Thrifty Craft Ideas

Easy Thanksgiving Sign… fun project to do on a chilly  Fall day!

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Easy Thanksgiving Sign

I think Thanksgiving sometimes gets lost in the shuffle between Halloween and all of the fun there and Christmas and all the festivity with the Christmas season.  I for one love the fall season and colors so I enjoy decorating and bringing that into my home as long as possible!

This year I really do love gold.  I love the warmth it adds to the oranges, reds and browns.  It is so beautiful.

For this craft you will need

a piece of wood

paint of choice

vinyl of choice

Begin by choosing the size for your wood board.  Mine was 14×11.  Sand it and then paint your color of choice.  Now distress if desired.  I chose not to for this particular piece because I felt like the gold needed the glamour of clean paint.

I then cut out my vinyl with my Silhouette cutting machine.  I love this baby and use it all of the time!  I used gold oracal vinyl and after I created my vinyl, I arranged the letters to fit them all on a 9×12 sheet of vinyl.  I don’t like wasting any!

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I used my transfer tape and applied my vinyl to the board after letting it dry for a day.  I love the way that it turned out!  The gold is very classy and stands out against the white beautifully!

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Mummy craft

A fun mummy craft perfect for kids and adults.

mummy craft

Not many supplies are needed to throw together this simple mummy craft, but, it is a great craft for kids and adults. Do it together for a fun craft day when the fall weather is too brisk to go outside. I made mine in an 8×10 size, so you can add it in a frame and share year after year.

You will need:

Brown or black paper (construction or cardstock)

white printer paper

distressing ink *optional

googly eyes

glue stick

mummy-craft-supplies

Begin tearing your paper into strips. I like them to be “messy” but you can rip your paper more carefully for a more clean look. Once you have some strips torn you will want to distress them. Ink pads are great for this, because you can just rub it across the ripped edge for a nice aged look.

I also chose to cut my paper down. I wanted the strips of paper to go all the way to the ends without the edges showing. So I cut my paper to an 8×10 size, leaving some overhang when I glued down the strips.

Now glue your strips down onto the paper starting at one end. Be sure to leave a small space where you will glue your googly eyes so they can peek out. Once I was done with that, I simply trimmed off the edges that hung over my paper giving it a straight edge.

I think it is a perfect, easy, Halloween craft perfect for any age.

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My two year old and I made a Pumpkin Face Spinner today before nap time. We had so much fun making it. I let her color the pumpkins, while I used scissors to cut out the pumpkin. We made a good team and she loved how it turned out. She even took it to bed for nap-time. An easy low cost  Halloween craft project perfect for school parties, family parties, Boy Scouts or other groups of kids! Hope your kids love making this Pumpkin Face Spinner!halloween-crafts-for-kids-pumpkin-face-spinner-low-cost-and-easy-perfect-for-a-school-party-or-church-group-boy-or-girl-scout-halloween-craft-ideas

Pumpkin Face Spinner ~ Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

What you need to make your Pumpkin Face Spinner:

You can buy all the supplies for your Pumpkin Face Spinner online, or you can find most of them at your local dollar store. I found everything I needed for this project at, Dollar Tree. I love that this Halloween craft is low cost but, still loaded with fun.  As my kids came home from school they all wanted to spin it and see all the silly faces, even my older kids.

Start by drawing or tracing a pumpkin shape on the bottom edge of the black plate. If you do not feel like you can draw a pumpkin shape there are printable pumpkins shapes here. Use a pair of scissors to cut out the pumpkin shape.  I did this part of the project and let my 2 year old do the coloring.

Next, place the black plate on top of the white plate. Use a pencil to trace the pumpkin shape onto the white plate. Spin the plate until you make it all the way around the plate with pumpkin shapes.  Color the pumpkins first then add the faces. We tried crayons, but loved the bold bright colors that we got with the orange Sharpie markers.  If you use markers make sure they are permanent  so they do not smear all over.

Once your child is done coloring, place the black plate on top. Find the center of the plate and press a brad through and separate the brad legs in back to secure the to plates together. You will want to try to put the brad as close to the middle as you can.  If you get it off centered, the plates will get a lopsided as you spin them.

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 Thought I would re-post this How To Make a TuTu video for those of you looking for a Frugal Halloween idea.

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With Halloween just around the corner and the idea of being thrifty still nagging at your shoe strings, what should you do? Well one idea is what our little Maleeya came up with last Halloween was an “evil princess”. So we made some cute pom pom hair clips and a super easy wrap around Tutu that just took a few minutes to make! You can even order the Tulle online and get it shipped right to your door.


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