Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Free Ghost To a Good Home

 I LOVE Halloween and I'm always on the look out for fun party favors, classroom gift ideas and handouts for trick-or-treaters. Here is a quick and easy project that I'm sure all the little monsters in your life will adore. Who wouldn't love to have their own friendly ghost to take home on Halloween night? 


Follow these simple steps to make your own little ghost buddy.
Place the ghost magnet craft kit inside the ghost treat bag.  Print out the free ghost printable tags, cut out and punch a hole in the top corner of the tag.



Next, punch two holes at the top of the ghost treat bags and thread ribbon through the holes of the bag and the ghost tag. Tie a knot at the top to secure the bag.
And there you have it!
 Pretty simple, right? 


Here are the fun ghost magnet crafts that are tucked inside the bags for your little ones to put together. So cute!


Be sure to head over to Oriental Trading Company for all your Halloween party needs! 

Supplies used:
Ghost Magnet Craft
Mini Ghost Treat Bags
Free Ghost Printable
Ribbon

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Create Creature Kit


If you're planning a Halloween party, here is a fun idea for your little guests that will definitely keep them entertained. Have the kids create their own creatures this Halloween by putting together a Create A Creature Kit using modeling clay, googly eyes and pipe cleaners from Oriental Trading Company. It's so fun to see all the different and creative ways the kids come up with for their creatures.
This is a quick and easy project, so let's get started! 



Supplies used:
Ribbon

I used a little basket shred to line the bottom of the buckets and then filled them with all the spooky supplies. 



Mix and match some fun Halloween ribbon and tie to the handle of the bucket.

Cut out and attach the printable to the handle with ribbon.

And there you have it! Spooky creature kits to keep little hands busy and entertained. 


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a most Spooktacular Halloween!

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.






Monday, September 12, 2016

Bugs & Kisses


A tradition I love when Halloween rolls around is "booing" the neighbors. If you're not familiar with being booed, this is how it works:
To boo someone, you sneak onto their doorstep at night and leave a small basket of tricks and treats, Then...ring the doorbell and RUN! 
Then once you've been "boo'd" you put a sign on your window saying you've been boo'd, and do it to 2 more houses. There are dozens of "You've Been Boo'd!" printables on Pinterest you can use.
It's a ton of fun and our family looks forward to it every year.

This year I thought it would be fun to leave some bugs and kisses for the neighbors and Oriental Trading Company has the perfect containers and creepy crawlies for this project.



Put some Hershey kisses and creepy spiders inside the containers. Tie on a ribbon and attach the "bugs and kisses" printable to the lid of the container. 


And there you have it! You are now ready to " Boo!" your neighbors. 


We're excited to boo the neighborhood with these cute and creepy gifts! Be sure to check out Oriental Trading Company for all the Halloween supplies you'll need to boo your neighbors too.

Supplies used:
Round Storage Containers
Plastic Spiders
Bugs and Kisses Printable
Ribbon
Hershey Kisses

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Boo-tiful Bangles


With Halloween creeping right around the corner, these boo-tiful bangles are the perfect accessory for any Halloween party. Check out these fun and festive candy corn and pumpkin bracelets that are so easy to make, it's scary! Oriental Trading Company has so many cute  Halloween beading supplies, you're bound to find something spooktacular to make. 

For a cute presentation, add the pumpkin beads to a small favor tube and wrap cording around the top of the tube. Thread one candy corn bead through the cording and attach the "boo-tiful bangle" printable.

My daughter and her friends had a blast making their own little Halloween bangles and are so excited to wear them to school and to parties! 


Simply string the beads through the cording and tie the ends together. So cute and easy!



And there you have it! Quick and easy bracelets to wear to all your spooky soirees. 



Be sure to head over to Oriental Trading Company for all your Halloween needs! 
Thank you for stopping by! 

Supplies:
Small Favor Tubes
Glass Halloween Beads
Boo-tiful Bangle Printable
Jewelry Cording

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Trick or Treat Party

Trick or treat! 
Halloween will be here before you know it and if you're planning on throwing a spooky soiree, I've got some fun ideas for you! With Oriental Trading Company being the ultimate Halloween party headquarters, it's easy to find everything you need under one roof. 

 How perfect are these black picture frame cutouts, polka dot hanging fans and honeycomb balls that were used for the backdrop?! I added my own spooky words to go inside the frames...eek! You could also use these fun frames for a spooky photo booth!


The incredibly talented Jen T. by Design created the most spooktacular invitations for the party. I love the pop of mint she used on the invite along with the traditional orange and black. 


The DIY ceramic pumpkin trio made a darling centerpiece to the party table. I painted one pumpkin in pistachio mint and the other in jack o' lantern orange by DecoArt. For the small pumpkin I attached Halloween decals and painted the stem black. Super quick and easy!




One of my favorite products from Oriental Trading are the short jars. They're perfect for party favors and so fun to decorate and add your own twist. I attached mini pumpkin buckets to the top of the jars and added tiny pennant flags from Jen T. by Design. So cute! 



Popcorn is a must at any party and these popcorn boxes were so fun to add our own little spookiness to. I used the Halloween decals again for this project and added the creepy cute faces to the boxes. And of course, filled them with yummy popcorn. 



Here are the short jars in use once again...I just can't seem to get enough of them! For these favors, I glued candy corn treat containers to the tops of the jars, added a bit of ribbon and an adorable trick or treat tag from Jen T. by Design. Fill them with candy corn and you're all set! 




The marbled marshmallow fondant cake was adorned with candy corns and mini pennant Halloween flags. This was my first attempt at making a fondant cake ( so don't look too close!) but at least the kids seemed to like it! 



For a fun activity, the kids got to paint their own pumpkin banks. They were so excited to paint AND have a cute pumpkin bank to take home! Be sure to click here for your free paint a pumpkin printable to attach to your ceramic pumpkins. 



Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to check out Oriental Trading for all your Halloween party needs! 



Halloween Invitation, Straw Pennants, Trick or Treat Favor Tags - Jen T. By Design


Supplies from Oriental Trading Company

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Boho Antler Slat Sign

 I love the boho chic style that's so popular right now. From dream catchers and lace to wildflowers and feathers. I adore it all. I wanted to update my daughter's room a bit with a touch of whimsy by making this fun boho antler sign to go in her bookcase. This was a fun and easy project and I love how it turned out.


Supplies for Boho Antler Slat Sign: 
Sanding block or sandpaper
 Trail Tan and Light Ivory paint available at The Wood Connection
Felt flowers Mint Envy


Start by painting the entire slat sign using the trail tan paint and allowing the sign to dry completely.


I don't have a cutting machine so instead I created a stencil by finding an antler image online, printed it on cardstock and cut it out. I then added a bit of glue to the stencil and attached it to the slat sign to keep in place while I painted. 

Add a thin coat of ivory paint over the sign and antler stencil. I wanted a worn and distressed look so I painted light brush strokes across the sign so the tan could still peek through.

After the sign has dried, remove the stencils. Using the sanding block, sand across the sign and on the corners just to give it a little more of an aged look.  

Attach felt flowers to the sign and you're finished! It would be fun to change out the flowers for the different seasons. Pretty pumpkin spice oranges and yellows for autumn or rustic currant and pine green for winter. Wouldn't this be a fun and festive sign for Christmas?!



I hope you enjoyed making this sign as much as I did. Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to stop by The Wood Connection to check out all their darling fall projects!