– NYC advent download
– 24 matchboxes (sized 2 1/4″ L x 1 3/8″ W)
– double sided tape or glue
– scissors or paper cutter
– advent fillers
1. Print the NYC advent download and cut out each rectangle.
2. Glue or tape to the top of each matchbox.
3. Fill with treats and festive bits and display standing up or attached to a board or heavy piece of paper.
design: Kirsten Bingham
Good news for those of you who fret just thinking about glitter and hot glue – this costume has no make-it-yourself element. Unless you consider tin can lids attached to the knees with rubber bands too crafty.
There really isn’t any instruction, just gather up instruments and attach them on (suspenders are helpful for this). If you have the time (and desire), hand make the instruments. Save an oatmeal canister to make a drum.
PS A monkey or Mary Poppins would make great matching costumes.
While I’m not a fan of the horror side of Halloween, I do love the kids in costumes part. So I’m sharing a few ideas this week (and next week on Julep), all which will take you an hour or less to pull together. Because that’s how I roll.
For the moon:
1. Google “moon photo” and pick one you like
2. Get it printed as an engineer print or large format print
3. Cut out and paste to foam core, trim excess foam core
4. Create handles on back by laying ribbon vertically and taping at top and bottom
For the sun:
1. Find an all yellow outfit (these are pajamas)
2. Cut out yellow felt in a crown shape and attach to yellow headband with hot glue
If you have more than two kids to outfit, add a star or planet.
Jamie of CRAFT and I teamed up as part of coLAb with Alt Summit to take one project, the care package, and show you how to create it in two different ways. So today I present the ultimate care package for the college freshman (snacks should be added liberally).
Now go take a look at Jamie’s sunny interpretation of the care package on her blog, CRAFT.
Want to make the send off to school a little more cheery? Download one of these placemats to surprise your kids at breakfast. Then kick them out the door and enjoy a leisurely trip to Target.
Already celebrated the first day of school? Just Sharpie over first. You gotta do what you gotta do.
designed by Kirsten Bingham