Archives for October 2012

Free Halloween Printables

 Happy Halloween 2012! I wanted to share some free printables with you from HalloweenCostumes.comWe'll be taking those fun and spooky pictures of our kids, grandkids or friends and we'll want to scrapbook those memories.  They have some cute background paper that's perfect for cards, scrapbook pages and other crafty ideas.    They've created some awesome Halloween themed printables for … [Read more...]

{Fall Pumpkin} Treat Holders

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! These treat holders are so easy to make and can be easily adapted to any season or event. Chevron patterns (like I used for the paper) seem to be everywhere in decorating nowadays and I didn't care for it much in the beginning….that surprises me because I l.o.v.e. ric rack, squiggles and wavy lines…..but this pattern has grown on me. The pattern paper is one I found in … [Read more...]

{Halloween} Treat Bag Toppers with Free Printable

Hi everyone -- I hope you aren't getting too terribly bored with my Halloween Treat bag ideas -- but Halloween 2012 is almost over and I'll move onto Thanksgiving.  I think everyone loves to get a treat and if it's in a special little package that makes it every sweeter, right?!  Here are the goodie bags Spencer and I made for his friends in his class this year.  I'll send these with him on Oct. … [Read more...]

Packaging Idea for Halloween Treats

  Remember my Spookalicious Halloween Mix I shared last week?  Well, here is a packaging idea that I wanted to share with you.  I had these smaller kraft bags (from Michael's), punched a hole in the center so my treat mix would show through.  I randomly stamped the whole bag with a spider stamp for added "eeeeewwww" from my receipent….lol!   I added a bag topper that I printed … [Read more...]

{Shining Jack-o-Lantern) ~ Paper Plate Craft for Sunday School

Happy Sunday! With this being the Sunday before Halloween we created these paper plate Shining Jack-o-Lanterns to remind us that God shines His light through us.  It was a perfect opportunity to explain to the kids that Halloween is about fun times and use it as a teaching moment. To give the jack-o-lantern the 3D effect glue or staple each plate backwards (to give sort of a bubble or open … [Read more...]

{Mini Halloween Goodie Bags} ~ Pockets Made from Envelopes

This post is originally from 2012 but remains one of my most popular treat bag posts of all time.  I am happy to share this idea for years and years. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>We are only days away from Halloween 2012 and that means if you need a quick and simple way to package up little treats here is a crafty idea for you.  I … [Read more...]

{Candy Corn Poem} Treats

You all know how much I love creating goodies bags and when I picked up a package of Candy Corn from the grocery store I wanted to find something different to make with them.  I "googled" and searched online "Candy Corn Poems" and these Candy Corn Poem Bag Toppers were the very first ones I found.  {love it!}  Even better -- they have a free download where I could print them from my home computer … [Read more...]

A Treat for the Birds ~ Creation Story {God Gives Us Animals}

Happy Sunday CJToo Friends!   If you missed last Sunday's post about sharing some of the simple craft ideas I do with my Kindergarten Sunday School Class you can read about that here.   Today I'm sharing a fun craft you can do with your kids or grandkids that the birds will simply enjoy!   As we continue our lessons on the Story of Creation this week we learn that God Gives Us the Animals to … [Read more...]

{Painted Burlap} Pumpkins Tutorial

Burlap is so fun to create projects with.  It's natural rustic look and feel makes fall decorating so pleasing.  I've seen some of these burlap pumpkins floating around different websites I visit and was inspired to create some for my fall decorating.   With just a few supplies I created these fabulous fall pumpkins.     Here are the supplies I gathered -- I also used Raffia but … [Read more...]

{Spookalicous Halloween Mix} ~ It’s Frightfully Delicious!

Don't let the name scare you one little bit -- this is no trick but a treat instead.  I thought it would be a fun idea to create a spooky halloween mix that would be interesting to share with co-workers, classrooms, friends, neighbors and trick-or-treaters.  With a little help from Google I came up with some creepy, crawly names for each of the "ingredients".  This delightful mix will definitely … [Read more...]