I ain’t afraid of no Ghost…

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My daughter in law brought the boys over today to show me their Halloween costumes…

(and a little early Trick or Treating.)

I just had to share the pictures with you.

She made Warren’s “Stay Puft” costume and even crocheted his hat.

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Who you going to call?  Ghostbusters!

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Isn’t he just the cutest Stay Puft Marshmallow guy?

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Have a Safe and Happy Halloween.

Candy Corn Halloween Treat Bags

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Give the kids an extra special treat this year with their very own personalized Trick or Treat Bag.

Halloween Greeting in black iron-on letters and their names on the back using orange

iron-on letters from Joy.

No more fighting over whose bag is whose.

These cute Candy Corn Bags came from Canvas Corps Brands.

Just iron on your Joy letters to each bag and send the kids out there to fill ’em up!

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Welcome Trick or Treaters

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When it comes to Halloween Decorating, I’m not one to go all out.

Usually a couple of jack-o-lanterns and that’s it.  (I’m pretty low-key)

How do you Welcome Trick or Treaters?

I remember the year my oldest decided that he was too old for trick or treating…

He dressed up in costume… sat in the chair on the porch with a big bowl of candy to pass out.

He sat very, very still.

All the kids thought he was a decoration.

When they’d start to reach and grab the candy he’d scare them.

As I was walking down our street from taking my daughter Trick or Treating that night,

we were warned about the house on the end of the street.

I think that might of been his favorite Halloween.

 

black craft frame

Deflecto Craft Frame, Black Border, 8.5 x 11 Inches (69775CR)

My “Welcome Trick or Treaters” sign was made using a large frame from Deflecto Craft Solutions

and computer graphics from picmonkey.com.

The bat and pumpkin chipboard was old K & Company embellishments.

 

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provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions."

My Friend the Ghost

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Meet Mr. Boo, my newest Halloween Decoration.

I had all Mr. Boo’s parts finished when my Grandson showed up the other day.

I thought I’d let him help me decide what face Mr. Boo should end up with.

(he likes stuff like that)

To him it was like a game of Mr. Potato Head.  (actually… we all had fun with it)

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Angry?  Surprised?  Confused?  Happy?

So many looks for one little ghost.

And… before you say it, yes, he does look a little like a Pac Man Ghost.

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To Make your own Mr. Boo you’ll need:          (*affiliate link)

Directions:

  1. Trace and cut a ghost shape on the Smoothfoam Sheet using the Hot Wire Foam Cutter*or cutting knife.
  2. Cut the 2″ ball in half to use for the eyeballs.
  3. Paint the ghost shape and the eyeballs with white acrylic paint.
  4. Mix the black and white paint together to create a light grey paint.  Paint around the ghost shape to create a shadow.
  5. Glue buttons on the top of the eyeballs.
  6. Glue eyeballs onto ghost.
  7. Paint eyebrows and mouth using black acrylic paint or cut pieces out of black cardstock and glue onto ghost.
  8. I added magnet to the back of my ghost so it will stick to my metal front door.

The Many Faces of Mr. Boo

The Many Faces of Mr. Boo

This project was created for and sponsored by Smoothfoam.

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Getting Creative with Resin

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I’ve always wanted to use resin in a project but have always felt somewhat intimidated.

Thanks to an opportunity with Environmental Technology Inc., the makers of

jewelry resin and much more, I finally got my chance.

 

EnviroTex Jewelry Resin

And… after watching this video.  I felt confident to start.

I couldn’t believe how easy it was and how happy I was with the results.

The hardest part was deciding what to make and what to fill.

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For my Projects:

  • I started with some over-sized bottle caps from Maya Road which I spray painted black.
  • I used a circle punch to make a background from scrapbook paper.
  • I used dimensional stickers, metal pieces, regular stickers and glued everything in place using  white craft glue.
  • I measured and mixed the resin according to the instructions and filled the bottle caps.
  • Then it was time to wait for the resin to cure.

waiting for the resin to cure

The original plan was to add a hanger on the back, and use them as a decoration.

But… I had a better idea and decided to add a magnet to the back instead.

I really, really like them.

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Now that I’ve seen how easy it is, I’ve got a few more things in the works.

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Decoupage Halloween Treat Bowl

Smoothfoam Halloween Treat Bowl with Watermark

I made this decoupage Halloween Treat Bowl with the help of my 4-year-old grandson, Nick.  (It may or may not have gone a little quicker without his help.)  Since Halloween is for the kids anyway, it didn’t matter if the paper was perfectly smooth.

Confession:  I’m a little bit of a craft hoarder.  (neatly contained though)  I have been hanging onto this Martha Stewart Halloween tissue paper for a few years.  I guess I’ve been waiting for just the perfect project like this one.

Smoothfoam Halloween Treat Bowl Products with Watermark

To make the project you’re going to need a few simple ingredients:

  • 12″ Smoothfoam half-ball
  • Mod Podge Gloss Lustre
  • Halloween-themed tissue paper
  • Foam Brush or Small Paintbrush
  • Eager 4-year-old  (optional)

Cut the tissue paper into small squares.  I started with 3″ squares and added some random sizes. Decoupage the tissue paper onto the half ball with Mod Podge

Smoothfoam Halloween Treat Bowl Bottom

Tip:  For my bowl, I started on the bottom and worked my way up.  At the time, I thought it was a good idea. By the time I got to the top of the bowl I was getting a little more random in how I placed my tissue paper. Next time I think I’ll start at the top of the bowl and work my way down. I really like the way the bottom turned out.

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Fill with treats and enjoy.  (don’t forget to buy an extra bag or two for yourself)

Disclosure:  This project was created for and sponsored by Smoothfoam.