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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

Button Acorn

Okay, so I’m going to be completely transparent here.  I don’t know if I like this one.  It’s kind of growing on me. When I finished it I literally thought “Well, they can’t all be winners”. But I’m posting it anyway!  I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!

First I started by gathering my supplies, as I always do and starting with a clean work space.  I used a piece of paper from Hobby Lobby that looked like real leaves.  I got a little decoration from Dollar General that looked like a little acorn, and I gathered a bunch of buttons and my E6000 and some raffia.  First I took the top of the acorn off and I put a piece of paper that was close to the size of the bottom of the acorn on there and I took a sanding block, and just took off the excess paper around the edges.  It came off really easy.  Then I just glued the paper down.  I then put the top of the acorn back on and just started covering it with buttons!  Then I made a little bow with raffia after I was done with the buttons and used hot glue to keep that on there.  It really was a super simple craft!

 

 

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

Happy Fall Teal Pumpkin Sign

This sign might be small, but it packs a punch!!! It turned out way more adorable than I thought it was going to.  This is actually one of my favorites.  Maybe because fall is my favorite time of the year.  Now I get to try to top this! Yay!  So cute!  As always, I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

As always, first I started with a clean desk on my bed to craft with.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used a small sign I had bought at Dollar General for $1.00, a little pumpkin embellishment I purchased at Hobby Lobby, cute paper I purchased at Hobby Lobby,  little wooden saying that says “Happy Fall” that I purchased at Hobby Lobby, Mod Podge, some ribbon, paint, scissors, hot glue gun, and paint brushes. First I took a pen and marked out the exact size of the inside of my sign.  Then I cut it out and used a small amount of Mod Podge on the sign all around the sides and inside and then place the paper down.  I painted my wooden “Happy Fall” saying white first, then when that dried I painted it with a metallic teal color.  I made sure to give it a full coverage.  I attached the pumpkin and the “Happy Fall” saying with hot glue right where I thought it would look right.  Then I made a “messy bow” by doing a criss cross pattern, then tying it in the middle and then cutting the ends off to be the right size.  Then I just attached the bow with hot glue as well!  Whoa-la!  I have an absolutely adorable sign now!!

 

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.

 

Pallet Pumpkins with Wooden Trucks

These adorable pallets started out as just tiny wood pallets (I forgot to take initial pictures of them, I’m sorry) and turned out to be perfect little pumpkins.  I used little squares of wood for the stems, and green floral wire for the leaves on the sides.  Then the wooden leaves on top I painted metallic red!  The wooden trucks with the pumpkins were the finishing touch. I hope you’re staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First I started with a clean desk in my bed.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used 3 mini pallets from Dollar Tree, orange paint, red metallic paint, wooden leaves, wooden trucks, wood squares from Dollar Tree, green floral wire, wood stain, paint brushes, and glue gun.  The first step I did was paint the pallets orange all over.  Then I stained three wooden blocks with wood stain.  I didn’t stain them darkly, though.  I painted the stain on, then wiped it off.  Then after the paint was dry, I attached the wooden blocks to the pallets with hot glue.  I then wound up the floral wire around a paint brush to curl it, and then cut it off and attached it to the top of the pumpkin with hot glue.  I then painted the 9 wooden leaves metallic red and let it dry.  I attached those to the tops of the pumpkins with hot glue after they were dry.  Then I added the little wooden trucks to the bottom with hot glue.  I purchased the wooden leaves and wooden trucks at Hobby Lobby.  I will attach links to everything I can find at the bottom as always. I also used raffia at the end and just tied it in the middle and attached with hot glue it and cut it on each side.

 

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.

Bird House Made from a Shipping Box

This bird house was literally made from a shipping box and various stuff from my craft stash! Ohhhhh, you would not believe the crafting disaster I had making this little guy, though! It is the most hilarious story. Please read on, and you will hear one of my typical crazy mornings. I honestly LOVE this bird house, and that it is just made from odds and ends that I had. I will have links to where you can find some of the things that I used at the end of my blog post, as always though! I don’t know what I was thinking, I am pretty sure I just “got in the groove” of crafting, but I didn’t take as many step by step photos on what I did on this project as I went along. But, I will talk you through it in my walk through below, and as always, if you have ANY questions, please feel free to email me! Stay safe, healthy, and HAPPY!!! *hugs*

As always, I started by covering my lap crafting table with some brown postal paper. Then I gathered what I thought I would be using for this project. At first, I thought I was going to make a regular house, but it turned out looking more like a bird house, so I changed directions! You should always just go with the flow, and make what makes your heart happy!!! I got a box that was shipped to me the day before, some tiny flowers, floral moss, some white acrylic paint, a cheap throw away baking pan that you buy from the grocery store, twine, small Popsicle sticks, wood stain, some scrapbook paper that I had that looked like weathered wood, black paint, a small dowel rod, and you’ll also need various other supplies such as E6000, a hot glue gun, scissors, paint brushes, modpodge, ruler and other stuff I am probably leaving out right here that I will mention later on!

I started off by drawing out the shape of the house that I wanted on the box on both sides where they matched. I used a ruler to make sure that everything I cut ended up even. If you don’t mind, just eyeball it! 🙂 I also made sure I had a long piece of cardboard that was about 4 inches wide and long enough to go over the top and around my house for the roof. Then I attached the roof to the top with hot glue. I painted all of it white, so that nothing underneath shows. If you don’t have any scrapbook paper, this is where you can paint it the color that you would like it to be. I then cut my paper to the size of the birdhouse on the front, back and both sides. I modpodged it all around. I took one of my paints that was round, I liked the size and I traced around it to make the circle where the black hole will be on the bird house. Then I filled it in with black paint. After that, I cut my dowel rod down to the size I liked it and attached it below the black hole with E6000 and some hot glue where the perch should be. I used my Waverly Antique wax to stain my Popsicle sticks. I then cut out the edges of my “throw away” silver baking pan to fit the edges of my roof to make it look like a gutter. I glued it down with E6000. After the Popsicle sticks dried, I laid them down on the first side of the roof, on the bottom part all the way across with E6000 and hot glue. The top half, I cut off the very top part where it was rounded, so it would be flat at the top of the roof, then glued it down. I did the same on the other side.

This is where I decided that I wanted the fence on the front lawn to be darker than the roof, and everything went all wrong! 🙂 As I sat there, getting prepared to stain the rest of the Popsicle sticks a second time to make them darker, I first cut off the tops into a triangle, and the bottoms to be straight. I also cut several with two straight ends to support the fence posts. Then as I grabbed the wood stain, I started to shake it (as you are supposed to) and I was shaking it well. All of a sudden, the top flies off as I’m on the upswing! This was a 16 fl oz bottle, and almost the whole bottle flew out!!! It was in my hair, all over my clothes, my face, my body, and my lap which had my favorite blanket on it looked like a pool of mud. I just started laughing. I could not believe I had just stained myself! When I finally got up with the blanket, and took it to the bathroom sink it took me SO long to just get the full blown stain washed down the sink. Then I took my blanket and threw it in the wash (knowing it was useless) with bleach and a ton of detergent. I then focused on myself. Oh my goodness!!! I am one of those people who usually gets so little sun, that I practically glow in the dark. SO now here I sit and I am brown head to toe. I used all the hot water, and it took several tries to get it all off. I’m not positive my hair is the same. Hahaha!

Okay, SO… I digress, next (later that night) I stained my fence post sticks again. After this, I laid them down, and glued the support sticks across them the way that I liked them. One on top, and one on bottom. I did this on the left side, and on the right side. Then, because I wanted it to wrap around, I also made a mini fence for both sides with just 2 posts. I stuffed the bottom with floral foam to take up some room. Then I covered it with floral moss by just coating it with hot glue and letting it stick, then looking at it and seeing where else it needed to go. This part is MESSY! You might want to do it over an empty grocery bag so you can throw the mess away easier. Then I cut the flower stems off at the base and put each one in one by one the way that I liked it by first putting hot glue on the bottom. (I used a darker purple flower than I showed at the top) I then took some hot glue, and about an inch at a time I went around my black hole with it. Then I just took some left over and tied a tiny bow and hot glued it to the perch. The final thing that I did was take a Welcome sign that I got from Walmart, and hot glued it to the front!