With so many schools relegated to virtual on-line computer classes and Halloween activities being cancelled, it seems more important than ever for our children to have some fall festival fun.Â These projects are fun to make and fun to share.
These darling pencil toppers were just sent to my younger grands to share with their classmates, by mailing them to their friends. Did you know that Halloween is the most popular secular holiday in the USA?Â Just ask my grandchildren.Â They are crazy for this time of year.Â Last month, 6 yo Vivian Rose told me she was counting the days until Oct. 1 so she could start wearing her Halloween clothes.
This is a bit of a joke, as she is required to wear a uniform to school–when she went off to school.Â But still she dresses for “class” at her computer desk at home.Â So hairbows, headbands and pencil toppers are her extra Halloween expressions for the school day.
These pencil toppers from GG DesignsÂ are just a joy to stitch out.Â They come as a single design or “sorted” with four pumpkins or ghosts or bats in a single 4×4 hoop. I combined 2 sorted sets of pumpkins into a larger hoop, did another color sort and stitched 8 pencil toppers in just a few minutes.Â This was repeated with the ghosts and then with the bats.Â It takes longer to cut out the felt designs than it did the stitch them. Now the set is on sale for only $4.13.
What a sweet little gift this would be to a favorite elementary teacher to share with her in-house students.Â There are so many who would be happy to receive these slightly spooky pencil toppers.
GG Designs Embroidery was the inspiration for another Halloween favorite which was sent to my grandchildren last Halloween.Â This was digitized and also stitched for the children at church, making me one ofÂ the more popular church Nanas!
As a paid Brother Ambassador (required disclosure), the project was posted at Brother’s blog, Stitching Sewcial and includes a step-by-step photo tutorial, as well as a FREE download of the file for the pumpkin.
There is still plenty of time to whip up these cuties.Â For your children, grands, neighbors, church children or for nursing home patients, these pumpkin treat bags are sure to bring a smile.