Halloween Sculpey Drink Stirrers | Popcorn & Chocolate

Halloween Sculpey Drink Stirrers

Halloween Sculpey Drink Stirrers | Popcorn & ChocolateCelebrate Halloween in style with these fun and festive Sculpey drink stirrers. Halloween is right around the corner people! If you are planning on drinking or serving drinks at your Halloween party have no fear because you still have time to make these silly and simple drink stirrers. Witch Hat Sculpey Drink Stir | Popcorn & Chocolate

We are all about the easy and inexpensive crafts over here on Popcorn & Chocolate. So we’ve got all you last minute Halloweeners covered. If you are in the 21+ category, you can read on to learn how to make these halloween themed drink stirrers, and if you are not 21, maybe keep it to mocktails this year. For some fun for all ages, check out our Halloween bunting flags we made last year. Better yet, grab your friends invite them over to have a few spooky cocktails with these drink stirrers while you all make some bunting flags! That sounds like my kind of party 😉

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In reality I’ll be home handing out candy to children hoping they don’t trip over the 10 pumpkins we all carved. We go a little pumpkin carving crazy over here. This year was no exception. Rose came over to my house and we carved 3 pumpkins each and then I kept on carving more when she left… between my mom, Rose, and I, we’ve got a total of 10 pumpkins. I think that’s some sort of record for us. Last Minute Halloween Craft - Sculpey Drink Stirrers | Popcorn & Chocolate

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Better celebrate with a nice stiff drink! Speaking of drinks – are you ready to learn how to make these sculpted drink stirrers yet?? Keep reading to find out how to make these and for a list of some spooky halloween cocktails to stir up with your new drink stirrers!

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Materials:

Instructions:

1.Start with a small chunk (about the size of a quarter) of whatever color Sculpey you want – I’ll be showing you the jack-o-lantern so I started with orange Sculpey.

2. Roll the Sculpey into a ball.

Halloween Sculpey Drink Stirrers | Popcorn & Chocolate

3. Taking the drink stirrer press it firmly into the Sculpey ball and twirl it around a little bit to loosen out the hole. Take the drink stirrer out.

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4. Take some black Sculpey and roll out a thin piece to make the eyes and mouth. I used a tiny knife to cut small triangles for the eyes and a toothy mouth shape. Press these firmly onto the orange Sculpey ball.

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6. Once the Sculpey is baked and cooled, take your hot glue gun and dab a bit of glue onto the tip of the drink stirrer and then put the Sculpey ball where you just dabbed. For some of them, we didn’t make our hole big enough so we had to use the flat end of the drink stirrer instead of the rounded ball end, which is fine, but it looks better the other way around. DO NOT FORCE the Sculpey onto the drink stirrer if it does not fit – it will break (my broken bone can attest to that).

7. Pop in your cocktail and stir away!

Halloween Sculpey Drink Stirrers | Popcorn & Chocolate

That’s another simple and easy (and fun!) Halloween craft for all you last minute decorators. We got you covered.

And here are some of our favorite halloween themed cocktails that you can put your new drink stirrer in!

  1. Hallowine Sangria from The Seasoned Mom
  2. Monster Mash from Freut Cake
  3. Hocus Pocus from The Foodie Affair
  4. Ginger Bourbon Cider from Hungry Girl por Vida
  5. Dirt Cup Vodka from CGM Foodie Fridays

We hope you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween! Let us know in the comments below what you are doing this Halloween!

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You can always just pin it for next year too 😉

Halloween Sculpey Drink Stirrers | Popcorn & Chocolate

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Halloween pumpkin air plant holders

Halloween Pumpkin Air Plant Holders

Halloween pumpkin air plant holdersAs you might recall we are big plant people here at P&C, we are also big pumpkin people. Naturally, we like to decorate every inch of our house when the holidays come around (especially Halloween!), which means you certainly can’t neglect those plants you lugged from apartment to apartment for the past 2 years (we’ve moved a lot).

Halloween pumpkin air plant holders

These cute little pumpkin air plant holders were the perfect thing to house said precious air plants and add a festive orange touch to our apartment. You can find out how to make these fun plaster pumpkin air plant holders over on Homedit.

Halloween pumpkin air plant holders

What better way to showcase your plants than with fun jack-o-lantern pumpkins?? Let us know in the comments below if you end up making these silly guys and what you plan on doing for Halloween this year! We’d love to hear from you 🙂

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To find the full instructions on how to make these pumpkin air plant holders click here.

 

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DIY Halloween Jack-O-Lantern and Cauldron Candle Holders

Learn how to make these Halloween jack-o-lantern and cauldron candle holders!

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It’s October and fall is in the air and Halloween is-a-comin and it’s time to cozy up and decorate your home for Halloween! Don’t you just love decorating for Halloween? I know we do! We have an entire box full of Halloween goodies that we eagerly pull out at the first sign of almost fall so we can drag Halloween on as long as possible. It’s time to bring out the mugs with witches legs on them and the tumblers with glass blown pumpkins on the front and hang up the spider lights: Halloween is in the air!

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And you know what else is in the Halloween air? Candles! To light up your dinner party and cozy up your living room! These candles are so easy to make, you probably have most of the supplies at home already and the ones you’d need to purchase only cost a few bucks each.

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Or, fill them with candy corn and use the jars that way! Or go wild with all sorts of different jack-o-lantern faces! I just love the look of the candle glowing out of the jack-o-lantern and cauldron that we made.

Head on over to our post on Homedit to see how to make these fun Halloween themed candles.

And let us know in the comments what other Halloween themed candle ideas you have!

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Click here to find the full instructions!

Pumpkin Carving

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This past weekend we spent at my house in Hanover, New Hampshire visiting my parents. One of the main reasons we decided to go home was so we could carve some pumpkins. My mom and I always get really into carving pumpkins every year and always have a great time doing it.

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Ever since I remember we have always used these kits to punch out a stencil onto the pumpkin, which you then carve out. They make amazing designs and always turn out really cool (even if you accidentally cut off your witches finger). Since we have been doing them for years we have an over-abundance of old kits and patterns to choose from. It probably took each of us the longest to actually choose which design we wanted to carve than to actually carve it out.

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Since it was our first pumpkins of the year, no one wanted to start with the hardest one. My mom chose to do some skulls for her first one, Rose picked a zombie coming out of the ground, and I chose someone coming out of a coffin.

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My mom graciously had already scooped out all the goop inside the pumpkins, so we got to poking our designs right away. This part is the most annoying, and can hurt your hand after a while, but we powered through it. With a quick fill up on wine, we then each started carving. Here are the finished pumpkins!

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We picked up the pumpkin carving again on Saturday night after dinner. This time we each picked out two patterns to do. There must have been a witch vibe because both Rose and my mom chose a witch design to start off the night with. I did a Frankenstein one.

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For our third pumpkins, my Mom did Dracula, Rose did another zombie type one, and I did a skull and lizard. We were joking the whole time because my mom said some years she likes to do a theme, for instance all Witches, so we were trying to see if anyone had a theme to their pumpkins. Rose was the only one we could see, she had a hand theme. All of her pumpkins were focused on hands, I mean one of them was even called Jazz hands. We started making some hand puns after that.

 

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Once everyone was finished with their last pumpkin we lined them all up and lit them all. They all looked so cool together. Now hopefully they will make it until Halloween night so we can put them out on the porch for all the trick or treaters to see.

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