Upcycled Metal Pumpkin Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf

Repurposed Metal Ribbon Pumpkin

Once I saw this metal ribbon at Hobby Lobby, my first instinct was to post a photo on Instagram and Facebook. I didn’t hesitate to buy a roll and knew almost immediately that I was going to make an upcycled metal pumpkin. I already had the rest of the materials, and I was excited to get started.

Materials:

  • 9 Foot Roll of Metal Ribbon
  • Drawer Knob
  • Screw and Nut
  • Scissors
  • Green Burlap Ribbon
  • Twine

There were a few styles, but I chose this one because I wanted the screws to be easy to punch through. I wanted to make a decent sized pumpkin so I cut the ribbon in four two foot long pieces. The ribbon is easy to cut with sharp scissors.

Metal Ribbon for Crafts

I located the center of each piece and pierced the screw through the metal. I secured it with a nut.

Upcycled Metal Industrial Pumpkin

I did the same for the top, only with a drawer knob. The metal is easy to shape and maneuver so I bent the tops to shape the sphere I just made into a pumpkin.

Repurposed Knob Metal Ribbon Pumpkin

Lastly, I cut green burlap ribbon for leaves, and added twine to represent the vines of a pumpkin.

Upcycled Metal Ribbon Pumpkin How To

It turned out so cute and fits my industrial décor perfectly!

Upcycled Metal Ribbon Fall Pumpkin

Now, I want to go back and buy the different ribbon to make some more!

Upcycled Metal Pumpkin Tutorial

For more DIY Pumpkin ideas check out:

Spooky Stagecoach Pumpkin #TrickYourPumpkin

by Dinah Wulf

Spooky Stage Coach Pumpkin

I was so excited to be invited by Michaels to participate in the #TrickYourPumpkin contest this month. I’ll tell you all about it in a minute, but first, let me share how I made my Spooky Stagecoach Pumpkin to enter into the contest myself! There were a lot of parts to it, so I thought I’d break it down by part and products.  All the products I used can be purchased at Michaels.

This was the black craft pumpkin I purchased, my BEFORE photo, if you will.

Black Pumpkin

Let’s break this down!

Coachman’s Seat

 

Materials:

  • Wooden Treasure Box
  • Scrap Material
  • Polyester Fiber Fill
  • Metallic Paint
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Six Craft Sticks
  • Skeleton
  • Metal Embellishments
  • Carving Knife
  • Glue

I found this cute little wooden treasure chest for one dollar at Micheals.

DIY Coachman Upholstered Seat

I painted it metallic silver.

DIY Coachman Upholstered Seat (1)

I padded the seat with scrap fabric and a little polyester fiber fill and glued it into the chest to secure it.

DIY Coachman Upholstered Seat (2)

Doesn’t the skeleton look comfy? I found a skeleton garland for five dollars at Michaels and took it apart.

DIY Coachman Upholstered Seat (3)

I painted two craft sticks black and silver and glued them together as shown.

DIY Coachman Seat for Pumpkin

Using a craft knife, I poked four slit into the craft pumpkin as shown. The two in the center allows the treasure chest to stay up.

DIY Coachman Seat for Pumpkin (1)

DIY Coachman Seat for Pumpkin (2)

I glued the treasure chest onto the two center craft sticks. I also glued on metal embellishment gears and a small skeleton key.  I used an old necklace for the chain. To secure the chain onto the seat, I used two push pins.

Stagecoach Embellishments (1)

Stagecoach Wheels

Materials:

  • Four Cork Coasters
  • Four Halloween Doilies
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • White Paint
  • Four Craft Sticks
  • White Duct Tape

Four the four wheels I found a pack of four cork coasters at Michaels for less than three dollars.

Pumpkin Stagecoach Wheels Repurposed

I painted them white and mod podged Halloween doilies I also found.

Pumpkin Stagecoach Wheels Repurposed (1)

I inserted four craft sticks into the bottom of the pumpkin and shown for the wheels.

Pumpkin Stagecoach Wheels Repurposed (2)

I glued the wheels on each stick and reinforced it with white duct tape on the back.

Pumpkin Stagecoach Wheels Repurposed (3)

Stagecoach Window

 

Materials:

  • Small Wooden Frame Ornament
  • White Pant
  • Paint Brush
  • Scrap Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Skeleton Arm
  • Glue

For the window I used a small wooden Christmas ornament frame I found for 99 cents.

Pumpkin Stagecoach Window

I painted it white and added fabric scraps as curtains. I cut slits in the fabric and frayed each slit to give it an eerie effect. I glued it onto the pumpkin. I also cut off an arm of a skeleton from the garland I bought and glued it onto the window.

Pumpkin Stagecoach Window (1)

Pumpkin Stagecoach Window (2)

Once the stagecoach was all put together, I added a little greenery. I purchased one stem for $1.99 and cut it up.

Stagecoach Embellishments

Here it is!

Spooky Stage Coach Pumpkin #TrickYourPumpkin

Pumpkin Stagecoach Window #TrickYourPumpkin

DIY Coachman Seat for #TrickYourPumpkin

Now it’s time for YOU to Trick Your Pumpkin for a chance to win!

Michaels Sweepstakes

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The sweepstakes kicks off with the Great Pumpkin Event on October 4th at all Michaels locations and runs all the way through Halloween. They will choose a winner each Friday to receive a $250 Michaels gift card and Plaid products; entries are unlimited, so keep posting! Submissions must include #TrickYourPumpkin and #sweepstakes and can be submitted October 4th -October 31st via Instagram or at Michaels. They’ll highlight our fans’ submissions on our social channels and on Michaels.com/trickyourpumpkin so keep those great ideas coming!

If submitted via Instagram, you must grant Michaels permission to enter your photo into the sweepstakes. To do this, @MichaelsStores will comment on your photo, asking you to follow the link in Michaels’ Instagram profile to grant permission. Because of this process, if you have private Instagram profiles, you should submit via the website.

Good Luck!!!

Thank you to Michaels for sponsoring this post!

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Spooky Stagecoach

 

More DIY Pumpkin Projects:

DIY Steampunk Top Hat and Goggles

by Dinah Wulf

DIY Steampunk Hat and Goggles Upcycled

My husband and I keep changing our minds on what we were going to be on Halloween this year.  Since we are actually attending a costume party, my husband insisted we should dress as a couple. At first we were going to be Ken and Barbie in the cardboard box but thought it’d be too uncomfortable, then we were going to be Mr. and Mrs. Wulf dressed up in a suit and dress but with wolf heads on. Finally, we decided on dressing in the Steampunk era. We thought it’d be fun and more importantly comfortable. So, I made myself some accessories. Here is my DIY Steampunk Top Hat and Goggles tutorial.

I made this with some repurposed items. Most I had around the house but I did buy a couple things. Here is what I ended up using, of course there are alternatives.

Materials:

This is a top hat I found at Walmart for $4.99. You can also make the top hat out of cardboard as well.

DIY Steampunk Top Hat

I wrapped the hat in lace for a feminine touch.

DIY Steampunk Hat with Lace

Next, I found an old belt in my closet and cut it up to make the straps of the goggles.  You can also look for fake leather pants or skirts at thrift stores to cut up as well. I hot glued it around the lace.

DIY Steampunk Goggles Repurposed Belt

Next, I colored the sides of the blind spot mirror and the baby jar lids with a gold sharpie.

DIY Steampunk Hat and Goggles

I glued them together with E6000 glue.

DIY Steampunk Repurposed Goggles

Lastly, I glued them onto the hat as well as added a couple steampunk inspired metal embellishments.

Steampunk Embellishments

DIY Steampunk Hat and Goggles Halloween

Here are a couple after photos. This Steampunk Top hat and Goggles cost me less than $15.00!

DIY Steampunk Top Hat and Goggles Tutorial

DIY Steampunk Hat and Goggles Upcycled

DIY Steampunk Hat and Goggles Costume

 

Oh! And my daughter just HAD to model my hat for you too!

Steampunk Model

Easy Gold, Black, and White Pumpkins DIY

by Dinah Wulf

Easy Gold, Black, and White Pumpkins DIY

I’m always for some quick and easy Halloween decorations. On my Facebook page not long ago I posted some gold, black, and white skulls I saw while I was out shopping one weekend. Those were the inspiration for doing this quick and SUPER easy gold, black, and white pumpkins DIY craft.

My daughter and I went grocery shopping the other day and saw these cute little white pumpkins for .99 apiece. Without a second thought, I grabbed three. On a side note, I always decorate in groups of three or in odd numbers… anyway, I knew exactly what I was going to do with them as soon as we got home.

Easy Spray Painted Pumpkins

I had some left over spray paint from past projects. I took some painter’s tape and taped off the stems.  I guess you could skip this part, but I do love the look of the natural stems on the gold and black pumpkins. I sprayed one coat on each pumpkin outside and let them dry.

Easy Spray Painted Pumpkins Decoration

Easy Spray Painted Pumpkins Gold and Black Halloween

I arranged them on my bar in the dining room/living room area a top of some gold candle holders to put inside my cloche. I grabbed a sparkly mask I had and threw it in there as well. I love the way it turned out.  In just 20 minutes including drying time, I had a really pretty $3.00 Halloween display!

Easy Spray Painted Pumpkins Display

Check out some of my other favorite DIY Halloween Projects:

No Sew Halloween Treat Bags

by Dinah Wulf

No Sew Felt Halloween Bags

After I made my no sew travel bags and my daughter’s Halloween headbands, I came up with this idea for a 15 minute craft in participation of the Halloween edition of Craft Lightening! You only need a few items to make these cute little no sew Halloween treat bags.

Materials:

The instructions are self-explanatory but you know me and my step by step photos!

I used my rotary cutter and cutting mat to cut one piece of felt into four 3” wide pieces.  One piece of felt will make four bags.

No Sew Halloween Treat Bags

Simply fold your pieces in half and hot glue the sides together to form a little pocket.

No Sew Halloween Treat Favor Bags

I had some embellishments left over from other crafts, so I cut a few extra pieces of felt and glued a little Halloween embellishment on them.

No Sew Halloween Treat Bag Embellishments

No Sew Halloween Treat Bags with Felt

Then stuff them with little toys, candy, or other Halloween treats! I thought these would be cute to pass out at a classroom Halloween party or even as party favors at a Halloween party.

No Sew Felt Halloween Treat Bags

No Sew Halloween Treat Bags DIY

No Sew Halloween Treat Bags Tutorial

Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in Craft Lightening this week and head on over to our hosts, Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts for more 15 minute Halloween ideas!

 If you want to see some of my other 15 minute Craft Lightening crafts you might like:

Dollar Bin DIY Halloween Headbands

by Dinah Wulf

Dollar Store DIY Halloween Headbands

My first Halloween post of the year…woo hoo! Anyway, I’m a sucker for a good deal and every time I see these adorable glittered headbands in the dollar bins at Jo-Ann’s I snag one…or two… or three! In the past I have made a party top hat for my daughter’s fourth birthday and I have made some colorful headbands for everyday wear.  This time, I thought I’d make some DIY Halloween Headbands.

Materials:

  • Dollar Bin Headbands! (or any thick headband)
  • Halloween Embellishments of Choice
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Needle and Thread
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Glue

I picked out some fun rubber snakes, glittered spiders, and “boo” embellishments at the dollar store and the craft store.

Dollar Bin DIY Halloween Headbands

I made a small purple felt flower (tutorial for DIY felt flowers).

Felt Flower DIY Halloween Headbands

I also cut out a little white ghost from felt as well.

Felt DIY Halloween Headbands

I used hot glue to glue the flower and spider as well as the felt ghost and “boo” embellishment. For the rubber snake, I originally used hot glue, but found that it came off easily once it was dry. So, instead I used some industrial strength glue (good for rubber) to make sure it stayed on.

Dollar Bin DIY Halloween Headbands for Kids

Here are a couple AFTER photos! Mia loved them. She put them on right away and asked me to make some for her friends.  Guess I need to go back to the dollar bins again… darn it ;)

Easy DIY Halloween Headbands

DIY Halloween Headbands

Here are some other SUPER easy hair accessories I have made in the past:

Creative Fourth of July DIY Ideas

by Dinah Wulf

I ended up having quite a few Fourth of July DIY ideas that came to fruition this year. I thought I’d put together a round-up of those including my favorites from last year. All of these ideas are quick, easy, and budget friendly! I hope you check them out, enjoy them, and share them! Let’s start with some repurposed and upcycled décor!

Creative 4th of July DIY Ideas

Decorations

Here are three fun ideas for festive and patriotic decorations for your home, or Independence Day parade wagon.

Upcycled Ruler Patriotic Wreath DIY

Recycled T Shirt Fourth of July Bunting

Fourth of July Parade Wagon and Paper Crafts

Hostess Gifts

Going somewhere? I do every year. Bring one of these sweet homemade gift for the party host or hostess this year.

DIY Mod Podge Patriotic Tea Lights

No Sew Patriotic Kitchen Towel

Just Add Ice Cream Repurposed Tic Tac Packs Printable

Party Favors

There are always a lot of excited kiddos at the Fourth of July parties I attend.  Make some fun easy to make and budget friendly favors for the kids to enjoy.

Repurposed Dynamite Stick Patriotic Party Favors

Glow Stick Fourth of July Party Favor Printable

Accessories

Last year I made a last minute red, white, and blue headpiece literally minutes before we left for or party.  This year, I ended up making another one and shared it with my best firend.

Red, White, and Blue DIY Feather Hair Clips

Quick and Easy Flower Headpiece

There you have it! Ten easy patriotic DIY ideas for the festivities this weekend! Thanks for reading!

Fourth of July Parade Wagon and Paper Crafts

by Dinah Wulf

Fourth of July Parade Wagon (1)

I am really looking forward to the mini Fourth of July parade that we do every year. I don’t know why, but my husband and I have never gotten a wagon for our daughter.  We would always hitch a ride with someone else, or even just pushed her in her sparsely decorated stroller. This year, we finally purchased a wagon off of Craigslist and I want to share some easy paper crafts you can make to decorate for this year’s festivities.

When we bought the wagon, the plain wooden sides were screaming for paint! I chose Krylon’s blue ocean breeze. I thought it’d look pretty with the red wagon.

Fourth of July Parade Wagon

I made some paper medallions for the side. To make these, I cut two 2” strips for each medallion, and cut out two circles with a circle punch.

Patriotic Paper Crafts

I folded each strip like an accordion.

Patriotic Paper Crafts (1)

Using double sided tape I attached the two pieces on one side.

Patriotic Paper Crafts (2)

I punched a small hole for the string.

Patriotic Paper Crafts (3)

Using hot glue, I added the circles on both sides of the medallion. Hot glue works the best because it dries quickly.

Patriotic Paper Crafts (4)

I strung them on ribbon and attached them to the wagon!

Fourth of July Parade Wagon (2)

I also made little flags with scrapbook paper and BBQ skewers.  Super easy! I attached them to the wagon with Duck Brand tape (it works perfectly).

Fourth of July Parade Wagon (3)

Fourth of July Parade Wagon (1)

In case you missed some of my other recent Fourth of July ideas, here are a few:

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Parade Wagon Collage

DIY Mod Podge Tea Lights

by Dinah Wulf

DIY Mod Podge Tea Lights (5)

I came across these adorable red and blue metal buckets in the dollar bins at a Joann Fabric and Craft Store.  They have a little star cut out, perfectly patriotic for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day. I wanted to add a little oomph so I ended up turning them into DIY Mod Podge Tea Lights. You only need a few materials.

Materials:

  • Metal or glass candle holders
  • Outdoor Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Patterned Scrapbook Paper
  • Wet Paper Towel
  • Small Paper Plate
  • Tea Lights

Here are the dollar bin metal buckets I found. Cute, right?

DIY Mod Podge Tea Lights

I measured and cut little strips of patterned scrapbook paper that I had left over from these Glow Stick Party Favors (and free printable) that I made.

DIY Mod Podge Tea Lights (2)

I poured a little outdoor Mod Podge onto my paper plate and used the foam brush to apply the Mod Podge both to the back of the strip and then on top of it. I added four strips to each little bucket.

DIY Mod Podge Tea Lights (1)

Allow the Mod Podge to dry completely.

DIY Mod Podge Tea Lights (3)

I added tea lights and voila! Instant festive DIY Mod Podge Tea Lights.

DIY Mod Podge Patriotic Tea Lights

I thought about giving them as a hostess gift to the annual Fourth of July party that my family and I attend.

DIY Mod Podge Tea Lights (5)

In case you missed it, here are a few more patriotic posts I did recently:

 

Upcycled Ruler Patriotic Wreath DIY

by Dinah Wulf

Upcycled Wooden Ruler Patriotic Wreath

Remember these old wooden fold out rulers? I hadn’t seen one since I was little. For some reason I remember playing with my dad’s in our garage. I was antique shopping in Orange a few months ago and just had to buy it, for that reason…it reminded me of my dad. So, after months sitting in my craft room, I finally decided to make an Upcycled Ruler Patriotic Wreath DIY.

Upcycled Fold Out Ruler

Materials:

  • Wooden fold out ruler
  • Artificial flowers
  • Pliers (optional)
  • Small flags

The ruler folds into ten sides, so it makes the perfect five point star!

Upcycled Ruler Patriotic Wreath DIY

I like to use artificial flowers on my wreaths like I did for this Valentine wreath, and this St. Patty’s Day wreath, and this radiant orchid address wreath! I used pliers to cut one stem off of a bunch of white hydrangeas. I coiled the stem tightly.  This will allow the flower to attach to the ruler, flags, and other flowers.

Upcycled Ruler Patriotic Wreath How To

The coil I made in the back worked brilliantly because the wire stem was so thick, so I was able to tuck in some blue artificial flowers, and two small American flags at the bottom of the wreath.

Upcycled Vintage Wooden Ruler Wreath (1)

Upcycled Vintage Wooden Ruler Wreath (2)

Upcycled Ruler Fourth of July Wreath

I thought it was a fun and unique repurposing idea and very festive for the fourth of July coming up!

Upcycled Ruler Memorial Day Wreath

Upcycled Vintage Wooden Ruler Wreath

In case you missed them, here are some of my other wreaths and door hangings I have done in the past.

Repurposed Dynamite Stick Patriotic Party Favors

by Dinah Wulf

Repurposed Dynamite Stick Patriotic Party Favors (5)

Thank you to SweetWorks, Inc., for sponsoring the candy for this post, Repurposed Dynamite Stick Patriotic Party Favors.

If you know me, you know that I work out often. When I do, I bring bottled water with a vitamin B12 energy powder mixed in. The powder comes in these cute little cases that I have been saving because I’m a Craft Hoarder (that’s right…I admit it!). They come in several colors and I have a ton of them because I buy them at Costco! Aren’t they cool?

Repurposed Dynamite Stick Patriotic Party Favors (2)

When I got these cute little red, white, and blue Sweet Shapes stars from SweetWorks, Inc., I thought I’d make some candy filled patriotic party favors that look like little dynamite sticks with my containers. If you don’t have these containers, you can make larger favors with toilet paper rolls.

Repurposed Dynamite Stick Patriotic Party Favors (1)

Materials:

  • Plastic Energy Powder Containers (or something similar)
  • SweetWorks Sweet Shapes Candies
  • FREE “Have a Blast” Printable
  • Decorative Paper
  • Black Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Tape

I made sure each container was clean and dry and filled them with the red, white, and blue, star pressed candies.

Repurposed Dynamite Stick Patriotic Party Favors (3)

Next, I wrapped each container in patterned decorative paper and secured it with double-sided tape.

Repurposed Dynamite Stick Patriotic Party Favors (4)

I taped a piece of twine to one of the containers, and then bound three containers together with a black piece of cardstock. I also printed and added a little tag that says “Have a Blast!”

Repurposed Dynamite Stick Patriotic Party Favors

These little favors are great for the Fourth, Memorial Day, end of the school year, or any birthday party. In case you missed them, check out some of my other patriotic craft and party ideas!

Creative Homemade Father’s Day Gift Ideas

by Dinah Wulf

Creative Homemade Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is right around the corner! I found some fun and creative ideas to inspire you to make your own gift this year. This list is from a group of some of my favorite Bloggers. Their creativity also inspires me every day. I tried to come up with unique ideas to fit all types of Dads! Here is my list of Creative Homemade Father’s Day Gift Ideas.

Homemade Root Beer Barbecue Sauce from Janel at A Mom’s Take

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DIY Coupon Book Free Printable from Kim at Seven Thirty Three

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Jalapeno Infused Tequila from Shannah at Just Us Four

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Comic Book DIY Coasters on Amy’s Blog, Mod Podge Rocks

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Old School Skateboard inspired Father’s Day Fun by Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery

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DIY Etched Beer Glasses from Laura at Pet Scribbles

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Father’s Day Gift Bags from Angie at The Country Chic Cottage

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Mustache Coffee Cozy Sleeve from Club Chica Circle

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Father’s Day Coffee Sampler by Carolyn from Homework

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Etched Glass Baseball Vase by Shannon at Madigan Made

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Father’s Day “Stache” Printables by Jill from the Popsicle Blog

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D-A-D Photo Gift by Meredith from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

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Birthplace Map Keychain Charms by Amanda from Crafts By Amanda

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I hope you enjoyed this round up! Be sure to stop by all these great blogs and tell them DIY Inspired sent you! If you need some more Father’s Day Inspiration, here are a few posts by yours truly:

Chocolate Toolkit Father’s Day Gift & Printable

by Dinah Wulf

Chocolate Toolkit Father's Day Gift (3)

Thank you to SweetWorks, Inc., for sponsoring the candy for this post, Chocolate Toolkit Father’s Day Gift & Printable.

My husband has the BIGGEST sweet tooth of almost anyone I have ever met. He loves it all; chocolate, cookies, candy, cake, and pie. When I saw these cute Milk Chocolate Toolkits from Niagra Chocolates, I thought it’d be the perfect Father’s Day Gift for him.  The boxes are already cute, but I thought I’d dress it up just a little for Father’s Day and add a tag, AND since I made them, I might as well share the printable with you just in case you want to make them too.

Materials:

  • Milk Chocolate Toolkit
  • Black Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock
  • Paper
  • Paper Cutter
  • Free Printable
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Hole Punch
  • String
  • Scissors

These are the little Milk Chocolate Toolboxes. Aren’t they cute? Inside is a chocolate saw, hammer, pliers, wrench, and screwdriver. These are also cute gifts for the DIY’er in your life!

Chocolate Toolkit Father's Day Gift

I cut a strip of black cardstock with my paper cutter and attached it with double-sided tape for the handle.

Chocolate Toolkit Father's Day Gift (1)

I also added a “Happy Father’s Day” printable on the bottom front.

Chocolate Toolkit Father's Day Gift (2)

I layered the “We Love You, Daddy” printable with black and red cardstock, punched a hole in it, and tied it with baker’s twine on the handle.

Chocolate Toolkit Father's Day Gift (4)

There you have it! A super quick and easy Father’s Day Gift for the special man in your life!

Chocolate Toolkit Father's Day Gift (3)

In case you missed them, here are a few of my favorite SweetWorks candy posts I have done in the past on Inheriting Our Planet:

Glow Stick Fourth of July Party Favor Printable

by Dinah Wulf

Glow Stick 4th of July Party Favor Printable

My family and I celebrate the Fourth of July at the same place every year. There is an annual party with family and friends at my best friend’s in laws. Every year after the sun sets and we wait for the fireworks, all the parents pass out glow sticks and sparklers to all the kids.  This year, I thought I’d make a glow stick Fourth of July Party Favor and free printable to make and bring to the party.

Materials:

You can find glow sticks and sparklers everywhere at this time of year.  I found some fun multi-colored bracelets.

Glow Stick Fourth of July Party Favor Printable

They have a little more flare than the traditional glow stick bracelets. I removed them from the packages and placed the plastic clasp on one end of each.

Glow Stick Fourth of July Free Printable

I printed out the printables that you can download here and cut them out with a paper cutter:

Glow Stick Fourth of July Party Favor Printable

I cute out 10”X3” strips of patterned scrapbook paper. I taped three glow sticks onto each strip and then used double sided tape to tape a corresponding piece on top, with the printable on top of that. Again, sparklers work great for this too. You can even do a combo of both along with a little pack of matches!

Glow Stick 4th of July Party Favor Printable

The printables say “Light Up Your 4th” and “Have a Bright 4th”.

Glow Stick Fourth of July Party Favor

I hope you enjoy them! In case you missed them, here are a few more fun Fourth of July posts:

Father’s Day Gift Wrapping and Printable

by Dinah Wulf

eco-friendly father's day gift wrapping

Did you know that a 5X7 frame fits perfectly in a Cheez-It’s box? Me neither until now! I, of course, am too cheap to buy gift wrapping boxes.  As you can see here and here and here… oh and here! Man I am thrifty! With Father’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d do a quick and easy free printable and I happen to throw in this Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Wrapping idea.

We bought my husband a frame for his desk at work and put my daughter’s most recent school photo in it. I really should have taken a picture before I wrapped it because it was a fantastic repurposing idea. I bought it at Tall Mouse.  It was a frame covered in old computer keys. It is so cute and perfect for my husband’s desk at work.  Maybe I’ll have to make one myself.

See? It fits perfectly in the box!

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I wrapped it with blue wrapping paper and embellished it with Washi tape and some other decorative tape I had.

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I created a simple printable and tied it on!

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I was going to stop there, but then I thought that since I already made it, why not share it! So feel free to download this free Father’s Day printable here:

Happy Father’s Day Printable

I embellished my tag with patterned scrapbook paper and more Washi tape. Cute, right? I can’t wait to give it to my husband.

In case you need some more eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas, check out a round up post I did.

 

No Sew Patriotic Kitchen Towel

by Dinah Wulf

No Sew Patriotic Kitchen Towel

I have become obsessed with making festive holiday themed kitchen towels! Recently, I made a Valentine’s Day kitchen towel, a St. Patrick’s Day kitchen towel, and an Easter Kitchen Towel so I thought I’d keep it up and make a No Sew Patriotic Kitchen Towel too! I went back to Jo-Ann Fabrics to see if I could find some patterns I like to make my own.  I made it similar to the Easter towel because the permanent fabric tape worked better than the fusible web. Here is how I made it.

Materials:

  • Plain kitchen towels
  • Fabric of choice
  • Permanent Fabric tape
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Spray Starch
  • Yardstick
  • Scissors

I found two red and blue patterns that I really liked and thought looked nice together for the fourth.  I wanted some different shades of blue and red rather than the traditional bold red and blue. The fabric quarters were again great for this project.

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I also had these kitchen towels from the other kitchen towels I made. I washed them in the washing machine and dried them before I started.

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I cut out my fabric in strips.  I ironed them to make it easier to align them on my towel and I used some spray starch as well.

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Next I cut the permanent fabric tape and aligned it onto the towel.  It was a little tasking to remove the peel off sticker, but it all worked out. I found this way to be much easier than using the fusible web.  It seems to stick better too and is also much quicker! Here’s the AFTER!  This would make a great hostess gift. 

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You can make them in so many different patterns and colors to fit any style or holiday.

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