Minions are super popular right now. What’s not to love about these little guys. I recently came across a cute craft while creating Halloween pom pom pencils.
I bought these pom poms at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 but with a 40% off coupon.
One of my daughter’s friends was over while I was making the Halloween pom pom pencil and was playing with these pom poms. He asked if I could make him a Minion pom pom. The light bulb went off and BAM …
You will need yellow and blue pom poms, googly eyes, glue, and a sharpie.
Kids can put these together during a Minion party. I made medium and large minions. I used hot glue for mine, but for the kids, just school glue would work.
These are at Target in the Halloween section right now. If you are planning a party soon, make sure to snatch them up.
Betty Crocker has Minion fruit snacks that would make a great treat bag filler.
Can give out Minion Cheese Nips or put in treat bags.
Minion Tic Tacs would be great in treat bags! These are too cute.
We make custom cupcake toppers at our Etsy site.
While Sierra and I were out shopping one night, we came across cute googly eye pencil monsters at Target. They were in the Dollar Spot section. Not a bad deal, but when you have several kids you would like to give them to for Halloween – it adds up.
These cuties were my inspiration.
I got these pom poms at Hobby Lobby for $2.99, but with a 40% off coupon.
It came with different sizes. The large and medium worked great for this project. I will keep the really small ones for a class project this winter.
$1 pencil packs from Dollar Tree.
I hot glued the googly eyes on first. Then hot glued the pom pom onto the pencil. My youngest daughter asked about using the eraser. I hot glued one pom pom monster onto an eraser cap for her pencil. That way she can take the cap off and use the eraser underneath.
On a few of them, I twisted a pipe cleaner around the pencil. I already had pipe cleaners on hand and googly eyes. Both can be bought at craft stores and Dollar Tree.
They are cute!
I made 24 pencils for $4-5. Even if I did not have the supplies on hand, it would only have been $6-8. If you only need 1-6, buy them at Target, need more = make them.
This cute Fall wreath is too cute not to share with others. Mary had one hanging in our office last fall and I loved it so much I had to replicate it.
What you will need to make this wreath:
- Styrofoam wreath from a craft store. I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon. People also use pool noodles and tape them into a circle. Pool noodles can be found at Dollar Tree and way cheaper then the styrofoam kind.
- Yarn of your color choice. I stuck with a tan, neutral color. Coordinating color yarn to be the x’s on the felt diamonds. I choose goldish-yellow that I had on hand.
- Felt. I choose burnt orange and chocolate brown for my argyle diamonds. Got mine at Hobby Lobby.
- Fall decorations. I choose fall color flowers, leaves, pumpkins, and acorns. Can find at craft stores and Dollar Tree. The key is to find an assortment for $1-2.
- Fall color ribbon. I went with orange solid I already had on hand.
Wrap the styrofoam wreath with your base yarn. I used one skein of “I love This Yarn” brand. I used hot glue to seal the ends onto the wreath.
Cut the felt into equal squares. I only needed 5 of each color square. It depends on how big your wreath is. I hot glued the squares to the base yarn. Then I wrapped the gold yarn over the diamond in an “X” pattern to create the argyle. I hot glued the back only.
I then did the orange ribbon. I looped the ribbon through the wreath and tied into a bow at the top. I measured it to my nail before I cut it. I seal my ribbon with a lighter, but you can use sealer. While the wreath was hanging, I arranged my flowers, acorns and pumpkins. I then hot glued them in place. Some people like to arrange their wreaths on the ground. I just found it easier to do it while it was hanging.
Total cost was: $8.
Halloween is so near! Because it is one of my favorite holidays, and it kicks off the holiday season, I made some Free Halloween printables to share. Below I bought this sign from Kirkland’s, that I love, so I had to make a copycat – so I can share with my friends. Happy Halloween!
One of the things I love in the south is the beautiful summer nights we have. We decided this year to have our summer party as a glow party to capture the best part of the day, the evening. We wired mason jars to the trees, we had tiki torches, and simple paper lunch bags with candles and mother nature provided us with tons of fireflies. We, of course, picked up tons of glow stick products and some glow balloons, that the kids loved. To hang our mason jars, we used florist wire and wrapped around the rim of the jar, and used the wire to go around the branches. We used battery operated tea light candles.
You can pick up a bag of paper lunch bags at Dollar Tree and fill with kitty litter or sand and place your candle inside. So simple, and so pretty.
We also created a nice centerpiece with an old brass chandelier. We took the bulbs out and replaced with solar lights.
These are the kind that you can buy for your lawn or garden. Just take the stake out. We used aluminum foil to keep the solar light in place. You can find old chandeliers at yard sales, thrift stores, and antique stores.
You can pick up glow sticks at Dollar Tree. They have a large variety.
You cannot have a night party without making Smore’s.
The glow balloons I found at Hobby Lobby, and the kids loved them.
On one of my many trips to Hobby Lobby, I came across this cute fall photo but didn’t want to spend what they were asking for. So I walked over to the scrapbook paper section and picked up a piece of paper for .59. I already have a fall leaf stencil at home, but they sell them at the craft stores for less than $2.00. I also already have gold paint and gold glitter at home, so on this project I literally just needed to buy the paper.
I picked out this paper and cut it the size I needed, which was 5×7 for my frame. I placed my stencil over the paper and held it firm and sponged over my gold paint in the stencil. When I was done I sprinkled over my gold glitter while the paint was wet. And that’s it! After it dried I put it in my frame for display.
Last year, I sprayed some mason jars gold here is my DIY post
My little pumpkin here I found at Dollar Tree and spray painted it a light gold with spray paint I already had at home. I let it fully dry and took a paint brush and brushed on Modge Podge and then again sprinkled on my glitter. My polka-dot pumpkin above; I spray painted it cream and when it was dry, I took a pencil with an eraser and dipped the eraser in gold paint to make my polka dots. Cheating, yes but it worked.
Check out our adorable Adopt-A-Puppy Paw-Tay. My daughter just turned 5 and loves puppies, so we decided to have a puppy party. This party I really didn’t spend a lot of money on because I had a lot of party décor already that I could use. I created all my own printables that I am sharing with you all today. Click the below picture for your free printables.For all the kids, we had an adopt a puppy table. I found these cute puppies on Amazon, they were definitely worth the cost and all the kids loved them. You can also find puppies at Dollar Tree, but it’s hit and miss when they have them.
I found these adorable free adoption certificates by Chickabug We had a create your own puppy collar. I found puppy bowls at Dollar Tree that I spray painted white to match my colors. I also found the beads and alphabet beads and pipe cleaners at Dollar Tree. I bought these little bones at Dollar Tree that I painted pink and added glitter. If you’re lucky enough to have an Ikea by you, you can find these frames there for also a $1. I had 12 kids and one pack of alphabet beads was enough letters to make all their puppy names. Each puppy had a puppy blanket. I bought one yard of fabric from Hobby Lobby, that matched perfectly.
My bestie, with her perfect bow making skills, made these bows. I found the buttons at Hobby Lobby and the ribbon at AC Moore. I forgot to take a picture of their treats inside, but I found Scooby Doo sour straws at Dollar Tree and put in puppy tattoos and puppy stickers.
For our sweets; we had Puppy Chow (Chex mix cookie flavor), Poodle fluff (Cotton candy), Chew sticks (licorice), Puppy bones were Scooby Doo graham crackers. They also have Scooby Doo fruit snacks at the store. I tied around my jars these bags I found at Dollar Tree.
I made these chocolate favors from a mold I found at Ac Moore. The mold cost less than $2.00 and the chocolate cost less than $3.00 a bag.
For the food; we had hot dogs and different sides. We had popsicles for the kids because it was also a pool party. We put the popsicles in a cooler with ice and they melted so we had to move them to the freezer, so I suggest to eat them quick.
We bought our cake at Wal-Mart. I was so happy they had some dog images. We just had to ask the baker and she had some images in another book she showed us. My daughter picked out the dog for her cake.
My daughter was delighted with her big surprise present of a puppy for her birthday!
My youngest is obsessed with Care Bears. She wanted to go as one for Halloween. Care Bear costumes are hard to find. Usually just online. I decided to make her one. The past two Halloweens she has asked me to go dressed up with her= so I had to make myself one too. I found this cute Halloween Care Bear picture from Care Bears Facebook.
She wanted to go as Love A Lot bear. It is pink with two hearts. She wanted me to go as Cheer Bear, also pink with a rainbow symbol.
I got her hoodie and pants at Wal-Mart. They are a soft fleece material and warm. I did not put ears on our hoods because I know my daughter and she will not keep a hood on. So all I needed to buy for hers was the fleece suit and felt for her tummy symbol. I also picked up so no sew velcro strips.
I already had a pale pink hoodie that I decided to use for Cheer Bear.
I bought White felt for the tummys and two shades of pink for the symbols. I used a large size bowl to use as a template for the tummy circle. I traced it with chalk marker for sewing projects. I printed a double heart symbol off from online so I could cut perfect hearts out.
I hot glued the lighter pink on the white circle first and the darker pink down overlapping the light pink. Once the hot glue was dry I was ready to attach the tummy to the hoodie. I did not want to sew it on because it was a zip up and I wanted her to be able to wear the hoodie again. I put sticky velcro pieces on the back of the tummy and adhered it to the hoodie by pressing it down firmly. I ran a very loose stitch into the velcro on to the hoodie. It was loose enough to be able to easily cut once the night was done.
If she had to take her hoodie off, she just had to undo the velcro and zip it off. I did hot glue a small pink felt heart onto the butt of the pants.
For mine, I just drew a rainbow on the felt with sharpies and fabric paint pens. I attached the tummy the same way I did hers. I actually had a sweater on under my hoodie because it was cold and rainy this Halloween night.