Etsy Store Now Open!

Big News!!!!!

My Etsy shop is now officially OPEN! Please drop by and visit! You will find a permanent link to the shop in the sidebar on the right side of your screen and can also reach the shop by clicking on the photo below.  I will be adding more items in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! I’m very excited to be beginning this new chapter and am grateful to have you along for the ride!

The Mom that Jack Built - Etsy Shop - Halloween Disneyland Map Necklaces


Order quickly because once these sell out they won’t be available again until next October!

These glass cabochon pendants are made from upcycled Disneyland maps. Each image is taken from a current, Halloween-time Disneyland map and hangs from an 18″ chain. Necklaces are available in 8 styles. Four rounds and four squares. Makes a great accessory for Halloween time!

These necklaces are water resistant, but should not be worn while bathing, swimming or otherwise be submerged as this may damage the necklace.

All items are handmade in my smoke-free studio and ship free anywhere in the United States. Items shipped to California will be charged 9.5% sales tax.

Mike Wazowski Halloween Wreath

So I got a little crazy with Halloween wreaths…

I’ve made three so far and have plans for a fourth because anything worth doing is worth overdoing, right?  Maybe?  Just me? Anyhow…

I wanted to share with you how I made this adorable Mike Wazowski wreath!

The Mom that Jack Built - Mike Wazowski Halloween Wreath

This is a very simple DIY project from Lowe’s Creative Ideas that I have Disney-fied. The original project link on the Lowe’s website is no longer up, but I found the blogger who originated the idea for Lowe’s over at Today’s Creative Life.  You can click here to visit her blog and see her original project.

For this project you will need: one ceiling medallion, black spray paint, glitter spray paint, ribbon, spider web, plastic spider and a print-out of an image of your choice (in this case, Mike Wazowski’s ONE EYE!)

I started with the 13″ Portfolio White Ceiling Medallion, available at Lowe’s for $14.98 and sprayed on two coats of Valspar Satin Black spray paint.  When dry, I finished the medallion with a coat of Valspar Glitter spray paint in Transparent Silver.  It goes on clear with silver glitter.  If you want your wreath to be more glittery, just add more coats of the glitter spray.  Be sure to let dry completely between coats.

Once dry, I glued my cutout of the Mike Wazowski eye to the back of medallion with a hot glue gun.  Then, I stretched out some silky spider web, arranged it how I liked it, and hot glued a plastic spider in place.



The Mom that Jack Built - Mike Wazowski Wreath

The final touch was the ribbon hanger.  I chose a bright green sparkly ribbon to coordinate with Mike’s skin tone.  I decided how long I needed the loop to be for my door and cut a length of ribbon slightly longer.  I hot glued the ends of the ribbon to the back of the wreath.  Lastly, I tied another length of ribbon into a bow and hot glued the bow to the ribbon hanger just above the medallion.



Here you see it hanging from a wreath holder that I MacGyvered out of a coat hanger.  My nice, monogrammed wreath holder decided to go MIA.

The Mom that Jack Built - Mike Wazowski Wreath

I just love this wreath!  This is the one that will be gracing my font door this Halloween.  I really enjoy the subtle Disney touch 🙂

Here’s a titled photo for your pinning pleasure…

The Mom that Jack Built - Mike Wazowski Wreath

There you have it!  A simple project that can be completed in an afternoon with a minimal amount of supplies.

Have you made a Halloween wreath?  I would love to see how it turned out!  Share a photo in the comments!