Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Very Mummy Halloween

Happy Halloween!  I meant to post this much earlier, but I’ve been a bit short on time.  It turns out that Halloween time with a 4 year old is as busy and hectic as the hustle and bustle of holiday celebrations in December, so I’m only just now getting time to share these mummy ideas.  However, they are so quick and simple that you might possibly have time to use them in the remaining minutes before trick-or-treating starts.  Or file them away for another year.  Either way, I hope you enjoy.

Our daughter loves to look at old National Geographic books with her historian grandfather, and she has become quite interested in ancient Egypt.  She decided to be an Ancient Egyptian (or as she says “Regyptian”), specifically Nefertiti, for Halloween.  So I decided that the perfect theme for our Halloween crafts, favors, cards, etc. this year would be mummies to go along with her costume.  Luckily it’s easy to turn anything into a mummy.  You need gauze (I sincerely apologize to anyone shopping at Target who had an actual injury after I bought up all of the gauze on the shelves) and googley eyes.  Wrap or glue the gauze around anything and stick the googly eyes on top.  And that’s it.  Instant mummy.  Check out all of our mummy creations:

Mummy Treat

Mummy Treat

Mummy Treat Pumpkin

Mummy Treat Pumpkin

Mummy Pumpkin

Mummy Pumpkin

Mummy Craft

Mummy Craft

Mummy Card

Mummy Card

Short and sweet, but I’m in a rush… almost time to start making the mummy hot dogs for an early supper before trick-or-treating!  Fun times!

Fall Sign

This blog is all about how it’s “always the most wonderful time of the year.”  And I really DO believe that’s true – each part of the year does have something fun and special to offer.  However, I must admit that if I HAD to pick a favorite season, fall would get my vote.  I feel a bit sheepish saying so – liking fall and all it’s pumpkin spiceness has become a bit of a punchline or cliche.  But I guess cliches are rooted in truth somewhere.  In my opinion, fall is just the best – cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, tasty apple cinnamon treats, crisp cool weather, trips to the orchards and pumpkin patches…  Cliche or not, I really do love it; and I love decorating our house with all the wonderful fall colors.

Fall Sign

Fall Sign

Last year I made this fall sign to decorate for my favorite season.  I found a similar idea on Pinterest.  I think I completed the whole project in under an hour, including time for the paint to dry.  I got a wooden plaque from Michael’s and painted it a copper color.  I cut the letters F L L out of brown stick on vinyl with my Cricut.  I stuck the letter F to the plaque then chose a pretty red artificial leaf to stand in for the letter A.  Then I stuck on the letter L and the other letter L to make the plaque say FALL.  I put the whole thing on an easel and put it on display to welcome in fall and all its cozy, sweater-y, cinnamon-y, pumpkin spicy glory.