DIY Halloween Care Package for Military

Hi guys, I told you I had a couple of affordable care package ideas coming your way so here is this one I just recently made for my boyfriend.

Personally, I love making care packages and getting crafty with them; It’s something I genuinely enjoy doing. You get to show your creativity through each package and also make the person receiving the package smile and feel at home. To me, this is the perfect time to get cheesy and cute. I’m sure most of you can email your loved one daily through email, but don’t let that stop you. My advice for your package would be: do each one as if you haven’t spoken to them in months. So lets get creative guys!

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With this specific package I wanted to make it as gory as I possibly could. I’m not artist so I just tried my best ha ha. I was able to get every decoration item at my local Dollar Tree and Michaels was having a sale on their colored construction paper and red paint. Also, I didn’t have enough black paper to line the inside of the box, but I did have black spray paint from a previous DIY I had done. I chose not to use a Flat Rate box because my boyfriend had sent me a list of things he would like and it just wouldn’t have fit. If you run across this problem, malls and local stores always have extra boxes lying around. Just be sure to call first thing in the morning.

Here is a list of things you will need:

  • A sturdy box
  • Tape
  • Glue sticks
  • Craft glue like E600 Adhesive -Wal-Mart
  • Construction paper or Scrapbook paper-Dollar Tree or Micheals)
  • Scissors
  • Paint (Red) -Wal-Mart
  • Spray Paint (I prefer this over construction paper for the inside)
  • Spider Rings- Dollar Tree
  • Plastic Severed Body Parts- Dollar Tree
  • Spider Webs – Dollar Tree
  • Caution Tape- Dollar Tree

This care package was so super easy I almost felt like the instructions were unnecessary so I added tips I learned while making this box.

 Let the Halloween box begin:

  1. Spray the inside of the box with the black spray paint. Once you’ve sprayed it to the intensity of your liking, go ahead and let that completely dry. I chose to let it sit out for a whole day so the smell could go away as well.Halloween Care Package
  2. Grab your red paint and do the fancy ‘blood drippings’. I found it was easier to paint the top half with brush and then to do the actual blood drops with my fingers. I also applied about a courter-sized drop of paint each time I went in to do a blood dropping.
  3. Once the paint has completely dried, pull out your ring spiders and cut off the ring part to them so you can glue that nicely down. Get an idea and start gluing, girl! I recommend for the severed body parts go in the bottom flaps or you might have a hard time taping your box shut. Also, with this particular glue I found its best if you let it get tacky so blow on it or let it sit for a couple of seconds.
  4. Place all of the items you will be sending and put the spider webs over.
  5. Throw all of the left over spiders over the spider web.
  6. Tape your caution tape across your box (I’ve seen people tape them across flaps as well.

 

Just like that, you are all done ladies! I honestly had so much fun with this box and I hope you do too. If you have any questions or suggestions please let me know in the comments below. I hope you enjoyed making this with me and may you and your loved ones have a safe and spooky Halloween, muahahahaha!

If you guys try this out, please tag us using #SewfattyDIY so we can see your creative rendition on this box. 

-Xoxo

 

 

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Halloween Puppy Chow

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A few years ago my husband made Puppy Chow for me, I was a bit confused by the name but non the less I fell in love. Seriously I couldn’t stop eating this stuff. I made a trip to Walli World trying to figure out a good halloween treat for Adryana’s teacher and staff. I thought why not make Puppy Chow? It’s easy and delicious 

This snack is perfect for a movie night, teacher treats, on the go snack. Really for any occasion. I hope you enjoy these treats as much as our family. 

How to make your treats look like mine???

After the cool down period I put the puppy chow in mason jars and wrapped a cute fabric bow around. Super easy, fun and delish. 

 

Halloween Puppy Chow
A delicious snack for any occasion.
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Ingredients
  1. 8-10 Cups of Chex rice cereal squares
  2. 1 (12oz.) bag of chocolate chips or Melts
  3. 1/2 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
  4. 1 Cup of powdered sugar
  5. 1 large ziplock plastic bag
  6. 1 1/2 Cups. Reese's Pieces
Instructions
  1. ** Grab your ziplock bag add 1 cup of powdered sugar to it, and set aside)**
  2. 1. Combine chocolate chips & peanut butter in a pot on medium heat. Stir until smooth.
  3. 2. Add the Chex cereal (a little bit at a time) and gently fold until all cereal is coated.
  4. 3. Put your chocolatey goodness inside the bag with sugar.
  5. 4. Seal the bag and shake, shake, shake until all is covered.
  6. (Add powdered sugar to the bag as needed until all the mixture is coated.)
  7. 5. Drop them all on a baking sheet and let them cool.
  8. 6. Add Reese's Pieces for some fun colors.
  9. 7. Enjoy !!
Notes
  1. You can also add Candy Corn for variety and color.
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Treat Yourself Giveaway !!

Treat Yourself Giveaway !!

Halloween is right around the corner and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind… treats! Welcome to the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green and Viva Veltoro! In this Hop, you’ll find lots of special treats to keep your entering giveaways until it’s time to go out and gather your own!

 

Treat Yourself Giveaway!!

I have put together a cute fun Fluffy bundle brought to you by: 

Zookaboo : Michele is a SAHM to, two lovely kids she makes super cute diaper covers, blankets, bibs, wipes. Zookaboo covers were the ONLY covers that fit my little Edward so well in his newborn stage. We truly love them and I’m excited to be giving this chevron print away. 

BalmBaby : offers ALL NATURAL items for babies, adults. Their products are made in the beautiful island of Hawaii. They truly are a eco-friendly company from the ingredients to their packaging they are a ‘Plastic Free’ company and I love that. I absolutely love their entire line of products 

Thanks for entering a chance to treat yourself to my giveaway, now it’s time to hop around to all the others, including the delicious Grand Prize. One lucky Winner will be treating themselves to a Year’s Supply of YumEarth Organic Candy, a Roku 3 Streaming Media Player, and 4 yummy bags of Lovely Candy Co. Superfruit Chews, Fruit Chews, Chocolate Swirl Caramels, and Chewy Original Caramels!

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Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below, and don’t forget the ultimate treat… the Treat Yourself Grand Prize! LINKY

Viva Veltoro, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Treat Yourself participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

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