Alana Jones-Mann – Page 143

Alana Jones-Mann

baked goods, diy projects, fall, holidays

DIY: Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

I love these festive little candy corn sugar cookies. They are just so freaking cute!  What makes them even better is that they are so simple to make and require minimal baking time.  Here’s my DIY in 4 steps. Ingredients needed: 2 sticks of butter, softened 1 cup confectioners sugar 1 egg 3 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 teaspoons orange juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda orange and yellow food color 1. Cream butter and sugar. Add  ...

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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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