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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Yeah!! The Monthly Craft Challenge is Back!!

Each month, Heidi at Blue Eyed Blessings has a craft challenge and it's back!! She took the summer off, but she's back with this month's theme -Halloween or Fall. Great for me because I don't have many Halloween decorations-or Fall for that matter-a perfect opp0rtunity to get my house ready for my 5 little goblins and the spookiness coming at the end of the month.
I saw the cutest idea over at Not So Idle Hands and I started saving my glass jars right away. I knew the girls would love it and they did!! They had fun making them and you would have thought I gave them the world when we put the lights in.
Aren't they adorable??? They're right on the corner of my mantle.
Emily at Not So Idle Hands gives great directions for making these-she has lots of great Halloween ideas! She used orange tissue paper but the day I stopped at Target they had none .......course I didn't go crazy looking with the 5 kids and hubby who kept saying "why do you need orange tissue paper?"........ this after constantly asking me if I still wanted all those glass jars! I spotted a package of orange napkins and grabbed them -perfect and easy. The girls loved using the Mod Podge to put the napkins on. We used black construction paper to make the faces (next time I'd use black tissue paper, I think the construction paper was kind of heavy). I used ribbon for the top of the pumpkins-thought it would kind of look like leaves. Still not sure of the ribbon-they kind of look like little pumpkin ninjas :)
We love the new additions to 7 All Together!
Head on over to Blue Eyed Blessings to check out some other great Halloween and Fall projects.
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14 comments:

Sara said...

Ninjas! LOL! Guess they kinda do now that you mentioned it, but never thought that before I read your comment. Saw these the other day and they are on my list of things now...I knew there was a reason I was saving all of my jars!

Katie said...

These are great! I am going to have to start saving my jars too! How sweet, maybe we'll be able to have a mini patch by the time Halloween comes around.

Tanielle said...

Super cute!!! I actually made some of those too with my girls they had a blast getting all messy! Too much fun! I love this time of year!

Krissy said...

I LOVE the pumpkins! And how you lit them up with the little lights!

Emily said...

They turned out REALLY cute!! But, I love the ninja headbands the BEST :) Thanks for stopping by and linking up.

Mama King said...

How creative of you to use napkins! They came out great!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Dawn,

These are great! I love that you took part in the craft challenge by doing something with your kids. So fun and festive!! I'm sure the kids love seeing them lit up. How fun! I laughed out loud when you said something up "pumpkin ninjas"...I can see that especially with the second one to the left. How cute! Thanks for joining in!

summur braley said...

I love it!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Love those lights.

Kris said...

Dawn, those turned out really cute! I love seeing them sitting there all lit up. I bet the kids loved it!

Christina said...

So cute, and I bet it was a lot of fun for your kids!

Just stopped by from SITS... hope you have a great day. :-)

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Hi There! Thank you for visiting me yesterday to celebrate my SITS Day! U are deeply appreciated!

artsy_momma said...

That is so cute! I can't wait until my son gets older to make stuff like that with him :)

Lorie said...

They are cute! I saw some fun ones with ghosts and frankenstein too!!