DIY Gifts, Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Wood Slice Ornaments & Gifts

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

These wood slice ornaments and gifts are so fun. I want to buy a bunch more slices so I can keep these all for myself, and make more for gifts! My favourite is the penguin keyring, which I’ve added to my bunch of keys already – no-one else is getting that!

Wood Slice Ornaments And Gifts

Those are Little Miss’ hands in the photo above. The slices are about 5 – 6cm tall.

I don’t have a tutorial as such for these… because they were so easy there’s not much instruction needed!

The slices I used were Amy Tangerine’s Finder’s Keepers Wood Slices. When these arrived I was a bit disappointed with them. They were a bit thicker than I thought they’d be (about 5mm deep – not that deep but a bit thicker than I’d like for scrapbook pages). They also just looked messy – mainly because a lot of bark had fallen off. But they were greatly improved when I decided to scrape off the remaining bark with a craft knife, so the edges looked clean.

In the below photo you can see 4 slices on the left which I had already removed the bark from before realising I should take a photo. The slice on the top right still has the bark attached but it hasn’t been well sliced – the surface is very uneven. On the bottom right you can see a piece of bark which came off in one neat ring, that’s how loose it was:

Wood Slice Ornaments And Gifts

I decided that 2 of the slices would have magnets stuck on the back, and 2 would have holes through the top so they could be hung for display. So I set about trying to make a hole. Unfortunately hubby had taken his drill to work and I was too impatient to wait for him to get home. So I tried to make the hole with a nail and hammer:

Wood Slice Ornaments And Gifts

As you can see this didn’t go too well, as I split the wood. At first it was just a tiny crack but when I tried to make the hole bigger (thinking I could cover up the crack later) it completely broke apart. But that did mean I had a piece to experiment with, and after trying to use a screw and a screwdriver (did not work at all) I discovered that I could make a good hole with an old paper piercer! It’s important that I say OLD paper piercer, you wouldn’t want to do this with your only one as it will blunt it. I have 2 paper piercers as I blunted one years ago, so I keep that for tougher materials like this. If you have a drill that will work best!

Once I’d figured out how to make the holes I just needed to decorate the slices. This was super easy.

For the first one that would be a magnet I used the Hero Arts Lia Griffith ‘Deck The Halls’ stamp set to stamp a deer in black in the middle (with chalk ink), and two leaf garlands in gold around the deer. I did heat emboss all these, but I don’t think it made any difference so I wouldn’t bother next time! I also dotted some Mod Podge on so I could add some fine red glitter dots too:

Wood Slice Ornaments And Gifts

For the next magnet slice I stamped a circular sentiment in the center (from Avery Elle ‘Joy To The World’, using Avery Elle’s ‘Cherry’ Pigment Ink), then added a thick layer of Mod Podge to the outer edge, tipping glitter on to it as I went:

Wood Slice Ornaments And Gifts

For my two slices with holes I painted the centers – one white and one black, both with Martha Stewart Satin Craft Paint. Then I stuck a gold sticker (from My Mind’s Eye Christmas On Market Street) on the white slice, and painted a penguin face with white, orange, and more black paint on the black slice.

I chose to paint the majority of these slices because they had more imperfections in the wood, which is fine as I know wood is a natural element so it can’t be perfect, but I still didn’t want those showing on my finished items:

Wood Slice Ornaments And Gifts

Here’s what they looked like all decorated. I did spray them with a layer of matt spray varnish as well – I’d certainly recommend varnishing one if it’s going to be a keyring:

Wood Slice Ornaments And Gifts

Once the varnish was dry I tied twine through the one which would be a hanging decoration (I had to use a darning needle to get the twine through the hole), then I had a flash of inspiration and added a keyring to the penguin, and I glued magnets onto the back of the slices with no holes using superglue:

Wood Slice Ornaments And Gifts

Then they were all done, ready to gift to someone for Christmas, or in my case, keep them all to myself!

Be Inspired:

Paint a penguin face on something round, or use a penguin embellishment or picture

Add stamping, glitter, or paint to something wooden (eg a wood box, frame, slice, or wood veneer shape)

Use the phrase ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ on your next project

I hope that’s given you a few ideas! Which wood slice do you like the most?

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post that goes live during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll be back again at 8am GMT tomorrow with the first sponsored giveaway!

Jennifer x

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter, Scrapbook Layouts

Snow Day Layout – With Background Textures

Today I’ve got a snowy layout to share with you, with a few different textures added to the background.

Snow Day:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I knew I wanted to use this sheet of ‘Oh Deer’ paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes collection. It was perfectly white for my page, but I’m not used to using such a white background, so to keep things interesting I wanted to add some extra texture without adding too much colour!

I added some glittery dots, using an eraser on the end of a pencil to pick up some glue off a glue-stick and stamp it onto the paper, before tipping glitter on top:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

 Make sure you put plenty of glue on if you try this, a few of my circles were only half-glittered and I had to re-do them!

Once my dots were dry and all shook off I decided I needed a bit of colour around the edge of the page. I did want it mostly white but it was too white for me! I used a Tim Holtz Ink applicator Tool and some Avery Elle ‘Aquamarine’ Ink to blend onto the edges of the paper. I also went over it again with a Brilliance White Ink Pad in a few places where it was darker than I liked:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Whilst I was blending the ink I realised some glitter was coming off my dots, so I blobbed some Glossy Accents on top of them, using an old paintbrush to dab it down so it wasn’t too domed:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I also sprinked a tiny bit more glitter on top of the Glossy Accents to make sure it stayed sparkly! I left that to dry for a couple of hours before moving on with the layout.

My last texture on the background was to add some squiggly pieces of white cotton. They are hard to see in the photos but in real life they remind me of snowdrifts. Two were stuck down with double-sided tape, in a place that I knew would be hidden by the photos. The third bit was stuck down with a Christmas Wishes puffy sticker:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I just had to finish the layout! The letters have a touch of gold, and there are sequins, a couple of tiny wood veneer shapes, and enamel dots for even more contrast of texture:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I popped the polaroid-style photo up on foam dots, as it’s the photo of us – the other photo is of the friends we met up with that day:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I love how the white in the photo is surrounded by the white of the background – it really did feel like a world of white that day so the layout really reminds me of the setting:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

If you don’t have snow where you live then don’t despair – there are some ideas below for how to use this page to inspire your own scrapbooking!

Be Inspired:

Use at least 3 different kinds of texture on your next project (eg. wood, glitter, thread, something shiny)

Find a photo with a dominant colour and use a piece of paper with the same dominant colour for the background of your layout

Blend ink onto the edges of a layout, card, tag, etc

Do you usually try to add lots of different kinds of texture on your pages? It’s something I don’t always think about, but I often use wood veneer shapes and shiny dots so I guess that’s 2 textures straight away!

Have a great day, I’ll be back tomorrow at 8am GMT with the next Frosty Festivities project!

Jennifer x

DIY Gifts, Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a tutorial for some festive snowman earrings – something to make for yourself, or as a DIY gift to give away this Christmas!

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

How cute are they? I love Christmas jewellery – you can see a special trinkets box I decorated to keep my winter jewellery in HERE, and some Christmas tree paperclip earrings I made last year HERE. I can never have enough, as I like to wear a different item of festive jewellery every day in December if I can manage it!

These little snowmen could also be adapted to use one as a charm for a bracelet or keyring, or as a pendant, if dangly earrings aren’t your thing!

To make these earrings you will need: white Fimo or other modelling clay (standard Fimo is better than kids Fimo if you have it), black and red acrylic paint, a tiny paintbrush, round-nose pliers and wire cutters (mine is a 3-in-1 tool), 2 head-pins, 2 fish-hook earrings, ALSO not pictured – 2 jump rings, a black fine sharpie or other permanent pen, and optional extras of Blue Tack, white acrylic paint, and varnish.

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 1: Pull off four balls of Fimo. I used Kids Fimo as it’s what I happened to have, but standard Fimo is better if you have it – Kids Fimo is softer so it’s easier to mould, but it also means it shows fingerprints more and is easy to knock out of shape while you are working. Two of the balls should be larger and two smaller:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Push the larger balls onto the headpins first, then the smaller balls. Shape the smaller ball so it has a pointy top:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Make a couple of teeny-tiny balls for the pom-poms on top of the hats:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Bake the Fimo according to the instructions on the pack. Mine took 30mins. Leave it to cool, then paint a red hat onto each snowman:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: When I was painting the hats I realised there was a lot of dust / tiny fibers baked in to the surface of my Fimo. I think this was because it was Kids Fimo, which does seem to be a bit stickier than standard Fimo. You can just about see them here:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Because of that I decided to paint both earrings with white acrylic paint, which worked a treat. It only took one coat to hide the dust!

Step 6: Once the white paint was dry I painted on the eyes and coal buttons with black paint, and used a fine black Sharpie to add the smiles. If you make any mistakes with the black paint you should be able to wipe it off while it’s still wet, using a baby wipe or damp paper towel. I attempted to paint the mouths several times before giving up and using the Sharpie pen!

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

You can also see above that I used Blue Tack to hold the earrings while I was painting them and while they dried.

Step 7: Use wire cutters to chop off the excess wire – I acutally cut mine a bit short – you need about 6 – 8mm of wire showing at the top:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Use the round nose pliers to curl this excess wire into a hoop shape:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Then you just use the pliers again to attach a jump ring and earring hook to each snowman. You can add a layer of varnish if you want to, I didn’t bother as they were just for me but I probably would if giving them away:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’ve just noticed one of the mouths is a bit smudged, maybe I should have added varnish after all! Ah well, I doubt anyone will notice when I’m wearing them!

Be Inspired:

Make some festive earrings or other jewellery

Add a little red hat with a white pom-pom onto a character on your next project

Put together a snowman by paper-piecing or another technique

Here’s a snowman I paper-pieced onto a card years ago, cutting his hat and scarf out of patterned papers, so that’s another idea for you if you don’t want to make jewellery:

Snowman Collage Christmas Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post that goes live during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll be back tomorrow morning (8am GMT) with the next Frosty Festivities 2015 post!

I hope you have a great day,

Jennifer x

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

A Challenge – To Be Inspired! {NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

It’s time for the Challenge To Be Inspired! {NOW CLOSED}

The Challenge To Be Inspired Prize for the Focus Your Craft & Soul event at Jennifer Grace Creates

This is where you can come to link up any projects you make, or activities you do, which are inspired by this Frosty Festivities 2015 event!

You can use the ‘Be Inspired’ section at the bottom of each project post to give you ideas, but you don’t have to – if you inspired in a different way then that’s fine too – scraplift a layout, take a colour scheme that I’ve used, copy a technique, just try to emulate my style on something… really the possibilities are endless for how you can be inspired, just go and play with your crafty supplies! You can also use inspiration from the blog hop after that takes place on Sunday the 15th of November!

To tempt you to ‘Be Inspired’ and join in, here’s one of the prizes up for grabs…

Frosty Festivites 2015 Challenge To Be Inspired Prize

It includes a Heidi Swapp Favourite Things 6 x 8″ Chipboard Album, plus some wide ribbons, a selection of 6 x 6″ papers, and some other festive crafting bits and pieces!

The above prize will be sent to one person drawn at random from all the entries.

I’m also going to give a £15 Etsy Gift Card to someone that catches my eye with a really exciting project or with the enthusiasm of their participation!

There's a £15 Etsy Gift Card for one 'Be Inspired' challenge participant too!

The gift card (email code) the winner receives can be spent in any Etsy shop which accepts gift cards.

To enter the challenge {NOW CLOSED}:

Post your project on your blog / online gallery, mentioning Frosty Festivites 2015 in your description (a backlink to the post that inspired you is appreciated but not required), and then come back here to add it! Make sure you add the URL of the actual project, not just a general gallery or blog link. You can add more than one project to a blog post and then add it to the linky several times to give you extra entries into the draw. You can enter AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WISH! You are welcome to combine with other online challenges too. If it’s not obvious where you used inspiration from my event on your project then make sure you describe it somewhere in your image description or blog post!

I will be pinning all the entries to the ‘Inspired By Jennifer Grace Creates’ Pinterest Board, and I will also come and leave a comment on any entries which I can (I can’t sign up to every online gallery, so I may not be able to comment on all. I have accounts with Flickr, Scrapbook.com, UKS, Big Picture Classes, and Studio Calico, so if your projects are on there I will be able to comment).

The challenge linky closes at 10pm GMT on Sunday the 6th of December 2015. {NOW CLOSED} It is open internationally. If you have any questions about this or anything else, you can email me at jennifergrace@hotmail.co.uk.

To give you another piece of inspiration today I created this card, with colourful Christmas trees creating a frame:

Peace On Earth Colourful Trees Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

My rainbow coloured Christmas card from last year’s Frosty Festivites (you can see that HERE) was one of my favourites, so I used that as a starting point. I really enjoyed stamping all these little trees to make a bright and cheerful frame!

The tree in the middle is gold embossed so it’s lovely and shiny:

Peace On Earth Colourful Trees Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

The colourful trees stamped around as a frame are not perfectly spaced. You could measure your stamp and space it out carefully but I just went with the wing-it-and-hope-it-works approach, by stamping one colour at a time wherever I felt like stamping on the card:

Peace On Earth Colourful Trees Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

It meant some trees are squished together and some have bigger gaps between them, but it doesn’t notice too much on the finished card, as your eyes are more drawn to the gold feature tree and the sentiment in the center.

The little tree I used is from the Lawn Fawn ‘Ready, Set, Snow’ stamp set, and the large tree and the sentiment in the center are from the Hero Arts Clearly Kelly ‘Noel’ stamp set.

Be Inspired:

Stamp a frame around the edge of a piece of card

Add a gold element in or near the center of a project

Make a line of rainbow coloured Christmas trees

Remember you can use these ideas for your project, but you don’t have to – you can also link up anything inspired by any Frosty Festivities 2015 post!

I can’t wait to see all your projects!

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE! 

I’ll be back tomorrow morning (8am GMT) with the next blog post.

Jennifer x


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Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Welcome and Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}!

(This post is the first of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

Hello and welcome to the start of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event!

Frosty Festivities 2015 Crafty Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

In case you missed the previous news about the event, here’s how it’s going to work…

There will be at least one post a day between now and the 30th of November, all on the theme of Winter and Christmas crafty inspiration (including scrapbook layouts, cards, diy gifts, home decor, and more), plus a blog hop, giveaways, and challenge prompts (giveaways and challenges will stay open until the 6th of December)!

For every post there’s a ‘Be Inspired’ section at the end, to give you pointers to new ideas. If a post doesn’t feature your usual craft (eg if it’s kids crafts and you don’t have kids) you can still look at the ‘Be Inspired’ section as it will have ways to interpret the post to suit other crafty activities, eg. using the colour scheme, patterns, etc.

Let’s kick things off with the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}!

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

One winner will receive all these goodies! The prize includes:

4 sheets of 12 x 12″paper from Basic Grey Juniper Berry (‘Journal Cards’, ‘Good Cheer’, ‘Holly Jolly’ and ‘Rooftop’)

1 sheet of Juniper Berry 5 x 12″ Cardstock Stickers

5 sheets of 12 x 12″ paper from Shimelle Christmas Magic (‘Deliver’, ‘Click’, ‘Joy’, ‘Trim’, and ‘Bright’)

Christmas Magic Bauble Stamp

4 sheets of 12 x 12″ paper from Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes (‘Christmas Parade’, ‘Winter Joy’, ‘Oh Deer’, and ‘Starry Night’)

1 pack of Christmas Wishes Puffy Stickers

The My Mind’s Eye Christmas On Market Street 6 x 6″ pad, Glitter Foam Stickers, Cardstock Die-Cuts, and Enamel Dots

So how do you get the chance to win these goodies?

By commenting! You could just leave a comment on this post – that will give you one entry into the draw. But every comment on any post that goes live this month will count as another entry into the draw! (Commenting on posts that were published prior to November 2015 will not count.)

You will only be entered into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} if you have commented on this welcome post. That way if you don’t want to win the prize – maybe you already own all these goodies (?!) – then don’t comment here, but you can still comment on all the other posts this month (including all the other giveaways) without being entered.

To tempt you to enter, and show you what can be done with some of the items in the prize pack, here’s a tag I made using the same supplies…

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

I knew I wanted to use the Juniper Berry sticker with the floral Christmas On Market Street paper, as the colours just looked so good together. But when I cut the sticker out (leaving the backing on so I could test it) and laid it on the floral paper, I realised it would look way too busy:

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

So I cut the paper to just fill the bottom of my tag. Then the sticker stood out nicely, and I could fill up the top of the tag with a pretty scene!

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

The deer at the top of the tag is fussy-cut from the Basic Grey Juniper Berry ‘Journal Cards’ paper, I think he looks very dapper! The present and the teal star from the Christmas Wishes puffy stickers go really well with the other elements too.

Be Inspired:

Use floral or busy patterned paper at the bottom half of a project, with plain paper or card at the top

Fussy-cut a deer, tree, present, or other Christmas symbol

Mix items from at least 3 different crafty companies on your next page, card or tag

Make sure you have ‘liked’ the Jennifer Grace Creates Facebook Page if you want to chat during the event. If you enjoy the blog posts during the event it would be great if you could share the posts on Pinterest or other social media, or post your projects to my Facebook page etc (you can hashtag #frostyfest2015 on anything to do with this event). It makes my hard work worth it when I see my posts, or your projects inspired by them, popping up all over the place!

Don’t forget to comment here to be entered into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}! The giveaway is open internationally, and it will close at 10pm (GMT) on Sunday the 6th of December.

Are you excited that the event has started?! I’ll be back later today (4pm GMT) with the Challenge To Be Inspired!

Jennifer x

Cardmaking, Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Ten Christmas Card Ideas!

Just in case you are impatiently waiting for Frosty Festivities 2015 to begin tomorrow (all the details and a giveaway for that can be found HERE), I thought I’d share Ten Christmas Card Ideas I’ve posted here in the past!

10 Christmas Cards Ideas at Jennifer Grace Creates

If you want to kick-start your crafting here are the links to these cards – many of them have more cards on the posts too as they were linked with a theme or idea!

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

A Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card

Season's Greetings Gift Card with Pocket by Jennifer Grace

A Christmas Card with a Store Gift Card Pocket

Clean and Simple Christmas Cards by Jennifer Grace

Clean and Simple Christmas Cards

Start With A Sentiment Christmas Cards by Jennifer Grace Creates

Start With A Sentiment Christmas Cards

A Winter Card Inspired By A Picture Book at Jennifer Grace Creates

A Winter Card Inspired By A Picture Book

Using Circles On Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

Using Circles On Christmas Cards

Dear Daughter Merry Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace

Christmas Cards With Vintage Images

Pile It Up Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

Christmas Cards With Piled-Up Embellishments

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies

May Your Days Be Merry card by Jennifer Grace

A Christmas Card With A Paper Bow (with a tutorial for the paper bow)

I hope that gives you some ideas, but remember you can come back tomorrow (the 1st of November) for the start of Frosty Festivities 2015 and lots more inspiration!

(If you want some Christmas Home Decor inspiration in the meantime I did a round-up post for that last year HERE).

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

Kids Crafts

Kids Craft – Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts

I have this last Halloween post to share with you, before all the Christmas and Winter posts begin!

Here’s how to make some Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts with your kids (or use the same technique to make one for yourself of course!)…

Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 1: Gather your supplies – a tee shirt each, some fabric paint and a plate to tip it onto, a paintbrush to stir, a black fabric pen, and some potatoes cut into Halloween shapes. We used a small circle as a spider, a larger circle / oval as a pumpkin, a tall oval with a zig-zag edge as a ghost, and two potatoes cut as bat wings to make a bigger bat:

Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts at Jennifer Grace Creates

You will also need large pieces of card to put inside your tee shirts while you are painting – this stops the paint from seeping through to the back of your tee shirts:

Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Protect your work surface if you want to, then spread some black paint onto the plate:

Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Swirl the potato in the paint to make sure the design is covered in paint, then stamp it onto the tee shirts. Little ones may need help to make sure they use the right pressure when stamping:

Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Wash the plate and paintbrush and repeat the stamping with the other designs, using one colour at a time. I had to mix yellow and red to make the orange for the pumpkins, which taught Cheeky Boy about mixing colours too. You won’t be able to see the ghosts on a white tee shirt, but stamp them anyway as we’re going to fix that in the next step:

Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts at Jennifer Grace Creates

Do you see the black line at the top of the white tee shirt? That’s where Little Miss dropped her potato and it rolled across the tee shirt. They can be a bit slippery! We decided to pretend it was a spiderweb!

Step 5: Once the paint is dry (we left ours to dry overnight to make sure, but it will depend on your fabric paint), you can then add details with the black fabric pen. Make sure you draw an outline around the ghosts on the white tee shirt:

Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts at Jennifer Grace Creates

We also added the spider’s legs, eyes and mouths on the ghosts and pumpkins, and Little Miss added a speech bubble too, which says ‘we are spooky’. We then also added a couple of white blobs of fabric paint for the spider’s eyes, which we left to dry for a couple of hours before putting a small black dot in the middle of the eye with fabric pen:

Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts at Jennifer Grace Creates

Cheeky Boy’s drawings were not as neat, but he was really enjoying himself so I just let him get on with it! I love the lopsided eyes he did, as they do look quite scary:

Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Set your fabric paint and pens according to the instructions – if you need to iron it make sure you protect it with a cloth (like a tea towel). Then test your tee shirts out, with some face painting for good measure, and a walk on top of a misty, breezy hill!

Halloween Potato Print Tee Shirts at Jennifer Grace Creates

They were shouting ‘boo’ at anyone who walked past! These tee shirts could obviously be adapted to suit themes at different times of the year – snowmen and Christmas trees in the winter, Easter Eggs in spring etc. I’m sure we’ll be making more as they have loved wearing them!

Well I think we are all ready for Halloween. I will see you again soon to kick off the Christmas & Winter crafting!

Jennifer x