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Going Batty Flower Pot

Going Batty Flower Pot

DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

Hey Friends. I am so excited to be part of the Craft Lightning HALLOWEEN Craft Edition.

This is a cool series. The goal is to create a  Halloween craft that takes 15 minutes or less excluding drying time. My “Going Batty” Flower Pot is fun project, because it uses a secret materials, fresh from your panty!

Going Batty Flower Pot Supplies

Materials: A flower pot and saucer (if desired), Farfalle Pasta, black and green spray paint, Horizon Group Pom Poms, little googly eyes, yellow vinyl or scrapbook paper and hot glue. If you with to make the sign too, you’ll need  Horizon Group Jumbo Colored Craft Sticks (I used orange), a small chalkboard sign, a Chalk Bistro Pen, and little leaves for embellishment.

Instructions:

1. Spray paint the pot and saucer (I used green paint for the pot and yellow for the saucer.

2. Using a glass as a template, cut a circle out of yellow vinyl or yellow scrapbook paper. This is the “moon.” If using paper, attach to pot with a dab of hot glue.

3. Make the bats

Here’s How You Make the Bats:

Going Batty Flower Pot

Spray paint the noodles glossy back. Use hot glue to add googly eyes to pom pom and glue on Farfalle.

4. Use hot glue to attach bats to the flower pot

 DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

5. Make the sign (f desired)

Here’s How You Make the Sign (Optional):

DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

Write “Happy Halloween” on a small chalkboard and glue to craft stick. Add leaves and a bat if desired.

6. Add fun fall flowers and the sign to the pot.

DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

6. Add flowers

For MANY more ghoulishly GREAT craft ideas, visit The County Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts. If you like unique upcycle crafts… check out my Frosted Pumpkin Vase post.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

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Project Inspire{d} #85

Project Inspire{d} #85

Project Inspire{d} : Link Party

I hope you had a good weekend…. did you work on any projects? We had some gorgeous weather here in Seattle. I spent my weekend working on a recipe and some fun recycled/upcycled projects, as well as throwing a birthday party, attending my daughter’s soccer game, cleaning the house, folding the laundry and nearly having a heart attack as I watched the Seahawks/Broncos game.

I know I am not unique– us women don’t just multitask… we MEGA task!

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Seahawks Decor and More

Speaking of the Hawks… here’s my Seahawks Candy Jar. You could easily  adapt this to any team!

DIY Candy Apples

If you have some leftover glass or plastic Christmas ornaments, these Candy Apples are a fun upcycle.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

And while we’re on the subject of upcyling… I have a tutorial on how to transform an apple juice jug into a Frosted Pumpkin Vase.

Party Guidelines

We’d love for you to include the Project Inspire{d} button code in the footer, somewhere on your blog or a link back to this post  so that others can join in on the inspiration.

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Posting to our party means you are giving us the right to post your project and photos and promote via social media ~ links will be pinned to our  Party Board throughout the week and can be seen here: ♥Project Inspire{d} Party Pins♥. Let’s link up!


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Fall Flower Pots

Fall Flower Pots

Fall Flower Pots

Don’t stow away those summer flower pots! You can create GORGEOUS fall themed flower pots that will look lovely gracing your front doorstep.

Fall Flower Pots

Supplies: Flower Pots, Spray Paint (I used Design Master spray paint in Olive Bright, Orange and Yellow). You’ll also need Halloween or Fall themed vinyl. I used images from Decorating Your Life. It’s also helpful to have a piece of sandpaper on hand, in case you need correct any extra paint “oopseys.”

Fall Flower Pots

Spray Paint the flower pots. Here are a few  tips.

Spray Painting Tips

1. If you turn the pots upside down, you’ll get a nice clean look

2. If any paint happens to get on the rim of the pot, lightly rub the area with sandpaper to get rid of the paint.

3. It’s important to follow the directions on the can and if it says to shake the can for 3 minutes before spraying– do it! You’ll be glad when you get a great result.

4. Wear gloves and a face mask for when spray painting.

5. Wipe the nozzle clean after each spray to help prevent the dreaded dips. If you do get a drip, immediately tap the area with your (gloved) finger. You can cover it up with your next coat of spray paint.

6. If you do a lot of spray painting, it may be worth it to invest in a painter’s drop cloth. I use mine over and over and over… you get the idea.

Fall Flower Pots

After the paint is dry, apply vinyl.

Fall Flower Pots

Add some gorgeous flowers like gerbera daisies, pansies or violas.

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Frosted Pumpkin Vase

Frosted Pumpkin Vase

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

Howdy Friends! Recycle or “Upcycle”projects are my favorites. I enjoy the challenge of taking trash and transforming it into something pretty and useful.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

I started off with an Apple Juice Bottle. The first thing I did was to remove the labels (a good soak in some warm water does the trick). Other supplies: masking tape, Design Masters “Tint It” paint in Mango, green multi-surface craft paint (I used DecoArt in Grass), an X-Acto Knife, green twine and hot glue.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

1. Use masking tape to cover the top of the bottle and the leaves.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

2. Use an exacto knife to trim tape around leaves

 DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

3. Spray the bottle with Design Masters Tint It in Mango.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

4. Remove the tape and paint the leaves with green multi-surface craft paint.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

5. Wrap twine around the stem, securing with hot glue.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

6. Add flowers

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7 Lovely Fall Wreaths

7 Lovely Fall Wreaths

Here are some beautiful fall wreaths, featured at Project Inspire{d}:

Fall Wreaths

Candy Corn Pom Pom Wreaths by Little Miss Celebration

Fall Burlap Wreath by Anything and Everything

Green Beaded Wreath by Delineate Your Dwelling

Mesh Burlap Fall Wreath by Our Crafty Mom

Fall Fabric Wreath by My 1929 Charmer

Fall Banner by Anderson and Grant

All A Quiver Autumn Door Decor by Sadie Seasongoods

Join us Monday night at 5pm PST/8pm EST for the next Project Inspire{d} Link Party. We can’t wait to see you there!

Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline

Malia at Yesterday on Tuesday

Steph at The Silly Pearl

Diane at An Extraordinary Day

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Pinterest Party: Mad In Crafts

Pinterest Party: Mad in Crafts

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Hello! Malia here with this week’s Pinterest Party.

Each week, Michele, Bev, Kara or I get the opportunity to feature an awesome pinner. This week’s featured pinner is Jessica Hill from Mad in Crafts.

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Jessica has 162 Boards and 5,478 Pins. Let’s check out this boards!

Fall Decor Inspiration

There are loads of great ideas on Jessica’s Fall Decor Inspiration

Christmas

I know it’s hard to believe but Christmas is around the corner! It’s a great time to check out her Christmas Board.

Future Projects

Jessica is such an awesome crafter, it’s fun to look through her Future Projects Board.

Sunday Night Dinners

Here’s a smart idea… a Sunday Night Dinners Board.

Time to get up close and personal with these pins!

Frozen Cake

Disney Frozen Cake pinned from Bubbly Nature Creations 

Polished Pumpkins

Polished Pumpkins pinned from By Stephanie Lynn

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Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Trifle pinned from Tastes of Lizzy T.

 Life is too short

Life is Too Short printable pinned from The 36th Avenue.

I hope you’ll grab a featured button.

Pinterest Feature

Have you joined the Pinterest Master List? YOU just may be our next feature.

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Seahawks Candy Jar

Seahawks Candy Jar

Seahawks Decor and More

 Supplies

Materials: Terra Cotta Flower Pot, Glass Bowl or Beta Fish Bowl, E-6000 Glue, DecoArt America Acrylic Paint in Spring Green, and DuraClear varnish. Embellish with Seahawks-themed Duck Tape and ribbon. You’ll also need paintbrushes and Glue Dots or hot glue. Blue and green Sixlet candy. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Seahawks Candy Jar

Instructions

1. Paint flower pot white.

DIY Seahawks Candy Jar

2. Then paint it green (will take three coats of paint).

DIY Seahawks Candy Jar

3. Paint on a layer of DuraClear Varnish and let dry.

DIY Seahawks Candy Jar

4. Use E-6000 glue to glue glass bowl or beta fish bowl to upside down flower pot. Let it set overnight.

DIY Seahawks Candy Jar

5. Embellish with Seahawks Duck Tape and/or ribbon.

Seahawks Decor and More

If you like FOOTBALL themed projects, check out this post featuring Seahawks Decor and More.

Seahawks Decor and DIY Projects

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Candy Apples

Candy Apples

Hi Folks! So do you happen to have some clear ornaments left over from last Christmas? There are plenty of fun things you can do with them, including making “Candy Apples.”

DIY Candy Apples

I have been hanging on to some glass ornaments for {ahem} a few years now! I was about to donate them to charity, when I got an idea to make them into applies instead.

DIY Candy Apples

Supplies: Clear glass or plastic ornaments, red and green Sixlet candy, Glue Dots, googly eyes, leaves, yellow and brown pipe cleaners.

 DIY Candy Apples

1. Fill the ornament with candy.

DIY Candy Apples

2. Using Glue Dots, add googly eyes and a leaf. Note: Don’t use hot glue– it can cause the ball the explode.

DIY Candy Apples

3. Fold the brown pipe cleaner into an “M” shape (each fold is about 1/2 inch long) and attach to top of ornament with a Glue Dot.

DIY Candy Apples

4. Cut a 2 inch piece of yellow pipe cleaner off and make a smile shape. Use a Glue Dot to add it to apple.

 DIY Candy Apples

Do you have any glass ornaments? What are you planning on making with them?

For more apple projects, check out this  posts: 25 Awesome Apple Projects

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