Spooky Spider HatThis hat has web designed tulle around the rim and in a large bow and long tail trailing down in back. There is also a spider ribbon intertwined in it.
Head in a Jar Halloween DecorationFor a unique, fun and personalized decoration, use cut out pictures of faces in magazine or take your own head shot photos of each family member (making a face or looking scared or scary). Print them out full sized and place them in Mason jars along with grasses, rope, leaves, or any other filler around the face.
Spooky SpiderThis giant spooky spider ceiling decoration couldn't be easier to make. We took two balloons and put them in a black plastic bin bag (trash bag) and knotted the top. The legs are simply long lengths taken off the roll of bags but not separated or opened.
Golfing Jack-O'-LanternMy favorite local diner has a customer that brings in an awesome Jack-o-lantern each year. The diner has a golf theme and so does the pumpkin. I love how detailed it is!
Pack Of Cards CostumeIn South Africa, we do not really celebrate Halloween, but that does not mean that we do not enjoy dress-up parties! A few weeks ago I was invited to a birthday, and the theme was a "P-Party."
Halloween Costume: CowgirlMy grandaughter wanted to be a cowgirl for her first Halloween
Halloween Costume: Flower PetalMy great neice Brooke turned 1 a few days before Halloween. She loved dressing up in her petal costume. She is so cute!
Halloween: Mad Hatter CostumeThis Mad Hatter costume was perfect for her personality!
Halloween Costume: Bun in the OvenMy daughter was pregnant at Halloween time so they made a "Bun in the Oven" costume. Her husband was outfitted with a white apron and chef's hat and carried a mixing bowl and wooden spoon.
Halloween Costume: Deviled EggThe instructions are quite simple. First go to the fabric store and pick up a couple of yards of white felt and 1/2 a yard of bright yellow felt. You also need store bought materials for being a devil, such as the the red horns, the tail and the pitchfork.
Scenery: Family Country WalkGrandkids and niece, and of course Lou our dog, on a walk on my Dad's farm one Saturday morning.
Halloween Costume: Headless HorsemanThis costume has always won first place any time I have used it. We usually have someone lead the child around for safety.
Halloween Costume: Country MouseMy grandson had to dress as a country mouse for school. They were reading the book about a country mouse and a city mouse in his Kindergarten class. Beside him is a pumpkin he decorated with paint.
Spooky Candy Storage SystemUsing assorted empty jars, create a spooky candy storage system. Spray paint jars layering paints to create a spooky effect (dripping blood, candy corn, pumpkin orange, cloudy night, etc). Use your computer and the "chiller" font to print labels on plain white paper.
Warm Halloween CostumesAs a child, I lived in rural Illinois. October there is cold. Sometimes it snows! The flimsy store-bought costumes leave everyone shivering. A warm costume is worth the effort.
Craft Project: Haunted House FramesHalloween frames to display my grandchildren's Halloween costumes. To showcase my grandsons' Halloween costumes, I take pictures and use the thumbnail pics. Pick a picture of something you like from a magazine or flyer of Halloween houses.
Halloween Costume: ClownI used a plastic trash bag and painted it with red and white. I doubled the trash bag and glued on. I got big tennis shoes and painted them red, got a yellow shirt. For the suspenders, I used plastic white tall kitchen bags and velcroed them to the pants.
Halloween Costume: Minnie MouseDraw circles on t-shirt using round object of your choice. Paint in circles with white craft paint. Use eyebrow pencil to draw on nose and whiskers.
Halloween: Little Indian MaidenI took fleece material, cut it and made it into a simple jumper. I made it big so she could dress warm that night. Cut fringe and sew trim on bottom of skirt. Add a head band with a feather and feather trim in front of jumper.
Halloween Costume: Cheerios and MilkThis was actually very easy to make. I got a couple of cardboard boxes (the right size for my kids). Then I found pictures on the internet and printed them out in several pieces and glued them onto the boxes.
Costume Idea: AstronautMy grandson came home one day after school and said he wanted to be dressed as a astronaut for "What You Want To Grow Up To Be Day." So we threw together a costume using what we had around the house.
Halloween: Horse Costume (Dog)I never enjoyed playing with dolls when I was little, but I get a real kick out of dressing my dogs for Halloween. This year I made a special costume for Petey because he is as big as a horse!
Clark Kent CostumeThis year my son DJ was invited to a Halloween party at the last minute and had to come up with something quick. We pulled this idea together with things we had around the house and it was a huge hit!
Halloween: Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) Dog...The white shirt is from the Salvation Army. The plaid fabric was also from the Salvation Army. The wig is a from a previous costume.
Craft: Mooning ScarecrowScarecrow for Halloween. Build a frame out of wood. Dress and stuff with hay. Add a few pumpkins. Great for doubletakes from passers-by.
Raider Fans CostumesThis Halloween my husband and father-in-law were . . .
Winner Sexiest DivisionThis picture is from senior exercise Halloween party today.
I am the Halloween Trick and my friend, who likes to ham it up, is Halloween PIMP.
Bath Lady CostumeI sewed two large bath towels together, made a knot over one shoulder and secured with rubber band (wore a strapless top under it), used quilt batting to make soap bubbles attached to double faced tape & pasted on arms & face, and shower cap with soap bubbles also and carried a bath brush and soap on rope and wore flip flops.
Kylie as a LionKylie my adorable 2 year is just adorable in this lion outfit. And I am not lioning about that! She is surely going to be a roar at the church carnival.
Abby as a PoodleAbby, 13 months is just a adorable poodle in this pink outfit. She has won many hearts over!
Ruby (Rottweiler)Ruby is a 6 year old Rottweiler. Ruby's owner died a few weeks ago. We are fostering her until her new owners come to get her, which will be this weekend!
Here she is dressed as a Detroit Red Wings hockey fan.