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The Best 30+ Halloween Songs for Kids Playlist (that parents will like too)

Fall, Halloween, Holidays, Inspiration

Here's your Halloween treat, friends: The Best 30+ Halloween Songs for Kids playlist (that parents will like too) - and you can tune in now! While I usually post crafts, I thought you might...The Best 30+ Halloween Songs for Kids Playlist (that parents will like too)... »
 
 

Mason Jar Halloween Costume – Easy DIY Halloween Costume Idea for Adults

Fall, Halloween, Holidays

Feel like you've seen every possible incarnation of a Mason jar? Yeah, me too! Mason jars are the current Prom Queen of Pinterest - wine glasses, soap dispensers, makeshift chandeliers, wedding reception tables, pantry...Mason Jar Halloween Costume – Easy DIY Halloween Costume Idea for Adults... »
 

 

Easy DIY Halloween Costume for Toddlers: Bull In A China Shop

Baby & Kids, Fall, Free Patterns, Halloween, Sewing Projects

This Bull in a China Shop DIY toddler Halloween costume was inspired by my charming 2-year-old boy. Liam is deliberate, like whenever he picks something up or puts it down it's just a wee...Easy DIY Halloween Costume for Toddlers: Bull In A China Shop... »
 
 

Kid’s Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with French Beret and Giant Paint Brush for Little Artists

Baby & Kids, Fall, Free Patterns, Halloween, Holidays, Sewing Projects

Here's a handmade kids' Halloween costume idea that's sure to be a trick-or-treating masterpiece: a classic watercolor paint box, topped with a handmade French-inspired beret and a jumbo paint brush made from a pool...Kid’s Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with French Beret and Giant Paint Brush for Little Artists... »
 

 

Stencil an Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Fall, Recycled Crafts, Spring, Under $10, Winter

I made this DIY infinity scarf from a recycled t-shirt in exactly one nap time. Fresh, yes? It looks like I bought it at a Chicago boutique or etsy or Renegade Craft Fair but...Stencil an Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts... »
 
 

Thanksgiving Tepee and Mayflower Snack Cups for the Kids Table

Fall, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Thanksgiving

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores sponsored this #turkeytablescapes project; all opinions are my own. It can be hard for kids to wait for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready. Stave off grumbling tummies (and "I'm...Thanksgiving Tepee and Mayflower Snack Cups for the Kids Table... »
 

 

Free Printable Skeleton Halloween Table Decorations & HP Photosmart 7520 Printer Giveaway

Fall, Free Printable, Halloween, Paper Crafts, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This post is sponsored by HP; all opinions are mine. Enter below to win a free HP Photosmart 7520 e-all-in-one printer and supplies! Now that's my kind of trick-or treating. Here's a treat: free...Free Printable Skeleton Halloween Table Decorations & HP Photosmart 7520 Printer Giveaway... »
 
 

DIY Halloween Front Door Decoration: Subtle Spiderwebs

Fall, Halloween, Holidays

This #spookyspaces project is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores. Get your 50% off coupon below. Here is a DIY Halloween front door decoration that's subtle in its spookiness: two DIY glitter spiderweb...DIY Halloween Front Door Decoration: Subtle Spiderwebs... »
 
 

DIY Trick or Treat Bag Pattern with Sticky Spiderwebs and Moving Spiders

Baby & Kids, Fall, Free Patterns, Halloween, Holidays, Sewing Projects

Here's a spooky DIY trick or treat bag free pattern with 'sticky' spiderwebs and creepy spiders that can move and crawl around. The spiderwebs are cut thin strips of VELCRO fasteners... ...and the spiders...DIY Trick or Treat Bag Pattern with Sticky Spiderwebs and Moving Spiders... »
 
 

Super Bowl Craft Idea: Make a no-sew football t-shirt or onesie

Baby & Kids, Fall, Sewing Projects, Super Bowl, Under 1 Hour, Winter

Make a cute football t-shirt or onesie for your little Super Bowl fan -- no sewing required! There are a lot of sewn and screenprinted versions out there (including my favorite, a Sports Illustrated...Super Bowl Craft Idea: Make a no-sew football t-shirt or onesie... »
 
 

Thanksgiving napkin rings using recycled brown paper grocery bags

Decorations & Favors, Fall, Holidays, Recycled Crafts, Thanksgiving, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Here are some super easy fall napkin rings using recycled brown paper grocery bags that you can easily make the night before your Thanksgiving feast. And these Thanksgiving napkin rings double as place cards....Thanksgiving napkin rings using recycled brown paper grocery bags... »
 
 

Baker’s Twine Fall Wreath

Fall, Halloween, Holidays, Home, Thanksgiving

This post is sponsored by ConsumerCrafts.com: Creativity Made Affordable. Here's an easy DIY fall wreath idea with a modern flair: A baker's twine wreath with rustic tin leaves painted orange and glossed up with...Baker’s Twine Fall Wreath... »
 
 

Painted Spiderweb Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Candy Bowl with Martha Stewart Crafts

Fall, Halloween, Holidays

This painted spiderweb Halloween trick-or-treat candy bowl ranks at the top of my all-time favorite Halloween crafts. Each Halloween my downstairs neighbors and I sit on our Chicago city stoop with our candy bowl...Painted Spiderweb Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Candy Bowl with Martha Stewart Crafts... »
 
 

Thanksgiving Retro Embossed Label Maker Placecards

Decorations & Favors, Fall, Holidays, Invitations & Cards, Thanksgiving, Under $10, Under 1 Hour, Vintage Inspired

When Shane told me that he wanted to host our sixth annual Thanksgiving dinner I didn't quite know what to say. Baby Elise was born on October 20th and I was crazy sore and...Thanksgiving Retro Embossed Label Maker Placecards... »
 
 

Felt leaf napkin rings and placecards for Thanksgiving

Decorations & Favors, Fall, Free Patterns, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Thanksgiving, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

This is our fifth year hosting Thanksgiving in Chicago for the twelve members of our joint families. Each year we try to do something slightly different for food and table decor. I constrained myself...Felt leaf napkin rings and placecards for Thanksgiving... »
 
 

Pumpkin banana bread

Breakfast Recipes, Fall, Kid-friendly Recipes, Recipes, Snack Recipes

Shane and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary with an autumn weekend in Wisconsin. Along with the pumpkins, colorful leaves, fresh apple cider and antiques, I picked up this tasty recipe for pumpkin banana...Pumpkin banana bread... »
 
 

Eyeball lychee ice cubes for Halloween martinis

Drink Recipes, Fall, Halloween, Holidays, Recipes

In the past five years or so, it seems like Halloween has gone bonkers in the DIY area. From costumes to cupcakes to candy, it's a holiday ripe for creepy crafting. The always stylish...Eyeball lychee ice cubes for Halloween martinis... »
 
 

“Summer to Fall” Berry Cider Smoothie

Breakfast Recipes, Drink Recipes, Fall, Kid-friendly Recipes, Recipes, Snack Recipes, Summer

While Monday is the official first day of fall the best thing about Chicago is that summer days usually extend way into September. It's 80 degrees today and I just spent the afternoon at...“Summer to Fall” Berry Cider Smoothie... »
 
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