Fall is here which means I have an excuse to make as many Pumpkin themed crafts or recipes as I want. Jif Whips has a new Pumpkin Pie Spice Jif Whips that is so good I could just sit down with a spoon and eat it right out of the tub. It is smooth and creamy, the perfect blend of pumpkin and peanut butter. My kids LOVE the Uncrustables that Smuckers make, so I thought I would try and make my own but shaped like a pumpkin. This would be perfect for kids lunches for Halloween or Thanksgiving. All you need to make this is a pumpkin cookie cutter, two slices of bread and Jif Whips and Jelly if you want.Spread the Jif Whips in the middle of the bread, try and NOT get the peanut butter on the edges (so it can crimp shut). If you have a hard time knowing how big of a spot to fill, make a slight mark in the bread with the cookie cutter. Put the two pieces of bread together.Use the pumpkin cookie cutter and press down in the middle of the sandwich. If some of the edges are not crimped shut, use your fingers to pinch them shut. Store in a sandwich bag, and watch for your kids smiles as they find an adorable pumpkin sandwich in their lunch. You can use the left over crust to make bread crumbs or homemade croutons.
How to make a Frozen Elsa Dress, NO SEWING required and made for less than $10.00. Perfect for Halloween, dress up or a Frozen Party. My cute little niece wants to be Elsa for Halloween. So I decided to see if I could make her a Frozen Elsa Dress, using the same concept that I used to make a Tutu a few years ago. It turned out adorable, so I thought I would show you how to make one too.
Refer to the video How to make a Frozen Elsa Dress, if you have any trouble. To make this dress all you need is:
- Sewing/ Fabric scissors
- White Tulle (I used 50 yards for this dress, but if your daughter is taller you will need more)
- Light Blue Tulle (20-25 yards)
- Glitter Light Blue Tulle ( 10-20 Yards)
- 2 chair or bar stools
- Elsa Crown Optional… I found mine for $6 but the closer we got to Halloween the price keeps going up.
I purchased these supplies at my local craft store (Michael’s to be exact). I was able to purchase all the supplies for under $10 ( I did use a 50% off coupon on the large spool of white tulle). BUT if your local store is out, or you don’t have time to shop you can order it online. Most of it ships for FREE too, just make sure to check shipping times.
Start by cutting TWO pieces of white tulle that will be the main base of the dress. Measure around the child to see how big around (wide) the dress will be. Make a small knot to mark the measurement of the child on the strip. You then need to add at least 2-3 feet on each side of that to allow space for the ties (when you tie the dress on the child). Now you need to tie these two pieces of tulle to a chair, bar stool or something solid so you can start to tie your other tulle strips on to make your dress. Tie them in a bow at the bottom so they are easy to release from the chair.
Now to figure out how LONG your dress needs to be. You need to cut your dress strips TWICE the height you need the dress to be. So if you want the dress 2 feet tall you need to cut 4 ft strips. I found it is easiest to have the person I am making the dress for reach their arms out side to side and have me wrap the tulle around and around then cut one end for even strips. Their arm width is the same as their height. If you have a small child this task becomes hard so you can use a piece of cardboard or an adult holding their hands the width of what the child would be.
How many dress strips do you need? Each dress will vary depends on how big around your child is. But on average you need two strips per inch around the child. So if you measured 20 inches around the rib cage, then you are going to need around 40-50 dress strips.
Cut ALL your glitter blue, and blue tulle strips (SAVE one (non glitter strip) back to use as a necktie for the dress).
Start in the middle of the white tulle that you tied to the chairs. You want to start your first knot on the TOP row. Fold the tulle in half, create a loop on the top half, put it UNDER the white tulle and then bring the bottom thru the hole to create a knot. The glitter tulle is stiff and hard to work with, so don’t give up. The other strips will be much easier.
Remember you can refer to the video How to make a Frozen Elsa Dress, if you have any trouble.
Once you get the upper knot done, you need to then tie a knot on the bottom row of white. Lay the tulle over the bottom white strip, and wrap the blue tulle up and around to create another knot. Pull that knot tight and start the process over again. Do one on each side, over and over till you run out of blue glitter strips. Next move on and do the same thing with the light blue tulle (without glitter), do one on each side over and over.
Once you are done with all the blue dress strips start adding the white strips. One to each side, then repeat the process again. Once you are done tie a blue strip right in the middle to use as a neck tie or halter tie. Double check to make sure you have enough white strips to go around to cover the child’s back.
At this point you are done… simple as that you have made a FROZEN ELSA dress. Low cost, but adorable as can be! The dress took me less than 30 minutes to make, but if it is your first time it might take you 45 minutes to an hour.
I made this video to show you step by step how to make a Frozen Elsa Dress, feel free to watch it if you have any trouble with the directions or making the dress. How to make a Frozen Elsa Dress VIDEO, no sewing and made for under $10.00.
More Frozen inspired ideas…..
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Fall is here, which means everything pumpkin is on its way. I happen to really enjoy pumpkin, so bring on the pumpkin recipe, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin decor and more. My kids are like most kids and enjoy the sweet treats that come along with Halloween. But I am not a fan of the sugar over load that turns my kids into crabby little monsters. That is why I love this idea to make their sandwich festive and fun but a healthier choice too. I created the Peek-a-BOO pumpkin sandwich for my kids lunch. Everything about it is fun and sure to make kids smile, when they open up their lunch to see this fun surprise. It is fast and easy to make too. Jif Whips has a new Pumpkin Pie Spice Jif Whips that is seriously AMAZING! Smooth and creamy, and almost melts in your mouth. I love slicing up a crisp fall apple and using it as dip. If you like pumpkin you have GOT TO TRY IT, you will thank me later! But for this recipe I just used it in a the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I put the Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice on one side of the bread. On the other side of the bread I used a small pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out the shape of a pumpkin. The put jelly around it and put the two sides together. Use sprinkles to fill in the pumpkin shape to make it look like a little pumpkin.
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