"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My weekend project...Halloween "Goodie Bags" a-la Bo Bunny

Hello there. Today I wanted to share the project I made this weekend. Ok, first thing you should know about me is that I am the mom who avoids signing up for goodie bags for my children's class parties (especially now that there are 2 of them in school!!). I'm sorry, I do. First off, it just gets too expensive and secondly (and especially) both of my kiddies LOVE making & decorating cupcakes (and it's something we can all do together), so, I usually sign up for cupcakes instead!!

Ok, that was until I saw THIS amazing project on the Bo Bunny Blog!! I have to say: Bo Bunny's "Whoo-Ligans" is my absolute fave for Halloween this year!! I just love the colors, patterns, and THOSE HAPPY LITTLE MONSTERS. (...SIGH...) I was so excited when 2Peas got it all in, that I ordered 3 of each page (of patterned paper) and a sheet of the chipboard stickers!!

Anyway, Frances made the CUTEST project ever, it was just amazing AND she included a template and detailed (easy) instructions! After seeing her tutorial, I went and signed each of my kids' names right next to "Goodie Bags" right away!! I felt like such a rebel ;).

I know, mine are NOWHERE as detailed and purty as Frances'. She did an amazing job. I was going to just go crazy, and then my hubby said "THOSE KIDS ARE JUST GUNNA EAT THE CANDY & THROW THEM AWAY"!! Now, if one of my kids got something like that, I'd keep it forever! I'd put it on my desk at work, and smile every time I saw it :). But seeing as he was probably right (he's got to be right ONCE in a while, right?!?) I decided to not go "crazy" but still cuten them up. I just didn't want to "waste" my pretty chippies...is that bad?!? Plus, I initially planned on using them for my babies' Halloween pages anyway - especially if they'd just end up in the garbage anyway (shuttering at the thought right now!!). Here's a look at mine:

For Christian's class (Kindergarten) I used this page and paper pieced all of the little monsters and their lil cute sayings - and added googly eyes for AWESOMENESS. For Alivia's class' I put my Lawn Fawn "Heebie Jeebies" Stamps to good use by stamping the Happy Halloween webbed sentiment and added the (most adorable) spider into the web for added cuteness. I added Tootsie pops and twizzlers as the treats and finished them off with "from: Christian/from: Alivia" stamped with Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABCs and punched it out with a circle punch. Wow, I'm really long winded today - sorry about that!!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!

1 comment:

  1. These are entirely way too cute! Love the Lawn Fawn in there, perfect for kids. I avoid the whole goodie bag too, and prefer cupcakes. Speaking of cupcakes, have you seen these cupcakes (thinking they'd be REALLY fun to make with the kiddos!)http://tomkatstudio.blogspot.com/2010/10/cupcake-monday-adorable-candy-corn.html