“Hunny” Gardening Pot – Inspired by Winnie the Pooh | Level 1

Winnie the pooh terracotta pot plant

Why, hello there! This project is fun and easy for the whole family that is inspired by the laziest lump of fluff we all know and love: Winnie the Pooh. You’ll be creating your own honey–or “hunny”–pot filled to the brim with that sticky yellow goodness. Let’s see what you’ll need:


Supplies List:Tools List:
Terracotta PotMedium Sized Paint Brush
Purple Outdoor PaintLiner Paint Brush or White Paint Pen
Saffron Yellow Outdoor PaintLarge Paint Brush
White Acrylic PaintDisposable Cup
Rocks (for drainage- if the pot doesn’t have a hole at the bottom)Painter’s Tape

Instructions

Place your Terracotta Pot onto a bit of cardboard or a paper bag.

Mix together the White Paint with the Purple Outdoor Paint in a separate cup to create a lighter purple color.

Paint the entire outside of your pot excluding the bottom. Try to brush horizontally along the pot with the grain.

Let it dry and apply a second coat if you wish.

Once dry, Use some painter’s tape and place the top edge of the tape about 2 inches from the bottom of the pot. Try to make a straight line with that top edge of the tape all the way around the pot.

Use the purple outdoor paint (not the light one you mixed) and paint a big thick band around the pot.

You can use a large rubber band that fits snuggly to the pot to create a straight top line, but I just went for it.

Let it dry.

Grab your Saffron Yellow Outdoor Paint and start painting drips of honey on the top edge of your pot. You can draw little swoops and squiggles and fill them in with the paint. Paint them in different sizes and add long drips to make it more believable.

I wouldn’t recommend the brand of paint I used for the honey. It was very sheer and I had to layer it about 4 times.

Let it dry before adding more coats–if necessary. Also, paint the first couple inches inside the pot with the yellow as well.

Use a Liner brush (a brush that is thin and long) to write out the letters: ‘H’ ‘U’ ‘N’ ‘N’ ‘Y’ with the first ‘N’ written backwards in white paint.

Use that same brush to add little highlights to the dripping honey. Choose one side of the drips so it looks like light is coming from the same direction.

Lastly, if your pot doesn’t have a drainage hole, add some rocks to the bottom before planting!

You Made It!

Wow, that was great, everyone! I hope you enjoyed this little craft. I’m sure yours is absolutely adorable! I think it’s perfect for any Disney lover’s garden. The plant I chose to put in my pot is called a Paula Rhodoxis. It has these pretty pink star-shaped flowers and the leaves almost look like cat nip.

Winnie the pooh terracotta pot plant
Winnie the pooh terracotta pot plant
Winnie the pooh terracotta pot plant

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Enchanted Birdhouse – Inspired by the Enchanted Tiki Room | Level 3

Aloha! Welcome! Today we are creating a tropical birdhouse for our macaw hosts Jose, Michael, Pierre, and Fritz. We’ll be singing like the birdies so grab your pineapple whip and let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need:

Supplies List:Tools List:
Gazebo BirdhouseHot Glue + Glue Gun
TwineTacky Glue
Wooden MatchsticksScissors
Assorted Round Wood ShapesAcrylic Paint Brushes
Acrylic PaintMacaw Printout (below)
Colored Pencil Set


Instructions

Feather Roof

We’re going to start with decorating the roof with these tear-drop shaped wooden pieces. The pattern goes like this:

Layer 1: 5 small

Layer 2: 3 small

Layer 3: 3 medium

Layer 4: 3 medium

Layer 5: 3 large

If you want, paint the wood before gluing the feathers. I would if I did this again, but that’s what I get for making decisions on the spot.

Spread out your pieces in order of your layers and start painting!

I tried to match the colors to the hosts of the Enchanted Tiki Room so the colors would be more cohesive in the end. I also made sure to have 2 green, 2 yellow, and 2 blue layer 1s.

Start hot glueing layer 1 to the bottom of the roof, letting a little overhang,

Follow that with layer 2 in the center of the 5 layer 1 feathers.

Layer 3 on top of that with the center feather angled towards one side so it covers a gap.

Layer 4 is the same with the center feather angled the other way covering the other gap. This will make you lower that center feather. It’s all good, though.

Top it all off with layer 5. The center feather goes down first. Nestle it under the topper and glue the other two pieces on top. Don’t let the feathers go too much over the edges or else the other sides won’t fit.

Repeat the process for the other roof sides.

Ta-da!

A Couple Details

Grab some Tacky Glue and your Wooden Matchsticks. We’re making a little deck for our birdhouse. This part is optional if you don’t want to spend more time than necessary.

Layer your matchsticks so that two sides meet at one corner of your birdhouse forming an arrow. It will leave 3 alternating corners open–which we’ll fill later.

Finish your topper by glueing around some twine. You can use tacky glue or hot glue.

Rooftop Pizzazz

Mix together some brown paint and finish your roof. I wish I had done this before glueing the feathers down.

We’re also painting about a half inch onto the birdhouse sides.

As you let your roof dry, cut pieces of twine. Each corner will get a center string and two strings folded in half.

Glue your twin to the corners with a single cut string in the center and a folded string on each side.

Cut off the excess.

Take your twine and line the outside edge of the roof.

Then, wrap and glue twine around the top of the sides of the birdhouse. 3 times should do.

The Birds Sing Words

I outlined some existing art of the macaws and have a printout for you to download if you wish. They are each 2″x 3″.

Print out your birds and cut them out.

Trace around the bird in the center of 4 out of 6 sides.

I left the front and back panels blank (for now) and drew on the remaining sides.

Flip over the printouts and use a soft pencil to trace the lines from the other side. You should be able to see them. If not, place it over a window. Really layer on the graphite.

Put the printout back on your panel and trace the lines on the top of the printout so the graphite on the back rubs off onto the side panel. Like a carbon copy.

Repeat for the other three sides.

Paint Time

Mix together some black, blue, and green paint for the background. Do not mix it thoroughly so you’ll be able to get some variation as your paint.

I added some streaks of blue and yellow-green on top of my background to give it more interest.

Paint your macaws with their respective colors! Everyone gets a tan chest, white faces, and dark versions of their head feathers for the dots on their cheeks and the streak on their faces.

Red head, tan cheeks and brow, and yellow under feathers for Fritz.

Green head, white cheeks and brow, and yellow under feathers for Michael.

Blue head, white cheeks and brow, and red under feathers for Pierre.

Red head, yellow cheeks and brow, and green under feathers for Jose.

I finished the back panel with a pineapple whip. Yum!

Use a black colored pencil to flesh out some details once everything is dry.

Paint the deck with brown. Again, use a loose mix of dark and light brown so you get a “wood grain” appearance.

Paint the bottom of the birdhouse the same way. Be sure to paint in the direction of the wood grain. If you can’t, just make sure it’s all in the same direction.

Grab 3 little oval wood pieces and paint those a light brown. Glue them down where there were gaps in the deck once they’re dry.

Horticulture

Take a bunch of large and medium sized oval wood pieces and paint them half light, half dark green.

Once dry, take a dark green colored pencil and draw a line down the middle of each oval. Follow that up with some curving lines to create leaves!

Take a bunch of medium circles and paint them in yellows, pinks, and purples.

Add thin green stripes like spokes on a wheel.

Finish up the medium circles with flowers in the middle.

Paint the large circles a purpley brown.

Top those with different colored flowers like blue, pink, yellow, and purple. The tips of these flowers should be different, even contrasting, colors.

Paint the small circles solid red and yellow.

Adorn your Birdhouse

Arrange and glue down your flowers and leaves onto the birdhouse.

You can start with minimal decoration and then add on if necessary.

It doesn’t matter where the pieces are placed as long as they don’t block the macaws’ faces. I wanted to cover the bottoms of their portraits which also hid some areas I missed while painting.

Clean up all of the hot glue strings when everything is set!

Lastly, paint the little dowel perch on the front of the birdhouse.

You Did It!

Amazing job, friends! I love this birdhouse. It might be my favorite project so far! I’m excited to see if any real birds will like it… if not, I’ll definitely enjoy looking at it in my backyard.

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Tea Party Lampshade – Inspired by The Mad Tea Party | Level 2

Clean cup, clean cup! Move down, move down, move down!! Today’s project is inspired by The Mad Tea Party ride at the Disneyland Resort. I love the lanterns that canopy over the teacups and light up in all sorts of colors at night. I wanted to recreate that feeling with this project. We’ll be using some watercolor techniques, but don’t worry. You can definitely do this! Here’s what you’ll need:

Supplies List:Appx Cost:
White Fabric Lampshade$10
Black, Blue, Purple, Orange, Red, Yellow, and
Green Paint Pens and Acrylic Paint
$5-30
Colored Pencil Set$10
Approximate Cost of Supplies:$25-55
*Cost is approximated with coupons/sales and if you don’t already have all the supplies. You may have leftovers!
If the cost is $0, I’m assuming you already have these things.
Tools List:Appx Cost:
Ruler$0
Pencil$0
Jar of Water$0
Paint Brush$3
Scrap Paper$0
Approximate Cost of Tools:$3
*Cost is approximated with coupons/sales and if you don’t already have all the supplies. You may have leftovers!
If the cost is $0, I’m assuming you already have these things.


Instructions

Measure your Lampshade and decide how tall you want your teacups to be. They should be less than a third of the lampshade.

Take a piece of paper and fold it in half. This will be the template for your teacups.

Draw a line to double check the size and sketch in some circles to represent where your “guests” will be sitting.

With the paper fold on the left, draw a diagonal line curving in a little towards the bottom.

Cut out your teacup template. Adjust if necessary.

Trace your template around the base of the lampshade. There should be ample space in between each cup to accommodate handles.

The teacup handles are in the shape of an ear. It’s rounded at the top and curves hard towards the cup.

To make your cups look different, you can change the width of the handles or not have handles at all, as if the cup has turned away from you.

Adding Character

To draw your guests, start with a circle a little bit above the rim of the teacup.

Draw two lines underneath the head to represent the body.

Draw two sets of stick arms and fingers for some guests who are having a really good time.

You can add small tufts of hair, ponytails, or smiles to make each guest unique.

The Lanterns

There are three shapes for the lanterns that will go on the top rim of the lampshade.

Each shape has two thin rectangles on the top and bottom.

The first shape is a diamond, next is a long oval, and finally a double diamond.

Draw these lantern shapes around the top of your lampshade.

If I make this project again, I would make my lanterns a little bigger.

Take your Paint Pens and start outlining the lanterns. Fill in just the outer most part of the lantern. You can alternatively do this with regular acrylic paint and a liner brush.

Use Colored Pencils to fill in the rest of the lantern shape.

Once dry, use a black paint pen or acrylic paint to fill in the rectangles on the top and bottom of the lanterns.

The diamond shaped lanterns have this squiggle design on them.

Complete your lanterns all the way around the lampshade.

Warning: Because the lampshade is fabric, paints will bleed if wet!

Fill in your teacups and guests with black. Make sure everything is bone dry first!

Paint Time

To make the lanterns come to life, we’ll be using acrylic paint and water.

Using a wet Paint Brush, dip into your color and paint a circle under each lantern. The color should match the lantern’s color.

Quickly get more water on your brush and soak the spot you painted while rubbing it around where you want color to go. Repeat as necessary.

Here’s a step by step of how to apply your paint. Make sure the black is completely dry before doing this or it will bleed.

Do the lantern’s lights first and then fill in around with different colors.

Tip: Be careful! Colors opposite on the color wheel will turn grey and muddy when mixed. (yellow + purple, red + green, blue + orange)

Use paint pens to draw lines of colored light on your guests depending on which colored lantern they’re under.

Cover all white spots with color.

You made it!

Fantastic job, everyone! This is a fun project if you have a room that needs a little color and a touch of madness. It makes me happy seeing this all lit up just like the ride at the park. I can’t wait to ride it again and hear those whistling teapots!

A scene with the lamp and a teacup
Close up of a lampshade with people riding teacups
Lampshade with watercolor like background and people riding teacups lining the bottom.

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“Adventure is Out There!” Diorama – Inspired by “Up” | Level 3

Put on those flight goggles because we’re flying up, up, and away with this project! This diorama is inspired by Mr. Fredrickson’s house in Pixar’s “Up”. It’s a perfect decoration for a bookshelf; a place where you can find a multitude of adventures!

This DIY uses Balsa Wood. I’ve named each piece that reflects what they look like. All of these pieces are found in a pack that I’ve linked in the supplies list below. Here is what you’ll need:

Supplies List:Appx Cost:
4 Flat Long Boards 9 x 2.75 in$9 for the pack
2 Thick Boards 5 x 2.75 x 0.5 in
1 Rectangular Pillar 4 x 1 x 1 in
1 Flat Rectangular Piece 9 x 0.5 in
2 Thin Rectangular Pillars 5 x 1/4 x 3/16ths in
4 Small Flat Pieces 5 x 3/16ths x 1/8th in
Acrylic Paint–all the colors$10
*Total Approximate Cost of Supplies:$19
*Cost is approximated with coupons/sales and if you don’t already have all the supplies. You may have leftovers!
If the cost is $0, I’m assuming you already have these things.
Tools List:Appx Cost:
Craft Glue$2
Hobby Knife$5
Saw??
Paint Brushes- small detail ones and flat$6
Pencil$0
Colored Pencils$5
*Total Approximate Cost of Tools:$18
*Cost is approximated with coupons/sales and if you don’t already have all the supplies. You may have leftovers!
If the cost is $0, I’m assuming you already have these things.


Instructions

First, take two 9″ x 2.75″ Flat Long Boards and glue the long sides together–unless you have a large piece already! Let’s call this the Background Board.

Grab one 5″ x 2.75″ x 0.5 Thick Board, glue one long edge and fix it to the background board so that they are flush. Make sure it is centered. It should not span the length of the background board. This will be the Porch.

Spread glue on the back of another thick board and attach it to the background board to make the house front, perpendicular to the porch.

The background, porch, and house front are taking shape!

Grab a 4″ x 1″ x 1Rectangular Pillar and draw a line on the square edge from one corner to the other. Score it with a Hobby Knife and Saw thru the rest to create two triangular pillars–a.k.a. the Roof. Be sure to wear a mask as balsa wood dust is not good for you!

We want the roof to go to the edge and lay flush with the background board.

The Front Porch

Pick up two 5″ x 1/4″ x 3/16ths Thin Rectangular Pillars, measure, and cut them to the height needed to slide under the roof (appx 2.75″ long).

A 9″ x 0.5Flat Rectangle piece will be needed so measure how long your front porch area is (appx 2.75″ long). It should be a little more than half the length of the porch.

Windows!

For the bay window, measure three equal lengths from your third flat long board–mine is 1.25 inches–one for the front wall and two for the diagonal walls.

Cut the long flat board to that measurement (1.25 inches) lengthwise. Slice that piece into three. These are the same height as the porch pillars (2.75″).

Draw out where you want your windows to be and use the 5″ x 3/16ths” x 1/8th Small Flat Pieces to create the window casings. Each wall of the bay window gets one window and the front porch also gets a window.

Finishing up the Roof

Decide how high you want your gable and cut two pieces from a flat long board. I had to make a notch in one side to accommodate the other roof.

Use a flat long board to create the center of the gable. Cut out the triangle and glue in a window just like before, but a bit smaller.

Take a piece of scrap board and create a support to attach the front of the gable to the background board.

Glue everything down!

Complete the gable with a little trimming. Use the leftovers from your flat rectangle piece and slice out diagonals on the ends and score it in the middle. Glue it down as shown in the photo.

Extend the roof to the right side of the gable by using a piece of the triangular pillar and cutting it at an angle.

Use another piece of the triangular pillar to create a wedge to connect the other side of the gable with the roof on the left side. You’ll see in the next pictures to come. Unless you’ve cut your roof to fit the gable and not vice versa like me...

The dormer is pretty small compared to the gable. Add your window before cutting.

Take a bit of a flat long board and cut away the two top edges to create a triangle. Create a support that attaches it to the background board just like the gable front.

Cut out two triangles and two squares from a flat long board to create the sides and roof for the dormer.

Glue it down!

Final Pieces

Create a door frame just like the windows but without the bottom piece.

Add a chimney piece that is cut from a rectangular flat piece.

Use wood fill to fill in any unwanted gaps.

Paint

Start painting the house!

First, get the chimney and window reflections done, To get a sheen, dab a bit of white and rub it around with your finger. A little goes a long way!

Follow up with white for the casing and purple inside for the windows.

Pale pink for the porch area, yellow-green for the bay window.

Periwinkle for the siding behind the porch pillars.

Orange-yellow for the dormer.

Pale yellow for the gable.

The roof is dark blue and the trimming is blue-grey.

Use appropriate colored color pencils to draw on the details. The fish scale pattern is only found on the gable and on the roof where it alternates with a regular siding pattern.

Start your background with a light blue. Be careful around the house!

Add a few clouds and begin your balloons with opaque circles of many colors.

Keep layering circles. The upper layers should be semi-transparent. Some balloons should taper in towards the chimney.

Add dots of white to create shine to your balloons.

For greater shine, dot more white and use your finger to spread it around on each balloon. This is a very small amount of paint and you might want to mix in some water with it.

Use a black pen to add depth and edges to some balloons. Avoid drawing solid lines.

Draw thin black dashed lines connecting the balloons to the chimney. It doesn’t have to connect each balloon, just to get the general idea.

Use white paint or white gel pen to fill in some of the gaps of the black strings so it appears like the sun is hitting the strings.

You made it!

Congrats and thank you for following along with this project! You can definitely make this project your own, make it a different size, different materials. I love this house from “Up” so much. It’s so colorful and full of adventure! I wanted to make this to put next to my books. Adventure is out there in the world, but it’s also in pages as well!

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