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

DIY Clay Bunny Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Clay Bunny Planters

DIY Clay Bunny Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Clay Bunny Planter | Popcorn and ChocolateKeep reading to find out how to make these DIY clay bunny planters!

DIY Clay Bunny Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

Well, ladies and gentlemen, today is the day. Rose finally turns 25 and joins me in the confused land of not quite fresh out of college and not quite settling into your 30’s. Let’s all take a quick moment to welcome her to this new age before we get into bunny DIYs.

DIY Clay Bunny Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

This is a rather sad day for me as I’ve spent the last 5?6? (you kinda loose track after a while) birthdays with her and now due to certain circumstances (our stupid pea brains getting too anxious) we won’t be together. Though I will be driving down to Boston the first chance I get to smother her with gifts and popcorn and quite possibly this little clay Easter bunny planter.

DIY Clay Bunny Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

Speaking of, shall we get on with the DIY? Hokay. This little bunny planter is a cute way to add a bit of holiday flair to your home without going too over the top. Plus, it’s pretty stinking cute so you could get away with having  it out all year round.

DIY Clay Bunny Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Clay Bunny Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

Shall we hop right into it?

Materials:

  • Sculpey/oven bake clay (can use colored or just plain white and paint it after)
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic knife
  • Oven
  • Glue gun

Instructions:

  1. Start by kneading your clay in your hands for a minute or so just to warm it up. Once it is more pliable, roll it out into a thin oval shape using a rolling pin.How to make a bunny planter using clay
  2. Trim off the sides of the oval so it is a thin, long rectangle.
  3. Take one end of the rectangle and loop it around to the other side to form a circle. Attach the edges together by gently kneading the clay onto itself.How to make a bunny planter using clay
  4. Roll out some more clay into a thin circle to act as the bottom of your pot. To measure you can put the circle you just made on top of the disk and cut away any excess.How to make a bunny planter using clay
  5. Attach the bottom of the pot to the circle by kneading the clay onto itself.How to make a bunny planter using clay
  6. Now make some ears and a tail for your bunny. For the ears, roll out some more clay and then taking your plastic knife cut out two ear shapes (like a triangle). For the tail take a small bit of clay and roll it into a small ball.How to make a bunny planter using clay
  7. Optional: if you want you can attach the ears and tail to the clay but for ease I did this later using a glue gun.
  8. Pop your clay pieces into the oven on a piece of parchment and bake at 275º per 1/4 inch thickness.
  9. Once your clay is baked and cooled you can go ahead and attach the ears and tail using a glue gun.
  10. Stick a cute succulent or cactus into your planter and you are good to go!

DIY Clay Bunny Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

How about that bunny? A simple Easter DIY that is subtle enough to display all year round.

So what are you waiting for, hop to it and go make this little bunny!

DIY Clay Bunny Planter | Popcorn and Chocolate

If you are looking for other fun Easter DIY ideas, go check out our Pinterest!

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DIY Easter Eggs Roundup by Popcorn and Chocolate

The Ultimate Easter Egg DIY Roundup: 40 colorful and unique ways to decorate your eggs!

Easter is fast approaching and that means you gotta get all your ducks (or eggs) in a row for the big day. Luckily, today we’ve got the ultimate Easter egg DIY roundup for you! There are so many incredible and fun Easter egg DIY’s out there that I just wanted to share them all with you! Let us know in the comments if you try any of them or which one is your favorite. I definitely will have to stock up on eggs next time I’m at the store.

DIY Easter Eggs Roundup by Popcorn and Chocolate

I don’t even know where to start all of these DIYs are so clever but I guess we should jump right in, yes? As a disclaimer: none of these images are my own, I have linked the source of the DIY to the owner.

1. DIY Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs, by The Crafted Life
How fun are these?? Warning: I’m probably going to say that about every egg. But I’m loving the tattoo choices here!Temporary tattoo easter eggs

2. DIY Celebrity Easter Eggs, by Studio DIY
These eggs just crack me up! Also, fun fact, Oprah is speaking at Skidmore’s graduation this year… not bitter about this or anything. Celebrity-Easter-Eggs-6-600x900

3. Mr. Potato Head Easter Eggs, by The Glitter In My Tea
These guys are so stinking adorable I can’t get over it! Also, don’t know how Amy cut out such tiny hats and glasses!Mr. Potato Head Easter Egg

4. DIY Tamagotchi Pet Easter Eggs, by Brite And Bubbly
Keeping in line with the 90’s toys throw back – who remembers playing with Tamagotchi’s??? Fabulous!Tamagatchi-Easter-Egg-2

5. DIY Pink Pineapple Easter Eggs, by Best Friends For Frosting
I’m kind of really obsessed with these pineapple eggs! Anything and everything pineapple please!cute-easter-egg-pineapples

6. DIY Typography Sand Art Easter Eggs, by Aww Sam
These eggs are definitely cool beans!SandArtEggs1

7. Pain Splattered Easter Eggs, by Squirrely Minds
Splatter away with this simple DIY!140417-paint-splattered-easter-eggs-six

8. DIY Constellation Eggs, by Kittenhood
These eggs are out of this world (sorry for all the bad puns, but it comes with the territory)DIY Constellation Eggs

9. DIY Stars And Moons Easter Eggs, by Homey Oh My
If a whole constellation is too daunting, try some moon and stars!
Star and moons easter eggs

10. Modern Easter Eggs, by Lily Ardor
These trendy little eggs will be sure to get all the compliments
DIY Modern Easter Eggs

11. Fruit Stamped Easter Eggs, by Delineate Your Dwelling
These fruity eggs are adorable!
DIY Fruit Stamped Easter Eggs

12. Marbled Easter Eggs, by Oh So Beautiful Paper
If it’s marble, count me in!
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13. Sprinkle Easter Eggs, by Studio DIY
We all need more sprinkles in our lives!
DIY Sprinkle Easter Eggs

14.  Easter Bunny Eggs, by Little Red Window
What’s Easter without some bunnies??
DIY Easter bunny egg

15. Graffiti Art Easter Eggs, by Paper & Stitch
Take your graffiti off the streets and onto your eggs for this DIY!
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16. Cactus Easter Eggs, by Delia Creates
Oh my cacti! Love these little guys!
Cactus Easter Eggs

17. Tropical Leaf Easter Eggs, by Oh So Beautiful Paper
Feeling the tropical vibes? Try these tropical leaf eggs!
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18. Pastel Marble Eggs, by Bespoke Bride
Pastel and marble? Yaaasss!
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19. Typography Easter Eggs, by Lovely Indeed
So many eggcelent Easter puns!
Typography Easter eggs

20. DIY Snowflake Easter Egg, by Motte Blog
Keep a bit of winter alive with these fun snowflake eggs!
Snowflake Easter eggs

21. DIY Avocado Easter Eggs, by Aww Sam
Avocado and eggs is always a winning combination in my book!
Avocado Easter Eggs

22. DIY Burger Eggs, by Studio DIY
And if you don’t like avocados, try these burger eggs instead!
DIY Burger easter egg

23. Ice Cream Cone Eggs, by The Decorated Cookie
Feeling extra sweet? Try these ice cream cone eggs!
DIY ice cream cone easter agg

24. Ombre Easter Eggs, by The Crafted Life
Love me some ombre!
DIY Ombre Easter Eggs

25. Otomi-Print Easter Eggs, by Homemade Banana
Loving the bright and colorful pattern on these eggs!
Otomi Print Egg

26. Gold Leaf Easter Eggs, by Artful Days
The best golden eggs ever!
gold-leaf-easter-eggs

27. Confetti Dipped Easter Eggs, by Studio DIY
Gold? Confetti? And color block?? Yes, yes, and yes please!
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28. Pantone Easter Eggs, by A Kailo Chic Life
Such a clever idea for an egg!
Pantone Easter eggs

29. Mud Cloth Inspired Eggs, by A Charming Project
I might be partial, but I’m loving these mud cloth eggs!
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30. Black And White Swan Eggs, by Design Is Yay
How clever are these swan eggs??
Black and white swan eggs

31. Modern Brushstroke Easter Eggs, by Idle Hands
These eggs look so simple and so elegant!
Modern brushstroke easter eggs

32. DIY Moss Design Eggs, by The Merry Thought
Moss on eggs? Who knew this combo would be so great!
DIY moss eggs

33. Watercolor Floral Eggs, by Dream A Little Bigger
If moss isn’t quite your thing, try out these pretty watercolor floral eggs!
Watercolor floral eggs

34. Confetti Easter Eggs, by Alice and Lois
You can never go wrong with a little confetti!
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35. DIY Emoji Easter Eggs, by Studio DIY
Express yourself with these emoji eggs!
DIY Emoji Easter Eggs

36. DIY Hot Dog Easter Eggs, by Brite & Bubbly
Hot diggity dog!
Hot dog Easter egg

37. Banana Split Easter Eggs, by The Glitter In My Tea
If you couldn’t tell by now, I love food. The one thing I love more than food itself is a food themed DIY like this amazing banana split easter egg DIY!
Banana split easter eggs

38. Sprinkle Easter Eggs, by Let’s Mingle
I don’t much like jimmies on my ice cream but on my eggs, yes way!
DIY sprinkle easter eggs

39. Hologram Foil Easter Eggs, by Oh So Beautiful Paper
All about that holo life? We got something for you too!
Hologram foil easter egg

40. DIY Unicorn Easter Eggs, by Little Inspiration
These unicorn eggs have to be the cutest things ever!
DIY Unicorn easter eggs

There you have it, an amazing list of 4o different  Easter egg DIYs! So tell me, which was your favorite?? Have you tried any of these DIYs before? If you’re looking for other, non-egg related Easter DIYs be sure to check out my Pinterest as well as these cute bunny erasers I made!

DIY Easter Eggs Roundup by Popcorn and Chocolate

Do it yourself Easter bunny erasers | Popcorn and Chocolate

Simple Bunny Erasers for Easter

DIY Easter Bunny Erasers | Popcorn and ChocolateKeep reading to find the full tutorial for these cute and simple bunny erasers for Easter (or anytime really)!

DIY Bunny Eraser for Easter (or anytime)! | Popcorn and Chocolate

When I was a wee little one, I remember (via home videos) running around behind my brothers as they scooped up all the Easter eggs as I looked confused and delighted all at once. Eventually my brothers would start pointing eggs out to me and putting them in my basket, at which point I would stop searching for new eggs and work on opening the eggs in my basket.

Do it yourself Easter bunny erasers | Popcorn and Chocolate

It was always so exciting to find what was hidden in each Easter egg. Usually it was candy but what kind and how much you never knew. On the rare occurrence there was a toy inside. That was almost more precious then the ubiquitous candy.

DIY Bunny Erasers | Popcorn and Chocolate

Today we’re sharing a very simple (like too simple to have written a whole post on it) DIY that is perfect to hide in your kids Easter eggs. Or, you could make these bunny erasers and give them away to your friends as a little Easter gift. Or or, if you just need an eraser why not make it a cute bunny shape? I’m all for objects that are shaped like cute animals.

DIY Bunny Erasers perfect for Easter | Popcorn and Chocolate

Andddd if you are looking for a super cute Easter basket to store these bunny erasers in be sure to check out our pom-pom Easter basket we made last year. It’s another super simple Easter DIY.

Materials:

  • Eraser clay
  • Bunny mold (alternatively you can form the bunny yourself) I bought my mold at Michaels but have linked a similar one from Amazon.
  • Oven

Instructions:

  1. Start by kneading the eraser clay in your hands for a few minutes just to warm it up so it is easier to work with.
  2. Taking your bunny mold, plop the eraser clay into one of slots and press it down and around so it fits the whole slot.
  3. Take the eraser clay out of the mold by gently prying up each side.
  4. Optional: Taking the eraser side of a pencil, gently press it into the bottom of the bunny to create a hole so that the eraser can be placed on a pencil.
  5. Pop the eraser clay on a piece of parchment paper on a oven tray and bake in the oven for the given time it says on your eraser clay package. Since my bunny was pretty thick this took quite some time – just be patient and know that the thicker your eraser the longer it will take.
  6. Let cool and pop on your favorite pencil or stick in an Easter basket as a cute little gift!

DIY Bunny Erasers | Popcorn and Chocolate

Click here if you want some more cute Easter ideas and DIYs!

DIY Easter Bunny Eraser | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Mud Cloth Plaster Keychains | Popcorn and Chocolate

Mud Cloth Inspired Plaster Keychains

DIY Mud Cloth Plaster Keychains | Popcorn and ChocolateLearn how to make these fun and colorful mud cloth inspired plaster keychains by reading below! DIY Mud Cloth Inspired Plaster Keychains | Popcorn and Chocolate

I remember when Rose and I moved into our first apartment the thing I was most excited for was to have my own set of keys to add to a keychain. I was also excited about having a real functioning kitchen and not eating cafeteria food (rumored to be) loaded with laxatives, but that’s a different story for another day. Maybe a DIY laxative pill post???

DIY Mud Cloth Plaster Keychains | Popcorn and Chocolate

All jokes aside, you have no idea how excited I was to have a little keychain with my set of keys. It felt like here are your keys, you are now officially a grown up. And I walked proudly around with my jangling keys while Rose rolled her eyes at me as she grumbled about having to have another set of keys to add to her heavy keychain. It’s the little things in life.

DIY Mud Cloth Plaster Keychains | Popcorn and Chocolate

If only my grownup, key carrying, self had thought of this mud cloth DIY 5 years ago. Then I would be extra excited to carry around my keys.

Mud Cloth Patterned Plaster Keychain | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

How to make the mud cloth keychain:

  1. Start by making your Plaster of Paris. This can get messy so I would suggest putting down some newspaper. Mix together the Plaster of Paris and water (per instructions listed on the plaster) in a container. Use a plastic spoon or something you don’t mind ruining to mix it thoroughly.
  2. Pour plaster mixture into your silicone letter mold in an even layer. Tap the tray a few times to get rid of any air bubbles.
  3. Gently place your keychain into the plaster in the mold. You can rest the top of the keychain on the mold so it doesn’t fall in.
  4. Let dry for an hour (or for however long your plaster instructs).
  5. Once your plaster letter is dry you can pop it out of the mold. I would suggest letting it dry for a couple more hours just to make sure it is 100% dry before you color on it.
  6. Optional step: if there are any jagged bits or uneven areas on the plaster letter you can gently sand it down with sandpaper.
  7. Taking a colored pencil draw your mud cloth inspired design onto your letter keychain.

 

Handmade keychain out of plaster - mud cloth inspired | Popcorn and Chocolate

That’s it! Super simple mud cloth keychain that you can add your keys to and jangle around like a true adult. As for other “adult” aspects of my life… still working on those.

Handmade keychain out of plaster - mud cloth inspired | Popcorn and Chocolate

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DIY Mudcloth Inspired Keychains Made From Plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Looking for more keychain DIYs or other fun accessories? Check out my Pinterest! I’m always pinning cute things I find on other DIY blogs!

DIY no sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

No Sew Lace Up Shirt

DIY no-sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and ChocolateI’ve been seeing lace-up shirts everywhere lately. And when you start seeing something everywhere and you are a DIY blogger then it is only your duty to create said item. In this case, a lace up shirt. DIY no sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY no sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

These shirts are super easy to make and do not involve any sewing cause ain’t nobody got time for that. I wish I knew how to sew complex items, but alas, my sewing abilities end at a running stitch. Even then Rose will be laughing at the shoddy job I did. Oops! Thank goodness for fabric glue! The real star of this no sew lace up shirt is the fabric glue. No no sew project would be complete without it!

DIY no-sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Plain t-shirt
  • Ribbon/trim with grommets in it – I found mine at Joann’s but here is something similar
  • Plain black ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Start by drawing out a V on the neck of your t-shirt.DIY no sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate
  2. Cut out the V.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  3. Trim your ribbon with the holes in it down so it is the size of the length of one side of the V. Do this with the other side of the V.DIY no-sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. Dot your fabric glue onto one side of the ribbon, making sure to not go past the holes.
  5. Press the ribbon down onto the V – making sure the holes are not covered.
  6. Let dry for 24 hours.
  7. Taking your plain black ribbon, lace up the V going in and out of the holes.DIY no-sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY no-sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate
  8. Once you are at the top you can trim the excess ribbon and glue it down using the fabric glue.DIY no-sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

 

Yay for easy, no sew projects! Also yay for DIY projects you can actually use/wear! Let us know in the comments below if you try this project and happy no sewing!

DIY no sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

Click here to find some other simple and fun clothing DIYs!

DIY no sew lace up shirt | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY glittery green shamrock pins for St. Patrick's day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Glittery Green Shamrock Pin for St. Patrick’s Day

DIY glittery green shamrock pins for St. Patrick's day | Popcorn and Chocolate

You definitely won’t be pinched if you are wearing one of these glittery green shamrock pins on St. Patrick’s day. Keep on reading to find the full tutorial on how to make these resin pins! And if you want more St. Patrick’s day DIYs click here.

St. Patrick's day glittery resin shamrock pin | Popcorn and Chocolate

These pins are extra large and extra glittery so no one will be able to miss them. And if you do get pinched it is probably because someone is trying to steal this pin off your clothes!

St. Patrick's day glittery resin shamrock pin | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Shamrock silicone tray
  • Green glitter
  • Resin
  • Container and stirrer that will get ruined
  • Pin back
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions:

  1. Start by following the instructions on how to properly mix your resin. I would highly suggest doing this in a container and with a stirrer you can ruin because I had to throw mine away afterwards.
  2. Once the resin is mixed, stir in the green glitter. I didn’t measure this but a lot goes a long way.
  3. Immediately pour the resin mixture into your shamrock mold.
  4. Let sit for appropriate amount of time to harden.
  5. Once the shamrock is hard pop it out of the silicone mold.
  6. Glue on a pin back using a hot glue gun.
  7. Pin to your outfit and you are ready to go!

 

And if you want a little bit extra luck on St. Patrick’s day be sure to make our lucky charms popcorn. I’m not partial or anything but it is freaking delicious!

Shamrock resin pin DIY | Popcorn and Chocolate

Be sure to pin this pin for St. Patrick’s day!

DIY Glittery Green Shamrock Pin | Popcorn and Chocolate

Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & Chocolate

Fabric Covered Letters

Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & ChocolateMake these easy fabric covered letters to add to your shelf or gallery wall! We had these wooden letters that we bought forever ago thinking we would do one thing with them then another then another… We also bought some fabric forever ago at Ikea (gotta love) that we kept meaning to use as well… Well combine two craft supplies you didn’t need into one and you get these lovely fabric covered letters! Sometimes crafters go a little overboard in buying supplies. But I’m so glad we 1. finally have a use for these crafts and 2. that they came out so good! Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & ChocolateThey are very simple to make and only require a few items that you might already have lying around in your craft supplies closet already. You can head on over to Homedit to see the full tutorial on how to make these fabric covered letters.

Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & ChocolateFabric covered letters | Popcorn & Chocolate

Check out the full tutorial on how to make these fabric covered letters over on Homedit

P.S. Special thanks to my brother for helping out with styling and taking pictures of these lovely letters!

P.P.S. I think these letters would look bomb hung up next to one of our weaves.  Might I suggest a pineapple?

DIY Cactus Shrinky Dinks Lights | Popcorn and Chocolate

Cactus Shrinky Dinks Lights

DIY Shrinky Dinks Cactus Lights | Popcorn and Chocolate

Ever since I ordered these shrinky dinks online I’ve been dreaming and scheming of ways to use them again. I like to get the most out of my craft supplies. Plus, when the craft involves sitting and coloring you best believe I will be doing it again. And again. And again.

DIY Shrinky Dinks Cactus Lights | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Shrinky Dinks Cactus Lights | Popcorn and Chocolate

I definitely jumped on the coloring band wagon. Well, actually, Rose and I had our own little coloring train when we were in college. We bought some of those giant coloring pages they sell at A.C. Moore in the kids section and would just sit on our dorm room floor (ew) and color them in as we watched TV. I think we bought a Spongebob one and a Zoo themed one. They were great. I still have some of those coloring pages, I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away (#hoarder).

DIY Shrinky Dinks Cactus Lights | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Cactus Shrinky Dinks Lights | Popcorn and Chocolate

Then once all these awesome coloring books popped up over the past couple of years I knew I had to get one (or two or three). It totally is therapeutic to just sit and color something in. As a crafty person, it’s nice to have a craft that is mindless and simple like coloring.

DIY Cactus Shrinky Dinks Lights | Popcorn and Chocolate

That’s why making these cactus light shrinky dinks was so much fun. I just got to sit and color in different cactus all day. No complaints here. I’m already thinking of other ways I can use shrinky dinks just so I have an excuse to color some more!

DIY Cactus Shrinky Dinks Lights | Popcorn and Chocolate

Keep read below to find out how to make these shrinky links cactus lights:

Materials:

  • Shrinky dinks
  • Sharpies or permanent markers
  • Scissors
  • Oven
  • Parchment paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • String lights

 

Instructions:

  1. Start by drawing a cactus onto your shrinky dinks. You can either free-hand this or trace an image like I did. I chose to do several different types of cactus but feel free to just do one. For size reference my drawing on the shrinky dinks was about 5.5 inches long. You want them fairly big so you can glue them onto the lights.
  2. Color in your cactus using different sharpies.
  3. Cut out your cactus. I found that when I completely around the whole cactus – hugging the cactus the whole way – that this was more likely to curl and stick on itself in the oven. To remedy this I started to just cut mostly around the cactus but didn’t hug it and left some blank space between stems if there were multiple peaks.
  4. Pre-heat your oven to 325ºF and then place your cactus shrinky dinks on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Put in the oven for about 3 minutes. Keep an eye on them – they will first curl up and then eventually (if all goes well) uncurl and lay flat again. This was taking about 3 minutes for me but might be shorter for your oven so just keep an eye on them.
  5. With your hot glue gun glue on two dots on the back of your cactus shrinky dink. Then firmly press onto the string lights between the actual light. Repeat this process with all of your cactus.
  6. Plug in your lights and enjoy! Just as a warning I would make sure you were always in the room when these are on and to not leave them on for a super long amount of time just because I’m not sure how the plastic will fare with the light.

 

DIY Cactus Shrinky Dinks Lights | Popcorn and ChocolateNow you just have to find a cute place to hang up your cactus shrinky dinks lights! I think I’m going to put mine around my desk. I already have my cactus piñata sitting there so it seems only appropriate to add some more cactus paraphernalia.

DIY Cactus Shrinky Dinks Lights | Popcorn and Chocolate

If you want more cactus and succulent themed DIYs/ideas check out this Pinterest board!

DIY embroidered throw pillow | Popcorn and Chocolate

Embroidered Home Sweet Home Throw Pillow

DIY Embroidered Home Sweet Home Throw Pillow | Popcorn and Chocolate

I love coming home to a cozy house and a inviting couch full of fluffy throw pillows. This DIY embroidered throw pillow says it all – home sweet home. In my dream apartment I’ve got a huge couch just bursting to the brim with throw pillows to the point where you don’t know where to sit. This embroidered pillow will be sitting in the center of it.

DIY embroidered throw pillow | Popcorn and Chocolate

Doesn’t this pillow make you just want to curl up on the couch?? If so, you can find the full tutorial on how to make this DIY embroidered throw pillow over on Homedit.

Embroidered home sweet home pillow | Popcorn and Chocolate

Click here for the full tutorial.

Or pin this image if you want to check it out later! And if you are looking for more home decor DIYs click here!

DIY Embroidered home sweet home throw pillow | Popcorn and Chocolate