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Thursday, October 14, 2010

How I stock my Spooky Halloween Pantry...

With some gross preserved things, of course!

Here's what you will find in my Spooky Halloween Pantry:

Preserved Brittle Bones
Brains in Skulls
Pickled Finger Food

Here are the details for these super easy "treats"!

I saved jelly, mason & pasta jars with lids for these. I got a bag of bony skeleton hands, a bag of "severed" fingers, and a plastic skeleton at the dollar store. The fingers went in a jelly jar with water and several drops of red food color dye. The hands went in the pasta jar, and I cut up some of the longer bones from the skeleton and added them in. Then some water and lime green dye to finish it off. Finally, I found a bag of skulls at Michael's for $1.99 ~ they went in a large mason jar with water & teal food dye! (I need to get one more bag - these all float up to the top!)

Our dollar store is sold out of all of the things I bought there, but Michael's still has the severed fingers for $4.00 and the skulls. Next year, I'm hitting the dollar store EARLY for more!!

I made the labels on my computer, cut them with my scrapbooking scissors (deckle edge, I believe), and colored them a bit with David's pastels to add some interest. I had a funky, fall colored tie dye print fabric so that went on top. I'm not sure where they will end up in the house, but for now they are on my Ikea cube book shelf in the living room - but they look rather lost with all those cubes!!

Are you decorated for Halloween yet? What's your favorite decoration this year? I think this little grouping just may be my favorite!

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  1. This is my favorite thing you have done! Creepy for sure!!

  2. oh, ps: i love the labels and your blog layout, too!

  3. Thanks Melissa!! They are creepy - perfect for our Halloween get-together we're hosting, don't ya think? I would love to find some fake
    rubber-y eyeballs for a jar but so far, I've not found any!! lol : )

    It was time for a new blog layout - I loved this one too!

  4. How creative! I hardly ever remember to use the dollar store as a source! I guess the key is to plan ahead and shop ahead.

    I'm following you back from the hop. Looking forward to keeping up with each other!

  5. Very creative!
    Thanks for the follow! I am following you back.

  6. Thanks so much for the follow! I'm now following you too...have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Found you through Fun Follow Friday. It's nice to meet another mommy in Atlanta! My husband is in college here. Anyways, I'm your newest follower. I hope you will have the time to follow me back at

    Take care! =)

  8. Thanks for stopping by A CREATIVE SPIRIT... I am following back.

  9. I did find some of the skulls at our Dollar General today and I mixed them in with the ever dwindling chocolate eyeballs. didn't see any fingers or hands.... ew.


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