Monday, October 31, 2011

A Few Tricks but Mostly Treats!

 Just some of the Halloween goodies that are around my house. I had such a good time creating them. Quite a few of the ideas this year were from Pinterest. (yes, I am addicted)
Most are going to my family but some I shared with friends & neighbors!
These little stacked treats are from Pinterest. Just a cute way of displaying the candy.

I think these bags were my simple & easy. Cut out of newspaper and glued at the edges I then scalloped the top edge with scissors & stamped the word "treat" and the birdies in black acrylic paint. One set was filled with caramel popcorn & the other set was filled with a mixture of the popcorn, candy corn, tootsie rolls & caramels.

One more from Pinterest....Pumpkin Muffins! These are the ones that you see made from a box of yellow cake mix & a can of pumpkin. That's it! I frosted them with cream cheese frosting. They were tasty but I do admit they were a little more like a cupcake than a muffin.

One item which didn't make it into photos (because it was eaten too quickly!) were the mini apple pies! Oh my they were good! These too were from Pinterest and could not have been easier to make. Refrigerated pie crust unrolled, spread melted butter over the top, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar & slice into 1 inch strips. Cut an apple into slices & roll up each slice in one of the 1 inch strips. Bake for about 15 min. at *350 They tasted like little apple pie bites! Yummy! They went quickly that's for sure!

This is a simple display of multi-sized jars filled with candy. Just a cute way to set out the candy!

Some handmade pumpkins- easy to make & very inexpensive too! styrofoam ball covered in fabric & tied at the top with some wire. Twist the extra wire around a pencil to make some curly ends. A stick from the backyard poked into the center & then hot glue some moss, a fall leaf & a little lace at the base of the stick (which is now your pumpkin stem)...that's it!! Oh & I did add a little stamped tag too. Quick and easy!

Happy Halloween!!! Hope you enjoyed the treats & the tricks that I used to create them!!


Maija said...

Thanks for all the great ideas!! I need to print them out for next year!

Diana Waite said...

these all look WONDERFUL!