October Crafternoon

Yesterday’s Halloween crafternoon was lots of fun! Halloween and Christmas are always my most favorite crafternoons to plan out. I’ll have a few more post about yesterdays event so I can share a few DIY projects, and my Halloween mixed cd with you.
We made vintage style paper mache jack o’lanterns. I’ll have a DIY explaining how we did it posted tomorrow, so you can try and make some of your own. Everyone seemed to really enjoy making them, and I think its the first craft where every single person finished one! So I call that a success.
We had a costume contest as always where we each vote for three different winners. Page came dressed as a “lunch lady” and Molly dressed up as my #1 fan. She even wrote “I ♥ Heidi” on her knuckles. I didn’t get a photo of everyone’s costume because of course as people started arriving I just got sidetracked. I kept my costume simple because I knew I’d be running around. I wore all black and made a vintage inspired black swan headpiece (it was really easy and I’ll share my pattern soon). Crystal was dressed as her Emerald Witch doll.
For the costume contest prizes I cut some little black cat string winders (I’ll have a DIY for these too) out of wood, and got some $5 target gift cards. I made little drawstring bags out of Halloween fabric. And of course ballots for our secret voting. Page & Molly both won prizes and then there was a tie between a homemade Girr costume & sriracha. So we tossed a coin to break the tie.
The white elephant gift swap this time was Halloween themed. I used this free lined drawstring bag tutorial for my bag. I highly recommend it! Very easy to follow and sew, and they turn out so great. She also sells a pattern for different sizes.
I made a big pot of soup and carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. It was a great crafternoon and has me already looking forward to planning Decembers.

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6 Responses to October Crafternoon

  1. Jessica H. says:

    All of your crafternoons look really fun, but this one takes the cake! Looking forward to the DIY’s. :)

  2. Amanda R. says:

    Fun! I’m about to attempt an Incredible Hulk paper mache pinata for my little boy’s birthday at the end of the month. Since you love Halloween as much as Christmas it would be awesome if you did a “Very Merry Advent” style thingamabob for Autumn. I know you’re a busy lady, but boy am I looking forward to A Very Merry Advent this year!

  3. Katie says:

    I’m putting that link to the bag and instructions on my computer with a sticky note. I should be able to conquer that! It looks fun and simple.

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Katie, you can do it! Its really easy! And they turn out really cute too

  5. Heidi Kenney says:

    Hi Amanda, we had talked about doing something for Halloween, but sadly time got away from me haha. Your piñata sounds amazing!!

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    Jessica, thanks I hope you find the DIYs easy to follow :)