Super Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pumpkins

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This weekend we had our annual Halloween party and Kaley decided to make Chocolate Covered Pretzels that looked like pumpkins.  All you need is Pretzel Crisps, Orange Wilton Candy melts and Green Wilton Candy Melts.

Heat each of the candy melt colors in a bowl on 50% power for 2 minutes and stir well.  Spread orange over the pretzel leaving a little space at the top for the green.  Place in fridge for about 5-10 min to harden the chocolate.  ENJOY !!!

This is easy enough for even young kids to do :)

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Happy Father’s Day + My Latest DIY House Projects

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I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Father’s Day!

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I have been doing several DIY house projects this weekend like painting my dining room, removing a towel bar in the kids bathroom (pic above) and fixing a bench seat from damage that Milo caused from constantly jumping onto it to look out the window (pic below).

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My next project is possibly removing the popcorn ceilings in a few rooms (my first time attempting this, hope it goes well LOL). Anyone ever do this? Any tips?

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DIY Sesame Street Lint Trash Cans Made with Silhouette Machine

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I am so happy with how these turned out.  I found solid colored small trash cans at Dollar Tree and added Sesame Street faces to them to create lint trash cans for laundry rooms.

When doing vinyl with multiple colors, cut each shape out of the colored vinyl and then layer them on top of each other.  If you would like the file, please email me and I will be happy to send it to you.

Which is your favorite? I think Cookie Monster may be mine :)

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Easy DIY St Patrick’s Day Treat Bags – Pot of Gold at End of Rainbow

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I always like making goodies for my kids to give out to friends and for St Patrick’s Day I decided to make treat bags that say “You are the Pot of Gold at the end of my Rainbow”.

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What You Will Need:

  • Rolos or Gold Coin Chocolates
  • Sour Belts (I found at Dollar Tree) or Skittles or Rainbow Twizzlers
  • Cellophane treat bags
  • Cardstock or Printer Paper

Directions:

  1. Add Sour Belts to treat bag
  2. Add Rolos to the bottom of the treat bag
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  3. Create your label to fold down over the top of the bag (I created mine in my Silhouette software but you could use “Paint”)
  4. Staple the label to hold it in place
  5. Hand out to friends

Another idea is to fill a mason jar with Skittles and Rolo’s/Gold Coin Chocolates.  However, this may not be good for kids to hand out at a school though.

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Cute DIY Easter Bunny Candy Bags Using a Silhouette Machine

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Here is a super easy project that doesn’t take long to complete at all.  These DIY Easter Treat bags are sure to be a hit with everyone you give them to.

What You Will Need:

  • Silhouette Machine
  • Design #39818 from the Silhouette Design Store
  • Cellophane Treat Bags (I got mine at Michaels)
  • Candy (I used Easter M&Ms and pastel colored Sixlets)
  • Cute Cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Stapler
  • Adhesive for Ribbon (I used Xyron Adhesive Mega Runner)

Instructions:

  1. Download Design #39818 from the Silhouette Design Store
  2. Cut the rabbit/bunny shape out of cute Easter Themed cardstock so that the design is the size of the treat bag
  3. Fill up your cellophane bags with Easter Candy
  4. Fold the Card stock design over the top of the bag and staple
  5. Lay a ribbon over the top where the staples are located.  I personally prefer the Xyron Adhesive Mega Runner because the adhesive is strong and it is super easy to use.  Just lay the ribbon down and roll over it making one side super sticky.
  6. Hand out to all your friends !

If you like this, please pin it to Pinterest !

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Frugal Easter Banner Using Paint Chip Samples

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Here is a super simple craft project that cost me only $1 to make.  I got the purple scalloped ribbon from Dollar Tree and the paint chip samples at Home Depot.  Using my Silhouette machine, I cut out egg shapes with slits at the top to string the ribbon through.  You could easily do this project without a Silhouette machine though, you would just have to cut each egg by hand.

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I think it turned out adorable !!!

 

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DIY Valentine’s Sticker Labels Using a Silhouette Machine and Xyron Sticker Maker

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Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away and you may be trying to think of a unique Valentine idea for your kids to give to friends.  I decided to use my Silhouette Machine and Xyron Sticker Maker to create personalized Valentine’s sticker labels to seal candy bags.

WHAT YOU NEED:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. First create your design in the Silhouette software.  I started with a chevron background and subtracted out a circle from it (this is under the modify tab).  Then I used a heart from the “Sexy Love Hearts 2” dingbat font to create the heart design.  Finally, I created the text on a circle and moved it into the middle of the label.  This took some time to get sized exactly right so be patient.
  2. Now, duplicate your design for the number of labels you want to create.
  3. Next make sure you have your design set on “no cut” except the outer circle.
  4. Place the registration marks on the page and click “print”valentine-sticker-screen
  5. Once your design is printed set it on your mat and load it into the Silhouette machine and click “send to Silhouette”.
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  6.  The machine will read the registration marks and know exactly where to cut around each circle.
  7. Next take each paper circle and send it through the Xyron Sticker Maker.  When it comes out the back, each label will be sticky on the back and laying on a sticker sheet so you can peel it off when you are ready to use it.valentines-stickers-2
  8. Fill the cellophane treat bags with chocolates and fold it down and slap your label on it to seal it.IMG_2302

I just love how these turned out !  Its such a personalized gift from the heart and yet it didn’t cost much to make at all (which I always like).

Next, I plan to use this design I created for a few more bags…

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If you like this project, please pin it to Pinterest

 

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Silicone Heart Mold + DIY Marbled Heart Crayons

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Here is a fun project for all those broken crayons you have sitting around.  First you need a silicone heart mold like THIS ONE HERE (it is only $2.54 w/ free shipping).

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  1. Take the paper off all your broken crayons and break them into small enough pieces to fit inside the mold.
  2. Bake at 230 degrees for 15 min.
  3. Allow to cool and remove from mold.
  4. Cut cardstock and add the saying: Be My Valentine for “Crayon” Out Loud.
  5. Using hot glue, attach the crayon hearts to the card stock.
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DIY Chevron Mongram T-shirt for Little Girls

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I am loving all the things I can do with my Silhouette machine.  My latest obsession is definitely making T-shirts.  I even bought a Gecko 15×15 heat press so that the vinyl melts onto the shirts properly.

What You Need:

Directions:

  1. Create your design in the Silhouette software – For this design I created a chevron background and then cut out a circle when I wanted to add in the circle monogram.
  2. Once your design is created, select the whole image and mirror it so that when you iron it onto your T-shirt it has the letters the correct way.
  3. Cut the design out of the ExpressionsVinyl  HTV.  Make sure you place the shiny side down and set your blade at 2 or 3.  This way it cuts through the vinyl but not through the backing. IMG_2139
  4. After your HTV is cut, you will weed out the vinyl you don’t want in your design leaving the backing all in one piece to lay down on your T-shirt.
  5. Using an iron or heat press, lay the design onto your shirt and “melt” it on. IMG_2146
  6. Remove the plastic backing and you are done !!!

If you like this Tshirt, please pin it to Pinterest.  And if you would like to purchase one of these Chevron Monogram T-shirts, I have it listed in my Etsy shop HERE

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