DIY Double Sided Holiday Sign

This Post brought to you by Kolette Hall.  DIY Double sided wood holiday sign

A few weeks ago I picked up some old white fence posts at a yard sale.  They came to mind as the perfect medium for making a sign for my Halloween mantel.  They had a few things going for them.  First, they were already white.  One step done.  Second, they were white on both sides.  Two steps done.  I wanted them to be white on both sides because I wanted to do a double sided sign.  One that could pull double duty for more than one holiday.

Double Sided Wood Sign Tutorial

If you don’t have a fence post to use, you could always just cut your own piece of wood.  To follow what I did, glue three pieces of wood together.  Cut out your two vinyl phrases.  I used Something Wicked This Way Comes for my Halloween sign and In Everything Give Thanks for my Thanksgiving sign.  Transfer one vinyl phrase onto each side of the wood sign.   Apply a layer of paint on top of the vinyl.  Allow to dry and peel off the vinyl.  Use a fine sanding block and rub it around the whole sign.   Flip the sign over and repeat the process with the other vinyl phrase.

Double Sided Holiday Wood Sign

I painted my edges the color of the lighter Thanksgiving sign.  I thought that would look better than dark black edges from the Halloween sign.  Since I used an old fence post, My letters did get some bleed through.  Smooth wood would give a crisper line but you do have to do a little more painting prep work.

DIY Wooden Halloween Sign_Something WickedCan I just say that I really love this sign! Or should I say signs?! It makes the perfect addition to my spooky mantel, which I will be sharing in the next few days!

DIY Wooden Thanksgiving Sign_Thankful

Not to mention my jumpstart on the next holiday! How great would these signs be for holiday gifts! Christmas + New Years , Valentines Day + St. Patrick’s Day, Easter + Fourth of July… I just may need to make one for every holiday!!

Stay tuned to see my finished Halloween mantel in the next few days!

 

Brownie Trifle with Chocolate, Caramel and Heath Bar

 Brownie Trifle with Chocolate Caramel and Heath Bar

Bottom line, this trifle is delicious! It is always a hit at any function I take it to. It is a really easy dessert to make, especially considering how yummy it is!

Brownie Trifle with Chocolate, Caramel and Heath Bar

adapted from Wayne’s recipe on Allrecipes.com

1 Brownie Mix (with ingredients to prepare it)

1 5.9 oz package instant chocolate pudding mix

1/2 cup water

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

1 16 oz container Cool Whip

1 tsp vanilla

1 bag Chocolate Heath Bar Toffee Bits

1 jar caramel ice cream topping (for drizzling, you won’t need the whole jar)

 

1. Prepare brownie mix according to the package directions.  Allow to cool and cut into squares.  I prepared my brownies the day before.

2. In a large bowl, mix chocolate pudding mix, water and sweetened condensed milk until combined.  Fold in 6 oz from the cool whip container.  Continue folding until there are not white streaks.

3. Mix the vanilla into the container with the remaining 10 oz of cool whip.

4. Now it is time to start assembling the trifle.  Layer the bottom of a trifle bowl with brownies.  Add a half of the chocolate mix followed by half of the cool whip.   Drizzle Caramel topping on top. Sprinkle Heath bar toffee bits across the whole surface.  Don’t be stingy. Repeat layers.

Chocolate Caramel Brownie Heath Bar Trifle

I even set aside a little bit of the ingredients and put together a really cute and yummy birthday treat in a mason jar.

Chocolate Trifle Birthday Gift_Mason Jar

You can see the tutorial on how to make the mason jar birthday gift here.

 

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4 Easy Happy Birthday Gift Tags

This post is brought to you by Kolette Hall. Mason Jar Birthday Gift Idea

Everything looks cuter in a miniature form right? Well add a mason jar and the cute factor is off the charts!  I made a chocolate brownie caramel heath bar trifle (whew, that was a mouthful!) for my mother’s birthday and thought I would make it work double duty for another birthday gift that I wanted to give.

Mason Jar Gift Topper_Happy Birthday

I started with a small mason jar.  I cut a circular piece of double sided adhesive cardstock and centered it on my jar lid.  I cut out the Happy Birthday to You- Hand Written Phrase by Kolette Hall in gold vinyl.  In order to get it placed just right on my lid, I put my happy birthday shape on transfer paper and then laid it non-sticky side down over the negative space of the circle I cut out.  I traced the circle around it and then cut out the circle.  I laid my transfer paper circle onto the adhesive cardstock circle and transfered the vinyl on.

Mason Jar Gift Topper

I also added a little black and white polka dot washi tape around the lid.

Mason Jar Chocoalte Trifle Gift Idea

I also have 3 more easy Happy Birthday gift ideas with cute tags and packaging to give you some more inspiration.  I have a little stash of happy birthday tags that I go to when I need to package up a cute birthday gift.  The tags use shapes from Kolette Hall.

Birthday Gift Idea with tagFirst up I used the Arrow Words- Birthday shape to cut out this Happy Birthday arrow on adhesive cardstock.  I added that to a rounded tag and made a DIY origami paper bow to finish it off.

These next two both use the same tag from my stockpile.  It uses the Happy Birthday Layered Script Phrase  .  To make them, I just used the print and cut feature.

Cookie Birthday Gift Packaging Idea

For this gift idea, I cut out a paper carrier and filled it with cookies  I grabbed a birthday tag from my stash and tied it all up with a bow.

DIY No-Sew Ice Cream Cozy_Birthday Gift

Lastly I made a no-sew ice cream cozy out of a cut off sleeve from my daughters dress.  I had already cut the sleeves off since the dress was a little bigger than her size.   I grabbed my scissors and cut off the wrist cuff portion.  I made sure to not cut into the wrist part since I wanted that tube to stay intact.  I stretched it over the ice cream (or in this case Almond Dream Bites) and added my print and cut tag.  Instant no-sew ice cream cozy with a darling birthday wish!

If you like to give handmade birthday gifts, Kolette has tons of birthday phrases and shapes! Go check them out!

Super Easy Peach Lemonade

 

Easy Peach LemonadeIf you have leftover peaches and you are looking for creative ways to use them up, look no further than this super easy and super yummy peach lemonade recipe!  If you already have the peaches, then you just need to buy a frozen can of concentrated lemonade which is only about $1 for the generic brand and then you have a cheap, easy and delicious late summer or fall drink!

 

Super Easy Peach Lemonade

Recipe adapted from Momendeavors

1 12 oz can Frozen Concentrated Lemonade

5 small peaches (or 3 medium peaches) pealed and pitted

24 oz Water (2 cans)

Ice

Combine frozen concentrated lemonade, 2 cans of the empty lemonade container filled with water and the peaches in a blender.  Blend until combined.  Add ice until you reach your desired consistency.  You can serve this as a slushee or let the ice melt and serve it as a cold drink.

Summer Drink Peach Lemonade Recipe

This picture is taken the day after I made the drink.  I kept the leftovers in the fridge.  Could it be possible that it is better on the second day? I don’t know but it was still really yummy when I drank it on day 2 as well!

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Chalk Paint Pumpkins with Fabric Leaves

chalk paint pumpkins with fabric leaves

Last year I pinned this image of a beautiful fall mantel.  It did not have the usual fall colors but rather light green pumpkins , a green wreath and just a touch of white.   There was something so clean and yet so soothing about it.  I thought that this year I wanted to bring in a similar color scheme to my early fall mantel.   I had some pumpkins that I had purchased about 7 years ago that needed a little makeover.

DIY Chalk Paint Pumpkins with Silhouette Fabric LeavesThey were a yellowish white color and had accumulated their fair share of scuffs and dents over the years.   The first thing I did was to paint them a bright white using some Americana chalk paint.   I started off using a regular sponge brush but ended up buying a spouncer brush (bought mine from Walmart for $3) which I liked much better.

silhouette fabric pumpkin leaf

To make the leaf, I used the leaf from the 3d pumpkin paper basket by Lori Whitlock.  I wanted to make the stem of the leaf longer so that I could wrap it around my pumpkin stem. To do so I made a small rectangle and a small circle and positioned them by the original leaf circle stem thing.  I wanted to have a circle at the end so that I could have a good spot to put my hot glue.  I welded the leaf, rectangle and circle together.  I double clicked the shape so that I could edit the points.  I went through and deleted the points that were out of place.  I then cut the shape out of fabric that I had ironed onto a piece of Silhouette brand clean cut interfacing.  I wrapped each fabric leaf around the pumpkin stems and hot glued the little circle on the end of the leaf stem onto the back of each leaf.

white chalk paint pumpkins _fall decorI thought it would be neat if I was able to take the fabric leaf off of the pumpkins and put on a new color if I wanted to later on.  I love the look of all the pumpkins lined up on my mantel!

Want to see more Silhouette home decor inspiration? You can check out 21 DIY projects below!

Our Sons & Daughters Wood Shims and Word Art Simple DIY Canvas Art Pallet Signs Chalk Paint Pumpkins with Fabric Leaves Make a Personalized Scarecrow DIY Wall Art for the Bathroom Decoupaged Fall Leaves Lampshade Gimme A F.A.L.L! Eat SOMETHING Sweet Baby Love Quilt Big Reveal Sketching Inspiration for my little Dancer - September Silhouette Challenge Family Feature Presentation Wall Art Last Unicorn Shadow Box Makin' my office a little more artsy fartsy Family Command Center DIY Grandparents Sign with Photo Frame Dream Big Little Girl Canvas Art Fall Pallet Sign {Grateful, Thankful, Blessed} Pumpkins and Apples Sign Handmade Freezer Paper Cloth Napkins

1. The Moberg Family // 2. Sandpaper and Glue // 3. American Honey // 4. Weekend Craft // 5. Grey Luster Girl // 6. From Wine to Whine // 7. Cutesy Crafts // 8. Practically Functional // 9. Home At Eight // 10. McCall Manor // 11. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 12. Adventures in All Things Food // 13. Create it. Go! // 14. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 15. The Outlandish Momma // 16. The Sensory Emporium // 17. My Paper Craze // 18. unOriginal Mom // 19. My Favorite Finds // 20. Architecture of a Mom // 21. Black and White Obsession //

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