Category Archives: DIY

DIY Dollar Tree Sticker Organizer

Hello my wonderful friends!

I love my planner, I love decorating it, writing down my schedule for the week and I also love adding my adorable stickers, washi and more to my planner.   When I sit down to plan for the week, I like to have my planner supply on hand and ready for use. I used to have my stickers in a binder and that worked for a small time but I found myself not placing my stickers back in the binder.  I just never liked it, it wasn’t for me.  I didn’t like that my stickers would fly out of the page protectors or the fact that to keep them in place I had to use my paper clips.

So I went to work designing a planner organizational system that would work for me (for the time being).  I upcycled an old frozen pizza box I had for some time and decided to design my planner organization.

Below is a video I made sharing my step by step instruction for the Sticker Organizer:

I hope this inspires you to create an organizational system for your planner sticker supplies!  If you do create an organizer I would love to see it on Instagram (and cheer you on!) make sure to use the hashtag #hipncreative or tag me @hipncreative.  Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time guys I hope you have a wonderful day!

XO,
Awilda

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DIY Moana Inspired Boat and Oar (prop)

So today I’m sharing my third Moana Inspired birthday project; my DIY Moana Boat and Oar.  If you haven’t seen my other two Moana party decor/props you can check it out here and here.

We wanted to create a  prop for the family to take fun photos with the kids. This project was a bit time consuming but the end result was well worth it.

What you’ll need (for the boat)…

  • Long Cardboard box
  • glue
  • brown paper roll (From Homes Depot – used for flooring)
  • tape
  • red paint (optional -craft store)
  • box cutter
  • white fabric (for the sail)

What you’ll need (for the Oar)…

  • Paper towel rolls
  • Cardboard
  • tape
  • brown paper roll (from Home Depot – used for flooring)

Boat Directions…

The first thing we did was tape the boxes end to end (length wise).  Next we drew a cut line to create the shape of the boat.  Very very carefully cut the boat using the box cutter.

Then we taped down the pieces using the brown paper roll (from Home Depot).  We decided to add the Moana heart of the ocean logo to the boat for added flair.

For the sail: we drew the heart of the ocean on an old blanket that I was going to trash since it was ruined, but I decided to keep it for this project -I’m so glad I did!  We taped the fabric to the brick wall using left over heavy duty double sided tape we bought from Home Depot.

There you have it, the boat and sail all pretty like with my two babies proudly posing!

Oar Directions…

First we drew then cut the cardboard shape (about six pieces), we went with an oval shape and added a ‘neck’ to insert it to the pole (or paper towel roll) and taped it down securely.

Next we lined the oar head with the brown paper liner and taped it.

 

We did decide to paint the oar a tan color (totally optional) and even added Maui’s signature (my daughter’s idea)!  Cool eh?  I think so!

There you have it folks!  Our very own Moana boat and oar prop!

Here is the birthday girl and her sister happily posing with the props, which looks so cool BTW!  Just don’t tell them I’m showing you this pic I promised I wouldn’t 😉 *insert sinister laugh*

Thank you so much for joining me today and if you do get a chance to create this project, make sure to share your mad skills with me on instagram and tag me @hipncreative or use the hashtag #hipncreative  -Until next time guys, I hope you have a truly great day!

 

DIY Moana Inspired Maui Fish Hook

I’m back with another tutorial for you guys.  Like I mentioned before we previously celebrated my daughter’s 10th birthday (you can find the tutorial here).  The party was Moana themed – which is one of our favorite movies so far.  We decided to make our own Maui Fish hook.  I’m very proud of my girl because she did the majority of the project herself and I think she did a phenomenal job!

What you’ll need…

  • White foam board (Dollar Tree)
  • carboard
  • Brown Marker or paint
  • Glue Gun and sticks
  • white painters tape (dollar tree)
  • White paint (found at craft stores)
  • Tan felt fabric

Directions…

First thing she did was google Maui fishhook images and freehanded the fishhook pattern onto cardboard.  We then used that as our template to trace and cut the rest of the cardboards. The cardboard pieces we had were from purchases we made during the year, we just store them in the garage until we need them.  We used 4 brown scrap cardboard and 2 white foam boards that we used as the outer part of the fish hook.

Next we glued all the hooks together and taped it to together for added security.

Next we painted the the fishhook white and allowed it to dry.  Tip: we applied several coats to the fish hook to make it seem more seamless but you can still see the  tape. 

We also cut strips of felt and glued it to the fish hook handle (try saying that 3 times fast!) Drew some scroll patterns though out the Fish Hook and that’s it, your done!

Full disclosure:  We had everything we needed to make Maui’s Fish Hook on hand.  If we had not this would of cost us a total of $5.00 (paying for the felt, paint, white foam board, tape and cardboard) which is still not bad! When we started this project we had a few minor set backs.  The tape we used kept unraveling – I’m guessing it’s because we used Dollar Tree white tape and it didn’t have a strong adhesive to it.  Also make sure to buy white acrylic paint from the craft store, we had some in hand but it was Pearl white and completely opaque (ugh).  Other than that we had a great time working together!

Make sure to come back for our 3rd project.  Moana’s boat and oar as a photo prop!  Thanks for watching guys!  If you decide to create your own Maui Fish Hook make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @hipncreative or use the hashtag #hipncreative.  Until next time guys, have an awesome day!

How to Add Custom Vent Covers to Sliding Doors | Repurposing an old Door

Hi guys!  Today I wanted to share with you our recent re-purposing project.  When we first bought our house, 3 years ago (can you believe it?) we wanted to make some changes to our living room.  One of the changes was to update and add lighting since there was non previously (See my awesome hubby adding lighting in picture below).  We also sanded the floors and shined them all up real purdy like too. We removed wall paper and painted the walls, which looks awesome by the way ;).

How to add vent covers to old doors | hipncreative.wordpress.com

I had this idea to change the look of our old doors by removing the old slats and adding some awesome metal vent covers to the doors to give them a modern look.  So after discussing it with the hubs, we figured out a way to do just that.

So here is our step by step tutorial on how to add vent covers to sliding doors:

Materials you will need:

  • Metal Vent Covers (I found mine at Home Depot)
  • Wood filler
  • Window trim
  • small square wooden dowels
  • paint of your choosing (to paint wood doors) *optional
  • Spray paint (to paint vent cover) *optional

What you will need on hand:

  • Jigsaw
  • flat surface to work with
  • time and patience (lots and lots)
  • nail gun and finishing nails (Home Depot)
  • lots and lots of patience!

First thing we did was remove the sliding doors from the doorway and very carefully cut the slats out leaving the door frame intact.  Next my husband filled the holes where the slats were with wood filler.

While the wood filler was drying, he measured, cut and spray painted the metal vent covers (we used Rustoleum white paint).  After letting the wood filler completely dry (it took about 30 minutes), he carefully sanded all the doors until they were smooth.

Next he framed the front of the door with window trim, this will help the metal vent covers stay in place so it won’t pop out.  Next using a nail gun, we nailed the vent covers to the door.  We also added a small wooden dowels to the back of the doors.  This helped to hide the nails as well as provided extra back support for the metal vent covers not to slip out when opening and closing the doors.

Once we were happy with how the doors looks and works, we primed and painted the door.  We wanted to keep the doors white so priming and painting was pretty easy.  Once the paint dried, we replaced the doors back in it’s frame and done.  I have to admit this project was not an easy project and if your not that skills with air pressured machinery, this project is not for you.  It’s time consuming and you need a lot of patience as well as some carpentry knowledge.

I thank God my hubby is very talented and we were able to get this sucker done.  I really couldn’t have done this without his help.  Until next time my friends!

**UPDATE: A year later and our door is perfect!  Even though it was A LOT of work, it was so worth it!  My husband and I are still  in love with this project and are proud we DIYed this makeover, our first of many projects!

Awilda https://www.hipncreative.wordpress.com

 

UPCYCLE REPURPOSE POPCORN TIN | hip ‘n creative

What’s up guys!  Today I wanted to share a super simple and super cute Up-cycle project using popcorn tins.  I had this tin since the holidays and finally got around to making it into a really cute container.  Below is the video showing you exactly what I did to makeover the popcorn tin.

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Thanks for stopping by, I’ll see you on the next post!

xo,
Awilda