DIY: Make a Monster Candy Box!

Our Julep contributor Merrilee Liddiard creates the most whimsical and clever kids DIYs (just like the one right here!), and she just came out with a new craft book! Congratulations, Merrilee!

This Halloween, recycle a simple sandwich-bag carton into a silly, spooky monster! But watch out—he might just eat up all your candy!

To make this monster candy box you’ll need:

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Halloween Puppy Chow Recipe

By Ashley of  Sugar & Cloth

Oh yes, the beloved puppy-chow snack we all know and love gets a ghoulish twist in my monster-themed version! The kids will flip for this stuff, especially since this spooky version has Jack-o-Lantern and bone sprinkles mixed right in…

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Easy Halloween Washi Tape Candles

By: Jenny Batt, of Hank + Hunt Perfect for any dinner party, but exceptionally fun for Halloween, these decorated candles are made in minutes with washi tape. It’s a great way to dress up your standard taper candle and it comes right off to change your designs. The options for pattern and color are endless, but I love the look of gold on black taper candles. They pair well with vintage brass candle sticks and would look lovely at any party this season.

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ten minute gnome costume

By Melanie of You Are My Fave

I don’t think I knew that store bought Halloween costumes existed as a child. My mom would somehow find away to whip up our costume requests, often tirelessly the night before. While I didn’t inherit her sewing skills, I know how to wield a hot glue gun and with that skill made this easy gnome costume. Trust me, the craft level to create this is beginner at most.

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Easy Spooky Tree Halloween Place Cards

By Jenny Batt of Hank and Hunt

Halloween is on it’s way and we just decorated this weekend. I’m loving black and white with a single pop of color this year, like orange. One of the quickest ways to create memorable parties is to customize your decor. That will mean a stroll or two down aisles not necessarily for your type of party. For example, these place card holders in the shapes of little trees were actually on the wedding aisle. The shape is what caught my eye, a great twiggy form that would look fabulous a little spookier. Even the most novice crafter can rock a can of spray paint. This is the world’s easiest spooky tree diy, I promise.  Don’t be afraid to paint things, you can make amazing decor only armed with a can of spray paint. The best part is, spray paint is impossible to mess up. There are no fine lines to follow, just spray and go. Miss a spot? Spray it again. The key is just to use light coats so you don’t get drip marks, voila.

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monster favor boxes

By Melanie of You Are My Fave


Since haunted houses make me cry and The Ring still haunts me over ten years later, I thought a more lighthearted party theme of monster mash would be a better fit for my Halloween festivities this year. These favor boxes are fun to make and easy enough that kids can help out. You could make a crafternoon out of it.

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Chic Halloween Wedding Inspiration

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

halloween wedding

Wedding planning in the month of October means you have the option of incorporating fun (or creepy!) Halloween details into your decor, and even wardrobe choices. You can go all out using pumpkins, skeletons, cobwebs and everything else that comes with the holiday. Or, you can go with a more subtle approach and let the style and colors influence your planning. Read on for a few ways to create a chic Halloween wedding.

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Paper Strip Pumpkin Art

By Merrilee of Mer Mag

There has been a bit of a chill in the air and a few leaves are beginning to change colors, which can only mean one thing…we’re on the brink of FALL!  We are big fans of Autumn around here and I relish the chance to break out the pumpkin, harvest and Halloween crafts this time of year.

To celebrate this sweater loving, pumpkin patchin’ time of year, we thought we’d share a variation of our Paper Strip Easter Egg Art only this time with pumpkins!

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