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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.


If you can’t see the video Click Here to watch it.

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Here is a second tutorial we made

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Candy Wrapper Gift Card / Money Holder Halloween ~Mummy

Candy wrapper gift card holder mummyHalloween Candy Wrapper and Money Holder~ Mummy

The next in our series of candy boxes for Halloween, the Mummy.  If you missed the box tutorial, click here.

 For the directions for the Pumpkin click here,or the Black Cat click here,

For the mummy you will use white or cream card stock for you box.  Go ahead and make your money/gift card holder and attach it to the back.  Now that you have that part done, it is time to start ripping paper.  You don’t want this to be perfect and clean cut. The strips don’t all have to be the same size, shape or ripped identically.  After I ripped my paper, I wanted to age them.  I got crazy with one of my favorite products for this type of project.

 Candy wrapper money holder mummy

I love this stuff.  It gives a great distressed look and is really easy to use.  If you want to use this you can get it on Amazon here.  There are lots of color choices, but I really love this one the most.  To distress the paper, simply take your strip and rub the edge against the stamp pad like this:

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Do that all the way around, on all four sides.  Continue to do that to all of your strips.  If your fingers aren’t dirty when you are done, you aren’t doing it right. 😉 For the mummy’s eyes I simply cut two 3/4 inch circles and then rubbed them on the distress pad as well to make sure they were the same color as the edging.  After they were dry, I took to black circles that I cut out with a regular hole punch.  Easy enough, right?  Glue the eyes on where you want them first.  You don’t want to forget about them!  Once the eyes are attached to the box, begin gluing your paper strips.  I alternated one on each side of the box.  I also glued them on at a small angle.  I didn’t want them going straight across.

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Close up of the eyes and also how I attached the strips of paper.

Do that until he has the amount of coverage you want.  By using the same color paper for the strips as you used for the box, no one will notice if you have a few blank spots.  All you have left to do is add your box of candy, your money/gift card and you have a great, thrifty gift for anyone!

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Candy Wrapper gift card holder Witch 2

Just in case you missed them, here are the links again for the rest of the series;

Candy Wrapper gift card holder Witch 2

Check out how to make this spunky witch!

the box,

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black cat,

 and mummy.

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I first posted these Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween, a few years ago. We have made them every year since then. We have improved or changed the recipe or creation process a little. So I thought I would update the post and share the new and improved version of our Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween with you. Printable version below.

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Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween

Are you looking for a fun treat idea to bring to your kids school or a Halloween party?  My mother-in-law made these for my kids and they absolutely adored them. In fact 6 year old squealed with joy when she opened the lid of the donut box and saw these looking back at her.

I love that anyone can make these, but they turn out so cute every time. We have made them with Krispy Kreme donuts as well as bakery donuts, they all work. You just have to make sure they have a hole in the middle to put the teeth in.  Last year was the first time I made them with chocolate and maple frosting and they still turned out!  SO do not stress if you can not find glazed donuts. In fact I think the colored teeth add a little character to the plate.  My kids call the ones with colored fangs, Monsters and the ones with clear teeth Vampires.

All you need is:

 Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween Directions:

Squish the vampire teeth together and press them into the middle of the donut hole. Pick your eyes, Chocolate chips, M&M’s or Candy Eyes and press them into the donut.  Simple as that you have a treat that is sure be a hit! Really even my 6 year old could make these, and they would still turn out cute!

 

Check out our How to Video

 

vanpire donuts, such a FUN but SIMPLE treat idea that is sure to make your kids smile #Halloween #TreatIdeas

 

 

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Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween

Are you looking for a fun treat idea to bring to your kids school or a Halloween party? My mother-in-law made these for my kids and they absolutely adored them. In fact 6 year old squealed with joy when she opened the lid of the donut box and saw these looking back at her. I love that anyone can make these, but they turn out so cute every time. We have made them with Krispy Kreme donuts as well as bakery donuts, they all work. You just have to make sure they have a hole in the middle to put the teeth in. Last year was the first time I made them with chocolate and maple frosting and they still turned out! SO do not stress if you can not find glazed donuts. In fact I think the colored teeth add a little character to the plate. My kids call the ones with colored fangs, Monsters and the ones with clear teeth Vampires.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • All you need is:
  • Donuts or bagels if your trying to go low sugar
  • Chocolate chips M&M's or Candy Eyes
  • vampire teeth
  • Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween Directions:

Instructions

  1. Squish the vampire teeth together and press them into the middle of the donut hole. Pick your eyes, Chocolate chips, M&M's or Candy Eyes and press them into the donut. Simple as that you have a treat that is sure be a hit! Really even my 6 year old could make these, and they would still turn out cute!

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies~ 4 Ingredients!

Fall is such a fun time of the year. The cool air, the change in the colors of the trees all around and the excitement kids get as the weather changes. Keep kids busy this fall with this fun and easy pumpkin spice cookies recipe! It only has 4 ingredients that almost any child could make them!

 

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So Easy that my 7 year old made them, and so can you!

Ingrdients 1.jpgpicmonkeyIngredients:
1 Spice cake mix
1- 15 ounce can of pumpkin (or 1 ¾ cup of pumpkin)
½ cup of apple sauce
1  package of chocolate chips

Mixture with chips.jpgpicmonkeyPut all the ingredients in a bowl and stir.

cookies on the pan.jpgpicmonkeySpray the pans with nonstick spray.
Put
your finger in the dough and mark the pan where you want the cookie to go.  

This helps the “little chef” space the cookies properly.
Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
Let cool and eat!
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Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies - 4 ingredient that even a 7 year old could make it.

Course Dessert, Dessert Party Food
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Spice Cake Mix
  • 15 ounce Can of Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1 bag Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and stir.

    Spray the pans with nonstick spray.

    Put your finger in the dough and mark the pan where you want the cookie to go. 

    This helps the "little chef" space the cookies properly.

    Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.

 Check out our Gourmet Halloween Dip Pretzels 

This recipe came from the Hostesses of a Halloween Party our family attended in 2013.

 

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