DIY: Fall Mason Jars

Fall Mason Jar Display
(sincerelyjean)

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-Four mason jars of the same size
-White and brown acrylic paint
-Foam paint brush
-Twine
-Vinyl letters
-Sandpaper
-"Wheat"

Step Two: "Paint the front of the jars brown and let them dry completely."

Step Three: "Place the vinyl letters over the brown paint. " 

fall rustic mason jars(sincerelyjean)

Step Four: "Paint the entire outside of the jars white using the the acrylic or chalk paint and let them dry completely."

fall rustic mason jars(sincerelyjean)

Step Five: "Peel off the vinyl letters."

Step Six: "Use sandpaper to sand evenly around the entire jar.  This is what gives the jars that rustic look." 

Step Seven: "Tie the twine around the top of the jar with a knot."

Step Eight: "Place the wheat inside.  We used 13-15 stalks per jar."

 

This super awesome project is brought to you by sincerelyjean! 

DIY: Leather Hair Clips

Leather Hair Clips
(beautifulness)

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-Leather (faux leather or vinyl works too)
-Ruler
-Scissors
-Base clip
-Hot glue or Tacky Glue

(abeautifulmess)
Step Two: "Cut a rectangle of leather that is two inches tall and three inches wide."

Step Three: "Cut another thin strip of leather that will serve as the middle of your bow and set aside."

Step Four: "Accordion fold the leather rectangle lengthwise so that you have two folds showing on the front of your bow, and use the thin leather strip and Tacky Glue to secure the middle of the bow tightly in place."

Step Five: "Glue the bow on to your base, and you’re done!"

September 09, 2016 by Lexx Fusco

DIY: Wine Cork Bulletin Board

Check out this awesome tutorial for this super fun wine cork bulletin board!

(abeautifulmess)

Step One:
Gather materials
-wine corks (as many as you have or need for the size of the cork board that you want)
-Super glue or hot glue
-Frame
-Paint (optional)

Step Two:
Measure out your frame and line up the corks to see how many you need.

Step Three:
Glue the corks in rows, keep them tight and packed together.

Step Four:
You can add some color or designs and patterns. 

Step Five:
Hang up and enjoy!

Snack Like a Southerner: Nutty Chocolate Thumbprints

(myrecipes)

Ingredients:

3 cups pecan halves and pieces 
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
3/4 cup powdered sugar 
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed 
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels 
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
3/4 cup light corn syrup 
1/4 cup butter, melted 
large eggs, lightly beaten 
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

"1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

2. Line bottom and sides of a 13- x 9-inch pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides. Lightly grease foil.

3. Pulse flour and next 3 ingredients in a food processor 5 to 6 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press mixture on bottom and 3/4 inch up sides of prepared pan.

4. Bake crust at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle chocolate morsels over crust. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes).

5. Whisk together brown sugar and next 3 ingredients until smooth. Stir in coconut and toasted pecans, and spoon into prepared crust.

6. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and set. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Chill 1 hour. Lift baked bars from pan, using foil sides as handles. Transfer to a cutting board; cut into bars.

TRY THIS TWIST

German Chocolate-Bourbon-Pecan Pie Bars: For a spirited kick, whisk 1/4 cup of your favorite bourbon into brown sugar mixture in Step 5."

DIY: Happy Hay Mason Jar SCENTer Piece

It's cute, it's simple, it's cheap to make and it's smells so good!
 

Step One:
Gather your supplies.
-Mason jar
-Twine or hay
-Other "fall" themed objects (I got some pumpkins and leaves)
-Scented oil (found it at Walmart with the candles, this is sugar scented)
-Tea light candle (I got pumpkin pie scented)
-Shot glass or small candle holder
-Burlap ribbon
-Stickers for decoration

Step Two:
Fill that jar! Stuff the jar almost full of hay or twine. Get a butter knife or perhaps a long spoon to help really pack it in.
 

Step Three:
Splash on the scented oil. Pop the top of the oil and pour it into the jar of hay or twine. The twine will soak up the oil and allow it to emanate.

Step Four:
Top it off with the glass with the candle!
 

Step Five:
Decorate the outside with stickers and burlap. I spelled out AUTUMN in some fun glitter letters.

 

DIY: Redneck Couture Cookies

These make for excellent housewarming gifts or quick and easy emergency party favorites! These jars are pre made cookies for quick and easy baking. These recipes are originals that have been inspired by Redneck Couture's Boot Bling

Step One: Gather your materials!


-mason jar
-cookie ingredients
-measuring utensils
-paper towels

Couture Cookie #1: The Sue Ellen
Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

Ingredients:
(for the jar)
3/4 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup crushed Werther's Original candy

1/4 cup (half stick) butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

Unwrap your candies. CRUSH 'EM. This can be done a variety of cleaner ways, but I took a meat mallet to these lil guys. It worked, but it was a bit of a mess. I suggest putting the candies in a ZipLoc baggie before crushing them, that way, all of the pieces stay in the bag.

Place your jar on the paper towel, this will come in handy. Measure out your dry ingredients. Pour them one by one into the jar, stacking style. Start with the largest quantities first, or if you want to make it look artsy you can stack them by color. 

Whatever doesn't make it into the jar, pour off of the paper towel into the jar. It's easier to use the paper towel as a funnel than pouring the ingredients in straight.


Print out the recipe card and you're done!

Couture Cookie #2: The Anna
Bourbon-Cranberry-Walnut-White Chocolate Cookie

Ingredients:
(for the jar)

1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/4 cup white chocolate chips (optional) 

1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup (one stick) butter
1/4 cup bourbon

Place your jar on the paper towel, this will come in handy. Measure out your dry ingredients. Pour them one by one into the jar, stacking style. Start with the largest quantities first, or if you want to make it look artsy you can stack them by color. Whatever doesn't make it into the jar, pour off of the paper towel into the jar. It's easier to use the paper towel as a funnel than pouring the ingredients in straight.

Print out the recipe card and you're done!

Couture Cookie #3: The Scarlett Rose
White Chocolate Craisin Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
(for the jar)
3/4 cup flour
1 cup oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup craisins
1/3 cup white chocolate chips

1/4 cup butter (half stick)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place your jar on the paper towel, this will come in handy. Measure out your dry ingredients. Pour them one by one into the jar, stacking style. Start with the largest quantities first, or if you want to make it look artsy you can stack them by color. Whatever doesn't make it into the jar, pour off of the paper towel into the jar. It's easier to use the paper towel as a funnel than pouring the ingredients in straight.

 

Print out the recipe card and you're done!

 

 

DIY: Mason Jar Pamper Kit Gift

Want to give someone special a nice treat? Give them a mason jar pamper kit! Fill it with things to help them relax or make them smile. I found all of the stuff I needed at the Dollar Tree, so it's not expensive to make either!

1. Gather your materials:
-mason jar
-pamper kit things (chapstick, nail file, nail polish, hair ties, candy, etc.)

2. Open your jar.

3. Fill it up.

Done!

DIY: Cut Out Collar Shirt

OP: Anna Evers

(planb.annaevers.com)

Ms. Evers has inspired this really cute cut out top perfect for any occasion. And here's how you can make your own for $4.00.

1. Gather your materials.

-Button up shirt (can be any color, but I bought a black men's button up from Goodwill for $4.00! You could even do it in plaid or denim which would be pretty cute.)
-Scissors
-Pencil
-Ruler

2. Using the ruler, measure out how far you want your cuts to be to make sure that they are equal on both sides. For my shirt, I measured two and a half inches from the collar. Use the ruler to make your marks!

3. Cut along the lines using your scissors. Make sure your scissors are SHARP. They sell special fabric scissors if you want to purchase them or have them lying around.

Your cuts might be a little messy, don't sweat it. You can go back and shape them up or use hem tape to tape them down. Now cut the other side.

4. See how it looks!

Don't forget to snap a pic of you wearing your sexy new shirt and tag us! You'll be featured on our social media! 

DIY: Redneck Wine Glasses

Drink like a fancy redneck with your own Redneck Wine glasses. This is a fun, quick, super easy and cheap craft to make. Perfect to use this Valentine's Day!

1. Gather your supplies.
-mason jars
-glass candlestick holders (Dollar Tree!)
-Hot glue or Krazy glue

2. Take the lids off of your jars.

3. Apply glue to the candlestick rim.

4. Press the mason jar lid disk onto the candlestick rim.

5. Apply glue to bottom of jar.

6. Press jar to lid.

All Done!