Halloween Printable Memory Game

I’m having more fun with the Halloween printables from Jen Goode! Today I’m playing with her Cupcake toppers, and I converted them into a fun memory game!

Halloween Printable Memory Game

These are super easy to make! Just print these jpegs onto the front and back of a piece of cardstock:

boo memory game printable page

boo memory game printable insides

and then cut out!

cut out pieces

Shuffle and place Boo-side-up to play a fun Halloween Memory Game with your kiddos!

make your halloween printable memory game

There are so many fun things you can create with Jen Goode’s Free Halloween Printables.

 

You can see that Valerie from Occasionally Crafty used the same cupcake topper as a witch hat embellishment!

Paper Witch Hat 3

 

Marie from Blooming Homestead used the Simple Popcorn Boxes.

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Jennifer from Hydrangea Hippo made the cute Halloween banner.

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And Laura from Pet Scribbles used the mini Halloween Banner to create a whole Halloween Display with crows!

Halloween Crow Art

 

I’m sharing more Halloween printable fun tomorrow… be sure to stop back by!

 

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Halloween Box Decor

I love all of the Potion Bottles that people put out as decor. If you’re making some cute potion bottle mantle decor this year, consider adding this fun Halloween box. It give you some different texture, shape, and height to your bottles. And, with the awesome Printable Labels that Jen Goode created, making your potion bottles (and boxes) will be super easy!

All this week I’ll be sharing fun and fast crafts you can make using the free Halloween Printable sets created by my friend Jen Goode, and I’ll be featuring projects from my other crafty friends using the same printables!

Halloween Box Decor

To make this little potion box you’ll need:
Wooden Box (from the wood section at the craft store)
Minwax Wood Stain (in Onyx)
Rag
Potion Label Printable
Distress ink (I used Antique Linnen)
Mod Podge Matte
Paint brush

I stained my box with the Minwax Onyx stain when I made my Simple Stained Halloween Candlesticks. It only takes a couple minutes, and then you can let them dry.

Minwax on box

I printed out the potion bottle labels, then tore out the one I wanted to use. I like the torn edge vs. a clean, cut edge.

tear off label

Place right-side-down on the distress ink. Press down to soak in ink. Blow on it to dry.

use distress ink

Put a coat of Mod Podge on the box, then place the label down, then cover with another coat of Mod Podge.

Mod Podge onto box

Allow to dry, and your potion ingredient box is done! Make more of different sizes, and make your mantel decor or centerpiece… or pair with skull..

make your own halloween box for potion supplies

Check out these cute potion bottles you can pair it with:

Halloween-potion-labels-spotlight

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Target Gift Card Giveaway!

I haven’t done a giveaway here in a while, and so I teamed up with some of my local blogging friends for a fun gift card giveaway! We have a great group here in Vegas, and I’ve had the chance to hang out with most of these people in person – at local events, and even some of their homes! In fact, you might notice some of them from my Instagram feed.

While we have a great time here in Vegas, we decided that you shouldn’t have to come here to be a winner… so we’re offering one reader $260 to Target! Just follow these great bloggers on Facebook to enter!

Target Gift Card Giveaway

In case you want to check out their sites, these are the awesome bloggers who are joining me for the giveaway:
Crazy About my Baybah
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Organize and Decorate Everything
Growing Up Gabel
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Wendy’s Hat
Lovin Our Chaos
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The Joys of Boys
Comicon Family
Homespun Sprout

I hope you’ll check out their awesome sites, and enter to win this fantastic giveaway.

You don’t have to be local to enter. You do need to live in the US. Winner will be contacted via e-mail, and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. This giveaway is not sponsored by Target in any way.

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Craft Lightning Day 5 Roundup!

It is Day 5 of Craft Lightning, and all week long we’ve been sharing fast and easy Halloween crafts that can be made in 15 minutes or less! If you missed them, check out Day 1 Fast Halloween Crafts, Day 2 Fast Halloween Crafts, Day 3 Fast Halloween CraftsDay 4 Fast Halloween Crafts. Now let’s get on to today’s crafts!

To get a full tutorial on each project, click the link below the photo.

Pumpkin soap dispenser

 Pumpkin Soap Dispenser

 

Halloween Jars

 Spooky Jars

 

treat tag with pocket

Halloween Gift Tag with pocket

 

Homemade spider cookies

Spider Cookies

 

Pumpkin Centerpiece

Pumpkin Centerpiece

 

Ghosts under Glass

Ghosts under Glass

 

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Harry Potter inspired Mandrake Plant

 

dia de los muertos bow tie

Dia de Los Muertos Bow Tie

 

My crafty partner for this series, Angie from The Country Chic cottage made this awesome Elsa crown

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And I whipped up some fun Spider Snacks great for school or a Halloween party.

Halloween Spider Snack

 

 

 

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Simple Spider Snacks

I’ve been sharing fun and fast crafts all week long, and today, I thought I’d share a craft that is also a snack! These cute little spider snacks are fun and easy to make, and yummy to eat as well!

Halloween Spider Snack

To make these spider candies, you’ll need:
Mini Peppermint patties
Pretzel Sticks
Tic Tacs
Sharp Knife

supplies for mini spider snacks

Start by cutting the pretzels and the tic tacs in half. Then carefully insert the pretzels into the sides of the peppermint patties.

insert half pretzels into peppermint patties

Add the tic tac halves as eyes.

insert eyes

Your spider candies are done… and ready to be a sweet treat!

simple halloween spider snack

These spider snacks are the last in a series of quick and easy Halloween crafts I’ve been sharing this week for Craft Lightning. I’ll be sharing another round-up tonight… be sure to check out all the Craft Lightning posts!

 

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No-Sew Magician Costume

This no-sew magician costume was incredibly easy to make.  Even the top hat. And the bow tie. And the wand. All made without any sewing! If you’re looking for a fast and easy magician costume, then this is the perfect craft for you! This costume is made in 3 different parts – the hat, the shirt, and the wand. Each part will take you 30 minutes or less to make!
And even better, I teamed up with over 80 bloggers to share a TON of different costume ideas! It was orchestrated by Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes . To help you get ready for Halloween, we’re sharing tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea! Be sure to scroll down to the end of the post to see the full round-up!

No Sew Magician cosume

Supplies:

Black Felt
Hot Glue
2 sizes of plates
White Shirt
Sharpie Marker
Dowel
Glitter tape
Jacket, black pants, black shoes.

 

We’ll start with the hat. Trace a plate onto the felt. Cut 2. Trace the smaller plate on the inside.

trace plate and cut

 

Cut a 6″ tall piece of felt, as long as the circumference of your smaller circle, plus 1 inch. Fringe the bottom, about 3?4″ apart, and about 1″ deep cuts.

cut fringe

Glue the fringe to the inside of one layer of the donut-shaped felt piece.

glue fringe on inside of hat

Glue the other donut piece on top to cover the fringe bits.

Repeat with the top of the hat, using the circles cut out from the inside of the donut shaped piece.

glue on top of hat

Cover with the second circle, and the hat is done!

no sew felt top hat in just 30 minutes

 

For the shirt, draw a line just off-center, and draw on buttons.

supplies for shirt

Cut a strip of felt, and cut notches to make a bow.

fold and cut notches

 

Wrap a smaller strip of felt around the middle, then glue the bow into place at the collar of the shirt.

hot glue bow tie

glue on bow tie

The wand is easy! Cut a dowel to about 6″, then color with the Sharpie.

color dowel with marker

Wrap some glitter tape on one end. The wand… and your costume… is done!

glitter tape on end of wand

No Sew Magician Costume Tutorial on 30 Minute Crafts

Check out all these other great costume ideas!

 

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

 

And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!

 

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume

2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume

3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume

4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie

5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids

6. A Bee and Her Keeper

7. No Sew Magician Costume

8. Flint Lockwood Costume

9. Pinocchio

10. Marty McFly

11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume

12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume

13. Homemade Toothless Costume

14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)

15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume

16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes

17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth

18. Family Monsters University Costumes

19. Scooby Doo family costumes

20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume

 

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume

22. Easy Tin Man Costume

23. No Sew Bee Costume

24. Planet Halloween Costumes

25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

26. DIY Instagram Board

27. Elsa crown

28. Dog Collar Ruffles

29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume

30. DIY Lego Movie Costume

31. Weeping Angel Costume

32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper

33. Easy Pirate Costume

34. Easy Costume Idea – Renaissance Girl

35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume

36. DIY Cat Costume

37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes

38. Easy Frozen Costumes (Carrisa!!)

39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume

40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume

42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume

43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume

44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes

45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask

46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume

47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume

48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes

50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition

51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume

52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume

53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume

54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume

55. DIY Baymax Costume

56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume

58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes

59. Instagram Halloween Costume

60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume


88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at ReallyAwesomeCostumes.com

61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie

62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume

63. Viking Family Costumes

64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child

65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket

66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head

67. DIY Harry Potter Costume

68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes

69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

70. DIY Skunk Mask

71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY

72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial

73. Candy Corn Costume

74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume

75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume

76. DIY Robot Costume

77. Wonder Woman Costume

78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume

79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume

80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume

81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel

82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes

83. Snow White Costume

84. Peacock Princess Costume

85. Scarecrow Costume

86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Costume

87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume

88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid

89. DIY Baby Koala costume

What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!

Follow Jamie Dorobek {C.R.A.F.T.}’s board “Handmade Halloween Costumes” on Pinterest.

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Craft Lightning Day 4 Roundup!

Here are the awesome fun, fast, and simple Halloween crafts from today’s Craft Lightning!

handprint spiders

Handprint Spiders

DIY-Vanilla-Pumpkin-Spice-Sugar-Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

halloween tassel garland

Tassel Garland

green-witch-head

Witch Head

painted rocks

Painted Rocks

     paint drip pumpkins

Drip Painted Pumpkins

  sequin spider web

Sequin Spider Web 15 minute boo blocks 15 Minute Boo Blocks

My crafty partner for this series, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage made this fun Halloween Trick or Treat game.

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And I shared yet another super simple spider craft.

Simple Spiders made from paper fasteners

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Brad Spiders

Sometimes, I come up with craft ideas that are so obnoxiously simple, I’m afraid to share them. Because, really… these brad spiders are super simple to make, I don’t really need to explain it, right? But then I think that it is great to have some super fast crafts on hand. Especially versitile ones, like these spiders. Using simple paper-fasteners, you can make a bunch of these spiders to use as table scatter. You can attach these spiders to earring posts or a ring blank to make jewelry… once you’ve whipped up a couple, the possibilities are endless!

And, I’m sharing these simple spiders as part of Craft Lightning week, where Angie from the Country Chic Cottage and I are sharing fun and fast crafts all week long. And I can’t think of many crafts faster than this!

Simple Spiders made from paper fasteners

Supplies:
Brads (paper fasteners) – sparkly ones from the crafts section, if you can find them
Hot Glue
White Paint
Paintbrush

Start by opening your paper fastener.

open brads

Glue them together using hot glue, slightly askew so that you can see all 4 legs. Yes, I know that spiders have 8 legs… but these simple spiders are super cute with only half of their appendages, so I’m going to run with it…

Oh, and since hot glue is HOT, and the paper fasteners are metal – be careful not to burn yourself! The metal gets hot fast when it comes into contact with the glue.

Use a couple small dabs of paint to add eyes.

paint on eyes

Your spiders are done! Super simple, right?

finished spiders

If you wanted to get fancy, you could glue a piece of fishing line or monofillament between the layers as you glue them together, and then you have a mini spider you could hang… maybe from the handle of a co-worker’s coffee cup?

Be sure to come back tonight for more fun and fast Halloween crafting ideas!

 

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Craft Lightning Day 3 Roundup!

We’re over halfway through Craft Lightning week… and this week we’re sharing fast and fun Halloween crafts! I love all the quick crafts ideas for Halloween! In case you missed it, check out the Day 1 Halloween Crafts and Day 2 Halloween Crafts. And here are today’s fun and fast Halloween projects:

 

This badger mask from 365 days of crafts  is super cute to make!

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What says “Halloween” more than potion bottles as decor? I love these sleek looking potion bottles from Carla Schaurer.

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I still have plans to make some glow-in-the-dark projects for Halloween. Because Halloween is the perfect time to whip out glow in the dark paints! Check out this cute glow-in-the-dark pot from 4 you with Love

Glow in the Dark Monster Flower Pot

 

Bats! Over at My Craftily Ever After you’ll learn how to make this great bat centerpiece.

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Make sure to add some spooky door decor this year with this spooky Halloween wreath by Frenchie Wraps.

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I love Subway art, and hope it never goes out of style! This Subway Art Halloween plaque by Bombshell Bling is Adorable! And check out her added bling!

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Make Life Lovely had me at Painted Rocks. How cute are these painted rock pumpkins… and such a simple Kids’ craft for Halloween! Painted-Rock-Pumpkins-854x1024

Y’all know I love simple and fast jewelry… how great are these beaded pumpkin earrings by Laura’s Crafty Life? Beaded-Pumpkin-Earrings-by-Lauras-Crafty-Life

 

Snacks are a must on Halloween… especially these bat-shaped snacks by Just Between Friends.

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Monsters! Cute, Fuzzy monsters! I love these furry creatures One Artsy Momma whipped up!

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Pumpkin Embrodery Hoops – I love these simple Halloween decor pieces by Let’s Eat Grandpa – so simple, so fun! Pumpkin-Hoops-426x640

Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, my crafty partner for this series, whipped up these glam metallic pumpkins – with a little paint, she turned basic faux pumpkins into statement pieces!

metallic-painted-pumpkins

And I had some fun with spiders, making these adorable spiders from beads and wire. Check out how to make your own simple spider craft.

Quick mini spider

be sure to come back tomorrow for more fast crafting goodness!

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Bead Spiders

I’m sharing another fun and fast spider craft today! These little bead spiders are super simple to make, and you can add them to all kinds of Halloween decor – table settings, wreaths, jewelry… whatever you like!

This quick and easy spider craft is part of Craft Lightning week – Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, along with our friends from around the web, are again sharing fast and easy crafts that you can make in 15 minutes or less! Come back tonight for a round-up of today’s fast crafts… and if you can’t wait, check out the Day 1 and Day 2 Roundups.

Quick mini spider

To make this little spider you need:
Bead with large hole
Beading Wire
Wire Cutters
Round-nosed pliers
White paint & paintbrush

supplies for bead spider

Cut the wire into 3″ lengths. You’ll need four.

cut wires

Insert the wires into the hole in the bead, and bend in place. Use the round-nosed pliers to curve the ends of the wires to make feet.

curl wire ends Use the paint and paintbrush to add eyes.

eyes on bead spider

Your bead spider is complete – make as many bead spiders as you like for your Halloween decor! And come back later today for more fun and fast Halloween crafts!

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