Halloween Sounds Free Printables

I am so excited to be part of the Cupcake Diaries Halloween series that is going on!

There have been some really fun ideas shared in the series that you really should check out. I will have a link to the posts at the bottom of this post if you want to catch up on what you have missed!
Today, I am sharing a few fun little printables that I made for my Halloween decor this year…
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They are simple, but enough to make a fun little statement in your decor. On a side note, my husband thinks it is funny that the “boo” printable says “boob” when the two words are together. If your husband is more mature than mine, you might get away with using it in your house!
*All printables are for personal use only!*
Boo Free Printable #halloween #decor
Get your “Boo” free printable HERE.
Hiss Free Printable #decor #halloween
Get your “Hiss” free printable HERE.
Eek Free Printable #halloween #decor
Get your “Eek” free printable HERE.
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Don’t forget to check out the rest of the posts in the 30 Days of Halloween series!

This is Halloween. This is Halloween.

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Have a happy, safe, sugar filled Halloween everyone! What are your kids dressing up as this year? Do you dress up too?
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Halloween Candy Sharing Chart

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I love candy. I always have. Needless to say, Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine because it was an excuse to eat a lot of sugary goodness. I usually had a problem though. My mom would ask me to share a few pieces with her. I didn’t love doing that because I got a little possessive over my candy. I would eat loads of candy, get tummy aches, and in the end, I usually wished that I would have given more of it to my mom.

I love the show The Middle. If you haven’t ever watched it, do yourself a favor and watch it NOW. It is hilarious! Last week was the Halloween episode. The grade school boy got loads of candy while trick or treating and ate it all in one night. This inspired my Candy Sharing Chart…

As with all of my printables, this is for personal use only. I would also LOVE it if you followed my blog through RSS feed, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
If kids have a plan for their candy from the get go, it is easier to budget out their candy for a while, and they are better able to plan out who to share candy with.
After trick or treating, kids love to dump out their bags and see what the loot looks like. While they are at it, count up how many pieces they got and write it down on the chart. Then, write down who they would be willing to share their candy with in the next spot. This could be parents, siblings, friends, teachers etc. The next line is when they determine how many pieces they are willing to give up daily. Are they going to give all of those people one piece every day? Are they going to give them all a few pieces? Maybe each person just gets one piece total during the week? Help your kids make a decision. It may be tough, but it is a great way to practice their sharing skills. Lastly, they will either use stickers or just a marker to make marks on each day. On one side, mark how many pieces your child eats each day, and the other side, they mark how many pieces they share each day. This can turn into more of a game than a chore! 
Hopefully this helps your kids learn to share a little more, have fewer tummy aches, and maybe gets you a Snickers or two! Happy Halloween!
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Duck Tape Trick or Treat Bag

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A few weeks ago, I was the lucky winner of a gift basket full of Duck Tape! Does life get any better?! I love me some Duck Tape. A lot of it in the gift basket was Halloween themed so I knew I needed to come up with something quick before it was too late to craft with Halloween Duck Tape. That’s when it hit me like a ton of Duck Tape. A trick or treat bag!
I really like how it turned out! It is extremely sturdy and waterproof too.
Here’s what you’ll need…

*2 rolls of printed Duck Tape. These aren’t as long as the solid Duck Tape, so you will use the entire roll for both of them.
*Solid colored Duck Tape This isn’t pictured. I didn’t know I would need it til I ran out of the printed kind. If your bag is smaller than mine, or if you use a solid color for your bag, you won’t need this additional tape.
*Duck Tape stickers (optional)
*Bag about the size you want your bag to be.
First, measure out a piece of tape for the bottom of your bag by putting tape right against your bag and cutting it to the same size.
Lay out the piece that you just cut. Cut another piece of tape the same size. Lay them side by side, overlapping them a little so they stick together. 
Repeat the last 2 steps with the other printed tape. This will be the lining of your bag.
Wrap a piece of tape around the bag. Cut a piece of tape long enough to go around the bag. 
Cut several more pieces of tape the same size and overlap them a little to make them stick to each other. Do this until it is as tall as you want your bag to be.
Cut the same amount of pieces in the same size in your other printed tape. Lay the outer layer with the printed side down and stick the print that will be the lining on top with the sticky sides together.
Make handles by taking two pieces of long tape and sticking them together. Bend to look like a handle and tape onto the print that will be inside of the bag. Do this two times so that you have one handle on each side of your bag.
Fold your bag over and tape the edges together. This will make it look like a bag without a bottom.
Insert your bottom piece inside of the bag. You will have to bend it a little. Tape it in on the inside and the outside to be sure it holds well.
Now you have a bag! You can stop there, or you can embellish it a little! 
I added glow in the dark Duck Tape stickers to mine to add a little more fun to it. I love that the inside and the outside of the bag are different! 
Now go get your tape on! 
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Black Light Lemonade

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This easy, spooky drink is sure to be a hit at your Halloween party! A few years ago, I saw that someone had served tonic water at a Halloween party and it glowed under black lights (sadly, I have no idea where I saw that so I can’t give anyone the credit). The problem is that I think tonic water is nasty. I did something simple that made it taste a lot better and it still glows! I have served this at my husband’s school’s Spooktacular for the past 2 years and it has been a huge money maker for his classroom. We called it “Liquid Ghost Drink”.
Here’s what you need…
*Lemonade mix (Any drink mix will work)
The instructions are pretty easy. Refrigerate your tonic water so that it is nice and cold to serve. You won’t want to put ice in it because it will dilute it. Put tonic water in a pitcher or punch bowl. Stir in drink mix. Serve to your guests!
So easy, right?! It will be the hit of your party!

No Sew Baby Owl Costume

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Every year of our marriage, I have wanted to dress in theme. We come up with funny ideas, even think of ones we would actually do, then realize that we most likely won’t be doing anything on Halloween that would allow us to really dress up. Needless to say, it never happened. Well guess what?! It is happening this year! Harper is an adorable little owl when her parents aren’t dressed up, but when they are….. She’s HEDWIG! I am so excited about it! After looking for a costume I noticed a few things. One, Hedwig costumes are lame, and ugly. Two, baby owl costumes are really colorful. And three, costumes in general are really expensive. I had most of the things I needed to make Harper’s costume, so I only ended up spending about $5.
Here’s what you’ll need…

*Warm and Natural batting. The amount of this varies on the size of costume you are making. For mine, I used close to 2 packages of the craft size that measures 34×45 inches. I found mine at JoAnn’s. (Tip: Use your 40% off coupons or watch for these to go on sale)
*Glue Gun
*Feathers. These are optional, but really add a lot to the costume. I had some ugly ones I wanted to use up.
*Measuring Tape
*Bowl, lid, or something similar to measure your baby’s head.
Cut your material to the size you want your poncho to be. I wanted my poncho to be a square, so I chose a size I thought would be good for Harper, and cut the material into a square. Mine is 26.5×26.5 inches.
Put a bowl or dish on your baby’s head to measure how big to make the hole for the poncho. This may be the best part of the tutorial. She made some pretty great faces with that strange thing on her head. (P.S. Mine ended up being too big, so don’t go off of my picture for reference)
Put the bowl in the center of the material. Trace a circle around it and cut it out.
Try the poncho on your baby. If you did what I did, you can insert swear words here. I cut the hole a little too big. Don’t worry! There is a solution to this! If you cut your circle out just right, skip the next step.
If you cut your hole too large, just fold over the inner circle a little until it is the size you need it to be. Glue the material down onto itself. It will all be covered up by features later on.
Speaking of feathers, now is when you get to cut out the feathers. My feathers range between 3-5 inches long and vary in width too. I took the other material that I had and folded it over twice so that I had 4 layers. I cut 4 feathers at a time that way. Cut them in a feather like shape. They don’t need to be perfect, you just need quite a few of them. I cut nearly an entire bag of Warm and Natural just for the feathers. Sit down and watch a good TV show, and this seems to take no time at all when you are cutting 4 at a time.
Now, let the gluing party begin! Starting from a bottom corner, put some hot glue on the material in a zigzag pattern. I did about 4-6 inches at a time. Place your feathers on top of the glue and press down. Don’t worry about overlapping them side to side, there are enough feathers that lay on top of it that you won’t notice. Continue doing this layer by layer. When you go up a layer, put your glue about 3 inches above the top of the feathers in the line below. When you get to the neck hole, layer the feathers a few times and glue right to the edge of the hole.
Next, glue the real feathers around the poncho. Glue them underneath the fabric feathers to hide the ugly tops of the feathers.
Finally, you can put the poncho on your baby! Isn’t it the cutest?
To make the owl headband, you need…
*Glue gun
*White or ivory feather hackle pad (I sell them in my Etsy shop. You can find them in several other online stores or in some craft stores as well)
*Brown, tan, yellow, and white felt
*Big, black beads (I found mine at JoAnn’s)
*Elastic baby headband
This headband is super easy to make!
1. Gather your supplies.
2. Find items that are about the sizes you want the circles for the eyes to be. Trace them onto the brown and tan felt. Cut them out. Cut a triangle out of the yellow felt.
3. Attach the hackle pad to the headband. Put a little piece of the white felt behind the hackle pad and glue it there for added support. Sometimes you need to glue a few of the feathers down so that the feathers aren’t sticking straight up. (Step 3 and 4 can be done in either order)
4. Glue the felt face pieces onto the hackle pad. Glue the black beads on top of the eye circles.
5. Ta da! You are finished!
Now you can enjoy your little owl (or Hedwig)! Hoot Hoot!
Happy Halloween!
Our Harry Potter family Halloween costumes were all about our little Hedwig owl!
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I borrowed a Harry Potter robe from a friend and Dave wore his scarf and tie he already owned. We put a little lip liner “scar” on his forehead to create a Harry look and I let my hair air dry to get into the Hermoine character. Simple, but when they are all put together, they were great!

Cutest Halloween Rompers Ever

I am sure by now you have heard me talk about my blog sponsorJK Trends. I love them. They have darling personalized items and the cutest dang rompers you have ever seen. Right now, they have Halloween rompers in their shop!

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JK Trends sent Harper one of the Wee Bit Witchy Rompers to model and to keep to wear this Halloween season.
She was pumped about it. I love the look of lace rompers on little girls. They are just so frilly and cute. I especially love that this Halloween one fits right in with the holiday without it really looking like a total costume. On a side note, I am DYING to show you Harper’s costume, but that is for next week! Harper was a great little model for the Halloween romper.
She even came up with another use for it besides just looking ultra stylish. 
It is a toy too! She thinks sucking on the ruffles is more fun than just wearing it. 
I am so excited for her to wear this over and over this month until Halloween! Remember, these pictures are taken inside for a reason. I wanted to model the romper to be true to itself. We live in Idaho. She’ll be wearing the romper with a long sleeved onesie and lace leggings underneath too. It is equally cute, and much warmer! JK Trends has tons of sizes and different rompers available too! Be sure to go check them out and get your kiddos dressed for the holiday! Their rompers can be found here. You can even use coupon code “hallo10” to receive 10% off your order.

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DIY Halloween Costume: Progressive Insurance Flo

 Two years ago, I made my favorite Halloween costume.
Flo from Progressive Insurance.
Pardon the not so pretty pictures. I didn’t plan on sharing it originally, but in the spirit of Halloween, I thought I would share my favorite Halloween costume. It is also the easiest costume to make too!
Here’s what you need…
White apron
Blue ribbon
Blue iron on vinyl or printable iron on transfer
Blank button, sticker paper, or regular paper for button
Paper for name tag
Red lipstick
Liquid eyeliner
White shirt
1. Print off the Progressive Insurance logo onto the printable iron on transfer paper or cut out Progressive logo on blue vinyl.
2. Iron logo onto the top of the apron.
3. Print out I (heart) insurance onto a paper or sticker. Cut into a circle and either put it in a button, or tape onto the apron.
4. Print off name tag with the name Flo written on it and blue and red stripes above it. Tape onto the apron.
5. Tie a blue ribbon around in your hair, give yourself a little flip at the bottom and a big poof on the top.
6. Wear a white shirt under the apron.
7. Wear red lipstick, dramatic cat eye eyeliner, and mascara.
Now go get your Flo on! This costume was a total hit. Have a Happy Halloween!
Progressive Insurance has seen how popular Flo is for a Halloween costume and has added a page to their website with tips for dressing like Flo! Check out their tips here!

Halloween Mantel and Wreath {Tutorial}

Can you believe it is October already? Getting out the Halloween decor was an exciting and depressing mix of emotions. I love the Summer heat and the freedom that we have to enjoy our days without crazy schedules. On the flip side, I love the structure that the Fall season brings along with all of the upcoming holidays and crafts that come along with the holidays. I guess I won’t ever be totally satisfied! One thing to be happy about? My Halloween mantel this year. I love it! It is the first year that I can have a real Halloween display this large.

I find myself walking by and just staring at it. I love how it turned out!
I lined my door shelf with orange polka dot wrapping paper to give it a splash of color and something to build on as a background. I found the lace at JoAnn fabric and taped it onto the wrapping paper. I made the wreath (tutorial is later in this post) and I made the countdown pumpkin as well. The candy corns were a hand me down from my mom. The spider web place mat was found at the dollar store. The trick or treat sign was a Hobby Lobby find a few years ago. The black vase was purchased at Downeast Home a few years ago. The Halloween box was a prize I won from Aunt Elsie’s at Gardner Village. How do you think it turned out?
Now for the wreath. It was so easy!
1. You need…
Black fabric
Black Tulle
Rotary Cutter (optional)
Glue Gun
Mini Witch Hat
2. Cut your black fabric into strips
3. Wrap your wreath with the fabric strips. Glue the fabric down as you go.
4. Wrap the tulle around the wreath, leaving it a little airy and fluffy.
5. Put another layer of tulle where the wreath needs more volume.
6. Place hat and feathers where you want them and glue them to the wreath. Add buttons and accessories as you wish!
What did I tell ya? Stinkin’ easy right!?!
Does your house look spooky yet? What colors did you go with?

Rosette Pumpkin Pillow {Tutorial}

Remember how I told you I was pulling out all of my Halloween decor? Well, I did. Then I realized I am throwing a party on Saturday. I want party decor. Not Halloween decor. Therefore, my Halloween stuff is sitting on the table, waiting for Saturday to be over. I had another realization. I never showed you my super cute pillow either. I looooove it dearly. 
To make one of your own, you need…
Pillow- I got mine on clearance at Ross
1 yard of orange fabric
Large RicRac- This just depends on how long your stem is
Glue Gun
Rotary cutter
Either make your pillow, or buy your pillow. I cut the ugly button off of the center of mine.
Cut several strips of fabric. Mine were 2 inches wide. I cut them all the way across and then cut a few in half and in fourths so that I would have a few different sizes of rosettes.
This part is a little scary, because you realize just how many rosettes you are about to make. Luckily, they are easy to make while watching some good clean celebrity gossip shows.
I know that there are pretty much a million tutorials out there on how to make a rolled rosette, so I won’t totally bore you. If you know how to make them, skip this wordy step. For those of you who don’t… (Step 1) Lay your strip of fabric with the pattern or colored side down. (Step 2) Fold over one side and glue as you go. (Step 3) Fold over the other side and glue. This makes it so only the colored part of the fabric will show up as you roll. (Step 4) Fold one end of your strip, making a triangle shape. (Step 5) Hold the triangle piece and start twisting your long strip. (Step 6) Put a little dot of glue on the “center” of your flower, and place the twisted fabric on top. (Step 7) Repeat this over and over again until you are out of fabric. (Step 8) When you get to the end, fold the end of the fabric over on the back, and glue it in place. You are DONE! 

Make lots of rolled roses! I think my pillow has close to 40 of these suckers. Be sure to make them in different sizes. It makes it easier to create a pumpkin shape. Put them on the pillow, but don’t glue them.
Create a pumpkin shape with all of your rosettes. Don’t glue them down yet though.
Take your ricrac and see how long you want your stem to be. Keep in mind that your ricrac will be folded in half too so make it twice as long as you want your stem to be.
Place your stem where you want it to be on your pillow and glue it in place.
Now it is really time to get glue happy. I thought it was easier to glue the outside rosettes first and work my way in. Use the larger ones first so that the smaller ones can go where you have holes. 
Glue all of your rosettes onto the pillow. 
Go back through and be sure to glue down any spots that the rosettes may be sticking up a little bit. 
Done! Isn’t it the cutest? I love that it instantly brings a taste of Fall into the room. The other great thing, is that it doesn’t look too Halloween. I can keep it up all season.
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