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Friday, October 27, 2017

Cute and Clever Last-Minute Costumes ~ Because there is at least 1 of us who always waits til the last minute right ?!?!

This costume is so easy, it could be magic! With a few pieces of fabric and some simple stitching, you'll have this easy hat and dress combination finished in no time. Add an adorable broom to the ensemble and your little one will be ready to fly around the neighborhood collecting candy.

Add a few embellishments to a set of kids' long underwear for the cutest clown costume ever! This costume is seriously so easy - and so cheap! Use our instructions to create the perfect trick-or-treating ensemble.

For the aspiring chef, this sweet concoction will be a five-star dish for trick-or-treating. Plus, after Halloween, your little baker will have a new apron to wear in the kitchen. And don't forget about those pretend cupcakes that look good enough to eat! Your little cook will look even sweeter than her haul of Halloween candy.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween Party Appetizers ~ These Halloween appetizers are as creative as the costumes you will seen on the spooky night {and they are kid approved} 👻 ... these sweet and savory Halloween party food ideas include mummy-wrapped finger food and monstrous cheese balls just to name a few!

Nothing says fall like a plate of mini pumpkins! Made with spiced pumpkin bread and decadent cream cheese frosting, these party treats taste as good as they look. If you've got a steady hand, spook up these Halloween snacks by turning them into jack-o'-lanterns. Recipe

Wrap a legion of scary mummies for a Halloween dinner or party appetizer. To make, skewer a purchased meatball and a 4-inch piece of summer sausage stick with a 6-inch wooden skewer. Combine 8 ounces cream cheese and 1 teaspoon purchased pesto. Spread some of the mixture over the meat skewer and wrap with cooked fettuccine noodles. For a more bulky body, spread with additional cream cheese mixture and wrap with another layer of cooked fettuccine. Add capers for eyes. Serve with pasta sauce for dipping, and these Halloween finger foods will be gone in no time.

Scare up some fun with these spooky poison-apple candies. Green apple gum balls get the Halloween sweet treatment with a drizzle of black icing and licorice for a treat that's almost too spooky to eat. Recipe

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Check out these unique pumpkin decorating ideas ... there is a fun way to take on the traditional jack-o'-lantern using paint, sculpting, even embellishments that your pumpkins with look more modern than traditional 🎃

 Glam up a pumpkin with silver sequins, rhinestones, and a metallic silver spider for a fancy glitter pumpkin that is all-too chic. 


Search farmer's markets for unique varieties of pumpkins and gourds as alternatives to classic orange pumpkins. Then carve out cute pumpkin faces for an irresistably adorable new look.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Easy Halloween crafts that will help create a spooky look for your home both inside and out. There are plenty of creative crafty ideas like spooky ghosts, smiling pumpkins, and a few other eerie friends ... Happy Halloween! 👻

Use clips to suspend ghoulish artwork from curtain rods. We used medical textbook clip-art images to get the look, enlarging them to fit on 11x17-inch sheets of paper. Dip each print in a tub of diluted coffee (for color) and let dry. Embellish railings with garlands crafted from layered 4- and 8-inch doilies and coffee filters. Bundle a few together, pinch into a flower shape, and tie with wire. Wire the bunches to a long ribbon.

Make the Halloween craft: Begin by laying sheets of black construction paper side-by-side on the floor until you have enough to create the size of tree you want to make. Create a tree trunk and branch pattern atop the construction paper, and cut out. Flip the pieces over, and tape their seams together with black masking tape. Use hanging strips to mount the tree to a wall. Trace and cut out patterns for the crow, owl, and spider. Trace the owl's eyebrows, eyes, beak, wings, and other details onto the back of a piece of glitter paper. Cut those pieces out and use a glue stick to attach them to the owl. Position the animal patterns on the tree using hanging strips.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Quick, Easy & Clever Halloween/Fall Centerpieces ~ These centerpiece ideas add some fright, fun and cute to your holiday table ... go from fall to Halloween just by adding some Halloween touches to your Fall ready decor, there's a centerpiece suited for any table!

A stack of old books forms the stand for this spooky centerpiece. To make, cut two basic ghost shapes from pages in the middle of a book, leaving the bottoms attached to the pages. Fold up each ghost and secure with a touch of tape. To complete, use a hole punch or marker to make eyes for this haunting centerpiece.

This gorgeous pumpkin pops with richly-colored dried blooms. To create, glue dried flowers on a faux pumpkin and finish with a real dried pumpkin stem. This stunning flower pumpkin makes a pretty fall centerpiece decoration, throw on some spider rings to add Halloween style.
It's just not Halloween without a handful of candy. Use a crafts knife to cut off the top of a faux pumpkin. Protect the inside with some plastic covering, and then spray-paint the outside with chalkboard paint. Transform glass knobs into embellishments for your candy jar by drilling through the stem of your plastic pumpkin and pushing a knob inside. Drill and add four knobs at the bottom of the pumpkin to make your jar stand at attention. 
(image credit: Diane Henkler)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Look at all the Fall Feels going on with these cheap and easy decorating ideas!

This project is so simple—it'll take you less than 10 minutes!—but it adds a big statement to your table. Use a variety of embroidery floss colors, like Inspired by Charm did, or adapt it to the theme or your home's decor. We love their idea of setting one wheat stalk at each place setting.
Pumpkins are great for fall decor because they can stretch from Sepetember to Thanksgiving. If you're looking to add more autumnal colors but don't want to buy new things, shop your house. No good finds? Make decorations like the fall rose garland from Pocket of Posies on this mantel.