Monday, November 8, 2010

Homemade Root Beer

What a fun and tasty craft! I was throwing a Halloween party for all my married friends and decided to make my own Halloween root beer to share! I made it in a black cauldron and everything! It was very spooky.
This was exciting to make, not only was it my first time making it but you get to use Dry Ice!! I LOVE that stuff!!


  • Big bowl

  • Water

  • Sugar

  • Root beer extract

  • Spoon

  • Dry Ice

1. Poor the water and sugar into the bowl or cauldron and mix together until sugar is completely dissolved.

2. Poor in the root beer extract and mix well

3. Put a chunk of dry ice in the bowl and put a cap LOOSELY on the top of it. The dry ice will create carbonation. Do not seal completely or else it will explode!

4. Wait a few minutes before you serve, that way you can get more carbonation.

This is a fun thing to add to your Halloween parties in the future! The dried ice fog flows out of your bowl and all over your table giving your party an extra twist on fun! Not to mention the dry ice makes an eerie bubbling sound that you would hear in a witches brew! Very spooky and quite tasty for you and your friends!

P.S. You can make this for any party not only for Halloween! There is a entire separate recipe on the back of the root beer package you can follow that does not include dry ice.

Have fun!

Melissa Elizabeth

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Melting Candles...

I needed some candles for a huge Halloween project I am still making... I know its after Halloween but this particular craft has been pushed over 1 to many times and I had to start from scratch every time..... otherwise I would be done with it. Well with this mystery craft I needed some candles.. I was going to go buy some until I found that I could make some that were 100 times more spooky looking then the original store bought ones! I was all over it if I could make my own candles!


  • Hot Glue gun

  • A TON of hot glue sticks

  • Toliet paper rolls

  • News paper or grocery bags

  • A few electric T-lights

  • Off-white paint

  • Paint brush
1. Rip the top off of each toliet paper roll. Make sure they are uneven.

2. Cover toliet paper roll with driping hot glue.... do one coat of glue all over the roll then wait until it is dry and do another layer.... do a few layers this will give the candle a more aged look to it.

3. Once the glue is all dry and layerd how you want it to, paint the entire thing off white.

4. Wait till all the paint is dry then stuff the roll with news paper or a grocery bag.

5. Put the T-light in the top of the TP roll and turn it on for the full affect!

You can put these candles anywhere in your home for a more hunted, aged look to your Halloween decor!



Have Fun!

Melissa Elizabeth

Cake Pops!

I found this recipe on a blog and knew I needed to make these! SO GLAD I DID!!! These little things are Blasted with AMAZINGNESS! SOOO incredibly yummy! Here is what you do:

  • 1 double fudge chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can chocolate icing
  • 2 Big Mixing bowls
  • A package of melts White Chocolate
  • Crisco
  • (Optional) Sucker Sticks found at Micheal's
1. Mix up your cake mix into a big bowl

2. Poor into a greased 13x9 casserole dish and back recommended time on back of cake box

3. Take cake out once all baked let it cool.

4. Crumble the cake into a clean big mixing bowl

5. Add 1/2 of the can of chocolate icing into mixing bowl

6. This part is messy use your hands to combine crumbled cake and icing until it is all mixed well and moist!

7. Roll the cake mixture into small balls and place on a plate or thing of tin foil

8. While rolling the cake balls have someone melt the white chocolate either in the microwave (instructions on back of each white chocolate bag) Or make your life 10 times easier and melt your chocolate in your handy dandy chocolate melting pot found in the Wilton section of walmart or Micheal's while you make the balls. Stir often.

9. Once the white chocolate is completely melted add a large spoon full of Crisco and mix well. This make dipping the cake in the white chocolate a lot easier.

There are two ways of doing these cake pops from here. You can either make them with or without sucker sticks. I have had zero luck with the sucker sticks keeping the cake pops up like a sucker mine have always fallen off, so I make mine without the sticks but here are both ways of doing it.

10. Either Dip each cake ball into the white chocolate...cover well then take out and put onto serving plate. Do this to each cake ball until all finished. (Quicker way to eating theses things!)
OR take one sucker stick at a time dip one end into the melted chocolate
  • then put into each cake ball and wait until they harden
  • take the entire stick with cake ball attached and hold over melted chocolate and cover while using a spoon.

11. You can start eating the cake balls while the white chocolate is still soft but in my own personal opinion they taste a BUNCH better if you leave them to harden for a few minutes in the fridge or just on your counter!
They are supposed to be facing upward like a real sucker but mine always fall of the sticks... I don't think I let them harden enough before I put the chocolate on... im not patient! I want to eat them as fast as I can! lol
You can decorate these however you want! Have fun with them! Everyone will love them! They are that good!

Yeah I know... These look extremely better then mine but like I said I failed at the whole sucker affect... haha but they all taste the same! Promise!!

Mine! (I was trying to make them halloween colors... haha fail!)

Have fun!
Melissa Elizabeth

Beware Broom

I just pieced this together with things around my house. I had bought this small witch broom at goodwill a few weeks back and wanted to use it for something but forgot about it. It all was light tan when I bought it, knowing I would paint it later. The beware sign I got for 25c at a garage sale a month back. I found theses things around my house and used them together to make this fun broom!


  • Black spray paint
  • Small broom
  • Orange ribbon
  • Black ribbon
  • Foam sign
  • Sewing pins
1.Spray paint your witch broom handle black

2. Slightly spray your grass of your broom with black to make it look more aged and burnt.

3. Tie an orange ribbon at the base of your broom in a bow

4. Pin a black ribbon to the back of our foam sign with two sewing pins

5. Hang sign on broom

Simple and cute! You will just love this in your house!

Here is the finished product!

Have Fun!
Melissa Elizabeth