Thursday, October 18, 2012

Perfect Pumpkin Halloween Treat Mugs


Today I'm sharing a quick and simple Halloween DIY that can be put together last minute as a treat for friends or teachers this year. These little halloween treat mugs are a great way to show someone you appreciate them this holiday and make a perfect handmade project for the kids.


Start with a plain orange mug {we got our at the dollar store}. Using a fine point black sharpie draw a pumpkin face in the centre on the front of the mug. Using a thicker black sharpie fill in your pumpkin face. When drawing with a sharpie on ceramics follow these instructions to make your design permanent! Pretty cool huh!?


Next fill your pumpkin mugs with your favourite orange coloured treat. We used orange tootsie rolls but when I went in search of orange treats I found there were plenty of options. There are orange and black smarties out for halloween, you could use orange slices,  marshmallow circus peanuts, orange jelly bellies, peach salt water taffy, etc! Head to your favourite bulk foods store to stock up and add enough treats to a cellophane bag to fill your mug. Tie with a length of green ribbon or lace, attach a little leaf shaped tag and you're done! 


I love coming up with handmade gift ideas that the kids can get involved in and these were perfect for the whole family! Let older children draw their own pumpkin faces and for smaller kids you can outline a face and have them colour it in. My kids can't wait to give these to their teachers and I'm thrilled with how quick + inexpensive they were to put together!

Thank you so much for visiting, enjoy creating your very own Halloween treat mugs! 

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Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

25 comments:

  1. I love it! Simple and so cute!

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  2. Gorgeous! Adorable! Lovely! What a fund and completely awesome idea!!

    Totally pinning!! AND, totally doing this soon with my crew!

    Great job--I love this!

    XO!!

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  3. What a great idea! These couldn't be cuter!

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  4. Such a cute little project!! Always love an inexpensive hands of activity/gift that kids can do. Oh, wouldn't these be super cute for christmas/winter too...as snowmen and hot cocoa? :)

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  5. you were so right, these are the PERFECT halloween treat mugs. My kiddos are all sick right now ... but that I'm half tempted to load them in the car and hit the dollar store right now! Great idea, thanks for sharing

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  6. Which specific dollar store (name) did you find these mugs at?

    Thanks.
    Andrea

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  7. Adorbs! I want to make one.

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  8. I love the little touches for such a great and simple gift. Those are my favorite types of crafts.
    Mari

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  9. What a cute idea!

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  10. So sweet! I like the idea of homemade gifts - the process of preparation & crafting behind the gift makes it even more precious to give and receive :)

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  11. I love this! What a fun and great idea to do with the kids!

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  12. What a super cool idea! And looks pretty inexpensive also. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. This is so awesome! c:

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  14. So cute Rebecca! My kids would love a project like that.

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  15. So cute. The best part is that the children can make them. Hugs!

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  16. Cute...and EASY enough for kids...that's the best part! :) Lovely little model you have there :)

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  17. It seems to be a great and simple idea which a child can make themselves and present someone.

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  18. Cute idea! Does the Sharpie rub off though? I mean I wouldn't want it to.

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  19. what a fun and creative project - I love that even the kids can do this one:) headed to the dollar store tomorrow

    I found your blog @Lil'luna - gorgeous
    new follower

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  20. Great project !

    I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party

    http://polkadotpretties.com/2012/10/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-2/

    Hope to see you there:)

    Claire@ Polkadot pretties

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  21. Great project !

    I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party

    http://polkadotpretties.com/2012/10/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-2/

    Hope to see you there:)

    Claire@ Polkadot pretties

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  22. These Treat Mugs are so stinkin cute! Such a fun activity to do with our kids! Thanks for sharing and linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! -The Six Sisters

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