If you’re an MPMK pinterest follower, then you know we’ve had some exciting stuff going on over the past few weeks. Juggernaut pinner, Jane Wang, has once again invited me to co-host one of the biggest holiday themed boards on pinterest: Gather & Crow!
Along with this being a huge honor, it’s also an incredibly fun experiment into what the people really want. Rarely have I had access to such a huge audience and seeing what ideas excites them most is so intriguing.
What has quickly become apparent is that the ideas that rise to the top are those that use easily accessible, everyday items in new and incredibly clever ways. Also, food (as always) is huge.
Today I’ve put together a small collection of the pins that have proven most inspiring this Halloween. To follow the entire board, go here. For each individual pin, see below:
- Tulip cookie-cutter ghost cookies
- Garbage bag spiderwebs
- Beach ball monster trees
- DIY string art skeleton
- Nylon and glow stick larva sacks/snot balls/you decide
- Pretzel and marshmallow bone snacks
- Double chocolate pumpkin cookies
- Cheese and pretzel broomsticks
In other Halloween news, I’m back at eHow’s craft channel this week with this colorful origami paper spiderweb garland. The process for making these simple webs is very similar to paper snowflakes, check out the full tutorial here.
And, finally, over on sulia this week we’re talking:
- Apple cider floats
- A dozen unique pumpkin carving ideas
- 13 questions to ask yourself if you’re feeling overwhelmed (if that’s not a holiday post, I don’t know what is)
P.S. Looking for low-prep and low-stress ways to connect with the family this holiday season? Check out our new eBook, Hands-On Holidays, packed with ideas for make memories crafting, cooking, reading and adventuring together!