Halloween Snack Tags

IMG_2837Happy October everybody!
Now that it is October, I feel like it is an appropriate time to start bombarding this blog with everything we have been working on for Halloween this year. We are planning on having a small Halloween party at our house with some of our friends, and so have been busy little bees gathering supplies, planning, and crafting everything Halloween. And now that it is October, we will start sharing some of the things we have been working on with you in case you wanted to join us!

IMG_2824This first craft, as you can see, is similar to our clothespin DIY. However instead of using washi tape (which you can definitely do as well), we decided to paint the clothespins some fun Halloween colors.First we painted the clothespins whatever base color we wanted (white, silver, or green) then once that completely dried, we taped off stripes using painters tape and then painted the rest black. Again, let dry completely and then peel off to reveal some fun stripes! Make sure you press the tape down tightly because otherwise the paint will creep underneath and mess up your straight lines.IMG_2809 IMG_2819

You can also use stamps to stamp out a fun Halloween saying or food – We chose “Witch Treat.”IMG_2806 IMG_2814

Once the clothespin is done, you can create a name tag for the food or drink you plan on serving at your Halloween party. This is when you turn to your friends or family members to help generate some spooky names for common foods. My mom and I always love a good word game, so we texted back and forth several different possible names one could give popcorn. I decided to go with Bat Brains, but here are some of the other names we came up with: toad warts, Frankenstein teeth, Goblin blobs, Ogre toenails. After I got sidetracked coming up with gory names for popcorn, I then stamped out what I wanted my place card to say on some orange paper. IMG_2804IMG_2827IMG_2825Now all you have to do is stick the paper in the clothespin and display it next to the food or drink you are serving! Easy as pumpkin pie.IMG_2855 IMG_2846 IMG_2853

We have been busy creating all sorts of Halloween goodies to display for our party. Check back shortly for some more of the ideas pictured on this table!¬†Comment with any creepy names for food and drinks you come up with and maybe we’ll use some of them!

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Halloween Clothes Pin Snack Tags | Popcorn & Chocolate

Clothespin DIY

IMG_1474Hello!

Today we are going to share a DIY with you all! We thought we would deviate a bit from all the food posts we have started out with. This is a fun and simple DIY that you can do mindlessly do while you watch TV or listen to music. We desperately needed chip clips in the Popcorn and Chocolate household, but whenever we went out in hopes to buy some, none of them were pretty enough for our liking. So instead we scoured pinterest (as per usual) and found some fun ways to make your own chip clips. We went out and bought a box of clothespins and then used what supplies we had at home. Now since we are a crafting household, we already had many of these supplies on hand, but you might need to make a trip to your local craft store to pick some goodies up!

IMG_1473 IMG_1481This craft is a lot of fun and you can decorate your clothespins in a variety of ways. We are going to show you two different methods we enjoyed by using washi tape and stamps. We also have several pictures of how we decorated using paint and nail polish, the possibilities are endless!

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Supplies:
– Wooden clothespins

– Washi tape

– Small stamps and an ink pad

Other supplies you could use: stencils, sharpies, paint, nail polish, craft paper, etc!

IMG_1478For the washi tape clothespins: start at the top of the clothespins and wrap a piece of washi around it so all the sides are covered. Trim any excess tape you have with scissors and make sure everything is securely taped down. Do this same thing on the next section, overlapping the first just a tiny bit. Keep doing this all the way down the clothespin. Some places can get tricky due to the wire, sometimes it is helpful to trim off small pieces of washi and put them around the wire edges. Or, if you are like us and get frustrated easily, it’s best to just cover what you can and move on. If the tape is not sticking very well, or if you just want to make sure it will last for a while, we would suggest to modge podge the whole thing with a light layer. This really helped on the tricky places to get the tape to stick better.

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For the stamp clothespins: This one is pretty self explanatory. All you need to do is figure out what design you want and then start stamping! We used these little letter stamps we bought at A.C. Moore. They work perfectly if you want to write something sweet. We also recently purchased this set of stamps from Papersource, that although were a bit expensive for what they are, they work nicely on these clothespins because they are so tiny.

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– Use a stencil and paint or sharpie a fun design

– Marble nail polish in water and run the clothespin through it (DIY on marbling to come!)

– Take some craft paper or any paper you enjoy and Modge Podge it to the clothespin and cut off any excess. You can also do the same with ribbon.

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We hope you enjoyed our DIY clothespin post! It is a deviation away from the food, but hopefully it was a good deviation. We certainly love our crafts as well as food. We would love to hear what you guys decided to try out with your clothespins!

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