The Braun Life

Thursday, October 10, 2013

DIY Glitter Candle Holders

The day after Christmas the family went to Target to get Matthew a bike.
While there, I spotted some candle holders on sale.
I have had them everywhere in the house. Not really knowing where to put them.
They finally made it in the basement, where they have stayed for some time.
Today I decided to jazz them up for the Fall, and get them out of the basement.
I taped off sections for the Mod Podge to be applied.
My Supplies.

Love Martha Stewart Glitter!

Painted a thin layer of Mod Podge.

Sprinkled glitter on top of the Mod Podge.

Juju eying the glitter.

I used a flexible cutting board for easy glitter clean up and saving.

The finished product on the dinning table...not in the basement!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dollar Store Pumpkin Costume

Today Juju and I went to the Dollar Tree to look at their Halloween decor.
We got a bunch of cool ravens, skeletons, and chair covers.
While I was putting the chair covers on the kids play chairs, Juju decided to take one off and try to wear it.
A light bulb went on, and voila a costume was created.
The chair cover. 20 in. x 21 in.


I took one of Juju's shirts to use as a template for the hole placement.
 Juju's shirt is a kid's XS, so this pumpkin has room for bigger kids!
After I cut the openings, I turned the pumpkin inside out and sewed by the new opening seams. 
 I sewed the seams by the openings because the stitching was falling apart by the holes. If you don't sew you could probably glue them. I worry the pumpkin would fall apart without reinforcing the seams.
Of course by the time I had made the costume Julia would not put it on!
My awesome son modeling the pumpkin when his sister would not.

I think the great thing about this costume is the versatility! It has it's own puffiness so you don't have to worry about wearing tons of padding underneath to make it a pumpkin shape. It also has tons of room if you need to wear warmer clothes underneath if you live in a cooler region.
I also fashioned a steam headband from felt and fold over elastic I had lying around. So for a buck, not bad!