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Get ready for Halloween in no time with these super easy DIY projects! No need for a crafty thumb, these projects can be done by just about anyone. This year try to take seasonal decorations into your own hands and avoid spending big bucks on items that will either get thrown away or take up a lot of storage space. Environmentally friendly projects using Indian corn, pumpkins, and garlands are the way to go. You can even try temporarily sprucing up items you already have around your home like the festive desert stand below.
Glazed Cinderella Pumpkins
What you need:
- Bronze metallic glaze
- Urns or Pots
- Choose various sizes of Cinderella pumpkins, having a larger one for the bottom.
- Paint them with bronze glaze by first dipping your brush in paint, wiping it off, and using the almost-dry brush on your pumpkins.
- Stack them up in your pots or urns and wrap them up with copper or black ribbon.
Halloween Desert Stand
What you need:
- Tiered dessert stand
- Halloween-patterned scrapbook paper
Measure the sizes of your tiers and draw them out on your scrapbook paper using a compass. Cut them out and layer the circles on each tier. Pile them high with sugary treats for your little tricker-treaters!
Spooky Chalkboard Tray
What you need:
- Unfinished wooden tray
- Tinted Primer
- Chalkboard Paint
- Sand paper
- Tack cloth and towel
- Apply a layer of tinted primer and let it dry for three hours.
- Sand off any rough or raised areas and wipe it clean with a tack cloth for smooth surface.
- Apply an even layer of chalkboard paint and let it dry for three hours.
- Prepare the tray for writing by covering the whole surface with a large chalk stick on its side. This allows all future markings to be erasable.
- Wipe the chalk away with a towel and write your favorite spooky message and… voila!
Give plain terracotta pots a spin with this easy DIY project you can finish up this weekend. Just about anyone can do this project, even those that aren’t so craft savvy. A little glue and fabric can really go a long way!
- Terracotta pots
- Mod Podge
- Cut a length of fabric that will wrap once around your pot. Leave extra room for folding it over the top and bottom. Cut slits in your fabric around the top to avoid puckering.
- Coat a section of the pot with Mod Podge and stick the beginning of your fabric to the pot, coating the fabric as well. Do this all the way around and trim the fabric less than an inch so it hangs over the top and bottom.
- Fold the fabric at the top and bottom in pleats and coat it with Mod Podge. Let it dry and… voila!
BDB Tip: For indoor use only! If these get wet the glue will most likely wash off!
Since most of us would love to enjoy the spring season but live in city dwellings, growing your own garden can be a little tricky. With these few tips your balcony garden will be flourishing in no time! The choice is yours whether you want to grow flowers, fruit, or vegetables.
- Make the most of your limited space and use every surface including walls and railings
- Install a screen or wall if your balcony is exposed to lots of wind
- Check how much sun exposure your balcony gets and how much will suit your plants
- Use pots and hanging baskets to maximize your balcony space
- Use lightweight leak-proof pots made from plastic or wood
- For dwarf trees, shrubs, or vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes, use 5 gallon pots. To grow beets, carrots and peppers, use 2 gallon pots