DIY halloween lights!

DIY halloween lights, halloween, crafts, lights

 

check out what we made! i got the idea from landeelu.

during our current reno it’s hard to get too involved in crafty-goodness as everything is packed away in boxes or hidden in a corner under a pile of stuff. so this project was perfect, few materials and nothing to clean up. my boys loved, LOVED this craft. i bought a box of 30 ping pong balls from canadian tire for $10 and sharpies from target for $8, sounds expensive but the markers will last a while and we didn’t actually use all of the balls. i found a string of green x-mas lights in the basement, which i thought were perfect for spooky halloween lights!

 

*i did let both kids use permanent markers, but you don’t have to!

 

halloween lights, ping pong balls, crafts

check-out the spooky mummy, eye ball and pair of bats my boys drew!

halloween decorations, crafts, ping pong balls

sharpies, crafts

MATERIALS:

ping pong balls

permanent markers

exacto knife

string of x-mas lights

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. decorate each ping pong ball. we did all kinds of halloween themed drawings like bats, pumpkins, bleeding spider web, eyeballs and a mummy! spoooooky!

2. cut an X on the ping pong ball with an exacto knife. attach to light string. (consider which way you want your eyeball or other image to face once attached to light string)

3. hang in a place where they can be admired and plug in!

 

halloween lights, ping pong ball crafts, halloween

hope you love making your lights as much as we did!

xo, mama lola

DIY halloween garlands!


spooky halloween garlands

it’s time to think of halloween and get crafty!

i am going through a bit of a day of the dead phase; googling images and projects with the theme. i think this fall i will try to make a felt skull garland. i just love the bright colours, patterns and the combination of flowers and skulls!

 

 

halloween garlands

hissy fit halloween garland from pink martini’s and pearls

 

halloween garlands

DIY pumpkin garland from 36th avenue

 

halloween garlands

day of the dead felt sugar skull from casa artelexia

(these aren’t actually a garland, but i love the colours and thought the skulls could easily be attached to make one)

 

halloween garlands

tissue pom-pom garland with sugar skulls from paper source blog

 

papercrave-halloween-garland

spooky halloween garland from paper crave

 

halloween garlands

halloween tassle garland from the flair exchange

 

halloween garland

halloween spook banner from organize your stuff now

 

halloween garland

creepy spider garland from redheart

 

halloween garland

jack skellington halloween string garland from disney family

 

which garland is your favourite?

october starts next week! WHAT?!

it’s true, so let’s get brainstorming, plug in those glue guns and get crafting!

 

xo, mama lola

christmas bucket list!

christmas is a very fun n’ busy time of year.Β the boys, especially bear, keeps asking when december will get here, because that is when we start our holiday festivities at our house.

we hang up the large advent calender i made a couple of years ago, DH battles with the lights outside and gets them up on our front porch, and within the first week of december we get our christmas tree purchased and decorated.

to make sure we get everything done this season, i made this bucket list. i couldn’t fit everything on there that happens, as christmas is a very busy season!

 

packages 3

 

what’s on your christmas bucket list this year? anything new?

what are your x-mas traditions?

 

xo, mama lola

christmas crafts for kids!

christmas crafts, kids christmas crafts, paper crafts, reindeer crafts, santa claus crafts
 
 
tis the season again to make all sorts of adorable christmas crafts with the kids. i know my kids are ready to get their x-mas craft ON!!! they have both chosen their favourite crafts from this collection!
 
 
kids christmas crafts, christmas tree crafts
 
 
christmas crafts, christmas tree crafts
christmas tree craft from our crafts n’ things
 
 
christmas crafts, kids crafts, santa claus crafts, paper plate crafts
kids craft paperplate santa from family ever after blog
 
 
santa mask, santa claus craft, kids christmas craft
santa mask from education.com
 
 
reindeer craft, reindeer crown craft, christmas crown
handprint reindeer hat from putti’s world
 
 
kids christmas craft, christmas toilet paper roll craft, reindeer craft
toilet roll reindeer from happy hooligans
 
 
winter craft, snowflake craft, christmas craft
button snowflakes from handmade beginnings
 
candy cane craft, christmas craft, button craft

button candy canes from ramblings of a crazy woman

 
time to go gather up some buttons, brown construction paper and cotton balls!
HAPPY CRAFTING!
xo, mama lola

thanksgiving & fall crafts!

i thought i would put together another thanksgiving/ fall craft round-up.
thanksgiving is coming up, the colours are changing in the trees, so clearly fall has arrived!

 

check out these great projects!
 
recycled paper acorn banner from crafting a green world
 
 
 
 
 
leaf jar candle holder from kidz world
 
 
hanging leaf garland from full circle
 
 
woven placemats from mind bites
 
leaf masks from 5 orange potatoes

 

i really like the leaf garland and think we might make one, before we get overwhelmed with christmas crafts.  

i will try to squeeze out a few more fall crafts while i can!

xo, mama lola
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