I’m excited to be partnering with Hershey’s and Global Influence today for this fun Halloween crafts exercise! Chocolates were provided. Crafting wizardry is my own!
If you have been a reader of mine for a while, then you may be surprised to hear me talking about crafts on the site.
Because this girl is NOT crafty. I’m not down on myself about it. I have lots of other gifts and talents! But I seem to be especially gifted at messing up any and all craft projects.
This was the basis for my Halloween craft plan: it needs to be REALLY REALLY easy! And my friends, with the help of my local dollar store (because I’m thrifty like that…) I have come up with 3 cute ideas that can help you get your craft on, get your Halloween spirit on, and of course, get your chocolate on! Which is the whole point of Halloween, after all.
First up is the most complicated of the 3 crafts. But that doesn’t mean it is hard!
DIY Chocolate Spider Web Door Wreath
My local dollar store has these web-shaped place mats. They also have sparkly pipe cleaners, which I wove around the web just to make it more festive and fun (the goal here is FUN, not perfection!). And to make my spider, I took a Cadbury Screme Egg, and wrapped 4 purple pipe cleaners around the egg, and then around the back of the web to hold it in place. Then I just arranged the pipe cleaners to look like legs. And the spider has a Hershey Bar dangling from its silk. It caught something yummy! You can hang this on your door, or keep it somewhere inside your house if you don’t trust your postal carrier not to eat your spider ;-).
Witch Treat Holder
In order to keep our candy consumption under control, we needed something in our house that would limit the available treats. When I spotted this cute witch (only $1!) I had an idea. I took part of a Halloween Kit-Kat bag, and used a bit of tape and some green pipe cleaners to fashion a trick-or-treat bag for the witch. She can hold a handful of candy at a time without tipping over, and that’s just the right amount for us to have out in the open. Isn’t it cute?! I totally adore it. And you guys…I made a craft! So what if the witch was already totally made? It counts!!
Crows Guarding Their Shiny Objects
Ok, so crows really like shiny things. When I found these two crow figures, I knew they would be the perfect guardians for some Rolos. Isn’t this is a cute little display? And the only effort it takes is NOT eating the display. And I’m not talking about eating crow in this case!
I also happened to find a really cute bowl for the Halloween candy during trick-or-treating. That really isn’t a craft, though. It’s just a bowl. Still, I feel like I accomplished something when I found it! It’s shaped like a spider web.
So what about you? Are you craft-averse like me? Perhaps the sweet touch I’ve put on these, and even just the fact that I managed to do them without burning the house down, gives you a little nudge. You can do it! And trust me friends, with Hershey’s on hand, SWEET is your reward! 😉
Let me know if you replicate any of these fun ideas, ok?