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Monday, October 25, 2010

Homemade Halloween Necklaces

The girls are very into homemade jewelry at the moment. They make it for their friends. Their friends make it for them. Paper bracelets. Rubber band rings. You name it... they bring it home and, also, dole it out. And for them, it's a big deal. Once Estella Dru ripped a bracelet Belle's b/f/f made for her, and let me tell you... the. fight. was. on. I thought for a moment I was going to have to call in the National Guard to restore order. Luckily, Matt was home and somehow subdued the violent unrest. But be sure, before it was over, it got ugly.

So last night I told them we would make some fun Halloween necklaces for their friends. I got the idea from my friend, Meredith's, blog, and she got it from Ms. Martha Stewart herself.

I sort of put my own spin on it, of course. (I think my Native American name might have been She Who Does Not Follow Instructions.) I just used a thick card stock for the ghosts, a sharpie-drawn face, and ribbons for the necklace and ties around the ghosts' necks.

It was such an easy little project for the girls, and they are looking forward to giving them out to a few friends at school today. In fact the only glitch was when Belle said, "I love 'em, Mama, but next time, let's do something a little spookier. I'm in second grade, you know?"

Little does she know, cute little ghosts are just about as "spooky" as her Mama gets.


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Know what's on my list today? Make 24 "glue ghosts" in preparation for Friday's class party! I'm liking your cardstock twist a LOT this morning because it would be much faster. Hmmmm...

Very cute!

Here's another idea for homemade jewelry--save those plastic rings that you pull off the spout of half-n-half and orange juice cartons. Use sharpies or glue/rhinestones to make fancy rings! Easy, cheap, and fun. We did that with our Brownie troop a couple of years ago and they were a hit! I'll see if I can find a link for you!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

those are fun! i used to love halloween themed jewelry....i had a little pin that was a pumpkin and you pulled a string and a ghost popped was the 80s after all!

Nel said...

What fun! I remember doing projects with Jan all the time. Reading your blog brings back a lot of memories. We made pins one year. We painted puzzle pieces to look like ghosts or frankenstiens head then glued pins on the back that I got at Hobby Lobby. They were a hit and we actually sold alot of them when we were doing craft shows. Memories!
until next time... nel

Michelle Hoad said...

I love those. My girls and I just made some candy corn earrings. We have gotten more compliments on them and they were made with free paint chips from the hardware store.