10/27/11

tutorial: halloween treats

I would say I am still busy working on guest posts, but that would be a lie. Right now, I am watching Biggest Loser and cross stitching. I have had a week long headache and my creativity is running low so I am taking a break. Good thing I have some stuff saved up. Here is another guest post I did last week at Blissful and Domestic. I wanted to go ahead and post it, just in case you haven't got enough Halloween inspiration from the blog world (yeah right).

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What do you think of when you think of Halloween? Me - I think of candy. While I love a nice, big bag of Halloween candy from the grocery store, I love making something special and fun for my friends. I came up with these cute little treats to share with you today.


 Aren't they fun?

I saw this cute ice cube mold at JoAnn's and I knew it would make perfect candies. 


 For making the candy, you will need candy melts, a mold, a squeeze bottle, and a bowl and spoon for melting. 


Melt the candy melts in the microwave 30 seconds at a time on 50% power, stirring every thirty seconds. Trust me on this one - you need to melt the candy this way!  
Half power, 30 seconds at a time, stirring frequently.
Once your candy is melted, pour it into the bottle and begin to squeeze into your mold. 


You will want to squeeze candy into the facial details first, knock the mold a few times in the counter to get rid of bubbles, and then finish filling the mold. 

After you have filled all of your molds, knock the mold on the counter a few more times to even out the candy and get all the bubbles out. 


Let your candy set for a few hours and pop out of the mold. 

Meanwhile, you can make the packaging for your skull candies.


This is what I used to make my packaging - but I definitely encourage you to make something that fits your style or that is personalized to you. Have fun with it!


Fold your orange square in half.

Gather your crepe paper between your fingers to ruffle it. 


 Run a line of hot glue down the center of your folded orange paper. 


Glue the ruffle crepe paper down.
  Adhere a strip of glue tape down the back of your black strip of paper. 


Stick the black strip down in the middle of the crepe paper and wrap the edges of the paper strip around the back. 


Fold your paper packaging over the top of the plastic bag of candies and staple down. 

Glue down your stamped sentiment over the staples and you are done. 


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I hope you have enjoyed my little Halloween project. Watch for something similar for Christmas.

By the way, 2 months until Christmas in case you aren't keeping track. I am already tempted to get out my collection of Christmas music. Yes, I am on of those.

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Allison! Your blog is so cute! Love these Halloween candies :) I found you thru a link on Paige's Pink Lemonade blog and am now a follower - looking forward to checking out the other things you have made! :)

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  2. Adorable candies!!! These would be so fun to hand out to trick-or-treaters!

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  3. I just spent way too long looking through your blog! It is so great! I love all your crochet and embroidery projects. I pinned a bunch of them. Such beautiful things! Keep posting.

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  4. Those are so cute - my kids would love them. May have to try that...

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