Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY: Owl Trick-or-Treat Bucket

There is still time left to make your own trick-or-treat bucket for Halloween with this easy tutorial. The kids will love the spooky owl bucket idea and the neighbors will not be able to resist filling them with candy. You'll need just a few things to make your owl bucket and you can finish the project by following only the five simple steps. You can find the materials list and the instructions for this fantastic tutorial here.

Fall Cushions

These new nature inspired cushions are perfect to spark up some fall decor color ideas and gets you to bring out the fall colors in your home! From the top: owl cushion, fox knitted cushiondeer cushionneedlepoint owl cushion, owl woven cushionbird knitted cushion.

Friday, October 17, 2014

10 Easy Halloween Crafts

Recycled toilet paper tube Halloween creatures, from here.

I've prepared this final post for the week with some of the best Halloween crafts from around the web. There are so many talented bloggers out there who put lot of time and effort, and who deserve a feature! These easy diy Halloween crafts are perfect to get into the trick-or-treating night spirit. I hope you find something that you would want to make to decorate your house this Halloween.

Have a beautiful weekend! I'll see you on Monday, until then you can join the party on facebook.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mibo Children Books

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UK based design studio Mibo of designer and illustrator Madeleine Rogers has just recently released a new series of children's book that consists of three adorable books filled with charming illustrations of animals such as snowy owl, walrus, polar bear etc. Each book covers five animals that are explored through rhyme, pictures and pull-out 2D figures that can be easily constructed into 3D. With two spreads dedicated to each animal, adults will be able to read the short playful rhyme on each spread to children and look at the bright illustrations to teach them about the animal and its environment.

The paper animals can be pulled out from the perforated pages contained in back of the book and turned into 3D figures by just a simple folds and a few dabs of glue. The book will help kids to develop motor skills and encourage them to create imaginative world of their own. The Jungle Crew, The Polar Pack and The Safari Set  are fun and educational books that every child will love to have! Available online here.

Halloween Owl Cookies

Hayley of The Domestic Rebel loves to bake and is an owl lover. She combined two of her passions to create these Owl Cookies for Halloween. She says on her blog: "The idea isn’t new; in fact, many have made these cuties into cupcakes, which I love! But I wanted to switch it up a bit by turning these cutie little hoots into cookies." I think it's a genius idea because as we get closer to the ultimate trick-or-treating night, we find ourselves neck deep down in so many other things that preparing dessert is moved to the back burner. 

With this quick recipe, you can create a homemade Halloween treat without spending too much time (or freaking out!). Hayley has shared the recipe of making the cookies and instructions on decorating them on her blog. While you are on her blog, check out her other adorable recipes such as "pumpkin whoopie pies", "mummy bites" etc.