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Project Inspire{d} #86

Project Inspire{d} #86

Project Inspire{d} : Link Party

Happy Fall! This is our first official Project Inspire{d} this fall. Thanks for joining the party! Here’s what I’ve been working on:

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Yesterday on Tuesday Projects

Going Batty Flower Pot /// Fall Entryway /// Tin Can Pumpkins /// Frosted Pumpkin Vase /// Fall Flower Pots

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Party Guidelines

We’d love for you to include the Project Inspire{d} button code in the footer, somewhere on your blog or a link back to this post  so that others can join in on the inspiration.

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Posting to our party means you are giving us the right to post your project and photos and promote via social media ~ links will be pinned to our  Party Board throughout the week and can be seen here: ♥Project Inspire{d} Party Pins♥. Let’s link up!


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Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Crafts for Kids

There are so many cool crafts that kids can create for Halloween!

Halloween Crafts for Kids

No Sew Felt Ghost Family

Materials: Feltables 36″ x 36″ White Felt, four  “Make It: Fun” brand Styrofoam Cones (two 3 7/8″ by 8 7/8″ cones and two 2 7/8″ by 5 7/8 inch cones), googly eyes and embellishments like thin ribbon, scrapbook paper to make a tie, buttons and free ghost template (below). You’ll also need scissors, glue and a piece of cardboard or scrapbook paper to trace the templates on. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Instructions:

1. Download and print templates

2. Trace templates on cardboard or card stock and cut out.

3. Trace templates on white felt and cut out (4 large and 4 small to create “fronts and backs” for all four ghosts).

4. Place one piece of felt on front of styrofoam cone and one on back. Gently tug until sides meet. Glue together. Repeat for other four ghosts.

5. Glue on google eyes and embellishments like thin ribbon (for mom and daughter ghosts) and paper necktie for father ghost). The son ghost’s bow tie can be made by coloring a piece of farfalle pasta black with a Sharpie or by painting it black.

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Pumpkin and Witch Lollipops

Materials for the Pumpkin: Orange Burlap, a brown chenille step, googly eyes, thin black ribbon, glue and a lollipop. Materials for the Witch: Green Felt, a tiny witches’s hat, googly eyes, orange ribbon, glue and a lollipop. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Instructions:

1. Using a small bowl as a template, trace the circle shape on the burlap or felt and cut out.

2. Place lollipop in the middle of the circle and tightly tie a piece of ribbon just under the lollipop

3. Glue on eyes and hat (witch) or eyes and small piece of chenille stem (pumpkin)

4. Display in a vase full of candy corn. Ours features vinyl bats by Decorating Your Life.

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Sparkly “BOO” Letters

Materials: Large cardboard “BOO” letters, green, white and black adhesive glitter foam, green, white and black acrylic paint, large witches’s hat and 3 sets of large googly eyes. You’ll also need a pencil, scissors, glue and if desired, die cut bow tie for ghost. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Instructions:

1. Using the photo as a guide, paint the letters (3 coats, allowing drying time)

2. Using photo as a guide, trace letters on “paper” side of adhesive glitter paper.

3. Cut out letters and adhere to cardboard letters.

4. Draw bat wings on a remaining black glitter paper and cut out.

5. Glue eyes, hat, bow tie and wings on letters.

Halloween Crafts for Kids

EEK Wreath

Materials: Black Spiderweb wreath, green tulle, large chipboard letters, yellow paint, a hole lunch, think black ribbon, a package of  Creatures Inc. from Darice and glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Instructions:

1. Paint chipboard letters yellow (3-4 coats) and let dry.

2. Wind tulle in and out of wreath. Make a large bow in a corner.

3. Using the photo as a guide, glue on some creepy crawly bugs.

4. Punch a hole in the top of each letter and tie to the web with black ribbon.

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Candy Balls

Materials: Plastic Christmas Ornaments, Sixlet Candy in green, orange and black, Neon Googly Eyes from Darice, black Duck Tape (for monster), small green leaves (for pumpkin), black card stock, glue gots and white chenille stem for bat. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Instructions:

1. Fill balls with candy (using photo as a guide).

2. Add corresponding colored eyes with Glue Dots.

3. Embellish (again using photo as guide).

4. These would be cute hanging on a single branch in a vase.

Happy Halloween!

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PI Features: 8 Apple Delights

8 Apple Delights

Apple Recipes

Little Miss Celebration :: Honey Apple Pie Bowls La Mode

Simply Suzannes :: Apple Cranberry Brown Sugar Cookies

With a Blast :: Toffee Apple Cheesecake

Athletic Avocado :: Perfect Fall Breakfast Pumpkin Apple Pie French Toast

Upstate Ramblings :: Simple Apple Smoothie

Simply Suzannes :: Cinnamon Sugar Cookies and Apples

2 Kids and Tired Cooks :: Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bar

You Brew My Tea :: Weight Watchers Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

 

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Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday
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Pinterest Party: Brassy Apple

Hello and Happy Friday, friends! Kara here with my bloggy friends Michele, Malia, and Bev for our fun weekly series, Pinterest Feature Friday! Every week we look through our Pinterest Party and find a new pinner to feature on all 4 of our blogs! If you love Pinterest as much as we do, you will love this series… there are so many fun pinners and boards to follow!

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I’m excited to feature this lovely lady today… she is the bloggy queen of fashion and I started following her after I found a fun refashion on her blog! Megan of Brassy Apple not only has an awesome blog but her Pinterest boards are follow-worthy for sure! With 82 boards and over 8,700 pins, she’s got a TON I need to pin!

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Let’s take a look at some of Megan’s Pinterest boards…

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I found a TON of fun ideas on Megan’s Halloween board (277 pins).

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I’m so ready for fall weather and Megan has an awesome collection of fall fashion on her Style Me board (660 pins).

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Who’s hungry? Megan has 620 delicious pins on her Yummies board.

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Lots (as in 403) of fun things for the kids to do on Megan’s Child’s Play board.

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I’m always up for a new hair style for my long hair! LOVE Megan’s Hairstyles for Long Hair board with 62 different hairstyles pinned!

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I’m hoping sweater season is near for us Arizonans. Megan’s Sweaters-Refashioned board has 39 fun refashion ideas so you don’t have to throw those old sweaters away!

Fun boards, right?! Let’s look at some of my favorite PINS on Megan’s Pinterest boards…

Lamp Shade

I love this fabric lamp shade refashion pinned to Megan’s Home Decor – Refashioned board.

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This Gold Dinosaur Necklace is SO cute, don’t you think? It’s pinned on Megan’s Get Crafty board with 471 other pins.

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Such great fall date ideas on this pin from Megan’s Marriage board with 79 pins.

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I knew a lot of these but not all… 10 Free Learning Websites for Kids pinned to Megan’s Teach Me board with 41 pins.

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How adorable is this Embroidery Hoop Acorn?! It’s pinned to Megan’s Thanksgiving/Autumn board with 116 pins.

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Okay. Look at this reading space. What kid (or adult) wouldn’t want to read here?! Find the pin on Megan’s Favorite Spaces board (199 pins).

FUN pins over on Megan’s Pinterest boards, so get your pinning finger ready and head on over!

Thanks so much for linking up to our party, Megan! Feel free to grab a featured button.

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If you haven’t already, click on over to the party to link up your Pinterest boards!

Have a great weekend!!

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Blue Button Pumpkin

Blue Button Pumpkin

Faux Pumpkin IdeaWell… hey there! Is your home decorated for fall? Me? I am much more of a “crafter” then a decorator. But even I could see that my entryway was looking SAD.

Faux Pumpkin Idea

See, even my poor dog looks depressed here. I had some buttons that were threaded that I have been wanting to use for years. And, I knew I needed some color in the entryway.

Faux Pumpkin Idea

And turquoise is my favorite color!

Faux Pumpkin Idea

Can you say E-Z? All you need is a faux pumpkin, acrylic paint, an embellishment like threaded buttons and hot glue.

Faux Pumpkin Idea

Paint the pumpkin

Faux Pumpkin Idea

Use hot glue to add strings of buttons.

Faux Pumpkin Idea

And call it good! Here’s how it inspired my space:

Faux Pumpkin Idea

Have fun decorating for fall!

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Tin Can Pumpkins

Tin Can Pumpkins

Tin Can Pumpkins

Howdy! If you have a pet, you probably have some pet food!

Tin Can Pumpkins

I like to mix a teeny bit or wet into my dog’s dry food, and then I rinse out the cans and save them.

Tin Can Pumpkins

I’ve been daydreaming about what I can do with all these cans! And with Halloween coming up next month, a whimsical idea struck me: Tin Can Pumpkins.

Supplies: Small tin cans, orange spray paint (I used Design Master in Orange), a Crop-o-Dile or large hole punch, a 1 1/2 inch round circle punch, orange scrapbook paper, a pumpkin paper punch (I used one from Martha Stewart– you could also just hand draw pumpkin faces), black vinyl, glue dots and green twine (mine is Recollections from Michaels).

Tin Can Pumpkins

Step 1: Clean and dry the cans and punch two holes in them, about an inch apart. A Crop-o-Dile works well for this but a large hole punch would also do the trick.

Tin Can Pumpkins

Step 2: Spray paint the cans orange

Tin Can Pumpkins

 Step 3: Use a the circle punch to make the round pumpkin shape

Tin Can Pumpkins

Step 4: Use the Martha Stewart Pumpkin Punch to make the face or just draw the face on the orange circle.

Tin Can Pumpkins

Step 5; If using the punch and vinyl, apply the vinyl and use Glue Dots to add the face to the tin can.

Tin Can Pumpkins

Step 6: Cut a piece of green twine and loop through the holes, tying inside the can.

Tin Can PumpkinsHang your pumpkins on a tree branch. I happened to have a wire tree that I painted brown, but a small tree branch would be perfect for this.

Tin Can Pumpkins

Check out my Halloween Crafts Gallery for more SPOOKTACULAR ideas!

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Going Batty Flower Pot

Going Batty Flower Pot

DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

Hey Friends. I am so excited to be part of the Craft Lightning HALLOWEEN Craft Edition.

This is a cool series. The goal is to create a  Halloween craft that takes 15 minutes or less excluding drying time. My “Going Batty” Flower Pot is fun project, because it uses a secret materials, fresh from your panty!

Going Batty Flower Pot Supplies

Materials: A flower pot and saucer (if desired), Farfalle Pasta, black and green spray paint, Horizon Group Pom Poms, little googly eyes, yellow vinyl or scrapbook paper and hot glue. If you with to make the sign too, you’ll need  Horizon Group Jumbo Colored Craft Sticks (I used orange), a small chalkboard sign, a Chalk Bistro Pen, and little leaves for embellishment.

Instructions:

1. Spray paint the pot and saucer (I used green paint for the pot and yellow for the saucer.

2. Using a glass as a template, cut a circle out of yellow vinyl or yellow scrapbook paper. This is the “moon.” If using paper, attach to pot with a dab of hot glue.

3. Make the bats

Here’s How You Make the Bats:

Going Batty Flower Pot

Spray paint the noodles glossy back. Use hot glue to add googly eyes to pom pom and glue on Farfalle.

4. Use hot glue to attach bats to the flower pot

 DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

5. Make the sign (f desired)

Here’s How You Make the Sign (Optional):

DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

Write “Happy Halloween” on a small chalkboard and glue to craft stick. Add leaves and a bat if desired.

6. Add fun fall flowers and the sign to the pot.

DIY Going Batty Flower Pot

6. Add flowers

For MANY more ghoulishly GREAT craft ideas, visit The County Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts. If you like unique upcycle crafts… check out my Frosted Pumpkin Vase post.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

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Project Inspire{d} #85

Project Inspire{d} #85

Project Inspire{d} : Link Party

I hope you had a good weekend…. did you work on any projects? We had some gorgeous weather here in Seattle. I spent my weekend working on a recipe and some fun recycled/upcycled projects, as well as throwing a birthday party, attending my daughter’s soccer game, cleaning the house, folding the laundry and nearly having a heart attack as I watched the Seahawks/Broncos game.

I know I am not unique– us women don’t just multitask… we MEGA task!

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Seahawks Decor and More

Speaking of the Hawks… here’s my Seahawks Candy Jar. You could easily  adapt this to any team!

DIY Candy Apples

If you have some leftover glass or plastic Christmas ornaments, these Candy Apples are a fun upcycle.

DIY Recycled Pumpkin Vase

And while we’re on the subject of upcyling… I have a tutorial on how to transform an apple juice jug into a Frosted Pumpkin Vase.

Party Guidelines

We’d love for you to include the Project Inspire{d} button code in the footer, somewhere on your blog or a link back to this post  so that others can join in on the inspiration.

PI 8pm

Posting to our party means you are giving us the right to post your project and photos and promote via social media ~ links will be pinned to our  Party Board throughout the week and can be seen here: ♥Project Inspire{d} Party Pins♥. Let’s link up!


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