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Easy DIY Halloween Candlestick Frames

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 29, 2014 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY, Holidays and Observances

Halloween Frame Easy DIY Halloween Candlestick Frames

If you’re looking for a last minute Halloween craft idea, these easy DIY Halloween candlestick frames are easy and cheap. If you’re like me and don’t want to spend a lot of money on something you put out for approximately a month a year, these frames are it.

You can use them year after year and it’s a fun DIY Halloween project to do with your kids, too.

It’s a great DIY project to use Dollar Tree or Dollar Store buys, very economical. Here’s what you will need for your easy DIY Halloween Candlestick Frames…

Materials:

2 Candlesticks (from thrift store, dollar store or from around the house)
2 Black 4×6 Photo Frames (from dollar store)
Black Spray Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Craft Paint Brush
Plastic Bats (bag of 6 from dollar store)
Hot Glue Gun
Extra Glue Sticks

Directions:

Step 1:
Spray paint candlesticks. It may take 3 or 4 coats to cover all the areas.

Step 2:
While candlesticks are drying, paint white stripes along the border of your picture frames.

Step 3:
After all paint has dried, apply a couple of decent sized drops of hot glue. Center the frame on your glue drops and hold in place for about 10 seconds until glue cools completely.

Step 4:
Apply generous amount of hot glue to the back of the bat, place in desired position on frame. Hold into place for about 10 seconds until the glue cools completely.

Step 5:
Clean up any glue strings that are visible and add your photo to frame!

Do you like to do DIY Halloween crafts?

Make Cottonelle Your Cleaner, Fresher Bathroom Routine #coupon #LetsTalkBums

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 27, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Coupons, Home and Garden
Cottonelle CleanCare Routine Flushable Wipes 1

Thank you Cottonelle for sponsoring this conversation and keeping my bum clean. When I find something I really love, I want to share it with my family, friends, and readers. Even if it is something so good part of me wants to keep it all to myself. Seriously though, I really do like to share […]

Scarves Are The Must Have Accessory

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2014 | Categories: Accessories, Fashion
Scarves Must Have Accessories

I love accessories, especially scarves. They’re so versatile and you can change the look and feel of an outfit so easily with a scarf.  One of the things I love about the cooler weather is getting out all my scarves. I generally wear my scarves in the fall and winter, and the beginning of spring, […]

After using Living Proof Hair Products for a Month #MC #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Hair, Health and Beauty
This photo was taken last week after one month of using Living Proof hair products and I had not washed my hair in 3 days.

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Living Proof. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation. Last month I started using Living Proof hair products and I’ve definitely seen a difference. My hair is more manageable, less frizzy, and softer. I’m also […]

Drink CRYSTAL LIGHT and Earn Rewards with Miranda Lambert at Walmart #CrystalLightWM #MC #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 25, 2014 | Categories: Music, Product Reviews
My favorite CRYSTAL LIGHT flavor

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I love CRYSTAL LIGHT. It’s one of my favorite cold drinks because it’s low on […]

The Holidays, Family And Your Sanity: Can They Co-exist?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2014 | Categories: Family
holiday family gatherings

Guest Post The holiday season provides a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together, but this can also lead to a lot of issues, especially if you have a gathering in a relatively small place. Fortunately, taking a proactive approach will provide you with many ways to alleviate the stress of the holiday […]

11 Small Dog Must Haves #BBNshops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Animals, Dogs
small dog must haves

Do you own a small dog (or two, or three)? I never had a small dog before… we always had more medium sized dogs that were always outside dogs, until about 16 years ago we got a basset hound. Sadly she passed away in 2007. Then last year we decided our son was old enough […]

12 Soups and Chowders Perfect for Fall and Winter Weather

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Food, Recipes
Roasted acorn squash & wild rice soup recipe

Check out 12 Soups and Chowders Perfect for Fall and Winter Weather by DonnaChaffins at Foodie.com As soon as the temperatures start to drop, I start making soups (and chowders). Soups are a fall staple in my home. A good soup makes me feel all warm and cozy on a cool fall or cold winter’s […]

How about Grass for Indoor Flooring? The Magic of Bamboo

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 22, 2014 | Categories: Home and Garden
bamboo_floor_2

Guest Post Bamboo is a popular flooring choice for many decors. From rustic to contemporary homes, many people choose bamboo for it unique and stylish look, not realizing they are actually selecting a grass for their floors. Bamboo is one of the world’s most versatile and rugged plants, growing in practically every climate and weather […]

Roasted Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Food, Recipes
Roasted acorn squash & wild rice soup recipe

Roasted acorn squash stuffed with wild rice and cheese is my favorite fall meal, but I don’t care for the leftovers. One of my goals this week was to take this favorite and redo it in a way that was just as delicious as the first time. My solution: Roasted Acorn Squash and Wild Rice […]