Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crafty Class...

Last week, I got an email about Morgan and Kylahs class Halloween party. I totally spaced that I had signed up to help so I thought well this is a great opportunity for me to do a craft.

I saw this really cool craft on my cousin in-law Leslies blog and I loved it. So I decided I would do this craft for their class. But after looking at my budget, I just wasn't sure if I could afford putting these together with 28 kids. Needless to say, I was at a loss.. UNTIL I saw these cute crafts on my other cousin in-law Jens blog. I had almost everything to do this craft (all thanks to my Grams and her million mason jars in the attic) so it would be pretty cost effective.

So, I did the prep work of putting the crate paper on the jars before hand. (because one: Modpodge stinks and two: it took a while to dry) Then I took the jars to the class and had them all make their own Jack-O-Lanterns.

I am so grateful for my extended family and their talents. Because of the things that I see them all do, I put my shoulder to the wheel and I give it my best effort. I have decided that I am going to make some of these lanterns for Christmas, and I am going to do a Nativity Set with the clay pots.
If anyone has any other crafty ideas, please let me know. Because this Christmas season I'm going to have to have a "homemade" theme..


  1. They turned out great!

    Did you see the Christmas lanterns on the tutorial website? They looked amazing. I want to do them too. I'm thinking Nativity but also Rudolph, a cottage in the woods, Frosty, and probably Santa. I just might not get to it this year.

  2. Those are darling!!! What an awesome room mom!!

  3. Those pumpkins turned out so cute! I have a recipe for gingerbread christmas ornaments that turns out way cute and home-spun looking. And they last for years and years. You mix up all the stuff and roll it out and then use cookie cutters to cut them into shapes, poke a hole, thread some string through them and hang them on your tree. Than and I made a bunch our first Christmas together, and we still put them on the tree every year.