Mod Podge Crafts

Hello!  How has everyone’s week gone?  Did anyone doing anything exciting?  I just worked…thanks for asking!

This week we are getting crafty with Mod Podge.  Mod Podge is one of the easiest things to use for crafting and it isn’t super expensive either.  So here are 10 ideas to get your creative minds turning.  Enjoy!

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DIY Map Pumpkin from Home on the Corner

Flower Pots

Mod Podge Flower Pots from DIY Joy

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DIY Mugs from Pretty Life Girls

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Mod Podge Nautical Magnets form Crafts by Courtney

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DIY Tile Coaster from DIY Danielle

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Mod Podge Key Chain from Home on the Corner

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Star Wars Lampshade from Craft Your Happiness

(Short note on this:  You may notice the picture has a different website name on it.  The website Craft Your Happiness was formerly Our Peaceful Planet.  So the link does go to the correct website.  That’s all!)

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Wood Photo Keepsake from S&S Worldwide

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Sheet Music Mason Jar Centerpiece from Mod Podge Rocks Blog

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Decoupaged Flatware Box from Home on the Corner

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Make Your Own Rice Bag Hand Warmers plus Free Printable

Good morning! Glad you stopped by today! I have a very simple project for you to make for yourself or as gifts. The holidays are coming!  I’m sure you have seen rice bags around and now you can make it yourself.

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Supplies:

  • small pieces of cotton fabric
  • ruler
  • thread to match and needle
  • sewing machine or fabric glue
  • rice
  • funnel

I always wash my fabric before using it to make sure all the shrinkage is out. Then I cut my pieces into 4 inch squares. You need two matching ones for each hand-warmer, or four for a set.

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Place your squares right sides together.

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I sewed my squares together, but you can also use fabric glue. I sewed around the edge, about 1/4 in. seam, leaving about 1 inch open at the end. Be sure to back-stitch the beginning and end so the sewing doesn’t come undone.

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Turn your square right side out, using the small hole you left open.

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I use regular long grain rice to fill my bags. I also fill my bags over a large bowl to catch any overflow.

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I placed the funnel inside the hole in the bag and used about 1/2 cup of rice for each warmer. You don’t want the bag too full or empty. When mine are filled, they lay nice and flat. There are no empty spaces and no bump in the middle.

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Once the bags are filled, fold in the open edge and stitch, or glue closed, with coordinating thread.

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I tied up each set with baker’s twine an added a small tag with instructions.

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I’ve included a PDF so you can print your own tags too!  There will be a link at the end of the blog post to click on.

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You can warm these up in the microwave and then place them in your pockets to warm your hands. Sometimes I even place them in my bed to warm the sheets on a cold night. They can be used on sore muscles too. You can also keep them in the freezer for boo-boos or to cool you down when it’s hot. There are so many uses for these cute little bags.

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Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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Hand Warmer Tag Printable

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Halloween Decor

Good morning!  How is everyone doing today?  Is it crazy that Halloween is 6 weeks away?  Does everyone have their costumes ready?  I have an idea of my costume but now I have to pull everything together to make it possible.  I’m crossing my fingers that it all works out.

Speaking of Halloween, I am reposting this from last year.  I might be using some of these to decorate my apartment.  I don’t have much room to decorate, but who knows!  Maybe I’ll come up something to decorate with.  But, there are a couple of printables at the end of the post, so feel free to use them in your Halloween decor!  Enjoy!

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DIY Nevermore Tree from DIY Showoff

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Trash Bag Spiderwebs from How About Orange

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Skeleton Dish from Four Front Doors

Spooky Village

Dollar Store Spooky Village from The 36th Avenue

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Halloween Tablescape from The Pin Junkie

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DIY Bat Cage from Eighteen25

Halloween Mantle

Halloween Mantle from Craftberry Bush

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Halloween Hand Soaps from Little Bins for Little Hands

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Halloween Hand Treat Bags from Queen Bee Coupons

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Floating Witch Hat Luminaries from Polka Dot Chair

Brains                                     Grim Grinning Ghosts

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It’s Fall! 10 Reasons To Like This Season

Good morning! Well it’s fall on the blog whether you are ready or not! I have never been a huge fan of fall, but I think it’s because I know winter follows. I don’t like the cold at all. But this year I decided to find things I like about fall and not worry about what comes after. So here is my list:

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  1. Pumpkins-I love all the different colors pumpkins come in now, especially the pastels! I love all the different shapes too. They are so fun to decorate with.

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2. Cooler weather-not too cold. Around here, it’s usually still warm during the day and then cooler at night which is really nice.

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3. Snuggling under blankets-Along with the cooler nights, comes snuggling with blankets and pups and not getting hot.

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4. Cute jackets and pretty scarves- I like having some new things to wear other than tank tops and shorts, but not having to wear lots of layers just to stay warm. I am excited to pull out some of those jackets and other cooler weather items put away from last year.

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5. Lighting candles- Fall scents are my favorite! Summer just seems too hot to light candles, so it’s nice to have a few lit around the house again, especially because they smell so good.

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6. Crunching leaves- I love to see the leaves falling and hearing them crunching under my feet when I go for walks.

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7. Holidays- I am looking forward to the upcoming holidays and the time spent with family and friends. We make new memories and remember times spent together in the past.

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8. Sausage and corn chowder- Mmmm! Just typing it makes me hungry! This is so delicious and easy. It is the most requested recipe in my house.

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9. Having a fire and roasting marshmallows-We have a fire pit, so it’s nice to gather around it and roast some marshmallows and make s’mores.

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10. Festivals- There are several different festivals and activities held around here that signal fall. Apple Festival, Calico Festival, Hot Air Balloon Festival, county fairs, and the list goes on.

Whew! I found ten things! That should carry me through. I am determined to just enjoy the season I am in. How about you? Do you love fall?

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Fall Tablescapes

Hello!  How did everyone’s week go?  I am glad that it is finally time for the weekend and I am ready for a day to relax.  Does anyone have any awesome plans for the weekend?

This week I am feature 10 fall tablescapes that I am FALLING in love with.  Get it?  Falling in love?  Okay…anyway.  These are not all the traditional fall colors but they are all super cute!  Enjoy!

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Pumpkin and Gingham Tablescape from Frazzled Joy

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Pink Pumpkin Tablescape from Randi Garrett Design

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Farmgirl Flower Fall Tablescape from The Turquoise Home

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Fresh Lavender Tablescape from Taryn Whiteaker

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Black and Brass Tablescape from My Creative Happy

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Orange and Navy Fall Tablescape from Noting Grace

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Purple and Orange Fall Tablescape from With Love From Kat

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Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape from Maison de Pax

Green and Brown Tablescape Home with Holliday

Brown and Green Tablescape from Home with Holliday

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Pink Blush Fall Tablescape from Kara’s Party Ideas

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