Freaky Friday: The Idea Room

Freaky Friday is a chance for us to meet other Totally awesome, amazing, Awe inspiring, fantastic and cool creators! We switch blogs for the day and introduce ourselves to each others audience! It’s a great way to link creative communities! If you would like to be featured on an up coming “Freaky Friday” please email me at [email protected]

Do not! I repeat…Do not go visit today’s blog swapping blog UNLESS you have at least two hours to dedicate to eye candy, project envy and are willing to drool on yourself! I L-O-V-E love Amy over at The Idea Room and feel honored to have her come for a little play date!! Trust me you’ll love her and all her stuff!

Ok Amy… Take it away! And friends, Consider yourself warned!

I am so excited to be able to hijack (*ahem* “borrow) Blue Cricket Designs for the day. I love this blog! While I am blogging here, Becca is blogging over at my place today…The Idea Room. By the way, my name is Amy and I am a married, stay-at-home mother of five. I am going to share a little tutorial today for making a Halloween treat bucket for your Trick-or-Treaters.

First you will need to find a bucket of some sort. I found some like this at my local thrift store for 50 cents each. I found my Halloween themed scrapbook paper at Ben Franklin Crafts.

I measured and pre-cut my paper and then cut a slit and a hole for the handle attachment. Then I used Mod Podge and glued the paper to the bucket. When the Mod Podge dried, I added another 2 coats of Mod Podge to the top the paper to protect it from the elements.

Now you little trick-or-treaters will have a fun bucket to collect all their Halloween goodies in. I also think you could use these to pass out candy for the Trick-or-Treaters who come to your house!

I have a lot more fun Halloween recipes and decorating ideas on my site. Here are just a few examples:

Pumpkin Shape Bread Bowls

Mummy Pizzas

Fabric Pumkin Tutorial

Creepy Halloween Apothecary

Thanks to Becca for arranging this blog swap! It is always fun to spice things up a bit and meet new friends along the way! Be sure to check out what Becca has posted over at my place!

Thanks Amy for rockin’ our worlds today!!!

And Blue Cricket readers be sure to jump on over and visit The Idea Room today! I have a giveaway going on to celebrate our little swappy swap! Come back here to enter!!!!

Happy Weekend people!



  1. 1
    Mod Podge Amy says:

    Hey Becca – Amy is fabulous! Love her Mod Podge project. . . :D

  2. 2

    Love Love Love your blog!!! Read every post faithfully and trying to go posts I have missed in the past. Darling

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    linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous says:

    Amy has such a fun blog! She's very creative, that's for sure.

  4. 4

    This was so fun. I follow both of your blogs, so it was fun to get a reminder of all the amazing and cute halloween ideas you've both been sharing!

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    Heather P. says:

    You galz HAVE to stop giving me more blogs to watch EVERY day!! :)

  6. 6

    I love the project. It is super cute!

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    I like the orange and black scrolly ornament. I have loved all your spooky ideas. Vampire bars are my favorite.

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    Wouldn't you love it if someone baked you pumpkin shaped bread and served it to you with yummy goodness inside?

    I know I would.

    Since I'm not good at holding my breath, maybe I"ll contemplate making it for someone else. I just love the idea so much!

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    ~ Michelle says:

    This was such a cool swap since I love both of yours and Amy's ideas over at The Idea Room! Becca, your Halloween ornaments are too cool! My kids would love to make these. My daughter did something similar in her Kindergarten class for a parent gift but she did it of the Earth. I love the green & purple striped ornament best. I love all of your craft ideas! :o)

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    I love love LOVE Amy at The Idea Room too! She has been someone I follow for awhile now, so I was excited to see her on your blog. Really, Amazing. So fun. Now I am off to read what you posted on her blog :)

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    Steph @ somewhatsimple says:

    I am loving those silhouette pictures! Need to put that on my craft to do list for sure!

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    I love the black skeleton ornament!! I've never seen your blog before, but I'm so glad you guys blog swapped today. You're going in my favorites folder!!

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    Sara and Wade says:

    Both blogs are wonderful!!! I like the purple and green striped ornament – very fun:) Keep up the GREAT work, ladies!

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    Christina says:

    Isn't Amy AMAZING? I love her!! It's fun to be lead to other crafty sites equally AMAZING too! How fun. I'm in love with your ornaments. The orange & black or the purple and green are my two favorites.

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    Love the orange and black one :)

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    What a great idea for the Halloween ornaments! I really liked the b/w skulls. We love this time of year around our house – Halloween is our anniversary! Thanks for such fun ideas on your blog and on Amy's blog.

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