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Dollar Tree DIY | Adorable Easter Bunny Pots | Hip ‘n Creative

Hey guys I hope you’re all feeling fabulous today!  So Today I have this adorable DIY Easter Bunny Pot Tutorial for you.  It is another super simple project but this time the project can be time consuming (because of the drying time for the paint)  I think it’s adorable and if you have any school aged kids, they may love making this project with you!

What you will need:

  • Terra Cotta Pots (Dollar Tree)
  • Plastic Spoons (Dollar Tree)
  • Sanding sponge (Dollar Tree)
  • Paint Brushes (Dollar Tree)
  • Pipe Cleaners (Dollar Tree) *optional
  • Easter Grass (Dollar Tree) or anywhere 😉
  • Floral Foam (Dollar Tree)
  • Paint (Wal-Mart)
  • Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
  • newspaper or something to protect your surface
  • Sharpies

DIRECTIONS:

First thing I did was sand down the spoons to remove the shine.  This will help the paint to adhere to the spoons easier.

Next painted the pots white.  You may need to paint 2 – 3 coats (allow drying time in between).  Next I painted the pot’s rim (again giving it 2 -3 coats).  I also painted some polka dots on the side of the pots.  I also painted the spoons to coordinate with the pots.

Once everything is dry you can draw the faces on the spoons.  I drew dots for eyes and triangles for beak or  bunny nose.  The whiskers are “V” shapes 😉  I decided to make some bunny ears out of pipe cleaners, I cut out the pipe cleaners and shaped them into ears.  Next I hot glued them to the back of the spoons.  I also hot glued some decorative ribbon to the “neck” of the spoons.

Lastly I assembled my pots.  I cut down the floral foam to fit the narrowest part of the pot, then I inserted the foam, my spoons and easter grass.  I also wrote my daughter’s names on a scrap piece of scrapbook paper and taped it onto a toothpick.  and that’s it!

Now as usual, I did make a video for you.  I would love it if you subscribed to my channel, it would truly mean the world to me.  Also sharing is caring, so if you know of someone that would find this tutorial inspiring please share it with them.  Thank you so much and I’ll see you soon!

DIY Elegant Ribbon French “Braid” Vase | Dollar Tree DIY | Hip ‘n Creative

What’s up guys!  I hope you’re all feeling fabulous today.  So today I have another Dollar Tree DIY project for you!  I think this French Braid Vase tutorial is so fun, easy and so pretty too!  This would be a perfect DIY project for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, quinceaneras and so much more!  It’s super easy and inexpensive, a win win right?

For this project you will need:

  • Cylinder vases (dollar tree)
  • Candle Holders (Dollar Tree)
  • 5yrd. Ribbon (Dollar Tree or Michaels) don’t forget your 40% Michaels coupon!
  • Easter Grass (Dollar Tree) or anywhere
  • Flowers (Dollar Tree)
  • Eggs on Sticks (Dollar Tree)
  • Glue gun with Glue Sticks (or Double sided tape from Dollar Tree) or e6000 if you have any

The first thing I did was glue my candle holder to the center of the vase, if you’re using e6000 make sure to give it 24 hours before moving on to the next step.

Next I used my double sided tape (or you can use your glue gun) and adhered my ribbon to the back of the vase.  

Bringing the ribbon forward I double twisted my ribbon making sure the print is showing forward (if your ribbon doesn’t have any printing no need to do this part).  I continued towards the back of the vase double twisting the ribbon again,  I did that until I reached the end of the vase.  At this point if your ribbon is long enough, you can tie a bow.

Next I filled the vase with Easter grass and arranged my flowers and easter eggs as I like and that’s it!  Super simple project and looks fabulous and is inexpensive!

If you’re a visual person, then check out my video tutorial.  While you’re at it why don’t you subscribe, I would truly appreciate it!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great day and I’ll see you soon!

xoxo,
Awilda

How I Decorate my MAMBI Happy Planner

What’s up guys! I love love love my Happy Planner!  Over the passed 3 monthsI have become obsessed with decorating and organizing it for future use.  Ever since I decided to be a bit more organized with my day to day I find that I accomplish a lot more than I have before.  Now being totally honest with you, there are days that I am a confused mess.  I don’t always plan properly then find myself wishing I remembered the Drs appointment or that my daughter’s orchestra fee was due!

But now with my Happy Planner from Me and My Big Ideas, those forgotten days have become less -a lot less.  Now I am NOT being sponsored by them in any way (although I wish I was), I just really like them 🙂  Ok so on to my happy planner decorating:  One of the things I like to do is go online an find some inspiration.  I just google what I want my theme to be or find a free planner printable on pinterest and some cute washi tape and I start decorating.  Click on the link to download my recent plan with me spread: Fox Planner Printable | Happy Planner Hipncreative

Fall Fox Cuties | Hipncreative

There’s no wrong way to decorating your planner, it really is up to you and what you think it should look like.  I leave a lot of white space on my planner because there are times when I get a last minute entry.

If you’re interested in purchasing your own planner, I suggest going to your local Michael’s or Hobby Lobby craft stores.  There are quite expensive at $30 each but you can use a 40% coupon to save some dough. Plus they also have some cute planner accessories that would go great with your Happy Planner.

Head on over to my Youtube channel where you can check out my video!  While you’re there you can also subscribe for future plan with me videos and many more videos too!

You can also click on the image below and be taking directly to my Plan with me Video!

plan with me Happy Planner Hipncreative

 

Until next time guys, happy planning!

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

Dollar Tree Haul | Planner Supplies & More | July 2016 @hipncreative

Hey Guys!  I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!  Me, I’m starting to feel like my old self again.  It’s been a pretty rough couple of weeks but I’m ok now.  Recently, I went on a small Dollar Tree Shopping spree and decided to share what I got on my Youtube Channel.  So head on over to my YouTube Channel and check out all the awesome stuff I got!

Dollar Tree Haul & Planner Supply | July 2016 | hipncreative

I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed making it!  It has been such an adventure learning how to create and edit videos.  I’m even learning how to do voice overs and how to plan my videos to give better quality content.

Thanks for stopping by and please make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

DIY Hexagon Shelf Wall Art | Easy and Inexpensive

Hey guys!  Today I wanted to share with you this super easy and inexpensive DIY Hexagon Shelf tutorial.  I have a large window in my dining room but the walls on either side of the window are bare.  I decided to look in Pinterest to see if I find anything that would inspire me.  I also wanted to make something with items I already had on hand.  This Hexagon Shelf was perfect for me!

DIY Hexagon Shelf Tutorial DIY Hexagon Shelf Materials Needed:

  • Popsicle Sticks (about 100 each shelf)
  • Glue Gun &  Glue Sticks (or tacky glue)
  • Paint or Wood Stain (*optional)
  • Paint Brush
  • 3m Picture Frame Tape (*optional)
  • HexagonTemplate (use as a guide to keep the angles straight as possible.)
  • Cereal box or newspaper to protect your work surface
  • Gloves (if you’re using a stain)

Directions:

  1.  Print the Hexagon Template and use it as a guide.  Add a dab of glue to the ends of the popsicle sticks and stagger them like below (make sure the glue is facing up):DIY Hexagon Shelf Tutorial, Step 1

Next layer your sticks to make your hexagon shape.

DIY Hexagon Shelf 2

DIY Hexagon Shelf 3

3. Continue glueing and  layering your sticks until your Hexagon is as deep as you’d like.  My shelf ended up being 16 sticks deep.

DIY Hexagon Shelf

4. If using tacky glue allow it to dry then, begin to stain your shelf, make sure you get in between your sticks.  I used gloves to keep my hands from getting stained as well as an old cereal box to protect my work surface.

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5.  Now time to hang your shelf.  I used 3m picture frame strips but you can also glue frame hooks or use 2 small nails on your wall.

And that’s it!  A pretty little DIY Hexagon Shelf!  I hope enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed making it!

If you want to see a step by step video of how I made these shelves, head on over to my YouTube Channel or click on the image below!

DIY Hexagon Shelf Tutorial

If you decide to create this shelf, I’d love to see it,  please share your mad skills with me on Instagram @hipncreative.

Come follow me on social media! – I love sharing sneak peaks of my projects on Instagram as well as sharing tons of inspiration on Facebook and Pinterest!

Good luck and Happy Creating.  If you like this post, please be sure to pin it for later!

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