5 DIY crafts to make for your friend’s b-day :)

Hey guys, it’s Morgan! Today I’m going to show you some super cute things you can DIY for your friend’s birthday ( or another exciting event! ). I know there is a lot of birthdays this time of year, so I thought this would be the perfect post for today! Without further ado, let’s get started!!!

Candy Card

-The things you need are-

  • A bunch of different kinds of candy bars (more specified in text)
  • Poster board (white)
  • Tape

Start by writing your message (you can make up your own or look for one on Pinterest or online). Whenever you come to a word that sounds similar to a candy’s name, tape it down next to the word. Keep going until you are happy with your message 🙂

2. Locker Candy 🍭

-The things you need are-

– Sticky Notes

– Candies

– Tape

This is super easy and sure to put a smile on your friend’s face. Put sticky notes on the candy saying something related to the candy that also relates to you and your friend. For example: Write “I love you to pieces” on a sticky note and tape it to some Reese’s pieces. Tape these in your friend’s locker and it will be sure to make her Snicker(s) 😆

3. Mini Survival Kit

-The things you need are-

– Travel size essentials ( Such as bandaids, deodorant, snacks, etc.)

– Bento box ( Or another type of container)

– Paper

– Markers

– Tape

– Scissors

First things first, fill the bento box with all your essentials (be sure to pick out essentials that you know your friend will love!). Next, cut the paper to size and write “Emergency Kit” on it with the markers. Tape that on the front. Cut another piece of paper to size and write what items are in the kit and why they are important. Be sure to include a nice note too!

4. Friends Canvas

-The things you need are-

– Rainbow colored crayons

– A hair dryer

– A black permanent marker

– Pictures of you and your friend

– A hot glue gun

– A white canvas

First, hot glue the crayons across the canvas diagonally in a rainbow pattern. Use the hair dryer to melt the crayons and if you’re happy with what they look like, let them dry. After it is done drying, hot glue the pictures over the crayons (diagonally) so you can’t see them anymore. Finally, write, “Some friends are just worth melting for” right above the pictures (again, diagonally).

5. Open when… cards ♥️

-The things you need are-

– Paper

– Envelopes

– Markers

– Pens

– Pencils

– Colored Pencils

First, write some notes for your friend to open in the future like “open when you turn 16” or “open when you can’t sleep”. Then, seal them in cute decorated envelopes!

I hope you guys liked this post, and stay tuned for next week’s post on Friday @5!

Signed, Morgan ✨

5 Winter-Themed Crafts :)

Hey guys!! Kicking off the winter season here with some super-fun crafts! Without further ado, let’s get started!!

1. Mason jar snow globe 

The things you’ll need are: A Mason Jar, An action figure (or another type of figurine), a glue gun (with parent approval) baby oil, water and glitter.

First, Take the Mason jar and un-screw the lid. Take the lid and use the glue gun to glue the figurine to the bottom side of the lid. Let the glue dry. Next, take the bottom of the Mason jar and fill it with baby oil, water and glitter. Then, screw the lid back on and flip the jar upside down. Enjoy your new snow globe!!

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I love this one from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff!

2. Cookie Cans 

The things you’ll need are: A Pringles can, scrapbook paper, tape and ribbon.

First, take the Pringles can and cover it with the scrapbook paper. Then tape it so the paper holds in place. Then wrap the ribbon around the can and tie it in a bow. Now you have a cute can to hold cookies and treats that you are giving as a gift!

PS. The person you give it to will love it!!

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3. Glitter Pinecones

The things you’ll need are: Spray adhesive, spray paint (optional, plus, you should get the spray paint the same color you get the glitter) , glitter (in whatever color you want!) and pinecones (I usually collect mine from a park near my house, but you can also get them at a craft store.)

First, spray the pinecones with the spray paint (again, optional). Next, spray them with the spray adhesive and dump the glitter all over the pinecones (Try to get in between the bristles!) Now you have some cute sparkly pinecones!

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4. Ping-Pong Ball Lights (Snowball Lights) 

The things you’ll need are: White Christmas lights, ping-pong balls and some sort of knife (parent supervision advised).

First, take the ping-pong balls and cut a small hole in the bottom of them with the knife so you can put the lights in. Then, poke each light through a hole in one of the ping-pong balls and then you are done! 

These aren’t really winter-themed, so I made up my own name for them, snowball lights!

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5. Woodland Candle

The things you’ll need are: A candle, some sticks, a rubber band and some twine.

First, take the sticks and cut them down to size so they fit onto the candle. Next, put the rubber band around the sticks to hold them in place sticks on the circumference of the candle. Then tie a bow with the twine around the candle, Then you are done!!!

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I hope you guys enjoyed my post today and if you have any suggestions for me, please email me! See you next time!

Signed, Morgan