Friday, October 9, 2015

Style It - A Pumpkin Filled Fireplace

Fall seems to be pretty synonymous with pumpkins now-a-days. What better way to welcome the new season than by bringing in a bunch of pumpkins? I know that I am at fault for having way too many pumpkins displayed around the house right now and I can't seem to keep from buying more! If you are in the same boat as me, then you are in luck because I have a super simple and unique way to display all those pumpkins this year. Fill your fireplace with them!

That's right! Fill it on up. Small ones, large ones, fake ones, real ones, and even colorful ones. There is no rhyme or reason, just stack them on up in there.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cook It - Bloody Body Part Chocolate Bark

If you are a fan of Pinterest and Halloween, you have probably spent hours combing through all the fun Halloween treats that are on there. Recently while perusing the holiday category myself, I ran across this cute Halloween take on chocolate bark and I just loved how they used those candy eyes to make the bark come to life. Then, after finding bloody candy eyeballs and bones at the craft store, I knew just what to do! Make bloody body part chocolate bark!

Ooooh! Creepy! And maybe a little gross? I love the way it turned out and now you can make your own to spook your neighbors and friends. To make your own Bloody Bark you will need the following:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Craft It - A Colorful Triangle Pumpkin

I am taking a little break from the Halloween posts today to share another way that you can easily decorate a faux pumpkin for fall. I have already shown you how to use markers or paint pens to create black and gold tribal pumpkins and an orange ombré pumpkin, and how to spray paint color-blocked pumpkins. Today we are going to use Sharpies to create a colorful triangle pumpkin.

The process is pretty straight forward and if you can draw a triangle then you are golden! Just take

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Craft It - Tissue Paper Pumpkin and Bat Decorations

October is in full swing and the countdown to Halloween is on! That means I only have a few more weeks to shower you with all my Halloween projects and recipes. It also means that we are getting closer to my daughters birthday party (which will be on her actual birthday, Halloween, and is Halloween and Origami themed) and I need to start creating decorations for her party stat.

Yes, you may think a Halloween Origami party sounds strange, but my daughter knows what she wants. Ha! To bring more of the paper folding/manipulation aspect origami into the party decorations, I came up with this crafty and cheap fringed tissue paper bat and pumpkin. The process is pretty straight forward and the results are quite large and visually impact-full which is what everyone wants for party decor. Bang for your buck!

The simplest shape to make was definitely the pumpkin, but the supplies are the same for both. Just tissue paper in the color of your choice or that goes with the shape you are making (orange for the pumpkin, black for the bat, white for a ghost, etc...), a large piece of cardboard or a box that you can disassemble, scissors, and glue/tape.

First off you will want to