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DIY Masquerade Mask Tutorial and Template from Sprinkles in Springs here. I seriously cannot believe I did not see this last Halloween (because I have a ton of great posts from then). This is made from tulle and puffy paint and is so easy and such a clever idea! *For more mask ideas like cat woman (a roundup - not kidding), steampunk, Dollar Store Deatheater, and two lace masks go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/masks

Vampire Lips Sweater | Sprinkles In Springs

This great DIY is at a fraction of the cost of the original - around $30 compared to $440! Seriously, why would anyone spend that much money on a jumper?!I sometimes think people have more money than sense! Or maybe I’m just cheap… six in one, half a dozen in the other! Anyhoo, this is a really fun project - and of course if you’re not keen on vampire lips take this as inspiration for your own design - a rainbow heart, a fox, an ice cream?!

Attracting Fairies Spell

Perform During: Full Moon; day of Venus, Mercury, or the Moon; hour of the Moon or Venus

Supplies:

  •  Decorated grotto or shrine area (potted plants, herbs, or shamrocks add a good touch, as well as wind chimes)
  • Spring Water
  • Lavender Incense
  • Pale Lavender Votive or Pillar Candle
  • Muffin (whole grain or cornmeal are recommended)
  • Offering Dish
  • Wine
  • Shallow Bowl


Spell Casting:

  •  Set up grotto or shrine to attract Fairies.
  • Light lavender incense and lavender candle.
  • Sprinkle grotto with spring water.
  • Hold up the muffin and wine in front of grotto.
  • Recite:

I call upon thee, Fair Ones, with gifts of cake and wine, 

I offer blessings unto thee, and bid thee dance and dime.

Come dwell at hand and share this land,

That by thee my home shall blessed be. 

  • Set offerings in the grotto or shrine.
  • When the incense is burned out, extinguish the candle and leave the grotto/shrine. 
  • Every so often you can come back and light the candle (Just make sure you toss it out to be buried in the landfill when you’re done and replace it with a new candle). You can burn incense occasionally as well! 
  • Make sure to leave tokens, and offer milk and grain/muffin. And on special occasions you can leave wine or whiskey instead of milk! 

Well have fun!

I got this from “Grimoire for the Green Witch” by Ann Moura. I simplified a few parts of it.
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Sprinkles - Disney Springs by Luis Garcia

Savoury Breakfast Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 70g melted butter
  • 175g buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 smoked bacon rashers, chopped and fried
  • 1 cup spinach, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (plus more to sprinkle on top, optional)
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 100g flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • salt, pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 160°C. In a large bowl beat melted butter, buttermilk and eggs. Add chopped and fried bacon rashers, spinach, spring onions, tomato and cheddar cheese one by one, making sure that all ingredients are combined. Sieve and fold in flour and baking powder, then season with Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir until just combined, but don’t over mix it, or muffins will become hard. The batter supposed to be lumpy. Fill in the muffin cases with mixture, you can also sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top. Bake for 15 minutes, until risen and firm.

Bon Appetit!

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