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DIY Easy Halloween Costumes – How to make a TuTu

Thought I would re-post this How To Make a TuTu video for those of you looking for a Frugal Halloween idea.

How to make a tutu, easy DIY Halloween costumes, #Tutu, #DressUpClothes

With Halloween just around the corner and the idea of being thrifty still nagging at your shoe strings, what should you do? Well one idea is what our little Maleeya came up with last Halloween was an “evil princess”. So we made some cute pom pom hair clips and a super easy wrap around Tutu that just took a few minutes to make! You can even order the Tulle online and get it shipped right to your door.


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Here is a second tutorial we made

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Mummy in a can Gift & Caramel Popcorn Recipe ~ Quick and easy Halloween treat idea

A Boo – Lishes Carmel Corn

Quick and easy Halloween treat idea

Thanks to Marcee for passing along this Super Thrifty gift Idea.

Supplies:

*Metal Cans
*Pliers
*Glue gun
*Toilet Paper
*White Paper
*Black Marker
*Plastic Bread bags
*Carmel Popcorn (Recipe below)
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Caramel Popcorn Recipe

5 quarts (or 3 times with the air popper)
1 cup of butter
2 cups of brown sugar
½ cup of Karo Syrup
½ tsp. of Salt
1 tsp. of vanilla
½ tsp. of baking soda

Directions

I make the popcorn in an air popper. I use two bowls. The first bowl is used for catching the popcorn; once the popcorn is finished popping the first time. I stop the machine. I shake the bowl so all the unpopped seeds fall to the bottom. I than scope up the popcorn from the 1st smaller bowl in to the 2nd larger bowl. I do this 2 more times with the air popper.

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I than melt the butter in a large pan on the stove top; once butter is almost melted; I add the brown sugar, karo syrup, and the salt; stir and turn the heat up so that the mixture boils. Once the mixture begins to boil, do not stir for 4 minutes. Once the mixture has boiled for 4 minutes remove from heat and add the soda and vanilla. Stir again. The soda will make the mixture bubble and turn a yummy golden color. Pour the mixture over the bowl of popcorn. Stir the mixture and the popcorn together. A REALLY large bowl helps. Stir until the mixture is attached to the popcorn. My kids like to eat it now, yet it will not stay for a long time unless the popcorn is baked. If you plan to store the popcorn, than you need to bake the popcorn.

 

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You will need two large cookie sheets with sides on them. Put ½ of the mixture on each pan. Bake for an hour on 400 degrees. Stirring every 15 minutes, take out of the oven and let the popcorn cool.

How to make the can mummies

Start with a used metal can from soup, beans, or anything. Make sure the inside of the can is not sharp. (If it is, please smooth it out with a pair of pliers.)

Warm up the glue gun. Next tear off an arm’s length of toilet paper. When the glue is ready, apply a nickel size amount of glue to the back side of the can. (The back is the side where the manufacturers attached their labels) Carefully attach the beginning of the toilet paper to the top of the can. Then wrap the toilet paper around the can until it is at the end. Glue the end of the toilet paper to the can. Spread the toilet paper out so the metal is showing. On some cans I added more glue to keep the toilet paper from slipping.

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I than drew two eyes and colored the iris in with black. I drew the eyes looking in different directions for fun. I cut the eyes out and attached them to the can with the hot glue.

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Decorate them

I insert a bread bag (found at Wal-Mart) in the can. I than put the popcorn in the bag while the bag is in the can, I fill until the popcorn is over flowing and I tie the bag shut with a knot. It makes the mummies look at if they have a hat on.

My family selects another family to drop these gifts off too. I park the car down the block; one child rings the doorbell and runs. The kids like to hide outside the house to see the reaction to the recipients faces. We then run back to our car and laugh at how much fun it was. We always leave a note, so they know it is from someone they know.

My daughter wrote the note this year: “You’ve Been Boo’ed”

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It is a fun family tradition!

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Caramel Popcorn Halloween Treat

Caramel Popcorn Halloween Treat 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 5 qts Popcorn already popped

Instructions

  1. I make the popcorn in an air popper. I use two bowls. The first bowl is used for catching the popcorn; once the popcorn is finished popping the first time. I stop the machine. I shake the bowl so all the unpopped seeds fall to the bottom. I than scope up the popcorn from the 1st smaller bowl in to the 2nd larger bowl. I do this 2 more times with the air popper.

    I than melt the butter in a large pan on the stove top; once butter is almost melted; I add the brown sugar, karo syrup, and the salt; stir and turn the heat up so that the mixture boils. Once the mixture begins to boil, do not stir for 4 minutes. Once the mixture has boiled for 4 minutes remove from heat and add the soda and vanilla. Stir again. The soda will make the mixture bubble and turn a yummy golden color. Pour the mixture over the bowl of popcorn. Stir the mixture and the popcorn together. A REALLY large bowl helps. Stir until the mixture is attached to the popcorn. My kids like to eat it now, yet it will not stay for a long time unless the popcorn is baked. If you plan to store the popcorn, than you need to bake the popcorn.

    You will need two large cookie sheets with sides on them. Put ½ of the mixture on each pan. Bake for an hour on 400 degrees. Stirring every 15 minutes, take out of the oven and let the popcorn cool.

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DIY Toilet Paper Pumpkins ~ Frugal Halloween Decor

You will need

  • Roll of toilet paper
  • 12×12 scapbook paper 2-4 sheets (depends on if you want different colors)
  • 4X5 paper for Stem and another for leaf
  • Tape or glue dots

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Cut the 12X12 paper into 2 inch strips

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Give the strips a good crunch, to give them some texture.

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My girls had fun doing this part.  At first they thought I was crazy when I told them to wad the paper up in a ball, but then they could not stop giggling about it.

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Add a glue dot, or a strip of tape to the end ( after I did a few I found tape works a little better)

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Tape it to the inside of the roll, and wrap the paper strip around the TP, tuck into the bottom

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Overlap the strips of paper slightly so the, TP does not show.  Do this till the roll is covered, about 10  strips of paper.

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To make a stem, twist and roll  a 4X5 piece of paper, into the shape of a stem.

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Do the same thing to a 4X5 green paper, fold and twist it into a leaf shape

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On a few of them I took a brown stamp pad, and inked up the edges a little to give it a weathered look

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Add your stem and leaf…and you are done!

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Quick, easy and since we had all the supplies on hand…it was FREE!

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DIY Hootie Owl Cupcakes

Hootie Owl Cupcakes  by Tiffany

I saw these Owl Cupcakes on an advertisement pamphlet on one of the paper baking cup displays in the store the other day. I just knew I had to come home, replicate to some degree and change them up a bit. If you look at each one long enough, they kinda take on their own little personalities. I thought these would be cute for Halloween or an upcoming harvest party. These are super easy to make, I promise! Let me tell you, I’ve had my share of cutesie cupcakes that took on an epic fail. They looked easy enough on the cover/directions, but when I got down with um’, I found myself not a happy little Susie homemaker if you catch my drift. 😉 Hope you & your kiddos have a good time making these cute little Owl Cupcakes.

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Supplies Needed

  • 1 box 15.5 oz chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 24 foil or paper baking cups
  • chocolate frosting, homemade or store bought
  • 1 package 12 oz caramel creams, for eyes or 1 package 15.5 oz. Oreo cookies
  • 1 package 12 oz white round candy melts, Wilton Brand, for eyes
  • M & M’s or any small round candy for eyes
  • black licorice, for facial feathers
  • sprinkles, different varieties/colors
  • whole cashews, for beaks

Directions

  1. Bake cupcakes per packaged directions, let cool.
  2. Frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.
  3. Sprinkle cupcakes with desired sprinkles.
  4. Let’s make the owl eyes for these cuties by pressing down with both your thumbs in the center of  the caramel creams to make a round disk. (If using Oreo cookies, twist apart and use the cream filled side.) Spread frosting on the back side of each caramel disk or Oreo cookie and place onto cupcake. Now take two white candy melts and spread frosting on the back side of each one, place on top of caramel disk. Choose desired color M & M’s for eye color and spread a tiny amount onto the “M” side of the candy, place on top of white candy melt.
  5. For the nose place and push down a whole cashew for the nose right under the eyes.
  6. For the facial feathers cut licorice into approx. 1 inch pieces. Cut fringe with a pair of scissors or knife on each end. Stick frindge pieces into place right above the eyes.

 

NOTES

Under supplies needed, I added both the caramel creams and the Oreo cookies to make the eyes. I decided to use two different choices by using the caramel disks and the Oreo cookies. You can use one or the other or both if you choose. I just wanted to give different looks to my little birdies by using both. I liked using the Oreo cookies better. They were less fuss to deal with.

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Cute Owl Cupcakes

Perfect dessert for Fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween

Ingredients

  • 1 box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix 15.5 oz box
  • 24 foil cups Paper baking cups
  • 1 contanier Chocolate Frosting homemade or store bought
  • 12 oz Caramel Creams for eyes or 1 package 15.5 oz. Oreo cookies
  • 1 pack 12 oz White candy melts Wilton Brand for eyes
  • 1 small pack M&M's for eyes
  • Black Licorice for feathers
  • Sprinkles multi color
  • Cashews for beaks

Instructions

  1. Bake cupcakes per packaged directions, let cool.

    Frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.

    Sprinkle cupcakes with desired sprinkles.

    Let's make the owl eyes for these cuties by pressing down with both your thumbs in the center of  the caramel creams to make a round disk. (If using Oreo cookies, twist apart and use the cream filled side.) Spread frosting on the back side of each caramel disk or Oreo cookie and place onto cupcake. Now take two white candy melts and spread frosting on the back side of each one, place on top of caramel disk. Choose desired color M & M's for eye color and spread a tiny amount onto the "M" side of the candy, place on top of white candy melt.

    For the nose place and push down a whole cashew for the nose right under the eyes.

    For the facial feathers cut licorice into approx. 1 inch pieces. Cut fringe with a pair of scissors or knife on each end. Stick frindge pieces into place right above the eyes.

    NOTES

    Under supplies needed, I added both the caramel creams and the Oreo cookies to make the eyes. I decided to use two different choices by using the caramel disks and the Oreo cookies. You can use one or the other or both if you choose. I just wanted to give different looks to my little birdies by using both. I liked using the Oreo cookies better. They were less fuss to deal with.

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