Free Halloween Printables

We are thrilled that Diane Robison has allowed us to offer you all some free Halloween printables.  These are so fun, and I cannot wait to get them on my wall.

Diane Robison Design would love to get the word out about her art, so please tag her in pics that you post.  We would love to see your decor!

Here’s where you can follow (and tag) her on Instagram: Drdidesign

Happy Halloween!

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Here are the high res printables.  Enjoy!!

 

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DIY Unicorn Horn Headband

Halloween is approaching and we love to bring you ideas of easy costumes that can be made using Taylor Joelle dresses.

This one is so simple and perfect for your rainbow unicorn loving kid.

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Rainbow Unicorn Costume

Materials:

  • Taylor Joelle Rainbow Stripe Dress
  • white felt (I had them cut me a 1/4 yard at the fabric store, and I have tons left).
  • pink felt
  • cardboard (I used a notebook cover)
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • headband (mine is from the dollar store)
  • gold pipe cleaner (or gold wire)
  • stuffing
  • flowers to decorate

Step 1:

Cover the headband with strips of white felt using hot glue

Step 2:

Create the horn.  I pinched down one corner, began rolling into the shape I want and used hot glue to secure as I rolled.  Once it was the size I wanted, I cut the bottom to make it an even cone.  Next I stuffed the cone with some cotton stuffing (took some from a throw pillow I was planning on tossing).

 

 

Step 3:

Wrap the pipe cleaner or wire around the horn.  I used dabs of hot glue to secure it.  Then, attach the horn to the headband.  This time I uses lots of hot glue and fold the sides over the headband.

 

Step 4:

Cut the unicorn ears out using cardboard and felt.  Glue the felt to the cardboard to make it stiff.  Then use hot glue to attach the ears to the headband.

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Step 5:

Embellish with some fake flowers. Rather than spending a lot of money buying the different colors I need, I bought 1 bunch of white flowers and painted them with spray paint and acrylic paint that we had around the house.  Glue the flowers to the headband.

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And there you have it.  A unicorn headband.  My 4 year old son loves it and now is insisting he be a unicorn for Halloween 🙂

These headband would also work great for a unicorn birthday party favor.  Or a party activity.  You could pre-make the headbands and have the party guest embellish them.

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Doll House Makeover

I was browsing my local thrift store and came across this $6 doll house.  Sweet deal right?

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I knew with a little paint this could be so cute in my living room.  My little boy (yes boy) Cohen is obsessed with dolls.  My parents said that they would take over the project as a Christmas present to him.

Before I handed the house over them, I spray painted it completely with Bulls Eye Primer (my fav, I use it on so many different projects).

Here’s the finished project.  My mom used chalk paint (but i think any acrylic paint would do), and scrap book paper for the flooring.

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DIY Christmas Village

Do you have some Christmas village houses that need a little updating?  Or maybe you found some at your local thrift store.  Here’s a fun and simple project to help your village match your decor.

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Here’s what you will need:

  • Spray Paint.  I used 3 different colors. (buy at any craft store)
  • Mini Christmas trees and wreathes (I bought these at Michaels craft)
  • Spray Snow (from Michaels.  I have also seen it on amazon).
  • Hot glue

 

Step one:

Cover your houses with spray paint.  It may need a few coats.  I also spray painted my mini white tree with pink paint.

Step two:

After the spray paint is dry, use some acrylic paint to enhance details like the doors or window frames.

Step three:

Hot glue the wreathes or other decorates you want to include

Step four:

Add the spray snow.  This is fun!  The only problem is that it doesn’t dry like paint.  It stays kind of foamy.  I think I will need to reapply this snow each year when I get my village out.

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Halloween Mantel

Wan’t a SUPER cheap and easy Halloween mantel idea?  We whipped these scary pictures out fast.  My 4 year old helped me design them.  I don’t know my way around most editing programs, but picmonkey makes it fool proof.  My kids use this program all the time.  Now, I am sounding like a commercial haha.  This is not a sponsored post.  I just love the site!

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We used dollar store frames for this project (and I was short one frame so Cooper hasn’t made it up on the mantel yet, but we are working on it!)

To use:

  • Visit picmonkey.com
  • Click on “edit” (top right) and upload your photo.
  • On the far right hand side you will see a row of icons.  Click on the cat.
  • Select which “monster” you want to create, and picmonkey will give you steps on how to create that monster.

 

Painted Pumpkins

Looking for a fun an easy Halloween craft?  I had a great time with my mom, @drdi  painting pumpkins this week!

We used craft store pumpkins because they are cheap and we can bring them out every year!

This project was inspired by the tutorial on The House that Lars Built blog.

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Materials:

  • Fake craft store pumpkins (or real pumpkins if that’s what you prefer)
  • Bulls-eye primer spray paint (we love this primer, it helps the paint go on so easily)  With this primer, you will only need one coat of paint.
  • Sharpie (to draw face details)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Printable stencils from The House that Lars Built Tutorial (we didn’t use the stencils, but I am sure they would be fantastic).

Directions:

  • Cover the pumpkins with the bulls eye spray paint primer (do this outside).   It takes about 10-15 min to dry.  Then we turn it over and pain the bottom.
  • Paint the pumpkin your desired color.  We mixed paint colors with white to make pastels.
  • Let try (or use a hair dryer.
  • Add face details using a pencil first, then sharpie.   We used paint for lips and cheeks.

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Pom Poms and Puffs for Kids Fashion

Pom poms and puffballs are everywhere in fashion right now and we are sort of loving it!   Here’s a lineup of some of our favorite and affordable pom pom fashion trends for kids!

Zara metallic pom pom shoes!  Aren’t these incredible?  They go perfectly with this Zara  headband.

 

Max the Monster Purse from jcrew

This fun comfy baby sweatshirt from hm

 

Gap metallic toddler shoes, with removable puff?  Yes please!

 

I tried to get a little crafty and create a DIY monster puff clip.  You can get these puffs at the craft store or amazon.  Add a felt circle and an alligator clip to the back.  Then simple glue some googly eyes to the front.  This makes a great festive hair or shoe clip.

 

 

Moana Hei Hei Craft

We had a blast making Hei Hei from Moana.  He’s such a cute little guy!

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Materials:

  • toilet paper roll
  • construction paper (or paint)
  • googly eyes
  • feathers
  • glue gun

Instructions:

You can either glue several colors of construction paper to the toilet paper roll, or paint the roll. We used glue sticks to stock the feathers to the top and back of the roll.  The googly eyes were pretty heavy so we needed to use a glue gun to secure them.