Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Autumn Blog Party: Day 1

Alright here is the craft of the day!

Squash Softies

Fabric Pumpkin Halloween Decorations

  • Fake fur, fleece, or other fabric
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Dental floss
  • Plastic shopping bag
  • Short stick
  1. Squash Softies - Step 1 For each pumpkin, cut a circle from a piece of fake fur, fleece, or other fabric (ours were roughly 8 inches in diameter).
  2. Thread a needle with dental floss and make a knot several inches from the end (you'll use this tail to tie the floss together). Make wide stitches around the circle as shown, about a half-inch from the outer edge. Pull the floss to gather the edges, and stuff the resulting pouch with a plastic shopping bag.
  3. Place a short stick into the hole for a stem, then pull and knot the floss so that the fabric is cinched around the stick.

    I found this craft on Family Fun and thought it was adorable!
    And here is the recipe of the day!

    And here is the recipe of the day!


    Acorn Dough Nuts

    Acorn Dough Nuts

    • Chocolate Frosting or Peanut Butter
    • Donuts
    • Crumbled Toffee
    • Pretzel
    1. Frost a third or so of a plain or glazed doughnut hole with chocolate frosting or peanut butter.
    2. Roll the frosted top in crumbled toffee (look for it in the baking section of grocery stores), then add a small piece of a pretzel for the stem.

      Have fun with the craft and snack!


  1. Love the recipe. I will post parties nextr month so come and see.

  2. Cute crafts, and snack! ;) (I am sure that the snack is as yummy as it is cute.) Thanks for sharing, Melody!


  3. wow! That's super cute AND super easy! I think I'll try it! Thanks for posting. I love reading stuff like this;)


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