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Halloween Ideas from Pinterest

October 27, 2012

DIY  Halloween decorations

Halloween is next week! eeek! We’ve got our elf uniform pressed and ready and a sleigh’s worth of candy to pass out. Now we just have to finish decorating. We love decorating for Halloween. I’ve found tons of DIY Halloween decorations and have been making Elf Bob help me. 🙂 Here are a few of the decorations we’re planning to make and a few more we just really wanted to share.

Scary pumpkin carving

How to: 

-Carve the top and take out all the seeds
-Cut out eyes
-When cutting mouth, make one side wider than the other (enough to fit fake leg in)
-Use old jeans, a sock and shoe to make fake leg.
-Stuff jeans with grocery bags, paper or fluff.
-Use fake blood to make it spooky

SoloCup Eyes

Decorate solo cups with eyes. Great for parties.

How to:

-Glue plastic eyes to orange solo cups

Oozing Stairs

Glowsticks on the front steps for Halloween night!

How to:

-Break glowsticks over your steps
-Let the glowsticks ooz down and drip

Pumpkin and Ghost wine bottles

Decorated wine glasses for Halloween. Easy for the porch and they won’t go bad.

How to:

-Get the labels off your wine bottle using olive oil
-Paint the bottles – use orange for pumpkin and frosted glass for the ghost
-Use vinyl to cut out faces
-Glue face pieces to glasses

Trunk or Treat ideas

Trunk or Treating is becoming more popular. Decorate your car for the occassion!

For more ideas, this Pinterest board has over 75 Halloween Ideas!


Halloween Treats

Who doesn’t love treats?! I know I do! yuummmmy!! Rudolph and I are always getting fussed at for eating too many sweets but they’re just so yummy! We make sure to brush and floss our teeth to make up for all the candy. Here are some delicious Halloween treats I just had to share.

Frankenstein rice krispies


-3 tablespoons butter or margarine
-1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
-6 cups Rice Krispies® or 6 cups Ready-To-Eat Cereal Cocoa Krispies™
-Canned frosting or decorating gel
-Assorted candies

Cute ghost strawberries

How to:

-Wash strawberries and pat dry
-Melt white chocolate
-Dip each strawberry in the chocolate mixture.
-Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts’ tails. Immediately
-Press chocolate chips into coating for eyes.
-Freeze for 5 minutes.
-Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and draw a mouth on each face. 

plastic spiders frozen in ice cube trays for Halloween


How to:

-Cut off ring part of plastic spider rings
-Put spiders in ice tray and freeze

Witch’s Broomsticks

How to:

-Pierce the bottom of your peanut butter cup with a toothpick, helping to create a hole for the pretzel to go into.
-Stick your pretzel into the hole, but not too far as you don’t want it to come out the other side.

Halloween Kitty Cookies



-2 cups sugar
-1 cup  Butter, softened
-3 Eggs
-1 tablespoon vanilla
-3 cups all-purpose flour
-3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
 -Candy corn
 -Red cinnamon candies

For more Halloween Treat ideas, check out this Pinterest Board with lots of ideas.

From all of Santa’s elves to you, we hope you have a wonderful and happy Halloween.

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