3 DIY Halloween Decor Tutorials!

Hello my spooky friends. We are gonna pretend it hasn’t been like 4 months since I have been present on here and just pretend I have been here ALLL ALONG!

So Halloween is among us, one of my favorite holidays, and I wanted to make some supah dupah cheap decor for my office, so that is how this very video was born. Each of these projects cost me less then $2 a piece. I made 3 projects, but smart me only took pictures of two of them,, doohhhhh Ashley! 

But you can tune into the video below to view exactly how I made ALL THREE of them! 

*Potion Bottles*

 

YOU WILL NEED:
Old recycled vitamin bottles
Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
Black Spray Paint
Any accessories or decorations (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Taking the labels off of the bottles are optional, but I suggest it. I didn’t/half done it and it would have turned out better if I would have just completely taken the labels off.
  2. Decorate the bottles to your choosing. I wrote “Poison” on one of mine with hot glue. Decorated the 2nd with random swirly squiggly designs. And for the 3rd I just hot glued on a foam skull. Decorate the lids too! 
  3. Spray Paint Black & Let Dry! 

*Crystal Ball*

YOU WILL NEED:
Globe Ornament (I got mine at Dollar Tree for $1)
Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
Candle Stick (Another Dollar Tree find for $1)
Black Spray Paint

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Spray Paint the candle stick solid black.
  2. Remove hook/lid off of Globe Ornament
  3. Lightly Mist the globe ornament with the black spray paint, just to give it a smoky look.
  4. Hot glue the ornament onto the candle stick.

*Oogie Boogie*

YOU WILL NEED:
Black Poster Board
Scissors
Exacto Knife
Pencil
Tape
Oogie Boogie Stencil HERE: Oogie Boogie Poster

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Print out Oogie Boogie and attach pages together with tape.
  2. Cut out Oogie Boogie using scissors & exacto knife.
  3. Place stencil on black poster board and trace it with a pencil.
  4. Using Scissors & exacto knife, cut Oogie Boogie out of the poster board.
  5. Tape him up in your window. 

 

Check out my Video below to watch exactly how I made all of these projects STEP BY STEP! Go ahead and Subscribe to my Youtube Channel while you are over there! 

 

Thank you for checking out my DIY Halloween Decor Projects & I hope you enjoyed them! See Ya’ll Laterrrr!

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DIY Shrink Plastic Keychains!

My dad is one of my favorite people. He loves so many things and he is the easiest man on this earth to make happy. He would appreciative of a bologna sandwich for Fathers Day! I love him dearly. He is a huge fan of Superman and also of Harley Davidson, So I kinda just wanted to make him a little something inspired by those things he loves. (he also loves Elvis too but I am only so good with these crafts.) 

So today we are making some shrink plastic keychains for sooo cheap that it will blow your mind. Also they are super quick so they make really nice last minute sentimental fathers day gifts that you can customize for your dad, husband, step dad, father in law, grandpa, etc. 

So lets do this! 

  1. First I am going to deconstruct a plastic container I got from a resturaunt. You can also buy Shrink Plastic that is made for this kind of thing which would probably work better.
  2. Next I printed out some templates for the images I wanted to turn into keychains. Make them atleast 2 to 3 times the size you want them to actually be, because again…they shrink!
  3. Now lay your plastic sheet ontop of your template and get to tracing away with Sharpies. Color and trace according to your design. (You could even freehand your own drawings, the possibilities are endless)
  4. Now using some scissors cut out your keychains to the shape you want (leaving a small section for the keychain hole to go where you will attach it to your keychain.)
  5. Using a hole puncher punch out a hole where you want the keychain to attach.
  6. Now place your keychains on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  7. Put in the oven on a high temperature for a few seconds until it curls up and shrinks. I believe my oven was on about 400 degrees farenheit. 
  8. Once out of the oven use chopsticks or some kind of tools to flatten out your plastic keychains. (caution: this may be hot after coming out of the oven, please be careful.)
  9. Once cooled completely attach a jump ring and keyhain and you are done! 

As always, check out my Youtube Channel Burst of Sunshine and Subscribe so you can keep up with me & all the fun stuff I post. You can also check out the video below how I made these keychains and see for yourself just how simple and easy it is.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you like this project & I hope my dad does too! See ya’ll next week! Later Tater! 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Easy Mermaid Slime!

Slime has hit it big lately. All the kids are wanting to make and play with slime! I decided that regular slime was way too boring for me, so I decided to take my slime and put a fishy twist on it. I love anything mermaid and the whole color scheme and beauty of it, so today I am making Mermaid inspired Slime! Glittery and filled with sequins, its absolutely fabulous! So, lets do this! 

Mermaid Slime
A fabulous Glittery Mermaid Inspired Slime!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Bottle of White Glue
  2. Food Coloring
  3. 1/2 Cup Shaving Cream
  4. Glitter
  5. Sequins
  6. 1/4 Cup Liquid Starch
Instructions
  1. First into bowl add bottle of white glue and food coloring.
  2. Mix until combined.
  3. Then add 1/2 Cup of Shaving Cream.
  4. Mix until combined.
  5. Add Glitter & Sequins. (as much as your heart desires)
  6. Mix in half of the 1/4 cup of liquid starch.
  7. Mix completely.
  8. Mix in second half of the liquid starch.
  9. Mix until you get the slime to the consistency you want.
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Check out my video showing how I made this Mermaid Inspired Slime and feel free to print out the recipe above for your own reference. It is super easy and you wont regret it. While you are already there on my Youtube go ahead and Subscribe and hit that beautiful thumbs up button if ya like it! 

I hope you like this Mermaid Slime & I hope your kids enjoy it as well! Thank you so much for stopping by and being super awesome! YOU are Awesome!!!

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Microwave Mug Banana Bread

Banana Bread is like my kryptonite! Well Banana bread and smores, but thats a whole different post! Today we are going to talk about the beautiful, the wonderful, the delicious banana bread! I loveee banana bread but aint nobody got time to be makin loaves of banana bread, so I took the lazy gal route…make it in a mug! So today I am sharing with you a recipe for a single serve, quick, easy microwave Banana bread! 

So, Lets Do This!

Microwave Mug Banana Bread
Serves 1
A yummy single serve Banana Bread easily made in a Mug!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
8 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
8 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  2. 2 Teaspoon Sugar
  3. 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  4. 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  5. 1/8 teaspoon Baking Powder
  6. 1/8 teaspoon Baking Soda
  7. 1 Egg White
  8. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  10. 1 Tablespoon Milk
  11. 1 mashed Banana
  12. Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. Spray a microwave safe mug with cooking spray.
  2. In the mug combine Flour, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Baking Powder, and Baking Soda.
  3. Mix all these dry ingredients until combined.
  4. Now add the egg white and mix.
  5. Add Vanilla Extract, Vegetable Oil, and Milk.
  6. Stir until well mixed.
  7. Mash 1 Banana.
  8. Add mashed Banana to mixture.
  9. Mix until completely combined.
  10. Microwave 2-3 Minutes until it is no longer runny or liquid-ey!
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This recipe is one I will definitely keep in mind when I get a sweet tooth but don’t want to justify baking an entire pan of banana bread. I have been trying to be good and contain myself when it comes to eating too much sweet stuff all the time but when there is a loaf of banana bread near I will not quit until it is entirely gone. This is a perfect alternative because it keeps me from eating my weight in banana bread! 

Go check out my Youtube video on my channel Burst of Sunshine! Thats my main jam and where I really show step by step the break down of exactly how I do the projects and make the recipes that I make. So go check out my youtube! …and if you aren’t a fan of Youtube, you have no clue what you are missing! It’s not just for kids anymore, there are a slew of very smart informative adults waiting to teach you and show you all the amazing possibilities. So start by checking out my Youtube Channel HERE and hitting that beautiful red Subscribe button and watch my video on this and my 2 other recipes I made with it. If ya like the video be sure to give it a thumbs up so I know what kind of content you enjoy seeing from me! I’ll see ya there! 

Thank you guys so much for stickin around and checking out these awesome recipes! I enjoyed them and I definitely hope you did as well! 

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Microwave Mug Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf! Ahh one of my favorite foods! Unfortunately my husband does not like Meatloaf, like at all. So I have to enjoy it when I get a chance alone, but I can’t eat an entire Meatloaf by myself. So this is a great alternative if you are only feeding one. So let’s make a single serve meatloaf in a mug for one! 

Microwave Mug Meatloaf Recipe
Serves 1
A single serve Meatloaf in a mug Recipe for one!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Cooking Spray.
  2. 2 Tablespoons of Milk
  3. 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
  4. 2 Tablespoons of Oats
  5. 1 Teaspoon of Meatloaf Seasoning
  6. 1/4 lb. Ground Beef
  7. Additional Ketchup
Instructions
  1. In a bowl add Milk, Ketchup, oats, and meatloaf seasoning.
  2. Mix until combined.
  3. Crumble 1/4 lb of ground beef into the mixture.
  4. Mix until it is all complely coated and combined well.
  5. Spray Microwave safe mug with cooking spray.
  6. Place meat mixture into the mug.
  7. Cover with additional ketchup.
  8. Microwave (covered) for 5 minutes until the meat is no longer pink and fully cooked throughout.
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I hope you guys like this Meatloaf! I think it actually turned out much better then I had anticipated! 

Check out my video to see how I made this mug meatloaf and also some other mug recipes as well! While you are there give me a SUBSCRIBE so you can see all my new content as soon as I upload it and give it a like as well since youll already be there! πŸ™‚

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Easy Microwave Mug Omelette Recipe!

Who doesn’t love a good mug Recipe? I don’t know about you but I sure love me some good quick and easy microwave mug recipes! Some days when the husband has already ate or isnt home and I don’t feel like cooking, Mug recipes are my go-to! So today I thought I would share a mug recipe with you guys! This is a superrrr easy, don’t know why we haven’t all be doing this all along so easy, Microwave Mug Omelette!

So Let’s do this!

Microwave Mug Omelette
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A super easy Mug Recipe for an omelette to serve 1, quick and simple in the microwave!
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Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
3 min
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
3 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Eggs
  2. Toppings of choice (I used onions, green peppers, and tomatoes)
  3. Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. Spray Microwave safe mug with cooking spray to keep your omelette from sticking.
  2. Crack your 2 eggs into the mug.
  3. Dice up toppings of choice and add them into the mug with the eggs.
  4. With a fork mix until eggs and toppings are well beaten and combined.
  5. Microwave for 2 Minutes (or until eggs are completely cooked).
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Come on now how simple was that? Like the easiest 5 minutes of your life and bam you get a quick breakfast in for those busy days when you are running behind because you spent too much hair getting your hair to do that thing you been workin on for 15 minutes!

As always check out my Youtube video how I made this Mug Omelette. Go ahead and feel free to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel which is where my content usually hits first! If ya like this video go ahead and drop a thumbs up while you are already there πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this recipe and all the time you just saved making an omelette!

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How to Iron Vinyl onto Hats! Cricut Project!

Ahh my Cricut, It’s like my bff!! I love it and all the possibilities you have for projects. Today I am showing you how I used my Cricut and Iron on Vinyl to make my own custom hats using these super cheat hats from the dollar store. I bought multiple of these blank colored hats, from both the dollar tree and the dollar general. They are basically the same hat, made with about the same quality so either place is fine to get your hat. Keep in mind these are just $1 hats so they arent going to be the best quality hats but hey, for $1 ya cant beat it. 

 

So these is just the technique I used to make my own cute custom hats made from some iron on vinyl and these cheap $1 hats. Although I do not have a written tutorial for this I have of course made a video showing exactly how I made these cute hats if you are interested!!! So check out my Youtube video below! Go give it a thumbs up and subscribe! πŸ™‚

I hope you guys like this video and this short little tutorial how I made this adorable hat! I am pretty excited about it because I love it. If ya like it let me know! πŸ™‚ See Ya’ll next week! Byeeeeee! 

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How to make a simple FIDGET SPINNER CAKE!

Fidget Spinners have been the newest craze lately. Kids are going insane for them and they are taking the internet by storm. I took the sight of Fidget Spinners at every turn and it inspired me to make a Fidget Spinner Cake. I love cakes that are shaped like different things other than cake, soooo I am not gonna ramble and we are just gonna get into this cake!

 

Things you Will Need:

1 box of cake mix (in flavor of choice) I used Strawberry

Frosting or buttercream. (I used a tub of Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Frosting to make it a little easier.)

one 9″ round pan

Serated Knife (for leveling)

Fidget Spinner Template (I found mine on Google Images)

Small knife for carving.

Fondant in colors of choice. (I am using purple and black)

1″ round cookie cutter

2″ round cookie cutter

 

First bake your cake! Try not to burn it like I did. If ya do though, just use your serated knife to cut off the burnt carmelization.

Next Level your cake. I just use a serated knife to cut the dome off of my cake and make it nice even and flat.

Put your template of your Fidget Spinner on the cake and cut it out.  [Keep the scraps as snacks for you;) ]

*Cut out the holes where the barrings go as well when you cut the spinner out with the 1″ circle cutter. I forgot and didn’t cut mine out til later but it would be much simpler to go ahead and do that now.*

Crumb Coat and put in the freezer to chill and firm up.

Do your final coat of Frosting and return to the fridge to firm up again.

Knead and rollout fondant in color of choice or the spinner.

Cover the cake in fondant and smooth out until it looks nice and even and smooth.

Cut out the holes where the barrings go.

Roll out the fondant for your barrings, mine are black.

Use the 2″ circle cutter out to cut out the 3 circles for the barrings and place them in the holes you cut out and smooth them into place.

Using the 2″ circle cutter cut out the round piece for the middle of the spinner in color of your choice, I chose to make mine black to tie in with the barrings but most spinners middle piece is the same color as the spinner itself. Roll out this fondant pretty thick to make it more accurately look like the spinner. Attach with some water.

Put your cake on a lazy suzan or spinning cake board and you have a spinning cake!!

I hope you guys like this and don’t forget to watch my video below to see step by step exactly how I achieved this cake. Go subscribe to my Youtube Channel and hit the thumbs up button on my video if ya like it.

Thank you guys for stopping by you are awesome, each and every one of you. Keep life sunny! πŸ™‚

 

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DIY Spring Birdhouse Wooden Door Hanger

Spring has sprung! Lately we have been having some decent weather here in Kentucky, until today, where it is superrrr cold! I am in a jacket literally as I am writing this. But regardless of the temperature it is still technically spring, so I decided to make a cute spring door hanger. 

Keep in mind you can customize this birdhouse in colors of your choice and a quote or name of your choice. It is a super simple project but let me disclaim that of course saws are very dangerous and you should definitely seem professional help with the cutting of this project if you are not experienced with saws. I did teach myself how to use my saw but keep in mind it is very dangerous, do so with caution! 

Birdhouse Template: HERE

Make sure to check out my video below, go Subscribe to my Youtube Channel and like the video if you like this project. 

Thank you guys for stopping by for a great Spring craft project! I hope you liked this and if ya did don’t forget to come back soon! Later Tater!

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Easy ELMO CAKE Tutorial

Hey there sunshine! Today I am going to be showing you a video tutorial of how I made a super simple Elmo cake that I am telling you, anyone can do…even YOU! Yes you the one who says you can’t decorate a cake to save your life. If I can do it, you can do it! It is sooo easy you will be wondering why you haven’t made one sooner! 

Things you will need:

  • 2 Cake Layers (I used 6 inch but you can make it any size)
  • Fondant (In colors black, white, and orange)
  • Red Buttercream
  • Cake Board
  • Grass Tip & Piping Bag
  • spatula for smoothing crumb coat
  • Simple Syrup Bottle & Simple Syrup (optional) See How I made my super cheap DIY Simple syrup bottle HERE

This is a super easy cake! So Let’s do this!

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Thank YOU for stopping by, I hope you like this! Later Tater! 

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