Halloween!!!! I cannot wait it is almost here and I am still decorating for it! I love this idea. You can use any empty jugs really even if they are colored I think it would add to it! So here is how you do it:






Clean plastic gallon jugs

Black permanent marker (you can get creative and use whatever color you want too)

Knife or Scissor

String of 50 low-wattage holiday lights (you can use white lights but what fun is that, if you have holiday lights at home already use them. Icicle lights would be perfect for this project for example:Led/Energy Saving Holiday Lights)


1.Draw eyes and mouths on the jugs. Be creative it is Halloween so go scary, silly or just plain realistic.

2.Use the craft knife to cut a half-dollar-size hole in the back of each jug.

3.Arrange the jug-o-lanterns near each other and string the lights between them, stuffing several bulbs into each of the jugs.

4. Optional: Glue things to your jugs like bat wings, or stems and leaves. Decorate them anyway you want. Use colors or make them ghosts. These crafts can be saved and reused so make them original.

This is a super fun craft for a Halloween party. Kids can take these home to show their parents and make more of their own.

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Holiday Decorations

Holiday Decorations

Now that holiday season is in full swing and many of you have already started to decorate or are planning to in the near future here is one of my most favorite ideas that I do every year instead of buying new holiday nic-nacs! I take an unused vase, basket or dish. Then I put any excessornaments, pineconesdried flowers, garland and other odds and ends together for a fabulous holiday center piece! Instead of cluttering up your tree use your decorations creatively and get the most out of your decor! You can put it anywhere in your house that might be lacking holiday cheer! Send us your holiday inventions and we will post them on the Beagle all season long!

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Make Your Own Halloween Figures



You’ll love making these cute dough ghosts! You can decorate them anyway you like and use them as the perfect halloween decoration for your home, office, class or even as a gift.



    1. Cover your workspace with a cloth
    2. Combine flour, salt, and water and stir until the mixture has a doughy consistency
    3. Shape into desired figures
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    5. Microwave each ghost figure for 30 seconds at a time until the figure has become hard (approximately 2 – 2 1/2 minutes)
    6. Let cool
    7. Draw eyes and mouth