Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Boys Dresser Makeover with Extra Storage

Have you ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? When you are planning a project the steps seem easy on paper. Of course, then you start making it and holy cow! It takes so much more time and energy than you expected. It can be discouraging. There is a silver lining, though. When you finally finish the project there is an amazing sense of accomplishment. That is exactly how I felt when I finally finished this boys dresser makeover with extra storage. The paint style took forever but the kids absolutely love it. Their reaction makes all of the hard work totally worth it.

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Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

 

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Materials

  • Old Dresser
  • Flat Black Latex Paint
  • Flat Light Grey Paint
  • Small Paint Roller
  • Roll of Paper Towels
  • Hanging Jewelry Organizer (I got ours at Target)
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Small Basket
  • Command Strips

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Step 1

First, remove all of the drawers from your dresser.

Step 2

Next, paint your dresser and drawers with your flat black paint and small paint roller.

Note:

  • Our dresser was already painted black years ago so we didn’t do this step but you will want to start with a black painted dresser to get the desired end result.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Step 3

After your dresser is black (and the paint has dried), begin adding your grey paint. Do this by dipping a crumpled paper towel into the paint and dabbing it onto your dresser.

Tips:

  • Don’t add too much paint at once. A small amount goes a long way.
  • This takes a long time but you don’t want to rush it.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Step 4

Continue the process in step 3 until your dresser and drawer faces are covered.

Step 5

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Step 6

Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have the desired effect.

Note:

  • We did 3 coats on our dresser.

Step 7

Return all of the drawers to the dresser.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Step 8

Next, add the hanging organizer to the right side of the dresser by nailing the corners of it to the dresser.

Tips:

  • Make sure your nails are short. You don’t want the tips to affect the drawers on the inside.
  • If your dresser isn’t made of thick wood or you simply don’t want to permanently change it, attach your organizer with Command hooks or strips.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Step 9

Lastly, add a small basket to the left side of your dresser with heavy duty Command strips.

Tips:

  • Hang the basket a little above the mattress height of your child’s bed.
  • Your basket needs to be flat, not curved. Curved baskets can come away from the Command strips and/or the dresser.

Ideas for How to Use the Extra Storage

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Hanging Jewelry Organizer

The hanging jewelry organizer is perfect for cars, figurines, and other small toys. The one that we got has loops at the bottom intended to hold scarves. These loops hold larger action figures. Slide the feet through and use the arms to keep them from sliding all of the way through.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Basket

Because the boys’ room is so small, we are removing the bedside table. Our oldest likes to read in bed, though, so we wanted him to have somewhere to put his book and headlamp. The basket is the perfect solution. It holds the items and we placed the dresser next to his bed for convenience. This leaves the last wall in the room free for toy storage.

 

Ever taken on a project that kicked your butt? That is exactly how I felt finishing this boys dresser makeover with extra storage but it's totally worth it!

Whew! Now that we have finally finished the boys dresser makeover with extra storage we can move on with this giant project. Next up are some of the pieces of wall art. These are going to be a lot more fun to create. I have to admit that I am thinking of adding stenciled numbers to the drawer faces. I know, I’m glutton for punishment. It wouldn’t take much time, however, and I think it would add a little extra design punch to the dresser. What do you think? Are stenciled numbers a good idea or not worth it? Let me know in the comments!

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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 Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Easy DIY Amity Island Tourist Tote Bag

It’s time for another awesome Movie Monday Challenge and this month the challenge movie is Jaws! It had been quite a few years since I have watched it. I forget how funny it was. The quips and verbal jabs are smart, quick, and hilarious. I wanted to create a project to celebrate this lighter side of Jaws. That is why I created this DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach (although maybe not during shark week). It also speaks to my nerdy and unique style. Now you can make your own with the tutorial below!

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This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

 

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Materials

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 1

Start by inserting a piece of cardboard inside of your tote bag.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 2

Next, draw a yellow circle in the center of your tote bag.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 3

Darken your circle to make it more prominent.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 4

Add you sun detail around your yellow circle.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 5

Again, darken your sun detail.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 6

Next, add orange details to your sun details.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 7

Immediately begin blending your yellow and orange details by coloring with your yellow fabric marker.

Tip:

  • Clean your fabric marker by rubbing it on a paper towel until all of the orange is off of it.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 8

In the center of your circle draw a shark fin.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 9

Next, add your wave details to your circle.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 10

Color in your water with a lighter blue marker.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 11

Fill in the rest of the sun with yellow.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 12

Next, draw the word “Amity” at the top of the sun.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 13

Under your sun, draw the word “Island”.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 14

Then color in your word “Island”.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 15

Again color in the word “Amity”.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Step 16

Remove the cardboard from inside of the tote bag.

Step 17

Cover your tote bag with a layer of fabric and iron according to fabric marker directions or toss in the dryer (alone) to set the design.

 

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

Tote bags are seriously some of my favorites! They are so versatile and fun. Once your design is set you are ready to rock your DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag! Take it with you everywhere you go to show off your nerd style. Now it is time to check out all of the other amazing Jaws crafts and recipes from my friends. Find them at the links below!

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This easy DIY Amity Island tourist tote bag celebrates the lighter side of Jaws. It is totally practical for shopping or going to the beach!

On the last Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!

Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.


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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.
Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

DIY Coffee Mug Organizing Rack

Coffee is an important part of my life. Just the smell of a fresh pot brewing instantly lifts my mood (any time of day, I might add). Because of this absolute love of coffee, one of the most difficult areas to de-clutter are my coffee mugs. I began collecting them on my travels many years ago in high school. They mean a lot to me and some are irreplaceable. That’s why it was a big deal when I took on decluttering this spring that I pared down my collection. I kept the ones that I simply couldn’t part with and decided that items that emotionally charged deserved to be displayed. Thus, this DIY coffee mug organizing rack idea was born.

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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    Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay    Sue | A Purdy Little House
Kimm | Reinvented    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Toni | Small Home Soul     Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
 Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Marie | DIY Adulation    Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Michelle | Michelle James Designs     Denise | My Thrifty House    Sara | Twelve on Main
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Florence | Vintage Southern Picks

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Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

 

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Materials

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 1

First, spray paint your mattress support on a protected and well-ventilated area.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

 

Step 2

Next, lay out all of your s-hooks and spray paint them.

Step 3

Allow both your mattress support and s-hooks to dry.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 4

Flip your s-hooks over and spray paint the other side.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 5

Add a second coat of paint to your mattress support.

Tip:

  • Make sure that all of the sides, corners, and wires are covered during this step.

Step 6

Allow all of your paint to dry.

Step 7

Flip over your mattress support and add 12-16 Command Picture Strips around the edges that will face the wall.

Step 8

Hang your organizer on the wall by pressing the edges firmly against it.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 9

Lastly, add your s-hooks and mugs to your organizer.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings. Guests will be able to strike up a conversation about your unique collection and you will have freed up extra cabinet space. One last tip I want to leave you with: Definitely hand this on the wall and don’t skimp on the Command Strips. I got impatient and wanted to test out my DIY coffee mug organizing rack. I loaded it up and leaned it against the wall behind our coffee pot. The next day, I walked past it, into the kitchen, and immediately heard loud crashing and glass breaking.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

I knew before I had even seen it that the mug rack had fallen. I saw the shattered mugs that meant so much to me and wept. Thankfully, not all of my mugs were on it yet. Once I hung the organizer, I tested it by pulling down on it with all of my strength. It didn’t budge so I felt very confident. It has now been hanging for 3 weeks with mugs on it and no more incidents.

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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.
Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

DIY Family Chores Wall System for Busy Families

Have you started getting ready for the school year yet? We are pretty lax with our schedule during the summer. Bedtimes are pushed back. The days are less structured. It is a fun and relaxing time of year. It is because of this that it is important to plan ahead for the school year. We need to get back into the structured rhythm that comes along with it. Part of that is getting an updated list of daily tasks that need to be completed each day. Another part of getting ready is creating organization systems that keep us on track and make life easier. That is exactly what this DIY family chores wall system does.

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Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

 

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Materials

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 1

Remove any packaging that is on your pan.

Tip:

  • If your pan’s label is attached with glue, you will want to clean any excess sticky off of it before continuing.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 2

Cover the top of the pan with one color of acrylic paint.

Tips:

  • I only did one coat of paint because I like the look of the metal showing through. If you want a solidly colored chart, add a second coat of paint after the first coat dries.
  • Use a different color of paint on each pan to make it easier to recognize whose pan each is.

Step 3

Let the paint dry completely before moving on.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 4

Carefully put a washi tape grid on your pan as pictured above.

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Tip:

  • You need to be careful and precise during this step because your pan has not been sealed yet. The paint will chip if you try to reposition the washi tape or scratch it with jewelry.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 5

Next, paint “Tasks”, “Ø”, and “√” in the respective areas using white acrylic paint.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 6

After your white paint has dried, seal your pan with engine enamel paint.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 7

While you wait on the enamel to dry, pull out your Post-It notes.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 8

Next, cut the sticky part off of the Post-It notes.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 9

Cut the sticky strip in half.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 10

Then write the tasks that need to be completed each day on the papers and stick one in each grid on the left.

Step 11

Next, add a hook to the right handle of your pan.

Step 12

Repeat steps 1 through 11 for each family member.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 13

Hang your family chores wall system using Command picture strips.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 14

Add bucket to the hooks for storage.

Note:

  • We didn’t add hooks or buckets to the youngest kids’ pans because they don’t really need the storage yet. I don’t want to risk them losing the buckets so I have them and the hooks put up for now.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

Step 15

Lastly, add magnetic pins to track the completion of tasks.

 

Get back into the structured rhythm of back to school with this DIY family chores wall system! It is the perfect solution for busy families.

With this DIY family chores wall system you can easily keep track of daily tasks. In addition, you can have homework supplies at children’s fingertips in the buckets. You can also use the buckets to hold your Daily Workout Sticks like I do. The extra space on the right side lets you keep track of notes, appointments, and permission slips. We also chose to add photo magnets from Shutterfly to label each chart. This makes it easy for little ones to know which charts belong to them and provides an extra magnet to hold notes. This is definitely an all-encompassing system that will have your family ready for back to school. If you want more tips for changing your summer schedule back to the school schedule, check out Get Your Family Back to School Ready!

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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.
Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

DIY Ammo Frame for Guys :: Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

Are you looking for an awesome DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or are military men like mine. It is also the newest creation for this month’s Thrift Store Décor Upcycle Challenge. If you have any friends or family who like to hunt or fire guns for fun, ask them to start saving their casings now. One day at the range will give you enough to make this awesome project. I’m incredibly thankful to my close friend for diligently saving all of his casings for me so that I could bring you this DIY. Now, let’s get onto the tutorial.

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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    Kim | Made in a Day
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation    Sue | A Purdy Little House
Chelsea | Making Manzanita    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Karen | Dragonfly and Lily Pads
Kimm | Reinvented    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home   Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay
Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House

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Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

 

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Materials

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 1

Start by cleaning your thrift store frame and your casings if needed.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 2

Next, take your frame apart and set the glass and backing aside.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 3

Start gluing your casings along the bottom of your frame, starting in the center.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 4

Continue adding casings until the bottom of the frame is covered.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 5

Next, begin gluing casing in a single line on the left side of your frame.

Tip:

  • Do this with like sides of the casings together as pictured.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 6

Repeat step 5 on the right side of your frame.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 7

Next, glue 2 casings together on the top left corner of your frame as pictured.

Step 8

Do the same on the t op right corner of your frame.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 9

Glue 3 casings upright, as pictured, in the center of the top of your frame.

Step 10

Once your glue has cooled, spray your entire frame with bronze spray paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 11

Next, spray your frame with a second coat of paint.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 12

Lastly, put your frame back together and add a photo if desired.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

This was so easy to make! I am crazy excited to surprise my husband with it this Father’s Day. You could also replace the picture with a handwritten note or drawing from your kiddos before gifting it. What are your thoughts? I’m seriously considering it. Let me know in the comments and then check out the other awesome Thrift Store projects from my friends 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 super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

DIY Giant Backyard Glow Pong Game

Ugh… we missed last week’s glow post so this week we are picking it back up. Is this month kicking your butt like it’s kicking mine? We are getting ready for a birthday party, wrapping up the school year, and prepping for hubby’s annual training. That’s all on top of the normal birthdays, holidays, and day-to-day life obligations. It has been chaotic to say the least. That is why I’m super stoked to have fun stuff to do like test out this super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game. It is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun!

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This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

 

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Materials

Make Your Glow-in-the-Dark Wiffle Balls

 

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Step 1

Open your pack of wiffle balls.

 

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Step 2

Place each ball on a plastic shot glass.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Step 3

Paint the top half of each wiffle ball with glow paint.

Step 4

Allow your paint to dry and then turn your wiffle balls over on the shot glasses.

 

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Step 5

Next, paint the remainder of each wiffle ball with glow paint and allow it to dry.

 

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Step 6

Lastly, spray each wiffle ball with acrylic sealant. This will keep the glow paint from coming off due to game play.

Game Set Up

Charge Balls

Set your painted wiffle balls in the sun or under a light for an hour or more before playing. The better charged that they are, the longer your glow game can last.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Arrange Buckets

The way that you arrange your buckets will depend on how many you are using. The buckets should be divided into 2 equal groups and arranged as outlined below. Place your groups 10-20 feet apart, the prior for small children and the latter for groups of adults.

  • 8 Buckets: Arrange 4 buckets in a diamond for each group. From the bottom: 1 Bucket, 2 Buckets, 1 Bucket
  • 10 Buckets: Arrange 5 buckets in a plus sign pattern in each group. From the bottom: 1 Bucket, 3 Buckets, 1 Bucket
  • 12 Buckets: Arrange 6 buckets in each group in a triangle pattern. From the bottom: 3 Buckets, 2 Buckets, 1 Bucket

 

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Fill Buckets

Fill each bucket half-way with water. Next, break a glow stick for each one and toss them in the buckets.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Game Play

Divide into teams and take turns trying to toss the wiffle balls into the buckets. Each time a ball lands in a bucket, that bucket is removed from play. Balls can be blocked by the defending team but team members cannot move in front of the buckets to do so. Also, if a bucket is knocked over during a block, it is still removed from play. The first team to eliminate all of their opponents’ buckets wins.

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This DIY giant backyard glow pong game is guaranteed to bring laughs and fun. This was the exact break our family needed. Whip this game out any time this summer that you need to relax and have fun. It’s also a great game to play at parties and BBQ’s. You can totally play it during the day without the glow sticks and have a blast. End the game with a water gun fight (fill them up from the buckets) or dump the buckets on the winning team to cool off. You can also make this awesome DIY game night medal if you want a reward for the winning team. Don’t forget to check out these other fun and easy glow games before you go:

Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

Summer is right around the corner. I’m starting a new summer series devoted to fun glow-in-the-dark activities. Let's start with this easy DIY glow Frisbee.

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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.
Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal

Ever since I saw the preview in theaters months ago, I have been stoked about the new Wonder Woman movie coming out. It looks simply incredible (if you haven’t seen the preview yet, check it out below). That’s why I jumped at the chance to create an awesome Wonder Woman DIY for May’s Movie Monday Challenge. There are a lot of tutorials out there for the Lynda Carter portrayal of Diana Prince so I wanted to create a project that is geared to the more gladiatorial look of the upcoming Wonder Woman. This DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal is exactly that. The sentiment “Fight Like a Girl” will be a constant reminder to be empowered and authentic.

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Materials

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 1

First, paint the bottom of the notebook cover navy blue using your fine arts paint brush.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 2

Next, paint the top of the notebook cover maroon and leave a 2 inch gap in the center of the notebook cover.

Step 3

Set your notebook aside to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 4

Next cut along a corner fold of your brown paper lunch bag until you reach the bottom. Then cut and remove the bottom rectangle completely. Lay your bag flat as you see in the picture above.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 5

Place a spare composition notebook on your lunch bag. It does not have to be blank it only needs to be the same size.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 6

Next, fold in the flap of the lunch bag to the inside of the back cover of your notebook as pictured.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 7

Wrap the bag around the front cover of your notebook in the same fashion.

Tip:

  • Think back to when you made covers for your textbooks in school to help with this part.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 8

Write the words, “Like A” in the center of the front part of the lunch bag cover in pencil.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 9

Next, write “Fight” in pencil centered above.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 10

Lastly, write the word “girl” in cursive underneath the words “Like A” on the cover.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 11

Remove your paper bag cover from the composition notebook and place it on your cutting mat.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 12

Begin cutting out your letters using the flat knife from your Cricut tool kit.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 13

Continue cutting out letters until all of your words are cut out.

Tip:

  • If you have trouble getting your letters out of the paper, use the tiny metal “spatula” tool in your Cricut tool kit.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 14

Age your paper bag by dry brushing black paint and burnt umber paint alternatively over it. Next, crumple up your paper bag and then re-flatten it.

Tips:

  • Use your 2 inch household paint brush for this step.
  • Take extra caution when dry brushing over your cut out words. You don’t want to rip any of them.
  • If your letters are bent or skewed after crumpling your paper bag, carefully flatten them back out and place a heavy book over top.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 15

Pull your notebook back over and paint a second coat of navy paint on it.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 16

Next, paint a second coat of maroon paint on it. Allow your paint to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 17

After your second coats of paint have dried, paint the center strip of your notebook cover white and allow it to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 18

Once your white paint has dried go over it with a heavy coat of gold paint. Again, allow your paint to dry before moving on.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 19

Once all of your paint has dried, go over your entire front cover with Mod Podge using your household paint brush.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 20

Next, place the cut out words part of your paper bag over the Mod Podge and seal in place with an additional coat of Mod Podge. Allow it to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 21

Turn your notebook over and do the same on the back with the remaining paper bag.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 22

Seal your journal with a final coat of Mod Podge and allow it to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 23

Lastly, trim all of the excess edges from your paper bag cover.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

This DIY Wonder Woman inspired journal turned out fantastically. Looking at it make your inspired to take on the world and “Fight Like a Girl”. What does fighting like a girl mean to you? To me it means fighting with love, strength, and compassion which it what all people should do. Wonder Woman is definitely the kind of role model I want my daughter looking up to. This journal is an excellent reminder of that. Now it’s time to check out the other amazing Wonder Woman ideas from my friends 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.
Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Gorgeous DIY Sunset Sailboat Painting

Do you mix your own colors for paint projects? I typically keep large tubes of the primary colors as well as black and white for all of my acrylic paint projects. It is awesome because it allows you to get the precise shade you want. Unfortunately it can also lead to an excess of paint at the end of the project. This recently happened with me and I couldn’t bear seeing such a large amount of paint wasted. So, I decided to pull out a large blank canvas and see what I could create to use up the rest of the paint. The result was this gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting. (Please note that in the materials section I have included the end color of paint needed. This is to make it easier for you if you don’t feel like mixing your own paint colors.)

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Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

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Materials

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 1

Spread orange paint on the top 2/3 of your canvas with a 2” paintbrush.

Tip:

  • Allow some of the white of the canvas to show through your brush strokes.

 

Step 2

One the bottom third of your canvas, brush on the teal paint.

Tip:

  • This should be thicker than your orange paint above with little-to-no white showing through.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 3

Start outlining your sailboat with navy paint by first painting the boat and then moving on to the first sail. See the picture above for reference.

Note:

  • Use your fine point brush for this part.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 4

Next, outline your second sail. Be sure to leave a gap between the 2 sails like you see in the picture.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 5

Once you have finished outlining your sailboat, fill it in with paint.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 6 (Optional)

My first coal on the sailboat was too light so I added a second coat of navy paint. If yours is looking too light as well, add a second coat to it.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 7

Add some white accents to your water by dipping your 2” inch brush in white paint and brushing the excess onto a scrap of paper before brushing over your water.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 8

Next, paint a light shadow of the boat on the water. See the picture above for reference.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 9

Once you are happy with the look of the shadows, darken them with your navy paint.

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Step 10

Allow your painting to dry completely and enjoy!

 

Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

Isn’t this so pretty? It’s a perfect example of the saying that necessity is the mother of all invention. This DIY sunset sailboat painting never would have come to be if there hadn’t been so much paint to be used up. The next time you find yourself getting ready to rinse all of that paint off of your palette, pause. Think if maybe there is a project begging to be made with it. Even if your project doesn’t turn out (which has totally happened to me before) you haven’t wasted any supplies making it. Plus the best part about canvases is that if you mess up you can paint over the whole thing and start over. That is definitely winning all around!

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Don't throw out that leftover paint from your project! This gorgeous DIY sunset sailboat painting is made with excess paint and you can make one easily!

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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 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!

 

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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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