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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!

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DIY Moana Inspired Palm Trees

A while ago we celebrated my youngest daughters birthday.  She was turning 10 and wanted a Moana themed birthday party.  I prefer to DIY as much of my kids party decor as I can because a) it’s sometimes cheaper for me to use whatever left over products I have and b)  I’m crazy like that and like to torture myself with extra work!

I recruited my daughter to help me with this project and I have to say it was a super simple project and we had so much fun working together.  So let’s get started..

What you’ll need..

  • Bamboo skewers (Dollar Tree or Supermarket) cut in half
  • Paper towel rolls or toilet paper
  • Brown paper bags
  • tape or glue
  • Green Paper
  • 2″ foam ball (Dollar Tree or Craft store) cut in half
  • Flower Pot  (Dollar Tree)
  • rocks (Dollar tree)

Directions…

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and if you do create your own palm trees, please make sure to share your talents with me on Instagram using the hashtag #hipnreative or tag me @hipncreative so I can peep your mad skills and cheer you on!

Beef Empanadilla (Empanada) Recipe | Hip ‘n Creative

I love making beef empanadillas/empanadas for my family and I thought it would be awesome to share this recipe with you as well. I have been making these for years and love it!  I hope you do too.  Below I have the list of ingredients you will need to make a batch for yourself.  I also included the video for you as well!

INGREDIENTS: (Serving 20 Empanadillas)

1 lb of Ground Beef (or Chicken, Pork)
1 packet of Sazon
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1.5 tsp of Adobo
1 8oz. Can of Salsa
1 tbsp of Sofrito
1 tbsp of Recado
1 medium Potato cubed
Oil enough for frying
2 packages of Empanada Disc (found in the hispanic section of your supermarket) *make sure to defrost your discs prior to cooking.

DIRECTIONS:
On a separate pot boil a medium potato until fork tender, drain and set aside. On a medium pan cook your beef on medium heat until brown then drain. Add all the ingredients together.

Next take your meat and potato filling and fill the center of the discs. Pinch the ends to secure the discs and prevent them from opening with a fork. Fry in pan for about 3 minutes (each side) on medium heat or until golden brown.

Serve alone or with your favorite rice recipe!  If you make this recipe please make sure to share it with me on instagram by tagging me @hipncreative!

xo,
Awilda

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

VANITY CLEANING & ORGANIZATION | hip ‘n creative

I have a vanity I love, and even though I am not big on make up I do like to wear it on occasion or when I feel like stepping up my wardrobe game.  Today I wanted to share with you my recent vanity cleaning and organization.  It is so nice to have everything I need in a neat and organized space.  The best part of is that I freed up some much needed space and my vanity desk top is clean and clear!

I hope you enjoyed vanity organization and cleaning ideas and inspiration. For more organization, DIYs & home decor ideas, like this video! Follow me on youtube! It would truly mean so much to have my blog friends join me!  I hope you like the video and I inspired you to organize your space!  Make sure to share your favorite organized space with me on instagram by tagging me@hipncreative. Until next time friends!

xo,
Awilda