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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Paper Toilet Roll Wig

Toilet paper rolls DIY costume
With Halloween a mere 4 weeks away, it’s time to start thinking of costumes for our cute kiddies. This adorable DIY Halloween Costume: Rollhead Toilet Paper Wig by Finns Mari Savio and Kati Rapia, who are the authors of the books JUJU and MAJA. They featured this fun tutorial in the Australian online magazine called, Papier Mache. In colonial times wigs were the in thing, but a bit hard to manage. Periwigs or perukes are styles of wigs. They were hot and expensive. This modern take on the periwig is not expensive or hot and is way to cute to pass up. This is such a fun DIY, and sure to be a hit for Halloween!
See how to make it here:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

By Kami Bigler

This festive bat mobile would look great in your entry greeting visiting trick or treaters on Halloween night. With so many different kinds of cool papers available these days, you could really make this your own!


One old lamp shade with the okay to take it apart
Black fabric I chose black with silver polka dots, but any black pattern would look great!
Hot glue gun
4-5 sheets black card stock I used glittered black card stock
Bat shaped die-cut or bat shaped paper craft punch
Clear fishing line or clear jewelry making string stretchy or not
Crimp beads
Jewelry making crimping tool

Directions See here:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

New Items Added to Etsy come and get em while they last!

How about trimming the tree with these vintage santa stockings!

Need a gift?  How about Millie and Tuck?

Know someone who sews?  How about this handmade sewing kit holder made like a witches boot?
Like vintage?  How about this vintage pumpkin cut and sew panel?
Or if not pumpkins how about a vintage turkey cut and sew?
Like Annies and want to make one?  Here is a kit by Daisy Kingdom.....
What's Annie without Andy.  he is a kit also.....

These items and many more have been added to my shoppe today.  I added 4 new Winter items also sol please take a peek and stay awhile :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Handmade Halloween How to Host A Killer Party

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year for a few reasons.  The best part is being able to (even if only for one day) dress up as your favorite character, monster, alter-ego – whatever you want!  Second to that is the actual Halloween party.  Whether you’re hosting a kid friendly bash or adult only gathering, decorations and favors are a must have.
DIY invitations halloween

Halloween Party Invitations |$25| papergirlstudios

The invitations will set the tone for your party. There are tons of handmade options – pre-printed or DIY.

Vintage Inspired Halloween Party Hat | $18 |crepeconfectionary

If you’re hosting a party think of your guests’ needs first.  Party favors and hats are some basic staples.

Lollipop Party Favors |$7.50| PinkyCrafts

Don’t forget the food!  Everyone loves spooky food – cookies, cakes, candy – even punch.
Heavenly Halloween Cookie Platter |$20 | StoneHouseOven

Most importantly, have fun planning your party.  For other cool Halloween ideas, please be sure to check out previous blogs on Handmade Spark.
~Lauren Soponis

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chopped Bugs and Beetlejuice

Get the kids helping out in the kitchen with this fun and tasty recipe. This kid-friendly recipe will get your kids excited to help prepare and enjoy the snack!
1 can (46 ounces) unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled
2 cans (15 ounces each) fruit cocktail in juice, undrained and chilled
1 cup seedless raisins
1 pint vanilla ice cream
Red, blue or green food coloring (optional)
Preparation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

Combine the pineapple juice, fruit cocktail (beetles) and raisins (bugs) in a large pitcher. Divide the ice cream among 6 tall glasses or mugs. Pour the juice mixture over the ice cream. Stir 1 drop of food coloring into each glass, if desired. Serve immediately.
Servings: 6

Nutritional Information Per Serving: 
387 calories; 5 g fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 52 mg sodium; 86 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 4 g protein

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bippity Boppity Boo

Now for sale in my Etsy shoppe Don't forget the customer appreciation sale in my Etsy Shoppe only on til Sunday....

Bippity Boppity Boo

Now for sale in my Etsy shoppe Don't forget the customer appreciation sale in my Etsy Shoppe only on til Sunday....