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Easy cheap Christmas DIY to transform walls

Posted by Miranda Weldon on

We were hosting a Grinchmas party at our house this year and I really wanted to deck the halls in proper Who fashion. We were spending a bunch on food and party supplies so I didn’t want to buy a bunch of new Christmas wall decor, and I didn’t want to have to store even more Christmas decorations after the holidays were over. I decided I would wrap all the artwork in our house and hang the wrapped artwork back on the walls. The presents hanging all over the house instantly gave our walls a Christmas makeover and it cost...

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Colorful Deviled Eggs - Easter Dyed Deviled Eggs

Posted by Miranda Weldon on

Our favorite Easter tradition is to dye deviled eggs! Dying eggs is fun, but it usually creates waste at our house since we don’t eat all the dyed hard boiled eggs after Easter. So instead of dying egg shells, we started dying the deviled eggs themselves, and deviled eggs always get eaten at my house!  These eggs are super easy to make and always leave our friends and family saying, “Wow, how did you do that?” To start you make a large batch of hard boiled eggs, my favorite way to make hard boiled eggs is to throw a bunch...

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Easy Hula Girl Doll Cake for Luau Birthday

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For my youngest daughter’s 6th Birthday she requested a Luau pool party. I’m a very good baker but I’ve never been great at cake decorating. When brainstorming cake ideas I thought I could make, without it looking like it belonged on “Nailed It”, I remembered I had success making a doll cake in the past with a textured skirt. I decided I could make a hula girl doll cake and all I would have to do for the grass skirt was a bunch of lines of green frosting. I knew my daughter had a Barbie wearing a bikini and I...

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How to make Ruffle Crepe Paper Streamers

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Ruffle Crepe paper streamers are one of my favorite easy DIY party decorations! They are quick and easy to make and very inexpensive. You can make them in any color or combination of colors. For my daughter’s recent Luau party I used 2 shades of green to make them and used them for a photo booth backdrop and some extras to decorate my DIY Tiki piñata and DIY tiki buckets. To make your own you will need: 2 rolls of crepe paper streamers in 1-2 colors pencil or wooden dowel Sewing machine Thread  Take 2 rolls of crepe paper streamers...

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Headless Marie Antoinette Costume - My 2021 DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial

Posted by Miranda Weldon on

Every Halloween my neighborhood hosts an adults only Halloween party with cash prizes for the best Halloween costumes. I had won the contest in 2020 and knew if I wanted to win back to back years I would have to really step up my game! I pride myself on making my own costumes and thankfully started planning in September, because this costume took a long time but I was so happy with the results! I'm a bit obsessed with the 1700s! I've always been fascinated with the American Revolution, Catherine the Great, and of course Marie Antoinette. I decided I...

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