Skip To My Lou Craft, Create, Celebrate! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Made by you Monday Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:11 +0000 It’s  Monday show us what you’ve got. It is time to link up your crafty goodness! Please don’t forget to link back! — a text link at the bottom of your post, or link somewhere on your blog is okay!Made By You Monday

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Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes {Made by you Monday Wrap Up} Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:00:40 +0000 Are you counting the days to Halloween?  Most kids are too! Here are some DIY Halloween Costumes you can make last minute with just a few supplies! All were shared this week on Made by you Monday.  Don’t miss my free printable soda labels, they are very fun for any Halloween party.

DIY Ninja by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

DIY Ninjago Ninja Costume


No Sew Witch Costume by Skip to my Lou

no sew witch costume


DIY Crochet Monster Hat by Domestic Evolution

monster hat_with words


DIY Pink Flamingo Costume by Paper and Fox

Pink flamingo costume


Mini Mushroom by Caseper Latesta



DIY Cat Ear Tutorial by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom



DIY Pirates by Life’s Little Projects



Be sure to come back tomorrow and link up for another Made by you Monday!

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DIY Goodie Bags Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:00:59 +0000 I’m Kim from Today’s Creative Blog and InspirationDIY and I personally am not a fan of the “Birthday Party Goodie Bag”. There…..I said it!

My son is now 15 and thankfully this annoying ritual stops.

God forbid you try to boycott the goodie bag. I live in the suburbs, it’s just not done. So like you, I seemed to always hand them out full of all kinds of junk only kids will appreciate …….for about 5 minutes.

If I’m going to be a part of problem, then I may as well hand out a stylish one and have fun doing it!

DIY Goodie Bags


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Making DIY Goodie Bags is easy, fun and can be catered to any theme. This goes for the goodie bags all you soccer parents hand out after soccer games to your little ones. Who started that anyway?

My DIY Goodie bag is great for last minute gift wrap too!

DIY Goodie Bag Supplies

  • plain paper bags – you can use the regular kraft brown, or pick up colored.
  • washi tape – washi tape is a decorative tape that you can find in your local craft store.
  • stamps – I used bug foam stamps I had found at Target a few years ago for $1
  • ink or paint – I like using acrylic paints for foam stamps.
  • foam brushes – you’ll need these if you’re using paint.


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  1. using a foam brush, coat a foam stamp with a paint color of your choice.
  2. aim for the center of the bag
  3. allow to dry
  4. fill the bag, fold over the top and tape shut with washi tape.

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It doesn’t have to be fancy! Choose a variety of colors to keep it interesting and stamp away.

I’ve made up a few of these just to have on hand for quick gift wrap. So simple and inexpensive, but so so cute!

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Of course these also make adorable lunch bags for school!

Find more simple inspiration from Kim on Today’s Creative Blog

Today's Creative Blog

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10 Amazing Dessert Recipes {from left over Halloween Candy} Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:01 +0000 If you are looking for dessert recipes you are not going to be disappointed. Here is a collection of sweet, decadent easy recipes that every one will love!   Best of all you can use Left Over Halloween candy!  These recipes are so good you may want to buy or save candy to make them!  If you are looking for another amazing fall recipe try my pumpkin roll recipe!

Left over candy recipes

I am not a huge fan of Hershey Kisses but this recipe makes me want to hoard them, Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies (Averie Cooks).


Monster Cookie Dough Dip, this stuff is amazing. Grab some M&M’s from the grab bags and make this! (by Skip to my Lou).



Fall is the perfect time to grab some snickers and create this Snicker Caramel Apple Dip by Bitz and Giggles


Grab some left over candy corn and make this five minute sweet and salty treat,  Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs (by Sallys Baking Addiction).





If you are lucky enough to have any left over Reeses (that has never happened to me) I want to try No Bake Reese’s Bars (By Six Sisters Stuff)!

No Bake Reese's Fudge Bars


Frozen Butterfinger Pie because Butterfingers taste better in this and this recipe is to-die-for(by Farm Girl Recipes)!

Butterfinger Pie


Five minute homemade suckers! This is a amazing idea to use left over hard candy (by Skip to my Lou).



This recipe takes your favorite candies and makes something totally amazing try this, Halloween Candy Cookie Cake (Baker By Nature).

halloween candy cookie cake


Grab left over kit kats, Reeses cups, M&M’s and Candy Corn (or buy some) and make this Halloween Bark (by just a taste)!



This sweet and salty popcorn is easy to make and great for movie night, game day, or any day! Kids and adults love it (By Two Peas in Their Pod).


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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:09 +0000 Here is a delicious dinner that is super easy to get into the crock pot and will be ready when you get home! If you are looking for another fabulous crock pot recipe, try making baked potatoes in the crock pot, life changing!



Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe

4-6 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (frozen or thawed)
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 – 4 ounce can green chilis
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chiles (undrained)
2 Tablespoons lime juice (optional)

Tortilla chips

Possible Toppings
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sliced jalapeno
Fresh chopped tomatoes
Black beans
Sour cream

Place chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place remaining ingredients through lime juice in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Once cooked, shred chicken with two forks. Serve chicken over tortilla chips and top with your favorite toppings.

I have been eating a little bit more Paleo so I love my shredded chicken on a lettuce wrap! Delish!

Paleo Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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DIY Battery Operated Toy Robot That Scribbles Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:00:45 +0000 Have you tried this yet? We are using a battery to make a scribblebot.This fall if you are looking for some fun things to do after school you must give this battery operated toy robot a try. Watching it scribble across the floor is too cool.
DIY battery opperated toy robot

It really is a simple toy robot to make!

Supplies for DIY Battery Operated Toy Robot

1 regular sized solo cup
1 regular sized clothes pin
4 markers
1 – AA Duracell Battery
Tape or Hot Glue (we used hot glue)
1 – 1.5-3VDC Motor
1 – AA Battery Holder
2 – crimp on disconnects
1 popsicle stick

battery operated toy robot supplies

How to make a Battery Operated Toy Robot that Draws

Hot glue (or tape) popsicle stick to top of plastic cup.

how to build battery operated robot step 1

Hot glue motor to end of popsicle stick.

how to build battery operated toy step 2

Place the AA Duracell battery in the battery holder and hot glue case to opposite end of popsicle stick.

how to build battery operated toy that draws step 3

Crimp a disconnector piece to the end of each wire coming from the battery holder.

how to build battery robot toy that scribbles step 4

Glue four markers evenly spaced and at same level inside the cup.

how to build battery operated toy that draws step 6

Hot glue a clothes pin the the rod coming out of the front of the motor.

how to build battery operated toy robot step 7

Now you are ready to scribble! Connect the wires to the motor and go!

how to build battery operated toy that scribbles step 5

We had such a great time! Adjust your toy robot by adding weight to the cup, changing what you glue to the front of the motor or by adjusting the position of the markers.

If you are ready to make your own robot run to Lowe’s for your supplies! If you would like to tackle some other fall projects  head on over to where Brooke is helping you Fall Into DIY!

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This post was sponsored by Lowe’s and P & G. All opinions and ideas are my own.

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No Sew Witch Costume Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:09 +0000 Just a few supplies and a couple pre-made items and you can have the cutest witch on the block. We love dressing up for Halloween at our house. We especially love a good family costume. Be sure to see our favorite costumes. This year Bella wanted to be a witch and Michael’s Arts & Crafts challenged me to make a Halloween costume from supplies at their store. So a witch it is!
no sew witch costume skiptomylou

To make this costume purchase a witch hat, socks and broom.

witch hat and socks Michaels

Complement these items with a t-shirt turned into a vest  embellished with eyelets and ribbon.  Spools of tule and a Halloween table runner make the spooky skirt.

How to make a vest from a t-shirt

Lay t-shirt out flat.

t-shirt to vest tutorial

Cut off sleeves and shorten the shirt if necessary.  Leave extra length to trim points in the front of the vest at the end.


Cut a slit up the front of the shirt.

t-shirt to vest cut center

Cut each side of the neck at an angle.

t-shirt to vest cut neck

Grab an eyelet tool and 8 sets of eyelets.  Fold each side of the front of the shirt under about an 1 1/2″.

t-shirt to vest adding eyelets

Evenly space grommets down each side.

t-shirt to vest add grommets

Lace it up with some cute ribbon.

t-shirt to vest

The skirt for this costume starts with a DIY tulle tutu and is topped with a lacy spider web table runner.

How to make a tutu

Start with tulle and an elastic headband or piece of elastic. I used two roll, but could have easily added more.

diy tulle tutu supplies

Decide how long the tutu is to be, add a few extra inches for the knot and double this amount. Cut lengths of tulle.

how to make a tutu step 1

Place elastic headband around your thigh. Fold length of tulle in half and place under the elastic headband.

how to make a tutu step 1a

Reach under the loop.

how to make a tutu step 2Pull the tails of the tulle through the loop.

how to make a tutu step 4

Pull tight.

how to make a tutu step 5

Continue all the way around the elastic headband.

how to make a tutu tutorial

This tulle tutu is great as is or embellish it with a lace spiderweb table runner. All you need is a table runner, black ribbon and Peel-n-Stick Fabric Fuse.

table runner to skirt supplies

Measure waist and add a few inches for tying. Place Peel-n-Stick on back of ribbon. (leave a few inches free of tape for tying or securing with no-sew velcro.

table runner to skirt peel-n-stick fabric fuseRemove paper backing from Peel-n-Stick.

table runner to skirt no sew fabric tape

Gather table runner along sticky ribbon securing table runner to the ribbon.

no sew table runner to skirt

Place lace spider web skirt over tulle tutu.

cute witch costume

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Get Fit with a Friend! Fitbit Flex and Zappos Giveaway {$420 Value} Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:35:20 +0000 Fall is the perfect time to enjoy cooler weather, get moving outdoors and burn calories to keep those holiday treats from weighing you down. Working out is always much more fun with a friend, so we’re giving away a FitBit Flex Wireless Wristband and a $100 Gift Card for both YOU and a friend!

Get fit TOGETHER with these awesome prizes worth $420!!!

What’s a FitBit?

FitBit Flex is a small device that you wear on your wrist like a bracelet.  During the day it tracks your steps, distance, and calories burned.  At night, it tracks your sleep length and quality, and can even wake you silently in the morning.  How cool is that?!

You can also manually enter your daily water intake and track your weight.  And here’s my favorite part, you can sync the FitBit to an app on your phone! This allows you to get real-time updates throughout the day to see how close you are to reaching your personal daily goal.  AND when you meet your goal, it even vibrates on your wrist to let you know you’ve reached mission completion. Basically, the FitBit is the perfect motivational tool to get you moving more!

Share and get more chances of winning!

Make sure to share this giveaway with a friend or tag them on my social media posts (InstagramPinterest or Facebook). If you and your friend BOTH enter, you each have DOUBLE the chance of winning. Now that’s a WIN WIN!

Or, if you want to keep both prizes, that’s up to you… these prizes would make great holiday gifts!

Follow directions on the giveaway widget to enter.


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Thanksgiving Printables {Blog Hop} Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:00:33 +0000 It’s time for another great Free Printable Blog Hop with 8 fabulous bloggers! This month we are happy to bring you 8 Thanksgiving Free Printable designs that will no doubt get you into the fall spirit!

This month, we’re featuring my Thanksgiving Conversation Starters, these conversation starters are the perfect Thanksgiving dinner entertainment, try using some of these questions to get the conversation going.

Enjoy hopping around the blogs! We always have so much fun at these free printable parties!!



Free Printable blog hop

8 Pretty Thanksgiving Free Printable designs to get you into the fall spirit!

Click below to download each design…

(clockwise from top left)

Grateful Glasses Fall Art Print – Pen N’ Paper Flowers

Gratitude Journal – Kori Clark

“Let the Stuffing Begin!” Sign – Net of Posies

Thanksgiving Food Tags and Labels – Catch My Party

Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation Starters – Skip to My Lou

Cutie/Sweetie Pie Note Cards – No Biggie

Thanksgiving Candy Bar Wrappers – Living Locurto

Modern Thanksgiving Party Printables – Hostess with the Mostess

Don’t miss out on our fun Halloween Free Printable Blog Hop!

Click here to hop around and download more cute designs for Halloween.


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