Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Glittery Merry Christmas Floral Wreath

Can you believe it’s already Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop? Yesterday I shared the recipe for delicious peanut butter brownie cookies. Definitely check out the yummy cookie recipes if you haven’t yet. Today is all about dressing up your door, starting with this glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath. You can find everything you need to make this wreath except the ribbon at your local Dollar Tress making it another budget-friendly décor option. Once you’re done here, check out Frugal Tips for Gorgeous Christmas Décor for even more budget-friendly ideas.

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

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

Meet Your Hosts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

 

Get your door ready for the holidays with this #DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral #wreath! Click To Tweet

Materials

  • 5-10 Floral Stems (I got some of all of the Christmas stems at Dollar Tree)
  • 18 inch Wreath
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Glitter Gold and Burlap “Merry Christmas” Ribbon (I got mine at Michael’s)

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 1

Remove all of the packaging from your wreath.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 2

Next, fluff your wreath to make it fuller.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 3

Then cut all of your flowers and elements off of their stems.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 4

First, glue your red poinsettias to your wreath.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 5

Next, glue the white poinsettias to your wreath.

Step 6

Fill out your wreath more with some leaves from your floral stems.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 7

Add your red glitter stems to your wreath next.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 8

Then glue your gold glitter stems on.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 9

Next, add pine cones and flocked fir branches.

Step 10

Cut a piece of ribbon with one full “Merry Christmas” saying in the center.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 11

Fold the ribbon to form a banner as pictured.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 12

Then check your banner against the center of your wreath for size. You want enough overlap to be able to glue it to your wreath. Readjust it if necessary.

Note:

  • Do not attach it to your wreath yet.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 13

Next, glue the folds of your ribbon so that they stay in place.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 14

Lastly, attach your banner to your wreath with hot glue.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

You’ll notice that there is no ribbon hanger on this wreath. When I tested it, the hanger made it look cluttered. Instead, add an outdoor Command Hook to your door and hang your glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath on the hook. I absolutely love how this wreath turned out. We’ve already gotten a ton of compliments on it which is always nice as a creator. Now, it is time to check out all of the amazing wreaths and door décor ideas that my friends created. You can also visit days 1-8 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop for more holiday crafts and recipes.

See where I’m linking up!


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

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

DIY Gold Foiled Luminary : Dollar Store Craft

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

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


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

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

Meet Your Hosts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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

Materials

 

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

Step 1

First, remove all of your packaging from your frames.

Step 2

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

 

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

Step 3

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

 

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

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

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

Step 4

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

Tip:

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

Step 5

Let your adhesive dry until tacky.

Step 6

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

 

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

Set your glass panes aside.

 

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

Step 9

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

Tip:

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

Step 10

Now set your frames aside to dry.

 

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

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

Step 11

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

Step 12

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

 

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

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

Step 13

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

Step 14

Finish attaching your frames by gluing your final frame on.

 

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

Step 15

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

 

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

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

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

See where I’m linking up!

 


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

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

Friday the 13th DIY Camp Crystal Lake Sign

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

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

 

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Materials

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

 

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

Step 1

First, outline your sign on your foam board.

 

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

Step 2

Cut out your sign with your Tim Holtz scissors.

Note:

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

 

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

Step 3

Paint the entire sign brown with a large paint brush.

Step 4

Let the brown paint dry (almost) completely.

Tip:

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

 

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

Step 5

Next, paint yellow over your entire sign.

Step 6

This time let all of your paint dry completely.

 

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

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

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

Step 7

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

 

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

Step 8

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

 

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

Step 9

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

 

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

Step 10

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

 

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

Step 11

Add a green semi-circle around the red one.

 

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

Step 12

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

Tip:

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

 

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

Step 13

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

Note:

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

 

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

Step 14

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

Step 15

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

 

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

Step 16

Then add your boats and the reflections on the water.

 

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

Step 17

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

 

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

Step 18

Lastly, add birds to the sky.

 

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

Step 19

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

 

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

Step 20

Then paint a red head and red details.

 

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

Step 21

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

 

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

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

Step 22

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

Step 23

Write “CAMP” centered about that.

 

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

Step 24

Paint the words red with your detail brush.

 

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

Step 25

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

 

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

Step 26

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

 

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

Step 27

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

 

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

Step 28

Add a red rectangle above your green body.

 

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

Step 29

Paint a green outline around the red head.

 

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

Step 30

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

 

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

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

See where I’m linking up!

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

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

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


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

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

DIY Wooden Geometric Fox Wall Art

This week we are continuing to move forward with the boys room makeover. The kids love seeing it all start to come together. I am also super excited because the storage piece I ordered has arrived, as well. Of course, you know that I have to tweak it some. That is just what a chronic DIY-er does. The storage post will be coming your way soon. Today, however, as promised we are making this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art. It is inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby but I wanted to create something a little more rustic.

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

 

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Materials

  • Collected Sticks
  • Laminated Mat or Parchment Paper
  • Black Washable Marker
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Cutting Mat
  • Utility Knife

Step 1

First, bake your collected sticks in the oven at 250ºF for 1-2 hours.

Tip:

  • You can place them straight on the oven rack.

 

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Step 2

Let the sticks cool before working with them.

 

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

Step 3

While your sticks cool, pull out your laminated mat.

Tips:

  • Parchment paper will be easy to pull off of your glued sticks but you will have to get a new sheet to draw your fox on if you mess up.
  • The laminated mat is more tedious to remove the artwork from but you can wash off any drawing mistakes you make with the marker.

 

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Step 4

Next, draw the bottom of your fox face as pictured.

 

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

Step 5

Continue drawing the outline of your fox face and the ears.

Tip:

  • Make sure your lines are straight. You do not want any curved lines.

 

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Step 6

Then fill in the interior lines, eyes, and nose of the fox.

 

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

Step 7

Begin measuring and breaking your sticks to fit on your lines.

 

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

Step 8

Continue fitting sticks until all of your drawn lines are covered.

 

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

Step 9

Next, start gluing the joints with that glue.

 

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

Step 10

Continue adding glue until all of your joints are secured.

Tips:

  • Some joints may need to be held together until the glue has begun to cool.
  • If your sticks are not straight it causes the joints not to line up well for gluing. Add small pieces of stick underneath that curved piece at the joints to strengthen the glue bonds.

 

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Step 12

Add the eyes and nose then allow the glue to dry completely.

 

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

 

Step 13

Next, carefully remove the fox from your mat.

Tip:

  • I used the tiny spatula from this kit to get under the glue in some spots.

 

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Step 14

Repair any areas that come apart or weaken during removal and let the glue dry

 

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

Step 15

Lastly, trim the excess glue with your utility knife.

 

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

That’s all there is to making this DIY wooden geometric fox wall art! Now hang it on the wall and you’ll have a rustic modern piece or artwork for the kid’s room. Next week we will make the bear wall art. Until then you can check out this DIY Woodland Explore artwork. It’s another simple and rustic piece of DIY art that is perfect for a camping or woodland themed kid’s room.

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

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

DIY Woodland Explore Artwork :: Boys Room Makeover

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

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

 

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Materials

 

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

Step 1

First, cover your stretched canvas with black acrylic paint.

Tip:

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

 

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

Step 2

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

Tip:

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

Step 3

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

Tip:

  • Again, do not erase any mistakes.

 

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

Step 4

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

Tip:

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

 

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

Step 5

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

 

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

Allow all of your paint to dry completely.

Step 9

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

 

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

Step 10

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

 

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

Step 11

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

 

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

Step 12

Trim the birch bark flush with the canvas.

 

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

Step 13

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

15 Awesome DIY Door Décor Ideas for Fall + MM 169

It’s no secret that one of the easiest ways to change up your door décor. In fact, you can make a few for each season to freshen up your home on a whim. There are too many beautiful ideas to stick with one all season in my opinion. With these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall you are sure to find décor to fit your style. Mix it up throughout autumn with rustic, quirky, and glittery DIY’s for your door. Then don’t forget to link up your amazing posts at the Merry Monday link party!

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

 

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Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

10 Minute Fall Leaf Wreath (Trish at Uncommon Designs)

It doesn’t get much easier than this beautiful fall wreath. Make if fast and have your door beautified by lunch time.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Rustic Pumpkin Door Hanger (Ashley at Cherished Bliss)

You can also go the rustic route with this gorgeous décor DIY from Cherished Bliss.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Quick Fall Wreath Fix (Jen at the Magic Brush)

Don’t discard those faded wreaths. Instead, give them new life with an easy spruce.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

DIY Sparkly Autumn Leaf Wreath (Jessa at Sparkle Living Blog)

Add a little sparkle to your door with this glittery wreath DIY!

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Chalkboard Platter Fall Wreath (Jenny at Refresh Living)

I’m a sucker for a great upcycle and this wreath definitely delivers. It will easily add some beautiful décor to your home.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Rustic Outdoor Decorating Idea for Fall (Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna)

This wreath is absolutely gorgeous. It is the perfect addition to your fall front porch.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Wheat Wreath (Angie at The Country Chic Cottage)

Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most beautiful, as is the case with this wheat wreath.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Fall Pumpkin Metallic Ribbon Wreath (Kim at Made in a Day)

Here is another gorgeous, glittery wreath. It is so pretty you will want one on every door in your home… and maybe a few windows too!

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

DIY Cornucopia Wreath (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

A cornucopia is a staple of autumn and this wreath lets you rock that staple on your front door all season.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Autumn Wreath and Front Porch Reveal (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

This simple DIY wreath is absolutely stunning. Add some mums to your porch, like Emily does, to round out your outdoor autumn décor.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Rustic Fall Cinnamon Broom Wreath (Amanda at Domestically Creative)

Here is another great example of giving new life to an older piece that you love. Find out how she took a drab little cinnamon broom and turned it into a gorgeous piece of door décor.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

DIY Wood Slice Wreath (Sara at Twelve on Main)

I love the simplicity of this wood slice wreath. It not only works for fall but would look great hanging on your door well into winter.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

How to Make a Dahlia Book Page Wreath (Kimberly at A Wonderful Thought)

This book page wreath is an example of a wreath so pretty you will want to display it inside your home so you can look at any time you want.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Fall Burlap Ribbon Wreath (Erlene at My Pinterventures)

Burlap is such a pretty addition to fall and this wreath makes it easy to incorporate into your fall décor.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

DIY Autumn Thankful Wreath (DIY Adulation)

This wreath is a perfect new Thanksgiving tradition for your family. Add new leaves each year about what you are thankful for and watch it bloom fuller, year after year.

 

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great dressing up your front door this season.

Which one of these 15 awesome DIY door décor ideas for fall is your favorite? Any of them will look great on your door this season. Don’t forget that these wreaths look great in other areas of your home, too. Dress up your mantel and walls with them to create beautiful décor throughout your house. You can find more fall decor ideas and DIY’s on the Autumn Holidays Page. Now it is time to move on to the party. Share your awesomeness with us below at this week’s Merry Monday link party!

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Round-up themes for party #170

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Nerdy Crafts
  • Back to School Ideas
  • Recipes – sandwich recipes, back to school lunch ideas, freezer meals, easy dinner ideas
  • Easy DIY Halloween Costumes
  • Halloween themed treats & foods

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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.

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

8 Awesome Embroidery Hoop Crafts + Merry Monday 167

With school starting back up, this week I wanted to round up some fun crafts that you can do on the go. What better crafts to take with you than these 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate that busy family schedule. In addition, you will have some beautiful home décor when you’ve finished. After you check these out, don’t forget to check out the Merry Monday link party 167 below!

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

 

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These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Floral Home Sweet Home Embroidery Hoop (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

This gorgeous craft is a fun take on a traditional embroidery hoop design. This would be beautiful on your front door or hanging on your wall.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

How to Make Embroidery Hoop Wall Décor Using a Sharpie (Katrin at Kreativ K)

Sharpies are incredibly versatile and this embroidery hoop craft further proves that. Make gorgeous décor easily with this easy tutorial.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Organizer (Michelle at Consumer Crafts)

Need some easy wall organization? This embroidery hoop craft will provide you with organization for your office or craft room!

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Hogwarts is Home Embroidery Hoop Art (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

Who doesn’t love some Harry Potter crafts? This beautiful embroidery hoop craft will let you rock your nerd style and get your craft on.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Ombre French Knot Ampersand Hoop Art (Jennifer at Busy Being Jennifer)

I absolutely love the colors in this gorgeous embroidery hoop craft! This is definitely an awesome craft to brighten up your busy life.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

I Solemnly Swear- Harry Potter Hoop Art (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

Here’s another super fun Harry Potter embroidery hoop art! You’ll feel mischievously awesome with this Marauder’s Map idea!

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Pineapple Embroidery Hoop Art (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

Remind yourself to always rock your crown with this gorgeous pineapple craft! I love that she added the pineapple crown to the top of the hop for extra realism.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

Watercolor Floral Flamingo Embroidery Hoop Art (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

Last, but not least, you know how much I love some gorgeous flamingo art! This watercolor embroidery art is absolutely stunning and surprisingly easy to do.

 

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts are perfect for busy moms. You can stop and pick them back up as needed to accommodate your schedule.

These 8 awesome embroidery hoop crafts should at least get you through football season. With so many to choose from, you will love getting your craft on at practices. You can get more resources to focus on mom with this back to school round up. Then be sure to come back and check out the Merry Monday link party. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating! See you down there!

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

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

DIY Coffee Mug Organizing Rack

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

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

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

Meet the Hosts

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

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


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

 

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Materials

 

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

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

Step 1

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

 

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

 

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

 

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

Step 4

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

 

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

Step 5

Add a second coat of paint to your mattress support.

Tip:

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

Step 6

Allow all of your paint to dry.

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

 

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

Step 9

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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.

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Boys Room Makeover : Painting the Walls and Ceiling

Last weekend I had all of Saturday to myself which is pretty much unheard of when you’re married with 3 kids. In true mom form, I took advantage of it by working. Haha!  That is not to say that I didn’t make the most of it by blasting my music or catching up on some Criminal Minds while painting the walls and ceiling. Do you want to know my new tip for painting walls quickly and efficiently? Kick everyone out of your house! You will be amazed at how productive you can be when you’re not constantly filling up sippy cups, locating lost items, and mediating arguments. Okay, that is not really the tip I want to share with you today but it will ratchet up your productivity. You can find the tips for any painting job in the tutorial below. They can be used even when your house is full of demanding little ones.

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Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

 

Find the tips for any #painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting our boys room! Click To Tweet

Materials

  • Flat Head Screw Driver (I love this screwdriver that my Papa got me!)
  • Paper Towels
  • Multi-Purpose Cleaner (I use the Clorox from our Tiki Post and it worked great!)
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • Painters Tape (I didn’t use any but I still recommend it for most DIY-ers)
  • Drop Cloth
  • Paint Roller
  • 2 inch Paintbrush
  • Wall and Ceiling Paint Choices (at least 1 gallon of each)

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 1

Clear everything out of the room including anything on the walls, like décor and wall stickers.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 2

Remove all of the outlet and switch plate covers in the room.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 3

Next, clean the walls, baseboards, trim, and ceiling.

Tip:

  • This room hasn’t been painted in the 3 years since we moved in so it had 3 years’ worth of crayon, marker, and nail polish stains from tiny hands. There are tips for getting this off (toothpaste, magic erasers, etcetera) but this was roughly 4 feet high and all around the room except where furniture was. I chose to do what I could and then add an extra coat of paint necessary.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 4

Before you paint, measure how far down onto the wall that you want the “night sky” to come. Cut a square of cardboard to that size.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 5

Then use that square of cardboard to measure that line from the ceiling all the way around the room and mark it with your yellow highlighter.

Step 6

As I said above, I didn’t use painters tape but if you do, this is the step to tape everything up.

Step 7

Next, throw down your drop cloth and start painting the lower walls.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 8

Paint one coat of paint with the roller up to the highlighter line on the walls.

Note:

  • I used Valspar Signature Interior Paint and Primer in One and I was amazed at how well it covered all of those crayon, marker, and nail polish stains in one coat!

Step 9

Fill in any corners and edges using your paint brush.

Step 10

Allow your first coat of paint to dry.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 11

Next add your second coat of paint and allow it to dry before moving on.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 12

After your wall paint is dry, paint your first coat of paint on the ceiling and the tops of the walls.

Step 13

Again, fill in any corners and edges with paint.

Step 14

Allow the first coat of ceiling paint to dry completely.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

Step 15

Next, add a second coat of paint to the ceiling and the tops of the walls. Let it dry and you are done painting.

Step 16

Remove all of your tape and re-attach outlet and switch plate covers.

 

Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

This is easily the longest part of the makeover. Even with an entire Saturday alone, painting the walls and ceiling took all weekend. One the plus side, I have eaten the frog as Mark Twain would say, and it is all downhill from here. Next, I am adding trim between the ceiling and wall color. After that I will add glow stars to the ceiling. Check out the Boys Room Makeover to see the other awesome projects coming your way. See you next week with the next room update!

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Find the tips for any painting job in this step-by-step tutorial for painting the walls and ceiling in our boys room makeover!

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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.