DIY: Make your own Halloween dinnerware So now you've seen my interpretation of a Raven themed dinner party, I wanted to show you how I made the dinnerware. If you are like me you probably oogle over the holiday themed dishes but quickly shy away since you don't want to shell out for a whole set just for one celebration. (I don't even have real china so I think its safe to say I won't be buying any themed kind either) So when this idea of making my own for next to nothing came to mind, I just had to try it. Obviously this interpretation is quite macabre but you could totally mix it up to make it your own - think nursery rhymes for baby showers, holiday song lyrics for christmas, bible passages for easter, dirty doodles for hen nights... I could go on and on. Start off with plain white plates of your choosing (available cheaply everywhere), a porcelain 150 pen, some blue masking tape and a small stencil (optional). Now on to the little plate. I added the 'nevermore...' under the bird and the hard work was over.
Wrapping Up a Night of WitchCRAFT I love a good crafting party, don’t you? And a Night of WitchCRAFT was just what I needed. It was so fun to meet a few new Seattlites, seeing a few old friends, and getting our DIY on!! Here’s a few pics from our night of witchy craft. It was held at the lovely Trophy Cupcakes located north of Seattle. Along with a few tiers of cupcakes… vanilla, chocolate, and apple caramel! Working with my partner, Lyndsey of The Stationary Place, was perfect. Now onto the good stuff… the crafts. First up was a lovely Halloween Felt Wreath. We had to have good ol’ Scrabble Tile Necklaces, Halloween style. There were Stitched Spider Cards. We also had Typography Pumpkins, with tutorial by Font Crafts. Everyone made a Pipe Cleaner Spider as well. And last, we also crafted Glitter Spider Rings. There were 20 wonderful women who came, crafted, and cupcaked. It was fun to see some long time friends who are Seattle locals, Jenny and Stephanie, as well as some new Seattle friends, Marja and Susan.
HOWTO make a terrifying specimen jar Whoops I Think I Broke It has a quick HOWTO for making your own glowing, mysterious, revolting specimen jar filled with little bits of ick from the Elder Gods' plane of existence: Now all we need is a "thing" Here I've taken scraps of clay, wire, foil, wood bits, hot glue, and a cork to shape out the "thing". Basically I just took anything that was lying around on the floor of my workshop and fashioned it into whatever you'd call this shape. Weird but not very menacing. Project Thing In A Jar (via Super Punch) 5 Free Halloween Music Playlists for Your Monster Bash Ah, the Halloween party playlist, the most perplexing of all celebratory preparations. Do you appease the masses and add some Gaga? Do you bust out the ""Spooky Soundz" tape you bought back in '95? Or do you just forgo music altogether and let the cackling of your tipsy guests score the show? If you're still struggling to put together a list of jams for this weekend's festivities, torture yourself no longer (save that pain and anguish for that last-minute trip to the costume shop) — we've got five free playlists from some top music discovery services to get you through this darkest of nights. 1. Slacker serves up a super fun station with a mix of old standbys like Screamin' Jay Hawkins's "I Put a Spell on You," George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone," the Misfits's "Ghouls Night Out" and Warren Zevon's "Werewolves Of London." 2. 3. This is for the more classy among you — but not too classy, because there's totally a song from Transformers on there. 4. 5.
Halloween Science Experiments & Ideas! : Science Bob’s Science Experiment Blog Posted by ScienceBob on Saturday, September 26, 2009 · 36 Comments Did you know that tonic water will glow under a blacklight? We didn’t either. The quinine in the tonic water glows a very cool looking blue color that we really like. Slime and Halloween go together like, well, slime and Halloween. DO IT YOURSELF SLIME - If you’ve got a little glue and some powdered borax, you can mix up some slime by following the instructions HERE. READY TO GO SLIME KITS - If you want to make LOTS of classic slime as an activity for a party or science lesson, or if you have trouble finding Borax, a kit is the way to go. Ghost Bubbles are regular soap bubbles filled with dry ice mist. All your neighbors will have Jack-O-Lanterns that glow orange, but you will impress them with a Jack-O-Lantern that glows green! If you think haunted houses are scary, wait until to hear…haunted drinkware! Every mad scientist needs some bubbling potions. Make a paper ghost seem to rise at your command an even dance around
University of Cookie: Covering a Cookie with Fondant : a video tutorial I am so, so exited to introduce our newest cookie professor, Shelly of cookies and cups! Not only does Shelly make beautiful baked goods like these... ....her blog is laugh-out-loud funny. Just be careful if you're reading it in Starbucks; you may get some strange looks as you giggle into your latte! Today she shows us how to cover a cookie with fondant. Thank you so much, Shelly! PS...if you are wondering why you haven't seen much of Renee from Kudos Kookies lately, let me tell you.
Bowl of Eye-Balls | Flamingo Toes Back in the beginning with Flamingo Toes was a baby blog and there were 11 of you reading along I made these cute little Fabric Decor Balls. Not that I think the blog’s all grown up now. Maybe we’re in those awkward pre-teen years. ha. One of the things that I loved about them was that they were easy to change out for different seasons. And guess what – it’s time to change them out!! Yes. So today I’m showing off my tutorial for these super easy Eye-Balls. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own spooky set: (Yes. plastic balls (I bought 2 packages of whiffle balls from the Dollar Store)white fabric for the strips (I used 108″ wide muslin I had, 24″ of it. I originally tried printing out the eyeballs on paper, and then wrapping them, but the paper wouldn’t lay flat and kept creasing. I have been wanting to try printing on fabric for a long time – and decided this would be a perfect project to give it a go with. Start by cutting a 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of both fabric and freezer paper.
Create a Trick or Treater Experience at Your Front Door Halloween is full of so many activities – costume creation, classroom parties, crafts, carving and the main event – trick or treating. You can’t forget decorating. Halloween decorating is big business and many homeowners take it very seriously. In October, tombstones begin to show up in yards along with spider webs, skeleton hands and ghosts hanging from trees. Here is a list of materials you will need to decorate your front door: Burping, Bubbling, Smoking Dry Ice CauldronsFirst, you must set the scene with burping, bubbling and smoking water. Fill beakers, cauldrons and bowls with warm water, then add light sticks or glow powder. Glowing Pumpkins and Jack-o-LanternsInstead of carving pumpkins, decorate and cover your pumpkins with zinc sulfide. Oozing Jack-o-LanternsOr carve up those pumpkins and set them up. Glow in the Dark PaperTape some glow in the dark paper to your front door. A Mad Scientist Growing Body Parts Jar and Glowing Squidy will add some laboratory flavor to the scene.
Mummy Munch! How fun is this Mummy Munch?! I couldn’t help myself when I found these cute little Halloween cupcake liners and Autumn Mix at Target. This is a quick and simple snack that the kids go nuts for. Go find yourself some fun Halloween Cupcake liners, some Autumn Mix and have fun “munching!” Take a peek Here is your trusty line up of ingredients. Break out your Honey Nut Chex Cereal…. ….your pretzels… …don’t forget your Autumn Mix which is basically candy corn and pumpkins …toss in any ol’ peanuts, mix and…. Melt your vanilla candy melt…. Pour and stir! Yes! Double Yes! Once cooled, break apart and put into your cutest Halloween cupcake liners….Target throws in the cute picks too 4 Cups Honey Chex Cereal 16 oz package vanilla candy melts 1 Cup Autumn Mix (candy corn, little pumpkins) 1 Cup dry roasted peanuts 2 Cups mini pretzels 1. About 8 Cups Hey guys, I was also chosen as a BlogHer Compensated LG TextED Ambassador. Have a great day! Other recipes you may enjoy...
halloween Bio-hazard! Dexter Blood Slide Suckers: Eat With Caution! You know what’s really scary? I spent the last week thinking about the Martha Stewart lollipops, and how they could be made more scary. For any of you who aren’t familiar with the show, Dexter is about a serial killer of the same name, who works by day as a forensic analyst for the Miami police department, and by night, cleansing the city of the evil criminals who slip through the cracks of our faulty judicial system. For this years gruesome Halloween treat, I decided to create a trophy case of my own. Biohazard Blood Slides 1 cup sugar1/3 cup light corn syrup2 Tbs waterred food dyebamboo skewer or tooth pic Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. This step can be a bit annoying. 6. 7. You can serve these guys up with a pile of latex gloves to protect the hands while handling these dangerous items or you can serve with tweezers. I took a quick visit to the Science Surplus Store hoping to find a wooden slide box. Reserve Your Spot Today.
Bio-hazard! Dexter Blood Slide Suckers: Eat With Caution! Bio-hazard! Dexter Blood Slide Suckers: Eat With Caution! You know what’s really scary? Ghosts and vampires? Not really; they don’t exist. What really freaks me out is plagues, pestilence, serial killers, bio-hazards! I spent the last week thinking about the Martha Stewart lollipops, and how they could be made more scary. For any of you who aren’t familiar with the show, Dexter is about a serial killer of the same name, who works by day as a forensic analyst for the Miami police department, and by night, cleansing the city of the evil criminals who slip through the cracks of our faulty judicial system. For this years gruesome Halloween treat, I decided to create a trophy case of my own. Biohazard Blood Slides 1 cup sugar1/3 cup light corn syrup2 Tbs waterred food dyebamboo skewer or tooth pic Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. This step can be a bit annoying. 6. 7. I took a quick visit to the Science Surplus Store hoping to find a wooden slide box. Reserve Your Spot Today. Related posts: