Halloween Frankenstein Flower Pot Candy Holder Craft

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It’s October, which means HALLOWEEN!!!  I love this time of year (not as much here in San Antonio as in my home state of Michigan, but it’s still a great time of the year)! I was looking through my craft box to see what I could come up with for a fun and easy Halloween craft this year, and I found some leftovers from previous crafts.  Specifically, I found a cardboard flower pot and two miniature wood flower pots that I used to make a cute scarecrow craft a year or so back.  I also found some googly eyes that light up.

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Onto Pinterest I went to see what I could come up with! And I came across this super cute Frankenstein flower pot craft:

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I didn’t have two pots to make the craft the same way, so I decided to just make a Frankenstein head candy holder, with light up googly eyes! It turned out so cute!

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I should note that if you don’t have the light up googly eyes, you can simply paint the eyes on, or glue on some flat googly eyes that don’t light up.  Because the ones on mine light up, I had to cut holes in the cardboard flower pot so I could place the eyes in there and still get to the on/off switches on each of them. Also, you can use actual flower pots to make this as well, if which case you wouldn’t be able to cut out holes for the eyes anyway and would have to paint or glue them on.

Also, as I was making this, I realized that this could also be done with styrofoam cups instead of cardboard flower pots, and then those cups could be filled with nuts, candy, or whatever to have out at a Halloween get together.  You could also use a big regular sized flower pot to use as a way to set out a large amount of candy at a party, or on your porch for trick or treaters.  I used mine as a “gift basket”, and gave it to my husband filled with candy for a Halloween gift, so it can also be used this way.

In other words, there’s a lot of different ways to make this craft and a lot of different ways it can be used, but regardless, it turns out really cute, and it’s really easy to make! Let’s get to it!

HALLOWEEN FRANKENSTEIN FLOWER POT CRAFT

Materials:

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  • Flower pot
  • two mini flower pots, or two miniature spools
  • green, black, and silver paint
  • craft glue
  • light up googly eyes (optional)
  • Paintbrushes
  • pencil or marker

Directions:

1.) Start by painting the entire pot green.  Set aside, and let dry.

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2.) Paint the miniature flower pots or miniature spools silver, and set aside and let dry.

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3.) Now comes the eyes.  Once your pot is dry, if you’re not using the light up googly eyes, glue on your eyes or paint on your eyes. If you are using the googly light up eyes, you will want to trace the eyes onto the pot where you want them to be, then use scissors, or an exacto knife to cut out the circles.  You want it to be a snug fit, so it’s better to start small and trim off more if needed.

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4.) Place the eyes in the holes.  If it is snug, that is all you will need to do.  Otherwise, you may need to use a bit of craft glue to glue them in place.  The on/off switches will be on the inside of the pot, so you can get to them.  Once the eyes are in place, go back over with your paint brush, and fix any areas where the paint got scratched or chipped when  you were cutting the holes for the eyes.

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5.) Now, we’ll do the “hair”.  Use your pencil or marker to draw in the hair along the top rim of the pot.  Then use your black paint and paintbrush to fill it all in.  Set aside, and let dry.

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6.) Use your black paint and a paint brush to paint in a squiggly line for the mouth.

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7.) Now, you will want to glue your silver “pegs” in place.  The real frankenstein has silver pegs in his neck.  I put mine up higher, because I had a brain fart and was thinking that I was gluing on the ears.  Thankfully, it still looks good!  So, basically, just glue the pegs on each side of the face at the same level, then allow the glue to dry completely.

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8.) Lastly, fill this guy up with CANDY!!!  I used a bunch of different types of organic chocolates, but you can use whatever type of candy you would like!

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Awesome!  Isn’t it sooooooo ADORABLE???  Happy Halloween, and Enjoy! 🙂

Snowy Town Mason Jar Christmas Candle

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Have I ever mentioned how much I love Pinterest???  Well, probably, considering that is what my whole blog is based on!  Anyway, so I was looking around on Pinterest trying to find some fun Christmas crafts to try this year, and I found this cutie patootie and knew I had to try it.  I got the idea for this mason jar candle from the following pin.

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This pin links to a site that has some of the MOST adorable craft ideas ever!  I definitely recommend checking it out if you love crafts as much as I do!

Alright, so I used the town template from that site, but everything else I did a little differently.  On the site, it used paper, and I traced it onto the jar and painted it rather than attaching the paper.  It also used spray snow, which looks awesome, but it comes off really easily, so I used a toothpick and some white paint to create a winter wonderland on the jar.  Lastly, I coated the top of the mason jar with snow paint rather than using epsom salt.  Basically, this craft is definitely not my own design, but I made enough changes to the materials used that I want to share with you all how I did it.  I think it turned out super cute, and I love the Christmasy feel it gives to the room I have it displayed in!!!

SNOWY TOWN MASON JAR CHRISTMAS CANDLE

Materials:

  • Mason Jar
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Town template (you can find this on the site that the pin links to, or click here)
  • Permanent black marker
  • Tape
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush (one that is a good size for decent detail)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Toothpick
  • Snow Paint (you can get this at any craft store, or on amazon here)
  • Brush to apply the snow paint
  • Flameless Tealight Candles

Directions:

1.) First off, wipe your mason jar down with rubbing alcohol and let it dry.  This will allow the paint to adhere better.

2.) Trace the town template onto a piece of paper, then use scissors to cut the template out.

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3.) Use tape to adhere the paper around the bottom of the mason jar, then use your permanent black marker to trace the template onto the jar.  Once you’ve traced it onto the jar, go back and draw in the windows on the houses.

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4.) Now that the design is on the jar, use your black acrylic paint and a paint brush to paint the design.  I used two coats.  Allow to dry.

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5.) Using a toothpick, create “snow” by dipping the toothpick in white acrylic paint and making lots and lots of tiny white dots surrounding the city up to the top of the jar.  Allow to dry.

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6.) Now you want to apply your snow paint to the very top (lid area) of the mason jar.  Use a small paint brush to do this.

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7.) Turn your flameless tealight candles on, and place them in the jar.  You can use as many as you want depending on how “bright” you want it.  I used three.

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8.) Now put it on display where lots of people will see it, because it’s so darn cute!

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Oh my gosh!  I LOVE IT!!!  Merry Christmas! 🙂

Oh Holy Night Frame Repurposing Craft

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Oh holy night, the stars are brightly shining!  And so is this awesome frame repurposing craft!  I love love love this craft!  It looks so nice as Christmas decor, and I love the fact that it can repurpose an old frame!  I got the idea from the following pin on Pinterest.

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When I clicked on the link, it brought me to the homepage of a craft blog Organized Clutter (If you click on the pin, it will take you there).  Oh boy, are there some great ideas on there!!! I definitely recommend checking it out!

I couldn’t find this particular craft on there, but as you can see, it’s pretty self explanatory on how to make it, so that’s what I did!  And now, I want to share it with you all, but again, this is not my original idea – all the credit goes to Organized Clutter!

When it comes to this craft, what you see is what you get!  You can see all the materials you will need to create this.

  • An old frame (I used an old unfinished wood frame that has a great rustic look to it)
  • Gray paint (I mixed some gray acrylic paint with some water to thin it out so that the frame would still look rustic and unfinished – I like it that way!)
  • Black paint (I just used good old black acrylic paint)
  • A paintbrush
  • Scrabble letters that spell out “OH HOLY NIGHT” (I got mine at Hobby Lobby…in full disclosure, I was short one letter, so I flipped another tile over and used a black permanent sharpie to draw the letter on there – I’m not going to tell you which one till the end of this post – go ahead, look closely and see if you can guess, but I don’t think you’ll be able to! 🙂 )
  • Silver metal star (I got this at Hobby Lobby as well)
  • Glue (I used Elmers craft glue)

That’s it!  Now you just need to put it together.  Again, what you see is what you get – very self explanatory.  You simply paint the frame gray, paint the backboard of the frame black.  Let those dry, then you glue the letters and the metallic star onto the backboard in the form of a Christmas tree as shown in the image.  Wa-Lah!  You’re done!  Here are the pictures I took while making this beauty!

Start with an old frame.

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Paint the frame gray.

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Paint the backboard black.

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Glue the letters and the star onto the backboard as indicated.

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Let everything dry completely, and you’re all set!  Okay, take another close look – which tile is it that I had to draw on myself?

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One more look?

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Okay, if you guessed the H in NIGHT, then you guessed right, BUT I will say that I had my husband look it over very closely, and he couldn’t tell which one, so that’s good enough for me!  I just didn’t feel like having to go buy a whole other pack of letters for just one letter!

Personally, I still think it turned out GREAT, and I LOVE this craft!  Easy and elegant!

Lastly, I will leave you with “O Holy Night” the song on the piano, played by yours truly (plenty of mistakes to verify that!) 🙂

Merry Christmas!  Enjoy! 🙂

D.I.Y. Autumn Scarecrow Craft

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I am in love with this super adorable scarecrow craft that I made!  You may remember back earlier in October, I made a few pumpkin crafts to create a pumpkin patch.  Well, I really liked having it on display, so even though it’s now past Halloween, I decided I’m going to leave it out for Autumn decorations (not just Halloween decorations).  I also decided to take it a step further and create this little guy to watch over the pumpkin patch!

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I got the idea from Hobby Lobby project ideas.  There was a picture of a lil’ guy that looked like this, and I just took it from there, figuring out how to make him!  I’m so glad I did, because…well, look!  Now, the original craft idea was to be made from Terra Cotta pots, but I didn’t have a bunch of different size pots to make the craft, and to buy all those different sizes would have been kind of expensive, so I found some substitutes, which there are links to in the directions section under materials below!  I used paper machete pots, and I found the cutest little miniature pots made out of wood for the hands and feet.  All in all, this craft cost me less than $15.  Of course, I had the burlap, craft glue, paint, and twine on hand.  Still, it’s pretty cheap to make…especially if you actually have some terra cotta pots on hand!

The process is really quite easy, and as you can see, the result is ridiculously cute!  Makes for the perfect Autumn decoration!  Let’s get to those directions.

D.I.Y. AUTUMN SCARECROW CRAFT

Materials

  • Paper Machete Flower Pots (two sizes – 1 slightly smaller than the other)
  • Wood Miniature Flower Pots (1 package comes with 4 pots)
  • Natural Jute Twine
  • Paint mixed to be the color of Terra Cotta Pots (I mixed Orange, Red, and light brown)
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Burlap Material
  • Craft Glue (you can use any kind, but this links to my favorite, Crafter’s Pick.  It’s perfect, because it works, and it dries clear.
  • Natural Raffia
  • Permanent marker
  • Black, Orange, and White Paint for the face

Directions

1.) First things first, use your knife to cut two holes in the bottoms of both of the paper machete flower pots.

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2.) Next, you will want to paint your paper machete pots and your wooden pots a terra cotta color.  Just mix red, orange, and light brown paint together until you get the desired shade, and then paint your pots.  Let them dry completely.

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3.) Once the paint has dried, cut your burlap material in a strip that will wrap around the pot you are using as the head.  Wrap the strip snugly around the pot and use your craft glue to glue in place.

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4.) Now, you will want to cut two long pieces of twine and string them through each of the holes on the bottom of the pot that will be the body.  These will serve as the arms and legs of the scarecrow.  Once you’ve done this, you will want to string one more piece of twine through the both of the holes, with the ends of the twine coming out on the outside of the pot.  In a minute, you will use this twine to connect the head and the body.

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5.) Take a bunch of the Raffia, and use your craft glue to glue it to the body pot as shown.  Now, take the twine you strung through the holes of the body pot, and string them through the holes of the head pot.  Now, tie a knot on the inside of the head pot, in such a way that you have the head and body fitting snugly together.  Spread the raffia out, and trim appropriately.

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6.) Next, we will take care of the hands and feet.  For each hand and foot, string the end of the twine through the hole in the bottom of the pot.  Tie a knot so that the hand or foot sits where you want, and the pot won’t pull off as shown.  Use your scissors to cut off any extra twine.

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7.) Squirt a gob of craft glue in each of the hands and feet, then place a wad of raffia in each hand and foot.  Trim appropriately, and allow the craft glue to dry.

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8.) Cut two squares of burlap material and glue onto the body of the scarecrow appropriately.  Don’t worry if you see the glue through the burlap, it dries clear!

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9.) You’re almost done!  All you have left to do is paint on the face.  I did this by first drawing the face on using a permanent marker, and then I filled it in by painting using toothpicks.  Using a toothpick allows for better accuracy and less smudging.  I did the eyes using black and white paint, the nose using orange, black, and white paint, and the mouth using black paint as shown.

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10.)  All you have to do now is allow your guy to dry completely!

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Oh my gosh, so cute!!!  I kinda wanna smush him because he is so adorable! I can’t even.

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This may be one of my favorite crafts I ever made!  Enjoy! 🙂

Halloween Wine Bottle Vase Craft

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Yay!!!  Halloween season is here!  I love this time of year – the weather is getting chillier, the air is getting crisp, and everything is just getting cozier!  Plus, um, halloween = candy, so there’s that. 🙂

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Another reason why I love Halloween season is because Halloween crafts are so much fun!  I came up with the spooky wine bottle vase craft (yeah, I said spooky…MU-AH-HA-HA-HA) after enjoying a bottle of wine with hubby and then going through my craft supplies to see what I could do with the empty bottle.  In other words, this is really easy to make and if you have a craft box, you may already have all the supplies you need to make it.  Extra bonus?  If you don’t have an empty wine bottle, you get to make one – wink! 😉

At any rate, the result is really pretty neat and fun, and it makes for some perfect halloween decor if you are having a get together or to put outside on halloween for trick or treaters to admire.  Let’s see how to do this!

HALLOWEEN WINE BOTTLE VASE CRAFT

Supplies

  • Empty Wine Bottle
  • black sharpie marker
  • Glue gun
  • Black, gray, and white acrylic paint
  • paint sponge applicator and paint brush
  • Fake spiders
  • Fake flowers
  • Plastic eyeballs

Directions

1.) The first thing you want to do is remove any labels off the wine bottle and rub the bottle down with rubbing alcohol.  Let dry, then use your marker to draw a spider web on the bottle.  After drawing the spider web, trace over it with the glue gun to create a textured spider web on the glass.  Let the glue dry completely.

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2.) Now you want to use your paint sponge applicator with black and gray paint to paint the entire bottle giving it a chalkboard like texture look.  Let the paint dry, then use a paintbrush to trace over the textured spider web with white and grey paint mixed.

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3.) Now you want to use your glue gun to glue the fake spiders on the web.

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4.) Now comes the flowers.  Use your glue gun to glue the plastic eyeballs into the center of the flowers, then place the flowers in wine glass and arrange them as you would like.

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That’s it!  You’re all done!  You will love how this turns out – it’s super cute, easy to make and makes for a perfect party decoration!

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Enjoy and Happy Halloween! 🙂

Pumpkin Patch Craft

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Alright, I went a bit crazy with pumpkin crafts this year, but I’m glad I did, because I ended up with a nice little pumpkin patch, and it makes for the cutest Autumn decor!  You could also put these outside as halloween decorations too!  However you decide to display them, they are a lot of fun to make and turn out awesome!  I did three different posts on how to create each of the pumpkins shown in the image.  All of them are really quite easy to make, but result in a really nice looking craft!

Each of the following images links to the post on how to make that particular pumpkin.  They stand alone really nicely as well, but I love my little pumpkin patch that resulted from me being a bit overzealous with the pumpkin crafts this year!

STRINGED BEADS PUMPKIN CRAFT

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BURLAP PUMPKIN CRAFT

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BEADED PUMPKIN CRAFT

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So cute, right!  Let me know how it goes if you try any of them, and feel free to share any of your own pumpkin crafts in the comments below!

 

Burlap Pumpkin Craft

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So, here is an really easy pumpkin craft that turns out super cute.  This is another part of my “Pumpkin Patch”!  As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I went a little crazy with the pumpkins when it comes to crafts this year, so I ended up with my very own pumpkin patch!

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I have directions for each and every one of these lil pumpkins on here!  If you have the time, I suggest making them all – they make for amazing fall decor, and you can even put them out on your porch for Halloween for some “fancy” halloween decorations!  Of course, they each stand alone really well, in terms of decor, as well!

That being said, let’s talk about this burlap pumpkin!  This one is really easy to make, and thank goodness for Crafter’s Pick glue drying clear, because this takes a lot of glue, and I’m not the neatest gluer!  Ya know, though, other than the messy gluing, this craft is a lot of fun to make and is really quite easy!

BURLAP PUMPKIN CRAFT

Materials

  • Styrofoam ball (I used an 8 inch styrofoam ball)
  • Knife
  • Craft glue (I use Crafter’s Pick – it sticks great, dries clear, and is non-toxic)
  • Burlap fabric
  • Scissors
  • Orange Acrylic Paint
  • Paint sponge to apply the paint
  • Empty brown egg carton
  • Burlap string
  • Embellishments (I used some leaves and stems from some plastic flowers)

Directions

1.) The first step is to “carve” your pumpkin!  Use the knife to cut the top and bottom of the styrofoam ball, then create evenly spaced indented lines, so that your ball now looks more like a pumpkin.

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2.) Now comes the gluing!  Cut your burlap fabric into strips that will cover each section of the pumpkin and over lap into the indented lines.  Glue the burlap strips onto the pumpkin one strip at a time.

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3.) Once the glue has dried, cut out one of the tall egg dividers in the egg carton to create a stem.  Glue the stem onto the top of the burlap covered pumpkin.

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4.) Once the glue has dried, you want to paint your burlap.  To do this, use a sponge brush, and dab the paint on little by little.

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5.) After the paint has dried, put some glue on the stem and wrap the burlap string around the stem from the bottom to the top, covering it completely.  Tuck the ends in.

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6.) Place some more glue (I know!  More glue!!!) on the base of the stem and add on your embellishments.  Allow the glue to dry.

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Ta-da!  Don’t worry, once the glue dries, it will be clear (as long as you are using Crafter’s Pick), so you won’t see big globs of glue on the craft!  You’re all done!

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Enjoy! 🙂