I recently spend a few days with my friend Angie and her daughter, Mayhem. You probably know her as the amazing 4 year old designer, Fashion By Mayhem. It wasn’t until those couple of days that I realized how important it is that we all celebrate kids with food allergies by finding ways to be inclusive. I can’t imagine how icky trick-or-treating would be if none of the treats were acceptable so when I heard about the Teal Pumpkin Project, I hopped right in with both feet and my heart.
I painted the pumpkins teal with Duncan ceramic paints and added google eyes with Aleene’s School Tacky Glue then gave them doodle smiles with Tulip 3D paint.
For the the trick-or-treaters, I made coloring books with the free printables for Halloween that I offer in blog posts and on my website and iLoveToCreate sent me Aleene’s Tacky Glue bottles. I am all about supporting ALL kids and making holidays meaningful.
You can find out more about the project HERE or by clicking in the image below.
Ihope everyone is safe tonight and has a fabulous time filled with creativity, imagination, laughter and play!
This adorably decorated gift jar is filled with Cocoa Fusion goodness. With the chilly weather now upon us, this makes a fun gift or a nice way to add a little “spice” to your autumn kitchen decor.
To create the jar, I used burlap between the two top pieces and stitched a couple of button stacks then used Aleene’s Max Tacky to glue them to it. The buttons are from my collection with Buttons Galore in Bold Brown . Then I added twine around the base of the lid and tied it in a bow.
Inside the jar is Cocoa Fusion awesomeness! The actual spice packs are from Doxy’s Fine Foods and they create some fantastic hot cocoa. I also put some marshmallows, chocolate chips and turtle sprinkles in for extra yumminess.
Crafting and making gifts with Mason Jars is so fun. I think this one is my favorite jar creation yet!
It is with a great deal of joy that I share the 2014 Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop! This online party of hopping around demonstrates an amazing collection of creativity, talent and friendship. Last year I put this together as a one-time, for fun thing. When I started getting emails asking if I was doing it again, I felt so honored. This year’s line up consists of lots of second time party guests (project designers) and lots of new ones too!
This is mine for this year. I created it using my free download #3littlewitches with Aleene’s Adhesives and love it!
Check them out on their blogs. Each one is so unique, just like the designers behind the creativity. Their blogs are all so different and filled with tremendously fabulous ideas.
Enter to win a great prize… $50 to the movies from Fandango and everything you need to create fun popcorn boxes and snacks of your own from World Market. Check out the awesomeness!
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Happy Creative Popping and Making,
Over lunch in the cafeteria and chattering on the playground it was decided. Zoe and her BFF classmate decided that they wanted to be matching evil purple minions for Halloween, you know the crazy ones from Despicable Me 2. We created their costumes from scratch and couldn’t be more excited about the way they turned out.
Here is how we made the pieces starting with the purple hair. We cut yarn in bundles 28 inches long then gathered them in the middle (about 1″ thick each). Then we sewed the bundles down the center of two purple hoodies.
The overalls were easy peasy. We took some cotton ones that we already had and dyed them black with Tulip Fabric Dye.
The Minion Medalions are my favorite. We cut black circles 4 inches in diameter out of felt then used GLITTERY 3D paint (Tulip Animal Glitter) to create the emblem. To adhere it to the overalls when it was COMPLETELY dry (24 hours later), we used Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Adhesive Sheets.
The goggles were so fun to make. We glued two mason jar lids together then cut cardboard out to make circles a little bigger than the jar lids and glued them to the lids. We painted them silver then added an elastic band to keep them on.
Ryp tried them on for size and decided they were a-ok.
The final touches are the purple leggings and the purple gloves and of course, the purple serum used to turn good minions evil!
I can’t wait until they get into these duds and celebrate the most precious part of all seasons, FRIENDSHIP. Being creative makes us happy.
Posted in Color Dye Adventures, Craft Projects, Halloween
Tagged Costume, Despicable Me, DIY, Halloween, I Love To Create, Minion, Purple, Tulip Animal Glitter, Tulip One Step
As the Halloween season has kicked into full gear, I am running across more and more adorable and festive ways to incorporate spiders into decor, fashion and party fun! EEEK!!! I rounded some of my favorites up to share!
Check them out if you want to create some spiderific fun of your own!
Happy Celebrating the Season,
I doodle a lot. I doodle for fun, to relax and to create. It is more than just a part of my job. I would go as far as to say it is a part of my lifestyle. I doodled these three little witches two nights ago with my favorite Sharpie marker and shared them on Instagram. I decided to share wholeheartedly and offer them as a free download, a challenge of sorts. Here it is and it is a FREE printable!
I already started. I cut them apart and colored them to create pieces for one a Halloween popcorn box for the blog hop on Sunday.
I see these witches as me and my friends, I have the kitty. You can see the whole setup on Sunday when I post my project but here is a sneak peek!
If you download it and use it to create something, please share it with the hashtag #3littlewitches – I’d love to see what you do.
Cheers to WICKED Doodling,
It’s true! I am a winner which makes me super happy!!! That door that I brought from my home in Iowa and upcycled into a desk creates quite a PINK blast of happy for my studio and now has earned my bragging rights! Check out how I made it here!
And better yest, find out about all of the winners and what they created HERE!
You can also find the projects that were entered into the contest on Pinterest. There is an E-Book from Krylon pack filled with inspiration. You can download it and find some truly fabulous projects!
There is a great contest running too. You could win this…
You can enter here!