I am always on the lookout for fun Easter basket filler ideas. These darling jelly bean carrot treat bags are incredibly easy to make (even at the last minute!), and they are sure to be a hit with children of all ages. Perfect for tucking into baskets, these would also be perfect party favors for any fun Easter-themed gathering. Read on for the full how-to for how to make some carrot treat bags of your own, which feature a free printable gift tag to make putting together a “bunch” of your own as easy as can be. Let’s get started!
I love creating projects for each season to help decorate my girls’ bedroom door, and banners are always a hit. This sweet XOXO banner is anadorable, fun and a perfect valentine craft project to spruce up a little space in a home, classroom and more. Created with pre-cut wooden pieces and a bit of craft paint, you’ll be delighted to see how easily this project comes together. Let’s get started!
On the lookout for a fun, easy handmade Christmas ornament idea to help spruce up your tree this year? Over on Live. Craft. Love., I recently created some pretty shooting star ornaments that would be a beautiful addition to your holiday decor.
These ornaments require just a few simple supplies, and they can be tailored to suite your tastes by using different paint and ribbon colors.
They are so pretty when hung on a tree, but these are also a great way to spruce up wrapped gifts when affixed to the package in place of a traditional bow!
Head over to Live. Craft. Love. for the complete tutorial for these hand-painted shooting star ornaments.
No doubt about it: the holiday season is almost upon us! If you are on the lookout for how to decorate a show-stopping Christmas tree this year, I’ve teamed up today with Michaels and the Michaels Makers to share my glamorous Poinsettia and Ribbon Christmas tree, which is decorated to the nines and abounding with beautiful color and texture. The layering technique used to create this tree looks like it would be very difficult to do, but I’m going to show you today that it really is as easy as can be. (Truly!) Read on for all of the details.
Today’s post is brought to you by Michaels. All opinions are entirely my own.
Looking for some frightfully fun and unique ways to throw a fantastic Halloween party for your kids? Today, I’m sharing some great ideas that are not only sure to delight kids of all ages, but are also as easy and can be to put together with the help of delicious seasonal favorites from Hershey’s. With a ghoulish graveyard cake, salty-sweet cyclops poppers and squirmy candy spiders, your party is sure to be a Halloween hit!
Did you know that 34% of Americans attend or throw Halloween parties? Halloween is the perfect time to come together for some spooky fun with friends and neighbors, and having a party spread with a wow factor is made easy with the help of Hershey’s treats that transform any Halloween party from normal to paranormal. The main event for this Halloween party spread is a graveyard cake complete with yummy Hershey’s milk chocolate and cookies and cream tombstones.
This cake couldn’t be easier to make! Here’s how:
- Start by baking a boxed chocolate cake mix in (2) 9-inch pans according to the package instructions.
- When the cake layers have completely cooled, layer and frost them with chocolate frosting as you would a traditional two-layer cake.
- Sprinkle chocolate jimmies on top of the cake, and then decorate with the tombstone candies. Add even more pizzazz by incorporating pre-made paper Halloween dessert toppers and spooky edible googly eyes.
- To finish, create a fence around the outside perimeter of the cake with Halloween Kit Kat Halloween bars topped with Mini Rolos.
Guests are sure to love the salty sweetness of the next treat in this Halloween party spread: cyclops poppers! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, these take just a few minutes of total prep. Here’s how it’s done:
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and arrange mini pretzels in rows on the parchment.
- Top each pretzel with a Rolo candy.
- Place in an oven preheated to 350 for 3 minutes, until candies are softened but not completely melted.
- Remove from oven and carefully press an edible googly eye into the center of each Rolo.
For a creative, crafty party favor for guests to take with them as they head home, Cadbury Scream Egg spiders are just the ticket! Three supplies is all it takes to create these little guys. Here’s how it’s done:
- Cut (3) 6×6″ sections of black tulle and stack them together. Gather (4) 12″ black chenille stems (pipe cleaners), and use scissors to cut each stem in half.
- Place a Cadbury Scream Egg at the center of the tulle stack, and gather the edges around the egg, twisting at the center. Twist one of the chenille stem halves around the tulle to secure, leaving two long tails to create legs for the spider.
- Continue twisting the additional chenille stem pieces around the tulle in a similar fashion to create 8 spider legs. Use scissors to trim the gathered tulle so that it is even.
Each of these creative elements can be used to create a festive Halloween party display. Round out the table decorations with a variety of Halloween-themed items: paper and/or tinsel garlands, pumpkins, Halloween signs, etc. Delicious seasonal Hershey’s treats served in a glass bowl add a pop of fun color to the table, as well, and guests won’t be able to resist sampling the Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins (my personal favorite!), Kit Kat bars, Cadbury Eggs, Hershey’s Candy Corn bars and more.
Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope you are inspired to summon a group of your favorite little ghosts and goblins to host a memorable, magical Halloween gathering. To help you make this the best Halloween ever, be sure check out the Hershey’s site for more Halloween party ideas, for more costumes & crafts, and for more Halloween recipes!
Looking for a special way to package up Halloween treats this year? These darling googly eye treat bags are perfect for holding sweet treats and more, and they are a Halloween craft project that can be made quickly and easily in just a few simple steps and with just a few basic supplies. And best of all? The eyes are glow in the dark, making these a super fun treat to hand out to the little ghosts and goblins who knock on your door on Halloween night!
This project originally appeared on Live. Craft. Love.…
Sometimes the simplest projects can yield some impressive impact, and today’s quick and easy DIY fall decor project is certainly one of those! These DIY gilded pumpkins require just three supplies from Michaels and about a half hour or so from start to finish, and they are sure to add a touch of glamour to all of your fall decorations.
I’ve teamed up today with the Michael’s Makers team to create this project in the DIY Craft Pumpkin Challenge. All opinions are entirely my own.
Looking to add a patriotic pop of fun to your decor this July 4th? Today, I’ve teamed up with Scotch to share a fun patriotic craft that is quick, easy and perfect for making with kids. This glittered star garland craft is as simple as can be to make, and it is a perfect way to punch up decorations for parties or any other display. And, because it uses clever glitter washi tape, you can have the glittery look you love without the mess of traditional glitter! (Yay!) Read on for the full project how-to.
This post is brought to you by Scotch brand. All opinions are entirely my own.
Looking for a fun treat idea to fill Easter baskets? These darling jelly bean carrot treat bags can be put together in just a matter of minutes with my cute free printable tags, and they are sure to be a hit with little ones. Requiring just a few easy-to-find supplies, this adorable Easter craft idea is budget-friendly, too!
Horseshoes have long been a symbol of good fortune, so what better way to bring a bit of the luck o’ the Irish into your home this St. Patrick’s Day than by creating a fun little glittered horseshoe garland to display on mantels, doorways, wreaths and more! Over at the Darice blog, Live. Craft. Love., I recently shared a super easy tutorial for how to create one of these fun garlands, which would also be a perfect way to add a pop of green to a classroom.