Showing posts from August, 2017

Simple Pirate Costumes DIY!

Simple and Easy Pirate Costumes DIY! We love celebrating "Talk Like a Pirate" Day!  (Every Sept 19th) Krispy Kreme (used to) give out a dozen free donuts to everyone that dresses like a pirate. Great for Halloween Costumes too! Captain Jack Sparrow Layered Choker! Pirate Hat! Pirate Vest Pirate Shirt from a t-shirt Pirate Hooks from Hangers! Pirate Treasure Map Tote! Sea Life Soap Message in a Bottle Pirate Treasure Map

Inflatable Jurassic Park Dinosaur Costume!

This costume is from Oriental Trading I received it at no cost but I love it and would buy it.  Affiliate links included.  Inflatable Jurassic Park Dinosaur Costume! I usually make handmade Halloween costumes...every year.  But sometimes there are costumes that you just can't make.  I saw someone wearing this costume last year and I loved it.  I knew this had to be in my Halloween Costume collection.  Plus I am hoping my husband will wear it too!  Isn't it so fun!? It's adult size but they have a kids size too! Adult Dino Costume here Child Dino Costume here It arrives in a plastic snap case.  It's easy to put on and zip up the front.  The front "neck" of the dino has clear plastic and netting for visibility and breathability.  The battery pack clips onto the wearers waist or slips in a pocket.  It uses 4 AA batteries, not included--but no big deal. It inflates fully in just a minute.  The pants have elastic around the ankles and then the feet fl

Make a Boutineer or Corsage!

Make a Boutineer or Corsage! So when I was 16 I started dating.  I was asked to a formal dance my junior year.  Homecoming.  It was the first fancy dance I went to.  My friend asked me at school if I had bought my boutineer yet.  I had no idea that I needed to get a flower for my date.  I ordered one and guess what!?  It cost $20.  I was shocked.  I could have made it easily.  Worst part?  The rose snapped off at the dance anyway, so it was worthless.  After that day, I made my own funky flowers for my dates to wear. My mom was a craft hoarder like me, so I just used stuff she already had and came up with this funky little thing...that looked like onions and mixed fruit! Check it out: my prom picture, junior year  Hilarious, right? It was just perfect for the evening. Here's a quick DIY and you can adapt it any way you want. Let's get started! You will need: A silk rose Crystal pick (or you can use wire and loop on a couple beads) Washi tape (I used s

DIY: Clear Casting Resin Paperweights

This posted over at  Resin Blog Crafts  a couple months ago. ETI  sent me all this fun resin in exchange for this sponsored post. DIY: Resin Paperweights I had some things that I wanted to keep but needed a cool way to display them... Resin paperweights are a perfect solution.  They are a great way to make something personal, a great gift idea.  You can embed just about anything in resin.  You will need: Clear Polyester Casting Resin Casting Molds Items to embed (examples: dandelion, succulent, fossils and wasp paper)  Read the resin instructions. Make sure you have everything you need ready to go. Read the instructions again. Then mix the resin according to the package directions. Pour about 1/4 inch in each mold and let it set until it reaches a gel like consistency. (took me about an hour or 2)  Then gently set the item in the gelled resin face down. You will notice that the fresh vegetation (ie: succulent and dandelion) discolor after harden