Why would you put pine cones in the oven? Well for a few reasons. Why pay for them at store prices when you can get them for free? Pine cones have sap, and it’s important to remove the sap. Also, you never know what maybe lurking in your pine cones and you don’t want the lurkers to invade your home. This is a simply way to take care of the sap and lurkers.
Items you’ll need:
- Pine cones
- Baking sheets or throw away ones
- Tin foil for baking sheets
- Heat oven to 200 degrees.
- Bake about 20 minutes. (time varies)
- Be careful while removing them from the oven.
- NEVER leave them unattended.
MIX contents of KOOL-AID with 2/3 cups of water container; stir to dissolve drink mixes.
*Grape turns out really dark, also, I found that everything made from the eggs take like KOOL-AID.*
For fun place settings, use denim pockets to contain silverware. Cut denim pockets from worn-out jeans and set to the right of each place setting. To emphasize the patriotic scheme, stencil a bright red star on each pocket. Add a bandana napkin and utensils.
Items you need:
Candles and candle holders that will fit in a mason jar. (optional)
Pour rice into bowl.
Add food coloring, only a few drops.
Wait until dry then pour into jars by color.
Place candle holder and candle into jar. (optional)
Prevent mold and dehydration by covering the carved areas and interior of pumpkin with petroleum jelly.
Another option is to add a small amount of bleach to a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the pumpkin daily with the bleach mixture.
Items you need:
1 can Krylon Make It Stone! textured spray paint Black Granite
1 can Krylon Spray Adhesive
1 can Krylon Glowz Glow-in-the-Dark spray paint
Foam or wood letters
Various Halloween decorations
Hot glue or super glue
Newspaper or drop cloth
Large nails or ground stake
Scissors or craft knife
Set up a spray area by covering a table or other work surface with newspaper or drop cloth in a well-ventilated area.
Assemble box leaving one end open (this will be the bottom of your gravestone).
Tape over folded seams.
Cut a name plaque to fit box from the cardboard of another and glue on using spray adhesive or hot glue.
Glue on letters to name plaque.
Embellish top of gravestone with glued on Halloween decoration: skull, bat or even a rat.
Paint entire gravestone with 2-3 coats of the Make It Stone color of your choice. Let dry between coats.
Once dry highlight areas with Krylon Glowz.
Place a stake in the ground and prop your boxes up, or you can nail them into the ground, using the flap.