Halloween Brunch – Take Two

Picture this… You walk into a bar area adorned in cobwebs and skeletons, with thriller playing, and a spiked Frankenstein punch waiting for you on the table. You grab your eerily green drink with gummy worms sloshing in the bottom of your cup as you make your way up the stairs with strobe lights and spooky sounds. You reach the top of the stairs to be greeted to a full Halloween brunch complete with a themed table sheltered in purple twinkling lights. Sound like a good Sunday morning to you? Us too! That’s exactly what we prepped in our 2022 Halloween themed brunch with my in laws.

This brunch turned out so great! We have it in the top 3 with our Thanksgiving themed brunch in 2021 and our previous Halloween brunch in 2019. I’ve included links to the recipes used below after our photos.

Have you done a themed brunch? Comment below and tell us about the theme!

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Dollar Store Witches Hat Wreath

Our Halloween activities are in full swing now that October has started. A few items that are a classic for my husband and I are going to a local corn maze (and eating these delicious bit size cookies), picking our own pumpkins, and this year we will be hosting the October brunch for my in-laws. If you want to check out how our previous Halloween themed brunch turned out you can find it here.

This last weekend I was lucky enough to have some time with my mom to drink some coffee, eat some treats, chat, and most important… make this fun craft! I had not seen this idea before but my mom came over with her arms full of supplies ready to do this fun Halloween wreath. I’m so glad she did because it turned out amazing for both of us. All of the supplies were found at a local dollar store, including the wreath form!

Check out our two takes of this wreath below and make sure to comment if you have made one too!

Another example of the wreath: https://www.dollartree.com/diy-witch-hat-wreath/idea-20200813

Vampire Gnome Wood Cutout – Halloween Decoration

It’s been a while since I’ve done a scroll saw wood project so I was definitely due up for one. Feeling inspired by the upcoming Halloween season and how fun gnomes are to make, the combination came together for these vampire gnomes. One of my favorite things about creating gnome crafts is that you don’t have to worry about getting the eyes correct! Anyone else struggle with getting the eyes just right on a project? Plus it’s not as frightening as other characters this time of year. I am a scaredy cat when it comes to the spooky season. Instead, You’ll find me watching Halloween Baking Championship and It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown the whole season. 

True to the blog name, my mom and I decided to do two different takes of the craft. I always love seeing the difference in vision, it’s one of the reasons we started this blog! We wanted to show that there are multiple ways to do something with equally beautiful results. Check out how we made our gnomes below and the link to my Etsy shop to buy one for yourself this holiday season!

Work in progress photo below!

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Hi Boo – Greeting Card

A few days ago I started a prototype Halloween card I have been dreaming up for a while now. Once I finished the first test, I sent a photo to my mom for thoughts (she is one of the first people to see my new designs). Of course my loving and always supportive mom said there were no faults; but then she reminded me of a fun story. When I was little I would make cards for my family and would put “Brittmark Cards” on the back. Clearly a rip off of the famous holiday greeting card company but I love that story. I love that I grew up making cards and crafts and giving them to those I love and that it has stuck with me! Now I’m excited to put cards on my Etsy page to share the love with even more people! Don’t worry, it won’t have “Brittmark Cards” on the back. However, it will still have all the heart of a creative kid that never grew out of making something with her hands.

Check out my “Hi Boo Greeting Card” up on my Etsy now! With a few sneak peek photos below too.

Disney Themed Interchangeable HOME Sign

A few weeks back I shared that I was commissioned to do two of these interchangeable home signs for one of my friends. Drumroll please…. It’s finished! It was completed a few weeks before Christmas but with the 12 Days of Cookies, I didn’t have time to get this one up. I am so excited to share how it turned out with all of you! Check out the video below and make sure to subscribe to see more fun crafts.

Let me know your favorite! I am between the gingerbread Mickey or the Jack-O-Lantern Mickey.

Monster Mash – Frankenstein Gnome

Happy Halloween Everyone! Even though it feels a little different this year, a few things for me are staying the same. I still plan on making my crescent dog mummies, dressing up with my fiancé and our sweet dog, and hunting down a copy of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. Clearly, based on my movie choice I thrive in the cute, and happy parts of Halloween.

Gnomes have taken over the internet and nonstop it feels like! Although I love the cute gnomes (and have made a few myself), I did feel like changing it up for Halloween. The best part about crafting is that you can use leftover supplies and just have fun creating something! This Frankenstein was created with a rectangular foam piece, scrap fabric, and hardware supplies from the garage.

Have you made a Halloween Gnome inspired character? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Hi Boo – Halloween Sign

I cannot believe that tomorrow is Halloween! Although much of this year felt like it dragged, now looking back it feels like it flew by. The best way I’ve kept my sanity with the craziness of the year is through things I love to do. Spending time with my fiancé and dog, cooking, and crafting. There is a comfort in turning simple ingredients into a delicious meal or taking pieces that apart look boring but together look beautiful.

This sign was a comfort to me during a rough week at work. I was overwhelmed, overworked, and tired. I turned to Michaels Craft Store during a lunch hour to get away from the nonstop requests flowing in and found relief in walking the aisles, looking for a project. I happily gathered the supplies and returned home with a pep in my step because I had a craft to look forward to at the end of the day.

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Rich and Gooey Pumpkin French Toast

Okay everyone, this pumpkin French toast tasted like pumpkin pie filling and I am OBSESSED. It was rich, gooey, crunchy, and exactly what we needed on a beautiful fall day. This french toast bake was the star of our Halloween themed brunch food and I already want to make it again! I found the recipe at foodnetwork.com, so thank you Marcela Valladolid! My recommendation is to make it in a disposable tin. It makes for quick cleanup after the guests leave. Which is perfect because now it’s your time to relax after all the hard work you put in cooking a delicious meal.

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5 Minute DIY Little Green Monster

There’s a little green monster on your back! No it isn’t jealousy, it’s this cute little creation. Sorry for the scare, I just couldn’t help myself with Halloween less than a week away. Is anyone else getting extra excited? This project took less than five minutes and it only took three items (four if you count the dot of hot glue)! Read on to see how to make this five minute Halloween craft!

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Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Display

A fruit display that is also centerpiece ready is the perfect addition to a party. This fun little character added more decoration and doubled as a fruit holder for our Halloween themed brunch. Huge shout out to my boyfriend who put this pumpkin guy together and made it look amazing! With just a few supplies, create your own Jack-O-Lantern Fruit display and make sure to comment below with how it turned out!

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