Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fireflies and Jellybeans Giveaway

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Decoration

A very nice, easy and cheap way to decorate your house for Halloween is to paint pumpkins with paint and let them dry outside. We had 6 pumpkins and my daughter painted them all and put them outside so everybody could see we celebrate Halloween!


She is soooo proud!
The Pumpkins

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Simple but very Unique Picture Frame

Last Thursday, it was Daddy’s Birthday and my daughter made this beautiful picture frame! Daddy loved it! The material you need for this project is::

  • Jumbo Sticks
  • Glue
  • A picture ( I used Picassa to make this photo)
  • Scissors
  • Colors, paint, glitter, or whatever material you have to decorate the frame

The first thing to make is the frame.
Depending on the size of the picture, you make the frame. I put a diagonal stick to support the back (and in our case to write down the date and a happy birthday

Glue the picture to the base.

Glue the picture...

Make the border with some other sticks. Here you can use your imagination! We made the frame different from the back to make it unique!

Let it dry so it is is ready to paint and decorate (put it under some heavy books for a little while)

Then you paint it and make the decoration using the material you have...

My daughter also wanted to decorate the bag. She wrote her name and last name on it!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Crochet Pumpkin - Link to Free Pattern

I found a great website where they not only give you a free crochet pattern of a pumpkin, but also, if you are a beginner like me, you can take a look at the video made by Teresa - The Art of Crochet. Her videos are fantastic and so easy to follow......Her website is called Learn to Crochet and here you can see the pumpkin I made this afternoon using her pattern. It is super easy to make (I have only made a couple of scarfs so far). This is how it came out:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Activity - Yarn Pumpkin

This activity is perfect for Halloween! Or to decorate your home this fall. A very easy activity for old and young. My preschooler loved it! All you need is yarn, a piece of cardboard, rafia and scissors.

I used the same method as my previous posting, but instead of using chenille stems, I used rafia. If you want bigger pumpkins, just use a bigger cardboard and more yarn :-)

My plant with the little pumpkins
Diferent colors pumpkin!

This is what you need:
Yarn, rafia, cardboard, scissors
To make the green/orange pumpkin, just do the same as with the regular pumpkins but use the 2 colors at the same time.
Wrap it around the cardboard and follow the same steps as on the website on my previous posting....and ready!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cute Fall Apples made with Yarn

The other day I found this activity on a website and it caught my eye. I think this is so cute!

That same afternoon I tried to make them with my daughter. She had the next day her "show and tell" and I thought this would be a great activity for that occasion. The only thing was that I couldn't find brown chenille stems. Neither at my local craft store. But I found orange and green yarn, so I said to myself...why not try to make Halloween pumpkins? I will show them in my next posting.

I leave you here the directions and the website where I found this so cute activity:


My daughter loved to glue the leaves on the apples! And she was so proud during her "show and tell"!

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