Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DIY bat signal tutorial

In honor of Batman's 75th anniversary and we decided to make a DIY homemade bat signal! All you need is:
*1 container with a plastic clear lid.  Any size will do.  In this case we used a small 6oz container of peanuts we bought at the dollar store.
*1 piece of black cardstock or construction paper
*1 battery operated tea light.  I also purchased this at the dollar store in a 2 pack.
Step 1: empty and clean the canister and remove the label. 
Step 2: draw out your bat symbol onto the black paper.  It's kind of hard to see but we used pencil.
Step 3: then we cut it out and taped it to our lid. 

The last step is to put the light inside the canister turned on.  There you have it! Your DIY batsignal! It makes a perfect personal nightlight too!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Star Wars Otter Pop cozies

I saw this super cute idea on Pinterest awhile back & then again in Family Fun Magazine.  I thought it was super cute and being the mom of 4 boys, a must do!  They were inexpensive and easy to make.  They also help little hands stay warm while holding an ice cold otter pop! 

The first step is to cut out your felt pieces.  I bought a square of grey felt and was able to cut 4 hilts out of the one piece. I wrapped the felt around the bottom of the pop to get a rough measurement of how big to make my square.  Family Fun magazine says they made theirs 3x4.  I cut black strips and sewed them onto the grey showing machine.

Then I folded my square inside out and sold all around leaving the top open to make a pocket.

Once I sewed the bottom & the side closed I flipped the pocket inside out. When that part was done I cut out circles in blue, black and red and I hot glued those "buttons" on.
This is what they looked like when they were done.
All that's left to do now is grab an ice cold auto pop and slip it into your cozy! Tada!! Otter Pop lightsabers!