I did something a little bit different this week. A while back, I was contacted by JoAnn Fabrics. They were wondering whether I would be interested on appearing on a local morning news program to share Halloween crafts and treats. Um… let me think about that for a second. Yes!
So on Monday morning, I dragged myself out of bed at an hour so early that I won’t even say it so I could drive downtown and make my TV debut!
I did two different segments, and you can watch them here:
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Crafty Ideas for Halloween
1 – Graveyard Treats
2 – Spooky Smoothies
Read more about these smoothies and find a free printable here.
3 – Family Craft Night Boo Basket
Read more about this Boo Basket activity and find a free printable here.
Halloween Pumpkin Tips
1 – Fabric + Mod Podge Pumpkins
(sorry! I didn’t get a good picture of this one) – you can see my fabric choice on the left-hand side of the picture above.
This project used JoAnn’s “Funkin” Carvable Pumpkins. Cover pumpkins with strips of patterned fabric and Mod Podge to create pumpkin décor that can be used year after year. This is a great way to incorporate your own home style with your fall pumpkin decorations.
2 – Thumb Tack Pumpkins
This is a great craft option for family members of all ages – just watch out for little fingers! Real pumpkins can be painted or kept natural. Press thumbtacks into your pumpkin, creating whatever design or pattern you want – make it a modern pattern, your favorite sports logo, or even a simple phrase like “boo!”
3 – Stencil Trick-Or-Treat Bags
Plastic candy bags fall apart, so let the kids decorate their own canvas Halloween trick-or-treat bag using stencils and fabric paint. Kid craft tip: Stencil you child’s name on the tote, and then let them decorate the rest of the bag with fabric markers.