Sunday, October 28, 2012

Countdown to HALLOWEEN!: 3 Days :)

#3
Incredible Pumpkin Faces!

I wish I had this much talent. :) Some of these are crazy good! :D





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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Countdown to HALLOWEEN!: 7 Days :)
JUST ONE MORE WEEK! :D

#7
Halloween Wreaths

I've seen some really creative wreath ideas this year & I'm loving them! :D These are a few of my favorites!

   Monster Wreath



Eek! Rag Wreath



Snake Wreath

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Countdown to HALLOWEEN!: 12 Days :)

#12
Funny Pumpkins! :) 

This idea is one of those "Why didn't I think of that!?" kind of crafts. These pumpkins with noses are adorable. 


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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Countdown to HALLOWEEN!: 13 Days :)

#13
Rag Doll Makeup

I love this look for a scary rag doll! :) So cute!
We even tried it ourselves! :D



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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Countdown to HALLOWEEN!: 15 Days of Spooky Fun!

Getting this one in late! :) But... for the next 15 days, (ending on Halloween night) I will be posting some of my favorite Halloween (or Fall) ideas that I have come across this year! :) Come back everyday for my Countdown to Halloween! :)

For today.... 
#15
Scarecrow Costume for a Little Girl
This is probably the CUTEST idea I have ever seen! If I ever have a daughter, this will for sure be her costume one year. ;) So simple & cute! :)
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Thankful" Jar

*** To make this I cleaned the wax out of an old candle jar using this method... Boiling Water Method.

I put the word "thankful" on the outside of the jar with white stickers. and then painted the inside of the jar brown.When the brown dried I painted over it with mod podge to help prevent the paint from chipping.

To finish it off I tied the bow around the top of the jar. :)

What I love most about this idea is what it is used for. On Thanksgiving I plan to bring this to our family gathering along with a pad of paper and pens. As we enjoy our meal and the day my hopes are that each person will add at least one thing that they are thankful for to the jar and towards the end of the day we can all sit around and read them aloud. :)
Check out my post Fall for a link to all my fall related posts! :)

"Happy Fall" Sign

If you like this you may like my posts Pumpkin Time!!, 7 Fun Halloween Traditions & Crafts & Fall


I love the way this turned out even tho it was just a random idea. I think I want to make one for each season now.. If I do, I'll update this post so you can all see :P It was so easy too... Here is what I did!

1. The board is just a thin mini canvas I found at Micheal's craft store.

2. I mixed red, orange and a little brown paint to get the background color. :) (HINT!: Always start mixing with the lightest color and slowly add the darker ones.)

3. Then I used a wooden dowel rod to make the twig the owls are sitting on.
  • All I did for the twig was use a hot glue gun to create texture (bumps & lines) across the rod and then when the glue dried I painted it brown. 
4. The F, A, L, L are painted in the same brown as the rod. (I also found those at Micheal's.Once the letter's dried I glued them onto the canvas with mod podge.

5. Lastly, I glued the owls to each other and then onto the canvas with my hot glue gun. :)


5. Lastly I 

Pumpkin Time!!!!! :)

 We went to Huber's Farm yesterday for a fun fall day & picked pumpkins! :) These are the ones we chose and what we decided to do with them.

 I love the white pumpkins, so my mission was to find one when we went pumpkin picking & I did! For this one I painted the stem black, and used a bottle of fabric paint with the tip to make dotted black vines all around the stem.

After painting on the vines I inked in the word boo with a thick black sharpie (It turns out so much cuter when you do this instead of trying to write with paint!) and then turned the O's into eyes and added a crooked mouth underneath them. :)





This one was your basic orange pumpkin, but it had such a perfect shape and stem that I liked it and thought I should give it the traditional jack- o- lantern look. :) I drew the face with a black sharpie and colored it in completely.

It looks odd here because it is still drying, and it's inside.... but the white paint is actually glow in the dark paint, which makes it look really cool outside. :)






This one is Miranda's! (my sister) She did a fantastic job carving it! :)

I also found these three cool pumpkins at Walmart of all places. Miranda keeps telling me they aren't pumpkins, which may be true... but, I don't know what else to call them.. Haha. I love their colors and the way they look stacked! :)  
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Monday, October 8, 2012

7 Fun Halloween Traditions & Crafts :)

 This blog entry is inspired by my post about Fall! :)

1. Boo-ing Your Neighbors!! :) This is a good samaritan type tradition. We just started it this year for the first time in our neighborhood. It's such a special way to spread the Halloween cheer.
"You've Been Boo-ed" from the blog.. It's Written On the Walls

2. Mummy Lanterns... seen here: Crafts ReDesigned

You can see ours (along with the lanterns we made into ghosts & covered in leaves on this post... Craft Night

3. Carving & Painting Pumpkins- These are so cute!---> Henna Pumpkins I want to try painting one this way when we carve/paint this year! To see our's from this year check out my post Pumpkin Time!

4. Going to Huber's Family Farm- If you have never gone it is definitely worth the trip! :) Just make sure you go in October. The hustle and bustle and Fall crowd that comes for pumpkin picking makes it so much more fun! :)

5. Decorating!! :) This is by far the cutest idea I have found this year! :) Bathroom Creepers! (You will have to scroll down to see it, but I love the other ideas on her blog as well! :) See a tutorial for making a cute Fall sign on another post of mine here.

6. Costumes :) Head back to my post about Fall to see some that we have tried.

7. Freaky Halloween Treats- I love the witch finger chocolate pretzels that I found on this blog! :) Witch Fingers


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