Saturday, September 20, 2014

Halloween Hot Cocoa Stir Sticks

Wa-Hoo its Spooktacular September on Eighteen 25 and I am thrilled to be here. I'm jen and I blog at Craft-O-Maniac. Today I am sharing these fun Halloween Hot Cocoa Stir Sticks. Kids love hot cocoa, and kids love masks, so what better then some cute mask hot cocoa stir sticks. Your kids can play with the masks and pretend like they are wearing them and they can use them to stir their delicious hot cocoa. Win Win!

What you Need:
-Some cute Halloween mask stickers
(from Michael's last year)
-Hot Cocoa/Coffee stir sticks
-Hot glue gun
-Bakers Twine.

How To: Start by picking out 3-4 different colored ribbons or bakers twine. Cut the length you want and with your hot glue gun one by one hot glue the ribbons or bakers twine around the stick or just to the front of the stick, it doesn't matter. Once the ribbons are glued down, go ahead and glue down your sticker. I left my stickers on the clear plastic sheet and cut them out, so the backs wouldn't be sticky. 
Make up your delicious hot cocoa and serve them up to your kids, or Halloween party guests. These sticks are great for apple cider too. 

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and my fall wreath I made this year here.

Thank you girls for letting me apart of this fun event. 
xo, jen



Friday, September 19, 2014

Candy Corn Paper Chain

So happy to be here over at Eighteen 25, participating in their Spooktacular September. My name is Lindi of Love The Day and Halloween is my favorite! It’s almost here and it’s time to celebrate and decorate. I’m all about easy paper decor to spruce up my mantel, table or to use as a party backdrop. From pennant banners to homemade paper pinwheels, paper crafts (especially printables) are the easiest and cheapest way to decorate. And because I love paper crafts and Halloween SO much, I thought I would design you lovely readers of Eighteen 25 free printable candy corn paper chains. They are crazy easy to make. You download, print, cut and staple together. Easy right? It’s a perfect craft for kids and adults alike. 

You can download the free candy corn paper chains HERE. And for more free printables and party ideas, visit me at Love The Day


Skeleton Treat Boxes

Hi there! I'm Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe, a creative lifestyle blog that is a celebration of life, creativity and food. I've got crafts, DIY projects, printables, recipes and more -- be sure to swing by sometime. I'd love to have you {wink}.

Sooo, as we all know, the lovely ladies of Eighteen25 are over the top fans of Halloween. Me? Not so much; however, I don't mind joining the fun and coming up with a spooktacular project or two. Today, I thought we might make some super cute Skeleton Treat Boxes.

Pretty cute, right? Super Halloween-y if you ask me...
Supplies for Skeleton Treat Boxes:
Oval Paper Mache Boxes, various sizes
White Acrylic Paint
Black Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes
Sweet Treats, of course

First things first -- let's paint that cute little box with your white acrylic paint. I applied two coats of paint.
Now we're ready to start the skeleton face! Start by sketching your face in pencil (see image one). You'll then want to start painting within your sketch. A little bit like painting-by-number, without the numbers {giggle} I started with the eyes (see image two), so by the time I finished the rest of the face (see image three), the eyes would be dry for the white pupils.
For the final step, I flipped one of the brushes around and used the rounded top to create the pupils on each of the eyes by dotting it in the white paint, then dotting it in place a few times on the skeletons eye (see image four).

All that's left to do is fill that cute box with treats! Pretty spooktacular, right? They would make great favors, gifts for friends, neighbors or co-workers too.

Looking for some more Halloween inspiration, take a look at these:

I'm also sharing a Countdown to Halloween printable today at LLR...
There's only a few days left to get yours ready!

Thanks for having me, Jen, Jamie and Jodie!
Happy Halloween, friends. xo