Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Treat Bags Kids Will Love

Halloween Treat Bags from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

What a fun and easy way to dress up snacks for Halloween parties and festivals!
Halloween Treat Bags from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com
I started with these 3x4 craft bags with a ziploc closure from Hobby Lobby.  Unexpected bonus they were on clearance when I went to get them! But even regular price $4.49 for 250 is a great deal.
Halloween Treat Bags from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Next I made labels to fit the bags.  Fit as many as you can on a page. Here’s what my original looks like:
Halloween Treat Bags from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com
TIP: Solid black images work the best when making Xerox copies on colored paper.  Find a simple image that is black and white. Silhouettes or coloring book pages work well.
Halloween Treat Bags from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Next we gathered the goodies.  For this project, we collected candy corn, chocolate chips, Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and marshmallows.
Halloween Treat Bags from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Then we stapled the tags to the bags.  Up to this point, everything can be done ahead of time so less time is spent on party day assembling the treats.
Halloween Treat Bags from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com
Next stuff the bags with your treats!
Witches Warts = Chocolate Chips
Marshmallows = Ghost Poop
Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal = Monster Scabs
Jack O Lantern Teeth = Candy Corn
Halloween Treat Bags from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com
All together, they make a great display for Halloween parties, favors, festivals, etc.
Halloween Treat Bags from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Happy Halloween Treat Bags!
Halloween Treat Bags from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting! Have a Spooktacular Halloween!

Tags are currently for sale in my Etsy store! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pumpkin Burlap Door Decor

Last week I got to try a project I’ve been wanting to try to awhile – painting on burlap.

Pumpkin Burlap Door Hanger

It turned out better than I’d imagined, and I’d definitely paint on burlap again.

Have you painted on burlap before? I’d love to hear about it!

This piece and more available in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Teacher Appreciation Gift

Today I’m sharing a small Teacher Appreciation gift item we gave the staff at my kids’ elementary school.

We used travel-sized anti-bacterial gel from the dollar store, and I made the labels on my computer (inspired from The Diary of Daves Wife).

Halloween Teacher Apprecation Gift from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

We attached the tag right over the original label using clear packing tape.

Halloween Teacher Apprecation Gift from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com 

We used clear, green and purple tinted gels for Halloween.

Halloween Teacher Apprecation Gift from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

They fit easily in the staff’s mailboxes as a little surprise gift for fall.

Halloween Teacher Apprecation Gift from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

A quick, easy and very inexpensive gift idea for a large group!

Halloween Teacher Apprecation Gift from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com 

Here’s a close-up of the tag we used on each bottle:

Halloween Teacher Apprecation Gift from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

What do you think?  Do you have any Teacher Appreciation gift ideas?   I’d love to hear about them!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Jokes for Your Kid’s Lunch Box (FREE Printables)

Today I’m sharing some Halloween lunch box notes I created for my kids. 

My kids like to read notes in their lunch, and I thought these would be fun for October. 

Enjoy!

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com 

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Free Halloween Printables from mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting!