DIY: Easy Candy Corn Trick or Treat Tote

Done! The marker only looks pale on the left because of the light coming in from the window, its writes quite dark, and it doesn't belld, even on this thin cotton. Now you're ready to fill her up with candy! You can also stitch some scary black ribbon onto the handles if you wanted to....

What you’ll need:

Plain muslin tote

Freezer Paper

Pencil

Ex-acto knife

Iron

Paint brush

Fabric Paint in White, Yellow & Orange

Fabric marker in Black

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Sketch out your design on the freezer paper. If you are making letters, numbers or words, make sure you’re drawing on the dull side of the paper.

I used a sharp Exacto knife to carefully cut it out.

I used a sharp Exacto knife to carefully cut it out.

Cut out and ready!

Cut out and ready!

Position it on your tote where you want it. I decided on the middle, tilted slightly in a jaunty fashion...

Making sure that the shiny side is down, position it on your tote where you want it. I decided on the middle, tilted slightly in a jaunty fashion. With a moderately warm iron, press the freezer paper onto the tote.

You don't need fancy brushes, I used these inexpensive sponge brushes to paint my fabric paint on the tote. I slipped an old magazine inside so that the colors wouldn't bleed through to the back side.

You don’t need fancy brushes, I used these inexpensive sponge brushes to paint my fabric paint on the tote. I slipped an old magazine inside so that the colors wouldn’t bleed through to the back side.

Once its dry, carefully peel the paper off and discard it.

Once the paint is completely dry, carefully peel the paper off and discard it.

So CUTE! Now you are ready to add some detail with your fabric marker.

So CUTE! Now you are ready to add some detail with your fabric marker.

Done! The marker only looks pale on the left because of the light coming in from the window, its writes quite dark, and it doesn't belld, even on this thin cotton. Now you're ready to fill her up with candy! You can also stitch some scary black ribbon onto the handles if you wanted to....

 

I hope you fill it up with loads of your favorite candy! -Marie

The Tiny Terror’s Bedroom – Part 1

I was so excited to move and finally start decorating, especially The Tiny Terror’s bedroom. I’d had a vision of how I wanted it to look since He was born and we lived in the little flat. I want it safari-esq, but a little more colourful and fun. At the moment his room is a sunny yellow, not too bad, but not what I want. I love, love, LOVE going a collection paint charts. I am really passionate about colour and really enjoy working with it. So off I go to the hardware shop and gather my samples.

I think I collected nearly every shade of green, I love that these have the little cut out window so that you can find complimentary and contrasting shades.

I look at then in every possible light and time of day.

When I have a short list, I lay them with the other elements that are gong to be in the room. The espresso provides depth and the neutral khaki doesn’t fight for attention with the green

I like to group together other little elements that provide inspiration and may be used in the room. I leave these on display while I’m trying out the colours on the walls

I painted large swatches of each colour on the wall in the darkest part of the room…

Next to the window and also on another wall

Then I put some of the accessories in and go back a couple of times to see which colour works in reality and which doesn’t.

After a couple of days and a few consultaions with Cobra Commander, I finally decide on a colour….

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