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How to Clean Glitter

Glitter | Flat Rate Carpet BlogSure the pink, princess glitter costume is going to be a big hit for Halloween, but you’re not looking forward to spending the next few months cleaning glitter off of every surface. Here are some easy ways to clean glitter off fabric and furniture.

To remove glitter from washable fabrics, all you need is a can of aerosol hairspray. Thoroughly spray the glittered area with hairspray and allow the hairspray to dry completely. Wash the clothing as you would normally, and the glitter should come off completely (without sticking to anything new). You may have to repeat the process twice if not all the glitter comes off on the first try.

For removing glitter from furniture and other non-washable fabric, you have a few options. If you have a lint/pet hair remover in the house, they are also great at removing glitter. Use the sticky, rolling kind for optimal glitter removal. However you don’t need to run out of the house and buy a rolling lint remover, you can make your own by wrapping masking tape around your hand, sticky side out. Then just pat your hand over the glitter until it all comes up. You may have to change the tape a few times, but in the end you’re house will be glitter free.

Make this Halloween stress free with this great way to clean up glitter.

Halloween Recipes for a Ghoulish Evening!

Last post we looked at crafts you could make, but today it’s time to think about what you’ll be eating and drinking on the big night.

With a creepy feel to them, let’s start with these Halloween eyeballs. You will need 20 marshmallows, 20 chocolate chips and some red icing. Push a chip into each marshmallow then draw the blood lines with the red icing. The result is very scary!

Or what about some Halloween punch? Take one bottle of apple juice, one bottle of lemon-lime soda, one bottle of ginger ale, and some green frozen juice concentrate. Mix together well, and add some cinnamon and cloves if you like. Delicious!

Finally, what party would be complete without some spooky Halloween cupcakes?

After you’ve made the basic cupcakes, with butter, sugar, flour and eggs, make up some icing in garish orange and frightening black. Decorate each cake with a spider’s web and your guests will howl with fright as they tuck in!

Happy Halloween!

Make Your Own Halloween Crafts – Part I

Halloween isn’t far away and it isn’t just pumpkin carving that can be fun for the kids. There are so many different things you can make and it’s not just fun, but it’s easy on the wallet as well.

Why not start with some homemade Halloween invites? Whether it’s a ghost, witch or skeleton, a bright color and an simple design can really make the point.

Or what about some home-made blood? All you need is some hot water, corn syrup and red food coloring? You can keep it in the fridge and apply it throughout the evening, as necessary…

There’s also spider-web decorations. Take some card and a pen and draw out your spider web. Cut it out then apply some glue. Sprinkle on glitter and get ready to frighten your friends…

Next week we’ll be looking at simple but tasty treats you can prepare, to make your devilish party antics even more fun.

Halloween Costumes for the Kids

Today we’re looking making costumes for Halloween. There are so many ways to make something fun, special and inexpensive for your kids, so take a look at a couple of our ideas below:

Skeleton Costume: sticky black plastic, black and white paint, a couple of safety pins, black clothes and some cardboard. After you’ve drawn the bones and rib cage onto the black plastic, cut them out carefully. Put on your black clothes, place the white bones carefully on your body then paint your face! You’re ready to scare!

Or what about a witch’s outfit? You can have it in black, orange, green or even purple. With a black t-shirt and a frilly or puffed skirt, all you will need are the traditional witch accessories – a black hat, magic wand and a broomstick!

You can make a wand out of a stick, painted black or another color, and decorate it with ribbons, a star or a feather at the top. You can make a hat with black felt or cardboard, or pick one up cheaply in a local store. And as for the broomstick – go and look in the cupboard!

Your daughter will love it.

Have a spectacularly scarey evening!