Last-Minute Halloween Breadsticks

Need a last-minute idea for a snack or your Halloween dinner?
Well, these are creepy, simple and always a hit!

All you need is some frozen roll dough!

To make these witch fingers, all I did was separate a small piece from one of the rolls and set it aside. Then I mixed in two drops of green food coloring into the remaining dough. Once it was all green (keep LOTS of flour nearby, the dough will get really sticky), I rolled it out into a stick/finger shape. Then just shape the small piece of dough into an almond shape and place at the top of the finger to make the fingernail. Bake at 350° for about 8 minutes or until the nails are golden brown, then brush with butter and a little garlic salt.

To make the bones,  I just took each roll and rolled them into a big stick, keeping each of the ends balled up a little. Then just split the ends in half and form two  to make the bone shape. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter and a little garlic salt.

Simple as that!

Hope you all have a happy, fun and SAFE Halloween!!
 
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Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #7

Sometimes a good quote is all you need. Here's just a few that I've pinned on Pinterest!

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Hope you all have a fanta-BOO-lous Halloween!!

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DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

This is my little miss in this year's costume! It turned out even better than we planned - and I want to make sure to thank my awesome husband for helping SO much with this project! He's the pro scuba diver {I'm certified, but nowhere near as cool as he is!}, so he made sure we had all the parts we needed, and did so much to make it look amazing!!

DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Supplies
Backpack/Leash/Harness {the animal ones would work fine, too}
Black long sleeved shirt
Black pants/leggings
Silver spray paint
Craft foam
Two 2-liter soda bottles
One 1-liter soda bottle
4-6 scouring pads
1 yard nylon webbing {pink, of course}
Black nylon webbing with plastic buckle {sports section of store}
Black cord keeper tube
Plastic zip ties
**Safety goggles

1. Cut the top section off of the 1-liter soda bottle. Spray paint the scouring pads, both 2-liter bottles, and the top of the 1-liter bottle with the silver paint. Let dry COMPLETELY.

2. Remove black nylon from the buckle and replace with the pink nylon {this step can be optional}. Adjust to fit around your child's waist to make the belt. We also attached pink webbing to the straps of the backpack/harness with safety pins to add more color.

3. Roll the scouring pad onto itself, and hot glue. Then attach the rolled pads onto the sides of the belt with hot glue to make the weights.

4. Use the zip ties to attach the 2-liter soda bottles to the backpack. {You can use one bottle instead of two, but we liked the look of two better.} It also helps to use the zip ties to attach the bottles together as well so they won't wiggle all over the place.

5. Cut two long pieces of the cord keeper tube and connect to the "tanks" by hot gluing the tubing to the outer side of each of the 2-liter bottles. Let dry/cool and then connect the other ends to the lid of the 1-liter bottle. You can also cut a hole in the lid of the 1-liter bottle to make a more believable regulator.

6. For fins, I just freehanded the shapes on the craft foam, cut a strip and hot glued it on the back. Then I just put the velcro from her shoes through the loop to keep them on her feet.

{With how much she ran around at the Halloween party, let's just say it's a good thing we had a whole sheet of the foam. The strips tore and the fins were pretty trashed. So I cut out another pair for her to use for trick-or-treating. Easy to make, so it's not a big deal.}

7. We just used some swim goggles and a pink headband - which is normally NOT recommended for scuba diving.... but it works for a costume! **We were actually going to use some safety goggles and then add some craft foam around the edge for the mask, but couldn't find any that would be small enough for her to wear.

Now all we need to do is put our shark fins on {yep, the parents are being sharks this year!}, attach the leash and we are a go for trick-or-treating! My daughter LOVES wearing her costume - she cries when we have to take the harness off!! Her costume was a hit at our family Halloween party, and the main reason we don't have more photos than this is because we couldn't get her to hold still long enough!! :)


Mummy Candy Bars

 This year I'm giving my neices & nephews their very own special treats for Halloween:
Mummy Candy Bars!

Mummy Candy Bars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

They are so easy to make, take hardly any time at all to put together, and they are inexpensive!
{If you haven't noticed, I love projects with that kind of description...}

Mummy Candy Bars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Supplies:
1 roll crepe paper/streamer
Candy Bars
{I got the WalMart brand chocolate bars because they were half the price and the wrappers were already white. You can really use any kind.}
Googly Eyes
Tape/Glue Dots & Hot Glue

Mummy Candy Bars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Step 1: Tape or place a glue dot on the end of the crepe paper towards the top on the back of the candy bar.

Mummy Candy Bars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Step 2: Start wrapping it around until it's completely covered. It looks cute to wrap it a little crooked to get the "mummy" look.

Mummy Candy Bars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Step 3: Hot glue the googly eyes on... {This one in particular had a cross-eyed situation happening}

Mummy Candy Bars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

...and that's it!
Told you it was easy, and not to mention adorable!!


Hoo Are You?

Hoooooray! It's Tuesday!
Time for a little
NightOwlCrafting


1. Do you like the season, Fall?
No. I LOVE it! The weather is perfect  - when it lasts. Usually in Utah, winter makes it's appearance after what seems like 2 weeks of good fall weather. I get so excited for all the fun holidays coming up, love the changing leaves... yeah, Fall is great.

2. What is your favorite Fall smell?
I love all the pumpkin spice smells, whether it's the pies baking or a yummy candle burning. Right now I have a oatmeal cookie candle burning, and it's fabulous!!

3. What's your favorite activity to do in the Fall?
Fall is a lot more fun with a little one running around! She was just a baby last year so we didn't do as much. Carving pumpkins, corn mazes, Halloween parties, Thanksgiving... pretty much anything in the Fall is so fun!

4. Do you dress in Fall colors during the season?
Not intentionally. I do love getting to wear sweaters and layering clothes though! So many cute things to wear in colder weather.
(It's a nice change from summer when you see everyone wearing almost nothing... Summer's not really a good season for someone like me who isn't in the best shape...)

5. Name 4 qualities about yourself that start with each letter in the word F-A-L-L:
F: Funny
A: Artsy!
L: Likeable
L: Loony

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Giveaway {Tees for a Cure & ChewHeart} - Winner!!

A special thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway from Tees For A Cure & ChewHeart!

Out of 27 entries, the lucky winner is:
 
Comment #9
 ~Dawn~ at Mom-A-Logues!

Congratulations, Dawn!!

A HUGE thanks again to everyone who entered!

I wish we could send all of you some awesome "Kiss This" tanks,
but don't forget that Tees For A Cure is offering a special
15% discount at their Etsy shop
to Artsy-Fartsy Mama readers by using the code "artsyfartsy1011"

Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #6

Here are some Halloween pumpkin ideas I've pinned on Pinterest!

 

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**Tip from HGTV**
Make that Carving Last: Spray a mixture of bleach and water on the inside of your fresh pumpkin daily or coat the inside with petroleum jelly to keep mold and dehydration at bay!
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Eek! Witchy Jars

Ready to see my newest Halloween decor addition?!

Eek! Witchy Jars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

This turned out even better than I expected. Plus everything was incredibly inexpensive, and it only took about 30 minutes!! Sounds like the perfect craft combination, in my opinion.

Eek! Witchy Jars
Supplies:
Glue Gun
Glittery Scrapbook Alphabet Stickers
Pledge Floor Finish - After much searching, I eventually found some at a smaller Walmart (the larger ones didn't have it... weird)
4 Glass Jars
Fine Green Glitter
4 Plastic Witch Hats (found at Hobby Lobby)

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Step 1: Wash the jars out & dry thoroughly. Try not to get any lint or dust inside of it, or the floor finish may not stick. Pour a small amount of finish in the jar and slowly swirl it around the jar. Don't shake it up or it may get bubbles. Keep swirling the finish around and tilt the jar to completely coat the inside of the jar. Then pour the excess finish back into the container.

Eek! Witchy Jars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Step 2: Next, pour some glitter into the jar. A finer glitter may coat better, but regular glitter works fine, too. Swirl & tilt the jar slowly like you did with the finish to cover the inside with glitter. You can pour out the excess glitter back into the container, but DO NOT tap the jar. I did on the first one and the glitter looked a little sparse in some areas. So just don't do it, okay?

Eek! Witchy Jars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Step 3: Set the jars aside to dry. You can finish the project while they are drying, just be careful not to tap them or touch the inside. The finish shouldn't run or anything, and it dries clear.

Eek! Witchy Jars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Step 4: I didn't wait that long for them to dry. Put some hot glue around the top edge of the glass and then placed the glittery witch hat on top. Easy as that! E6000 Glue would also work great.

Eek! Witchy Jars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Step 5: Next, place some glittery scrapbook stickers onto the jars. You can also use vinyl, marker or anything else that you want. You don't even have to spell something, my original idea was to draw a witch face...but in the end, I decided "EEK!" was the one for me!

Eek! Witchy Jars at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

And that's IT! Super easy, super inexpensive and super versatile!
...and not to mention it goes *perfectly* with my Halloween wreath!!


Hoo Are You?

Hoooooray! It's Tuesday!
Time for a little
NightOwlCrafting


1. Do you sleep with the fan on or the window open no matter what the weather is like?
We always have a fan on, mostly for the noise. Right now since the weather at night is nice & cool, we keep the windows open so we don't have to have the air conditioner on. During the summer though, the windows stay closed. Way too hot at night!

2. What is your favorite comfort food?
Probably pasta. Any kind. Spaghetti, mac & cheese, or even plain with a little butter. My daughter loves it when we make her some "noonles" too :) Ice cream is another comfort food that I could go on & on about...

3. Do you ever go to a chiropractor?
Nope, I sure don't. Most likely never will unless I have to.

4. What is your most memorable Halloween costume growing up?
When I was about 4, I was Strawberry Shortcake. Had the giant fluffy hat, the dress, and pink hair. It was awesome.

5. Do you prefer the sunrise or sunset?
Definitely the sunset! I'm usually not up to see the sunrise most days anyway, but I love a beautiful sunset. I'm jealous of my brother who gets to see those gorgeous Hawaiian sunsets every night!

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Giveaway {Tees For A Cure & ChewHeart}

**THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED**

Today I have a really inspiring giveaway to share with you guys. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and I'm sure we all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Both my mom & grandma have survived breast cancer. I'm so grateful that they're still here with us. They are both such strong and inspiring women in my life.

I'm so glad to hear that there are fantastic shops like the ones I'm about to introduce that work so hard to help to support & encourage breast cancer patients and their families.


Tees For A Cure was created by Hailey in April 2008 to start awareness for Breast Cancer since her aunt was affected by it. She donates 10% of every purchase to the Janet A. Santoro Foundation (her aunts foundation) which goes to help breast cancer patients and their families. Hailey makes and sells original apparel designs to help breast cancer patients at the Wellness Community. She also has a really cute necklace and earrings in available in her shop.

Hailey has teamed up with her sister, Whitney, and her business, ChewHeart, to create a new and original design to sell through Tees For A Cure. They call this the "Kiss This" or "Cancer Can Kiss This!" tank. It sells for $20 and is available in pink or black.

 

Tees For A Cure and ChewHeart
are offering one lucky winner a Pink "Kiss This" tank!

Here's how to enter:
{Please leave a comment for each entry}
 "Like" ChewHeart on Facebook

**Additional Entries**
"Favorite" this item on Etsy
"Like" Tees For A Cure on Facebook 
Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or on your blog {3 possible entries!}

The winner will be announced on Monday, October 24th

 Congratulations to Dawn!

Can't want to wait for the giveaway to end?
Tees For A Cure is offering a special 15% discount at their Etsy shop
to Artsy-Fartsy Mama readers by using the code "artsyfartsy1011"

Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #5 {think pink edition}

{think PINK edition}

 As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so I've picked some fabulous pink projects I've pinned on Pinterest to feature today. Both my mother and grandmother are Breast Cancer survivors, so raising awareness about breast cancer is important to me.


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See you next week for more Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff!

Follow my boards if you want. Or not.
You'll still find some pretty sweet things to pin.

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