Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mummy Halloween treats

Halloween is my favorite time to try new treats because messy and imperfect only adds to the Halloween look!  (Kind of like not dusting for the whole month of October : )  I had to try out some cake pops. 

Have you tried making cake pops?  Way easier than I thought!  What you need for these cute mummy pops:
1 cake mix, baked and cooled
1 16oz. ready made frosting
 White candy melts
White chocolate chips
M&M minis
Lollipop sticks
Styrofoam block

1. Once the cake is cooled, crumble into a large bowl or Bosch/Kitchen aid.
2. Add about 3/4 of the frosting container and mix until it forms a "dough."
3. Roll into 2 inch balls and place on wax paper.
4. Melt the candy melts until smooth (must be candy melts for this;  white chocolate chips are too thick and Almond bark is too thin.)
5. Dip one end of the lollipop sticks into the melted candy melts and insert into each cake ball about halfway.
6. Chill uncovered for several hours in the refrigerator or about 15 minutes in freezer.  They need to be firm but not frozen.
7. Roll each pop in the melted candy melts until covered.  Tap and rotate carefully on the bowl to drip off excess.
8. Place mini M&M's  for the eyes.
9. Insert into a Styrofoam block to dry.
10.  Melt white chocolate chips now for mummy wrappings.  (Thicker works well for drizzling.) Drizzle over each pop using a Ziploc with the corner cut, or a squeeze bottle.
Done!  See what I mean about messy and imperfect?  They really turn out so cute!

As long as we're talking mummy's;  I made these fun mummy juice boxes for a Halloween party.
They are cheap, fast and easy!  What you need:
Juice boxes, white crepe paper ( I only used 1 roll,) googly eyes, tape, glue gun.

Pull off the straws, we'll tape them back on later.  Fold crepe paper over 3 or 4 times and punch a hole for the straw.

Tape onto the top of the juice box, matching your punched hole with the straw spot of course : )

Tape the end of  the crepe paper onto the juice box and just wrap and twist until it looks mummified. 

Hot glue googly eyes, re-tape the straw to the back and they are ready to go! 

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Burlap, and book page pumpkins

My fake pumpkins and  gourds needed a make over for my neutral piano display.  Book pages are a favorite of mine lately.  Burlap, can't go wrong!  And I covered two with a black and white chevron Washi tape.

Cut the burlap into strips that are narrow at each end.  Mod podge under and over.
Same with the book pages.
It works well in smaller pieces too, for a little different look.

I didn't take any pictures doing the black and white Chevron washi tape.  Honestly I wasn't sure they would look good, but I really like them!  They look great on my piano!  See how I made the SPOOKY banner here.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

SPOOKY banner

This is my "mantle" display.  We don't have a fireplace but I love all the mantle displays I see all over.  I decided to just use my piano for a Halloween mantle display.
  How to make the SPOOKY book page banner.  
Then punch holes in the tops and string with jute or ribbon and hang!
I love how this turned out! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween apothecary jars

Over the past few years, creepy Apothecary jars have become a favorite of mine for Halloween!  They are cheap and easy and kids love the gross factor!  I did my entry Witch themed, perfect for some potion ingredients!
These jars are from thrift stores.  The Frog Bones are just Chinese Noodles!

Here's my kitchen Apothecary jars:

These are regular jars from whatever I have in my pantry.  (Olive oil, Tapatio) Any jar works!  The brown bottles are from some fancy Root Beer.  I think they are perfect!  There are quite a few free printables out there, I chose to use these from kmckaydesigns.

Here's a few jars from last year:                   

Billy Bob teeth from the Dollar Store

Rubber eyeball bouncy balls
Severed fingers from the Dollar store

  Adding colored water gives the items a more realistic look.  I was tempted to not use the severed fingers because they almost looked too real, super creepy.  I always let my girls color the water to their liking.  They love it!  As you can see, this year I took the creepy factor down a couple notches. 

 Happy Halloween!


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