Easy DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planters

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Let’s be honest I don’t have the greenest of thumbs. Does anyone need a cactus killer? I love plants but I can never keep them alive. With that being said, I will be showing you how to make these easy faux succulent pumpkin planters. Bonus this project only costed ten dollars, who has a green thumb now!

 

Supplies:

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Styrofoam pumpkins, acrylic paint, faux succulents, sand or small pebbles, scissors or a knife, river rocks, and a foam brush.

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Start off by cutting a hole at the top of the pumpkin. Remove lid and disregard any extras. Note, you want your pumpkin to be hallow.

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Completely cover all of the orange with two coats of paint.

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Next add in the sand or pebbles, leaving an extra inch for the river rocks.

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Insert faux succulents and you are finished!

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Send me your creations @britnefaythe
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3 DIY Snapchat Halloween Costumes 

DIY Snapchat costumes.jpg…. Sorry, I was too busy Snaping! But who isn’t these days? Since the world revolves around Snapchat (well at least mine does) I thought I would show you how to create your very own Snapchat Costume. All items were purchased from the dollar store making the total cost eleven dollars minus tax. These are my three favorite filters, well after the deer filter of course. Let’s get started!

The Butterfly Crown Filter:

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Supplies:

For this project you will need butterflies ornaments, a headband, wire cutter, and a glue gun.

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Start off by cutting off the extra wire from the bottom of the butterflies. Once you have a layout for each butterfly, carefully glue them to the headband. Making sure glue is completely dry before glue the next butterfly.

The Flower Crown Filter:

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Supplies:

For this project you will need scissors, faux flowers, a headband, and a glue gun. 

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Start off by Start off by detaching the flowers from the stems. Once you have a layout for each flower, carefully glue them to the headband. Making sure glue is completely dry before glue the next flower.

The Dog Filter:

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Supplies:

For this project you will need scissors, two dog toys, a headband, a sock, two pipe cleaners, a popsicle stick, glue gun, and needle & thread.

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Trim the tail of the toy the length desired, leaving an extra inch. Repeat to the other side. Turn ears inside out making sure stuffing and squeakers have been removed. Cut the pipe cleaners in half, and carefully glue them along the white part making an upside-down v. Once they are dry, turn them inside-out. Trim a vertical slit on each side towards the opening. Securely attach the ears with the pipe cleaners and carefully glue shut. Stuff the sock upside down to the desired amount. Cut off any extra material from the opening and glue together. Sew a vertical line starting midway down the tongue, stopping a half an inch before the bottom. Glue the popsicle stick towards the top of the tongue and fold down.

What is your favorite filter? Snap me your creations @britnefaythe

3 Easy DIY Necklaces

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My jewelry box is filled to the brim, thanks to these easy diys. Not only am I loving the different colors and styles, I didn’t go broke buying them from a store. I made eight plus necklaces for under twenty dollars. That’s one necklace if you were to purchase it at a name brand store. No brainer, huh? You’ll definitely see me gloriously rocking my handcrafted jewelry all year long.

 

Velvet choker 

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Supplies:

For this necklace you will need scissors, pliers, tweezers or needle nose pliers, velvet ribbon, two ribbon crimps, two jump rings, and a lobster clasp extender kit.

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Start off by detaching the lobster clasp from the chain. Then open the jump rings with pliers and tweezers.  Attach the detached chain and crimp to one of the jump rings. With other opened jump ring attach the detached clasp and second crimp. With scissors make any necessary adjustments to the ribbon. Note you want it to be an inch shorter than the circumference of your neck. Make sure teeth of the crimps are on top, place velvet ribbon inside crimp. Using plyers to tightly close crimp.

Suede wrap

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Supplies:

For this necklace you will need scissors, pliers, tweezers or needle nose pliers, suede string, and two bead cones.

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Start off by opening bead cones with pliers and tweezers. Then measure and trim string to desired length. Insert one end of the string into cone, and tightly close. Repeat to the other side.

Beaded Choker 

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Supplies:

For this necklace you will need scissors, pliers, tweezers or needle nose pliers, two pieces of suede string, a bead, and a lobster clasp crimp kit.

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Start off by measuring two pieces of string the circumference of your neck. Fold one piece in half and insert loop in bead hole. Pull the ends through loop and tightly secure. Repeat to other side. Make any necessary adjustments and note that you want it to be an inch shorter than the circumference of your neck. Layer ends of the string on top of each other to insert into crimp, repeat to the other side. Use tweezers to hold in place as you tightly pinch crimp shut with pliers.

I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations!  Send me pics @britnefaythe

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