DIY Solar North Pole Light

 

Depending on the area you live in, these materials should be able to be bought at the Dollar Store and/or Dollar Tree.

materials

  • Solar Path Light $2.50
  • Foam Circle $1
  • Fake Snow $1
  • Popsicle Sticks, on hand or $1
  • Chain Necklace, on hand or $1
  • Paper Shapes, on hand or $1
  • Paint, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand (use hot glue gun if you have)

 

DIY Floating Witch Hat Luminaries

You’re going to need:

Click Here for the shopping list of cheap materials!

 

 

Let’s Building It!

Hats

Step 1:  Attach your Command Hooks in the places you’d like to hang your hats. (Let set for 10-15 minutes.)

Step 2:  String about 2-3 feet of fishing line onto the needle. Feed the needle through the point of the Witch hat on the outside of the hat. Bring the fishing line through to the interior of the hat. DO NOT pull all the fishing line through the hat, leave it on the outside of the hat.

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Step 3:  Remove the needle and tie the fishing line around a safety pin.

Step 3

Step 4:  Use the safety pin to attach a light stick, it can be LED or the temporary kind you can find at Halloween in stores.  Just make sure it’s lightweight.

Step 4

Step 5:  Now just tie a loop in the end of the fishing line on top of the hat and hang it on the command hook.

Step 5

Cereal Boxes Modified!

Don’t let those old cereal boxes go to waste!  Make a storage organizer out of them!  Keep some for yourself or give away as gifts.  These will be a hit!

Step 1:  Glue cereal boxes together

Step 2:  Wrap tape around boxes.

Step 3:  Wrap boxes with decorative wrapping paper.

 

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School DIY Ideas (Washi)

If you’ve never heard of Washi tape before; be ready to have your mind blown!  This incredible arts and craft tape known as Washi is amazing and you can do almost anything with it!

Here are some cool ideas to make your back to school adventure unique and more personal!

You will need:  (Click on each item for CHEAP deals.)

Washi Tape (15 mm wide or larger is recommended)

White Craft Paint

Craft Knife

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DIY Table Tents

Tablecloth tents are fun and awesome for the little ones!

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Don’t waste your money on a pop up tent that’s just going to take up a lot of room.  Check out these fun to make tents that go on your table and can be set up and stored away with ease!

  • You can start with a tablecloth, add your own stuff to it, and bam!
  • Be creative, go all out!
  • Scissors, Fabric Glue, Thread, Fabrics, Glitter, Velcro, etc.
  • Let the little ones be the architect.  Have them draw a make believe tent and make it as close to their drawing as possible.
  • Let them add their own stuff to the insides like Lights (battery operated lanterns, push lights, Christmas tree lights etc.).

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Pinecone Projects!!!

This time of year there are MANY people with an abundance of PineCones!  Get out your crafting leftovers and scraps and throw some of these EASY PineCone projects together.  Use your imagination and have fun.  You can even get the kids in on this.

If your not lucky enough to have any pinecones laying around your yard, you can always pick some up at the dollar tree or other type of similar store.  Or if your looking for a free version but don’t have a park nearby to walk be sure to check out FreeCycle.org.   Post on there, that your looking for PineCones.  You’d be surprised how many people are willing to give them away.

Here are some crafty PINECONE ideas I’ve collected from around the net:

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Cheap Laundry Room Upgrade!

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Get rid of those bulky and ugly looking detergent bottles.

Make your laundry room look like it was designed right out of a magazine!

Dump your laundry detergent, bleach, softener, etc into glass containers and label them with chalkboard labels.

Supplies Needed:

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Wooden Picture DIY

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If you love the wood look or have a wood theme going on with your interior designing, then you will absolutly love this new DIY project!  Your friends and family will be amazed at your artistic hand and these make wonderful gifts!

What you will need:

(Note:  for the photograph, If there are any words you will need to “flip” the photo or negative before printing, otherwise the words will read backwards.)

Instructions:  Short video posted by Crystal Hethcote explains and shows how to do it.