Category Archives: Halloween

Halloween Candy Cookies

I always over estimate the amount of candy that I will pass out to trick or treaters on Halloween.  Consequently, I’m always left with packs of candy that I don’t want to eat. 

One way I use up the chocolate is in this cookie recipe.  I bake the cookies and then freeze them for later.  The cookies will keep for several months if they are wrapped properly before being frozen.

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Any kind of chocolate candy can be used in this cookie batter.

1 cup white sugar

1 cup butter

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs, beaten

Mix the above ingredients together.

2 cups flour

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Decorative Halloween Tree

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Several years ago my niece gave me a glass Halloween ornament.  In the next few years I collect other ornaments that could be used for a Halloween tree but I had no where to put them.  I looked around in the craft stored but did not like the skinny trees that were sold for Halloween.  So, I decided to get out the spray paint and make my own.

This craft is simple and only takes a few supplies including spray paint and glitter ribbon.  I chose to paint the tree black but you could use purple or orange if you dare.

Instructions for creating a Halloween Tree

  • Purchase a mini Christmas tree with a burlap base.
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Unlit Halloween Tree
  • Spray paint the green branches black and let dry.
  • Twine green mini lights around the tree branches making sure that you hide the wires.
  • Twine a black feather boa around the branches to fill in the spaces.
  • Drape a green ribbon around the tree.
  • Add decorative spiders and Halloween Ornaments
  • Top with an orange glitter bow. Instructions on creating a bow can be found on this post.

Spider Halloween Wreath

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    Spider Halloween Wreath

    Purchase a plain grapevine wreath.

  • Spray paint the wreath gloss black and let dry.
  • Pre-wire spiders and fall greenery in the colors desired
  • Alternate the decorations around the wreath leaving a large space at the top for a bow.
  • Make a bow using fall colors.   Grab the instructions for making a bow from the Christmas ornament wreath page.
  • Use floral wire to tack the bow in the space you left empty .  Cut the ends attractively and tack them to the side of the wreath.

Alternatively ornaments and ribbon may be glued onto the wreath using a glue gun.