The girls loved doing these! They were totally in their element. Sparkles...glitter...glue... :)
We still have a few more pumpkins to do, I want to attempt a solid sparkly bat on the last black pumpkin we bought, and I'm planning on sending a couple to my Halloween-loving momma.
Our new Halloween bunting banner - a great way to use up scraps of fabric! Trick on one side, treat on the other:
Since we now own a plethora of rhinestones, I wanted to try my hand at making a blinged-out yoyo garland. Using one of the nifty Clover yoyo makers I whipped up about 50 yoyos over the past few days, gave the girls the glitter glue again and had them put a rhinestone in the middle of each one. I started hand-sewing them together for the garland, but gave that up and bar tacked them together on the sewing machine. It went much quicker - nap time is precious time anymore. :)
I ended up with about 8 feet, with plans to drape it around the top of the TV armoire under the pumpkins as soon as the last few rhinestones dry (some popped off as I was sewing them together - note to self to put rhinestones on after bar tacking next time).
At first I thought the yoyos were going to take forever, but they actually came together pretty quickly once I got the hang of it. A relaxing craft to do while watching TV on the couch after the kiddos are in bed! Heather Bailey has a yoyo tutorial here if you want to make them without using a yoyo maker.
Or, if you don't have the time to make your own, yoyocottage on Etsy has a bunch of Halloween-themed yoyos in her shop that you can purchase and bling out yourself. Or you can even send her your own Halloween (or Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc.) fabrics for a custom order! Easy peasy!