To make your own luminaries you will need a paper bag, vellum, a silhouette cut out, and a glue stick. I got lucky and found these pre-cut silhouettes at the Dollar Tree. Since I made these for a swap I used nice bags but if I was going to do a set for myself I would probably use the paper lunch sack style.
Begin by gluing your silhouette to the vellum them cutting it out. Be sure to leave about 1/2 inch on each side of the cut out so you can glue it.
Here are three necklaces and a bracelet that were made for the 13 Days of Halloween Mini Swap. The package that these were in is still missing. Last I heard it was in PA which is a long ways from MI. Hopefully it will get tracked down and make it to it's rightful owner. Especially since I don't think I took photos of everything that was included!
I love sweet and salty stuff. Chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered peanuts, salted carmels......Yummo! So when I ran across this recipe on Pinterest I knew I HAD to try it! I didn't use the recipe exactly as it appears. In fact I used the tried and true Nestle Toll House Cookie receipe for the dough. Then I used crushed pretzels, milk chocolate chip, and semi chocolate chips. Finally I sprinkled the cookies with pretzel salt then baked em! These were a little bit of heaven. Use the cookie recipe of your choice and just mix in the extras. If you don't have pretzel salt you can use a little of whatever you have on hand. Hope you enjoy these as much as I did!
Recipe Adapted from one found at Sugar Cooking
Another decoration I made for the 13 Days of Halloween Mini Swap. Unfortunately one of the two boxes I sent hasn't made it to it's destination yet. I had to call the post office and hopefully they will either get it to the correct address or get it returned to me ASAP! I haven't been having very good luck with the postal service lately. A swap package that was on it's way to me just disappeared....bah!