How Too Make Spooky Tableware Window Display

Today is Halloween and I’m in a hurry to post some awesome last minute crafts, myself and the kids have been creating early this morning.

This spooky tableware (Champagne style glasses) are great for this project. I saw these plain yellow plastic glasses being sold in a charity shop yesterday. I brought all 3 for £1.

I wanted to make a window display but you can use these spooky glasses at your Halloween party and you still have time as they only take minutes to make.

You will need…

Any plastic glasses (Champagne style look fantastic)
Super sticky gem stones
Porcelain pens (black & red) or any waterproof paint.

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That’s it all done… Display on a glass plate with some spooky sequins for added effect.

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Fright-Tastic Last Minute Halloween Comps

The spooky night is almost upon us. This can only mean one thing…

Online spooky competitions to win awesome prizes.

I did want to share this earlier in the week but this lady has been a busy bee with lots going on.

So here are my list of last minute spooky UK comps…. Be quick and get entering!

O2 #lookscary Instagram Competition

Win 1 of 3 Blackberry Curves with O2 who have a photo comp running till the 2/11/12. They want to see your scary Halloween makeovers. Get your creative juices following and dress up with the aim to scare. Upload your scary pics to instagram and use the hashtag #lookscary for your chance to win. Winners will be announced by 5pm on the 9th November 2012.

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Visit O2 for full T&C

Jones + Jones Win A Dress Of Your Choice

Jones + Jones want to see your extravagant Halloween costumes!
Send them a picture of your spooky/glam costume and their favourite will win a jones + jones dress of their choice!

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To enter tweet with your image attached to their Twitter account with the hashtag #jonesandjoneshalloween
Competition closes at midnight on Sunday the 4th of November 2012. The winner will be contacted via email and/or mobile. See the Jones + Jones site for full competition details.

MoneySupermarket HomeMade Halloween (Prizes include PS3, toys DVDs and more).

MoneySupermarket Want to see your homemade Halloween costumes that you’ve created on a budget. They are awarding spooktastic prizes for the most innovative and creative within these 3 categories: Adults, Children and Groups.

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How to Enter: To enter you need to put together an outfit and write a blog post about how you made it, where you got the bits and pieces from and how you did the whole thing on a budget. Moneysupermarket ask that you do please include a picture of the finished outfit. Once complete email post URL to… competitions@moneysupermarket.com making sure to enter “Homemade Halloween” in the subject line. Competition closes the 5th November. For full details cost the MoneySupermarket site.

Goodtoknow Halloween Photo Comp To Win A Nikon COOLPIX S9300

Goodtoknow are asking you to send them a picture of your little monsters in their costume, homemade or bought, and 1 goodtoknow parent will have the chance to win a Nikon COOLPIX S9300 compact camera, worth £279.99.

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Enter via their Facebook page or email your picture to with the subject line Halloween picture competition.
Closes on Sunday 4th November 2012 at 23:59pm. Check out the goodtoknow site for competition details.

Wacky Warehouse Pumpkin Carving Competition To Win Free Entry Into Wacky For A Whole Year

Wacky WareHouse want to see your children’s carved spooktastic pumpkins. The winner will receive a the fantastic prize of free entry into Wacky for one whole year.

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Enter by uploading your finished pumpkin to their website along with your details by the 31st October 2012.

Tesco Pumpkin Carving Competition To Win 1 of 5 £100 Tesco Vouchers

Tesco want to see your spooky or even funny photos of your pumpkin creations. Entries are judged but will be displayed on their Facebook page. Competition closes on the 31st of October so must be emailed before then.

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See the Tesco Facebook Page for more information and email address details.

Kids Halloween Crafts – Spooky Bookmarks

These funky spooky bookmarks are awesome and a great addition to the Halloween treat bags featured here a few days back.

These really are simple to make and kids will have lots of fun designing and making bookmarks for those who come trick or treating.

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You Will Need

1 x Orange Coloured Foam Sheet
1x Small Piece of Black Card
Scissors
Glue Dots
Ruler
Pencil
Permanent Black Marker
3D Pic-Tixx Glitter (Green + Colour of your Choice)

How To Make A Spooky Pumpkin Bookmark…

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Step 1: Take your foam sheet and place your ruler along the edge of the foam drawing a line from the top to the bottom.

Step 2: Cut along the line and then at each end with a ruler make a small mark 3cms in.

Step 3: Now on each end of your foam you can create the tassel effect by just snipping up to the 3cm mark you made. Do this all the way along at both ends.

Step 4: Draw a pumpkin shape on a section of the remaining orange foam. Use your foam strip as a guide placing it on the foam then making two marks either side. This will ensure your pumpkin will fit on your spooky bookmark.

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Step 5: Cut out and then use a craft knife to cut out the pumpkins eyes nose and mouth (of course its best you do the cutting not the child)!

Step 6: Cut out a slightly smaller circle from the black piece of card ensuring that when the pumpkin is placed on top of it no card can be seen from the sides. Stick the black card with the use of glue dots to the middle of the orange foam strip… Aka bookmark!

Step 7: Now in the same way stick the pumpkin on top of the black card so that the pumpkin now has black eyes, nose and mouth.

Step 7: In pencil to start with, add detail to the pumpkin and decorate your bookmark like I have (pencil means mistakes can be rubbed out)! Once happy with design go over in black marker.

Step 8: Use Pic-Tixx 3D Glitter to add sparkle. I’ve used the green for the pumpkin’s vine and some gold for the message and tassels.

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Step 9: Now just leave to dry and be sure to check no pencil makes can be seen! If so this are easily rubbed away with the use of a standard rubber.

So… there you have it… Simple!

You can make all sorts of designs like this really girly pink ghost bookmark that has a white foam ghost that has been detailed using black marker and and blue Deco paint for the eyes.

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Hope you enjoyed and you’ve left the blog with some Halloween inspiration!

Kids Halloween Crafts – Making Treat Bags

This is the perfect activity to get kids in the mood for Halloween.

These treat or even party bags are extremely simply to make. Kids can follow the step by step guide below or use the ideas to create their own designs.

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Step 1: For this particular treat bag you will need to work with a black paper bag. Take your bag and lay it flat on some newspaper.

Step 2: Take some orange foam or card (we used sparkly card) and cut out 3 pumpkin shapes.

Step 3: Take some white foam or card (we used sparkly white card). Cut out the shape of a couple of ghost (you can draw this with a pencil first). You will also need to cut out the shape of a grave stone and a circle for the moon.

Step 4: Arrange your shapes to create a scene like that of the one above. Only when you are happy with it use glue dots to stick it in place.

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Step 5: take some large googly eyes and stick them in place on your middle size pumpkin.

Step 6: With a permanent black marker start adding some detail to your ghost and add a cross to your headstone.

Step 7: Use the black marker to add the eyes to your remaining 2 pumpkins, not forgetting to give them all a mouth each.

Step 8: Cut some cloud shapes from a piece of white foam. Stick these to your bag so that they slightly overlap and cover the bottom of your moon. Use sticky tabs as to create a slightly 3D effect.

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Step 9: Use the black maker to add detail to your foam clouds like the flying bats we’ve added to ours.

Step 10: Take some black sparkly gem boarder and cut into two strips.

Step 11: Add one of the boarder strips along the top of your treat bag and the other along the bottom.

Then your done… Just fill with treats for trick or treaters.

The very cool thing about this treat bag is the wiggly eyes! They look very spooky as they jiggly about in all directions.

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We have lots more kids crafty Halloween projects on the way. These include Halloween bookmarks for party bags, candy buckets and spooky masks. So, Make sure you check back soon.