I can’t sew. I can’t tie pretty Christmas bows. I have just about zero artistic ability.
I do however love me some crafts… only if it’s easy, cheap, can be done in an hour, doesn’t require a trip to Michael’s and is guaranteed to be major fabulous.
If you are all up in Pinterest like me and have the same craft philosophy as me, then you heart the pinners who come up with these idiot-proof ideas.
Here are three Halloween crafts that will make you feel crafty accomplished instead of most projects where you get halfway through and want to stick pencils in your eyes and then bang your head on your kitchen table.
Monogram Painted Pumpkin – I did this last year and it will be making a reprise. This will take longer than an hour and I had go to Michael’s for ribbon (I prefer to use the junk I have at home). I was very happy with the result. I wish I could put this one on my resume under “accomplishments”…I was that proud. I need to get out more.
Trick or Treat Pennant Banner – If your printer won’t print on card stock, then print on regular paper and then use double stick tape or a glue stick to attach to card stock (don’t use Elmer’s glue or it will be bumpy and you will be pissed). After cutting them out (easy to cut since each one is basically a triangle) I used double stick tape to attach to ribbon I already had.
I think it would also look good using plain ole kitchen twine or yarn or string. I think it would also look better if it was stacked (like in the instructions). I may stack this (like the photo on the website where you get the printables) and then hang on my front door.
Don’ t ask me how many pieces of card stock I had to throw out because I incorrectly counted the number of orange and black letters I needed to make…Don’t.Be.Me.
Happy Fall Y’all Art Print – This was, in the words of my daughter, easy peasy lemon squeezy.
I printed on card stock however if you don’t have it, just print on white paper and insert into an existing 8×10 frame over the photo that’s been in there since your high school kids were babies.
I am going to find a “Happy Birthday Jesus” one to change out for December.
For other months, I might print out some smart alek-y quotes just for fun such as:
“When you are dead, you don’t know that you are dead.
It is difficult only for the others.
It is the same when you are stupid.”
Let’s get to junkin’ up our cribs with seasonally appropriate and homemade knick-knacks! Craft it up, Smarties!
Great ideas Susan! And you are hilarious:)