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Halloween Pinata & DIY Treat Bag Craft

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Bring some fun to the party with a fun DIY Treat Bag craft to hold your Halloween Pinata goodies! Bonus ideas for candy-free pinata fillers

It’s not a party without a pinata! For Mary’s Halloween birthday party we took it to another level by filling it with a few surprises and getting the kids in on some pre-pinata crafts.

Bring some fun to the party with a fun DIY Treat Bag craft to hold your Halloween Pinata goodies! Bonus ideas for candy-free pinata fillers

I was lucky enough to partner with Oriental Trading Company for this party, they sent me a few goodies to help us celebrate. Just like with all my sponsored posts all the ideas and ideas and opinions are my own. On the off chance that you aren’t familiar with OTC they have a HUGE catalog of just about anything you can think of. They are the perfect source for party planning and holiday shenanigans. I spent a few hours going through their Halloween pages picking out stuff for the party. If you’re still in the market for Halloween Costumes they have lots of fun options too. [Read more…]

Tin Can Jack-O-Lantern Planters with DecoArt

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Whip up a set of Jack-O-Lantern Planters from tin cans this fall. Fill them with seasonal flowers for a fun pop of color on your front porchI love Halloween, mums and vintage stuff. I put them all together with this project to make a trio of Jack-O-Lantern Planters with vintage inspired pumpkin faces. I received the paint for free as part of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program. If you follow me on Instagram this is the paint Mary dumped on the floor while I was canning tomatoes. [Read more…]

DIY Tin Can Ghost Windsock

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We’ve reached the point where I’m turning kitchen recyclables into Halloween stuff (this isn’t even the only project I’ve got this year using tin cans). My husband is just happy I’m not buying anything. This project is in the kid-friendly Halloween category. There is a bit of a wait with all the paint drying but you can put this together in an afternoon.

Get ready for Halloween with this DIY tutorial for a ghost windsock with ribbon and paint for a spooky friend straight from the recycle bin [Read more…]

DIY Garden Fairy Houses

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If you’ve been on Pinterest lately you’ve undoubtedly seen at least one fairy garden tutorial. They’re usually put together in a cute tub or planter, with lots of little pieces. I didn’t realize how big the fairy garden thing was until I was wandering around Joann’s and found a whole aisle of fairy garden bits and pieces. I’m not a big fan of premade stuff, I like to make my own and the shiny plastic look just isn’t my thing. I wanted to add a few Garden Fairy Houses to my garden but I didn’t want to buy anything (or go anywhere) so I had to throw them together with what I had laying around.

Turn scrap wood, paint and nature walk finds into a cheerful village of Garden Fairy Houses in an afternoon [Read more…]

DIY Whiskey Barrel Mint Garden + Reasons you should never plant mint directly in the ground

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Who doesn’t love mint? (The answer is my husband, it’s a fault we’re working on but no too hard because it means I can buy mint chip ice cream and not have to share…) Anyway, for the rest of us, I wanted to share the latest addition to my herb garden that I wasn’t supposed to start working on until 2017. I wanted to grow mint because it’s delicious, it smells amazing and there are a ton of varieties. BUT I wanted an herb garden not a mint garden. If you’ve ever grown anything in the mint family you understand exactly what I mean. That is how the Whiskey Barrel Mint Garden was  born.

Create a DIY Whiskey Barrel Mint Garden in less than an hour and learn why you should never plant mint directly in the ground [Read more…]