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Halloween Chevron Wreath {tutorial}!!

8 Sep

{{Happy Halloween}}
lol – I know it’s a little early but I just can’t help myself!
I think I’ve ordered every chevron color that is in existence. 
Yes, I
may have a problem.
 
But I thought — how cute would it be to make a
Halloween wreath out of THREE of my favorite things — CHEVRON, BAKERS
TWINE
and GLITTER???

So that’s what I did. And let me tell you — this is a fast and easy project. And the end result is a whimsical tribute to one of my favorite holidays!!

Here’s how to make one:

  
 1. Supplies — Wreath Form. Fabric cut into 3 inch wide strip, black cardstock, bakers twine, black glitter and coordinating fabric to hang the wreath. 
2. Wrap the wreath form with the chevron fabric. 
3. Hot glue bakers twine onto the wreath. I get my baker’s twine from Twisted Sugar Twine. Pull the twine tight.
4. Cut out bats. I made mine with my Silhouette. But you could punch them out with a punch too. 
5. Glitter the bats. I Mod Podged them and then sprinkled the glitter over the top. 
6. Hot glue the bats to the twine.
7.Hang the wreath with some ribbon, or I hung mine with a couple strips of black and white chevron. 
8. Hang up the wreath. I used 3M Command Hooks. That way if I want to take it down later, there is no hole or damage to my Aqua Pantry Door!
 



So tell me — have you started making Halloween projects? What are YOU making?? I would love to know. I made ANOTHER Halloween Wreath today — with materials all from the Dollar Store. I’ll be sharing that one next week 🙂 It’s kind of a Gothic/Glam Halloween Wreath!

xoxo

And speaking of Halloween — have you seen the Haunted Mirrors floating around blogland?? I made one the other day and it inspired me to make a Spooky Mirror round up over at Babble. Check them out – they are SUPER spooky and fun!!


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Halloween Eye Chart Pillow & Printable!! {plus file sizes to print it BIG!}

7 Sep
Chevron Halloween Eye Chart Pillow
You may know this about me —
I am a Halloween fanatic.
I get so excited when Fall hits!!!halloween eye chart printable chevron

I have loved seeing eye chart projects lately and I thought it would be so fun to make one for Halloween!! I made a Halloween Eye Chart Pillow for this spooky season, and then, just for fun I made a printable to share with YOU!
halloween eye chart pillow
{and.. scroll down to the end to get the FREE **Printable** Eye Chart Files!!}
To make the pillow, this is what I did: 

5 steps
  1. I created the eye chart in my Silhouette Studio program.
  2. I flipped the lettering so that it was backward.
  3. I printed out the lettering on Heat Transfer Paper.
  4. I ironed the lettering onto white canvas.
  5. I cut out the chevron material – 1 inch longer in width and length than the pillow form.
  6. I pinned the lettered fabric to the chevron front panel and used a zig zag stitch to sew the pillow together.
the printable halloween eye chart
Now I have a fun little pillow for this Spooky Season!!
And — I made a printable version to share with you!
All you need to do is click on the download button and you can print off a copy for your home.
And I included a little chevron just for fun!!  
You can choose between Orange or Grey.

Here’s the orange version:
Halloween Eye Chart (Orange) tatertotsandjello.comhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/63514716/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-677ctilhaxlvaatko74
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And here’s the grey version:
Halloween Eye Chart (Grey) tatertotsandjello.comhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/63514492/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-1h0ly3xto1b9dkjqn564
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PLUS, I have also included a way to print these off BIG!!
Here is a link to the .JPEG files — so you can send these down to Costco or similar and get them printed out in a BIG size!!

The one I printed fits PERFECTLY in an Ikea 19 3/4 x 15  1/2 frame (IKEA Ribba (200.783.33)). You can send the file down to Costco and they can print it up THE SAME DAY. It cost $6 to print!!!


Here’s the full collection of PDF printables, hosted on Scribd.
  Just click the download button to download the PDF. If you’re going to print these at Costco or some other photo processing shop, you might prefer to use the .JPG or .PNG files, linked below the Scribd files.

 Note that there are five (5!) versions. The first is a “fancy” version that includes all of the classic eye chart numbers and frippery.

The two 8.5 x 11 ones are above, and here’s the PDF version of the “fancy” one in 8.5 x 11. After that I’ve linked all the sizes in PDF, JPG and PNG.

Halloween Eye Chart 8.5×11 (Orange Fancy) tatertotsandjello.comhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/64132723/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-vdv2d2vpuflpt7e1672
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

If you don’t want to use the scribd links above, you can download the PDF versions to print at home using these links:
8.5×11 “Fancy” Orange PDF
8.5×11 Orange PDF
8.5×11 Gray PDF
(Bigger sizes won’t work for PDF)

 If you’re planning to print these at Costco or another photo printing place, I recommend you use these JPG files. Warning: they’re huge files, especially the ones for the large frames.
8.5×11 “Fancy” Orange JPG
8.5×11 Orange JPG
8.5×11 Gray JPG
Big Frame Orange JPG
Big Frame Gray JPG

 And if the JPG files aren’t working for you, you can also use these PNG file links instead. Warning: they’re fairly large files, especially the ones for the large frames.
8.5×11 “Fancy” Orange PNG
8.5×11 Orange PNG
8.5×11 Gray PNG
Big Frame Orange PNG
Big Frame Gray PNG

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***Coming up tomorrow — my Halloween Wreath {there might be some chevron and glitter involved, just sayin….}

PS — It’s
Autumn and time to think about Fall get-togethers, Tailgating and
Autumn revelry. Here are 19 of my favorite Fall Centerpieces that I am
spotlighting at The New Home Ec 🙂
 

Get your Fall party on!!

And be sure to check out Eighteen25’s Halloween Spooktacular – where I shared this project originally. It’s such a fun party!! 
xoxox


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10 Favorite Fall & Halloween Tutorials {plus a little something for you}

31 Aug
Tomorrow is September and, in my mind, the beginning of Fall. 
And since I’m such a Halloween Freak — I am excited for Halloween!! 
The other day the new Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts Magazine came in the mail — and I was excited and honored to have my {Creepy} Specimen Art included in this issue.  
So fun!! 
This issue has a many fun Halloween ideas PLUS 78 Winter Holiday projects — including ornaments, wreaths, pillows and stockings!!
And all the info on how to make the projects, including patterns for many. 
So, in the spirit of Fall and Halloween, here are 10 of my past Fall and Halloween projects to get you in the Autumn mood: 

 
I’m so excited for Cooler Weather, Wearing Boots and Soup in the Crock Pot!
I have a copy of Holiday Crafts for one of YOU! 
**To enter — all you need to do is leave a comment with what YOU love most about Fall! 
Have a Wonderful Day!! 
xoxo

PS — I will be sharing my first Halloween Project tomorrow over at the Halloween Spooktacular at eighteen25. It’s going to be fun!!!

Great Ideas — 17 Halloween Costumes!

22 Oct
Can you believe she make this Davy Crockett outfit in 30 minutes? Amazing! @ In Between Laundry
https://i1.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_iKZlu552wXs/TLIsinPj7NI/AAAAAAAAEfo/JUdSruimPUg/s640/owl-costume-tutorial-1.jpg
Too cute — find out how to make this Pink Owl Costume @ Following Phubie
 Make an adorable Train Costume for your little guy @ Today’s Fabulous Finds
http://busybookseries.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/ss_1012729001.jpg
You must check out all of the Family Costume Theme Ideas @ This Mommy Loves
 Your dog deserves a little Halloween Festivity too – make him a colorful no-sew costume @ madigan made
https://i2.wp.com/lh4.ggpht.com/_i_auUq77CEE/TLkLnIPunfI/AAAAAAAABD4/UsU5Rpn1iyA/s800/2010-10-15%2017.30.26.jpg
Create a Flower Costume this year @ Ladybug Blessings
https://i2.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/_ON9Nl8mHvdY/TLE8WeF362I/AAAAAAAAAmQ/YvaVxe1_H_s/s1600/blogowl2.jpg
Or make an Adorable Owl Cape @ {dot} {dot} {dot}
https://i2.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_jZ871iQUW6Q/TLc2jrtOHMI/AAAAAAAAAn8/JOn6jU8nVvA/s1600/DSC05591.JPG
Find out the 411 on how to make this Awesome Lady Bug Costume @ 7 All Together
https://i2.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_8H1W0faSMmU/TKvuwjk6IWI/AAAAAAAAC7g/nspFlqpVg2Y/s1600/IMG_0075.JPG
This costume makes me smile. Remember the Yip Yips from Sesame Street?? Love them! Make a Yip Yip Costume @ Dragonfly Designs
Or how about a Sweet Bumble Bee? @ Fowl Single File
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PhVvPksbrqs/TLiLICcIWrI/AAAAAAAAHtM/NGKehez2y5I/s1600/IMG_2712.JPG
Find out how to make these Bat Masks @ Dukes’ and Duchesses
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Or how about recycling old Telephone Directories into costumes. Wow! @ shared from way over here
https://i0.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_DGe-Fhez49I/TLoCFE3p8jI/AAAAAAAABc8/AGe_hQtM9Rg/s1600/halloween101.jpg
I adore this Homemade Snow White Outfit @ I Make Stuff
https://i1.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_wh_4Lys9vRo/TLXENrfvn8I/AAAAAAAAE3M/8ifjzjzoOEE/s1600/cinderella2.JPG
How about this Fabulous Princess Costume @ Wanna Be Crafty
https://i1.wp.com/www.finecraftguild.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/halloween_felted_knitted_crown.jpg
Find out where to get the pattern for this Crocheted Crown @ Fine Craft Guild
https://i1.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_0OZQHrzuPes/TLemdhwM0sI/AAAAAAAABjo/Hpxn2O4xih0/s1600/DSCF2437.JPG
Make your baby into Pebbles from Flintstones @ Naptime Crafters
Every boy needs his own Cool Cape. Find out how to make one @ Wingledings
Thank you everyone who linked up and those who came over to see the fun ideas!! I love the weekends because I get to see what YOU are working on and feature YOU!!! It’s my favorite time of the week!!
And now for some winners!!
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Giraffe Growth Chart
The TWO winners of the $25

Designed Beginnings Vinyl
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#62 — Mea @ Oops-a-Daisy Creations 

 
AND 
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#11 — Tabitha @ Klucking Bear
Last Name in Vinyl


Tree Growth Chart
Congratulations ladies!!
in mind for great, affordable vinyl creations!!
https://i0.wp.com/www.shadowcase.com/catalog/templates/GeeMain/images/logo.jpg
And the winner of the Deluxe Shadow Box
from  ShadowCase!!!

 

#483 — Domestic Adventure — who showed us her Modern Baby Quilt. Beautiful!! 
grandma
Remember ShadowCase is the place to go when you want to preserve special memories!
 And, one more!!! 

SUPER lil diva pink STAR green blue paisley cape tee size 2-4S
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#108 — Lee @ Creative 2X Mom
Keep  lilsteinstyles  in mind for fabulous Children’s Clothes!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!!
xoxo
PSa Really Fabulous Decorating Project coming up in the morning!!!

Great Ideas — 17 Halloween Costumes!

22 Oct
Can you believe she make this Davy Crockett outfit in 30 minutes? Amazing! @ In Between Laundry
https://i1.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_iKZlu552wXs/TLIsinPj7NI/AAAAAAAAEfo/JUdSruimPUg/s640/owl-costume-tutorial-1.jpg
Too cute — find out how to make this Pink Owl Costume @ Following Phubie
 Make an adorable Train Costume for your little guy @ Today’s Fabulous Finds
http://busybookseries.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/ss_1012729001.jpg
You must check out all of the Family Costume Theme Ideas @ This Mommy Loves
 Your dog deserves a little Halloween Festivity too – make him a colorful no-sew costume @ madigan made
https://i2.wp.com/lh4.ggpht.com/_i_auUq77CEE/TLkLnIPunfI/AAAAAAAABD4/UsU5Rpn1iyA/s800/2010-10-15%2017.30.26.jpg
Create a Flower Costume this year @ Ladybug Blessings
https://i2.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/_ON9Nl8mHvdY/TLE8WeF362I/AAAAAAAAAmQ/YvaVxe1_H_s/s1600/blogowl2.jpg
Or make an Adorable Owl Cape @ {dot} {dot} {dot}
https://i2.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_jZ871iQUW6Q/TLc2jrtOHMI/AAAAAAAAAn8/JOn6jU8nVvA/s1600/DSC05591.JPG
Find out the 411 on how to make this Awesome Lady Bug Costume @ 7 All Together
https://i2.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_8H1W0faSMmU/TKvuwjk6IWI/AAAAAAAAC7g/nspFlqpVg2Y/s1600/IMG_0075.JPG
This costume makes me smile. Remember the Yip Yips from Sesame Street?? Love them! Make a Yip Yip Costume @ Dragonfly Designs
Or how about a Sweet Bumble Bee? @ Fowl Single File
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PhVvPksbrqs/TLiLICcIWrI/AAAAAAAAHtM/NGKehez2y5I/s1600/IMG_2712.JPG
Find out how to make these Bat Masks @ Dukes’ and Duchesses
[DSCF5528[5].jpg]
Or how about recycling old Telephone Directories into costumes. Wow! @ shared from way over here
https://i0.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_DGe-Fhez49I/TLoCFE3p8jI/AAAAAAAABc8/AGe_hQtM9Rg/s1600/halloween101.jpg
I adore this Homemade Snow White Outfit @ I Make Stuff
https://i1.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_wh_4Lys9vRo/TLXENrfvn8I/AAAAAAAAE3M/8ifjzjzoOEE/s1600/cinderella2.JPG
How about this Fabulous Princess Costume @ Wanna Be Crafty
https://i1.wp.com/www.finecraftguild.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/halloween_felted_knitted_crown.jpg
Find out where to get the pattern for this Crocheted Crown @ Fine Craft Guild
https://i1.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_0OZQHrzuPes/TLemdhwM0sI/AAAAAAAABjo/Hpxn2O4xih0/s1600/DSCF2437.JPG
Make your baby into Pebbles from Flintstones @ Naptime Crafters
Every boy needs his own Cool Cape. Find out how to make one @ Wingledings
Thank you everyone who linked up and those who came over to see the fun ideas!! I love the weekends because I get to see what YOU are working on and feature YOU!!! It’s my favorite time of the week!!
And now for some winners!!
#fullpost { display: inline; }

Giraffe Growth Chart
The TWO winners of the $25

Designed Beginnings Vinyl
 [DSCN2476.JPG]
#62 — Mea @ Oops-a-Daisy Creations 

 
AND 
[b3.jpg]
#11 — Tabitha @ Klucking Bear
Last Name in Vinyl


Tree Growth Chart
Congratulations ladies!!
in mind for great, affordable vinyl creations!!
https://i0.wp.com/www.shadowcase.com/catalog/templates/GeeMain/images/logo.jpg
And the winner of the Deluxe Shadow Box
from  ShadowCase!!!

 

#483 — Domestic Adventure — who showed us her Modern Baby Quilt. Beautiful!! 
grandma
Remember ShadowCase is the place to go when you want to preserve special memories!
 And, one more!!! 

SUPER lil diva pink STAR green blue paisley cape tee size 2-4S
[P7010049.JPG]
#108 — Lee @ Creative 2X Mom
Keep  lilsteinstyles  in mind for fabulous Children’s Clothes!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!!
xoxo
PSa Really Fabulous Decorating Project coming up in the morning!!!

Extra {Halloween} Giveaway!! {ends tomorrow}

19 Oct
SUPER lil dude yellow STAR golf cape tee size 2-4S
I have a Super Quickie 
{Halloween} 
Giveaway today! 
From the always fabulous Cristil from lilsteinstyles 
 A Halloween Tutu and Matching Shirt  
OR
A boy’s Halloween Shirt
OR
A Super Hero Shirt with Cape
HALLOWEEN tee and funky TUTU size 6 months to 6T
 {in sizes 6 months to 6 years}
SUPER lil diva pink STAR green blue paisley cape tee size 2-4S
SUPER lil dude yellow STAR dino cape tee size 2-4
 {Choose any of the pre-made in-store Tee/Capes!}
lil dude aka boys HALLOWEEN tee size 6 months to 6T

{available in sizes 6 months – 6T}

 *Go to lilsteinstyles — Let me know which Halloween outfit you would choose*
for more entries:
*”Like” lilsteinstyles on Facebook*
*Heart lilsteinstyles etsy shop*
*Follow or cleave a comment on Cristil’s cute blog
This giveaway ends tomorrow {Wednesday 10/20 at 10 PM MST}
 I hope you are having a SUPER day!!
oxox
PS — Have you entered the Barn Owl Primitives Giveaway??
Keep Calm and Carry On - Distressed Sign You Pick the Color

Guest Project – Make a Beaded Spider!

17 Oct
 
Hello! I am SO EXCITED to be guest-posting on Tatertots and Jello today! This is my first-ever guest-post and my first-ever tutorial, so it is an honor to have them featured on a blog that I have loved for AGES!
 Walking through a store the other day, I spied some decorative spiders ($5 apiece!) that had plastic bodies and colorful beaded legs. I really liked them but I have two rules about holiday decor: it has to be homemade and it has to be cheap. (Both components are necessary for the crafting high! And that’s what it’s all about, right? 🙂 ) Besides, I thought an all-bead spider in black would be much cuter anyway and it was!
You’ll need some 20-gauge wire, black seed beads (for the eyes and legs), and two sizes of larger black beads (for the head and body).
For each spider, cut five lengths of wire, about six inches long apiece. This gives you plenty of extra room to work with. String your beads onto the first wire in this order: two seed beads, smaller black bead, larger black bead.
Take the end with the seed beads and feed it back through the large beads. You’ll now have two wires coming out the bottom of the largest bead.
Pull the beads taut and clip the wires with just enough room to twist the ends into a loop with your needle-nosed pliers.
For the legs, wrap the remaining four wires once around the wire between the head and body beads.
I used about 25 seed beads for each of the front four legs and about 35 for each of the back four. After stringing the beads on each leg, clip the wire close and curl it into a loop to secure the beads (and to make a cute little spider-foot!)
After all eight legs are beaded, bend them into shape and your little bead spider is complete!
And these creepy-crawlies are so versatile! Scatter them about on your mantel,
or contain them in a spooky birdcage spider-cage ($1 at Michaels!).
You could attach some magnets, and spookify your refridgerator,
or attach them to some elastic and decorate your daughter’s head!
Happy Halloween!!
–Jessica
Wow – that is such a fun project Jessica!! Thank you so much for guest posting. It’s been so fun having you here! Jessica has a new blog, but she is on fire with her ideas! She has made some wonderful printables: 
And, I adore her Dollar Store frame turned Fabulous Chalkboard: 
This Beautiful Wreath she made from one of her grandmother’s lace jackets: 
And so much more! 
Head over to Craftily Ever After and see what I mean! 
xoxo
 PS – another “Great Ideas” post is coming up in a bit 🙂