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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Fall Wreaths

Hello!  It’s Friday!  And you know what else is coming up?  Fall!  The first day of fall is around the corner and I could not be more ready for the weather to cool down.  Not that it gets super cool here in California until after Halloween, but it’s the thought that counts right?

This week since we are thinking about fall, I want to show off some of the pretty wreaths that I have seen around the internet.  Now, if you want to buy a wreath, they can be pretty expensive.  But a much cheaper option would be to make your own wreath.  So, here are some ideas that will help inspire you to make your own fall wreath.  Enjoy!

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Embroidery Hoop Wreath from The Pickled Rose 

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Fall Wheat Wreath from On Sutton Place

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Thrifted Picture Frame Wreath from Aubree Originals

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5 Minute Easy Wreath from 2 Bees in a Pod

Indian Corn Wreath

Indian Corn Wreath from Stone Gable Blog

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DIY Wood Wreath from Lovely Etc.

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Dream Catcher Wreath from DIY Show Off

Coffee Filter Wreath

Coffee Filter Wreath from Recaptured Charm

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Colorful Pine Cone Wreath from Sarah Hearts

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Fall Burlap Wreath from Small Home Soul

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Favorite Blog Posts

Good morning!  How has everyone’s weeks been?  It’s been a busy, yet fun week for me but I am more ready for the weekend.  Does anyone have any big plans for the weekend?

Either way, I am doing a kind of repost today of our VERY first Top 10ish Blog Post.  This is our 10 favorite blog posts and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do.  Some of these are the same as last year and some are new!  So please feel free to check out these posts and look at some of our other posts from the past!

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Green Black and White Fall

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Paris Canvas from Canvas Factory

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My RV Makeover

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Mother’s Day Wreath

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Our Sweet Chica

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Hallway Bathroom Remodel

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Top 10 Disney Tips and Tricks

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Living Room Update

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My Dog’s Purpose

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Recovering My Outdoor Cushions

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