13 DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

13 DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

Halloween will be here before we know it! Some of my best memories as a child are dressing up and going trick or treating, and now it is my turn to share those memories with my kiddos! I have been on the hunt for some great DIY kids costumes and I came up with a great list, so I had to share! This list has it all, from Disney princesses to super heroes. What do your little ones want to be this year? Tell me below! I am always on the look out for more great ideas! Be sure to pin, tweet, and share! Happy costume making!

  1. Disney’s Brave (PICTURED)
  2. Baby Lion Tutu (PICTURED)
  3. Magic Man (PICTURED)
  4. Where the Wild Things Are (PICTURED)
  5. Minnie Mouse (PICTURED)
  6. Mister Rogers & the gang
  7. A-Team
  8. Minions
  9. Mermaid
  10. Mega Blocks
  11. TMNT Tutu
  12. Scuba Diver
  13. Super Hero

Frozen Olaf Pumpkin

Frozen Olaf Pumpkin

By now, you’ve already been bombarded with 5 dozen sweet Elsa’s knocking on your door to say trick-or-treat, you’ve already handed out all of your candy, and you may have even put away all of your Halloween decor.  I know, I know, it’s a little late to be posting about a pumpkin but this Olaf inspired pumpkin was too cute not to show you.  Isn’t it darling?  A friend of mine made this Olaf pumpkin with her sweet daughter and gave me permission to share it.  I just love it!

Fall Tulle Wreath

Fall Tulle Wreath

This lovely wreath was made quickly using tulle and a metal wreath frame.  Simply curl the tulle and tie small sections around the metal frame.  Repeat until you get the thickness you’d like.  This wreath was completed by tying a cheap “Welcome” sign to the front of the wreath.  Voila!  This inexpensive wreath is adorable and can be made while watching TV one evening.

If you like this wreath please pin it so you can find it later and check out our Pumpkin Tulle Wreath too.

Pumpkin Tulle Wreath

Pumpkin Tulle Wreath

This beautiful and inexpensive wreath was made using leftover tulle from a local girl scout parade float.  It’s never too early to teach kids about recycling and repurposing.  Look what beautiful decor was made from what would have otherwise been trash.  My daughter knows that any left over plastic container will be reused in our house.  They’re mainly used to store loose craft odds and ends but that’s another story.

Take a styrofoam wreath and wrap the tulle around, securing it with straight pins.  Add a little brown and green tulle for leaves and a stem.  Tie a burlap ribbon, add a little raffia, and voila!  You’re finished before you know it.

I hope you enjoy this pumpkin wreath craft as much as I did!

8 Elegant No-Cut Pumpkin Decorations

8 Elegant No-Cut Pumpkins! Adorable!

Here are 8 Elegant No-Cut Pumpkin decorations that I’m excited to share!  Pumpkins are one of the things I love most about fall.  Here are the tutorials in order from the top right, clockwise, to the big picture in the middle.

Happy crafting!

  • – 1.  This monogram pumpkin tutorial is from RadioButlers.  I love that this design doesn’t involve an expensive Cricut or Silhouette machine to make.
  • – 2.  Martha Stewart is someone we can always turn to for a holiday craft and she doesn’t disappoint with her pumpkin vase with flowers tutorial.  Absolutely lovely!
  • – 3.  This decoupaged pumpkin from svgcuts is so sweet and looks very simple to create.
  • – 4.  The glitter candle holder from Twig & Thistle is just darling.  It does involve a little cutting but it’s very little and on a styrofoam pumpkin.
  • – 5.  Confessions of a Plate Addict has a different take on decoupaged pumpkins and I love it!
  • – 6.  Shanty 2 Chic shows us how to create a lovely pumpkin centerpiece using white pumpkins and pine cones.
  • – 7.  Life on Lakeshore Drive demonstrates how to create an elegant pumpkin using leftover scrapbook supplies.  Genius!
  • – 8.  Last but not least, Eddie Ross shows us how to make an attractive mantle display using pumpkins, paint, and rick rack.

I hope you feel invigorated and ready to start decorating pumpkins.  I know I sure do!!

13 Halloween Crafts Using Baby Food Jars

13 Halloween Crafts Using Baby Food Jars - Adorable!

If you are like me you hate throwing away baby food jars.  These jars have such a nice shape and they’re in perfectly good condition after only being used once.  Our family is temporarily out of the baby food stage right now but with a little one on the way it won’t be long before I’ll have more tiny glass jars coming in.  Call it nesting, or being creative but lately I’ve been thinking of new ways to organize and reuse the things we already have.  We have plenty of leftover baby jars because it was so hard to put them all in the recycle bin and today I decided I want to find a good use for these jars.  Some may end up holding lost buttons, spare change, or my daughter’s crayons but some will definitely be used to make some crafts.

Today, I have a round up of adorable Halloween crafts to share with you.  I hope you’ll enjoy them!  If you do please feel free to pin the image above to share these ideas with others.

Let’s get started!

1.) The 36th Avenue shows you how to make glitter slime and adorable glitter monster jars to hold the slime!

2.) The uber talented Martha Stewart has a tutorial on how to make Jar-O’-Lanterns (the name is even cute!).

3.) ThinkCrafts.com has a simple tutorial to turn a jar into a chalkboard pumpkin. They don’t use baby food jars but I think they could easily be substituted.

4.) Crafts by Amanda has a brilliant idea for using old lids from bottles to make monster faces.  Again, you could easily substitute baby food jar lids here.

5.) Pink Cake Plate shares a simple craft using dollar store items and baby food jars (or other jars) to make owl apothecary jars.

6.) Kerry on Family Crafts shares how she easily turned full baby food jars into spooky decor.

7.) SmallTypes.com has a tutorial for turning baby food jars, wire, and stickers into a sweet mantle decoration.

8.) TheAutoCratHaley.com shares a simple ten minute craft for making sweet treat jars.

9.) Lil’ Luna tells how she baked mini cakes inside a small mason jar and I think this would also work in a large baby food jar.  Yum!

10.) Michelle Paige has a unique take on Halloween goodie jars.  She uses black and white houndstooth duct tape on the outside and marshmallow peeps on the inside.  Cute and sweet!

11.)  Crafts Redesigned shares a simple tutorial to make a not-so-frightening mummy luminary.

12.) I Heart Nap Time tells how she made cute gift jars using scrapbook paper, ribbon, and lace.  This is adaptable for any occasion!

13.) BHG.com shares how to make an adorable Frankenstein face candy jar using a baby food jar and items from a craft store.

That’s all the jar crafts I have to share for now but keep checking back because I’m sure I’ll find some more creative ways to use baby food jars and maybe I’ll even show you a few ways we’re already using them in our home.

What ways do you repurpose baby food jars?