Let’s Get Crafty: Halloween Crafts

Hi GingerScrapers! I know..I know..I have missed a few Crafty Thursdays…I’m sorry! I have been so busy. I am the team Mom for the Freshmen Football team…our games are on Thursdays. But, not only is it the games, we feed the team and caoches before each game. It’s a big meal and I’m in charge of it!  I have to be at the school at 7am to collect all the food from the players. Make sure the food all gets warmed up by the lunch ladies, then serve the food at 2…game time at 5. So, what I’m saying here is…I’m a busy girl during Football sason :) This week my kids don’t have school. We still have a football game though, but I dont have to collect the food until noon:) So, I figured I would do a little Let’s Get Crafty post for you!

Halloween is in like 10 days. I went online to find some cheap and easy Halloween projects to do with my kids and I am going to share them with you!

This first one is a great way to use up all those baby food jars you have laying around..

It’s super easy and fun to make with the kiddos. Go to Skip to my Lou for a tutorial.

How about a spooky tree…

You can get instructions and templates for this one here

How about a cute fabric banner…

You can learn how to make this on Running With Needles

How about making a “Hybrid Banner” Instead of fabric, use your digital scrapbooking supplies! There are so many cute Halloween kits at GingerScraps you could use! How about I give you a free template to make yourself a banner :)

I used the kit Gobblin Delights which is a GingerScraps collab that you will be able to get at our Halloween party next weekend! I use Statements by Jodis part for my banner:) Make sure you come to our Halloween Party at GingerScraps to get this kit and lots of fun games and prizes!

You can download your Free Template here!

I hope you make some time to get Crafty today! See you at the Halloween Party

Let’s Get Crafty: TeeShirt Ties

Hi my crafty friends! I broke out the sewing machine last night. I added some flair to some t-shirts for my little boys to wear on July 4th! It was super simple and cheap. Mine is a “boyish” design, but you could do a “girly” design too.

You will need…T-shirt mine’s from Target $4, some fabric, I found the perfect fabric at a thrift store for .50 cents! Some fusable webbing, craft store or Wal Mart. I have had some in my craft closet for years.Iron, sewing machine, scissors, thread, paper for pattern.

So first cut out your pattern. I just drew mine freehand and cut it out, but you can find everything online, just google it! Mine is a tie.

Next I cut my tie out of my fabric. Just pin it on and cut.

Now you need to add your fusible web…I forgot to take pictures of this step, but just follow the directions on the packaging. It’s easy. I just laid my tie on the glue side of the fusible web, pinned it, cut it out, then ran the iron over it to attach. You will have the glue side stuck to the fabric and the paper side facing out on the back. Now you can attach it to your t-shirt. So peel the paper off, place it where you want on you t-shirt and run the iron over it.

Now you want to zigzag stitch all around your design.

All done! Ready to wear! Pretty darn cute too!

My 2 little boys will be so cute!

Now ladies if you make one of these you better show me! :)