Category Archives: Crafts

DIY Ribbon Tassel Tutorial | Hip ‘n Creative

Hey guys!  Today I’m excited  to share a DIY Ribbon Tutorial with you!  Now this tutorial is something I did a while ago and for some strange reason many of my blog posts haven’t been showing up on my Blog!  I hope to have cleared any mishaps and it will be smooth sailing from here on out! So check out my video and if you haven’t done so yet make sure to subscribe!

Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial | Dollar Tree DIY | Hip ‘n Creative

Wha’t s up guys!  Today I wanted to share with me my fun and easy Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial!  I am very happy with how this wreath turned out and I couldn’t wait to share it with you!  The materials you need to make your own wreath are:

  • Deco Mesh
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Metal Wreath
  • Ornament
  • Ribbon *optional

Click on the video below to see the how to for this tutorial:

If you get to make your own wreath, please make sure to tag me on instagram @hipncreative.  So I can see your awesome work!  I love peeping at other people’s work.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you soon!

xo,
Awilda

DIY Studded Pumpkin Fall Decor

I love fall!  I love wearing cozy sweaters, cute boots and decorating my home for the cooler season.  I don’t know what it is about this season that just brings a dorky smile to my face!  (To be honest I love all seasons for different reasons -yes that rhymed lol) <– see dork!

Anywho I’ve been on a search to find items to decorate my home with for the fall season.  I wanted items that I would love for a long time, are super easy to make and won’t cost an arm and a leg.  I came across these orange pumpkins from the Dollar Tree and decided to buy them and see what I come up with at home. You may remember these pumpkins from a Dollar Tree Haul I did a few weeks ago.

DIY studded pumpkin fall decor | hipncreative.wordpress.com

Inspiration struck me while I was out one day and noticed a huge pumpkin with studs all over it.  I decided to give it a try and this is what I ended up with:

DIY studded pumpkin fall decor | hipncreative.wordpress.com

Not too shabby, eh?  I think they look so cute and go perfectly with my living room decor.  Below I just have them sitting on a candle stick from the Dollar Tree that I had from a few years ago.

DIY studded pumpkin fall decor | hipncreative.wordpress.com

To make your own you will need the following supplies:

  • foam pumpkins (from the dollar tree or craft store)
  • glitter
  • mod podge or school glue
  • craft paint (in color you prefer)
  • thumb tacks (i got mine from the dollar tree)
  • paint brush
  • foam brush

Instructions:

Using your foam brush paint your pumpkins and allow to dry.  You may need a few coats of paint to really whiten your pumpkin.  I did three coats, allowing for drying time in between.  It took me a total of 30 minutes for the paint to completely dry.

DIY studded pumpkin fall home decor | hipncreative.wordpress.com

Next grab your mod podge (or glue) and dab a little of the glue to the stem of the pumpkin and add your glitter.  If your using mod podge, you may need to work quickly before it dries and in a ventilated area.  The smell is very strong and may get you sick.

DIY studded pumpkin fall home decor | hipncreative.wordpress.com Once the stems are dried, add your thumb tacks in any pattern you like.  I added a straight line every other curve, simple and sweet 😉

DIY studded pumpkin fall home decor | hipncreative.wordpress.com

And there you have it folks.  A nice inexpensive fall room decor.  This is a super simple craft project you can do while you’re watching TV or maybe get your kids involved!  I think they’d love it!

Until soon my friends!

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Awilda hipncreative.wordpress.com

 

Budget Home Decor | DIY Vinyl Lettering on a Frame

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Guys!  I’m really excited to show you this super cute, super simple DIY project I did which only took me about 2 minutes to put together.

What you’ll need:

  • vinyl transfer sheet of your choice (6″x6″ is what I used) I got mine at my local craft store on clearance for $1.00!
  • an old 8×10 frame (or you can get one at the dollar store or Goodwill)
  • gift bag, wrapping paper or scrapbook paper
  • scrap paper (optional)

Directions:
Measure and cut the wrapping paper to fit the inside of the frame (I used the glass from the frame for easy measuring).  Then place the wrapping paper inside the frame and close it back up.  Next grab your vinyl transfer sheet and center it to the glass and gently yet firmly rub it down.  Carefully peal away the wax paper but please make sure you pull in an angle, if you pull straight up the vinyl lettering may come out.

Since my vinyl lettering was black and I used a black and white chevron gift bag, I added a white scrap of paper roughly framing the vinyl lettering and taped it against the gift bag (inside the frame).  It helped the words to pop a bit, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to see them.

 

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There you have it folks and easy and fun little project to add character to any wall or table!

I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial!  I’d love to hear what cool project you’re working on!  Let me know in the comments below! Until next time!

xo, Awilda

 

Free Printable | Bored Jar

So the kids have been home from school for a little over 2 weeks now and I have to say it hasn’t been too bad.  I’m happy to say that they were finally able to enroll in summer camp and are having a blast!  But there are still times I see them mope around the house saying their bored or there’s nothing to do.  I can’t help but roll my eyes when I hear them say that.  Funny how I always find something for them to do, but they can’t.  So I have, once again, implemented the “Bored Jar” technique.  A few years ago when my oldest was in first grade (I miss those days) she would sit around the house doing nothing.  I created a bored jar and have used one ever since.

Now that she’s 15 -having plenty of friends and activities to keep her busy, I find my younger two sitting around the house, bored.  Over the years I have changed/adapted the bored jar to fit our current need.  This summer I updated my jar -keeping some oldies but goodies -and have added new ideas to our jar.

Hip 'n Creative | Free Bored Jar Printable

If you’d love a copy of my bored jar labels, just click on the image above and download them onto your computer.  But if you prefer to create one custom to your family’s needs it’s pretty simple.  Here is what I did:

Step One: write down all the things your kids love to do (I also added some chores, so it’s a gamble as to what they’d pick) add some things you want to try with them as well.  You can use colorful scrapbook paper or type them out on your computer and print.

Step Two: Cut the paper into strips and place them in a clean jar.  You can use anything you like, an empty tissue box, a juice mix container or anything you have available.  

Step Three: Decorate the jar however you’d like (or have your kids decorate it).  You can use anything, ribbon, paper, paint etc- the only limit is your imagination.

That’s it!  Easy right?  One of the things that I learned over the years is: Don’t let your kids use the bored jar unless they are totally out of ideas on their own.  Trust me they will go through activities and be back to square one before you know it!

I hope this inspires you to create a bored jar of your own or maybe you downloaded mine!  I would love to see what ideas you came up with!  Just send me a link of your bored jar (or how you used mine) and I’ll pop on over to check it out!

Awilda | Hipncreative.wordpress.com