How to Make a Halloween Shelf Liner Skull Wreath

DIY halloween shelf liner wreath

Here is an easy project to do for Halloween that uses a bag of skulls from Oriental Trading and several items from Dollar Tree.

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Supplies:

  •  Wire Wreath frame from Dollar Tree
  • 6 packs black shelf liner from Dollar Tree
  • 120 zip ties (I got 2 packs of 60 from Dollar Tree)
  • Ribbon (I used burlap chevron Halloween ribbon from Dollar Tree)
  • Crow from Dollar Tree
  • 3 plastic Skulls (I got a bag of 12 skulls from Oriental Trading: IN-13746398)
  • OPTIONAL – cutting mat, rotary cutter and straight edge ruler)

Directions:

  1. Cut the shelf liner into 6×6 inch squares.  You should have 120 squares from the 6 packs of liner.
  2. Taking one piece, fan it back and forth and pinch it in the center.
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  3. Using a zip tie, secure the fanned liner onto the wreath frame.shelf liner attach
  4. Each section will have 10 pieces on each of the middle 2 rows.
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  5. Once you complete all the shelf liner squares, it will look like this…
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  6. Next, I drilled holes into the back of 3 of the plastic skulls from Oriental Trading and then pushed a pipe cleaner through it.
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  7. You can now secure the skulls onto the wreath frame.
  8. Lastly, I made a bow out of the burlap Halloween chevron ribbon from Dollar Tree and added a crow on top (also from Dollar Tree).
  9. And that’s it ! Just hang it up and enjoy :)
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DIY Floating Halloween Bucket / Candy Bowl

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This DIY Floating Halloween Bucket is such a fun and easy project to do and it only costs a few dollars to make.  Trick or Treaters are sure to be amazed by this unique bowl.

Supplies:

  • Bowl for candy (I got a plastic one from Dollar Tree for $1)
  • Halloween bucket (I paid $1 at Dollar General for mine)
  • Fork (I got a 2-pack at Dollar Tree)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Candy

Instructions:

  1. Bend your fork so that you get a good angle for the bucket to be floating over the candy bowl like its pouring out.  Some forks are easier to bend than others.  I had to get my boy friend to bend this one because it was so “heavy”
  2. Hot glue the fork to the inside of the bottom bowl.  Since the fork conducts heat, the glue stays gooey for a long time so I used ice on the back side of the bowl to cool down the hot glue and fork.floating-bucket-fork2
  3. Hot glue the fork to the inside of the Halloween bucketfloating-bucket-fork1
  4. Hot glue candy all around the fork so that you can’t see the fork any longerfloating-halloween-bucket-closeup
  5. Lastly, fill the bottom bowl with candy.  I probably should have bought one more bag of candy to weigh it down more because it seems a little top heavy right now.
Isn’t this the coolest idea ? I can’t wait for our annual Halloween party now !
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DIY Spooky Snake Halloween Wreath

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Here is a simple DIY Halloween wreath using 2 packs of plastic snakes and a willow wreath from Dollar Tree and a can of spray paint.  After painting the wreath and the snakes a dark grey color, I hot glued them onto the wreath.

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Total cost of this wreath is around $7…

  • 2 packs snakes from Dollar Tree $2
  • willow wreath from Dollar Tree $1
  • spray paint $4 at Walmart
If I had to do this wreath again, I think I would have gone with a grapevine type wreath instead.
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DYI Shadow Box Gifts Using Wine Corks

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I absolutely love to do crafts in my spare time and here are a couple of really fun ones to do using your silhouette machine, shadowboxes, scrapbook paper and some corks from Oriental Trading (bag of 50).  These are so easy to make and are great gifts for friends and family.

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For the first one, I bought an 8×10 shadowbox and cut out the “The Best Wines are the Ones We Drink with Friends” design using permanent adhesive vinyl (Oracle 651) which I laid down on the top part of the glass. For the inside of the box, I cut scrapbook paper to fit the backing and glued one cork onto the paper so that it hangs at the top. For the rest of the corks I just let them lay loosely in the bottom of the shadow box.

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The second one,  I used a shadowbox bank from Dollar Tree and removed the vinyl design with acetone so that I had a blank box (this is a great way to save money when buying shadowboxes).  The only difference is, these are made of plastic frames instead of wood.  I then typed out the saying in my silhouette software,, cut it out of Oracle 651 and placed it on top of the glass.  Lastly, I cut scrapbook paper and added the corks.

Make sure you check out all the awesome other crafty supplies from Oriental Trading.

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DIY Candle Box / Luminary Using Picture Frames

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Here is a super simple craft that turns out so nice.   The best part about making this candle box / luminary is that it costs so little to make because you can get almost all the supplies from Dollar Tree.

Supplies:

  • 4 Picture Frames (I got mine from Dollar Tree)
  • 2 Placemats found at Dollar Tree
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun

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Directions:

  1. Spray paint the placemats black on both sides.placemats-painted
  2. Once the placemats are painted you will take the glass out of the frames and cut 2 of those rectangle shapes out of each placemat.
  3. Next put the placemat sections in front of the glass and lock into place.frame-side
  4. Using your hot glue gun, build a box using each frame as a side of the box.
  5. I recommend a jar candle inside the box since there is no bottom to this box and you don’t want flames reaching the frames.  Since the glass is on the inside, the flames wont reach the placemat pieces.  However, use at your own risk and don’t ever leave it unattended.

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DIY Antiqued Decor Using Dollar Tree Serving Tray

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Here is an easy craft using a metal serving tray, craft paint and your Silhouette machine. And the best part is how inexpensive it is when you

Supplies:

  • Metal tray ($1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Cream colored spray paint (around $3-4 at Walmart)
  • Dark Brown and or black craft paint (50 cents at Walmart)
  • Black Adhesive Vinyl
  • Silhouette machine

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  1. First spray paint the tray and allow it to dry completely.
  2. Next mix some of the dark brown and black paint with water and using a rag (or old Tshirt) rub the paint all over the painted tray giving it the antiqued look.
  3. Using your Silhouette machine, cut your design out of adhesive vinyl and place it on the tray.
  4. That’s it ! You can either hang it on your wall or use a plate stand like I did.
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Turn Baby Wash Cloths and Spoons into “Lollipops”

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Here is a super cute idea for baby showers… turn baby wash cloths and spoons into lollipops. I got all my supplies from Dollar Tree.

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Supplies:

3 packs wash cloths
1 pack baby spoons
1 pack tulle
A couple packs of ribbon
Tape
Twist ties

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Step 1 – fold wash cloths in half, then in half again and then one more time in half to get thin strips.

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Step 2 – Roll 2 strips together to get the striped look and use tape to hold it together.

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Step 3 – Attach a baby sooon to the back of the roll using tape to form the stem.

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Step 4 – Cut tulle into 10 inch pieces and wrap around the lollipop top. Use twist tie to hold it all together. Trim twist tie so you can’t see the ends.

Step 5 – Add a ribbon onto the front.

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Jazz Up the Q-Tip Holders from Dollar Tree

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This is such an easy way to jazz up the Q-tip holders from Dollar Tree.  I sprayed the lids with Rust-oleum textured black metallic spray paint and used chalkboard paint in the label area of the container.  To give the display different heights, I added one onto a glass candlestick which I also found at Dollar Tree.   I used E6000 glue to attach them.

Comment on what I should fill the jars with.

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Easy DIY July 4th Deco Mesh Wreath

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Here is such an easy DIY 4th of July deco mesh wreath that you can make for under $10. I got all the supplies at Dollar Tree.

What you will need is:

  • 6 rolls of decorative mesh ribbon (I used 2 of each color)
  • a wire frame
  • pipe cleaners or floral wire
  • ribbon or bows optional

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First you will need to cut the mesh into 6×6 squares.

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Next roll one of each color into tubes and fasten them together with a piece of pipe cleaner or floral wire.

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Then fasten those onto the wire frame with the ends of the pipe cleaner.

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And that’s it. Just fit as many around the frame as possible to get a really full look. You can also add ribbon or bows onto it to add even more special touches.

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