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Easy DIY Crafts Anyone Can Do! Holiday Crafts. Seasonal Crafts. Everyday Crafting, as well as decor crafts, seasonal crafts, and everyday craft ideas. I am all about easy to make crafts!

DIY West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter

This DIY, West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter is a great way to bring summer inside all year round! Dress up a large pot; plant some herbs, a few trailers and more. Start a fantastic planter shelf or brighten up your current planters with this cute metallic design. Easy to care for succulent plants are wonderful way to brighten up your planter shelf! Really make your indoor and outdoor planters POP!


This DIY, West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter is a great way to bring summer inside all year round! Dress up a large pot; plant some herbs, a few trailers and more. Start a fantastic planter shelf or brighten up your current planters with this cute metallic design. Easy to care for succulent plants are wonderful way to brighten up your planter shelf! Really make your indoor and outdoor planters POP!!



This DIY, West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter is a great way to bring summer inside all year round! Dress up a large pot; plant some herbs, a few trailers and more. Start a fantastic planter shelf or brighten up your current planters with this cute metallic design. Easy to care for succulent plants are wonderful way to brighten up your planter shelf! Really make your indoor and outdoor planters POP!


And, when spring rolls around again, this is the perfect way to dress up your outdoor gardening pots quickly, easily, and inexpensively! This is just an all around simple and pretty potting DIY craft.

DIY West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter Supplies needed:

• Succulent of your choice
Terracotta Pot, one that will compliment your plant size – for a succulent, make it a smaller pot
• Spray Paint Color of Your Choice – try Rust-Oleum’s Metallic Aged Copper!
Paint Brush
Painter’s Tape
White Paint

DIY West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter Directions:

This DIY, West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter is a great way to bring summer inside all year round! Dress up a large pot; plant some herbs, a few trailers and more. Start a fantastic planter shelf or brighten up your current planters with this cute metallic design. Easy to care for succulent plants are wonderful way to brighten up your planter shelf! Really make your indoor and outdoor planters POP!


• Make sure your pot is clean and dry.

This DIY, West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter is a great way to bring summer inside all year round! Dress up a large pot; plant some herbs, a few trailers and more. Start a fantastic planter shelf or brighten up your current planters with this cute metallic design. Easy to care for succulent plants are wonderful way to brighten up your planter shelf! Really make your indoor and outdoor planters POP!


• Place your pot upside down on a large cardboard surface and spray your spray paint.
• Allow your first paint coat to dry, and then spray on a second coat.
• Once your second coat of paint is completely dry, be sure to turn over and spray paint the rim and the inner edges.
• Again spray paint twice allowing for those edges and rims to dry completely in between coats.

This DIY, West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter is a great way to bring summer inside all year round! Dress up a large pot; plant some herbs, a few trailers and more. Start a fantastic planter shelf or brighten up your current planters with this cute metallic design. Easy to care for succulent plants are wonderful way to brighten up your planter shelf! Really make your indoor and outdoor planters POP!


• Once the pot is dry, take two strips of painter’s Tape and make a triangle with the point pointing up. Be certain to really press down on the inner edges of the tape in order to ensure nice straight, white lines and not get any seepage.

This DIY, West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter is a great way to bring summer inside all year round! Dress up a large pot; plant some herbs, a few trailers and more. Start a fantastic planter shelf or brighten up your current planters with this cute metallic design. Easy to care for succulent plants are wonderful way to brighten up your planter shelf! Really make your indoor and outdoor planters POP!


• Using a small amount of white paint, paint within the taped lines of the triangle. This may take four (4) complete coat of white paint. Wait until the paint is dry from one coat of white paint before applying the next coat of white paint.

This DIY, West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter is a great way to bring summer inside all year round! Dress up a large pot; plant some herbs, a few trailers and more. Start a fantastic planter shelf or brighten up your current planters with this cute metallic design. Easy to care for succulent plants are wonderful way to brighten up your planter shelf! Really make your indoor and outdoor planters POP!


• Once your white paint is completely dry, carefully peel the Painter’s Tape from the pot.

This DIY, West Elm Inspired Succulent Planter is a great way to bring summer inside all year round! Dress up a large pot; plant some herbs, a few trailers and more. Start a fantastic planter shelf or brighten up your current planters with this cute metallic design. Easy to care for succulent plants are wonderful way to brighten up your planter shelf! Really make your indoor and outdoor planters POP!


• Plant your succulent as desired.


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How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well, now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers

Ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well, now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor. Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well, now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!




How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


I purchased my shoes at GoodWill for $4. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on this project as I knew I would not be wearing the shoes and they would only be decor. One pair of shoes I purchased are leather, the other pair is cloth. If you are purchasing shoes to wear, get red or white shoes! While the black worked out, it did take two coats of white fabric paint plus two coats of red fabric paint for cover. The cloth shoes got 2 coats of red fabric spray paint (so it can be done).

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers Materials:

• Shoes
1 inch Paint Brush (or)
Small Art Paintbrush
White Fabric Paint
Red Fabric Paint
Glitter Bond
• Garnet Glitter I strongly urge you to buy this: Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Garnet Glitter (You can get it at that Amazon link, or at a Michaels store) I tried 3 different reds, this was far and away the best
Glitter Sealer or Mod Podge (optional)
Red Bows (optional)
• Tape (optional)
• Tray
• Small Container
• Table Covering

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers Instructions:

• Make sure that shoes are completely clean and dry before starting this craft.
• Assemble all of your materials and prepare a clean work surface, with nothing to bump or disturb the shoes while they are drying.
• Work over a tray and cover your table.
• If there are parts of the shoe that you do not want paint or glitter to get on, cover them with tape.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


• Paint the shoes completely with white fabric paint if your shoes are not white or red. Use long, even strokes and using a minimal amount of paint. If the paint is too thick, it will not dry completely and may have bubbles. Allow to dry completely.
• Add a second coat of white paint (if your shoes are not white or red), allow to dry completely.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


• Add a coat of Red Fabric Paint I strongly urge you to use this color: Red Fabric Paint I tried several different reds before I stumbled upon this color. The other reds were pinkish on top of the black shoes, even with the white paint underneath. This Red Fabric Paint ended up red!
• Allow to dry completely.
• Add a second coat of red fabric paint. Allow to dry completely.
• Once the fabric paint has fully dried, paint a thin layer of glitter glue over the show working in sections.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


• Pour the colored glitter directly on top of the glue, covering the glued area completely. Shake or tap the excess glitter onto the tray – you can funnel this glitter into a small container and co tontinue reuse it on the rest of the shoes, reducing the amount of new glitter you use up.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


• Repeat the glue and glitter coverage all over the shoes. Depending on how well you can manipulate your shoes, you may want to wait for some parts to fully dry before doing others, to avoid smudging.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


• Once the shoes are completely covered in glue and glitter allow them to dry, undisturbed, overnight. While they will dry quickly, allowing them to set overnight allows the bond to really strengthen before use or the next step.
• You can opt to cover the glitter with a layer of Mod Podge or glitter sealer (use a test area because the glitter will dull). I preferred to leave my shoes without a top coat.
• While putting on a top coat of Mod Podge or glitter sealer will stop the glitter from falling off or smudging, it will not make the shoes water resistant.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


• I purchased Red Bows for my shoes. I couldn’t find buckles, and red shoe bows cost a fortune!
• I simply put some Glitter Bond on the top of the bow, and then poured glitter on top of the Glitter Bond, shaking off the excess.
• Allow to dry.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


• Since I had two pair of shoes, I did not attach the bows. I just placed them on top of the pair I chose for my foyer decor.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


• The cloth shoes were very different than the canvas shoes below. The cloth shoes I spray painted with fabric spray paint. I did this outdoors, used two coats, and allowed them to dry completely between each coat. These shoes sat outside for an entire week between the two coats and allowing them to dry completely! While I would not recommend the fabric spray paint method due to dry time, it definitely covered that crazy chevron pattern.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


• After the spray on paint was completely dry, I followed the steps above to cover the shoes in paint.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


• And the finished product is gorgeous!

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


A few notes:

• I stuffed the inside of the shoes with newsletter so I wouldn’t have glitter, plaint and glue drips inside the shoes. It worked, but I had to carefully remove some of the newspaper where the glitter, paint and glue adhered.
• Because the inside of my shoes are black, and these are to be decor, I clipped a pieces of red construction paper to cover the inside soles. While it won’t pass deep inspection, for a cursory look, it works!

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Sneakers Materials:

Canvas Shoes
1 inch Paint Brush (or)
Small Art Paintbrush
White Fabric Paint
Red Fabric Paint
Glitter Bond
• Garnet Glitter I strongly urge you to buy this: Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Garnet Glitter (You can get it at that Amazon link, or at a Michaels store) I tried 3 different reds, this was far and away the best
Glitter Sealer or Mod Podge (optional)
• Tape (optional)
• Tray
• Small Container
• Table Covering

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Sneakers Instructions:

• Make sure that canvas shoes (sneakers) are completely clean and dry before starting this craft.
• Remove any laces to avoid getting them covered in paint and glitter.
• Assemble all of your materials and prepare a clean work surface, with nothing to bump or disturb the shoes while they are drying.
• Work over a tray and cover your table.
• If there are parts of the canvas shoes (sneakers) that you do not want paint or glitter to get on, cover them with tape.
• Paint the sneakers completely with the fabric paint, in long, even strokes and using a minimal amount of paint. If the paint is too thick, it will not dry completely and may have bubbles. You can always add a second coat of paint after the first layer completely dries if you want a more intense color or coverage. Avoid getting paint on any of the taped-over parts of the sneaker.
• Once the fabric paint has fully dried, paint a thin layer of glitter glue on the canvas shoes (sneakers) working in sections.
• Pour the colored glitter directly over the glue, covering the glued area completely. Shake or tap the excess glitter onto the tray – you can funnel this glitter into a small container and continue reuse it on the rest of the sneaker, reducing the amount of new glitter you use up.
• Repeat the glue and glitter coverage all over the canvas shoes (sneakers). Depending on how well you can manipulate your sneakers, you may want to wait for some parts to fully dry before doing others, to avoid smudging.
• Once the sneakers are completely covered in glue and glitter allow them to dry, undisturbed, overnight. While they will dry quickly, allowing them to set overnight allows the bond to really strengthen before use or the next step.
• You can opt to cover the glitter with a layer of Mod Podge or glitter sealer (use a test area because the glitter will dull). I preferred to leave my sneakers without a top coat.
• While putting on a top coat of Mod Podge or glitter sealer will stop the glitter from falling off or smudging, it will not make the sneakers water resistant.
• If you seal with Mod Podge or glitter sealer dry for at least 8 hours before lacing up!
• Lace your shoes and use a cotton ball or toothbrush dipped in alcohol or nail polish remover to remove any glitter, paint, or glue from unwanted areas of the shoe.

How To Easily Make Your Own Beautiful Ruby Glitter Slippers; ever wanted to own Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers? Well now you can make your own ruby slippers employing these simple step by step instructions. Using these easy how-to instructions you can make your own inexpensive, beautiful ruby red slippers with glitter and paint to for wear or for decor.  Also included, how to make your own glitter sneakers! You will love them!


Of the three pair, my favorite are the traditional high heels. I could easily imagine wearing them with a costume or in a different color for a special occasion!!

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If you are looking for a simple project to dress up your Halloween decor, a Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz Costume, or everyday glitter shoes , give this glitter shoe project a go! They are so easy, unique, and pretty!


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Candy Corn Light Bulb Craft

Candy Corn Light Bulb Craft


This super cute candy corn light bulb craft that is easy enough for a child to make (with adult supervision). These candy corn light bulbs can be strung on a ribbon as a banner, hung in a window as décor, or set up in on your table on a dish or nestled in popcorn as a centerpiece!



Candy Corn Light Bulb Craft Materials

• 3pk glass Light Bulb Ornaments (see below for places to buy)
Yellow, White and Orange Pom-Pom Balls
• A Strand of Ribbon (for hanging)
• Pencil

Candy Corn Light Bulb Craft Directions:

Candy Corn Light Bulb Craft


1. Take the tops off your light bulb shaped ornaments by pinching the metal part together, and sliding the top off (be careful, they might be sharp)

Candy Corn Light Bulb Craft


2. Start with white pom-pom balls, put one at the top then push it down with a pencil
3. Repeat step 2 until your bulb is 1/3 of the way full
4. Move on to the next color, orange pom-poms. Repeat step 2 until your bulb is 2/3 way full

Candy Corn Light Bulb Craft


5. Now finish with your last color, yellow pom-poms, repeat step 2 with yellow pom-poms until your light bulb is full
6. Punch your 2 metal prongs to put the top back on, slide the prongs back inside the top and push down to cap off

Candy Corn Light Bulb Craft


7. Now you can display your crafts by sliding a ribbon on the top of the ornaments and stringing them together as a banner, hung in a window, off a tree or put them in a dish for a centerpiece!

Candy Corn Light Bulb Craft


This is so adorable, and easy to do! There are plastic and glass crafting light bulbs you can purchase, and I linked below. Note that some do not have a hanger and some do. If you plan on hanging these as a banner, you may want to go with the ones that have a hanger at the end.

Here are some places you can buy the light bulbs:

Hobby Lobby: (in-store) these are glass
Michaels: (in-store) these are plastic.
On Amazon, here or here or here or (here, these are smaller).

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