A Dollar Store Pumpkin

A Dollar Store Pumpkin

Autumn has officially arrived …pumpkin spice lattes are everywhere, colorful leaves are falling and dancing in the chilly breeze, football season is in full swing and, of course, October means Halloween.

I am starting to add pieces of Fall décor here and there in my home and also integrating some of my favorite Halloween decorations early in the month. Here are two easy, DIY projects to get ready to greet the spirit of Halloween.

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Say It Isn’t So!

Say It Isn’t So!

Wow… summer is really over, but here comes Autumn, one of my favorite seasons!

You may have noticed the subtle signs, the leaves starting to turn with a little red, maybe some yellow and orange making their annual, colorful appearances.

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Getting Antsy?

Getting Antsy?

Do you have a stack of old National Geographic magazines hanging around? They are easy to find at Used Book stores, Goodwill, thrift stores and library sales. Gather the kids and sit under a large, shade tree and enjoy exploring the pages of National Geographic.

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See the World Through a Child’s Eye

See the World Through a Child’s Eye

Give a kid a pair of binoculars and let their imaginations run wild… see what they see! Lions and tigers and bears oh my! Birds and beasts and stars in the sky. Take these fun binoculars on a camping trip or to the beach and keep the kids busy hours on end for tons of summer fun. And, this is a great teaching project for recycling those cardboard toilet paper rolls. Materials Needed: 2 Toilet Paper tubes White glue Rectangular sponge White...

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Wild West Bucking Bronco

Wild West Bucking Bronco

Fire up your Fourth of July picnic table with this red, white and blue centerpiece. This festive, colorful flower arrangement made with recycled and re-use items celebrates freedom with a Wild West theme. There’s no fencing in this wild and free Bucking Bronco.   Materials Needed: Decorative tea or juice bottle Rope Scarf A western-style pin Small cowboy hat Glue gun Artificial flowers (mine are chrysanthemums) Dried materials: natural wheat,...

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Unforgettable Wedding Keepsake

Unforgettable Wedding Keepsake

Forget about messy scrapbooks; make a beautiful bridal box to store magic moments from a sheet cake bakery box. Lace, braid, photos, invitations and a pressed flower from the bridal bouquet are the ingredients to make a lasting memory of your special day. Materials Needed: A large bakery box that holds a sheet cake Lace or solid fabric Braid Your wedding invitation and reception RSVP card A photograph of the bride and groom Pictures of flowers...

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