“Tide Pods” Pumpkin Containers

I have been saving the containers I get my Tide Pods laundry detergent in. I had no idea what I wanted to do with them, so I just left them on a shelf in the laundry room until I decided.

Last week I finally decided exactly what that would be! I was doing laundry and looked over at them and thought to myself, “they look a lot like pumpkins.” So that is what i decided to turn them into.

They would be great just as decor, or a great place to put Halloween goodies in on the big night!

Sandie

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Homemade Halloween Costumes

Becoming a grandma this year has made me think back to all of the Halloween costumes I made for my kids.  I have no idea where some of the costume ideas came from but some of them were very interesting to try to make lol. My kids seemed to think I could make anything they could think of.  While it was a nice feeling to know my kids thought that way, it also brought with it the pressure to actually succeed!

My costume making got to the point that neighbours were actually waiting each year to see what I would make each year for the kids to wear!

I thought today I would share a few of the costumes I made over the years and then a few photos of pictures I found on Pinterest with some great homemade costumes for kids and adults!

Sandie

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I Found Nemo!!!!

I found Nemo lol!  For my granddaughter’s first Halloween, I wanted to make her a special pumpkin.  I honestly can’t remember the last time I actually carved a pumpkin.  Where we live the houses are so spaced, being farm country, that we don’t get any kids trick or treating so I have just forgone the practice of pumpkin carving.

When my two were little, I swear they thought I was omnipotent because they thought I could make any sort of costume they wanted and carve any sort of pumpkin they wanted.  Luckily my kids were easily appeased and whatever I came up with, they were more than happy with!  I think My favourite was the year I did Bert & Ernie pumpkins.  As with Nemo pumpkin I did this morning, they were a combination of carving and painting to get the desired effect…. and some black wool for the character’s “hair.”  It was fun and the kids loved them.  I guess I had better get my pumpkin carving game back on track for my grandchild/grandchildren lol!!!!

Here is my Nemo Pumpkin!!!

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Sandie

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Tissue Paper Jack-o-Lantern Bowls

Today I made a relatively easy craft, it took mostly patience on my part.  There was a period of time during the making of these where I swear I had little squares of tissue paper stuck to every finger lol.

While a little bit messy, these would still make a cute Halloween project for kids.

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Sandie

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