Monday, October 28, 2013

Cheaters Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Need a last-minute Halloween Treat?  Here ya go - super easy and fun! 
Best thing, the kiddos will love to help out!
If you're like me then you probably love a good cake pop.  If you're also like me, then you probably haven't ever attempted to make one.  ;)
I have a friend who makes AMAZING cake pops and I love the look of them - they are adorable!, but wanted something quicker and easier.

Bring on the Cheaters Marshmallow Pops!

These are about the easiest things to make, but I caution you because they are PURE sugar!

All you need are marshmallows, lollipop sticks, candy melts (I chose orange and black) and assorted Halloween sprinkles.

After topping the sticks with marshmallows, melt down the candy melts in the microwave and coat the marshmallow with the melted candy.

Then, add sprinkles to the still wet candy - they take a while to dry, so you don't have to rush.

Then just stand them in a cup or jar to dry.
This is a fun, easy project that looks cute and that the kiddos will love helping with making, but mostly with the eating!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Halloween Mantle

I cannot tell you how excited I am that our new home came with a fireplace, because that means we have a MANTLE!  I am so excited for the decorating possibilities!
We moved in to the house in August, so this is my first crack at a holiday - Halloween.
I wanted it to be not too scary or gorey and since I was limited on time, most items were purchased as opposed to handmade (sorry, there's always next year!)

I used some stick on bats and black flowers (Michaels) and a pumpkin medallion and black glitter pumpkin (Target)

I also couldn't resist this "Keep Calm" sign from Michaels and tissue-paper circles (Target).  You can see a theme of where I shop!  I tied a Trick-or-Treat ribbon around a vase filled with tiny clementines for some more pops of color.

Finished it off with a netting and Happy Halloween banner.  (same stores)  :)
I love the way that it turned out!  Happy Halloween! 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Halloween Bug Wreath

My very first door wreath!  I wanted to start out simple so I wouldn't become overwhelmed and this wreath didn't disappoint. 
My inspiration:  link here
Plastic snakes glued to a wreath and spray painted black.
I started out with a plain wreath from Michaels (about $5), 7 packs of 8ct assorted bugs from the dollar store and a can of Valspar Color Radiance Flat spray paint in Silver Fox.

I sprayed the wreath down first to get good coverage and then added the bugs with a hot-glue gun.  Once they were all stuck on, I sprayed over the entire thing again making sure to paint over any visible color.  See Below (yes that is a diaper box drop cloth)

Fun bugs on the closeup - spiders, flys, crickets (not particularly scary, but you get the idea), roaches, ants, centipedes and a couple of praying mantises. 

 I added an orange bow and hung it on the door - success!
I love it when a project is quick and simple - almost instant gratification!
 Happy Halloween All!