Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Halloween Trees Ideas

 Halloween Christmas trees are a thing now; people are decorating Halloween trees this year!  They are inexpensive and very easy to make. 

You can just use your Christmas tree and decorate it in orange and black rather than red and green. And instead of beads and ornaments, you can decorate them with all kinds of ghosts, trolls, goblins, and ghouls.

Here are some ideas we've collected from the internet to inspire you:

















Candy corn rice krispies


This dessert recipe is genius! It's super simple to make, delicious and perfect for all your Halloween and Thanksgiving get-togethers. Even if you're not a fan of candy corn, you won't be able to get enough of these Candy Corn Rice Krispie treats. They're ooey gooey, crunchy, and perfectly chocolate-y. You've really got to try them!


Ingredients:

  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • orange gel food coloring
  • dark chocolate
  • white chocolate

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the mini marshmallows to the pot and stir until melted.
  3. Add some orange gel coloring to your melted marshmallows and remove from heat.
  4. Add your cereal to your marshmallow mixture and stir until everything is well coated.
  5. Press the mixture into a buttered baking dish (11x13) and let cool.
  6. Once cooled, cut into triangles (like the shape of candy corn).
  7. Melt your dark and white chocolate in separate bowls.
  8. Dip the base of your triangle treat into the dark chocolate, and dip the top into the white. Place the treat on a sheet of wax paper and let cool.
  9. Treats can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy!
 

Jack Skellington Oreo Pops


The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite movies, so when I saw these adorable Jack Skellington Oreo Pops I knew I had to make them! These spooky Halloween pops are so much easier to make than regular cake pops, plus they're adorable! All you need are Oreos, white candy melts, lollipop sticks, a black edible marker, and black ribbon. No baking required! Once you've whipped them up they will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy!


Ingredients:

  • 12 Oreos
  • White chocolate candy coating/White chocolate candy melts
  • Black Edible Marker
  • Black Icing Gel
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Black Ribbon

Directions:

  1. Melt the candy melts according to package directions. Pour into a small bowl or glass.
  2. Add a dab of chocolate to the end of the lollipop stick and stick a lollipop stick into the cream filling of each Oreo.
  3. Lay Oreo pops onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Stick into the freezer for 1 minute. (This step is optional but helps keep the Oreos on the stick) Remove Oreo pops from freezer.
  4. Dip the Oreos into the white chocolate one at a time. Covering each one and tapping off the excess chocolate. Place back onto the foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. Place into the fridge for 5 minutes or until chocolate is hard. Remove Oreo pops from fridge. Using an edible marker and/or black icing gel, draw Jack Skellington's face onto each pop.
  6. Tie on Jack's bow to finish the pops.

Terra cotta pumpkin dishes


This easy craft is just so cute! These Terra Cotta Pumpkin Dishes are the most adorable decorations for fall and Halloween. The fun thing about this project is that you can use various sized pots and saucers to create a collection of different sized pumpkins to put throughout your house! Don’t forget to share this with someone who loves Halloween!


Materials:

Directions:

  1. Paint your pots and saucers orange and let dry.
  2. Paint the wooden knobs brown and let dry.
  3. Glue your wooden knobs to the bottom of your pot. This will be the stem of the pumpkin. Let dry.
  4. Tie a piece of twine around the wooden knob.
  5. Fill your pots with Halloween candy and enjoy!

Copper Striped Pumpkins


If you want to decorate for fall, you are probably going to need some pumpkins. Instead of having some of the same-old orange gourds hanging around, why not opt for these pretty white pumpkins and decorate them with copper stripes?

The copper accents will really add that special touch without taking much time at all. Check out this super easy DIY project below!



Materials Needed:

  • White mini pumpkins
  • Copper metallic tape
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. There really aren't a lot of steps involved with this one!
  2. All you have to do is decide where you would like tape to sit and cut it to size. It is easier to do this before you start sticking them to the pumpkin so make sure you pre-cut all your pieces before you begin.
  3. Peel the backing off the tape, carefully stick it to the pumpkin, smoothing the tape as you go. Repeat until you have your desired look!
  4. Make a few of them and create a centerpiece to have the prettiest table around this fall!

Pumpkin luminaries


Sometimes carving a pumpkin can be really frustrating - especially if you're like me and have no artistic talent! These Pumpkin Luminaries are a total life saver when it comes to decorating for Halloween. Not only do you not need to have any drawing skills, but they're super easy to make too. All you need are some cookie cutters, a hammer and a pumpkin...and you're good to go!

Materials:

  • Pumpkin
  • Medium-large metal cookie cutters in shape(s) of your choice
  • Hammer
  • Battery-powered tea light(s)


Directions:

  1. Working carefully, cut out the stem of the pumpkin and then scoop out all of the seeds and pulp from the inside.
  2. Gather your metal cookie cutter(s). Carefully place where you want the first cut-out to be, and hold the cookie cutter up to the pumpkin.
  3. Using the hammer, carefully hammer the cookie cutter evenly into the pumpkin until it pierces through the flesh. Be careful not to hammer too hard, especially in case you miss, so you don't smash through the pumpkin or hit your fingers.
  4. Continue doing this with whatever cookie cutter(s) you like, until you have cut-outs on all sides of the pumpkin.
  5. When ready, turn on tea lights and then place them inside the pumpkin for a spooky glow!

Pumpkin patch dirt cups


Your kids are going to love this dessert! I mean, it's dirt...that you can EAT! What kid wouldn't want to eat that?

The best part about this recipe is that, even though it looks like something you scooped out of the garden, it's absolutely delicious! Serve it at your Halloween parties for a fun and easy treat that the whole family will love.


Ingredients:

  • 1 box of instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 packages of Oreos
  • 1 package of pumpkin candies
  • 1 package of green sour straws candy
  • 3 cups of milk

Directions:

  1. Make your pudding mix according to the package directions.
  2. Place your Oreos in a food processor and pulse until smooth (they should be the consistency of sand).
  3. Take your clear cups or dishes and start by putting a layer of chocolate pudding in the bottom.
  4. Next add a layer of Oreo crumbs, another layer of pudding and top with more crumbs.
  5. Place a sour green straw candy on top (for the pumpkin vine) and place 3-4 pumpkin candies alongside it. Your desserts are now ready to eat! Enjoy!

Melted Crayon Pumpkin



Leaves aren't the only things that can change colors this time of year! After all, who doesn't love bright and colorful DIY crafts, especially in the fall? This melted crayon pumpkin is the perfect combination of a classic autumn icon with a beautiful splash of rainbow colors.

It's dead simple to make, and you probably have most of the supplies you need on hand. Just remove the paper from a handful of brightly colored crayons and hot-glue them around the top of a nice white pumpkin. Hit them with a blast of hot air from your blow dryer and watch the colors run! It's a great craft to do with the kids, or just to add a splash of color to your fall-themed decor!


What you'll need:

  • White pumpkin
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Blow dryer

Directions:

  1. Set up pumpkin in a well ventilated area with cardboard or a garbage bag underneath to catch spills and splashes from the crayon.
  2. Remove all the labels from your crayons and break them into smaller sizes - about 3/4 of the original crayon.
  3. Place the crayons in a ring around the top of the pumpkin and glue them in place.
  4. Holding the hair dryer about 3 to 4 inches from the pumpkin, point the hair dryer at the crayons and apply heat on high.
  5. Let the pumpkins cool for about 5 minutes before handling.

Glow in the dark slime


Kids love slime, and this glow-in-the-dark version is going to be their new favorite kind! Make it for birthday or Halloween parties, or just for fun! This stuff will keep it in an airtight container for about 2 months. Have fun!


Materials:

  • 1 bottle of clear Elmer's glue
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2-3 tbsp glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Neon green food coloring
  • 2 tsp Borax
  • 1/3 cup warm water

Directions:

  1. In a bowl mix together 1 cup of warm water with the glue.
  2. Add the paint and the green food coloring and mix.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together 1/3 cup warm water and 2 tsp Borax.
  4. Once the Borax is dissolved add 2 tbsp of this mixture into the glue mixture. Make sure to stir constantly while adding the Borax solution to the glue.
  5. Once the mixture starts sticking together your slime is ready for you to enjoy! Make sure to store in an airtight container.

Spider Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Pull Apart Bread


If you want to bring something a little more unique than your average cake to your Halloween party why not try out this recipe for a Spider Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cinnamon Pull-Apart? Its got something in it for everyone!


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cans cinnamon rolls
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Orange gel food color
  • Black licorice laces
  • Large gumdrops

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Use 2 tbsp of your butter to grease a 12-cup fluted tube cake pan by brushing it along the the edges and bottom.
  2. Cut apart your cinnamon rolls. Each individual roll should be cut into four. Use the equivalent of one tube to line the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle your chocolate chips and marshmallows onto the cinnamon rolls. Add your second roll of cinnamon buns on top of this and the pour the remaining melted butter on top.
  4. Bake for 24 to 26 minutes or until golden brown. While it cooks, take the two icing containers that came in the tube of cinnamon rolls and put them in a bowl. Add a few drops or orange food color and mix it through.
  5. Once your cake is done cooking, let it cool for 2 minutes before flipping it upside down onto a pan or tray. Drizzle the orange icing over the pull-apart bread. Then, use a toothpick or skewer to puncture eight holes into the sides of the gumdrop, adding in a licorice lace as you go.
  6. Place your gumdrop spiders on top of the cake and enjoy!
 

Pumpkin mason jars


How cute are these Mason Jar Pumpkins? You can make them to decorate your home for fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving, or give them as gifts to friends and family! Don't forget to share with someone who loves mason jar crafts!


Materials:

  • Mason jars
  • White spray paint primer
  • Brown spray paint
  • Orange and brown acrylic paint
  • Colored paper
  • Wooden knobs or pegs
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue

Directions:

  1. Spray your mason jar with the white primer and let dry.
  2. Once dry, paint the jar using your orange acrylic paint. Let dry.
  3. Paint the lid and wooden knobs using the brown spray paint.
  4. While your paint it drying cut out some leaf shapes from your colored paper.
  5. Add the lid to your jar and put a dollop of glue in the middle of the lid. Attach the leaves and the wooden peg to the lid with the hot glue.
  6. Fill your jars with candy and place around your house for a cute fall decoration!
 

Mummy Pumpkin Cookies


These easy treats are tasty and bootifully decorated with a couple of candied google-eyes.

They're better than Pop-Tarts and a lot more fun to make.

Just follow these simple directions and you'll be unwrapping your own tasty mummy treats in no time!


Ingredients:

Crust
  • 1 package Refrigerated Pie Crust (2 crusts)
Filling and Topping:
  • 3/4 cup reduced pumpkin puree (place 1 cup pumpkin puree on several layers of paper towel, wrap and press to soak excess moisture until you get 3/4 cup pumpkin puree)
  • 2 oz cream cheese -slightly softened
  • 2 tablespoon packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white-lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

To make the pumpkin pie filling:
  1. In a bowl stir together cream cheese, granulated sugar and brown sugar to blend.
  2. Add reduced pumpkin puree to cream cheese mixture along with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.
  3. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla extract. Cover bowl and chill until ready to assemble the cookies.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 F and line large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
To assemble the mummies:
  1. Cut dough into 4x3 rectangles and 1/2 inch strips. 1 1/2-2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie mixture in the center of each rectangle.
  2. Coat the edges with a mixture of lightly beaten egg white and 1 Tbsp water.
  3. Top with strips to create mummy look, then seal edges with your fingertips, and trim the excess of the stripes.
  4. Brush the stripes with egg whites and sprinkle with mixture of 2 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon.
  5. Bake until golden brown about 20 minutes. Stick candy eyes onto cooled mummies. Enjoy!

Candy corn shots



Get excited for fall with these adorable yellow, orange and white Jell-O desserts! A lot of people give candy corn a bad rap, but I think it's delish. Serve this up at your Halloween parties or fall get-togethers and watch as it gets gobbled up in a flash! Enjoy!


Ingredients:

  • 1 package of lemon Jello
  • 1 package of orange Jello
  • 8 oz Cool Whip (thawed)
  • 1 1/3 cups boiling water
  • Candy Corn

Directions:

  1. Mix your lemon Jello with 2/3 cup boiling water. Stir and let cool.
  2. Fill each of your shots glasses or little mason jars about 1/3 of the way with the yellow Jello and place in the fridge.
  3. Next, mix your orange Jello with 2/3 cup of boiling water. Stir and let cool.
  4. Pour the orange Jello on top of the yellow and place back in the fridge to set.
  5. When ready to serve, top each shot with Cool Whip or whipped cream and a piece of Candy Corn. Enjoy!

Spooky spiderweb taco dip


This recipe is perfect for your Halloween parties! Not only is it delicious, but it's super cute with the spiderweb detail on top. It's basically a layered dip with a dash of creepiness for Halloween. What's great about this recipe is that it's really easy to customize it. If you don't like any of the ingredients, feel free to leave them out - it will still be just as deliciously spooky!


Ingredients:

  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 1/4 cup taco sauce
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • guacamole (homemade or store-bought will work)
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • tortilla chips
  • plastic squirt bottle (optional, but will make doing the spiderweb design much easier!)
  • plastic spider

Directions:

  1. In a bowl mix together the refried beans, taco seasoning, and taco sauce. Place in the microwave until the mixture is fully warmed.
  2. In a large casserole or pie dish begin to layer your ingredients.
  3. Start with the bean mixture, top with a layer of guacamole, and then use your squeeze bottle full of sour cream to draw a web.
  4. Place the sliced black olives, cheddar, tomato, and green onion around the edge of the dip.
  5. Place your plastic spider in the middle of the dip on the web and you're done! Dig in with your tortilla chips!

Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake


Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4 cups Oreo Baking Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 pkg. (250g each) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can (29 oz/822g) pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 oz. Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 2 tsp. oil


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix baking crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and corn starch; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until center is almost set; cool slightly.
  4. Spread with sour cream. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan.
  5. Place chocolate and oil in small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM 1 minute; stir until chocolate is completely melted. Drizzle over cheesecake in spiral pattern.
  6. Starting at centre of cheesecake, pull a toothpick through the lines to outside edge of cheesecake to resemble a spider's web. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Monster Halloween Wreath



This year when you tell your kids that all their candy is gone, you can blame the it on this hilariously muppet-y monster wreath. It takes a bit of time to make, but the results are worth it! All you need to know is how to use a glue gun and spray paint, and you're well on your way. Why not go beyond your standard jack-o-lantern decorations this year? The monster wreath is a super fun way to use up all those pesky pine cones littering your lawn and add a festive Halloween craft to your front door. Trick or treaters beware!


Materials:

    • 12" foam wreath form
    • Pine cones in a variety of sizes
    • 2 ping pong balls
    • Black marker
    • Can of green spray paint
    • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
    • Ribbon of your choice to make bow tie
    • White foam board
    • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First spray paint your wreath form and let dry.
  2. Next glue your pine cones to your wreath form.
  3. Attach the large pine cones first and then fill in with the small and medium pine cones.
  4. Tip: Put the largest pine cones around the outer edge. Completely cover the entire wreath with green spray paint.
  5. While the pine cones are drying, use a black marker and draw eyeballs on the 2 foam or ping pong balls.
  6. Using scissors, cut out 3 teeth from the white foam board.
  7. Place the teeth and eyeballs on the wreath and then hot glue them in place.
  8. Add a bow made of ribbon to your wreath to give your monster an air of sophistication! Hang your wreath on your front door and enjoy!

Bat bites


Halloween is coming up fast and it's time to find some treats to serve at all your spooky parties! These Bat Bites are just too cute and super easy to put together. Yes, bats are usually creepy, scary creatures - but these little guys are adorable AND delicious. You won't be afraid to gobble these little guys up!


Ingredients:

  • Package of Oreo Thins
  • Mini Reese's Cups
  • Pre-made cream cheese frosting
  • Candy eyes

Directions:

  1. Separate your Oreo cookies from their icing and break each cookie into two pieces. These will be your bat wings.
  2. Take one of your 'bat wings' and add a dollop of cream cheese frosting to one of the corners.
  3. Place your 'bat wing' with icing on your unwrapped Mini Reese's Cup. Repeat with another piece of cookie. Your bat should now have a body and two wings!
  4. Pipe some frosting on the backs of your candy eyes and secure them on top of the center of each Reese's Cup. Your bats are now ready to eat...enjoy!

Ghost Meringues

Are you looking for a spooktacular dessert for your upcoming Halloween party? Well look no further! These Ghost Meringues are easy to make, plus they look adorable!


All you need to whip these up are eggs, cream of tartar, sugar and black decorating icing gel. Doesn't get much easier than that! They're best eaten the day-of, but you can store them for up to 2 days in an airtight container.


Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Black decorating icing gel

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites for a few minutes on high speed until they become frothy (you will see lots of little bubbles).
  3. Next, add your sugar in small amounts.
  4. Finally, mix in the cream of tartar.
  5. Continue to whip the mixture until it gets stiff (it should hold a shape when stopped).
  6. Prepare your baking sheet with a layer of foil covered with non-stick spray.
  7. Place the meringue mixture into an icing bag.
  8. Using your icing bag and a large round icing tip, continually press the meringue mixture directly down onto the foil. Press down and lift up to create layered stacks for each ghost (release the pressure just a tiny bit, pulling up on your frosting bag at the same time in between each layer).
  9. Bake them for about 45 minutes or until the tops become a little brown.
  10. Once they are completely cooled, they will harden and be ready to decorate with black gel frosting!
  11. Add eyes and mouths to your ghost with the black gel icing.
  12. Store in an air tight container for up to 2 days.