Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate

Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July

Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and ChocolateYou better believe I will be rocking this star bandana for the 4th of July this year! I’m not one to go too crazy on the 4th of July but I do like to wear a little something that shows my spirit. This bandana is perfect because it has stars on it, it has a splash of red or blue (or both!), and you can wear it anywhere – in your hair, around your neck, tied to a bag. I like that versatility.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and ChocolateI’ve kind of had a moment with bandanas lately. They are super fun to diy, you should really give it a try sometime! You can start here with this easy star bandana for the 4th of July!Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Plain white bandana
  • Ink in red or blue
  • Star stamp
  • Optional: glitter, embossing pen, embossing heat gun

How to make a star bandana:

  1. Take your star stamp and press it firmly into your ink pad.
  2. Stamp the star onto your white bandana.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Repeat this process until your whole bandana is covered.
  4. Optional: If you want to emboss a few stars so that they have glitter on them, here is what you will do.
  5. Go over the star with the embossing pen.
  6. Gently pour some glitter on top of that star.
  7. Shake off any excess glitter.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate
  8. Take your embossing heat tool and GENTLY go over the star, making sure you don’t hold it in one spot for too long. This will cause the fabric to burn. You will see your star turn from the color of the glitter to a bright, almost plasticy texture. This is when you know you are finished. Note: I read that using cotton fabric works a lot better for this so if you are planning on embossing I would highly suggest buying 100% cotton bandanas.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate


Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you all have a fun and festive holiday! We are currently in Seattle (!!!!) and if you want to see what we are up to make sure to watch our Instagram stories. Chow for now!

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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

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.

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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 Agate Napkin Rings | Popcorn and Chocolate

Simple Agate Napkin Rings

DIY Agate Napkin Rings | Popcorn and Chocolate

Admittedly these agate napkin rings were meant for our Thanksgiving table but we had so many other great Thanksgiving crafts going up that they just didn’t make it in time for Thanksgiving. It would be a shame to have to wait until next Thanksgiving to share these simple agate napkin rings so before we dive into our Valentine’s day crafts we thought we would sneak these guys in.

DIY Agate Napkin Rings | Popcorn and Chocolate

These agate napkin rings don’t have to just be for Thanksgiving – they are perfect for any holiday table or just a fancy Friday night! You could even set them up for a romantic Valentine’s day table for your special someone 😉

DIY Agate Napkin Rings | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Agate Napkin Rings | Popcorn and Chocolate

Head on over to Homedit to find the full tutorial for these agate napkin rings.

DIY Agate Napkin Rings | Popcorn and Chocolate

Click here for the tutorial.