Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Handmade Halloween!

  Here it is...the final installment of a Handmade Halloween. This was, perhaps, my favourite craft this year. It was easy to do, took very little time and few materials and turned out pretty darn cool. I found this idea on, one of my most favourite websites ever. All you need is construction paper, scissors, tape and a bat shape stencil and you are ready to go. I chose to stick my bat cutouts on the window, but you could also create a really neat bat mobile if you so desire. Easy peasy, right?

At the risk of sounding slightly cheesy.....have a spooktacular Halloween!

Love, Bean

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Handmade Halloween - Part II

Here is another way to add some handmade to your Halloween. Not sure if I have mentioned this before, but I am a big fan of mason jars and the colour orange -so when I found this idea online, I was pumped my friend. The inspiration comes from They call them Mason Jar Luminaries, which sounds way fancier than mason jar pumpkiny things....but whatever. Again, a really simple and easy craft to do. Instead of using tissue paper, I used transparent ribbon (leftovers from the Halloween wreath..)to wrap around the jar. A little black construction paper and a glue gun and you have yourself a mason jar pumpkiny thing! Pop a battery operated candle in there, and you are good to go.

Stay tuned for Part III tomorrow....just in time for Halloween!
Love, Bean

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Handmade Halloween

Halloween wreath


It's been awhile. A loooooooooooooong while. Things have been very crazy here, leaving not too much time to update the blog. Plus, besides the odd granny square or two, I have been very uncrafty for the past little while. Halloween, however, has put me back in the DIY spirit (ha ha...spirit...get it?). I have three spooky DIY projects to share with you - just in time for All Hallow's Eve. The first? A very cool feather boa Halloween wreath. This was inspired by a project I saw on a Christmas decorating show featuring my favourite, Sarah Richardson (for you non-Canadians...Google her...she rocks!). It's very simple, requires few supplies, and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. All you need is a wreath form (or really any solid circular item), a feather boa and some ribbon to complete the look. Wrap the feather boa around the wreath form, hang with a bow and...ta have a very creepy Halloween wreath ready to hang!

Stay tuned for part II tomorrow.....

Love, Bean