Last Minute DIY Adult Minion Costume

by Dinah Wulf

Last Minute DIY Adult Minion Costume

This is TRULY a last minute costume for my husband and I. We actually have a reason to dress up for Halloween this year because we are going to attend a 40th birthday party, however we kept changing our minds. Finally, now that Halloween is only a few days away, we have out costumes.  Here’s how to make a last minute DIY adult minion costume.

Costume:

  • Overalls
  • Yellow Shirt
  • Yellow Beanie
  • DIY Minion Goggles
  • DIY Minion Logo

DIY Minion Goggles:

Minion Goggles DIY

Originally I used part of these goggles for a steampunk look we were going to do this year, but changed our minds.  I only spent $3.00 to make these. For these goggles you only need a few things.

  • Blind Spot Mirrors ($2 at Walmart)
  • Silver Sharpie
  • Two Baby Food Jar lids (or any lids)
  • Black Headband (check the dollar store)
  • Glue
  • Circle punches
  • Black and White Card Stock

Glue one blind spot mirror and one jar lid together. Repeat for the other side, or you can just do one.

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Color the edges with a silver Sharpie.

Minion Goggles DIY (1)

Use a circle craft punch or trace round objects and cut them out to make the eyes.

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Glue them onto the goggles and onto the headband.  Make sure to glue in between the two goggles as well so that they stay together.

Minion Goggles DIY (3)

DIY Minion Logo:

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For this, I used materials I already had, so I’m sure there are other options you can do. I used:

  • Logo from Google Images
  • Iron-On Transfer
  • Felt
  • Pin
  • Scissors

Simply print a mirror image of the Minion logo on iron-on transfer paper and iron it on to a piece of felt. Cut out the logo and add a pin to the back.  This way you can easily take it on and off the overalls… I mean…overalls ARE back in style now!

The best part of this costume is that it’s comfortable and warm! Here are some after photos!

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In case you missed them. Here are some other DIY Costumes I have done in the past:

Glittered Coffin Halloween Party Favors

by Dinah Wulf

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This post, Glittered Coffin Halloween Party Favors, is sponsored by Jo-Ann’s. All opinions are 100% my own.

If you haven’t noticed I LOVE Halloween! Ha! I love all the scary stuff, BUT I don’t necessarily think it’s pretty… and I HAVE to have pretty things displayed, no matter what holiday. I recently shared my Glam-O-Ween decorations for this year which mixes scary and pretty. Today, I want to do the same.  I’m taking these wooden coffins from shriek to chic by transforming them into glittered coffin Halloween party favors, perfect for your Halloween party this year.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Wooden Coffins from Jo-Ann’s
  • Craft Paint
  • Glitter Paint
  • Foam Paint Brushes
  • Sparkly Spider Embellishments
  • Mod Podge

Here are the coffins I found.  I bought them at Jo-Ann’s on sale for 50% off! Score!

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I painted the boxes alternating colors for the lid and base.  I used Martha Stewart’s Satin Granny Smith and Pacific Iris. I found it best to use a foam brush to get straight lines.

Glittered Coffin Halloween Party Favors

Next, I used glitter paint, to paint over the tops of the lids to make them shimmer a little bit. I used Martha Stewart’s Glitter Paint in Charoite and Limeade.

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Lastly, I found glittered spider embellishments.  They are stickers, however to make them stay on the wood, I used a coat of Mod Podge to keep them in place. 

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Once they are dry, fill them with candies, or small toys to give away as party favors or game prizes.  They would also make great gifts if you get “boo-d” by your neighbor! Here are a couple after photos!

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Explore the latest Halloween projects and ideas on Jo-Ann’s special Halloween hub to help you throw the perfect Halloween party. If you are on Instagram, use the hashtag #DIY4Halloween! Tag me too (@diyinspired) while you’re at it because I would love to see your creations!

Thank you to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for sponsoring this post!

Check out some of my other favorite DIY Halloween Projects:

Skull Wine Charms DIY

by Dinah Wulf

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I saw a bag of mini skulls and I HAD to buy them. Wow…I never thought I’d say that! Ha! I do love decorating for Halloween. In fact, I can’t wait to show you my decorations this year later this week. Skulls happen to be one of the main decorating elements.  I think they look cool and look even better when they are glittered or even jeweled. For these mini skulls, my inspiration was one of my old friends that LOVES all things skulls AND all things wine, so why not make a Skull Wine Charms DIY?

Materials:

Aren’t these little Halloween skulls cute? I also used them as part of a mini graveyard scene inside small apothecary jars for my Halloween decorations this year.

Skull Wine Charms How To

I used a hot glue gun for this, but regular glue works well. To add a little color and interest, I added colorful plastic beads in the eye sockets. If you have difficulty picking them up, tweezers work well.

Skull Wine Charms

Anytime my daughter has a play necklace that breaks, I salvage all the beads and keep them in a jar.  I just happen to have matching beads for these wine charms.  I strung the beads (one on each side) and the skulls on a hoop earring notion, to use as the wine charm.

Skull Wine Charms DIY

That’s it! It took no time and these little cuties are ready for a Halloween party, or to gift them as a gift to a skull-lover friend like mine!!

Glam-O-Ween Halloween Décor

by Dinah Wulf

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Glamorous plus Halloween equals Glam-O-Ween!! I do love the traditional spooky Halloween décor, but I am a sucker for mixing the spooky with glitter, jewels, and glass jars. You’ll also see that my taste is eclectic. I like to display old collections I thrifted or old family heirlooms mixed into what I like to call my industrial chic décor.

First let’s start by walking into my front door.  Hanging there is the eerie Halloween wreath I made with (once again) a scary skull with jewels and feathers.

DIY Inspired Halloween Decor

When you walk in, straight ahead you’ll see my black bar I use for entertaining.

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On top of my bar I put some half-glittered skulls on antique books and inside an apothecary jar. I also have the black, gold, and white pumpkins I made next to a sparkly jeweled mask.

Halloween Decor Bar Top

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To the right is my dining room table, well, actually it is an old metal work bench on wheels with glass on top.  I have a large mirror that serves as a tray.

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On top, I made little mini graveyard scenes inside my glass jars.

Halloween Centerpiece

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Near the dining room are some shelves that I put small touches on including some bones, skulls, and my metal pumpkin I made recently.

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I put a skull on an old ice pick that used to be my husband’s grandmothers.

Halloween Decor

And of course, more bones in a jar.

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In the living room, I have some sparkly green skulls on top of some large mercury glass candlesticks.

Glittered Halloween Skull Decoration

In my family room on top of my fireplace mantel I have a cage filled with a black glittered skull and antique books, as well as some jeweled skulls.

Halloween Mantel

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Here is another skull, probably my favorite, this one fit perfectly in a cheese platter with a dome!

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Lastly, I have my mini mad scientist display with some old bottles I turned into poisonous potions.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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!!!

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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

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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:

Party Top Hat Headband DIY

by Dinah Wulf

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My daughter turns four at the end of this month and my husband and I are taking her two best friends and her to the circus for the first time (BTW, check out the circus party favors I made). I thought it’d be fun to dress her up a little for her special day so I wanted to share and easy repurposed Party Top Hat Headband DIY that I made out of a party cup and that you can make for a costume, party hat, or just for fun!

Materials:

  • Small Party Cup
  • Scissors
  • Circle Craft Punches
  • Cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Craft Flowers or Felt
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Headband

I purchased these cups for .50 for the whole pack at an after Easter sale.  They were just too cute to pass up and I knew I would eventually use them for something.

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I used scissors to cut it down to the size hat I wanted.

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Next I cut out two circles with two craft punches. The sizes I used are 2” and 3.5”. The 2” just happen to fit the bottom of the cup perfectly.

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I glued the top, rim, and ribbon band onto the cup.

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Then, I had some extra felt craft flowers from my Dollar Bin Headband project I did not long ago and glued that to the hat.

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Lastly, I hot glued the mini hat onto a sparkly gold dollar bin headband. Isn’t it adorable??? I can’t stand it! I may even wear this myself to the circus or even make three of them for party favors for her two best friends!

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Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece #turkeytablescapes

by Dinah Wulf

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This Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece tutorial is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores.  All opinions are 100% my own.

I’m pretty much a regular at Jo-Ann’s…at several locations!  This year for fall, they had a great line of Autumn Inspirations that really sparked some ideas.  In particular, I love the hints of dark navy blue.  Blue isn’t a color that I would normally associate with Thanksgiving time; however I just realized how beautiful it looks with other fall colors.

I decided to make a fall pumpkin centerpiece for my #TurkeyTableScape this year!  You can get all of the supplies at Jo-Ann’s. 

Here is shopping list of what you’ll need:

  • Craft pumpkin
  • Sharp craft knife
  • Floral foam block
  • Burlap scraps
  • Assortment of Autumn Inspirations decorative picks

I started off with this craft pumpkin.  I wanted a small one for my table this year because my husband and I are having a small intimate Thanksgiving for four this year.  Our families are both out of state so it’ll just be us!

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First, I cut off the top.  This particular pumpkin is all Styrofoam.  If you buy a regular craft pumpkin, they are typically hollow. 

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If your pumpkin is hollow, you can use a floral foam block to place inside the pumpkin after you cut it.

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Next, I simply arranged my assortment of decorative picks inside the pumpkin.  I love the mix of blue feathers.  These particular decorative picks are great, because they look very realistic.

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Lastly, for a more finished look, I added some burlap around the bottom of the arrangement.  I always check the remnants section at Jo-Ann’s for fabric like this.

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Here are a few AFTER photos! Notice the burlap  feather napkin rings I made too!

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Be sure to check out Jo-Ann’s craft catalog for more DIY inspiration.  

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Halloween 2013 Round Up

by Dinah Wulf

BOO hoo! I can’t believe it’s Halloween already! The good news is that it’s time to decorate for Thanksgiving and start crafts for Christmas (that is, if you haven’t already started)!  I just wanted to say farewell to one of my favorite holidays and do a round-up of crafts I did this year that, well, I guess you can bookmark for next year!  Here is my Halloween 2013 Round Up!

Halloween 2013 Round Up

How to Make a Glittered Candy Corn Mason Jar Vase- a fun craft using glitter, glue, and a Mason jar for the perfect gift or hostess gift.

How to Decoupage a Fabric Pumpkin – upcycle a pumpkin with your favorite material to match anyone’s style.

Spooky Halloween Apothecary Display- A creepy display using Martha Stewart’s Halloween crafts.

How to Make a Metallic Spider Pumpkin- Upcycle a pumpkin with silver paint and spider tansfers.

How to Make an Eerie Halloween Wreath- A spooky wreath glammed up with feathers and rhinestones.

Glam Up Halloween Skulls with Glitter and Rhinestones- Turn ordinary Halloween decorations into one of a kind sparkling pieces.

Easy 15 Minute “BOO” Halloween Pumpkin Craft- A Halloween decoration you can make in 15 minutes or less.

How to Make Spider Lace Doilies- How to make paper doilies using a spider circle edge punch.

How to Make Fairy Wands for Any Type of Fairy Costume- A fun activity you can do with your kids with items found around the house or your craft room.

Phew!  Looking back, did I over-do it?? I must say that I am really happy with how the Halloween decorations inside my house turned out. My favorite tutorial I think I would have to say is the Eerie Halloween Wreath.

In case you missed last years, here is my Halloween 2012 Round Up as well!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! BE SAFE TONIGHT!

DIY Inspired Halloween Decorations

by Dinah Wulf

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It’s two weeks until Halloween and it’s DEFINITELY Halloween over at our house already! Even the fireplace has some glittered skulls and bones hanging out in there.  I wanted to share a round-up of the new projects I have done this year and share a couple extra photos of the decorations up in my house. Hope you enjoy these DIY Inspired Halloween decorations!

The first thing I did was break out some bones I had in the Halloween tub in the garage (a HUGE tub, that is).  I put a few in some glass vases and apothecary jars layered on top of some moss.  I even added a little rhinestone ring “bling” on the creepy hand. I also glittered some skulls and glammed up a few with some hot glue and rhinestones.

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I love how my mantel turned out.  It ended up reminding me of a little spooky curiosities and apothecary shop. I used my mercury glass candle holders to add some depth and height.

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I placed my metallic spider pumpkin on top of some antique books.

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I made some creepy labels to place on recycled jars.

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My kitchen table top has my decoupage fabric pumpkin and some more fun bones and skulls.

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My dining room table has the 15 minute craft pumpkins I made that I placed on my spider laced doilies.  I also placed a creepy skull statue inside a cage with some moss.

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Oh! And of course, I can’t forget about my eerie Halloween wreath.  It’s hanging on the coat closet in my family room.

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Glittered Candy Corn Mason Jar

by Dinah Wulf

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The candy corn was my inspiration for this project.  Even though I don’t care to eat them, I always thought that there was something whimsical about the colors.  It reminds me of Halloween, but it’s not scary or frightening.  So, I decided to make a glittered candy corn Mason jar.

Materials:

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Instructions:

I started with the center orange stripe on purpose to save time.  I knew once that the orange was dry; I would be able to apply both the gold and white without waiting for one to dry.  Using painter’s tape, I taped of my center stripe and then covered the entire center with glue using the paint brush. I sprinkled the glitter all the way around the jar.  Tap off the excess glitter and put it back in your container.

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While the glue was still wet, I pulled off the painter’s tape. I allowed it to dry completely.

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Next, I taped off the lower half of the orange stripe to begin glittering the gold stripe using the same technique above.

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Remove the tape while it is still wet.

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Repeat the process for the final white stripe.

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Once the glue was dry, I gave the vase a light tap over the garbage can to remove any excess glitter. Then, I added water and fresh flowers!

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I loved how it turned out.  I think these would make a great homemade hostess gift during all those parties over the holidays!

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Decoupage Fabric Pumpkin How To

by Dinah Wulf

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Decoupage Fabric Pumpkin How To is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® for the Creativity Made Simple Campaign.

Decorating for Halloween this year has been a blast!  I have made so many fun Halloween decorations already and it’s only the first week of October!  Today I wanted to share one of my favorites so far for one of my spooky spaces in the house, a decoupage fabric pumpkin tutorial.  All of the supplies for this project can be purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores®.

Materials:

  • Craft pumpkin
  • Fabric remnants
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Mod Podge
  • Two paint brushes
  • Black acrylic craft paint

Instructions:

First, prepare your materials. I measured the distance from the top and bottom core of the pumpkin and cut approximately 1-2 inch thick strips.  For this pumpkin, my strips were 9” long.

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Next, I found it easiest to cut both ends as shown.

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Generously apply Mod Podge directly onto the pumpkin, lay down your strip, and then generously apply a top layer of Mod Podge.  Using your paint brush, smooth out your fabric against the pumpkin.  Apply more Mod Podge as needed.

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Continue adding each strip until your pumpkin is covered.  Allow the pumpkin to dry completely.

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Once the pumpkin is dry, paint the stem in the desired color to match your fabric.

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Here are a couple after photos. I added some bones, antique books, and rhinestone skulls to help spook up my space.

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Join me in celebrating the season with Jo‐Ann Fabric And Craft Stores® and make a craft to help spook up your space!  

 

This review is part of the Jo‐Ann Fabric And Craft Stores® Celebrate The Season campaign. I received compensation for this review; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my experience.

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