I CANNOT believe I am finally sharing this post! I’ve had this DIY project in mind for well over a year – probably over two – and I can’t believe I finally got around to making it 🙌
Apparently, I’ve got a thing for novelty door stops. They were some of the first fun decor pieces I bought when we moved out – a melting ice cream cone, a red high heel, and a melting chocolate bar – and then I shared a 3-in-1 door stop DIY post back in 2018, but I am *super* excited about this one!
I got it finished at the perfect time too, as it’s been ONE WHOLE YEAR since Animal Crossings New Horizons was released! Can you believe it?! Wasn’t the world such a completely different place last year? Everyone was playing Animal Crossing; it was amazing to see. This game that I’ve been playing since my age was still a single digit was suddenly all over the internet and the news.
It gave everyone a coping mechanism when we needed it the most, and it was so amazing to see. Of course, the world is far from perfect, and Animal Crossing will never be forgotten, but the world still seems so incredibly different one year later. Anyway, enough blabbering on – let me tell you how YOU can make this super cute DIY Animal Crossing bell bag door stop! ✂️
In case you missed the news, Rugrats is making a comeback! With the original voice cast! As a 90’s kid and a big lover of all TV shows, I obviously had to celebrate this incredible news (because no, I am NOT tired of reboots/revivals – bring them ALL on 🙌), so I made a DIY project inspired by an iconic item from the show: a Reptar Bar.
Whilst I made a craft project this time around, I am definitely up for making a homemade version of a Reptar Bar in the future if you guys would like to see a recipe of that, so just let me know – and I will try my *best* to make one that turns your tongue green, like the jingle says!
Long-time readers will know how much I love making DIY place cards, and I’m glad that this is my first design of the year as I’m pretty happy with it ☺️ It was a lot of fun to make AND hiding underneath that yellow wrapper is a mint chocolate bar, since Reptar Bars were brown, but known to have “green stuff” in them. I thought that was pretty clever of me 😉Anyway, onto the project!
Who knew that, back in 2014, when I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time, I would end up not being able to walk passed ANY kind of cassette tape again – even seven years later… I bought this lunch box last year whilst getting some DVDs as a Christmas present, as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to get it and turn it into the Awesome Mix Tape.
But you see, the problem with being a collector and a crafter, AND living in a shoebox, is things get real cluttered fast, so I’ve implemented a new strategy: everything I buy must serve two purposes. Whilst this was going to be an awesome addition to my geeky decor, it needed to do more than that if it was going to take up room in our place – but then I realised that this thing literally IS a mini storage compartment.
I had just been given a heck-ton (yes, that is the official term) of Ooshies from a friend as well and wasn’t sure where to put my Marvel ones, so they now live in here. So, they have a home, I have a new addition to my Marvel decor, AND you guys get a new DIY project! Everyone wins 😉