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Guest Project — DIY {Halloween} Candelabra


  Hi all, I'm Sandra from Sawdust and Paper Scraps.  I'm super excited to be here to share a little project with you.   Thanks for having me Jen. Halloween is a my daughter's favorite holiday and she wants to decorate as soon as she sees the stores all decked out with their Spooky goods (which pretty much happens in July these days.) I tell her we have to wait until October … [Read more...]

{Spooky Subway Art}


The other day I had my friend Sarah from Alpine Poppy and her daughter over for a Girl's Subway Art Day. We had a wonderful time chatting and making some Subway Art projects! I made a Spooky Halloween one using a board I had in my garage from my Laundry Room project {more details on that coming up this week!} It was great fun! A Girls Craft Day is a great way to get projects done while having … [Read more...]

New Pillow, Cupcakes and Halloween Parade

I made this saying into a pillow. I think it's funny. I used some soft houndstooth with the burlap.  {making the cupcake wrappers} I was so inspired from all of those Halloween treats I posted about uesterday. When the kids got home from school we made some cupcakes and used the free printables and cupcake wrapper templates. We took some over to our new neighbors but they weren't home … [Read more...]

♥Twilight♥ Halloween

You may not know that about me, but I ♥ Twilight. I took my two oldest kids to see the midnight showing when it came out last year. And my friend and I put together an exciting Twilight party when the movie was released on DVD. So when my friend Jen at Harried Mom of Four made this Edward pumpkin I was impressed and secretly coveted it. Then I found out that she was giving one away! And guess … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Patch 2009 and a great giveaway!

  We made it to the pumpkin patch!   It was a beautiful day Grandma even came along for the fun! And, did you know that my mom, a.k.a. grandma, has a blog? It's Quincy Cottage -- and is full of wonderful hostess ideas, tablescapes, crafts and decorating. She is celebrating her 1 year blogoversary and giving away this adorable apron she made: Plus 2 whimsical handmade banners. Go on … [Read more...]

More Burlap Projects: Quick Halloween Pennant

Here's another project I made using the left over burlap from my kitchen curtain project. Very easy and you can put any word you want on the pennant:   Halloween: spooky, witch, trick or treat, Thanksgiving: Harvest, Thanks or Thankful  Christmas: Merry, Believe, Ho Ho Ho, Winter, JOY I also put glitter on the letters to give it a little sparkle. For this project, I was at a … [Read more...]

Halloween decorations

Happy Halloween! If you want to make the BOO frame project, here is the tutorial. I have been working on some more burlap projects. I will share some more tomorrow! Have a Spooky Day! XOXO Tweet … [Read more...]

Dollar Store Craft: Halloween Front Door Project Tutorial

Here's a fun, fast and cheap Halloween project to spookify your front door. I found these witch hats at the Dollar Store. I had the ribbon, but if you don't have any, the Dollar Store has spooky caution tape that is black with green words on it. You could use that and it would be really cute. To make this project this is what you need: 3-4 witch hats some dead branches from your yard or the … [Read more...]

DIY Day: Remake an old wreath into a Spooky wreath

  It's DIY Day over at Kimba's A Soft Place to Land. I thought I would join the party! I have had this wreath for about 15 years. Don't ask me why I keep dragging it around with me every time we move. Since I didn't have a Halloween wreath, I thought why not try to turn this old wreath into a new one?    Here's what it looked like before - pretty sad, huh? Here's what I did to … [Read more...]

Halloween Festivities


Thanks for your comments on my rant yesterday. Things are better today. This morning was Hannah's elementary school parade. Then in the afternoon was Ella's preschool parade and tonight is our church's Halloween Par-tay. I hope we are not all Halloween-ed out for tomorrow! LOL. … [Read more...]