halloween : candy + candle holder diy

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIYHalloween is by far my favourite season of the year. I am drawn to all things paranormal and terrifying, so for the entire month of October, my supernatural internal pistons are firing on all cylinders. This season, I wanted to increase the number of DIYs posts that I normally publish. The great thing about today’s project, is that it is really two crafts in one. Each pumpkin jar can serve as its own candy-filled treat, or you can simply remove their lids and place tea lights in their bellies. I personally prefer the latter. So, here is the first craft of the season!

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 1Pumpkin Candy or Candle Holders:

Jam jars
Acrylic paint
Cork board
Foam brushes
Scissors
Crazy glue
Candy or candles

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 2Steps

1. Using a foam brush and orange paint, cover the exterior of the glass jars. Let dry. (If you are making candle holders, skip to step 4.)

2. Next paint the lids green. 

3. Cut the cork into small rectangular pieces. Cover in brown paint.

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 34. Once the pumpkins are dry, use the black paint to draw faces onto them.

5. Fill with either candy or candles, and put on display for all to see!

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 4 Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 5They make cute candy-filled gifts.

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 8 Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 9Or double as candle holders.

Halloween Candy and Candle Holder DIY - 10See y’all on Monday!

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Emory

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have you seen haveheart

Reindeer5Christmas is but a few weeks away, which means that it’s time to start getting together your presents. Because Christmas isn’t about family, friends, and sharing the love. It’s all about getting gifts and seeing how far you can push yourself until you snap. Right?

I’m going to try and have a few DIYs this month, in honour of the season. This time of year is particularly taxing on wallets, so why not try to make some of your gifts rather than spending and arm and leg on that special someone? After all, you only have two of them. How will you be able to make that delicious holiday meal if you’re missing your appendages? 

Reindeer3That being said, I’m also going to make sure that these Christmas crafts are extremely easy to make! But would you really expect anything different from little ol’ me?

Reindeer2So for the first December DIY project, I made the most beautiful Reindeer Plates for HaveHeart Magazine. Largely inspired by similar plates that I saw on both Pinterest and UO’s website, I thought, ‘Well hey, those look quite fun. I could make my own version of that.’ Spoiler alert: they are! Plus they make great jewelry holders, serving trays, or general decorative kitchen plates. They’re just the perfect gift.

Reindeer1This is what you’ll need:

Toy reindeer

Plate(s)

Crazy glue

Paint (spray or acrylic)

Reindeer7To read up on how to construct a Reindeer Plate of your own, please click here. Enjoy!

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Emory

have you seen haveheart

HaveHeart1This month’s HaveHeart DIY was something new and different for me. Even though we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving in October, because the magazine is largely American-based, I decided to save my Harvest DIY for November. However, that’s not what was so ‘new and different’. What was, was the fact that the DIY was so involved. While most of my craft projects are usually simple ones, this particular project I found to be tedious. Yet, the individuality and end result made it more than worth it in the end!

If you would like to know how to turn twigs into the finished product below, then click here

HaveHeart2Also, be sure to set aside a few hours for this beautiful Primitive Harvest Wreath!

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Emory

bow tie hair clip diy

2.jpgI am often on the hunt for cute hair accessories. The only problem is that they can be very expensive, and I generally only wear them a few times before I grow bored of them. I also do that with my clothes. Shoes and purses though, are another story.

Now that you have some useless insight into my personality, I’m going to show you how to make several simple, and better yet inexpensive, Bow Tie Hair Clips.

1.jpg1. Purchase small, multi-coloured bow ties (I got mine from the Dollar Store).

3.jpg2. Purchase hair clips (I prefer bobby pins).

4.jpg3. Adhere the bow ties to the clips. A glue gun will work best, but because I chose bow ties with adhesive already applied, I simply needed to peel and stick them onto the bobby pins.

IMG_65384. Once the glue/adhesive is dry, you may begin to wear them!

5.jpgThis craft cost less than $2.50 to make, and took a total of 5 minutes. That’s approximately $0.50 per minute. While those would be horrible minimum wage earnings, that’s a more than reasonable DIY experience!

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Emory

wood and wire succulent hanger – diy

IMG_1.jpgHappy Wednesday, friends! Have you been experiencing a crazy wet Spring like we have in most of Canada? For the past few days I’ve woken up to several inches of snow, only to have it all melt by the end of the day. I’m sort of getting used to wearing my winter coat and boots in the morning and then rain boots and no jacket in the late afternoon. I thought that I would share a Springy DIY with you, in parts to encourage the nice weather to stick around, and in parts to keep my sanity.

IMG_2.jpgI came across this Wood and Wire Succulent Hanger in a greenhouse. I didn’t actually see the name of what it was really called. What I did see was the ridiculous price tag of this beautiful but $50.00 item, put it down, turn to my husband and say, “I can make this.” So I did.

IMG_3.jpgThis is what you will need:

Moss

Wire (I used chicken wire)

Wood (I reclaimed and old game board)

Plant

Soil

Screws

Drill

IMG_4.jpgStep One. Cut a piece of chicken wire. Make sure that it will be able long enough to wrap around your wood board. Cut extra so that it can also fold under to trap the plant, soil, and moss.

IMG_5.jpgStep Two. Wrap the wire around the wood. Let the two end pieces meet in the back. Fold the bottom up the back as well.

IMG_6.jpgStep Three. Cut some long wire pieces and fasten the ends and bottom together.

IMG_7.jpgStep Four. Add the moss. Place the plant and soil gently within the moss and between the board and the wire. Play around with it until you are satisfied with the way it looks.

IMG_8.jpgStep Five. Hang your lovely project with screws and a drill. Wrap the wire around the screws for added support.

IMG_9.jpgStep Six. Now, water and enjoy!

IMG_10.jpgThe total cost of my project was $9.00 without tax. That’s a heck of a lot better than what it would have been to buy it. Plus, I now have the added bonus of making it a DIY for Hello, Scarlett. Sometimes, life just works out to be in your favour. Hear that, Spring?

See you all in May!

Emory

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
    email: helloscarlettblog@outlook.com

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