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Seasonably Cute DIY Fall Button Tree

by Jennifer Wieland
Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Fall has definitely arrived. The temperatures are finally cooling off. It’s getting dark earlier and earlier. The leaves are changing colors and falling to create a colorful blanket over the ground. With the arrival of fall always comes great opportunities to decorate your home in the warm rich colors of the season.  If your anything like me though you want to be able to decorate on a budget and your kids want to help. That’s what makes this DIY fall button tree perfect! It’s inexpensive, your kids can do it and each one will be completely different. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

One of the really great things about this craft project is that it can easily be made with items that many of us already have on hand at home. That makes this a great project for the kids to do on a day off school or a rainy afternoon.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Materials

Template 
8″ x 10″ picture frame
Hot glue
Buttons in various sizes and colors – I use Favorite Findings Buttons

Instructions

Using your printer, print out the template on card stock and cut to 8″ x 10″.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Place your printed and cut template on a flat, protected surface.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Pick out and arrange the buttons to your liking. Use as many or as few as you like. You can even layer the buttons on each other.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Using a hot glue gun, glue buttons onto the tree template. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

When finished, take apart your frame and place the tree in front of the glass. Put the frame back together and you’re all set to enjoy!

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

This is a very pretty fall decorating idea and can easily be done in under 30 minutes. A grouping of them on the wall each with different buttons and button patterns would be beautiful. 

 

Do you like to change out decorations in your home based on the holiday or season?

 

 

 


Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft

by Jennifer Wieland
Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft - A ghastly delight for all of the monsters, witches and ghouls in your life.

Halloween is my second favorite holiday next to Christmas. I enjoy breaking out spooky decor and doing the house up right in ghastly, ghoulish delight. This year I decided to add to my decorations with this fun Halloween gumball machine candy dish craft.

Instead of the traditional gumball machine I wanted to create a gumball machine look that you might find in a town full of witches and ghouls. To achieve this I skipped the traditional red and went with a black, green and grey color scheme. I have to say that I was so delighted and happy with the final result that I think I may make more to gift to people as a grownup Halloween treat.

Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft - A ghastly delight for all of the monsters, witches and ghouls in your life.

How do you make this fun Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish craft?

This really is an easy craft to make. The hardest part is waiting for paint and stain to dry.

Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft - A ghastly delight for all of the monsters, witches and ghouls in your life.

Supplies:

1 round glass floral/rose bowl (my dollar store carries them in two sizes)

terra cotta clay flower pot

1 terra cotta clay saucer

1 flat washer

1 wing nut

1 round wooden bead

black spray paint

grey acrylic paint

green glass stain

hot glue sticks

hot glue gun

Jar Jewelry Halloween glass label (optional)

Candy

Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft - A ghastly delight for all of the monsters, witches and ghouls in your life.

Instructions:

  1. To get started you will need to make sure that your glass bowl will fit to completely cover the bottom (part with small hole) of your clay flower pot. You will also need to make sure that the clay saucer will cover the opening of the glass bowl without it being to large or to small.
  2. To stain the glass bowl you have two options. You can either use a paint or foam brush to paint the outside or you can put the stain inside the bowl and turn it to coat the interior. If you do the interior be sure to use wrapped candy. The glass stain will take a long time to dry. You should let it dry for at least 24 hours.
  3. Spray paint the clay flower pot, saucer and wooden bead. I paint the inside and the outside of the pot and saucer. Let them dry completely.
  4. Paint the washer and wing nut grey and let dry.
  5. Turn the flower pot upside down so the small hole is at the top and use the glue gun to put glue on it. Then attach the bottom of the glass bowl to the flower pot.
  6. Place the clay saucer upside down and put a bead of hot glue in the center to attach the wooden bead.
  7. On the clay pot affix the painted washer and wing nut so that they look like the opening of the gumball machine and the turning knob. This addition really gives this craft the look of a real gumball machine.
  8. If you are using a Halloween label affix it to the front of the glass bowl so that it lines up above of the washer and wing nut.
  9. Fill the glass bowl with candy and place the saucer top on the glass bowl. I used chocolates wrapped to look like gumballs and individually wrapped gumballs that looked like eyeballs. I liked the look of the two different sizes.

Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft - A ghastly delight for all of the monsters, witches and ghouls in your life.

Some notes about this craft:

  • Use wrapped candies as this candy dish is painted.
  • This is not designed to and should not be washed.
  • You can run some hot glue along the inside of the clay saucer that will sit on the glass bowl to keep the glass and clay from clinking loudly.
  • I found the Halloween Jar Jewelry labels I used at Joann.

 

 

 


Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

by Jennifer Wieland
Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece
PEEPS & COMPANY® provided me with products to help facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 
Spring has definitely sprung around here and I couldn’t be happier! Easter is coming next weekend and the weather is warming up and nature is showing some signs of color. Easter is always so much fun and when you live in a state that gets hit plenty with grey skies, extreme cold, snow and ice all winter long it’s always nice to see the fun colors of Easter make their appearance. One staple of Easter in my house is always a variety of PEEPS®. The fun shapes and colors always make me think spring. What’s even better is that you can use PEEPS & COMPANY® products to help decorate as well as munch on this Easter. This quick, easy, inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece will make a fun and colorful addition to your Easter table.

This centerpiece is perfect for an Easter table not only because it fits perfectly into the Easter theme but because once the meal is over and the table is being cleared, the kids can each grab a PEEPS® pop out of it and enjoy a sweet treat. The other nice thing is that this centerpiece is so quick and easy to put together that the kids can help or an older child can even make it on their own. 

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

1 package of PEEPS® Decorated Eggs

9 short skewers or lollipop/cake pop sticks

1-2 packages of Easter grass filler

floral foam (I found a four pack at the dollar store that worked perfectly)

1 Easter basket

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

Arrange the floral foam blocks into the Easter basket.

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

Cover the foam and fill in any spots that need it inside the basket with the Easter grass filler.

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

Remove the PEEPS® Decorated Eggs form their package. Separate and skewer them onto the sticks. 

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

Take the PEEPS® Decorated Eggs on the sticks and stick the sticks into the floral foam. Space them out and arrange them to your liking and there you have it, a beautiful, fun and festive centerpiece.

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

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Super Family Full of Avengers Fans – Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip

by Jennifer Wieland
Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

 

I grew up with a comic book loving dad. I think his regularly for instilling this love into me and I’m so happy to be passing it on to my children as well and I have to say (pats self on back) that I am pretty proud of myself for raising them right. That’s my super family is full of Avengers fans and we aren’t afraid to admit or show the world in all our wild and wacky glory.

We have been talking about and celebrating the upcoming release of MARVEL’S The Avengers: Age of Ultron and have plans to see it this weekend. The kids have been running around sporting some new MARVEL’S The Avengers: Age of Ultron toys that I got for them. I decided they each need to look the part of their favorite character so we got some dress up play items and they have been having a blast!

My super kids being super Avengers fans. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

Luke – Iron Man

Luke loves Iron Man and it’s no wonder why. He is our little technical genius in-house who picked up I.T. from his parents at a young age and it’s currently teaching himself programming at the ripe old age of 10. Not bad for a child who was just integrated back into our home school district from a special needs one due to being on the Autism Spectrum. Definitely someone this super momma is proud to call her son!

Jackson – The Hulk

Jackson is my emotionally sensitive child and also on the Autism Spectrum and I think he gravitates towards The Hulk for that reason. He gets the highs and lows he goes through but beneath it all has a good heart and lots of caring. He loves helping and taking care of others. Those are fine traits this super momma is so proud her son has!

Ellie – (Ms.) Captain America

Ellie is my only daughter and the baby and loves all things pretty, shiny and/or sparkly. She’s our own in-house fashionista who has a funky and eclectic style. She loves Captain America because he has the prettiest outfit according to her. She likes to refer to herself as Ms. Captain America and adds a little sass to her play costume with a tutu and matching leggings. This super momma loves that I’m raising a daughter that knows a girl can be more than a princess and can be the hero that saves the day all on her own!

Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

Mom – Super MARVEL fan

I love all things MARVEL and am so excited about this movie that I decided that I needed to take my super crafty skills and make myself something fun and funky for seeing the movie and to go with my MARVEL’S The Avengers t-shirt. That’s how I came up with this adorable Captain America’s shield hair clip

Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

SUPPLIES

red, white and blue peel and stick glitter foam

alligator clip

low heat hot glue gun and stick

DIRECTIONS

Using objects of various circular sizes (I used biscuit cutters) place them on the back of the peel and stick foam and trace. You will need two large about 3.5″ across in red, one white circle in about 2.5″, one red circle about 1.5″, a blue circle about 1″ and a white star about 1″. For the star I just free hand drew one. If you can find pre-done stars you can buy those but I wasn’t able to find any.

Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

Peel the backing off of the two large red circles and match up the sticky sides together so it is now glittery looking on both front and back. Next, peel off the back on the white and center it onto the large red circle. Follow next with the small red circle on the white and then the blue circle onto the small red circle. Finally peel the backing from the star and attach it to the blue circle.

Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

Using a low heat hot glue gun place glue onto the flat side of the alligator clip and firmly press onto the back of the shield. Let the glue set and then you are ready to use.

Specially marked MARVEL'S The Avengers: Age of Ultron foods at Walmart #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

After all of my crafting and the kids role-playing we definitely need to refuel with some snacks. Luckily, Walmart has all of the specially marked The Avengers: Age of Ultron specially marked packages of Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks and Cheez-It baked snack crackers. Which the kids just love! For us adults though I grabbed some of the specially marked Doritos and Dr. Pepper.

Specially marked MARVEL'S The Avengers: Age of Ultron foods at Walmart #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

These were so popular there were only two left in the store!

 What makes it even more fun shopping for and enjoying at home with these snacks is that you can download the Super Heroes Assemble app. Avengers fans, it’s time to Assemble again. With Super Heroes Assemble, turn your phone into a portal to exclusive MARVEL’S Avengers: Age of Ultron content. Keep up to date with the latest movie and behind-the-scenes action. Plus, scan The Avengers displays at Walmart and Walmart.com to become your favorite Avenger, explore a Hulkbuster training facility in a cool 360 degree interactive space and to bring MARVEL’S Avengers: Age of Ultron characters to life with augmented reality. Download the app in the iTunes Store or in the Google Play Store.

Avengers Walmart Crackers

 I have shared how we are an Avengers family. What about you and your family? Are you big fans?

 


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