Candy corn Tights and T-shirt

Candy corn is not just for eating you know.  In this house we wear it too.  I like making my daughters clothing, well not actually “making” but dying and embellishing purchased or hand me downs.  She asked me for a candy corn dress and I could not find a plain white dress to dye so I opted for a shirt and tights.  She was quite pleased.

Candy Corn Tights and T-shirt

Materials for Candy Corn Tights and T-shirt:

Dye and water on stove for dip dyeWhite shirt ready for Rit and a cool dip dye sunset look.Tights ready for candy corn colors

Directions for Candy Corn Tights:

  1. Prepare Lemon Yellow Rit dye according to manufacturers directions.  The hotter the water used the brighter the color.
  2. Wash tights and t-shirt to removed any residue.  Remove from washing machine and dip in the heated yellow dye bath. Repeat for the shirt.  Squeeze to remove excess dye.
  3. Fill a squirt bottle with heated orange dye and pour above the yellow.  Be careful of drips.  You will need to lay on a flat covered surface to dry.

CC sitting tightsCandy Corn surprise

Candy Corn Cookies – Halloween Treat

Lemon Candy Corn cookies from a cake mix were created to add to a “Pop Corn Box Challenge” that we were asked to take part in.   We were given a blank popcorn box and asked to decorate it for halloween.   I used pattern paper, die cuts a little burlap and a little ink to makeover my container.

Happy Halloween Treat Box

Candy corn cookies

 

Ingredients for Lemon Candy Corn Cookies from a cake mix:

  • Lemon Cake Mix in a box
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup candy melts
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Lemon Cookies from a cake mix

 To make Candy Corn Cookies:

Mix eggs, oil, lemon juice in a bowl until all ingredients are blended.  Form dough into 1.5 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 350F for 12-14 minutes.

Yes, it really is that easy to make Lemon Cookies from a cake mix
Melt the candy melts – I use a bottle in the microwave. Place a dollop on the cookies and spread around. Spread the icing around and let it harden.

Candy melt icing

Mix the powdered sugar with the lemon juice a little bit at a time until you have the consistency of glue.  Place a small dollop on the center of the cookies and let harden.

candy corn cookies for autumnPlace the cookies in your favorite gift packaging and give to your friends.  The packaging I made was part of a Pop Corn Box challenge for a blog hop.


Halloween Skull Candy Popcorn boxCemetary Halloween Popcorn box treat

Check out the other Halloween Treats we have made in the kitchen.

Brownie Dirt Cups with Realistic Gummy Earthworms

Spider Cupcakes

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FUN FOOD board on Pinterest.

Organize Fall Embellishments

A Stylish Way to Organize Fall Embellishments

I love to get new goodies for each season, but sometimes if I’m not organized, I forget what I have. Thus, a need to organize those lovely fall embellishments, so I can get lots of fun and creative use out of them.

I just got a bunch of Fall Embellishments, so I was really excited when Lori Whitlock came out with her new 3D Drawer organizer.

I chose some fun papers from Doodlebug Design and matched them up with some cardstock from Close To My Heart. This was pretty easy to cut and assemble. I modified the design slightly by adding the leaf pattern backsplash, and tiny patterned mats.

organize fall embellishments

Once it was done, I had no problem filling it up with all the essentials for Fall papercrafting sessions – stickles, ink, scissors, glue and more. I filled the drawers with googly eyes, buttons and stickers.

Supplies to Help You Organize Fall Embellishments:

  • 3D Drawer Organizer (Lori Whitlock) – Silhouette Online Store
  • Paper – Doodlebug Designs
  • Cardstock – Close to My Heart
  • Adhesive – Art Glitter Designer Adhesive
  • Ink – Peanut Brittle Memento (Imagine Crafts)

How do you keep your seasonal embellishments stored?

See more of Allie’s projects at My Card Party.

DIY Sunset Dip Dye shirt with Rit Dye

Dip Dye Shirt

Create this colorful DIY Sunset Dip Dye shirt with Rit Dye.  Make  a colorful shirt with a few simple steps and give your kids colorful clothes that are as unique as they are.  Dying is fun and easy to do with liquid dye. I like to make several items out of the same bottle. Making my $$ go further and helping to coordinate clothes. Without everything looking the same.  No two dyed items ever look the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started with a white shirt found on the clearance rack at Target. $3.66 or something close to that. Not a bad deal. I picked up two of them. I dyed the other one in candycorn colors. Look for it to appear on the blog soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions to make the Dip Dye shirt:

I heated my water and dye on the stove. Soak the shirt in water before dipping into the dye. Then dipped the top portion in one color and the bottom portion in another. Squeeze out the excess before dipping in other colors. Next I poured the middle color on from a squirt bottle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To purchase the dye for your dip dye sunset shirt you can get it at almost any big box store, grocery store in the laundry isle or go to http://ritdye.com

 

Fall Treats and Cards

Labor Day is behind us and it’s time to get started on Fall Treats and Cards. I’m Allie and I am a Chemo Angel – I make a treat and/or a card each week to send to a Chemo Patient. I hope they’ll love this week’s treats.

I love the colors of fall, don’t you?

I especially love the weather in Fall, you can pull out your sweaters, work in the yard without getting too hot, and just really revel in the beauty of Nature.

Fall Treats

Fall Treats and Bird Cards

fall treat bird close up

Supplies for Fall Treats and Cards

  • Pattern – Pick Your Pumpkin SVG Kit from svgcuts.com
  • Cardstock – Ivory, White and Black (Close To My Heart)
  • Ink – Copic Markers, Copic Colorless Blender, Multiliner, White Versacraft Ink and Peanut Brittle Memento Ink from Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts
  • Clear Tubes – My Card Party
  • Wire – Darice
  • Adhesive – Art Glitter Designer Glue,  Scor-Tape, AdTech Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Bling – Want2Scrap
  • Twine – My Mind’s Eye
  • Other – Silhouette Cameo, Circle Punch, Washi Tape

Instructions:

  1. Cut all pieces in kit according to instructions. I used ivory paper for the base, black for accents, and white for the rest. Color and ink white pieces. Cut one set full size. Duplicate all pieces and flip horizontally, resizing to 75% for smaller bird. For extra flowers, one set at full size, one at 85% and one at 75%.
  2. Assemble cards and flowers according to directions. Add bling to flowers.
  3. Cut three wires of varied lengths. Punch three small circles from cardstock and color to match flowers. Place a generous amount of hot glue on the back of each circle and press in a wire, followed by a flower.
  4. Place a ring of Washi Tape around Tube to secure wired flowers. Wrap Scor-Tape around the top and the bottom of the Washi Tape and remove release liner. Place a small bit of hot glue on twine and wrap. When you get to the end, use a little more hot glue. Fill with your favorite Fall Treat.
Note, light dots on birds beaks and eyes are created with the Copic Colorless Blender. After removing the color on the eyes, I added back a light blue and a small dot with a Copic Multiliner.

Thanks for joining me today. Find more of my cards, treats, and crafts at My Card Party.

 Linking up with Monday Funday #34.

C.R.A.F.T.