Welcome to our Spooky stoop! I wanted to share how I put together a Halloween front porch on a budget using things I had on hand, a dollar store DIY and things you can get for free from Mother Nature!
Pumpkin Trick or Treat door sign
I’m so excited to be back after a long, long break. I only meant to take the summer off but I was feeling really uninspired and overwhelmed. But I am ready to get back into it so without further ado lets make a super adorable Pumpkin Halloween Trick or Treat door sign.
Today I’m sharing a DIY palm tree.
Flamingo, Luau and tropical theme parties are very popular right now, and nothing says tropical like a palm tree!
Most of my ideas come to me at night and this DIY gift box was no different!
I was laying in bed one night and for some reason or another I starting thinking about notes we use to pass around in junior high, you know before the days of cell phones! haha
These DIY floral letters are the prettiest! I am a bit obsessed with them.
I was so excited when I finally had the chance to make them because they have been on my craft bucket list for a long time.
The floral letters are super simple to make, keep reading to find out how.
As I was scrolling Pinterest one night, I can across an adorable Valentine’s Day felt envelope that I fell in love with!
So I decided to try and make it for my daughter. I headed to my local Michaels to pick up a few items, luckily I had most on hand.
You will need:
Felt 9×12 (I used the stiffened one but the soft one I feel would work too)
Hot glue gun
Thread and needle (optional)
You will also need, a ruler, pencil, iron and scissors ✂️.
Start off by cutting one of the felt pieces in half. This will be the front of the envelope.
I took a lid from a bowl and traced it onto the felt to get the opening of the envelope. Set it aside for later.
With the other piece of felt fold it in half, this will be the back and top of the envelope. I measured about 1 inch above the fold and drew my mark to cut the flap.
After both pieces are cut, take the fabric tape and place it along the end of the edges (sides and bottom) and carefully iron the felt until the tape is bonded and the edges are sealed.
From here you can add embellishments, trim whatever you choose. I decided to add stitching, I just used a regular needle and thread but if I could redo it I would probably choose a thicker thread. It is time consuming, but totally worth it!
I thought the inside was looking a little boring so I added some trim I had laying around.
I am happy with the way it turned out. It you want to hang it you can add ribbon like it did or leave it as it.
What I love most about these envelopes is that you can customize them however you choose!
If you happened to make one, make sure to tag me on Instagram (@justcreatetoday) I would love to see yours!
The day after Halloween I turn my focus to Christmas, since Thanksgiving for us is in October, this year I set a goal to do at least three DIY’s that I had pinned. So I had my handy husband cut the wood to the sizes I wanted, if you don’t have access to a saw you could get the wood cut at your local Home Depot.
I started out by drawing my picture in pencil this way I could make adjustments before actually painting, where there is no turning back. Once the drawing was they way I liked it I painted. It took a few coats of white and black to make it opaque so I let it dry over night and painted it again the next day.
I used acrylic paint, which I purchased from Michaels craft store. The paint brushes I already had, so this project was relatively inexpensive. It would make a great Christmas present!
Since this snowman will live outside all winter I headed to the hardware store to buy a waterproof, clear gloss to help protect it.