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DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume 1

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume 2

I’m soooooooo excited to finally reveal my Halloween costume series in collaboration with Lizzie Darden!!!! Whether you’ve heard of her or not, check out her Insta — this is where I got inspiration from her brilliant puns-turned-reality work, and then I turned them into Halloween costumes!

And today’s punny Halloween costume is “a manicured lawn!” (See Lizzie’s interpretation of it here!)

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume 3

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume

Supplies:

  • 2 foam poster boards
  • Xacto knife
  • Sharpie
  • Ruler
  • Artificial grass carpet
  • Hot glue + hot glue gun
  • Fake flowers
  • Ribbon
  • Baseball cap
  • False nails OR a manicure

 

  1. Measure out a square of 18 inches by 18 inches on both foam poster boards.
  2. Use the Xacto knife to cut out both squares.
  3. Using a Sharpie, trace the foam poster squares onto the back of the artificial grass carpet.
  4. Cut out the traced squares on the artificial grass carpet using the Xacto knife.
  5. Apply hot glue to the back of the artificial grass and press it firmly onto the foam poster square. Repeat for the other foam poster square.
  6. Cut off the flowers from their artificial stems, and glue the blooms onto the “lawns.”
  7. Measure out a length of ribbon, then cut it in half — these are the straps.
  8. Flip over a foam poster square. At the top, hot glue one end of a piece of ribbon. Hot glue one end of the other ribbon to the top, about 10 inches away from the first strap.
  9. Repeat step 8 with the loose ends of the ribbons. Glue them to the other piece of foam poster square.
  10. Cut off the flowers from their artificial stems, and glue them to the front of the baseball cap.
  11. Apply fake fingernails to your nails, OR treat yourself to a manicure!
  12. When you’re ready to be “a manicured lawn,” put the lawn costume over your head, pop on the baseball cap, and flaunt your mani!

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume 4

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume 5

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DIY Pocky Piggy Bank

This blog post is sponsored by Pocky. I was compensated for my work here. All opinions are my own.

DIY Pocky Piggy Bank 1

DIY Pocky Piggy Bank 2

DIY Pocky Piggy Bank

I’m SUPER excited to announce my partnership with Pocky! I’ve DREAMED of working with them for almost a year(!!), so when they asked to collaborate, I was over the moon! Of course I said yes!

So lately (apparently) I’ve been really into piggy banks, and this is quite possibly the best piggy bank I’ve made yet! (At least it’s my favorite one.) Follow along with the how-to to make your own Pocky piggy bank, and buy yourself a box or 2 (or 3 or 4) of Pocky and share with a friend!

Supplies:

  • Wooden box (like this one)
  • Screw driver
  • Drill
  • Hot glue
  • Glue stick or spray adhesive
  • Paper + pencil
  • Acrylic paint in assorted colors
  • Scissors
  • Xacto knife
  • This printable
  • Duct tape

 

  1. Using the largest drill bit you have, drill a large hole on the bottom of the wooden box. The hole needs to be big enough to empty out the piggy bank.
  2. Using a small drill bit, drill a oblong hole in the top of the wooden box. This needs to be large and wide enough to fit coins in (this is the hole where you’ll be putting your loose change!).
  3. Remove all hardware (the clasp and hinges) from the wooden box, and throw them away (you won’t need them).
  4. Use hot glue to stick the two pieces of the wooden box together. Let the glue cool.
  5. Paint 1-2 coats of pale pink acrylic paint all over the box EXCEPT the bottom. Let the paint dry.
  6. On a piece of white card stock or copier paper, paint the strawberry Pocky sticks that are on the front of a strawberry Pocky box. Let your art dry.
  7. Use scissors and/or an Xacto knife to cut out the Pocky sticks you painted.
  8. Apply glue – either the spray adhesive or the glue stick – to the back of it, and press it onto the front of the piggy bank.
  9. To get the “Pocky” letters and the strawberries, print off the printable above, and cut them out using scissors and/or an Xacto knife.
  10. Apply glue – either the spray adhesive or the glue stick – to the back of the letters and strawberries, and press them onto the front of the piggy bank.
  11. To close up the hole in the bottom of the piggy bank, the simplest way to close it up is to just put a big piece of duck tape over it! (Hahaha!) Whenever you need to empty out the bank, remove the piece of duck tape, then apply a new piece when you’re ready to close up the bank again!

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DIY Pocky Piggy Bank 4

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DIY Drank Bank

DIY Drank Bank 1

DIY Drank Bank 2

My beverage of choice happens to be Diet Dr. Pepper! I drink one (or two) everyday! A little tidbit about me, I actually have never and don’t drink alcohol! So when I’m talking about “dranks,” I’m actually referring to my sodas. *insert laughing emoji face*

But whatever your drank of choice happens to be, either way, beverages COST MOOLA! (I mean, right? I’m dishin’ out $2-$4 everyday for a drink! And I know alcohol happens to cost even more!) So why not save up for a satisfying drank with this drank bank?!

Supplies

  • Air-dry clay
  • A straw
  • A kitchen knife
  • A clean, empty, cylindrical container
  • Acrylic paint
  • Optional: Scrapbook paper + tape
  • Letter stickers
  • Anything else you wanna deck out your drank bank with!
  1. To make the lid: Start by rolling out a large piece of air-dry clay.
  2. Trace the container into the clay. Use a kitchen knife to cut out the circle A LITTLE BIGGER THAN WHAT YOU TRACED. (Why? The clay shrinks a bit while it’s drying.)
  3. Use the kitchen knife to cut out a slot that is large enough for a large coin to fit through. Smooth out any rough edges.
  4. Cut out a smaller circle and smooth out any rough edges. In the very center, draw an “X” (where you insert a straw).
  5. Cut off a small piece of the straw, and stick it in the center of the “X” you drew.
  6. Apply this piece to the center of the large circle.
  7. Cut out a long strip to create the sides of the lid. Apply the long strip around the side of the circle, smooth out any rough edges/seams.
  8. For best results while your clay is drying, I recommend you set your clay piece on top of another container with a round, smooth surface.
  9. Once your lid is completely dry, paint the lid white (or whatever color you’d like).
  10. To make the cup: I used scrapbook paper to cover the outside of my container. I measured how tall and long the paper needed to be to be able to wrap around the container, then I cut it out. If you’d rather work directly on the container’s surface, do that!
  11. Paint a design on your paper. (I painted a blue ombre “swoosh.”) This is the step where you can paint/decorate however you want!
  12. Use the letter stickers to spell out “drank bank,” and stick them onto the paper/surface.
  13. If you used scrapbook paper, wrap the paper around the container and use a few pieces of tape to secure it.

 

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DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume 1

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume 2

I’m soooooooo excited to finally reveal my Halloween costume series in collaboration with Lizzie Darden!!!! Whether you’ve heard of her or not, check out her Insta — this is where I got inspiration from her brilliant puns-turned-reality work, and then I turned them into Halloween costumes!

And today’s punny Halloween costume is “a manicured lawn!” (See Lizzie’s interpretation of it here!)

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume 3

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume

Supplies:

  • 2 foam poster boards
  • Xacto knife
  • Sharpie
  • Ruler
  • Artificial grass carpet
  • Hot glue + hot glue gun
  • Fake flowers
  • Ribbon
  • Baseball cap
  • False nails OR a manicure

 

  1. Measure out a square of 18 inches by 18 inches on both foam poster boards.
  2. Use the Xacto knife to cut out both squares.
  3. Using a Sharpie, trace the foam poster squares onto the back of the artificial grass carpet.
  4. Cut out the traced squares on the artificial grass carpet using the Xacto knife.
  5. Apply hot glue to the back of the artificial grass and press it firmly onto the foam poster square. Repeat for the other foam poster square.
  6. Cut off the flowers from their artificial stems, and glue the blooms onto the “lawns.”
  7. Measure out a length of ribbon, then cut it in half — these are the straps.
  8. Flip over a foam poster square. At the top, hot glue one end of a piece of ribbon. Hot glue one end of the other ribbon to the top, about 10 inches away from the first strap.
  9. Repeat step 8 with the loose ends of the ribbons. Glue them to the other piece of foam poster square.
  10. Cut off the flowers from their artificial stems, and glue them to the front of the baseball cap.
  11. Apply fake fingernails to your nails, OR treat yourself to a manicure!
  12. When you’re ready to be “a manicured lawn,” put the lawn costume over your head, pop on the baseball cap, and flaunt your mani!

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume 4

DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume 5

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DIY Pocky Piggy Bank

This blog post is sponsored by Pocky. I was compensated for my work here. All opinions are my own.

DIY Pocky Piggy Bank 1

DIY Pocky Piggy Bank 2

DIY Pocky Piggy Bank

I’m SUPER excited to announce my partnership with Pocky! I’ve DREAMED of working with them for almost a year(!!), so when they asked to collaborate, I was over the moon! Of course I said yes!

So lately (apparently) I’ve been really into piggy banks, and this is quite possibly the best piggy bank I’ve made yet! (At least it’s my favorite one.) Follow along with the how-to to make your own Pocky piggy bank, and buy yourself a box or 2 (or 3 or 4) of Pocky and share with a friend!

Supplies:

  • Wooden box (like this one)
  • Screw driver
  • Drill
  • Hot glue
  • Glue stick or spray adhesive
  • Paper + pencil
  • Acrylic paint in assorted colors
  • Scissors
  • Xacto knife
  • This printable
  • Duct tape

 

  1. Using the largest drill bit you have, drill a large hole on the bottom of the wooden box. The hole needs to be big enough to empty out the piggy bank.
  2. Using a small drill bit, drill a oblong hole in the top of the wooden box. This needs to be large and wide enough to fit coins in (this is the hole where you’ll be putting your loose change!).
  3. Remove all hardware (the clasp and hinges) from the wooden box, and throw them away (you won’t need them).
  4. Use hot glue to stick the two pieces of the wooden box together. Let the glue cool.
  5. Paint 1-2 coats of pale pink acrylic paint all over the box EXCEPT the bottom. Let the paint dry.
  6. On a piece of white card stock or copier paper, paint the strawberry Pocky sticks that are on the front of a strawberry Pocky box. Let your art dry.
  7. Use scissors and/or an Xacto knife to cut out the Pocky sticks you painted.
  8. Apply glue – either the spray adhesive or the glue stick – to the back of it, and press it onto the front of the piggy bank.
  9. To get the “Pocky” letters and the strawberries, print off the printable above, and cut them out using scissors and/or an Xacto knife.
  10. Apply glue – either the spray adhesive or the glue stick – to the back of the letters and strawberries, and press them onto the front of the piggy bank.
  11. To close up the hole in the bottom of the piggy bank, the simplest way to close it up is to just put a big piece of duck tape over it! (Hahaha!) Whenever you need to empty out the bank, remove the piece of duck tape, then apply a new piece when you’re ready to close up the bank again!

DIY Pocky Piggy Bank 3

DIY Pocky Piggy Bank 4

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DIY Drank Bank

DIY Drank Bank 1

DIY Drank Bank 2

My beverage of choice happens to be Diet Dr. Pepper! I drink one (or two) everyday! A little tidbit about me, I actually have never and don’t drink alcohol! So when I’m talking about “dranks,” I’m actually referring to my sodas. *insert laughing emoji face*

But whatever your drank of choice happens to be, either way, beverages COST MOOLA! (I mean, right? I’m dishin’ out $2-$4 everyday for a drink! And I know alcohol happens to cost even more!) So why not save up for a satisfying drank with this drank bank?!

Supplies

  • Air-dry clay
  • A straw
  • A kitchen knife
  • A clean, empty, cylindrical container
  • Acrylic paint
  • Optional: Scrapbook paper + tape
  • Letter stickers
  • Anything else you wanna deck out your drank bank with!
  1. To make the lid: Start by rolling out a large piece of air-dry clay.
  2. Trace the container into the clay. Use a kitchen knife to cut out the circle A LITTLE BIGGER THAN WHAT YOU TRACED. (Why? The clay shrinks a bit while it’s drying.)
  3. Use the kitchen knife to cut out a slot that is large enough for a large coin to fit through. Smooth out any rough edges.
  4. Cut out a smaller circle and smooth out any rough edges. In the very center, draw an “X” (where you insert a straw).
  5. Cut off a small piece of the straw, and stick it in the center of the “X” you drew.
  6. Apply this piece to the center of the large circle.
  7. Cut out a long strip to create the sides of the lid. Apply the long strip around the side of the circle, smooth out any rough edges/seams.
  8. For best results while your clay is drying, I recommend you set your clay piece on top of another container with a round, smooth surface.
  9. Once your lid is completely dry, paint the lid white (or whatever color you’d like).
  10. To make the cup: I used scrapbook paper to cover the outside of my container. I measured how tall and long the paper needed to be to be able to wrap around the container, then I cut it out. If you’d rather work directly on the container’s surface, do that!
  11. Paint a design on your paper. (I painted a blue ombre “swoosh.”) This is the step where you can paint/decorate however you want!
  12. Use the letter stickers to spell out “drank bank,” and stick them onto the paper/surface.
  13. If you used scrapbook paper, wrap the paper around the container and use a few pieces of tape to secure it.

 

DIY Drank Bank 3

DIY Drank Bank 4

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