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DIY/Holiday | DIY Halloween Tin Can Candleholders

DIY Halloween Tin Can Candleholders | Squirrelly Minds
Whoa what? Tan is blogging today?
Yes I’ve been away a bit lately, caught in a whirlwind of a new job (which so far I love), thanksgiving, and getting sick. I’ll try to make it here a bit more regularly. If not here, then setting up the Squirrelly Minds Shop, cause I’m determined to not let this nasty cold stand in the way of that (although I’ll admit it has so far).

But today I had to share this cute DIY I did for Used Everywhere. I love getting creative with what’s in the recycling box, and this time I opted for a fun DIY to get in the spooky spirit – tin can candle holders painted for Halloween! I currently have mine sitting on my mantel decorated up for the occasion (see pics in the post for a sneak peek of our living room re-decor plans). It’s a cute and simple way to add some halloween decor on a mega cheap budget. So head on over for the full DIY tutorial!

See you there!

The Friday Five – Thanksgiving DIYs

The Friday Five - Thanksgiving DIY's | Squirrelly Minds

Glittered Walnut Place Card Holders from Posh Little Designs / Thank you gift boxes from A Nest For All Seasons / Printable Thankful Cards and Clipboard DIY from Sarah Hearts / Stencilled Paper Table Runner from Design Improvised /Leftovers Packaging and many free printables from HGTV

As you might have seen on Wednesday, Thanksgiving is coming up for those of us in the north. I might not be hosting thanksgiving this year, but I’ll certainly keep these in mind for our Yanksgiving festivities. Especially those walnut place card holders considering I have a big black garbage bag full of the little guys. I must say, this table setting is making me want to go all glam and gold this year, and the above walnut place cards and the gold table runner fits perfectly.

For a bit more Thanksgiving inspiration, check out my Thanksgiving Pinterest board and the following posts from the archive:

From The Thanksgiving Archives


The Friday Five – Top 5 Concrete & Metallic DIY’s

The Friday Five - Top 5 Concrete & Metallic DIY's | Squirrelly Minds

Gold dipped concrete earrings by Fall For DIY / Concrete Votives by Monsters Circus / Cement coasters by A Daily Something / White concrete pots by Zana / Ombre concrete candleholders by Homey oh my!

There’s something about the roughness of concrete mixed with the glam of metallics that I just can’t get enough of, and these DIY’s have me absolutely swooning. I haven’t worked with concrete yet (aside from laying down flooring in the basement) but I’m anxious to try some of these DIY’s out. I’m thinking they’ll make great Christmas presents don’t you? No time like the present to get started!

The Friday Five – Top 5 Vase DIY’s

The Friday Five - Top 5 Vase DIY's | Squirrelly Minds

Painted vases by Hearts a Flutter / 10 Minute Vase DIY by The Crafted Life / Concrete Vase DIY by Hege in France / Gold Succulent Vases by We Lived Happily Ever After / Copper Candlestick Holder and Vase DIY by Monster Circus

Truth be told, until recently all of my vases were just mason jars. Only recently have I been acquiring proper vases, but I still don’t have enough. I’m itching to try some of these Vase DIYs though and expand my vase collection! With all these new vases I suppose that will mean we’ll need to have more fresh flowers in the house. Oh darn…

There’s also this milk carton vase I made last year – complete with a video.

On another note, you may have noticed a few changes around here on the blog (sidebar and pages mainly). When I last maintained my personal blog called Blue Glass, I used to change the design every month, sometimes multiple times a month. I’m a bit ADHD when it comes to web design, so having this same style for a few years is driving me batty. I’m in desperate need of a total site overhaul but just don’t have the ability to do so yet. So to keep my web designer self satisfied, expect little tweaks here and there.

Happy weekend everyone!

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