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.

How to Make Owl Pumpkin with Sharpie

There are many other ways to decorate pumpkins without carving. Last week, I shared some of the creative and fun ideas with which you could decorate a Halloween pumpkin which requires no carving at all! I came across yet another inspirational tutorial by Ashley that teaches how to decorate a pumpkin using a sharpie pen. I think is a pretty simple and unique idea especially if you haven't gotten around to decorating your pumpkins yet! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween Special: Things I like This Week

If you are just getting in the holiday spirit or need some original ideas for your Halloween style then I have these fabulous finds for you. I hope you like them as much as I do and find something to make this Halloween even more special.

DIY: Owl Treat Bucket

This handmade owl bucket is a creative idea that is simple to construct and is way more stylish than your store bought plastic candy buckets. This inexpensive and fun Halloween craft is perfect for trick-or-treating or place it on table filled with your favorite candy.

Go to this click for the materials need for making your own bucket and for the instructions that come with images. Check out the other two buckets shared under the same link which are equally spooky-cool!

Layered Felt Masks For Your Halloween Pumpkins

How would you like to trick your pumpkin in these bewitching animal Halloween masks? Lia Griffith has created these fun masks to decorate pumpkins for Halloween. To make these masks you'll need just a few things like pumpkins, craft felt, googly eyes, glue and paint.

The DIY comes with printable patterns for each of the animals that you can download and enlarge or reduce to fit your pumpkins. Each pattern has two pages for each animal’s pattern as well as a guide to assemble all of the pieces. Go to the link given above for downloading the templates and for the complete tutorial.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kirsty Davidson

Kirsty Davidson is a Melbourne based artist who creates limited edition prints inspired by her surroundings and fauna. "Predator or prey I embraced and saw purity in the living creatures within the natural realm" is the inspiration for her work. Her paintings are beautifully textured and layred with a vibrant color palette that consists of earthen tones.

Visit her website to learn more about her work and read her wonderful interview on Daily Imprint. If you wish to buy any of her prints then you can find all her available prints in her online store here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mommy and Me Halloween Owl Costume

It's no surprise that kids' Halloween costumes are very expensive and chances are they'll never be used again. Either the kids will grow out of them or they want to be a new charcter next year. So I was thrilled to discover this tutorial by Camila of Titi Crafty a graphic designer as well as crafter who created "Mommy and Me Halloween Owl Costumes"that you can make yourself! With the easy to follow instructions you can create the owl costume for your little one and one for yourself. What better way to get in on the fun than dressing up with your little one! Right?

The tutorail comes with printable templates. You can find the links to download the template for the wings, face and hood under the post on Camila's blog.

Halloween Dimensional Art

Good morning friends, I hope you all had a restful weekend and now are ready for a busy holiday season. To help you get you started on the holiday craft, I have a fun project that you can make in a single afternoon. To create "Halloween Dimensional Art" you will need the image featuring a pumpkin head child with an owl on a tree branch that can be downloaded for free from the link given below. By following a simple set of instructions you can turn the image into a wonderful decoration for mantle without spending too much money. For the list of materials needed for the project and the instructions go here.