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DIY Stormtrooper Running Costume

This weekend I did my first Disney Fun Run at Disney Social Media Moms at Disney World. I got together with a few other AZ bloggers who attended the conference and we came up with dressing up with a Star Wars theme! Everyone selected a character to go as and I decided to go as a Stormtrooper. This DIY Stormtrooper costume was easy to put together and easy to run in!

The StormTrooper costume:

DIY StormTrooper Shirt
Black Capri Leggings
White & Black Tutu
StormTrooper Mickey Ears
StormTrooper Socks

I made the entire costume in about 3 hours. The tutu took the longest but it was pretty easy to do while watching a movie!

DIY Stormtrooper Shirt

StormTrooper Shirt Supplies:

How To:

  • Take the shirt and iron it out. Carefully iron on the freezer paper cutout to the front of the shirt.
  • Paint inside the stencil with the paint.
  • Allow the paint to dry then remove the stencil.
  • Cut the side seams all the way down.
  • Punch 3 – 4 holes down the side.
  • Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie a bow.

StormTrooper Tutu Supplies:

  • 2 rolls of white tulle
  • 1 roll of black tulle
  • 1 strand of 1/2 inch to 1 inch black or white elastic (measured to fit snuggly on your waist)
  • Scissors

How To:

  • Cut the elastic to fit your waist. Leave a few extra inches so you can knot it around your waist but don’t tie it yet.
  • Cut strips of tulle about 10 – 15 inches long. I did a variety of different sizes. Cut until you run out of the tulle or go until you have the desired fluffiness. I wanted an extra fluffy tutu so it took 2 and a half rolls.
  • Tie the tulle in knots around the elastic. You don’t have to double knot them, one knot will do. This way you can move them around as needed. I did about 4 white, 1 black as a pattern.

StormTrooper Mickey Ears Supplies

  • Foam board
  • Headband
  • Mickey ears template (printable found here)
  • White fabric (I used scraps from the shirt)
  • Hot glue gun
  • 2 Black vinyl cut outs of the Imperial Crest , about 2.5 inches big.

DIY Stormtrooper Mickey Ears

DIY Stormtrooper Mickey Ears

DIY Stormtrooper Mickey Ears

How To:

  • Use the printable to trace Mickey ears. You will need to do 4 cut outs.
  • Hot glue the white scraps around the ears. I simply glued the gathering of the fabric together on the back.
  • Hot glue the ears about 2 inches apart.
  • Place the crests on each ear.

DIY Stormtrooper Costume

 So what completed the costume? Running with #CleverVader

DIY StormTrooper Costume

DIY Star Wars Run Disney Costumes

As you can see, we had a lot of fun at the Disney Social Media Moms Fun Run! Looking for more DIY Star Wars run costumes? Check out these links!

Chewbacca Costume from Ecelctic Mommy

Darth Vader Costume from Mom Endeavors

Han Solo Costume from Desert Chica

R2d2 Costume from See Vanessa Craft

BB-8 Droid from All For The Boys


DIY Upcycled Disney Autograph and Activity Book

We’re on our way to Disney Word this week and we are so excited! I made this Disney autograph & activity book for the Clever Guy out of 2 Golden Books. The first one is 101 Dalmatians and the second is Lion King. I have probably 50 Golden Books that I have been wanting to do something with and this is my first project.

Make your own Disney Autograph and Activity Book

DIY DIsney Autograph Book

How to:

  • I took the front covers off of the books and marked two holes from 3.5 inches from the bottom and top.
  • I punched out the holes with the Crop-A-Dile
  • I printed out pages (below) and laminated a few with my Xyron Machine
  • I bound the book with Binder rings (about 1 inch). This makes it easy to interchange things from the book.

What’s inside:

I laminated the maps and the word search so that Clever Guy could use them over in the event he wanted to add to the book.

DIY DIsney Autograph Book

About the tools:

The Crop-A-Dile is one of my all time favorite crafting tools. You can use it to easily punch through cardboard and a large amount of papers.

The Xyron Machine is perfect for projects like this. It’s a little pricey but you can get an adhesive cartridge, a lamination cartridge and a lamination cartridge. Use your craft store coupons to reduce the price a bit!
DIY DIsney Autograph Book

Looking for more creative Disney crafts? Check out these links!

Disney Crafts

Disney Trip Chalkboard Countdown

Disney Drawstring Backpack

DIY BB-8 T Shirt

Custom Toy Story Shirt & Shorts

Little Mermaid Mickey Ears

DIY Disney Jewelry 

Disney Sticker Stories

Disney Princess Duct Tape Hand Mirror

Bleached out Disney T-Shirt






Orange Peel Deodorizer. This is really neat, all you need is baking soda and this zest and you can neutralize odors throughout the house!

If you read my post on orange peel cleaner, you know that I have gone through a lot of oranges lately. I have been looking for ways to use orange peels and I decided to dry some orange peels for their zest and turn that into a way to make things in the house smell better. I knew that the zest would combine well with the baking soda so my first thought was to make a deodorizer for the refrigerator. I used to keep baking soda boxes in my fridge but for some reason I stopped. The baking soda works as an odor absorber and helps keep the inside of the refrigerator smelling neutral. I then decided I could also use the orange peel deodorizer to make a carpet freshener and a quick deodorizer for the garbage disposal.

This recipe is really easy to make and all you really need are orange peels and baking soda. The first thing you’ll need to do is make the orange zest.

Orange Peel Deodorizer Recipe

Orange Peel Deodorizer. This is really neat, all you need is baking soda and this zest and you can neutralize odors throughout the house!

To make orange zest:

  • Place orange peels flat on a cookie sheet.
  • Cook the orange peels on 175 for approximately 3 hours.
  • Once dried, allow to cool.
  • Pour the peels in a coffee grinder or food processor. Pulse until the peels are finely ground.

Orange Peel Deodorizer. This is really neat, all you need is baking soda and this zest and you can neutralize odors throughout the house!

To make Orange Deodorizer for carpets, refrigerators etc

  •  Pour 2 cups of baking soda and ¼ cup of orange peel in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Add the mixture to mason jars.

I made a refrigerator deodorizer in a mason jar with an open lid that I bought from I just placed it in the refrigerator to help absorb any odors.

To use as carpet deodorizer, simply sprinkle on the carpet before vacuuming. I would test it first to make sure the orange peel color won’t stain your carpet.

You can also pour a tablespoon of this deodorizer into the garbage disposal to help with odors.



DIY Wood Slice Jewelry

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I still have many slices of wood from our Christmas tree and have been thinking of creative ways to use them. I wasn’t sure how I would use some of these smaller slices from the top portion but turning them into jewelry seemed perfect. I thought about painting images on the slices but remembered I bought that wood burner that would be perfect. I don’t have a steady hand to draw with so I did use my Cricut to make some stencils.

Wood Slice Jewelry

Wood Slice Jewelry

What you’ll need:

Wood slices (sliced this, 1 – 1.5 inches)
Drill or Crop-A-Dile
Jewelry Chain
Jump rings
Earring hooks
Creative Woodburner

How to:

How to wood burn wood slices

  • Draw or stencil shapes on the slices with a sharp pencil.
  • Carefully fill in the tracing with the wood burner, lightly go over the pencil line to help blend it in.
  • Drill the top of the wood slice with a hole.
  • Thread the jump ring through and then the chain or earring hooks.

How to wood burn wood slices

DIY Wood Slice Jewelry

These are perfect for yourself or as gifts!

Wood Burned Coasters

If you are new to wood burning, check out my tips in this post:



DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

I recently made a big batch of this brown sugar body scrub for gifts. Let me start out with saying I love sugar anything. Of course consuming sugar and using it in beauty products are two different things but I love both. This sugar scrub smells amazing and it’s made with natural ingredients that you could literally eat (though I would not recommend eating this scrub).

You can use this scrub on everything from your feet to your lips. If you have dry spots especially in the winter, this scrub is perfect for you. You can also do as I did and purchase small mason jars and give them out as gifts to girlfriends and family members.

I used these 4 ounce Mason Jars (Set of 12) and they worked perfectly.

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe Gift


  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Mix all of these together until well blended. Now, if you like it a little more moist you can add more oil and if you like less, you can just add it in portions until you get the consistency you desire.

Have you made a sugar scrub?

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