Oct, 12

Happy Halloween!

Have a Happy Halloween and be very safe, my deers… hahaahha  get it?!

Sep, 12

{diy} pirate eye patch

Pirate costumes are always a hit for Halloween and today I’m going to show you how to make an easy pirate eye patch!  It’s so simple that all you’ll need is a thin black stretch headband, black and white felt scraps, black thread, thin cardboard (from a cereal box) and a hot glue gun.

If you’re making this for an adult, the headband should fit nicely, but if your making it for a kiddo, either buy the smaller headbands, or you can snip a bit off and re-sew with a zig-zag stitch until you get the perfect fit. 

First draw an eye patch shape onto your cardboard and cut it out.  Then use that as a template, but be sure to trace it onto the felt a little larger than the cardboard.  Cut out two black felt patches and hot glue the cardboard to the inside of one of these pieces (this is to keep it sturdy and not cave in).  Next, cut out a mini skull and hot glue it to the other black piece and embroider the face.  Finally, glue the inside of the blank black felt piece (the one with the cardboard attached) to the headband, then layer and glue the piece with the skull.  So the headband should be sandwiched in between the two black felt pieces.  That’s it! Happy making. ♥R

Dec, 09

Humpday Tutorial {Hallowig by Megan Reardon}

Is this not the cutest wig/beenie ever?!  I would totoally wear this, especially in that bright pink!  Megan Reardon at knitty.com created this funky piece and shows you how here!  Enjoy!

Nov, 09

Boo Bash 2009…

I just wanted to share a few photos of our Boo Bash this year.  We had creepy treats and ghuolish drinks mixed with great people! Can’t wait for next year!


Oct, 09

trick-or-treats on a limb

I saw this in the Women’s Day mag last year and wanted to share it, but couldn’t cuz it was in a magazine.  Well, I was super excited to find it today online!  It’s a mini tree with mini treat bags!  The complete how-to can be found here and it look s super easy!  You just need a variety of scrap fabric, a needle and thread and/or a sewing machine, twine and treat to go inside!  They don’t give the how-to on the tree, but it looks pretty straight forward… get a dead branch, spray paint it black, and stick it in a pot or vase… be creative!  I always love when you find a new way to use those leftover scraps… no wasting here.  Enjoy!

Oct, 09

Earwax Swab Halloween Treats

When I found these Earwax Swab Halloween Treats at Saucy’s Sprinkles this morning, I just had to share them with all of you!  What a creative and fun idea for the kids.  I mean, let’s face it, we all know that they’ve taken a taste of their own earwax before… this will just taste better.  All you do is pop two marshmallows on each end of a lollipop stick and dip them in butterscotch!  Easy, right?  The Q-tips box helps the look too! Enjoy!

Oct, 09

What are you going to be?

Hey everyone!  I thought it would be super fun to see what eveyone is dressing up as this Halloween!  Please feel free to share in the comments section, because I really want to know what you, your children, and pets will be!  My husband is still unsure and as for me, I think I’ll be a mummy or a zombie and my dogs and cat might be bees or monkeys. ha ha ha  I can’t wait to hear what you’ll be!

Sep, 09

Humpday Tutorial | Shrunken Apple Heads!

What a fun DIY for a Halloween party!  I’ve seen this in another magazine before and they used black charcoal or marker to fill in the facial features for an even more eerie look.  You can find the complete tutorial with additional pictures here.  This probably isn’t a project to work on with the kids because of the knife carving, but it’s a great nap time project for you!  That Martha Stewart team is really something, huh?  Enjoy!

What you’ll need:

  • Paring knife
  • Firm, unbruised apples
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Small bowl
  • Knotted cord or twine
  • Toothpicks
  • Optional: Urn or vase filled with dried branches

Sep, 09

Humpday Tutorial | Ghoulish Recipes

These Pumpkin Patch Bites will be sure to liven your party!  They take about 35 minutes to prep and bake with only 4 ingredients.  You can get the full recipe, instructions, and nutritional info here.

Don’t be frightened of these Ghostly Treats, because they’re a great recipe to make with your children!  Everyone will love the Rice Krispy center and the chocolate chip eyes. You can get the full recipe, instructions, and nutritional info here.  You can also add these Spooky Spiders to the table with this great recipe!

Now, these Spiderweb Pizzas will be the main attraction at any Halloween Party, or just for a Halloween dinner with the kids.  The best part is that your kids can make their own!  Get the recipe, instructions, and nutritional info here.

You can’t have a Halloween Party without a great beverage.  That’s why this Purple Potion Punch would be great!  Both children and adults will love this grape juice concoction, so get the recipe here.

These Spiced Pumpkin Softies would be great for children and adults of all ages.  If you’re not throwing a party this year, but attending one, these would be great to take!  Get the recipe here.

I’ve had this Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake before and it is heavenly!  You can make this all holiday season and never get tired of it.  Here is the recipe, pass it along!

These Skeleton Cupcakes have to be the cutest Halloween cupcakes that I’ve ever seen!  The black frosting is fabulous and sure to give your little ones black teeth for a few minutes.  Plus, who doesn’t love marshmellos?  Get the recipe here.

This Spiderweb Nacho Spread is so creative!  It takes a little time to make each layer, but it’s worth it.  Get the recipe here.  I’m sure you can semi-make it with pre-made beans and guacamole if in a crunch.  Enjoy!

Sep, 09

Creepy Treats for Kids

I love this Batty Cake because it could work for a party of adults and children.
These Bat Cookies would be fun to make with your little ones…
How cute are these
Hocus Pocus Hats?!
Gummy Mummy Mini Cupcakeswould be fun to make with your little ones too!

These and other great ideas are on the hostessblog.com.  Check it out now!