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Halloween Food Ideas, Spooky Grape Eyeballs,Easy Halloween recipes, #grapeEyes, #Halloween, #HacksThis year I have been trying to find more “healthy” options for the kids to eat on Halloween or at a party.  Sure a little sugar is fine, but my kids seem to eat nothing BUT sugar on Halloween.  These grape eyes are a fun healthier  option.  You do not even have to do every grape… you could just make 10 eyes, and set them in a large tray of grapes.  Makes them a little more spooky since you don’t know which ones are eyes for sure.

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Halloween Food Ideas, Spooky Grape Eyeballs,Easy Halloween recipes, #grapeEyes, #Halloween, #HacksThis is super easy and fun for the kids to eat. All you have to do is grab a grape. You now want to put a small dot of red icing onto the grape. then push your eye ball right onto and set aside for a few moments. Repeat with however many grapes you have left. Then place in fridge and the icing will harden and eye will stay in tact. Set them out in a bowl at your ext party and let the kids eat some eyes! Halloween Food Ideas, Spooky Grape Eyeballs,Easy Halloween recipes, #grapeEyes, #Halloween, #Hacks

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DIY collage 10-4-14Fun, creative ideas for your fall, Halloween and kids.
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DIY Pumpkin From Canning Jar Bands

Tis the season for lots of canning!  If you have been canning this season, or have canned in the past, you probably have several extra jar bands sitting around the kitchen.

My sister in law recently moved and didn’t want to take all of her extra canning supplies with her, so I inherited it!  Unfortunately, when I opened the good size bag of bands she had given me, many of them were rusty and not necessarily in the best condition to be used for canning anymore.  I couldn’t bare to part with them!  Then I had the greatest idea, I made them into a fall decoration, and now you can too!

You will need:

Canning jar bands that are the same size

Bakers twine or yarn

Scissors to cut the twine

Small branch or paper that can be rolled to resemble a stem

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Begin by cutting a piece of your bakers twine that is long enough to get several bands on it with extra room to tie it together at the end.  I would say about a foot long.  I used wide mouth jar bands, but any size will work, just keep them all the same size.

Now you are going to hold one side of the bakers twine, and slide the bands all on the other end but facing the same direction.  Sorry for the blurry photo, but you can see how I would slide a band on and then firmly hold both ends of the twine in my hand to keep them from rolling back off.

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Once you have enough bands on to form a circle, (I used about 18) You will want to tie the ends of your bakers twine together tightly. and trim the ends so that the don’t hang out.  Then make sure to arrange them so they form a nice circle.

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You will be left with a circle in the middle.  This is the perfect place to add a thick branch or a piece of paper that is rolled into a stem.  What a great, easy, quick project to spruce up your fall decor!

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Hi y’all! You get a two for one this week from me. :) I remember making these cute ghosts in elementary school, only we made ours with tissues and made the eyes with a black permanent marker. I spruced ours up a bit by adding wiggly eyes and fabric. The spiders, I found under images while surfing the web for a second lollipop craft. To cute! Both are super easy, very thrifty and make for a very cute addition to a Halloween school party or Halloween craft.

*See Notes* 

Supplies Needed

For Ghosts

  • 1 single fat quarter white fabric 18x21in. (found at Walmart .97cents or your local craft store in the fabric section.)
  • 1 bag Tootsie Roll Pops assorted flavors 10.125 oz.
  • 1/8 x 18 ft. orange ribbon
  • 1/8 x 15 ft. black ribbon
  • 6mm 72 piece wiggle eyes
  • hot glue gun with glue
  • scissors

Directions For Ghosts

  1. Cut fabric into approx. 6 x 5inch squares. Cut a strand of each orange and black ribbon; wrap fabric around lollipop and tie with ribbon. Glue on eyes.

Supplies Needed

For Spiders

  • 1 bag Tootsie Roll Pops assorted flavors 10.125 oz.
  • 25 pack fuzzy sticks black or colors of your choice (found at Walmart in the craft section .77cents or your local craft store.)
  • 7mm 30 piece wiggle eyes
  • hot glue gun with glue

Directions For Spiders

  1. Evenly gather four fuzzy sticks and twist around the stick of the lollipop. Shape fuzzy sticks for legs; glue on eyes.

*NOTES*

one bag, 72 pc. wiggle eyes is enough for both projects. I chose to use two different wiggle eyes for each project. One single fat quarter of fabric makes approx. 12 ghosts and one package of fuzzy sticks makes 6 spiders. As you see in the spider photo, I used black and a variety Halloween color pack of fuzzy sticks for the spiders legs found at my local craft store.

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Easy Fall Art Project

Looking for an easy decoration for fall that doesn’t cost you a lot of money?  This little art project is so simple to make, completely customizable and you can add any stencil design so that it is totally one of a kind!

All you need

Canvas

Stencil

Paint in choice of colors as well as a dark paint for the top

paint brushes

mod podge

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Begin by painting your canvas in your chosen colors.  Now the important thing here is to be sort of random with your painting. I did stripes so that it wasn’t all one color.  Now, once you have painted your stripes, blend your lines together with your paint brush.  I used the same brush for all of it, and blotted it in between colors so that it wouldn’t end up being a yucky muddy color.

I used paint that I had on hand and wanted it to be fall colors.  I ended up using a burnt orange, mustard yellow and a dark blue.  Now, let your stripes dry good before you do anything else.

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Once your paint is dry add a thin coat of mod podge. Use the matte so that it doesn’t leave streaks.  Once you put on your mod podge and let it dry, your canvas will be a little tacky, which makes it easier to apply the stencil.  If you are using vinyl this is especially helpful because the vinyl tends to not stick to the canvas otherwise.  Peel off your stencil and apply to the canvas.  Apply the vinyl as if you were going to keep it on the canvas.  This way when you pull the stencil off, it will leave the colored canvas in it’s place.

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Once you get your stencil on, you are ready for a top coat in a dark color.  When painting over your stencil, be sure to blot, DO NOT RUB your paintbrush like you normally would.  If you do this, you will end up either getting paint under your stencil or pulling the stencil up off of the canvas.  Look in the top left corner of the photo above, that is where I accidentally did that very thing.  It is even more important with a canvas because it is already so hard to get the vinyl to stick!

Let the paint dry for a few minutes, and then pull off your stencil.  Use tweezers or something to grab the end to avoid smearing the  paint or getting paint under the stencil.  Just pull it off and toss it.  Once you have done that you are done!  I had a couple of spots with a little bleeding, but I think it adds to it to give it a weathered effect.  What do you think?  This would also be a great craft for the kids.  Let them paint the canvas and add a stencil for them.  They will love the surprise when you pull the stencil off!

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