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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What do you get when you mix Pumkin Poop and Pixie Tricks?

Spooktacular Halloween Treats.

Yeah I said pumpkin poop, so what! I mean didn't you ever read that book, Everyone Poops? Read the poem and you'll understand why this year we will not be carving our pumpkins. We'll be "felting" them instead. I can't wait for you all to see how spooktacular they turn out.

This week I'm getting straight to the point, leaving out all the unnecessary TALKY TALKY, that I tend to do. Who am I kidding. PAAALEASE!!

Making it's first debut on Smell the coffee Lisa, I now present to you:

PUMPKIN POOP




I Googled "Pumpkin Clip Art" to find the cute little pumpkin logo and then just copied and pasted it into Microsoft Word. I then pulled the cute poem from Organized Christmas, and typed into the Word document. I used my neighbor D's funky scissors to cut out the poem and just used my glue tape to tape it onto the cut (I cut it up myself with regular scissors) orange poster board I purchased from Walmart for $.57. The yummy Pumpkin Poop found inside the pumpkin designed treat bags (I had these left over from the Halloween Treat boxes) are no other than Reeses Pieces. Can you say YUM? I think the Boys ate more of the candy then I actually used to make the project.

I made a total of 5 of these.

The plan is for me to make all the kids trick or treat bags. There are 5 kids, all boys (My son, his brother, RJ the neighbor and my two nephews.) Sheesh I hope I'm not leaving anyone out. I hate that feeling, like when you are forgetting something or someone. Anyway, I can't give the kids empty trick or treat bags, that would be just wrong. So inside each of the bags they will find their Halloween Treat boxes, Mummy Gum, Pumpkin Poop and these cool Pixie Tricks (all these items can be found on my blog, click on Halloween under labels on my left side bar) you're about to see. Who knows what else will be inside the treat bags.

I don't know this is all I've made so far.

Now without further ado, I now present to you:

Pixie Tricks (Yeah I thought of these all by myself, can you believe that? I'm serious, I didn't steal it from anyone. Okay maybe an idea here or there, but not one specific place.)


I purchased a bag of Pixie Sticks from Walmart and I actually bought the cute tags I glued to the pixie sticks off ebay, 30 for $2. I would have made them but I don't own the cute flower punch and neither does D my neighbor. Anyway both sides of the pixie sticks have a different Halloween picture on it. The orange ribbon, I believe I purchased from Walmart and had on hand. The green jar The BF had sitting in the garage.

Being the genious that I am, I thought for now, until I put these in the kids treat bags, I'd use the jar and left over Reeses Pieces to make a cute table centerpiece. Now if I can just keep The Boy from eating all the Reeses Pieces, this display might actually last a week or two

I wish I had more of the cute cut outs, I don't think 15 of them are enough.

Just in case you were wondering, I'm totally taking donations so I can purchase my own paper punches. I've found them for $13.95 each on ABC Distributing, plus you have to pay shipping. Let me know if you'd like my pay pal information to make a donation. LOL

So that's all I've got for this weeks Halloween Spooktacular. Coming up next week, a Spooky Halloween Tree (I've already picked my branches). Now if I could just find some cheap miniature Halloween ornaments before the end of the week. Any suggestions? If not it will be a Spooky Ghost Tree!

Oh what the heck, one more photo for good measure.


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46 comments:

JennyMac said...

Those are ADORABLE!!! You are so creative. And if I steal the idea, I will give you all the credit.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

You did a very good job.
Those are awesome!!!! You impressed
me again!. You take great shots ,too.
xoxo
Have a great day!

Jackie at 3littleones said...

these are awesome!!! I LOVE the pumpkin poop - I my have to make some of these myself (hope you dont me stealing your idea - I will give you credit though!) I cant believe Halloween is almost here!

yonca said...

You did a great job and i will give you credit too. They look amazing!

The Royal Family said...

such a cute idea, and pumpkin poop LOL checking out the craft swap.
Thanks fir visiting me, i am your newest follower!

Mighty M said...

Those are awesome treats - what fun!!

Alice in Wonderland said...

Here in England, we can buy cans of spray on cob-webs, so I usually take a nice branch and spray it white (so it can be seen in the dark) and add a few cob-webs to it! Then I hang candy from it!
I just wish my camera was working properly so that you can see what I mean. I hang bats and spiders from it and put it in a big plant-pot at my front door!

Evonne said...

You are one crafty lady! I love the pumpkin poop!!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Those are SO SO cute!! I can't wait to see your pumpkins!! I cut open my first one yesterday...my arms are sore today!! I think I might have to ask you to do a guest spot on my blog...what do you think??

thatgirlblogs said...

not usually a fan of pixie sticks but those look so good I think I'm in love.

Melissa said...

WOW... these are great!!! Where do you find the time? :)

Melissa said...

BTW- I love the "new look"...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love the pumpkin poop! :)

On the sidebar of my kindred spirits section found on my blog is a link to Paisley Cat Scraps.

Let me back up by saying I am very computer challenged! Cat, the blog designer provides clear directions on "how' to's" on her site. Anything you cannot find just email her and she is great about responding. Oh I did I mention that she gives the info for free? I adore CAT!

Emmy said...

Great job!! I love your crafts.
I love ABC Distributing except for the fact that half of the cute stuff 'does not ship to California', stupid California laws.

Anyway, I will send you an email later with help with the nav bar things. My kids nap in the afternoon and I will try and get you the info then.

Amy said...

These are all great ideas. I may use some of them. Wow...

Krimmyk said...

You are just all forms of crafty my dear! I love the pumpkin poop it is a riot!

Amy said...

Where are on earth do you find time to do all these crafts? I love it! They are so adorable. I am going to have to make up some pumpkin poop for my neighbors. They will love it!

Anonymous said...

I have all that stuff Lisa. I have thousands of dollars worth of Scrap booking tools. I even have the Slice Machine AND the Cricut. Just ask and you can borrow it.

Anonymous said...

That was me the comment above.

Celyn

thatdesigngal said...

YAY, those are too cute! Nice work!
Hopefully one day, I will get to do all of this fun Mommy stuff! ;-)

Your kitty problem. Easy peasy. Get a water gun. Cats hate to get wet and if you get a water gun that you have to pump. (we got ours in the middle of winter at Toys r' Us) It won't take long for the little one to get the message. It only take a few days at our house, and it is at the point that if we pick up the gun and pump it- they run. They know what's coming. It works for everything that you don't want them to do. (ie, getting on counter tops, clawing furniture, bugging the birdie)

Let me know, but I bet it will work for you too!! Good luck!! :-)

Love coming to your blog too! ;-)
~Mary

MiMi said...

You are SO crafty! That all looks great! I'm stealing your ideas now too, so you know you've arrived! Just kiddin'. : )

our b life said...

Your're so creative and I am totally copying you. Yes, I am a copy cat!! My son's bday is in two weeks and I have been looking for favors for the kids.
Love reading your blog.

Theta Mom said...

OMG Lisa, you are awesome! You are the mom every kid wants to have! That pumpkin poop looks so fantastic, I mean who doesn't love Reeses Pieces??? You are rockin it!

Trac~ said...

Lisa you never cease to amaze me at your craftiness! These are just ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing your ideas! :O)

Nikki said...

Wow awesome job!! You are so creative its really crazy:) Love the ideas, I might do the pumpkin poop idea for friends and work peeps! thanks!!

ps...I gave you an award on my blog!!!

Momma Such said...

You are so creative! I love these treats! We do reindeer poo at Christmas time. :)

kyslp said...

Very cute! I love the idea of using that as a decoration. I've said this before but, seriously, when do you sleep?

Raising Z said...

Those are awesome! I am so impressed....I am thinking I will have to include pumpkin poo in my BOO this year. We do a BOO with friends on our street :)

Frugal Vicki said...

Hmmm, this is like deja vu. Pumpkin poop here, pumpkin poop there, pumpkin poop everywhere!

shortmama said...

Awesome ideas! Love love love!

Tamela said...

Those are super cute and creative! I love seeing what you come up with next!!

I can't believe its almost been two years since I graduate college. The photo brought back great memories!!

Amy said...

I love it! What a great idea. I am going to steal it to give out to my new neighbors! Thanks for always commenting - once I am not so busy I will be stopping by regularly.

Life Made Creations said...

These are so great! And congrats on the guest blog spot!

happy mama said...

I don't think I've ever said this before, but I LOVE THE POOP! Great job Lisa!

TwoHeartsTogether said...

Those are two totally awesome tricks and treats! So glad you can totally own that you came up with the ideas!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Oh my goodness, what FUN projects! Emily would love the pumpkin poop! Hahahahaha! So festive... I love it! I'm off to sign up for the craft swap. I finally know what I'm going to make... Yay!!

Kristin said...

You are so craftily creative and cute!

Unknown Mami said...

You've got a talent, my crafty friend.

Tater Tot Mom said...

These are just adorable! I love the pumpkin poop and I'm definitely going to try out the pixie stick idea! Cute! You're so talented! Was that enough exclamation marks? :)

Alicia said...

SO CUTE! i LOVE the pumpkin poop bags!! that's hilarious! you are my crafty inspiration!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Love your creativity, they look sooo festive! FUNtastic!! I'm a first time visitor by the way...
Happy Fall Season dear~

SupahMommy said...

So cute! Love the pixies

Amy said...

Thanks for putting my button up and playing along. I hope you have a great day and weekend. Thanks again.

Laura said...

yeah!! so very cute Lisa! Awesome ideas.

mom2triplets04 said...

Love all your halloween craft ideas. By the way you can get those punches through Stampin' Up. I used to be a demo. Did you manage to do your Halloween draw string bags? I finished mine tonight and blogged about it on my blog.
http://creativetripletmom.blogspot.com/2009/10/completed-first-sewing-project.html

This Mama Rocks said...

You have been busy, cutest Halloween treats!