turned out? Who would have thought you could turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome flamingo wall hanging with pipe cleaners and some tape? This is my favorite thrift store makeover so far! *Insert giddy girl squeal here.* Before you run out to buy your own ugly goose, make sure you check out the awesome projects from my friends below!


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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.
This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

DIY Princess Bride Subway Art

We’re back again with the Monthly Movie Blog Hop! Last month we loved creating our Christmas movie posts so much that we’ve decided to make it a monthly hop. This month we are featuring Princess Bride. From delicious recipes to fun crafts, you will find tons of ideas to delight your inner geek-girl! Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

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This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

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Materials

 

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

Step 1

First, choose your four quotes. I used:

  1. “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”
  2. “Inconceivable.”
  3. “You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.”
  4. “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

 

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

Step 2

Next, sketch out how you want your words to appear on your canvas.

 

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

Step 3

Cover each canvas with a coat of black paint.

Tip:

  • Remember to cover the edges of the canvas as well.

Step 4

Allow the paint to dry.

 

Step 5

Sketch out the designs on the painted canvases with your colored pencil.

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

Tip:

  • If you need to erase you can but have some black paint on hand to cover any areas that require touch-ups.

 

Step 6

Go over your pencil lines with white paint. Allow the paint to dry.

 

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

Step 7 (Optional)

Paint a second coat of white over the areas that need it. This will be necessary for large areas (like the letters on the “Inconceivable” canvas).

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

This month we are featuring Princess Bride. Start right here with this DIY Princess Bride subway art because your fandoms deserve to be shown off.

This DIY Princess Bride subway art was so fun to make. Of course, getting to watch the movie while I made it didn’t hurt. I chose to go with black and white as a nod to the Dread Pirate Roberts’ outfit. If you want to match the color scheme you already have in your home, choose colors that do so. I still would recommend only 2 colors per canvas to create the bold look. Before you go, get your Princess Bride fix by checking out the other awesome recipes and tutorials from my friends. You might be inspired to host a movie night soon!

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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 best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Thrift Store Village Art Makeover

It’s a New Year and a new Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We took a few months off for the holidays, but we are back to show you more upcycled thrift ideas! This time we have joined forces with even more bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get those wheels spinning. It is always so much fun to peruse the local thrift stores for unique items that call to you. You never know what kind of treasures you’ll come across. 

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    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Ali | Home Crafts by Ali    Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made       Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs    Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House    Toni | Small Home Soul    Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

 This thrift store village art makeover became a modern glam piece of artwork! #diy… Click To Tweet

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Materials

  • Thrift Store Village Art (or you could cut one out of wood)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Sponge Brush
  • Gold Leaf Foiling Kit
  • 2 Small Paintbrushes (1/2 inch)

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 1

Cover your village art with a coat of white acrylic paint using your sponge brush.

Step 2

Allow your paint to dry.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 3

Put on a second coat of white paint and allow it to dry.

Step 4 (Optional)

Depending on the condition of your thrift store village art, you may want to add a third coat as I did. Mine was still quite vibrant so it needed this extra coat.

Tip:

  • You want to still be able to see a faint outline of the details through the paint.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 5

Trace the faint outlines of doors and windows with your foiling adhesive and one of your small paintbrushes. Feel free to take some creative liberty during this step.

Step 6

Allow the adhesive to dry until tacky and then cover with your foil sheets.

Step 7

Gently press down on the sheets to better secure to the adhesive.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 8

Next, slowly and carefully brush off the excess foiling with your dry paintbrush.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 9

Lastly, cover your foiled areas with the sealant from your foiling kit.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 10

Allow the sealant to dry completely and then display as desired.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

I am absolutely in love with how this thrift store village art makeover turned out! It’s bright, shiny, and abstract which make it beautiful. I had all of the materials on hand already except the village art which only cost $2! You simply can’t find artwork this gorgeous for that kind of price. After you make this DIY project be sure to check out the ideas from my amazing creative friends below!

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


mm
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 family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

DIY Family Game Night Board

Board games are so much fun. With the variety of styles and age ranges available there is literally something for everyone. If you have ever played with small children, though, you have likely experienced the frustration of little do-it-myself arms knocking all of the pieces over. This easy DIY family game night board solves the problem by making the game board easy to rotate so that little hands can always reach their pieces. The best part is that it’s non-skid so the board stays in place while you play!

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This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

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Materials

  • Wooden Lazy Susan (I got mine from IKEA)
  • Puffy Fabric Paint (The colors I used are all in this pack)

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Step 1

Remove the packaging from your lazy susan and wipe is down with a damp cloth.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Step 2

Write the word “Family” on the top third of the lazy susan.

Note:

  • Try to center it on the board.
  • I used the Lime paint for this word.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Step 3

Next, outline the word “Game” in block letters directly underneath the word “Family”. Do not fill in the letters yet.

Note:

  • I used the Turquoise paint for this word.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Step 4

Write the word “Night” last in the same style as you wrote “Family” in step 2. This should be directly underneath the word “Game”.

Step 5

Allow your paint to dry completely.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Step 6

After your paint has dried, fill in the block letters of the word “Game” with a secondary paint color.

Note:

  • I used Yellow paint for this.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Step 7

Add starts around the edges. Be sure to vary the sizes to add visual interest.

Note:

  • I used 2 different paint colors to create the stars: Yellow and Purple.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Step 8

Continue embellishing the lazy susan until you have the look you want.

Note:

  • I wanted a fun and colorful look for ours (because family game nights are a celebration) so I added bubbles, party swirls (my own term), and polka dots. This gave it that celebratory vibe I wanted.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Step 9

Allow all of your paint to dry completely before use. I recommend at least 24 hours.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

I only waited 12 hours and then stacked my package of fabric paint on top of it. The packaging kind of stuck and now we’ll have black letters forever on the paint. That’s okay though because I feel like it gives it an extra fun element. Luckily a baby wipe took off all of the paper from the stuck packaging leaving just the letters. That reminds me; wipe down your DIY family game night board with a damp cloth to clean as needed. Looking for some fun new games to add to your family night? Here are a few of our faves:

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Photo Credit: Amazon.com

Doctor Who Monopoly

Don’t think you can only play this with older kids. When we play this for family night, the 3 (almost 4) year old is usually on my team. She “manages” the properties for me, rolls the dice, and moves the piece abound the board with help from me. She also loves to hand over money when we have to pay people or the bank.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Photo Credit: Amazon.com

Pay Day

This game doesn’t get enough love. It is a great way to teach kids beginning money-management skills. My 7-year-old has begun coping what I do and putting the money to pay the bills with those bills as he draws them. This way we know exactly how much we have to spend on deals throughout the month.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Photo Credit: Amazon.com

Disney Trivial Pursuit

The beauty of the version we own is that there are 2 different card types. One is geared towards young kids and one is geared towards adults. This lets the game be fun for everyone. The kids get to guess at pictures while the adults take on actual trivia prowess.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

Photo Credit: Amazon.com

Imaginiff (This one is harder to find)

This is a fun and silly game to play any night of the week. All of the options are family-friendly (at least the ones we’ve gotten to) although younger children may need some of the options explained, like penicillin. The best part about this game is that there is no “right” answer. You simply need to pick the most popular one.

 

This DIY family game night board makes the board easy to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces and keeps the board in place while you play!

There you have it. Now you can totally rock your next family game night easily. With the DIY family game night board your biggest worry will be what snacks to serve instead of “Where was that piece at again?” You can get even more fun family night ideas with this Moana-themed family night and 10 easy ways to connect with your kids!

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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.
DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box

In case you have somehow missed it, I am a huge nerd. I love Doctor Who, rock Hello Kitty everything, and “I want to Believe”. The epitome of my fangirl soul is Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS). Unfortunately, DIY tutorials for awesome Buffy crafts are hard to come by. For that reason I’ve decided to create my own. If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

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DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

About the Episode

Even if you aren’t a BTVS fan, I totally recommend watching this episode (don’t worry, you can watch it for free on Netflix or Amazon Prime). Hush is the tenth episode of Season 4 and it is phenomenal from a cinematic standpoint. The entire town is rendered speechless due to the latest villain, The Gentlemen, and the actors nail silent-film style! The Gentlemen are easily one of the scariest monsters you’ll ever encounter and the mimes that play them did incredible. When they steal all of the townspeople’s voices, they contain them in a creepy little box. Find out how to make your own replica box below.

*DISCLAIMER* This one probably won’t steal and/or store people’s voices for you.

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Materials

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 1

Remove all stickers from your box.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 2

Next, use your screwdriver to remove the hinges from the box and lid.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 3

Apply a thick coat of paint to the top of your lid.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 4

Immediately wipe off excess paint with a paper towel. This is what stains your wood while still letting the grain show through.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the rest of your box until the entire outside is stained.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 6

Paint the inside of your box and lid but this time do not wipe the paint off.

Step 7

Allow your paint to dry completely.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 8

Next, reattach your hinges.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 9

Close your box and draw lines on the lid 1.4 inches from the top and from the bottom.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 10

Next, make small notch marks on each edge and each line to mark every inch.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 11

Connect the marks to form triangles as pictured above. (Start at the corner and connect to the first notch mark on the line below. Continue in this pattern.)

Step 12

Now, draw your lines on the sides of your box. These lines should be measured .8 inches from the top (under the lid) and .8 in from the bottom of your box.

Step 13

Again, make small notch marks on each edge and line to mark each inch.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 14

Connect the notches to create triangles as you did in step 11 above.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 15

Cover the lines on the top of your lid with gallery glass and allow to dry completely.

Note:

  • If you don’t have gallery glass you can use black fabric paint. The end result will not be as aged-looking, though.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 16

Next, put a dot of white fabric paint in the bottom center of each triangle. See the picture above for reference.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Step 17

Repeat steps 15 and 16 with the rest of your box. Allow the entire box to dry completely before use.

 

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

DIY Buffy Hush Box :: If you are looking for a great DIY to flaunt your BTVS nerdiness then this DIY Buffy Hush Box is the perfect start!

Now that you have your awesome replica it’s time to put it to use. You can use it on your night stand to store your everyday jewelry in the evening. It can hold your loose change displayed on a shelf. Another option that keeps in the theme of the box is to store a mini notepad and pen set inside of it. Any time that you are feeling a particularly strong emotion that you can’t shake, write it down. Then fold the slip of paper up and toss it in the box. Let the box hold onto your frustrations for you so that you can get on productively with your day!

Looking for more nerdy crafts? You will love these DIY Sonic Screwdriver earrings!

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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.
Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

DIY Gold Monogram Bangle

Yay! It’s time for another Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge!! I’ve paired up with an amazing group of talented ladies to bring you a monthly thrift store challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild! You can see previous Thrift Store Hop projects or keep reading to find out how to make this gorgeous DIY gold monogram bangle.

Meet the Hosts

Thrift Store DecorUpcycle Challenge

 

Amanda | The Kolb Corner     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den     Erlene | My Pinterventures

Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main     Debra | Shoppe No. 5

Shirley | Intelligent Domestications     Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized

Michelle | Our Crafty Mom     Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek

Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things     Sherry | Savvy Apron

Ann | Duct Tape and Denim     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars

Megan | C’mon Get Crafty     Jennifer | Hydrangea Hippo

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


You’ve been there: you’re at the store with your kid and she simply has to have that awesome item she’s just laid eyes on. Most of the time you say no and move on with her pouting until she sees the next thing she just Has. To. Have. Occasionally it is a small trinket, a 25¢ bangle for example, and you say yes. I did this at the thrift store the other day and purchased a cheap (and frankly kind of ugly) red bangle. Once we got home and were putting away items. I tried to hand her the new bangle. Guys, I kid  you not, she looked at me, crossed her arms, and said, “I don’t want that bracelet.” Ahh, such is life with a 4 year old. Instead of tossing it I decided to make it something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this gold monogram bracelet is!

 

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

 

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Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Materials

  • Old Plastic Bangle
  • Gold Enamel Paint
  • Gold Letter Charm
  • 1 Gauge Gold Wire
  • Paintbrush (about as wide as your bangle)

 

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Step 1

Remove any price tags if you bought your bangle. Next, quickly clean it using soap and water.

 

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Step 2

Cover your work surface with newspaper and paint your first coat of paint on your bangle. Remember to paint the inside of the bangle as well. Let dry.

 

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Step 3

Paint a second coat of paint on your bangle. Again, allow it to dry.

 

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Step 4 (Optional)

You may need a third coat of paint depending on the color of your bangle. This one was red so I opted for a 3rd coat.

 

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Step 5

Cut a small piece of gold wire large enough to loosely wrap around your bangle twice.

 

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Step 6

Place your charm on the piece of wire.

 

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Step 7

Wrap your wire around the bangle twice with the overlapping ends on the inside.

Tips:

  • Make sure that the wrapped wire is loose enough for the charm to slide some.
  • Before you wrap your wire ensure correct way. You don’t want to put your bangle on and find that your letter is backwards.

Step 8 (Optional)

If the ends of your wire don’t quite overlap you will want to bend the tips towards the bangle. This will prevent them from poking you during wear.

 

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Instead of tossing old bangles make them something beautiful to wear. That is exactly what this diy gold monogram bracelet is!

Isn’t this such an improvement? The thrift bangle has been transformed from something I wouldn’t look twice at into something stunning. Plus you can’t beat the 25¢ price tag since I already had all of the other elements. One last tip before you check out the other great makeovers below: if your bangle is larger, like an inch wide or more, you will want to choose a larger charm. The delicate charm is perfect for this size but would be swallowed up by a larger bangle.


Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!


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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.
Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Easy Foiled Family Wall Art

Home improvement doesn’t always need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. You can improve your space with some paint, by rearranging furniture, or by updating your wall art. Big changes are coming to our home some of which have already started, like the master bedroom, and some still being planned. The living room is the next big project after the bedroom and it all revolves around this DIY easy foiled family wall art. You can make your own to inspire you to revamp your living room, too!

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Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

 

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Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Materials

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 1

Remove the packaging from your canvas.

Step 2

Mix some red and white paint together until you get your desired color of pink. I went for a gorgeous hot pink but you can choose what shade fits your style.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 3

Cover your entire canvas thickly with the pink paint. Do not let dry before moving on to the next steps.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 4

Immediately add some drops of white paint at random places on your canvas and brush into streaks.

Tip:

  • Do not over-brush it or it will blend with the pink paint.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 5

Next, add yellow to your pink paint (not on your canvas) and mix to get an orange shade.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 6

Dip your brush into the orange paint and carefully add orange streaks randomly to your painting.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 7

Put 2-3 dots of red paint onto your canvas and streak it as you did with the white paint in step 4.

Step 8

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Tip:

  • This will take a few hours because of the thick amounts of paint added. I recommend allowing your canvas to dry overnight.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

 

Step 9

After your painting has dried, add your foil adhesive in random streaks across your canvas.

Note:

  • Do not cover the entire canvas.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 10

Allow the adhesive to dry until tacky (roughly 2-3 minutes).

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 11

Place foil pieces over the adhesive streaks.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 12

Press foil gently in place using a dry paint brush. Let site for a minute or two.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 13

Again, gently, brush the excess foil off of your canvas with the dry paint brush.

Tip:

  • This will be messy so I recommend doing it on a surface covered with newspaper to make cleanup easier.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 14

Next, brush the foil sealant over the foil.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 15

Allow the sealant to dry.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 16

Add your letter “M” to the center of your painting.

Tip:

  • If you have trouble getting it to stick, add some Mod Podge to the back of it before attaching.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 17

Add the rest of your letters one at a time, working out from the “M”. Allow Mod Podge to dry if using it to adhere your letters.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Step 18 (Optional)

Add a sealing coat of Mod Podge to your entire canvas.

 

Home improvement doesn’t need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. Make this DIY easy foiled family wall art to inspire your own revamp!

Your wall art is finished as soon as your sealing coat is dry. If you would like, you can cover the edges of your canvas with paint. You can also get it framed to finish it off. I like the raw edges of the canvas and intend to keep it that way. As always, do what fits your style. You can also find more DIY ideas to improve your space on the Home Décor page!

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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.
To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

DIY Sonic Screwdriver Earrings

One of the best things on the planet is when something awesomely nerdy is topped with some geeky frosting! That is exactly what is happening at the Renaissance Festival in my area next weekend. In addition to all of the fun excitement you can find every day at the RenFair they are also having a Time Travelers Weekend! No, we’re not talking the traditional fair maidens and brave knights. Time Travelers Weekend means sonic screwdrivers, time-traveling DeLoreans, and excellent adventures! To celebrate, I’m sharing how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings to rock your time traveler style every day.

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To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

 

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To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

Materials

 

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

Step 1

First, paint the tips of your sonic screwdriver charms with your enamel paint.

 

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

Step 2

Place your painted charms paint-side up in your piece of foam to dry. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.

 

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

Step 3

Open one jump ring using needle nose pliers.

 

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

Step 4

Slide the jump ring through the eye of your painted sonic screwdriver charm.

 

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

Step 5

Next, slide the eye of one fishhook earring onto your open jump ring.

 

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

Step 6

Close your jump ring with pliers once your earring and charm on it.

 

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

Step 7

Repeat steps 3 through 6 for your second earring.

 

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

To celebrate Time Travelers Weekend at the RenFair, find out how to make these DIY sonic screwdriver earrings and rock your time traveler style every day.

These are so fun and easy to make. Once you’re done, start planning your time-traveler cosplay with some of these fun and easy ideas:

Back to the Future

Doc: Tease your hair so that it is wild-looking and spray it with white temporary dye. Next, throw on a white lab coat and Ta-Da! You’re ready to build a Flux Capacitor.

Marty: If there was ever a time to pull out a retro puffer vest, this is it. Rock some comfy jeans and carry a skateboard to complete the look.

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Bill: Baggy jeans rolled up at the bottom and a cutoff white t-shirt make this cosplay one of the easiest in history. The best way to rock it is to have a friend dress up like Ted with you.

Ted: This one has a lot of layers but would still let you cosplay in comfort. Put on a pair of white sweatpants and push them up to the knees. Wear a pair of black shorts over them. Next, add a t-shirt and a black vest. Lastly, tie a red jacket around your waist to complete the ensemble.

Doctor Who

There are seriously so many options here that I’m not even going to try to list them all. I will, however, leave you with some photos of my friend and I rocking some Dr. Who inspired costumes, though. (They aren’t great photos but at least they’re fun!)

A stick of eyeliner is all you need to be a Silence victim. We totally rocked that look at the zoo last year. As for the Tenth Doctor, grab you some cheap 3-D glasses and a sonic screwdriver to take your outfit over the top. (P.S. My sonic screwdriver is totally a pen as well. Possibly my favorite writing utensil of all time.) If you are looking for some more nerdy Whovian crafts, you can find them littered all over DIY Adulation like this “Hello Sweetie” card or these “Bigger on the Inside” boxers!

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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.
Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Princess and the Pony Painted Sweater Craft

Reading with your child is such an important activity. It brings you closer, improves his or her skills, and provides many opportunities for important conversations. That is why I take part in the Monthly Crafting Book Club every month. (You can see previous months on the Kid Crafts page.) The book for this month is The Princess and the Pony. I had never heard of this book before but I must say that it is spectacular! The story is adorable and the illustrations even more so. The best part is that it easily lends itself to this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

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Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

 

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Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Materials

Step 1

Create a workspace for your child to work on. This is a messy craft and you don’t want to ruin your table. Cover it with a tablecloth or newspaper to protect it.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 2

Keep your kids’ clothes safe with an apron, like this kid decorated apron.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 3

Lay the sweatshirt flat on your work surface.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 4

Put a piece of cardboard inside the sweatshirt to protect the back from any paint that might bleed through.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 5

Put a selection of paint colors on the palettes and let your kiddos go nuts.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 6

Allow the sweatshirt to dry for at least 12 hours.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 7

Throw the painted sweatshirt in the dryer on high for a full cycle. This sets the paint.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Step 8

Wash and dry like normal.

 

Reading with your child brings you closer, improves skills, and is fun! Enjoy The Princess and the Pony with this fun and messy painted sweater craft!

Your kids will love making this painted sweater craft after reading The Princess and the Pony. They will love wearing it and showing it off even more. While they are creating it, take the opportunity to ask them if they have ever been disappointed in a gift they received. Ask them how they handled it and if they eventually enjoyed it. Follow up the questions by telling them about a time you were upset by a gift you received and how you dealt with it. Once you’ve finished this craft go check out the other awesome Princess and the Pony crafts 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.
With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Easy DIY Doormat

With the weather warming up you are spending more time outside. If you’re anything like me, that has highlighted the sad state of your outdoor décor. Winter wreaks havoc on your curb appeal. Of course, with kids at home, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat! It is not only easy to make but incredibly inexpensive.

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With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

 

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With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Materials

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 1

Remove the tags from your doormat.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 2

Place your letters where you want them on your mat.

Note:

  • The stencils linked in the materials are the exact set I used. If you want the same design, use the capital “W” at the beginning and the capital “E” at the end.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 3

Tape a box around your letters with painters tape.

Step 4

Paint a layer of white fabric paint over the entire taped off rectangle with your paint brush.

Tip:

  • Because of the material of the mat you want to be careful around the stencils. Always pull your brush away from the letter stencils.

Step 5

Allow paint layer to dry. While you’re waiting, begin painting your flower. Start with a circle about 3 inches from the bottom right corner of your mat.

Tip:

  • This works best if you apply all of the flower lines and details directly from your paint containers.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 6

Next, create your petals. To do this, pick a spot on your circle and sweep away from your circle creating a curved line. Do the same thing again a little further down on the circle to create the second side of the petal. (See picture above for help.)

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 7

Create the inner petal detail by doing the same as you did to create your petal only smaller. (Again, see picture above for help.)

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 8

Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have created all of your petals.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 9

Color the center of your petals with yellow.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 10

Next, fill in the rest of your petals with green. Allow your flower to dry.

Step 11

While you’re waiting for your flower to dry, paint a second coat of white paint on your rectangle.

Tips:

  • To keep your flower from getting messed up when you do this, gently spin your mat around so that the flower is on the top while you paint the second white coat.
  • You will want to use your brush again on this part.

Step 12

Allow your second coat of white to dry.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 13

While you wait, put a second smaller circle in the center of your flower.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 14

Fill in the center circle with red and the outer circle with teal.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 15

Next, outline your entire flower with teal as in the picture.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 16

Remove the tape and stencils from the center of your mat. Fill in your letters with yellow paint.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 17

Lastly, add in your decorative swirls. These can just be done free-form in whatever design you’d like. If you’d rather have more structure, you can copy from the picture above.

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

Step 18

Allow your entire mat to dry completely. Then set your new doormat outside of your door and enjoy!

 

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

With kids at home this summer, it can also be hard to find the time to update your outdoor style. That’s why I love this easy DIY doormat!

The bright colors on this are perfect for summer and will help update your front porch quickly and easily. Feel free to play around with the colors and make this doormat fit your own personal style. If you want more quick outdoor décor updates we’ve got you covered. Check out this gorgeous wreath or this fun napkin basket before you go!

See where I’m linking up!

mm
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.