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It is time to get the kids in on the Halloween décor fun. Don’t worry. This not-so-spooky monster owl Halloween tree is super easy to make. You can get everything you need to make it at Oriental Trading and have it shipped right to your door. The owl ornaments come in easy, pre-packaged kits that make assembly a breeze for little hands. My 8 year old was able to make his with nearly no assistance from me. He also helped me assist his younger siblings in creating theirs. This project is fun for the whole family and looks great on the dining room table!

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Materials

 

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Step 1

First, cut a length of plastic cord.

 

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Step 2

Knot the end of the cord with a loop on it. See the picture above for reference.

 

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Step 3

Begin stringing beads on your cord, including the excess cord as pictured.

Step 4

Continue stringing beads on your cord until your beaded garland is at least 2 feet long.

Step 5

Secure the end of your beaded garland with a knot and trim the excess.

Step 6

Next, fluff your tree by unfolding the branches.

 

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Step 7

Wrap your beaded garland around your tree.

 

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Step 8

Lastly, hang your owls on your tree.

 

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Witch Owl Ornament

 

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Step 1

First, place your eyes background on the head.

 

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Step 2

Next, place your eyes on top of the background.

 

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Step 3

Add your beak between the bottom center of the eyes.

 

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Step 4

Then attach the belly to your owl.

 

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Step 5

Add feet to the bottom of your owl slightly overlapping the belly.

 

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Step 6

Next, add the wings to your owl.

 

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Step 7

Place your hat on the owl.

 

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Step 8

Then add the star to the point of the hat.

 

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Step 9

Put the ends of the string together and stick them to the sticky side of the circle sticker.

 

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Step 10

Lastly, stick the circle and string to the back of your owl.

Skeleton Ornament

 

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Step 1

First, place your eyes background on the head.

 

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Step 2

Next, place your eyes on top of the background.

 

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Step 3

Add your beak between the bottom center of the eyes.

 

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Step 4

Then attach the belly to your owl.

 

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Step 5

Add feet to the bottom of your owl slightly overlapping the belly.

 

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Step 6

Next, add the wings to your owl.

 

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Step 7

Add your heart to the top right of your owl’s belly.

 

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Step 8

Put the ends of the string together and stick them to the sticky side of the circle sticker.

 

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Step 9

Lastly, stick the circle and string to the back of your owl.

 

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Ghost Owl Ornament

 

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Step 1

First, place your eyes background on the head.

 

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Step 2

Next, place your eyes on top of the background.

 

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Step 3

Add your beak between the bottom center of the eyes.

 

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Step 4

Next add your trick-or-treat bag to your owl.

 

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Step 5

Then add the bow tie beneath the beak of your owl.

 

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Step 6

Put the ends of the string together and stick them to the sticky side of the circle sticker.

 

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Step 7

Lastly, stick the circle and string to the back of your owl.

 

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Your kids will love having décor that they helped create displayed this season. You will love dressing up your table with the monster owl Halloween tree. Aren’t those owl ornaments absolutely adorable? The kids are hysterical as they get so excited seeing their owls come together. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture all of the fun. Refer to the broken-down tutorials above if you get stuck on the included directions to make the owls. Don’t forget that Oriental Trading has you covered for more than décor. See the awesome costumes we found complete with face painting tutorials at Pirates and Mermaid Sibling Costumes.

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Quick breakfasts don’t have to be limited to cereal and Pot Tarts. These easy homemade pumpkin spice donuts are a delicious grab and go breakfast!

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Have you heard of quick breads? They are fantastic because they are literally mix and bake. Homemade bread is always delicious but busy moms don’t have hours to wait for dough to rise. The same goes for breakfast. Quick breakfasts don’t have to be limited to cereal and Pot Tarts. These easy homemade pumpkin spice donuts are inspired by those delicious quick bread recipes. Even the icing recipes are fast and easy. Find out how to take your breakfast game to the next level with the recipes below.

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Quick breakfasts don’t have to be limited to cereal and Pot Tarts. These easy homemade pumpkin spice donuts are a delicious grab and go breakfast!

After our grocery freeze earlier this year I’ve been trying to buy only food needed for our meal plan. It has been fantastic because it means less food waste. (If you haven’t tried a grocery freeze yet, you should totally check it out.) This new method of shopping has a small downside. Earlier this week we still had one day until grocery day and we were out of breakfast food. Instead of running out to buy something I decided to surprise the kids with donuts. Of course, in full pumpkin mode still, these easy homemade pumpkin spice donuts were created using staples we already had.

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Pumpkin Spice Donuts Ingredients

  • 29 oz. Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 14 oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ tbsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour

Glaze Icing Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Powder Sugar
  • 3 tbsp. Milk

Mint Chocolate Icing Ingredients

Step 1

Pre-heat your oven to 350º F.

Step 2

Mix all of your donut ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3

Grease and flour your donut pan.

Step 4

Add your donut batter to a gallon re-sealable bag and close it.

Step 5

Snip the corner of your bag off.

Step 6

Pipe the batter into your donut pan.

Tip:

  • Only pipe a single circle of batter into the cavities. Do not fill them to capacity.

Step 7

Bake donuts at 350º F for 14-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean.

Step 8

Transfer the donuts to a cooling rack to cool.

 

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Step 9

Add powder sugar and milk to a small bowl.

Step 10

Next, whisk your ingredients together to form icing.

Tips:

  • If your icing is too runny, add some more powder sugar to your mix.
  • If it is too stiff, add more milk to your mix.

Step 11

Pour icing over your pumpkin spice donuts.

 

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Step 12

Add chocolate melts and milk to a microwave safe bowl.

Step 13

Microwave the bowl on high in 30 second increments until melted.

Step 14

Stir icing and dip your donuts in it to ice them.

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Quick breakfasts don’t have to be limited to cereal and Pot Tarts. These easy homemade pumpkin spice donuts are a delicious grab and go breakfast!

These easy homemade pumpkin spice donuts are delicious. Your kids will be begging you to make these every weekend! You can totally change up your chocolate frosting by switching out the candy melts for a different flavor. We are going to give the caramel apple candy melts a try next. You can also up the pumpkin spice with these candy melts. If you want some more delicious pumpkin recipes, be sure to check out 12 Pumpkin Recipes to Try Right Now. You won’t regret it.

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Yield: 18

Ingredients


  • 29 oz. Can Pumpkin Puree

  • 14 oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • ½ Cup Sugar

  • 1 Large Egg

  • ½ tbsp. Baking Soda

  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder

  • ½ tbsp. Cinnamon

  • 1 tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour

  • Glaze Icing Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Powder Sugar

  • 3 tbsp. Milk

  • Mint Chocolate Icing Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Dark Chocolate Mint Candy Melts

  • 3-4 tbsp. Milk

Instructions


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350º F.

  2. Mix all of your donut ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Grease and flour your donut pan.

  4. Add your donut batter to a gallon re-sealable bag and close it.

  5. Snip the corner of your bag off.

  6. Pipe the batter in a single circle into your donut pan cavities. Do not fill them to capacity.

  7. Bake donuts at 350º F for 14-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean.

  8. Transfer the donuts to a cooling rack to cool.

  9. Add powder sugar and milk to a small bowl.

  10. Next, whisk your ingredients together to form icing.

  11. Pour icing over your pumpkin spice donuts.

  12. Add chocolate melts and milk to a microwave safe bowl.

  13. Microwave the bowl on high in 30 second increments until melted.

  14. Stir icing and dip your donuts in it to ice them.
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These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

DIY Mermaid Halloween Costume Accessories

In case you haven’t noticed, we are in full Halloween mode over here. One of the best parts of Halloween is getting dressed up. In fact, I love it so much that I sometimes sport multiple costumes over the course of the Halloween season. It’s just so much fun. We are currently moving right along with our Halloween costumes for this year. If you saw yesterday’s tutorial then you already know that today I am sharing how to make DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories. These are so easy to make and since I had all of the paint and glue, 2 sets only cost $3.00! That’s a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind. Let’s get the fun started with the tutorial.

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Materials

 

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Step 1

Select 11 shells from your bag to use on your accessories.

 

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Step 2

Paint 3 of the shells green and 5 of the shells gold.

 

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Step 3

Next, paint 3 of your shells blue.

 

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Step 4

Pour a small amount of gold paint into your paint tray.

 

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Step 5

Next, paint the gold over your blue shells.

 

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Step 6

Allow your shells to dry.

 

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Step 7

While your shells dry, remove your crown and wand from their packaging.

 

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Step 8

After the paint has dried, glue a green shell to the center of your crown.

 

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Step 9

Next, glue 2 gold shells on either side of your green shell on your crown.

 

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Step 10

Add 2 blue shells between the green and gold shells on your crown.

 

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Step 11

Set you crown to the side and glue a gold shell on the top center of the wand.

 

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Step 12

Add a green shell to the bottom left of the gold shell.

 

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Step 13

Next, add another green shell to the bottom right of the gold shell.

 

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Step 14

Then glue a blue shell between the green shells.

 

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Step 15

Lastly, glue 2 small gold shells on the wand as pictured.

 

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Step 16

Next, carefully trim the top of the crown so that it is aligned with the glued shells.

 

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Step 17

Glue small beads in the indents on the wand handle.

 

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Step 18

Add beads to the crown as well, using the picture above as reference.

 

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These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. Made with a price tag frugal DIY mommas can get behind!

These DIY mermaid Halloween costume accessories will take your child’s costume to the next level. It is so easy to make that I made one for my mermaid costume as well. You will see that one in the adult mermaid costume tutorial. Before you go, don’t forget to check out the full girl’s mermaid costume with face paint tutorial on the Pirates and Mermaid Sibling Costumes post. Not ready for the crafty Halloween fun to end? Check out all of the incredible DIY projects available on our Halloween page!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
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Pirates and Mermaid Sibling Costumes

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This year is a huge Halloween year for our family. For the first time ever all 5 of us are coordinating our costumes. Every year that I have wanted to do this, all of my awesome ideas (like an Alice in Wonderland theme) have been shot down. The kids wanted to go as their favorite super hero or cartoon character. When baby girl decided she wanted to be a mermaid I immediately thought, “The boys can totally go as pirates!” It was all downhill from there (in the best way). The kids are just as excited as I am about these pirates and mermaid sibling costumes… okay, almost as excited as I am.

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Mermaid Costume

This Little Mermaid costume is easy and adorable. It even comes with the cute headband pictured on Oriental Trading. Baby girl had plenty of mobility in the costume. She was able to sit down in it while getting her face painted and she took the steps later with no problem.

 

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Mermaid Face Paint

Materials

 

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Step 1

Start by adding green around the eyes with the large brush from your kit. It will kind of look like dragon wings at first (but will become cool fins in the end).

Tip:

  • Dip your brush in water before adding paint for smoother lines and better coverage.

Step 2

Next, rinse off the brush and brush it in the purple shimmer paint.

 

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Step 3

Add the purple shimmer paint over the green face paint.

 

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Step 4

Then add a purple shell between the eyebrows, as pictured.

 

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Step 5

Next, add half circles in a scale pattern on the forehead. Start at the hairline and work down towards the shell.

Step 6

Now, rinse your brush and add white paint to it.

 

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Step 7

Add white accents to the paint around the eyes and on the nose. See the picture for reference.

 

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Step 8

Next, add the line details to define your shell.

 

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Step 9

Trace around the edge of your half circles on the forehead with white paint.

Step 10

Mix a small amount of green and a larger amount of purple paint on your hand.

 

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Step 11

Add the mixed color to the scales on the forehead.

Tip:

  • If the paint on your hand starts to dry simply dip your brush in water, again, before brushing it into the paint.

 

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Step 12 (Optional)

If you would like, add some more white embellishments extending from the shell.

 

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Step 13

Lastly, add glitter to the paint around the eyes using your finger

Tip:

  • If it starts to mix and get a green tint, wipe your finger on your wrist and re-dip in the glitter.

 

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Toddler Pirate Costume

The toddler costume is only the top but when you add some black sweatpants, you have an economical and awesome costume. The best sweatpants to use are the ones with the elastic ankles. Pull the ankles up to just under the knees and you have instant breeches.

 

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Toddler Pirate Face Paint

**This uses the same materials as the mermaid face paint.

Step 1

Paint a line of black face paint at an angle across the forehead.

Tip:

  • Make sure that the downward angle comes across the eyebrow.

Step 2

Add a semi-circle coming down from the line around the eye. Do this on the downward side of the angle.

Step 3

Next, fill in the circle and take care not to get it in the eye.

Note:

  • This is especially difficult with a squirmy toddler but take heart. We have successfully completed this twice.

 

Step 4

Lastly, add a mustache and goatee to complete the look.

 

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Child Pirate Costume

The child’s Jack Sparrow costume is the complete package. It includes the shirt, breeches, belts, and bandanna with hair. How cool is that? Seriously, it doesn’t get more cost-efficient than this costume.

 

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Child Pirate Face Paint

**This also uses the same materials as the mermaid face paint.

Step 1

Start by painting a full beard with brown paint using short, downward strokes.

Step 2

Rinse your brush and add black paint to it.

Step 3

Next, add the black to the beard.

Step 4

Again, rinse your brush and add white paint to it.

 

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Step 5

Lastly, add the white paint to the beard.

Step 6 (Optional)

I wasn’t planning on adding an eye patch to this costume but he wanted one so I did. Follow the steps for the toddler costume to paint it.

 

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If you are looking for a fantastic group costume then these pirates and mermaid sibling costumes are it. You can rock 3 amazing costumes for under $100 when you snag them at Oriental Trading. That savings is made even better when those costumes are delivered straight to your door. They are this busy mom’s go-to Halloween Headquarters. Don’t forget to check out the tutorial for the Glowing Pirate Trick-or-Treat Bag little man is holding in the photos. Tomorrow I’ll show you how to make the adorable mermaid accessories baby girl is rocking.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

12 Pumpkin Recipes to Try Right Now + MM 172

It is Sunday and that means another awesome Merry Monday link party! Today we are taking a short craft break but we are not taking a pumpkin break. You already know how much I love this time of year. Another great thing about fall is all of the amazing pumpkin recipes shared and created. Seriously, you can find recipes to enjoy pumpkin for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Today we are focusing on the sweeter side of things. These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure! After you check them out be sure to stick around for the link party!

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

 

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Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Pumpkin Waffles (Sarah at Bombshell Bling)

Waffles are flat out awesome to begin with but they are made even better when you make them pumpkin flavored!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe (Jennifer at Busy Being Jennifer)

Don’t forget the traditional pumpkin spice latte. This recipe will let you enjoy the seasonal staple at home.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Easy and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe (Fivespot Green Living)

These muffins are proof that indulging in your pumpkin-flavored love doesn’t have to wreck your diet.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Pumpkin Spice Frozen Yogurt Pops (Home Cooking Memories)

Still want to enjoy frozen treats while celebrating the season? Try these delicious pumpkin spice pops!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Heirloom Pumpkin Bread (Sarah at Bombshell Bling)

Not only does this bread look incredible but the recipe makes 3 loaves. Feel free to share it with friends and family… or not.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid Recipe (Erin at Delightful’E’Made)

It seriously doesn’t get any easier than this delicious breakfast idea. It is beautiful enough for weekend brunch but easy enough for a weekday!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Healthy Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe (Katie at You Brew My Tea)

Do you follow a Weight-Watchers diet? These little treats only count for 2 points each!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

Wow your family this Thanksgiving with this amazing pumpkin pie recipe!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Chas at Chas’ Crazy Creations)

If it is a muffin it can totally be for breakfast, right? These look perfect for popping in the morning.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse (Cooking in Stilettos)

This mousse looks just a beautiful as it does delicious. It’s an easy way to up your pumpkin dessert game.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts (Erin at Delightful’E’Made)

Oh. My. Gosh. Does is get any better than these pumpkin coffee cake donuts? If you aren’t drooling at least a little at this picture you might want to call your doctor.

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

Delicious Mini Pumpkin Bread S’more Trifle (A Cultivated Nest)

Last, but certainly not least, add some pumpkin to that traditional campfire treat with this amazing trifle recipe!

 

Today let's focus on the sweeter side of things! These 12 pumpkin recipes to try right now will have you doing a happy dance for sure!

There are so many delicious recipes to try. You could totally throw a pumpkin-themed brunch (and if you do, you should send an invite this way *winkwink). Now that we’ve made it through these 12 pumpkin recipes it is time to get on to the Merry Monday link party. I can’t wait to see what awesome ideas and projects you’ve been sharing!

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Welcome to Merry Monday #172! We have a new guest host!

Our Crafty MomMeet Michelle from Our Crafty Mom. She loves to share DIY projects, trash to treasure furniture flips, home decorating and craft ideas!

**This week we are saying good-bye to Sara at Twelve on Main. She has been a wonderful addition to our party and we will miss her greatly. We are excited to see all of the amazing new projects she is taking on. No doubt they will be absolutely amazing. 

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

DIY Glowing Pirate Trick-or-Treat Bag

Do your kids normally carry those generic tick-or-treat bags or pumpkin buckets for Halloween? That is what our family usually does but as the kids get older they are requesting costumes that have more accessories. What not try something different this year with us? This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look. It also increases visibility of your little one to help keep your child safe. The best part is that this can be worn across your children to free up their hands for swords, hooks, and holding your hand. Add all of that up and you have one awesome and practical costume accessory.

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Materials

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 1

Open up your jumbo checkers game.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 2

Set your red checkers and the board aside.

Note:

  • You will not be using them for this project.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 3

Now paint your black checkers with gold enamel paint.

Tips:

  • Do not completely cover the checkers. You want some of the black to show through the paint.
  • One brush dip should by enough to paint 2-3 checkers.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 4

Set you painted checkers aside to dry.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 5

Now pull out your drawstring bag.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 6

Next, paint the outline of your skull in the top center of your bag with glow fabric paint.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 7

Then add your skull’s eye sockets, nose cavity, and mouth.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 8

Start painting the crossbones starting at the top left of your skull.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 9

Continue painting the crossbones.

Tip:

  • Make sure that the opposite corner bones line up as though they continue behind your skull.

Step 10

Set your bag aside and let the fabric paint dry completely.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 11

After all of your paint has dried, add Liquid Stitch to the bottom edge of your checkers.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 12

Next, stick the checkers to your bag.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 13 (Optional)

Add an additional line of Liquid Stitch around edges of the attached checkers to further secure them.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Step 14

Let the glue dry completely.

Tip:

  • I let mine dry for 24 hours just to be sure everything was secure.

 

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag lets you coordinate the entire buccaneer look, increases visibility of your kid, and frees up little hands.

Now your kids can have a hands-free treat collector this Halloween. This DIY glowing pirate trick-or-treat bag is also great in case you end up having to carry it for the younger children while the older ones finish trick-or-treating. There is a 5 year gap between our oldest and youngest child. The 8 year old lasts much longer than the 3 year old as is expected. When that happens, I can throw this bag on my back and still have free hands and arms for the wee ones. Come back tomorrow to see the coordinating costumes for this bag and get some great face painting tutorials! See you then! **Update** The costumes and face paint will go live on Monday. Thanks!!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

DIY Wooden Geometric Fox Wall Art

This week we are continuing to move forward with the boys room makeover. The kids love seeing it all start to come together. I am also super excited because the storage piece I ordered has arrived, as well. Of course, you know that I have to tweak it some. That is just what a chronic DIY-er does. The storage post will be coming your way soon. Today, however, as promised we are making this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art. It is inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby but I wanted to create something a little more rustic.

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Materials

  • Collected Sticks
  • Laminated Mat or Parchment Paper
  • Black Washable Marker
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Cutting Mat
  • Utility Knife

Step 1

First, bake your collected sticks in the oven at 250ºF for 1-2 hours.

Tip:

  • You can place them straight on the oven rack.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 2

Let the sticks cool before working with them.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 3

While your sticks cool, pull out your laminated mat.

Tips:

  • Parchment paper will be easy to pull off of your glued sticks but you will have to get a new sheet to draw your fox on if you mess up.
  • The laminated mat is more tedious to remove the artwork from but you can wash off any drawing mistakes you make with the marker.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 4

Next, draw the bottom of your fox face as pictured.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 5

Continue drawing the outline of your fox face and the ears.

Tip:

  • Make sure your lines are straight. You do not want any curved lines.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 6

Then fill in the interior lines, eyes, and nose of the fox.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 7

Begin measuring and breaking your sticks to fit on your lines.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 8

Continue fitting sticks until all of your drawn lines are covered.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 9

Next, start gluing the joints with that glue.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 10

Continue adding glue until all of your joints are secured.

Tips:

  • Some joints may need to be held together until the glue has begun to cool.
  • If your sticks are not straight it causes the joints not to line up well for gluing. Add small pieces of stick underneath that curved piece at the joints to strengthen the glue bonds.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 12

Add the eyes and nose then allow the glue to dry completely.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

 

Step 13

Next, carefully remove the fox from your mat.

Tip:

  • I used the tiny spatula from this kit to get under the glue in some spots.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 14

Repair any areas that come apart or weaken during removal and let the glue dry

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

Step 15

Lastly, trim the excess glue with your utility knife.

 

Find out how to make this awesome DIY wooden geometric fox wall art inspired by the metal wall art available at Hobby Lobby!

That’s all there is to making this DIY wooden geometric fox wall art! Now hang it on the wall and you’ll have a rustic modern piece or artwork for the kid’s room. Next week we will make the bear wall art. Until then you can check out this DIY Woodland Explore artwork. It’s another simple and rustic piece of DIY art that is perfect for a camping or woodland themed kid’s room.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

DIY Mini Pumpkin Lanterns :: Easy Fall Decor Idea

Fall is officially near and that can only mean that Halloween is right around the corner. My inner child is crazy giddy right now. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fun, freedom, and heat of summer. It doesn’t speak to my soul like fall. The beautiful colors, pumpkins everywhere, and the chill in the air all create an ethereal atmosphere that is pure comfort. Whether you love the fall or not, you can’t deny that September is the official go ahead to start your fall decorating. These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle.

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Materials

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 1

Remove the lids from 4 pumpkin boxes and set the lids aside.

Note:

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 2

Next, paint the inside of each pumpkin box with your black acrylic paint.

Step 3

Let the paint dry completely.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 4

Then cut out 2 small triangle eyes on each pumpkin box with your utility knife.

Tips:

  • Cut from the inside of your pumpkin (the part you painted black) to keep the box from bending or collapsing while cutting.
  • Also cut on top of a cutting mat to protect your work surface.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 5

Next, cut a mouth beneath the eyes on each pumpkin box with your utility knife.

Tip:

  • Again, cut from the inside and on top of a cutting mat.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 6

Turn your pumpkin boxes over and cover the outside of each one with black acrylic paint.

Step 7

Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 8

Next, add a light layer of orange paint over the black paint on the outside of your pumpkin boxes.

Tip:

  • The layer should be light enough that you can see the black show through.

Step 9

Let your orange paint dry.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

Step 10

Lastly, add electric tea lights to your lanterns and place where you would like to display them.

**Warning**

Do not use actual flames with these. They are flammable. Use electronic candles only.

 

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

These easy DIY mini pumpkin lanterns are the perfect little addition to your fall mantle or bookshelves this season. Find out how to make them now!

These DIY mini pumpkin lanterns turned out so fantastically. Add them to stacked books on your mantle for gorgeous fall décor. I also paired mine with a brown pillar candle on a wrought-iron pedestal. It adds that touch of vintage spook that is perfect. Don’t forget to check out the Sweet DIY Pumpkin Banner that is made with the lids to the pumpkin boxes. Then come back next week for a fun Halloween game made from the boxes. Can you believe one little item can lead to so much fall fun?! Talk about an awesome buy to rock your autumn season.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

20 Delightful DIY Pumpkin Projects for Fall + MM 171

If you follow along with DIY Adulation on Instagram then you already know that I am in full fall mode right now. I knew that baby fever is totally a thing but apparently so is pumpkin fever and I have it bad. That’s why this week I couldn’t resist rounding up these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall. With these projects you can get your pumpkin fix all over your house from your front door to your table tops. After you are done checking them out, stick around for the Merry Monday link party!

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

 

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Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

How to Transform Foam Pumpkins into Pretty Fall Décor (Michelle James Designs)

Turn those bright orange pumpkins into gorgeous fall décor with this tutorial!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Elegant Feather Wreath Mini Tutorial (Trish at Uncommon Designs)

Who would have thought that awesome décor could be this easy to make? Make your own festive wreath with a feather boa and some pumpkins.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Farmhouse Pumpkin Bucket (How to Nest for Less)

Words cannot express how beautiful this easy tutorial is. You will want to make one for every room in the house!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Easy DIY Felt Pumpkins (My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies)

The dimension on these easy DIY pumpkins is too cute. They are so easy to make you could even get the kids in on the crafty fun.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Colorful Fall Fabric Pumpkins (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

If traditional fall colors aren’t your thing then these colorful pumpkins are for you. Who says autumn can’t be multi-colored?

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin with Washi Tape (Jenny at Refresh Living)

These are one of those gorgeous projects that makes you go, “Wait, that is washi tape?!” The best part is that you can easily change the project to fit your style by changing up the tape.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Faux Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece (Michelle for Crafts Unleashed)

Adding succulents to your fall décor is easy with this pumpkin centerpiece.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Distressed Wood Plank Pumpkins (Michelle at The Scrap Shoppe Blog)

Here is another great DIY to add non-traditional pops of color to your autumn décor. These would look great indoors or out!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Styrofoam Pumpkin Makeover (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

You just have to love those dollar store pumpkins! Here’s another tutorial to make them more sophisticated for your style.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Neutral Pallet Pumpkins (Leanna at Faeries and Fauna)

You will want these pumpkins on your porch now. They are a perfect piece of neutral décor that can be added to any style.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Silhouette Pumpkins (Trish at Uncommon Designs)

I love, love, love these no-carve pumpkins. Put them on your mantle for a vintage décor that will wow all season long.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Pumpkin Candlesticks (Paula at Frog Prince Paperie)

These pumpkin candlesticks make a beautiful centerpiece for you coffee table or dining table. Make 2 sets and bookend your mantle décor as well.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Fabulous DIY Fabric Pumpkins (Michelle James Designs)

If you love that traditional farmhouse style, these pumpkins will let you add a fall touch to it. Change up the entire look by simply changing the fabric you use if you want a more colorful fall style.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

DIY Drilled Pumpkins (Taryn Whiteaker)

It doesn’t get my simpler than these modern pumpkins. They are a gorgeous addition to your home this season.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

A Pumpkin Full of Roses (Linda at Crafts ala Mode)

This pumpkin décor looks great on the front door or on the wall. Personally, I love the styled look in the window.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin (Dagmar at Dagmar’s Home)

Make fall décor out of items you already have around the house with this easy tutorial.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Decorating Ideas for Small White Pumpkins (Kathy at Petticoat Junktion)

Minis are always better. That is why these small white pumpkins are so cute!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Buffalo Check Pumpkin Wreath (How to Nest for Less)

This gorgeous wreath will take your front door all the way through the season.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Easy DIY Book Pumpkin (Wendi at H2O Bungalo)

Upcycled book décor is always a great way to dress up your home. Now you can make it seasonal with this awesome tutorial.

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Pretty Spooky DIY Jack-O-Lantern Bracelet (DIY Adulation)

Lastly, take your pumpkin obsession on the go with this easy bracelet tutorial!

 

Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!

Which one of these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall is your favorite? Now you have 20 ways to get your pumpkin fix this season. If that’s not enough, keep scrolling down and check out what fun pumpkin projects are linked up this week. See you down there at the Merry Monday link party!

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Do you have a case of pumpkin fever this season? You can get your pumpkin fix with these 20 delightful DIY pumpkin projects for fall!


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We’re changing things up for the beginning of holiday season. Each host will be choosing one post and it will be featured on all 11 blogs! What we’re looking for this week:

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Handmade Humorous Zombie Halloween Card

Do you send out Halloween cards to friends and family each year? I usually don’t because I send out homemade Halloween party invitations for my birthday each October. However, I’m leaning towards a more low-key celebration this year spent alone. Does that mean I’m not going to create some awesome Halloween cards? Heck no! Creating your cards is at least 75% of the fun. This year let’s try something different and create some fun greeting cards. First up is this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card. You may remember the zombie stamp from this Valentine’s card but we are completely changing up the look of it today.

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Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

 

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Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Materials

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 1

First, cut a piece of olive cardstock that is .25 inches smaller than your pre-folded card when it is open.

Step 2

Rip the top right corner and bottom left corner of your cut piece of olive cardstock.

Step 3

Next, ink the edges of your olive cardstock with brown ink.

Step 4

Now, attach the inked olive cardstock in the center of your open card with your glue runner.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 5

After the cardstock is secured, ink around the edges of the inside of your card with red ink.

Step 6

Next, ink over the red ink on the edges with brown ink.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 7

Fold your card back in half and ink around the edges of the front with brown and then red ink.

Note:

  • The inking order is reversed for the front of the card. It helps add a slightly more sinister first impression to the card.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 8

Next, attach 2 pieces of black ribbon diagonally across the front of the card with your glue runner.

Step 9

Trim the edges of the ribbon to match the edges of the card.

Step 10

Cut a small square of olive cardstock that is 2.5” x 2.5”.

Step 11

Next, rip the top right corner of the olive cardstock square.

Step 12

Now, ink around the edges of the square with brown ink.

Step 13

Stamp your zombie saying in the center of your square with black pigment ink.

Step 14

Immediately cover your stamped saying with red glitter embossing powder.

Step 15

Next, shake off any excess powder and return it to your container.

Step 16

Heat the embossed saying with your heat tool.

Step 17

Attach the stamped olive square with your glue runner.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 18

Next, round the top right and bottom left corners of your black square with the corner rounder.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 19

Stamp “Trick or Treat” in the center of your black square with black pigment ink.

Step 20

Again, immediately cover your stamped image with red glitter embossing powder.

Step 21

Shake off the excess powder and return it to your container.

Step 22

Next, heat your stamped image with your heat tool.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

Step 23

Now ink the edges of your black square with white ink.

Step 24

Lastly, attach your black square to the inside of your card with adhesive foam squares.

 

Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

I know that seems like a lot of steps but most of them go very quickly. Plus, the end result is this awesome, handmade humorous zombie Halloween card. A little bonus tip for you: get the pre-folded cards that come with envelopes. Then when you are done creating your card you can slip it in the envelope and it’s protected and ready to go. This will save you time later. Looking for more Halloween paper crafts? Check out this Sweet DIY Pumpkin Banner for an easy décor idea. You can also make these Wickedly Easy DIY Halloween Invitations if you have a party coming up next month. Don’t worry, I’ll have more fun Halloween greeting cards coming your way soon!

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Looking for a fun Halloween greeting card to send to friends and family this year? Try this handmade humorous zombie Halloween card!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.