DIY Tissue Paper Stained Glass Turkeys (Kids Craft)

The kids and I made a simple Thanksgiving craft – tissue paper Stained Glass Turkeys. Their autumn colored feathers look pretty when the sun shines through them. The turkeys are adorable with the addition of googly eyes, beaks and wattles.


This is our second time making a stained glass craft project. Earlier this year, we made Stained Glass Butterflies. For Thanksgiving, we decided to make turkeys. It was a fun and easy.

The materials we used to make our Stained Glass Turkeys were brown cardstock paper, red cardstock paper, yellow cardstock paper, colored tissue papers (fall colors such as red, orange and yellow), clear contact paper, googly/wiggle eyes, scissors, glue, pencil and turkey templates.


I cut the fall colored tissue paper into several pieces. I also cut out turkey templates – the turkey and tail feathers outline. You could make your own template or use mine. Download my Turkey Template HERE.

TIP: The tissue paper pieces, the templates, the tail feathers outlines, turkey bodies, beaks and wattles were cut before I made this with my kids. My kids only had to decorate the turkeys.

To make the tail feathers outline, I folded my brown cardstock paper in half. The paper I used was a 12×12. You could use a 8.5×11. I placed the template on the folded paper. The dotted lines of the template go on the fold.


I traced the template onto the paper. I cut out the pattern. I then cut into this pattern piece to create the outline. You could make the outline as thick or thin as you like. See photo below for a visual step-by-step. I unfolded the paper.


I then placed the tail feathers outline on the sticky side of a piece of contact paper. My kids decorated their turkeys by placing pieces of tissue paper within the turkey feathers outline.


I placed another piece of contact paper (sticky side down) on top of the finished turkey. I smoothed it out.

I turned it over so I could see the outline.


I cut the excess contact paper.


My kids glued the turkey’s body in the middle of the feathers.


They then glued the googly eyes, wattle and beak. Our cute turkeys are done.


They look beautiful on our window. Look at the glorious fall colors shining through the tissue paper feathers of the turkey.


Have you made any tissue paper stained glass crafts? Have you made any Thanksgiving turkey crafts?

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DIY Monster Wreath with Colored Googly Eyes

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Do you need a last minute Halloween decoration or project to make? I have a fun, quick and easy Halloween craft project for you. You most likely already have one of the materials needed for it – toilet paper. That’s right, toilet paper. I used Cottonelle Triple Roll Toilet Paper to cover my spooky cute Multi-Colored Googly Eyes Monster Wreath.


Have you noticed I love creating projects using googly/wiggle eyes? This time I’m using colorful googly eyes. This monster wreath is more cute than scary and even matches the adorable Monster Paper Lanterns my kids and I made last month.

The materials I used to make this fun Multi-Colored Googly Eyes Monster Wreath were Cottonelle Triple Roll Toilet Paper, wreath form, glue, purple paper, orange paper, green paper, circle punch, scissors and colored googly eyes.


I went to Target to purchase a 12 pack of Cottonelle Triple Roll Toilet paper using this Buy Cottonelle Triple Roll 12 pack or larger and get a FREE box of Kleenex coupon (coupon available while supplies last).

I first wrapped my wreath form with toilet paper. The wreath form is a Floral & Craft Ring.

I folded, twisted loosely and made sure I did not wrap the toilet paper too tight around the wreath form. I did this so the wreath would have some extra fluff. I used glue to secure the toilet paper onto the wreath form each time I used a new strip of toilet paper.


I love how the wreath looks with just the toilet paper. In case you’re wondering, I did not use an entire roll of Cottonelle Triple Roll Toilet Paper.

Next, I  cut out circles to match my googly eyes using a circle punch. I glued the googly eyes to its matching color circles. I then glued the eyes randomly on the wreath.


Is it a mummy or a monster? To make sure there is no mistaking this wreath is a monster, I cut out and attached horns to it.


I also created and attached a sign saying “I’m Watching You!” The sign makes the wreath more playful and it makes me laugh.


Look at the pops of color from the googly eyes on the white toilet paper. Isn’t it fun?


You can purchase Cottonelle Triple Roll Toilet Paper by going to Target and using this Buy Cottonelle Triple Roll 12 pack or larger and get a FREE box of Kleenex coupon (coupon is available while supplies last).

Have you made any Halloween decorations?

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DIY Give Thanks Burlap Sign

I recently finished decorating my mantle for the fall season. It displays fall projects such as my Pumpkin Shaped Berry Wreath and my Folded Paper Leaves. Honestly, finalizing my fall mantle was a slow process for me. I would add a pumpkin, then take away a vase. I would add back the vase, but then feel like it needed more. One fall décor item I’m happy to add to the display is my latest craft project – an easy to make Give Thanks Burlap Sign.


I decided to create a fall sign using burlap and a Sharpie marker since I recently had fun creating a Halloween Burlap Banner using Neon Sharpies.

This Give Thanks Burlap Sign is easy and quick to make.

The materials I used to make this Give Thanks Burlap Sign were pine craft wood (9.5 x 4.5 inches), a piece of burlap (light color), black Sharpie marker, print out of “Give Thanks” in a size and font I like, scissors, red paint (Americana Napa Red), Mod Podge and foam brushes.


First, I created and printed out the phrase “Give Thanks” on paper.

I painted the top and sides of my craft wood the color red (Americana Napa Red). I painted two coats. I let the paint completely dry.


I placed the burlap over my “Give Thanks” printout. I then used my Sharpie and traced over the letters and the pumpkin.


NOTE: The burlap I used is light in color so it was easy to see the letters underneath to trace. I did a test with a darker burlap and I could not see through it.

I cut the burlap to fit within my wood.

I dabbed a light amount of Mod Podge to the back of the burlap making sure to get the edges.


I secured it to the wood sign.


That’s it. My beautiful Give Thanks Burlap Sign is ready to be displayed with my other fall decorations.

Just like in my Monogram Burlap Décor, you may notice the burlap is not cut exactly straight. I like it this way. The imperfection gives it charm.


I love how the burlap sign looks with my Folded Paper Fall Leaves.

Have you made any burlap decorations for Fall?

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DIY Neon Sharpie Halloween Burlap Banner

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I am excited to show you my latest Halloween decoration. It’s a simple and cute Halloween DIY craft project – a Halloween Burlap Banner. For this banner, I wanted the color palette to go beyond orange and black. I wanted something colorful. Neon Sharpie markers made it easy to add bright colors to my banner.


Isn’t it pretty? When I have a Sharpie marker in my hand, I feel the need to doodle and draw. So instead of putting letters to form a word on my banner, I decided to draw Halloween-themed objects. I loved using Neon Sharpie markers to express my artistic side.


Want to know how to make a colorful Halloween Burlap Banner? Continue reading for the tutorial.

The materials I used to make this Halloween Burlap Banner were Neon Sharpie markers (orange, green, blue, pink and yellow), burlap (light color), felt (charcoal color), scissors, black Sharpie marker, black ribbon, banner templates, hot glue gun and hot glue sticks.

I bought my Neon Sharpies at my local Target using this $1 off a 5 pack of Neon Sharpies coupon (coupon available while supplies last). NOTE: The 5 pack of Neon Sharpies is only available at select Target stores.


First, I made and cut out templates for my banner. One template is slightly bigger. The big template is for the felt background. The small template is for the burlap.


I traced my big template using a black Sharpie onto the felt. I cut out my felt banner piece. I repeated until I had 5 felt banner pieces.

I traced my small template using a pencil onto the burlap. I cut out my burlap banner piece. I repeated until I had 5 burlap banner pieces.


Now the fun part begins – it’s time to use the Neon Sharpie markers. I drew one Halloween character for each banner piece. I drew a green Frankenstein, an orange jack-o-lantern, a pink bat, a blue spider and a yellow ghost.


I kept my Halloween characters simple. You don’t need be a detailed artist to draw them.

See the photo below for how I drew the jack-o-lantern.


See the photo below to see how I drew Frankenstein. I first drew a rectangle in neon green. I then added the hair, stitches, eyes and mouth. Note: I outlined the Halloween characters in a black Sharpie marker. The eyes and mouths of all the characters were also drawn using a black Sharpie marker.


The characters are smiling because Halloween decorations in our house are cute and not scary. My neon-inspired drawings are meant to be kid friendly and colorful Halloween characters.

I also drew background patterns for some added fun – chevron and stripes.

I attached the burlap banner pieces to the felt banner pieces using a hot glue gun. I glue only the top part of the banner piece


I also glued black ribbon to the top front of the banner pieces.


This cute and colorful Halloween Banner is now complete. It’s that simple.


In addition to being easy and fun to make, this banner also looks fabulous. Look how bright and vivid the colors are all because of the Neon Sharpie markers.


My family and I love our new Halloween Burlap Banner. It looks great hanging in our family room.

You can purchase your own set of Neon Sharpies by going to Target and using this $1 off 5 pack of Neon Sharpies coupon (coupon is available while supplies last). NOTE: The 5 pack of Neon Sharpies is only available at select Target stores.

For more information about Neon Sharpie markers, visit Sharpie on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Have you made any colorful Halloween decorations?

Happy Crafting!

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Fall Ruffle Paper Wreath

I love the colors and patterns of the papers I used for my Folded Paper Leaves. I decided to make another project with the same scrapbook papers. I created a gorgeous Fall Ruffle Paper Wreath. It was inspired by a favorite project I made a few years ago -my Ruffly Kraft Paper Wreath.


This wreath is similar but not exactly like my original ruffly paper wreath. It uses three different patterns of paper and the circles have a scalloped edge.

The materials I used to make this Fall Ruffle Paper Wreath was a wreath form (12 inches), white ribbon, scallop circle punch, fall colored papers, pencil, wreath form, ribbon, hot glue and hot glue sticks. Scallop circle punch is 3.5 inches.


First, I wrapped ribbon around the wreath form using a hot glue gun to secure it at the beginning and end points.

Next, I used my scallop circle punch to make several scalloped circles from the scrapbook papers. You may recall I manually cut out circles for my ruffly paper wreath. You could also do it manually but a punch helps especially because this is scalloped.

NOTE: I do not know the exact number of scalloped circles I used on this wreath. I estimate I used about 80-90 circles. The number of circles needed depends on how tight you want the paper ruffles to be overall on the wreath.


I placed a bottom of a pencil (eraser side) in the middle of a circle and wrapped it around the pencil.


This creates the “ruffles.” I did this for all the circles.


I started gluing the circle ruffles onto the wreath form using a hot glue gun. I place glued on the bottom tip (white side of my paper) of a circle ruffle. I then attached it to the wreath. I continued to glue the circle ruffles all along the front of my wreath. The back side of the wreath has ruffles.


I checked my wreath often to make sure the ruffles looked nice and even and had no gaps.

TIP: Sometimes I used my pencil’s eraser side when I need to secure a circle ruffle onto the wreath. It helped to firmly push it in the middle.


I love how pretty my new Fall Ruffle Paper Wreath looks. I think it’s so beautiful with the white colors mixed in with the fall colors.


Have you made any Fall crafts or wreaths?

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DIY Halloween Pumpkin House

I have another fun Halloween project to share with you. I made an adorable Halloween Pumpkin House. I’ve seen cool pumpkin houses that look like fairy houses, haunted houses and even one that looks like Cinderella’s carriage. My pumpkin house is meant to be cute and kid friendly.


It’s so kid friendly that my kids want to put dollhouse furniture inside it. I, honestly, don’t mind if they do. As of now, the dollhouse furniture we have won’t fit through the pumpkin house’s door. It’s something to consider for next time. Or maybe, they’ll convince me to cut open the top so they can place the furniture inside. I suggested we put a small battery-powered LED candle inside to light it up at night. My daughter suggested we hang a mini chandelier light inside instead. I sure do love my kids’ creative thinking.

The materials I used to make this fun Halloween Pumpkin House are a foam pumpkin, Dremel using a 5/64 drill bit, felt (in charcoal gray and beige), scissors, paper, Creatology Halloween themed foam stickers, hot glue gun and hot glue sticks. Foam pumpkin and Halloween foam stickers are from Michaels.


I first created a template on paper of the windows and a door. I cut them out and taped them to the pumpkin. This helped me visualize how the house would look. I could also easily move and change sizes and shapes as needed before committing to a design.


I traced the windows and door onto the pumpkin using a pencil.


Now it’s time to drill. I recommend you do this outside. Drilling a foam pumpkin creates a lot of dust. Also, wear safety eyewear.

I admit I was a little nervous drilling into the foam pumpkin. This was my first time drilling/carving a foam pumpkin and my first time using a Dremel.

I learned I needed to have a steady hand. I also learned it was best to go in a downward motion.

Here’s a close up of my first ever cut on a foam pumpkin. It’s not perfect but it doesn’t need to be. I think it gives this pumpkin house character.


After I successfully, cut out my first window, I had confidence I could do the rest.


Next, I cut strips of felt to be the window shutters. I cut a frame for the door. I also cut out steps for the door.

I attached the shutters, door frame and steps onto the pumpkin using a hot glue gun.


I could have left our pumpkin at that. I think it already looks great. But I wanted our pumpkin house to have some cute Halloween decorations.


So I added a black cat, ghost, bat, spider, a witch hat and more.


We love our new Halloween Pumpkin House.

Have you made any Halloween crafts?

Happy Crafting!

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DIY Glitter Spider Webs

This is an easy Halloween craft you can make on your own or with your kids – DIY Glitter Spider Webs. I know spider webs aren’t typically cute, sparkly or pretty, but that is the look I wanted. Remember, we love fun and cute Halloween decorations in our house. These glittery spider webs look fantastic hanging in our foyer.


Even the spiders are cute. I originally bought plastic spiders to place on the webs but my kids thought they were a bit spooky. Luckily, I found these cute spiders at Michaels. They are felt sticker spiders that also have rhinestones on them. Bonus – extra sparkle.


The materials I used to make these Glitter Spider Webs were Elmer’s glue, purple glitter, parchment paper or wax paper, purple ribbon and felt spider stickers. I used parchment paper because that’s what I had at the time. You could use wax paper.


I first created my spider web using glue. See photo below for a visual step-by-step.


I sprinkled glitter – a generous amount –  on the glue web. Notice in the left part of the photo below, how the spider web is fully covered. I mean you can’t even see the white glue. I wanted these spider webs to be very glittery. I dumped the extra glitter onto a paper towel.


TIP:  I folded the paper towel and then put the extra glitter back into the glitter container. I didn’t want to waste any glitter.


I let the spider web dry for at least 24 hours. This step is important. The glue needs to be completely dry.

I slowly and carefully removed the spider web off of the parchment paper.


I attached the cute spider onto the web. The back of the spiders had an adhesive dot already attached. This made it easy to attach to the glitter spider web.


I used ribbon to hang the spider webs.


What do you think? These Glitter Spider Webs look great as Halloween decorations.

Have you made any Halloween crafts?

Happy Crafting!

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DIY: Dreamy Stenciled Mirror

I created a new wall décor project for my daughter’s bedroom. It’s a beautiful and dreamy decorative mirror. I wanted it to reflect the following thoughts – “reach for the stars” and “dream big.” I was easily able to do this using both FolkArt Multi-Surface Paints and Handmade Charlotte Stencils.


A celestial stencil pattern paired with multi-surface paint made it simple to create a starry design on two different surfaces – a mirror and wood. I loved being able to use the same paints and the same star stencils on one project.

The materials I used to make a Dreamy Stenciled Mirror were FolkArt Multi-Surface Aqua paint, FolkArt Multi-Surface Perfect Purple paint, Handmade Charlotte Celestial Stencils, paper towels, paper bowl, foam brushes (I used Plaid Foam Spouncers), tape, mirror, DREAM wooden word, adhesive rhinestones, hot glue gun and glue sticks.

FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint and Handmade Charlotte Stencils are available at Michaels.


The mirror frame and the DREAM wooded word were already in white. I wanted both pieces to stay white. All I had to do was stencil stars on the mirror as well as on the DREAM wooden word. I chose to paint the stars in aqua and purple to match my daughter’s bedroom décor.

First, I cleaned my mirror. I placed my DREAM wooden word on my mirror and used tape to mark the top and bottom of it. I did this so I knew where not to stencil the stars.


I decided how I wanted the layout of my stars to look on the mirror.

To stencil, I first dipped my foam brush into the paint. I like to put my paint in a paper bowl or plate so I can dispose and clean it up easily. I wiped excess paint off my brush onto a paper towel. I did not want too much paint on my brush when stenciling. I then dapped within my desired stenciled area.


I made sure I kept the stencil in place with one hand while dabbing with the other. You could use tape to secure your stencil. But my fingers and hands worked fine because I was only stenciling 1-2 stars at a time. I carefully lifted the stencil when done.

I stenciled smaller stars to decorate the DREAM wooden word. I also added some sparkle by attaching small adhesive rhinestones on the mirror near the stars.


Once the stars were completely dried, I hot glued the DREAM wooden word onto the middle of the mirror.


This beautiful stenciled mirror is going to look great hanging in my daughter’s bedroom. You can create a similar project and give it your own personal touch by easily coordinating patterns and colors. You could use a different Handmade Charlotte stencil, a different wooden word and other colors from FolkArt Multi-Surface paint.

Plaid is having a giveaway to celebrate the launch of the new FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paints. Enter to win a $100 Michaels Gift Card and $100 worth of FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paints. Enter thru 9/30/13. Click HERE to enter.

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Halloween Monster Paper Lanterns (Kids Craft)

I am excited to share this cute and easy Halloween kids craft with you. I had just as much fun making them as my kids did. In our house, we are all about cute Halloween decorations instead of scary ones. So our first craft project of the Halloween season are these adorable Monster Paper Lanterns.

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I mean it when I say this is an easy craft project. Kids can make it with little to no assistance. You may already be familiar with making paper lanterns. This is just decorating it to look like cute monsters.

The materials we used to make these Halloween Monster Paper Lanterns were papers in Halloween colors, white cardstock paper, scissors, pencil, ruler, glue, ribbon and goggly/wiggle eyes. The goggly eyes are in a variety of sizes. The papers we used I cut into 6 inch squares.

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First, I folded a 6 inch square piece of paper in half.

I then made a fold about 1/2 an inch at the top. I did this to have a mark for where to stop when I do my cutting.

I also measured and marked every 1/2 inch along the fold using a ruler and pencil. This step is an optional step. My oldest daughter cut her paper lantern without any marks.

My kids and I then cut lines with scissors until the folded mark at the top. As I said above, my oldest daughter cut without needing any pencil marks. My younger daughter wanted the marked lines as a guide. My son didn’t want to cut at all. He just wanted to decorate the paper lanterns which was fine with me.

(See the picture below for visual step by step.)


We wrapped the paper around and secured with glue at both ends.

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Now the fun part begins – decorating the paper lanterns to look like monsters. We glued on wiggle eyes. You can do one to however many.

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I cut out teeth using white cardstock paper. We glued on the teeth.

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Here are some of my kids creations. They are all different. Some have two eyes, different sized eyes, or eyes lined up vertically. There’s no wrong way to decorate these monster paper lanterns.

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Aren’t these Monster Paper Lanterns fun? They are now part of our collection of kid friendly décor we hang on our kitchen chandelier.

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Have you made any Halloween projects with you kids?

Happy Crafting!

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DIY: Beautiful Fall Wreath

I have another fall-themed decoration to share with you. It’s a simple wreath full of warm autumn colors – a Beautiful Fall Wreath.


As I looked for ideas for a new fall wreath, I came across this wreath at Michaels.

I love the textures and how it has one common color. I used it as inspiration to make my fall wreath. Remember my mini pumpkin shaped wreath using berry stems. I purchased extra berry stems knowing I would make this wreath.

The materials I used to make this pretty fall wreath are a grapevine wreath, fall flower stems, acorns, scissors, glue gun and glue sticks. Everything on the wreath has orange tones in it.

The first step to making this easy wreath is attaching the berries. I kept the berry stems intact. I wrapped it around the back of the grapevine wreath to secure in place. The berry stems are wire based so it was easy to bend them and secure them onto the grapevine wreath.

Next, I glued on the acorns. The acorns were purchased at Michaels and came in small bags. They had acorns in all brown tones but I liked these acorns because of the orange on them. I also glued on the fall flowers you see on the wreath.

I cut, arranged and glued more fall stems to the grapevine wreath.

My lovely fall wreath in orange tones is complete.


Have you made any fall wreaths?

Happy Crafting!

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