Are you carving pumpkins tonight? Here are some fresh ideas…
These pumpkin lanterns are so cute! The best part is you can make them with material that you have at home.
Hammer and nail
Acrylic paints: orange and black
Several yds of 18–20-gauge black annealed stovepipe wire
Tacky glue (we used Aleene’s Original)
Clamp can to table and poke holes for handle on opposite sides 1/2″ below top with hammer and nail.
Sand, prime, then paint outside of can orange.
Pencil outline of a jack-o’-lantern face on front and punch holes along outlines. Paint face black. Let dry.
Wind 27″ wire around a bunch of pencils or a thick dowel; remove and fasten ends in holes. Glue votive in place. When candle is lit, bend handle away so it doesn’t heat up.
Never leave candles unattended.
Stationed on a walkway or porch, these homemade lanterns will extend a ghostly greeting and good-bye to all your holiday visitors.
Two of my favorite things: Pumpkin and Dipping. You can’t go wrong when you put the two together in this recipe from food.com. You have to try it!
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin pie filling (pumpkin pie filling)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2-1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 – Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
2 – Add pie filling, cinnamon, and ginger, beating well.
3 – Cover and chill 8 hours.
4 – Serve with gingersnaps and apple slices.
I looked at my calender today and realized that October is half over. Which means, Halloween is almost here. I started to go through my mental checklist: costumes, parties, candy, decorations… how am I going to get it all done. For everyone who is in the same boat that I am, I am posting this article in hopes of helping you get organized for Halloween.
Whether you are picking apples, planning a party, decorating for the season, trick or treating, or watching scary movies, there is something for all ages at Halloween. Here are a few helpful tips for getting organized during this fun time of year.
1. Check Your Calendar – Open up your calendar and start planning ahead – although October has just begun, with all the activities in the fall and weekends filling up, it will be over very quickly. Planning ahead for all the things you need to do, accomplish and attend will help you stay more organized. Enter your absolute dates and schedules first, referring to work, activities, sports, religious, and other volunteer commitments. Once those are in your calendar, be sure to plan some time for fun little trips to enjoy the autumn colors this time of year.
2. Plan It Out! Make a master list including sections for: parties, home decorations, costumes, pumpkin carving, apple picking, school or extra-curricular schedules, and errands to run. Each one of these categories has many sub-tasks and can easily eat up valuable time in the planning details. With a master list, you are more likely keep these tasks top of mind and can combine errands and trips – so you are less likely to have to make last-minute runs that can throw anyone’s schedule.
3. Costumes! Discuss what each member of your family will dress-up as for Halloween. This will give you an idea of how much time will be needed to prepare or purchase costumes as well as how much to budget. Costumes are one of those items that can be quite expensive if you’re purchasing pre-made varieties. To save money, consider home-made, borrowing costumes from a friend or neighbor or going with costumes that are simple and reusable. You can pull ideas for costumes from a number of sources, including fairy tales, video games, comics, cartoons, horror movies, etc. If you want to save money, thrift stores are a great place to find gently-used Halloween costumes.
Are you looking to add a new outside Halloween decoration? Then this project is for you. It is easy and doesn’t cost very much. Get the whole family involved they will love making Lawn Ghosts in your yard.
Click here for instructions on how to make this project.
Are you looking for simple Halloween treats to make? Here are 7 adorable and easy treats, from baby center blog, you or your kids can make.
A few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry will make it fun and easy for the kids to decorate the classic Rice Krispies Treats with orange coloring and a fun, Jack-O-Lantern face.
Popcorn balls have never been quite so festive with the addition of gelatin to make them extra soft and gooey, along with candy corn for one sweet treat.
Halloween treats always taste better on a stick. Using a few candy melts you can make an ordinary marshmallow a fun treat.
Kick up the hot cocoa a notch by adding some seasonal spices. Pumpkin pie meets chocolaty goodness with this fall favorite.
Another fun and easy to make treat for kids to decorate with brownies cut from a cookie cutter to look like pumpkins.
Looking for a fun candy to share with trick-or-treaters or classroom parties? These easy lollipop treats are perfectly sized for candy wrappers and can be molded into dozens of fun Halloween shapes.
These Halloween treat tubes are super easy and fun for kids to make. Your can use them for party favors, school treats, or just a fun activity for your own family.
Fill your toilet paper rolls with candy or other treats. Wrap the toilet paper roll with the tissue paper leaving 2″ on each side. Tie each end with ribbon and decorate with stickers or other decorations. And whalaa your done.