Painted Summer Cactus Sign

I painted a summer cactus sign this time. I used the other side of my DIY Spring Sign , which makes it into a double sided sign, one side is for spring, and the other side is for summer sign. So you can hang the sign along two seasons of spring and summer, just need to flip it when the season is changed. Very practical sign isn’t it?

Why cactus is always relate to summer? I guess because it’s a tropical plant which able to survive in heat and less water environment. And cacti have a great ability to store water and protect it from evaporate through the succulent stem which has a smooth surface. A cactus can be build up by 90% water, incredible right? That’s why a cactus is a perfect plant for summer; low maintenance but cute and pretty as decoration. If you don’t have a cactus yet, you can paint it like I did, a painted summer cactus sign; and hang it in your home.

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Things To Prepare

This is absolutely painting work. I used my previous spring sign and use it as a double-sided sign. And the spring sign itself was an upcycling defected sign I bought from Daiso for half price. I don’t have to have more decoration at my storage by having a double sided sign. Anyway, these are the things that I used to make this painted summer cactus sign:

  • Wooden plank ( I used my previous spring sign)
  • Jute rope (It was there before as a rope hanger when I bought the sign)
  • White, light green, dark green, yellow, red acrylic paint
  • Black permanent marker

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How To Make

Since I already painted both side of the upcycled wood plank when I made my spring sign, my work was easier. That was why I can started painting on the other side which was already in white painted. I did it in a rough paint though, I like it in a bit rusty look.

  1. I started by painting the cactus pot in pink acrylic which was mixed from white and red paint. I chose the pot as the starter because it’s the middle object of the painting, it would be easier as the perimeter of the proportion. On top side, it would be the cactus and below would be the word “summer”.
  2. Decide where the light would be from, left or right, then you can paint some darker shade to the pot.
  3. Paint the cactus with light green first, followed by yellow mixed with a bit of white paint. Paint the yellow and form some parts.
  4. Enhance the parts by paint a blurry line with darker green. After that add some thorns along the lines with dark green paint. Leave it dry.
  5. Mix the pink paint from previous with white, get lighter pink to paint the flower o  top of the cactus. Give some shade of white and dark pink to have a 3D look.
  6. Write the word ‘SUMMER” by using black marker. Let it dry.

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I haven’t have a proper facility to perform a video to show the steps of my painting, but that is on my wish list, so who knows? ūüėä I hope my tutorial would be handy to guide you to paint a similar cactus of your favorite. By the way, this little cute summer cactus sign would be a great addition to a summer decor. So, what are you waiting for? Get your brush and do little painting fun!

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DIY Rustic Tray From Ice Sticks

Tomorrow is July and Summer is here, nautical theme decor is usually one of a favorable style for home decor. To show the coastal style, you can pair your nautical decoration with rustic decoration. By combining the two styles, a beachy touch to your home decor will appear itself. That is what I did with my DIY Rustic Tray which I made from ice sticks.

Not just the ice-sticks rustic tray look good for farmhouse decor, it also looks great for your summer home decor. So you can use the rustic tray along the year with different seasonal decoration sitting on the tray. And the rustic tray is easy to do and cheap supplies to use. Perfect for those who loves frugal DIYs. The rustic look of the ice stick tray is coming from the surface created by the ice sticks and the washed white color style paint on the tray. And a little accent of vintage look tray holder that I get from a pair of rope curtain holders in bronze finish color.


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Things To Prepare

You would only need a few things to prepare for crafting this rustic tray made from popsicle sticks. Here are the very short list of supplies you need to prepare:

  • Ice sticks
  • Rope curtain holders in pair
  • White, black and dark blue acrylic paint
  • Hot glue
  • Wood glue

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How To Make

It took me a little time to make this rustic tray as I need to glue the ice sticks one by one. And several times of painting works to get the rustic tone looks right. Anyway, let me explain in details on below steps on how to make DIY Rustic Tray from Ice Sticks :

  1. Glue the lolly sticks one by one by using wood glue until you get the desired length. I made it in 14.5 inches (around 37 cm). Let it sits and make sure it’s firm enough.
  2. Paint the tray with white acrylic paint or you can spray paint it. Let it dry.
  3. Apply a little amount of black and dark blue paint, here and there on the white painted tray. Then, paint them again with white paint. Paint it with white over and over until you got the rustic washed tone. Leave it dry.
  4. Take the pair of rope curtain holder and glue each of them on the left and right of the ice stick tray by using hot glue. Let it dry and your white rustic tray is finished!

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You can pair it with some coastal theme decoration to get a summer look; like what I did on the picture by adding some nautical jute coasters and some seashells on the tray. It’s an easy DIY because you don’t need some big tools to cut the some wood planks to make a tray; but you will only need some popsicle sticks to make it. It’s more like a craft since you only deal with ice sticks and glue. Sounds simple? Have a try and be creative!

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DIY Nautical Jute Coaster

Summer decoration is often comes in nautical theme; it’s close with beachy activities along the sunny season. To get the nautical style, it doesn’t always have to be in blue colors. The beach theme a.k.a nautical theme can appear in rustic look too. And my DIY Nautical Jute Coaster is a nice way to give a summer beachy touch to your home decor.

It’s a super easy DIY nautical coaster to make and simple supplies to get. You can make them in dozen and it would only spend out your one short afternoon. The look will also goes along with a farmhouse decor, so your summer decor would not be bored. Bring in a little ocean to your home with this rustic jute seashell coaster. Read the things you need to prepare and take a look at the steps to make the nautical jute coaster.

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Things To Prepare

I should add some lotion to the list of supplies to make this jute coaster with seashell; because you will need the lotion applied to the surface where you glue the jute. But basically, you will only need some jute and seashells to do this coastal project. Here are the short list of supplies you need to prepare:

  • Jute (burlap threads)
  • Seashells
  • Hot glue
  • UHU Glue

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How To Make

It is a simple and easy DIY Summer Nautical theme to make. These steps below are to make this nautical jute coaster with seashell :

  1. Apply some lotion to a smooth surface to be used as a working base, glass or marble table would be great.
  2. Pour some UHU glue in round shape to the working base.
  3. Adjust the jute into circular shape and keep adding the glue step by step until the jute circle reach the radius you desired. Mine is around four inches (10 cm). Remember, from inner to outer!
  4. Before you cut the jute, do a little circle as an accent. Let it dry.
  5. Apply hot glue to the seashell and attach it to the little accent circle. Let it dry and finished!

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Simple project for summer and a perfect coastal theme with a little rustic touch that will match any home decor and even farmhouse style. Use this nautical seashell jute coaster to drink your ice coffee or lemonade at your patio to enjoy your summer afternoon. I guess that will cheer you up and family even you and your family have to spent your summer at home.

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DIY Red Blue And White Sequin Bottle Decoration

Celebration of 4th of July is less than 2 weeks now, most of you must be preparing some red blue and white decor at your home. Maybe my simple idea of DIY Red Blue White Sequin Bottle decoration can add to your 4th July decor. It is aan easy and quick DIY you can make and at the same time, a great upcycling project.

I made the sequin painted bottle decoration from used glass bottle with a slim shape. I added some snowflakes sequins of red and silver to the blue painted bottle to get patriotic colors and more festive look; a little bling for celebration. You can use a ny shapes of sequin that you like or have at home. To be more clear, you can run down the things you need to prepare and how to make the DIY Red Blue And White Sequin Bottle Decoration for 4th July celebration on below.

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Things To Prepare

Any upcycled glass bottle would be great to be used for this 4th July decoration. Here are the short list of supplies you need to prepare:

  • Glass bottle
  • Red and silver sequins. ( I used any sequins I have, which are snowflake shape)
  • Blue paint
  • Glue

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How To Make

It is super easy DIY for 4th July celebration,  you can make this painted bottle in red blue and white in last minutes.. So, here are the step to step tutorial for the red blue white sequin painted bottle :

  1. Make sure the glass bottle is cleaned properly. Free of oil and debris.
  2. Paint the bottle with blue spray paint. Leave it dry.
  3. Glue the red sequins from the bottom and top of the bottle and then followed by the silver sequins. Let it dry.

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DIY Red Blue and White Sequin Bottle is just perfect for last minute decor and it can also be used for daily decor too, not just for 4th July celebration. It’s an easy DIY even for your kids to help you with the sequin bottle decoration. Well, have fun with the sequins and decoring your 4th of July home decor!

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Easy DIY Glass Mug From Mason Jar

Summer is coming but some of you may still choose to stay-at-home. So, how to entertain yourself and family to pass your coming summer days? Perhaps, sitting by your porch or patio to get some tan or just sit and relaxing while watching your kids and dogs playing on the background with a glass of refreshing lemonade will make your stay-at-home summer days easier. And to make it more interesting, make your own glass for the lemonades. Try my easy Glass Mug from DIY Mason Jar!

Yes, it’s super easy and quick Summer DIY mason jar to make. And very easy supplies are needed, in fact you would only need three things to make my unique glass mug; a mason jar which I’m sure you have at home, a curtain rope hanger or a drawer handle would look great too and a silicone glass glue to make it happen. So, are you interesting to make one or more for yourself and family, scroll more to find out things to prepare and how to make this quick and easy DIY Glass Mug from Mason Jar. But before that, let’s find out a little fact about Mason Jar.

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About Mason Jar

The Mason Jar was came from the inventor’s name, whom is John Landis Mason. It was first invented and patented it way back in 1858 in US. The mason jar is a molded glass jar used widely in homes but mostly for the purpose of canning to preserve food. The first original Mason jar was created with a special significant airtight lid system. After the patent was over, came out¬† other jars with different brands. Mason jar is also known as Ball jar which Ball as the famous company who produce mason jar afterwards. Anyway, the jar I used is not a Ball mason jar, just an ordinary jar, but because of the Mason jar was the first canning glass jar to be famous; so, any glass jar is often called mason jar too. Okay, let’s go back to my DIY mason jar project.

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Things To Prepare

Any glass jar would great to be used for this glass mug. So, just grab any mason jar you have and start to make the easy diy mason jar mug. Below are the three supplies you need to prepare:

  • Mason Jar or any glass jar
  • Curtain Rope Hanger in copper tone.
  • Silicone Glass Glue

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How To Make

Simple supplies means simple steps to make the glass mug? Yes, it is! Super easy, you can make this glass mug from mason jar in many quantity in just a short time. So, here are the easy steps to make my glass mug:

  1. Make sure the mason jar is cleaned properly. Free of oil and debris.
  2. Take the curtain rope hanger and glue it to the mason jar by using silicone glass glue. Let it sit for a while to make sure it’s dry before you use it for drinking glass mug. Finished!

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After all the trouble making the glass mugs from diy mason jars, all you need is some lemonade or cold beer to enjoy your summer. Just make sure you make enough glass mug for everyone at home. And then enjoy it with style! By the way, it would be a great DIY Father’s Day gift too.

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Easy Bee Coin Jar For Kids

Remember last week I made a DIY coin bank for Father’s Day gift? Yes, my kid was just kept bothering me to make one for him. So, here it is I made another piggy bank from plastic jar and of course in kiddy version. This time, the coin jar is looking like a cute bee!

I guess every kids would love a bee looking things, it’s cute and the yellow color just pop to attract kids eyes. I added gold pipe cleaner for more popping color and a pair of googling eyes for double cuteness! It’s super easy and quick kids craft to do, so don’t worry, anyone can make this bee kids craft easily, as long as you follow the bee coin jar tutorial which I have prepared for you.

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Things To Prepare

This easy coin bank for kids is also a great example of recycling plastic for kids to practice. But you can always replace the plastic jar with mason jar, because the idea of “re-use” is to use whatever you got. Below are the supplies you need to have:

  • Plastic jars
  • Yellow paint
  • Black marker
  • Black paint
  • Gold pipe cleaner ( or yellow would be great too)
  • Googling eyes
  • Hot glue

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How To Make

Crafting this easy bee coin jar for kids would be a great way to spend time with your little ones during stay-at-home period. And also teach your kids to be more crafty and followed with talks about saving money. Anyway, these are my steps to make this easy bee coin jar for kids :

  1. Clean the plastic jar and make a coin hole and a tiny round hole on the lid.
  2. Paint the jar’s cover in yellow if your jar’s lid is not yellow or orange. Leave it dry.
  3. Take the jar and paint the jar in yellow. Let it dry.
  4. Then paint black color in two stripes to create the bee’s body. Let it dry.
  5. Take the gold pipe cleaner and insert it in the hole you have prepared on the lid earlier and secure it with hot glue.
  6. Glue the pair of the wiggling eyes to the jar.
  7. And last but not least, is to draw a cute bee smile by using black marker. Finished!

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Super cute and useful but easy and quick DIY to make. This coin jar would be a fun lesson for your kids to learn how to save money and be organized with pennies since young age. We don’t want their daddy’s habit of leaving coins anywhere to pass on the boys, right? ūüôā Well, BEE creative then!

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Easy Father’s Day Gift – Dad’s Coin Bank

Father’s Day is another two weeks, have you think of something for your father or your kids to give their daddy? Maybe a little handmade gift will be a great meaningful gift on Father’s Day. Particularly, a gift that they love to use. Let me offer my idea of DIY Father’s Day gift, a coin bank! A simple gift that I guess most Fathers are use it, as men usually keeps their coins anywhere. This gift would also help them to be more organized.

I made the coin bank from upcycled plastic jar. I presenting the coin jar in black and white for a masculine look, perfect for Father’s Day gift. Easy and quick to make, this will also a great DIY Father’s Day gift for kids to make. Without any further, here are some simple supplies and easy tutorial that I have prepared for you. On to the things you need to prepare!

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Things To Prepare

This easy coin bank for Dads is also a great example of recycling plastic for kids to learn. But you can always replace the plastic jar with mason jar, because the idea of “re-use” is to use whatever you got. Below are the supplies you need to have:

  • Plastic jars
  • White paint
  • Black drawing pen
  • Black paint
  • Round wooden sign ( I made it from balsa wood, but you can use sliced wood too)
  • Leather string
  • Hot glue

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How To Make

Making this coin jar for Father’s Day will be a great way to spend time with your kids during stay-at-home period. And also teach your kids to be more crafty. Anyway, you can follow my steps to make this easy Father’s Day gift of Dad’s coin bank.

  1. Clean the plastic jar and make a coin hole on the lid.
  2. Paint the jar’s cover in black paint. Leave it dry.
  3. Take the jar and paint the middle area in white paint. Let it dry.
  4. Take a round wooden sign and write “dad’s” with circles frame.
  5. Use a black leather string to tie the jar around and end it with tied bow.
  6. Last is to glue the “dad’s” wooden sign right under the leather bow by using hot glue.

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It’s not that difficult to make your own DIY Father’s Day Gift, right? Even kids can make Dad’s coin bank, and maybe with just a little help from Mommy. You can try other color or style that Daddy loves. And this Father’s gift is also great to keep Daddy to be organized with his pennies.

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DIY Birds Feeding House

It’s fun to see some birds visiting your home; playing at your trees and plants, drink and eat something out of your garden. I think the birds would attracted more if you serve some seeds for them to munch somewhere in your backyard or even in your balcony. In that case, you may want to check out my DIY Birds Feeding House version.

I made a DIY Birds Feeding House from popsicle sticks. It’s just a simple bird house with a little painting to decorate the ice sticks house for bird’s food. Who knows the birds make nest out of my bird’s feeding house! Well, that’s too much hope I guess ūüėĄ

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Things To Prepare

Same as I made my popsicle sticks wreath which took more than 50 ice stick.¬† You can easily get it from any craft store it won’t cost you much. Here is the list¬† of things you need to prepare for this birds feeding house project:

  • Ice sticks
  • White spray paint
  • Black marker
  • Blue acrylic paint
  • Wood glue
  • Hot glue

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How To Make

This birds feeding house is a very easy diy to make. You can even make it with your little ones. Just follow these steps below and with a little guide from the pictures above, I’m sure you can make your own bird feeder in your own touch.

  1. Take the lolly sticks and glue it one by one to form a square plank for the bird house base by using wood glue.
  2. Next is to make three walls and two roofs planks from the ice sticks by using wood glue.
  3. Glue the three walls onto the square base with hot glue on the inner side of the bird house.
  4. Glue both of the roof plank by using hot glue on the inner side of the bird feeder. Make sure you apply enough hot glue to firmly secure it.
  5. Add three ice sticks on the front of the bird’s house.
  6. Paint the bird’s house with white paint and let it dry. And I just paint the outer side because I’m worry the paint would be toxic to the bird if I paint the inner sides.
  7. By using black marker, write “bird” on the front three ice sticks and add two birds on the left and the right of the “bird”.
  8. Paint the two birds with blue paint. When it’s dry, you can hang the birds feeding house outdoor and don’t forget to put some bird’s food.

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Bring along your kids to help with this DIY Bird Feeding House, it’s going to be fun! When it’s done, fill it with bird’s food and hang it outside your home where you can sit and watch the cute birds fly in and enjoy your servings. That would be a great and relaxing things to do at home with your loved ones. Or have you made your own bird feeder, please share your story in the comments!

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DIY Rustic Farmhouse Wreath

I made a DIY Rustic Farmhouse Wreath from ice sticks and decorated with lacey burlap ribbon. It’s very easy wreath to make and you don’t need lots of material to make it looking good. It’s simple and minimalistic wreath with rustic farmhouse style. So for those who has a farmhouse style home and love rustic decor look, it’s a great DIY wreath to make.

There are many rustic wreath made from dried twigs, roots, wood slices; but I try to use unfamiliar material for a wreath at the same time a very common craft supplies, popsicle sticks. It’s a quick wreath to do and has a simple farmhouse look which I love. Short and simple list of craft supplies is needed and easy steps on how to make this popsicle sticks wreath are being explained here with tutorial pictures. Anyway, let’s start with things you need to prepare.

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Things To Prepare

It may took more than 50 ice sticks to make my rustic farmhouse wreath. Ice stick is a cheap supplies you can get from any craft store. The complete list of things you need to prepare for this farmhouse DIY are:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Burlap
  • White lace
  • Organic rope
  • White spray paint
  • UHU glue

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How To Make

This is a very easy and quick wreath that anyone can make. So, just follow these steps below and with a little guide from the picture above; I’m sure you can make my¬†DIY Rustic Farmhouse Wreath

  1. Take the ice sticks and form a circle by gluing them to each other.
  2. Repeat the gluing ice sticks in form of circle again and again in different angles until you get the proper thickness and width of a wreath.
  3. Spray paint the popsicle sticks wreath with white paint. Let it dry.
  4. Get a burlap and cut it in into a wide ribbon. Glue a lace on top of the burlap and you got yourself a lacey burlap ribbon.
  5. Cut some of the lacey burlap ribbon and make a bow that tied by organic rope. And use the rest of the lacey burlap ribbon to hang the ice stick rustic wreath.
  6. Attach the burlap bow on the wreath’s burlap hanger. Finished!

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This DIY Rustic Farmhouse Wreath from ice sticks with lacey burlap would look great on your front door or above your mantel. Especially to tie in with your farmhouse style home decor. It’s easy to make and has a very simple look, so you still have tons of possibilities to be creative with the wreath to make it more personal to you by adding more ornament to the ice sticks wreath. Happy trying!

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Easy And Quick Monster Pin For Kid’s Craft

During this Covid-19 pandemic, kids are at home with parents; sounds great until they spent most of your work-at-home time…lol! You have to keep your kids entertained to keep them away from boredom, especially those who lives in apartment. One of the best way is to keep them busy by making fun craft for kid’s activity. And I have a very easy and quick kid’s craft you can ask your kids to play along with. It’s a cute monster pin!

I made a monster pin out of a bottle cover which happen to be in green color. So, it’s super easy and quick for me to the turn the bottle cap into a monster pin with three wiggling eyes. My kid went banana with the wiggle eyes green monster I made and drew some monsters and attached it to a toothpick, so cute! But since I have only one mayo-bottle cover, so I just made one green monster pin. Let’s find out the fun, easy and quick steps to make your kids happy!

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Things To Prepare

You should collect some of your bottle cap to make this upcycling craft. And of course some googling eyes as the main star. Other supplies may be already in your craft box. So, here are the list of diy monster pin with wiggling eyes:

  • Bottle cap ( mine is happened to be green, but you can paint yours with desired color)
  • Three wiggling eyes
  • White marker
  • Black marker
  • Safety pin
  • UHU glue
  • Hot glue

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How To Make

The steps to make this googling eyes monster pin are super easy and very quick to make. It took not more than five minutes to make, and most of the time spent for was waiting for the drying process. Okay, learn the simple steps and have fun with your young ones with googling eyes monster!

  1. Take the bottle cover and clean it. Paint it with your desired color if you have to. I was lucky to get a green monster color for the bottle cover.
  2. Draw the monster’s teeth with black marker for the outline and color the teeth with white permanent marker. Wait for it to dry.
  3. Glue the three wiggling eyes onto the bottle which serves as a pin. Let it dry.
  4. Get a hot glue gun and apply some to the back of the pin and attach a safety pin while it’s hot. Let it dry. Finished!

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Tips : Try different colors for the monster pin. Use bold colors for the monsters, like red, green, orange, purple. Put one big wiggling eyes for one-eye monster, two eyes with big and small googling eyes, and same sizes wiggling eyes for three or five eyes monster. Different type of teeth will also give character to each monster you create. So, be experimental and creative with your kids to make this pin craft. Sometimes your little ones have more imagination than you are.

Super cute isn’t it? Easy and quick to make too! So, what are you waiting for, get your craft supplies and bring your kids to participate in this fun kid’s craft. You and your kids can explore many colors, sizes and amount of the googling eyes you want to have for your monster pin. Have fun crafting with your kids!

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DIY Bud Vase From Wired Bottle

If you get tired with plain white painted bottles for your home decoration; you should try my idea by adding some wire to it. Yes, I made a DIY Bud Vase from Wired Bottle. It’s an easy upcycling project, especially if you already familiar with painted bottles project. I just give a little different look by adding some wire and mini sign to the painted bottle vase. I used a copper color for wire and give a little sign with the word “Fleur” on it; which in French means “flower”. A little fancy touch to the sentiment may upgrade your wired bottle vase to looking more sophisticated. Interested? Let’s find out the tutorial that I have prepared for you.

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Things To Prepare

It’s a simple painted bottle project, I just added a little twist with the wire. So, basically you need an empty bottle with a bit flat shape and some copper wire. The rest are easy supplies to get.

  • Clean bottle with a bit flat shape
  • White spray paint
  • Copper wire
  • Balsa wood plank
  • Black marker
  • White gelly roll pen
  • Hot glue

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How To Make

This wired bottle for flower vase is actually very easy recycling project. Easy and less steps to make. Let me explain how I make my DIY bud vase from wired bottle.

  1. Spray paint the bottle with white and leave it dry.
  2. Make a little sign by using painted black balsa wooden plank and write the word “Fleur” with white gelly roll pen. I painted the balsa sign by simply using a black marker.
  3. Take the copper wire and tilt it five times around the bottle and then secure it with hot glue.g
  4. Finish it with the fleur sign on top of the glued wire while it still hot.
  5. I made over a plastic rose to make it looking better and relate to the white wired vase; by spray painted it with white. I sprayed it effortless, so I can get the shade of the original color.

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DIY painted bottle is one of the good way to recycle your glass bottles you got from sauce, wine, etc. This upcycling project turn your trash into a beautiful home decoration that you can be proud of, since it’s coming from your crafty hands. Isn’t that great?! This bud vase can be use to decorate your home in different seasons too, winter or spring, thanks to the white clean look. Well, I hope you get inspired by this wired bottle I’ve made. Have a creative thoughts to make your own creation!

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Super Easy Roses Bookmark

Need to mark your books and journal or even your favorite magazine? Do you have enough bookmark at home? Since staying at home may have given you more time to read, write journal, try some recipes that need some marking. So, why don’t your try to make your own bookmark. I have this idea of making a super easy roses bookmark.

I made the diy roses bookmark very easily by using a popsicle stick and decorated with ribbon roses. I have some stocks of ribbon roses that I made myself. It’s easy and there are many of tutorials in YouTube on how to make the ribbon roses you can find; like I did when I first made it. But why bothers if you can buy those ribbon roses online or in craft stores, it would make your job easier and faster. Like the little ribbon roses with ribbon leaves I used, is a bought ribbon roses. By the way, let’s find out more on this ribbon roses bookmark I made, starting with the things to prepare.

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Things To Prepare

Some simple supplies are needed to make this pretty flowery bookmark, which basically ribbon flowers. Without any further, this is the list of the things you need to have to make this Purple Roses Bookmark:

  • Big purple ribbon rose ( I made it myself, but you can purchase it in any craft store)
  • Small purple ribbon roses with leaves ( It came from my collection which I bought)
  • Purple organza ribbon (It’s a re-used ribbon I got from a gift, so you can use other type of ribbon that convenience to you)
  • Popsicle stick
  • UHU Glue

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How To Make

Very easy to make, with simple and less material to do this pretty rose bookmark. The steps are so easy and super fast to make, you can finish it in less than five minutes. Anyway, these are the steps to make the super easy roses bookmark :

  1. Take the organza purple ribbon and attach it to the popsicle stick by using some glue. Leave some length as the bookmark’s tail.
  2. Glue the big purple ribbon rose on top of the other side of the popsicle stick and followed by the little roses to the bottom.
  3. Believe it or not it’s finished!

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Like I said before, it’s amazingly easy. It’s a perfect ribbon craft for book lovers, make a craft that you will use it every time you’re doing your favorite thing which is reading a book. And it’s super easy bookmark to make, so even though you’re not a crafter, you will still be able to make this roses bookmark very easily. Just choose your favorite color and get your crafty hands on the handmade bookmark!

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Easy DIY Spring Fancy Cupcake Topper

Getting stuck at home for long time during Covid-19 even with your loved ones can be gloomy. Try gardening, playing board games or even baking may help to spent more fun time at home. Having a birthday celebration at home with family or just simply having a tea time together can also a fabulous and fun way to past time and at the same time be entertained. And to add more magic and have a fancier birthday party or your tea party at home, try my Easy DIY Spring Fancy Cupcake Topper!

This cupcake topper is looking fancy but easy to make. The whole family can sit together and try this Spring DIY and have fun with cutting gluing work! It’s worth it! It’s super cute DIY and fast to duplicate, so all of your wonderful cupcakes will get the fancy flower topper. Want to know the details? Let’s find out!

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Things To Prepare

Not many supplies to get to make these fancy toppers, most of them are laying around in your home. So, let me just list down for you the things I prepared for this Easy Spring DIY:

  • Dark and light pink glittered craft foam
  • Toothpicks
  • Green thin ribbon
  • Fancy tape
  • Glue

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How To Make

This is a very fun and easy DIY to make, and it would be merrier if you ask along your kids to help with this fancy flower cupcake toppers. Just follow these simple steps to make Spring Cupcake Topper :

  1. Draw the back of the glittered craft foam with big and small flower shape. Do it to both dark and light fancy foam.
  2. Glue the small glittered flower onto the big flower foam. Do it to the both colors.
  3. Take a green ribbon and tie a knot around the toothpick of the fancy cupcake topper.
  4. Apply some glue to the toothpick and attach it to the back of the fancy flower. Secure it with fancy tape.There you go, your pretty flower cupcake topper for Spring party is ready.

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Super easy to duplicate the fancy topper in no time. So you can make lots of them without any trouble. I’m sure this Spring flower cupcake topper will cheer up your day with family at home while having cupcake party, tea time or birthday celebration. Hope you would love to try, happy fancy crafting!

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Mel

DIY Upcycling Plastic Jar Into Cute Holder

I found some plastic jars in my storage room and thinking it would be great if I can change the look and use it for some kind of cute holders. Then I think of a fresh look, yellow color and ribbon. A little spring look with a bright summer touch. And of course with its function as a multi function holder.

From beginning, I was intended to make DIY holder anyone can do because it’s a no-sew project and easy supplies to get. So, you would only need glue to do all the work. I made a tiered ribbon like a cute yellow skirt dressed to the plastic jar and finished it of with a lemon craft foam and a flower ribbon ornament. Yes, summer meets spring as we are in spring and about to transitioning to summer soon.

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Things To Prepare

It’s a great upcycling projects to help you re-use things that we usually turn into plastic waste. And you would only need common craft supplies to decorate this plastic jars and turn it into cute holders. Anyway, here are the list of supplies you will need to make this DIY holders :

  • Plastic jars with or without cover ( I used two plastic jars without cover and one with yellow cover)
  • Yellow ribbon
  • Gold ribbon
  • Yellow craft foam
  • Flower ornament
  • Drawing¬† pen
  • Glue

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How To Make

Playing with ribbons to decorate the plastic jars can be fun, so you can bring along your kids to help with this cute holders. These are the simple steps to make upcycling plastic jars :

  1. Make sure all your plastic jars and cover are clean.
  2. Take the yellow ribbon and glue it to the plastic jar starting from the bottom jar. Make a fold every inch.
  3. It would look like a skirt on the plastic jar, all the way to the top of the jar.
  4. Finished the top jar with ribbon which circling around the jar’s mouth.
  5. Draw a lemon on the yellow art foam and cut the outline of the lemon.
  6. Glue it to the top of the jar and add a little flower ornament.
  7. Whereas the holder with cover is slightly different with the smaller gold ribbon to finish off the “skirt” ribbon.

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Easy and fun to do alright? You can make lots of these cute holders and use it to organize you working desk or craft room. These upcycling plastic jars are perfect for any dispenser too and you can play with many colors as you like. Or match it with your room decor, yes, a little color coordination. Well, have fun with the DIY Upcycling Plastic Jar Into Cute Holder.

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DIY Spring Sign For Wall Decor

I had kept a defective wooden sign I bought in sale at Daiso for quite a time. I was planning to use it as a sign, but give it a totally different look. Since the old sign has already have a burlap rope as the hanger, it became easier for me to only transform the look. Since the Spring is still linger, I made a DIY Spring Sign that would look great for Wall Decor or just as a mantel decor.

I painted a bouquet of aster tied in a simple rope. I love to see some aster hanging on my wall; it calms me. It looks so serene with its lavender color, no wonder aster means patience; but some others said it is a flower of love and wisdom. It’s a simple humble looking flower with its own beauty. And it’s a symbol flower of September. However, I painted the aster with acrylic paint. Let’s find out how I make this simple DIY with a little painting job involved.

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Things To Prepare

It’s a make over project actually, because I turned a flawed sign into a new painted Spring sign. And here is the list of the supplies I used for this Spring sign DIY.

  • ¬†Defective wooden sign (an old sign would do too)
  • White spray paint
  • Acrylic paints (white, yellow, blue, green and red)
  • Black marker

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How To Make

It’s mostly a painting job and you can replace the painting part by doing a decoupage. Anyway, let me show you the steps I made when I was making this DIY Spring Sign.

  1. I spray painted the half-price sign in white and wait for it to dry.
  2. Mix the paint to get the desired colors.
  3. I started to paint the petals of each aster blossom first and then added the yellow stamen.
  4. I painted the flower stalks, leaves and finish it off with a simple red string tied in bow.
  5. And last but not least, write the word “Spring” on the bottom of the aster black marker. Finished!

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It’s an easy spring sign to make for those who familiar with painting works. It’s just a simple painting of aster to mark a very calm spring. So, I hope you enjoy my DIY Spring Sign For Wall Decor and maybe inspired to make your own version. Have a fun creative spring sign project to do!

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Mel