FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Picture courtesy of Martha Stewart.com

Most of us haven’t started carving our pumpkins yet – but you might be looking ahead for the perfect pattern!  Here are some sites offering free pumpkin carving stencils/patterns.  Enjoy!

PumpkinMasters

Hershey’s Pumpkin Stencils

Martha Stewart Pumpkin Carving Stencils (Also Pumpkin Carving Tips)

Make your own Pumpkin-Stencils at BH&G

 

To find a pumpkin patch near you – check out this Pumpkin Patch Finder!

Pumpkin Patch Finder: Locate a pumpkin patch or corn maze near you!

(I updated the link – thanks for the heads up guys!)

Are you hoping to head out to a nearby pumpkin patch this fall with the family?  Here’s a great resource I used to find local pumpkin patches when we moved to this town – it’s called PumpkinPatchFinderandMore.org - and it’s a free service.

For a great deal on pumpkin patch/corn maze admission, make sure to check Groupon and Living Social listings for your city – last year at this time there were several deals offered throughout the Fall!

 

Scarecrow Crunch Recipe (Festive fall treat!!)

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Scarecrow Crunch Recipe

Fall is in the air – and you may want to keep this yummy snack in mind for upcoming parties!

Jamie here!  I had some extra Brach’s Autumn Mellowcreme mix that was left-over from a fall party at youth group.  Since I can’t be trusted around that stuff, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to try to make Scare Crow Crunch for the kids! [Read more...]

DIY Felt Flower Pillow (Cozy for Fall!)

 DIY Flower Pillow

This cute DIY Felt Flower Pillow would be such a cute Fall craft to cozy up your nest!

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life – and you can visit my Etsy Shop here!

If you’re willing to take on a bit of a time consuming project (approx. 1 hour), then this pillow is definitely worth the effort. And makes for a fun TV watching project. This is also a great craft to do with a bunch of other women, just sitting, talking, hot gluing (and burning yourselves) together.

 

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Halloween Jello “Brain” Mold

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I have all boys so I’m perpetually reminded that gross things are “cool” – I think they’d heartily approve of this Brain Gelatin Mold!  Use it for Halloween, Science projects, or a mad scientist themed party!

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Of course if that grosses you out a little too much – you could always stick with Rice Krispie Treat pumpkins for Halloween :)

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Make a Costume Chest for Imaginative Fun!

 Make a Costume Chest for Imaginative Fun!

Halloween is coming, which means pretty soon you’ll be able to find some awesome deals on costumes.  ESPECIALLY keep an eye on thrift stores, as they pull out all their dress-up clothes for the upcoming holiday!

Costumes make great gifts, they bring out kids’ imaginations and get them away from a glowing screen for awhile.  Make a costume chest and you’re kids will always have a go-to place to let their imaginations run wild.

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