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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween is almost here!  Are your ready?
I've crafted up these Halloween Donut Pops to hand out and give away to your special people. 

It's a Trick AND a Treat.
This trick (fangs and spider rings) and treat (mini chocolate donuts) are threaded on a Halloween paper straw and packaged up to hand out. 

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-Plastic fangs. Use any color.
-Colored plastic spider rings
-Halloween paper straws

1 bag of Hostess Donettes (I used chocolate.)
Fold and close sandwich bags or cellophane bags.

Trick and Treat tags.    
Click here to print your own tags.

Now, you could thread the donuts on the straw right through the donut hole, but I chose to do it a little more showy.

Using a wood skewer, poke holes through 1 donut starting at the bottom, going through the center and up through the top.  Slide skewer out and insert paper straw.  (The skewer holes help get the straw through the donut.)
Add a plastic fang on the straw and insert another donut.  Place a spider ring on top.

Lay on tray without packaging, or assemble to hand out.

Use a sandwich bag or a cellophane bag to cover the entire donut pop.  

Tie sandwich bag tight to the bottom of the donut with orange curling ribbon.

Tie on a Trick and Treat tag.

Hand deliver.  

Here's some more Halloween printables for you.

Bugs & Kisses

Eyeball Treats

'Boo'tiful Halloween to You!

Have a Fantastic Halloween!

Dino-mite Halloween Treat


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Monday, October 24, 2016

Need a 'fang'tastic Halloween treat to hand out to those special kids (or adults) in your life?  Of course you do!

I'm not sure what it is about plastic fangs, but every kid loves them...including my teenagers.  These however, are going to my nephews.

Here's the supplies to make your own.
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Print out the 'Fang'tastic Cards on card stock.  

Do you have a Big Punch Crop-O-Dile?  This tool is one of my favorites!  It has such a big reach, that it can punch holes in the middle of a page. You'll need a tool like this to punch the holes in the middle of the cards.  

Another option is this easy to use eyelet Silent Setter. 

First, print your cards and trim them.
Next, lay out a plastic fang on the card and mark where to punch your holes.  I designed these cards to have the fangs lay diagonally so you can read the word, 'Halloween'.
You want the holes to lay right next to the bend in the fangs.

Punch two holes close together.  Place fang in between the holes.

Thread pipe cleaner up from the back of the card through the hole, around the fang and back down the 2nd hole. Tighten to secure. 

Now, mark where the next set of holes should go.  Hole punch and continue threading the pipe cleaner around the other side of the fangs.  Tighten to secure.

Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together on the back of the card.
Slide the Hershey's snack size candy through the fang.  You may need to add a piece of tape underneath the candy, to hold it in place.

The fangs actually fold up a little once the candy is inserted, which looks kind of cool.
Now, here's a tip if you're making more than one of these cards.

After making one, undo the pipe cleaner and use the card as a template to place the holes in the other cards.  Simply place another card under the hole punched one, and mark the holes.  Now, you'll know exactly where to punch without marking around the fangs each time.

Hope that makes sense.

I sure the kids will love these!
Happy 'Fang'tastic Halloween to you!

Here's some more Halloween printables for you

Bugs & Kisses

Eyeball Treats

'Boo'tiful Halloween to You!

Dino-mite Halloween Treat

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

 We were back at our alma mater (Whitworth University) last week checking out the campus and visiting some students we love to encourage.  It's always fun to see the changes on campus and feel the college vibe as we walk around.  This visit we got to tour the new music building filled with glass, bricks, steel and LIGHT!  What a beautiful place.  How come the school didn't look like this when we were here?

Speaking of 'light', I decided to go with a 'BRIGHT' theme for the college gift bags this semester.  They're super easy to assemble and hand deliver. (Of course you could always package this into a box to mail as well.)

Purchase bright yellow gift bags, tissue paper and ribbon.

Purchase food and snack items that have yellow packaging.  
These are some of the things I put in the bags.
Cereal, soup mix, peanut butter, cookies, sunflower seeds, gum...
and a smiley face rubber ball.
(You know, everything a college student needs to study.)

Print out your 'Brighten Up' tag onto card stock and attach the tag to the bag or box.

 Click here to print your own Brighten Up tag.

Hand deliver to your favorite college students and of course make them smile in the middle of the HUB for a picture!  

I've used this 'bright', 'light' and sunny theme before. (It's one of my favorite gift giving themes!)  Check out these old posts.

And here's some more college treat ideas.
Just print the tags and fill up the bags.

College Blues                                 

Survival Study Sack

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