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Pumpkin Decorating Idea: Witch Pumpkin with Paper Flower Hat

Pumpkin Decorating Idea: Witch Pumpkin with Paper Flower Hat

Need a cute and easy no-carve pumpkin decorating idea? Make a miniature witch's hat out of scrapbook paper, add rolled paper flowers and adhesive vinyl eyes and you'll have the cutest Halloween decoration on the block!

This no-carve pumpkin decorating idea features an adorable witch with a floral and polka dot hat made of paper.

Today I'm sharing a fun and easy pumpkin decorating idea. I turned my pumpkin into an adorable witch. It's cute, not creepy, which is just how I like my Halloween decorations. Let me show you how I made my witch's hat out of scrapbook paper using my trusty Silhouette machine.

Step 1: To get started, round up these materials:

  • Silhouette Cameo + Cutting Mat
  • Patterned scrapbook paper (two 12x12 pieces for the hat and scraps for the flowers)
  • Black adhesive craft vinyl (affiliate link)

Then you will need to download the following cut files from the Silhouette Design Store:

Silhouette Design Store Cut Files for Halloween

Step 2: Cut out all of the shapes using your Silhouette Cameo. The largest flower I made sized up to be about 6 inches across when flat. The smallest was about 4 inches across.

Step 3: Assemble the hat by taping the tabs from the pointy part of the hat to the underside of the hat brim, like this:

How to make a witch hat out of scrapbook paper using your Silhouette craft cutting machine

Step 4: Create the paper flowers. Start at the tail end and roll towards the circle in the middle. Cover the middle circle with hot glue, then secure the spiral of petals into place.

How to make rolled paper flowers

Step 5: Attach the flowers to the hat with hot glue.

How to make a 3D witch hat out of paper

Optional: Add a bit of trim or ribbon or pom poms around brim of the hat.

Decorate 3D paper witches hats for a fun and easy Halloween craft idea

Step 6: Peel off the adhesive vinyl eyes and stick them onto the pumpkin. They are so small and forgiving that you don't even need to use transfer tape. Glue the hat into place and your pumpkin is done!

Make your pumpkin look like a cute witch for Halloween

This no-carve pumpkin decorating idea features an adorable witch with a floral and polka dot hat made of paper. Easy and cute Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas.
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Jennifer V.
How to Make A Lighted Wooden Sign

How to Make A Lighted Wooden Sign

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PoweredByRayovac #SureThing #CollectiveBias

Make a pretty wooden farmhouse-style sign with twinkling lights and a free downloadable design.

Make a pretty wooden farmhouse-style sign with twinkling lights. Free quote PNG file, perfect for cutting with your Silhouette machine.

It's no secret that I have an obsession with wooden signs. I love making them to decorate my home and to give as gifts because there are so many ways to personalize them. Today I'm going to show you how easy it is to make a farmhouse sign with lights.

To make your own sign, you will need:

How to make a farmhouse sign with vinyl saying

My husband made my sign for me, but you could easily buy one. They carry several different styles in the craft aisle.

I bought the battery operated lights in the Christmas section at Walmart, but after making this sign, I realized I should have bought a shorter strand... 100 lights was way too many for one sign! Next time I go to Walmart, I plan to buy another set of lights and do a little swappety swap. Also, a safety note: this project requires LED lights to reduce the risk of overheating which could cause a fire. Only use cool LED lights please!

I bought the batteries for the sign at Walmart too. Sometimes the battery section can be overwhelming, but I always choose RAYOVAC® batteries last just as long as leading competitors at a lower price point and they are made in the USA. 

While I was there, I noticed that RAYOVAC® sells rechargeable batteries. Hello! Perfect for my son's remote control car! Then I don't have to feel annoyed when he leaves the remote on... for days. I picked up a pack and have been very pleased with how they're holding up.

Step 1: Paint or stain the background of your sign if desired. The wood on my sign was particularly pretty, so I left it raw.

Step 2: Download the free PNG design using the link in the materials list. Open the design in your craft cutter's design software and trace it. Cut the design out of permanent adhesive vinyl. Weed. Use transfer tape to apply the vinyl saying to the sign.

When It Rains Look for Rainbows Quote

Step 3: Use a pencil to mark where you want the lights to be. I tried to space my evenly but randomly all around the words--- and that is harder than it sounds. So use a pencil.

Free Printable Farmhouse Sign Design and Cut File

Step 4: Paint or stain the outer frame of your sign. I gave mine a coat of navy blue, then whitewashed over it to give it some character.

Step 5: Find a drill bit that is the same size as the lights you'll be using. I tested my bit on a piece of scrap wood to make sure the lights would fit through but still be snug enough to stay in place. 

How to make a wooden sign with lights in it

Carefully drill holes where your pencil marks are. Go slow and try not to splinter the wood.

Farmhouse style wooden sign with twinkle lights!

Step 6: Starting from the back side of the sign, poke the lights through each hole.

Wooden Sign with Christmas Lights

Step 7: Insert the batteries into the case and secure everything to the back of the sign with strong tape. That way you can remove and replace the lights if they ever go out.

Use a short strand of battery powered lights for a DIY lighted decor sign

DIY Farmhouse style wooden sign with lights

Then all that's left is to turn on the switch and enjoy the magical glow of your brand new lighted sign!

When it's Dark Look for Stars Quote

Before you head to your local Walmart, I have a few coupons to share with you! Save money on RAYOVAC® batteries with these special offers:


Happy crafting!
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Jennifer V.
Mummy's Night In Halloween Party

Mummy's Night In Halloween Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #FrightAndDelight #CollectiveBias

Enjoy spending an evening in with your favorite moms at this "Mummy's Night In" mummy themed Halloween party. Easy party food, cute decor and a fun Halloween movie are all you need for a memorable and fun night in!

Mummy themed Halloween food and party decorations

I'm hosting my knitting group's October meet up, so I thought it would be fun to put together a little Halloween party for my fellow mummies. Get it? Mommy---mummy? 😉 Haha. I'm so punny.

We'll nosh on mummy themed party food, chat, knit and enjoy a spooky Halloween flick. It's going to be so fun!

I whipped up some easy party treats and decorations that you can replicate if you want to throw your own mummy themed party.

Food and decor ideas for a fun mummy Halloween Party

First up, the drinks. I am in love with these Fanta Orange sodas with special Halloween artwork. They add a bold, graphic pop of color to the food table. Isn't the art so cool?

The perfect drink for your Halloween party!

I found them at my local Albertsons store. There are other flavors of Fanta that also have Halloween artwork on them, so be sure to check those out too. They are all really neat and would be perfect for any Halloween party.

The next party treat I made was "Mummy Popcorn"

Easy party popcorn with chocolate and marshmallows

It's simple to make. Pop a bag of Pop Secret Kettle Corn microwave popcorn and spread it evenly on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with marshmallows. Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and drizzle over popcorn. 

Easy recipe for sweet and salty chocolate covered popcorn

When the chocolate cools and hardens, break up the popcorn and place it in cute containers. I wrapped clear plastic cups with white ribbon so they looked mummified. This popcorn is so simple to put together, but the sweet and salty combination is so good. SO good.

Throw a mummy themed party for Halloween

To make mummy cupcakes, bake chocolate cupcakes and frost them with streaks of white frosting using a piping bag.

Easy Halloween cupcake ideas

Add candy googly eyes and you've got a delicious and easy Halloween treat.

Easy Halloween dessert ideas

The last mummy food are these Mummy Dogs. I wrapped all-beef hot dogs with canned biscuit dough and baked them until golden brown.

Easy Halloween food idea

Add eyes using ketchup or barbecue sauce and you'll have another cute and delicious mummy themed party food.

Easy Halloween food ideas

Throw a mummy themed Halloween party

To make a mummy party backdrop, I used a black plastic tablecloth and white crepe paper streamers. Easy peasy, but doesn't it look cool?

Throw a fun movie night for Halloween with a mummy theme

It didn't take much effort at all to throw this party together, but because I chose a solid theme and stuck with a graphic black and white color scheme with just a pop of orange from the Fanta, it really came together and packs a visual punch. My friends had so much fun at our Mummies Night In. Are you throwing a Halloween party this year? Let me know in the comments!
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Jennifer V.
Reversible Fall and Christmas Wood Slice Decoration

Reversible Fall and Christmas Wood Slice Decoration

Make a reversible wood slice porch decoration with pumpkins on one side and a snowman on the other. This cute holiday craft can be used for both the fall and winter seasons!

DIY wood slice pumpkin and snowman craft

Decorations that are reversible for more than one season are my favorite. It's just so fun that you get a two-for-one. This wood slice porch decoration features pretty fall pumpkins on one side and a cheerful snowman on the other side, which means you can leave it on your porch from September until January!

Thank you to Hobby Lobby for sponsoring this post. You can find all of the supplies you'll need for this craft at your local Hobby Lobby store!

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial as I show you how to make your very own wood slice reversible porch decoration.

To begin, you will need the following materials:

Supplies needed to make a wood slice snowman and pumpkins

  • Wood Slices: One Small, One Medium, One Large and One Base
  • Black, White, Orange and Dark Orange Craft Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Felt Doll's Hat (found in the doll clothing section next to the dollhouses)
  • Plaid Ribbon
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Electric Drill
  • Pumpkin Stem or Twig
  • Wood Glue or Hot Glue

You can find the wood slices in the wood crafting aisle at Hobby Lobby. I laid mine out on the floor right there in the middle of Hobby Lobby to decide which sizes and shapes looked best together. Hey, sometimes you must suffer for your art. 😃

Step 1: Begin by painting the centers of the small, medium and large wood slices with orange paint on one side. When that dries, flip the wood slices over and paint the back centers white.

How to make a stacked wood slice pumpkin decoration

Step 2: When the paint is completely dry, line up the wood slices to form a snowman shape and mark the centers where the wood slices touch with pencil marks. I used a square arm ruler to make sure my lines were straight.

How to make a snowman decoration out of wood rounds

Step 3: Using a drill bit that is the same size as your dowel, carefully drill holes into the sides of each of the wood slices and slip one dowel piece into each set of holes so they fit together. This is what will secure the wood slices together and allow them to be stacked sturdily on top of one another. Use a long screw to nchor the largest round to the base piece. Just drill up from the bottom.

How to attach wood slices together so they make a tall stack

Step 4: Use wood glue or hot glue to attach a twig or pumpkin stem to the top edge of your smallest wood slice (the one on top). This will act as a pumpkin stem on the pumpkin side of the craft and will be covered by the felt hat on the snowman side of the craft.

How to create a reversible holiday decoration

Step 5: Add the details! On the pumpkin side, I painted subtle veins in the pumpkins with the darker orange paint. Then I added a few faux fall leaves in just for a little extra cuteness.

How to make a reversible wood slice craft for fall and Christmas

On the snowman side of the wood slices, I painted a snowman face and buttons and tied on a buffalo plaid ribbon scarf. 

How to make a snowman out of round wood slices

I'm absolutely in love with this fun, rustic craft. I love the texture of the wood slices and most of all I love the fact that I get a cute porch decoration that I can leave up all through fall and winter!

Make this cute wood slice pumpkin craft with a reversible design on the back!

Before you head to Hobby Lobby, don't forget to click on the coupon below and print it out to save yourself a little cash.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. The opinions and text are all mine.
Make a reversible wood slice porch decoration with pumpkins on one side and a snowman on the other. This cute craft can be used for both the fall and winter seasons!
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Jennifer V.
DIY Yarn Tote Bag with Heat Transfer Vinyl and Hand Embroidery

DIY Yarn Tote Bag with Heat Transfer Vinyl and Hand Embroidery

Make an adorable custom tote bag by combining hand embroidery and heat transfer vinyl.

Make a custom yarn bag by combining HTV and hand embroidering

This fun craft idea combines several of my favorite things... embroidering, using my Silhouette machine, and knitting & crochet! I created this cheery tote bag to hold my yarn when I'm working on a crochet or knitting project.

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A few weeks ago, my friends The Pretty Life Girls made an amazing sweatshirt that combined heat transfer vinyl and hand embroidery. I was immediately obsessed and started looking for a project where I could do the same.

Make a custom yarn tote bag with a Silhouette machine

Adding a touch of embroidery to a design really ups the wow factor if you ask me. Isn't it such a fun detail?

Follow this handy tutorial so you can make your own yarn tote.

Step 1: Download the free designs (right below the image preview). I've got a knitting and a crochet version and you can make them with or without words. Open the link below and you'll see all the available options in one folder.

Yarn, knitting and crochet designs

Step 2: Resize the image to fit on your tote bag, then mirror the image. Load a cutting mat with heat transfer vinyl, shiny side down. I used Pink Stripflock HTV from Expressions Vinyl. The fuzzy texture was perfect for this project. Adjust cut settings, then cut!

Silhoeutte projects for beginners

Step 3: Weed the design, removing all the negative space. Be sure to get all of the little dots too. That's where you'll do your embroidering.

Project ideas using heat transfer vinyl

Step 4: Place the design on your tote bag and iron it into place. Or if you are a lucky soul who owns a heat press, you could use that too. 😉

How to iron on flocked heat transfer vinyl

Step 5: Wait until the design is completely cool, then peel away the clear carrier sheet. Don't forget to iron on the knitting needle or crochet hook too. I used  contrasting jade glitter HTV for that part.

How to peel away clear sheet on flocked iron on vinyl

Step 6: Now comes my favorite part! Choose a few fun colors of embroidery floss and stitch into the holes in the design.

Mix embroidery with heat transfer vinyl to make a cute DIY tote bag

Colorful DIY tote bag using iron on vinyl, embroidery thread and pom pom trim

Step 7: Add a bit of fun pom pom trim around the top edge and you're ready to take your yarn along with you in style. I bought my trim at Walmart.

Make this DIY tote bag with your Silhouette Cameo machine.

Looking for a fun craft idea? Make this custom tote bag with heat transfer vinyl and embroidery floss. Silhouette Cameo project ideas.

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Jennifer V.
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