Friday, October 21, 2016

EyeBall Halloween Door Decoration-Super Simple and So FUN!!!

And now we are fully decorated and ready for Halloween.  The Haunted Mansion sign out front is up every year! The vinyl is available in our Etsy shop so you can make one too. Click here to see our blog post that tells how we made the sign.  The door decoration is new as of today. It was so much fun to do and we didn't have to buy anything……already had all the supplies.

We used a 3", 2", 1.5", ¾" and ½" round paper punch to make the different sized eyeballs.  You can use whatever size punch you have.  We added in the Halloween messages using lime green scrapbook paper. I was going to use black butcher paper, which I would have had to go out and buy, but my daughter said, "Why don't you use a black plastic tablecloth"  I already had one in my Halloween box unopened and ready to use. YEA!!! 

The black plastic tablecloth was perfect!  It clung to the door immediately and made it so easy to place and cut to size. It measured 108" long and 54" wide.  I glued the eyes on the eyeballs with a glue stick and then used double-sided tape on the back of the eyes.  The tape did a great job of keeping the eyes on the tablecloth but we could still take them off and move them around when we were designing it. We used the double-sided tape to put the lettering on too. Super Simple! 

Whatever size eyeballs you use will be perfect. Use your imagination and make the design truly yours.  We used white and black cardstock for the eyes and lime green for the lettering. .You could even use google eyes if you like. They come in all different sizes from very small to large. 

Cutting out the hole for the door nob was kind of tricky and we had to stabilize the area round the door knob so we used black electrical tape for that area and to stick it to the sides of the door.  We used 60 sets of eyes for the door. Use less or more if you like.

We love putting these signs we made out in the flower garden every Halloween-Next year I think I'll change the messages on each one!

We love putting these signs out in the flowerbeds for Halloween-They are just fun!  

Our Halloween door looks great from the street and it will look great at your house too!!

White cardstock
Black cardstock
Lime green cardstock
Round paper punches of various sizes
Glue stick
Black plastic tablecloth
Double-Sided tape
Tape for attaching the tablecloth to your door

Here's the inspiration for this cute Halloween Door Decoration


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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Let's Make some FUN and YUMMY Halloween Treats using Donuts-Easy to Make!

Donuts are a very big part of the Halloween celebration so we thought we might find some really great donuts for you to make for your parties.  Below each photo is the link to the original source sp be sure to click on the links.  They all look like so much fun!  Bet you can't chose just one! 

I'm sure you will have fun making any of these recipes. I especially like the acorn donuts, the pumpkin donuts and candy corn donuts. They all look pretty simple.  Grab yourself an amazing Apple Cider in a mug and ENJOY!!! (I suggest you buy a gallon of Apple Cider from Allreds Orchards-They are on University Avenue in Provo-Can't miss the red barn just north-west of the BYU Stadium) 

CHECK OUT ALL OUR HALLOWEEN POSTS in our BLOG-So many wonderful and spooky thing-Recipes, Crafts, Indoor and Outdoor Decorations and more!   CLICK HERE to see ALL


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Monday, October 17, 2016

This Thanksgiving Matching Game Will Keep Your Kids Busy While You Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays!!!  A holiday that includes great food, activities/games and friends and family. What could be better than that?  We've got a great game for the kids. It's a game they can play without supervision. It's a game that all ages can play, especially the little ones since all they do is match the pictures. It's a fun thing for them to do while you are preparing your delicious Thanksgiving meal. 

This matching game has a front piece and a back piece. Just glue the two together and you've got a really nice game that you can play every year. And even if some of the circles are damaged, you've got the digital file on your computer so you can print it every year, if you need to.

The graphics on the game are so cute and the kids are going to love it! You just download the file and print out. Use a 2 ¼" round punch to cut them out. (You can get the punches at Hobby Lobby, JoAnns and Michaels....don't forget your 40% off coupon)

This really is a Thanksgiving game that is perfect for kids of all ages.

CLICK HERE to get the game for your kids!


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

496 FREE Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns-YEA!!!!

 Let's get ready to carve the pumpkins by gathering up some of your favorite patterns. They're all freebies so browse through and find the ones you like the best and download the pattern. You'll find 496 free patterns, if not more!

Next let's go to the Spook Master for some free downloads. Click HERE for 318 FREE Patterns to see more patterns

Then head on over to Halloween Pumpkins to check them out. They have 38 different patterns to choose from. Click Here to download your favorites.

Here's a Pumpkin Carving site that offers 75 different Pumpkin patterns. Blow are the different categories: Click Here to go to the web page where you will find the following  patterns:

Scary Pumpkin Stencils
Jack-O-Lantern Faces
Cute Pumpkin Stencils
Angry Birds Halloween Stencils
Transformers Pumpkin Stencils
Travel Pumpkin Stencils
Creative & Artistic Pumpkin Stencils
Angels & Demons 'Ambigrams'
Words, Text, Phrases Stencils for Halloween
Disney & Kids Cartoon Stencil

See 31 more carved pumpkins Here 

Head on over to the Disney Family Fun Site to see more fun pumpkin carving patterns (free)  You'll find Jack Skellington, Wreck It Ralph, Kermit the Frog, Olaf, Tow Mater and much much more! 
 CLICK HERE FOR 38 Disney Family Fun Pumpkin Patterns

CLICK HERE To go to another fun post
Featuring More FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns--over 200 to be exact! 

Click Here to see our  earlier post with some amazing carved pumpkins-They will give you all kinds of inspiration.

Have fun making your pumpkin into one of your favorite characters! 


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Check out over 200 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns / Templates

We've found over 210 FREE pumpkin carving patterns. (One site brags of hundreds of patterns) You're sure to find the perfect pattern within these pages. I see, in your future,  a bunch of FABULOUS Pumpkins sitting on our front porch this year!  Enjoy!

You'll find 40 free pumpkin carving patterns HERE
Click HERE to see  a tutorial on How to Carve a Pumpkin Using a Pattern!

You'll actually find HUNDREDS of FREE pumpkin carving patterns HERE
Click HERE for good instructions for carving success.

 Here are the categories for pumpkin carving patterns on this site:
Traditional, Classic Jacks, Cartoons, Movies, Super Heroes, Sports, Video Games, Words, Celebrities, Vehicles, Animals and Symbols.....basically anything your heart desires!

You'll find 20 free pumpkin carving patterns HERE

You'll find 50 free pumpkin carving patterns HERE
Angry Birds and Blues Clues patterns are included.


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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Amazing and Unique Halloween Cookies-Get the Recipes and Tutorials

I love Halloween cookies and there are some excellent bakers and cookie designers out there.  Sadly I am not one of them……which is why I love looking at their photos and sharing them with you. From a tutorial for making your own googly eyes to all kinds of unique and fun cookies.  Each link below the photos will take you to a recipe and tutorial.  Be sure to pin them to your Halloween Cookie Pinterest Board so you can refer to them this year and next year and the next year…..  Have fun browsing through all these delicious recipes!


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Friday, September 30, 2016

Vampire Pumpkins? A Fun Halloween Gift Card Holder for All your Family and Friends

What's the easiest gift to give? A GIFT CARD!  Everyone LOVES a gift card for it allows the recipient to get whatever they want.  For Halloween we have designed a new gift card holder that  makes the gift card itself even more fun to get! It will actually hold several gift cards, in case you are so inclined! 

Who could you give this gift card holder to? Fun for Teachers, employees, school secretaries, principals, You've been booed gifts, Neighbor gifts, for the kids and more. Just slip the gift card inside the pillow box surrounded by the crinkle paper or you could wrap it in black tissue paper. 

Love this pumpkin. He's both cute and scary!   Super simple to put together. We supply everything you need except for the glue and crinkle paper. You can buy black crinkle paper at The Dollar Store for just a $1.

"Happy Halloween" is applied using foam dots and the pumpkin in the middle of Halloween is also attached using a foam dot to give it a 3D effect. 

Here's the supplies. Just a little glue and foam dots and you're done!  

CLICK HERE to get some of these for family and friends



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Friday, September 23, 2016

3D Stitched Halloween Pumpkin Treat Box-Fill With Your Favorite Halloween Treats

Our Stitched 3D Pumpkin treat boxes make such great party favors, Teacher Appreciation gifts, You've been Booed treats and classroom treat boxes....and don't forget about your trick or treaters at the house or for Trunk Or Treat.  Super simple to put together. Kit comes with everything you see and need. Fill with loose candies such as M&M's or chocolate kisses or the Mini or Fun Sized Halloween candy.  We have cute Halloween Nugget Wraps and Hershey Kiss Tags that would be a great filler!

The arrangement of different shades of orange paper make this pumpkins face light up. 

When your favorite trick or treaters come to the door make sure to give them this "Special" Halloween Treat!  The pumpkin pieces come already stitched for you.

Need a special treat to take to the office (or for your husband to take to the office)  Show off your craftiness with the fun Treat box!

Now isn't that a happy display!  Use them as a centerpiece for your Halloween Party! 

Click HERE to pick up some of these Halloween treat boxes


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