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Make a batch of these versatile mini clay pumpkins to have on hand for whatever comes up during the Halloween (and Thanksgiving) holiday. Use them for festive cupcake toppers, drink stirrers, cork toppers, and more. They would even look cute on the table, poking out of a floral centerpiece or planter. Here’s how to make your own set…



You will need: orange oven bake clay, pumpkin candy mold, bamboo skewers, cork bottle stoppers

Directions: Using oven bake clay, roll two balls (one big and one small) to fit into your pumpkin candy mold. Add the small ball first, for the stem, and then add the larger ball on top. Press down firmly, but not too firmly (you don’t want it to get stuck in there). And then pop the finished pumpkin out of the mold. Bake in the oven according to directions and then add to cork wine stoppers, mason jars, even potted plants to bring a little bit of the pumpkin season into your home. Note: If you want to use the clay pumpkins as drink stirrers or cupcake toppers, soak bamboo skewers in water for up to 30 minutes before piercing them through the underside of the pumpkin. Then bake according to instructions. Soaking the skewers in water first will prevent them from burning in the oven.



Photography, design + styling by Brittni Mehlhoff.

Add a little bit of flair to party drinks for Halloween with this cool craft project that doubles as a fun surprise in a child’s lunch box. Bonus! You can make these spook-tacular silhouette straws in about 5 minutes. How’s that for quick and easy?



You will need: black and white chevron paper straws, construction paper (in various Halloween colors), scissors, glue stick or glue gun

Directions: Start by drawing Halloween shapes on a piece of construction paper. Try a bat, cat, and witch hat. If you don’t feel comfortable freehanding the drawings, you can use clip art or a small cookie cutter, like this one, for tracing. Cut out the shapes with scissors. Then glue the shapes onto paper straws, about two inches down from the top of the straw. Wait for it to dry and you have a set of Halloween straws perfect for your next party or kid’s lunch boxes (with a milk or juice box) to get them excited about trick-or-treating.




Photography, design + styling by Brittni Mehlhoff.

Throw an impromptu Halloween party for all the kid’s in the neighborhood with these festive popcorn bowls to kick off a night of trick-or-treating. They’re really easy to make and you will only need a few supplies. You can even get the kids involved and let them decorate their own, with precut construction paper pieces so you don’t have to worry about tiny hands getting cut up with scissors.


Supplies: orange paper treat tubs, scissors, black construction paper, glue stick, marker or pen

Direction: Start by drawing various Halloween shapes on a piece of black construction paper, like bats, ghosts, jack-o-lantern faces, etc. You can freehand this part or print out clip art and trace the silhouettes onto paper. Then cut out the shapes with scissors and glue them to the containers. Be sure to press down firmly on the cut outs for 15-30 seconds to make sure the paper lays down flat against the bowls. Fill with popcorn or candy and you are ready to serve.




Photography, design + styling by Brittni Mehlhoff.

I love quick and easy projects that use minimal materials, especially when it comes to the holidays. All those decorations can get pretty expensive, and they’re only temporary solutions anyway. So here’s a fun and simple way to dress up plain Halloween party favor bags at this year’s party. Oh, and one more thing, you can put the standard ghosts and goblins away because this budget-friendly option is anything but ordinary.


Supplies: Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape, fringe scissors, regular scissors, small kraft bags (2.5 x 4 inches)

Directions: Cut two pieces of tape 2.5 inches long, the width of your favor bags. Set the first piece of tape aside and fold the other piece in half, longways. Then flip the second piece of tape over, so the sticky part is facing up. Attach the other piece of tape that was folded in half, leaving about 1/4 inch of space at the top. Fold the dangly part of the tape (at the bottom only) over the folded piece and press down. Now you have a small area at the top where the sticky part of the tape is still exposed. That is what you want. Next, using fringe scissors or regular scissors, begin cutting fringe pieces from the bottom up (do not cut the top area, where the sticky side of the tape is). Attach the first layer to your bag, starting at the bottom. Repeat until your entire bag is covered with fringe. Fill with candy and enjoy.





Photography, design and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff.
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This post is a collaboration with Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape, but words and opinions are my own.

Happy Halloween…

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Photo by Bettijo B. Hirschi.

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