SPIDER ONESIE

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Halloween is almost here but I was excited to share this simple spider onesie with you for a last minute costume ideas. Don’t worry, this little gal isn’t getting any candy but it seemed only right that she wore something festive while strolling the neighborhood with the family. It takes only minutes to make, even if you don’t consider yourself the crafty type!

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Honestly, I wasn’t planning on dressing her up but realized I have several unused white onesies sitting around that I should put to use before she’s outgrown them. After a little coffee and my morning meetings at work, I sat down and sketched out a few ideas. I fell in love with this sweet, spooky spider and decided to pull it all together with a pair of black and white leg warmers she already has but really, any color tights we be adorable!

SPIDER ONESIE

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MATERIALS
white onesie
Spider Onesie template
black puff paint

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Wash and dry your onesie to preshrink the fabric.
2. Download the Spider Onesie template.
3. Print the template.
4. Unsnap the onesie and insert the template.
5. Position it so the web is all the way up at the neckline.
6. Starting at the neckline, trace the web working your way down to the spider
(be careful to keep your hands and arms away from the wet paint, you wouldn’t want to smudge your hard work).
7. Once the entire image is drawn, let it dry (refer to instructions on puff paint).
8. Pair the onesie with colored tights and you’re ready to go!

*Follow puff paint instructions on how to launder.

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Have a safe and fun halloween!

SPIDERMAN MASK

 

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I was so excited when my little man asked to be Spiderman for halloween. Pretty sure any superhero would have made me happy since we love anything related to comic books and Star Wars at our house. So the costume hunt began. After searching online for a while and not really finding what I wanted, I stumbled onto a Spiderman pajama 2-pack at Kohl’s, score! Not only will it make a perfect costume but I know the pajamas will last all winter and then some. All I needed to do was make a mask for this superhero.

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I wanted the mask to be simple to make but most importantly, comfortable to wear while trick-or-treating! Here’s how to make a mask for your little superhero.

SPIDERMAN MASK

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MATERIALS
red, white & black felt
Spiderman Mask template
scissors
push pins
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
1/4″ wide black elastic (measure childs head to determine length)
black puff paint
sewing machine or needle & thread

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Download the Spiderman Mask template.
2. Print the template. (mask is sized for a toddler face, you may need to measure & scale template before printing)
3. Cut out shapes.
4. Pin face template to red felt, cut out face, nose & holes for eyes.
5. Pin eye template labeled “black eyes” to black felt, cut out and repeat so you have 2 black eyes.
6. Pin eye template labeled “white eyes” to white felt, cut out and repeat so you have 2 white eyes.
7. Once all pieces are cut, align white eye shapes on top of the red mask and hot glue in place.
8. Repeat step 7 for the black eye shapes.
9. Measure your child’s head from one eye, around the back of their head to their other eye to determine the length needed for the elastic band. Cut an additional 2″ so you have wiggle room when sewing.
10. Pin elastic in place, roughly to the side of where the eyes are positioned and sew to secure.
11. Use your black puff paint to draw on the spider webs, let dry.

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Happy Halloween and safe Trick-or-Treating!

 

GEOMETRIC LUNCH TOTE

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

I’m a fan of taking my lunch to work, not only does it save money but I enjoy eating healthy and preparing it along with lunches for my family. Don’t get me wrong, I love to eat out but it can add up both in the wallet and around the waist. I view eating out as a treat to myself if I only do it from time to time.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

But of course I enjoy taking my lunch in fashion, who says a sack lunch has to be in a sack or crinkly brown bag. I found this great, inexpensive jute tote from Joann’s that I transformed into my lunch bag and it’s reusable. Here’s how you can do it to.

GEOMETRIC LUNCH TOTE

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

MATERIALS
canvas, jute or hemp tote
acrylic paint (I love the Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Craft paint for fantastic color options)
foam brush
painters or artist tape
bowls for paint
scrap paper or cardboard

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Decide on the design you want to create for your lunch tote (I like to sketch ideas on paper first).
2. Use your painters tape to layout the design on your bag.
3. Insert a scrap piece of paper or cardboard into your bag, so the paint doesn’t bleed while painting.
4. Pour your paint(s) into bowls, and apply it to your design. Use an up/down (blotting) motion when painting for better coverage and to avoid bleeding under the tape.
5. Once your design is complete, remove the tape at a 45-degree angle.
6. Let it dry completely and feel free to touch-up, if needed.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

Enjoy your new lunch tote, just see how many compliments you get at the office on your next lunch!

~ Cheers!