Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guest Blogger....One Artsy Mama!

I am sooo excited to have my great blogging friend Amy from One Artsy Mama here today! She is such a creative girl and I always love going over to see what she and her Little Crafter have been up to! I know you will too if you haven't already ;)
Take it away Amy...

Hi!  I'm Amy, otherwise known as One Artsy Mama.  I enjoy being a wife to my best friend, mama to an adorable 3 year old I like to call my Little Crafter, and a professional ballroom dancer. 

When I'm not busy in one of those roles, I love doing artsy craftsy things of all kinds and blogging about them in the hopes that it might inspire someone else.  I'm so excited to be here today helping Carmella out, mostly because that means baby boy is finally here {yay}!  She asked me to share a kids' craft with you, so here's one of my recent favorite projects that Little Crafter and I tackled along with two of his little buddies...

Now that September is here, I'm not waiting any longer! 
Time to break out the fabulous fall crafts and activities!

My friend Shelley recently sent Little Crafter a Michaels gift card for his birthday, and she also sent us printed out photos and directions for a ton of fun holiday projects.  Little Crafter's favorite was a flowerpot painted to look like a jack-o-lantern.  We decided the only thing more fun than making it would be making it with friends!
So that is what we did.
We had a craft {and playground and Panera} playdate with some of our favorite friends, Owen, Ella, and Ms. Brandee.

To make your own, all you need are flowerpots {any size}, orange and black or dark brown acrylic paint,
and paint brushes.
First, you paint the outside of the pot orange.  Let it dry.  Then, flip it and paint the inside.
Finally, add a face!

I thought they turned out totally adorable!  We filled them with candy...AC Moore didn't have candy corn in stock yet, so the kids picked out Jelly Belly packages.  Now, after every meal, a certain someone I know asks if he can have three jellybeans...it's too cute!
Did I mention that the pots cost 89 cents a piece?  If you already have paint, it doesn't get much cheaper than that!

Thanks, Carmella, for the opportunity to share this project, and thanks to all of you for reading along.
I'd love to have you stop by One Artsy Mama; I have a Fall Craft Challenge going on and I'd love for you to come and play!

Happy Fall!

Amy, Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us!I just love seeing all those little crafters and I know my other "babies" are going to love this craft too, and they might just think their momma is still cool! (Don't worry I'll give you the credit!)


  1. This is SO fun! Perfect for the holiday. And such adorable little helpers! I think Amy is so creative! What a great guest post!

  2. Popped in to say hi! This is so cute! I can't wait to try this in my kids classes!


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