This week, Jarod and I have spent a lot of time in the car working with a client over an hour away. We were chatting about what to do one night when we got home and I gave a few options: 1) hop in the craft room and create something, 2) game night, 3) an adventure from our Adventure Book. I get so restless in the evenings and don’t want to sit around doing nothing, so all of these could be done in a couple of hours without taking a ton of energy. He decided on crafting, but wanted a challenge. All the projects I had to do were pretty straightforward: scrapbooking and greeting cards, so we got to thinking.
After our drive and a short dinner, he came around the corner with a fun new idea. We put a bunch of art topics in a jar, pull one, and each make a poster based on the theme. It just so happens that I had 2 large picture frames that would look perfect in the corner of my living room. Then we came up with an even better idea: holidays! For each holiday, we will write down themed prompts and make our inspired posters and change them out. This offers us a fun holiday themed craft and new décor every year.
We pulled out some craft supplies and got started. I can’t remember all of the prompts I wrote out (there were about 20), but here are a few: monster mash, Hocus Pocus, Masquerade, horror movies, and corn maze. We ended up pulling Hocus Pocus! Which was fun because we had already decided that would be our movie to watch that night! This was a super fun craft that ended up taking two nights (we are a little bit of perfectionists). The coolest part was seeing how we both interpreted the prompt. This being my favorite Halloween movie, I went very literal with my prompt. I used the song from my favorite scene, and some of the most obvious Hocus Pocus imagery. Jarod went a little more abstract with it, found a creepy poem online, and drew spooky “witchy” imagery.
Aside from how we interpreted the prompt, you can even see the differences in how we create. I lean heavily towards paper crafting and Jarod tends to prefer markers. I’m loving the tradition we just started and already coming up with Thanksgiving and Christmas prompts. What are your holiday traditions? If you try something like this, let me know how it turns out! 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea!