Monday, October 31, 2011
final mario kart halloween costume diy handmade from a plain cardboard box by isewcute, a photo by isewcute on Flickr.
This is an update to my previous post here: http://isewcute.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-costume-wip-its-mario-kart.html
I snapped some pics of the final mario kart costume in case it gets destroyed while trick or treating.
Made with a plain old cardboard box, hot glue, paint, and printed out some artwork for the logos, headlights, and wheel hubs.
Mario suit was a store bought one... I wasn't going to sew this Halloween.
I'm just so glad he's happy with it. That's what really matters.
Friday, October 28, 2011
When I saw an episode of the Martha Stewart show with the cutest little girl helping Martha make Halloween candy people, I just knew we had to try it as a family.
lollipops for the heads,
boxed candies for the bodies,
and long skinny candies like tootsie rolls, twizzlers, or sweet-tarts for the arms & legs.
Everything is glued together with a low temp. melt hot glue gun.
On the show, they also used halloween stickers to stick onto the lollipops for faces...but I was lucky to find Halloween lollys with the faces on them.
My girl took 20 of these 'candy people' to her school's Halloween party and they were a big hit with her friends.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
It has a cute chubby cherub perched on the base. I figured it would make a great boudoir lamp & had used it as my main source of lighting in the bedroom until it started flickering. The bulb wasn't loose, and I figured the wiring must be going bad on it since it flickers when I knock on the bedside table.
I found this complete lamp wiring kit at Pat Catans & plan on figuring out how to do this & I'm going to make it so this week. Just say no to procrastinating right? I hope it goes well! Wish me luck!
Monday, October 24, 2011
I'm finally getting around to uploading finished lollipop pics from last week's candy making extravaganza.
After boiling the sugar on the stove until it reached hard crack stage, I added the flavoring & colors... then spooned the mixture into lollipop molds to cure. After the candy cools, they just pop out. I roll them in powdered sugar to keep them from sticking to the wrappers.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I'm mostly using Lorann oils...and they are yummo! If you can't find them locally...then you may find them here online.
This is the work in progress... reducing the sugar down. I highly recommend getting an accurate candy thermometer. The one I had last year was tricky, but this year I'm using a digital model. Super high tech, eh?
I'll upload pics of the finished lollipops & jars of candy tomorrow. So far, everything I've made is red & I'd love to share a rainbow of candy pics with y'all.
Feel free to comment me any questions & stay crafty!
Friday, October 7, 2011
I have a limited amount of these rings available here, so get yours before they're all gone!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This year I wanted to just get a store bought costume for my boy after last year's labor-intensive 'oompa-loompa' getup... so I presented the Mario costume to my boy who has a great fondness for the Mario Kart game. He thought it was ok...but could we please make a car for him to race in. *sigh*
So I didn't get off the handmade hook this year entirely...
but this was more of a 'daddy & me' project for the two of them. *wink, wink*
I think they've done a great job so far by altering a cardboard box with tape & hot glue. Now they only need to add paint & the boy will be race... I mean, 'trick or treat' ready!
Feel free to share your Halloween costume plans!