Thursday, September 16, 2010

Not so scary Halloween - Pumpkin Magnets DYI

I like Halloween mainly for a chance to dress up and have fun. This is the picture from the last year Halloween - I was a gypsy and my little one was a Pirate.

But I am not a big fan of super creepy things and since my daughter is only 3 years old, we decided to keep it not so scary for this upcoming Halloween and concentrate on homemade decor for indoors and outdoors that will make us smile.
This is the first project in our series that we call.... "Not so scary Halloween": Pumpkin Magnets.
Materials: lids from the jars (any size will work), orange and black paint , chenille stems in olive green and brown for pumpkin, eyes, magnets and hot glue gun or glue of your choice.
Have your lids ready

Paint them in orange color and let dry.

Fold half of the chenille stem in brown color in a half and twist together to create a pumpkin stem. Using the whole chenille stem in olive green create three loops - pumpkin leaves.
Hot glue those two parts on top of the lid. Glue the wiggle eyes and drawer the rest of the face.

Glue down the magnet to the back of the lid - make sure it projects forward enough in order to hold it. I've used folded craft foam sheet to add for the difference. You are done!

After you've mastered the first - let your imagination run wild. We did:)

Have a great day!

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