Here are a few fun ideas for Fall themed DIY crafts to make this year. Most of these are relatively simple and you can find everything you need either outdoors or at your local dollar store and/or craft store.
Everyone knows you can carve pumpkins, but many forget just how cool of a decoration that painted pumpkins can be. You can simply create your own design, or create characters or faces out the painting. Add glitter and other fun objects like googly eyes or pom-poms for added fun.
This candle holder is not only super cute and affordable to make, but also super easy! You only need a few items and this craft can also be done with kids. These candle holders will add a fun fall feel to your home.
This wreath is absolutely gorgeous! Although it requires a bit more work than the previously mentioned crafts, it is well worth the final product. Hang this wreath on your front door or on the wall anywhere in your home.
These are super easy and really cheap to make! This craft is a fun one for kids too, especially because even after they’re done being made you can hang them where the kids can watch them get used by the birds. Only a few simple things are needed to make these homemade bird feeders
Not only is this decoration easy to make and beautiful, it also provides meaning for your entire family to share the things they’re thankful for. This tree would make a great centerpiece on your family’s kitchen table.
For those of you who are pumpkin spice lovers, this project is perfect for you and will leave your home smelling amazing! Although it may seem intimidating to make your own candle, we promise you that this project is 100% do-able for even a beginner DIY-er.
This is a fun project for kids, as they can help with gathering acorns, as well as painting them. You can add these painted acorns to a bowl to create a beautiful centerpiece, or add them to a shadow box or mason jars for other ideas. The possibilities are endless!
This cute candy corn piece is perfect for adding a fall feel to your living room or entry way! This idea for this button art could be used to make other pieces for other holidays or seasons as well.
As always, please feel free to share your own crafts with us, or comment with a picture of the finished product of your own DIY crafts from this list. Thanks for reading and cheers to Fall!
Labor Day weekend means summer is coming to an end, but it’s also a great time to enjoy the last amount of great barbecuing weather. Whether you’re cooking at home, the cabin, a friend’s home, or at a park – we’ve got you covered with options ranging from pork, chicken, and beef. We also included recipes for the best bbq sides, because a bbq isn’t complete without sides to pair your meats with!
Let us know how your Labor Day BBQ turns out using these recipes, or feel free to share your own recipes with us – we’d love to try something new too! Remember, we offer a great recipe paper if you’re looking for a new cook book. A personalized cook book is also always a great gift to give! We hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading!
It’s that time of the year again. Are you or your children starting school this year? We all know how stressful school supplies shopping can be. Whether you are starting middle, high school, or even college, here is a basic list of materials to pick up:
Once you have your supplies, you can then personalize it to help inspire and motivate yourself to push through the year with color, patterns and so much more. Here are some personalization ideas:
We hope this list helps you as you begin your path of knowledge. Good luck this academic school year!
July is National Parks Month, which is perfect to celebrate during the summer. The national park system is one of the United States most incredible treasures, which is why everyone should take the time to visit at least one during the summer. Beautiful sights and the fresh air make for a great way to spend a day or a week! We compiled a list of the best national parks across the United States, so pick a favorite (or the one in your state) and plan a visit!
Make sure to tag Gotcha Covered Notebooks on social media to share your favorite photos from any National Park!
It is officially summer and time to hit the beach! Make sure you are prepared for the beach and warm weather by bringing a beach bag along with you. We’ve made a list of the absolute essentials for you to pack. Grab the sunscreen and get out there!
Happy first day of summer! School is out, the sun is shining, and the possibilities are endless. We are thrilled to share some awesome and fun activities to do during the dog days of summer.
Happy National Donut Day! Created in 1938, The Salvation Army wanted to honor those who brought donuts to soldiers throughout World War I. In light of this, many donuts shops today celebrate by giving away free donuts. On the first Friday of June, you can stop into any of the places below to get your free donut! This year National Donut Day is on Friday, June 7, 2019.
Krispy Kreme – Stop into your local Krispy Kreme and grab a donut for free, no purchase necessary.
LaMar's Donuts - Visit LaMar's Donuts to get any donut that has a hole in it for free. There's no purchase necessary.
Dunkin' Donuts – Dunkin’ will give you a free classic donut with the purchase of any beverage on National Donut Day.
Walmart – Surprise! Who would have thought Walmart would give out free donuts? Head over to any Walmart on June 7th to receive a free donut.
Tim Hortons – A classic. Just walk into any Tim Horton’s and you’ll be walking out with a free donut.
Cumberland Farms -- All of these East Coast convenience stores to get an *almost* free donut. Just purchase a dispensed drink like coffee or soda to snag yours!
Local Bakeries – Check your local bakeries for a National Donut Day deal! You’ll probably be able to find some great free donuts, and support local businesses while you are at it.
Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. We hope you all have some fun days planned ahead filled with family, friends and food! However, if you still need some festive food inspiration, we’ve got you covered.
An American Flag Cake is a unique and tasty desert to bring to your Memorial Day festivities. This beautiful and easy cake is perfect for celebrating the red, white, and blue!
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Ready in: 3 hours
Ingredients you will need:
You can find the original recipe here. Happy baking and good eating!
The Ozersky Burger @ Knife – Dallas, Texas
The Jucy Lucy @ Matt’s Bar – Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Block Burger @ Block16 – Omaha, Nebraska
The Atomic Burger @ Atomic Burger – New Orleans, Louisiana
R.L.E. Hello Burger @ Tommy’s Burger Stop – Anchorage, Alaska
The Burger @ Father’s Office – Santa Monica, California
Bigger Beefstro Burger @ Rehab Burger Therapy – Scottsdale, Arizona
Cheeseburger with everything @ Nic’s Grill – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Flagship Burger @ Burgers and Things – Honolulu, Hawaii
The Zombie Burger @ Zombie Burger – Des Moines, Iowa
Baltimore Burger @ The Abbey Burger Bistro Bar – Baltimore, Maryland
The Burger @ Raoul’s – New York, New York
Double Cheeseburger @ Holeman & Finch – Atlanta, Georgia
Original Burger @ Mott Street – Chicago, Illinois
Cheeseburger @ Louis’ Lunch – New Haven, Connecticut
The Haus Burger @ Burgerhaus – Indianapolis, Indiana
Obviously this list is just the beginning of a journey filled with mouth-watering burgers to enjoy, but we hope you enjoyed reading and that you can (or already have!) try a burger from the top picked places with the best burgers. Enjoy national burger month all month long by enjoying one of America’s favorite foods, whether it’s home-grilled, fast-food, or gourmet.
Happy April! You know what they say… April showers bring May flowers! While April showers may seem gloomy, there are so many activities that can brighten up the month, including spending some time in the warmer weather. So shed that winter coat; we’ve got so many fun ideas to share with you and they sure beat shoveling:
- Have a picnic with family and friends.
- Go to a drive-in movie theater. Catch up on some new flicks in an old time fashion!
- Visit the lake and a nice boat ride.
- Watch the sunset (or sunrise).
- Go on a hike.
- Take your dog for a long walk.
- Sit outside, listen to your favorite music, and use your very own GotchaCovered notebook.
- Spend the day at an amusement park near you!
- Read your favorite book (or one you’ve been meaning to dig into) and relax.
- Host a cook-out with some friends!
- Go for a family bike ride; exercise AND family fun, what could be better?
- Invite some friends to have a bonfire, s’mores and music included!
- Plant some fresh garden foods or beautiful flowers for decoration.
- Go for a jog outside.
- Play a round of golf with your friends
- Feed some ducks at a pond (not bread, though! Bread is a choking hazard to ducks)
- For a touch of nostalgia, grab some chalk and draw on your driveway or a sidewalk.
- Visit your local farmers market for some fresh fruits, veggies, and bread!
- Spring cleaning: get refreshed (and clean) for summer!
Say goodbye to winter - it’s time for you to get outdoors and enjoy the warm spring weather!