Jack-O-Lantern Bunting!


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This bunting ticks all the boxes: easy and low cost (a winning combination!!), great for children of all ages and a free printable to bring it all together! At Halloween we decorate the front of our house, kitchen and living room.  But I know a house full of bats and a steaming cauldron is not for everyone!! Combining this jack-o-lantern bunting with a pumpkin and a bowl of treats is enough to set a Halloween scene!

Pumpkin bunting

You will need:

  • Four orange and three black card flags* (I bought mine ready made from Tiger).
  • Four green card strips – 1cm wide x 8cm long.
  • The Simple Owl ‘jack-o-lantern face’ printable, download here.
  • String or ribbon long approx 2m long.
  • Hole punch (borrowed from my drawer and no where to be found at time of photo!)
  • Glue stick (such as Pritstick).
  • Sellotape.
  • Scissors

*To make your own flags click here for a template.

What you need halloween bunting

  1. Cut out the four individual jack-o-lantern faces. Using the glue secure in place on the four orange flags.
  2. Roll one end of the green card into a spiral and release to form the vine.
  3. Using glue secure 2cm of the vine to the back of the orange flags.
  4. Punch a hole in the top corners of all seven flags.
  5. Starting with a jack-o-lantern, insert the string into the first hole (top left corner), front to back.  Then bring the string through the second hole back to front.  Next add a black flag the same way and continue until all the flags are on the string.
  6. Lay the flags face down on a table, leaving a 5cm gap between each flag. With a small piece of Sellotape secure the string to the rear of the flag. This will stop the flags from sliding out of position.


You are all done and ready to hang your spooktacular bunting!!!

pumpkin bunting Happy Halloween! :) 

Mini Command Centre


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‘Command Centre’ is word I learned from Young House Love. They are, after all, the King and Queen of getting things done.  But for me, living in a 160 year old house, a large white board is not a great idea.  Putting nails in the wall results in a pile of plaster on the floor!  So I am opting for small and compact. This framed mini command centre, is perfect for our needs!  I should add, on the back of my broom closet door, there is a calendar with all sorts of notes and to do lists stuck to it.  But this project is desk/counter top worthy!

Mini framed command Centre

Do it, dump it and delegate it are family priorities right now. That is, purging our home and lives so that we no longer have clutter or excess.  That includes our closets, computers, phones, schedules and most importantly our minds.

Do IT:  Whatever the job is: paying a bill, fixing a shelf, clearing a closet, submitting an assignment – just get it done and don’t waste anymore time thinking or talking about it.

Dump IT: Recycle and sell any items you can. Offer items to family, friends and charity shops.  If you have agreed to do something and you know it is too much for you or your family, consider cancelling or having a change of mind. So many times I have said ‘yes’, only to find myself so overwhelmed. Consider invitations and requests carefully before you accept.

Delegate IT:  This is easy, always take help when it is offered and don’t be afraid to ask.

You will need:

  • Frame of your choice, with glass (I got mine for €1.49 in Dealz)
  • Free ‘Do It’ printable, available to download here.
  • White board markers

Its as simple as: print the poster and place it into the frame.  Use a white board marker to write your notes on the glass!



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