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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.

More Halloween Ideas…

Quick and easy Toilet Paper Pumpkins

Pretzel Pumpkins

FREE Printable Halloween Owl Cupcake Toppers

FREE Halloween Printable Cupcake Toppers

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Halloween Food Ideas, Easy Halloween recipes, #DeviledEggEyes, #Halloween, #HacksSpooky Deviled Egg Eyes ~Halloween recipes

If you are going to have a Halloween party then you need to have some FUN yet spooky recipe ideas to give your guest a scare.   Our family loves deviled eggs, but this recipe will have you thinking twice before you pop one of these into your mouth. They are easy to make, and budget friendly as well.

deviled eggIngredients Needed:

  • 1 dozen hard boiled eggs
  • 3 large spoonful’s of mayonnaise
  • Red and green food coloring dye
  • 1 can black olives
  • 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Hot sauce (Optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon pickle Juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

deviled eggDirections:

  1. Mix water, vinegar, and 10-12 drops of red or green food coloring in a small bowl.
  2. Crack hardboiled eggs by gently rolling them with a little pressure on countertop or a cutting board.
  3. Place the cracked eggs slowly into the colored water and let sit submerged for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove eggs from colored water and place them back into the egg carton or on a few paper towels to dry.
  5. Once all the eggs are dry, carefully peel them to remove the shell and cut in half long ways.
  6. Remove the yolks from the egg halves and place into a medium mixing bowl.
  7. Add 3 large spoonful’s of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of mustard, pickle juice a pinch of salt and pepper and stir thoroughly.
  8. Add hot sauce to desired spice level (optional).
  9. Add 5-10 drops of red food coloring to get desired level of color and mix well.
  10. Use a toothpick and food coloring to draw squiggly lines on the cut side of the egg halves.
  11. Fill the eggs with the red yolk filling.
  12. Cut black olives into thin slices and place on top of filling to create an “eyeball” appearance
  13. Finish egg by adding a drop of hot sauce or red food coloring to give the eggs an extra bloody looking appearance.

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Spooky Deviled Egg Eyes

Course Appetizer, Dessert Party Food
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 3 spoonfuls Large spoonful Mayonnaise
  • Red / Green Food Coloring
  • 1 can Black Olives
  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Hot Sauce optional
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Pickle Juice
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Mix water, vinegar, and 10-12 drops of red or green food coloring in a small bowl.

    Crack hardboiled eggs by gently rolling them with a little pressure on countertop or a cutting board.

    Place the cracked eggs slowly into the colored water and let sit submerged for 3-4 minutes.

    Remove eggs from colored water and place them back into the egg carton or on a few paper towels to dry.

    Once all the eggs are dry, carefully peel them to remove the shell and cut in half long ways.

    Remove the yolks from the egg halves and place into a medium mixing bowl.

    Add 3 large spoonful’s of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of mustard, pickle juice a pinch of salt and pepper and stir thoroughly.

    Add hot sauce to desired spice level (optional).

    Add 5-10 drops of red food coloring to get desired level of color and mix well.

    Use a toothpick and food coloring to draw squiggly lines on the cut side of the egg halves.

    Fill the eggs with the red yolk filling.

    Cut black olives into thin slices and place on top of filling to create an “eyeball” appearance

    Finish egg by adding a drop of hot sauce or red food coloring to give the eggs an extra bloody looking appearance.

    Deviled Egg Eyes

 

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Pumpkin Peek-A-Boo Sandwich, Healthy Halloween treats

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Fall is here, which means everything pumpkin is on its way.  I happen to really enjoy pumpkin, so bring on the pumpkin recipe, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin decor and more.  My kids are like most kids and enjoy the sweet treats that come along with Halloween.  But I am not a fan of the sugar over load that turns my kids into crabby little monsters.  That is why I love this idea to make their sandwich festive and fun but a healthier choice too.

 

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Make lunch fun

I created the Peek-a-BOO  pumpkin sandwich for my kids lunch.  Everything about it is fun and sure to make kids smile, when they open up their lunch to see this fun surprise.  It is fast and easy to make too.

Jif Whips Review Pumpkin Pie Spice, Fun Fall ideas for Kids, Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids #Jif, #Fall, #KidsLunchIdeas

Jif Whips  has a new Pumpkin Pie Spice Jif Whips that is seriously AMAZING!  Smooth and creamy, and almost melts in your mouth. I love slicing up a crisp fall apple and using it as dip. If you like pumpkin you have GOT TO TRY IT, you will thank me later!

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How to:

But for this recipe I just used it in a the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  I put the Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice on  one side of the bread.  On the other side of the bread I used a small pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out the shape of a pumpkin.  The put jelly around it and put the two sides together.  Use sprinkles to fill in the pumpkin shape to make it look like a little pumpkin.

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