Friday, October 29, 2010

Guest Blogger On It Belongs to Turtle!!

I was so excited when my buddy Jonesy recommended for me to check out Turtles Blog and see if I can share some Halloween Tutorials with 'em. Not only do I love the blog, but I just love sharing anything that has to do with Halloween, hehe!

So, I decided to share a tutorial with Turtle on how to make Chocolate Silhouette's for Cupcakes or Cakes! I LOVE doing these little choc Silhouettes for just about anything because they are soooo easy and they look so neat!

So make sure you check it out and don't forget to follow Turtle's Blog !!

Chocolate Silhouettes/Turtles Blog

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Goodies for the Kids

One of the many things I look forward to during Halloween is making goodie bags or baskets for kids. This year I put together a little something for my fiance's niece and nephew.

I got the buckets,chap stick,glow sticks, and vampire teeth from Target and the candy from walmart or the dollar tree. And I got the cute skeleton finger crayons from this ladies shop BlakesCrayons

I tried to make them all pretty but I had to keep telling myself...'they're kids...they'll tear it apart in minutes.' And that they did.  : )

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My first Festival/Craft Fair

I'm actually surprised that I didn't post this sooner. I was so excited and nervous to do my first craft fair. I came into it not really knowing what I was doing but it was still fun.I mainly wanted to do it to advertise and get my name out there. I passed out tons of business cards that day and made almost $300 smak-a-roos! So, needless to say I was really happy.
I definetly learned alot from this experience and I hope to do more of these very soon.

Here's some pics of my booth and some of the merch I had for sale. :)

Last two pictures are of me and my biggest supporter, my fiance. :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cheap Easy Halloween Wreath Tutorial

Items you will need:

Wreath, Black spray paint (glossy or flat), Spanish Moss, fake birdie, Haunted sign of your choosing, and hot glue gun.

(Everything I bought was either at Hobby Lobby or the dollar store and it all cost me less than $15)

First step: You will need to spray paint your wreath black. Put it on old cardboard box and spray away. Leave to dry for a few hours and spray the back. Continue doing this till it looks the way you like.

Second step: After it's nice and dry you can start decorating it. Take your Spanish Moss & separate it a bit so it's not a big clump. You will then hot glue the Moss to the bottom portion of your wreath.

It should look something like this..


Third step: Take your fake Birdie (Dollar Tree) and either Glue him to the moss or this particular one comes with wires on the bottom of his feet, so you can just wrap that wire around a few stick pieces of the wreath. (I did both to ensure it would stay.)

It will look something like this..

Fourth Step: Hobby Lobby has a bunch of cute Haunted type signs that say cute things like Spooky or Beware, but you can find these almost anywhere. What I did with this particular sign I had to cut the back ribbon so I could slip it through the wreath. I then slipped it back through the hole of the sign and used hot glue to hold it. You can also hot glue portions of the sign to the wreath to ensure extra hold.

Now, you may have to play with it a bit to get it exactly the way you want it. Just constantly go back and forth to make sure it's even before you start hot gluing anything.

After you're done with the sign you're finished! You can also add little spiders and glue them around or use thin pieces of fake spider web to add on the sides. It's entirely up to you. I left it like this because I feel the simplicity of it makes it eerie enough. The end result should look similar to this..

(first one I made)

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and that the instructions weren't confusing. Ask me questions if you need any help.

Thanks Again and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Halloween Wreaths Galore!

I didn't get to post all the Halloween wreaths that I made for my first festival. But here's a few I had leftover. And I have some pictures that I didn't get to post earlier.

(Last 3 were sold)

I loved selling these. I had so many people tell me that they had NEVER seen a Halloween wreath before...