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The Friday Five – Pumpkin DIY’s

The Friday Five - Pumpkin DIY's | Squirrelly Minds

Typography pumpkins from The Proper Pinwheel / Pumpkin succulent decoration from Simply Happenstance / Glitter and floral pumpkins from The Style House by Amy of Homey Oh My! / String art pumpkins from Houseologie / Pumpkin ice cream cones from Sugar and Charm

Last week was all costumes, and this week we’re all about the pumpkins! And not a single one here is carved.
I’ll admit, I currently have just one sad little white pumpkin on our doorstep. Weekend plans? To bring a wheelbarrow full of pumpkins home ready for decorating, carving (I’m old fashioned) and pumpkin seed roasting.
It’s going to be a good weekend friends.

What are your Halloweeny weekend plans?

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DIY/Holiday | 5 Minute TP Roll Bats

5 Minute DIY TP Roll Bats | Squirrelly Minds
As I stated last week, I’m a big sucker for making crafts out of recycled goods. One thing that I always save for this exact reason are toilet paper rolls. There are so many uses, like my koinobori or advent calendar holiday crafts. Well I’m putting TP rolls to crafting use again for yet another holiday – halloween.
5 Minute DIY TP Roll Bats | Squirrelly Minds
These simple bats take up to 5 minutes to make each one. Once all the materials are cut, it’s really only about a minute to assemble. Gotta love fast crafts! These are also kid friendly, except for the exacto knife part.
Let’s get started.


  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Black paper and black cardstock
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife


5 Minute DIY TP Roll Bats - steps | Squirrelly Minds
1 Cut your plain black paper in half vertically, then again horizontally. This will give you four sheets for four bats. From your card stock, cut out bat wings, two per tp roll.
2 Cover the tp roll in black paper, using either double sided tape or glue to adhere (Alternatively you could paint the tp rolls black). With an exacto knife, cut slits on either side of the roll, approximately one inch long. You want to make sure they’re approximately at the same spot on each side.
3 Slip each wing into the slit.
4 Have fun decorating by taping onto a wall or door!
5 Minute DIY TP Roll Bats | Squirrelly Minds
I plan to make several and tape them on my door halloween night. You could also attach them to string and hang them from your doorway or front porch. Anything to add to the halloween fun!

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The Friday Five – Halloween Costumes

The Friday Five - Halloween Costumes | Squirrelly Minds

Pinocchio Themed Family Costume from A Beautiful Mess / Puppy Cupcake Halloween Costume from Lovely Indeed / Rainbow Bird Wings from hello, Wonderful / Infant Sushi Costume from Cheryl Style / PInata Couples Costume from Morena’s Corner

Costumes for the WHOLE family!
Since the deer halloween costume I made two years ago, I haven’t put much thought into dressing up. In fact last year I just recycled the costume because I loved it so much. But this year I’m getting a little antsy and want to try something different.
I don’t think an adult in a sushi decorating onesie would be as cute as a baby though…

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DIY/Holiday | DIY Halloween Tin Can Candleholders

DIY Halloween Tin Can Candleholders | Squirrelly Minds
Whoa what? Tan is blogging today?
Yes I’ve been away a bit lately, caught in a whirlwind of a new job (which so far I love), thanksgiving, and getting sick. I’ll try to make it here a bit more regularly. If not here, then setting up the Squirrelly Minds Shop, cause I’m determined to not let this nasty cold stand in the way of that (although I’ll admit it has so far).

But today I had to share this cute DIY I did for Used Everywhere. I love getting creative with what’s in the recycling box, and this time I opted for a fun DIY to get in the spooky spirit – tin can candle holders painted for Halloween! I currently have mine sitting on my mantel decorated up for the occasion (see pics in the post for a sneak peek of our living room re-decor plans). It’s a cute and simple way to add some halloween decor on a mega cheap budget. So head on over for the full DIY tutorial!

See you there!
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