Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget.

DIY Patriotic Medallion Wall Art

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Getting your home ready for the 4th isn’t the pomp and circumstance that other holidays are. A lot of the decorations are for outdoors or party décor. There is one wall in our dining room that is reserved for just such décor. We decorate it for parties, like little man’s baseball birthday, and for holidays like Independence Day. The trouble is that it’s a big wall and finding seasonal décor for it can be expensive. That’s why this DIY patriotic medallion wall art is perfect. It allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget.

 

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Materials

 

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Step 1

Open both sets of patriotic hanging fans.

Note:

  • You need both sets to have enough large fans for your décor.

 

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Step 2

Unfold the fans and secure them.

Tip:

  • The fans come with sticky tabs but because of how we are using them, I recommend using additional tape to secure them.

 

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Step 3

Next, start designing your artwork.

Tip:

  • Have a general idea of how you want your artwork laid out before taping the fans together.

 

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Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget. #ad

Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget. #ad

Step 4

Once you know how your artwork will fit together, start taping pieces together. Make sure you are taping them on the back so that the tape doesn’t show when your artwork is hung.

Step 5

Continue taping your fans together until your desired size and design are reached.

Tips:

  • Create visual interest by varying the sizes and designs of the fans next to each other.
  • Don’t be afraid to put some of the smaller ones in the back of your design.
  • Check your design periodically by carefully flipping your design over.
  • Make sure that you tuck the cardboard handles behind the fans.

 

Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget. #ad

Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget. #ad

Step 6

After your design is complete, secure it with more tape on the back to keep it from coming apart while hanging.

 

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Step 7

Lastly, hang your artwork on the wall with flat tacks.

 

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Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget. #ad

This is such an easy do-it-yourself project. It comes together in 20 minutes; less if you don’t spend as long choosing your design as I did. I love how this DIY patriotic medallion wall art looks in our dining room. Now I have to get some seasonally neutral fans to create one to hang up in between the holidays! Grab your own patriotic hanging fans at Oriental Trading. Don’t forget to pick up the materials for this DIY Stars and Stripes Centerpiece while you’re there. You will have your home BBQ and fireworks ready in no time. Now I’d love to hear: do you go all out with décor for every holiday or only the big ones? 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.
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.
Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Easy DIY Iron Man Birthday Invitations

Have you ever tried throwing an Iron Man party? He is my youngest son’s favorite Avenger and, of course, the theme he chose for his birthday party. In case you haven’t tried this theme, let me tell you: finding Iron Man only invitations is hard. It’s like companies don’t want to split up the Avengers because you cannot find them on their own. To solve the problem, I made my own. If your little one decides he wants an Iron Man birthday party then these will save you time and money. These easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations come together quickly and your kid will love them.

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Materials

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Step 1

Open your pack of cards and fold in half along the pre-formed crease.

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Step 2

Next, cut out pictures of Iron Man from your Avengers book.

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Step 3

Measure your pictures to ensure that they fit on the card. Trim any pictures as needed.

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Step 4

After trimming all of your pictures, attach them to the fronts of your cards with the glue runner.

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Step 5

Next, line up your party stamp and 2 star stamps on your acrylic block.

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Step 6

Ink your stamps with black ink and stamp onto the fronts of your cards.

Step 7

Now cut your yellow/red cardstock into 8 rectangles.

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Step 8

Next, stamp each rectangle with your R.S.V.P. stamp in black ink.

Step 9

After your ink has dried, stamp the top right corner of each rectangle with the star banner stamp.

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Step 10

Again, allow the ink to dry and then stamp “Birthday” next to the stamped banner.

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Note:

  • If you use the same birthday stamp set that I did, the “Birthday” is attached to the word “Happy” but I cut them apart.

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Step 11

Fill the stamped stars on the banners with red stickles and set aside to dry.

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Note:

  • If you are using red cardstock, fill in the stars with gold stickles instead.

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Step 12

After your stickles have dried, attach your rectangles to the inside of your cards with your tape runner.

 

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

Are you throwing an Iron Man party? Finding Iron Man only invitations is hard but these easy DIY Iron Man birthday invitations are the perfect solution!

These DIY Iron Man birthday invitations turned out fantastically. They also got the ultimate seal of approval from my little man which is the highest praise this crafty momma can get. Now it’s time to get these off to the mail. If you’re looking for more Iron Man party ideas, they are coming. Next week we are going into full birthday party mode. I’ll share all of the DIY fun with you soon! Until then, you can get an early start on the thank you notes with this easy tutorial.

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

DIY End of Year Autograph Scrapbook

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

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

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

Materials

 

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

Trim any excess off of the border.

 

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

Step 3

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

 

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

Step 4

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

 

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

Step 5

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

 

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

Step 6

Then add a teacher sticker to the bottom.

 

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

Step 7

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

 

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

Step 8

Next, add an art page.

 

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

Step 9

After you have created your heading, embellish the page.

Step 10

Add a library page next.

Note:

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

 

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

Step 11

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

 

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

Step 12

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

 

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

Step 13

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

 

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

Step 14

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

 

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

Step 15

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

 

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

Step 16

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

Note:

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

 

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

Step 17

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

 

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

Step 18

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

 

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

Step 19

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

 

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

Step 20

Fill in the letters with angled lines as pictured.

 

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

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

Step 21

Next, embellish your gym page.

 

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

Step 22

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

Tip:

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

Step 23

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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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.
Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Easy DIY Valentine Gift Card Box

Did you miss 15 Totally Awesome Valentine Gifts for Guys last week and wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us. Dress it up a little instead of sticking it in a boring card. This easy DIY Valentine gift card box can be whipped up quickly to add some pizzazz to your man’s Valentine’s gift. Giving it in something handmade adds a little extra love to your gift almost effortlessly.

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Materials

Step 1

Cut your tissue paper into squares.

Tip:

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 2

Take the lid off of your box and set it to the side.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 3

Spread glue on the bottom of your box.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 4

Add squares of tissue paper to the glue.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 5

Continue covering your box and lid with glue and tissue paper until your entire box is covered.

Tip:

  • Do not add too many layers. If you do, your lid won’t go back on. Your box will also take longer to dry.

Step 6

Next, allow your box to dry.

 

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Step 7

Add your washi tape to your box so that it looks like a present.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Tip:

  • Start on the bottom of your box and cover it first. Then add your lid to the top to easily line up the top “ribbons”.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 8

Next, add your Valentine sticker to the top, center of your box lid.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 9

Now cut a strip of your cardstock that is 1-2 inches wide.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 10

Fold your strip of cardstock accordion style so that you have 9 small rectangles.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 11

Write your Valentine’s message on the center 7 rectangles (leaving one black at the top and one blank at the bottom). If you want, you can totally steal mine:

For all you do

Throughout the year

Here’s a gift

To bring you cheer!

Happy

Valentine’s

Day!

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 12

After you’ve written your Valentine’s message, glue the top blank rectangle to the underside of your lid.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 13

Next, glue the bottom blank rectangle to the front of your gift card.

Step 14

Allow your glue to dry.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 15

Place your gift card in the bottom of your box with the glued side up.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Step 16

Lastly, place your lid on the box.

 

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Did you wind up buying a gift card at the last minute? Dress it up a little with this easy DIY Valentine gift card box quickly and easily!

Now you can turn procrastination into a pretty present. Your husband will appreciate the thoughtfulness and you’ll love how quickly it comes together. Your husband can totally reuse the box later to surprise you with an easy gift. You have to love that multipurpose packaging! Planning a date night for Valentine’s Day, too? These free printable Marriage Conversation Cards are the perfect, quick date night addition whether you’re staying home or going out! Print yours out today.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

DIY Pokemon Card Valentines

We’re back again with another awesome Pokemon Valentine idea! Since so many of you love the Recycled Pokeball Valentine Box and because my oldest still loves all things Pokemon, I’ve created another fun DIY for you. These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Your little Pokemon trainer will be ecstatic to help you make these for his or her school Valentine’s party. Make yours today for a fully awesome party day!

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These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

 

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Materials

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 1

Fold your card inside out so that the white is on the outside.

Step 2

Turn your card so that the folded side is at the bottom.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 3

Cut your card in half down the center so that you have 2 smaller folded cards.

Note:

  • Set one card to the side.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 4

Next, cut the top half off of the front flap of your card. When folded, your card should now be half red and half white from the front.

Note:

  • Set aside the piece you cut off for later in the project.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 5

Now cut a 1.5 inch strip from your black cardstock.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 6

Trim the strip of black cardstock to the width of your card.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 7

Attach your black strip to the white flap on the front of your card so that half of it overlaps the red.

Note:

  • Do not add glue to the red portion of your card.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 8

Next, grab the piece of your card that you cut off in step 4 and draw a circle on it with your compass.

Tip:

  • Do this on the red side so that your pencil marks do not show in the finished product.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 9

Cut out your circle and trace around the edges of the white side with your black marker.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 10

Attach your circle to the center of your black strip.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 11

Next, carefully add glue to the inside edges of your card.

Note:

  • The width of your glue runner will be too big to leave a large enough pocket for your Pokemon card. Place your card on a piece of scrap paper and run your glue runner so that only ¼ of the glue is on the card edges.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 12

Now, write “I Choose You” in the center of your circle with your black marker.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 13

Next, write “From” and draw a line at the bottom of your card for your kid to sign.

Step 14

Repeat steps 1-14 until you have made enough cards for your child’s class.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 15

Lastly, open a pack of Pokemon cards and add one to each Valentine.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Now your child will have an awesome, unique Valentine to hand out at his or her party this year. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that your kid will get to keep any of the extra Pokemon cards (sorry, Mom). It’s also a fantastic alternative to candy Valentines. Pair these DIY Pokemon card Valentines with this recycled Pokeball Valentine Box to complete the whole theme. Your little Pokemon trainer will love you for it!

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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.
If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

DIY Monogram Valentine Wreath

Yesterday I shared 9 DIY Valentine wreaths with you to kick off the Merry Monday Link Party 140. Today, I want to show you how to make this adorably girly DIY monogram Valentine wreath. This year’s wreath really ramps up the glitter quotient to the next level. It is the perfect easy update your door is looking for. You can also use it as wall décor for your Valentine’s party! Multi-tasking holiday décor is the best for busy moms like us.

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If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

 

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Materials

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 1

Remove any packaging and staples attached to your wood monogram.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 2

Cut up coordinating tissue paper into squares.

Tip:

  • These do not need to be even so don’t get bogged down on this step.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 3

Add a dollop of glue to your monogram and spread it until you have a thick, even layer on a small portion of your outer circle.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 4

Fold up a square of tissue paper into a pseudo-flower shape. See picture above for reference.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 5

Attach to your monogram by placing the “stem” part into the glue. Press firmly for a few seconds before releasing.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 6

Continue adding folded tissue paper squares and glue until your entire outer circle is completely covered.

Tips:

  • Alternate shades of tissue squares as you go to achieve the look pictured.
  • Be sure to place folded squares tightly together. This gives your wreath a nice, full look.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 7

Next, cut the strings tied around your shower pouf that hold it together.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 8

Unravel it and cut a length of pouf that is about double the length that you want it to hang. Tie the ends together in a knot and trim the excess off of the end.

Step 9

Attach your pouf hanger to your wreath by slipping the end opposite your knot through the knotted end around the top of your wreath.

Tip:

  • After you have attached your pouf hanger, fluff your tissue around it. This keeps the continuity of your wreath.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 10

Now, spread glue on the top half of your “L” in the center of your wreath.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 11

Sprinkle your glitters over the glue.

Step 12

Add glue to the remaining half of your “L”.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 13

Again, cover with your gold and pink glitters.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 14

Allow your wreath to dry completely.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

Step 15

Lastly, spray your glittered letter with acrylic spray sealant to prevent it from dropping glitter everywhere.

 

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect.

If your Valentine’s style this year is loving all things pink and sparkly then this DIY monogram Valentine wreath is perfect. I do want to let you know that I wouldn’t hang this on your front door if you do not have a screen door. The tissue paper needs some protection from the elements. Another option is to hang it on the inside of your door so that you can see it whenever you’re in your home. Check out even more fun Valentine crafts like this glittery Zombie Valentine’s Card and these delicious heart-themed Valentine treats!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! You'll secretly hope more of your friends have some babies so you can make some more of them.

DIY Whalecome Baby Card

Celebrating a new life on the way is always such a blessing. Whether it is a couple’s first child or their fifth, it is still an occasion to celebrate. One of my favorite things to include with gifts, besides a DIY baby book, is handmade cards. The fun of cards for babies is that you can be super cutesy with them. No one has ever looked at anything baby-related and said, “Nope, that’s tacky. It’s just too adorable.” This DIY Whalecome Baby card is a perfect handmade card that fits the adorable baby motif!
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This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! You'll secretly hope more of your friends have some babies so you can make some more of them.

Materials

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Step 1

Orient your card so that it opens up from the bottom.

Step 2

Add a strip of striped scrap paper to the right side of the front of your card. Trim any overhang.

 

This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! You'll secretly hope more of your friends have some babies so you can make some more of them.

Step 3

Ink your whale stamp and stamp on the bottom left of your card front.

Note:

  • I centered mine in the bottom side of the card not covered with paper.

Step 4

Next, cut out a small rectangle of your plain scrap paper.

 

This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! You'll secretly hope more of your friends have some babies so you can make some more of them.

Step 5

After you have cut your rectangle, round the corners and write “Whalecome Baby” in the center with the fine tip end of your marker.

Tip:

  • Add extra definition, as pictured, by tracing over “Whalecome” with the broad tip end of your marker.

Step 6

Next, chalk the edges of your rectangle with your chalk ink. (See the picture in step 5 for reference.)

 

This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! You'll secretly hope more of your friends have some babies so you can make some more of them.

Step 7

Attach your rectangle in the center of your scrap paper strip with adhesive foam squares.

Tip:

  • Put one square in each corner and 1 square in the center to make the rectangle more stable on the card.

 

This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! You'll secretly hope more of your friends have some babies so you can make some more of them.

Step 8

Finally, add gemstones to the top left of the card, centered above the stamped whale image.

Tip:

  • Start with the largest gemstone in the center first. Next, add your smaller gemstones on either side.

 

This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! You'll secretly hope more of your friends have some babies so you can make some more of them.

Step 9

Next move on to the inside of your card and stamp your sentiment with pigment ink.

Step 10

Immediately after stamping your sentiment, cover it with your holographic powder.

Step 11

Shake off excess powder and return to the container.

Tip:

  • I have this awesome little tray with a pluggable spout that makes it super easy to put the excess back into the container.

 

This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! You'll secretly hope more of your friends have some babies so you can make some more of them.

Step 12

Next, blast your powder-covered saying with your heat tool to emboss. Allow it to cool before closing your card.

Tip:

  • If the heat causes your card to curl a little, place it between some heavy books to flatten it back out.

 

This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! You'll secretly hope more of your friends have some babies so you can make some more of them.

This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! I’m secretly hoping more of my friends have some babies so I can make some more. Plus, you know, babies are so adorable and loveable! Any expecting momma will be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful, handmade card attached to her baby’s gift. In case you haven’t notices, I’m absolutely in love with the cute little animals on these stamps. You can check out the coloring page I made with them in this DIY Coloring Book!

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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.
Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

DIY Autumn Thankful Wreath

November means a lot of things to people. Some look forward to the weather finally turning crisp or the beautiful colors across the scenery. Traditions and giving are also big themes for this time of year. If you read Creating Your Future November Goals then you know that one of my main goals for this month is increasing my thankfulness. Even if you have a grateful heart, sometimes we lose sight of how much we have to be thankful for every day. That is why it is important to be mindful about increasing your thankfulness. The main strategy for doing this is to write down 3 things each day that you are thankful for. You can extend this practice with your family by making this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. It is an easy way to decorate for Thanksgiving while exercising continued thankfulness together.

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Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

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Materials

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 1

Remove all packaging from your wreath.

Step 2

Cut a length of ribbon that is 24 inches long.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 3

Fold the ribbon in half and knot the loose ends about 8 inches from the bottom.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 4

Wrap around the top of the wreath and pull the folded end through the knotted end. Pull tight to secure.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 5

Tie the dangling ends into a bow. Trim the bottoms and fold the ends behind. See picture for reference.

Tip:

  • You can secure your bow to your wreath using 2 dressmaker’s pins.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 6

Attach your faux autumn leaves with your pins to cover your wreath.

Note:

  • I love the natural look of the straw so I chose not to cover it completely. This is totally optional.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 7

Cut out 5-10 leaves in each color from your paper pack. Use the leaf button on the “Stretch Your Imagination” cartridge (not ‘leaf-s’).

Tips:

  • Change up the sizes to add visual interest to your wreath. I used 3 inches and 4 inches.
  • Save time and use the ‘auto-fill’ feature to cut out as many leaves as will fit on one page.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 8

Have your family fill out the leaves with what they are thankful for using the metallic Sharpies.

Tip:

  • Let your little non-writers get involved by having them dictate what they are thankful for to you.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Step 9

Attach your thankful leaves to your wreath with your dressmaker’s pins.

 

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

Practice thankfulness with this gorgeous DIY autumn thankful wreath. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition you look forward to each year!

This is an easy way to decorate for Thanksgiving. Create an environment of thankfulness with gorgeous décor. Take the opportunity to make a family night out of making this wreath. It’s good for your kids to hear what you are thankful for. Even better, you might be surprised to hear what your little ones are thankful for. (Case-in-point: my 4 year old is thankful for her Twilight Sparkle Pony from Build-a-Bear. She cracks me up!)

Want to take this décor a step further? Use some of the paper leaves as place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. As the meal winds down, ask guests to write down what they are thankful for. Have the guests add their thankful leaves to your wreath before they go. This will become a fun Thanksgiving tradition guests look forward to each year!

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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.
Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Sweet DIY Pumpkin Banner

If you are looking to set your Halloween party apart from the others this year then these wickedly easy DIY Halloween invitations are perfect for you.

Okay friends, the household is finally running smoothly again. Everyone is healthy and happy which means we can get the DIY Halloween shindig back on the road. The next tutorial on the list is this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner. The best part about this banner is that it is large. It is perfect to display over a large room opening or to drape around the edges of a doorway.

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

 

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Materials

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 1

Open up your package of pumpkin boxes.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 2

Separate all of the lids from the boxes. Set the boxes aside for a project coming later this week.

Step 3

Pull a sheet of the banners paper from the Halloween paper pack.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 4

Select a lid and trace the outline of it onto your banners paper.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 5

Cut out your traced pumpkin image.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 6

Brush Mod Podge onto the top of the pumpkin lid.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 7

Place your cut out piece of paper over it and add a second coat of Mod Podge to the top.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 8

Set your pumpkin lid to the side to dry.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 9

Repeat steps 4 through 8 until with all of your remaining pumpkin lids.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 10

Trace your paper letters backwards onto the back of a sheet of green paper with black polka dots from your Halloween paper pack.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 11

Cut out the traced letters.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 12

Add the cut out letter one at a time to the pumpkin lids.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 13

Grab 3 of the leftover cut out tags from when you made the invitations.

 

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Step 14

Trim down to the words or designs on your tags. (You want them to be small enough to fit onto your pumpkin lids.)

 

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Step 15

Next, round the corners of your trimmed tags.

 

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Step 16

Attach to your remaining 3 pumpkins using Mod Podge as you did with the letters.

 

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Step 17

Start creating your pennants by first selecting one sheet each of the purple background with black spiders, the black background with multi-patterned stars, the green background with spiderwebs, and the black background with spiderwebs from the Halloween paper pack.

 

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Step 18

Use your ruler to measure 9 inches up on the edge of one sheet of paper. Trim your paper using your paper cutter using that mark.

 

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Step 19

Take your 9 inch piece of paper and mark every 3 inches along each long side (the 12 inch sides).

 

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Step 20

Use your ruler to draw straight lines from the top left corner to the first 3 inch mark on the bottom. Continue connecting following the pattern listed below:

  • Bottom 3 inch to Top 6 inch
  • Top 6 inch to Bottom 9 inch
  • Bottom 9 inch to Top Right Corner
  • See the picture above for reference.

 

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Step 21

Next, cut out the triangles. Only use the 3 large ones.

 

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Step 22

Repeat steps 18 through 21 for your remaining 3 sheets of paper.

 

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Step 23

Once your pennants are cut out, punch holes in the top left and right corners.

Step 24

Arrange your pennants in the repeating pattern of:

  • Purple Spider
  • Black Star
  • Green Spiderweb
  • Black Spiderweb

Step 25

Flip the stack of pennants face down onto your work surface.

 

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Step 26

Twist the ends of your 3 baker’s twines together.

 

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Step 27

Grab the pennant from the top of the facedown stack and thread the twines through the punched holes starting with the hole on the right and ending with the hole on the left.

 

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Step 28

Continue threading until all of the pennants are added.

 

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Step 29

Tie a knot in the loose end of the twine. Be sure to leave an excess of 5 inches or so.

Step 30

Next, cut the ends of baker’s twine still attached to the rolls and tie in a knot as well.

 

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Step 31

Ensure that your pennants stay evenly spaces by securing brads through each of the punched corners.

 

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Step 32

The last step is to attach all of your pumpkin lids to your pennants with hot glue. There are two ways to do this:

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Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

  1. Place glue on the bottom edge of the lids and press firmly to pennants.
  2. Trace the lid onto the pennant and place glue along the inside of the traced lines. Then secure your lid by placing it into the glue line. (This is the method I found to be most effective.)

Tip:

  • While attaching the lids, stack your finished pennants as pictured below to make it easy to keep the pennant you are working on in place.

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

Let's get this DIY Halloween shindig back on the road! Find out how to make this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner for easy and beautiful party decor!

How cool is this banner?! Don’t forget that using paper from the same pack as your wickedly easy invitations means your party is perfectly coordinated effortlessly. Here are some extra party tips for you to bring the décor together easily:

  • Crepe paper streamers make awesome dividers. Use them to quickly and inexpensively cordon off the party zone for your guests.
  • Utilize plastic tablecloths for more than covering the snack table. These are an easy way to dress up your walls or add separation between rooms as you see in the pictures above.

Throwing an amazing party doesn’t have to break the bank or your back. It is all about utilizing your supplies in multiple creative ways. Wow your guests while still having the energy to enjoy their company. Come back on Wednesday for more Halloween party DIY!

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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.