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DIY HALLOWEEN ORNAMENTS, TO HANG ON YOUR SPOOKY TREE!

Turn glittered stickers into shiny ornaments to hang from a dark, twisted Halloween tree for a creepy centerpiece that will last for years.  This ones also coming from www.marthastewart.com .  Enjoy!






Tools and Materials

Large branch
Oasis
Flower pot
Decorative moss
Acrylic disks in varying sizes
Dremel drill
Krylon Looking Glass spray
Glittering glue
Onyx glitter
Glitter stickers
28-gauge wire

Halloween Ornaments How-To

1. To make the Halloween tree, take any large branch with a lot of limbs and spray-paint it black.

2. Place oasis inside of a flower pot or urn and push branch firmly into oasis. Cover oasis with moss.

3. Drill a hole near the top of an acrylic disk. Peel off protective paper film from one side of disk.

4. Spray Krylon Looking Glass spray onto exposed side of disk.

5. Peel off protective paper film from other side of disk. Brush glittering glue on edge and around front edge, and glitter with Onyx glitter.

6. Adhere glitter stickers to front of disc.

7. Thread 28-gauge wire…

HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN DEAD FINGER COOKIES!! WHAA! HAA! HAA!

This recipe come from www.cakejournal.com.   My work is having a Halloween party and I'm going to make these for the scary dessert contest with something elese.  I always enter the pumpkin carving contest and I've been undefeated the past 3 years, winning $100 dollars every time.  The company wants me to do a special pumpkin for another contest.  If all goes well I'll be showing some pics.  Happy baking!


How to make Halloween dead finger cookies


One of my favourite Halloween treats are these dead finger sugar cookies. They are always a big hit!
To keep the fingers as thin as possible during baking I roll out the dough thinly so it will keep the shape, as cookie dough tends to spread out. You can paint the almond nails with food colouring gels. I like to keep them natural with just a little dusting of cocoa powder, just like on the photo.


This is what I use:Sugar cookie dough (please find recipe below)
Pastry brush
Plastic wrap
30-40 blanched almonds, cut into halves afte…

FOUND THESE WITCHES SHOES JUST LAYING AROUND AND THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE A GREAT DIY!!

This diy come from www.craftysisters-nc.blogspot.com.  They looked really cool, even for a guy like me. Good luck on this great Halloween craft!



We have a soft spot for anything Halloween, and it's pretty obvious we have a fetish for Witch shoes too! If you have wanted to try your hand at decoupaging


there are some great tips you want to take a peek at! This project is pretty simple and unlimited for your imagination!




We knew we loved witch shoes... but there's something about those socks that are so funny!


You will need some witch shoes cut from 3/4" MDF or pine, a 22" section of 2x4" wood, Mod Podge, scrapbook paper and embellishments. We grabbed our paper from Hobby Lobby and used K&Company, which by far has the cutest Halloween paper that we love! First we drew up some styles we really liked and sized them to fit together. We don't have a clue how to do free printables- but feel free to blow up these pictures on your computer screen and trace away!…

BLACK CHRIST FESTIVAL FROM PANAMA!

The large white church at Portobelo is the Iglesia de San Felipe, which is still in use. It dates from 1814, but its tower wasn’t completed until 1945. It’s famous as the home of the life-sized effigy of the Nazareno of Portobelo, better known as the Black Christ. The effigy, depicting Christ carrying the cross, normally resides on a podium to the left of the altar, but it is brought out to the center of the church for the Black Christ Festival, by far Portobelo’s biggest event. The handsome altar of the church is adorned with gold images depicting various emblems of the crucifixion, including nails, instruments of torture, and the dice the Roman soldiers cast for Christ’s robe. Small wooden carvings ringing the walls depict the stages of the cross.
   Behind this church is the recently renovated Iglesia de San Juan de Dios, home to the new Museo del Cristo Negro de Portobelo, which now displays 63 of the robes donated by Panamanians for the festival, some of which a…