Home Economics: DIY mummy candle holders

imageHere’s another quick and easy DIY Halloween craft that you can use as a gift or to decorate your own home…. mummy candle holders! This project is so simple and requires only a few supplies. You will need rolls of gauze (I found mine in the band aide aisle at WalMart), some googly eyes (I bought a multi pack of different sizes at Michael’s), glue, and empty jars.

There is no right or wrong way to make these mummy’s. I thought it would be fun to put large eyes on the small jars and big eyes on the smaller jars. After I glued on the eyes. I used a dab of glue in the back to secure the gauze and started wrapping the jar until I was happy with the look. To finish off the wrapping, I tucked the gauze in the back and secured it with another dot of glue. Done!

I gave mine as gifts with a black tea light candle inside.

Homework: What is your favorite Halloween decoration?

Special Assembly: Halloween made easy with a DIY costume

imageHalloween is right around the corner and I really hate dressing up. I always try to figure out a clever costume that is mostly made up of my own clothes. This year, we have a Halloween dress up day and dance on Friday the 24th and then I have a couple of parties Halloween weekend. I saw an idea on Pinterest and ran with it! I decided to be a bank robber since I had almost all the components in my closet. I started with a black and white striped long sleeved t-shirt that I bought over Columbus weekend at Banana Republic. Everything was 40% off, so this leather trimmed top was only $25. I’m going to wear it with black leggings, a plain black beanie, and black gloves. I needed to buy two things to complete the costume. The black mask that I found at Party City for $3.99 was perfect. The next item was a little more challenging. I needed a money bag. I found a plain canvas bag at Walmart for .99 cents and then bought black puffy paint, also .99 cents. I sketched a large dollar sign on the tote and the painted it with the puffy paint. Done!

Homework: What are you going to be for Halloween?

Passing Notes: Dollar Tree heaven!

imageHave you been to a Dollar Tree lately? I had a few extra minutes before a meeting tonight, and I happened upon a Dollar Tree store. OMG, caps, I found so many awesome things. It was a good thing that I didn’t have a lot of time, because I could have done some serious damage. This is what I found in ten minutes…
2 sets of Halloween coasters that would be great as a hostess gift
25 Halloween treat bags
2 Halloween cupcake kits because I love cupcakes
16 gold medal winner necklaces for my office staff to wear on spirit day
12 dollar sign bling rings that I had to have, why, I don’t know!
4 multi packs of Extra gum that will be given as gifts with a “you are EXTRAordinary!” gift tag

I WILL be back with more money and more time!

Homework: 99 Cent Store or Dollar Tree?