gumball spider Halloween favors

Gumball Spider Halloween Favors | Mirabelle Creations for TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Hi there! It’s Deanna from Mirabelle Creations here to share a not-too-spooky treat for Halloween.

These creepy crawly Spider Lollipops are simple enough even for your little goblins to help assemble. And, kids will love that they are not made using traditional lollipops, but made using gumballs! They are perfect for a Trick or Treat, You’re So Sweet Halloween Party favor, classroom Halloween treat, or a simple goody to pass out to neighborhood friends.

These little Halloween Spider Lollipops were made using just black gumballs. However, feel free to get creative and use whatever color gumballs you’d like. They would be especially cute in pink or purple for a girly Halloween party. You should also be able to find a package of black pipe cleaners, so you don’t have pick out the black ones from a package of assorted ones. I found the package I used for under $1.00 at my local grocery store.

To make Gumball Spider Lollipops, you’ll need:

  •  Wooden Skewers (with a pointy end)
  •  Gumballs
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Small Plastic Bags
  • Black Pipe Cleaners
  • Small Wiggly Eyes
  • Glue Stick

Gumball Spider Halloween Favors | Mirabelle Creations for TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Simple how tos:

  1. Using a wooden skewer, poke a hole in the bottom of a gumball. If your kids are helping you assemble these, make sure a grown up does this part.
  2. Remove the skewer and stick lollipop stick through the bottom layer of the gumball.
  3. Place small plastic bag over gumball. I simply cut one side of a plastic sandwich bag and used that to cover the gumball.
  4. Cut two black pipe cleaners in half, so you have four pieces each approximately 6 inches long.
  5. Wrap pipe cleaners around the top of lollipop stick, where it meets the gumball until you have eight legs.

Pop in and visit me at Mirabelle Creations. And as always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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monster cupcakes in a minute

Chocolate monster cupcakes in a minute! | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Hey ladies! Creepy Halloween cupcakes don’t get any easier than this, yet they will still make the kiddos giggle. By the way, did you catch yesterday’s two ingredient potion punch?!

For fun chocolate monster cupcakes, you’ll need:

  • Chocolate cupcakes (your favorite recipe)
  • Fudge frosting
  • Resealable freezer weight bag
  • Candy eyes (these are Wilton brand and I picked them up at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores)
  • Optional: Lime green and white polka dot cupcake wrappers (from World Market) and lime green and white stripe napkins (from Target)

Simple steps:

  1. Spoon fudge frosting into resealable bag, snip one corner into an “X” and pipe icing onto cupcake.
  2. Strategically {wink} place one candy eye on each cupcake.

Yep… that’s all you have to do to get a few smiles!

Monster Cupcakes | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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easy Halloween potion punch

Easy Halloween Potion Punch | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

This post is brought to you by Villeroy & Boch, but all opinions are 100% mine. You know I’d have it no other way!

Hi ladies! Want an easy and family friendly punch idea for this year’s Halloween party?! Well it doesn’t get any easier than my potion punch!

And why not serve it in these beautiful everyday crystal goblets from Villeroy & Boch. No formal dinner needed to pull these pretties out of the cabinet!

It’s really time to end the myth that crystal glasses are delicate and should be saved for special occasions. Villeroy & Boch’s everyday crystal is durable and doesn’t cloud or chip. And that’s even with my boys (ages 7 and 9) using them for milk at dinner. It makes them feel special and I love the way the set table looks. Trust me, Villeroy & Boch is the everyday luxury you deserve!

easy Halloween potion punch | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

For my potion punch you’ll need only two ingredients!

How to make… and the easy just keeps on coming…

  1. Put one-and-a-half to two scoops of sherbet in your goblet (or 8oz. glass).
  2. Top with 7up and watch it fizz! The kiddos will think it’s fun!

easy Halloween potion punch | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Make sure you connect with Villeroy & Boch on twitter, facebook and instagram! You’ll get lots of pretty table ideas and can start your Christmas list early. {wink}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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easy spider cello bags + FREE Halloween favor tags

Spider Cello Favor Bags & FREE Halloween Favor Tags | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Halloween favors don’t have to be expensive, but they can be fun! Here’s how you make a super simple spider cello favor bag for your spooky bash! {say that three times fast!}

Plus, embellish it with my FREE orange and black spider Halloween favor tags! Guests will be giddy when you thank them for “dropping by!”

For this easy Halloween craft you’ll need:

  • Pretzel size cello bags
  • Black craft paint (mine was Martha Stewart brand)
  • Silver Sharpie
  • Marshmallows (or other goodie)
  • Orange ribbon
  • The Celebration Shoppe’s FREE printable Halloween favor tags (Note: The fonts might look odd on the scribd.com preview, but they’ll be perfect once you download!)

Spider Cello Favors | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Quick steps:

  1. Pipe some black paint onto a flat surface.
  2. Press your thumb into the paint (this could be a lot of fun for your kiddos!) and press to the center of the cello. This will be your spider’s body.
  3. Allow the paint to dry for 5-7 minutes (dry to touch).
  4. Draw on your spider legs with a silver Sharpie. Spiders have eight legs and I chose to make them look segmented. A bit creepier that way. {grin}
  5. Fill with treats, tie with ribbon, adorn with my FREE Halloween favor tags and waalaa. Lovely and inexpensive Halloween party favor!

Halloween Favors with FREE Tags | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

There’s more Halloween fun where this came from! Here are just a few things around my shoppe and blog:

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Trick or Treat Halloween Party Invitation. DIY Monster Pedestal Jars. Owl Candy Bar Wrappers from Candy Corn Halloween Party Collection. Halloween Placesetting with Trick or Treat Halloween Party Collection.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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free Halloween tags & the girls of Eighteen 25

Free Halloween Favor Tags | TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Hi everyone! I’m guest posting over on Eighteen 25 in the morning and sharing these fun Halloween favor tags plus a cute and super easy spider cello bag tutorial.

Hop over and visit the girls for the tutorial (link to come in the a.m.) and download my FREE Halloween favor tags here. (Note: The fonts might look a little odd on the Scribd.com preview, but once you download the file they look perfect!)

Enjoy and I’d love to see how you use them!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Out of time, but still want to craft fun and creative Halloween treats for tonight’s festivities?! Here are 10 easy, creative and oh so fun ideas to get your juices flowing!

  1. Bring on the Bats cello bags with DIY tutorial from Martha Stewart
  2. Jack-o-Lantern Suckers from BHG
  3. Muslin Halloween bags from The Twinery
  4. Cello Monsters from me
  5. Dropping By Spider Bags from Lisa Storms and Fiskars
  6. Free Ghost To A Good Home Treat Bags from BHG
  7. Jack-o-lantern favor boxes (aka recycled Easter eggs!) with DIY tutorial from me
  8. Frankenstein snack cups from BHG
  9. Owl Candy Bar Wrappers from me, featured in BHG, and available for free download!
  10. Spider, owl, monster and kitty cat favor bags with DIY tutorial from… yep… me again…

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Happy Halloween everyone and I hope you have a wonderful and safe trick or treat tonight!

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8 black & white Halloween ideas

It’s not too late to get creative this Halloween, especially with these fabulously fun black and white ideas from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores!

My absolute favorite crafts in this collection are the black and white animal print Funkins with the treats inside! And a close second is the spooky silhouette embroidery hoops with bats, spiders and rats… oh my! {grin} So clever! You can find full tutorials for these projects and many more on JoAnns Halloween site. 

No worries if you’re all wrapped up for Halloween, they have some adorable fall party ideas that would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

And you simply must checkout JoAnns Christmas craft ideas. The site starts with a beautiful storybook video entry and takes you on a journey around what could be your woodland inspired Christmas!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and of course, CELEBRATE!! Happy Halloween!

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DIY candy corn wreath + video tutorial

I’m a huge fan of candy corn, more so the nostalia of it than the taste, but love it all the same.

And today I’m sharing how to make a candy corn inspired Halloween wreath using pine cones! My boys were playing a game where they would throw their footballs into three pine trees in our side yard to see who could knock down the most pine cones. Needless to say we had an overabundance and I felt challenged to make something out of them. {grin}

I’m pretty proud of how my pine cone wreath turned out! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own candy corn inspired pine cone wreath: 

  • 15-17 medium size pine cones (if you can’t find them in nature, you can pick them up at your local JoAnns Fabric and Craft Store)
  • orange, yellow and white spray paint
  • base wreath (this one I upcycled from an old project, but you can pick them up for a few dollars at your local craft store)
  • orange ribbon
  • orange, yellow and white cardstock
  • stick glue
  • tools: scissors, glue gun

And here’s a easy how to video tutorial to show you all the easy steps for making your own pine cone wreath craft:

Oh, and don’t forget, my Candy Corn Halloween Party Collection (like these dessert labels) is free for download right now! Enjoy! 

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Happy Halloween!!

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easy no mess pumpkin decorating

Looking for easy ways to decorate pumpkins that doesn’t involve carving, painting or hot glue?! Well this one is for you!

I really want to save this little pumpkin for baking (these are the best size pumpkins) but I needed a fun way to dress him up to go with my new Candy Corn Pine Cone Wreath (tomorrow’s post). So with a simple black masquerade mask from the craft store and harlequin pattern witch hat we made a few years ago, he’s a masquerading pumpkin!

He’s adorable AND I can still make him into a pie. {grin}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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DIY ghost pillow with video tutorial


Super excited to share that I’m starting a DIY craft video series! I’ve been wanting to do it forever and now I’m finally taking the plunge. Oh, and I’m learning here so please be kind. {sheepish grin}

So today I teamed up with Sew Jewell to bring you a video tutorial on how to make a Halloween ghost pillow. Super easy craft and mine has been a plush toy for my boys, a throw pillow for my front porch bench and even hung as Halloween decor.

To make your own Halloween ghost plush pillow you’ll need:

  • 1/2 yard white fabric
  • 1/2 yard quilting batting
  • Pillow stuffing (how much depends on how fat you want him)
  • Black fabric (for the face)
  • WonderUnder or similar iron on adhesive  (available at your local craft store)
  • Sewing machine, or be willing to hand stitch

Watch our video craft tutorial for all the how to steps:

And here’s what he looks like with his ghostly tail.

Thanks for watching and as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Happy Halloween!!

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