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HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF TRICK OR TREATING!

 Trick-or-treating is a customary practice for children on Halloween seen in many countries. Children in costumes, either in large groups or accompanied by an adult, travel from house to house in order to ask for treats such as candy (or, in some cultures, money) with the question "Trick or treat?". The "trick" is a (usually idle) threat to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given.
   In North America, trick-or-treating has been a customary Halloween tradition since at least the late 1950s. Homeowners wishing to participate in it usually decorate their private entrance with plastic spiderwebs, paper skeletons and jack-o-lanterns. Some rather reluctant homeowners would simply leave the candy in pots on the porch, others might be more participative and would even ask an effort from the children in order to provide them with candy. In the more recent years, however, the practice has spread to almost any house within a neighborhood being…

SPIRITS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!! I SUMMON YOU WITH MY DIY CRYSTAL BALL!!

This diy was found at www.lifeartcollide.blogspot.ie .   This was another cool and wonderful element to add to your indoor Halloween decor.  Especially, it could be the centerpiece of your kitchen table, with a matt black table cloth.  Happy Haunting!




DIY Crystal Ball







GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES
GLASS CANDY DISH on a metal pedestal, no plastic parts as this will be going in the oven! Works best if the dish has a lip around the top, more visible in the pictures below. I found my dish at a garage sale missing the top and covered in dust, oh the possibilities!!
GLASS GLOBE - NECKLESS TYPE - only the globe not the entire lamp kit. The neckless type will sit level in the dish.The globes also come in clear, none in stock...darn! Picked mine up at Lowes - $8.99.








BLACK SCULPEY - 8 oz. (227 g) block - I purchase my Sculpey at Michaels









WHITE GLUE - WELDBOND - I use Weldbond as it stands up to the heat of the oven.








PEARL-EX in Aztec Gold - again I get mine at Michaels









GLITTER GEM STICKERS - I buy mine…

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!:…

DIY FANGED PUMPKINS TO MAKE!!

Grouped together on the mantel, Drac-o'-lantern and pals create a Transylvanian scene. Run-of-the-mill pushpins turn into devilish red eyes. I found these on www.marthastewart.com .  Enjoy making these from real pumpkins or if you want them year after year, use the small fake ones. Tools and Materials Thumbtack or pin
Small white pumpkin (For a big bite, choose a small pumpkin so the plastic vampire teeth seem huge)
Miniature saw
Plastic vampire teeth
Small red map tacks



Print mouth template. Lay template on pumpkin, and poke thumbtack through, all along outline, to transfer design. Cut out with saw; remove excess flesh.Wedge teeth into hole.For eyes, pin map tacks onto pumpkin.Fangs, partycity.com. Map pins, 1/8 inch, in Red; latitudesmapstore.net.

MAKE SOME NIGHTSHADE BLACK AND BLOOD RED CANDY APPLES FOR YOUR NEXT HALLOWEEN OR FALL PARTY!

Here's another nice find while surfing for holiday ideas.  Wouldn't these be great at a teen Halloween party or even as a nice offering at an adult party.  Brought to you by www.mattbites.com .  The black and red play off each other and look so cool together with the actual sticks from a tree.  Good luck and enjoy making these, let me know how they turned out for you.
Adam’s Scary Apples



   Full confession: When I was about 4 or 5 years old I was so utterly terrified of Halloween that I once ran from the dinner table to the bedroom where I locked myself inside it for 20 minutes while Trick or Treaters came to the front door of the house. I’m not sure why I did that exactly as I wasn’t normally a timid or shy child; I think my dramatic exit had more to do with the fact that I enjoyed that sense of fright, darkness and mystery that rolls around every October. I like to be scared when I know nothing bad will actually happen.
   This explains my interest in fright nights, scary…