Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Consumer Crafts. All opinions are my own.
Christmas Vignette with ConsumerCrafts.com  

Last week I shared about my shopping experience with Consumer Crafts. I hadn’t shopped here before but I heard great things about this site. I got my goodies this week and I am excited to show you what I made with them!

 Here is my unboxing video I shared on Instagram!
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This post is sponsored by Blueprint and I Love To Create for the #uglysweaterchallenge
DIY your Ugly Sweater for the Christmas party this year!
Last year I held my very first ugly sweater party. I don’t think I have a picture but it was pretty simple, I tok a sweater and hot glued Christmas lights to it. Fun, right?! This year I decided to do something different and I did a fun glitter DIY ugly sweater. I lucked out my finding a red sweatshirt at Goodwill for only $3.99. I don’t care how annoying glitter is to clean, I knew I wanted a sparkly ugly sweater. Tulip sent me some glitter products and I was excited to put them to good use.

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I really enjoyed all of these products. The Fashion Glitter Bond was easy to use with the glitter. The vinyl was easy to adhere and the brush on paint was perfect for the sweatshirt. Here is my before:

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Here is what I used:

  • Sweatshirt from Goodwill
  • Tulip Glitter Iron On Transfer Sheets
  • Tulip Fashion Glitter
  • Tulip Soft Paint
  • Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint
  • Freezer Paper
  • Cricut Explore
  • Iron

 

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How To:

  • I cut the green glitter vinyl sheet on the Cricut Explore into a Christmas tree. I cut these on the “Iron On” setting, this one worked perfectly.
  • I then cut ornament shapes on freezer paper on the Cricut Explore.
  • I started with the green tree and ironed it onto the sweatshirt. This was pretty easy to adhere to the shirt.
  • I took the deer head stencil and ironed it onto the top of the tree. I then took the glitter glue and spread it throughout the stencil. I topped it with the gold glitter and let set for about 3o minutes. I removed it carefully to include any extra glitter.
  • I then wrote out “Be Merry” in gold glitter.
  • I finished by ironing on the ornament stencils to the sweatshirt. I filled them in with the different glitters and paints.
  • I finished with some glitter paint accents towards the bottom.

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Sparkly Ugly Sweater

 

Sparkly Ugly Christmas Sweater

My biggest tip is to be patient while the paint dries, plan on making your sweater at least a couple days before.

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DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Have you made an ugly sweater for a holiday party?

 

 

 

 

Ikea Hack: DIY Skeleton Rug

 If you have been to Ikea, you have probably seen the white rug for less than $3.00. I picked one of these up recently and knew I wanted to do an Ikea Hack and turn it into a Skeleton Rug for Halloween. The cool thing about this rug is that the Clever Guy can have it in his room after Halloween!

Of course, I used my handy dandy Cricut Explore. I really am pretty obsessed with it, especially for my holiday creations. Since I started doing the screen printing with the freezer paper, my life is changed! The screen printing process with the Cricut Explore is pretty easy. All I have to do is load the mat with a piece of freezer paper, cut out the stencil I want then I use that to paint on fabric.
DIY Skeleton Rug

Ikea Hack: DIY Screen Print Skeleton Rug

What you’ll need:

  • White Rug (I bought this one from Ikea for a few bucks)
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Foam brush
  • Freezer paper

DIY Skeleton Rug

How to:

  • Cut this skull out on Freezer Paper with the Cricut.
  • Iron the cut waxy side down on the middle of the rug.
  • Once secure, take the brush with black paint and dab on the open space of the inside of the cut. You’ll want to put at least two coats on and push the brush around in the fabric.
  • Allow to dry. Coat with Thompsons Fabric Seal or other fabric sealant to keep the paint from running.

 

DIY Skeleton Rug, less than $5 to make
 

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

 

 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including the 5 Minute Pirate Costume. I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!

5 Minute Pirate Costume

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DIY Hemp Bangal Bracelets

Have you ever found something in the dollar store you knew you couldn’t resist? But you weren’t sure if you would use it either? I bought these bracelets 3 for 1 dollar at our dollar store. If you know me, I can’t resist accessories. I liked the tones but I thought they could use a makeover. I found these at the $.99 Cent Only store but you could find bangles anywhere, you probably have some in your closet.

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I normally don’t wear a lot of bracelets but I am becoming a fan of the bangles that have the mix n’ match feel to them. I found colored hemp for only a few bucks at Walmart and I knew I could make over these bracelets. The color palette also works for any season so these will be perfect for Autumn.

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Easy! DIY Hemp Bangle Bracelets.

What’ you’ll need:

How To:

  • Take the cord and glue one end to the inside of the bracelet. Let it set until it is secure.
  • Once secure, start wrapping from one side to another. You’ll continuously be pulling the cord through the bracelet.
  • Be sure to pull it snug but not so hard it comes loose. Push it and smooth it as you continue to work your way through the bracelet.
  • To use multiple colors, simply cut the cord 1/3 or 1/2 way through and secure the end back inside the bracelet with the glue.

It’s really easy and you can do this while relaxing and watching your favorite shows.

DIY Hemp Bangle Bracelets

Knowing me, I’ll be using these colors to dress up my black/white ensembles.

Let me know if you make these, would love to see the colors you use!

 

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