Easy Halloween Magnets

Easy Halloween Magnets

I know Halloween is only a couple of days away, but it’s never too late to add a touch of Halloween inspired decor to your home.  So, today I’ve got an easy Halloween craft, perfect to put out in your home or gift to a neighbor this month!  PLUS, you could easily adjust this project to work for any season or color theme that you’d like in your home!

Halloween glass bubble magnets via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #magnets #holidays

To make your own set, you’ll need just a few items:

glass vase filler bubble {clear glass with a flat back side}

pretty scrapbook paper

Mod Podge

small circular magnets

hot glue

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Since the glass bubbles aren’t uniform in shape, I simply started cutting circular-like shapes out of my scrapbook paper.  Once I felt like it fit behind the bubble, I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the flat side of the glass bubble.

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Before the Mod Podge had too long to dry, I placed the scrapbook paper piece that I had already cut out onto the glass bubble {pretty side facing the bubble so that you’ll see it through the front}.

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While those dry for a few minutes, heat up your hot glue gun.  You’ll use a generous dab to secure the magnet to the back of each glass bubble.

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And there you have it!  The perfect addition to any refrigerator this Halloween.  You could use the magnets to put last year’s Halloween pictures where everyone can see them!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Halloween Candy Ice Cream Cones

Halloween Candy Ice Cream Cones

I’ve teamed up with a few other sweet ladies to bring you SIX ideas to use that leftover Halloween candy that will soon inhabit our pantries in less than 10 days now.  You know you’re going to want to pin this one!

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Yes, I realize that Halloween has not come and gone yet, but I want you to be prepared.

You know your kids are going to come home with huge bags of candy.

You know it would be wrong to let them hoard it all for themselves.

You know that candy isn’t good for you and either is ice cream.

BUT

If you’re going to eat it, you might as well put the two together!

What to do with all that left over #Halloween #candy?  Make candy coated ice cream cones of course via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Here’s what you’re going to do.

After Halloween, when you’ve got loads and loads of candy just laying around and your kiddos beg to have a sleepover or a play date {or whatever form of having friends over that your kiddos partake in these days}, you’re going to grab the fun size candy bars, some yummy sugar cones, a handful of chocolate chips, and your favorite ice cream to have a little ice cream cone bar.

What to do with all that left over #Halloween #candy?  Make candy coated ice cream cones of course via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

I used a sharp knife to chop up different candy bars and put the pieces into separate bowls.  I then melted a small bowl of semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels.  To get the candy pieces to stick to the rim of the cone, I first dipped the cone in the melted chocolate then pressed it into the candy of my choice.

What to do with all that left over #Halloween #candy?  Make candy coated ice cream cones of course via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

To get the candy and chocolate to harden a bit, I put the cones on some parchment paper in the freezer for about 10 minutes.  Once the chocolate hardened, the cones were ready for ice cream!

What to do with all that left over #Halloween #candy?  Make candy coated ice cream cones of course via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

YUM!

If you’re more of a bowl of ice cream kinda person, you could totally still used chopped up candy pieces as toppings as well!

What about you?  What do you like to do with all that left over candy?

For more GREAT ideas, check out my friends’ ideas now!

Halloween Bark

Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

PB Cup & Pretzel Brownies

Almond Joy Cupcakes

Fall Gingerbread House

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Pumpkin Carving Made Easy

Pumpkin Carving Made Easy

This is by no means our first Halloween with children, but it is the first time we attempted to do some fun pumpkin carving with our two year old.  Now, clearly, he’s not old enough just yet to do the actual carving, but he did LOVE joining in on some quality family time this past weekend helping mama and daddy carve some pretty pumpkins.

Make #pumpkin carving easy this year with #PumpkinMasterKit!  Your entire family will love joining in on the fun! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Lucky for us, we were sent a HUGE assortment of Pumpkin Masters Kits to try out this year {which made our carving experience super easy and extra fun}!

Before we could get started, we headed to our local nursery to take advantage of their “all you can carry” pumpkin deal for only $20!  We LOVE to go to a pumpkin patch as well, but find the prices just absurd.  So instead, we buy them at the nursery, but still like to head to a pumpkin patch for fun pictures, warm cider, and a hay ride or two each year!

Make #pumpkin carving easy this year with #PumpkinMasterKit!  Your entire family will love joining in on the fun! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Yes, that’s SIX pumpkins!

Once we got home our little guy was eager to figure out this whole pumpkin carving business.  Mostly he wanted to hold the pumpkins and he’d get bothered that we were cutting into them, but what can you expect?  He’s two!

So while mommy and daddy carved pumpkins, our little helper did lots of things with us.  Our pumpkin carving experience included coloring, having snacks, and watching movies.  One movie in particular inspired us to carve a couple of pretty fun pumpkins that our little guy LOVES!

Make #pumpkin carving easy this year with #PumpkinMasterKit!  Your entire family will love joining in on the fun! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

I’m sure you’ve seen the Pumpkin Masters Kits around town this month as they are available at most local grocery stores, drug stores, craft stores, and of course Target and Walmart.

Having the kits to do all of our carving put our minds at ease.  We soon realized that our favorite tool out of all the kits we received was the surface carving tool.

Huge kitchen knives + a two year old present = not a smart combo.  Using the kit was definitely easier and safer for this family!

Make #pumpkin carving easy this year with #PumpkinMasterKit!  Your entire family will love joining in on the fun! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Make #pumpkin carving easy this year with #PumpkinMasterKit!  Your entire family will love joining in on the fun! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Make #pumpkin carving easy this year with #PumpkinMasterKit!  Your entire family will love joining in on the fun! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

After a fun afternoon of carving, we soon had four freshly carved & scraped pumpkins!

Make #pumpkin carving easy this year with #PumpkinMasterKit!  Your entire family will love joining in on the fun! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Make #pumpkin carving easy this year with #PumpkinMasterKit!  Your entire family will love joining in on the fun! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Make #pumpkin carving easy this year with #PumpkinMasterKit!  Your entire family will love joining in on the fun! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Here’s a short video of our pumpkin carving experience…

We had such a fun and entertaining afternoon of pumpkin carving thanks to Pumpkin Masters Kits and our little pumpkin!

Have you used a Pumpkin Master Kit this month to prep for all those trick-or-treaters that will soon be knocking at your door?  If you have, you should share your creations on Instagram or Twitter with #PumpkinMasters2013.  Not on Instagram or Twitter, that’s okay too {although I highly recommend that you change that} you can submit your creations via the Facebook app or even send an email to social@pumpkinmasters.com to enter for the chance to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the Best Pumpkin.  You better hurry though, the contest ends October 31st!

Click here for official rules and more specific details!

Happy Halloween everyone!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Simple Halloween Bunting

Simple Halloween Bunting

I was provided free product from Cricut for this post, but as always, all opinions are 100% my own!

Over the weekend I actually had a few moments to myself in between caring for a sick toddler and a teething baby to work on a simple and fun Halloween bunting for our stairway.  Halloween decor is kind of at a minimum in our house, as most of my seasonal decorations for this time of year are more pumpkin and Fall as opposed to witches and bats.  But after getting to try out Cricut’s new Monster Bash cartridge, I was inspired to create a Halloween bunting that definitely fits in with the rest of our current decor.

Simple #Halloween #Bunting using #Cricut's Monster Bash and a few spools of orange & black ribbon and twine via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Simple Halloween Bunting

orange, black, & white cardstock

jute twine

ribbon and baker’s twine

glue stick

Cricut Mini

Monster Bash cartridge {available through Cricut Craft Room Software}

Simple #Halloween #Bunting using #Cricut's Monster Bash and a few spools of orange & black ribbon and twine via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

To get started, I cut several images from Monster Bash using plain old white cardstock.

Simple #Halloween #Bunting using #Cricut's Monster Bash and a few spools of orange & black ribbon and twine via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

I also browsed the image catalog and found the perfect pennant flags to cut in orange and black cardstock.  Once all of my cuts were made {which took no time at all}, I gathered the rest of the supplies and got to work on assembling the bunting.

Simple #Halloween #Bunting using #Cricut's Monster Bash and a few spools of orange & black ribbon and twine via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

I began attaching the Monster Bash cut outs with a few dabs of glue on the outer circle of each one.  Easy peasy!

Simple #Halloween #Bunting using #Cricut's Monster Bash and a few spools of orange & black ribbon and twine via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Once the cut outs were attached the pennants, I tied each one onto a long string of jute twine using different combinations of black ribbon, orange ribbon, and orange & white baker’s twine.  There wasn’t really any method to the order.

Simple #Halloween #Bunting using #Cricut's Monster Bash and a few spools of orange & black ribbon and twine via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

And now we’ve got a simple Halloween bunting, perfect for our staircase to make our days leading up to Halloween a little spookier!

Simple #Halloween #Bunting using #Cricut's Monster Bash and a few spools of orange & black ribbon and twine via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Want to check out Cricut and all of their great products for yourself?  Click the Cricut ad in my sidebar to start shopping!

For a limited time, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home Readers can purchase the Monster Bash cartridge for $24.99 and receive Chic and Scary for FREE!  Plus, if you’re not the proud owner of your very own Cricut Mini, go ahead and take the plunge for only $99 and they’ll throw in their latest card cartridge, Simple Holiday Cards for FREE!

Happy Halloween!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Easy Halloween Magnets

I’m sharing a super cute {and easy} Halloween craft over at Design, Dining, and Diapers today for my sweet friend Taryn!  When you get a chance, stop over at her place and say hello.

Halloween glass bubble magnets via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #magnets #holidays

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.