Closet Monsters

Closet Monsters

Closet Monsters

 

 

This is my favorite time of year and very clearly my favorite holiday! I love decorating for Halloween! There are soo many fun things you and your family can do to spook up your home simply and inexpensively with things you have lying around the house. Creepy Closet Monsters are the perfect way to decorate and get some use out of the wire hangers you might have lying around at home. If you like this craft enough you can do this for other holidays and even make some for every day. You know I would craft the crap outta these hangers to make mine all fancy schmance! Why not make your closet customized instead of having to buy hangers when you get plenty from the dry cleaners. You can even reinforce the wire hangers while decorating so they can last longer/hold heavier clothes.

 

 

 

 

 

Materials:
Wire Hangers
construction paper
fabric
ribbons
glitter
stickers
poster board
Card Stock
Tacky Glue
Tape
Any possible decorations you have lying around.

Instructions:

1. For each hanger, trace the body of a hanger onto the poster board
2. Cut out the shape of the hanger
3. Cut facial features, designs, decorations from poster board and card stock, adhering them to the base shape with tacky glue.
4. Let the glue dry, then tape the poster board face or design to the hanger.

Batty Bites

Batty Bites

Batty Bites

 

 

I love this time of year and I know I have mentioned how much I love Halloween. I found this super adorbs simple party fun recipe onĀ All You Magazine. These are the kind of appetizers that everyone will enjoy and you won’t have to spend forever trying to get them right! I also like that they are simple enough to incorporate into other holidays. Add some fun shaped pretzels/crackers/treats and make them reindeer antlers or make a top hat and it can be a leprechaun! You can play with the cheeses and use different colored sesame seeds, nuts, cracker or chip crumbs to compliment the cheese ball. You can also make monster bites or witches maybe vampires and ghosts! Soo much fun! Get creative!

 

 

Ingredients:

1 (4 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
8 ounces soft, mild goat cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup pesto
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
8 pitted olives, sliced
32 peppercorns
32 triangular corn chips or any kind of chip or cracker you prefer.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mash together cream cheese, goat cheese and pesto.
2. Let chill for 40 minutes.
3. Shape mixture into 16 2-inch balls.
4. Roll in black pepper and poppy seeds to cover.
5. Press two olive slices into balls for eyes
6. Place peppercorns in centers for pupils.
7. Insert chip on either side of ball for wings and serve.