Wednesday, October 16, 2013

mini jack o'lantern light sticks

you guys are busy.
i am busy.

so who has time for long elaborate crafts when halloween is only a few weeks away?

 i sure don't but for some odd reason, 
i always seem to do it anyway.

can someone please help me with simple crafting cuz i seem to not know how to do that lately...?!?
anyway, what i have for you is simple i guess, 
but you be the judge.
as long as you like it is what matters.

i like it and it only took me 1/2 hr. to do so that's simple huh? 

let's just get on with it...
 first paint your pumpkins.
you can do fancy designs but i chose 
plain simple orange for these.

next step:
and since i can't settle for option one, 
simple-minded me chose option two.

then i took it a step or two deeper...
light?
i don't see a lot of light? 
just a tiny bit out of the nose of one of the pumpkins.
how do you turn the light on?
oh! there's the light!
simple or not, these guys are fun. and cute. so i'm gonna stick to my not-really-simple-but-we'll-say-it's-simple-crafts. 
hope that's ok with you.

in the meantime,



36 comments:

  1. OMGosh these are adorable! Making them for sure with my granddaughter. Going out today for desperately needed groceries but whose gonna know if I stop by JoAnn's for these pumpkins, right? Kids will love waving them around in the dark - and so will this ole grandma!!! Thanks!

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    1. YAHOOO! i love it when someone makes my stuff :) i only made these 4 then my teen daughter said "hey ma, you should make a ton and hang them all over the windows. they'd be cool all lit up at night!".....uh oh! i created a monster! LOL thanks a million again J! :)

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  2. Lisa - they are soooo cute and soooo creative! Love how you took such a simple product and made it into something BRIGHT! :)

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    1. and i LOVE how your comments BRIGHTen up my day Kim! thank you SOOOOO much! :>D

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  3. Oh, too cute!!!!!!!!! Your kids must think they have the best mom in the world!! Personally, I think they'd be right! And hey, I commented on the Purple People Eater....and it's not there! Bet I forgot to finish it. Whatev.....I loved them, too!!! Your BBFF (and proud of it!) Dona

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    1. what did i ever do to get a BBFF like you?! you are ALWAYS so ultra sweet and i can't thank you enough for always commenting even when you don't finish-LOL! you're the bestest Dona :>D

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  4. Soooo cute! All of the pieces came together so well ... it was meant to be! I saw that twine ... wanted to buy it ... resisted temptation ... now I gotta get it! Of course, sparkly bats make everything better :)

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    1. haha! i'm totally a weakling to temptation of all things crafty Brenda! i shoved that tea light in the pumpkins not knowing if it would work but determined to make it fit! LOL boy was i glad it worked or i would've had bottomless pumpkins! :>O lol

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  5. I like how you added the tealight, that's a great idea!! Very cute and fun!!

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    1. originally i was gonna make these edible somehow but thank goodness these worked out better! LOL thank you SOOO much Michellel! :)

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  6. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop, I featured you on facebook ♥

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    1. YIPPEE! a facebook feature?!?! what a lovely surprise! thank YOU Katie!!! :>D

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  7. What a great idea for Halloween! So much better than plain old glow sticks.

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    1. thank you Jen! i think they would be quite cute if you painted and decorated them all fancy schmancy-something i almost did but had laundry to do instead! LOL :)

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  8. Kids would love this!! Thanks for stopping by the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop I co-hosted!

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    1. they do! even my 14-yr-old thought they were cool. she is my ultimate critic to tell me if things are cool or not. LOL thanks so much for your party Jenny! :)

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  9. Cute cute cute!! I bought those same bag of pumpkins from Joannes last week! I still need to do something with them. Maybe some light sticks? :)

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    1. hey! then you should make them Kelley! maybe you can do a cute design on them-i wanted to but had dinner to make, darn it! hehe thanks again for your party and stopping by! :>D

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  10. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    http://lemonpaperdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-2.html

    Claire x

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    1. oh goodie an invite! i'll hop on over and link up! thank you so much Claire! :)

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  11. So clever! You have the greatest Halloween ideas!

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    1. wowza what a comment! thank you so much Christina!!! :>D

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  12. So cute! If you get a chance feel free to enter your idea into the Perfectly Pumpkin contest. There are 4 categories and 4 great prize packs! http://piwiprincess.blogspot.com/2013/10/PerfectlyPumpkincontest2013.html

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    1. all linked up! thank you so much Piwi Mama! your name gives me a giggle :)

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  13. Love these. I hadn't noticed these paper mache pumpkins or balls. I have to go find some today! Pls come over to our new theme hop and link up! You hav esuch great Halloween crafts!! http://www.2crochethooks.com/1/post/2013/10/snickerdoodle-sunday-and-zombie-tissues.html

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    1. i got them a while ago at Joann's and they were at the halloween craft aisle but today i saw some in different pumpkin shapes so i got them! maybe for next year? i can't stop the insanity 2CrochetHooks! help! lol :>D

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  14. Love it! If you haven't linked up yet, come share your project on Teach Me Tuesday: http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/10/21/teach-tuesday-38/

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    1. i just linked up Chelsea! thank you so much for the invite :)

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  15. I love these! they are so adorable and easy to make! I'll see if I can find these supplies and make a couple for my girl!!! Pining!

    XOXO
    Cami

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    1. oh yay! i hope you do find the supplies Camila! they were fun to make and look really cute lit up in person :)

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  16. These are really really adorable! Great DIY project.

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    1. thank you so much amy! it's quick to make unlike my usual crafts! LOL :)

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  17. These are brilliant! Love how cute they are! I am going to feature this diy on Friday. I like there is still time to make these! I wish I had a Joanns near here. I'll have to check the hobby store or Walmart. Boo! lol Grab a featured button! Theresa @DearCreatives. Hey stop by & pick up the freebie I have a code for on the blog! $40 Value & worth every penny. You'll love it! Hurry before code expires. See ya soon. xo

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    1. HOORAY!!! Oooo i'm SO excited Theresa! thank you ever so much! i'll check out that freebie you're talkin' about now too :)

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  18. These. Are. AWESOME!!!!!!! Why didn't I see these pumpkins when in the USA this summer *waaaaah*

    Thanks so much for sharing this at #CraftyOctober on The Purple Pumpkin Blog ^_^

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    1. because they only came out in the fall! waaaahhhh :( for you! maybe you can make them from another kind of pumpkin? i dunno but i wish you all the luck! thanks again Michelle! :)

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