DIY Stenciled Halloween Pumpkins

0.diystenciledpumpkins_introphotoWelcome to Day 2 of my 1 Week of Halloween DIY! What’s representative of Halloween no matter where you go? PUMPKINS! And today I’m going to share with you a simple DIY to jazz up pumpkins (the faux kind, which means you can use them year after year ūüôā With a couple of stencils it is super quick and easy to make these – and you can truly customize them however you like. Here’s how: (more…)

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DIY Skull-Print Scarf with Simply Spray Stencil Spray Paint

Simply Spray is a non-toxic, non-flammable aerosol fabric spray paint, available in a range of colors and easy to use.¬† The company sent me a 3-can kit of Simply Spray Soft Fabric Paint and Simply Spray Stencil Spray Summer Love Kit to try out in a project, so I decided to take the opportunity to jazz up a boring white scarf I had.¬† (I’d always wanted to try an
Alexander McQueen-inspired skull scarf
!)¬† Here’s how to do the same…

You Need:

stencil (or, if you want to create your own stencil like I did, you need: digital image for stenciling¬† /¬† Sharpie¬† /¬† adhesive stencil film¬† /¬† cutting blade¬† /¬† cutting surface)¬† /¬† painter’s or masking tape¬† /¬† item for stenciling (mine is a plain white lightweight Summer scarf from Target)¬† /¬† Simply Spray Stencil Paint¬† /¬† old newspapers or something to protect your surface¬† /¬† paper towels

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DIY Stenciled Convertible Shopping Tote/Backpack for Martha Stewart Mother’s Day by Plaid

In March I was thrilled to find out I had been selected to participate in the PLAID and Martha Stewart Crafts Mother’s Day Campaign…and would be receiving a GIANT box of crafting supplies to make a DIY gift for Mother’s Day!¬† I shared an unboxing video of all the generous items sent to me here, and like a giddy kid in a candy store began brainstorming ideas to make something wonderful, beautiful, and special with all my loot.

Then, a week after I received all the supplies, my mother had a stroke and was hospitalized.

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