Last weekend, right after I finished my haunted mirror, I started searching for more creepy stuff online. I wasn’t running out of ideas (after all, I have The Creepmaster, aka Greg, by my side) – it was more like a little window shopping. My browsing led me to Decoist.com’s Halloween Gothic Candle Holders post. I was stunned with all the spooky candle holders, but one of them really gave me the creeps: johnny head tea light holders.
My daughters decided to be witches for Halloween this year, and I had so much fun putting this costume together. The pièce de résistance was this super-easy, super-inexpensive tutu!
Instructions for DIY Witch Tutu Skirt 1. Cut your elastic according to size. To get the right size, measure your little one's waist and then subtract roughly 2 inches. This allows for some stretch and ensures the tutu won't fall down when she's wearing it.
2. Sew your elastic closed. The best method I have found to do this is to basically sew a rectangle over the part where the two ends overlap. That give you a really strong closure. ...
I bought this giant-sized black plastic cauldron some years ago on sale after Halloween and if memory serves me right, I have NEVER used it for anything. I decided this year was going to be different and if I was going to use it, I was going to give it a creepy makeover.
We love candy corn around here. Every year my kids ask if it's time to find it in the stores yet as soon as the weather starts to cool. I'm not the biggest fan of how it tastes, I can only eat a few, but I think it's just the cutest little candy! I always see fun Candy Corn decorations, but I've been hesitant to use it myself because we have awful sneaky little sugar ants if any kind of food gets left out. They always find it. I would be so sad if I put in all that effort on a cute candy corn decoration only to have the darn ants eat it!
While I am not a HUGE Halloween fanatic, I do loveee dressing up and I am always down for a good party and food. With that said I am always keeping my eyes out for new fun ideas for the next party I host! I am also all about decorating for the Holidays with everyday items that in this case would normally be trash- grab those beer bottles and wine bottles and get to wrapping!! Here is an easy way to dress your dining table for Halloween without getting too creepy crawly but a little more playful. Plus an excuse to have a few drinks with some friends too right?Zest it UpPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
Created this fun Don't Text & Fly Door Decor. I was asked to decorate one of twelve doors at the SLC Home & Garden Show. My month was October so I decided to do a Halloween theme. My door received the most votes and won! You an see the tutorial on my blog.
I love to decorate for Halloween, and I prefer decor that is spooky but not scary. This fun DIY Halloween bat chandelier, inspired by a piece from Pottery Barn Kids, is perfect for a Halloween party or just for decorating for the holiday.
Learn how to make your own DIY Halloween tombstone decorations from upcycled cereal boxes and create a spooky graveyard in your front yard for Halloween! The cost of this project is a little tricky as it depends on additional materials you may or may not have for this project such as craft paints and a clear indoor/outdoor sealer. If you're able to use a 50% off coupon on the granite paint indoor/outdoor paint and are making more than one cereal box Halloween tombstone at a time, your cost per tombstone obviously goes down. This project is actually rather easy and doesn't require any technical skill, so it's a great weekend craft project to create for Halloween with the kids! For additional step-by-step photos and details on completing this project, be sure to check out THE FULL TUTORIAL ON MY BLOG HERE.
This Jack O' Lantern idea is totally original - I'm the first one ever to come up with this idea.... No, not really.
I actually got this idea from a fellow HomeTalker! I liked the way those pumpkins looked, with the tree branch stem and burlap -- so I figured I'd give it a try! We also made Spooky Halloween Ghosts too!
Upon looking today, I actually see several people have done the Jack O' Lantern thing, so it's cool if I post mine too, right? Okay cool. Now let's get down to business and see how it's done :)
This Floating Umbrella Witch is a fun witch "craft"! I’ve seen these witches flying all over the web and on Pinterest. This fun DIY is easy and starts with a pair of witch legs and an umbrella!
Every year, the Dollar Tree has styrofoam orange and green pumpkins for sale around this time of year. Last year, I purchased a few and spray painted them navy. This year, I wanted to re-use them but give them a fresh look with scrap fabric.
I’ve never been a huge fan of scary Halloween decorations. Orange isn’t my favorite color and being scared isn’t my favorite thing. So, I tend to decorate with fall themed items rather than going the scary-witchy route. But I really do love the smell of citrus and allspice. So I found a way to combine the Halloween “scary-ness” with the natural scents of oranges and spice.
This is a fun Dollar Tree Hack. 👻 The list of supplies is relatively short. I have been thinking of this project for years.🎃 Now my kids are too old to trick or treat but I hope yours will enjoy this Glow-in-the-Dark project. Happy Halloween !
As we get closer to The Day, I become like a kid who keeps asking “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” – hahaha. 😀 Well, you all know me – I enjoy doing this and that, but there is one time of the year where I really have great fun working on my projects. You know what I am talking about, don’t you? Of course you do! Halloween! Yeessss!!!! Today is the day I start posting about Halloween. And oh boy – do I have some lovely Halloween props for you this year! But before jumping into anything else, I want to show you my potted Rosemary (aka potted hand Halloween prop), as it is related to last year’s beloved project: Halloween Apothecary Jars.Speaking of Apothecary Jars, did you see my Apothecary Jars project from last year? Oh you didn’t? I am sharing 80+ jar labels on our blog together with lots of jar filler ideas, so if you are into Halloween, you really don’t want to miss these free printable labels. Here is a pic from that post, so you can see the labels ;-) [It is one of most popular posts - hint hint!!]
Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love the excuse to sip hot apple cider, turn on candles, all the fun activities there are. You better bet my home will be decorated by October 1st I wanted to share some easy projects I have been working on with all of you!
A while back I saved a few beer cans and for a long time I wondered what to do with them, when I came across a paper craft skull and I thought it could look quite cool and suitable for Halloween time. And so here it is ;)
When the leaves change color and start to drop from the trees, Greg and I settle in to our annual horror/thriller TV-and-movie marathon. We start with American Horror Story, then move on to Grimm (NBC’s TV show), which is my favorite due to Rosalee’s spice shop. Every time we watch Grimm, I drool over that exotic spice shop and the apothecary jars within and start asking everyone in the family to save their old bottles and canning jars for me. It’s all fun and games until my old vitamin bottles, glass jars and corked vials start intruding on Greg’s counter space. Then I have to hide them in boxes and bags before Greg goes totally nuts and throws them all away! But this year, Greg put his foot down and declared, “WOMAN! No more bottles until you use the ones you have!” For the first time ever, I didn’t argue with him (literally, EVER -Greg) but instead started working on our exotic spice shop. I was finally going to transform all those ordinary bottles and jars into extraordinary Halloween props! Oh you should have seen his face when I agreed with him right away! He definitely wasn’t expecting that! I first started brainstorming on the name of our shop, which I think was the hardest part of the entire project. It took me two days to decide on the name: THE TOAD & BROOMSTICK.
This is a super quick and inexpensive decor craft or lovely gift you can make. All it you need is some dollar store flowers, vase and some google eyes. You can see a lot more pics on my site link at the bottom.
I saw this birdhouse in our local Farm and Home store. I thought it would make a perfect Halloween house to use as a display for my Halloween decorations.