I created a few Halloween favors for a recent tablescape as well as some treats for a few special kids in my neighborhood.
A few years ago I had seen common peat pots elevated to Easter bliss in an issue of Somerset Life. Recently I was reading Heather Bullard’s Souvenir Autumn Gazette. Inside this online gem was an article on creating chalkboard treat baskets.
As luck would have it I had some round peat pots leftover from another project and some black paint on hand. I rounded up
some cheap labor my children and we painted the pots with simple black acrylic paint. I imagine that you could spray paint the pots as well.
I never like to copy another persons creativity exactly so I added a bit of gold glitter to the top edge of the pot and printed out a royalty free image that reminded me of a sweet black cat I used to have as a child.
I then took a large piece of tulle and using a dinner plate as a pattern cut out a piece of circular netting to line the baskets. Trail mix was placed inside.
Simple black and white curling ribbon secured the netting closed. I used a chalkboard pen to write “Boo!” on one side and hot glued a pair of googly eyes to the other. (I can particularly relate to the guy with wonky eyes on the left. :)
In addition to the tabletop treats I created some takeaway gifts that I attached to the back of each chair. This metal cone was filled with a chocolate bar and two old fashioned candy sticks from Walgreens.
Another cone received a wrapped tube of M&M’s, candy sticks and a bar of wrapped soap.
Here is the owl image I used from The Graphics Fairy.
Smaller guests received linen bags filled with animal crackers and paper lollies which I will show you how to create on Friday.
Overall the treats were a sweet addition to the Spooktacular Tablescape.
This week marks the end of the Fall In Love Linky Party. It is hard to believe but November is almost upon us and so starts the holiday season. Although I will no longer be hosting a weekly linky party, I do plan on hosting a seasonal Home For The Holidays linky party as well as a few great giveaways. It has been fun and I thank all of you who have participated.
I can’t wait to fall in love with your creations!