Every Halloween after all the trick-or-treating I have to take my kids candy away. It sucks, but they are used to it. I typically open a 'Halloween Store' where the kids pay me candy for a toy. This way nobody feels cheated. Plus there are always a few pieces of safe candy that pass my inspection and the kids get to eat. I have to do this because my son has a severe peanut allergy. Imagine if this year when we went trick-or-treating we stumbled upon a slew of teal pumpkins on doorsteps alerting me that this house gives out food allergy friendly treats. We could come home with a bag full of tattoos, bracelets, stickers and I could close down the store. A girl can hope right? This year FARE has started the #tealpumpkinproject and I have 10 crafty ways to inspire you to jump on the bandwagon this Halloween.
Thursday, October 30
Tuesday, October 28
I originally set out to decorate 5 light switch plates, but ended up getting to 7 -- I just couldn't stop! For most of them, I used the new "Always Ready" Aleene's Tacky glues (they arrive in the checkout aisle -- no the glue section -- of JoAnn stores starting in November!). It's smart new inverted packaging that has the glue all ready to go -- in other words, no need to shake the bottle anymore to get the gluey stuff into the tip. They are great -- my only challenge was to remember to store them back in their base, tip down!
A light switch plate is a pretty sweet blank canvas -- small in dimension and fairly low-stakes (in case the creative process doesn't go as planned). But when it does work, what fun! Which switch plate theme or technique would you take and run with?
Monday, October 27
Faux fur is everywhere for fall and as the days get cooler it’s really nice to add soft furry touches to your wardrobe. Using Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape is a super easy "No Sew" way to turn a basic t-shirt into a chic Furry Cuffed T-Shirt DIY. I'm always impressed by how well this fabric fusion tape works, you may just want to put your sewing machine aside and use the tapes for everything! Let's get started!
Friday, October 24
With Halloween just a few short days away, some of you may still be struggling with ideas for a Halloween costume. With a little creativity, patience and some Tulip Body Art, the possibilities are endless.
Thursday, October 23
When I asked my son Baxter what he wanted to be for Halloween without hesitation he responded "bat". I thought that this should be an easy costume to pick up at the store and could be quickly checked off my list. I thought wrong. After searching at several different stores I quickly realized that if Baxter was going to be a bat, it was up to me to make it happen.
Wednesday, October 22
Hey Guys! Tanner Bell here. I'm so excited to share this DIY Black Light BOO Pumpkin. You're going to love this simple no carve pumpkin idea and it is super trendy this year. It is super fun and easy to make with the Tulip Black Light Paint. Let's jump into it.
Tuesday, October 21
My experience with black lights is extremely limited. There was that time a boyfriend in high school started making his room black light friendly but I just kind of bopped around in my own little world so it's just a vague memory. Most recently my nephews and I have discovered black light miniature golf. Walking through and seeing glowing dinosaurs and crazy bright smiles is a lot of fun.
So why not bring that fun to some every day type of games? A black light is fairly inexpensive and kids are obsessed with new things, even if it is really an old thing made new because now it's played in the dark under a black light!