Thursday, October 20, 2011

Witching you a Haunting Halloween! - Printable

Halloween is in full swing at my house.  Costumes have been picked out and purchased, candy has been bought and stashed away so we don't eat it all before Halloween, decorations are up and we are counting down the last 13 days until the big day.   

Every year, I put together a big themed Halloween Dinner for my family and go all out on food and decorations.  I can't wait.  Since most of my dinner plans are already coming together, I decided to add to the celebrations by making  a Halloween themed lunch for them to take to school.  Nothing big, just a PB&J ghost sandwiches (using a cookie cutter with make these a breeze), orange yogurt with candy corn sprinkles and orange cheese balls -  a huge treat for my kids since we usually leave them on the shelves at the store.  I made a cute Halloween Treat Topper to finish off their surprise.

These treat topper can be used to top any treat.  However, I am partial to the orange cheese balls, they kind of look like small pumpkins to me. 

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Halloween Star

Not everything I make is digital.  In fact for this craft, I found myself browsing through a traditional scrapbook store, drooling at all the fun paper to choose from. 

I originally saw this idea on Pintrest and knew that I needed to make this star ASAP.  While my mom was in town for a visit, we went searching for the perfect star and Halloween paper.  It was a fun afternoon shopping with her.  We then came home and made it in an afternoon.  It was one of the easiest crafty projects I have done.  In fact, it was so easy, I finished my Christmas Star on the same day.  

All you need for this craft is . . .
  • 1 Rustic Star (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • 9-12 coordinating scrap booking papers
  • Modge Podge
  • Spray Glitter (my new love)
  • Coordinating Ribbon
Start off by making a template of your star sides - one for the right side and one for the left side.  I just used a piece of white card stock to do this.  Then start cutting out the pieces of scrapbook paper to glue on.  Tape the cut pieces of paper to the star to make sure you have picked the right place for each piece of paper.  Remove the tape, and modge podge the paper to the star.  Then modge podge on top on the paper to add a protective layer.  Once the modge podge has dried, take outside and spray the star with the glitter.  Let it dry for a few hours.  Add your cute ribbon and voila, you're done.  Easy Peesy Lemon Squeezey!!!