Showing posts from October, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hubby's work was having contests this Halloween for costumes (he is going as Corporate Darth Vader--Vader wearing a shirt and tie) and treats and decorated pumpkins.  He didn't have a clue what to bring for a spooky treat, so I pulled up my Halloween pin board and thought that the witches' fingers made out of dipped pretzel rods with almond fingernails would be easy and cute. To make your own you'll need: A bag of pretzel rods A package of almond bark Food coloring A microwave safe bowl The smallest bag of almond slices that your grocery store sells Wax Paper Spoon The inspiration used green colored candy melts.  The comments discussed peoples' problems dyeing white chocolate with liquid food coloring.  I opted for almond bark and made a test batch for the coloring just in case.  The almond bark is artificial enough that it doesn't seize up or get thick when using liquid dye.  I melted half the big block (six cubes at once) and used

Halloween Themed Felt Flower Wreath

I've been on a bit of a felt flower kick lately. They are super easy and inexpensive, so it's hard to say no to making more.  This wreath was originally inspired by a wreath I saw on Pinterest that took a dollar store wreath and spray painted it.  So that's where I started, with one dollar store wreath and some spray paint. After I successfully painted the wreath orange, I opted for making some orange and black felt flowers since the orange would be lost on the background of the wreath and the black would be so dark that you wouldn't be able to see the details.  Cut two circles of felt the same size and stack the strips up as you roll them up. (For more pictures of this process, see my first felt flower project )  The flower below started with two circles about 4 inches in diameter. Once the felt has been rolled up, glue it all together on the bottom with some hot glue or fabric glue. I liked the orange and black flowers so much that I dec