Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tute Thursday: Decorate Foam Pumpkins

Heading back down to the Craftster video vault to pull out this Halloween-Fall gem. I still have these pumpkins and I'm planning on using them for my Thanksgiving table. This craft is very simple but you have to be very delicate with the napkins, They can easily rip and when you decoupage them, it can be a bit messy. The above pattern napkins I got from Ikea. Have fun and create these pumpkins to fit your style. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Feel Good Friday

you should buy this print at The Dreamy Giraffe

You made it to Friday. Go you! You deserve a medal and cupcake and cocktail!

This weekend I am going to a pumpkin carving party. I don't want to do the same old thing. Baby has over 700 free pumpkin carving patterns. There is something for everyone. None of this are naughty, they are kid friendly. You can find them here. 

This ring. I need it. I need everything in Moon Raven's shop. Oh OMP-are you listening to me? 

This...this is my life. Every day, every night, every minute. 

Well, there ya go my little chickadees! Some cuteness, some sassy and a little craft. How's that for a Friday? Have a great weekend! Get out there and enjoy the fall season! 

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” 
Chad Sugg

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tute Thursday: Eerie Edibles

Is your little monster a pick eater? Why not serve them up some yummy worms! These are SO gross but very yummy. They are perfect for your next Halloween party or just a night in, watching your favorite scary movie. Check out the video below on how to make your very own jello worms and other dismal delights.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tutorial: Creepy Tombstones

For the upcoming days till Halloween, I am sharing some of my older Craftster Halloween videos, You definitely want to do a lot of this craft outside. If you don't do it outside or in a well ventilated area, they will be carving your tombstone.

Do you need some ideas for names to put on your tombstones? Check out the list below. I think my favorite is Shirley U. Jest, although Stu Pidity is pretty dang awesome.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tutorial: A Spooktacular Mantle

It is no secret that I love Halloween. I will spend an entire weekend decorating the house. One of the main focal points of our decorations is the mantle. This year, with a little help from Craftster, I decided to mix it up a bit with spooky glowing heads, lost souls and treats for your little monsters. 

A close up of the candy dish. 

This head is even scary without the light underneath it. 

Your mantle doesn't have to be dismal, check out the latest video and get your evil craftiness on!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tie One On Tuesday

Halloween parties are so much fun! Dressing up and getting your scare on is such the best! Serving a good punch can make your spooky soiree the talk of the graveyard.

You can never go wrong with caramel apples. Never ever. Add some booze into the mix and you have a recipe for heaven.

Caramel Apple Punch
1 gallon apple cider (just pour in the whole jug)
2cups spiced rum
Caramel Italian soda syrup (Torani's) to taste
Mix all the ingredients in a punch bowl, add syrup to taste-you don't want it too sweet and serve

Need a punch that will dig up your friends and bring them to the party, why not make Cemetery Slime Punch?  This can be made without the vodka for the little ghouls.

Cemetery Slime Punch
2 liters Root beer
1-2 cups root beer vodka
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 pint chocolate ice cream
gummy worms
Before making the punch, in an ice tray, make gummy worm ice cubes by filling up an ice tray and adding the gummy worms, hang them off the sides. Half in and half out. In a punch bowl, scoop ice cream into the bottom of the bowl. Pour in root beer and vodka. Add the iced gummy worms. The punch will begin to bubble and look like a slimy rotting cemetery. GROSS!

I usually save this punch for Christmas but since everyone in my family hates it and thinks it is evil, I will include it here. The Evil Green Punch.

Evil Green Punch
2 liters ginger ale
1 container frozen lemonade
1 large can pineapple juice
1 quart lime sherbet
Mix all ingredients together in a punch bowl but save a bit of sherbet to add to the top of the punch as a float. For extra spooky, make an ice hand by filling a latex glove with ice and freezing. Set the iced hand on top.

Yahoo! Three punches to get your party started. Invite your favorite guys and ghouls over to dance the night away, It will be a thriller.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Countdown to Halloween: Scrappy Dog Sunday

I might be having too much fun with Picmonkey's Halloween themes.

Iggy Pup as a Day of the Dead Dog

Lola may only have 8 teeth, but she knows how to use them.

Don't act so surprised. We all know Jujube is a devil dog. 

Poor little Pete, he is just trying to survive with these three little monsters! 

Check out Picmonkey for more haunted ideas. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Feel Good Friday

Oh my gawwwd! You guys! We made it to Friday and it is the first weekend in October-time to get our spook on! Have you decorated yet? What are you waiting for? 

I am a sucker for free printables. I collect them just in case I want to use them at a later date or even just to look at again. Live Laugh Rowe created this adorable monster Halloween printable for you to download and frame. The little monsters are killing me. So stinking cute! 

Each year OMP and I get a new Halloween ornament for our trees. Disney has put out several ornaments that I am just dying over. I really need one.  They have several designs from Nightmare Before Christmas. You can see all of them here. 

Thanks to Starshine Chic for this brilliant idea. Instead of putting away my beach and tiki decor for the season, I can use it to make a Cousin It. Love it! 

Dogs in costumes....never gets old. (if this is your dog, please let me know, I want to give you credit for this brilliant costume)

Okay, time for me to get off the computer and spookify my house. Hope your weekend is filled with lots of October fun and maybe a dog martini or two. 

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Countdown to Halloween: Day 2 or....It Came From The Sea...

From the depths of the sea comes a legend...a monster. He has been known to take down ships, destroy men's lives and in his spare time, collect rick rack for art projects. 

I stitched this piece up but couldn't figure out just how to frame it. I decided to have the octopus coming out of the sea, looking for his next victim, or pieces of rick rack; whichever came first. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31 Days of Halloween: The Beginning

I love Halloween. There is just something magical about this month. Come join me, if you dare, for a month long tribute to one of my favorite holidays. 

Before your ghouls, I mean, guest reach your humble abode, knock their socks off with the spooky and sparkly Halloween themed wreaths. 

I recently made this wreath for my friend Crystal. It was very simple. The balls are Halloween ornaments-just simply glue them on and go! 

The second wreath is an oldie but a goodie. I made him a few years ago for Craftster. I call him Chuck. 

You can make Chuck by following this video. 

Come back tomorrow for other ghoulish delights....if you dare!