Heart Credit Card Keychain on Table Next to a Yellow Notebook with Text Overlay: DIY Credit Card Keychain for Debt-Free Living

DIY Credit Card Keychains for Debt Free Living

You may be wondering how DIY credit card keychains can help you with debt free living. When you’re ready to get serious and truly eliminate your debt for good, you cut up your credit card. Why? It is because if you have a debt problem you are using credit cards as a crutch. Any time that something happens that you can’t pay cash for, you whip out a credit card. You aren’t paying them off every month and your debt is growing. It is time to get rid of the crutch and cut your credit cards into tiny little pieces. Then turn them into these DIY credit card keychains so that you are reminded of your debt free goal every time you pull out your keys.

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Heart Credit Card Keychain on Table Next to a Yellow Notebook with Text Overlay: DIY Credit Card Keychain for Debt-Free Living

 

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Cutting up your credit cards is hard. Trust me. We have $40,000 in debt (not counting our house). Of that, $36,000 is student loan debt. I have been out of school for almost 10 years and we are still paying on student loans. That is crazy to me! On top of that, anytime we needed to fix a car or new clothes for the kids, we put it on a credit card. Something had to give and it was time to make a change. Step 1 was ditching those credit cards. Now our safety net has to be cash and that’s terrifying. You have to make the choice, though, that you don’t ever want to be here again. These DIY credit card keychains are the perfect reminder of that emotion and that goal.

 

Heart Credit Card Keychain next to Yellow Notebook

DIY credit card keychains

Materials

  • Keychain Bases (My heart one is actually a bracelet charm from Michaels)
  • Credit Cards
  • Key Rings
  • Jewelry Gel or Epoxy (You can’t get the Aleene’s I used anymore but this will work similarly)

 

Tiny pieces of cut up credit cards

Step 1

The first step is the hardest. Cut up all of your credit cards into tiny little pieces.

 

Heart Pendant with gel inside of it next to a bottle of Jewelry Pendant Gel

Step 2

Then add some jewelry gel to the keychain base.

 

Jewelry Pendant Gel Spread Out in Base of Heart Pendant

Jewelry Pendant Gel Spread Out in Base of Rectangle Keychain Base

Step 3

Next, spread out the gel to cover the bottom inside of your keychain base.

 

Cut up pieces of credit card inside heart pendant

Cut up pieces of credit card inside rectangle keychain base

Step 4

Add the tiny pieces of credit card to the cavity of your keychain base.

 

Credit Card Pieces inside heart pendant covered in final layer of jewelry pendant gel

Credit Card Pieces inside rectangle keychain base covered in final layer of jewelry pendant gel

Step 5

Then cover the credit card pieces in more jewelry gel.

 

Credit Card Pieces inside rectangle keychain base covered in final layer of jewelry pendant gel with bubbles removed

Tip:

  • If bubbles form in your gel, pop them by sticking a needle or push-pin tip directly into them. Wipe off the needle in between each bubble otherwise they won’t pop cleanly and may split into more bubbles instead.

 

Keychains covered in jewelry pendant gel side-by-side

Step 6

Next, set the keychain bases aside to dry according to the package instructions. Mine had to dry for 24 hours.

 

Dried heart keychain with bottom eye snapped off

Step 7 (Optional)

After your base has dried, if you are using a bracelet charm like me, use pliers to snap off the bottom ring.

Step 8 (Optional)

Then file the area down so that there are no sharp edges.

 

Key ring attached to rectangle keychain base

Heart Credit Card Keychain with Key Ring Attached

Step 9

Lastly, attach your key ring and put your keychain on your keys.

 

Heart Credit Card Keychain next to Yellow Notebook

Heart Credit Card Keychain next to Yellow Notebook

Heart Credit Card Keychain on bright yellow background

Close Up of Heart Credit Card Keychain with text at the top: DIY Credit Card Keychain for Debt Free Living

Are you ready to finally get out of debt once and for all? Stop giving your hard earned money to credit card companies. Cut up those credit cards and turn them into a reminder of what you’re fighting for. These DIY credit card keychains are the visual stimulus you need to keep you from falling back on that crutch. Don’t forget, I adhere to the plan laid out in Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it.

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

Upcycled Organization Ideas Collage

Clever Upcycles to Get Your Home Organized + MM 190

You see me write a lot about how being organized saves you money. It keeps you from unnecessary purchases, makes your life run more smoothly, and frankly is good for your piece of mind. Now, you can save money while you get organized with these clever upcycles to get your home organized. These awesome ideas prove that you don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy organization products to wrangle your stuff. Instead, you can find items you already have around the house and turn them into functional pieces that keep everything where you need it.

Upcycled Organization Ideas Collage

 

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Coastal Rectangle Receipt Holder on a Table

Coastal Box for Saving Receipts (Across the Blvd)

Now that tax time is here, a lot of people are scrambling to get all of their financial documents and receipts in order. This beautiful DIY will make finding those receipts a breeze next year.

 

Framed Peg Board with Craft Supplies Organized on it

DIY Framed Pegboard (Intelligent Domestications)

Anyone else need more organized craft supplies? Then this upcycle is for you! It is amazing how much you can fit in a small space when it is well organized.

 

Mini Dresser Organizer between office supply organizers on a desk

DIY Desk Organizer (Domestically Creative)

Speaking of the office, this adorable little upcycle is perfect for organizing your stamps, paper clips, and other small office supplies neatly on your desk.

 

Blue Decorative Container with the words Trash Bags on it

Trash Bag Storage Dispenser/Container (Chas’ Crazy Creations)

We usually keep our trash bags in the box they came in. It works as far as organization goes but this easy upcycle would save us much more space under our sink. Find out how easy it is to make at the link above!

 

Hanging Wooden Chalkboard with magnetic notes on it and towels hanging on the hooks

Easy DIY Magnetic Chalkboard for the Kitchen (Anika’s DIY Life)

Okay, not only does this help you organize your kitchen but it is also gorgeous while doing it. Can’t you already picture it hanging on your wall?

 

Hand Lifting Edge of Large Folder with Stencils inside

How to Store and Organize Stencils (H2O Bungalow)

This DIY isn’t technically an upcycle but it’s so clever I had to include it. Finally organize all of your stencils in an effective and beautiful way with this tutorial.

 

3 Metal Keys with Confetti Covered Tops

Colorful Confetti Keys (Sparkle Living)

Wondering how this tutorial helps get you organized? When you use a different confetti on each key it becomes fun a color-coded system for your keys. No more trying them all to figure out which one goes to the garage or the shed.

 

Jars of Nail Polish Organized on a Spice Rack

How to Make a Nail Polish Rack (Duct Tape & Denim)

Do you have an old spice rack lying around? Turn it into useful storage for all of those nail polish jars with this easy upcycled idea!

 

Upcycled Organization Ideas Collage

Now you can save money while you organize. These clever upcycles to get your home organized are easy to make and inexpensive. Think of how much time you will save when you don’t have to go searching through the house for the things you need. Now it’s time to get the party started. Link up your awesome new posts below at the Merry Monday link party. Then hop around to be inspired by what everyone is sharing. See you down there!

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Welcome to Merry Monday Link Party #189

Meet the Hosts

Merry Monday Link Party Hosts


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Themes for party #189

What we’re looking for this week for possible features next week:

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Recipes – Soups & Casseroles
  • Home – cleaning tips
  • Mardi Gras


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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.

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

DIY Upcycled Bengals Throw Pillow

Have you ever noticed how right after playoffs your social media fills up with angry fans mad that their team isn’t in the Super Bowl? It is one of the feelings that I simply can’t relate to. Would you like to know why? I’m a Bengals fan. The last time my team saw a Super Bowl was in the 80’s.

That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy making awesome stuff that supports my team. Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

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The Rules:

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

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | Domestically Creative – Pili | My Sweet Things
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela – Jeanie | Create and Babble
Molly | Just a Little Creativity – Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Marie | The Inspiration Vault – Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications – Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Pam | P.S. I Love You Crafts – Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Toni | Small Home Soul
Sue | A Purdy Little House – Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled – Marie | DIY Adulation
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom – Debra | Shoppe No. 5
 Denise | My Thrifty House – Florence | Vintage Southern Picks 
Ann | Duct Tape and Denim – Yamilette | The Latina Next Door – Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles

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Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

 

DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make or customize to your favorite team! #repurposeit Click To Tweet

Materials

  • Old Bengals Jackets (or team of your choice)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Needle
  • Black Thread
  • Poly-Fil

 

Step 1

First, cut the back of the jacket into a rectangle that includes the team logo.

 

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

Step 2

Next, fold your rectangle in half with the right sides of the fabric facing in.

Tip:

  • In this case, the right side is the side with the team logo.

 

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

Step 3

Now sew around the edges of your pillow until only 2-3 inches of the seam remain unsewn.

Step 4

Then turn your pillow right-sides out.

 

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

Step 5

Next, stuff your pillow with Poly-Fil.

 

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

Step 6

After your pillow is filled to your liking, sew the corner opening closed.

 

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.

I seriously cannot stop squeezing this pillow. It is so soft! The fact that it represents my team makes me absolutely love it. Make your own DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow or find a jacket that represents your favorite team. Then find out how to use the front of your jacket to make this DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse. Now it’s time to see what other thrifty ideas my friends came up with this month. Check them all out below!

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Super Bowl still brings out the creative football spirit even when your team isn’t in the game. This DIY upcycled Bengals throw pillow is easy to make and easy to customize to your favorite team.


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.

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

Adorable Upcycled Snowman Treat Jar

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

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

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

Meet Your Hosts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kim~Everyday Parties  I Dru~Polka Dot Poplars


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

 

Give treats a festive home with this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar! #snowmancraft Click To Tweet

Materials

 

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

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

Allow your container to dry completely before moving on.

 

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

Step 3

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

 

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

Step 4

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

 

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

Step 5

Next, cut out the larger circle outline with scissors.

 

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

Step 6

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

 

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

Step 7

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

 

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

Step 8

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

 

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

Step 9

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

Step 10

Set your painted pieces aside to dry.

Step 11

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

 

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

Step 12

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

 

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

Step 13

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

Note:

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

Step 14

Allow the paint on the container to dry completely.

Step 15

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

 

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

Step 16

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

 

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

Step 17

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

 

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

Step 18

Cut the elements of your holly floral pick apart.

 

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

Step 19

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

 

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

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

Step 20

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

 

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

Step 21

Attach your leaves to the snowman hat with hot glue.

 

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

Step 22

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

 

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

Step 23

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

 

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

Step 24

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 2018. Intelligentdomestications.com


 

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

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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 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!”

 

These 8 easy #jarcrafts for Halloween and #fall make you think, “Omgosh, that is so clever!” Click To Tweet

 

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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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!”


Welcome to Merry Monday #173!

Merry Monday Link Party #173

It’s Pinterest Follow Month! Although it isn’t required, we’d love for you to follow your Hosts on Pinterest.


Host Featured Posts


All features are pinned to the Merry Monday Link Party Board!


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Time to party & be seen on 11 blogs! Link-up our latest post on #MerryMonday 173 #linkparty! Click To Tweet

Help support the party & grab a button to display on your blog or party page!

My Pinterventures


Themes for party #174

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

  • All things Halloween
  • Fall thing Fall

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

Sign-ups for the 2017 Ornament Exchange is open! Sign-ups close 9/30/2017. Post date November 16th.


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

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

DIY Cincinnati Bengals Purse for Game Day

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

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

 

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

Materials

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

 

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

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

Step 1

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

Tip:

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

 

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

Step 2

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

Note:

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

 

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

Step 3

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

 

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

Step 4

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

 

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

Step 5

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

 

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

Step 6

Next, cut to the sleeves on either side.

 

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

Step 7

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

Note:

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

 

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

Step 8

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

 

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

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

Step 9

Line up the edges and pin them together.

 

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

Step 10

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

 

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

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

Step 11

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

 

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

Step 12

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

 

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

Step 13

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

Step 14

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

Tip:

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

 

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

Step 15

Now sew the buttons to the top of your purse.

 

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

Step 16

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

DIY Colorful Family Game Night Turn Stick

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

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

 

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Materials

 

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

Step 1

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

 

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

Step 2

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

 

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

Step 3

Repeat step 2 with the remaining pairs of twine.

 

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

Then add a second knot above the beads.

Note:

  • See picture above step 4 for reference.

 

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

Step 6

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

 

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

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

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

Step 7

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

 

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

Step 8

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

 

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

Step 9

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

 

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

Step 10

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

 

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

Step 11

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

Tip:

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

 

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

Step 12

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

 

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

Step 13

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Rock Your Style with 8 Feminine DIY Accessories and Organizers + Merry Monday Link Party 159

Summer is such a perfect time of year to refresh your style. In addition to your fashion, don’t forget to update your organizational style, too. I have always been a big believe that you are more likely to use organization systems when they’re pretty. These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house. After checking them out, stick around to link up at the Merry Monday Link Party!

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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It is easy to personalize your keys with this project. Change up your coloring style for the perfect unique DIY!

 

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Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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There are so many ways to change up this resin craft by changing the type of paint you add to marbleize.

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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Treat yourself with a fun tumbler. Perfect for those rough weeks when Monday comes too soon.

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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Turn trash into gorgeous organizers with this amazing tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

What part of your style is due for a refresh this summer? I’m definitely going to be rocking a custom phone case to go with my new phone. Before we get started on making these 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers let’s party at the Merry Monday Link Party below. Looking forward to seeing all of your awesome posts and creative ideas!

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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.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

DIY Kids Behavior System

Summer break can be a blast. It can also be a head-ache with all of the kids home and schedules thrown out of whack. That is why the first craft in our summer series is this DIY kids behavior system. Nearly all of the materials come in the Michael’s Creative Play Kit which you can read about on Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts. If you already got your kit then you are ready to get on to the tutorial. Let’s get ready to rock your summer parenting!

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Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Materials

  • Craft Stick People
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • 2 Pipe Cleaners
  • Colored Pencils
  • Clear Tape
  • Empty Drink Container (I used a Crystal Light container)

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 1

Tear a small stack of construction paper into fourths.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 2

Next, give each child a craft stick person, a fourth of paper stack, glue stick, and scissors.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 3

Allow kids to decorate or dress their craft stick people.

Note:

  • My 8 year old carefully traced his craft stick outline to make a shirt and pants for his. Then he drew the face and shoes with colored pencils. The 4 year old wanted to cover every part of hers with different pieces of paper. The 3 year old cried the whole time because he couldn’t have googly eyes. Hopefully, that illustrates the diversity of this process. Lol!

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 4

While the kids are decorating their stick people, clean your drink container.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 5

Next, cut a rectangular opening in the top.

Tips:

  • Use a very sharp box cutter to do this.
  • I recommend scoring where you want to make your cuts first. I didn’t which is why I ended up with a jagged cut-out.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 6

Cut a strip of red construction paper that is roughly as wide as a third of your drink container’s length.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 7

Next, use the red construction paper as a guide to cut out strips of green and yellow construction paper.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 8

Take your lid off of your container and cover the right third of your container with the red construction paper strip. Secure it with tape.

Tip:

  • Start in an area so that your overlap doesn’t fall over the opening on top.

Step 9

Cut through the paper covering your opening and fold down on the inside.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 10

Next, attach your green strip to the left side with tape.

Step 11

Repeat step 9 with the green paper.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 12

Lastly, wrap your yellow paper around the center of your container and secure with tape.

Tip:

  • I secured the end of all of my strips to the container with tape before wrapping them. You don’t have to do that with the red and green but you need to do that for the yellow strip.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 13

Cut through the yellow paper over the opening and secure folded inside with tape.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 14

Carefully reattach your lid to your container.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 15

Next, wrap a yellow pipe cleaner around the seam of the red and yellow paper strips and twist to secure.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 16

Then create a loop by twisting the ends of the excess together.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 17

Repeat steps 14 and 15 on the green and yellow seam.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 18

Use the loops to hang your behavior system on the wall and add your kids’ craft stick people.

Tip:

  • You may want to label the stick people to help you keep them straight until you learn whose is whose.

 

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How to Use the DIY Kids Behavior System

The behavior system works as a visual indicator for kids. If their thick people are in the green then their behavior is good. If they get a warning for bad behavior the sticks go to yellow. Red means that they lost out on any reward for the day.

Rewards

Daily rewards should be something small but still incentive for good behavior. You can use candy, such as Skittles or M&M’s, or extra game/TV time. Stickers or temporary tattoos also work very well for younger kids.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer. We have added in the addition that you can earn your way back to green from yellow with exceptional behavior. However, once you hit red, you have lost the chance of a reward for the day. Another option is a bigger reward for ending the day on green and a smaller reward for ending on yellow. Choose the method that works best for your family. If you haven’t snagged your Creative Play Kit, check it out here!

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Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

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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 is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

DIY Glow Can Toss

Holy cow, how are we on our fifth glow-in-the-dark game already? If summer break is starting to stress you out, though, you are going to love this one. It is not only fun but also a healthy and slightly covert way to take out your frustration. DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at a bunch of cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down. How cathartic is that? Of, and there’s also a bonus for you moms with little ones: toddlers LOVE re-stacking the cans so you don’t even have to reset them! This is pretty much the perfect game to whip out on those moms days when you’re ready to pull your hair out.

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This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

 

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This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Materials

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 1

Cover each of your clean cans in a different color of acrylic paint. I used red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple paint each mixed with white to brighten them up.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 2

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Step 3 (Optional)

Put a second coat of paint on your cans if you would like. I chose not to but if you do, allow the paint to dry before moving on.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 4

Next, add glow paint to the grooves on your cans.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 5

Allow the paint to dry.

Tip:

  • Fabric paint will take longer to dry than your acrylic paint.

Step 6

After your glow paint has dried, spray your cans with clear engine paint. This will make sure that the paint stands up to repeatedly being hit with your glow Frisbee.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

How to Play Glow Can Toss

Set Up: Align your glow cans in a pyramid. Be sure to charge them (and your glow Frisbee) with light before playing. Next, mark spots on the ground for the different levels. Spots should be marked at the following intervals:

  • 3 Feet
  • 6 Feet
  • 9 Feet
  • 12 Feet

Game Play: The game is played by players taking turns tossing the glow Frisbee at the cans from each distance. The cans should be reset after each toss. For example, player 1 tosses the Frisbee from 3 feet away. The player gets a point for every can that is knocked down. The cans are then reset and player 2 tosses the Frisbee from 3 feet. Play continues in this way until each player has tossed the Frisbee from each distance.

Winning the Game: The winner of the game is the player with the most points at the end of the last round.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

DIY glow can toss is also fantastic because there is no limit to the number of players. While it might take a while to get through the rounds you could essentially have a hundred people playing. Make a couple of sets and you are ready to keep people entertained at parties, family reunions, or summer camps. Pair it with some of the other glow games like glow stick tag and giant backyard glow pong for an awesome, over-the-top summer bash. Don’t forget to check back next week for the sixth glow game in our summer series!

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This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

mm

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