Pumpkin Wood Sign with Messy Bow

How absolutely adorable did this turn out!?!  I had an idea in my mind how I wanted it to look, but I didn’t know it would be THIS so darn cute!!

First I gathered my supplies and covered my lap desk with brown postage paper. I used a wooden pumpkin that I got at Dollar Tree, paper that I purchased at Hobby Lobby, orange paint Mod Podge, a sanding block, twine and ribbon that I already had on hand from random various places.  The first step was to take the panels off by using my heat gun to heat up the glue underneath and then pry them off.  Then I painted the pumpkin underneath orange.  I diluted the orange paint with some water.  I didn’t want it to be a really harsh orange color, then I wiped off the excess paint.  I really like the color that it created.  For the panels, I traced them on the back of my pumpkin paper and then cut them out.  Then I used Mod Podge to attach them to the front of my panels and then used a sanding block to make the sides even.  Then I put the panels back on with hot glue and took twine around the stem and kept it on with hot glue as well.  I made my “messy bow” with just some various ribbon and pearl strands I had laying around.  I really didn’t buy anything for this project.  It turned out just adorbs in my opinion!

 

 

Updated Chunky Yarn Pumpkins!!

Googly Eyed Black Pumpkin

This adorable Halloween themed pumpkin is extremely easy to make.   Any kiddos can do it with parents help, pretty much! Just gather up the supplies and have some fun!

First gather your supplies, and cover your lap area! The supplies are just the pumpkin, black chalk paint, different sized googly eyes and E6000 and a paint brush. First step was to paint the whole pumpkin with CHALK paint.  It’s important that you use chalk paint, so it doesn’t peel off.  After the paint dries, take E6000 and apply googly eyes randomly all over the pumpkin!  That’s it!  You just let that dry, and you have an adorable pumpkin.  You can add a bow at the top if you’d like as well.  This craft really isn’t too messy, and it’s SUPER simple to do with kiddos!

 

Pumpkin: Hobby Lobby – $4.20 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Fall-Thanksgiving/Decorations/Pumpkins/White-Pumpkin/p/80986642
Googly Eyes – Walmart – $5.51 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Paste-On-Standard-Oval-Googly-Eyes-80pk-Black-10-19mm/35669739
Black Chalk Paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=chalk+paint&quickview=80751097
E6000 – Walmart – $3.97 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Eclectic-E6000-Industrial-Adhesive-3-fl-oz-Clear-or-Transparent/44148643

Heart Button Sign

My daughter and I made two of these signs in February. My mom loved it, so I had to make her one too. I didn’t do step by step instructions back then, so I did them now. I hope you all like this! Stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!!

First I covered my lap table with postage paper. Then I gathered all the supplies. I used an 8×10 picture frame that I bought at Dollar Tree for $1.00.  I also used E6000, a heart cut out that I printed out online. (I will put a pdf of what I used below) I used a ton of various red buttons, red chalk paint and an 8×10 THIN canvas that I bought at Dollar Tree for $1.00 for a pack of 3.  I printed out my heart and cut it out.  Then I traced it on my canvas making sure I left room on the edges to where when I put the canvas back in the frame, the buttons wouldn’t be covered by the frame.  Then I started putting the buttons on the canvas where the heart goes.  The cheap buttons should go on the bottom.  They are the ones that won’t be seen.  You will need all sizes of buttons, and you will want all different kinds and shapes.  After I finished the bottom, I covered the top of the heart with the prettier buttons to make it look nice.  I painted the frame with chalk paint, so the paint wouldn’t peel off.  I took a sanding block and distressed the frame to make it look a little more farm house style.  Then I put the canvas into the frame after the paint dried, and it’s all finished!

Heart PDF

Hanging Candle Wreath

I absolutely LOVE the way this turned out.  It looks so pretty hanging outside in the evening.  It hangs on any hook.  The decoration can be changed for any season, so in the winter, I can put greenery, and I can decorate for Valentines Day and Easter etc.  It’s absolutely perfect because when the batteries go out, I just change them!  Perfection!  This craft is absolutely SUPER simple.

First I started by taking the grapevine wreath, and then tying the ribbon that I cut in 3 pieces (equally) around the center of the wreath.  Then I took the wreath together at the top and I secured it together.  You should probably use a large safety pin and then secure it with hot glue.  Then you just put the bottom of a flower pot that fits perfectly in the bottom of it at the bottom and put your candles on top and decorate around with whatever you want for the season.  I used leaves for fall.

 

Mini Sucker Bouquet

This is just so perfect for a teacher! I am planning on giving this one to one of Ella’s teacher’s.  It took a LOT more suckers than I thought it would (probably 500 – or 4 bags or so), but it is just flippin’ adorable!  I am making it where she can turn it into a game if she chooses to, by coloring the end of each sucker a color. (I just chose purple, pink and one gold)  Most of mine are purple, a few are pink and if one student picks the golden sucker they will get the golden prize!  I don’t know if our sweet teacher will choose to participate in this game or not, but it seemed like something really fun!!! I also am making the jar pretty, so the teacher doesn’t mind displaying it in her classroom.  This was a labor of love, it took me probably 4 hours to make this due to marking the bottom of the suckers and then sticking them all in place.  As I always say though, when I craft, I do it for my fun.  This is my joy.  It really was so amazing to see how pretty it turned out in the end!  As always, I hope you all stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!

First I gathered my supplies!  I covered my lap desk with brown postage paper and set it up on my bed and tried to make sure everything I needed was within reach.  I got my ball jar, my styrofoam ball, my bags of suckers, sharpie markers, blue waverly chalk paint, metallic blue paint, DecoArt Metallic Lustre, pearl ribbon, sanding block, hot glue gun, E6000, and various other supplies such as paint brushes and scissors.

The first thing I did was paint the jar with chalk paint.  I used Waverly in “Ocean”.  It only took one coat.  Then I used my heat gun on low setting to dry it.  I then completely covered it with metallic paint.  I used FolkArt in “Blue Sapphire” for this coat.  I used my heat gun on low again to dry this, then I lightly sanded the wording on the glass.  I then took my DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Champagne and lightly used my finger to highlight all the letters in gold.  It takes VERY little of the Lustre to go a long way!!  After that, I got out TONS of mini Tootsie Rolls, and started coloring the bottoms with my sharpie markers.  I made about 90% of them dark purple, and 10% of them pink.  I also colored just one of them gold.  This step is optional.  I only did this so my daughter’s teacher could play a game with her kids. If they drew a purple end sucker when they were being good, they just got the sucker.  If they drew a pink, they get some sort of extra small prize.  If they get the gold, they get something really cool.  This took a lot of time to do.  I know the kids are going to absolutely go bonkers over this, though so it was worth every minute!  Then I used E6000 and hot glue and glued down the styrofoam ball to the top.  I started at the very bottom, and went around in a circle sticking the suckers in as close to the jar as possible, and keeping the suckers as close to each other as I could, so that the white of the styrofoam didn’t show through.  I worked my way up and around, filling in any holes I found as I went.  After all the suckers were in, I just took my ribbon and put it around the back and to the front and secured it with E6000! It was actually a very simple, but time consuming project!

 

Supply List:

Ball Jar – Hobby Lobby (be sure to get it when it’s 50% off!) – $2.49 (full price) https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Glass-Crafting/Glass-Containers/Glass-Mason-Jar—16-Ounce/p/21737

Chalk Paint – Walmart – $1.67 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Waverly-Inspirations-60891E-Chalk-Paint-Ultra-Matte-Finish-Ocean-2-fl-oz/174633534?selected=true

Metallic Paint – Hobby Lobby (be sure to get on sale) – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Blue-Sapphire-Metallic-Acrylic-Paint/p/201

Ribbon – Hobby Lobby (get on sale!) – $7.99 (I couldn’t find the exact one I used) https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=pearl+ribbon&quickview=131988

Sanding Block – Amazon (I got mine at Dollar Tree for $1.00) $6.99 for four https://www.amazon.com/Superfine-Different-Specifications-Assortment-Reusable/dp/B0752VGHG6/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=sanding+block&qid=1598415012&sr=8-2

DecoArt Metallic Lustre (in Champagne Ice) – Hobby Lobby – $6.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Mediums-Finishes/Champagne-Ice-DecoArt-Metallic-Lustre/p/148020

Round Styrofoam Ball (4.7 inch) – Walmart – $3.47 https://www.walmart.com/ip/FloraCraft-Foam-Ball-4-7-inch-White/22055329

E6000 – Walmart – $3.97 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Eclectic-E6000-Industrial-Adhesive-3-fl-oz-Clear-or-Transparent/44148643

Tootsie Pops Mini’s (You can also use dum dum’s) – Walmart – (This bag is a lot bigger than the ones I was using!  You would only need 2, tops and still have plenty left over) $9.98 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tootsie-Roll-Mini-Tootsie-Pops-54-Oz/411470333

Mandala Sign

So all of my family absolutely loves this sign! I really like it a lot, but felt like I made a few mistakes on it. I think it still turned out really neat. I plan on making more, and I think with practice, they will really turn out nice! Tell me what you guys think? I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy, and HAPPY!!! ????

First I started by putting a clean piece of postage paper on my lap desk to protect it. Then I gathered all of my supplies. (All of the supplies are linked at the bottom of the page) I used a small round wooden block, metallic purple paint, metallic blue paint and a cream color paint. I also used Mod Podge, clay tools, paint brushes and various other tools such as a ruler and pencil.

The first step is is to sand down the wood really well, then make sure to clean the shavings off really well. Then I painted the top and all the sides metallic purple. After it was dried, I covered it with Mod Podge. I let that dry completely, and after that was dry, I measured across the middle to find the longest point across. (Lightly draw a line across with a pencil) Then I moved my ruler to the other side of the circle and found the longest point across there too. (It should be the same distance). Then lightly draw a line across here with a pencil. Where the line intersects is where the middle of the circle should be.

Next, I started with the dot in the middle and then made the various dots and shapes around it, going from the middle out. If I made a mistake, I took a damp Q-Tip and wiped up the paint immediately. When it was finished and dried, I put a coat of Mod Podge over the paint. When it was all complete, I put a hanger on the back to be able to hang it on the wall.