Even though we don’t really celebrate Halloween much here in Australia, I’ve always loved taking part in the tradition of pumpkin carving. Usually I’ve just stuck to simple jack-o-laterns, having them in the garden at night with a few candles, but after seeing so many wonderful no-carve ideas on PInterest over the past year, I decided I wanted to do something a little different this time. As I recently got some new gold spray paint and sheets of glitter paper, I knew I would have to include both of these things in the project!
Here’s a nice simple idea for a healthy but super yummy Halloween party treat. I’ve become rather intrigued by Candy Corn lately after seeing it practically everywhere online these last couple of months. We don’t have it in Australia but I think it’s a super cute design and love seeing it used in so many different, creative ways. As tropical fruit is particularly good this time of year too (plus a favourite of mine) I thought I’d make some little fruit kebabs using the pattern. The syrup I’ve served alongside it is made from passionfruit and honey (and I liked that it looked rather creepy for the occasion too!)
I love the sense of occasion a fun, colourful stirrer can add to a drink . As halloween is coming up I thought I’d come up with a few simple ideas that would be quick and easy to make especially for the celebration. I created three (reasonably spooky) designs here that all take pretty much less than a few minutes to make. All the craft supplies used are also things you’ll probably already have laying about the house too!
I went with a black and white theme for this week’s shopping post as I’ve been coming across so many great monochrome items lately – this houndstooth scarf, colour block bag and glitter shoes are my favourites. Even though I’m usually drawn to wearing lots of bright colour in the Spring, I still find it nice to return to black and white every so often for it’s stillness and simplicity.
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- Colorblocked Faux Leather Tote FOREVER 21 $29.90
- Rhinestone Teardrop Studs FOREVER 21 $3.80
- Oasis Faceted Stretch Bracelet ASOS $26.90
- Surreal Patent Blocked Heeled Sandals ASOS $57.80
- Black Glitter Lace Up Brogue Shoes ASOS $38.50
- Swooping Swallow Necklace MODCLOTH $11.99
- Houndstooth Print Scarf FOREVER 21 $10.80
It’s been years since I’ve pressed and dried flowers but since our garden is completely covered with them this Spring, I thought it was about time I gave it a go again. These little blue forget-me-nots are particularly prevalent and I’ve always thought that they make the garden look like it’s covered in confetti – so I thought it would be a fun idea to try and actually make some!