WSVN — Halloween isn’t complete without the candy. Forget the boring bowl, our makeover maestro has the trick to serving up the perfect treats in tonight’s Room for Improvement.
Martin Amado: "Hey guys! Halloween is just around the corner and instead of handing out candy from a bowl to all those trick or treaters knocking on your door, why not get more creative with these ghost treat bags that the entire family will enjoy making?"
Martin Amado: "The project is super easy and here’s what you need."
Martin Amado: "White napkins, plastic treat bags, a hole puncher, rhinestone stickers and black pipe cleaners."
Martin Amado: "Of course, it wouldn’t be a treat bag without the candy! Let’s begin!"
Martin Amado: "First step, let’s prepare the treat bags and here’s my trick. Place a piece of cardboard inside before using the hole puncher to achieve a clean cut."
Martin Amado: "Now, we can insert the pipe cleaners that we’ll use to hang these ghosts later."
Martin Amado: "Second step, let’s open up a large napkin and fill it with candy."
Martin Amado: "I say five pieces is probably pretty good. And then, we lift up the corners and form a ball at the very bottom."
Martin Amado: "We already have our basic ghost shape and now we place it inside the plastic treat bag as a second layer."
Martin Amado: "Now, we tie it off with a twisty tie."
Martin Amado: "Now, to give this ghost some personality I’m attaching the rhinestone stickers to form the eyes and the mouth."
Martin Amado: "You can get your entire family involved, creating an assembly line of sorts. One does the candy, one does the eyes, one does the treat bags."
Martin Amado: "Now, we have all the ghosts and we need a haunting backdrop them. Second part of the project coming up."
Martin Amado: "Take a black plastic planter, fill it with sand, insert a dry tree branch, then cover the sand with lava rocks and there you go."
Martin Amado: "Both the lava rock and sand help to weigh down the base and now we finish off the spooky tree by attaching spider webs through the branches."
Martin Amado: "You can find this at any craft store."
Martin Amado: "So, now we have the perfect home for our ghosts."
Martin Amado: "Final ghost and our spooky tree is ready for all the trick or treaters and of course, I’m ready as well! Have a safe and spooktacular Halloween and don’t forget to join me in our ‘Online Extra’ for Halloween safety tips. Until next time on, ‘Room for Improvement’."
Looking for fun DIY projects? Check out Martin’s ideas on our website wsvn.com and click on ‘Room for Improvement’. Also online, check out Martin’s tip for getting that spooky ambiance without the risk of using real candles in our ‘Online Extra’ on the home page.
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