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Halloween Decorations

This Halloween my son gave me a challenge.  Instead of my usual cute Halloween decorations he wanted spooky and scary decorations for our home.  I searched Pinterest and found some  ideas, but decided to give them a twist of my own!

This skeleton wreath was made with items bought at local dollar stores and Target.  First I covered a styrofoam wreath with Halloween ribbon.  The next step was to hot glue the plastic skeletons to the wreath.  It was SuPeR easy to make and my son was ThRiLlEd with the results!

For the light up ghosts I turned metal tomato cages upside down and wrapped them in Christmas lights.  Next I covered them in a twin sized sheet cut in half and glued felt pieces for the eyes.  I made two ghosts since I have two children, but you can make an entire ghost family with such an EaSy project!

Happy Haunting!

~Robyn (Jersey Girl)

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Easy Patriotic Windsocks

Here is an easy craft to get your kids excited and involved in decorating for July 4th celebrations!

Save old cans (only use if your can opener leaves smooth edges that are safe for children) and purchase spray paint that can be used on metal.

Use acrylic paint to add designs!

Use a large nail to make holes in the top for a string to hang your windsock.

Attach patriotic ribbon (from dollar store) with a glue gun on the inside of the can.


My kids loved painting the designs on the cans and Nicholas did all of the hammering to make the holes for the string on top!  For under $10.00 we made 6 tin can windsocks to decorate for the 4th and lots of MeMoRiEs!

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My First Pinterest Project

It’s been about four months since I first joined Pinterest and boy has it changed my life for the BeTtEr!  The ideas just keep coming and I can’t get enough of them!  The first project that I tried from Pinterest was this simple fingerpaint technique shared by .

  • Use blue painters tape to spell your child’s name on fingerpainting paper.
  • Let them fingerpaint over the tape.
  • Once the paint has dried remove the tape to reveal their name in white!

My daughter's first fingerpaint creation!


~Robyn (Jersey Girl)

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