Category Archives: Free Printable

A TON of Halloween Costumes, Party Tips, Games, Recipes and More

My daughter made a comment yesterday about the Halloween decorations and costumes she saw at our local grocery store. She said, “It’s not even September and there is Halloween stuff out”! It made me remember that us bloggers run on the same “super early” schedule the stores do. So, I sat down and started to think of what I could do for a Halloween post. I realized I have SO MUCH Halloween awesomeness on here already I decided to create a single post highlighting it all. Ya know, easy to find, easy access!

Halloween Round Up



Some are my own, some are amazing Halloween coolness I’ve found on the web!

DIY Halloween Costume for the Kids

50 Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

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Halloween Treats

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65 Free Halloween Party Printables

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40+ Kid Friendly Halloween Ideas

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Halloween Lunch Ideas

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25+ Halloween Mantels

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From Tutu to Wreath (yes, that’s my Alie!)

Spooky Branch Collage

Spooky Halloween Paint Chip Branch

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Halloween Popper Mummies

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Girlfriend Group Costume Ideas

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Pizza Mummies

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Inexpensive Halloween Party Ideas

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Halloween Glass Jar Decor

DIY My Little Pony Applejack Halloween Costume Collage

Alice insisted that I add the My Little Pony Applejack Costume I made her!!!!

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Couple Costume Ideas

I sure hope y’all find something awesome in this list! I would love for you to share your Halloween posts, costumes, ideas, recipes in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Homeschooling Printables, Lesson Plans, Activities and More Round Up & Link Party

Welcome back to another Create & Share party with your hosts AliLilyCheap Crafty Mama and Happy Go Lucky!

This week we bring you, Homeschooling Printables and MORE!!

Homeschooling Printables Lesson Plans Activities and More



1. Fun Counting Activity  2. Homeschool Printables  3. Counting Wheel Activity  4. Homeschool Activities  5. Felt Flower Counting Activity  6. LOTS of Homeschool Printables  7. Homeschool Field Trip Ideas  8. All In One Homeschool Resource Guide  9. Lots of Fun Homeschool Printables  10. Round up of Homeschool Activities  11. Homeschool Printables for Every Subject  12. Spelling Activity   Now, we would LOVE for you to share your homeschooling printables, activities or resources!!    
 

Back To School Pencil Wreath Tutorial

This cute Back to School Pencil Wreath can be used for a Back to School Party or a Back to School Photo Backdrop. It was really easy to make and I’m going to show you how!

Back To School Pencil Wreath Tutorial



Here is what I used.

pencil wreath supplies

LOTS of pencils, 2 pieces of cardboard, hot glue, white, yellow and black paint.

First, I cut out a large circle from one piece of my cardboard.  BTW, I cut out my cardboard using a bowl at a stencil. I then started to place the pencils.

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Its a tricky thing placing the pencils! I wanted to glue them right away and then would noticed that either they were even or I just didn’t like it.

DIY Pencil Wreath Ideas

Then this would happen. It happened quite a few times!! :/

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So, eventually when I was happy with the design I actually marked each pencil so that I could put them all back on with the hot glue in the same design that I had finally decided on.

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DIY Pencil Wreath for School Tutorial

Now, I put TONS of hot glue over the pencils to glue on the top piece of cardboard.

DIY Pencil Wreath Tutorial Back To School DIY Pencil Wreath

Once the glue had dried I painted the top circle cardboard cut out. I FORGOT to take pictures of that!!! I painted the circle black, used the yellow to paint a faux ruler on the edge and used white for the letters. If you by flat or matte paint the white on black looks just like chalk. Only one layer needed!

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That cute little apple my hubby made. He cut it out of card stock because I “it just needs something more”! HAHA! But seriously, that little apple was the icing!

SO cute right!?? You could make this as a gift too! Just had the teachers name, maybe something like Ms. Janet is an A+ Teacher!!

I used this wreath for a photo backdrop.

Back to School Photo Backdrop Tutorial

You can read about how I created that backdrop in my Back To School Photo or Party Backdrop Tutorial post!

BTW I have a post of 101 FREE Back To School printables. The cute signs and banners you see above can be found in this post.

Have you made a pencil wreath before? Or have you ever thrown a Back To School party or had a Back To School or First Day of School photo shoot?? I would love to hear about it.

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Back To School Photo or Party Backdrop

Here is an adorable and super easy Back To School Party or Photo Backdrop I made last year. Alice and her cousins LOVED it!

DIY Back To School Photo Back Drop

Isn’t it adorable!!??

Here is what I used.

yellow streamers

back to school decorations from the dollar store

4 black poster boards

pencil wreath which I made (TUTORIAL HERE)

and that adorable banner is from an AWESOME FREE printable set from Amanda’s Parties TO GO!

I taped the 4 black poster boards together to created a faux chalk board! Added streamers and the decorations, hung the pencil wreath I made and the banner from Amanda’s Parties TO GO and VIOLA!

A super cute Back To School Backdrop that can be used for photos, party or both!

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Back To School Photo Backdrop collage

Would y’all like to see how it looked as a photo backdrop?? Well, I took pictures of Alice and her cousins last year before school and here is how they came out!

Back To School Photo Backdrop

How ADORABLE are they?? Ya know all of their names start with the letter A!!

We have my precious Alice

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Alice’s cousin Angie

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and her cousin April!

Back To School Photo Backdrop April

SO CUTE!!!

There signs are another great FREE printable from Lauren McKinsey Creates. I glued the signs onto a pencil.

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Now, because I couldn’t get enough of the FREE PRINTABLES…..BTW I have a post of 101 FREE Back To School printables.

BUT, as I was saying I could NOT get enough of the FREE printables so I had the girls do another photo shoot in the morning on the first day of school!

Back To School Photo Ideas Back To School Photo First Day Signs

CUTE!!! These signs were in the AWESOME Back To School party set from Amanda’s Parties TO GO!

For this set of signs I glued them onto a ruler.

Have you ever thrown a Back To School party or had a Back To School or First Day of School photo shoot?? I would love to hear about it.

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