Spooky Spider Treats Recipe

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little – and big – witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe


If you are interested in some “spooky” Halloween treats, you may be interested in these recipes:

Mummy Cookies Recipe – super simple “scary” Halloween cookie!

Spider Cookies Recipe – creepy-crawlies never tasted so good! These “spooky” spider cookies are a huge hit with kids, and adults!

Candy Apple Pumpkins Recipe – if you are hosting a Halloween party or brings in treats for an after-school functions, these Candy Apple Pumpkins are Jack o’Lantern scary.

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


Spooky Spider Treats Ingredients:

• 10oz Miniature Marshmallows (one bag)
• 3 TBSP Butter, softened
• Black Food Coloring
• 6 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
• 36 Black Licorice Twists
• 36 Large Candy Eyes

Spooky Spider Treats Mise en Place:

• Microwave Safe Mixing Bowl (or pot if doing this on the stove)
Measuring Cup
• Spatula
• Spoon
• Kitchen Scissors
• Parchment Paper

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


Spooky Spider Treats Directions:

• In a large mixing bowl, heat your marshmallows and butter for 1-2 minutes in a microwave. (You can do this on a stove by heating the butter in a pot and adding the marshmallows and stirring)

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


• Stir well until the marshmallow and butter are mixed together.

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


• Add in several drops of food coloring; mix well.
• Mix in your crispy rice cereal with a long metal spoon until the cereal is coated.

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


• Lay out a piece of parchment paper and grease the outside of two sandwich bags with butter.
• Place your hands in the sandwich bags and use the sandwich bags covered hands to form the sticky crispy rice mixture into small balls slightly larger than golf balls.

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


• Slightly flatten the balls onto the parchment paper by pressing them with the bottom of a bowl.

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


• Use a pair of clean kitchen scissors to cut the black licorice into thirds and place 3 cut pieces into each side of the flattened crispy rice balls.

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


• While the marshmallows are still sticky, place 2 eyes onto the top of each crispy rice spider.
• Allow to dry.


Spooky Spider Treats Recipe

These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little – and big – witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

10oz Miniature Marshmallows (one bag)
3 TBSP Butter, softened
Black Food Coloring
6 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
36 Black Licorice Twists
36 Large Candy Eyes

Directions:

• In a large mixing bowl, heat your marshmallows and butter for 1-2 minutes in a microwave. (You can do this on a stove by heating the butter in a pot and adding the marshmallows and stirring)
• Stir well until the marshmallow and butter are mixed together.
• Add in several drops of food coloring; mix well.
• Mix in your crispy rice cereal with a long metal spoon until the cereal is coated.
• Lay out a piece of parchment paper and grease the outside of two sandwich bags with butter.
• Place your hands in the sandwich bags and use the sandwich bags covered hands to form the sticky crispy rice mixture into small balls slightly larger than golf balls.
• Slightly flatten the balls onto the parchment paper by pressing them with the bottom of a bowl.
• Use a pair of clean kitchen scissors to cut the black licorice into thirds and place 3 cut pieces into each side of the flattened crispy rice balls.
• While the marshmallows are still sticky, place 2 eyes onto the top of each crispy rice spider.
• Allow to dry.

Makes 18 Spooky Spider Treats

Spooky Spider Treats Recipe. These easy to make Spooky Spider Treats will be a huge hit with your little - and big - witches and ghosts! Perfect for lunchboxes, parties, and afternoon snacks, these spider treats are easy to make and taste so good!


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Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY


Notes:

• A pre-wrapped burlap wreath was using for this tutorial. There is nothing stopping you from using a plain foam wreath and wrapping it in burlap as your first step.

• Take a minute to fluff your bow. If you purchase a store-bought bow simply insert your fingers in each part of the bow-loops, and open them up. That is truly all there is to it. You may have to straighten or curve the wires (depending on the look you like) after opening up those loops, but fluffing a bow is simple. You just don’t want it to look flat or squashed when looking at it head-on or from the side.

If you are interested in easy wreath crafts, you may be interested in these homemade wreaths. I am all about easy to make crafts! So, nearly any adult can make the crafts on my blog, including these wreaths:

For Easter or Spring:

DIY Easter Egg Wreath – so simple and highly customizable!

Easy DIY Bunny Butt Wreath – this adorable “bunny butt” wreath is probably the easiest one you could possibly make.

Summer through Fall:

Sunflower Knot Wreath – probably the simplest wreath you will ever make! You can change the colors to make it other flowers rather than a sunflower.

Patriotic:

Easy DIY Flag Wreath – this is a great summertime, 4th of July, Veteran’s Day wreath that is pretty straightforward to make.

Halloween:

BOO-Tiful Halloween Wreath – while this beautiful DIY Halloween Wreath will not scare anyone, it is lovely and stylish Halloween decor.

Thanksgiving:

Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY – for the “forgotten” holiday between Halloween and Christmas.

Christmas:

Easy Christmas Tulle Wreath – the colors are what make this Christmasy. If you swapped the red to blue, it would easily be a “winter wreath”.

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath – I have always labeled this as “Christmas”< but honestly it is more November through February than specific to Christmas.

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY:

• 18″ Wrapped Burlap Wreath (the one in this tutorial was purchased in-store at Joann Fabric
• 12′ 2 1/2″ wide Wire Edged Ribbon
• Bow
• Pumpkin – light weight, wrapped foam
• Assorted Fall Flowers
Floral Picks
• Wire Cutters
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
Floral Tape

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY:

• Wrap your burlap wreath with wire edged ribbon. Decide on your spacing (if any) before you cut. The wreath in this tutorial has a generous spacing as we wanted the burlap to show. You may decide to make the spacing tighter, or have no spacing at all (if no spacing, you are gonna need another spool of ribbon).

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


• When you cut your ribbon, hot glue the edges down. This will prevent raveling. If you are making a bow or cutting a pre-made bow’s tail on a diagonal, you will want to also seal that edge. Simply take the end of your cut, hot glue across the bottom of that cut, flip it over to the hot glue is sealing about 1/8″ – 1/4″ above that edge, and then press with your finger. You have sealed the edge!
• Hot glue the ribbon in place to the burlap wreath.

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


• If you purchased bushes of flowers, clip them off the bush. You want individually stemmed flowers.
• Measure the flowers against the wreath and eyeball where they will hit when inserted. That is where you want to cut the stem.
• Tall wisps will be inserted third (usually first on a wreath, last on a flower arrangement, but that did not work in this case). You can pull them out a time or two (be careful of the foam) if you need to move the placement to better accomodate your flowers and pumpkin.
• On this wreath, everything was laid out before cutting or inserting. I honestly thought the pumpkin chosen was going to be too large, but because of the very long wisps used on the side, it ended up “just right”! The pumpkin is the focal point, so everything played to that.
• Take a floral pick and wrap it around the floral stem.
• Cover that pick with floral tape. The nice thing about floral tape is it sticks to itself. You can cover just about anything with it!

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


• The very autumn acorns were the base underneath the pumpkin. They were laid down, and then the pumpkin placed on top. This was for spacing purposed.

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


• The acrons were wrapped and insterted, and so was the pumpin, but the pumpkin was also hot-glued in place. Make very certain your pumpkin is lightweight and foam underneath the covering.

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


• Sunflowers and other fall-ish flowers were used to fill in the hole between the acorns and the pumpkin. All floral was picked and wrapped on this wreath.

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


• The wisps were added. This is one sided, so all the wisps flowed out (if you ever took a printing class, white-space flows out. The same principle applies here.)

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


• This is a close-up of the floral.
• A bow was added close to the top. Depending on how you plan on orienting the hanging, you may want to bow across from the floral, or at the top (or somewhere in between!).

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


• This is what the Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath looks like hanging on my dining room doors.

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door.


• This is what the Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath looks like hanging on one of my front doors (I have two front entrances, a totally of five entrances to our house, seven if you cound the garage and garage door!)

• This is a simple wreath craft to make. Just be certain your pumpkin has a foam underlay (I cannot stress this enough), that your flowers have a “theme” (in this case autumn), that you wrap and pick your flowers (for easy adjustments) and that you check proportions and space before hot gluing anything down.


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Summer Gardening

Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


Summer Gardening

So after the slow spring gardening start, it was not until mid-July that any of my veggies started to produce. We have had more than our fair share of rain in 2017, and the temps have been seasonal to above normal. With all the rain I had some garden-fails. Actually a lot of fails this year.

Our green bean crop which is usually fabulous yielded whopping 50 green beans this year. We are still eating green beans I froze in 2016, but the 2017 harvest is long gone. I do not think it was the entire area, however, as I have purchased fresh green beans at garden stands for a very reasonable price.

Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


Our Roma tomatoes had a round of blossom rot. I was kinda surprised because I had a hefty dose of lime in there when I mixed up my potting mix (Miracle Grow) + fertilizer + lime mixture. I added more lime (it is almost like a layer of paste), as well as some ground up eggshells and knocked the blossom “tails” off each tomato and they seem to have recovered. But, I lost a good 15-20 tomatoes before that.

Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


The Roma tomatoes in the ground are late ripening, but so much larger and untouched by the blossom rot as opposed to the Roma tomatoes in the city picker boxes.

Still, I will have plenty to freezing tomatoes later – which was the whole purpose for those four plants!

Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


After the rabbits had eaten all the green pepper plants (they never had a chance to root or blossom!) in the ground, I was left with green pepper plants in the city picker boxes. We have a few green peppers, but nothing thrilling. I bought some enormous ones at a farmer stand this past weekend, and I guess that is what I will have to continue to do for fresh green peppers this year.

Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


The banana peppers are in an earth box and doing ok. I grew them for Hubby’s Stuffed Banana Pepper Soup Recipe. I have enough for 4-5 batches, so I guess they were successful.

Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


I planted my basil near my blackberry bushes this year. I was not sure how that would turn out since that soil is acidic (I had holly bushes there for years!). The basil is smaller than normal and took a while to get going, but it tastes great and yields enough for our purposes.

Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


After last year’s cucumber invasion, I only planted three (or four, I do not recall exactly) cucumber plants this year. And I still got a load!! We have been eating cucumber caprese salad two to three times a week, but I am pretty sure it is time to either freeze those cukes, or start making cucumber salad by the gallon. Already people are turning down my “generous” offer of cucumbers, so doorbell ditching is my only other opetion.

Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


Under our patio, I have a container of hens and chicks. I plan on planting them in the ground soon, so they have a chance for next year. Two of them shot off these lovely flowers that lasted for over a month!

Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


This is the backyard chamomile – I think it is three or four years old now. I had this bright idea to get a few more plants and try the chamomile up front (because it smells so good!).

Summer Gardening. Summer gardening update of planted vegetables and flowers, hoping for a wonderful and productive garden harvest.


So, I planted five little (2″) plants. Two died right away. And the other three have had to be cut back several times!! I could provide tea for the entire neighborhood!! Those plants have really taken off.

So my losses? The blackberry bushes are not back to where they should be. I keep asking hubby to take them up to the hunting land – maybe they’d flourish there? Or the deer would have a sweet treat.

My patio tomatoes (different than my Roma) gave off about 30 tomatoes and then stopped producing.

The beans were a bust this year. The ground green peppers were also a bust.

Those are my wins and losses in my garden so far this year!

How is your garden growing this summer?!


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