DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag

DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag | Popcorn and ChocolateThis DIY leather cactus luggage tag is the perfect way to find your luggage bag easily. I have a black suit case, which means I can never find it when it’s rolling by in luggage claim. Once I add this leather cactus tag to my case I’ll be able to spot it right away and not have to worry that I’m wheeling someone else’s suitcase away with me.DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag | Popcorn and ChocolateIf you don’t know already, we are traveling to Seattle on July 1st! I’m oh so very excited to be traveling and going to Washington for the first time. Leave a comment below with any recommendations you have for places to see if you’ve ever been before!DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

How to make this leather cactus luggage tag:

  1. Start by either printing out an image of a cactus or free handing one and then cutting out the actual cactus. This will be your stencil.
  2. Grab a pen or pencil and trace around your cactus stencil onto the backside of the leather.
  3. Cut out the cactus from your leather.
  4. Flip your stencil over and repeat steps 2-3.
  5. Using your hole punch, punch a hole into both of your leather cacti.
  6. Taking your fabric glue, glue the backside of one of the cactus and then press it firmly to the backside of the other cactus, making sure that the holes line up properly. Let dry.
  7. Cut out a long and thin strip from your leather and loop it through the hole on your cactus. This will be your tie.
  8. Tie the leather strap to your purse or luggage and get a going!

DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag | Popcorn and ChocolateNow you are ready to travel the world with your cactus tag! If you are looking for other cactus diy’s be sure to check out this embroidered cactus baseball hat. Another great travel accessory! Comment below where you would take your cactus luggage tag!

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DIY Faux embroidered vacation t-shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

Faux Embroidered Vacation T-shirt

DIY Vacation T-shirt | popcorn and chocolateI plan on wearing this vacation t-shirt on our next vacation. And guess what, that will be in a few weeks! If you haven’t heard, Rose and I are going to Seattle on July 1st! We are so excited for this trip and pretty much had it planned since our last vacation to Portland. We’re going to don our vacation t-shirts and explore Seattle!DIY Faux embroidered vacation t-shirt | Popcorn and ChocolateIf you’ve been to Seattle before leave a comment below telling us what we should go see or where we should eat. We’ve got our list going but are welcome to any suggestions from you guys 🙂

DIY Faux embroidered vacation t-shirt | Popcorn and ChocolateThis faux embroidered vacation t-shirt is the perfect tee to throw on and wear on the plane. It’s loose and it’s comfy and it clearly states what you will be doing: going on vacation! Plus, it is a cinch to make.

Materials:

  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Iron on letters – make sure they are the ones that have the outer rim
  • Iron
  • Ironing board or towel

How to make a vacation t-shirt:

  1. Lay your t-shirt out onto an ironing board or on top of a towel.
  2. Peel off the outer part of the letters to spell out vacation.
  3. Position the letters onto the t-shirt.
  4. Turn your iron on and iron press the iron firmly onto the letters. Hold for 10-15 seconds or per instructions on your iron on letter packaging.
  5. Put on shirt and go on a vacation!

DIY Faux embroidered vacation t-shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world right now? I’ve always wanted to go to Greece so maybe I’ll make that my goal for my next vacation. This shirt can travel with you anywhere you go!

If you want more clothing do it yourself projects then head over to our Pinterest page where I am always share fun diy and craft projects.DIY Faux embroidered vacation t-shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

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DIY Embroidered Cactus Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate

Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat

DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and ChocolateThis cactus baseball hat was made  on a whim but I quite like how it came out! As you know, I’m a little bit crazy about cactus and could easily be called a crazy cactus lady. When I was deciding what to put on this baseball hat, a cactus was the first thing that came to mind. Now I can wear my cactus baseball hat and carry my crazy cactus lady ego everywhere I go.DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate

Although, you don’t have to embroider a cactus baseball hat, you can embroider anything your heart desires – my heart just desires cactus, apparently.

DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

How to make a cactus baseball hat:

  1. Start by drawing your design onto your hat using an embroidery pen (don’t worry it washes off).DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate
  2. Next, thread your needle with your embroidery thread and begin filling in your design. I used a simple stitch by starting on the back of the hat and pulling the needle through to the front and then bringing the tread across the hat and back through to the back of the hat. I’m not an embroidery expert so I don’t know the proper lingo.DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Continue to fill in your design. Once you are done tie off the thread on the back of your hat.DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. To make the little flowers on the cactus I used little french knots, to find the tutorial for that click here.

DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and ChocolateThere you have it, a fun way to update your baseball hat! Let us know in the comments below what you would embroider onto your hat! Or, what else I should embroider on a hat! It would be fun to embroider a whole bunch of cactus onto a hat but I’m not sure I have the patience to do that.DIY Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat | Popcorn and ChocolateBe sure to pin this diy for later and share it with your friends who might like to make it!

DIY patterned coasters using resin | Popcorn and Chocolate

Easy Patterned Coasters Using Paper

DIY Patterned Coasters Using Resin and Scrapbook Paper | Popcorn and ChocolateTo find out how to make these easy patterned coasters, keep reading!

Patterned coasters add a fun pop of design to your table. As you know, we love easy crafts and coasters so it’s no wonder that we are back to share another simple coaster diy. This patterned coaster diy was definitely a craft that I would do again and again. You could change up the scrapbook paper patterns you are using for whatever holiday is coming up, you could draw your own designs instead of using scrapbook paper, the possibilities are endless – that’s why I need to make more and more!DIY patterned coasters using resin | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY patterned coasters using resin | Popcorn and Chocolate

It was a lot of fun trying to figure out what patterns I wanted to do for my coasters. A little known fact is that Rose and I used to scrapbook, so we have accumulated a lot of scrapbook paper. It’s so much that I can’t even lift the basket by myself. We haven’t scrapbooked since college so the paper has just been sitting around (apart from making some awesome photo backdrops).

 

DIY patterned coasters using resin | Popcorn and Chocolate

I didn’t want our paper to go to waste so I’ve been trying to come up with some do it yourself projects to incorporate it. These patterned coaters do just that! Stick around to see what else I end up doing with our scrapbook paper 😉

Click here to find the full tutorial on how to make the patterned coasters with paper

DIY patterned coasters using resin | Popcorn and Chocolate

These coasters would make the perfect gift. You could wrap up a bundle of them and give to a friend who just moved as a house warming gift. If I knew someone who just moved I would definitely do that! They would also make a cute hostess gift if you have any parties coming up.

Jump on over to Homedit for the full tutorial and be sure to pin this image to save the diy for later!

DIY Patterned Coasters Using Resin and Scrapbook Paper | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Pineapple Bookends Made out of Plaster

DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and ChocolateThese pineapple bookends make me very happy. Why might you ask? Well this was a DIY in the works for, oh I don’t know, maybe a year? There was so many obstacles to overcome. Bookends had to be, well, heavy. And I had to have a pineapple shaped mold, which are not very easy to find. These pineapple bookends put me through the loop but I finally, finally figured them out!DIY plaster pineapple bookends | Popcorn and Chocolate
By using plaster to make the pineapples that means that they would definitely be heavy enough to support books. And if I was using plaster then I would need a silicone mold for the actual pineapple shape. Well after much research I learned how to make my own silicone mold! I had to borrow a set of hands (thanks Rose!) to help with the project but I accomplished just what I wanted – a pair of beautiful plaster pineapple bookends.DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and ChocolateWho knew a DIY project could take so much time and thought?! Not only are you getting a full tutorial on these bookends but you’re also get a sneak inside my thought process 😉 Ya’ll know how much I love pineapples, so this DIY was a long time coming.DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Click here for the full tutorial on these pineapple bookends

Hop on over to Homedit to check out the complete tutorial on this do it yourself project! I’ve been sharing all sorts of crafts over there so be sure to click through to see other projects that we have made for them, like these colorful fabric covered letters!

DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Also, be sure to pin this do it yourself project to check out later! By the number of steps in the tutorial the project might look a bit daunting, but it definitely isn’t! Once you’ve made the silicone pineapple mold it’s a breeze! Go check it out

DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Patterned Bandanas by Popcorn and Chocolate

Easy Patterned Bandanas Using Bleach

DIY Patterned Bandanas by Popcorn and Chocolatethese patterned bandanas are quick and simple to make, keep reading to find out how!

DIY Patterned Bandanas by Popcorn and ChocolatePatterned bandanas are all the rage right now. I’m a huge fan of the whole bandana trend that is popping up. I’ve been trying to sneak in patterned bandanas in my all my outfits but get a little tired of the plain bandana print. But with these easy patterned bandanas you can put whatever design you want on your bandanas!

DIY Patterned Bandanas by Popcorn and ChocolateI went with some fairly simple designs for my bandanas but if you are a good artists, go wild! These patterned bandanas are so much fun to wear around your neck or pinned up in your hair. You could even attach to your favorite bag as a little bag flair!

DIY Patterned Bandanas by Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Patterned Bandanas by Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

Instructions on how to make a patterned bandana:

  1. Start by putting down some newspaper or a towel that you don’t mind ruining. You will be working with bleach so you want to make sure to put something underneath your bandana to catch any seepage. Also, I’d suggest not wearing anything you love in case the bleach splatters.
  2. Lay out your bandana on top of the newspaper/towel.
  3. Pour out some bleach into your paper cup.
  4. Grab your paint brush and start painting on the bleach. I did various designs such as splatter painting, X’s, and triangles. When working with the bleach it does bleed a lot so make your design slightly smaller than you wish as it will get bigger.
  5. Wash your bandana in the sink to make sure the bleach is all out. Let dry and then wear as you please!

DIY Patterned Bandanas by Popcorn and ChocolateThere you have it! An easy DIY to change up your bandanas. I’ve been wearing mine as much as I can and love having so many different patterns to choose from!

Let us know in the comments below what pattern you would put on your bandana! Also, if you are looking for more DIY accessories and clothing ideas be sure to check out our Pinterest.

DIY Patterned Bandanas by Popcorn and Chocolate

Free Printable Mother's Day Bouquet Wrapper

Free Printable Mother’s Day Bouquet Wrapper

Free Printable Mother's Day Bouquet WrapperMother’s day is this weekend and if you are stumped as to what to get your lovely mom, look no further! We’ve got a free printable that you can just print out and wrap around a bouquet of flowers and b(l)oom you’re all set! Who doesn’t love getting flowers??

Free Printable Mother's Day Bouquet Wrapper

No, I did not realize the wrappers were upside down until I finished taking pictures, at which point the wrappers were covered in questionable green goo

I love having flowers in the house, they definitely brighten up the place. My mom and I love peonies and once they start blooming we like to sneak out at night and go on peony raids. Don’t worry, we don’t take them from unsuspecting neighbors, just from bushes hidden away that no one will even notice a peony or two missing from 😉

Free Printable Mother's Day Bouquet WrapperFree Printable Mother's Day Bouquet WrapperI’m super duper excited for peonies to start blooming. If you are lucky enough to have peonies blooming right now you should definitely print out this free printable mother’s day bouquet wrapper and wrap up a big ol’ bunch for your mum.

Free Printable Mother's Day Bouquet WrapperHappy Mother’s day to all you lovely, amazing, strong moms out there! And happy Mother’s day to the best one there is!

Free Printable Mother's Day Bouquet Wrapper

Instructions:

  1. Click this link to get the pdf of the free printable: Free Pirntable Mother’s Day Bouquet Wrapper
  2. Choose which wrapper you like best
  3. Print out pdf (duh)
  4. Buy or pick flowers
  5. Wrap them up using our flower wrapper pdf by rolling the paper into a cone shape. If you bought the flowers I would suggest leaving the plastic wrap on as the wet flowers bleeds through the paper easil
  6. Give flowers to your mom (duh)

 

Mother's Day Free Printable Bouquet Wrapper | Popcorn and ChocolateThat’s it! Just print and go! It even makes a great last minute mother’s day gift idea, don’t worry we won’t tell anyone it was last minute though ;)

If your mom doesn’t like flowers (what, does that exist??) check out this diy mom heart patch as a gift idea instead!

Free Printable Mother's Day Bouquet Wrapper | Popcorn and chocolate

Free Pirntable Mother’s Day Bouquet Wrapper

 

 

DIY Felt Mom Heart Patch | Popcorn and Chocolate

Felt Mom Heart Patches

DIY Felt Mom Patch For Mother's Day | Popcorn and ChocolateShow your mom you love her this Mother’s day by getting a tattoo… or make this DIY felt mom heart patch instead! Personally, I like the less permanent and less painful version more. Keep reading to find out how you can make this non-painful mom heart “tattoo” patch

DIY Felt Mom Patch For Mother's Day | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Felt Mom Patch For Mother's Day | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Felt Mom Heart Patch | Popcorn and ChocolateThis felt patch is very simple to make and it looks great ironed onto your favorite jacket or cardigan. You could even make it into a pin instead of a patch if you want to wear it on everything. Your mom will sure love it when you wear it out on Mother’s day!

DIY Felt Mom Heart Patch | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Felt Mom Heart Patch | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Felt in pink (or red) and white
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Washable embroidery pen
  • Scissors
  • Iron-on adhesive
  • Iron

Instructions:

  1. Start by drawing or printing out a stencil of what you want your patch to look like.How to make a tattoo mom patch | Popcorn and Chocolate
  2. Cut out the pink heart and the white band using your stencil.
  3. On the white band write out how you want mom to look using a washable embroidery pen.
  4. Line up your white band how you want it on your pink heart.
  5. Thread your needle with black embroidery thread and start embroidering the letters. I just used a running stitch and for the dots I did french knots: click here for a full tutorial on both.

    How to make a tattoo mom patch | Popcorn and Chocolate

    I don’t know why I started from the end, just sort of happened

  6. Once you are done embroidering you can wash off the pen by just running it under water. Let dry completely before the next step.
  7. Taking your iron-on adhesive, cut out a heart shape that matches the size of your patch and, following the instructions of your iron-on adhesive, iron it to the back of your patch.
  8. Iron the patch to your favorite jacket or cardigan or bag and show your mom!

DIY Felt Mom Heart Patch | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Felt Mom Heart Patch | Popcorn and ChocolateShow your mom how much you love her by creating this DIY felt mom heart patch, it’s almost as badass as getting the full-blown tattoo. Less painful too, unless you accidentally stab yourself with your needle (guilty).

Be sure to check out our Mother’s Day board on Pinterest to find more awesome DIY ideas for the big day!

DIY Felt Mom Heart Patch | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Doughnut Marquee Light

DIY Doughnut Marquee | Popcorn and ChocolateLearn how to make his doughnut marquee sign for your home by reading below!

Over the past couple of years I’ve become quite obsessed with doughnuts. I kind of forgot about them between the ages of 8-22 but have rekindled the love. The doughnut that brought back this love affair was definitely the Oreo peanut butter chocolate one from Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland. It was all downhill from there.

DIY Donut marquee by Popcorn and ChocolateThere’s nothing quite like a good ol’ doughnut. That’s where the inspiration for this marquee sign came from – my love of doughnuts. Though this marquee doughnut is not edible it does light up and makes for quite the unique home accent.

DIY Doughnut marquee by Popcorn and ChocolateI went for a strawberry frosted doughnut with extra sprinkles but you can certainly choose whatever flavor and sprinkle amount you prefer ;)

DIY Doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Foam board
  • Poster board
  • Paint in various colors (I used light brown and pink)
  • Globe lights
  • Electric drill or nail and hammer
  • Hot glue gun
  • String

Doughnut marquee instructions:

  1. Start by drawing a large circle on your foam board and then a smaller one within that.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  2. Cut out around the large circle and the small circle so you have a doughnut shape.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Cut out strips of poster about 2 inches thick and as long as the poster board.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. To make the holes in the doughnut, first count out how many lights you have on your string lights (mine was 30) then on the back of your doughnut draw a dot everywhere you want to drill for a light. Make sure that you measure the distance between each light and don’t put the dots too far apart. How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  5. Taking a drill, carefully drill a hole everywhere you marked. Or, if you don’t have a drill, you can take a hammer and a thick nail (one as thick as the wire on the light bulb) and nail a hole everywhere there is a dot – just make sure you don’t nail it all the way through so it sticks to whatever is underneath your doughnut.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  6. Paint your doughnut and the strips of paper a light brown color. For the poster strips make sure you paint both sides. I found that using a circular foam brush looked the best as it didn’t leave any paint streaks.
  7. Once the brown is dry paint over the inside of the doughnut in pink creating the frosting.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  8. Once your doughnut is painted you can attach the poster board  strips to the sides of the doughnut so it stands out. Using a hot glue gun, glue along the sides of the doughnut and then carefully place one of the poster board strips on it so that half is on each side. Continue doing this until your poster board strips cover the whole outside of the doughnut. Then do the same with the inside circle.
  9. Glue a piece of string  into a loop onto the back of your doughnut so you can hang it up.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  10. Take off the balls on your globe lights so you can place the lights through the holes you drilled. Thread each of the lights through the holes and then replace the ball onto the globe light.How to make a doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate
  11. Tape down the battery pack to the back of your light.
  12. Hang on your wall and admire your handy work!

DIY Doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate

Doughnutcha wish you had this marquee sign in your home?? This DIY definitely was a fun one to make and surprisingly easy.

Make sure to check out our Home DIY Pinterest board to find other fun DIYs for your home!

DIY Doughnut marquee by Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Marbled Clay Vase | Popcorn and Chocolate

Marbled Clay Vase: Make it in under 10 minutes!

DIY Marbled Clay Vase | Popcorn and ChocolateIf you love marble and simple projects then try making this marbled clay vase! Scroll down to find the full tutorial.

DIY Marbled Clay Vase | Popcorn and ChocolateI’m a big fan of marble. I think it adds a sleek touch of decor to your home. I’m an even bigger fan of not spending an arm and a leg on marble decor. There are several techniques one can use to marble but for this vase we decided to keep it pretty simple, and indoor craft friendly.

DIY Marbled Clay Planter | Popcorn and ChocolateSimple crafts is what we are all about at Popcorn & Chocolate. Simple and cheap (but not cheap looking)! This DIY marbled vase is no exception. All you need to make it is some black and white Sculpey and an oven. Easy peasy.

DIY Marbled Clay Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • White and black Sculpey (or any oven bake clay)
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife
  • Parchment paper
  • Oven

Instructions:

  1. If your clay is like mine and has been sitting around for a couple of years, start by kneading a big chunk (about 1/4 cup) of white Sculpey in your hands to soften it up a bit. Do the same with a smaller (about a tablespoon) amount of black clay.
  2. Once your clay  is pliable, take the black clay and gently push it into the white clay. Continue to knead the two clays together, making sure not to over knead so it turns grey. You want there to be distinct black spots.
  3. Next, take your rolling pin and roll out your clay into a rectangle shape. You can use a plastic knife to cut off any excess clay and to make the lines straight – make sure to save it for the base.
  4. Take the two ends of the rectangle and line them up and then gently smooth the two edges together by pushing the clay from one end onto the other in one direction.How to make a marbled vase | popcorn and chocolate
  5. Roll out your scraps to make the base of your vase. To measure the base, put your vase circle on top and then, using a knife, cut around it.
  6. Secure the base bottom to the vase using the same technique described in step 4.
  7. Pop your vase in the oven at 275º on a piece of parchment paper. Bake for quite some time. You are supposed to bake your vase for 15 minutes per 1/4 inch thickness. My vase was pretty thick so this took about an hour. I just kept checking it every 15 minutes to make sure it wasn’t burning.
  8. Put some flowers or a plant in your pretty vase and you are all set!

DIY Marbled Clay Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

Marble away my friends, marble away! Let us know in the comments below if you end up making this DIY! And if you are looking for more home decor type DIYs be sure to check out our Pinterest!

DIY Marbled Clay Vase | Popcorn and Chocolate