Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lollipop Ghosts

Lollipop ghosts are a very easy, kid-friendly craft and great for those school parties. Pick up a bag of tootsie pops, a box of facial tissue (or you could use tissue paper), and some Halloween ribbon. Make sure to have a black marker handy. Put one tissue over the top of the tootsie pop and tie at the bottom with the ribbon. Use the marker to dot on some eyes. Simple, yet fun!

You could also adapt this idea to hang outside in a tree or from your roof. Use crumpled newspaper and white trash bags with ribbon to make a floating ghost. Secure with fishing line so it appears that they are floating.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Festive Pumpkin Dip

12 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup chopped dried beef
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1 can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 round loaf (1 pound) Italian or pumpernickel bread
Fresh vegetables, crackers, or corn chips

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, pumpkin, taco seasoning, and garlic powder until smooth. Stir in beef, peppers and olives.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, cut top off bread; scoop out bread from inside, leaving a 1/2 inch shell. Fill shell with cream cheese mixture. Serve with vegetables, crackers, or corn chips.

Makes 3 cups.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Witch Shoes

On the way to Michigan last week, we stopped in Brandon, WI to stay the night at Chad's aunt's house. While there we visited a cute little shop. After browsing around for a bit I happened upon these adorable witch shoes. They are made of cloth that appears to be starched so it's stiff. I didn't get a very good picture but here they are! I'm going to find a permanent place for them in the house.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Festival Find

So we were at the Nautical Festival in Rogers City, MI last weekend and of course I had to visit the vendor tents. I found this cute bowl for $5. It's a pretty thick, heavy bowl so I was suprised to see it was only $5! I just had to get it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Calling all Halloween bloggers

If you have a Halloween or Fall blog that you would like posted in the sidebar, please just leave your link as a comment to this post and i'll get it added as soon as I can! Thanks!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Seasonal Placemats

These are the placemats I use for fall and Halloween. Although every year I check out what's offered in the stores. Do you have seasonal placemats?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Witch Collection

I have a habit of collecting different types of witches. This particular collection I purchased in bits at the Dollar Tree one year.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Altered Clipboard: Halloween Countdown

Last year I made a Halloween Countdown using a clipboard. I altered it using scrapbook paper and some small wooden pumpkins that I found at Hobby Lobby. I also used foam stickers that I purchased at Walmart around the holiday. To secure the pumpkins I used little round magnets. I wrote the numbers on the pumpkins with a Sharpie. The top half of the clipboard I painted with black craft paint. I tied a Halloween ribbon onto the top and the letters are stickers I also picked up at Walmart.