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Easy Halloween Kids Embroidery Hoops - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #5

These spider and jack-o-lantern / pumpkin Halloween Kids Embroidery Hoops, are super simple to stitch together, and when they're finished they make some seriously cute DIY Halloween Décor! This is project #5 in our Kids Sewing Series, here at One Savvy Mom™.

Hi friends, how have you been? The summer was super busy around here. While it was fun to have a few uninterrupted weeks with the kids, I'm definitely ready to settle into a routine again. I'm ready for cooler temps, fall leaves, and all of the delicious flavors of the season. Seriously, bring on the pumpkin spice coffee EVERYTHING! As we're gearing up for the season change, I thought it would be fun to start with a few small sewing projects with my older daughter this past weekend, and begin adding to our Kids Sewing Series here at One Savvy Mom™, again.

Each hoop is easy to complete in an hour or less (depending on how quick your young sewer is with the needle work.) The Spider Embroidery Hoop and Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Embroidery Hoops rang in at under $5 (total/for both combined.) Not bad at all, in my opinion!

Grab the simple supply list and follow our simple tutorials for making these easy Halloween Kids Hoops, below.

Pumpkin Mini Canvas Halloween Kids Craft


This Pumpkin Mini Canvas Halloween Kids craft is so incredibly simple to do, and the finished product is super cute too! From toddlers to tweens, this pumpkin mini canvas DIY Halloween Décor is an easy craft that the entire family can have fun with. 

Hi friends, how have you been? When the record breaking heat finally gave way this past weekend, it made way for record rainfall. My goodness, the weather has been a little crazy these past few months, hasn't it? Needless to say, in the whirlwind of weird weather, we've been spending most of our time indoors these past few days. I had a few mini canvases on-hand, and a few other simple supplies, so I decided to do this simple craft with my kids this past weekend. While we used multi-surface paint, you could easily use non-toxic finger paint or a fast drying paint such as Kwik Stix, with toddlers and younger kids. 

Read on to grab the simple supply list, and for our tutorial.

DIY Glow-In-The-Dark Monster Eyes - A Super Simple $4 Halloween Lawn Decor Idea


If you're on the hunt for easy DIY Halloween Lawn Décor, this is it! These Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes were so incredibly simple to put together, a child can do it (or at least help out!) Another plus? These DIY Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes only ending up costing about $4 (TOTAL - for several sets of completed glow in the dark googly monster eyes.) Aside from the paint (that I picked up at A.C. Moore for a little over $1 with the help of one of their high value coupons at acmoore.com)  I grabbed everything from Dollar Tree. 

Friends, in all honesty, I haven't ever really gone over-the top with my decorations for Halloween. In fact, most years, I simply decorate for the Fall season. It's just easier. Think faux fall leaves, and flower arrangements, pretty wreaths, burlap garlands; basically items that transition easily straight on through to Thanksgiving. My oldest daughter is really into Halloween though, so this year I'm trying to amp up our Halloween Lawn Décor a bit.  These DIY Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes were just the right touch. The glow in the dark paint charges in the daylight, and the eyes give off a yellow glow from our potted plants and garden beds, at night. All of the kids LOVE them, as do the neighbors.

Read on for the simple supply list and for our easy tutorial to make your own DIY Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes, below

What Machine Embroidery Designs Do You Need First?


If you are a beginner to machine embroidery, you would be probably thinking about designs you should try out initially. There are a variety of easy embroidery designs for machines you can start with. Moreover, some embroidery machines also come with built-in designs that act as a great help in making designs at first. 
Here are some of the machine embroidery designs you should first try your hands on.

Embroidery Hoop Suncatcher Craft


This embroidery hoop suncatcher craft is so easy and fun for kids. We just love how beautifully these embroidery hoop suncatchers catch the light, when complete; they look like stained glass.  Aren't they pretty?! This is also a craft that everyone can have fun with; young and old! Younger kids can make simple suncatchers using simple shapes and patterns, while older kids, tweens and teens can easily get more creative and detailed with their suncatcher designs. With the sunny warmer weather upon us and summer nearly here, this embroidery hoop suncatcher craft is the perfect activity to kick off a new season of fun, sunshine and creativity with the kids!  These embroidery hoop suncatcher's would also make wonderful little handmade gifts.

Ready to make your own embroidery hoop suncatcher with the kids? Read on for the full supply list and step-by-step instructions, below.