Witch’s Brew: Halloween Gift Ideas

Yesterday I promised you lots of Halloween posts this month. Today I’m giving you another! And a group of my blogging friends are all showing off some Witch themed posts too! This is gonna be good! And…there’s a giveaway of Martha Stewart Halloween crafts! (At the bottom of this post.)
Today I’m giving you a cute little project to use for Halloween Gift Ideas that you could give to a teacher or friend for Halloween. It’s goofy and silly, but that’s fun right? It’s a Witch’s Brew Mug with hot chocolate (or “witch’s brew” inside):
Witch's Brew Halloween Gift Idea with Free Printable Gift Tag #Halloween
And I’m including a free printable tag: (Click this image to open it larger and then save it, or you can access a pdf with a whole page of these here—> Free Printable Witch’s Brew Halloween Gift Tags
Witch's Brew Free Printable Tag

Witch’s Brew Halloween Gift Ideas Tutorial:

Supplies Needed:
  • Black Mug (got mine at Target)
  • Cellophane bag
  • Green Paint (I used Americana’s Multi Surface in Apple Green)
  • Paint dauber
  • Printable tags (see above)
  • Ribbon

Instructions: Simply daub your paint onto your mug (avoiding where lips will go since this isn’t food safe).

The first coat may be a little blotchy. That’s ok, wait for it to dry and then add a second coat:Halloweengiftideas
Then, grab your cellophane bag and fill it up with something fun! Mine’s full of hot chocolate mix, caramels to melt in it and then mini marshmallows on top. Add whatever you like and tie it with a cute bow and add the tag.
And give it to someone special!
Now, check out these other fun witch ideas from my blogging friends: (click each image to take you to the blog)


Oh and one more thing…who wants a Halloween giveaway!?!

The folks at Martha Stewart wanted to get in on the fun Halloween action and share their most recent Halloween magazine, a pumpkin witch’s caldron tutorial AND….an AWESOME giveaway of Martha Stewart Halloween crafts!

MS Halloween 2013 - cover image



Tools & Materials

• large pumpkin

• keyhole saw or serrated knife

• fleshing tool

• drill

• sisal rope

• 3 eyebolts, with washers and nuts

• 3 long, straight branches

• 20-gauge wire

• S hook

• outdoor stake light (with yellow or orange bulb)

• twigs

• sturdy glass bowl

• dry ice and protective gloves

  1. Cut top off pumpkin, using saw.
  2. Hollow out pumpkin with fleshing tool.
  3. Drill 3 equidistant holes about 2 inches below opening.
  4. Cut 3 lengths of rope to hang pumpkin.
  5. Tie 1 end of each rope to an eyebolt.
  6. Push eyebolts through holes in pumpkin; secure with washers and nuts.
  7. Prop branches in a tepee shape, and secure at top with wire; thread wire inside top to hang S hook.
  8. Hide visible wire with rope. Knot pumpkin’s rope ends together, and hang from S hook.
  9. For “fire”: Insert stake light into the ground, and cover it with twigs. For “mist”: Put glass bowl with dry ice inside pumpkin; add some water. (Wear gloves when handling dry ice.)


Keyhole saw,from $5.50; natural sisal rope (65495), 3/8 inches by 50 feet, $9; eyebolt with nut, 1/4 by 4 inches, $0.50; cut washer, 1/4 inches, $2.50 for 25, homedepot.com. fleshing tool, $4.50, ceramicsupplyinc.com. Panacea 20-gauge paddle wire in Green, $3.50, createforless.com. Thomas and Betts stake light, $8, amazon.com. dry ice, dryicedirectory.com for locations.


Photo by Lucas Allen. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Halloween Special Issue. Copyright ©2013.

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