Halloween!!!! I cannot wait it is almost here and I am still decorating for it! I love this idea. You can use any empty jugs really even if they are colored I think it would add to it! So here is how you do it:






Clean plastic gallon jugs

Black permanent marker (you can get creative and use whatever color you want too)

Knife or Scissor

String of 50 low-wattage holiday lights (you can use white lights but what fun is that, if you have holiday lights at home already use them. Icicle lights would be perfect for this project for example:Led/Energy Saving Holiday Lights)


1.Draw eyes and mouths on the jugs. Be creative it is Halloween so go scary, silly or just plain realistic.

2.Use the craft knife to cut a half-dollar-size hole in the back of each jug.

3.Arrange the jug-o-lanterns near each other and string the lights between them, stuffing several bulbs into each of the jugs.

4. Optional: Glue things to your jugs like bat wings, or stems and leaves. Decorate them anyway you want. Use colors or make them ghosts. These crafts can be saved and reused so make them original.

This is a super fun craft for a Halloween party. Kids can take these home to show their parents and make more of their own.

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Make Your Own Ornaments

Make Your Own Ornaments

Holiday Ornaments


Jumbo Natural Craft Sticks
Pipe Cleaners (assorted colors)
Assorted Buttons
Craft Felt
Craft Wiggly Eyes
Washables Markers
Fabric from around the house
Natural Plant Dye Eco Paint
Any odds and ends you have around the house to make the ornaments more fun and original.

1. Make a hole in the top of the stick. If you are planning to give your ornament a hat or hair you can wait to put the hole through that or clue the ribbon or pipe cleaner to the back of the ornament to hang your ornament with.

2. Take your popcicle sticks and paint/color them the way you want festive or other wise.

3. Let the sticks dry then add on all of the decorations you want! Get creative!

4. Hang them where ever you want for any holiday you celebrate this season. You can save these for years to come and add to your homemade ornament collection.

Turkey-tacular Placecards

Turkey-tacular Placecards

Turkey-tacular Placecards

Wiggle Eyes
Low Temp Glue Gun
Organic Almonds in Shell
Organic Small Apples
Organic Round Hard Candies
Organic Peanuts In-Shell
Ideal Home Sustainably Harvested Napkins
Recycled Paper Clips
Recycled Construction Paper


1. Glue your turkeys eyes to almond and let dry.
2. Glue the hard candy to front of apple and let dry.
3. Glue the almond to the hard candy and let dry.
4. Glue peanut below almond for turkey’s wattle.
5. Unfold napkin halfway, then fold back and forth like you would a fan.
6. Put a paper clip in the center of the folded napkin.
7. Pull ends of folded napkin together and then secure it with a paper clip at top .
8. Place the napkin behind the turkey or you can use a little hot glue to attach it.
9. Unbend one end of a paper clip and insert into apple. Use it to hold place card.
10. Cut placecard from colored paper.
11. Write the guests name on it
12. Decorate the name card any way you wish or leave it plain.

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