DIY: Rosé Halloween Costume

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

Halloween always seems to sneak up on me! Stepping foot into a party store this time of year can be a bit crazy, so I put together this quick DIY costume for my fellow procrastinators out there. It feels like 2016 has been the year of rosé, so why not celebrate by dressing up as the pink wine itself? Cheers!!

Rosé Halloween Costume | Julep

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DIY: Splatter-Paint Halloween Treat Bag

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  alice & lois

I don’t know about you, but I have fond memories of splatter painting just about everything in my youth. I used the same technique to create a one-of-a-kind Halloween goody bag that’s simple to whip up and makes a bold impact. I used cotton muslin bags and black paint to add dramatic, creepy-cool splatters—throw in some treats, candy corn, pencils, spider rings, and more for a festive surprise for the kiddos. These DIY splatter-paint Halloween treats bags are guaranteed to liven up your Halloween party.

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DIY: Ghost Wine-Bottle Wrap

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

What are your Halloween plans this year? We’re going to a friend’s house for dinner and a night in watching scary movies. When I started to think about what to bring, it struck me how easy it would be to dress up a bottle of wine for the occasion! Keep reading to see exactly how to make your own ghostly wine bottle this Halloween. Boo!

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DIY: Felt Eyeball Planters

Written by Sharon Garofalow of  Cupcakes and Cutlery

I’ve never been a fan of Halloween. I don’t like scary things and would rather ignore it all and move on to the other fall and winter holidays. My kids, however, love Halloween. So I compromise by decorating with things that are cute and just a little creepy. This eyeball planter is super easy to make and perfect for our Halloween décor. You don’t even need to worry about keeping your plant alive—this is the only time of year when dead plants fit right in, which is good news for anyone (like me!) without a green thumb.

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Free Printable: Halloween Potions Drink Labels

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  alice & lois

Are you hosting a Halloween party this month? We have the perfect printable for you, whether you’re throwing a spooky soirée for grown-ups or a monster mash for the kids. Print them out and turn your party drinks into Halloween potions: orange juice becomes Witch’s Brew while pink lemonade transforms into The Magic Spell. And for the adults? We love turning our favorite fall sangria into a Spider’s Elixir. Really, the creepy concoctions are endless!

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Party Hack: Flag Cake Toppers

I know, I didn’t invent the flag cake topper. But here’s the situation on these DIY versions: I found wooden sticks with cute round tops in the candy-making aisle at my local craft store. And that means no cutting dowels down to size and gluing round beads on top (yay!)—making this one of my favorite little party hacks. Keep reading for the full how-to on turning these rock-candy sticks into little treat-topper flags…

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DIY: Bewitched Bottles

Styled by Olivia Kanaley; photographed by Jessi Gilbert

Halloween Bewitched Bottles DIY

Stir up some ominous fun this halloween by turning ordinary bottles into bewitching potions and elixirs. Pair an assortment of old, recycled or re-usable glass bottles with some creatively-customized Minted labels for an eye-catching, spooky display. We’ve linked to the label designs we chose, and listed some fun copy ideas to get you started. As a finishing touch, you can fill the bottles with unsweetened tea, or water tinted with food coloring (please note, these are for decorative use only, unless you are using food safe bottles).

1. Quotable Bookplate by Olivia Raufman

Customize the text to read: Tonic | Water of Swamp | Guaranteed to cure all that ails. We have braved the mire of bogs and marshes to gather this magical substance by the light of the will-o’-the-wisp. Twelve fluid ounces.

2. Luxe by Alethea and Ruth

Customize the text to read: Poison Wormwood

3. Elegant Flourishes by Kristen Smith

Customize the text to read: Eye of Newt, Fang of Vampire, or Wool of Bat

4. Farm to Table Sara Hicks Malone

Customize the text to read: Mr. Oddfellow’s Pure Graveyard Essence or Mr. Oddfellow’s Pure Distilled Moonbeams

5. Adore by Leah Bisch

Customize the text to read: Bewitching Potion | Salem’s Best


More Halloween Ideas:
• Throw a Googly-Eye Halloween Party!
• DIY: Simple Spider Headband
• DIY: Witch’s Hat Party Favor

More from Minted:
• Halloween Party Invitations
• Online Halloween Party Invitations
• Halloween Party Decorations

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Halloween Party Idea: Kittens and Candy

My four-year-old was bawling in the Halloween section of Target the other day—not because I wouldn’t buy candy but because the talking skull was terrifying (don’t get me started on the witches being sold at Costco!). With him in mind, I’ve kept these Halloween party ideas super kid-friendly by focusing on the fun stuff around Halloween, like kittens and candy. Here’s how to throw a similar low-key, not-spooky Halloween bash.

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DIY: Rope Trivet

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  alice & lois

Summer may be over but we’re officially saying hello to fall entertaining. Who doesn’t love fresh-baked muffins and mugs of hot tea with girlfriends or a homemade-soup-and-cornbread dinner with family? Our latest DIY project, an easy-to-make rope trivet, is the perfect accompaniment to those lovely fall gatherings—it’s a simple craft that’s both function and design-friendly (we love a good double-duty DIY!).

Make this simple DIY rope coil trivet.

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DIY: Stork Labels for a Baby Shower

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

I’m all about taking a store-bought item and DIY-ing it into a totally new project. That’s exactly what I did with today’s DIY stork labels: I found these adorable stork cake toppers at the cake-decorating store and fell in love. Aren’t they cute? But instead of using them to top a cake, I bought a bunch and styled this flock of storks as food and drink labels for a baby shower. I love the playful touch they add to the table!

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