Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween 
Raspberry Torte
Lemon Meringue!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pumpkin Burlap Kids Craft

In order to use up some burlap I had around, I came up with this cute pumpkin wall hanging.  We'll be making these at my church's 'pumpkin' party.

ribbon or yarn
LOTS of orange stuff!!
card stock or poster board
tacky glue

First cut the poster board to the size you want, then cut the burlap slightly bigger.

Glue the poster board to the burlap and don't forget to add a loop or ribbon or yarn at the top for hanging.

Then just paint a simple pumpkin on the burlap and start gluing the orange things inside until it's filled up!

Once dry, hang and enjoy!!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Ghosty Hairbow

I tend to have a lot of extra ribbon left over from projects and here was one way I used some up to make some hairbows and pins.

white grosgrain ribbon
orange thin ribbon
wiggle eyes
glue gun

Start by cutting the white ribbon.  For the hairbows, you will need 4 pieces of white ribbon and for the pins, you will need 3 pieces of white ribbon. The ribbon should be cut about 4.5 inches long.  Also, tie small bows out of the orange thin ribbon.

I was making several at once, so I went ahead and cut all that I needed.  Start, buy folding the white ribbon in half and gluing it down at the top near the crease.

Then just glue the white pieces onto a pin, overlapping them.

Then just glue the bow to the top and the wiggle eyes on.

Since the hairclips were longer, I glued 4 pieces of white ribbon folded in half to make the ghost.  And here is the whole slew of ghosts I made!

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Felt Candy Corn

I seem to always have extra felt hanging around, so I made some candy corn.

felt (yellow, white, orange)
paper to make pattern

I started by making a pattern, mine was about 7 inches tall and 7 inches wide (just a little less than 7 inches actually).

I cut the orange felt strips 3 inches wide and the yellow/white ones 2 inches wide.  I noticed on real candy corn, the orange part is a little bigger.

I sewed them together and ironed them flat.

Then I put two pieces, right sides together, matched the seams and pinned the pattern on.

A quick sew and turned them right side out.

Filled them with pillow stuffing and sewed up the bottom.

That's it, a super cute bowl filler for Halloween!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Jack-o-lantern Snowglobes

I still have a lot of baby food jars in my craft closet, so I decided to make some jack-o-lantern ones for Halloween.  These are so simple, a child could make them and they turn out super cute!!

food coloring
black paint pen

I decided to paint my lids green, but I don't know that this is absolutely necessary.

While the lids were drying, I filled my jars with water and added food coloring to dye the water orange.

I read somewhere that baby oil will help keep the glitter from falling so quick.  I have like 3 bottles still in the girls bathroom, I don't think I ever used it when they were little so I thought I'd give it a try.  It worked OK and I'd probably do it again because I have it on hand.  You can also put some glycerin in to achieve the same effect.

Once the lids were dry, I ran a little bit of glue around the inside and sealed them jars shut.

The rest is simple, just add a ribbon bow.

And draw a face on with the paint pen. If you didn't want to mess with a paint pen, stickers of the fun foam would also work good.

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