Friday, October 25, 2013

Owl Cookie with a Pumpkin Cutter

Remember these owl cookies made with a tulip shaped cutter? I have found another great tutorial by Maryann that teaches you how to make owl cookies using a simple pumpkin cutter. What a neat idea! I can't get enough of the detailed icing work for the feathered body. The tip to add a twinkle in the eyes is a genius! 

Thank you all for your love and support the past week. I'll see you back on Monday with more fun posts till then you can join me on Facebook for updates in the owl-land.


Free Halloween Table Ornaments

Download these free Halloween templates of owl, cat and bat for free! These templates can used as ornaments for your spooky party table, mantel piece, as cupcake toppers and as place cards. The downloadable file comes with templates and instructions to assemble. Go here to download.

Emmas Wolf

Colette Bain of Emmas Wolf is a UK based mixed media artist who makes papier-mâché sculptures that are often housed in vintage tins decorated using pencil, gesso, acrylic paint and collage.

Artist shares: "I'm inspired by folklore and the uncanny. A continuing theme in my work is our perception of animals and nature."

Visit her website to see more of her delightful work and if you like, you can find details on her upcoming exhibitions here.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Chocolate-Apple Halloween Owls

Denise Browning created these cute chocolate-apple Halloween owls that'll make you forget cupcakes. They are fun to make with your kids and faster to put prepare than most of the Halloween treats. Grab some sliced apples, melted chocolate, oreos, and candies to decorate, and go here to find instructions. Enjoy!

DIY: Creepy Owl and Twig Tree Halloween Wreath

I hope you have been enjoying the holiday crafts and diy projects that I have been sharing with you for the past couple of weeks. I just today stumbled across this tutorial to make your own "creepy owl and twig tree Halloween wreath" by Steph. If you are still looking for some last minute decorations then this one if for you or just work them in your present decor because they are so spooky cute!

Just collect these things that you should be able to find at your local craft store. 
- Mod Podge  
- Stiffy Fabric Stiffener 
- Owl figurines
- Folk Art Paint
- Halloween themed podgeable paper 

Halloween Party Printables

I found some more owl themed Halloween party printables at The goodies feature screech owls, trick-or-treating ghosts, friendly spiders, and colorful candy corn in deliciously bright colors. The free downloads include cupcake toppers, candy bar wraps, party favors, and much more. Simply print, cut and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Owl Cheese Ball

This Halloween themed owl cheese ball is not only mouth wateringly delicious but it's so simple that it can be whipped up in no time at all. It's a fantastic idea for a Halloween party that'll be a great hit among both kids and grown-ups.

DIY: Halloween Owl Tray

This tutorial on how to make your Halloween owl tray is a great last minute creative and thrifty project that you can try this season. 

Here's a list of a few simple things that you'll need for the project:
1. 1 sheet scrapbook paper
2.  Mod Podge
3. Owl cut outs
4. Plastic tray

For more images and the complete instructions you can click here.

Printable Animal Masks

Today's freebie are these colorful animal masks that I discovered on Tesco Simply print, punch holes on both sides of the mask and attach an elastic string to wear - perfect for dressing up or to decorate Halloween pumpkins!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Owl Marshmallow Pops

This is a wonderful recipe to make owl pops with chocolate and marshmallows. Yummy! You can prepare these little guys by following only six simple steps from here. Try this recipe with your kids, they'll have fun making and eating too! Perfect for birthday parties or a sweet alternative to the traditional Halloween treats.

Printable Treat Bags and Bingo

Bring some more fun and make your Halloween party memorable for every guest with these Halloween Bingo and treat bags printables. The goodies are available for free download from here.

Second Skins: Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallina

Madrid based photographer Miguel Vallina worked on the series titled Segundas Pieles (Second Skins) where over 50 animals are digitally dressed in stylish clothes that seem to fit their personalities like a second skin. 

"But as you look closer you realize it’s quite a bit more than that. Aside from the solid retouching, lighting and overall execution, Vallinas took this anthropomorphic project a bit further and imagined what the fully-realized wardrobe of each animal might look like if it were wearing human clothes."

I find the images creepy cool as the body is of an animal and rest of the picture looks like as if they should be human. However, the concept of the project is amazing where each animal is dressed, posed and photographed to make each portrait a bit more human than animal.


Monday, October 21, 2013

West Elm: Dapper Animal Plates

I'm loving these 'dapper animal plates' by West Elm designed by Rachel Kozlowski based on paintings of real animals, 'which designer then dressed and accessorized to give characters all their own." The plates are available in four forest friends designs - owl, bear, bird and doe.

Thriller Halloween Printables

Enjoy these free printables designed by Kimberly and Rachel for A Night Owl. Simply download, print and make them a part of your Halloween decorations.