An easy Halloween prop. Cover a horse (or any animal) black, then paint on their skeleton. All rights reserved, Debbie Morrow
Scouring garage sales and thrift stores is a favorite past time for this frugal gal. Finding this horse made my shopping day. Originally, it was an average white and black patched horse. But what I saw was something entirely different.
A Halloween prop in the making:
Cover your horse (or other animal) entirely with black acrylic paint ( or black spray paint could work too)
Google skeleton images of horses (or animal of your choosing)
Paint out the skeleton with white paint. Don’t worry about mistakes. You can always go back and use black paint again to fix.
Probably the shortest tutorial on my blog, but kinda cool results. Don’t you agree?
After receiving a plethora of Easter candy from relatives, neighbors, friends, and the Easter Bunny, it’s easy to understand how one might wish to never see a jelly bean, Peep™, or chocolate again. You may be even thinking of tossing those plastic eggs.
Yet, think re-use instead of heading to the garbage can. Most of the candy is freeze-able, even Peeps™. Save your bounty of goodies/plastic eggs for recipes, craft projects, and more. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Have some chocolate without the guilt. Gotchocolate.com has a good tutorial.
Chop up chocolate for this Chunky Monkey Pancake recipe. Image courtesy of CC loves 2 bake at Allrecipes.com
Tidymom.net offers a strawberry cake ball recipe covered with melted chocolate.
Re-using Malt Balls, M & M’s,™ and Reese’s Pieces™
Any candy can be added to a cookie. Image courtesy of Parsley on Food.com’s recipe M & M cookies.
Malt ball Ice cream can be easily made with the help of directions at Browneyedbaker.com
Sallysbakingaddiction.com offers a recipe on Reeses Pieces Blondie Bars.
Re-using Plastic Eggs
Upcycle those eggs into tea lights with a tutorial from apartmenttherapy.com
Chic and easy covered eggs can be displayed year-round. Instructions with image can be found at foodallergynetwork.org
From egg to bird feeder. Image/idea courtesy of Playing House in Maryland on Blogspot.com
Peeps now have a place around the campfire with Bakedbee.com’s image/idea of Peep s’mores.
Peeps can be transformed into play dough and fondant. Image/directions courtesy of Max Resdefault on YouTube.
Rice treats are just as tasty with Peeps. Image and recipe at yellowblissroad.com
Don’t forget those little candies and jelly beans can also come in handy the next time you’re make gingerbread houses. Do you have an idea you’d like to share on re-using your holiday bounty? We’d love to hear it!