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Happy Halloween! This Morning on KKTV.

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I love him.

Happy Halloween!  I am so excited for our craft on KKTV this morning!  I just couldn’t resist this classic : )  I have always bought my scarecrows.  I don’t remember the last time I made one.  So, I thought, “Why Not!?”

When the kids get home from school today and they are bouncing off the walls with excitement for this evening’s festivities, this craft will keep them out of your hair for at least 30 minutes!  You’re welcome.

What you will need:

(If you know me, you know that I make what I have work, so use things around the house, it will make your little friend more interesting!)

1. A base.  Something to support your scarecrow, so he/she isn’t floppy.  Here are some ideas of what will work: A candlestick w/ a heavy base, A chair, A vase (w/ some rocks in the base), A lamp, A plunger.

2. A pillow case.

3. Pencil.

4. Vinyl paints or Sharpie markers.

5. Stuffing.  I used newspaper, but you could use paper, paper towels, toilet paper, old blankets, bunting, rags, leaves from your yard.

6. Straw or Rafia.  I used raffia (less messy, and it’s what I had on hand.)  You just need a little bit.

7. An outfit : )  You can use some old clothes or take a quick trip to the thrift store.

8. Safety Pins.

Begin with the face.  A pillow case works beautifully.  I made a family of scarecrows, so I purchased a beige, flat sheet from the ARC (on sale for $3) and cut it into pillow case sized pieces and sewed together (seriously took me 20 minutes to make 5.)

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Then, you can paint or color in with Sharpie or fabric markers.  I used vinyl paint.  I would recommend using a piece of cardboard inside your pillowcase, so it doesn’t bleed or stick to the back side.

Here is one of my little guys:

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Next, pin the top corners to the back side:

(If you use paint, allow it to dry first.)

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This will keep your scarecrow’s head from being too box-ey, and will allow a hat to fit!

Now it is time to assemble!

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Next, stuff the head and put it on the top of your base:

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Then tie the head to the base:

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When you add the shirt, safety pin it to the head:

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Just stuff as you go.  Then, safety pin all of the clothing together.

Next, you add the finishing touches!  I put raffia at each of their wrists and coming out of the top of their shirts.  You can also add yarn for the hair.

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Have Fun!  I would love to see a picture of yours!  Please send to kabibimei@yahoo.com and will post them on my blog!  Please comment here to let me know you sent the pic.

Special Guest – Miss Colorado

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Had to tell you all that I got to meet Miss Colorado, Hannah Porter this morning.  She helped with the craft segment, and was a pleasure to talk with for the few minutes I was at KKTV this morning.

 

 

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You all don’t know about my pageant history….I’ve never told you!!!!  I am the former Miss Pikes Peak (1997 y’all, a LONG, LONG time ago!!!)  I was in line to compete in the Miss Colorado Pageant, and ended up giving up my crown.  It is a long story, but the reigning Miss Colorado had her crown taken away, I wasn’t happy about it, so I gave it up.

It was kind of crazy seeing this young lady, our potential next MISS AMERICA!!!!  That’s a big deal!!!! We need to help her get into the top 15 in the Miss America Pageant!  Go to the Miss America website, and vote for Miss Colorado, it will really help her out!  Thanks all!!!!!

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Poinsettia Template – Follow up from KKTV 11 news this morning.

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Good morning all!  I hope you love the craft we did on 11 news this morning!  I absolutely love the way they turned out and you will too!  It takes some time to wrap all of that yarn, but the payoff is worth it!  

The flower is SUPER easy to make, but again, a bit time consuming!  This is the flower template I used, a big thank you to Ashley over at My Simple, Sweet and Southern Life.  I printed her template at 125% for my flowers, and they were the perfect size.  

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Have a great Christmas! *smooches*

Today on KKTV 11 News at 9am

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Tune in this morning, Stacia and I will be doing yarn wreaths! You also don’t want to miss the special guest that will be helping us!

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Cory:

Another Centerpiece idea. This is one I pulled out of the archives. Hope you enjoy! *smooches*

Originally posted on Kabibi Mei:

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving!  Today is our final little project.  You gotta have a centerpiece, right?  This one is VERY simple and quick.  Supplies needed for this craft: foam balls in one or two or even three sizes, yarn in the color of your decor, and pine cones.

First, you need a cake stand (with a lid).  If you don’t have one, look at a thrift store OR you can make one easy with a clear bowl, a plate and a candle stick!

For my example, I used a candle stick, pie plate, and glass bowl.

No need to spend money, this does the trick!

Cake stand...done!

Next, you need foam balls.  I used three different sizes, but you can us a few as one size or as many as three.  I already had some, but I found some more a the thrift store, which was a jackpot because these little things can be awfully expensive!

Next, you just wrap the foam…

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Cory:

Here is a post I did last year, another Thanksgiving table decor idea ; ) Hope you love it!

Originally posted on Kabibi Mei:

For the next piece of my table decor project, I did napkin rings. I found several at the thrift store for super cheap! They are different from each other, they were even pretty cute, but they don’t match the color scheme…not a problem, I can fix that! Supplies needed for this project: yarn in the colors you are using for your decor, and a glue gun w/ glue sticks.

Just dab a little bit of glue on the inside of the napkin ring…

Next, start the yarn in the same spot of glue.

Then, you just wrap and wrap and wrap around the napkin ring. You don’t need to apply glue all the way around the inside of the ring, but it is a good idea to put a dab every so often to keep the yarn secured into place.

And, there you have it! Keep in mind, it is…

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Follow Up – Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea

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This post will outline the steps that Stacia and I went over on KKTV this morning.  This is one of my favorite centerpiece ideas so far because it is fast, easy, and cheap.  You may not know this about me, but I like a quick craft, 10 minutes or less!!!

What you will need:

1. empty bottles, if you need some quick, ask a local restaurant.  My friend, Laura works at a restaurant in town, she supplied mine (thanks, Laura!)

2. taper candles

3. lighter

First, you will want to soak the bottles overnight.  I soaked the bottles in my tub with some oxy clean.  The next morning, most of the labels were falling off, however some bottles still required a little ‘elbow grease’.  Once the bottles are prepped, let them dry for an hour or so.

Next, you need to melt the bottom of each candle a bit before you put them in the bottle.  This will cause the candle to adhere to the bottle a bit as it dries.  I would recommend using another candle to melt the end, so you don’t use up all of your lighter fluid.

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Once you set the candle at the top of the bottle, you can then use the other candle to melt the excess wax around the mouth of the bottle top.  This will cause the wax to drip down the side of the bottle, which just looks fancy, and fancy is good when it comes to candle centerpieces, right?  ; )

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See the fancy wax…

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Piece of cake ; )

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And now you can enjoy a piece of pie!

I added some pinecones and used lace as my napkin rings, but the possibilities are really endless.  You could also put things inside the bottles, some suggestions would be lace, ribbon, colored water, pebbles, sand, glitter, marbles, lights, buttons, nuts…whatever!

You can also re-use this centerpiece for your Christmas meal.  Again, you can fill the bottles with Christmas-ey things like tinsel, lights, cranberries, or you could leave them empty and use red taper candles….like I said, the possibilities are endless, just go for it!

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