fall and halloween d-i-y ideas
September 29, 2011 § 2 Comments
I cannot wait to work on fall and Halloween crafts for October, but before I do, here’s a recap of the fall and Halloween ideas I designed last year. If you didn’t get a chance to make any of these creations last year, I hope you try them out this season!
My most favorite post was the one with the Halloween balloon body parts. Doodle on balloons to create creepy eyes, bloody brains, and witch’s fingers:
Make cute little phantom place cards by drawing faces on pumpkin seeds:
Cut out and fold an itsy bitsy spider treat box with the very first printable I designed and shared on this blog (and it was my very first tutorial ever):
Grab a tupperware bowl, four corks, scraps of paper, a pen, and some raffia and create this witch’s candy-filled cauldron with broomstick:
You know I love me my packaging, so here’s another printable! Fill this harvest corn treat box with…you guessed it…candy corn! (I think this is still my favorite treat box out of all treat boxes I’ve designed for this blog to date):
Your little ones can make art of autumn grains with this wheat and corn décor made of exactly that: wheat (pasta) and corn:
And the most popular fall tutorial I made last year was the carved butternut squash centerpieces:
Oh, and I almost forgot: I did a whole week of pumpkin experimental recipes last year:
My favorite from pumpkin week was the pumpkin panna cotta:
And, I almost forgot, I designed and baked a ginormous woven cornucopia cracker for Thanksgiving:
Enjoy! More fall and Halloween ideas from me coming up in October! And I have a birthday GIVEAWAY coming to you this weekend! paper, plate, and plane is very soon turning 1. And I am very soon turning 1 year older. I am excited to host a special giveaway to celebrate the occasion(s). Stay tuned!!! 😀
witch’s candy-filled cauldron
October 18, 2010 § 3 Comments
Here is a wickedly easy craft that will have you flying off the handle!
There is a substantial collection of disposable plastic lidded bowls in my cupboard (thanks to Costco’s tasty frozen shrimp wonton soup). I’ve been saving the bowls and their lids for this year’s Halloween favors: candy-filled witch’s cauldrons.
You will need the following materials, apart from double-sided tape and a glue gun:
a. Black bowl and lid. If you haven’t tried Costco’s frozen shrimp wonton soup, I highly recommend it. It comes with 6 black bowls with lids, the delicious soup is a bonus! :p Of course, if your cupboards are bursting with food containers, you can grab a bowl and lid between 3-1/2″ – 4-1/2″ in diameter and paint the exterior black.
b. Yellow paper, colored with shades of orange/red for flames. Cut along the outline of the flames and make sure to leave about an inch of space at the bottom for adhesives.
c. 4 wine corks.
d. A handful of decorative spider web. There is plenty at dollar stores this time of year.
e. Black pen and 2″ pieces of raffia, enough to cover the pen cap. Glue the raffia on the cap and have a piece of raffia to tie it for a finished look. This will be the witch’s broomstick.
1. Using double-sided tape, adhere the flames around the bottom and along the sides of the bowl.
2. Randomly adhere the wine corks to the bottom of the bowl using a glue gun.
3. Cut a small hole through the lid, large enough for the pen to slide through. Dot some glue on the top of the lid, and adhere the spider web for a bubbling look. Make sure you slide the pen through the lid before closing.
Don’t forget to fill with eerie treats. I used gummy witches’ fingers from my favorite dollar store, Dollarama.