Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

DIY Monogram Stenciled Sharpie Mug

How many Sharpie mug tutorials do you have saved on Pinterest?

Now tell me how many of those you have made.

Don’t feel bad. I have a ton pinned, too, and I’ve made… zero. I haven’t made any, until now. That’s what makes this new blog hop so much fun. We are finally making those pins we keep saving but never find the time to make. This month I made a DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug based on this awesome tutorial from Delicious and DIY.

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Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

 

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Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Materials

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 1

Start by placing your large middle initial stencil on your mug as pictured.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 2

Next, add you first initial in the small stencil to the left of your middle initial.

Tip:

  • It is okay if the stencils overlap. Do what works for your design.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 3

Finish the monogram by adding your last initial in the small stencil to the right of your middle initial.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 4

Add the decorative underline stencil beneath your monogram.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 5

Then begin adding your butterfly stencils.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 6

Continue until you have the desired number of butterflies.

Step 7

Pull out your pink, green, and orange paint markers. If they are new, press the tip down repeatedly on a piece of paper until the paint comes out.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 8

Start adding paint by dabbing your green paint marker at random over your stencils.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 9

Next, do the same with your pink paint marker.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 10

Lastly, fill in the remaining areas of your stenciled design with your orange paint marker.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 11

Carefully start removing your stencils while your paint is still wet.

Tip:

  • Some of the paint ran a little but since I was going for a watercolor look, this added to it. If you are going for a crisp design, go lighter on your paint when dabbing on the stencils.

Step 12

Continue until all of your stencils are removed from the mug.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Note:

  • I didn’t like the look with only 2 butterflies after the stencils were removed so I added a 3rd butterfly.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Step 13

Allow your paint to dry completely before moving on.

Step 14

Bake your cup in the over according to the tutorial on Delicious and DIY.

Tips:

  • Although she doesn’t say this, I put my cup in the cold oven while it pre-heated. I worried that putting a cold cup (it is winter, after all) in a hot oven would make it crack.
  • After the timer went off, I turned off the oven and cracked the door. This allowed the cup to cool down slowly, again to prevent it from cracking.

 

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

Find out how to make this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Then check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop!

That’s all there is to this DIY monogram stenciled Sharpie mug. It is seriously easy and can be customized to your style. Don’t forget to check out Delicious and DIY to show her some love for the awesome idea! Then come back here and check out the other creations in the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop. Hopefully we’ll inspire you to start making all of those awesome ideas you keep pinning.

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Erlene – My Pinterventures • Shirley – Intelligent Domestications

Michelle – Our Crafty Mom • Molly – Just a Little Creativity

Marie – DIY AdulationJenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts

Joanne – Our Unschooling JourneyEmily – Domestic Deadline

Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Trisha – Blowing Away Out West

Sam – Raggedy Bits • Lynne – My Family Thyme • Beverly – Across the Blvd.

Debra – Shoppe No. 5 • Lauren – Mom Home Guide • Emily – Domestic Deadline

Heather – Glitter on a Dime •  Gwen – Geez, Gwen! • Blake – Style Island 

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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 etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

DIY Etched Family Mickey Plate

We are taking a break from our New Years goals today with an easy tutorial for Disney fans. We are taking our family to Disney World next year so I am already getting pumped. None of my kids have been yet so this is going to be such a delightful experience full of memories for them. This DIY etched family Mickey plate is an excellent way to surprise your kiddos with a Disney vacation announcement. It is also a fun and thoughtful, personalized gift for any Disney lover. Of course, it is so cool you will want to make one to keep as well. Luckily this DIY is inexpensive to make so you don’t have to choose between keeping on for you and gifting it.

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This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

 

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Materials

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 1

Start by layering strips of painters tape on a cutting mat (or other protected surface). Do this with the sticky-side of the tape facing up.

Step 2

Next, measure the width of your plate (the flat part only) with your ruler.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 3

Then draw 2 parallel lines on your tape strips the same length as your plate width. Place them roughly 2 inches apart from each other vertically.

Step 4

Continue sketching your design by drawing ears on the top parallel line.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 5

Next, draw a semi-circle below the bottom parallel line.

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Optional:

  • You can write and established date in the center of your bottom parallel line. I didn’t like the way mine looked so I chose to cut it from the final design.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 6

After you have sketched your design, start placing your letters centered between your parallel lines.

Tips:

  • The letters should be placed so that you can read them. Don’t try to place them backwards.
  • Start with the center letter in the last name and work your way out to keep your design centered.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 7

Continue adding your letters until the entire name is spelled out.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 8

Next, begin cutting out your design with a utility knife, starting with your letters.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 9

Continue cutting out your design until the entire thing is cut out.

Tip:

  • Make sure that your parallel lines have a little bulk to them. See the picture for reference.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 10

Now, center your design on the bottom of your plate with the sticky side facing the plate.

Step 11

Smooth your design onto your plate and ensure that every edge if firmly pressed down so that you get clean lines during etching.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 12

After putting on protective gloves, cover your design with etching solution.

Step 13

Let the etching solution set the amount of time recommended on the packaging.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 14

Next, put your protective gloves on and rinse the etching solution off of your plate and remove your tape.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Dry off your DIY etched family Mickey plate and you are done. This is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. This is also a great DIY project to personalize for kids. If you choose to do that, I recommend doing it with their first names instead of the last name. They will be crazy excited to have an awesome plate just for them. These babies are also dishwasher safe so clean-up is a breeze. If you want to kick the surprise up a notch, be sure to gift this DIY alongside these delicious Sparkly Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles. What goes better with a fancy plate than a fancy dessert?

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This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

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

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Quick and Easy Colorful DIY Party Hats

I have a confession: I am 31 years old and still love fun party hats. If you look at pictures from my kids’ birthdays you will always find me rocking one. Why? It is because they are playful and that is a side of us that I don’t think we should ever lose. Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, it is time to take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and quickly. They come together in minutes and can be customized to your unique party theme. If you want to really add to the colorful fun, use brightly colored staples like I did. They’re so pretty you’ll want guests to see them on the hats.

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Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch with these colorful #DIY #partyhats! Click To Tweet

Materials

  • Metallic or Printed Cardstock (Both 8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12 sheets will work)
  • Stapler (with colorful staples)
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Iridescent Stretch Cord (I got mine at Michael’s)
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Metallic Garland

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Step 1

First, take a corner of your paper and roll it in on itself to create a cone.

Step 2

Staple the seam to hold the form in place.

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Step 3

Next, trim the excess paper off of the bottom so that you have an even cone.

Tips:

  • To make this easier, trim in sections. Do not try to get the excess off in one long cut.
  • If you struggle getting it even, you can hid the unevenness by gluing garland around the bottom in step 11.

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Step 4

Add a second staple to the seam of your cone to further secure it.

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Step 5

Now punch a small hole on the left and right of your hat.

Tips:

  • I like to use my Cropadile for this because I can set it for a consistent depth. You want your holes to be around ½ an inch from the edge of the cone.
  • Keep your staples in the back, center of your cone as a placement guide for your holes.

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Step 6

Next, cut a length of cord that is 18” long. This may seem like a lot but the thicker cord (ie: the prettier cord) isn’t as stretchy as the thin white cord you find on store bought hats. You want to make sure these fit comfortably on your guests’ heads.

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Step 7

Now thread one end of your cord through the left hole from the outside of the cone towards the inside.

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Step 8

Then tie a double knot in the threaded end and trim the excess.

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Step 9

Next, thread the opposite end of your cord through the second punched hole. Again, double know the end and trim the excess.

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Step 10

Add a dab of hot glue to the top of your cone.

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Step 11

Lastly, press a small piece of garland into the glue.

Note:

  • If the bottom of your cone is uneven, this is also the step to glue garland around the bottom of your cone. Make sure that your cord is pulled down while gluing to ensure the hat can still be worn.

 

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

Repeat this for as many party hats as you need. Feel free to mix patterns and colors, too. These colorful DIY party hats don’t need to be exactly the same. That is party of the fun. Now there are no limits on the creative party themes you can come up with. Don’t limit yourself to children’s birthday parties, either. Be a trendsetter and inspire your friends and family to embrace the playfulness. Make these colorful DIY party hats for your birthdays and New Years parties, too.

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Instead of buying those playful cones for your next party, take it up a notch. These colorful DIY party hats are easy to make and come together in minutes. They can easily be customized to your unique party theme, too!

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

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

DIY Gold Foiled Luminary : Dollar Store Craft

We are back at it with Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. Today we are showing you how to create frugal and festive holiday décor with the Dollar Tree. If you haven’t checked out my other tips for saving on your Christmas décor be sure to read Frugal Tips for Gorgeous Christmas Décor on a Budget. For now, let’s make this easy DIY gold foiled luminary. It is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

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Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister I Jeanie~Create & Babble I Sherry~Olives & Okra

Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I

Marie~The Inspiration Vault I Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I

Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess I

Terri~Christmas Tree Lane I Sam~Raggedy Bits I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity  Valeria~Val Event Gal 

Yami~The Latina Next Door I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage I Lauren~Wonderfully Made

 Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful ThoughtKim~Everyday Parties  I Dru~Polka Dot Poplars


This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

 

This easy #DIY gold foiled #luminary is versatile décor for your holiday mantle or table. Click To Tweet

Materials

 

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

Step 1

First, remove all of your packaging from your frames.

Step 2

Next, take your frames apart. Keep like elements together for convenience later.

 

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

Step 3

Now, lay your glass inserts on a protected surface such as a non-stick mat or napkin.

 

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

Step 4

Next carefully brush foiling adhesive on your glass inserts at random.

Tip:

  • You don’t want to cover the entire panes in adhesive.

Step 5

Let your adhesive dry until tacky.

Step 6

After your adhesive is tacky, cover each pane with foil.

 

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

Step 7

Carefully and gently brush the excess foil off of the glass panes.

Step 8

Set your glass panes aside.

 

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

Step 9

On your frames, paint the silver inlay with gold enamel paint.

Tip:

  • If you don’t trust yourself to stay on the inlay with your paint, tape the black areas of your frame with masking tape.

Step 10

Now set your frames aside to dry.

 

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

Step 11

Next, seal the foil on your frames with the sealant included in your kit. Let the sealer fry completely.

Step 12

After the sealer has dried, re-assemble your frames with only the glass inserts.

 

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

Step 13

Glue your frames together starting with attaching one frame to either side of the first.

Step 14

Finish attaching your frames by gluing your final frame on.

 

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

Step 15

Lastly, add your pillar candle to the center of your luminary.

 

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

This gorgeous DIY gold foiled luminary is so easy to make. It will add elegant touch to any holiday table. By the way, you will totally see it when I share my holiday table for Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. You’ll also get tips for how to create your own gorgeous holiday table easily. Until then, it is time to check out the frugal projects my friends are sharing below!

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Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 2018. Intelligentdomestications.com


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This easy DIY gold foiled luminary is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.

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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.

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Adorable Upcycled Snowman Treat Jar

Welcome to Day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas blog hop! Today is all about snowman fun and I’m excited to see all of the creative ideas my friends have come up with for today. Before we get to those, find out how to make this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar. This easy craft is perfect for storing treats or fill it with cookies to give as a gift. You can even make a bunch of these to have on hand as grab and go hostess gifts. Now, let’s get onto this tutorial.

Affiliate links may be used in this post. Ordering a product through these links may result in a commission at no extra cost to you. Read the full disclosure here.


Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister I Jeanie~Create & Babble I Sherry~Olives & Okra

Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I

Marie~The Inspiration Vault I Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I

Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess I

Terri~Christmas Tree Lane I Sam~Raggedy Bits I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity  Valeria~Val Event Gal 

Yami~The Latina Next Door I Jeannee~Centsably Creative I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

Kim~Everyday Parties  I Dru~Polka Dot Poplars


Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

 

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Materials

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 1

First, prepare your container by removing the label and washing it.

Step 2

Allow your container to dry completely before moving on.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 3

Use your container to measure a circle on your black card stock.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 4

Next, find the center of your drawn circle and place the point of your compass on it. Spread it so that the pencil is ½ inch past your drawn circle and add a second circle.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 5

Next, cut out the larger circle outline with scissors.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 6

Carefully cut out the inner circle without breaking the outer circle.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 7

Test your circle to ensure that it fits on the top of your container. Trim the inside of the circle if needed.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 8

Now, paint the bottom of your container white below the threaded part (where the lid attaches).

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 9

Paint the lid of your container and your card stock circle black.

Step 10

Set your painted pieces aside to dry.

Step 11

After your container has dried, assemble it with your card stock circle on it.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 12

Next, paint the eyes and mouth on your container with black paint.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 13

Add a nose to your snowman with orange fabric paint. You can also add some black notching as pictured if you would like.

Note:

  • I like to use fabric paint for this because of the ease of control and also because it gives the nose a 3-dimensional element.

Step 14

Allow the paint on the container to dry completely.

Step 15

After the paint is dry, seal your container with acrylic sealant.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 16

Next, add a dab of hot glue to the back of your snowman’s hat.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 17

Attach your ribbon around the hat, securing loose ends in glue. Trim any excess ribbon.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 18

Cut the elements of your holly floral pick apart.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 19

Next, cut one leaf off and cut it in half.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 20

Fold the ends of your cut leaf to re-form the shape on a smaller scale and secure with hot glue.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 21

Attach your leaves to the snowman hat with hot glue.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 22

Then cut a small sprig of berries off of your floral pick pieces.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 23

Next, glue the berries sprig onto the leaves on your snowman’s hat.

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Step 24

Lastly, fill your snowman treat jar with candy and enjoy!

 

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

Give your treats a festive home for the holidays with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar :: the perfect inexpensive holiday hostess gift!

This adorable upcycled snowman treat jar gives your Christmas treats a festive home for the season. It is also the perfect way to use up those empty containers from your Christmas punch and reduce your holiday waste. Now it is time to check out everyone’s tutorials! Hop around and check out the fun snowman crafts from my friends. Then come back tomorrow for delicious party food recipes.

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This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Easy Handmade Merry & Bright Christmas Card

You know how much you can save when you DIY your Christmas. That is often easier said than done. Time constraints are one of the biggest barriers to a do-it-yourself Christmas. That’s why I’m going to be sharing project ideas with you throughout the season that are easy and fast. The first of these projects is this easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card. It is a lot of steps but they go really quickly. Excluding the dry time, it comes together in 5 minutes and the drying is hands-off so you can get other DIY projects done while you wait.

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This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Materials

*The Christmas Memories Stack is no longer made. If you don’t already own it you can search on Ebay but you can also use this similar pack in the same fashion. Choose a pretty background paper to replace the gold snowflake paper and choose a phrase tag and journaling tag to embellish as I did.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 1

First, pull a sheet of the gold snowflake paper out of your Christmas Memories stack.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 2

Next, use your gray card to measure and cut your paper with a paper cutter.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 3

Turn your card 90º and use it to measure your cut snowflake paper strip and again cut with a paper cutter.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 4

Set your card aside and use the rectangle from step 3 as a guide to measure and cut your second rectangle.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 5

Now add glue to the front of your card in an “X” as pictured with your glue runner.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 6

Next, attach one rectangle of gold snowflake paper to the front of your card.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 7

Add a second “X” of glue to the back of your card.

Step 8

Attach your second rectangle of gold snowflake paper to the back of your card.

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Tip:

  • Leave a small space at the fold of your card so that the attached papers don’t hit each other when opening the card.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 9

Next, pull out a sheet of the tag paper from your Christmas Memories stack.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 10

Cut out the “Merry & Bright” tag and the button journaling tag.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 11

Add red Stickles to the candy cane and button on the “Merry & Bright” tag.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 12

Also add red Stickles to the berries on the journaling tag.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 13

Next, add gold Stickles to the star on the “Merry & Bright” tag.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 14

Lastly, add Glossy Accents to the letters on the “Merry & Bright” tag.

Step 15

Set the “Merry & Bright” tag aside to dry.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 16

Now thread your red button onto your twine.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 17

Cut the twine and thread the cut end through the second hole on your button.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 18

Next, tie your twine in a knot to secure it to your button.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 19

Trim the ends of your twine as pictured.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 20

Add glue to the back of your button.

Note:

  • The back of your button is the side without the knot.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 21

Attach your button over the picture of a button on the journaling tag.

Step 22

Set the journaling tag to the side to dry.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 23

Open up with your card and chalk the entire inside with gray.

Step 24

Fold your card in half inside out (with the gold snowflake sides facing each other).

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 25

Next ink the outside edges of the inside bottom with cranberry pigment ink.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 26

Then ink over the gray chalk on the inside top of card with chocolate brown ink. On the bottom, only ink the edges as you did with the cranberry ink.

Step 27

Fold your card the correct way again.

**Important**

Don’t move on until your tags are completely dry.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 28

Add an “X” with your glue runner on the back of your “Merry & Bright” tag.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 29

Attach your “Merry & Bright” tag to the front of your card at an angle as pictured.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 30

Next, add a 3-D Christmas embellishment to the top right corner of your “Merry & Bright” tag.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Step 31

Lastly, attach your journal tag to the inside of your card, centered in the bottom.

 

This easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card lets you save money on a DIY Christmas without devoting every free hour of your time to creating it.

Once you have finished your easy handmade Merry & Bright Christmas card all that is left for you to do is fill out the journaling tag and mail it. Friends and family will delight at such a heartfelt card this year. You will delight at the low-impact is has on your holiday budget. If you haven’t set your Christmas budget for this year, check out Be a Christmas Gift Queen on a Budget. There you’ll find tips and a printable to rock your holiday on a budget.

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Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

10 Easy DIY Gift Ideas for Guys :: Budget Friendly

Last Thursday I shared tips to help you Be a Christmas Gift Queen on a Budget. One of the easiest ways to save money on your Christmas gifts is to make them. This seems so much easier when it comes to women or kids on your list. Unfortunately when trying to figure out handmade guys’ gifts it is much more difficult. Finally, it doesn’t have to be! These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome. Many of them also make great batch gifts to save you time. (Find out more about batch gifts on Holiday Gift Options: DIY Your Gifts.) Oh, and did I mention that they’re easy to customize? Find the perfect DIY gift for the men on your list below.

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DIY Wood Coasters (Batch)

These are great for grandparents because you can personalize them with your children’s artwork. Gifts this precious are sure to become treasured keepsakes.

 

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

Star Wars Lamp

I have a ton of lovable Star Wars nerds in my life so this easy DIY is perfect. However, you could easily make it for a sports fan or fisherman by changing the fabric.

 

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

Kid Decorated Can Koozie (Batch)

Again, you can let the kids design these or you can draw his favorite video game character like I did.

 

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

DIY Ammo Frame

This is a fantastic DIY gift for hunters and veterans. Don’t forget to fill it with their military photo or their biggest catch before you wrap it.

 

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

Leather Charging Cord Organizer

Have a friend or family member who is always on the go? Help him keep his cords and chargers organized with this easy DIY.

 

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

Etched Mugs (Batch)

This isn’t a new idea but I tested 2 different methods so that you can make them without a fancy cutting machine.

 

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

Easy Star Wars Sleep Shorts

Here is another DIY gift that’s easy to customize. The best part is that you don’t need a pattern to make them.

 

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

Tassel Keychains (Batch)

Let grandparents keep the kiddos close at all times with these easy keychains. We did the kids’ thumbprints but you could easily switch it out for a photo of your kids, instead.

 

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

Sunset Sailboat Painting

Know a man who loves the sea? Surprise him with this gorgeous wall art. It is incredibly easy to make but he doesn’t have to know that.

 

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

Geometric Fox Wall Art

I made this awesome DIY for the kids’ room but there is nothing childish about it. Surprise the guy in your life with this rustic wall art for his man cave or hunting lodge.

 

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the guys on your list this year? These 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys are budget friendly and awesome!

With these 10 easy DIY gift ideas for guys you can knock out every man on your list. I’ve noted next to the titles the gifts that are easy batch gifts to help you out. You can get all of your gifts knocked out in one day with those gifts and stick to your budget. If you haven’t made your Christmas gift budget yet, be sure to check out the free 10-page Christmas Planner available to subscribers. It have everything you need to dominate your gift giving this year including your budget, stocking planning, brainstorming pages, and more! Sign up in the box below to get yours. Already a subscriber? Awesome! Find your copy on the VIP page, under Holiday Printables.

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Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

DIY Beaded Autumn Leaves Napkin Rings

Thanksgiving is one of the best times of year to try out some fancy place settings. You put all of this effort into a huge, delicious meal and it deserves to be served on a pretty table. Don’t worry. You can still dress up your place settings even if you don’t have fancy china. To start, make these DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings. They will instantly add an elegant and festive touch to any plate. You can see how they liven up our everyday plates in the photo below. In addition, they are super easy to make so you don’t have to spend hours getting your table holiday-ready.

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Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

 

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Materials

  • 26 Gauge Beading Wire
  • Jewelry Tool Set (I use this one)
  • Packs of Multiple Sized Glass Pearls (I got mine at Michael’s)
    • Maroon
    • Brown
    • Red
    • Green
  • Faux Fall Leaves (Do not use glittery ones for this project because of use at dinner)

Note: These instructions walk you through making 1 napkin ring. Repeat as many times as needed to make desired number of napkin rings.

 

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Step 1

Cut a piece of wire that is 15” long.

 

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Step 2

Next, use your round nose pliers to twit one end of the wire into a triple loop as pictured.

 

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Step 3

Begin threading on your beads in the order pictured above, using the triple loop at the end as a stop.

 

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Step 4

Continue threading on the beads until you have 26 beads on the wire.

 

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Step 5

Next, poke the wire through your faux leaf, just right of the center.

 

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Step 6

Immediately thread on a large maroon glass pearl and then poke the wire through your faux leaf just left of the center.

 

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Step 7

Add the rest of your beads as pictured above.

 

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Step 8

Next, slip the end of your wire through the triple loop and wrap it around to secure.

 

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Step 9

Trim any excess wire and flatten the end of it with flat nose pliers.

 

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Step 10

Lastly, twist your napkin ring so that it is double wrapped with the leaf on top.

Don’t forget to repeat as many times as needed to reach your desired number of place settings.

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

Dress up your holiday place settings without fancy china. These DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings instantly add an elegant and festive touch.

These DIY autumn leaves napkin are a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table. I absolutely love the traditional fall colors but you can change them to fit your holiday décor by changing the glass pearl colors. If you choose to go with a cooler color scheme, I recommend using green leaves instead of orange or red ones. If you do make a variation, I’d love to see what you create. Share in the comments or post a photo on the Facebook page! Don’t stop the Thanksgiving fun yet. Get the rest of your décor en pointe with this Thanksgiving Pallet Wall Art and a DIY Autumn Thankful Wreath.

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Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids

What activity are you checking off of your family’s fall bucket list this weekend? Watching Hocus Pocus is always a necessity for our fall bucket list. Unfortunately, the kids don’t always have the patience to sit still for it especially since they have seen it so many times. This year I decided to combine it with a fun kid’s craft to help make it fun for all of us. This glow in the dark ghost handprint shirt did the trick. It stays within the Halloween theme and went great with our movie feature. Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

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Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Materials for 1 Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt

Step 1

First, remove any tags from your shirt.

Note:

  • If there is sticky residue left from stickers or tags wash it off of the shirt and dry it before moving on.

Step 2

Once your shirt is prepped, place a piece of cardboard inside of your shirt.

Step 3

Next, cover your child’s hand with a generous layer of white fabric paint.

Tip:

  • Use your finger, not a paint brush, to apply the white paint to your child’s hand.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Step 4

Firmly press the paint-covered hand onto the shirt.

Tips:

  • When you pull the hand back, pull it straight up.
  • You may need to brace the shirt so that it doesn’t pull up with your child’s hand.

Step 5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have the desired number of “ghosts” on your shirt.

Tip:

  • Vary the direction of the handprints as you place them on the shirt to create visual interest.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Step 6

After you have finished adding handprints, Mom, carefully outline each handprint in glow in the dark paint.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Step 7

Next, add a face to each ghost with glow in the dark paint.

Step 8

Set the shirt on a flat surface to let the paint dry.

Note:

  • We let ours dry for 24 hours.

Step 9

Lastly, toss the shirt in the dryer on high for 5-10 minutes.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Your child will love this glow in the dark ghost handprint shirt. When you’re ready to wash it, be sure to turn it inside out to help the design last longer for your child. Another fun option for this project is to purchase over-sized shirts for your kids and let them make glow in the dark sleep shirts. They will totally want to wear them for the next Halloween movie night (and every other night, for that matter). Not ready for the kid’s crafting fun to end? The whole family will love this Easy DIY Monster Owl Halloween Tree! It’s a great way to get the kids involved in creating some not-so-spooky Halloween décor for your home.

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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 love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

DIY Tabletop Zombie Bowling Game

Do you love all things zombie? You know you might have a zombie obsession when you’re driving down the road and out of nowhere you hear, “Unh… Unh… Unh… I’m going to eat your brains,” from the tiny humans in the backseat. (True story, by the way.) So what do you do when your zombie love has spread to the whole family? Embrace it, of course. This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for the whole family. Pull it out for a fun, zombie themed family game night or whip it out for your Halloween bash. Your tiny brain eaters will love it!

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Materials

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 1

First, remove your bowling set from its packaging.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 2

Next, paint each pin black while holding the top between 2 fingers. Set the pins aside to dry.

Note:

  • The tops will not be covered yet.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 3

While the pins dry, paint half of your bowling ball black and set it aside to dry.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 4

After the paint has dried, cover the rest of your pins and bowling ball in black paint.

Step 5

Let the black paint dry completely before moving on to step 6.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 6

Next, paint your pins green and set aside to dry.

Tip:

  • Be careful during these steps because your paint can come off before it is sealed with acrylic sealant.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 7

While your pins dry, mix a small amount of red and white paint to achieve pink and paint half of your bowling ball pink.

Step 8

After the pink paint has dried, cover the rest of your bowling ball in pink. Set it aside to dry.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 9

Next, paint black faces on your pins as pictured above and set aside.

Step 10

While the faces dry, lighten your mixed pink paint by adding more white paint to it.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 11

Add squiggly “brain lines” as pictured above to your bowling ball.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 12

Next, paint the white face details on your pins.

Tip:

  • Use a small detail paint brush for this step.

Step 13

Let all of your paint dry completely.

Step 14

Next, lay out your game pieces on a protected surface and spray with acrylic sealant.

Step 15

Allow the sealant to dry, then turn your pieces over and spray the opposite side with acrylic sealant.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 16

Lastly, let your sealant dry and enjoy!

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

How cool is this DIY tabletop zombie bowling game? It is so easy to make and totally inexpensive. Whip out the frugal game all month long for laughs and family bonding. Warning: Side effects may include the tiny humans shuffling around and moaning for hours on end. Personally, that’s a side effect that’s totally worth it in my book. Are you looking to throw an entirely do-it-yourself Halloween party along with this game? Check out these Wickedly Easy DIY Halloween Invitations and find out how to make this Easy Monster Owl Halloween Tree for your treats table.

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Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

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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.