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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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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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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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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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!

 

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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!

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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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.

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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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.

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!

 

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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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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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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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Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Friday the 13th DIY Camp Crystal Lake Sign

It is time for another awesome Movie Monday Challenge! This month we are focusing on Halloween movies which I am crazy excited about because horror films are my absolute favorite. I can’t get enough of them. That’s why it totally made sense to pick a classic horror film for this challenge. Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film that everyone at least recognizes even if they haven’t seen it. It is time to pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign. Don’t forget to stick around until the end to see what Halloween movies everyone else picked for the challenge!

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Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

 

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Materials

  • Piece of Foam Board
  • Black Marker
  • Pencil
  • Scissors (You definitely want this pair for this project)
  • Brown Acrylic Paint (Because so many colors are used, I recommend this set)
  • Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Green Acrylic Paint
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Blue Acrylic Paint
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Assortment of Paint Brushes
  • Plastic Paint Tray

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 1

First, outline your sign on your foam board.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 2

Cut out your sign with your Tim Holtz scissors.

Note:

  • These scissors have a shorter blade length and let you cut out your sign without destroying the foam.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 3

Paint the entire sign brown with a large paint brush.

Step 4

Let the brown paint dry (almost) completely.

Tip:

  • You want some of the paint to still be wet to mix with the yellow you are about to add.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 5

Next, paint yellow over your entire sign.

Step 6

This time let all of your paint dry completely.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 7

Next, paint the red outline around your sign with a small, detail paint brush as pictured.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 8

Begin adding the details to the outline by adding short brush strokes coming out from the line.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 9

Continue adding the details until your entire red outline is completed.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 10

Next, paint a red semi-circle in the bottom center of your sign.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 11

Add a green semi-circle around the red one.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 12

Then mix a touch of black paint with your blue paint and paint the water inside your semi-circle.

Tip:

  • Use a larger brush for this than your detail brush.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 13

Add a more significant amount of white paint to your blue mix until you get a sky blue color and paint the sky.

Note:

  • The arrow in the photo above is showing where the white brush strokes go in step 15.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 14

Next, paint grey hills in the background and add white details to your scene.

Step 15

Also add white brush strokes to the bottom left of your scene.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 16

Then add your boats and the reflections on the water.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 17

Next, add the tree details in green and black to the bottom left corner where your white brush strokes are.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 18

Lastly, add birds to the sky.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 19

Paint a green body on the left of your semi-circle and 2 green arms on the right.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 20

Then paint a red head and red details.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 21

Paint “EST. 1935” in black under your painted scene.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 22

Next, write “CRYSTAL LAKE” centered above your painted scene with pencil.

Step 23

Write “CAMP” centered about that.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 24

Paint the words red with your detail brush.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 25

Add the words “WELCOME TO” in pencil at the top of your sign.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 26

Add the details to the “CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE” letters as pictured above.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 27

Next, paint the words “WELCOME TO” in your sky blue.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 28

Add a red rectangle above your green body.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 29

Paint a green outline around the red head.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

Step 30

Lastly, outline everything in black as pictured and let your sign dry completely.

 

Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film! Pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween!

I know it is a lot of painting but this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign turned out fabulous. Now we have another awesome piece of covert nerd décor in our home which is my favorite way to decorate. In fact, this piece could easily be left out year-round since there is nothing about it that screams, “Halloween”. If you decide to display this outside be sure to spray the entire piece with a protective sealant so that it doesn’t get ruined. I would also recommend bringing it inside during storms. Now it is time to see what my friends created for this month’s Movie Monday Challenge. Definitely stop by and give them some love!

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

This month’s challenge was. . . . HALLOWEEN!!!! Everyone was allowed to choose their own favorite Halloween-themed film for this challenge.

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


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These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

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Don’t you just love inexpensive and easy décor ideas? Each week I am blown away by the unique and creative ideas shared at the Merry Monday link party. This is especially true of the recycled crafts. You can’t help but look at them and think, “Oh my gosh, that is so clever!” These crafts prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. That’s why this week I am featuring 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall. These bloggers have created some amazing décor that is crazy easy to make.

These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

 

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These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

Decorative Glass Jars for Fall (Angie at The Country Chic Cottage)

The metallic pops on this white jar make is a truly stunning piece of décor. You won’t believe how incredibly easy it is to make, either.

 

These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

Plaid Jars for the Fall (Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom)

Can you believe that these plaid jars are made with paint?! Her tutorial makes it easy to achieve the look on your own recycled jars.

 

These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

Indoor Fairy Garden (Angie at The Country Chic Cottage)

This little vignette is perfect for fall. Anyone else want to make a bunch of different ones to display on the mantel or is it just me?

 

These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft (Ann at Ann’s Entitled Life)

Love sugar skulls? Then this easy jar craft is for you. It is adorable and playful… basically perfect for your Day of the Dead celebration!

 

These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

Concrete Mason Jar Planter (Angie for Resin Crafts)

I seriously love everything about this planter. The modern look of the concrete mixed with that classic Mason jar design is gorgeous and practical.

 

These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe Jars (Erlene at My Pinterventures)

Not only is she showing you how to make these gorgeous jars for your fall décor, she is also sharing her recipe for homemade chalk paint. Score!

 

These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

Funny Jar O’ Monsters made from Spoons (Susan at Suzy’s Sitcom)

This is a great jar craft to get the kids in on making. The monsters are so super cute and fun. Kids will love making them almost as much as playing with them.

 

These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

Recycle a Glass Jar (Licia at Hobby e Creativita)

Have an old jar and a doily? Then you have everything you need to make this gorgeous luminary.

 

These 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall prove that creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand. They will make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!”

Which one of these 8 easy jar crafts for Halloween and fall is your favorite? I absolutely love those plaid ones. They are perfect fall décor all season long. Looks like I’m going to have to run out and buy some yogurt so I can save the jars for this project! Now that you’ve checked out the features it is time to get the party started! Link up your latest ideas or simply check out all of the amazing posts being shared. See you down there!

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

These DIY 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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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.

 

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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.

 

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

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.