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Mason Jar Succulent Planter

Spring is in the air and going to your favorite nursery might be one of your favorite spots to go  which is definitely what I like to do. I try really hard to control my urge to buy to0 many plants at one time which is extremely hard to do!  I have a wish list of succulents I would love to own and it seems to be getting bigger and bigger with each day. Flipping through Instagram make my wish list get longer due to the beautiful succulents everyone owns and I also started to explore getting more house plants. The hubby wants to have more greenery in the house and I am not going to say no and that’s how mason jar succulent planter came to be.

I won’t lie to you, once upon a time not too long ago…(sounds like star wars, haha. Sorry I geeked out for a minute there) I use to kill plants by just looking at them. However, for the past two year I have been able to keep succulents alive.  As I was told and have experienced they are the easiest plants to keep alive.  Now I am exploring how to place them in cute little thing like Mason jars. I love Mason jars and if I find something to put in them I will! I had this old Mason jars lemonade dispenser which the nozzle could never get clean enough to use again. When I wanted to throw it out the hubby could not bring himself to do it and I finally decided to do something with it. After a week it finally came to me what I could do with it and I turned it into Mason jar succulent planter.

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The beautiful succulent  string of pearls which can be very fragile and needs to be handle with care at times was the plant I choose to place inside my Mason jar succulent planter.  I have had the string of pearls for two months and tried to keep it shaded area so it would not burn. It was  watered once a week. It survived and now it needs a new home! ( insert happy dance!)

First I collected a few things. I got some succulent soil. Succulents like well drain soil to avoid their roots from rotting.

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Wood chips for the bottom of the pot will help with drainage. The Mason jar succulent planter is very big and I just did not want to make it super heavy or add too much soil the succulent will probably not use. Specially since I have so many new babies coming in the near future. Woohoo! I love spring!!

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I filled the bottom with wood chips to allow the succulent drain well.

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Followed with adding cactus  and succulent soil to the top.

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Then I place my string of  pearl succulent on the top.

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Finally just add my string of pearls and made sure all the roots are covered by soil, followed my watering. All done with my Mason jar succulent planter, fast and simple!

 Its all done with my Mason jar succulent planter.

Happy planting !

loren

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Jewelry Organizer DIY

I made a jewelry organizer DIY because over the years I have been slowly growing my collection. Its also really hard to tell what you have and don’t have when its all in a small trinket box waiting to be discovered. I decided to go to Michael’s and see what they had in stock for inspiration. Guess what I found?! I beautiful had chipboard wired letter. I believed it said planter on the back but that’s is not what I planned to do with this beauty.

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I got it home right away with a couple of other things and then went to work.

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I used my favorite stain mahogany and let the chipboard soak it up. I let it sit outside for 24 hours to make sure did not have a strong odor.

Afterwards I went to work on hooks to hand the jewelry from it. If it was Christmas time I would have used ornament hooks but since its only spring I needed to make my own. I had jewelry wire and pliers.

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I cut a piece or wire which I then bent both end in a hook fashion, that’s all you really need to do.

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I placed all my cute necklaces on it with my beautiful stones which help me find what I needed right away.

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What do you guys think? I going back to get a couple more letters and use. I also got actual necklace holder which looks great next to my jewelry organizer DIY.

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Stay crafty,

Loren

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Mason Jar Christmas Snow Globles

It would not be Christmas with some Mason jar decor. Here are my mason Jar Christmas snow globes. I love mason jars and I have a lot of them hidden under my bed. I being seen a lot of people using them with cute little vintage cars and placing tiny Christmas trees on top with bakers twine. I was not able to find any vintage toy cars. They seem to be very popular and prices for them seem to be ridicules. So I went in search for this cars in toy store. I could not find one anywhere. I thought I had tried everything until I went grocery shopping at Ralph and guess what I found?! The perfect car toys. They are a little large but they fit perfectly inside the mason jars! You always find things in the most unexpected places.

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As I mentioned before I got these cute looking vintage cars from my local grocery store called Ralph’s.

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I went a head and tied bakers twine to the cars. It was pretty simple to do specially since the cars doors opened.

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I got the mini Christmas tress from my local craft store. I got a couple different one’s to see which one’s match best with my cars.

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Here they are!!

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I also got this cute little camper with a tree on top from target ornament section and of course I had to place it inside a mason jar as well!!

My home is going to be filled with mason jar Christmas snow globes.

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Happy Holiday’s

Loren

 

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Reindeer Embroidery Pattern

It can’t be Christmas with out a few key things, Christmas tree, lights and reindeer! I just enjoy decorating with reindeer. I really want to add them to my decor this year for the holidays. I see reindeer at target in every form. I’ve purchased a snow globe of a reindeer in October. I do believe I can have that globe out all year around on my nightstand. They even had a reindeer head with gold tip antlers but I did not get it which I am regretting a little bit.  However, I did find a fun an easy way to add reindeer to my Christmas tree with this little hoop ornament.  You can also place them on your wall in all sizes!

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I first went and got my wooden hoop which I got at my local craft store and placed some felt in the hoop. I then got my silhouette and purchased a a baby reindeer pattern which I cut the head off. I made a couple of different sizes to fit my hoop.

 

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I then used glossy accents glue and traced the patterned with it. The glue stays wet for a little bit you have some wiggle room to work the entire pattern before you have to sprinkle the glitter. I used a dark brown glitter for the reindeer.

 

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I then got myself some red embroidery thread to add the red nose.

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You are almost done! I decided to painted the wooden hoop with a red sharpie. You can also stain the hoop. Now you can either hang them on the Christmas tree or on your wall. You have now a beautiful reindeer embroidery pattern than you can use glitter if you can’t really embroider.

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Happy Holidays!

 

Loren

 

 

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Chalkboard World Globe

I am excited about finding this world globe at Costco! I found it right before school started and its was defiantly a deal. I got it for $27 which is cheap due to world globe being so popular and it super hard to find one for a good deal. I just had to grab it and run. My hubby was not happy that I got it and but it looks so cute on my home now my chalkboard world globe.

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Chalkboard painting is super easy to do and it does not take a lot of work. Just good weather and some time out of your day.

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I used black chalkboard paint and sprayed the entire globe about 3 coats of chalkboard.

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Once it what dried I took chalk and went over the indentation of the map with the chalk. The globe that I purchased had the land masses raised up which made it easy to go over it with chalk.

 

Now i can write Boo or Happy Holidays!  You can’t go wrong with a globe. I was so happy I did get it because I did try to purchase a globe that was smaller and broken at a retailer and they only discounted it for 4 dollars! So the total came to $20 and it was so not worth it! Retailers are really not the best place to get them all the time. Here it is your chalkboard world globe.

Happy Crafting,

 

Loren

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Recycling Formula Container

I recently had to stop breast feeding and use formula and I found myself having formula containers. I just could not find myself throwing them out without feeling a little guilty and I wanted to recycle them. I guess that is what happens when you are a crafter! I really need to figure out something to do with the extra containers. The first thing that pop into my head was a cookie container. Of course since its Halloween I decided to add something spooky to it.

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The first thing I did was grab the containers and went to work on spraying them with black chalk board paint. One of the containers had a gold top and I decided to also paint the other lid gold since it was yellow.

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Once it was dried I went ahead and mod podge a skull and bones to one container. I also liked how the gold lid came out. Gold is a wonderful color this season.

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The other container I mod podge a spider to it.The spiders I used are Martha Stewart cling. I love how has transparent.  My new containers might keep the kiddos from knowing I hidden their cookies in there! The lid was already gold so it was one less thing to do. haha

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I have two formula containers that have gotten a complete makeover/recycled. I wonder what I am going to do with the next few formula containers? It is fun to find new uses to every day items you use.

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What will you do with your formula containers? Have you done anything with your recycled formula containers?

 

Happy Haunting,

 

Loren

 

 

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Halloween Mason Jar Ghost

Ghost are one of the frightful things during Halloween. I decided to make my own tortured soul ghost and place him in my mason jar for safe keeping. I used little things around the house.  I sometimes get very surprise what you can come up with when you are in need of it. I love making Halloween mason jar every year. I always want to top the year before mason jar.

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I have wooden skewer and for the life of me I could not find them anywhere. I own two different size skewers and I could not find one of them in my craft closet. Some might say maybe I have too many crafts but I just think maybe I just need to reorganize it. hehe. I had a dilema of what to use to get my littl ghost head stand up. I then saw my son juice box straw and light bulb went off. I used the straw and attached it to a small foam ball. The foam ball I found seemed to have gotten a little bit beat up. I believe at one time my son might have gotten his hand on it at one time or other.

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I hot glued the straw to the lid. I used cheese cloth to cover the foam ball. I made eyes and a mouth with a black sharpy.

I added a tea light to add a glow to my little Halloween mason jar ghost.  It fits perfectly with my Halloween decor.

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Happy Haunting,

 

Loren

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Disney Mason Jar

I have recently become a huge Disneyland fan. I have never being to Disney as a child only as an adult and I just love it! I keep spoiling my kiddos by going at least twice a week. Now that we live in Cali we got an annual pass. I remember my hubby face when he saw how much the annual passes were and told me that it better be worth it. Guess what I’ve gone 23 times in the last 29 days! How I manage that?! I really don’t know.  I just know that I love going and experiencing something new every time. As you can imagine I have a lot of keepsakes and plenty of mason jars just laying around the house. I decided to make my own little Disney mason jar keepsake.

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You will not need a lot to make this Disney mason jar keepsake.  As you can guess you will need a mason jar with a large mouth.

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I did spray paint the lid gold. You won’t need the inside lip of the mason jar once you get your first button from Disneyland. I got the Disney pin the first time we went Disney which just happens to fit the top of mason jar.

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I went ahead and added all the wonderful things we found at Disney. I place the different maps from each location. My kiddos got some gold doubloons over at Disney Junior theater and paper strings. I even made a mason jar just for the pin button that are given out at Disneyland. I also painted the lid of the mason jar gold to match. Now I have two mason jar keepsakes for our Disneyland adventures.

 

Happy Haunting,

Loren

 

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Halloween Pumpkin Mason Jar

Mason Jars are very popular and you can just about do anything with them! I decided to make another Halloween inspired mason jar crafts. I made a Halloween pumpkin mason jar. It only took me about 30 minutes to make and Halloween pumpkin mason jar craft and it gave me the perfect excuse to buy candy corn early.

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The first thing I did was take the lid of the mason jar and hot glue batting to it, by doing this I make sure it does not go all over the place while trying to cover it with fabric. At times batting can be very slippery.

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I then got pumpkin fabric to cover the batting which I also hot glued to the lid of the mason jar. I made sure to pull the fabric tight around the lid.

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On the top of the mason jar I hot glue to little pieces of sticks. I do believe this helps makes it look more like a pumpkin.

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Finally I got candy corn pumpkins and original candy corn and placed them inside the jar. Of course I did notice a few missing and a little boy grinning with mischief.

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If you noticed I spray painted the lid gold. Gold is the color this year and I could not help but paint it gold which looks way better than the silver lid.

I hope to make many more Halloween inspired mason jar this season. What do you think I should make now?! Stay tune for more.

 

Happy Haunting,

 

 

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Love Gold Stencil Sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold has been on my mind a lot and I decide that I needed a lit bit of more gold in my apartment.  I wanted to add inspirational word to my wall and Love came to mind. I started by going through my stash and figuring out what I had and trust me I have plenty to work with, maybe little to much my hubby would say. I got my love lettering back in February during valentine. I love shopping after the holiday to get the great deals on holiday crafts and decor. I found it in one of my craft store for $1. Now to get to work on my love gold stencil sign.

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I got the wood also from the craft store for a couple of dollars.

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I went to work on the wood with a Martha Stewart stencil and black spray paint. I just did a fast past with the black spray paint and let it dry.

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I then went ahead and just spray painted the love letter in gold and set it aside to dry as well.

 

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Once it was all dried I just got glued the gold love stencil sign to the wood and ta da!!

All finished. I have now a lovely sign above all the loves of my life. As you can see here from the previous craft I did with my cut it out frames which I also painted gold. I have my Men fishing and my little princess eating her first plum! How time passes us all by so fast.

 

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