These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

DIY Mermaid Halloween Costume Accessories

In case you haven’t noticed, we are in full Halloween mode over here. One of the best parts of Halloween is getting dressed up. In fact, I love it so much that I sometimes sport multiple costumes over the course of the Halloween season. It’s just so much fun. We are currently moving right along with our Halloween costumes for this year. If you saw yesterday’s tutorial then you already know that today I am sharing how to make DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories. These are so easy to make and since I had all of the paint and glue, 2 sets only cost $3.00! That’s a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind. Let’s get the fun started with the tutorial.

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Materials

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 1

Select 11 shells from your bag to use on your accessories.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 2

Paint 3 of the shells green and 5 of the shells gold.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 3

Next, paint 3 of your shells blue.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 4

Pour a small amount of gold paint into your paint tray.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 5

Next, paint the gold over your blue shells.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 6

Allow your shells to dry.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 7

While your shells dry, remove your crown and wand from their packaging.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 8

After the paint has dried, glue a green shell to the center of your crown.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 9

Next, glue 2 gold shells on either side of your green shell on your crown.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 10

Add 2 blue shells between the green and gold shells on your crown.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 11

Set you crown to the side and glue a gold shell on the top center of the wand.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 12

Add a green shell to the bottom left of the gold shell.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 13

Next, add another green shell to the bottom right of the gold shell.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 14

Then glue a blue shell between the green shells.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 15

Lastly, glue 2 small gold shells on the wand as pictured.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 16

Next, carefully trim the top of the crown so that it is aligned with the glued shells.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 17

Glue small beads in the indents on the wand handle.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

Step 18

Add beads to the crown as well, using the picture above as reference.

 

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. It is so easy to make that I made one for my mermaid costume as well. You will see that one in the adult mermaid costume tutorial. Before you go, don’t forget to check out the full girl’s mermaid costume with face paint tutorial on the Pirates and Mermaid Sibling Costumes post. Not ready for the crafty Halloween fun to end? Check out all of the incredible DIY projects available on our Halloween page!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

DIY Glowing Pirate Trick-or-Treat Bag

Do your kids normally carry those generic tick-or-treat bags or pumpkin buckets for Halloween? That is what our family usually does but as the kids get older they are requesting costumes that have more accessories. What not try something different this year with us? This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look. It also increases visibility of your little one to help keep your child safe. The best part is that this can be worn across your children to free up their hands for swords, hooks, and holding your hand. Add all of that up and you have one awesome and practical costume accessory.

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Materials

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 1

Open up your jumbo checkers game.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 2

Set your red checkers and the board aside.

Note:

  • You will not be using them for this project.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 3

Now paint your black checkers with gold enamel paint.

Tips:

  • Do not completely cover the checkers. You want some of the black to show through the paint.
  • One brush dip should by enough to paint 2-3 checkers.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 4

Set you painted checkers aside to dry.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 5

Now pull out your drawstring bag.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 6

Next, paint the outline of your skull in the top center of your bag with glow fabric paint.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 7

Then add your skull’s eye sockets, nose cavity, and mouth.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 8

Start painting the crossbones starting at the top left of your skull.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 9

Continue painting the crossbones.

Tip:

  • Make sure that the opposite corner bones line up as though they continue behind your skull.

Step 10

Set your bag aside and let the fabric paint dry completely.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 11

After all of your paint has dried, add Liquid Stitch to the bottom edge of your checkers.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 12

Next, stick the checkers to your bag.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 13 (Optional)

Add an additional line of Liquid Stitch around edges of the attached checkers to further secure them.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 14

Let the glue dry completely.

Tip:

  • I let mine dry for 24 hours just to be sure everything was secure.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Now your kids can have a hands-free treat collector this Halloween. This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag is also great in case you end up having to carry it for the younger children while the older ones finish trick-or-treating. There is a 5 year gap between our oldest and youngest child. The 8 year old lasts much longer than the 3 year old as is expected. When that happens, I can throw this bag on my back and still have free hands and arms for the wee ones. Come back tomorrow to see the coordinating costumes for this bag and get some great face painting tutorials! See you then! **Update** The costumes and face paint will go live on Monday. Thanks!!

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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.
Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

DIY Wooden Geometric Fox Wall Art

This week we are continuing to move forward with the boys room makeover. The kids love seeing it all start to come together. I am also super excited because the storage piece I ordered has arrived, as well. Of course, you know that I have to tweak it some. That is just what a chronic DIY-er does. The storage post will be coming your way soon. Today, however, as promised we are making this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art. It is inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby but I wanted to create something a little more rustic.

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Materials

  • Collected Sticks
  • Laminated Mat or Parchment Paper
  • Black Washable Marker
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Cutting Mat
  • Utility Knife

Step 1

First, bake your collected sticks in the oven at 250ºF for 1-2 hours.

Tip:

  • You can place them straight on the oven rack.

 

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Step 2

Let the sticks cool before working with them.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 3

While your sticks cool, pull out your laminated mat.

Tips:

  • Parchment paper will be easy to pull off of your glued sticks but you will have to get a new sheet to draw your fox on if you mess up.
  • The laminated mat is more tedious to remove the artwork from but you can wash off any drawing mistakes you make with the marker.

 

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Step 4

Next, draw the bottom of your fox face as pictured.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 5

Continue drawing the outline of your fox face and the ears.

Tip:

  • Make sure your lines are straight. You do not want any curved lines.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 6

Then fill in the interior lines, eyes, and nose of the fox.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 7

Begin measuring and breaking your sticks to fit on your lines.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 8

Continue fitting sticks until all of your drawn lines are covered.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 9

Next, start gluing the joints with that glue.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 10

Continue adding glue until all of your joints are secured.

Tips:

  • Some joints may need to be held together until the glue has begun to cool.
  • If your sticks are not straight it causes the joints not to line up well for gluing. Add small pieces of stick underneath that curved piece at the joints to strengthen the glue bonds.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 12

Add the eyes and nose then allow the glue to dry completely.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

 

Step 13

Next, carefully remove the fox from your mat.

Tip:

  • I used the tiny spatula from this kit to get under the glue in some spots.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 14

Repair any areas that come apart or weaken during removal and let the glue dry

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 15

Lastly, trim the excess glue with your utility knife.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

That’s all there is to making this DIY wooden geometric fox wall art! Now hang it on the wall and you’ll have a rustic modern piece or artwork for the kid’s room. Next week we will make the bear wall art. Until then you can check out this DIY Woodland Explore artwork. It’s another simple and rustic piece of DIY art that is perfect for a camping or woodland themed kid’s room.

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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 easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

DIY Mini Pumpkin Lanterns :: Easy Fall Decor Idea

Fall is officially near and that can only mean that Halloween is right around the corner. My inner child is crazy giddy right now. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fun, freedom, and heat of summer. It doesn’t speak to my soul like fall. The beautiful colors, pumpkins everywhere, and the chill in the air all create an ethereal atmosphere that is pure comfort. Whether you love the fall or not, you can’t deny that September is the official go ahead to start your fall decorating. These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle.

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Materials

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 1

Remove the lids from 4 pumpkin boxes and set the lids aside.

Note:

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 2

Next, paint the inside of each pumpkin box with your black acrylic paint.

Step 3

Let the paint dry completely.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 4

Then cut out 2 small triangle eyes on each pumpkin box with your utility knife.

Tips:

  • Cut from the inside of your pumpkin (the part you painted black) to keep the box from bending or collapsing while cutting.
  • Also cut on top of a cutting mat to protect your work surface.

 

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Step 5

Next, cut a mouth beneath the eyes on each pumpkin box with your utility knife.

Tip:

  • Again, cut from the inside and on top of a cutting mat.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 6

Turn your pumpkin boxes over and cover the outside of each one with black acrylic paint.

Step 7

Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 8

Next, add a light layer of orange paint over the black paint on the outside of your pumpkin boxes.

Tip:

  • The layer should be light enough that you can see the black show through.

Step 9

Let your orange paint dry.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 10

Lastly, add electric tea lights to your lanterns and place where you would like to display them.

**Warning**

Do not use actual flames with these. They are flammable. Use electronic candles only.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

These DIY mini pumpkin lanterns turned out so fantastically. Add them to stacked books on your mantle for gorgeous fall décor. I also paired mine with a brown pillar candle on a wrought-iron pedestal. It adds that touch of vintage spook that is perfect. Don’t forget to check out the Sweet DIY Pumpkin Banner that is made with the lids to the pumpkin boxes. Then come back next week for a fun Halloween game made from the boxes. Can you believe one little item can lead to so much fall fun?! Talk about an awesome buy to rock your autumn season.

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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.
Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

20 Delightful DIY Pumpkin Projects for Fall + MM 171

If you follow along with DIY Adulation on Instagram then you already know that I am in full fall mode right now. I knew that baby fever is totally a thing but apparently so is pumpkin fever and I have it bad. That’s why this week I couldn’t resist rounding up these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall. With these projects you can get your pumpkin fix all over your house from your front door to your table tops. After you are done checking them out, stick around for the Merry Monday link party!

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

 

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Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

How to Transform Foam Pumpkins into Pretty Fall Décor (Michelle James Designs)

Turn those bright orange pumpkins into gorgeous fall décor with this tutorial!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Elegant Feather Wreath Mini Tutorial (Trish at Uncommon Designs)

Who would have thought that awesome décor could be this easy to make? Make your own festive wreath with a feather boa and some pumpkins.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Farmhouse Pumpkin Bucket (How to Nest for Less)

Words cannot express how beautiful this easy tutorial is. You will want to make one for every room in the house!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Easy DIY Felt Pumpkins (My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies)

The dimension on these easy DIY pumpkins is too cute. They are so easy to make you could even get the kids in on the crafty fun.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Colorful Fall Fabric Pumpkins (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

If traditional fall colors aren’t your thing then these colorful pumpkins are for you. Who says autumn can’t be multi-colored?

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin with Washi Tape (Jenny at Refresh Living)

These are one of those gorgeous projects that makes you go, “Wait, that is washi tape?!” The best part is that you can easily change the project to fit your style by changing up the tape.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Faux Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece (Michelle for Crafts Unleashed)

Adding succulents to your fall décor is easy with this pumpkin centerpiece.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Distressed Wood Plank Pumpkins (Michelle at The Scrap Shoppe Blog)

Here is another great DIY to add non-traditional pops of color to your autumn décor. These would look great indoors or out!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Styrofoam Pumpkin Makeover (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

You just have to love those dollar store pumpkins! Here’s another tutorial to make them more sophisticated for your style.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Neutral Pallet Pumpkins (Leanna at Faeries and Fauna)

You will want these pumpkins on your porch now. They are a perfect piece of neutral décor that can be added to any style.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Silhouette Pumpkins (Trish at Uncommon Designs)

I love, love, love these no-carve pumpkins. Put them on your mantle for a vintage décor that will wow all season long.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Pumpkin Candlesticks (Paula at Frog Prince Paperie)

These pumpkin candlesticks make a beautiful centerpiece for you coffee table or dining table. Make 2 sets and bookend your mantle décor as well.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Fabulous DIY Fabric Pumpkins (Michelle James Designs)

If you love that traditional farmhouse style, these pumpkins will let you add a fall touch to it. Change up the entire look by simply changing the fabric you use if you want a more colorful fall style.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

DIY Drilled Pumpkins (Taryn Whiteaker)

It doesn’t get my simpler than these modern pumpkins. They are a gorgeous addition to your home this season.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

A Pumpkin Full of Roses (Linda at Crafts ala Mode)

This pumpkin décor looks great on the front door or on the wall. Personally, I love the styled look in the window.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin (Dagmar at Dagmar’s Home)

Make fall décor out of items you already have around the house with this easy tutorial.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Decorating Ideas for Small White Pumpkins (Kathy at Petticoat Junktion)

Minis are always better. That is why these small white pumpkins are so cute!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Buffalo Check Pumpkin Wreath (How to Nest for Less)

This gorgeous wreath will take your front door all the way through the season.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Easy DIY Book Pumpkin (Wendi at H2O Bungalo)

Upcycled book décor is always a great way to dress up your home. Now you can make it seasonal with this awesome tutorial.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Pretty Spooky DIY Jack-O-Lantern Bracelet (DIY Adulation)

Lastly, take your pumpkin obsession on the go with this easy bracelet tutorial!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Which one of these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall is your favorite? Now you have 20 ways to get your pumpkin fix this season. If that’s not enough, keep scrolling down and check out what fun pumpkin projects are linked up this week. See you down there at the Merry Monday link party!

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We’re changing things up for the beginning of holiday season. Each host will be choosing one post and it will be featured on all 11 blogs! What we’re looking for this week:

  • All things Halloween
  • Fall thing Fall

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

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Handmade Humorous Zombie Halloween Card

Do you send out Halloween cards to friends and family each year? I usually don’t because I send out homemade Halloween party invitations for my birthday each October. However, I’m leaning towards a more low-key celebration this year spent alone. Does that mean I’m not going to create some awesome Halloween cards? Heck no! Creating your cards is at least 75% of the fun. This year let’s try something different and create some fun greeting cards. First up is this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card. You may remember the zombie stamp from this Valentine’s card but we are completely changing up the look of it today.

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Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

 

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Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Materials

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 1

First, cut a piece of olive cardstock that is .25 inches smaller than your pre-folded card when it is open.

Step 2

Rip the top right corner and bottom left corner of your cut piece of olive cardstock.

Step 3

Next, ink the edges of your olive cardstock with brown ink.

Step 4

Now, attach the inked olive cardstock in the center of your open card with your glue runner.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 5

After the cardstock is secured, ink around the edges of the inside of your card with red ink.

Step 6

Next, ink over the red ink on the edges with brown ink.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 7

Fold your card back in half and ink around the edges of the front with brown and then red ink.

Note:

  • The inking order is reversed for the front of the card. It helps add a slightly more sinister first impression to the card.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 8

Next, attach 2 pieces of black ribbon diagonally across the front of the card with your glue runner.

Step 9

Trim the edges of the ribbon to match the edges of the card.

Step 10

Cut a small square of olive cardstock that is 2.5” x 2.5”.

Step 11

Next, rip the top right corner of the olive cardstock square.

Step 12

Now, ink around the edges of the square with brown ink.

Step 13

Stamp your zombie saying in the center of your square with black pigment ink.

Step 14

Immediately cover your stamped saying with red glitter embossing powder.

Step 15

Next, shake off any excess powder and return it to your container.

Step 16

Heat the embossed saying with your heat tool.

Step 17

Attach the stamped olive square with your glue runner.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 18

Next, round the top right and bottom left corners of your black square with the corner rounder.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 19

Stamp “Trick or Treat” in the center of your black square with black pigment ink.

Step 20

Again, immediately cover your stamped image with red glitter embossing powder.

Step 21

Shake off the excess powder and return it to your container.

Step 22

Next, heat your stamped image with your heat tool.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 23

Now ink the edges of your black square with white ink.

Step 24

Lastly, attach your black square to the inside of your card with adhesive foam squares.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

I know that seems like a lot of steps but most of them go very quickly. Plus, the end result is this awesome, handmade humorous zombie Halloween card. A little bonus tip for you: get the pre-folded cards that come with envelopes. Then when you are done creating your card you can slip it in the envelope and it’s protected and ready to go. This will save you time later. Looking for more Halloween paper crafts? Check out this Sweet DIY Pumpkin Banner for an easy décor idea. You can also make these Wickedly Easy DIY Halloween Invitations if you have a party coming up next month. Don’t worry, I’ll have more fun Halloween greeting cards coming your way soon!

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Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

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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 woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

DIY Woodland Explore Artwork :: Boys Room Makeover

After a short break we are finally moving further in our boys room makeover! The storage furniture has been ordered but it still hasn’t arrived yet. While we wait for it to come in the mail, let’s work on some wall art as promised. Next week we will find out how to make the geometric artwork from the boys room makeover idea board. Today we are going to make this DIY woodland explore artwork. The best part is that it is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a beautiful and unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

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This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

 

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Materials

 

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

Step 1

First, cover your stretched canvas with black acrylic paint.

Tip:

  • Don’t worry too much about painting the edges because they will be covered later in the project.

 

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

Step 2

Next, use a ruler to draw 2 parallel lines that are 10 inches long and 3 inches apart.

Tip:

  • If you make a mistake, do not erase it. If you do then you will mess up the black background. Simply re-draw the lines correctly and we will fix mistakes later.

Step 3

Add triangles and lines at each end as pictured above step 2 to turn them into arrows.

Tip:

  • Again, do not erase any mistakes.

 

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

Step 4

Draw the word “EXPLORE” centered above your arrows. (The picture already has green paint to show you the difference between the messed up area and corrected area.)

Tip:

  • This is an excellent example of not erasing your mistakes. The first time I drew “EXPLORE” it wasn’t centered so I had to re-do it.

 

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

Step 5

Next, cover the pencil lines of the word “EXPLORE” with green paint.

 

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

Step 6

Fill in any of the round parts of the letters with green paint.

Step 7

Continue by covering the lines of the arrows with green paint.

Step 8

Allow all of your paint to dry completely.

Step 9

If necessary, add a second coat of green paint and allow it to dry.

 

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

Step 10

Next, go back over any pencil mistakes you made with black acrylic paint and let it dry.

 

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

Step 11

Cover the edges of your canvas by hot gluing birch bark to them.

 

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

Step 12

Trim the birch bark flush with the canvas.

 

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

Step 13

Lastly, add birch bark with hot glue to the front edges of the canvas like a frame.

 

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

See? I told you this DIY woodland explore artwork was easy. The birch adds that outdoor camping feel that works great with the new boys room design. Don’t forget to come back next week to find out how to make the geometric artwork. Until then, you can check out this incredibly easy comforter makeover. You can also find out how to add extra storage to your kids’ room with this boys dresser makeover. See you next week for the geometric artwork!

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This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

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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.
Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse for Game Day

 Football season is here! On Saturday I am watching the game with my 2 youngest children and even though it is pre-season, I get into it. I am 100% that annoying person yelling at the TV like they can hear me. Then the most adorable thing started happening. The 3 and 4 year old started yelling the same things I was at the TV… only they don’t know much about football so it would be at completely random times. It is so cute to watch them yell, “Go, go, go!” at the players during a field goal attempt… the opposing team’s attempt. It was a great reminder of how much fun football can be even when you know nothing about the sport. This DIY Cincinnati Bengals purse celebrates that innocent fun with a mix of whimsical buttons and traditional style.

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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 | Domestically Creative Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Sue | A Purdy Little House Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Kimm | Reinvented Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Sara | Twelve on Main
Kim | Farmhouse Made Toni | Small Home Soul Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Marie | DIY Adulation Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Leanna | Of Faerie and Fauna Denise | My Thrifty House Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks Shirley | Intelligent Domestications | Michelle | Michelle J Designs

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


Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

 

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Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Materials

  • XL Bengals Zip-Up Jacket
  • Scissors
  • Straight Pins
  • Needle Black Thread
  • Large Orange Button
  • Small Orange Button
  • Large Black Button
  • Small Black Button
  • Orange Strap (Measured and Cut for where you would like the purse to hang)

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 1

First, sew a whip-stitch around your zipper 6-7 inches from the top.

Tip:

  • Make sure that your jacket is zipped closed for this. You are creating a new stop for the zipper so it needs to be above the stitch.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 2

Next, cut off the trim around the bottom in one long piece.

Note:

  • Keep this for another project that I will be sharing with you later.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 3

Then cut up the side seam of the jacket to just below where you sewed around the zipper.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 4

Cut straight across the front of the jacket, again staying under the sewn part on your zipper.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 5

Repeat step 3 on the opposite side seam of the jacket.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 6

Next, cut to the sleeves on either side.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 7

Then cut about the sleeves and the collar, leaving the collar attached as pictured.

Note:

  • Again, save the pieces you have removed for another project.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 8

Fold your jacket piece in half at the zipper with right-sides facing together.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 9

Line up the edges and pin them together.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 10

Next, sew around the pinned edges starting at the bottom and stopping at the collar.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 11

After the rest of the edges are sewn, trim the collar to match the edge and sew close.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 12

Unzip your zipper and turn your purse right-side out.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 13

Next, sew one end of your strap to the large orange button.

Step 14

Once the orange button is secure, sew the small black button on top of it.

Tip:

  • During these steps, don’t add too many stitches. It will make it harder to attach to your purse in the next step.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 15

Now sew the buttons to the top of your purse.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Step 16

Repeat steps 13 through 15 with the large black button and small orange button at the bottom of your purse.

 

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

Football season is here! Get your style ready for game day with this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse made from a thrift store jacket!

How much fun is this DIY Cincinnati Bengals purse?! I love it when you find something your love at the thrift store and are able to turn it into something amazing. In this case it is being turned into 4 amazing somethings. I will be sharing those tutorials with you throughout the month so don’t throw out any of the pieces we didn’t use to make the purse. Now it is time to check out what my friends discovered this month at the links below.

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And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

DIY Colorful Family Game Night Turn Stick

Family game night is a fun, frugal way to spend time together. As your family grows, so does the fun. Laughter and conversation are a fantastic part of game night but they also lead to losing track of turns. Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating, especially with younger kids. That’s where this DIY colorful family game night turn stick comes in. Now you can keep all of the fun and lose the frustration. If the turn stick isn’t passed to you then it is not your turn. It’s as easy as that.

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Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

 

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Materials

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 1

First, cut 2 pieces of each color of plastic twine that is the length of the paint brush.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 2

Next, know the ends of 2 matching color pieces of twine.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 with the remaining pairs of twine.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 4

Next, add 3 beads on one piece of twine and push them down to the knot.

Step 5

Then add a second knot above the beads.

Note:

  • See picture above step 4 for reference.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 6

Add 3 more beads to the twine and knot above them again.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 7

Repeat steps 4-6 with the remaining knotted twine pairs.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 8

Next, knot the opposite ends of each beaded twine roughly 3 inches from the loose ends.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 9

Again, add beads 3 at a time and knot below them as you did above.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 10

After you have added 2 sets of beads to each pair and knotted them, trim the ends.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 11

Next, fold the beaded pieces of twine and attach to the paint brush with your duct tape.

Tip:

  • Fold the twine slightly off-center, not equally in half.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 12

Wrap the remainder of the paint brush with your duct tape.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 13

Lastly, separate the beaded sections and wrap tape around 3 of them to secure them to the paint brush more.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

How easy is this DIY colorful family game night turn stick? The kids absolutely love it! It has made games, like Trouble, that don’t have any other discernable way to keep track of turns so much easier. Of course, your family will love this colorful stick so much that they will want to pull it out for every game. Bonus tip: this is also a great tool to keep little ones who aren’t quite old enough for family game night entertained when you are playing Scattergories or Trivial Pursuit. If you want even more awesome accessories to make family game night easier, check out this easy DIY family game night board. It will keep the board from sliding around and turns to allow players to reach pieces easily.

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Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

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