DIY Painted Woodland Animal Pumpkins from Alisa Burke. Alisa Burke’s pumpkins are all over the internet every year because she always comes up with new, different and wonderful decorated pumpkin ideas. Go to the link for lots more photos and a link at the bottom to Alisa Burke’s tips and trick to painting /decorating pumpkins. For my favorite DIY pumpkins go here.
DIY Lovely Rain Cloud Costume by Malin entering the Costume Contest at Costume Works. Malin’s daughter, wearing the rain cloud costume, came up with the idea and helped make it. From Malin:
We started out with a modified eighties taffety and tulle prom dress. With a few snips here, a tuck or two here, (and a lot of sewing) we had the base for our costume. We used a garage sale find, a wide brimmed woven straw hat, as our basis for the cloud and then draped, glued and sewed yards upon yards of tulle on top of it. After that we strung plastic beads and crystals at various lengths to make the rain drops and attached them to the hat with small metal rings. Gray satin ribbon were attached to keep the hat on and give it that vintage Victorian feel.
DIY 4 Layer Candy Corn Cake from Sprinkle Bakes. If you are not a baker you can easily use white cake mixes and add food coloring. I suggest buying Wilton Paste Icing Colors because they will last you forever (get them with a coupon at Michaels in a set). You can use just a teeny bit of the paste on the end of a toothpick to get vibrant colors.
For more Halloween cakes like the Snake Cake, Centipede Cake and Spiderweb Cake go here.
DIY Candy Corn Punch Recipe from Simplee Thrifity. This is a combination of mango, orange soda and whipped cream. For the details about the mango staying on the bottom of the Candy Corn Punch go to the link. For more Halloween drinks and food like 18 Gross Halloween Recipes, snakes on a stick, grilled turtles or Vampire Milkshakes go here.