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Children’s Room

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve waited so long now it’s finally here. With everyone in the holiday spirit, decorating is high on the list of ways to show the world how you feel. Let’s see what people are doing to be festive.

Check out these décor ideas for your Child’s room.

 

Family Gratitude Pumpkin

Happy Saturday! For our kids, and all you 9-5ers, this is the best day of the week. It feels like you have so much time, making it the perfect day for family fun!

Check out this activity:

Thanksgiving Grateful Idea
Family Gratitude Pumpkin

What You Need:

  • Pumpkin (real or faux)
  • 2-2.5’ long ribbon
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Scissors

Directions:

  • Start by cleaning your pumpkin, and allow it to dry.
  •  Next, you’ll need a 2-2.5’ long ribbon to tie around the stem.
  • Then write on the pumpkin what you are thankful for.

Family Room

Don’t you just love the fall? It is my favorite time of year, the weather is perfectly cool and breezy, signaling that the holidays are coming. One of the best parts is that people start really getting into decorating, with everyone showing off their style and love for the season.

Check out these décor ideas for your family room.

 

DIY Dollar Store Burlap Fall Wreath

Happy Saturday! For our kids, and all you 9-5ers, this is the best day of the week. It feels like you have so much time, making it the perfect day for family fun!

Check out this activity:

What You Need:

  • Straw Wreath or Pool Noodle or Foam Wreath
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Cut Out Embellishments or Free Printable (You have to sign up with the bloggers mailing list)
  • Glass Head Sewing Pins

Directions:

  • Gather supplies.
  • Wrap the straw wreath with the burlap fabric.
  • Pin the ends of the ribbon to the straw wreath.
  • Cut the free printable or your own embellishment by hand or use a Cricut.
  • Use push pins to attach flowers or bats and moon to the wreath.
  • Add ribbon and hang anywhere in your home!

Foyer/Entryway

Don’t you just love the fall? It is my favorite time of year, the weather is perfectly cool and breezy, signaling that the holidays are coming. One of the best parts is that people start really getting into decorating, with everyone showing off their style and love for the season.

Check out these décor ideas for your foyer or entryway.

 

Handprint Fall Ornaments

Happy Saturday! For our kids, and all you 9-5ers, this is the best day of the week. It feels like you have so much time, making it the perfect day for family fun!

Check out this activity:

What You Need:

  • 1 cup of warm water AND 1 tablespoon of warm water
  • 1 cup of salt AND 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour plus extra AND 2 tablespoons of salt
  • orange and green food coloring
  • orange acrylic paint
  • cotton ball

Directions:

  • In one bowl, combine the cup of warm water and orange food coloring. In another bowl, combine the tablespoon of warm water and green food coloring. Add as much food coloring to achieve the color that you want.
Salt, Flour, and Food Coloring
  • Add the salt to the colored waters. Stir thoroughly until some of the salt begins to dissolve.
Orange Water and Salt
  • Slowly mix the flour into the salt water mixtures. Use a silicone spatula for easier stirring.
Stirring in the Flour to the Orange Salt Water
Making Green Salt Dough
  • The salt dough will be rather sticky. Kneed the dough with your hands, adding extra flour until the dough becomes firm but neither crumbly nor sticky. If you plan to continue your project later, place the dough in an airtight container for up to a few days. Form the salt dough into a ball.
Ball of Orange Salt Dough
Ball of Green Salt Dough
  • Place a ball of orange salt dough onto a piece of waxed paper. Use a rolling pin to carefully roll the dough ball flat.
Rolling Out the Orange Salt Dough Ball
  • Roll a small piece of green salt dough into a cylinder. Moisten one end of the cylinder with water. Stick the green piece onto the flattened orange ball to form the pumpkin stem. Carefully roll the green cylinder as flat as the orange section.
Adding a Green Stem to the Orange Salt Dough
  • Use a pin to prick many small air holes on the back of the salt dough pumpkin.
Pricking the Back of the Salt Dough with a Pin
  • Carefully flip the salt dough pumpkin over onto a greased baking sheet. Remove the wax paper.
Flipping the Salt Dough Pumpkin Over
  • Press your handprints and/or footprints into the salt dough.
Adding Footprints and Handprints to the Salt Dough Pumpkin
  • Use a pin or knife to inscribe the pumpkin with the year or any other information. Also poke a hanging hole through the dough near the top.
Adding the Date to the Salt Dough Pumpkin
  • Preheat the oven to 250º. If you have a convection oven, use the convection setting. Bake your salt dough pumpkin ornament until the surface of the dough begins to brown slightly. Remove the baked salt dough ornaments from the oven. The dough will continue to harden during cooling. Allow the ornaments to cool completely.
Baked Salt Dough Pumpkin
Baked Salt Dough Pumpkins
  • Once the salt dough pumpkins cool, use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of acrylic paint on your hands and/or feet. Press the paint prints into the prints on the salt dough pumpkin. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.
Adding Acrylic Paint Prints to the Pumpkins
  • Seal the pumpkin fall salt dough ornaments with a clear protective enamel spray.
Wall of Salt Dough Ornaments
  • Hang the finished pumpkin ornaments on your wall to enjoy. Happy autumn!

Buffet Table

Don’t you just love the fall? It is my favorite time of year, the weather is perfectly cool and breezy, signaling that the holidays are coming. One of the best parts is that people start really getting into decorating, with everyone showing off their style and love for the season.

Check out these décor ideas for the buffet table in your dining room.

 

String Art Pumpkin

Happy Saturday! For our kids, and all you 9-5ers, this is the best day of the week. It feels like you have so much time, making it the perfect day for family fun!

Check out this activity:

What You Need:

  • wood
  • paint or stain
  • sand paper (optional)
  • small wire brad nails
  • hammer
  • embroidery thread
  • scissors
  • pumpkin template

Directions:

  • Start by painting or staining your piece of wood. If you want a more distressed look, sand the edges a little with sandpaper after the paint has dried.
  • Print out a pumpkin template that is roughly the same size as the piece of wood. You can find free clipart shapes by using Google or if you have a Cricut or Silhouette, you can design your template in the software program and print it out.
This pumpkin string art project is such a simple craft to make and will add the perfect pop of fall to your table or mantel!

  • Place the template on top of the wood and start hammering in the nails. Hammer the nails right through the paper using the lines on the template as a guide. Make sure not to hammer them in too far, about halfway down works well, and space them evenly throughout.
This pumpkin string art project is such a simple craft to make and will add the perfect pop of fall to your table or mantel!

  • After all the nails are in place, pull up the paper template to reveal your pumpkin design.
  • Take one end of the embroidery thread and tie it in a knot around one of the nails. Start the stringing process by wrapping the thread around each nail, going up, down, across, or diagonal. Continue this process until the pumpkin shape is filled with string. Tie off the end to a nail and trim any excess with scissors.
This pumpkin string art project is such a simple craft to make and will add the perfect pop of fall to your table or mantel!

  • Using brown thread, I repeated the stringing steps to create the stem. Get creative with your string art – use different colors or even create a pattern with the string by zig zagging back & forth. So many possibilities!
This pumpkin string art project is such a simple craft to make and will add the perfect pop of fall to your table or mantel!

Kitchen Centerpieces

Don’t you just love the fall? It is my favorite time of year, the weather is perfectly cool and breezy, signaling that the holidays are coming. One of the best parts is that people start really getting into decorating, with everyone showing off their style and love for the season.

Check out these décor ideas for centerpieces in your kitchen.

Puffy Ghost Halloween Craft

Happy Saturday! For our kids, and all you 9-5ers, this is the best day of the week. It feels like you have so much time, making it the perfect day for family fun!

Check out this activity:

What You Need:

  • Cardstock paper
  • Elmer’s liquid school glue
  • Cotton balls
  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Black yarn

Directions:

1. Draw your own ghost or download this puffy ghost template from the original post. (You will be asked to join her mailing list)

2. Cut out the ghost(s). If your kid is the one doing the cutting, remember it doesn’t have to be perfect. The ghost will be covered up by cotton balls anyway!

Puffy-Ghost-Cut-Out-Template

3. Glue the cotton balls on the ghost. 

Puffy Ghost Glue Cotton Balls On

4. Cut out eyes and mouth for the ghost from the black construction paper.

5. Glue the eyes and mouth on the ghost.

Puffy Ghost Cotton Balls on Black
Happy Puffy Ghost on Black

6. Optional: Tape a piece of black yarn on the back of the ghosts and hang them up on your wall or doorknobs!

Puffy Ghosts on Doorknob