I was trying to come up with good Halloween costumes for my twins…then it hit me…scuba divers!! These were super easy to make! I think the whole project cost no more than $20.
I got the black clothes at Walmart – onesies, pants, hats, “socks”
Black felt – Walmart – used to make the flippers
Spray paint – Walmart
Duck Tape – Walmart and Dollar Tree
Black tubing – Lowe’s
Clear Pacifiers – Walmart
Goggles – Dollar Tree
Velcro – Walmart
2 Liter pop bottles
How I did it:
The pictures pretty much sum it up, but it was super easy! All the clothes I got at Walmart. The socks were actually mittens. They were a two pack for 97 cents. I cut off the thumbs and sewed it together so they were socks! The goggles I got at the Dollar Tree.
First, I spray painted 2 liter pop bottles silver.. When they were completely dry, I put black duck tape around it and then another skinnier, brighter piece around that. I got the skinnier neon colors at the Dollar Tree. I then placed Velcro on the back of the pop bottles. In the cap, I made a hole and took my black piping and shoved it in there. It wasnt going anywhere so I didnt need to glue or tape it. I then took the pacifier and used black duck tape to tape it to the end of the black piping. I put velcro on the back of the twins shirts so secure the “tank”.
See how easy it was? It was a big hit with all the neighbors!
First time doing this!
Strawberries – the pointier the better!
Melt your chocolate the way you want. I used my melting pot.
Put aside a bowl of blue sprinkles.
While the chocolate is melting, put lollipop sticks in the tops of the strawberries (where the green stuff is).
When the chocolate is done melting, dip each strawberry three quarters of the way in the white chocolate. You might need a spoon to cover the missed spots.
Let it cool down a LITTLE, but NOT completely and then dip it a little bit in the blue sprinkles.
Repeat for each strawberry.
Gift for dance teacher!
Paper for handprints
Paint your child’s hands and cross them so the thumbs will be sticking out. Press firmly on the paper. Allow to fully dry. I got white scrap paper and painted it to match the color of her hand prints for the top of the tutu. I then used Purple ribbon and glued it to hide where her hand prints and tutu top meet. After it was dry I printed up a little paper that says “Miss Erin – Thank you for giving me the gift of dance!” I also made a tag for her gift bag.
I want to say THANK YOU!! to Kitty from Sweet Sticks by Pada Cake for these AMAZING cake pops! I told her exactly what I wanted and she did it! CLICK THIS for her facebook page!
Wilton chocolate disks (I used these because they work best in my melter)
Box of Cake Mix
Can of frosting
Start by baking your cake as directed on the box. When it is done baking, let it cool completely. Break up the cake and crumb into a large bowl. You might want to cut off the edges if they are hard. When you crumble the cake, make sure the crumbs are FINE! Or else your cake pops will be lumpy.
Next, add in 1/2 can of frosting and mix. If it is not sticking together, add just a little bit more, but not the whole can or the cake balls will slide off the lollipop sticks.
Now it is time to get a lil messy! Make round balls out of the mix. When done, put them in the refrigerator for about an hour to chill.
While the cake balls are chilling, start melting your chocolate, and remember to stir!
After an hour, pull your cake balls out of the fridge two at a time (so they don’t get warm). Stick a lollipop stick in the chocolate and stick it half way into the cake pop. Wait about 30 seconds and dip your cake pop half way in the chocolate. Use a spoon to coat the missed spots and the chocolate drip off.
Decorate as you wish before the chocolate hardens! Refrigerate for 10 minutes and they are ready to be eaten!
I fell in love with some pretty fancy Communion invitations I saw on Etsy. But being the crafty person I am, I knew I could do it myself for way cheaper than $8 a card!
Lace – Etsy
Mini Rosaries – Etsy
Silver Glitter scrapbook paper – Pat Catan’s
White Ribbon – Pat Catans
Jewel Embellishments – Michael’s
Printed Pearl paper – thru my professional lab
Glue Dots – Pat Catans
Tape – Walmart
Paper Trimmer (not pictured)
Hot Glue gun (not pictured)
I ordered 5×7 press cards thru my pro lab and got them with a pearl finish. This might be the only tricky part you may encounter if doing these yourself. Mpix is a professional lab for consumers and they MIGHT have pearl press cards, but I can’t be sure. I took the silver glitter scrapbook paper and cut it just a little bit bigger than 5×7 so it would make a nice border around the pearl card. Take your printed card and wrap lace around it, the ends being on the back. I used tape to tape it onto the back to hold it in place. I then took a piece of plain white ribbon and did the same thing. I had pre cut a bunch of them so I could just grab and not measure. I had pre made bows using the white ribbon as well. I used hot glue to glue the bow onto the ribbon. I then used glue dots to attached the printed card onto the glitter paper. I added the crystal embellishments to the curves on her name and boom, done.