Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Projects

Took some time off blogging for some much needed R & R :) Did a bunch of things that needed doing, read a few great books, did a bunch of projects with the little one, created a few recipes (more of that to come!) and spent some time with the hubby :) All is going great, recently we've been decorating the home for Halloween! I got really into this year because my lil guy is 3.5 and what better age to decorate, create and just have a bunch of fun!

Our first project was our Scarecrow! He is hay/straw free (in case of allergies) and costs zero dollars to make! You won't have to spend a nickel on this guy, just use what's around your house. We had a bunch of preschoolers walk by with their teachers and they were giggling and yelling "Yay, Halloween Scarecrow!" It will be a hit with the kiddies!

Scarecrow Project

1 long sleeve plaid shirt
1 pair of pants (jeans, jogging pants, etc)
1 pair of boots
1 pair of gloves
1 old hat
1 brown bag
Black marker or crayons
A couple pieces of string

Tie the end of the plaid shirt with string and then start stuffing it with crinkled up newspaper till it feels full. Set aside and then stuff the pants with crinkled newspaper till full. Use the brown bag and marker/crayons to draw the scarecrows face. Then stuff the brown bag with crinkled newspaper and tie the end of the bag off with string.Decide where to place your scarecrow either indoors or outdoors, on a chair, stairs, ground, etc... Prop your scarecrow up carefully, boots, pants, shirt, gloves and finally his head and hat. I placed ours on a chair so it supports him well. Then add some decorations. We collected pretty leaves and scattered them around the ground and on him. We also placed some creepy crawlies and spider webs, that I had purchased for a dollar. Enjoy your scarecrow!
I spent only about $20 dollars on decorations this year, which is amazing considering I had no decorations at all! The main part of our house and our front porch is all decorated! I shopped around and tried to buy everything at 50% off. I captured a sneak peak of our home for ya. I tell ya there sure is some spooky stuff happening! :O

Happy Halloween everyone!


Mary @ Bites and Bliss said...

I love these!! I love decorating for holidays but it's usually just storebought stuff. I should definitely branch out into homemaking decorations :)

Maggie said...

Thanks Mary! How have you been? :)
We bought some store bought stuff too, it was such a blast decorating and seeing the kids love it :)Hope you had a great Halloween!

bitt said...

Welcome back! I always wanted to make one of those.

Maggie said...

Thanks Bitt! Hope all is going well for you :)

Elle ( said...

Wow! Your decorating is amazing! Since we have the extra person in our house, I haven't done the traditional excessive fall decorating. I miss it, but now it seems to me that it is too late...waiting for Christmas! : )

(what runs) Lori said...

omg the scarecrow is so cute!!! And sad. lol VERY creative! I love it! (even though I'm pretty late in posting a comment. lol)

Maggie said...

Thank you everyone! :D