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DIY Jack-O-Lantern Shade Covers

Posted by on Sat, September 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am

In preparation for the Swagbucks Scream Challenge, it’s important to get into the Halloween spirit.  Practice your scary faces, start a scary movie marathon, stock up on candy, and decorate your home.  Hang those ghosts from your trees, cover your bushes in spooky spiderwebs, tape the skeleton to your door, and light up your Jack-O-Lantern lampshades.  I found this awesome project on, and in just 5 easy steps, your Jack-O-Lantern Shade Covers will be ready to transform your home into a Trick-or-Treat haven.


  • craft paper
  • scissors
  • exacto knife
  • orange scrapbook paper (the large, square cardstock kind)
  • double sided scotch tape


Step 1:

Make a template of your shade by tracing the outline on craft paper.  Roll it along the craft paper and trace the outer edges. Begin and end with the seam, making sure to leave a little overlap on the end.

Step 2:

Cut out your paper template and try it on the shade.  Make any adjustments necessary.

Step 3:

Draw a jack-o-lantern face or any shape you desire on the template and cut out using exacto knife.

Step 4:

Trace your template and cut out design and shape on the orange paper.

Step 5:

Wrap the paper around the shade and secure on the back side using double sided tape.  Use the side opposite of the one you cut.  Then, you don’t have to worry about seeing any stray tracing lines.

What will your Jack-o-lantern shade look like?


Do It Yourself Laundry Detergent

Posted by on Tue, September 25th, 2012 at 9:00 am
Laundry is one of those chores that nobody wants to do, but everybody has to do.  The problem is, laundry detergent can be very expensive.  So, why not save some money and make your own?  I found this article on and it has rave reviews.  This will work on all regular washing machines and it ... Read More »

How To Do A Blow Dryer Manicure

Posted by on Sat, September 15th, 2012 at 11:00 am
Hey guys – it’s Ashley!  I’ve been on a nail polish kick lately.  I paint my nails a couple times a week, trying out new colors and new designs.  The problem is, I’m not very artistic when it comes to nail art.  It always comes out looking nothing like what it’s supposed to, resulting in ... Read More »

DIY Play Dough

Posted by on Mon, July 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
I’ve always been a fan of play dough- in my mind, you’re never too old to play with it!  If you or your little ones like play dough as much as I do, you’re going to love this easy tutorial for making your own.  I found this recipe on, and it only takes 15 ... Read More »

DIY Household Cleaners

Posted by on Thu, July 12th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
I was recently browsing through, and I found a great article explaining how to make your own non-toxic household cleaners.  Not only can household cleaners get expensive, but many times they are filled with unnecessary chemicals that could be harmful.  According to their site, “the average home contains up to 25 gallons of toxic ... Read More »

Summer Beauty Secrets

Posted by on Thu, June 30th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
With Summer in full swing, it’s important to look and feel your best so you’re ready to take on the sun each day. has compiled a list of some inexpensive and all-natural do-it-yourself beauty treatments that can keep you looking your best all Summer long. For the Face It is recommended to use a face ... Read More »