DIY Halloween Bat Decorations

Halloween is at a tie with Christmas when it comes to my favorite holidays for decorating. I like to get creative and crafty when it comes to decorating on a budget and this year I wanted to do something a little different…

I came across these bats on Amazon and thought it was such a neat idea and just what I needed for an extra wow factor on our Halloween decor! I used this as my inspiration as I looked around the house for supplies needed to do this myself and luckily, I had everything needed — (what a surprise!)

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • Glue Dots (found here)
  • Black Cardstock
  • Scissors or cutting machine
  • SVG file of bats (found here)
  • Printer

WHAT TO DO:

Download the free file from above and print on to your black card stock. Once printed, place card stock in your cutting machine (or you can use scissors) and cut all bat images. Place one glue dot in the middle of the bat and press onto wall. Lightly lift sides of bat to give it the 3D look.

Drop a comment below and tell me your thoughts on these DIY bats! Are you going to put them in your home?

Grow your own Pineapples!


Ever wonder how to grow your own pineapple at home? It’s super easy! Next time you go to the grocery store, be sure to pick up a pineapple and grow one at home for yourself!

How to grow pineapples at home

STEP ONE: Cut off the top of the pineapple.

STEP TWO: Place pineapple top in a cup of water, ensuring that roots are covered. Remember to change out the water every couple of days.

STEP THREE: Once the roots start to show, you’ll want to plant in soil. We chose to plant ours in a pot since winter will be here in a few months and we weren’t sure how cold it was going to get here in Savannah, GA.

We chose this self watering planter to help us with watering. If you want one similar, check out these: CLICK HERE.

Jake poured soil into the planter.
Dug a little hole for the pineapple to go in and covered around with soil.
Once the pineapple was in, we added extra soil on top.

After a few months, a hard stalk will appear in the center and you’ll want to keep this moist so the pineapple can develop properly. Once the pineapple is fully ripe, you may then pick it. Some plants vary and can sprout within a year, while others typically take two years.

I’ll update this post as our pineapple grows, so be sure to keep checking back! 🙂

Our helpers were nearby, as always.

What are some of the foods you have grown from leftover scraps? Please share below!

DIY Fabric Box on a budget.


I had some extra scraps from a chair I recovered that I really liked and wanted to reuse again, but wasn’t sure exactly what to do with it. I took a walk around the house to see if anything would come to mind when a light bulb came on in the garage. I saw some cardboard boxes waiting to be recycled and knew that I could easily cover them and use them for storage in our bedroom.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Fabric
  • Measuring tape or ruler

WHAT TO DO

Lay fabric on flat surface with cardboard box on top.

Lay out a large piece of fabric on a flat surface and place the cardboard box on top. Next, measure and mark 1 inches on all sides of the box. Start cutting the fabric along the one inch mark towards the box. You will repeat this step 8 times.

Cut all four corners.

The remaining fabric will resemble a cross. Starting with one end of the box and fabric, apply hot glue and fold over until secured in place. Hold for a few seconds until the glue is dry. Repeat this step for all corners.

Fold the sides in to create a clean seam.

Once all 4 sides are complete, you’ll have a fabric covered box ready for use! I ended up putting a fake plant in ours to give our bedroom corner some color. What do you think?!

Have you done a project similar to mine? Please comment and share below!

Why Freebie Friday?


Why do I like to give away stuff on my Instagram each week?! Because, WHY NOT?! I love to see people happy and smiling! 🙂

As the weeks go on, I’ll start giving away items that Jake and I create by ourselves. Prizes will vary but they will all be things we love and hope you will love too! Stay tuned for some neat prizes coming up! We hope you will love them as much as we loved making them!

Honey, I love you to the moon and back.


Jake and I were extremely grateful to have the opportunity to stay at our uncle Art & Mindy’s home (while they were on vacation) in the British Virgin Islands for our honeymoon. Read below to learn more about our trip and view some of the pictures we took. We can’t wait to go back!!

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