Author Archives: Jennifer Perkins
The idea for this Halloween ornament came to me because of a common mom dilemma—my kids kept leaving the lids off of their Play-Doh, which meant lot’s of empty containers to throw out. Then I thought: “Hey, those would make adorable little Halloween ornament dioramas”! So I dug them all out of the trash and busted out the glitter! So easy, fun and customizable!
These my friends, may be the creepiest Halloween ornaments I have ever made—and I’ve made A LOT of Halloween ornaments in my day. When I had the crafty idea to join together my box of vintage doll parts and some old children’s pots and pans, I knew I was onto something. Remember, if you can’t find what you are looking for at the store, you can always make it yourself. Needless to say, they don’t have doll part stew ornaments at the store.
Finding the perfect Halloween ornaments can be tricky business. Especially if you do Halloween like I do Halloween. Sure, orange and black are swell, but let us not forget the awesomeness of hot pink werewolves and lime green mummies! Especially when you pair them with a purple Halloween tree.
Halloween can be tough for the 4 million children affected by food allergies. Trick-or-treating means giving up majority of your candy because it may be full of peanuts, milk, or soy. The Teal Pumpkin Project was started in 2014 by F.A.R.E.. Teal pumpkins on doorsteps (or in black Halloween trees) let kids and parents know that this house is giving out something other than candy. As a parent of a child with a peanut allergy, this cause and these teal pumpkins are near and dear to my heart. This Halloween, consider stocking up on temporary tattoos, pencils, stickers, and a teal pumpkin. If you want to take it a step further like I did, decorate an entire Halloween tree to show your support.
Back to school time is here and that means time for a new wreath. Whether you are a teacher wanting to decorate your classroom or just want to celebrate your kids going back to school, this is the perfect wreath.
This year, for 4th of July, I’m pretending that I’m decorating a coastal house in New England. Red, white, blue, and pink. Yup, pink. Trust me, it works. Patriotic pink makes a fun coastal accent color to traditional 4th of July colors. Plus, in a perfect world, most of us would spend the 4th of July on a boat or near the ocean. (more…)