Mini Crochet Candy Corn Treat Bag

Hi friends,

I turned my Crochet Mini Gift Bag into a Mini Candy Corn Treat Bag! It’s the same pattern, just a change in the colors. It’s the perfect size to fill with Halloween or Fall treats – especially this year for the little ones who may not get to go Trick or Treating. ๐ŸŽƒ

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Here’s the pattern…

Mini Crochet Candy Corn Treat Bag

Finished Gift Bag measures approximately 4.25 by 4.25 inches plus the handle

Worsted weight yarn in yellow, orange, and white (I used I Love This Cotton in Curry, Glowing, and White)

H/5mm hook

Stitches used US terms:

Chain – ch

Single Crochet – sc

Slip Stitch – ss

Back Loop Only – blo

Double Crochet – dc

Front Post Double Crochet – fpdc

Round 1: With yellow, ch 11. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 8 ch. Work 3 sc in last ch. Working in the other side of beginning ch, sc in next 9 stitches. Work 3 sc in last stitch. Join with ss to first sc. (24 stitches)

Round 2: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and next 9 stitches. Work 3 stitches in next stitch. sc in next 11 stitches. Work 3 sc in next stitch. sc in next stitch. Join with ss to 1st sc. (28 stitches)

Round 3: ch 1. Working in blo, sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to first sc. (28 stitches)

Rounds 4-5: ch 2. Working in both loops, dc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to first dc. (28 stitches)

Change to orange.

Rounds 6-9: ch 2. dc in same stitch as ss. *fpdc in next stitch, dc in next stitch* Repeat from *to* around to last stitch, fpdc in last stitch. Join with ss to first dc. (28 stitches)

Round 10: ch 2. dc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to first dc. (28 stitches)

Change to white.

Round 11: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to first sc. (28 stitches)

The next round will make the handles to the treat bag.

Round 12: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in next 3 stitches. ch 20. Skip next 4 stitches. sc in next 10 stitches. ch 20. Skip next 4 stitches. sc in next 6 stitches. Join with ss to first sc. (2 sections of 10 sc each and 2 sections of 20 ch each)

Round 13: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in next 3 stitches. sc in each of the 20 ch. sc in next 10 stitches. sc in each of the 20 ch. sc in next 6 stitches. Join with ss to first sc. (60 sc stitches)

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Here’s a link to the free PDF for easy printing…

Need some new crochet hooks? This is a nice set – I have a couple of these hooks and really like them!

Happy Fall! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

Anita

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Jack-O-Lantern Door Hanger

Hi friends,

Looking for a quick and easy Halloween craft project? I have a fun Jack-O-Lantern Door Hanger for you today. ๐ŸŽƒ

My pumpkin cutout came from Dollar Tree. It measures about 12-inches wide by 10-inches tall including the stem. The Jack-O-Lantern face pieces came from the Dollar Spot section at Target and were already painted black. ๐Ÿ™‚

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You’ll need some orange, green and brown acrylic paint (here’s a great set if you need paints). I added some raffia to my Jack-O-Lantern so you’ll need a bit of that, too.

Using a foam brush, I painted 2 coats of orange paint on both sides and the edge of my pumpkin and green on the stem. Painting the back is optional depending on where you plan to hang your Jack-O-Lantern. I like to paint both sides to give it a more finished look.

After the paint was completely dry, I dry brushed some brown paint over the entire pumpkin and stem. (I used a chip brush with the bristles trimmed shorter for dry brushing.) I hot glued the Jack-O-Lantern face pieces to the pumpkin. Then I cut some raffia, tied it with natural jute twine in the center, and hot glued it to the pumpkin near the stem.

The pumpkin came with twine tied through the hole at the top for hanging. But if you accidentally cut it (like I did ๐Ÿ™„) while cutting off the tag, just tie on another piece of twine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think he turned out so cute! ๐ŸŽƒ

If you can’t find the Jack-O-Lantern face pieces, you could always paint a face onto your pumpkin or cut pieces from felt and glue them on.

Happy Halloween Crafting! ๐ŸŽƒ

Anita

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End of Summer Beach Trip

Hi friends,

I wrote this post before hurricane Sally hit the gulf coast. My prayers are with all who have been affected by the storm.

We took an end of Summer trip to the gulf coast to celebrate my birthday…we were supposed to go to Scotland, but…Covid…so hopefully next year! Iโ€™m very thankful we were able to take this trip and relax while listening to the waves. Not much better than that in my book! Although I am willing to give Scotland a try! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We like to stay in Destin, Fl in the Florida panhandle. There are beautiful white sand beaches and the water colors range from a beautiful blue to a gorgeous emerald green. They call it the Emerald Coast and it certainly lives up to its name – even when storms are rolling in!

There was a beautiful full moon while we were there with amazing clouds surrounding it.

And of course sunset over the water is always incredible!

I hope you enjoyed a peek of our week at the beach. We really didn’t do much besides walking and relaxing on the beach! It was truly a great way to end the Summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anita

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Buffalo Plaid Ribbon Tassel Necklace

Hi friends,

I’ve seen a lot of Ribbon Tassel Necklaces on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make my own. I went “shopping” in my craft room to see what supplies I already had that I could use.

So here’s my version of a Buffalo Plaid Ribbon Tassel Necklace…

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You’ll need ribbon – I used 4 different ribbons. A split key ring – mine measures just over an inch in diameter. A small jump ring (this set has a variety of sizes) and a necklace chain that will fit through your jump ring. My chain was a premade one measuring about 30 inches that I had picked up at Michael’s. You can also buy chain in bulk on a spool, cut it to your desired length, and add your own jewelry findings to the ends to make your necklace chain.

I cut 2 pieces of the buffalo plaid ribbon, 2 of the black ribbon, and one each of the 2 different white ribbons for a total of 6 ribbons. Each piece measured about 12 inches long. I folded the ribbons in half and slipped the loop through my split key ring. Then I pulled the ends of the ribbon through the loop and pulled it tight.

Next, I attached the jump ring to the split key ring. You could also slide this onto the key ring before you tie the ribbon on – I realized I could do that after I already had my ribbon tied on. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

Then simply thread the necklace chain through the jump ring. Finally, trim the ends of your ribbon to your desired length. Super easy to make and so cute!

I made sure the the knot from my ribbons covered up the “split” part of my key ring – you can easily slide the tassel around the ring if you need to.

The sky is the limit when it comes to make these fun necklaces! You can use any ribbons in any colors. You can also use different size key rings and necklace chains. The key rings and chains also come in different colors and finishes – I just found these colorful rings on Amazon and they have the jump ring already attached! And here are some black ones! I need to go shopping. ๐Ÿ™‚

Are you thinking of Christmas yet? These would make great gifts! Don’t forget to pin this post to your favorite Pinterest board using the button below so you’ll have it handy when you want to make some of these fun Ribbon Tassel Necklaces.

Happy Crafting!

Anita

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Dollar Tree Christmas Craft Supplies are in the store!

Hi friends,

Dollar Tree is beginning to fill the aisles with Christmas craft supplies! I picked up a few things and I donโ€™t even know what I will do with them yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you think you might want to do some Dollar Tree Christmas crafting, youโ€™ll want to stop by your local store soon and stock up. You know they will sell out quickly!

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Here is what I picked up. The wood shapes in this picture are roughly 10-12 inches in size. How could I pass them up??

Each of these packages included 5 ornaments and the words Peace, Joy, and Believe are metal!

There was a lot more that I didnโ€™t get and they were still unboxing Fall things so I suspect there might be more Christmas coming. But donโ€™t wait! Because if you donโ€™t get it when you see it, it will be gone!!

Stay tuned to the blog over the next few weeks to see what I do with some of this. ๐ŸŽ„

What will you make?

Anita

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Flower Thank You Card

Hi friends,

I have a simple and quick thank you card to share with you today. It comes together quickly using the Mother’s Day Daisies stamp set from Unity Stamp Company. The simple flower image is quick to color, and with a few extras, it makes a cute card.

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I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on white card stock, colored it with Copic markers, trimmed the image, and layered it to pink card stock.

I stamped “thank you” with the Rich Cocoa ink on white card stock, punched it with an oval punch (similar to this one), and layered it to a scalloped oval punched from green card stock (here’s a similar punch – it’s a little larger than the one I used). The sentiment is also from Unity Stamp Company, but I’m not sure what set it is from. I got it in one of their fabulous grab bags that they make available every now and then.

To make the card, I attached a pink ribbon to a panel of patterned paper and then attached the panel to a white card. I attached the stamped flower image to the card and then attached the sentiment to the card with foam tape. I finished the card off with 3 green sequins in the bottom left corner of the card. I used my Tombow Dots tape runner to adhere the paper layers together and Art Institute Glitter Glue to attach the sequins.

I chose to make this a thank you card, but by changing the sentiment it would also make a great birthday or thinking of you card. And, of course, the color scheme can be changed to any color combination.

Happy Stamping!

Anita

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Crochet Jack-O-Lantern Tote Bag

Hi friends,

I shared this Crochet Snowman Tote Bag from Repeat Crafter Me that I stitched up a few weeks ago. In that post, I mentioned that she has several other tote bag patterns. And this cute Jack-O-Lantern is one of them! ๐ŸŽƒ

It works up really quickly using 2 strands of yarn. I used Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in Pumpkin Spice to stitch up my tote. I made his face using Red Heart Super Saver in Black because thatโ€™s what I had on hand. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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You can find the free pattern from Repeat Crafter Me here. I added 3 extra rounds before I started the round to make the handles (so 36 rounds before starting the handles.)

I used a J/6mm hook (the pattern calls for an I/5.5mm hook). My finished tote measures about 10.5 inches wide by 14 inches tall including the handles. A great size for little ones to carry while Trick or Treating – if we get to do that this year!! Or it would be fun to use in your Fall decor in your home.

Happy Stitching! ๐ŸŽƒ

Anita

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Bunnies in a Balloon

Hi friends,

Itโ€™s my birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰ So I thought it would be fun to share a new birthday card in todayโ€™s post. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have you noticed all the slimline cards popping up everywhere? They measure 3.5 by 8.5 inches and easily fit into a business size envelope. It’s a fun and different size card to make.

The stamp set I used is called Bunnies in a Balloon and itโ€™s from Unity Stamp Company.

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I stamped the Bunnies in a Balloon with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored it with Copic markers. I die cut the image using the Pinkfresh Studio Slim Ornate Banner Die Set. Then using a cloud template, I sponged a cloud background around the image with turquoise ink. I attached the image to kraft card stock die cut using the same die set.

I stamped “happy birthday” from the Bunnies in a Balloon stamp set with turquoise ink on white card stock, punched it with an oval punch, and sponged the edges with the same ink.

I cut my card base to 7 by 8.5 inches from white card stock and folded it in half lengthwise for a finished size of 3.5 by 8.5 inches. I cut a panel of turquoise card stock and layered it to the front of the card. I then attached the stamped image to the card. The sentiment is attached with foam tape. I finished the card by adding 3 turquoise Dew Drops.

My favorite adhesive for card making is this tape runner by Tombow – you can get refills for it, too. I like this Art Institute Glitter Glue for attaching small embellishments to my cards.

These cute little bunnies are sure to bring a smile!

Happy Stamping!

Anita

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Repurposed Picture Frame

Hi friends,

Iโ€™ve had this frame in my garage for I donโ€™t even know how long! ๐Ÿ™ƒ I picked it up at a thrift store thinking it would be a great project with all the detail it has. I just wasnโ€™t sure what I wanted to do with it until now. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love using chalk paint on my craft projects because it will adhere to just about any surface and comes in so many great colors. I wanted my frame to have a farmhouse feel so I used my go to Americana Dรฉcor Acrylic Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting White to paint my frame. It’s my favorite white chalk paint to use on smaller craft projects.

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Here’s what my frame looked like before I started. Lots of detail, but it didn’t really go with my decor. The first thing I did was to remove the wire hanger from the back – it was rusted and unusable. Then I cleaned the frame with warm soapy water and let it dry thoroughly.

I painted the entire frame – front and back – with 2 coats of Americana Dรฉcor Acrylic Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting White. Make sure to let the paint completely dry between coats. I used a chip brush to apply the paint which worked great getting into all the nooks and crannies on the front of the frame.

Once the paint was dry, I brought out the detail on the frame by dry brushing gray acrylic paint over the entire frame. (This is a great set if you need to add acrylic paint to your craft supplies.)

I had a 6-inch grapevine wreath that I wanted to hang in my frame. I put a 1.5-inch wide ribbon through the wreath, tied a knot at the top, and hot glued the knot to the top of the frame. Because of the thickness of my frame, the knot didn’t show. If you use a thinner frame, you can glue the ribbon to the back of the frame.

And here is my finished frame. I love the way it turned out! I think I may hang it in my bathroom – I haven’t completely decided yet. I have gray walls and think it will look really pretty against the darker hue. ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep your eyes open as you are thrifting or shopping garage sales. It’s amazing what a couple coats of paint can do!

Happy Crafting!

Anita

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Crochet Candy Corn Hand Sanitizer Holder

Hi friends,

We are all keeping hand sanitizer close by these days so why not make it a little fun? I whipped up this cute Crochet Candy Corn Hand Sanitizer Holder that you can use all Fall. It attaches easily to your purse, backpack or even your belt loop. ๐Ÿ˜

It works up super fast using I Love This Cotton yarn with an H/5mm hook. You can literally stitch this up in just a few minutes – and itโ€™s a great stash buster! As of writing this post, Amazon has a 4 pack of Purell Travel Hand Sanitizer available if you are having trouble finding small bottles near you. (Just remember that prices and availability often change on Amazon.)

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You can find the pattern below along with a link to a free PDF if youโ€™d like to easily print it out.

Crochet Candy Corn Hand Sanitizer Holder

I Love This Cotton yarn – White, Glowing, Curry

H/5mm hook

1/2 inch yellow button

Stitches used in US terms:

Chain – ch

Slip Stitch – ss

Single Crochet- sc

Chain 12 with White. Join with ss to first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: ch 1. sc same stitch as ss and in each ch around. Join with ss to first sc. (12 stitches)

Round 2: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss. *2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * 4 times. 2 sc in last stitch. Join with ss to first sc. (18 stitches)

Round 3: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to first sc. (18 stitches)

Change to Glowing.

Rounds 4-9: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to first sc. (18 stitches)

Change to Curry.

Rounds 10-12: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to first sc. (18 stitches)

Do not fasten off.

Handle:

Ch 20. sc in 6th ch from hook. sc in next 14 ch. Join with ss to top of Round 12.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew button to opposite side of holder from handle. Insert hand sanitizer and button handle around purse or backpack strap.

Here’s the link to the PDF…

I hope you enjoy this fun little pattern. Stay well, friends!!

Anita

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