Friday, October 15, 2010

Frightful Friday Countdown

What do you do with an old white wooden frame that has been stashed in your garage for a couple of years? Paint it black and turn it into...



...a Halloween Countdown frame.


After painting the entire frame black and coating it with lacquer, I managed to very carefully use my husbands 'scary' staple gun and string 4 rows of wire across the back. Then came the fun part. Creating each individual and unique tag to hang from each wire. I kept coming back to my scrap room and thinking up another idea for each date. It is really a lot of fun looking at each little tag. They all look great together because I kept the same colors, stamps and theme of the Hooligans paper on each one. Take a closer look and see if you can find a favorite tag!



Finally, I'll leave you with a little treat for the taste buds. I made these the other morning and they were Oh, so yummy! I began by using a pumpkin bread mix from Costco. It was the Krusteaz brand. Instead of a loaf of bread I wanted to make them into muffin cups. Now here's what I added to it. After spooning the cups about 3/4 full I dolloped a mixture of cream cheese, egg and Stevia sugar into the centers of each cup. It's the perfect combination of pumpkin bread and cheesecake filling. Especially still warm from the oven, what a treat!



Come back next Friday for more treats and some Halloween decor!

8 comments:

Sheila Bennett said...

Super-duper cute! Love all the different tags. :)

Traci said...

Your countdown frame is darling! I love the open look and how you used the wires to hang the numbers from. So creative. Thank you for sharing your idea.

Big Red Scraps said...

This is fantastic! I love it.

joyful-foodie said...

Those muffins look delicious! I am trying something similar this morning, inspired by yours. Not sure I have the balance right though... how solid was your cream cheese mix? About how much cream cheese vs egg was there?

Amy said...

Joyful Foodie, I used 4 oz cream cheese, 1 egg and about 1 cup of stevia sugar. This amount filled the centers of 12 muffins.

Lorrinda said...

I'll have a couple of those..yum

Love the countdown calendar! That's a keepsake for sure!

Katy said...

This is SO CUTE, Amy!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Jena said...

What a FABULOUS idea for an old frame - I have lots of those and it would be fun to put them to good use. Thanks so much for sharing!