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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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.

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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!”

8 Easy Jar Crafts for Halloween and Fall +MM 173

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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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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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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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

DIY Mini Pumpkin Lanterns :: Easy Fall Decor Idea

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

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Materials

 

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

Step 1

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

Note:

 

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

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Let the paint dry completely.

 

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Step 4

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

Tips:

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

 

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Step 5

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

Tip:

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

 

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Step 6

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

Step 7

Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.

 

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Step 8

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

Tip:

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

Step 9

Let your orange paint dry.

 

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

Step 10

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

**Warning**

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY woodland explore artwork is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a unique piece of décor for your children’s room.

DIY Woodland Explore Artwork :: Boys Room Makeover

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

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

 

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Materials

 

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

Step 1

First, cover your stretched canvas with black acrylic paint.

Tip:

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

 

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

Step 2

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

Tip:

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

Step 3

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

Tip:

  • Again, do not erase any mistakes.

 

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

Step 4

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

Tip:

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

 

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

Step 5

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

 

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

Allow all of your paint to dry completely.

Step 9

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

 

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

Step 10

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

 

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

Step 11

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

 

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

Step 12

Trim the birch bark flush with the canvas.

 

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

Step 13

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boys Dresser Makeover with Extra Storage

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

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

 

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Materials

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

 

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

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

Step 1

First, remove all of the drawers from your dresser.

Step 2

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

Note:

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

 

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

Step 3

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

Tips:

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

 

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Step 4

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

Step 5

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Step 6

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

Note:

  • We did 3 coats on our dresser.

Step 7

Return all of the drawers to the dresser.

 

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

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

Step 8

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

Tips:

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

 

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

Step 9

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

Tips:

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

Ideas for How to Use the Extra Storage

 

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

Hanging Jewelry Organizer

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

 

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

Basket

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

 

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

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

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

Easy DIY Amity Island Tourist Tote Bag

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

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

 

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Materials

 

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

Step 1

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

 

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

Step 2

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

 

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

Step 3

Darken your circle to make it more prominent.

 

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

Step 4

Add you sun detail around your yellow circle.

 

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

Step 5

Again, darken your sun detail.

 

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

Step 6

Next, add orange details to your sun details.

 

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

Step 7

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

Tip:

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

 

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

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

Step 8

In the center of your circle draw a shark fin.

 

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

Step 9

Next, add your wave details to your circle.

 

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

Step 10

Color in your water with a lighter blue marker.

 

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

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

Step 11

Fill in the rest of the sun with yellow.

 

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

Step 12

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

 

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

Step 13

Under your sun, draw the word “Island”.

 

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

Step 14

Then color in your word “Island”.

 

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

Step 15

Again color in the word “Amity”.

 

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

Step 16

Remove the cardboard from inside of the tote bag.

Step 17

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

DIY Coffee Mug Organizing Rack

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

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

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

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

 

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Materials

 

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

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

Step 1

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

 

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

 

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

 

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

Step 4

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

 

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

Step 5

Add a second coat of paint to your mattress support.

Tip:

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

Step 6

Allow all of your paint to dry.

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

 

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

Step 9

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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