Today was a day of creativity at our home!! Love those days! While the kids were at school I was thinking that I needed to start working on Trick or Treat bags for them. I thought, I really dont feel like sewing bags this year, what else can I do instead.... and as I was looking around at what I already had, THE IDEA STRUCK!! I have black reusable Wal-mart bags!!! Then I thought ok, they have bunch of words on the front of them, what can we do to cover them up?? Well we have a plastic bucket filled with with felt scraps! So when they got home from school I got it down and told the boys to get creative with it and maybe make a monster face or whatever they wanted to do to cover up the words. They were so excited and they got to work... here is what we created today!The one on the left is a monster of some kind that my 8 year old made. I love how he used bright colors. The middle one was made by my 5 year old and it is supposed to be "Ulverine" (Wolverine) he he he! The rocket one is one that I made just for fun. I thought it would be cute with our Astronaut costume!
So all you need to start with is a reusable bag. I love these from Walmart! They hold a ton of stuff! They are only $1 too!
Then let your little ones start creating...
and create some more...
and some more......
Until they are pleased with their design!
Here is Turners monster...
And Landon's monster...
And the rocket... I did not glue anything until they had everything in place first. Once they were happy with their monster I used Eileen's tacky glue to glue all the pieces on the bag! THAT'S IT!!
TA DA! Here is my rendition of the spider cake (do our cakes ever look like the ones in the magazines??? NOOO...) but I think it is pretty cute!
And here is the reaction from my 3 little men before they devoured it..... THEY LOVED IT!! P.S. I made the template out of regular paper and it stuck to the frosting of course, so you may want to try to make it with parchment paper instead!
As I am typing this my cake is cooking in the oven!! I am using chocolate sprinkles instead of the sugar ( I cant find the black sugar in my little town) I will take a pic of it when I am done with it! I love getting my kids excited for Halloween!
It is only 54 degrees outside today...a good day to cook don't you think??
LOOK AT THESE ADORABLE TOTES! These are very easy to make! These would make great trick or treat bags for your little ones!
PARANORMAL PORTRAITS he he he... I love these!! How fun for a Halloween party! Your kids would LOVE LOVE LOVE these!
Hope you are making some fun stuff for Fall and Halloween!
I was sruggling to find a cute Fall wreath and really did not want to spend any money .... so I looked around my garage and found my Christmas wreath from last year and thought I KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!! I will spray my red berry wreath ORANGE! So that is what I did! I left a tiny bit of red on it but it looks more fallish like that anyway! I had also seen many creative gals out there use the letter of their last name in their wreaths so I took my "K" that I have had for awhile and attached it as well! I love the simplisticness (is that even a word?) of how it turned out! The best part of all is that I can simply re-spray it red again for Christmas this year!!!!
I L-O-V-E S-P-R-A-Y-P-A-I-N-T!!!
I am participating in two, lets just call them, Fall DIY Parties today..........
I am LOVING all of these fun things below to do for Fall and HALLOWEEN!!! Im sure most of you know, if you have been reading my blog for the past year and a half, that I LOVE FALL!!! It is my favorite time of year for so many reasons... cool air, gorgeous leaves, wool sweaters, scarves, delicious treats and yummy soups and my list goes on.... As I was looking at one of my fav websites today (BH&G) I found these adorable ideas and had to do a post!! I hope you like them as much as I do :o)
( ARE YOU DYING AT THE CUTENESS HERE!!!!) Your kids will love this wickedly wild coconut-topped cupcake, with wacky witch's legs made from peppermint sticks. To make it, follow these steps: 1. Start with frosted store-bought or homemade cupcakes.2. Use black marzipan to make the shape of the witch's boots.3. Stick yellow mini M&Ms on each boot for the buckles with frosting.4. Mold each boot around a peppermint stick to create the legs.5. Top cupcake with coconut dyed with green food coloring.6. Insert the peppermint sticks into the cupcake to create the witch's legs.
SO CUTE AND SIMPLE TO MAKE!!
These skeleton-inspired cupcakes create a spooky Halloween treat. To make it, follow these steps: 1. Start with frosted store-bought or homemade cupcakes.2. Place a large candy mint on top of a chocolate frosted cupcake; decorate face with icing.3. Arrange licorice pastels to make arms and legs.4. Place small mints at the bottom of the legs for feet.5. Use white sprinkles to make the skeleton's ribs.
HOW FUN IS THIS??? Not only is it cute for Fall but how cute to do it in bright colors for a birthday party!!! Dotty Table Runner With a layer of orange felt beneath, the dotted design on this table runner conjures the image of a field of pumpkins. The chocolate-brown felt top layer will carry you through the harvest season; use black felt for a traditional Halloween look. Trace circles of various sizes onto a length of dark-color felt; cut out. Layer the felt over a length of same-size orange felt. Secure the two layers with glue, if desired, and drape the runner over the table.
HOW FUN ARE THESE GOURDS!! Outdoor Decor Suspend a group of gourds on a cord (we used bicolor spoon gourds) from tree branches and watch them dance in the breeze.