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Saturday, September 11, 2010

{candy pumpkin bracelets}

Here is my "spooktacular"post from yesterday, over at eighteen25:

I was shopping last weekend, and saw the most adorable pumpkin bracelet in one of my favorite children's stores. I had to come home and try it, but in this super fun, candy version.

These would be the perfect addition to any Halloween party--as a favor, or as a craft. It's also a really fun activity to do with your kids at home, and my girls loved to help. They are simple to make, and really inexpensive, making it easy to make a bunch, or just one!

Candy Pumpkin Bracelets

  • candy pumpkins
  • dental floss
  • needle, with large eye
  • ribbon

1. Cut off a long piece of floss. You will trim it later, but you want plenty to work with. I used white floss, but it doesn't really matter, since it will be completely covered. Thread it through your needle, just enough to get it through, plus a little bit.

2. Poke your needle into the bottom of the first pumpkin, and push it through the top. You will definitely need something to help push it through--your finger alone will not be strong enough. I used the dental floss case as leverage, and it worked perfectly.

3. Repeat this process, until you have enough pumpkins to completely circle wrist, and have a little bit of wiggle room. My girls are 4 years old, and I used 9 pumpkins on each of their bracelets.

4. Once you have the desired amount of pumpkins, tie your two ends of floss together to make a bracelet, then trim the ends.

5. Tie short pieces of ribbon in between the pumpkins. I made one bracelet with all black gingham ribbon, and the other I alternated the black gingham and an orange polka dot.

6. Wear 'em! For as long as they last. :)



Blogger Beansieleigh said...

Fun and Adorable!!.. Have a great weekend! ~tina

September 11, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Corners of My Life said...

Your blog is lovely. I look forward to coming back and catching up with older posts.

September 11, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I loved this when I saw it yesterday. So cute. Something a little girl (or big girl) would love to wear!

September 11, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

This is just DARLING!!!
I am afraid that my daughter would eat them all within minutes :) :) :)
Super cute - I'm so making these for my neighbors!

September 11, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger MaryBerry Boutique said...

how ADORABLE! i saw this yeasterday and just loved it! how creative:) my girls will love making these, super festive!

September 11, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Jill@Barnes Yard said...

So cute! My daughter is going to love this!

September 11, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Uncommon Women said...

I love these! We are having a Halloween party this year and that would be a great little treat! Thanks for sharing!

September 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs said...

These are so cute. Thanks for sharing!!

September 11, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Lily Riani said...

doing it for my next birthday bash

September 11, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

You are totally to blame for this preggo's craving for pumpkins!!! Thanks a lot!

September 12, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super cute and festive! I just might have to find some little girls to make these for!!

September 12, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Lei said...

So cute Kierste... I love it. And where did you get your daughter's jeans?

September 12, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Simple and fun, it's great!

September 12, 2010 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

I just ran across your site thru eighteen25's blog. And WOW! you girls have some fabulous crafts! Thanks for sharing your creativity and I will definately be coming back!! :)

September 12, 2010 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...


The jeans are from the Gap Outlet--I bought them a couple of years ago. What size does S wear? My girls have just about outgrown them.

September 12, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Sassy Sites! said...

I love this!

September 12, 2010 at 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is adorable!! Although I don't know if I would ever be able to make one because I LOVE those little pumpkins. I would just end up eating them all!!

September 13, 2010 at 2:35 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

So cute and simple. can't wait to make them with my girls!

September 19, 2010 at 12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea! Really cute x

September 19, 2010 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Love these!!! Have already been a copycat and made 3 ~ 2 more to go ~ for my granddaughters but now am wondering since there is no give, will they be able to get them off and on easily. I tried elastic thread but bad idea! Any help would be appreciated! Love your blog, too, and am making it a favorite (guess I mean I'll be following you). Have already bought my cheap liquid soap for my "boo" gifts, too! Keep the ideas coming!!!!

September 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea! I just made one for my daughter and plan to make some for her friends :) I posted it and linked back to your blog, hope you don't mind!

October 6, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Mom O' Nine said...

Now that is a cute, fun, easy, adorable idea!

October 7, 2010 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

So cute! I am sharing the link with my facebook friends.

The Happy Wife/Danielle
ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

October 7, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I just LOVE these! I am going to make one for each of the girls in my daughter's preschool class. Got any ideas on what I could do for the boys in the class?

October 15, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

Love this! I finally bought the pumpkin candy tonight and not a moment too soon - we'll be meeting my kids and granddaughter at the pumpkin patch on Tuesday. Looking at the tutorial though I don't think I'll have a problem getting it done tomorrow.


October 24, 2010 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

I love this idea! They are so cute, I had to give them a try, and shared your idea on my blog. Thanks!

Kimberly @ The Muddy Princess

October 25, 2010 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Jamie M. said...

So cute! Love the idea.

September 3, 2011 at 3:03 AM  

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