Thanksgiving Turkey Kids Crafts and Block Party

Oh my Thanksgiving is just around the corner. These quick and easy turkey kids crafts are perfect for getting in the spirit of the season.

Awesome turkey kids crafts great thanksgiivng diy projects for children

These easy turkey projects for kids will keep little hands busy while big people tend to the feast and the football! They are fun for building exciting for the big day and would make darling decorations!

Personalized Turkey Placemats | Toilet Paper Turkey | Turkey Quiet Page | Turkey Leaf Shirt

Turkey Napkin Ring | Turkey Popsicle Stick Craft | Rice Krispie Turkey Treat | Turkey Candy Pouch

Turkey Fabric Headband | Turkey Pinecode Craft | Turkey Paper Plate Craft | Turkey Golf Craft

Turkey Gift Bags | Turkey Door Decor | Turkey Ribbon Shirt | Turkey Cookie Pops

Turkey Candy Pouches | Turkey Candy Treats | Turkey Rolls | Turkey Wreath

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Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here as your Block Party Guest this week! Here are a few of my projects and recipes I think you might like.

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Candy Corn Crafts Recipes and Block Party

Whether or not you like the taste of candy corn, you have to admit it sure is cute! Appreciate the combination of orange, yellow and white without the taste with these fun Candy Corn crafts and recipes.
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DIY Jack-o-lantern Shirt with Cricut EasyPress

I love a super quick craft project and this adorable Last Minute Halloween Jack-o-lantern shirt costume couldn’t be easier.Pumpkin shirt tutorial with free jack-o-lantern face image great for costumes

This was one of my favorite first projects trying out the new Cricut EasyPress and holy moly was it a time saver! Instead of waiting for my giant heat press to heat up (which I know most of you don’t even have) or taking each segment bit by bit with my house hold iron. I was done in just a few minutes! 

DIY super fast jack-o-lantern shirt plus easypress review

If you don’t already know about the EasyPress it’s this portable heat press that is pretty much my dream craft tool that I didn’t even think to ask for. The ironing surface is big so it covers a good space. Unlike a regular iron, for most T-shirt  or bag sized images, you can have it done in one press. Somehow while the pressing surface is much bigger than a traditional iron it’s still relatively small which I CANNOT say about my heat press. Regular heat presses weigh SO much and take up crazy amounts of space. Not only that but it’s safe. It comes with a heat proof holder which is awesome and makes it totally portable and not completely terrifying like my heat press that sometimes pops open. Yup a giant plate of hot metal popping open by your face it’s so stressful guys.

Great information about the cricut easy press and how it compares to traditional heat press machines for HTV Iron-on Vinyl DIY crafts.

But I think my favorite part is the time I save. With this new Cricut EasyPress as soon as I cut out my design the press was up to temperature in just a few minutes and I had it pressed to my shirt  so fast! Iron-on vinyl is hands down one of my favorite crafting supplies and this EasyPress makes using it even easier and more fun. 

darling DIY Halloween shirt great last minute craft tutorial

What You Need

  • Orange shirt or fabric to make a shirt (I used the Happy Feet shirt pattern and love the contrasting green for the neck and sleeve binding)
  • Black iron-on vinyl 
  • Jack-o-lantern image (available for free to my email subscribers)

What to Do

  1. Import the jack-o-lantern image into Cricut design space and cut from vinyl. Remember to place the vinyl plastic side down and set your machine to iron-on. I used my Cricut Maker and it cut it perfectly. Weed the image (remove the negative pieces so you just have the jack-0-lantern pieces.
  2. Press your shirt or front bodice piece of fabric to remove any moisture or wrinkles. 
  3. Position. your vinyl with the plastic side UP.
  4. With the EasyPress up to temperature (just go by the directions on your vinyl to set the temp). Press the vinyl to the shirt with a little pressure. I do this on my homemade pressing board but anything that’s firm and heatproof (like a table with a thickly folded towel) will do.
  5. Starting slowly at a corner peel the plastic off (stop and reheat if it seems like the vinyl has not fully adhered to your fabric/shirt).
  6. If sewing finish making the shirt otherwise you’re good to go!

Cricut Heat Press review

Teddy ADORES pumpkins. This year he grew his own with the help of grandma. He’s so happy with his new little pumpkin shirt he’s been picking it to wear all the time.

Adorable DIY kids raglan shirt with free jack-o-lantern face design

I have a feeling like this will be in the rotation long after Halloween passes. Hopefully I can talk him into more mommy made, vinyl attacked shirts though because I think he looks stinking cute in them and my new little toy makes it so fast and easy!!

great free jackolantern design plus easy last minute Halloween costume and cricut easypress heat press review

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Halloween Treats Ideas and Block Party

Halloween is fast approaching!  Are you ready for it yet?  These fun and festive treats will definitely get you into the mood of Halloween if you weren’t there yet :). 

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10+ Awesome DIY Pirate Crafts and Block Party

Arg!!! Shiver me timbers I’ve got a ton of awesome Pirate crates, party ideas, and other DIY projects for you guys today!

DIY Pirate crafts, party ideas, recipes, kid costumes and more

Treasure Map | Jake and the Neverland Pirates Party | Girl Pirate Costume

Pirate Party Ideas | Pirate Dolls | Skull and Crossbones Gumdrops

Pirate Paper Plate Crafts | Pirate Gingerbread Cookies | Pirate Ship Kid Activity

How to Make a Pirate Ship | Pirate Love Card |Pirate Cupcakes

Pirate Coloring Pages | Pirate Skull Cookies | Pirate Face Paint

Whether you’re headed on a Disney cruise and need a great pirate costume tutorial, are planning your own awesome pirate party, or have other pirate fun in store there’s a little bit of everything here!

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Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here as your Block Party Guest this week! Here are a few of my recent project I’ve made with my new Cricut Maker.

Awesome Hallowen tutorials and crafts to make with the cricut maker

Pumpkin Bunny Softie | Cricut Maker Review | Easy Trick or Treat Lights

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Free DIY Bunny Softie Pattern and Cricut Maker Giveaway

This sweet little DIY bunny softie is just too cute. Even better it’s incredibly easy to make and a free pattern.
adorable DIY bunny with free sewing pattern for the Cricut Maker-2

I used my brand new Cricut Maker to whip this up and it took me less than 3 hours and I even made an extra little dress! And make sure to read to the bottom because I’m giving one of these amazing machines away!!!!

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bunny Sewing Pattern-2

This is one of the free projects that can be accessed for free with the Cricut Maker. I was able to cut all the fabric pieces on the machine and marked all the embroidery with the fabric pen in the machine.

It was pretty amazing to have all the annoying parts about sewing – figuring out the pattern, cutting the fabric, and marking the fabric, done for me!

how to sew a stuffed bunny with free pattern

What You Need

cricut maker and fabric marker

How to Sew the Bunny Softie

  1. Iron the ear contrast fabric and nose fabric to heat-n-bond.
  2. Cut and mark your pattern pieces using the Cricut Maker.
  3. Embroider the face and sew on the nose (I totally forgot to sew on the nose so I’ll be cutting one out of iron-on vinyl and iron-ing it on OOPS! hahah)
  4. With right sides together sew the limbs together, clip the curves and turn right side out.
  5. With right sides together sew the head pieces to the body pieces at the neck.
  6. With right sides together sew the one back ear piece to a front ear piece. Clip curves and turn right side out.
  7. Stuff the limbs and set aside.
  8. Fold a pleat into the ears and pin to the top of the head piece. Roll the length of the ears.
  9. Pin the arms and legs in place and pin to the center of the body so you will have room to sew around the edge. Position the back body piece over sandwiching the ears and limbs.
  10. Start at the bottom and attach one leg and sew around leaving a gap between the legs to turn and stuff.
  11. Click any curs and points. Turn right side out and stuff.
  12. Hand stitch the hole closed.

how to make a doll dress sewing project

How to Sew the Dress and Pumpkin Costume

  1. If using a pocket position right sides together and sew around the edges leaving a small gap in the straight edge for turning.
  2. Clip around the edges and turn right side out.
  3. Iron and topstitch along the top edge to close the hole.
  4. Position on dress and topstitch to the dress piece by sewing along the curved edges.
  5. If making the costume cut the Jack-o-lantern face out of black iron-on vinyl and iron to the dress.
  6. Fold straps in half and sew down the long side. Turn right side out.
  7. With right sides together sew the side seams of the dress.
  8. Fold under the armhole edge and sew under.
  9. Do the same for the neckline and hem.
  10. Attach the straps to the side of the dress (not the top like pictured below  oops) and you’re good to go!

DIY pumpkin dress for a doll tutorial

how cute is this free bunny with Halloween pumpkin costume.

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Love this adorable DIY bunny stuffed animal free sewing tutorial for the costume option too. Cricut Maker projects

Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas and Block Party

DO you love the new Creative Pumpkin Decorating trend? I just think it’s so fun how many ways you can carve (or paint or vinyl) a pumpkin these days!
Creative pumpkin decorating ideas for Halloween and thanksgiving
We can officially say that Halloween is THIS month! With Halloween just around the corner, it is time to pull out all of the pumpkins and the carving tools and make some magic. We have pulled together some of the cutest pumpkin ideas including a lot of no carve ideas that will make your porch the talk of the town! Find all the links below.

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Fall Home Decor Ideas and Block Party

Happy fall everyone!!  I love this season :).  Before we get to the linky party I wanted to let everyone know that I am celebrated my 400th weekly link party, woot woot!  I cannot believe I have been doing this for this long!  To celebrate, I am having a giveaway over on my blog, so pop on over to my blog to enter :). 
 
Have you guys gotten out all of your fall decor yet?  I am so ready to bring out mine and create some more.  Here are some great ideas to help you get inspired to decorate for fall. 
Fantastic DIY Fall Home Decor Ideas Craft tutorials

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10 Minute DIY Trick-or-Treat Flashlights

Make Halloween even more fun with these quick and easy DIY Trick-or-Treat Flashlights!

DIY trick or treat flashlights great easy cricut project idea for safe halloween

I love costumes but the combo of cumbersome outfits and kids in dark streets makes me nervous. Not only are these just fun to play with they give the little ones enough light to keep them safe.

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And as an amazing bonus I’ve got a Cricut Maker machine giveaway for you. Scroll down to enter to win this amazing machine!

how to make diy trick-or-treat safety flashlights

I found these small LED flashlights at just about a dollar a piece and I love them. With a little help from my Cricut Maker I was able to turn them into festive Halloween lights.

what you need for DIY halloween flashlights

What You Need

Fun ideas for DIY safety flashlights for Halloween

What to Do

  1. Measure the lighted surface of your flashlight.
  2. Find images to cut (I just used the ones in Cricut design space) and reside to .2 inches less than the max width of you flashlight.
  3. Repeat for the outside decoration. I found the cute Trick or Treat just by searching “trick or treat” in design space.
  4. Cut from either vinyl or window cling. Window click will be more transparent but since you are leaving a .2 inch border there should still be plenty of light either way. In my pictures the black is vinyl the orange is window cling.
  5. Weed (remove negative spaces) and position your cuts on the flashlight.

Vampire vinyl flashlights tutorial cricut DIY

So easy and fast and look how fun they look in the dark!

Insanely easy DIY trick-or-treating flashlights tutorial

I am actually planning on making some non-Halloween ones to take on our cruise as part of the family gift exchange. I think these flashlights could be way for all different kinds of occasions.

Would you love the brand new Cricut Maker Machine that I made this on? The answer is yes. you guys it’s fabulous it cuts fabric and thicker materials like wood and leather! I’ll have a full review soon but you guys I already love this machine and you will too. Thanks to the lovely Craft Lightning girls we get to give one of these amazing machines away!

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love this easy and cheap idea for diy trick-or-treat safety flashlights

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All Things Pumpkin and Block Party

It’s pumpkin spiced latte time again and with that comes all the other amazing pumpkin goodies. These pumpkin crafts and recipes will carry you through all the wonderful Fall holidays!
Tons of pumpkin recipes, crafts and home decor idea for all of falls holidays
Here are a bunch of fun galaxy inspired creations or projects that totally have that fun space and stars feel! Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings.Rae Gun guest posting pictureI just wrapped up yearly Happy Harry Potter series just in case you missed any of the amazing posts you can see ALL of them right here. There are over 40 brand new Harry Potter posts!
love this tons of NEW harry potter crafts recipes party ideas and files. 40 new ones in this post alone

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