Make A Cheap Burlap Runner From an Old Coffee Burlap Bag

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So this seriously was the cheapest project I have done. So we have a local Cal Ranch store in our area that sells lots of different farm/home diy type stuff. I found a while ago they sell old coffee burlap bags for a few dollars each.I bought a few a while back to make some things with them just not sure at the time what to make with them. So when I needed to up my spring decor it was the perfect time to make a burlap runner.

I found some online at amazon if you don’t have any local Cal Ranch stores that sell them.

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Making Your Cheap Burlap Runner from Old Coffee Burlap bag

Step One

Take the old coffee bag and cut off the back or front side depending on if you want the logo or not 🙂 Try to cut it as straight as you can It will help for the later steps.

Note: when cutting try and keep it on the table if you get burlap on your clothes the fibers are tricky and before you know it you are itching like crazy.

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Step Two

Now that you have the back piece cut out you will want to fold it and cut it in half.  You will want to fold it so its smaller width wise. I held it tight and cut it down the side.

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Step Three

Sew the two end pieces togeather so it makes a long runner. I have seen short table runners becoming more and more popular so if you want can just use one for a short burlap table runner.

Just sew around the whole thing to keep it from falling apart.

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Step Four

Cut and even it out to make it straight as possible.

Step Five

Sew around the edge to keep it from fraying a lot.

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Step Six

Iron it down so it’s flat.You will also have to iron down the seam where you sewed it togeather. Burlap doesn’t like to stay flat so ironing it flat will help so it doesn’t pop up.

Now Add The Burlap Runner to your table.

I seriously think I made this in 15 mins. Now that I have my table all put togeather I love it. I hope you do too!


 

DIY-Easy Moss Balls Decor Step By Step

Moss Balls Diy Decor

Today I am going to show you how to make your own easy moss balls. Personally, I have seen cute moss balls all over but the problem is they cost so much. With what I was going for I needed to get a variety of sizes but didn’t want to pay the high price tag of buying them all. I found a package of smaller moss balls and some moss for pretty cheap. Searching Pinterest I never found what they used to apply on the foam for the moss to stick.There were a lot of posts listed as DIY but I had a hard time of finding the one I needed.

Through trial and error, I found mod podge didn’t work well but hot glue did. Just so you are aware hot glue does melt the styrofoam a little but the moss covers it up so it’s not bad at all.  This is part of the reason I started my blog I wanted, to be honest, and show thing that worked and didn’t work for me.

This is part of the reason I started my blog I wanted to be honest and show thing that worked and didn’t work for me.

Here are pictures of me trying the mod podge. As you can see with the last picture the moss just wanted to fall off. If mod podge is the only thing you have you can use it just wait for dry time and use burlap string to hold it on better. I personally like the hot glue it holds a lot better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Making Your Moss balls

Step One

I choose these smaller styrofoam balls mainly because I didn’t have any small ones and they are easy to put in a jar. You can use a variety of styrofoam balls for your moss balls. Take your styrofoam ball add glue then put on the moss.

Take your styrofoam ball add hot glue on the ball. Then take the ball and put it in your pile of moss picking up moss on your hot glue. Let it dry for a few seconds before you push the moss on the ball more. You don’t want to burn yourself. Repeat until the ball is covered completely in moss.

 

 Step Two 

Once it is all dry shake off any excess moss. Now you are done making the moss balls 🙂

 

Step Three

Add them to cute vases, bowls, etc.

 

A Different type Moss balls

So I wanted to show you another type of moss balls you can do it’s the same steps the only thing different is the moss. This moss is more of a sponge moss then a stringy moss like the ones above.

These ones you do have to glue on the pieces rather than put the glue on the ball then dip in moss.

Step One

put hot glue on the ball add the piece of moss. Then you will need to glue down any edges. Continue until you have the styrofoam ball all covered

Step Two 

Add them in a cute vase. I have some affiliate links for some cute ones below

 

 

Items you will need

  1. Styro Foam Balls
  2. Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
  3. Moss and more moss

Here are some cute vases and bowls I found on wayfair.com that would be perfect for your decor. I am in love with my wood Dough bowl


Cole & Grey 3 Piece Metal Wire Basket Set


Oval Recycled Glass Balloon Vase Color: Clear


Glass Cylinder Vase Size: 4″ H x 6″ W x 6″ D


Wood Carved Bowl


Teak Wood Ship Decorative Bowl


Old Wood Dough Bowl

 

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My 5 Months In Review and a Giveaway!

It’s now been 5 months since I started my blog. I have been trying my best to give you good content and follow my life of projects. Thanks for everyone who has been along for the ride I am so happy to share with you.  In order to get my blog more out there, I thought I would share a review of posts for the last 5 months and do a  giveaway to one lucky reader.  So below are the post I have done so far, check them out and don’t forget at the end of this post to enter the drawing for a $25 Lowe’s Gift Card.

Blog Posts From the last 5 Months

 

October 2016

 

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How to attach your TV antenna to your whole house

 

Build your own Star wars  Rey staff

 

 

 

November 2016

 

Make your own Genie Costume                           Diy Insulate your garage door

 

Redo Entry Table                                                              Build your own BB8

 

Haunted House Play House                                      Diy Rey Costume

 

Diy Darth Vader Mask

 

 

 

 December 2016

 

Giant Candy Cane                                                Plaid Table Runner

 

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January 2017

 

DIY Easy Blanket Scarf                                                How To Wear a Blanket Scarf

 

31 Younique Gifts for women                                 Present Ideas For Boys

 

February  2017

 

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Valentines wing and heart door hanger        Painting tips and Tricks

 

 

Heart Family Tree and Arrow                           My Experience finding the perfect mattress

 

March 2017

 

Beauty and The Beast Flower Dome                   Pokemon Go Cup game

 

 

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Pokemon Go Cup Game

So we did a Pokemon go birthday party for my youngest son.  I made this Pokemon Go cup game and thought I would share it with you. The kids had a lot of fun playing it and loved getting their own Pokeball and Pokemon for their prize. All the kids played with the game and the prize for a while it was nice to see them having fun!

Building the Pokemon Ball for the Cups

You will need to cut out ten red circles from construction paper. I used a cup to cut out the circles it was easier to make better circles.

Cut out 5 White circles then you will need to cut them in half.

Cut out 1O small black and white circle for the middle

I then cut out 10 black strips to cover the middle of the ball where the white and red meet

 

After you get all the pieces cut out here is how you glue them on

First, take the red piece and a white half piece then glue the white onto the red like the picture below.

Next, take a black strip and glue it to the middle where the white and red meet. Picture below shows this.

Now you can glue the small black circle on and the small white on top of it in the middle of the ball. You should have your finished Pokemon paper ball now.

When done attach the ball to a red cup using scotch tape or double sided tape.

I added them togeather like the picture below. I did a row of 4 cups, then a row of 3 cups, then 2 cups, then 1 cup. Similar to beer pong set up just no beer 🙂 You can add some water for stability the cups tip over pretty easy. 

Pokemon ball

Now you can do the ping pong Pokemon character ball.

I used Pokemon confetti with Pokemon characters mixed it’s in the picture below. There were two Pokemon to a confetti piece so I cut them out of the confetti.

Tape the character using clear scotch tape to the ping pong ball.

How to play the Pokemon Go Cup Game “Catch Them All”

I called it  “Catch them all”  So the goal is to get the Pokemon into the “ball” cup. When they get the Pokemon (ping pong ball) into the cup they have caught a Pokemon. We had the kids line up and take a Pokemon ball and each takes a turn until they have caught a Pokemon. Then as their prize, they received a Pokemon ball with a Pokemon in it.

Things you will need for this project this contains affiliate link for your convenience Please see my disclosure for more info.

  1. Construction paper
  2. Glue stick
  3. scissors
  4. red cups
  5. confetti or Pokemon stickers
  6. scotch tape
  7. ping pong ball
  8. prize Optional

This was a fun game and I think my kids will keep it for a while to play it.

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So I wanted to do a girl post since most of my post have to deal with boys. I created a Beauty and The Beast flower dome. It’s super simple and would be great for a Beauty and The Beast birthday party. It could also be used for a Beauty and The Beast film party 🙂 Beauty and The Beast is one of my all-time favorite movies and I just had to create something 🙂

So here are the steps to create your own cheap flower dome. I made this Dome using a 2-liter soda bottle, dollar store flowers, fishing line, ribbon, and glass circles.

Step One

Cut the bottom of the 2-liter soda bottle. I used a Barq’s rootbeer bottle it was the fanciest I could find.

Step Two

Remove the label from the 2-liter. Then you will want to remove the stickiness from the bottle. I used Goo Gone to remove the stickiness.

Step Three

Take off the lid and the plastic piece that seals the lid onto the bottle.

Step Four

Cut one rose off the flower piece. Now you will need to attach fishing line around the rose. Then take the other end of the fishing line and put it through the top of the lid. Now you can hot glue the fishing line to the outside of the bottle. Your rose should be suspended in the bottle.

Step Five

Take two pieces of the glass circle and glue them togeather. Next, you will need to glue it to the top of the bottle where the lid once was.  Now you can take the ribbon and glue it below the glass to hide the threads for the lid.

Finish Beauty and The Beast Flower Dome

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