Gravestone Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Halloween Treat Bags in the shape of Gravestones

This weeks DIY project shows how to make some easy gravestone treat bags for Halloween. I am assuming you are making these for a party or small number of kids. We had over 150 trick or treaters last year so clearly they aren’t each getting hand made treat bags. However, some select family and friends will be getting Halloween favors. Gravestone Treat Bags Materials: Basic paper treat bag (Grey would speed up the process but good luck finding that) Black & white acrylic paint (cheap is fine) Old paint brush Scissors Optional: Printer & stencil plastic Repositionable Adhesive   Step … Read more…

5-Five Minute Fall Place Settings

One of the things that often holds me back from entertaining is the feeling I need elaborate decorations. Honestly, after I have managed to clean the house and corral the toys I have very little energy left to give a nice seasonal feel to the house. So to prove to myself you can make some pretty place settings in no time I created: 5 Place Settings in 5 Minutes for under 5 Dollars I used a placemats, napkins, and china I already had to make these place settings. I figure most people own a neutral napkin and placemat they can … Read more…

Easy Harvest or Fall Decorations

One of the easiest ways to create pretty Harvest or Fall themed decorations involves nothing more than 8 ears of Indian corn, wire, and a stick. With these simple items you can create a pretty fall swag like this one: Step 1: Gather your materials. No, I wasn’t joking, it really does just require corn, wire, and a stick. I guess if you want to be technical you will need wire cutters (in this case old garden shears) and something to hang the swag with (more wire). Step 2: Take one ear of corn and overlap the pulled back husks … Read more…

Happy Late Halloween

We were a little too busy celebrating Halloween and scraping paint off the mantel to wish you a Happy Halloween. We took the baby viking out for a spin. I couldn’t help but share the infant viking costume I made. It even had a felt axe to go with it: Pacifiers keep him from pillaging the village. See, here is what happens when he doesn’t have one: Marauding Baby! Run! I made his baby viking costume, it was pretty easy just fake fur, felt, and leather string. The rest of the evening we spent giving out candy to around 200 … Read more…

Fall Centerpiece Idea

I created some quick, cheap, and easy fall table decorations for my niece’s 1st birthday. Even though I “cuted” them up with bugs I reused them to make a nice, adult autumn decorations after the party. Here’s what you’ll need: Various clear glass vases (Mine were just a few bucks from Goodwill and the Dollar Tree) Fall leaves of assorted colors Yep, that’s it! I went up to the local library with a bag and grabbed a bunch of red, yellow, and orange leaves off the ground. Then I used the still-green/yellow leaves off of my dying morning glory vine. … Read more…