Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Crafts

This is going to be our new tradition for pumpkin carving night. Instead of making a pumpkin desert (which I love but not so much when you smell the stink of pumpkin guts coming out of your pumpkin you decorate) I thought we needed a festive, non-pumpkin, treat. So this is just a 2 layer chocolate cake with tinted pb frosting. I used two reeses peanut butter cups, chocolate frosting, and hershey bars. The kids loved it!
 These pumpkins were so simple to make. Sew some scrap material in half (right sides facing) Then sew a loose stitch on the top and gather it together. Fill your pumpkin with batting or (if you're cheap like old shirt and plastic bags. I gathered some sticks from outside and hot glued them on top along with a bow and a felt leaf.
 Here is our front porch.  I think it turned out cute this year.

1 comment:

  1. Melanie,
    I just wanted to thank you for your sweet note you left on my blog the other day. It made me cry like a wee baby! I am so grateful for your words and our wonderful medical school family who are able to relate to each other. I'm so glad you decided to reach out to me. I know things will work out for the best regardless of the match outcome but your words gave me an extra boost of strength to get through these times. :) It so nice having people who can understand what we're going through. I'm so glad that things ending up working out for you guys in the end. That really gives me all the hope in the world!
    The very best to you and yours,