October Round Up & Halloween Crafts

I can’t quite believe that it is the last day of October tomorrow, and we are just two months away from the end of the year.

I wanted to share some of the projects I have been working on this month, and our DIY Halloween makes!

Two weeks ago, during the weekly Monday #ethicalhour chat on twitter I saw a tweet from Love not Landfill  asking ethical business brands to get involved. Well I jumped at the chance and from a simple tweet, I have just completed 20 purses made in fabric remnants, with deadstock trims for their pop up event next month.

It was half term last week, so Charlie (my son) and I set aside a few days to make Halloween and party decorations. It was his 5th birthday Sunday just gone, and we had his party on Saturday afternoon!

We made spooky bunting with clean yoghurt pots; and we chose creepy fabrics for some fabric strip bunting! It all looks great, and will go in the bag for next year.

Alongside the pumpkins I had already made with fabric scraps, our lounge looks very on point! I don’t want to put the pumpkins away just yet!

Other decorations I made are a batik moon phase hanging and some fabric/yarn scrap spooky dreamcatcher!

Onto the party & presents! We had 7 kids and 17 adults; so I pulled out all of our old

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plates and set about making homemade pizza, and friends and family also bought food! It went down really well. I made ‘Boo’ printed reusable goodie bags (it’s never too early to start going zero waste!) filled with pretty painted rocks we had done during the week.

For Charlie’s presents, I made him (as requested) a Power Ranger Ninja Steel inspired costume using (pretty much) the last of the red jersey lining offcuts from a fancy dress supplier in Leicester. I also made him a Disney Cars top; using a fabric sample Becka sent me; and also factory fabric waste! He wore the costume on his birthday and absolutely loved it!

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I’m getting the house ready for trick or treaters tomorrow… any tips on zero-waste treats? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear some ideas!

Happy Halloween!

Julia x

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