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DIY Witch Finger Hooks

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I have a really funny story that goes along with this DIY (well it might actually not be super funny, it’s more interesting than funny)! I made this DIY 2(!!) Halloween’s ago, and I made them for a DIY magazine (I forget the name of it now) who wanted me to make an exclusive Halloween-themed DIY. I did the DIY and the how-to, and I emailed it to them like we agreed. But weeks went by before I heard back from them. I followed up with my contact, and again, she never replied. Halloween was quickly approaching, so I emailed them again! And no answer! They like, dropped off the face of the earth!! (And I couldn’t ever find this DIY magazine and check to see if they published my DIy, because it was kinda unheard of and finding it would be really difficult. PLUS I didn’t want to pay ~$30 for a subscription to the magazine.)

So who knows if my work was ever published! I have STILL never heard back from them! But I LOVE this idea so much, so I just had to share it! I couldn’t just let this craft sit on my computer and never share it with the world! So without further adieu, may I introduce you to…

DIY Witch Finger Hooks

Supplies:

  • Wooden plaques
  • Plastic “practice fingers” (get them at Sally’s)
  • False nails
  • Acrylic paint – assorted colors
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Hot glue + hot glue gun
  • 3M hook kit – just the sticker part
  1. Put a small dab of hot glue on the nail bed of the practice finger, and apply the false nail. Let the glue dry.
    Repeat this step for how many other fingers you plan on using.
  2. Paint the practice finger green, and the fingernail any color you like (like purple, red, white, orange, etc.)! Let the paint dry.
    NOTE: You can even turn these fingers into zombie fingers…if that’s your aesthetic.
  3. Paint the wooden plaque black (or whatever color you want).
    OPTIONAL: Apply a thin layer of glue and sprinkle glitter on top of the plaque.
  4. Hot glue the base of the practice finger to the plaque. Let the glue dry.
  5. When you’re ready to hang the hooks on the wall, apply the 3M hook sticker on the back, and press the plaque/hook directly onto a wall.

DIY Witch Finger Hooks 3

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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

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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 Witch Finger Hooks

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I have a really funny story that goes along with this DIY (well it might actually not be super funny, it’s more interesting than funny)! I made this DIY 2(!!) Halloween’s ago, and I made them for a DIY magazine (I forget the name of it now) who wanted me to make an exclusive Halloween-themed DIY. I did the DIY and the how-to, and I emailed it to them like we agreed. But weeks went by before I heard back from them. I followed up with my contact, and again, she never replied. Halloween was quickly approaching, so I emailed them again! And no answer! They like, dropped off the face of the earth!! (And I couldn’t ever find this DIY magazine and check to see if they published my DIy, because it was kinda unheard of and finding it would be really difficult. PLUS I didn’t want to pay ~$30 for a subscription to the magazine.)

So who knows if my work was ever published! I have STILL never heard back from them! But I LOVE this idea so much, so I just had to share it! I couldn’t just let this craft sit on my computer and never share it with the world! So without further adieu, may I introduce you to…

DIY Witch Finger Hooks

Supplies:

  • Wooden plaques
  • Plastic “practice fingers” (get them at Sally’s)
  • False nails
  • Acrylic paint – assorted colors
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Hot glue + hot glue gun
  • 3M hook kit – just the sticker part
  1. Put a small dab of hot glue on the nail bed of the practice finger, and apply the false nail. Let the glue dry.
    Repeat this step for how many other fingers you plan on using.
  2. Paint the practice finger green, and the fingernail any color you like (like purple, red, white, orange, etc.)! Let the paint dry.
    NOTE: You can even turn these fingers into zombie fingers…if that’s your aesthetic.
  3. Paint the wooden plaque black (or whatever color you want).
    OPTIONAL: Apply a thin layer of glue and sprinkle glitter on top of the plaque.
  4. Hot glue the base of the practice finger to the plaque. Let the glue dry.
  5. When you’re ready to hang the hooks on the wall, apply the 3M hook sticker on the back, and press the plaque/hook directly onto a wall.

DIY Witch Finger Hooks 3

DIY Witch Finger Hooks 1

Other Posts You’ll Love: DIY Manicured Lawn Halloween Costume

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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

Other Posts You’ll Love: DIY Rainbow Roses Sunnies // DIY Pocky Halloween Costume

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