Harry Potter Spell Book Tutorial

I have been wanting to make these spell books for YEARS. I don’t know why. I just love Halloween and I always wanted to have some decorative spooky books so with our Harry Potter party I finally took my chance.   One thing I knew I wanted was for these to be functional as well as decorative because they are Read More…

Harry Potter Snake Tutorial

    As my boys and I were thinking about the upcoming Harry Potter party and what things to make for it for some reason we kept talking about a Harry Potter snake. I don’t know if it was a basilisk or Nigini (yes, we’ll admit we’re total HP nerds). So it was on the list, I just didn’t know Read More…

Harry Potter Fake Castle Stone Wall Tutorial

For our big Harry Potter party I knew I really wanted to do something big to give everything a Hogworts castle sort of feel as well as hiding certain areas of the house so really really wanted to make a fake stone walls. I looked at paper ones, backdrops you could buy and thought the best way would just make Read More…

Harry Potter Dragon Eggs Tutorial

These dragon eggs are extremely easy to make and were probably the easiest thing I made for our Harry Potter party. Originally I wanted to do a large egg like they had in the 4th book (It’s the clue for the second task. I know, I know, I’m a total nerd) and I would have but I couldn’t find a Read More…

Harry Potter Wand Tutorial – How to Make a Simple Wizards Wand

What is a Harry Potter party without a trip to Ollivander’s for some wands? We knew we wanted each kid to have their own Harry Potter wand and since anything official was a little spendy we made our own DIY wand for each ‘student’. Supplies Glue gun and lots of glue sticks Chopsticks (I got mine which were very inexpensive Read More…

Easy Peasy Halloween Sugar Cookies

Decorating sugar cookies was always a fun holiday family tradition growing up and I especially loved making Halloween sugar cookies (my birthday is just before Halloween and it is one of my favorite holidays!) I loved to decorate them. All of my siblings were long gone while I was painstakingly lining up sprinkles in a pattern or something equally time-intensive. Read More…

Fall Dinner: Dinner In A Pumpkin

When I was at college I lived near my aunt and every year some time around Halloween she would invite me over for her dinner in a pumpkin and so last year when I needed a festive dinner for a party I called her for the recipe.       If you are still looking for something to cook on Read More…

Yard Ghosts

I don’t like to store holiday decorations, I do have a couple boxes of Christmas decorations and tablecloths to change with the seasons, but for the most part my house is decorated the same all year round. After I was first married I saw directions for making yard ghosts, it was out of things we already had and there was Read More…

Itsy Bitsy Spider – Crafting With Kids

Levi is a true crafter. He loves everything about making something. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because I do it a lot and try to get them involved in whatever I’m doing. For his birthday he got an awesome kids craft book, well a couple of them actually. We are so lucky to have amazing friends who know my Read More…

Halloween Treats

This year I made Halloween treat plates. Partially because I just was itching to try some new treats and partially because I don’t know if I will be doing one for Christmas this year. It sure is going to be a busy holiday season. I am doing a number of holiday bazaars and craft shows and I’m so excited. A Read More…

Candy Scarecrow

Cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good…Got to love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. My son was singing that on the way back to the car at the pumpkin patch while he ran around with his own ‘candy man’. While we were buying our pumpkins, he spied the fun sweet treat. Ok, it was Read More…

Candy Molds, Take II

Several years back my sister and I decided to make chocolate candies and goodies for Christmas. They didn’t go so well. Neither of us had any idea what we were doing and I, like with most things, didn’t really follow directions and just tried to figure it out in my head. Since that time I have stayed away from the Read More…

Easy Bat Decor

I love decorating for the holidays but sometimes it can be 1.) expensive 2.)time consuming and 3.) take up a lot of space. So this year I’ve tried to find things that aren’t any of these three. One of them is making some paper bats. They are so simple and look really great, at least in my opinion. All you Read More…