|Posted on October 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
Here are a few last minute Halloween decorations you can make with what's in your recycling bin!
Plastic Bag Pompom Pumpkins
Use orange (or orange and black) plastic grocery bags to create large pompom pumpkins. These will last forever (unfortunately).
Book Page Gourds
Have you already gone ahead and bought your pumpkins and gourds but have no time to carve and/or decorate them. Forget about it. Just tear some pages out of your old telephone books and slap these on with a bit of glue. Now that's gourd for you!!
Light Up the Night
Chinese lantern (physalis) pods make a wonderful display that you can keep up until Thanksgiving. Just insert the light bulbs of battery-powered string lights into each little seed pod and drape over a mirror.
Here's a nifty way to serve up Halloween treats for your kiddies. Empty your eggs, wash carefully, add a few treats then a witch hat and mask. A cracking good idea don't you think!
Grab a few bottles from the recycling bin and decorate with horrifying Halloween labels. You can find loads online or make your own. These are best for your grown-up parties.
Your recycling bin is truly a great source of inspiration.
|Posted on October 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on October 20, 2017 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
The Halloween workshop for kids at the JPRA was a success even though more kids showed up than I had planned for. We made bat necklaces using cardboard along with drinking straw necklaces. By far the most popular project were these 'rosettes' decorating pencils.
Because the time for this workshop was only an hour, I came up with the idea to use cupcake liners to create the rosettes to decorate pencils - no folding or cutting required. To ensure that the rosettes kept their shape, a small piece of cardboard was inserted between the liners.
|Posted on October 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
The Halloween Rosette Workshop was a sellout with some really creative participants. We had a great time at Pot and Pantry making rosettes for Halloween decorating.