I. LOVE. HALLOWEEN. There, I said it. It’s everything to me and it’s mainly because I can decorate super crazy and not have my taste level challenged. I also love Halloween crafts. I’m happy to participate with Laura Kelly and a bunch more bloggers for their Popcorn Blog Hop. I decided since Halloween is so close – I’ll just go ahead and make a Dracula popcorn box craft.I started by spraying my Popcorn Box black. You can grab these at World Market in packs of 12 here.I then cut my Dracula shape out of my Cricut Explore and hot glued it on to two sides of the box. You can grab that cut file here. If you already have Cricut Access, these shapes are free – if not, I used 2 shapes so it’ll cost you $2. It’s really just a matter of spraying and gluing and not burning yourself in the process. Super easy Halloween craft plus you can fill it with goodies and pass them out to neighbors.
I know these bloggers have got tons of ideas up their sleeves so check out the other Popcorn Box crafts below.
*This post does contain affiliate links, thanks for your support.Malakai had so much fun at his Harry Potter birthday party. What a better way to celebrate “The Boy Who Lived” than incorporating Harry Potter. We had lots of good ideas thanks to other Harry Potter birthday parties that have been thrown by others but it was fun to put a little spin on it.
I just cut the top off of some greenery I grabbed from Ikea and glues it to the top of the babies heads. I used red velvet cake but you can get any kind you want. I especially love these Butterbeer Cupcakes from Sugar & Soul. I spread it with cream cheese frosting and dipped it in some brown sprinkles. You could also ground up some Oreos and dip them in to have it look like dirt.
I got these Honeydukes chocolate bar labels from Etsy here. They’re printable and a no brainer. They fit perfectly on Hershey bars. We had our local bakery make a replica of Hagrid’s cake and had them personalize it. I also especially love the Gryffindor smash cake. They just used a printable paper and I attached the little snitch on top. I also bought some paper stars that just added a pop to the Harry Potter table. They’re actual pages out of the book folded into tiny stars and they’re adorable. Grab them here. Get Away Today was a huge help in bringing all the decorations together. They had some Harry Potter candy from the original Honeydukes for us. They also lent us their Sorting Hat and scarves for our photo booth. I used some printable snitch wings and attached them onto some Ferrero Rocher candies and yum…
Grab the balloons here and grab the confetti here. I just stuffed the confetti into the clear balloons and then took them to my local party store to fill up.
I used the large cauldron for drinks, the medium for the Harry Potter photo booth props and the small one to hold the extra candy along with the prop Harry Potter glasses. You can see Malakai’s Harry Potter Snitch invitation here.
I grabbed a lot of candies and props for the Diagon Alley area of the party from Oriental Trading. here, here, here The skull statue and the beakers are all from Michaels and I grabbed dowels, hot glue and brown spray paint while I was there and made some fun homemade wands. I got all the table linens from Oriental Trading as well.
This post does contain affiliate links, thank you for your supportToday I’m gearing up for for the Fall season with a quick and easy Halloween craft for kids. It’s so simple and you only need a few things.
You’ll want to start by making a hole in the foam ball by piercing the end of the pencil about half way through the foam. Next, brush some glue onto the ball and start laying your yarn across the ball. I used about 10″ pieces of yarn to make the monster. Next, glue those googly eyes on and let it dry.Kids love these, I love these. It’s such a fun Halloween craft for kids and a great alternative to candy. Click the button below for more Halloween craft inspiration.
What can I say, 2014 has probably been the most special year in my professional career ever! It’s really given me an opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and go for goals that I never really thought I could accomplish or never really had ambition to finish before.
So 2014 was the giant step I took in fulfilling the dream I had in starting my blog and you, the readers, have made it possible for it to be successful by coming back time and time again! I couldn’t do it without you and I love you all for it, THANK YOU! I put together this post to show you my Top 10 list from the past year of my popular post. Enjoy!
I hope you love these projects and I have some exciting things planned for 2015. I can’t wait to share with you some home projects and some more DIY projects! Let me know what you want to see from me and I’ll work my magic.
I don’t know if I told you guys but I get to be a contributor on TWO sites! Mommy on Demand and Fleece Fun. I’m really excited to be a part of their sites and I can’t tell you what goodness I’m going to be bringing! Today I’m on Mommy on Demand so go and check out my fab Halloween Table here and show Brittany some love. But I’m also on Fleece Fun today too, scroll down to see that!
So since I’m pretty new to this blog thang, I’m learning the etiquette as I go. Go figure. Angel has been fab-u-lous! I’m a food contributor on her site and it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve been able to really push myself and think of combinations that I never thought of beforehand. I’ve got some awesome cookies planned for next month that sound delicious in my head so I’m crossing my legs they work 😉 Today I’m there with this Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole that is a staple in our home. It’s pretty much a classic Mormon recipe but I make mine a bit different that makes it super creamy, see it here.
Last month was a favorite recipe of mine, it’s a Cookie Butter Hazelnut Shake and it is as delicious as it sounds. O.M.G. You have to try it and even though it’s a shake, it’s really perfect for this Fall season! Check that out here and leave Angel some love cause she’s got some great patterns!
Welcome to my stop on the Fall Harvest Blog Hop. I’m so glad that Abbey had me and that I get to share my Fall Mantel with you. I’ll share with you some of my inspirations and some of my easy decorating tips to get your shelves/mantels just right. I tend to like the cluttered look if you didn’t notice. For me, the more the merrier!
So I don’t really have a true mantel. The options that they gave us for a fireplace when we built were not my favorite. It really was just straight against the wall with a small niche for a TV. Not my kind of deal. I love traditional fireplaces, with the ornate detail, all painted white – maybe a little scuffed up. I hope to one day have that but for now I have my Chunky Shelves.
They used to be black when we had our old decor and I needed to lighten it up to really bring brightness into our house. I’ve always been a fan of white and now it’s trending so I have a reason to paint everything white! White is classic and it will never go out. You’re always safe painting something white.
When I decorate these shelves, I really just find all I can and just add and then edit. If you’re ever questioning something, it’s probably not right – I’m always adding and taking away pretty much the entire day I decorate.
My small figures are my most favorite items. I only have them for Halloween and Christmas. The small ones run around $24 a piece but their expressions are so fun. I like to find ones that depict something that we’ve gone through in our lives. That to me is something that I always look for in figurines. My mom has some of these same ones but three little girls to represent the three little granddaughters.
Another thing that I love is filling a vase or object with something interesting. This bird-cage is filled with these ghosts, bats and spiders but they really are bells that hang as ornaments. Collect small items that you can just place in random places. Target has a lot of great items this year. The decor feels old and vintage and just spectacular! The dollar store is another great place to pull inspiration. Check out my post on how I created this calendar and how I pull a lot of items from the dollar store.
The chalk art I created using the method from The Project Girl. She has these great Fall free printables on her site and she did this same process transferring it onto a slate. I got my slate at Michaels for $10 and followed her instructions to create mine. I love it! To see how I created mine, check out the Hazel and Ruby blog here. I used the Hazel and Ruby Chalk Art Kit that is simply amazing. You can easily use their stencils as well to create a similar look too! I also made some really fun DIY Cork Letter Magnets for my little spellers recently too!
I got the great owl from Target, the dolls and various items are just from some local boutiques. The medicine jars I was able to find at a flea market and I just printed labels from Martha Stewart Online, I added some brown ink on the top of it for some aging. The various letter F’s are from Michaels with the exclusion of the green one which I also found at a flea market. The treat bags are Print Then Cut by Cricut which you can see the full instructions here. The skull is from the dollar store which I just painted with glitter paint. I’d paint it black first before if I were to do it again. It took a lot of paint!
Again, I don’t have a traditional mantel but that doesn’t stop me from decorating a fabulous piece. These cost me less than $45 to construct and they are so fun to decorate for every holiday. Take what you can and make it work to your advantage. You don’t have to spend a lot of money. These things I’ve collected over the years and it’s fun to add it and see what it looks like. Just make sure that you stick with a pretty consistent color palette to ensure that everything is cohesive.
So now here are the other bloggers I’ve teamed up with to share their Fall Harvest Ideas with you! From crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more…we have you covered for Fall inspiration!
Check the gallery below and visit some of my blogging friends to see their awesome ideas!!
I’m so excited to join in with Toni at Design Dazzle for the Halloween Bash Blog Hop. I have seen some amazing projects thus far and I hope mine can live up to some hype. Make sure you read the entire post to see everyones project!
A few weeks ago when I was at Cricut Headquarters, they debuted their new feature of Print then Cut. Us bloggers, being the lucky ducks we are, were able to bring home some of their new Window Cling. It’s exactly what you’d think it is. It’s rolled up just like vinyl, has a backing to be able to apply it or you can individual peel it off and apply it that way. It cut so smoothly, rolled out awesome and I have had zero issues with it since I put it on my window. It’s a pretty rad product.
What I was able to do was just choose my shapes in Design Space and size them out. I chose these mice from the Frightful Affair cartridge and used the Soiree font. I sized them out to the spacing I wanted and I cut it on the custom setting with the Smart Set Dial and chose Window Cling. You can also choose Vinyl and it will do the same kiss cut for you.
I then just cut these individually out. My four-year-old helped me put these on the window. There was no tearing or anything. If there was a wrinkle, just readjust it. It really is just a fabulous product. When I take them off, I’ll just put it in a ziplock bag and save it for next year. You’ll want to be sure and make sure there is no creases in it because those will most likely show in the following years.
So if you wanted to stick these on so that the letters were facing towards you and not backwards, you’d simply mirror them. That way when you peeled off the excess, you could have a straight line rather than have it looked scattered like I have below. For the skull, again that was from A Frightful Affair and I just typed my letters and placed them on top of the skull. I them selected the entire shape along with the letters and hit attach. It made the whole shape one so that I could have it cut it out of the head.
Just a little more something to spook your neighbors with! I’m just warning everyone that I do not decorate for Fall/Thanksgiving. I just send it straight into Christmas. I love the spookiness of this holiday and the whimsy. That’s why I love products like these cause you can make what you want because you can’t find things like this pre-made. I hope that you love it and I hope you’ll check out my other Halloween goodies! Like my Ghoulish Eyeballs and my Spooky Halloween Wreath! Thanks so much for stopping by!