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Spider Pumpkins! Cute Yet Creepy Halloween DIY

Recently I got a group of decorative mini pumpkin/ squashes in my weekly produce box.  I knew I wanted to use them as part of my plan to decorate our porch for Halloween but at first I wasn’t sure what to do other than stick them in a basket.

We were planning a spider theme for the porch and suddenly it hit me- why not make spiders out of the tiny pumpkins?

Spider Pumpkins!

Details on how to reproduce the look follow..

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Quick Smelly Kitchen Fix- From the Spice Cabinet

Ever leave something in the kitchen trash that you shouldn’t have? Or put off cleaning a nasty dish for too long? Or forget you had some potatoes in a bowl on the cabinet until they are really rank?

I certainly have and I hope I am not alone in having dealt with the monster of the gross smelling kitchen. You can get rid of the smell source, but smells have a way of lingering.

To combat this problem I came up with a quick solution using stuff I had on hand.

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Re-Styling A Thrift Shop Dress

I bought a dress at a thrift shop today because I liked the color and the neckline. And because it was under $5.  Of course, everything else about the dress was problematic. Long poofy sleeves. A weird mid calf length. About a size too big for me. What’s a girl to do??

Re-Style Project Romper Before

Well first of all a girl takes a before picture. (but not before removing one of the sleeves, I got ahead of myself)  Read the rest of this entry »

Very Very Sequined Shoes- DIY

These shoes were quite the undertaking! I had a pair of silver shoes that were getting kind of worn down. They were losing some of the silver finish on the outside of the shoes. I decided it was time to spruce them up.

I started out with some quick dry tacky glue. I glued a wide assortment of sequins (both a variety of colors and shapes) on to the shoes using it. I bought both some plain sequins and a variety pack which included butterfly shapes, flowers, birds, stars, leaves, etc. I tried to get a nice variation of sequins on to it.

After the glue started to dry, I put a coating of glossy mod podge on to the shoes.

Unfortunately the sequins shifted some and I ended up having to use some more glue to shift back the empty spots that had created. (E6000 glue this time)

Then I let them dry over night.

I added a few more sequins to the outside of the shoe in order to clean up any empty spots.

Then I put on another layer of mod podge.

Once that dried I put on glitter nail polish. (of a wide range of colors and sorts of glitter)

I added a last layer of mod-podge.

The final shoes are super rainbow glittery-awesomeness and they look like something out of a Katy Perry music video! Hopefully they will hold up well with wear.

Sequined Shoes