10/5/08

Merry Thanksgivoween!

At our local Joann store, the stockings are hung by the jack-o-lanterns with care, in the hopes that turkey day will soon be here. Does this make anyone else sad? On the positive side, it allows us to get a head start on all our Christmas crafting...right?

I am going to stick with my Halloween decor for now. I don't usually do any Halloween decorating, but it was an excuse to craft something.

**Edited to say**
**I changed this up a bit in a future post. Click here to see the new version**
On top of my entertainment center. The little black votives are my version of these:

Go to Family Fun for the instructions.


I can't get a good picture, but there are spiders and spiderwebs woven into the iron thingy. The orange candles just have glitter chipboard stickers on them.

These are for some thank you gifts. It is orange tulle with green pipe cleaners for stems. I used the kids fingerprints and decorated the tags. In the magazine clipping that I have (from several years ago, so I can't tell you what magazine.) they used orange jelly beans instead of candy corn and it was way cuter, but jelly beans are $4/lb and candy corn is not.

54 comments:

goooooood girl said...
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M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

LOVE all these ideas. I'll be sure to pass your site on to my kids who have little kiddos. Thanks so much!!!
M.L.

Joy said...

I love the little pumpkins favors! They're soooo cute.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I'm totally being a night owl here. Anyway...no, that blog banner is actually the top of the bookcase you see Princess G. standing in front of in my Fall post.
If you go to my September posts, you will see a link mentioned there (as a tutorial) to make those fabric pumpkins. They're made out of upholstery fabircs.
M.L.

m said...

cute pumpkin favors:)

Bella Casa said...

Love those candy corn pumpkins, too cute! Nice to meet you :)

Bella

Darlene said...

Cute ideas and I especially love the little thank you gifts...too cute!!!

Messy Jessy MN said...

About your tulle pumpkins...In Minnesota we would say, "Oh for cute!"

Jodie Allen said...

totally stealing that pumpkin idea for teacher gifts!!! thanks!

new every morning said...

Ooh! How fun!
I adore those little candy corn pumpkins!
I'm so stealing that idea for my own kids and the kids at my preschool!

Stephanie said...

Love your ideas! I think you just provided me with classroom gifts for my 8 year old! That is, if I can find orange tulle! :)

Angie said...

love the pumpkins! Maybe we will do it for kindergarten snack

AJ said...

I love those little tulle pumpkins! I think I'm going to have to steal your idea:)

Becky said...

So may cute ideas. I love the little pumpkin treats. The wording in the beginning of your post was great
Becky

Nichole said...

The little spooky eyes votive holders are really cute! Fun decor! :o)

Stephanie said...

cute cute cute ideas!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

those pumkin favors are too cute! You did an excellent job!

Astrid said...

Those pumpkin treats are too stinking cute! :)

Amber said...

The mini candy-corn pumpkin gifts are adorable! Awesome idea!

Vintage Mommy said...

I love EVERYTHING you did here!

You're so creative!

Kimberly said...

Oooo, I love the candy corn pumpkins way more than orange jelly bean pumpkins! And yes, all this smooshing together of holidays and almost overlooking Thanksgiving does make me sad!

Love the title of your post :D

Michelle said...

adorable! I think it looks perfect with the candy corn!
oh, and I had no clue jelly beans were that much!

Connie said...

So cute! I love those little bags of candy! Who can I give them to?

Mary said...

Love your craftiness! I never get into the Halloween spirit, probably a good thing!

I am so glad to have re-found your blog. You keep posting to mine and I couldn't find yours!

I will bookmark now for future reference!

Meghan said...

So crafty!
Love it!

Amy said...

Great idea!! The favors would be great for my kids class at church.

Cameo said...

I love your boo candles. So pretty! Those favors are a great idea. I just love creative people. :o)

Joy said...

The pumpkin favors turned out awesome! Very cute candles too.

tiffany said...

Your opening story about Joann's is hilarious....so true! I live in the south and all that fake furry snow and glowing fireplaces make me feel smothered! I am just trying to welcome and enjoy fall as well! Like your blog!

Kimba said...

Love your commentary on Thansgivoween! Hilarious!

And your projects are wonderful too! That ironwork is beautiful. I have a piece that's very similar. I'm so going to to steal your idea and stick some fake spider webs in it. They'll be really good for hiding the real webs that are already there. ;-)

Thanks for coming to my party.

Happy halloween!
Kimba

Julie said...

THe pumpkins are amazing! Candy corn is way yummier and more Fall-ish. Totally using that idea. Thanks!

squawmama said...

Neew to your blog and just want to say.. How cute are your decorations and I Love Love Love The favor idea... will be passing that along to my daughters.. Thanks for posting.. Come by and visit me if you would like...

Donna

Jennifer said...

Those party favor sare too adorable!!

Traci said...

I love the little goodie bags! So cute.

Kimberly said...

Christian, I left a followup comment on the Autumn tablescape post on my blog but wasn't sure if you'd signed up to be sent follow up comments, so thought I'd drop you a note here, too.

I'd be SO flattered to have you use any of the elements you like. If you are able to use an idea or two will you take a picture and send it to me so I can see how things turned out? kimberly(dot)yates(at)gmail(dot)com You made my day, lady!

Ben and Sarah said...

Love the ideas...we didn't take pics of the fashion show, unfortunately, but it went very well.

Laurel MacD said...

Cute little pumpkins - my daughter would love them.

Bella Casa said...

Back for my 2nd trip and just love your candles :)

I got that Grapevine Tree at a little shop in downtown Kokomo, IN. I also have a tabletop one that I got at a garage sale here in MI.

I have never seen them in stores here.

You could look online but I think the shipping would be very high.

I saw a real flimsy table top one at Big Lots yesterday for $20! The ones I have are very well made and I would recommend getting one like that because it will last forever...that one at Big Lots looked like it might last a year or 2 if you were lucky. Too bad it wasn't better quality.

You could ask a Lawn/Garden store or Craft store if they could order one for you...it might be cheaper for them to get it for you than buying one yourself online..I'm really not sure..but those are the ideas I have about getting one.

Or heck...you could even send an email to Craigslist saying you are looking for one, you never know, you might find one :)

Good Luck!

Bella

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, great post! I love those little pumpkins, they are soooo cute. And don't we all need to make some gifts as thank you's? That is a great idea.
Hey have an awesome week.
Debbie

Jessica said...

I love your ideas, the eyeball votive candles are too cute and the candycorn pumpkins are great I think I will do this for my class for halloween. Oh and BTW I found you through Tip Junkie.

Parkers said...

Your decorations look so professional! (In a very crafty and creative way of course!) I must say that our jack o'lantern and costumes are about all the halloween decor that we do around here. Maybe someday ...
I DO have 2 blogs. Our family one is just that, family happenings and really to keep out of town family up to date on kids pics, etc. Then my own blog I try to focus on the things that I am learning/doing to live out Prov 31 practically!

GingerLouise said...

I am having a halloween party and stealing some of your ideas too! They are wonderful! Come by my blog for a halloween giveaway!

Kayden said...

I love Halloween decorations..! Those candy corn pumpkins are looking cute and yummy.

jenjen said...

I love the thank you favors you made. So cute!

Positively Creative! said...

Those are all so dang cute!! I really like the chipboard letters on the candles, and the candycorn thangs are super cute, I might have to do this for my girls YW handout...too cute!!
I love your blog by the way!!

Carrie said...

Holey comment crack!! Were you featured somewhere to bring all that traffic to your blog??

To answer your question about honeybees--no one really knows. Keepers are finding their hives desserted with no dead bees in sight, so they could just be leaving their man-made hives. There is a lot of conflicting information out there, but the bottom line is that nobody has any idea what is going on.

You can google it (colony collapse disorder), but take everything you read with a grain of salt. I repeat--NO ONE knows, even though there are those who say they have the answer.

My husband works with bumblebees, but the specific species is not indigenous west of the Rockies. They are working on finding an effective pollinator that is indigenous.

Hope that's helpful. Sorry it took so long, but I haven't been able to comment since last Thursday.

S said...

Christian- it's me Susan- your long lost friend...please shoot me an email w/your current email address- i have not had it! miss you!

Mod Girl said...

Aren't you fun! So very cute. Good work, Christian!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Love the favors. Very creative. Love your blog.

Bridget said...

Well, it IS too soon for Christmas, but I love seeing the fall and harvest decorations. The candy corn thank yous gifts are so cute!

Chelsea Van Tol said...

Those little treat bags are to die for!

Tracy @ our Journey said...

I am going to try to do the candles....but instead of doing a Halloween theme, I think I am going to do harvest or autumn or something like that!

Cute idea!

Lena~ said...

You are soooooo crafty~ I love the ideas!!! I might do the candy corns for school parties. How cute!!!

Blueteam said...

Hey there,

we just saw your Pumpkin Thank you gifts and they are amazingly cute!
I’m writing from bulbinblue.com, a new, non-profit website for creative ideas and crafts. We’d love to feature your tutorial (text and pictures too) in our upcoming Halloween section. If you are interested, please e-mail us at the address given!

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