Saturday, October 12, 2019

(Tutorial) Thanksgiving Paper Pumpkin and 12 Tags......So Many Possibilities!

 (We're back with this fun pumpkin tutorial and the Thanksgiving tags!)
Now here's a pumpkin that will last and last. These paper pumpkins are great for a centerpiece for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. (just choose the appropriate cardstock for each holiday) We made them for our Thanksgiving table for the decorations down the middle of the table but it would also be nice to make a different one for each guest and place them at the top of their plates.

Click HERE to get the 12 Thanksgiving tags 
See photo of all tags below

We used double-sided scrapbook paper so a color/design shows through on the inside.  We cut 12 strips   7" tall x 1" wide.  Punch a small hole in each end.  We inked the edges of the strips but this is an optional step. We bought both scrapbook papers at Archivers  The acorn print paper can be found HERE and the orange print can be found HERE  Buy it online or ask for it at your local craft/scrapbook paper store.

Choose two brads that match your scrapbook paper. Put one in each end. Then bend the strips in the middle (so it looks like a capital C) Then start making the circle by pulling out each strip.

This is what the pumpkin will look like when you've got all the strips pulled into a circle.

We used the EK Success leaf punch for this project. (Find it HERE and HERE) The leaf measures 2 1/4" top to bottom and side to side. If you want your leaves to be two different colors just cut out two leaves, (2 colors) Cut one of the leaves in half  and glue on a a whole leaf. Then score or fold the leaf down the middle and on the sides. We inked the leaves in a chestnut brown ink.

If you don't have a leaf punch you could either draw and cut out your own or use silk leaves. Real leaves is a good option too.

You could use all one color for your leaves or multiple colors. Choose colors that match the pumpkin paper. They don't necessarily have to be green. We used the brad as an anchor for the stem, leaves and tendrils.

Cut out the stem 6" x 1/2" and curl as shown above.  Cut tendrils 1/8" to 1/2"  x 6" (depending on what you like) and wrap around a pencil to curl it.  The pumpkin measures 16" around and 4" tall, without the stem and 6" tall, with the stem. You can make these pumpkins larger if you like, just cut the strips a little longer.

There are 12 different "Give Thanks" Tags for you to choose from. Just back each tag with a 2" scallop or round punched paper. Ink before putting it together. We used foam tabs to attach the tag pieces to each other. 

We've made up 12 Thanksgiving tags and want to share with everyone.  We cut the white tag using a 1 1/2" scallop circle. The back piece is cut out of a 2" scallop circle. You can use round punches too. Add your favorite kind of embellishments and make them even more unique!

Click HERE to get the 12 Thanksgiving Tags
(print out as many as you need) 

Here is our second sample. We used a piece of scrapbook paper that was double sided and flipped every other strip to get this look.  You may want to bend the leaves a little so they hug the pumpkin. Here is my inspiration for the pumpkins.


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Friday, October 11, 2019

Gotta See Thanksgiving 3D Pumpkin Place Cards and Thanksgiving Tablescape & Decor

We Love Thankgiving around here and what a fun way to decorate your Thanksgiving dinner table than with these cute Personalized Place cards. It's a beautiful way to start your table decor. With the earth tones they are sure to fit right in with any of your other decorations.  

We've searched the internet to find photos of beautiful Thanksgiving table settings that would suit our Thanksgiving place cards. Find them below and Enjoy! 

Yes, we will personalize all the place cards you purchase.

This Pumpkin Centerpiece would be perfect for the table with our pumpkin place cards!  There's even a tutorial for you to see HERE

We gather all the supplies needed to make these Thanksgiving place cards. All you do is assemble. Everything is included, organized and individually packaged to make a smooth and easy assembly. Click HERE to see both the polkadot and the check place cards

Get all the details on how this tablescape was put together and how she did it HERE Love the simplicity of the design. Looks super easy.

These place cards are so easy to assemble and come with a printed tutorial to make it a breeze.

I think this one just might be my favorite one. It's simple but very pretty.  See more photos HERE

Here is our second design for a Thanksgiving place card. It's a bit more formal still with all the earth tone colors. Still easy to assemble.

We are also including a printed tutorial to make assembly even easier for you.

This design comes with personalized name tags too.

Here's a simple tablescape using a burlap runner, greenery, pinecones and clementines. You could substitute the clementines for the small pumpkins and this would look great with our place cards! Get more information and see more photos HERE

 You'll love the textured paper that we used for these pumpkin.
(This pumpkin is a different shade than the polkadot and check design-still beautiful!

If you can glue and use foam dots then this will be a breeze for you!

Heirloom pumpkins just make this Thanksgiving table. It seems that the white pumpkins are VERY popular now.  See more photos and get more information HERE

Guaranteed to make your Thanksgiving dinner table look gorgeous!
CLICK HERE to see all Designs and get some for your holiday dinner table.


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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

35 Fun Halloween Games, Treats and Ideas for your Halloween Party

It's time to start thinking about what kind of fun games you'll want for your Halloween Party or school Halloween party? Well we've gathered up some fun ideas for maybe your job just got a little easier.

To start off, how about an inexpensive game of Halloween "Boo" Bowling?  It's a game the kids are going to love to do more than once.  Get more Details HERE

What's a Halloween party without a Halloween matching game?  This one has all your favorite characters and is good for all ages.  Just print on white cardstock and cut out with 2 ¼" round punch.    AVAILABLE HERE

Check-it-out-Halloween Bingo Game.  Fun for school or home Halloween parties.  There are several different sizes of this Bingo game plus a number calling sheet (2)  Get more details HERE

What a fun treat for your Halloween Party!  Your co-workers and employees would love one of these sweet treats too. Click here

Hand out a fun Halloween Treat.....Our Halloween candy wraps are good for party favors, teacher appreciation gifts, for trick or treaters or neighbors when you do "You've Been Booed"  There are 32 different wraps and 12 different tags. Click HERE for more information

Something WICKED this way comes!  A solid chocolate regular size Hershey candy bar all wrapped up in Halloween fun! Click HERE

Pin the bow tie on the Skeleton.....What a fun party game.  Find this game HERE

Print out this fun game at Family Crafts  or make your own spider web and have fun pinning the spider on the web! You can even Pin the mouth of the Pumpkin or pin the mount on the bat!

Have Dracula and Frankenstein at your Halloween Party whether it is at home or at the office.  Choose one of both. Click here

Make a backyard bowling alley. Add a few drops of food coloring to ten clear plastic bottles of water. Stand them up on flat ground, use party streamers as lane margins, and score a strike for saving cashCLICK HERE

 Here's something fun for your children's teacher as a gift for Halloween. Very easy and inexpensive. Tag attached says "You are doing a Boo-ti-ful Job, thanks!" Find out how they made it HERE

Our friendly Monsters will be a hit at your party or with your family and friends AND trick or treaters. Click HERE

This Witch Hat Ring Toss looks like a lot of fun and easy to make!  Click HERE

We did this cute balloon game last year and it was so much fun. We slipped candy into the balloons and then blew them up and attached to a large piece of cardboard. So much fun to it a perfect pumpkin? No, but have you ever seen a perfect pumpkin (other than man made ones at the craft store?) The kids love this game and we have made it a family tradition. Just be sure to buy your orange balloons early as that color tends to disappear.  Find all the directions HERE

Eat if you dare!  These cute Halloween treat bags can hold your favorite Halloween Treats for your favorite people. Click HERE

The kids will like this bean bag toss-Use a refrigerator box and cut out a candy corn, or make it out of wood for something you could use every year.  Easy! Get more info here  HERE

Or make  a Pumpkin Bean Toss Game
Get more information  HERE

You use pinatas at birthday parties....why not at a Halloween party-The kids are going to love this!   Click  HERE

Halloween Smores would be so much fun! Use Halloween colored sprinkles and you're set! Click  HERE

Make individual treat containers or one large pumpkin/bat treat container. You can get the larger sized buckets at the dollar stores for, you guessed it, $1.00 
 Click  HERE

It's the awesome Mystery Box!  Put party favors inside or freaky Halloween surprises....either way it will definitely be a mystery. Click  HERE

A candy a day keeps the Monsters Away. The perfect party favor. All packaged and ready for your guests to take home. In the meantime it can be part of your Halloween decorations or centerpiece. Click Here

Get the kids to help you make these awesome Halloween Masks-Get all the info  HERE

These darling treat bags are super easy to make and will make your Halloween prize/treats all that more special!  Get all the details HERE

October 31st! Our favorite day of the year....  Hand out Hershey chocolate bars this year. You will be the envy of all the neighbors.  Or take them to the office. Your co-workers will love them, even your employees would love a sweet treat. Click HERE

I love to bowl, how about you? These decorated cans (look like baby formula cans)  make a fun bowling game. Use a real pumpkin for the bowling ball or a real ball. Have fun decorating the cans with your Halloween scrapbook paper. Looks like fun!  (Find that size pumpkins at the dollar stores) See lots of photos plus the tutorial-CLICK HERE

This looks like another bowling game. I like how they wrapped up the basketball with gauze and added googly eyes. What's under the ghosts?  Find out HERE 

 This is an oldie but goodie but still a very fun game for the kids. See what they suggest you put in the "mystery Bowls" by clicking  HERE

Bone-a-fied Scavenger Hunt This is a sweet game that the kids will really like. Read all about it HERE

Stash some of your favorite Halloween treats in these treat bags. They will hold as little or as much as you want. The recipients will be thrilled! Click Here

Halloween Balancing Act-Be sure to have Spiders....The kids wouldn't want to fall off into the spiders!.  Read more about this fun game HERE

Not a game but a really cute and easy centerpiece. Sooooo Simple, I'm telling you. Read all about it HERE

I know it's going to be a cold night where I live on Halloween, and what could be better than a Ghostly Hot Chocolate?  See how they made it HERE

Use your wonderful imagination!  How do you want to play it? Let the kids throw things into the buckets... (Spiders, bats, bones etc. get them at the dollar store)  then add up the numbers on the buckets that he actually got something in. The one with the highest numbers wins the game?  Find out how this game was put together  CLICK HERE

Poke-a-Pumpkin! Doesn't this look like fun.  Could put treats and toys inside....could also make it a matching game with Halloween pictures or cards inside the cups.  Get more details about it  over at Project Deneler

Find 13 more Halloween games  at the blog "Single Mummy" Click HERE  

Need Halloween Treat inspiration?  We've found 18 different Halloween treats that look so Yummy and Fun.  CLICK HERE  


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