Today's Guest: Brown Paper Packages

Kierste from Brown Paper Packages
is here to share a super cute idea with us today!!


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
DIRECTIONS: 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. :)

Thanks so much, ladies of eighteen25! It was so fun to post on a blog that I love so much! Happy Halloween!
Thanks Kierste!
The little girls in our family are going to love these!! (and i'm sure the boys will enjoy the leftover pumpkins!)
For more great ideas head over to Kierste's blog... she always has something fun going on over there!!

p.s. don't forget today is the last day to enter
The Celebration Shoppe giveaway here!!

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