DIY Halloween Ghost Craft {+ a yummy recipe too!}

I'm joining a great group of bloggers today to share some Halloween/Fall crafty fun.

For our creations, we were given popcorn boxes donated by World Market, and  I just love all of the creative ideas everyone came up with. I may just have to go out and buy a few more so I can create more fabulous decor for October.  I decided to turn my box into a ghost and it was super easy to do!

First, I grabbed my box and a can of white spray paint and headed outside.
I turned the box upside down and started spraying.  I was glad I grabbed quick drying paint because it took several coats to cover the box without the red stripes showing through. After about 3 coats I was happy with the coverage.
 I let the paint set overnight and the next day I got busy creating the face.  All I used was a few googly eyes, some felt and ribbon.  I started by cutting the eyes and mouth from the black felt and tying a small bow with the ribbon.  Then I glued the pieces together to create the face and that's it!
Now, I just couldn't stop there because I LOVE popcorn and creating popcorn treats so I came up with a quick snack mix that I call "Boo Bites."

Here is what you need:
2 microwave bags, or 1/2 cup kernels - popcorn
1 1/2 Cup - pretzel pieces
12 oz - white candy melts
12 oz - Reese's Pieces (or Halloween colored M&M's, any variety)
Halloween sprinkles

How to make your Boo Bites:
1. Pop the popcorn and remove any unpopped kernels.
2. Add pretzel pieces and candy to the popcorn and toss to mix.
3. Melt the white candy melts according to package directions.
4. Drizzle the melted candy over the popcorn mixture a little at a time using a spatula to mix and evenly coat the pieces.
5. Pour popcorn mixture onto wax lined cookie sheets and sprinkle with Halloween sprinkles before the candy sets.
6. Allow to cool and then break apart into pieces and store in ziplocs or other airtight containers. Or if you are impatient like me, pop the pans in the fridge for a bit to speed up the hardening process :)






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4 comments:

  1. What a cute little "ghoul". And your recipe sounds YUMMY!

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  2. Super cute and I love the "Boo Bites" YUM!! loves- Madge

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