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Fall Crafts and Decor Ideas, Soup Can Upcycle, Low cost Fall decorations #Fall, #Crafts, Things to make out of a soup canFALL CRAFT ~ Frugal Fall Utensil Holder

Add a little fall flare to your cooking space when you give this frugal fall utensil holder a try. Using just a few basic crafting supplies, you can create the perfect space for your spoons and other kitchen utensils to rest. Or use it as a gift filled with goodies. It is so simple, so take a look below at how to get started!

Here is what you will need:

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Directions:
1. Begin by applying a coat or two of white craft paint to the jar or can. Apply as many coats as you wish for the coverage you desire. Remember, the holder will be mostly covered with the leaves, so you don’t need the paint to be perfect.
2. Snip the leaves free from any branches or stems they are on. You will only need the leaf itself for this craft. Apply some glue generously to the back of the leaf, and press it to the can or jar. Hold it in place until it is secure.
3. Continue layering on leaves until the jar is coated all the way around. As you can see we left a little space at the top of the jar.
4. Finish the utensil holder by wrapping a length of twine or ribbon around the jar and tie it into a bow.

Once your glue is dry, your frugal fall utensil holder is ready to be used. Simple slide in any spoons, utensils, even office supplies if you wish. It is the perfect tool for staying organized while being festive at the same time.

Gather your supplies and give this frugal fall utensil holder a try!

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Personalized Pumpkin ~ Low cost, Fall Decor Ideas #Fall, #Pumpkins,#Crafts

08/28/2014 11:42 am · 0 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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Perfect for your front porch, kitchen table or fall party. Personalizing a pumpkin is the perfect way to add some character to your fall décor. You can buy personalized pumpkins, but who wants to spend that kind of money? Instead, take a look at how we made our own personalized pumpkin, using materials from our local dollar store. It is so easy!Fall Decor ideas, Easy fall Decorations, Personalized Pumpkins, #Fall, #Pumpkins, #Hacks,#Crafts

Here is what you will need:

We found these materials at our local Dollar Tree store. Our Dollar Tree carries a variety of peel and stick letters in various colors and sizes. Buy what appeals to you. You can also find them online.

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1. Take a ruler and make small dots to measure out where you want your letters to go. Using the ruler will help you keep the letters straight as well as properly spaced.

2. Apply a thin layer of craft glue to the pumpkin. Make the layer thin so when it dries it can’t be seen.

3. Working quickly, start peeling and sticking the letters. The glue will help them adhere to the pumpkin well.

Once your letters are in place, your easy personalized pumpkin is ready to be displayed. Make one for yourself, or make one as a gift and really get into the Halloween mood for less!

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Easy Minecraft Inspired Costumes ~ DIY (last minute costume ideas)

10/29/2013 2:00 pm · 8 comments

by Tami

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Easy Minecraft Inspired Costumes~DIY

Looking for an easy, quick and thrifty Halloween costume?  Does your child love Minecraft as much as mine?  Well then you are in luck!

These costumes were easy and just required a little patience to put together.

For “Steve” (That is the main character’s name on Minecraft) I started making my own head out of paper and a box.  It was awful.  Didn’t look like him nearly as much as I would’ve liked.  Not to mention that my son hated it! ( Thankfully he was gentle on my feelings and didn’t say it quite like that ;). )  So I had to find a plan B.  I found this printable here.  I would recommend taking it to a print shop to get high quality prints and so you don’t waste your ink! Get it printed on thick photo paper, or cardstock.  Once I had my head put together  TIP: allow yourself some time.  The ends of my prints were cut off so some of the pieces were shorter then they should’ve been so it took some playing around to get it attached just right.  Use glue (I used Mod Podge so I could brush it on how I wanted it,  and get a good hold) to attach your pieces.

That website also has a link to some tools for your Minecraft character to carry around.  We chose the pick ax that he posted here.  We found this incredibly confusing to put together, if you do too, in his comments is a link to a you tube video he made with detailed directions.  It helped a lot!  Put on a blue shirt, jeans and grab your pick ax and they are ready to go!

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My next son wanted to be a ghast.  Yes a ghast.  Apparently they aren’t called ghost like I thought they were.  I found a square box.  Everything in the Minecraft world is cubes.  I covered the box in white butcher paper.  Wrapping paper or craft paper would also work.

For him I cut a large hole on the top of the box for his head.  You don’t want it to be so big that it falls off of their shoulders.  Also cut 2 holes in the sides for arms.  I used round lids for my patterns and a box knife to cut them out with.  For extra protection from getting ripped, I put clear packing tape around the openings, just to help keep them protected from being ripped.   After all, kids aren’t know for being gentle on things!

Black paper would work for the face, but I used scraps of vinyl that I had.  Electrical tape would also work great!  Add some white streamers to the bottom, a white shirt underneath, and your little ghast is ready to go!

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Trunk Or Treat~ Easy Way To Decorate Your Trunk

10/27/2013 2:00 pm · 15 comments

by Tami

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Trunk Or Treat~ Easy Way To Decorate Your Trunk

Looking for a quick, last minute idea to decorate your car for a trunk or treat? If you don’t know what a trunk or treat is, that is where you meet in a parking lot with a group of people and go trick or treating to each vehicle.  Its easy, quick and safe (no worries about your kids out walking on the dark streets where a vehicle may not see them).

This face was done in minutes and gives my boring trunk some personality.

You will need:

3 paper plates

black paper

glue

ruler

pen/pencil

scissors

Tape

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Begin by using your ruler and pen/pencil to divide one of the plates into quarters.  Then cut them.  These will be your teeth.

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Set the teeth aside and begin on your eyes.  I traced a small bowl on my black paper to get my inner eye.  Trace, cut, and then glue one black circle to each of your remaining paper plates.  There is your eyes.

Tape them on the back of your car and you are ready for the trunk or treaters!

Happy Halloween!

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Easy Halloween Card for kids ~ Hand Print Spider Card

10/26/2013 6:00 pm · 18 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

We sat down to make some fun Halloween cards with the kids.  They are simple but oh so cute and the kids had a blast making them!

You will need

  • Glue
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • Black Ink (washable)
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • White card stock
  • Halloween themed scrap book paper

This works best with little hands (or larger kids make Finger Print Spider Card).  First cut the white card stock to the size you would like.  Next ink your child’s hand with black ink and press it down on the paper towards the bottom of the card.  Use a sharpie marker to draw in the web and lettering.  Glue on to pattern paper and glue on wiggly eyes at the end!

On a side note make sure you are using washable ink…. I used permanent ink by mistake and my little guy ran around with a black hand the rest of the week….lol.

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FREE Halloween Printable Cupcake Toppers

10/24/2013 6:00 pm · 7 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Accent the Party has some great FREE Halloween Printable Cupcake Toppers! These make a boring cupcake come to life and they are SO easy to make.  Just print them off onto cardstock cut them out or use a circle punch attach them to a stick or toothpick and you have a Halloween treat that is a work or ark.

You can print the following…

Pumpkin
Witch Hat
Haunted House
Bubbles
Trick or Treat

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