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"Sending an Owl..."

... to say " HAPPY HALLOWEEN!"

 

P.S.  November 1st. is my one year blogging anniversary!  To celebrate, there will be a give-away.

Using Colorful Leaves and Mod Podge to Make a Fall Wreath

I love wheat!  I love oats! and I LOVE fall leaves!  Using all three, I just finished this fall wreath for my front door.  I don't pretend to be a wreath artist!  But I am happy with the way this turned out.

What I really love about it is that since I sealed all the dried leaves in Outdoor Mod Podge, they will not wither away in a week or so - which is exactly what would happen if I used "fresh" fall leaves.  I just am not willing to put a lot of work into projects that have very short life spans!!

The wreath is very simple to make - here's how.

A Little Fall Leaf and Mason Jar Re-use Project

Ok!  This may look a bit familiar.

While I sat brushing Mod Podge on dozens of leaves to use on my Fall wreath, I decided to light a little jar candle covered with fall leaves that I made last year to keep me company.

 I enjoyed the warm glow of the candlelight dancing through the leaves so much that I just had to make a bigger one!

But this time I made it with the intention that it could be used the rest of the year for crafty storage!  Or for storing dried peppers or dried mushrooms! 

Cuddle-able Scarecrows!



Your kids will love helping you make these mini scarecrows!
  Don't be surprised once you pop the head on if they want to give it a big hug and carry it around like a doll!

Watching kid's affectionate reactions to their scarecrows was the highlight of the "Make a Scarecrow" class we taught last fall at the Pumpkin Patch.  Once we placed the head on the "neck", every single child would squeal with delight, throw their arms around their scarecrow and give it a huge hug! Some carried it around the farm the rest of the day!

Halloween Tree!



BEWARE!
Don't even consider making this God's Eye Halloween Tree unless you are a person who really loves a challenge!

Your hair will be standing on end, your body twisted into pretzel like knots, and your fingers permanently cramped into unrecognizable raptor-like claws!  Your mind may implode or at the very least you definitely will be "on your very last nerve"!

By the time you are into your forth God's Eye, you will have asked yourself a least one hundred times "why am I doing this?!%@#!

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