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This diy comes from .  Simple and very neat!

DIY Mod Podged Halloween blocks. Hello Podgers! It's time for Halloween - and in a big way. I'm ashamed that it's almost the end of September and I have barely started Halloween crafting. I gotta get on the stick this weekend. Black glitter isn't going to sprinkle itself!

Luckily Man Podger David has begun Halloween crafting, so he is totally saving my butt this week. These Mod Podged blocks will make a great addition to your home decor, especially to those decorative mantles that so many of you do. Here is the complete tutorial, straight from David.

It’s 98 degrees here in Los Angeles but my mind is on fall.
These rustic blocks are a variation on the Halloween Tea Light Holders I sell in my Etsy store. This version is easy to make, inexpensive and, I think, very versatile.

You will need: 4 x 4 wood post cut down into 3.5" blocks (due to the funkiness of lumber measurements, a 4 x 4 post…


The history of Halloween costumes ~On November 1st over 2000 years ago, in what is now known as the United Kingdom, Ireland and northern France, the Celts celebrated their new year. This date marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the cold, dark winter season, often associated with death. It was Celtic belief the on the night before the New Year the veil between the land of the living and the land of the dead because blurred. This night they celebrated Samhain. Celts believed ghosts haunted the land and damaged crops. This night was also thought to allow the Druids and Priests to possess a heightened ability to predict the future. For the commoner, these predictions would be a comfort and an insight into the coming dark winter that lie ahead.   Druids built large bonfires where the people would gather to sacrifice crops and their animals to ancient deities.
   The Druids also wore costumes consisting of animal skins and animal heads to mark the celebration and to …


This drink recipe comes from .  Nothing like something with pumpkin to bring in the fall season.

Ingredients 1 c cold brew coffee*
1 c milk (any kind)
1/4 c pumpkin butter*
2 Tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Preparation methodTo prepare cold brew coffee, place 2 cup ground coffee – the bolder the better – into a bowl, top it with 4 cups of water and place it in the refrigerator overnight. Strain in the morning and reserve the leftover in the fridge.Prepare milk ice cubes in advance by pouring your milk of choice into a bowl and mixing in pumpkin butter, agave nectar and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to ensure even distribution.Pour mixture into an ice cube tray, covering lightly with saran wrap, and freezing overnight.Choose non-dairy milk to make this vegan friendly. I went with 2% for an extra creamy texture.In the morning, place 1 cup coffee and 8-10 pumpkin ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add a packet of stevia or extra agave if you…


This is another diy from .  What an ingenious person this is.  Just wanted to share another great thing to make.

Homemade Apothecary Jars

How much fun was it to make my own set of creepy apothecary jars! They are going to look amazing on my Halloween treat table this year. I've put together a little bit of a How-To for anybody who wants the basics on how to make their own apothecary jars. Get your family involved in this fun Halloween project, you'll have a great time filling jars...just keep your eye on Grampa's teeth or they may end up in one!

GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES Keep your eyes open for all types of jars! Start by looking at home you’d be surprised what you’ll find hiding in your kitchen cupboards and medicine cabinet. Other great sources: Dollar stores, garage sales, home d├ęcor centers, kitchen supply outlets, recycling centers and second hand stores. Try using candy jars, home canning jars, perfume bottles, wine bottles, liqueur bottles, foo…