“Boo”tiful Projects

posted in: Hallowe'en, Knitting, Plastic Canvas, Sewing | 11

Hallowe’en is a fun time for little children.  It’s a time for witches, ghosts, goblins and jack o’lanterns.  It is a great time of year to make some quick and easy projects.  So why not make some cute Hallowe’en projects for the kids or grandkids.

In our family it is an extra special day as our little pumpkin was born on that day in 2009.  She wore her little knitted pumpkin hat I had made on the way home from the hospital.  She still has the hat and one of her dolls wears it now.  Big brother is now 11 and she is 9.

our little pumpkin was born on October 31, 2016

I has also crocheted her a pumpkin and made one out of plastic canvas for her big brother.

pumpkins and pumpkin hat at craftygardener.ca

How about some ‘boo’tiful towels?  What fun to wash and dry your hands on these ghosts.  Start with a white towels.  I used hand towels but you could use any size towel.  You just need to add some black fabric shapes for the eyes and mouth. I originally saw this idea at the blog, The Long Thread.  I’ve made sets of these for all the grandkids.

'boo'tiful towels at craftygardener.ca

You can applique the black shapes on with your sewing machine or you could hand stich them on.

'boo'tiful towels at craftygardener.ca

They are ‘spook’tacular hanging in the bathroom just waiting for those little sticky hands after those Hallowe’en treats.

a Hallowe'en bracelet at craftygardener.ca

This is a little Hallowe’en bracelet that I made for our granddaughter when she was about 2.  It is just a simple knitted band done in k1 p1 ribbing and joined together.  I stitched on 3 little Hallowe’en cutouts and presto a ‘boo’tiful bracelet.

In previous years I’ve planted up some pumpkins for a fun accent in the garden.  Eye’m looking at you!

the pumpkin heads at craftygardener.ca

We drive by this barn display on a regular basis and at this time of the year there are always Hallowe’en bird houses.

The bird house barn in Frankford, Ontario, photo by craftygardener.ca

I made some jack o’lantern wash cloths and  I’ve also got a pattern for a ghost cloth that I’ll be working on next.  I’m always on the lookout for things that don’t weigh much and fit into an envelope to mail to grandkids out west.  These should work out nicely.

a crochet jack o'lantern wash cloth at craftygardener.ca

The weather is very changeable at this time of year … over the years we’ve had rain, snow and cold nights of trick or treating.

Wishing you a safe and ‘spook’tacular Hallowe’en.

sewing line

11 Responses

  1. Lorrie

    You’ve made some cute things! My birthday is the day before Halloween, and our eldest daughter’s is the day after, so it was always a fun time for our family. Happy Birthday to your little pumpkin! Cute hat!

  2. Myrtle

    I loved all the Hallowe’en items you have made for you grand children and I bet they look forward to getting these lovely things in the mail . I hope you sent s the out west stuff for the kids long before the striking started.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Did you get snow? It started yesterday evening, big wet flakes, on the ground this morning. Hoping it gies away as the day goes on,

    • Crafty Gardener

      And those photos were from 9 years ago. We don’t hare many photos online, the odd one are on Facebook for family to see. Sophie loves the hat for her dolls now, she has a large doll family.

  3. Teresa

    So many great projects. I love the garden pumpkins.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party, and a happy birthday to your own very special pumpkin.

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