Friday, September 28, 2012

halloween monster in a jar

there are soooo many goodies in jars these days.

apple pie.
pudding. 
rainbows.
fruit desserts.
cakes, pies, puddings, mixes, etc. of every flavor and color you can imagine. 
i could go on and on!

so hey,
wanna another idea for a jar treat?
how about a MONSTER?!?!

i used 3 of these jars that i bought at walmart, not amazon (it's too much S&H!)and started the fun.
come join me!

in this tute there are tons of pics but these are actually quick to put together. i just like tons of pics rather than tons of words for a tute :)

let's make this real easy.
buy some ready made brownies and:
you with me so far? 
let's make a monster!
(pretend the melted candy is like playdough and just move it around the folded wax paper. then when you are satisfied, open up the paper & fix it with a toothpick, cleaning up the sides with a spatula)
you'll wanna cut the bottom of your monster, not the arms, with a knife.
now comes the cool part...
do this with more candy melt & try to match the hands with the arms! "paint" these hands BELOW the rim of the jar, so as not to interfere with the lid.

one more thing to do.
now put this aside for now and grab jar #2.

put your brownie & cream cheese the same way you did for jar #1.

but instead of an oreo layer, color some frosting green or use melted candy melt again and:
got the grass done? doesn't have to be the whole next layer, just here and there like in the pic above.

so now we add the fun, although this jar doesn't really have a monster.

take these dollar tree lollipops.
and add the pumpkins, making sure they are facing the outside of the jar.
we'll get to spoon details in a bit...
put jar #2 aside.

you can use marshmallow pumpkin peeps instead of the pumpkin lollipops-i just couldn't find any at the time i was making these.

so,
grab jar #3 now. 
our last and final jar.

make the brownie and cream cheese layer again. this time we'll use different cookies. and scary sprinkles and green starburst hands. don't forget to cut the lollipop stick so his head fits in.
now let's jazz these jars up.
spoons with washi tape, washi tape lids, twine and 
tags made at this killer site.
(sorry i would make some for you but they keep printing out blurry when i post them-UGH!-anyone know why?)
wanna look at the final jars now?
ok :)
the hands make it look like he's coming outta the jar!
is it the great pumpkin, charlie brown?
and finally, is that frankenstein's monster i see peering out?

looks like there's one more jar left in the 4 pack. 
you can have your base as anything you want, doesn't have to be brownie and cream cheese and cookies...
what kinda monster are ya gonna put in that one?
ghosts? skeletons? zombies?

i just love halloween.

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56 comments:

  1. You are so creative! I love this idea - thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Oh Angie-i think my brain overworks me sometimes. heehee thank you SO!

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    1. thanks Jenn! it's easier to make than this ultra long tutorial! :)

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  3. Hi Lisa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. YAHOO! Thanks so very very much for being my newest GFC! I followed you too, why not? It's a GFC <3 fest! heehee

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  4. This is just so fun, love Frankenstein peeking out of the ground, that is pretty cool! What a great idea, cute little monster who keeps peeking around. I can tell you worked really hard on this post. What graphics program do you use? Thanks so much for linking to utahtopia!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I had a feeling when i was making these the post would be harder to make-LOL i sure was right! thanks for having me over at the utah site again :)

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    1. LOL-guess you figured what program i used. me and that monkey are besties!

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  6. What a fun idea for Halloween!! I would love to have you come share your great ideas at the link party at 'Or so she says...', happening right now. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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    1. thank you thank you Mariel! so sweet of you to invite me!!! :)

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  7. This is so much fun! I pinned it and am following along on GFC so I don't miss any of your amazing creativeness! I'd love for you to stop by and visit sometime. Have an amazing day!

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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    1. YIPPEE!!!! thank you SO much Marilyn!!!! you gave me a very warm fuzzy when you said you don't wanna miss anything! BIG smiley over here :>D!

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  8. What a super cool trick to make an awesome treat!

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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    1. jeepers thanks! and you are so welcome Christina :) and thank YOU again for having me at your super cool party!

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  9. This has to be the cutest jar idea yet!! What a fun treat for Halloween! Visiting from Trick or Treat Tuesday and your newest follower :)

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    1. YAY! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Veronica!!! you just made my day :>D

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!! I like seeing ideas like this where you can incorporate store bought stuff to cut the time!! this is great! PINNED.

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    1. WOOOHOOOO!thank you Trish! and i LOVE LOVE LOVE that you pinned this! :)

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  11. This is such a fun jar dessert for this time of year! Love that you put hands on the outside of the one jar...too cute!!!

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    1. thank you Jocelyn! this time of year is the best isn't it? :)

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  12. These are so fun! What a creative idea--my kids would love these!

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    1. thank you Janet! my kids think i'm crazee when i come up with all this stuff but they love it-LOL!

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  13. What a wonderful idea! My daughter looks for a new spooky treat to make each year for her friends and I think she'll REALLY like this!

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    1. oh goodie! thanks so much klucking bear! btw your name makes me giggle! :)

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  14. What a fun idea! My son would love if I made this.

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    1. yay! i hope you make one for him Vanessa :)

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  15. Such a fun way to add a touch of Halloween to the popular "jar treats!"

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    1. thanks Mariah! i plan on making a bunch of them with different monsters :)

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  16. This is seriously adorable, what a clever idea!!

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    1. thank you SO much Adrianne! and your little one's adorable too :)

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  17. Thanks for linking up on 'Or so she says...', hope to see you again tomorrow for another round of 'Your Great Idea'. www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  18. Really cute! I'm sure your kids loved this:@)

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    1. hi happier pig :) yeah the look on their faces when i gave it to them was the best part!

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  19. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://toastiestudio.blogspot.nl/2012/10/made-monday-40-picks.html

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    1. WAHOOOOOO!THANK YOU so much Stephanie!!! what a wonderful toastie treat! :)

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  20. Soo cute!! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday-- I featured you here --http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/10/07/pin-worthy-featured-links-4/

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  21. thanks for sharing.

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  22. Such an awesome idea! It's just too adorable, had me giggling since the minute I saw it!

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    1. oh thank u so much Lyuba! i love it when my stuff makes people giggle-LOL

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    1. thanks 4 You with Love! (why does that sound like i'm talking to my hubby?) heehee

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  24. These are awesome!!! I love the monster one especially! Pinned!
    Jenn :)

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    1. thank you Jenn!!!! YIPPEE i got a pin from you!! :>D

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  25. Pinning this. Such a fun and creative idea!

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    1. YAHOO i got a pin! thanks so much Angela!!! :)

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  26. Me again! Just wanted to say thanks for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I can't tell you how much I love these!! I'll be featuring them tomorrow. I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
    Jenn :)

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    1. i am enjoying my weekend becuz of YOU Jenn!!! YAHOO YIPPEE!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU! :>D

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    1. and i absolutely love that you love it! thank you Tara! :>D

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wait don't scare me! leave me a comment before you gho-ull! man what a (candy) corny joke! :>P