Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Tree

We've been in a bit of a creative funk lately. Well, when I say "we" I really mean "I" - growing a baby requires a lot of energy, not to mention the brain power that seems to be zapped when you need it most.

The Munchkin, on the other hand, has no shortage of creativity. Everyday is filled with a new "Machine" he's built from blocks, Lincoln Logs, blankets, etc., you name it.

I often tell him I'm "running out of steam" so, the other day he made me a "Get-up Steam Machine." It was a Mega Block tube with the corner of a blanket stuffed into it. He put it up to my HUGE baby belly and made a vacuum noise.

If only it were that simple.

He's constantly asking me "Did you like that Get-up Steam I gave you?"

Needless to say, we (I) needed to get into the Halloween Spirit. So we made this:

Our Halloween Tree

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It's a little sparse, and the twigs leave a lot to be desired, but it does the job!

Our supplies. When crafting with a 4-year-old, I find he'll spread EVERY individual item out for me whether I want him to or not.

I started out with a REAL pumpkin. I've seen the base of Halloween Tree's done with the craft store foam pumpkins. However, there's nothing like the real thing.

I cored a section in the center. You only have to core an inch or two, after that, its hollow inside.

Luckily we'd saved the twigs from our Easter Tree, because I'm way to pregnant to muster up the desire to find and paint new ones.

I covered them in plastic wrap, and filled in the gap with plastic wrap. Hopefully this will keep bugs out, and somewhat sealed off to help keep it from going bad.

We used all our same ornaments we made last year. The Munchkin added the two votive wreaths to the mix.

His little caterpillar is by far the Little Guy's favorite. He checks on him everyday, just to see if he's still climbing the tree.

The Tree is a little sparse for my taste, but I love the base. I've got a number of these pots in various sizes. They look a little like witches cauldrons. I put a bag full of rocks under the bottom one to keep it from moving, and a bag full of beans in the top one to give it some weight under the pumpkin. I also covered the bottom of both pots with hot glue. Love hot glue - it peals right off when your done!

The Little Guy was pretty proud of himself and our project when it was done. He picked where all of the ornaments went and LOVED helping me stack the pots and pumpkin.

Now onto the next project...Mummy Votives.

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1 comment:

Aimee said...

That is so cute! I love it!