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

Handmade Humorous Zombie Halloween Card

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

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

Materials

 

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

 

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Step 5

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

Step 6

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

 

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

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

Step 7

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

Note:

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

 

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Step 8

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

Step 9

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

Step 10

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

Step 11

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

Step 12

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

Step 13

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

Step 14

Immediately cover your stamped saying with red glitter embossing powder.

Step 15

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

Step 16

Heat the embossed saying with your heat tool.

Step 17

Attach the stamped olive square with your glue runner.

 

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

Step 18

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

 

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

Step 19

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

Step 20

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

Step 21

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

Step 22

Next, heat your stamped image with your heat tool.

 

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

Step 23

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

Step 24

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

 

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

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

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Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

5 Reasons You Should Experience a Stamping Convention

This Saturday is the annual Stampaway Convention in Cincinnati. We have gone to this for the past 3 years and never regret it. In fact, it is one of my favorite mommy days of the year. Even if you aren’t close enough to visit this specific stamping convention you should find one in your area to attend. The inspiration alone is well worth the price of admission but these events offer so much more than that. If you enjoy any kind of paper crafting or stamping then here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention.

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Gets Creative Juices Flowing

Crafter’s block can be even more frustrating than writer’s block. You want to create, or maybe even have to create, but the ideas simply aren’t coming. A stamping convention is the perfect place to get those creative juices flowing again. Everywhere you turn there are new designs, ideas, and examples of creative work. There is no way that you will still be blocked after a day at the convention.

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Find Unique Items

There are so many unique items at a stamping convention that you won’t find in the craft store (like the stamp used in this project). These aren’t limited to stamps, either. You can find ribbon, stencils, tools, and more that are unique to the vendors selling them. I have found templates for boxes, specialty rub-ons, and glow-in-the-dark shrink paper for unbelievable prices. You never know what cool stuff you’re going to find from year to year.

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Learn New Techniques

Did you know that you can cut soda cans with your Sizzix? I didn’t until I watched a woman do it at the convention 2 years ago. She also showed you how to color your cutouts so that the ink sticks to the aluminum. There are always fantastic demonstrations to see and they free to watch. Learn how to make realistic 3-D paper flowers or new gorgeous inking techniques from vendors. Some even offer make-and-takes for a small fee. (A make-and-take is when the vendor provides the materials and guides you through making a specific craft. You then take home the items that you have made.)

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Take the Inspiration with You

There is so much to take in that you couldn’t possibly remember all of it. Thankfully, most vendors don’t mind you taking pictures of the displays. If you buy a product to make a specific idea you see, you can take a photo for later.

Note:

  • Always ask a vendor before taking a photograph of anything. While most do not mind, some expressly forbid it.

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Meet the People Behind the Designs

One of the coolest reasons you should experience a stamping convention is to meet the people behind the designs you love. It makes the designs more meaningful and it is fun to hear the stories behind them. A lot of vendors create their own unique stamps and each line has its own style. One of my personal favorites was getting to watch a demonstration by Tim Holtz. Watching the way that he layers inks and designs was mesmerizing. Unfortunately we didn’t get our picture with him because the wait for photos was simply too long. It was still incredibly cool.

Some of My Favorite Project Ideas from Last Year

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

You know that I love all things deer!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Does it get any better than these amazing Halloween cards?

 

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This awesome wall art proves that stamps are for more than cards and scrapbooks!

 

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What about this gorgeous Christmas card? Can’t you just imagine a beautiful piece of stained glass?

 

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These glittery ghosts are too cute to spook!

 

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Hee hee! Talk Nerdy to Me!

 

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Surprise the man in your life with these creative tool cards!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Are you excited to check out a stamping convention? Before you go I want to leave you with a few tips for attending. First, wear comfortable shoes. These conventions can be quite large which translates into a lot of time on your feet. You also want to bring a tote bag. Not all of the vendors have bags for your purchases. Lastly, I like to bring a small notebook and pen to jot ideas and techniques on throughout the day. Which of these 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention are you most excited about? Did any of them surprise you? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Fun and Glittery DIY Notebook

It is time for our next Creative Play Kit summer craft. If you don’t know what the Creative Play Kit is, you can read about it in Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts. Although,  I confess that this week’s craft is just as much for me as it is for the kiddos. Today we are making this fun and glittery DIY notebook because it lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? These notebooks also keep the creative fun going long after you and your kids have finished making them. The absolute best part of a new glittery DIY notebook is filling it with creative writings and pictures. That sounds like a fun summer afternoon for everyone.

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Materials

  • Adhesive Glitter Foam Sheet
  • Construction Paper (5-8 Sheets)
  • 1 Chenille Stem
  • Foam Letter Stickers
  • Foam Smiley Face Stickers
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors

 

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Step 1

Use the foam glitter sheet to measure and cut your stack of construction paper.

Tip:

  • The construction paper should be cut roughly in half.

Step 2

Stack your 2 sets of construction paper together.

 

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Step 3

Next, fold your stacked construction paper in half like a book.

Tip:

  • Press firmly on the folded edge because the thickness of the construction makes the folding more difficult.

 

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Step 4

After you have securely folded your construction paper, punch holes along the folded edge.

Tip:

  • If you are having trouble punching holes through the thickness use a hammer and nail. Moms, place the fold on a piece of scrap wood and tap holes with the hammer and nail along it.

 

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Step 5

Now run a chenille stem through the punched holes to bind the book.

 

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This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

Step 6

After the pages are bound, trim the ends of the chenille stem and secure them by twisting the ends around the threaded stem.

 

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Step 7

Next, peel back half of your glitter foam sheet backing. Press one side of the bound construction paper onto it.

 

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Step 8

Then remove the remaining backing and wrap the foam around the bound construction paper like a book.

Step 9

Trim any excess paper where necessary on the book.

 

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Step 10

Next, add foam letters to spell out “Notes” along the edge of the cover.

 

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Step 11

Lastly, embellish the cover with smiley face stickers.

 

This fun and glittery DIY notebook lets kids get creative and, let’s be fair, can you ever really have too many fun notebooks? Makes yours now!

This glittery DIY notebook is so much fun. It’s fun to look at, fun to make, and fun to fill. Use it to keep kids entertained on the go or make a set of them for back to school. No matter which you choose this little craft will let you and the kids get creative together. Since we missed a few weeks, check back on Friday for another awesome kids crafts. We will be making adorable little pompom monster stickers! Until then, check out this Googly Eye Monogram or this awesome giant Paper Flower Wall Art!

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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.
It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

DIY Kids Paper Flower Wall Art

It’s Friday and that means it is time for another summer boredom buster. This week we are bringing the outdoors inside with this paper flower wall art. All you need is your Creative Play Kit to make this awesome craft. Before we get to the tutorial I have a tip for doing this craft with small children. Mom should complete steps 1 through 6 and let little ones complete the rest of the craft. Older kids can make the entire project independently. Okay, now let’s get this craft started.

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Materials (All Found in the Creative Play Kit)

  • 10-15 Sheets of Construction Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Chenille Stems

 

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Step 1

First, draw 2 flower petals on a sheet of construction paper.

 

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Step 2

Use that drawing as the pattern and cut through all of your sheets (except for one set aside) of construction paper.

 

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Step 3

After you have cut out your flower petals, fold the stack of petals in half.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 4

Next, take your piece of construction paper set aside and fold it in half.

Step 5

Then fold the sheet of construction paper in half again.

 

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Step 6

Draw a circle on the folded up construction paper.

 

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Step 7

Next, cut out your circles.

 

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Step 8

Use one circle as the base for your flower and add glue to the edge.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 9

Begin adding your petals to the circle.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 10

Continue adding petals until you are happy with your flower.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 11

Next, add 5-10 chenille stems through the center of your flower.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 12

Twist the backs of your chenille stems to secure them.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Step 13

Lastly, wrap each chenille stem around a colored pencil to create a spring.

 

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

It is time for another summer boredom buster! Find out how to bring the outdoors inside with this DIY kids paper flower wall art.

Hang your paper flower wall art on the wall and you’re done. This turned out so well that the flowers are currently hanging on our living room wall. You just can’t help but smile looking at them. Your kids will no doubt want some to hang in their rooms as well, so you may let them make multiples. It’s a perfect craft for a rainy summer afternoon to help keep kids creative and entertained. If you’re looking for even more fun summer crafts check out this DIY Kids Behavior System and this Googly Eye Monogram. You will be happy crafters all weekend long.

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Finger Painted Giant Tiki Men


Summer is the perfect time for outdoor parties and entertaining. Luaus are a popular theme because they are fun, festive, and make you feel like you’re on a mini-vacation. Luaus create an oasis in your own backyard complete with family and friends. This is also an easy theme to DIY. You can line your tables with fringed green plastic tablecloths to represent grass skirts. You can make your own easy invitations and you can paint your own decorations. These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about the mess when you unleash your Clean Squad!

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Prepping for Your Project

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Before you get started painting you need to take the family for a trip to your local Wal-Mart and pick up Clorox Spray and Viva Vantage paper towels. We love how wide the aisles at Wal-Mart are! They are perfect when you have the whole family with you. They also make it easy for kids to get in on the shopping action. Little man could even shop from Papa’s shoulders which made him infinitely happy.

 

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Once you get home, you want to clear a large space for your painting project. We moved the table and chairs from the dining room for our project. That gave us plenty of space to work with.

 

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Unfortunately, when we moved the furniture I found some stains from goodness knows how long ago on the floor. (Note to self, kids are messy!) Thankfully, I already had my Clorox Cleaning Spray and Viva Vantage paper towels. I didn’t even have to let the Clorox soak on the stains. The stains wiped right up. Score! Once I finished, we had a clean, disinfected surface (thanks to Clorox Cleaner’s 99.9% germ killing strength) and were ready to get started.

 

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Giant Tiki Men Materials

  • Roll of Children’s Craft Paper
  • Washable Paints
  • Permanent Marker
  • Scissors
  • Tape

 

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Step 1

Tape the edge of your paper roll to the floor.

Step 2

Roll out the paper 3-4 feet and cut it.

 

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Step 3

Next, tape the cut edge to the floor as well.

 

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Step 4

Repeat steps 1-3 for each tiki man that you want to create.

 

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Step 5

Begin drawing your tiki man by adding the bottom detail to the first sheet of taped paper.

 

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Step 6

Next, outline the mouth as pictured above.

 

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Step 7

Add a second line inside of the mouth to form lips.

 

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Step 8

Then draw teeth inside of the lips of your tiki man.

 

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Step 9

Next, draw a semi-circle above the center of your mouth.

 

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Step 10

Finish drawing the nose as pictured.

 

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Step 11

Add eyes on either side of your nose.

 

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Step 12

Draw the triangle details under each eye.

 

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Step 13

Next, add an eyebrow above the eyes.

 

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Step 14

Lastly, draw the headdress above the eyebrow.

 

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Step 15

Continue onto drawing tiki men on your papers until each one has a design.

 

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Step 16

Give kids paint and a Viva Vantage paper towel to wipe their fingers on between colors.

 

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These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

Step 17

Let the kids go nuts painting their tikis.

 

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Step 18

After the kids have finished painting, let the tikis sit to dry.

 

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Step 19

Remove the paintings from the floor carefully to avoid ripping and hang them on the wall where you want them displayed.

 

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These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

Once you have finished your finger painted tiki men it is time for clean-up. With Clorox cleaner this took us no time at all. Seriously, you guys, we spent less than 5 minutes getting everything cleaned up, including squirmy kids. The craft took longer than the clean-up and that’s how it should be. The fun should always last the longest. The Viva Vantage paper towels last, too. We used one on the floor and it was strong enough to finish the entire job!

 

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These finger painted giant tiki men are a fun and messy luau craft that lets kids get their hands dirty. Clean-up is a breeze, too, with your Clean Squad! #ad

They are also soft enough to clean up the kiddos with. Now we have clean floors, happy little ones, and fun finger painted giant tiki men for our luau. Don’t forget to check out Walmart to save on your summer cleaning with Clorox Cleaning Spray and Viva Vantage Paper Towels. You’ll never dread another kids’ craft again with this Cleaning Squad in your arsenal!

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

DIY Patriotic Medallion Wall Art

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

 

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Materials

 

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Step 1

Open both sets of patriotic hanging fans.

Note:

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

 

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Step 2

Unfold the fans and secure them.

Tip:

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

 

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Step 3

Next, start designing your artwork.

Tip:

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

 

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

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Tips:

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

 

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

Step 6

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

 

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Step 7

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

 

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

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

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal

Ever since I saw the preview in theaters months ago, I have been stoked about the new Wonder Woman movie coming out. It looks simply incredible (if you haven’t seen the preview yet, check it out below). That’s why I jumped at the chance to create an awesome Wonder Woman DIY for May’s Movie Monday Challenge. There are a lot of tutorials out there for the Lynda Carter portrayal of Diana Prince so I wanted to create a project that is geared to the more gladiatorial look of the upcoming Wonder Woman. This DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal is exactly that. The sentiment “Fight Like a Girl” will be a constant reminder to be empowered and authentic.

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Materials

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 1

First, paint the bottom of the notebook cover navy blue using your fine arts paint brush.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 2

Next, paint the top of the notebook cover maroon and leave a 2 inch gap in the center of the notebook cover.

Step 3

Set your notebook aside to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 4

Next cut along a corner fold of your brown paper lunch bag until you reach the bottom. Then cut and remove the bottom rectangle completely. Lay your bag flat as you see in the picture above.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 5

Place a spare composition notebook on your lunch bag. It does not have to be blank it only needs to be the same size.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 6

Next, fold in the flap of the lunch bag to the inside of the back cover of your notebook as pictured.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 7

Wrap the bag around the front cover of your notebook in the same fashion.

Tip:

  • Think back to when you made covers for your textbooks in school to help with this part.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 8

Write the words, “Like A” in the center of the front part of the lunch bag cover in pencil.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 9

Next, write “Fight” in pencil centered above.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 10

Lastly, write the word “girl” in cursive underneath the words “Like A” on the cover.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 11

Remove your paper bag cover from the composition notebook and place it on your cutting mat.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 12

Begin cutting out your letters using the flat knife from your Cricut tool kit.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 13

Continue cutting out letters until all of your words are cut out.

Tip:

  • If you have trouble getting your letters out of the paper, use the tiny metal “spatula” tool in your Cricut tool kit.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 14

Age your paper bag by dry brushing black paint and burnt umber paint alternatively over it. Next, crumple up your paper bag and then re-flatten it.

Tips:

  • Use your 2 inch household paint brush for this step.
  • Take extra caution when dry brushing over your cut out words. You don’t want to rip any of them.
  • If your letters are bent or skewed after crumpling your paper bag, carefully flatten them back out and place a heavy book over top.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 15

Pull your notebook back over and paint a second coat of navy paint on it.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 16

Next, paint a second coat of maroon paint on it. Allow your paint to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 17

After your second coats of paint have dried, paint the center strip of your notebook cover white and allow it to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 18

Once your white paint has dried go over it with a heavy coat of gold paint. Again, allow your paint to dry before moving on.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 19

Once all of your paint has dried, go over your entire front cover with Mod Podge using your household paint brush.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 20

Next, place the cut out words part of your paper bag over the Mod Podge and seal in place with an additional coat of Mod Podge. Allow it to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 21

Turn your notebook over and do the same on the back with the remaining paper bag.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 22

Seal your journal with a final coat of Mod Podge and allow it to dry.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Step 23

Lastly, trim all of the excess edges from your paper bag cover.

 

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

Remember to be empowered and authentic always with this DIY Wonder Woman Inspired Journal! The tough gladiatorial look is just like the new Wonder Woman!

This DIY Wonder Woman inspired journal turned out fantastically. Looking at it make your inspired to take on the world and “Fight Like a Girl”. What does fighting like a girl mean to you? To me it means fighting with love, strength, and compassion which it what all people should do. Wonder Woman is definitely the kind of role model I want my daughter looking up to. This journal is an excellent reminder of that. Now it’s time to check out the other amazing Wonder Woman ideas from my friends below!

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

Easy DIY Iron Man Birthday Invitations

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

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Materials

 

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

Step 1

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

 

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

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

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

Step 2

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

 

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

Step 3

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

 

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

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

Step 4

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

 

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

Step 5

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

 

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

Now cut your yellow/red cardstock into 8 rectangles.

 

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

Step 8

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

Step 9

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

 

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Step 10

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

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

Note:

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

 

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

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

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

Step 11

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

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

Note:

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

 

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

Step 12

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

DIY End of Year Autograph Scrapbook

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

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

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

Materials

 

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

Trim any excess off of the border.

 

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

Step 3

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

 

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

Step 4

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

 

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

Step 5

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

 

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

Step 6

Then add a teacher sticker to the bottom.

 

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

Step 7

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

 

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

Step 8

Next, add an art page.

 

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

Step 9

After you have created your heading, embellish the page.

Step 10

Add a library page next.

Note:

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

 

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

Step 11

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

 

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

Step 12

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

 

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

Step 13

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

 

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

Step 14

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

 

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

Step 15

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

 

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

Step 16

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

Note:

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

 

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

Step 17

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

 

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

Step 18

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

 

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

Step 19

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

 

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

Step 20

Fill in the letters with angled lines as pictured.

 

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

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

Step 21

Next, embellish your gym page.

 

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

Step 22

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

Tip:

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

Step 23

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Easy DIY Valentine Gift Card Box

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

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Materials

Step 1

Cut your tissue paper into squares.

Tip:

 

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

Step 2

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

 

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

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

Step 3

Spread glue on the bottom of your box.

 

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

Step 4

Add squares of tissue paper to the glue.

 

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

Step 5

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

Tip:

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

Step 6

Next, allow your box to dry.

 

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

Step 7

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

 

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

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

Tip:

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

 

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

Step 8

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

 

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

Step 9

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

 

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

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

Step 10

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

 

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

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

Step 11

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

For all you do

Throughout the year

Here’s a gift

To bring you cheer!

Happy

Valentine’s

Day!

 

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

Step 12

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

 

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

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

Step 13

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

Step 14

Allow your glue to dry.

 

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

Step 15

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

 

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

Step 16

Lastly, place your lid on the box.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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