Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween Glass Block

Happy Saturday everyone.  I hope you all are having a great weekend.   Now, you didn't think we going to make it through Halloween without my glass block did you?  I originally wanted to do something different, but, I have already spent my Halloween budget.  You know that I am the repurpose queen, so, I just reused the white balls from my summer block.  

I think it is creepy cute.


Remember this cutie?  It was really hard to take this down.  I am so in love with Burlap and White.

I had a bag of creepy spiders (I got them on clearance last year).

I emptied half the balls out and filled it with the spiders.

I still need to work on getting the spiders out towards the glass.  It was actually a little more difficult and time consuming than I planned.

Lets shed a little light on it - hee hee.

I looks really cool at night.

Have a creepy crawly day ; )


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Candy Corn Wreath

Who doesn't love Candy Corn?  I was eating a lot few last night and thought they would look cute on a wreath.

I love small wreaths like the ones below:

Coffee Filter Wreath

Paper Rose Wreath (I love this one)

I started with a small round green foam form from the dollar store and wrapped it with black duck tape.

Then, I glued on the candy corns like so.

Round and round I go.

I re-painted my board black and hooked the wreath on with more hot glue.

They make cute table top decorations.

I wanted one for my door, but, I only had small forms.  One was too small, and two just didn't look good.

I think three is just right.  What do you think?

Have a sweet week.


Halloween Entryway Shelf 2012

Happy Tuesday everyone.  Boy, I am behind.  I just got my Halloween decorations down from the attic this past Saturday.  With all the activities and church, I just didn't get a chance to decorate until yesterday and today.  This is what I am doing for my entryway shelf.

I just love those plastic skeletons.  When my oldest daughter, Lee, was little, she used to carry one around with her like a baby (she never was a baby doll girl).  I am still a little concerned?!

I put a skull, from The Dollar Store, in my lantern and draped it with cheese cloth.

This in one of my Halloween Bottles from last Halloween. Go here to see how to make them.

Everything, with the exception of the skull plate (Target) and cheese cloth, came from The Dollar Store.  I really liked the skelleton garland.

Happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Treat Pots

Well, here they are.  Cute little flower pots painted for fall to hold my Candy Corn Fudge.

I got these little flower pots at The Dollar Store.  Three for a dollar.

My favorite white paint, Heirloom White.

I added trim with a sponge brush.

I used a pencil to draw my little pumpkins, candy corns and ghosts. 

My daycare kid's paint brushes to paint inside the lines.  After the paint was dry, I just used a black sharpie to outline and embellish.

These cute little candy corn bags came from The Dollar Store too ; )


Put a couple pieces of fudge in and tie with raffia.

What are you working on for Halloween?


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Candy Corn Fudge

Hi Everyone.  I hope you are all having a great week.  I can't believe it is already Wednesday.  Now, I know there was a full moon at the beginning of the week.  I didn't notice last night, but, I truly believe that a full moon has an effect on small kids.  This week, I have had a couple of little ones that like to grab my legs as I walk by -- YIKES.  They all call me Miss Rhonda, and this week, I know they have increased in volume and they say it even more than normal.  I love them dearly, but this week, I wanted to wrap my legs in barbed wire and change my name to Sally.  Anyway, I noticed that I don't post too many deserts.  Actually, I have only posted one other, and, that was in February.  Go here to see.  So, on to Candy Corn Fudge:

This is really easy.  You need an 8 oz brick of cream cheese (at room temp.)
2 c. powdered sugar
2 t. vanilla (I always like a little more)
3 c. white chocolate chips
1 c. dried cherries
2 c. mini pretzels (broken)

Cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar.

Add vanilla and mix a little more.

Add broken pretzels, and,

dried cherries (I used dried mixed berries - so much cheaper) and fold in.

I put a piece of parchment paper down in my pan to make it easier to lift out. I used a smaller brownie pan for mine.

Dump it in, and,

level it out.

Sprinkle about a cup of candy corn on top and press down a little.  I put it into the fridge for about 2 hours to set.

Lift out the parchment paper and you have perfectly set fudge to cut into 1 inch squares.

I found some orange cup cake papers in the pantry to make them a little more festive.  I wish I had some mini ones.  That would be perfect ; )

Please come back to see the cute package I am working on ; )