Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween is around the corner!

Each year we have hosted a Halloween Swap, but with our busy schedules we are only swapping
with family. Sorry fellow swappers, next year we will be back with a fun swap so please check back in.

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. This year my friend and I are hosting a kid party
that will be as much fun for the adults as the kids. We plan on doing a Mad Science Lab! Letting all
the ghouls and boys touch all the slimmy sticky items in our lab. Ill post pictures of our fun day!

So what is a blog without photos!?! Here are some past Halloween projects
that hopefully will inspire you to make some fun and easy items.

This is a glass pickle jar, cleaned and reused as a candy container.
Add a plastic pumpkin and some embelishments and you have a great recycled gift.

A recycled salt container is transformed into a photo display container.
Add a skeleton, beads, and you have a gift anyone would love.
Full directions on my salt containers is on another page.

Here is another salt container that I made for my son. Boys love monsters.

I have one more project to share with you but I need to
find the photos. Very cute and easy project for the kids.

Have a great day,


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Candy Bouquets

Halloween is around the corner and I have been putting together these adorable candy bouquets.  They will be sent to a local store for selling during Haloween, and a few for friends.
To start, put sand or plaster of paris in the bottom. The candy bouquet can be top heavy and you need weight in the bottom to keep it balanced.

Next put in Styrofoam and wedge it in there good and tight. You may need a couple of pieces to wedge in the container.

Next glue candy onto wooden skewers. Glue curling ribbon onto the backs and bottoms of the candy skewers. Start arranging the candy like flowers! The goal is to cover the skewers so they cannot be seen.

In this bouquet I used the Cricket die cutting machine to make a Frankenstein paper doll and sign.  When picking candy keep in mind how you will glue it onto the skewers. Boxed candy, lollipops and individually wrapped candy work best.

Stay tuned for more Halloween ideas!


Friday, September 9, 2011

In Rememberance of 9/11

All our lives were touch in some way on 9/11. It brought us together as a country, made us appreciate those that serve and protect us each and every day.

I realized my own son had not been born and was unaware of 9/11. We have been talking about what happened on 9/11 and what it means for us as citizens of the United States of America.  Our discussion wondered to the other wars the United States have been involved in and why. 

Sunday will be a day to remember why we love this country!

Have a wonderful weekend,