DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes

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Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations!

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

As a new step-mother I am freshly reminded of how much waste a family of four can make. And while my city has a recycling program, I love that this project utilizes common cereal boxes and turns them into lasting outdoor Halloween decorations. Not only is it nice to create something lasting from trash out of the recycle bin, but hopefully this project will also inspire your own creativity by encouraging you to find new ways to make use of craft materials you may ordinarily toss out.

Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn’t require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

DIY Halloween Tombstones

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

What You’ll Need (for Each Tombstone):

large cereal box
Krylon Natural Stone Decorative Aerosol, Granite Finish
Tim Holtz block Upper Cling Foam Stamps, optional
craft paints
craft glitter, optional
clear outdoor sealer
liner paint brush
masking tape
two 12″ wood skewers
strong craft glue
pen or marker
scissors

What to Do:

Begin by cutting off the top front and back flaps of your cereal box. These are basically the flaps you use to close the box. Make sure to leave the side flaps intact.

Next, using a pen or marker, draw a half circle about 1-2″ down from the top of the box on the front of the cereal box. It should form a tombstone shape when it meets the edges of the box. (Be sure to draw the line so that when the sides of the box are rounded over the top of the tombstone, they meet or overlap in the middle.)

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

Carefully cut off the top front portion of the cereal box along and above the line you just drew.

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

Save the portion of the box you cut off the front so you can trace it onto the back of the box. Then cut off the top back of the cereal box.

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

Now round the sides over the curved edges of the box you just cut until they meet in the middle.

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

Then tape the sides of the box down onto the edges of the tombstone shape you cut.

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

Follow with more tape, taping the sides of the box all the way around the curved tombstone top.

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

Now carefully open the bottom flap of the cereal box. Cut two lines vertical lines on either side of the back bottom flap. Then cut two more small horizontal lines off each of the vertical lines you just cut and fold the flaps you created over. Now cut a small square out at the top of each flap, just big enough for your skewers to fit through.

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

Place your wooden skewers inside the cereal box and tape them in. Then close and tape the bottom of the box up with the skewers sticking out. Reinforce with more tape as needed.

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

Now spray paint your tombstone on all sides using the decorative stone spray paint. Once the first coat dries, apply a second coat. Spray excess paint in some areas, then use dried leaves or paper or even your fingertips to distress the paint so it looks like weathered, chipped stone.

Apply additional paint as needed once the second layer dries if desired.

Once the decorative stone spray paint has fully dried, you are ready to add details to your DIY Halloween tombstones. To do this, use a strong craft glue on your foam letters in your desired message. (I used E6000 craft adhesive.)

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

Then use craft paint to add details to the lettering as well as to paint a border along the front edge. I found a liner brush and black paint worked great for this.

Now lightly brush on red accent paint as desired. In addition to using a brush for this step, I also used my fingertip to apply additional paint in areas.

Next, lightly sprinkle glitter into the wet paint as desired. (I used iridescent and red glitters for this step.) Blow off any excess glitter you don’t want.

Finally, spray on a layer or two of clear outdoor sealer. This will help to not only protect the craft paint you added, but also help keep the glitter in place. Once you’ve made your DIY Halloween tombstones, all that’s left is to display them!

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

To do this, simply insert the skewers into the ground to hold the tombstones in place. Use your fingers to push the skewers into the ground as far as you can as pushing on the top of the tombstone can cause the skewers to come loose inside.

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

You can then add leaves and even Halloween lights and spiderwebs around the tombstones as desired to set the scene.

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

If you enjoyed my tutorial for making your own DIY Halloween tombstones, then you may also like my other DIY Halloween crafts including my moldable 3-D DIY pumpkin spice soap, my DIY Halloween cream eyeshadows, my DIY preserved organ Halloween jar decorations inspired by American Horror Story and my free printable vintage Halloween apothecary labels.

DIY Halloween grease paint makeup. This DIY is a must try if you've been disappointed with both the quality and ingredients found in store bought Halloween cream or grease face paints in the past.

Also be sure to check out my guest post at The Nourished Life blog for making your own DIY Halloween grease paint makeup. This DIY is a must try if you’ve been disappointed with both the quality and ingredients found in store bought Halloween cream or grease face paints in the past. Additionally you can find more Halloween crafts and decorating ideas on my Halloween DIY Projects & Ideas Pinterest board.

Do you have other creative ideas for upcycling your recyclables or for making Halloween decorations? I’d love to see what you come up with! To share your DIY Halloween projects and creative recycling ideas with me, be sure to tag your photos with the hashtag #soapdelishowoff when you share them on instagram so I can take a peek!

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No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Fall

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Are you looking for no carve pumpkin ideas for fall? These hand painted pumpkins are sure to make a stunning addition to your fall home decor! Whether you need inspiration for crafting your own DIY no carve pumpkins or are looking to buy pre-made painted pumpkins, you’ll simply love this painted fall pumpkin collection!

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Fall or Halloween! Are you looking for no carve pumpkin ideas for fall? These hand painted pumpkins are sure to make a stunning addition to your fall home decor! Whether you need inspiration for crafting your own DIY no carve pumpkins or are looking to buy pre-made painted pumpkins, you'll simply love this painted fall pumpkin collection!

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Fall

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas! Decorative Fall Metallic Pumpkins for Fall from Lolly Birds! These lightweight pumpkins vary in color and shape and are painted in metallic acrylic paint for a fun, non spooky, universal fall decor! #fall #pumpkins #halloween #homedecor #nocarvepumpkins

Decorative Fall Metallic Pumpkins from Lolly Birds. These lightweight pumpkins vary in color and shape and are painted in metallic acrylic paint for a fun, non spooky, universal fall decor! Find them here.

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas! Hand Painted Polka Dot Pumpkins for Fall from Pearle's Painting! These pumpkins are hand painted one dot at a time and made from polyresin to last a lifetime!

Hand Painted Polka Dot Pumpkins from Pearle’s Painting. These pumpkins are hand painted one dot at a time and made from polyresin to last a lifetime! Get yours here.

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas! Floral Painted Pumpkin from Coloring Home Design! Add some flair to your fall decor with this hand painted craft pumpkin. Use it as a centerpiece or place it on your mantel or side table to decorate your space for fall.

Floral Painted Pumpkin from Coloring Home Design. Add some flair to your fall decor with this hand painted craft pumpkin. Use it as a centerpiece or place it on your mantel or side table to decorate your space for fall. Buy it here.

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas! Elegant Silver Fall Pumpkins from The Holiday Corner. Why not add something really unique to your fall decorations this year with this set of silver and orange ceramic pumpkins? They are sure to make a stylish addition to your fall tablescape or home decor!

Elegant Silver Fall Pumpkins from The Holiday Corner. Why not add something really unique to your fall decorations this year with this set of silver and orange ceramic pumpkins? They are sure to make a stylish addition to your fall tablescape or home decor! Find the set here.

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas! Whimsical Checkered Painted Pumpkin from Michele Sprague Design. This whimsical hand painted resin painted pumpkin makes a grand addition to your fall decor inside or out!

Whimsical Checkered Painted Pumpkin from Michele Sprague Design. This whimsical hand painted resin painted pumpkin makes a grand addition to your fall decor inside or out! Buy it here.

No Carve Halloween Pumpkin Ideas! Custom Painted Mr. &  Mrs. Frankenstein Halloween Pumpkins from Tori Draws Daily. These amazing hand painted pumpkins glow under a blacklight making them perfect for your upcoming Halloween party! And if the Frankensteins aren't your thing, you can request your own custom design!

Custom Painted Mr. &  Mrs. Frankenstein Halloween Pumpkins from Tori Draws Daily. These amazing hand painted pumpkins glow under a blacklight making them perfect for your upcoming Halloween party! And if the Frankensteins aren’t your thing, you can request your own custom design! Get yours here.

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas! Halloween Jack O' Lantern Decorating Decals from Vineyard Vinyl! If painting spooky faces on your Halloween Jack O' Lantern is proving to be overly time consuming for your busy schedule, then try these vinyl stickers instead and whip your pumpkin into a spooky traditionally inspired Jack O' Lantern in 5 minutes flat!

Halloween Jack O’ Lantern Decorating Decals from Vineyard Vinyl. If painting spooky faces on your Halloween Jack O’ Lantern is proving to be overly time consuming for your busy schedule, then try these vinyl stickers instead and whip your pumpkin into a spooky traditionally inspired Jack O’ Lantern in 5 minutes flat! Get them here.

Hand Painted Fall Pumpkin Mason Jars from Natysha's Vintage Home. If painted pumpkins aren't really your style, how about pumpkin painted mason jars? These hand painted mason jars are painted with chalk paint, decoupaged and then sealed using finishing wax. Pop in a solar light and watch them glow!

Hand Painted Fall Pumpkin Mason Jars from Natysha’s Vintage Home. If painted pumpkins aren’t really your style, how about pumpkin painted mason jars? These hand painted mason jars are painted with chalk paint, decoupaged and then sealed using finishing wax. Pop in a solar light and watch them glow! Get them here.

For more great fall decorating and no carve pumpkin ideas, be sure to check out my fall favorites on Etsy. Additionally you may also enjoy my Halloween favorites and pumpkin spice bath & body finds.

If you’re looking for fall or Halloween DIY ideas, then be sure to follow my Halloween DIY Projects & Ideas Pinterest board. You can also find and followme on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.

Fall Craft Ideas for People Obsessed About Skin Care

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Now that summer’s blistering heat is over and done with we can finally move into fall and all of the great things the new season has to offer! And what better to occupy some of that extra time indoors than by diving into some fun new fall craft ideas!

Fall Skin Care Recipes! 12 fab fall craft ideas for people obsessed about skin care! Homemade recipes for fall inspired soaps, salt scrubs, bath bombs and more that you can DIY!

Fab Fall Craft Ideas for Skin Care DIY-ers

Following you’ll find a collection of twelve fab fall craft ideas for people obsessed about skin care! These crafts include homemade recipes for fall inspired soaps, salt scrubs, bath bombs and more that you can make at home!

Fall Chai Sugar Scrub Recipe via Hello Glow blog

Fall Chai Sugar Scrub Recipe via Hello Glow

Natural Homemade Pear Soap Recipe

Natural Pear Soap Recipe via Soap Deli News

Fall Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe with Printable Labels via Beauty Crafter

Fall Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe via Beauty Crafter

This homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe is made with real cocoa powder as well as skin nourishing shea and cocoa butters. Not only does it smells great but it's also non-greasy! Pair it with my matching chocolate orange body scrub recipe for a fantastic homemade gift set perfect for bath and body lovers!

Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe via Soap Deli News

Fall Baked Apple Bath Salts Recipe via Life-N-Reflection

Fall Baked Apple Bath Salts via Life-n-Reflection

Pumpkin Spice Soap Recipe! Learn how to make your own fall inspired DIY pumpkin spice soap made with real organic pumpkin via the homemade soap recipe and soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog! These make great seasonal gifts for teachers and neighbors too!

Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe via Soap Deli News

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe via Club Crafted

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe via Club Crafted

Pumpkin Spice Fall Soap Recipe via Oh, The Things We'll Make!

Pumpkin Spice Fall Soap Recipe via Oh, The Things We’ll Make!

Chai Spice Lip Balm Recipe for Fall via Garden Therapy

Chai Spice Lip Balm Recipe via Garden Therapy

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays!

Melt & Pour Pumpkin Spice Pie Soap Recipe via Soap Deli News

Fall Pumpkin Roll Bath Salts Recipe via Life-n-Reflection

Fall Pumpkin Roll Bath Salts Recipe via Life-n-Reflection

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe via Soap Deli News

For more great homemade skin care recipes for fall, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board and my Simply Soapmaking board on Pinterest.

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In addition, if you’re on instagram I’d love to see photos of your fall crafts! Simply tag photos of your creations with the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram so I don’t miss your amazing creations and all the cool fall craft ideas you come up with!

DIY Gelli Printing – Monoprinting Without a Press (A Tutorial)

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Add some pop to your home decor with this fresh and fun DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Not only is gelli printing super easy and rewarding, but the availability of all-in-one kits makes this project even easier to dig right into!

DIY Gelli Printing! Add some pop to your home decor with this fresh and fun DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Not only is gelli printing super easy and rewarding, but the availability of all-in-one kits makes this project even easier to dig right into!

My friend, Hillary Hardison, recently ventured into self-employment as a full time artist. In addition to creating her artwork, which includes a mix of encaustic paintings and mixed media collages, Hillary is also teaching art classes. DIY Gelli Printing was the first class she taught as the owner of Hardison Art LLC.

Hillary not only offers Saturday art workshops which enable you to learn a new skill but she also hosts Wine and Art Wednesdays on the second Wednesday of every month. (You can register for upcoming classes here.)

DIY Gelli Printing! Add some pop to your home decor with this fresh and fun DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Not only is gelli printing super easy and rewarding, but the availability of all-in-one kits makes this project even easier to dig right into!

Hillary’s first Wine and Art Wednesday was this past Wednesday. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend this event in which she taught DIY gelli printing. Everyone had an absolute blast. Not only was the process of learning how to create gelli prints an informative and rewarding experience, but Hillary’s bright and positive personality made this class a complete gem.

What is DIY Gelli Printing?

Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate is made out of a gel, it’s extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with. So you can use materials such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create unique and beautiful prints.

Explore DIY Gelli Printing with this awesome art tutorial that's fun for the whole family! This art project also is great for make and take events and gifting! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate is made out of a gel, it’s extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with giving you so many great options to explore.

Made using mineral oil and a hypoallergenic polymer material, this vegan monoprinting gelli plate is both vegan and latex free. As it’s not made using gelatin, which was the traditional method, there’s no shelf life so you are able to use your gelli plate over and over again.

DIY Gelli Printing! Add some pop to your home decor with this fresh and fun DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Not only is gelli printing super easy and rewarding, but the availability of all-in-one kits makes this project even easier to dig right into!

As I enjoyed Hillary’s class on DIY gelli printing so much, I thought it’d be fun to share the process with you all as well. Following is my step-by-step tutorial on DIY gelli printing using the Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate.

DIY Gelli Printing! Add some pop to your home decor with this fresh and fun DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Not only is gelli printing super easy and rewarding, but the availability of all-in-one kits makes this project even easier to dig right into!

DIY Gelli Printing with Hillary!

Explore DIY Gelli Printing with this awesome art tutorial that's fun for the whole family! This art project also is great for make and take events and gifting! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate is made out of a gel, it’s extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with giving you so many great options to explore.

Materials & Tools:

Golden Fluid Acrylics or similar
Gelli Arts® gel printing plate or a starter kit
non-shiny papers

Explore DIY Gelli Printing with this awesome art tutorial that's fun for the whole family! This art project also is great for make and take events and gifting! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate is made out of a gel, it’s extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with giving you so many great options to explore.

texture tools (such as stamps, leaves, bubble wrap etc.)
spray bottle with water (optional)
stencils
brayer

Instructions:

Begin by gathering all of your materials, then cover your work surface to protect it from paint.

DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because the gelli plate is made out of a gel, it's extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with. So you can use materials such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create unique and beautiful prints.

Apply a few drops of acrylic paint to your gelli plate.

DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because the gelli plate is made out of a gel, it's extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with. So you can use materials such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create unique and beautiful prints.

Then use a brayer to smooth the paint out across the surface of the entire plate.

DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because the gelli plate is made out of a gel, it's extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with. So you can use materials such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create unique and beautiful prints.

Press paper (or fabric) firmly onto the gelli plate with the paint side up.

DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because the gelli plate is made out of a gel, it's extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with. So you can use materials such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create unique and beautiful prints.

Then remove the paper. You’ve now created the background for your first gelli print!

Explore DIY Gelli Printing with this awesome art tutorial that's fun for the whole family! This art project also is great for make and take events and gifting! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate is made out of a gel, it’s extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with giving you so many great options to explore.

For the next step I used a stencil. Once again add a few drops of paint to the gelli plate, then spread the paint over the surface using a brayer.

Explore DIY Gelli Printing with this awesome art tutorial that's fun for the whole family! This art project also is great for make and take events and gifting! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate is made out of a gel, it’s extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with giving you so many great options to explore.

Place the stencil on top of the gelli plate with the paint side up.

Explore DIY Gelli Printing with this awesome art tutorial that's fun for the whole family! This art project also is great for make and take events and gifting! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate is made out of a gel, it’s extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with giving you so many great options to explore.

Now press the paper you just printed, image side down, firmly on top of the gelli plate and stencil. (The paint dries quickly so there’s not a lot of waiting.)

DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because the gelli plate is made out of a gel, it's extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with. So you can use materials such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create unique and beautiful prints.

Remove the paper from the gelli plate. You’ve now successfully created a second layer to your print.

DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because the gelli plate is made out of a gel, it's extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with. So you can use materials such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create unique and beautiful prints.

Your gelli plate will retain the portion of the stencil not printed.

Explore DIY Gelli Printing with this awesome art tutorial that's fun for the whole family! This art project also is great for make and take events and gifting! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate is made out of a gel, it’s extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with giving you so many great options to explore.

So you can also press a fresh piece of paper on top of the remaining paint on the gelli plate to create a ghost image.

DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because the gelli plate is made out of a gel, it's extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with. So you can use materials such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create unique and beautiful prints.

Continue creating your print by repeating the previous steps with different stencils and materials. Alternately, you can also roll paint onto a stamp to add to your work.

DIY Gelli Printing! Add some pop to your home decor with this fresh and fun DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Not only is gelli printing super easy and rewarding, but the availability of all-in-one kits makes this project even easier to dig right into!

Or try adding additional details by painting free hand using a paint brush.

Explore DIY Gelli Printing with this awesome art tutorial that's fun for the whole family! This art project also is great for make and take events and gifting! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate is made out of a gel, it’s extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with giving you so many great options to explore.

Here’s a shot of me with my first ever gelli print! These are so quick and easy to create that I made several different prints.

Explore DIY Gelli Printing with this awesome art tutorial that's fun for the whole family! This art project also is great for make and take events and gifting! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate is made out of a gel, it’s extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with giving you so many great options to explore.

Here is an example of some other gelli prints that Hillary made, including the one she is holding, to demonstrate the process.

Another fun thing to try with your gelli plate is to apply rubber combs, stamps and brushes to the painted gelli plate to remove paint before printing. You can also use a spray bottle with water to spray the paint loaded gelli plate prior to printing for a neat effect.

DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because the gelli plate is made out of a gel, it's extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with. So you can use materials such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create unique and beautiful prints.

Once you’ve finished making your prints, clean the gelli plate with hand sanitizer and a paper towel. Then place the gelli printing plate between two sheets of copy paper for storage.

You can use the DIY gelli printing method to make handmade cards, gift wrap, fabric patches and pretty much anything else you dream up!

My friend, Hillary Hardison, recently ventured into self-employment as a full time artist. In addition to creating her artwork, which includes a mix of encaustic paintings and mixed media collages, Hillary is also teaching art classes. DIY Gelli Printing was the first class she taught as the owner of Hardison Art LLC.

If you’d like to join in on the fun at Hillary’s next Wine and Art Wednesday, you can pre-register for the class here. The next Wine and Art Wednesday is October 11th, 2017 at 6:30pm. It’s a two hour event that is held in the basement classroom of the Aurora Studio Center in downtown Roanoke, VA. Hillary will be teaching everyone to make their own beaded wine charms at the next class! (This is a make and take event.)

Alternately, you can also sign up for her Intro to Encaustic Painting Workshop that is being held on September 23rd, 2017 at 1pm.

These easy DIY coasters are a great project for a DIY Girls Only Craft Night! Not only will you get in some awesome adult time making your own functional and fabulous custom DIY coasters that your husband will never remember to use!

If you liked this DIY gelli printing project, then you may also enjoy my tutorial for making DIY Coasters. Made using blank letterpress coasters, this DIY instructs you on how to make fun and functional coasters for your home and to give as gifts.

For more fun art projects and tutorials, be sure to follow my Art Class Pinterest board. You can also follow me on your favorite social media platforms including PinterestG+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Alternately, you can also sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

And don’t forget to share photos of the gelli prints you’ve made with the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram! I’d love to see the prints that you come up with!

DIY Pumpkin Jars for Fall Gifts & Home Decor

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Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor.

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

DIY Pumpkin Jars

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

What You’ll Need:

Darice 7 oz. Glass Craft Jar (1095-98) with Metal Lid
aluminum foil
White Original Sculpey Oven Bake Clay
clear acrylic sealer
E6000 glue
pottery tools (optional)
craft paints
craft paint brushes

What to Do:

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

Begin by crumpling up aluminum foil into an apple or pumpkin shape in the size you’d like your pumpkin jar topper to be.

Once you are satisfied with the basic shape, knead your polymer clay until it’s soft and pliable. Next, roll out a large circle of clay, about 1/4″ thick.

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

Shape the clay around the aluminum foil. Cut out sections as needed in order to remove excess clay. Blend the seams together so it’s a solid layer of clay over the foil.

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

Once the entire ball of foil is covered with clay smooth the sides and add a pumpkin stem.

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

Use a potter’s rib or similar to add indentations around the diameter of your clay pumpkin.

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

Next, shape 1/4″ thick clay around the outside lid to your jar. Create a slight indentation in the clay for your pumpkin to rest in.

Leaving the clay attached to the jar lid, bake the lid and the pumpkin together in a 275°F oven for about 15 minutes on a baking sheet. Then remove from the oven and allow it to cool.

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

Using craft paints, paint the jar lid and the pumpkin as desired. Allow the paint to dry, then spray the two pieces with several coats of clear acrylic sealer.

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

Once the sealer has dried, glue the pumpkin to your jar lid using E6000 glue.

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

Your pumpkin jar is now complete!

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

DIY Pumpkin Jars! Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin jars for fall from polymer clay and paints! These fun jars are great for stashing candy or other treats inside while also adding to your fall inspired home decor. Alternately, these DIY pumpkin jars are also great for gifting! Simply fill them with homemade pumpkin spice mix, attach a tag and gift them to neighbors and teachers!

Fill your pumpkin jar as desired or decorate your jar for gifting!

To create your own pumpkin spice mix for your DIY pumpkin jars, combine 3 Tablespoons of ground cinnamon with 2 Tablespoons each of ground ginger and nutmeg and 1 1/2 teaspoons each of ground cloves and allspice and mix well. Alternately, you can purchase organic pumpkin pie spice to use in your jars.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holders has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out!

If you enjoyed this project, then you may also like my tutorial for making a DIY cactus ring holder! Also made using polymer clay and the same jar as my DIY pumpkin jars, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings!

Pumpkin Spice Soap Recipe! Learn how to make your own fall inspired DIY pumpkin spice soap made with real organic pumpkin via the homemade soap recipe and soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog! These make great seasonal gifts for teachers and neighbors too!

Alternately you can also learn how to make your own pumpkin spice soap with my homemade pumpkin soap recipe that uses real organic pumpkin! You can find my recipe and soapmaking tutorial here.

For more fall inspired DIY projects, be sure to check out my Jonesing for Crafts Pinterest board. Or simply follow all of my Pinterest boards here.

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