From Spooky to Sports

I am a budget loving kind of gal. When I make a large purchase I want it to be something that is going to be able to be styled multiple ways so when I change my mood or when the trend winds shift I can easily alter small things to make big impact without having to make big purchases.

A few months ago, my boys moved in to the same room and needed more clothing storage. We received this Sauder chest of drawers and I dressed it up to match their paleontologist room.

Well, my six year old decided he is too big for a dinosaur room now and wanted a sports room. We have been racking up the little league trophies so I thought it would be the perfect way to meet his request and have a place to store them all. This transformations cost me nothing. Just grabbed gear and awards we had on hand.

It turned in to a nice display of all his hard work and achievements and my three year old is so proud of his soccer trophy right in the middle.

We even put together a fun way to display his karate belts and the first board he ever broke signed by his Hanshi Darren Cox, now 13 time World Champion.

You’d think they would be over the moon at this point, but they LOVE Halloween and just a few days later decided the needed some spooky fun in their room. Lucky for me it is super easy to swap out their dresser decor, so out when the baseball and in came the Halloween Decor.

With them being six and three we did not want anything that would give them nightmares so we went with glittery bats, pumpkins, and spiders. We set up a countdown for fun and a little spider my son made from clay and frosting eyes. Again it cost me nothing as I just took from my existing decor stash.

I’m loving how easy it is to switch up the look of their room by having staple pieces and simply changing out the accessories.

For more versatile furniture ideas and inspiration, check out our Multi-functional Furniture Pinterest board!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Mummy Halloween Treats

I love a fast and fun holiday treat for class parties or to hand out to friends. These Mummy Halloween Treats will put a smile on the recipients face and yours too as they are so easy to put together.

Mummy Halloween Treats

I love how the eyeballs looks like they  just woke up in a daze. All you need for these cute little mummies are three ingredients…

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Ding Dong Mummy Ingredients

Just melt the candy wafers according to package directions and use a spoon to drizzle side to side over the Ding Dongs. Add two eyes while the white candy is still wet and then let dry.

Ding Dong Mummy Treats

They’re cute to pop in a bag to hand out to family, friend or classmates.

Ding Dong Mummy Treat

Or add a stick if that suits your fancy. I just covered a popsicle stick with washi tape slid it in the side and added a bow.

Mummy Halloween Treat

Either way, this spooky treat is all set to spread some Halloween cheer!

Halloween Gift Idea: Spider Web Nails

I love a good pedicure, but there’s not always time (especially since I just had my third boy a few weeks ago). I thought it would be fun to put together a simple gift for those who could use a little pampering (teachers, friends, daughters), but may not have the time to head to the spa. This way their toes will be spookified for Halloween and they don’t even have to leave their house! How about some spider web nails for a haunting Halloween gift?

Halloween Nail Gift IdeaAll you need to put this gift together is …

  • Black Nail Polish
  • White Vinyl
  • Cutting Machine
  • Free Smell My Feet Printable
  • Spider Ring
  • Treat Bag
  • Candy Corn
  • Ribbon

I used my Cricut Explore to cut my vinyl because it can rock tiny designs. I measured the size of my big toenail (which was about 0.75 x 0.5). Then, found a spider web image I liked and sized it to fit. You can use my cut design here to make things simple if you like. Then, just weed out the unneeded vinyl  pieces from the web so it looks like two stickers on a sheet. You can use transfer tape to place the design, but I just peeled them off like decals and placed them where I liked on my nail. Cover with a clear coat or two to waterproof. I did not include clear nail polish in the gift because I figured everyone has that.

I made a fun Halloween printable tag to put on the gift and continue with the theme. It is sized to fit two on a 4×6 photo card.         Trick or Treat Smell My Feet Printable

DOWNLOAD THE FREE “TRICK OR TREAT SMELL MY FEET” PRINTABLE HERE.

Now to finish off the gift, put the spider ring on the nail polish bottle, place them in the bag with two spider web vinyl decals and some candy corns and tie the tag on with some ribbon. It’s as easy as that!

Scrap Wood Pumpkins with The Contractor Chronicles

Hello Little Tipsy Readers!! It is good to be here again sharing a fun little project while Michelle is out with her sweet new baby! I know Michelle in real life so I am so excited for her and cannot wait to hold her little one! For those that don’t know me, I am Amanda and I blog alongside my husband over at The Contractor Chronicles. We love to share our knowledge of tools, our fun projects and our house remodels with our readers! Since we are going into cooler fall weather, I wanted to share a fun and simple Fall project that anyone can make with wood from your scrap pile, scrap wood pumpkins!

Scrapwood Pumpkins (12) copy

All you need for this project is a couple pieces of 2×4 wood and 2×6 wood! I found both in my scrap pile – but feel free to swing by Home Depot and grab a one of each a make a few of these for your home! Cut your pieces down – I cut two 2×4’s at 6 inches and two 2×6’s at 7.5 inches. I just did what I thought looked best – but make some bigger and smaller if you want too!

Scrapwood Pumpkins (16) copy

I used Rustoleum Cinnamon and sprayed the wood down.

Scrapwood Pumpkins (1) copy

When they were dry, I used my cornercat and sanded the edges a bit.

Scrapwood Pumpkins (3) copy

Lastly – and the thing that makes the pumpkin – I tied the whole thing up with green ric rac! I love it! It makes it look wavy – sort of like a real pumpkin!

Scrapwood Pumpkins (5) copy

I tied the top in a bow to look like “leaves.”

Scrapwood Pumpkins (8) copy

And you’re done! So simple but super cute!!

Scrapwood Pumpkins (14) copy

Thanks so much for having me today and please stop by and say hello and see what other projects we have been working on!

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