Alana Jones-Mann – Page 142

Alana Jones-Mann

crafts, diy projects, fall, halloween, holidays, party decor

DIY: Pumpkin Vase

Oh hello, pretty pumpkin!  I wanted an elegant little touch of Halloween spirit for the home so decided to make this little vase for our living room.  For this project I used a medium-sized pumpkin and turned it into a vase that is the perfect host for a fresh autumnal floral mix. My DIY tutorial is below. Enjoy! Materials needed: Pumpkin Spray paint Knife Flower assortment Optional: Empty plastic water bottle, cut in half 1. Take your pumpkin to a ventilated area and give it a good 2 coats  ...

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crafts, diy projects, halloween, pugs

DIY: Piñata Dog Costume

Here it is!  Pretty awesome, right?!  I made this piñata costume for my pug, Dylan, for Halloween.  Riley (my other pug child) is going to be something else, so you’ll just have to stay posted to see his costume. Although this costume was clearly made for a dog, the technique and tutorial can also be used to make a piñata costume for children and adults by simply altering the initial kraft paper pattern.  And just so y’all know, I’m a total pug weirdo and love my boys more  ...

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monday motivation, travel

Monday Motivation

[my inspiration and motivation for this monday] Well guys, since I’m heading to ITALY in TWO DAYS (!!!), here’s the visual stimulation/inspiration/motivation getting me through my final hours at work. Holy cow, am I excited!  Counting down… 1: vintage suitcases and sites to see: although it’s not the most convenient traveling option, my boyfriend and i only travel with vintage suitcases. if we had modern suitcases (especially those with wheels) we would definitely be  ...

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crafts, decor, diy projects, halloween, holidays, party decor

DIY: Spooky Drip Candles

I was perusing Halloween items on the interweb and saw some blood-dripping candles available for purchase – 2 for $10 to make things more interesting.  Uhm, what?  Hold the phone.  Why would you buy spooky blood-dripping candles when you can just make them in a matter of minutes…and for cheap?!  Those candles above I found at a thrift store – a pack of one dozen 12″ taper candles for $1.  Although I lucked out with that find, I checked the bargain store and good news  ...

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