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23rd Sep2013

Easy Pumpkin Halloween Decoration

by Dinah Wulf

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I am so thrilled to participate in yet another Craft Lightening hosted by Angie from Country Chic Cottage and Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts. This is my third one and I’m particularly excited because it’s the Super Spooky Edition! The last two times I participated I made craft storage jars and a DIY rope vase.  This time, I am sharing a fun and easy 15 minute Pumpkin Halloween Decoration my daughter and I made.

Here is what you need:

  • Three craft pumpkins
  • Pre-made MDF or wooden letters that spell “Boo”
  • Black craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Rhinestones

I found these craft pumpkins for a steal at Goodwill for .99 each! Most craft pumpkins are around $5-$10 each. AND they already came in a funky green metallic color so we didn’t have to paint them.

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I also bought these pre-made letters from Hobby Lobby for .99 each.

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My daughter and I painted them black.  I love that she’s old enough now to do things like this with me.  Although she’s only three, I love sharing in the creativity. It’s a great age!

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Once they were dry, I hot glued them onto the pumpkins.

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Finally I added rhinestones to give it a little Halloween sparkle.

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Here they are posing on the spider doilies I made! I think I might display them at my front door.

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A big THANK YOU to Angie and Carolina for allowing me to participate in the Halloween edition of 15 minute craft lightening. It was a blast as always!  Make sure you visit their blogs to see what the other participants have in store.

20th Sep2013

Halloween Spider Lace Doilies

by Dinah Wulf

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I was so excited when I received this circle edge punch and spider punch in the mail. I took the package out immediately to test it all out.  I made the first spider doily and was obsessed.  There were a couple tricks I learned so I thought it’d be a good idea to do a quick photo tutorial to show you how to use Martha Stewarts Circle Edge Punch to make Halloween spider lace doilies.

Materials:

  • Paper Cutter (or scissors and a straight edge)
  • Martha Stewart’s Circle Edge Punch
  • Spider Lace Circle Edge Punch
  • Black scrapbook paper
  • Pencil
  • Straight edge

Step One:

Cut your square into the desired size. I recommend making your paper slightly larger.  In this example I used an 8.5”X 8.5” square to make an 8” spider lace doily. You can choose up to size 12.

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Step Two:

Find the center of your square and mark an “X” with a pencil as shown.

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Step Three:

Disassemble your circle edge punch and insert the bottom metal plate for the spider punch into the base.

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Step Four:

Select the desired size on both sides of the circle edge punch using the measurement switches.  I chose 8” for this tutorial.

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Step Five:

Line up your “X” under the rotating knob from the base.  This is probably the hardest part! The magnet will click it in place. I always test a turn of the knob here to make sure the paper is secure.

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Step Six:

Place the punch cartridge on top of the metal plate.  You will feel and hear the magnets click together.

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Step Seven:

Using both of the palms of your hands, press down firmly on the punch.  Rotate the knob and repeat until you complete your spider doily.

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Remove the doily and rotating knob and clean and empty the base.

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There you have it! Warning! Once you make one, you won’t be able to stop!

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18th Sep2013

DIY Magical Fairy Wands with Pottery Barn Kids

by Dinah Wulf

A big THANK YOU to Pottery Barn Kids for sponsoring today’s post, DIY Magical Fairy Wands with Pottery Barn Kids!

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<GASP!> was the first thing I heard when my computer screen opened up the Pottery Barn Kids Halloween Costumes page.  My daughter was so excited trying to pick her favorite one.  Naturally, being the girly girl that she is, she wanted EVERY fairy costume that she saw.  I told her that if she picked a favorite, we could make a magic wand together to go with a costume. When I asked her which one she liked best she said, “The Mermaid one! No! The butterfly fairy! No wait! THAT one!” She couldn’t decide.

Since my daughter couldn’t decide on a favorite, we marched upstairs to the craft room and raided the storage bins to get inspired to make our own DIY Halloween costume accessories. We decided on making not one, but four wands!

Here are the materials we used:

  • Materials
    • Felt
    • Ribbon (in different colors and textures)
    • Wooden Dowels
    • Embellishments: Craft flowers, butterflies, shells
    • Craft paint
  • Tools
    • Scissors
    • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
    • Needle and thread
    • Foam paint brushes

For all four wands that we made, we used these wooden dowels that I had left over.  They are sturdier than BBQ skewers. Another option is to raid your kitchen drawers and use wooden chopsticks from those nights of Chinese takeout!

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First, we picked paint colors to match a few of the fairy costumes and painted the dowels with a foam paint brush.  Acrylic craft paint works well, because it dries in seconds.

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Mia wanted to make a mermaid wand first. Here is the Pottery Barn kids Halloween costume that inspired us.

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I made a felt flower by cutting out petal shapes and sewing them together with a needle and thread.

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We picked out some ribbon in varying textures and thicknesses.  For all four wands, I cut out felt circles to glue to the back of each wand to hide the dowel and the ribbon.

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We glued it all together with hot glue and embellished the front with a shell (I stole this one from some vase filler in my bathroom!).

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Next we made a pink heart wand inspired by this pink unicorn costume.

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We cut out two felt hearts and added iridescent curling ribbon and pearl ribbon.

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We were on a roll and having so much fun we decided to make this white wand with a craft flower to go with the Swan Fairy Costume.

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And finally we made this butterfly wand to go with the Butterfly Fairy costume.

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Making these DIY Magical Fairy Wands was such a fun activity to do with Mia. Be sure to check out the rest of Pottery Barn Kids beautifully crafted costumes! Right now, you can also get 20% off plus free shipping on Pottery Barn Kids treat bags online.

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Thanks again to Pottery Barn Kids for sponsoring this post! It was such a great opportunity to share my love of crafting with my daughter!

 

05th Jul2013

Quick and Easy Flower Headpiece

by Dinah Wulf

I wasn’t going to do a post today because of the holiday weekend…BUT I COULDN’T DO IT!  This blog is an addiction, I tell ya!  If you haven’t guessed, I am an extremely calculated person.  I HATE to procrastinate and I almost feel a strong anxiety when I do not plan ahead.  This includes this blog.  I have my posts and projects completed very early. My secret is out.  Every post is published exactly at 6am PST Monday to Friday.  It has been that was since this blog started in April 2011.  Sometimes, I’ll admit, I have projects ready months in advance.  I know I’m crazy.  Today, IS THE VERY FIRST BLOG POST out of over 500 that I did not plan.  Eeeek! With that said I found myself scrambling right before a party yesterday and decided to make this quick and easy headpiece.

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Materials I used:

  • Flower
  • Clip
  • Pre-made felt flower
  • Felt
  • Tulle
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue & glue gun

Literally minutes before we left I threw this baby together.  Thank goodness hot glue dries so quickly.  I cut out scraps for blue leaves and a small sliver of tulle. 

Here’s how it turned out!

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This is me posting it on Instagram! Yes. I am in my garage and yes…that is a lot of gray hair.

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Soooo, now that I am actually nearing the end of this spur of the moment blog post, I can take a deep breath….Ahhhhhhhhh.  Hey! That wasn’t so bad!  I really need to do this more often!

04th Jul2013

Happy 4th of July!

by Dinah Wulf

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I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th with all your friends and family!

01st Jul2013

Recycled T Shirt Fourth of July Bunting

by Dinah Wulf

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Geesh! The Fourth of July is right around the corner! How time flies!  I wanted to share a quick and easy recycled T shirt Fourth of July bunting sponsored by Silhouette that I made with the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software.  You can make this in minutes; just in time for the 4th. More importantly, you can purchase the software on sale from now until July 10th with the promo code: DIYINSPIRED! You’re welcome!

Materials:

  • Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait™
  • Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software
  • Scrapbook paper in patriotic colors and/or patterns
  • An old T Shirt
  • Spray Starch
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue and glue gun

What is great about the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software is that there is a built in ruler and guidelines for precise alignment and drawing. Because of this, I was able to easily make these cut outs.

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Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition contains all the same functionality as Silhouette Studio® plus the following designer features:

  • Ability to open, manipulate, and cut .svg files
  • Rhinestone tools to convert designs into rhinestone templates and create your own rhinestone designs
  • Sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art
  • Creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns
  • Enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision

Next, I made a fabric bunting out of an old T shirt.  You can check out the full tutorial for how to make it.  It turned out great and was very quick and simple to do!

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10th May2013

8 Fun and Easy Ideas for Stencils

by Dinah Wulf

I must say that stenciling is one of my favorite craft projects to do.  It’s a fairly simple task, especially when you know a few tips or tricks.  It is also very versatile in that you can use it for small and large projects, from place mats to furniture.  Here are eight fun and easy ideas for stencils I’ve done in the past.  All of which have complete step by step photo tutorials.  I hope you try them out!

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Recycled Jar Tea Light

This is a tutorial for stenciling a monogram on a lantern made from a recycled food jar. I still have this displayed in my living room today.  It also makes a fun personalized handmade gift.  Fill it with tea lights or candy and give it to Mom for Mother’s Day!

Stenciled Wall Art

I made this initially as a prop for my daughter’s birthday party one year, but now it hangs in her room by her bed.

Burlap Stenciled Place Mats

Also a great handmade Mother’s day gift idea, these stenciled burlap place mats are a hit every time I bring them out to use for my guests.  Make a set of four to eight to give to Mom or Grandma.  Consider using words that remind you of her!

Stenciled Furniture

Stenciled Dresser

This is one of my first DIY projects I posted on this blog.  In hindsight I may have done it differently but you learn as you grow, right???

Upcycled TV Tray Table

One of my more recent projects, stenciling TV trays gives them a little upcycled flair.

Other fun Stenciling Projects

Stenciled School Spirit Shirts

I made these shirts with my best friend, Jenny for her daughter’s school spirit shirts.  Check out the post and Jen shares how she made he own stencil!

Recycled T-Shirt Bunting

I made this for Thanksgiving last year, but it’s a great tutorial for any type of banner or bunting you need for parties or holidays.  Make a “Happy Mother’s Day” one for mom!

Shoe Box Lid Wall Art

My thriftiness at its finest, I made this SUPER cheap wall art for my guest room!

I hope you try these projects!  Feel free to share some of your ideas in the comments!  Happy stenciling!

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03rd May2013

Infused Tequila and Cocktail ideas for Cinco de Mayo

by Dinah Wulf

Written By David Edessa

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Infused tequila is very simple to make and needs just a few ingredients.   Today I want to share how to make a roasted pineapple and jalapeno tequila recipe in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  Then, I will share four cocktail recipes that include your freshly made infused tequila!  These recipes are: 1) Roasted Pineapple Margarita, 2) Blood Orange Margarita, 3) Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita, and 4) Mango Jalapeño Margarita.  These fruit inspired cocktail recipes are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party! Enjoy!

How to Make Infused Tequila: Roasted Pineapple & Jalapeño Tequila recipe

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml Reposado Tequila
  • 3-5 jalapeños, washed and whole
  • 6-8 Fresh Pineapple (½-¾ inch thick spears)
  • 1 clean jar

Instructions:

Peel and slice the pineapple in spears about ½-inch thick or thicker. Don’t discard the core; just slice it along with the rest of the pineapple.

Grill the whole peppers and pineapple spears. Over medium heat, lay the peppers and pineapple directly on the grates. Grill until peppers have grill marks and are beginning to soften, taking care not to overly char them. Keep pineapple on grill until they’re nice and brown. Flip both the peppers and pineapple over to grill the other side. Grill another few minutes and remove from grill and into a clean glass container.

When cool, remove the top of the stem part from the pepper. Slice the pepper in half. Place the pineapple spears and jalapeños into the jar. Pour the tequila over the top and cover. Let rest for two weeks in the refrigerator. After the first remove the peppers and discard. I would avoid shaking mix while it sits.

If you prefer less heat, remove the seeds from peppers before adding into the jar. Also, there is no need to spend too much on your tequila choice. I used a reposado, the vanilla and cinnamon notes was what I was looking to add. However, silver tequila will work wonderfully.

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Infused Tequila Cocktail Recipes:

Roasted Pineapple Margarita recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz. Infused tequila
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier orange liqueur
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lime juice
  • ½ oz. Fresh Orange Juice
  • 2 oz. Sour Mix

Instructions:

Build drink in glass you will be serving cocktail in. Add Grand Marnier, lime juice and tequila to the glass. Then, add ice, sour mix, and orange juice. Transport all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a salted rim highball glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Blood Orange Margarita recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz. Infused tequila
  • ½ oz. Solerno Blood Orange liqueur
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lime juice
  • ½ oz. Orange Juice
  • 2 oz. Sour Mix
  • Dash of orange bitters

Instructions:

Build drink in glass you will be serving cocktail in. Add Solerno Blood Orange, lime juice, bitters and tequila to the glass. Then, add ice, sour mix, and orange juice. Transport all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a salted rim highball glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz. Infused tequila
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier orange liqueur
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lime juice
  • ½ oz. agave nectar
  • 2-3 Strawberries, muddled
  • Dash of grapefruit bitters
  • 2 oz. Sour Mix

Instructions:

In a shaker muddle berries.

Add in agave syrup, bitters, and fresh lime juice. Then, stir items in shaker with a spoon. Add Grand Marnier, sour mix and tequila to the shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Mango Jalapeño Margarita recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz. Infused tequila
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier orange liqueur
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lime juice
  • ½ oz. agave nectar
  • 3-4 Mango cubes, muddled
  • Dash of grapefruit bitters
  • 2 oz. Sour Mix

Instructions:

In a shaker muddle mango.

Add in agave syrup, bitters, and fresh lime juice. Then, stir items in shaker with a spoon. Add Grand Marnier, sour mix and tequila to the shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a salted rim highball glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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30th Apr2013

How to Make a Citrus Floating Candle

by Dinah Wulf

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My brother was on Facebook the other day and a friend of his posted a picture of how to make a candle from an orange.  I thought that several of these citrus floating candles would be perfect for an evening summer party centerpiece. We were visiting our dad recently and decided to try it out in his kitchen. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a citrus floating candle.

Materials:

  • Orange
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Spoon
  • Cooking oil
  • Water
  • Bowl or vase
  • Lighter

Step One: Cut an orange in half.

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Step Two: Using a spoon, scoop out the orange leaving the center pith of the orange is intact. This will be used as the wick.

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Step Three: Pour cooking oil into your orange. Any cooking oil like vegetable, canola, or olive oil will work.

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Step Four: Carefully light your “wick”.  It may take several seconds to light (longer than a regular wick). Note: We sliced the bottom of our orange so that it would not roll.  Be careful not to pierce through the bottom.  You do not have to do this if you are going to place it in water.

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Step Five: Place your floating candle in the desired vessel with water.

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Ta-dah! We used a medium sized orange.  We were able to burn the candle for about three and a half to four hours.  Be careful if you are doing this project with your kids!

 

10th Apr2013

Cardboard Box Photo Booth

by Dinah Wulf

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I know Easter is officially over (hope you had a great one!), but I wanted to share this fantastic Cardboard Box Photo Booth idea from a friend of mine.  This is such a great upcycle and it’s perfect for any party, especially for kids.

My friend had a box from a large flat screen TV which was the perfect size for a photo booth for small children.  She saved it and realized that she could make a two sided photo booth for an upcoming spring party she was planning.  The larger the box, the better, of course!  She cut out one side, and covered the entire box in white paper.

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On one side, painted an Easter theme with a bunny, egg tree, grass, and Easter eggs and cut out holes for your head in the shape of a balloon and an Easter egg.  She painted more Easter eggs and glued them on to add dimension.

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On the other side, she cut out two sections and used two picture frames as a border.  She decorated it with bows and pinwheels from the dollar store.

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The party guests had a great time posing for pictures.

This Cardboard Box Photo Booth could go with any type of theme party, the possibilities are endless!  Consider draping it with material, covering it with patterned gift wrap, or painting it.  You can also place a box or basket of photo props like hats, boas, funny glasses, and masks.  I may have to steal this idea for my daughter’s birthday party this year!

 

29th Mar2013

Easy Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

by Dinah Wulf

Plastic Easter eggs are EVERYWHERE during this time of year.  They are probably one of the most inexpensive, if not THE most inexpensive Easter decoration you can purchase at a retail store.  You can buy an entire bag for less than a dollar!  Being the cheapskate I am, I wanted to think of some Easter egg decorating ideas, particularly with plastic Easter eggs, because, well… I’m cheap.  Here are some fun and easy ideas that you can do in a jiffy just in time for Easter this coming Sunday!

Make a plastic Egg Garland.

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Unsnap each plastic egg and snap them back together around a ribbon to create your own Easter egg garland in minutes.  Hang it on a mirror, on your mantel, or use larger ones and drape them on your stair railing.

Embellish them with ribbon.

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Using some glue, ribbon, and rhinestones turn rather drab store bought eggs to fab store bought eggs that you can take out and use again next year.

Make a wreath.

Plastic Egg Yarn Wreath

Talk about a complete transformation!  Cover them in yarn and make a yarn Egg Wreath just like this whimsical one from The Sweet Survival.  I love how she used both small and large eggs.

Display them in glass jars.

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Gather similar color hues and display them in apothecary jars or vases.  Don’t be afraid to mix them up with natural glass fillers to match your décor.

Add your own artwork.

Sharpie plastic eggs

I may have saved the best for last!  Alisa Burke, took an ordinary plastic egg and used Sharpies to decorate her eggs. Mix the tops and bottoms when your done for a fun look!

Before you go, check out this 2 minute tutorial for a spring address wreath I made for Joann Fabrics!

 

14th Mar2013

Arrowhead Holiday Water Bottles

by Dinah Wulf

Holiday Bottled Water Collage

Did you know about Arrowhead® 100% Mountain Spring Water’s ReBorn™ Bottle made with 50% recycled plastic? By recycling more, you’re helping us get closer to our goal of making our 500mL ReBorn™ bottles with 100% recycled plastic! This isn’t Arrowhead’s first environmental initiative. And it won’t be our last. In fact, Arrowhead has a long history of treating Mother Nature right.

  1. The new Reborn bottle material that can be recycled again and again, so there is no end to its usefulness.
  2. Arrowhead preserves and protects their carefully selected natural spring sources (and acres surrounding them) to sustainable sourcing of our waters
  3. Arrowhead uses LEED certified facilities to utilizing wind turbines for renewable energy
  4. Arrowhead is constantly improving packaging

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Join Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water in the recycling movement today!

I am so excited to have partnered up with Arrowhead in this recycling movement.  I wanted to share some creative ways to use plastic water bottles.  I had made this pineapple candy holder to give away as a gift but with St. Patrick’s Day and Easter coming up, thought I’d make some cute water labels for the get-togethers I’ll be attending.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Arrowhead® 100% Mountain Spring Water’s ReBorn™ Bottle
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon
  • Holiday stickers
  • Circle craft punch
  • Tape or glue

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I cut 9”X1.5” strips of paper or ribbon to fit around the Arrowhead bottle label and used tape to secure it.  I embellished the bottle with stickers and used circle craft punches for the medallion in the center.  These are inexpensive and easy to make and will add a little extra fun and personality to your St. Patrick’s Day and Easter get-together.

Join me and show your support for Arrowhead’s recycling efforts!  

A big THANK YOU to Arrowhead for sponsoring today’s post!

 

12th Mar2013

St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Pot of Gold

by Dinah Wulf

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Being a known craft hoarder among my circle of friends, I am often given a craft challenge.  For example, my friend Amanda gave me a sandwich bag of coin wrappers and I made flowers out of them.  Most recently, my friend Jenny gave me some baby food jars.  With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner I decided to make a little chalkboard paint pot of gold with chocolate coins to give out as a gift or use as a favor.  Here is a St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Pot of Gold.

Materials:

  • Recycled baby food jars
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Toothpicks or BBQ skewers
  • Cotton balls
  • Gold ribbon
  • Green ribbon
  • Any small craft punch related to St. Patrick’s Day or Springtime (I used a flower)
  • Glue
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Chocolate gold coins
  • Colored paper scraps in rainbow colors

First, clean remove the label with warm soapy water and dry your jars.

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To make the banner, punch out two of each color and use glue to attach it to your green ribbon.  Tie the ends to your toothpicks to make a small banner.

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Line the edge of the jar with gold ribbon by gluing it and glue on cotton balls to form a cloud on top of the lid.  Hot glue the sticks to the lid of the jar maneuvering it until it is sturdy.

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Paint the jar with chalkboard paint using a paint brush.  I painted my jar with two coats, allowing one hour in between coats.  Let the final coat of chalkboard paint dry for 24 hours, allowing it to cure before writing on it with chalk.

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Write the recipient’s name on your jar, or “Happy St. Patrick’s day” and fill it with gold chocolate coins!

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06th Feb2013

Recycled Pringles Can Gift Kits

by Dinah Wulf

I have seen a few Pringles can cookie tins on Pinterest.  They are cleverly wrapped and hold the perfect sized cookie.  I’ve seen them wrapped with Christmas paper complete with a bow and I’ve seen them wrapped like a Mummy for Halloween.   These lovely ideas inspired me to create these Recycled Pringles Can Gift Kits with a “pull me” tag and ribbon.  The long vertical shape is perfect for this.

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Here are the cans I used.

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I made these nail kits for a teenage girl is four easy steps.

STEP 1: Choose your gift.

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STEP 2: Make a “pull me” tag.

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STEP 3: Tie all your gifts together with ribbon.

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STEP 4: Insert them into your decorated Pringles can.

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Other Gift Kit Ideas:

  • Sushi Theme- chopsticks, sushi mat, soy sauce dish, packet of soy sauce, instructions on how to make sushi
  • Movie Theme- different types of candy and movie tickets
  • Spa Time Theme – loafa, travel sized soaps, bubble bath, bath wash, foot scrub, sponge
  • Tool Kit – screw drivers, nails, other tools
  • Sewing Kit – needles, thread, scissors, buttons
  • Makeup Kit – brushes and makeup
  • Creative Kit for Kids – crayons, markers, paints, brushes, stickers
  • Travel Theme – travel sized toiletries, tooth brushes
  • Puzzles – puzzle pieces and a photo of the completed puzzle
  • Bachelorette/Bachelor Party Kit- small liquor bottles, shot glass, cards, vail, sash, temporary tattoos, fun straws, games, etc.
  • Fourth of July- fill it with sparklers, snaps, matches
  • General- fill it with holiday themed candy and decorate accordingly

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