With Halloween just around the corner,
I'd like to invite you over, Dear Friends,
for some spooky treats and
some fun ideas to decorate for the holiday.
The first idea was found in a flyer
sent to me by my local market.....
These are a healthier alternative to
sweet treats and would be perfect for
a children's party.
To make the BooNana Bites
you will need....
(both mini and regular sizes)
Waxed or parchment paper
Straws or popsicle sticks
Peel each banana and slice in half.
Push a popsicle stick or straw
into the cut end,
and coat the banana in vanilla yogurt.
Press two mini-chips into the narrow
end for eyes, and one regular sized chip
for a mouth.
Freeze on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
To make the Vampire Teeth
you will need......
Creamy peanut butter
(or nut butter of choice)
Slice apples into wedges.
Working in pairs, spread peanut butter
on one side of each wedge.
Arrange a row of marshmallows
along bottom wedge like teeth.
Add two almond sliver 'fangs'.
Top with the other apple wedge,
peanut butter side down.
For an extra spooky touch,
coat the tip of the 'fangs' with
red jelly :)
Aren't they fun?
My spooky tree with hanging bats.
I've had this since my children were young.
The gourds are actually candles.
My second spooky idea is simple!
A Vintage 'painting' of an autumn scene
decorated with 3-D stickers!
I found these at my local craft store.
The 'painting' was a thrift store find.
My stuffed and painted canvas crow
perches on top.
I found this handsome fellow last year at
an after-holiday sale.
I've had the black-cat wind-chime
for years. She is made of stained glass
with mirrored facets and a glass fish weight
on the end.
She even wears a bell on her collar :)
My vintage step-ladder serves
This 'prim' scarecrow was a recent gift
from my sweet sis-in-law <3
The third idea for Halloween decorating
is to frame vintage postcards.
I am always on the lookout for these
as they make the most charming displays.
Something to make me smile
when I walk through the door.
My vintage seed sack pillow :)
It's so soft.....
The fourth spooky idea is a 'Boo Box'.
I simply painted a small wooden tray
black with white letters.
A craft-fair cat.
A cute shelf-sitter.
A captured pumpkin.
My Mom's owl from the 60's :)
The fifth and last spooky idea I have for you
How cute is this?
I found this years ago in a favorite shop.
It would be a cute idea for a chalk-board, too!
I hope you enjoyed my spooky ideas
for Halloween, my friends!
In the dark!
I want to thank you, my friends, for your warm
and wonderful visits.
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