Monday, October 14th, 2019

THE SHELMERDINE HALLOWEEN FUNZONE

October is one of our favorite months at Shelmerdine! We get to listen to the endless giggles of thousands of children who visit our Halloween Funzone, and witness the joy of their parents and grandparents watching them play.  This year marks our 7th Annual Halloween Funzone and it’s bigger and better then ever before! A brand new amusement park for tots which includes bumper cars, a merry-go-round, swingride, and even a train are whirring away!  Add to that a haymaze, gigantic bouncy castle, face painting, mini donuts, popcorn and cotton candy, and you have yourself some quality family fun!

The best part?  It’s all indoors!

The Halloween Funzone is most enjoyed by children ages 2-10. It’s open Monday – Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sundays from 11-4 right up until October 31.  If you plan to visit on a Sunday, you might want to pre-purchase tickets for the ever-popular Magic Show!

 

Words + Photos by Nicole Bent

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

FORAGED AUTUMN WREATH

It’s no secret that we love the season of colorful crispy leaves, cozy scarves and just about everything that comes with the slightly slower pace of fall. The only trouble is that autumn comes just as quickly as it goes. This little project is super simple and requires no special supplies (festive and free!) and is a great way to spend time with family or friends during the short-lived autumn season.  

Let’s head outside . . .

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Step 1: Forage

To start, all you need to do grab a pair of pruners and go for a short walk to source your natural elements, or simply collect items from your yard. Willow branches make a great base here, but use whatever thin, malleable branches are handy. From there, collect a few other elements (think leaves, grasses or berries) that you find along the way to dress up your wreath.

Step 2: Assemble

Simple shape your willow or other branch into a circular shape and fasten into place. Floral wire is handy, but not totally necessary. Here, we used a combination of thread and twine to shape the wreath and add natural elements (even twist ties will do the trick!).  This wreath can be dressed up with as many colours and textures as you choose. Or, go for a more minimalist look it’s up to you! The real trick is not to worry about supplies or sourcing the ‘perfect’ elements — everything is beautiful at this time of year! 

Step 3: Enjoy!

Hang your wreath in an entryway, from a door, or on whatever wall you please – your home will feel more warm and welcoming!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Words + Photos by Sarah Carson @the.botanical

 

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