Happy Halloween!

haloween-blog-eggsBoo! Beware of what’s in your fridge, frightening things might be lurking inside. No, not the leftovers from last week… Halloween eggs! I gave these ordinary white eggs a little bit of a face lift last night.  It’s a cute and not-so-scary surprise for my husband in the morning.   If you happen to have several eggs and a Sharpie on hand, this is an easy but fun project to do in five minutes.  It’s pretty self explanatory, but just in case – here are some pictures and tips below!

halloween-eggs-and-sharpieI used both a skinny Sharpie Pen and Sharpie Marker.  The pen was good for fine lines with the eyes and teeth, and the marker was useful for coloring in large spaces quickly. Make sure you wipe down the eggs before you begin drawing on them. There may be condensation present after your take them out of the refrigerator. Your boo-tiful faces will smear if they aren’t fully dry.  

egg-eye-sharpieLay the egg so the smaller end is facing down when you begin to draw, it looks more like a head when placed this way.   Need inspiration for what kind of faces to give these guys?  I drew mine from the Ugly Dolls and Jack-o-lantern expressions, they look great on the eggs.

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Ta-da! So cute. It’s too bad we have to crack them open! While you are making breakfast, ask someone to grab an egg for you and watch their reaction when they open the carton. It’s sure to get a smile.  

We hope you have a safe and wonderful Halloween! Happy haunting! 

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9 Spooky Sips To Get You Ready For Halloween

We can’t get enough of Halloween – and it’s just a few days away!  We’ve found some seriously creepy cocktails to get you excited for the holiday. Now, the hard part… which one should we make?

Blackbeard Cocktail | Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Ghostly Spirits

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Yessss!! Candy Corn Jello Shots (click through for recipe)

The Blackbeard from  Honestly Yum // The Itsy Bitsy from She Knows // Ghostly Spirits from BHG // Spooky Screwdriver from Cosmopolitan // Bloody Shirley Temples from Made from Pinterest // Black Widow from DIY Network // Embalming Fluid from Noshing with the Nods // Haunted Halloween Party Punch from Living the Country Life // Candy Corn Jello Shots from A Beautiful Mess

Are any of these calling your name? Let us know which ones are your favorites!

11 DIY Halloween Treat Bag Ideas

Happy Thursday everyone! Halloween parties are getting near, and we have just the way to “treat” everyone.  These cute and creative favor bag ideas are perfect for your child’s classroom party or just for handing out to any of your favorite little ghosts and goblins.  See eleven of our top picks for DIY Halloween treat bags below!

DIY Halloween Treat Bags & Free Printable by Love The Day1.  Find free printables on Love the day and turn your plain ol’ favor bags into your choice of Frankenstein, a pumpkin, or a bat – too easy!

witch's broom favor2.  One of our favorite ideas, because it is just so darn cute, are these Witch’s Broom Favors from Martha Stewart.  They may take some time to cut and put together, but look at them! Totally worth it.

Halloween Playdough Treat Bags...how cute to make these instead of handing out candy!3.  This is a brilliant alternative If you are want to avoid doling out even more candy, or are worried about food allergies. These Playdough treat bags are from One Krieger Chick.  So cute!

Avery, free printables, freebies, Avery template, printable bag toppers4.  Coco and Mingo provide a very cute free printable label for Halloween treats.

halloween-crafts-for-kids35.  Wrap a lollipop, tie some ribbon, draw a few eyes, call it a day. This spooktacularly simple and easy idea is from Women’s Day.

DIY Felt Character Halloween Bags6.  These DIY Felt Character Halloween Favor Bags from Momtastic are not only a terrific idea, but perfect for kids (and parents!) No sewing needed, just cut the felt shapes out and glue them on to the bags.

7.  So quick and simple, it’s “mummy”‘s best friend. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)   This is the perfect project if you have extra fabric scraps lying around.  This adorable Mummy Halloween tutorial is on Outnumbered.

Googly eye Halloween treat bags by Positively Splendid for Darice8.  Positively Splendid gives us a fabulous step-by-step for these festive treat bags.  Added surprise – glow in the dark googly eyes!

DIY Halloween Treat Bags.  The perfect bag for gifting treats to your friends, classmates, neighbors and/or friends!  #halloween #burlapbags9.  Live Laugh Rowe knows that burlap is trending, and they’ve shared the tutorial on how to create these lovely treat bags yourself.

10.  We love that Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to make the Bag of Bones bag and gives instructions on how to make the candy skeleton.

11.  Simply Modern Mom features a tutorial by Paper Crave, that demonstrates how to transform black cardstock into adorable Batty Treat Holders.

 

DIY Halloween Door Decor

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I have seen these adorable “BOO” door signs everywhere – from Etsy to Pinterest, and love how fun they are!  I knew it was time for me to get festive and create. Turns out, it is SUPER simple!

The Materials:

1. BOO Letters: I went to my local craft store and bought the wood letters. They are 8” tall, and were easy on the pocket at $2.50 each.
2. Acrylic Black Paint: I picked up a small bottle for $1 at the craft store. I used one of my daughters paint brushes to apply. (If you don’t want to use a brush, you can use black spray paint.  Since it was cold outside when I made these, I opted for the acrylic paint.)
3. Twine: I used black and white bakers twine to tie the letters together. You can find this many times at a local craft store, or order it from Whisker Graphics. (It is always good to have on hand!)
4. Ribbon: The orange polka dot and black and white striped ribbons I used to make the bows are from my favorite ribbon store, Ribbons and Bows Oh My.  They even have cute Halloween ribbon for another fun look.

The Tools:

1. Drill: You need a drill with a small bit to drill the holes in the letters.
2. Scissors: To cut the ribbon of course :)
3. Hot Glue Gun: To make the bows.

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How to:

1.  Paint the letters black.  I applied two coats just to make sure it was all covered. A great thing about acrylic paint – it dries fast!

2. Drill holes in the letters once they are dry.  Make two holes on the letter “B” and two holes on one of the “O” letters.  There will need to be a hole at the top and one at the bottom of each of these letters. For the second “O”, you just need one hole at the top.

3.  Tie the letters together with the bakers twine. I also created a loop on the top hole of “B” for hanging.  Now your “BOO” letters are assembled.

4.  Make the bow. There are tons of tutorials on a million different kinds of bows, but I decided to just wing it! If you like the look of the bow, follow these steps to achieve it:

boo-orange-ribbon Take the larger ribbon (in this case, the orange polka dot) and wrap it around your hand three times before cutting it.

orange-ribbon-and-scissors Take your bakers twine and tie it tight in the middle of the wrapped ribbon. It should fold up in the middle to give it a “bow” effect.

orange-and-black-ribbon Use your smaller ribbon (the black and white striped one) to tie it around the bakers twine in one knot. Pull the ends tight. Cut the ends at an angle so they are smaller than the ribbon behind it.

orange-bow Pull apart each end of the bow to fluff up the three bow loops.

Use your glue gun to glue the little “tails” behind the bow. You can make these any length you desire. I put the black and white striped ribbon in front of the orange polka dot ribbon to really make it pop! Bow complete!

Your “BOO” sign is now beautifully crafted and only cost you a little bit of time and a couple of bucks. Proudly hang it on your front door for your neighbors to enjoy! Happy Halloween!

A Very Glam Halloween

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Call me glam crazy, but I can’t enough.  Maybe it’s the subtle gold sparkle, the bold colors, or the clean lines. Whatever it is, I love it and I am seriously digging a “glam” Halloween style.  It may not be super spooky, but it gets points in the fabulous department.  I was inspired to make these printables by a pumpkin I recently saw while perusing HomeGoods.  A beautiful white pumpkin adorned in gold, over-sized, polka dots caught my eye.  That got me thinking about our holiday printables and how much I really wanted to create these gold and black Halloween freebies to share.

I’ve created a “Happy Halloween” printable banner with a spiderweb separator. (Fun fact: the whole time I was typing the letters I kept singing in my head, “H – A – double L – O – W – double E – N spells Halloween!”..anyone else remember that song?) We are also giving you Halloween themed drink labels to make your house even more festive.  Your guests can choose from “Witches Brew”, “Spider Cider”, “Vampire Blood”, or “Poison Punch”.  They all sound equally unappealing! Enjoy the printables! I’ve posted a link at the bottom of this post where you can download the .pdfs for the banner and drink labels.

Happy hosting!

glam halloween banner

spider halloween banner

Glam drink labels with spiders
Watch out for the spider on your drink!

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To accompany your fabulously glam printables, check out this DIY tutorial on glittered pumpkins from Yesterday’s Sweetheart! We just adore these!


Click this link to download the .pdf for the Glam Halloween Banner.

Click this link to download the .pdf for the Glam Halloween Drink Labels.