8 Fun Uses for Spider Rings

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Uses for Spider Rings

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An inexpensive bag of spider rings can be used in many more ways than just their intended function. Try one or more of these 8 uses for spider rings to add a little fun to the Halloween season.

8 Fun Uses for Spider Rings:

 

1. Ice cube trays- Pop one in each cube, fill with water and freeze- the perfect touch for your Halloween party drinks.

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2. Necklace- String them on a cord or ribbon, just a few or all the way around they make a fun piece of jewelry besides a ring. Some rings go on all the way and will stay on just fine, if you have the ones that are split you may want to add a dab of hot glue to close the gap.

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Halloween Freebies and Offers

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Below are the Halloween offers for today to feed your little ghost or ghoblin for less:

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Halloween Candy Round-up 10/27

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Halloween Candy Deals

Thanks to Cincy Shopper for providing our weekly Halloween Candy Deal Round-up!

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CVS

GET $1 ECB WYB 2 PARTICIPATING CANDY BAGS, LIMIT 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rite Aid

BUY 2 PARTICIPATING NON-CHOCOLATE CANDY BAGS, GET $1 +UP, LIMIT 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Target

BUY TWO PARTICIPATING NESTLE BIG CANDY BAGS GET A FREE TOMBSTONE ORIGINAL PIZZA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Walgreens

BUY ANY PARTICIPATING BAGGED CANDY, GET $0.50 REGISTER REWARD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WALMART

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dollar General

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Family Dollar

 
 

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Fall Favorite: Candy Corn Cookies Recipe

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Candy Corn Cookies Recipe

I posted this picture to my Facebook wall on Saturday – I was baking cookies for a party at my twin sister’s house later that evening and these were the requested treat. I only make them in the Fall, and we just dream about them during the rest of the year.

While they are a little bit time intensive, they are SO worth every minute spent in the kitchen. They taste as cute at they look! I usually make a double batch. This year I am bringing some to our little family Halloween party on Thursday, too :)

Candy Corn Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
3/4 pound salted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
Almond bark or candy quick
Yellow and red food coloring

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Mix together the butter and granulated and powdered sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together.

3. Separate the dough into three equal sized balls. Carefully add food coloring to make one ball yellow and one ball orange.

4. Then, line a loaf pan with plastic wrap. Press the yellow ball of dough into the bottom, making it about 1/2″-3/4″ thick. It may not fill the entire bottom of the pan, thats OK. Then, layer the orange ball of dough over the yellow one, pressing it flat. Finally, layer the white ball on top. Press it in firmly to avoid air pockets.

5. Put the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes to cool down.

6. When the dough is firm, dump the tri-colored block onto a cutting board and use a knife to cut it into 1/4″ slices. Then, cut the slices into triangles. I find that I can get five “candy corns” out of each slice. There will be wonky shaped candy corns, and a few that will fall apart, but bake them up anyways. They still taste great!

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7. Place the triangle cookies on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. I watch my cookies VERY carefully, so the white/yellow tips don’t start to brown. Nobody likes burned candy corn! Allow to cool to room temperature.

8. While the cookies are cooling, melt almond bark in a microwave safe bowl. Start by using 30 second increments and checking each time, you don’t want it to overheat.

9. Dip the white end of the cookies into the melted candy quick. I stand my cookies very carefully in a wire baking rack, with the dipped end pointing up until they are set (like the picture at the top), usually about 15-20 minutes. (Some will have white tips, like real candy corn, and some will have white bases – its just how they come out. Honestly, the white base means more candy quick, so they usually get eaten first)

10. The last direction is this: DO NOT EAT THEM ALL AT ONCE! They are that good. Especially with coffee :D

You can use any shortbread cookie recipe you want – I use a modified version of Ina Garten’s Shortbread Cookies:

Like I mentioned, they are a little labor intensive, but so worth the results. You can also refrigerate the dough for up to a week, so you could mix up a batch and press it into the pan one evening, and then cut/bake/dip your cookies on another night.

Happy Fall & enjoy this Candy Corn Cookies Recipe!

You might also like this Thrifty Thanksgiving Candy Corn Ornament

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Halloween Candy Round-up 10/20-10/26

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Halloween Candy Deals

Thanks to Cincy Shopper for providing our weekly Halloween Candy Deal Round-up!

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GET $1 ECB WYB 2 PARTICIPATING CANDY ITEMS, LIMIT 1
 
 
GET $5 ECBS WYB $15 IN PARTICIPATING SNACKS OR BEVERAGES, LIMIT 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rite Aid

BUY $15 IN PARTICIPATING HALLOWEEN CANDY PRODUCTS, GET $5 +UP, LIMIT 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Target

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kroger

 
 
 

Meijer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remke

 
 
 

Walgreens

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Family Dollar

 
 
 
 

Walmart Unadvertised

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Halloween Treat Round-Up

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Here’s a roundup of several Halloween Treat Recipes from the Mavens of Money! Have your own fun recipe idea? Share your own in the linky at the bottom of the post!

Candy Corn Crunch from This Mama Loves

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Popcorn Jack-O-Lanterns from Mom on Dealz

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Meringue Ghosts from Madame Deals

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Witch Hat Surprise Cookies from This Mama Loves

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Cool Whip Chips Ahoy Halloween Dessert from Penny Filled Pantry

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Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from The Coupon Challenge

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Easy DIY Halloween Witch Wreath

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I am not crafty, like at all.  But I really wanted to make a Halloween Witch Wreath that wouldn’t bust my budget.  I went to Dollar Tree and found Halloween ribbon, a spider web and a cloth witch for a total cost of $5.  I also purchased a green wreath form from Micheal’s for $4.20 after coupon.

Halloween Witch Wreath:

Supplies:

3 Rolls of Halloween Ribbon
1 Spider Web
1 Witch
1 Round foam wreath form
sewing pins
black zipper ties

Instructions:

1.  Wrap 1 roll of ribbon around the wreath form then secure on the back using sewing pins.

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2.  Attach the spider web using black zipper ties or you could use string.

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3.  Pick a 2nd roll of ribbon and wrap loosely around the form pulling through every other opening in the spider web.  Then even out the loops and use sewing pins to hold loops in place.  Make sure to place the pins in the back of the wreath.

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4. Use your 3rd roll of ribbon filling in the other spaces of the spider web.  Again, pin the back once you have your loops to the desired size.

5.  Cut the feet off your witch and attach to the back of the wreath using pins.

**You could also use a stapler instead of the pins.  Just be gentle :)

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That’s it!  If I can do it, you can do it.  Okay, my husband helped :)

Also see my 4 Spooky Crafts and 4 Halloween Cupcake Cup Crafts all on a Dollar Store Budget!

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Halloween Candy Round-up 10/13 – 10/19

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Halloween Candy Deals

Thanks to Cincy Shopper for providing our weekly Halloween Candy Deal Round-up!

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Kroger

 
 
 

CVS

GET $2 ECBS WYB 2 PARTICIPATING CANDY ITEMS, LIMIT 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rite Aid

BUY $15 IN PARTICIPATING HALLOWEEN PARTY PRODUCTS, GET $5 +UP, LIMIT 3
 
 
BUY 2 PARTICIPATING FUN OR SNACK SIZE CANDY PRODUCTS, GET $1 +UP, LIMIT 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Target

GET $5 TARGET GIFT CARD WYB 2 PARTICIPATING BIG BAG CANDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Walgreens

BUY ANY 2 PARTICIPATING CANDY, GET 250 POINTS (=$0.25)
 
 
 
 
BUY ANY 2 PARTICIPATING HALLOWEEN PARTY FAVORS OR TREAT BAGS, GET 500 POINTS (=$0.50)
 
BUY ANY 2 PARTICIPATING PUMPKIN CARVING AND DECORATING ACCESSORIES, GET 1,000 POINTS (=$1.00)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meijer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remke biggs

 
 
 

Family Dollar

 
 

WALMART

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amazon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4 Halloween Cupcake Cup Crafts {On a Dollar Store Budget}

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Everyone loves a great dollar store deal. Right now at your local Dollar Tree you can find Halloween themed cupcake cups in all sorts of colors and sizes. While your first thought may be to whip up a batch of cupcakes in these nifty little paper cups, there are so many more fun things you can do with them!

Take a look below at four fun Halloween Cupcake Cup Crafts you can make using cupcake cups and just a few other common household supplies. Never has decorating for the Halloween season been this fun, frugal, or festive.

Now take a look and get ready to get crafting!

  1. Cutesy Cupcake Bunting Banner
  2. Charming Cupcake Party Lights
  3. Clever Cupcake Cup Owls
  4. Bootiful Cupcake Cup Straw Skirts

As you can see, when it comes to crafting with cupcake cups you are only limited by your own imagination. Hopefully these ideas have inspired you to try them on your own and see what other uses you can find for cupcake cups.

Either way, you are sure to have fun and even pinch a few pennies while you are at it. Give these simple Halloween cupcake cup crafts a try and see what sorts of haunting treats you can come up with. Happy crafting!

Which is your favorite of the Halloween Cupcake Cup Crafts?

Also see 4 Spooky Crafts for more creative Halloween fun made from Dollar Tree finds!

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Halloween Dollar Store Craft: Bootiful Cupcake Cup Straw Skirts

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Don’t you think a straw is more fun to drink from when it is wearing a festive Halloween skirt? Of course you do!

That is why if you are getting ready for a children’s Halloween party or just a fun fall night in with the girls, you must make these Bootiful Cupcake Straw Skirts. These cuties are so fun and easy to make, and just like the rest of our cupcake cup crafts, they are frugal too!

Take a look below at how you can make your very own and sip your way into the Halloween season right!

Supplies Needed:
Assorted cupcake cups
Scissors
Straws

Directions:
1. For the sample picture, we used the Halloween straws available at our dollar tree. We simply removed the plastic pumpkins that were on them so all we had were plain orange straws.
2. Next, poke a hole in each cupcake cup. Right in the center is perfect.  A sharp pencil is really all you need to use to do this. You want to do enough so you can put at least 3 cups on each straw.
3. Now, use your scissors to fringe up the ends of your cupcake cups. This will give them a frilly and festive look. Use your fingers to ruffle them up a bit if you wish and really fluff them out.
4. All you need to do now is slip the skirts over the straws and pull into place. Mid center works out great and looks fantastic!

You can do these in a variety of colors and patterns or keep them all uniform. The choice is totally up to you of course and only limited by your own creativity. Give this simple craft a try and see how easy it is to make your own straw embellishments for your next party or gathering. This is one boo-tiful detail that will be sure to catch your guests eyes!

Total Cost = $2
(assuming you already have scissors)

See more Dollar Store Halloween Crafts!

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