All posts tagged: pumpkin

pumpkin centerpiece.

Thanksgiving is around the corner! Here’s a quick way to add some homemade to your Thanksgiving table. I’ve been wanting to create a felt succulent pumpkin, but I hadn’t found the right pumpkin until now! It’s the perfect size, shape, and material. I was so disappointed in the foam/plastic variations I’ve seen over the years, and I didn’t want to use a real pumpkin for this particular craft because the felt would outlive the pumpkin. Materials: pumpkin vessel, felt succulents, felt for succulent bottoms cut into circles, wire cut into 6″ strips with a coil at one end, mixed berries, fabric scissors, wire cutters, pliers, floral foam or similar I can’t get over the pumpkin shape! I found my container at Joann; I almost bought a whole fleet. The berries were from Joann, too, and I made the felt succulents using wool blend felt (cut a bunch of ‘petal’ shapes and glue them to each other one petal at a time until you get your preferred succulent size and look). To assist with standing in …

hallo- and goodbye-ween.

My coworker Sam’s last day of work was yesterday and he requested a Halloween themed goodbye party complete with Halloween crafts. I must have rubbed off on him over the past almost five years for him to request a craft party. I’m on it! We ordered pizza (per celebrant’s request) and cake, and people brought extra snacks to share. I helped decorate mandarin oranges to look like jack-o-lanterns and created a platter with marshmallows, chocolates, and fruits. For decor I brought out all the fun Halloween crafts I had been working on, including my Make & Play DIY samples, bat mobile, and decor from Halloweens past. We drew tombstones on the white board, too, with “It Was Nice Knowing You,” ” Creep it Real,” “See You Never,” and “Boy, bye.” We’re not bitter. ūüėČ We also brought back the famous Sam face masks (we used them at his wedding shower a few years ago). They were everyone’s pre-Halloween costume! And for crafts: pumpkin decorating, Halloween embroidery, and sticker coloring. Here are the how-tos! Boy Bye …

sticker pumpkins!

Decorating pumpkins with stickers is a less mess, more color, less spooky, more cute kind of Halloween craft. All you need are stickers and pumpkins. Select pumpkins in any shape and size but note that pumpkins with some flat surfaces may work better with stickers. I love using these enamel dot and rhinestone stickers. The¬†enamel dots¬†come in an assortment of colors, often already in a fun color palette! Place stickers however you like! Make patterns or make it random.¬†Mix and match and spread the mini pumpkins all over! Pumpkin decorating versus pumpkin carving. What’s your preference? Share below!¬†

I’m melting…

I just discovered this technique to fuse designs to candles. I had to share! Also…23 days until Halloween! The best part about this craft is that you probably have all the supplies and materials already. Supplies & tools: Candle, any size Tissue paper, white Markers, any color Scissors Hair dryer (or heat embosser) Decide on your design and get to drawing. The finer your marker the more intricate your designs can be. (Protip: Place your tissue paper on some scratch paper in case the ink bleeds through.) You can also print out a design via inkjet printer or use stamps & stamp ink. Trim your design and decide on placement. Then, add heat (don’t burn your fingers!). You’ll see the tissue paper melt into the candle. It’s like magic! If you have multiple tissue pieces add them one at a time. And boom, done. What other designs would you fuse on to candles? Share below!