Tied Ribbon: DIY
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

Monday, September 26, 2016

Test Tube Slime with Printable

All the fun (for the kids) and hardly any work! Use them for favors, in place of trick or treat candy, 
or as part of your BOO basket for your friends!
I grabbed these fun test tubes from the Target "dollar" section, and the slime is from over in their actual Halloween section.  I needed about 1 and a half of the slime to fill up these tubes.

Once you wiggle your slime into your tubes, make sure those corks are on nice and tight.
Either print the labels on sticker sheet or use a little bit of glue to spread a thin layer on the back and stick onto those tubes.  Be sure to get all those bubbles out.

If you want to add a little something to the tubes, try washi tape on the top or a little bakers twine wrapped around the cork. If you're using them as favors, it'd be the perfect way to attach a tag.

Save the printable below and get ready to slime!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

BOO Felt Hanging Banner

A Halloween felt banner? Could 3 words go together more perfectly?! It's easier than you think, and makes a great addition inside, or hung in place of a wreath on your front door.  And since it's officially Fall, it's perfectly acceptable for me to start sharing Halloween posts now, enjoy!
 Gather your supplies:
A dowel, felt in your colors choice, adhesive felt in a contrasting color, twine, & 
optional 2 felt balls for added cuteness. 
 To use the letters I did, make sure you're cutting your banner edge landscape so it's wide enough.
 After you've cut your dowel to the right size, tie your bakers twine on either side.  This is also the time to tie on those felt balls if you're using them

 Carefully glue a straight line on your felt and press your dowel onto it. Set it aside and start working on your letters! I like doing the banner first, so I know exactly where I need my letters.
 Similar to the Felt Pennants tutorial, trace your letters onto the BACK (paper side) of your 
adhesive felt.  Make sure that B is backwards!

 Once you've decided on your placement, carefully remove the paper backing and apply your letters.
 You did it! So easy, the hardest part may be deciding where to hang it now!




And of course, you could always flip the color scheme & make the banner white and the letters black, or throw in some color! Have a spooktacular time with it! No...ew...I actually hate that saying.  Despise it. It's makes me twitch for some reason.  Just go make a BOO banner, k?
Save the image below to use the letters for your own sign!

Friday, September 9, 2016

FALL Pallet Sign

 I'm in that stage of being sad Summer is ending, but also being 99% ready for Fall to bring it's cooler temperatures. So in an effort to welcome it in, I make a fresh new sign! In case you're not aware, Walmart (at least mine) has some pretty legit craft supplies that are an awesome price. This 
is not at all spsonsored, I just thought you should know that that is where I got this pallet board for under $5. Oh you betcha! Grab some paint while you're there to & let's get started.
You'll need paint in a medium grey, white & either black or a darker grey. I used black and my medium grey mixed to get what I was looking for.

 I wanted a little bit of dimension when I sanded the finished product, so I started with a coat of the medium grey.  Just one coat will suffice for the purpose.
 Then two-coat the white paint after the grey has dried completely. Then let that dry completely.
 I used my Cricut to cut out my letters, but you could use stencils or free hand or vinyl like me.
 This is where that darker grey comes in.  I wanted something dark, but not exactly black.  So I mixed the grey I used earlier with a bit of black to get the color I wanted.

 Let it dry, peel off your stencil & touch anything up that you need to.  For a final touch, use fine grit sand paper to rough it up a bit and show some of that grey & wood underneath.

It's just the thing my pumpkins needed to finish off a little fall decor.  I was struggling with what to add, since I realized a lot of my decorations that aren't Halloween are technically "Thanksgiving", and I'm not welcoming in Fall THAT quickly!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fall Flower Crown

Just because summer is ending, doesn't mean the ever popular flower crown has to die with it.  So I present to you, the fall flower crown to fulfill your seasonal desire for flower crowns!
I grabbed a bouquet of flowers that had various flowers, leaves, berries, greenery, but you can pick yours out and mix and match as you please.  When disassembling whatever bouquets you purchase, be sure you're keeping at least one or two inches of the wired stem on the flowers.
After making my circle with wire & floral tape, I created the "center" of the crown by attaching a few of the large flowers, one at a time, securing them with floral tape.
Then you can add in smaller flowers and leaves on either side. You can use berries and branches to fill in empty places tapering to the back of the crown.




 Use it in a festive outfit, Halloween costume, or dress up your living room deer!  Anyway you use it, it'll be festive and gorgeous!