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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Method has a campaign to support a search for the cure. The Pink Your Sink scents smell amazing and will be available here and in stores the next 6 months. Here are some pretty pink things I found recently.
What I’ve learned is that kid’s parties are always better with a project, game or activity planned. What I’ve also learned is that kids love anything on a stick – which I discovered this summer when I tied a balloon to a stick in the park for my boys. They were entertained for quite a long time, while I watched in surprise at how much fun they were having.
I was inspired to make a set of ghosts that we could then bring to a ‘Ghost Party’ in our local park. The ghosts were actually so easy to make, the only thing I had to buy was a bottle of starch from the grocery store, and some wooden dowels from the hardware store – everything else you probably already have around your house.
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This week I worked with Chloe Fleury on some really fun paper party ideas. If you don’t know Chloe’s work, she is a crazy talented paper artist (see her website here.) The first project we are sharing today is a paper party necklace that Chloe came up with. It is such an original idea. Instead of a party hat or a crown of flowers you can give your guest of honor a festive necklace to wear. I love this idea for a birthday party or a shower. You can change the style or colors of your necklace depending on the theme of the party. It is a really easy project, it took about 20 minutes to make the necklace. Find the full instructions and photos right here.
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by Jenny Batt
I like simple Halloween decorations, nothing too fancy or scary. Not too much glitter or glitz and no blood. I have wanted a plain haunted house for along time and check my options every year. When I found these plain paper mache houses, I knew I had my winner. Add a little spray paint and voila. The perfect Halloween house.
You will need:
paper mache house
chalkboard spray paint
yellow tissue paper
Gather your supplies. Take your house outside and spray paint the insides of the house and roof. This should be a nice thin and even coat of paint. Let dry. Repeat and let dry. Flip over the roof and spray paint the outside of it with two thin coats like before. Also paint the outside of the house, too. If it is too cold outside to spray paint, we were pushing it at our house, you can buy regular chalkboard paint to brush on.
Once dry, take the house back inside. Cut 3 sheets of tissue paper to fit the inside of the windowed walls of the house. Tape it inside the house, making sure the tissue lays flat against the windows. Repeat for all three windowed walls. That’s it.
A spooky house that isn’t too spooky. A brush of black glitter would be fun on the roof. Add haunted words or a ghost or two with chalk. Add an LED votive to the inside of these and they glow at night, very spooky, and have a Haunted Halloween!
This Project doesn’t really need a step-by-step tutorial but sometimes it is nice to see how someone made something, even if it is simple. This project is really easy, you just need paint and brown paper.
Gor the Geometric Runners: Take a piece of paper and paint a line. From there paint other connecting lines. The key is to always make sure the end result is triangles. It is actually really fun to make, almost therapeutic.
For the Polka Dot Runners: We just used our fingers to make the circles. It was easy.
After the paint dries cut the paper just larger than the plate, we added a little ribbon cut on the ends to make it look finished.
Credits and our Talented Contributors:
All photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Styling by Irene Yu
Crafting by Caitlin Barker