35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic

Pumpkins are an essential part of fall decorating, especially for Halloween!  But let’s face it, they can be a pain to carve – from the mess, to the time investment, to the difficulty level.  If you’ve got young kids, carving pumpkins can be a daunting task!  And sadly, hollowed out pumpkins often become a pile of mush far before we’d like them to.  If you’re ready to give no-carve pumpkin decorating a try, here’s loads of awesome inspiration for you!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins1. Tissue Paper Damask Pumpkins – All you need is some mod podge and tissue paper to make some fancy damask-patterned pumpkins.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins2. Glow in the Dark Pumpkins – These super fun pumpkins look great during the day and glow different colors at night!  They’ll be a hit with kids.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins3. Tissue Paper Spotted Pumpkins – Here’s another idea with mod podge and tissue paper – just punch out circles and paste them on.  Overlap for a fun polka dotted look.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins4. Candy Corn Chevron Pumpkin – tape off a few lines of chevron and use puffy paint for a fun distressed effect.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins5. Golden Paper Doily Pumpkins – Use cut up gold paper doilies for some gilded pumpkins with no effort.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins6. Potato Head Pumpkins – Use actual potato head pieces to dress pumpkins up as characters!  Just pre-drill small holes in the general facial feature spots.  Young kids will love this!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins7. Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins – Wrap your pumpkins up for a fun, comfy cozy look.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins8. Felt Pumpkin Costumes – These felt pieces are glued on, or attached to toothpicks and then stuck into the pumpkin.  It’s a fun way to get the kids involved and create lots of different characters.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins9. Fancy Masked Pumpkin – Here’s another fun way to create different characters with your kids – use magazines, glue and masks (along with any other craft supplies you have like pom poms, feathers and sequins) to make funny masked pumpkins.  The cool thing about these is that the decorations are removable, if you decide you want to paint them differently later or use them for Thanksgiving next month!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins10. Gold-Flecked Pumpkins – Here’s a grown-up, subtle, gilded pumpkin – just paint white and add flecks of glitter with glue.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins11. Washi Tape Pumpkins – You can add washi tape to just about anything – including pumpkins!  These too are impermanent, making them a great cross-over decoration going into November since you can decorate them differently later.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins12. Doily Stencil Pumpkins – Use paper doilies as a stencil and sharpie around your pumpkin top for a fancy, detailed look.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins13. Finger-paint Toddler Friendly Pumpkins – Let your little one go to town with finger-paints!  He’ll love looking at his masterpiece all month long!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins14. Crayon Melt Pumpkin – Take the crayon melt artwork off the canvas and put it on your pumpkin this year!  This is a messy, fun and creative way to decorate a pumpkin.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins15. Ombre Spider Web Pumpkins – These spiderwebs were created with skinny tape, then painted over with a sponge brush in two different orange colors.  It’ll only take minutes to do.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins16. Toddler Friendly Chalk Pumpkins – These pumpkins have a secret.  It’s CLEAR chalk paint!  Keep the orange of the pumpkin for Halloween, but allow your kids to chalk them up as much as they want!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins17. Lashes and Staches Pumpkins – These pumpkins have a lot of personality – and all it takes is cardstock, scissors and double-sided tape!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins18. Lace Stocking Pumpkins – Save your black lace stockings or stock up when they’re on clearance!  Stuff your pumpkin inside and close the top around the pumpkin stem with a black rubber band or ribbon!  They look classy and gothic.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins19. Black and White Striped Pumpkin – Here’s a fun black and white pumpkin you can paint with normal craft paint.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins20. Ribbon Pumpkins – The ribbons on this pumpkin are hot glued directly to it – from stem to bottom – along the veins.  It’s cute and easy!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins21. Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins – For something totally different than the normal orange and black, try these neon dipped pumpkins in all sorts of fun colors!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins22. Button Pumpkins – These pumpkins are – dare I say it?  Cute as a button!  All you need is glue and some buttons you don’t mind giving up.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins23. Duct Tape Face Pumpkins – Cut sheets of duct tape into facial features and stick it on for an easy, personalized pumpkin face.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins24. Masked Owl Pumpkin – Make your pumpkin a cute felt owl mask to wear; and make sure to glue on some googly eyes!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins25. Thumbtack and Sharpie Pumpkins – Make a sharpie spiderweb by following the pumpkin veins, or create a ghost out of white thumbtacks!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins26. Chalkboard Word Find Pumpkins – Using chalkboard paint and letter stickers you can create a word find pumpkin that all bibliophiles will love!  Use spooky, Halloween-y words.  Then, switch out the letters and use Thanksgiving words for November decor!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins27. Rhinestone Pumpkins – Using jewels and tiny rhinestones, you can glue on a fancy, sparkly design.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins28. Pumpkin Totem – Stack your pumpkins up, paint on some eyes and glue ricrac mouths on for a super cute Halloween totem.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins29. Confetti Dot Pumpkin – These confetti dots make a plain white pumpkin cute and festive!  Pop by your office supply store, because they’re an unexpected decoration – colored brads!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins30. Sunflower Pumpkin – Decorate your pumpkin with fake sunflowers for a look that will carry all through fall, not just Halloween.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins31. Tangled Web Pumpkins – Wrap your pumpkin in a bit of twine and glue on a spider for some easy, creepy decor.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins32. Donut Pumpkins – These little pumpkins are painted like sprinkled donuts for an unexpected and unique twist.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins33. Mummy Pumpkin – You can use gauze or paper streamers to make your pumpkin into a mummy!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins34. Marbled Pumpkins – Instead of painting your pumpkin, use nail polish instead.  Get instructions for how to create a marbleized look.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins35. Googly Eye Pumpkins – For a subtle yet fun pumpkin the kids are sure to love, hot glue different sized googly eyes all over!

 

Here are some more no-carve pumpkin ideas you’ll love!

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

Title picture courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.  Get more ideas at the link.

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25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations

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25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic

 

Halloween is quickly approaching; is your yard ready??  If you like to decorate the house for this spooky holiday, but are looking for new ideas we’ve got you covered.  Whether you’re short on time, want to go all out, or just need some fresh inspiration, you’ll find plenty of fun outdoor Halloween decorations that’ll meet your needs!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky1. Trash Bag Spiderwebs – What better way to save on decorations than to use something you already have on hand?  Black trash bags are perfect outdoor decor, too because they weather well.  This is an easy project that’ll spook-ify your house in no time.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky2. Trash Bag Spider – While you’re at it, construct a giant spider from black trash bags as well!  You’ll need a few more materials to construct the whole thing, but the effect is totally worth it!  Place him in front of your trash bag spider webs!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky3. Magnetic Spiders – And for even more spider fun, whip up these little spider magnets!  They can be used indoors or out, on anything metal.  Dress up your door or metal mailbox.  Make all different sizes.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky4. Spider Egg Sac – But where did all your spiders come from?  Hang a bunch of these spider egg sacs on your porch to really creep people out!  You don’t need anything expensive to make them, and they come together quickly.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky5. Itsy Bitsy Spider Wreath – Finish off your spider theme with a spider door wreath!  This one is understated but creepy and will look perfect with your other spider decorations.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky6. Ghostly Draperies – These lightweight, inexpensive drapes set a ghostly mood hung from your porch, railings or doorway.  They’re so easy to create, you’ll be done decorating in 1/2 an hour!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky7. Floating Heads – Some floating ghostly heads hanging in the corner of your porch will surely set a creepy tone this Halloween!  All you need are some styrofoam mannequin heads to start.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky8. Cheesecloth Ghosts – For a less creepy but still ghostly vibe, try these cheesecloth ghosts.  They won’t scare the kids like a dismembered head will, but they’re super versatile.  Hang them from a tree or the porch or simply set them in the yard because they stand on they’re own!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky9. Giant Lawn Eyeballs – These eyeballs are sure to delight trick-or-treaters!  They’re made from different sized balls and are quite easy to paint.  You could stick them in a bush or tree to give the illusion that something large is lurking there!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky10. Googly Eye Wreath – With ping pong balls and gooogly eyes (and a lot of hot glue), you can make a super fun eyeball wreath for your front door.  You can find ping pong balls in bulk on Amazon, which cuts down on the cost for this project!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky11. Glowing Eyeballs – Here’s another use for ping pong balls!  Paint a few to look like eyeballs using the tutorial, then cut a slit in the bottom and slide them over flameless tea light candles.  Scatter them around the yard or bushes.  By day, they’re creepy looking eyeballs, and by night they glow!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky12. Cardboard Tombstones – Here’s a super easy way to turn your front yard into a cemetery.  It doesn’t take a lot of money or skill, and you can personalize the tombstones any way you’d like!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky13. “Yard Work” Skeletons – These life-sized skeletons are hard at work in the front yard… but what are they doing??  A creepy kind of work, for sure, as visitors will soon discover!  Get the how-to for posing and keeping them stationary.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky14. Tipsy Pumpkin Planter – This cute planter is made from inexpensive jack-o-lantern buckets.  If you like a cuter take on Halloween and don’t want your yard to scare away the little ones, this might be the perfect decoration for your yard!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky15. Floating Witch Hat Luminaries – Snag a few simple witch hats and create a super fun and unique hanging centerpiece for your porch!  String them up and insert a cheap light stick inside.  Voila!  A floating luminary that appears suspended by black magic!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky16. Cornhusk Witches – Here’s a cute and quick idea; one that’s great for older kids who like to craft.  Whip up a bunch of cornhusk witches and you’ve got a coven for your porch or entry!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky17. Bubbling Witch Cauldron – This bubbling cauldron and tripod is completely DIY.  It lights up and best of all, can be saved and used year after year.  There’s a bit of building and construction involved, but it makes a nice statement in the center of the yard!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky18. Mummy Figure – Though the supply list for this build is a bit intensive, the results are creepy and cool.  Make a few half-sized mummies and plant them along your walkway, as if they’re popping up from the grave!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky19. Paper Bag Luminaries – Here’s something fun to do with the kids!  Cut or punch out Halloween shapes, landscapes and words from normal paper bags.  Then place them along your sidewalk, steps or porch with flameless candles inside.  They’re easy, cheap, fun to make and will glow eerily all night long.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky20. Foam Chains – If you want to add some creepiness to a vignette you’ve already planned out, you can easily and cheaply make your own chain links and piece them together.  They look way better then the plastic kind and are less expensive.  Plus you can make them as long as you want and they are super lightweight since they are made out of foam.  Wrap them around skeletons, hang them with ghostly cheesecloth draperies, or use them as a ghastly garland for your railing!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky21. Candy Corn Sunburst Wreath – This super cute idea won’t creep anyone out, but it’s the perfect nod to that famous sweet treat of Halloween, candy corn!  The candy corn in the sunburst is made from styrofoam cones which have been shaped and painted as giant candy pieces.  Hang on your front door to welcome trick-or-treaters!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky22. Giant Tentacle Monster – Here’s a giant idea that’s sure to make you the talk of the neighborhood this year!  It’s fairly time intensive, from planning to creating, so it’s not for the feint of heart.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky23. “The Raven” inspired porch decor – Fan of Edgar Allen Poe?  Take a look at this porch set up, which was inspired by “The Raven.”  It’s spooky, but totally subtle.  Those who aren’t into the gory side of Halloween will appreciate that!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky24. Spooky Snake Doormat – This doormat doesn’t exactly welcome guests inside… but it sure does scream creepy Halloween!  You can make a similar one with just a few items in one afternoon.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky25. Man-Eating Plants – If you’re looking for something truly unique this year, these giant man-eating plants are for you!  Though they do take some time to put together, they’re actually easier to make then they appear.  You could group a few in pots by your door to ward away pesky neighbors… or make kids stick their hands inside to get their candy out!

 

Title picture courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.  Get more information at the link.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes for Kids

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With Halloween just around the corner, no doubt your kids are clamoring for their favorite characters, monsters and dress-ups.  Quality costumes can be pricey, and inexpensive costumes can fall apart.  If you’d like to try a handmade get-up for the young ones this year, but are short on time, there are plenty of no-sew options out there!  For boys and girls, toddlers and tweens, here are the best tutorials that will teach you how to create the perfect no-sew Halloween costumes!

 

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Snowy Owl – This enormously cute owl costume is quite detailed and takes a bit of time to construct, but it’s all no-sew and totally DIY-able.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesBats – These last minute bat costumes are easy and cute!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesButterfly – There are templates provided for the wings and mask shapes, so you can easily whip up a butterfly of your favorite color.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesShark – This great white shark is warm and cozy, but easy to make.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesLion – Make this fabulous lion mane in no time flat and pair it with tan sweats for a ridiculously easy animal costume.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCow – This cute cow takes no time at all to glue together.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesTurtle – Make an adorable little turtle with felt, polyfil, glue and felt!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSkunk – Grab some fake fur and a feather boa to create the tell-tale stripes in this super sweet skunk!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSnail – The main feature of this snail – the shell – is constructed out of brown kraft paper!  It comes together with your little one’s normal tan clothing, so everything is easy-peasy and reusable.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesBee – Here’s a cute bee that’s great for a boy or a girl and is super easy to create.  It’ll take just one afternoon to finish.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesDinosaur – The basis of this costume is an oversized sweatshirt.  Glue on some awesome felt spikes and you’ve got a cute and super simple dino!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesUnicorn – Bits of felt are pinned onto a sweatshirt for the mane and tail, while felt pieces are wound into a cone shape with ribbon.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesDragon – This how-to will give you the low down for creating a mask and wings, all entirely no-sew, for any color and type of dragon you want.

 

Food

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCotton Candy – Use polyfil for the body and poster-board for the cone hat and you’ve got some giant cotton candy straight from the circus.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesEasy Mac – You’ll never believe what the noodles are made from in this ingenious costume.  Toilet paper tubes!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesFrench Fries – Use a long foam cushion to create the fries in this cardboard fry box you can easily strap on.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesPopcorn – Tape or pin yellow or white balloons in bunches around your chest and head for popcorn.  Update an existing white dress with taped on red construction paper stripes.  Easy, cute and creative!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesHamburger – This hamburger (complete with sesame seeds!) is made from fabric but entirely no-sew.  All the layers are glued and held over your shoulders with straps.  The pickle hat really completes the look!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesDonut – There couldn’t be anything cuter than a baby donut with sprinkles!  Basically, you just make a small donut pillow out of felt, stuff it and glue it together!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesBirthday Cake – Who doesn’t love birthday cake?!  Create the triangle shape out of cardboard, and with it strapped around your child’s shoulders, they become the candle with the paper flame headband!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCupcake – Based on a Pottery Barn Kids costume, this cupcake suit it adorable.  There’s a cherry hat as well, just to top it all off!

 

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesPineapple and Strawberry – With just one strategic cut and a few lines drawn with black marker, these felt ponchos are the perfect fruit duo.  Add some little caps and you’ve got a pineapple and strawberry that can be worn over very warm clothing – perfect!

 

 

From the Movies

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesPrince Charming – Use a white button down shirt to create this very charming look!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSuperheroes – Any superhero at all can be created with felt and glue!  These vests can be worn over normal clothing or sweatsuits.  They’ll double as dress-ups after Halloween is over.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesBuzz Lightyear – It looks incredibly detailed and well done, but don’t be deceived.  This costume is totally no-sew, created with paints, regular clothing, cardboard and few other everyday supplies.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesMinions – There’s almost nothing you can say about these amazing minions.  They’re somewhat elaborate in their construction so they take some time to create, but they’re made from easy to find materials and aren’t difficult to reproduce.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSleeping Beauty – While this particular tutorial is for Sleeping Beauty, you could easily adapt this for most any Disney princess just by changing the colors.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesPocahontas – Designed around an existing tan dress, the details on this costume are perfect.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesElsa – Using a t-shirt and fabric paint (along with tulle and sequins), you can create a princess dress (Elsa, or anyone else!) that can be worn even after Halloween is over.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesOlaf – This cute little Olaf costume is super easy to throw together and all you need to start is a white sweatsuit and a white winter hat!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCharlie Brown – Draw the tell-tale black zig zag on a yellow t-shirt and add one black curl on the forehead with eyeliner and your bald baby makes the perfect Charlie Brown.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesMickey Mouse – Simple regular clothes can be easily turned into Mickey Mouse – use yellow shoe covers or even shower caps glued over shoes, and make some ears on a headband to complete the look.  If you’ve got a Minnie Mouse fan, swap the red shorts for a red skirt and tape on white paper dots!

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesPrincess Leia – The robe for this Leia costume is made using fabric tape, but you could glue it together as well.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesJedi Knight Robes – With felt and some fabric belts you can do some creative cutting to make these Jedi robes.  Bonus: There’s a how-to for Princess Leia bun headbands as well!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesAudrey Hepburn – Turn your little girl into Audrey Hepburn a la Breakfast at Tiffany’s with some black tulle, sunglasses and pearls.  Easy, classy and so adorable.

 

Miscellaneous Characters

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesNinja – It takes no time at all (and very little cost) to cut this colored long-sleeved t-shirt into a ninja jacket.  Paired with sweatpants and some super easy kid-friendly, DIY nunchucks this costume is sure to be a hit.

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSock Hop Girl – The 50’s are back – and if you can believe it, this cute poodle skirt is entirely no-sew!  All you need is felt and ribbon!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesMinecraft Guy – Use cardboard to create some Minecraft armor and your kid will think you’re pretty awesome.

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesKnight – These knight costumes are also made out of felt pieces glued together.  Pair them with some inexpensive props to complete the look.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesMummy – Rip up some white fabric and grab some fabric glue to create this super cute little mummy.  You don’t even need scissors!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCowboy – All you need to do is cut and paste faux leather or suede to make chaps and a vest for your cowboy!  Cut strategically to make some fringe and you’re good to go!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesConstruction Worker (Emmet) – If your kids still love The Lego Movie, you can turn this awesome construction t-shirt into Emmet, no problem! Otherwise, add a hard hat and a stop sign prop and you’ve got a great generic construction costume.  The t-shirt is put together entirely with tape!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesMonster – This baby beast is pretty adorable.  Deck your kiddo out in head to toe faux fur, add some horns to a hat, and stuff some extra tights or socks to add more legs.  Use a glue gun for quick work.

 

 

Random Things

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesFluffy Cloud – With a bit of patience, you can turn papier mache into a wearable fluffy cloud by adding pillow stuffing or batting.  For even more fun, make it a rain cloud by hanging paper raindrops with fishing line to the under side!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesHot Air Balloon – Grab a basket and connect it to a giant balloon with ribbons or rope for this super clever hot air balloon!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCrayon – There are tons of ways to create a simple crayon outfit for very inexpensive.  Felt or tape, colored poster board and construction paper with a cone shaped hat in your choice of crayon color will do the trick!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesFlower Pot – This adorable pot of flowers started out as a large plastic pot, a thrift store sweater, a dollar store hat and a bunch of silk flowers.  Add a glue gun and some ribbon straps to hold it up and you’ve got the cutest little bunch of flowers on the block!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCactus – This is a super easy idea and great for last minute costumers.  All you need are solid green clothes – a dress is cute, but you could do cheap leggings and a t-shirt too.  Then hot glue bits of knotted yarn all over for the prickers and make up some colorful pom poms for the flowers and you’ve got a great saguaro!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesTree – Here’s a cute idea to add interest to a tree costume!  This shirt is cut into strips on the bottom, pulled to create fringe and then spotted with glued on felt leaves.  Add a green tank underneath along with brown pants for the trunk and you’ve got a creative take on a tree!

 

 

Accessories and Extras

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSuper Hero Capes – If your super hero needs a cape, this is a great tutorial for making one out of felt that’s completely no-sew and very easy.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesHooded Cape – Little Red Riding Hood?  Witch?  Wizard?  Princess?  They all need hooded capes!  Amazingly, you can create one with this great no-sew technique!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesBird Wings – These awesome bird wings can be created in any color felt for your choice of bird!  They take a lot of cutting and gluing, but it’s easy to do (even if it’s not super fast…)

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesFelt Animal Masks – A cute mask can be the easiest costume there is when paired with the right colored clothes.  You can make these using the free templates, some elastic and fabric glue!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesGnome Hat – Toddlers make great tiny gnomes, and here’s the easiest way to create a felt gnome hat in no time!  Pair it with a fake white beard and long blue shirt with striped leggings and you’re good to go!

 

Title picture courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.  Get the no-sew Costume tutorial at the link, along with other easy ideas.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

Need more costume inspiration?  You’ll love these!


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10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids

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10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - Tipsaholic

 

Halloween is a favorite among kids – all the costumes, candy and fun crafts and treats give them lots to love!  If you’re hosting a Halloween kids’ party this year, are in charge of games for your child’s classroom or just want to play some fun games at home, there are tons of Halloween themed games you can find around the internet.  Here are our top 10 fun Halloween games for kids to get you started.

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games1. Pumpkin Toss Game – All you need is a cardboard box and some poster board to create this fun target toss game.  Use orange ping pong balls or tennis balls for ammunition – or if you’re playing outside you could even use tiny pumpkins!

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games2. Ghost Cup Stack – Turn inexpensive plastic cups into ghosts with a black sharpie!  It takes literally seconds.  Then you can play the game one of two ways.  Divide into teams and race to see which team can stack their cups into a pyramid the fastest, OR use a beanbag to try and knock the stack down!  (The link above has tons more ghost party ideas for you as well.)

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games3. Skeleton Scavenger Hunt – The scavenger hunt described at the link used plastic skeletons broken into pieces and hidden around the neighborhood, then snapped back together as they were found.  But you could do the exact same thing using cardstock skeletons you’ve created yourself and hiding them anywhere you’d like.  Then use tape to put the bones together.

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games4. Unwrap the Mummy – This is pretty popular as a birthday party game (minus the mummy theme) and kids love it!  Wrap up Halloween toys and candy in a roll of toilet paper, glue on googly eyes and let the kids at it!  Each child takes a turn unwrapping until they discover a prize, then pass it to the next child who continues.  Everyone wins!

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games5. Web Walk – Don’t tell the kids, but they’re actually learning as they play this game!  Tape off a web on your floor with painter’s tape.  Scatter spiders all throughout the web.  The kids have to walk the lines of the web and pick up all the spiders to win, but if they step off the web or fall they have to start over at the beginning!  Make it more difficult by adding “ghost” obstacles!  Encourage problem solving, critical thinking and gross motor skills!

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games6. Witch Hat Ring Toss – Repurpose your diving rings for this toss – which is made with paper cones and foam board.  It’s inexpensive to create and you’re kids will have a blast matching the rings to the buckles on the hat and trying to get them all!

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games7. Lair of the Spider Queen – Make an obstacle course in your hallway with white streamers – the spider’s web!  Decorate the hallway and streamers with small spiders (and a big spider queen if you have one!).  Then the kids can have a fun time trying to make it through the web without knocking down any webs.

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games8. Tin Can Bowling – Paint and decorate empty tin cans headed for recycling to look like Halloween monsters.  The kids can help you for even more fun crafting time!  Then set them up as bowling pins and take turns using a tennis ball to knock them all down.

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games9. Pin the Bowtie on Mr. Bones – Use the free template to cut out Mr. Bones the skeleton.  Create bows out of ribbons and add glue dots or double sided tape to the back.  Blindfold the kids and have them pin on the bow tie!

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games10. Snake Eyes – Decorate water bottles with snake eye lids, then hide matching pairs of Halloween themed prizes in them.  Place them in the mailing tube structure and let the kids take turns pulling two randomly.  If the prizes match, they get to keep them!

 

Title picture is courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

More Halloween ideas:

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Outdoor Halloween Decor                           Easy Halloween Decor                                Pumpkin Carving Tips

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10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic

 

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Dressing up your door for Halloween has become increasingly popular among DIY decorators.  If you’ve been struck by this popular bug, but aren’t quite sure what to make of your own door, we’ve rounded up the best ideas out there for garage doors, front doors and entryways!  With just a few basic materials (many of which you’ll find you have on-hand already) you can create some unique and fun Halloween door decor!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor1. Fanged Monster – This entry makes a big statement with giant fangs hanging over trick-or-treaters’ heads!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor2. Bloody, Angry Monster – If you know how to paint, you can add lots of detail and shadowing to make that fanged monster even scarier!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor3. Frankenstein’s Monster – With a green front door, who could resist making a fun frankenstein – complete with scar and bolts??  If your door isn’t green, you could cover the front in green wrapping paper first.

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor4. Jack Skellington – A plain white door makes the perfect backdrop for The Pumpkin King and any Nightmare Before Christmas fans out there!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor5. Tape Monster and Tape Spiderweb – Here are two different ideas using metallic silver tape – a monster or a spiderweb.

 

downsized_10311110046. Big-Eyed Streamer Monster – This cute, monster boasts party streamer hair, paper plate eyes and masking tape mouth.  Basically, go dig in your closet and you can make this guy!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor7. Mummy – Wrap your door in white party streamers and you’ve got the perfect mummy!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor8. Monster House Windows – Cardboard,  tissue paper and contact paper created these amazing monster silhouettes which look great day or night!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor9. Zombie Garage – All you have to do is trace hands onto paper, tape them up and backlight them to make people think you’ve got a raging crowd of the undead stuck in your garage!  Creepy!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor10. Backlit Witch Silhouette – With some creativity and just a bit of artistic ability you can create a life-sized creepy witch seance scene on your garage!

 

Title picture courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens – find the tutorial at the link.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

Here are some other great Halloween ideas!

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Outdoor Halloween Decor                           Easy Halloween Decor                                Pumpkin Carving Tips

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25 DIY Hair Care Products You’ll Love

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils

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Hair it is, happening all week! Check out all the fun hair ideas here or follow along on social media with #HairItIs.

 

Whether you want to skip the chemicals, get salon looks without the salon price, or just try something new, making your own hair care products is a fantastic option!  You can customize scents, adjust for hair type and texture, and create personalized results – and you’ll be surprised at how easy most are to make.  So save yourself a trip to the salon for your next round of hot oil treatment: you can DIY that!  And make yourself nearly any hair product you need, from gel to dry shampoo!  Keep reading for 25 favorite DIY hair care products.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils1. Hair Detox – If your hair feels weighed down by products and over-styling, this detox will take a load off!  It’s just like detoxing your body – use the solution sparingly for a clarifying, exfoliating effect and your hair will thank you for getting rid of all that build up.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils2. Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse – This is probably the easiest of the DIY hair regimes.  It involves scrubbing your hair with a baking soda solution (to counteract natural oily buildup) and following this with an apple cider rinse, which helps to restore pH to your scalp.  The final step is to rinse with cold water.  With this simple guide, you should seal in moisture and have sleek, shiny hair.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils3. Green Tea and Lemon Hair Rinse – Green tea is an effective ingredient in beauty and hair products.  You can harness the nourishing qualities by simply rinsing your hair with some cooled, brewed green tea (mixed with just a few other ingredients).  It’s a source of vitamins E and C, it can heal split ends, repair damage, and strengthen hair.  It’s known for helping with dandruff and hair growth.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils4. Rice Water – Don’t toss the water after making rice!  Apparently, after boiling rice you can save the milky “rice water” and use it as a conditioner for your hair.  The rice proteins fill in any cracks and splits, making your hair smooth and shiny.  Who knew it was so easy?

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils5. Coconut Shampoo – In this recipe, you combine the power of coconut milk with castile soap along with your choice of essential oils.  Castile soap is good for all hair types, so this shampoo is a basic recipe that fits nearly everyone.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils6. pH Balanced Shampoo – Not only does this shampoo include all the benefits of other homemade products – like smoothing, moisturizing and repairing abilities of honey, coconut oil and jojoba – It’s created with a PH that closely matches the average scalp, which can reduce the chance of itchiness and flaking.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils7. Honey Shampoo – Raw honey does wonders for hair, as you’ve likely already read.  You can quickly whip up this shampoo, with only three very simple ingredients and you get all the power of honey – smoothing, moisturizing, nourishing, repairing frizz and split ends.  Plus, it’s super gentle for those with sensitive scalps.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils8. Dry Shampoo Spray – Dry shampoo took the beauty care world by storm, and now you can make your own in a matter of minutes!  This dry shampoo is actually a spray – meaning it’s a liquid you apply to slightly damp hair, then style as normal.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils9. Dry Shampoo Powder for Blond or Brunette – If you prefer the powder form of dry shampoo – which you simply sprinkle on your already dry roots when you need to touch up some oily spots – you can make that too!  It costs just pennies to make and you’ve likely already got everything you need in your kitchen!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils10. Leave-in Conditioner – The base for this yummy leave-in conditioner is coconut milk, so it smells good enough to eat!  It also leaves your hair super moisturized and can treat frizz and brittleness.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils11. Hair Conditioner – This easy peasy coconut rinse-out conditioner will give you tons of moisture, leaving you smooth and shiny.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils12. Deep Conditioner – A homemade deep conditioner is perfect for those occasional reparative treatments.  This one uses a few different kinds of oil to add shine to dull hair, control frizz and control dandruff and dry scalp issues.  Adding essential oils will personalize it to your needs, giving it an added bonus.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils13. (Yummy) Deep Conditioning Hair Masks – These three delicious hair masks cover a range of hair problems you may encounter – especially in the summer months.  There’s one for dry, damaged hair, one for deep moisture (for color-treated hair), and one that’s super light, for extra smoothness and shine.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils14. Mayo Hair Mask – Sounds gross, right?  There are so many variations in this recipe – eggs, vinegar and oil will promote hair growth and shine, plus adding different powdered herbs give a host of other benefits, including strength and softness.  Smooth it on your hair and let it stew for a bit before rinsing – the benefits may outweigh the mayonnaise!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils15. Coconut Honey Hair Mask – This super easy hair mask has only three ingredients, but packs a big punch.  It seals in moisture, offers antibacterial properties for a healthy scalp, removes gunky buildup and restores natural pH.  Sounds like a winner!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils16. Hair Repair Mask – Don’t let the ingredients fool you – it may look like a crazy breakfast concoction, but it’s a super ultimate hair repair treatment.  With all the healthy oils going on in this, it will smooth out your hair, control frizz, make it soft and shiny and repair split ends.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils17. Hair Growth Mask – The secret ingredient in this hot oil treatment is unexpected, and you don’t need to look any further than your spice cabinet.  Try cinnamon!  By massaging the cinnamon oil into your scalp, you stimulate circulation which encourages hair growth.  It can also strengthen the hair follicles already present.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils18. Hot Oil Treatment – All you need are three kitchen staples (olive oil, honey and coconut oil) and you’ve got the makings of your very own hot oil treatment.  Brush the mixture on your hair and wrap in a shower cap, and your hair will be shiny and damage-free in no time!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils19. Hair Detangler – If your little ones, or even YOU, have tangles you hate dealing with, try this super easy DIY detangler – another hair care product you can add various essential oils to for different results.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils20. Frizzy Hair Serum – Not only will this spritz smooth your frizzy mane, get rid of the wispy fly-aways, and keep you smooth and shiny, but it promotes hair growth as well!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils

21. Hair Volumizer – It doesn’t take much to create some volume for your flat locks.  Use this 2 ingredient DIY the next time you’re in the shower, then rinse it out for a bunch of bounce and energy!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils22. Sugar Hair Spray – You DIY your own hairspray!  It’s true – and you can create different “strengths” to suit your needs. There are only 3 (totally normal, everybody has) ingredients, too.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils23. Homemade Pomade – If you use pomade to texturize your hair or tame static and fly aways, then you’re used to plunking lots of money on the salon counter.  So make your own instead!  The addition of essential oils can help customize your pomade even further, with oils that can stimulate hair growth, boost shine and even fight dandruff!

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils24. Organic Hair Gel – I’m not joking when I say you can make your own hair gel with only two ingredients.  It’s so easy.  The secret?  Whole flaxseeds.  Add essential oils to give it your own scent (or hair care properties).  It’s the perfect product for “unmanageable” hair.

 

Skip the chemicals, high prices and tons of bottles, and make your own DIY hair care products instead! It's easier than you think. Here are 25 we love! 25 DIY Hair Care Products You'll Love - tipsaholic.com , #hair, #DIY, #naturalhaircare, #natural, #essentialoils25. Scalp Scrub – You’ve probably exfoliated your face before, right?  Well this product works under the same premise.  Scrub your scalp with this sugar based concoction once a month and your head – along with your tresses – will be healthier for it.  This is a clarifying scrub that will get rid of buildup and clear clogged hair follicles, encouraging hair growth.

 

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations For 2015

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration

 

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Are you looking to breathe fresh life into your locks, but still uncertain about taking the plunge with scissors?  Sometimes, all you need is a little inspiration.  There are tons of options for short cuts, from longer bobs to super short pixies, edgy faux hawks and sleek classic styles.  There’s a short cut out there for everyone, all you need are some ideas!  Here are 25 short haircut inspirations to get you started.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration1. Smooth Inverted Bob – A simple, minimally textured bob that’s cut shorter in the back than in the front.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration2. Smooth Classic Short Bob – This take on the classic bob is sleek and smooth, with no bangs hiding the face.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration3. Short Curly Bob – A classic bob works well with curly hair, as well.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration4. Long Retro Bob – Catherine Heigl channels her inner Marilyn Monroe with this super sassy bob.  Curly hair make this amazing bob pop with a flirty, feminine vibe.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration5. Layered Bob with Bangs – This bob cut is highly textured adding a lot of volume and bounce.  It’s a classic, fun look.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration6. Super Layered Bob – A fun take on the average bob, Dianna Agron got tons of chunky layers and texture that makes hers pop.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration7. Long Curly Bob with Blunt Bangs – Taylor Swift gives blunt bangs a new lease on life with this cute bob.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration8. Classic Wedge – Jenna Elfman sports a classic wedge cut with a ton of sophistication and class.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration9. Tousled Wedge – This variation on the wedge has a lot of life and texture to it, which gives it a lived-in look that’s fun and effortless.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration10. Short Funky Wedge – This wedge offers tons of volume while staying short and massively textured in the back.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration11. Side-swept, Asymmetrical Curly Crop – Cut short on one side and the back, this style is blown dry toward the longer side for a side-swept bang, then curled with a medium or large curling iron.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration12. Choppy Crop – This choppy style sports short hair all over, save for a few longer strands near the front sides.  The different lengths add a ton of jazz to an otherwise average cut.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration13. Messy Crop – This short crop is perfect for Keira Knightley’s fine features.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration14. Long Layered Pixie – A longer pixie cut can be texturized for a shaggy look.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration15. Long Side-swept Pixie – Short in the back, long in the front, this pixie is blown dry to the side for some funky side-swept bangs and a great piece-y, carefree look.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration16. Chic Pixie with Bangs – Anne Hathaway rocks this smooth, classic pixie cut and adds some flare with sweeping bangs.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration17. Asymmetrical Pixie with Side-swept Bangs –  A cute pixie cut with one side slightly longer, this piece-y look still manages to be sleek.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration18. Short Textured Pixie – It’s a really short cut, but long enough to texturize, giving it a tousled, carefree appearance.  Ginnifer Goodwin has the right idea – this cut frames her face perfectly, balancing those apple cheeks and making her look thin and chic.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration19. All-Over Spiky Pixie –  If you like your hair a little edgy, this pixie cut is perfect.  It’s short, but long enough to be styled in different ways – including this fun, super spiky variation.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration20. Super Textured Pixie – This pixie is longer on top with lots of texture and tousle.  Jennifer Lawrence rocks the fun, nonchalant look.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration21. Curly Pixie – Here’s a cute pixie for all those curly girls.  Curls add great texture and bounce to a short pixie cut.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration22. Super Short Pixie – There’s no funky razor cut here, but this super short look is still pretty bold.  The petite Emma Watson pulls this sleek and smooth pixie off with ease.

 

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration23. Girly Faux Hawk – Some girly faux hawks are cut nearly shaved on the sides (more like a true mohawk), but here is Pink’s version – a more feminine styling with lots of texture.  The right kind of pixie cut could be worn this way or more traditionally.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration24. Razor Cut – A super short pixie gets tons of personality with a razor cut, that adds spikiness and texture.

 

Want to breathe new life into your hair, but still a little wary of cutting? Here are 25 short haircut ideas for 2015 to give you some inspiration! 25 Fantastic Short Haircut Inspirations for 2015 - tipsaholic. #shorthair, #shortstyle, #haircut, #beauty, #hairinspiration25. Long On Top Razor – This super short razor cut has longer hair on top, making it perfect for lots of different variations – tousled and messy, faux hawk, sleek and smooth, you name it.

 

Which short look is your favorite?

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbands

 

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There’s no denying it, nothing’s cuter than a little girl with a fancy bow – even better when you’ve made it yourself!  If you need more ideas for ways to pretty up your daughter’s tresses, we’ve got all the inspiration you need.  From clips, to headbands and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.  Some of these DIY’s are so easy, your little girl can do them herself!  Check out our 30 adorable DIY hair accessories for girls and break out of the plain Jane barrette rut!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsMelted Bead Barrettes – Not only is this a cute clip for her hair, but she’ll also love making this fun craft with you!  Just melt regular pony beads in the oven!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsHanging Seed Bead Clips – This cute and quirky accessory harkens back to the hair wraps of the 80’s and 90’s.  They’re also a fun craft, especially for a tween!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsRibbon Butterfly Hair Clips – You can make these for your little one with just a bit of ribbon and effort!  Including a korker ribbon makes it that much more cute!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsCabochon Flower Clips – You’ve probably seen a dozen tutorial for fake flower clips, but these have a cute cabochon middle!  You could mix up the colors for some added pizazz!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsEasy Lace Bow Clip – This little lace bow is the perfect size for your baby or kiddo to sport when she wants just a touch of fancy.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsEasy Felt Flower Hair Clips – Not only are these hair clips easy to make, but they’re super versatile and inexpensive as well!  Adding buttons and leaves in different ways makes the possibilities nearly endless!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsFelt Bow Clips – Here felt bows in two different varieties!  These will be a snap to whip up since all you do it cut them out and glue them together!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsSuper Easy Bow Clip – Whether you know how to sew or not, these super easy, no-sew bows are a great alternative to the more complicated version.  They come together in a snap, so you can make a ton in rainbow colors for your girly girl!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsButton Bobby Pins – Chances are you’ve got some cute, mismatched or vintage buttons in your stash that would make adorable hair pins.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsCovered Button Bobby Pins – And if you like making covered buttons, you can put those on bobby pins too!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsTwinkle Star Bobby Pins – Are easier to make than they look – all you need are some simple materials, like felt, glitter and mod podge.  And they make a whimsical, sparkly statement!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsButterfly Bobby Pins – These cute butterflies are also made from felt, then sewn onto a bobby pin in profile to look as if a butterfly has just landed on your locks.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsPinwheel Bobby Pin – Speaking of whimsical, these charming fabric pinwheels perch perfectly on a bobby pin and give a nod to carefree summer days.

 

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If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsButton Elastics – Remember the elastic hair ties of your youth, with fun plastic shapes and large baubles you could wrap around your pigtails?  Now you can make your own with buttons and hair elastics!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsHair Bow Elastics – Chic and classy little bows that won’t fall out of fine hair?  It’s true!  These bows are attached to a hair elastic which makes them easy to use and virtually unmovable.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsTulle Hair Bow – Fluffy bows made out of tulle are the perfect accessory for any princess or fairy!  They’re easy to make and could use up any tulle scraps you might have.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsBig Bow – What little head doesn’t need a gargantuan bow atop?  The tutorial for this behemoth includes the bow alone, but you can easily glue or sew it to a barrette or headband.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsKorker Bows – You can make those super cute curly cue hair bows with nearly no effort whatsoever!  Skip the hair aisle, and use wet grosgrain ribbon wrapped around some skinny dowels then heated and dried in the oven.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsSimple Ribbon Bows – These little cuties are adorable and take no time – since they’re simply ribbon in a bow shape!  No fabric, measuring, cutting, sewing, etc.  It’ll be easy to make a whole crazy palette of colors and patterns.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsNo Sew Headbands – If you’ve got some extra knit fabric on hand and a glue gun in your arsenal, you can whip up some comfy, soft headbands for your girls.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsTwisted Turban Headband – This turban inspired head wrap is an easy sew.  Made mini-sized for your toddler or girl it’ll be even cuter!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsPaper Flower Headband – Paper mulberry flowers line this plastic headband, making a crown of tiny purple blossoms fit for a princess.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsKnotted Head Tie – Here’s a retro take on the average fabric headband.  There’s an easy to follow pattern included in the tutorial so you can’t go wrong.

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsFelt Leaf Garland Headband – These colorful, miniature leaves are cut from felt then sewn together in a garland.  Make a headband of greens for spring and one of fall colors for Thanksgiving!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsBejeweled Flower Headband – These puffy, bedazzled flowers look boutique bought, but are actually quite easy to put together.  They’re perfect for tweens to tackle.

 

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Rolled Fabric Rose Headband – Put your scrap fabric and glue gun to good use rolling up some rosettes for some fabulous hair decor!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsScrappy Knit and Felt Headbands – These scrappy headbands are made from knit pieces and are easy to sew together.  All of the flower accessories are created from felt and there’s directions for each different blossom, bow and heart!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsHeadband Fascinator – You can create truly stunning fascinators with satin rosettes, netting or lace, pearl accents and feathers.  They’ll dress up any photo shoot or special occasion!

 

If you're tired of the same boring, store-bought stuff, try making your own DIY hair accessories! Here're 30 of the best headbands, clips, bobbies and more. 30 Adorable DIY Hair Accessories for Girls - Tipsaholic.com #DIYaccessories, #hair, #DIYhair, #hairaccessories, #clips, #girls, #headbandsSatin Flower Fascinator – Satin ribbon turned into flowers, swiss dot tulle, netting and rhinestones make up this cute fascinator.  Perfect for afternoon tea with the queen.  Make some for your next girly party!

 

 

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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5 Reasons to Go Short

Still undecided about whether or not to cut your luscious locks? Here are 5 excellent reasons you may want to give a short haircut a try. 5 Reasons to Go Short - Tipsaholic. #shorthair, #haircut, #hairstyle, #hair

 

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Chopping off your hair can be a monumental decision.  Long hair is seen as a feminine trait – one that is often considered sexy and alluring.  It can also be a woman’s security blanket, how she identifies as beautiful, or simply something that feels as necessary as any appendage.  Taking scissors to your mane may require courage, but there are some definite advantages to having short locks.  If you’ve been toying with the idea of transitioning to a bob or going all out with a face framing pixie, here are 6 reasons to try a short haircut.

 

1. Your face.  That’s right.  It’s time to show it off!  Short styles are the easiest, most assured way of displaying your facial features for all to see!  If you do a search of short hair styles online, you’ll quickly realize that nearly all face shapes are flattered by some sort of short style – whether it’s a super textured, asymmetrical crop for those with fine, delicate features or a cute pixie that slims your apple cheeks and draws attention to your eyes.  Nearly all short cuts are slimming, and with your hair literally framing your face you’ll put your best features on display.

 

2. Money Saver.  It’s true.  There’s no denying that a short style goes through way less shampoo, conditioner, gel, hairspray or any other hair product.  It takes a lot less upkeep and you won’t need to spend as much to make it look awesome.

 

3. Time Saver.  Honestly, this might be the top reason for any busy woman juggling multiple responsibilities!  You can spend an hour each morning washing and styling your long locks, and even longer for special occasions.  Short hair has a sort of carefree ease – some styles don’t even require daily styling!  If you’re looking for something that’s easy to do, different than the normal ponytail, and will take literally minutes each morning a short cut may be the way to go.

 

4. Changing it up.  Perhaps you’ve had the same style for 15 years.  Perhaps you’ve just encountered a major life-changing event.  Perhaps you’re just tired of of the maintenance (see above!).  Whatever the case, everyone needs a change once in a while.  Obviously, chopping your hair off might not meet that need for every individual, nor is it the only way to inject change into your lifestyle.  But it can be an amazingly freeing change that gives you a needed boost.

 

5. Fresh start.  Let’s face it.  Hair gets damaged.  Especially long hair.  Heat styling, curling, drying, washing, sticky products, not to mention dyeing or highlighting – it all takes its toll.  I’m not implying that you need to chop your magnificent mane to rid yourself of a few split ends, but if your hair is overly dry and damaged, a chic, sophisticated cut can give you a fresh start – much like a blank canvas.

 

If you chop off your hair why do you do it?

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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30 Delicious Ways to Eat a Watermelon

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Watermelon is a summer staple!  If you grow your own, pick some up from the local produce stand or farmer’s market, or just can’t resist a weekly purchase, then these watermelon ideas will pique your interest!  When you want the mouth-watering flavor of watermelon, but need a little change from eating it right off the rind, there are no shortage of watermelon recipes out there.  Some are quite savory, some are sweet treats and some are frozen treats perfect for summertime!  Here are 30 delicious ways to eat a watermelon.

 

 

IMG_2636-1024x7681. Avocado, Watermelon, Cucumber Salad – You may not think to add this fruit to a vegetable-based salad, but the flavors mix for a delicious side or main dish.

 

3318202. Summer Watermelon Salad – Dijon mustard and vinegar add some tang to this sweet fruity salad.

 

 

untitled-93773. Watermelon Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad – Here’s a fruit-filled salad with a twist!  Adding quinoa makes it more filling and hardy while the basil gives it a little kick.

 

7e5dfcb7dd93d04671fa483927a9585a4. Watermelon, Avocado and Mint Salad – Add some mint to your summer salad of watermelon and avocado and you’ll get a zesty zip that’s refreshing and light!

 


watermelon-feta-salad-5-682x10245. Balsamic Watermelon Feta Salad – Feta and balsamic may seem like they belong on a mediterranean salad, but when mixed with this summer fruit they make a flavorful combination.

 

grilledwatermelonsaladwithreducedbalsamicvinagrettecraftberrybush26. Grilled Watermelon Salad – Use your watermelon rind as the bowl, toss your melon with some arugula and feta, add some balsamic for tang and some walnuts for crunch and you’ve got an amazing new salad to try.

 

7200442532_c93f54fd567. Watermelon Cucumber Salad – Cucs and watermelon together create a delicious and hydrating salad that’s great for your body!

 

landscape-1433447862-mojito-watermelon8. Mojito Watermelon Side Dish – Torn mint and lime zest spice up otherwise normal watermelon.  It’s an easy way to make watermelon more jazzy for a cookout.

 

Watermelon-Salsa-For-Spicy-Shrimp-Tacos-57729. Watermelon Salsa – Love fresh salsa in the summertime?  Try this fruit-ified version that combines sweet and spicy with tortilla or pita chips!  Or you can make your own cinnamon tortilla chips for a sweet, more dessert-like side.

 

Watermelon-Feta-Mint-Skewers-2-Bites-of-Bri-682x102410. Watermelon Feta Skewers – Here’s an easy way to combine the sweetness of a juicy melon with the robust flavor of feta.

 

3721868545_840608d22511. Watermelon Steak – Looks like a seafood main dish, doesn’t?  It’s a vegan alternative – grilled watermelon steaks!

 

8-2-13-13412. Watermelon Bruschetta – You can’t go wrong when adding watermelon instead of tomatoes to mozzarella and basil!  This will give you a sweet alternative to your normal bruschetta.

 

4Y0A5724-513. Watermelon Gazpacho – A cold soup in the summertime can be just the refreshment you need.  It’s easy to turn watermelon into a delicious soup side dish.

 

Grilled-Pineapple-Watermelon-Fruit-Kabobs-613. Grilled Watermelon Pineapple Skewers – Watermelon on a skewer certainly isn’t a new idea, but I couldn’t resist adding these watermelon and pineapple skewers which are grilled to perfection to enhance the juice and flavors.

 

Watermelon-Grill-with-Fruit-Kabobs-14. Watermelon Grill Fruit Centerpiece – While it isn’t necessarily a recipe, this cute centerpiece will steal the show at your next barbecue!

 

2705229960_cf7a8960db15. Pickled Watermelon Rinds – I know it sounds rather sketchy, but this is a southern tradition that’s been around for ages.  And since you usually just throw them away, why not try turning them into a fun, tangy treat?

 

turkmenistan.food_.recipe.img_057316. Watermelon Jam – Here’s a delicious way to enjoy your watermelon for breakfast!

 

watermelon-jelly17. Watermelon Jelly – And yet another alternative for breakfast; or for your kids’ favorite PB sandwiches!

 

IMG_8876-682x102418. Watermelon Jerky – Jerky tends to lean in the meat direction, but if you’ve got a dehydrator, you might want to try this melon version.

 

watermelonfruitleather1_bakedbyrachel19. Watermelon Fruit Leather – Another dehydrated alternative, this leather is more like a tasty, gummy snack than dried fruit.

 

New-Watermelon-Gummies-220. Sour Watermelon Gummies – Speaking of a gummy snack, you can whip up some sour watermelon gummy candies with your left over melon, instead of letting it go bad!

 

candy321. Watermelon Flavored Hard Candy – Here’s another version of watermelon candy, for those of you who don’t like the gummy texture.

 

4-Ingredient-Watermelon-Sorbet-Recipe22. Watermelon Sorbet – This cold, refreshing treat is easy to make and will cool you off this summer!

 

watermelon-granita-723. Watermelon Granita – Or try this frozen watermelon dessert that’s almost like gelato.

 

 

Watermelon-Yogurt-Pops-311924. Watermelon Yogurt Pops – Mixing watermelon with yogurt can give you some delicious popsicles the kids will love.  And they’re healthy to boot!

 

Watermelon-and-Kiwi-Popsicles-from-Real-Food-by-Dad25. Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles – Summertime fruit rolled into a frozen treat on a stick.  It’s perfect for a hot day!

 

26. Watermelon Bars – These watermelon bars look light and airy, yet delectable.

 

 

 

Watermelon Cake 4 logo27. Watermelon Jello Cake – With watermelon puree and jello you can create a cake that looks AND tastes just like a watermelon!

 

Watermelon Cupcake Final copy28. Watermelon Cupcakes – An alternative to the super sugary cupcakes normally served at birthday parties, these cupcakes are just as cute!

 

watermellon-cakke-520x43129. Watermelon “Cake” – So, technically it’s not a cake.  It’s a watermelon cut into a circle cake shape, then frosted with coconut whipped cream and garnished with toasted almonds and topped with fruit.  So it looks like a cake.  And will taste like heaven.

 

IMG_6303b30. Watermelon Pizza –  Again, not really a pizza.  But it is a decidedly healthier version of a fruit pizza.

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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10 Awesome Tips For Perfect Backyard Camping

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Camping is an awesome summertime adventure!  Kids love the novelty – sleeping in bags, watching the stars, hearing the nighttime sounds up close, using flashlights and eating s’mores!  You may not have the time or money to spend on an official campground, or maybe your summer schedule is just too jam-packed to squeeze in another trip.  Guess what?  You can still have all the fun of camping right in your own backyard.  Maybe you’re a backyard camping pro, or maybe you’ve always wanted to try it – whatever the case here are some tips for backyard camping that will really take your event to the next level!

 

1. Don’t forget the comforts of home.  True, you’re only a few steps away from the house, but this tip’s important, particularly if you’r camping with younger kids or if this is their first time in a tent.  The outdoors can get a bit intimidating, with unrecognizable sounds, unfamiliar surroundings and DARK, so make sure the kids get to bring a few favorite stuffed animals and blankets to sleep with.  Take a battery operated nightlight or lantern if the kids are used to keeping a light on at night.  Try to remember anything that will make your kids less anxious ahead of time, so you won’t be making tons of trips back inside.

 

2. Only take essentials.  There are lots of camping packing checklists you can find online, but for backyard camping, you really only need the essentials.  Don’t get bogged down in minutia.  BUT, on the flip side, don’t forget necessities like sunblock or bug spray, even if you’re only in the backyard. You’ll need a tent, some sort of light, sleeping bags, bug spray and sunscreen and really that’s it.  You’ll also want a tarp if you live in a wet area and an extra warm blanket if it tends to get cold at night.  Kids will need some comforting items, as well, and if you want to eat while on your campout, you’ll want to plan ahead for meals.  What you don’t need?  Extra clothes for everyone, toiletries and personal items, air mattresses (unless you really need them), specialized camping gear/accessories (like gps or a compass).  If you discover you DO need one of these items you can always run back inside for them.  But you probably won’t.

 

3. Plan lots of fun activities.  Make sure you’ve got ideas for before dinner and after, including some fun games you can play in the dark.  You’ll keep the kids entertained, have a ton of fun and encourage them to try this camping thing again!  Take a nature hike around the neighborhood with a list for scavenger hunt items, play outdoor games like tag and Ghost in the Graveyard, pick leaves and make leaf rubbings with paper and crayon.  You can even go bird watching with binoculars or stargazing (with or without a telescope).  Hide all the makings for s’mores in the yard and make a treasure hunt to find them!  With toddlers and young kids, play “Grab the Flashlight” – shine the flashlight around the yard and have them chase and try to catch the light.

 

4. Set up together.  Part of the fun of camping is setting everything up.  Have the kids help pick a spot for every station – tents, fire, eating, crafts, games.  Then let them put up the tent with guidance, gather wood for the fire and put all the fire necessities by the campfire spot, set out the cooler and picnic blanket, etc.  They can also fill the tent with their sleeping bags and other items and set up their beds.

 

5. Invest in an Easy Up tent.  This goes hand in hand with number four.  If you’re going on short camping trips, doing overnight camps in the backyard or have kids that love to help, you’ll probably want to invest in a simple tent – one that’s easy to set up and takes minimal time.  This Sundome Tent is a great example.

 

6. Try a neighborhood hike.  To set the tone for the evening and encourage a love of nature, try starting with a neighborhood hike.  You can try identifying different types of trees you come across, try checking things out through binoculars, catch a frog or two, or look for gross bugs under rocks!  Consider keeping a list or taking photos of all the nature treasures you find!

 

7. Make a fire for authenticity.  Every campsite needs a fire, it’s an unspoken rule!  If you live in the country or rural area, this shouldn’t be an issue as long as you follow fire safety rules.  Maybe you have a fire pit already in your backyard, or are considering making one.  This is an awesome way to cook all of your food during your campout!  Plan lots of different campfire dinners, lunches and sweet treats to keep everyone happy!  If a full campfire isn’t an option for you, consider creating a “mini fire pit.”  And if you’re still concerned about fire around your little ones, you could DIY an awesome no-fire campfire out of felt or paper!

 

8. Break out the glow sticks.  Kids love glow in the dark toys!  Not only will they have a blast playing with sticks and making bracelets and crowns, but it’ll help them forget to be afraid of the dark!  They can use them outside for glow-in-the-dark tag and take them into the tent with them later.  This glow stick party pack looks perfect – you can make headbands and glasses!  Or take it up a notch with these cool batons!

 

9. Don’t be a stickler for curfew.  If you and your kids thrive on a schedule, this might not work for you, but consider forgoing bedtime just for a night.  Kids will likely not easily fall asleep while lying in close quarters with the excitement of camping outside anyway.  Instead of getting irritated and enforcing a “quiet/no talking” rule, let the kids giggle and wear themselves out.  They’ll get tired eventually, and no doubt they’ll remember the fun of staying up late for a long time to come!  Who knows, you might be happy when you overhear some of the secrets they share with each other!

 

10. Join the Great American Campout by the National Wildlife Federation.  Once a summer, the NWF hosts a national campout that you can pledge to join.  For everyone who participates, supporters will donate $1 to the NWF charity which raises money to protect American wildlife.  Go to the site to read more, and you can sign up for group camps in your local area or pledge to camp by yourself!

 

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Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

8 Classic Outdoor Games to Teach Your Kids

Encourage your kids to get outside and enjoy summer by teaching them the games you played as a youth! Here's a reminder of 8 classic outdoor games. 8 Classic Outdoor Games to Teach to Your Kids - tipsaholic.com , #summer, #kids, #outdoorgames, #games

8 Classic Outdoor Games to Teach Your Kids

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Every parent could use help encouraging more outdoor play with their kids, especially in the summertime when the days are long and the “I’m bored’s” pop up too frequently!  Why not take a page from your own childhood – or even from your grandparents’?  Classic outdoor games are a great way to get your own kids moving. They usually require very little equipment or preparation, can be played with a wide range of ages and numbers of kids, and might even tempt you to join in the fun!  Here are 8 awesome classic outdoor games you may have forgotten about.

 

1. Capture the Flag
Best for tweens, teens and adults.
Equipment: Two pieces of fabric, about the size of a handkerchief.
Special Requirements: 6 people to play (one “guard” and two runners for each team), though more players makes it more interesting.
Play: Divide the players into (mostly) even teams.  Agree on the boundaries of the play area and the two “camps”.  Each team must decide upon a “jail” area (which could be a rock or tree that the prisoners must touch).  Once these areas are set out, each team secretly hides their own flag, then decided upon which players will guard their flag and which will attack the enemy camp to capture the opposing team’s flag.  If an opposing team member is tagged within enemy camp, they must go to “jail” until they are “rescued” (or tagged) by someone on their own team.  Play continues until a player captures the enemy flag and returns to their own camp with it.

 

2. Kick the Can
Best for school-aged kids on up through adults.
Equipment: An empty can, any size.
Special Requirements: A large space for running and hiding.  At least 3 people.
Play:  The players decide on a “home base” and “jail” area and choose someone to be “it.”  Place the can in the center of home base.  “It” closes his eyes and counts to a designated number while the other players hide.  He then goes to look for them.  When he finds another player, he yells their name, and he and the player race to home base.  If it gets there first, the other player must stay in jail.  If the other player arrives first, they kick the can.  While “it” retrieves the can, the other player (and any players in jail) find a different hiding spot.  “It” returns the can to home base and closes his eyes to count again.  Play continues until only one player is left in hiding – this player then becomes “it.”

 

3. Ghost in the Graveyard
Depending on the version, this is best for tweens, teens and adults.
Equipment: None.
Special Requirements: At least 3 people and a large space with hiding places.  It’s best when played at night in the dark!
Play:  The group decides on boundaries and a home base.  One person is chosen to be “it.”  “It” closes his eyes and counts while everyone else hides.  He chants out the hours starting at one o’clock – “one o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock – ROCK!  four o’clock, five o’clock, six o’clock – ROCK!  seven o’clock, eight o’clock, nine o’clock – ROCK!  ten o’clock, eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock, MIDNIGHT!  Midnight, hope to see a ghost tonight!”  Then “it” sneaks around, trying to find one of the hiding “ghosts”.  When he spots a ghost, he yells out “ghost in the graveyard!”  Everyone jumps out of their spots and races to the home base while the ghost that was spotted chases them and tries to tag someone.  Whoever is tagged is the next “it.”
Note: There seems to be a lot of variation in this game and some debate!  Here’s a version with only 1 ghost (and some other ideas), and here’s 3 completely different takes on the game.

 

4. Swing the Statue
Appropriate for any age.
Equipment: None.
Special Requirements: None.
Play: One person is designated as “it.”  One at a time, “it” takes another player by the hand and spins them, then lets go.  The players must hold their position however they stop spinning and moving.  While the players are “frozen,” “it” watches to see who loses their balance or moves around first.  That person is then “it” and play continues.  This can also be called “statue maker” and here’s a different version that’s a bit more creative.

 

5. Olly-Olly-Oxen-Free!
This game is good for any age, though young kids will need some help.
Equipment: None.
Special Requirements: None.  All you need are at least two people and space to hide in.
Play:  The players agree to boundaries and a home base.  One player is designated as “it” and closes his eyes to count to a designated number while everyone else hides.  It calls out “ready or not, here I come!” and begins to look for the other players.  While “it” is looking for the other players, the other players are stealthily trying to make it back to home base without being seen.  They constantly find new hiding spots.  When “it” spots any of the players, he calls out the name and they race back to home base.  If “it” tags the player before they reach home base, he is out.  The game is restarted with him as the new “it.”  If the player reaches home base without being tagged, they yell “Olly Olly Oxen Free!” and are safe, so “it” begins looking for other players.  While this is happening, the other players are still trying to get back to home base without being spotted.  Play continues until all players are either safe or someone is tagged by it.
Note: Unbelievably, I was unable to find any rules to this game on the internet.  Apparently people are more concerned about the origin of the name!

 

6. Sardines  
This is appropriate for any age – though young toddlers will need some help.  
Equipment: None.
Special Requirements: None.  All you need is at least 3 people and places to hide!
Play: One person is designated at “it.”  Everyone else closes their eyes and starts to count, while “it” finds a hiding spot.  When those counting get to a designated number, they yell “ready or not, here we come!” and each try to find “it” on their own.  Whenever someone finds it, they quietly squeeze into the hiding place with him.  Play continues until the last person has found the hiding spot.  The first person to find “it” is then “it.”

 

7. Shadowing 
Ideal for older kids, tweens or teens (old enough to be without adult supervision for a bit).
Equipment: Small stones, corn kernels, or other easily discernible markers.
Special Requirements: At least 6 participants, plus a large playing area like a park.
Play:  One player is designated at “it”.  “It” is given a brief head start, along with two shadowers.  After a few minutes, one shadower heads back to the rest of the group to start them in the right direction.  The other shadower begins leaving markers for the group as he goes – such as small stones, marbles or kernels – as clues about the direction.  The group tries to catch up to “it,” who wins the game if he is not found within a designated amount of time.  There are several variations on this game as well.

 

8. Red Rover
Appropriate for school-aged children.
Equipment: None.
Special Requirements: A large group of kids makes this more fun, but at least 8 is needed.  You’ll also need an open space in which to run.
Play: Divide the group into two teams.  Each team lines up across from each other, facing each other and holding hands.  The teams should be about 30-50 feet apart.  The first team begins by calling for a player to run over – “Red Rover, Red Rover, send (so and so) on over!”  The person who has been called then runs for the opposite line of players, aiming for a set of hands.  If he is able to break through the hands, they choose a person from the opposing team to take back to their team with him, but if not, they must join the opposing team.  The game is over when everyone has been moved into one team.

 

Here are more outdoor ideas for kids:

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Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse

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Summer break is the perfect time to break out your fort building skills!  Kids love secret spots, and they’ll love it even more if they help you make it themselves.  You can go the treehouse route, use free plans for a wooden playhouse, string up some blankets or bust out the cardboard boxes!  There are a ton of options for forts, depending on how permanent or portable you want it to be, how big or small, inside or outdoors, and available materials.  If a fort is on your summer bucket list, we’ve got all the inspiration you need. Here are 25 DIY forts you and your kids will love to build.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse1. No need for a tree for this small outdoor fort!  In just about 3 hours you can be finished with this easy wood build.  It uses fencing sections as the walls and includes a hinged door with peephole, flagpole and flag and built-in seating.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse2. Here’s a little outdoor nook that’s got high-style!  The framework and floor of this fort are wooden and come together in a snap with the right tools.  Add 2 drop cloths for the roof and side curtains and you’ve got a breezy little spot to hideaway.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse3. This DIY fort kit is amazing.  It includes everything you need to create your own fort – in a variety of ways – PVC pipes cut to different lengths and connectors, clamps and drop cloths.  You can use the kit inside or outside and create whatever your imagination can dream up!  This is a great one for the kids to use alone!

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse4. Use some left over decking wood to create a cute little tree fort.  This fort has two tiers with multiple entrances of ladders and climbing ropes to make for interesting imaginative play.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse5. With some rope, sheets, blankets and a little imagination you can create a huge fort that will fit all the kids!  Just use structures already in your backyard as the main framework – fences, decks, railings, swing sets, etc.  Stretch and tie ropes and lay your blankets over them.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse6. Turn an entire room into your fort space!  Want a fort feeling without being cramped?  Use the whole room and create the tent-like feeling by hanging and draping sheets all along the walls and maybe even overhead.  You’ll get lots of space with the same vibe.  This is ideal for a porch or sunroom area!

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse7.  Ask any kids and they’ll tell you: cardboard is the best material to use for fort building!  But what if you want to take that fort outside and the weather is a bit iffy?  Use this tutorial for creating a water-proof cardboard fort!  The kids can definitely help create this one with boxes and duct tape.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse8. This adorable canopy fort is made from flat sheets and a hula hoop!  It’s small enough to use inside, but great for outdoor play too.  All you need is a high enough spot to hang it from.  Plus, you can fold it all up, making it highly portable.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse9. You won’t believe it, but this ridiculously cute little backyard teepee can be constructed in about 5 minutes.  You just need some bamboo sticks, sheets, rope and clamps!  It’s sturdy enough to withstand child’s play, but easy to take down and whip up as well.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse10. Don’t underestimate the power of a good old platform in a tree!  If it’s not too high and your kids are older, you might not even need railings!  Not only is this economical and a time-saver, but it’ll allow the kids to turn it into whatever they like, whenever they like!

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse11. This two-story tree fort will likely blow your mind.  It’s built entirely around a tree, with usable upper and lower levels that boast real windows, a porch and balcony.  Plus it’s got real electric lights for nighttime use.  Check out all the little details – like the upper railing that mimics tree branches and the rope and pulley for the bucket.  You’ll need a lot of building materials, time, tools and know-how to recreate something like this, but it just might be worth it.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse12. If you’ve got a tree stump handy, you can create an amazing fort.  Made out of wood, this playhouse styled fort is basically a platform resting on a stump.  It has adorable details, like an open staircase, real wood shutters and a large curtained doorway that can be closed for privacy.  Loaded with kid-friendly color and charm, a tree stump fort is a great fort alternative.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse13. By now, you’ve probably seen pictures of air forts, which are a super easy, no fuss, no mess way to create a secret hiding spot.  All you need is a super large sheet, packing tape and a fan!  If you’ve got this one on your bucket list, check out the tutorial for instructions.  The kids will love it.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse14. Here’s a clever and unique idea for creating a fort for the kids – try roller shades on your table!  It’s perfect for play time, and rolls out of the way and out of sight when eating or entertaining.  You can use this idea indoors or outdoors, all you need are shades, permanent markers and a table tall enough!

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse15. This super cute foolproof fort uses a wooden A-frame and curtain panels to create the shape of a tent.  It’s highly portable though, as the curtains are situated on a wooden stick and velcro-d on the bottom.  This is a great play tent for a little person, and can be moved inside or out on whim.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse16. Here’s a collapsible A-frame tent fort that uses a wooden dowel, a sheet and some elastic to create the cover.  It’s a little less build intensive, and more impermanent, but just as adorable and fort-like.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse17. In a stroke of genius, this blogger used the wooden frames and heavyweight fabric from Ikea, along with some ribbon and velcro, to create an eye-catching fort area for her little girl.  The wooden frames are usually used upright as room dividers.  The pops of neon are so fun.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse18. This little fort combines hideaway fun, shady practicality and sandbox play all in one!  For a treeless backyard, a little teepee like this one creates a fun cover that kids will love.  But this teepee steps it up a notch with a sandbox inside – making imaginative play a must.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse19. Make a super easy fort from PVC pipe and fabric.  You can take it down when needed, or move it around and build it wherever you’d like.  It’s small enough to be easy and unobtrusive, but big enough for more than one kid to play or read inside.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse20. Create a fort from found materials around the yard!  This stick fort is amazing.  It’s in the shape of a teepee, and boasts tables and seats made of stumps and logs.  Around the fort this family planted runner beans, so there will be lots of shady vines that grow up the sides.  This is a great idea for using nature, being innovative and creating something permanent WITH your kids that they’ll love to play with.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse21. This pieced together fort was built in a garden over many years.  They began with some stumps and partially dead trees and built a low platform.  They added a gate and lower play area, and over time created the walls, the top frame and finally a roof!  It’s a rustic look and a labor of love that the whole family took part in.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse22. Did you know you can create a living fort?  It’s true!  Willow is an ideal material because it is pliable and will grow from shoots stuck in the dirt!  This living willow fort is formed by weaving stripped willow branches around a domed PVC pipe frame.  They then planted some willow branches all around the fort, which have since grown up and over the fort, clinging to the willow dome.  It’s a great experiment in nature science, engineering, botany, and so forth!

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse23. Here’s an awesome and easy to make stick fort kit your kiddos can have hours of fun with – over and over!  All you need to make the kit is some dowels, connectors, styrofoam balls and some non-stick clay.  By sticking the dowels in the balls at different angles, you can form 3-dimensional geometrical shapes, or fun forts!  The forts are non-permeant, can be as big or small as you like and are only limited by your child’s imagination!  Store them easily, then put them up wherever you want, and they’re different every time!

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse24. This cardboard castle fort was built for a birthday party adventure, but any kid would love to play king or queen here, for any reason!  It’s a spacious place to play make-believe with a soft blanket floor and duct tape brick details.

 

Summertime is perfect for fort building. Elaborate or simple, kids love a great secret hideaway. Here are 25 DIY forts for inspiration. 25 DIY Forts to Build With Your Kids This Summer - tipsaholic.com, #fort, #DIY, #treehouse, #playhouse25.  Just to show how incredibly awesome cardboard can be, here’s an amazing multi-room cardboard box fort.  There are nooks and crannies, secret spots, back doors, window boxes with flowers, real curtains, a locking front door and a SKY LIGHT!  It’s all hand-painted – and any kids dream.  It was made by two little girls with killer imaginations and a crazy amount of boxes.

 

Check out these other DIY’s for Kids:

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Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

8 Great Resources for Outdoor Learning-Based Play Ideas

Turn learning into play this summer with these great ideas you can even do outdoors! 8 Great Resources for Learning-Based Play - tipsaholic.com #school, #kids, #playtolearn, #play

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As a parent, summer can be a little daunting.  There are a lot of hours in the day, and it’s sometimes difficult to fill them with worthwhile activities.  Sports, swimming, bike riding, outings, and park play are staples of summer fun, but if you find yourself looking for ways to incorporate more school-based learning into your play, it’s hard to know where to turn.  Need fabulous ideas that will get your kids off the couch and out learning – without them even knowing it?  Here are some great resources for outdoor learning-based play.  For kids, play is the best way to learn, and summer is a great opportunity for putting this into practice.

1. Delia Creates hosted a week-long series called “Play it Smart!” where she shared tons of fun ideas for learning with summer-inspired games.  She used chalk, spray bottles, balls and diving toys.  Her blog is full of cool ideas for kids, like fitness jenga, math card games, roll a recipe and the mommy and me journals.

2. Try this fun Dry Ice Experiment.  There’s a printable booklet, too, so kids can keep track of their observations.

3. Sew a Straight Line holds a learning and fun-filled camp for her kids every summer.  She has tons of ideas for science-related activities.  She’s also got some creative writing ideas here.

4.  A fun way to work on your child’s reading skills would be to read a book and then create something from the book – either with your kids or FOR them.  Check out No Big Dill for some great ideas related to this – she had a whole series of book inspired sewing creations and a ton of people contributed ideas.

5.  Check out Happy Hooligans for a whole host of sensory activities, sensory bin ideas, and other fun ideas for kids.  Try making a backyard abacus out of pool noodles.  Or try the fun water activity ideas – it’s perfect for summer!

6. And Next Comes L has a lot of great hands-on ideas for kids play.  Here are some fun alphabet and literacy themed ideas and math.  She’s also got some great ideas for busy bag activities which can travel with you anywhere you go this summer!

7. Check out these 50 fun summer science activities from Science Sparks!  And then look around that site for more great science ideas, like making an easy solar oven or a balloon powered lego car!

8.  Growing Book by Book has some great ideas for transferring literacy-learning to outdoor play!  She also has some great alphabet activities and activities that go along with specific books, like this one from The Very Busy Spider.

 

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Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com