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Halloween Pumpkin Planter - planter decorated and plant placed inside

Halloween Pumpkin PlanterYou can easily decorate your indoor planters with a Halloween theme using felt or construction paper, scissors, and some tape! Afterwards, save the felt pieces in an envelope or Ziploc bag to reuse next year! Such a simple and easy project, but you can see the difference completely from plain planter to this Halloween themed planter!

 

Mummy Decorative Pillow - toilet paper mummy wrapping added

Mummy Decorative PillowOn a budget? Here's how you can transform your existing pillows into this mummy pillow as an accent piece. This will work if you have a lighter set of pillows.

 

Lid Pumpkin Wall Hanging - finished pumpkin decor with faux sprig  and button glued in place

Lid Pumpkin Wall HangingI have had this idea in my "to do" file for longer than I care to admit. I have seen these on line. So this week, I decided to just mark it off and share it with all of you. Just 9 components and about an hour of time (not counting paint drying) and it's done. Hope you like it.

 

Snow White and the Undead Dwarves - Snow White being attacked by zombie dwarves

Snow White and the Undead DwarvesI love taking regular Halloween costumes and giving their storyline a bit of a twist. This year, the narrative of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves met a terrifying zombie apocalypse. The dwarves turned first, then got ahold of Snow. Obviously, it's a bit of a cute joke costume as I used little plush dwarf dolls for the planned attack.

 

Toddler Girl's Dragon Halloween Costume - young girl dressed as a dragon

Toddler Girl's Dragon Halloween CostumeInspired by my kids' favorite book, they both decided they wanted to be dragons for Halloween. Here is my take and twist on a toddler girl version of a dragon.

 

Hanging Bats - bat hanging in the window from a curtain rod

Hanging BatsThis cute and simple project is adorable for a party or classroom project!

 

Crochet Yarn Pumpkins - two styles of yarn pumpkins

Crochet Yarn PumpkinsToday I did two pumpkin crafts from yarn that were fun and are very easy. For one, you don't even need to know how to crochet.

 

A helium tank that has been painted and decorated as a Jack-'o-lantern.

Repurposed Helium Tank Jack-o-LanternFor parties I love those helium tanks that you can purchase and create your own balloon design from your home. I have used that for several functions.The problem was the empty tank. I decided to turn my tank into art! With spray paint and craft paints, I made a character piece for my yard.

 

finished pumpkin

Ring Pumpkin Using Plastic CanvasBy using strips of plastic canvas and wrapping them with yarn, you can make this unique pumpkin, too!

 

woman in costume

Red Riding Hood the Wolf SlayerHere's a twist on the usual Little Red Riding Hood. Just add an axe and a piece of fur to your picnic basket and you go on to tell a whole continuation story of what happened in the woods.

 

Three kids posing with jack o'lanterns

My Three GoblinsThree shots of my little goblins hamming it up with their pumpkins. I post my family photos around my house during Halloween, just for fun and memories!

 

finished costumes

Comic Book Couple for HalloweenHere is a photo of my husband and I this Halloween. I turned us into cheeky comic book characters. It all cost a few dollars using just makeup, markers (for outlining old clothes), and paper for talk bubbles.

 

three decorated pencils

Google Eyed PencilsThis is a perfect gift to give to the sweet little kids in your life! :) They cost pennies to make, they take only a couple of minutes, and did I mention they're fun?

 

Halloween Skeleton in Back of Car with Red Upholstery

Halloween: Skeleton in Car"Are we there yet?"

 

Two pictures of a man dressed as the Incredible Hulk.

Halloween Costume: The Incredible HulkThis is my costume for the Incredible Hulk. It consisted of ripping up a white T-shirt, tearing some jeans and dying them purple, wearing green contact lenses, and spending nearly 3 hours getting airbrushed and detailed with green and purple paint.

 

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eggs and bacon on plate

No Bones About ItGreat way to start the day of Halloween! Fry two pieces of bacon in a skillet. Drain on paper towels. Cut each bacon slice in half; arrange the four pieces in an "X" shape on a small plate.

 

Halloween Hay

Halloween Hay (Nova Scotia, Canada)Here in Nova Scotia, we have farms and lots of hay, so HEY!

 

Starbucks Coffee Costume

Starbucks Coffee CostumeThis idea came to me because I admit, I love coffee. So much in fact, that I turned into one. I bought a very lightweight garbage can from the hardware store. It came with a lid.

 

Farmer Halloween Costume (Wheelchair)

Farmer Halloween Costume (Wheelchair)A large painted cardboard box is all you need! My husband is paralyzed and said that he couldn't wear a Halloween costume. But, wheelchairs can make a great costume.

 

Girls Dressed as Wolf and Red Riding Hood

"Rent" a Halloween Costume from eBay!Last year our daughter fell in love with the Supergirl costume from the Lillian Vernon catalog, priced at about $30. Instead, we found the same costume, worn once, on eBay for under $10. This year we expect to sell it for that price and get our money back.

 

A child dressed as spaghetti and meatballs.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Halloween CostumeTo make this simple costume, cut a platter from a large circle of cardboard with a hole in the middle for child's legs to fit through. Tie on some off-white yarn strings like suspenders.

 

Orange print fabric pumpkin.

Fabric PumpkinsHere is a fun craft to make this fall. I made a ton of them last year, they are cheap and easy.

 

Making Paws for an Animal CostumeSince Halloween is just around the corner I thought I would share this tip. When making an animal costume with paws for hands,(great if it's cold on Halloween like it is here) take a glove in the size you need and cut it apart.

 

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