Easy DIY: Halloween Treat Bags

When I was a kid, there was a house in my neighborhood that would give little treat bags. We don’t get many trick-or-treaters in our apartment building, but I decided I want to be that home who gave treat bags. It was also the perfect way to use up some of the 1,000 wax paper bags I ordered this summer. I just glued on some construction paper eyes and mouths and filled them up. I might switch to drawing them on with Sharpie, though.

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Easy DIY: Silk-screened T and Tote

For the class fundraiser, each child drew a self-portrait that I then had made into a silk screen.

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There are a couple options for making a silk screen. Speedball has a great kit that has everything you need except an image on light source. I’ve used it before and it’s not that complicated. Blick Arts has a great video tutorial.

The second option is to have someone make it for you. This was the option I went with since I was feeling lazy. I went to a local art store, but there are a number places you can order from like Anthem Screen Printing and Standard Screen.

Easy DIY: A Simple & Elegant Hairdo

S.T.E.L.’s simple and elegant hairstyle really, truly lives up to its name. I was actually able to do it on the first try after watching the tutorial.

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Photo: S.T.E.L.

All About The Packaging: Fabric Candy Wrapping

Danielle from Gift Packaging Ideas posted this image on her blog. A cute way to use up any fabric and ribbon scraps you might have at home.

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Easy DIY: Gumball Eyes

For quick and easy eyeballs, just use food coloring markers and gumballs.

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You’ll have to let them dry and go over it again to build up the color, but then you get to pick the colors you want to use.

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Easy DIY: Halloween Treats Revisited

We posted about these last year, but in case you needed a reminder, here they are again. They’re so fun and so easy to make.

Rice Crispy Monsters, Ghosts Pops and Donut Hole Spiders

All About the Packaging: Nature Wraps

Justina Blakeney take green gift wrapping literally with her amazing idea of using leaves and flowers for gift wrap. So beautiful!