Oh Rats! Halloween Staircase

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Rats! Halloween decorating can be a real witch. But what's quicker and easier than a Halloween rat staircase ... just slap some dollar store silhouettes on the stairs and call it a day.   I'm taking a cue from my Halloween mantel (see it here).  I love the simplicity of black and white. I unearthed my DIY arachnophobia … [Read more...]


3-D Silhouette Halloween Mantel

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On All Hallows Eve, I set up two adirondack chairs on my front lawn, fill a big cauldron with candy, dress up Sushi in her costume (she's a unicorn this year), pour a couple of glasses of wine and sit outside to hand out candy. Inside, my girls hang out with friends and when it gets late, they head out on a mission to fill their pillowcases with … [Read more...]


Feather Mask Pumpkin Vintage Dress Form

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Pumpkin head. That was my mom's nickname for me as a baby. In honor of my apparently enormous head, I've created my own little mini me ... and she's a diva. Here she stands, tall and proud of her ginormous head that I love sitting atop my vintage dress makers form! How to Make Feather Masks Supplies for Mask: white mask … [Read more...]


Welcome My Pretties to My Halloween House

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  Come in my pretties. Helga is getting ready to party and she's breaking out her cauldron and mixing up a poisonous brew of eye of newt. October 31 - time for my girls annual Halloween party.  Tricks and a few treats to get the night started before filling up their plastic pumpkins with sugar overload. Not having a party? It's … [Read more...]


You’ve Been Booed!

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Every Halloween, my girls fill up bags with candy, print out an outline of a ghost and "Boo" their friends. They ring the bell and hide in the bushes while laughing uncontrollably waiting for someone to answer.  Usually, the kids run outside searching for the culprit and a chase ensues.   Why let the kids have all the fun? I … [Read more...]


No More Ugly Plastic Pumpkins!

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I'm on a personal mission to rid the world of ugly plastic pumpkin pails! It all started years ago when I couldn't take the smug look on that ugly plastic pumpkin's face anymore so I covered that hideous pumpkin in music sheets. The following year, I unleashed my fury on the ugly plastic pumpkin by blinging it out. I'm not alone in my deep … [Read more...]


Halloween House Tour

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  My spider wreath is hung. The mummy votives are lit. I've even got pumpkins made out of paper! Tons of Halloween house decorating ideas here so welcome and enter ... if you dare. Lefty can type 90 words per minute. Remember where Lefty was last year? These 3D spiders make my skin crawl ... in a good way. These are … [Read more...]


How to Make Glow Stick Eyes for Halloween

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  I always feel like somebody's watching me ... Well, if you stroll by my house late at night, you are being watched (insert Vincent Price laugh). When we went to Maine this summer, our rental house had the world's softest toilet paper so my girls insisted we switch our brand.  You know what they say ... once you have Cottonelle, you … [Read more...]


How to Make Halloween Poison Wine Bottles

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  Hello my pretties! It's time for some Halloween party ideas.   Join me at The Graphics Fairy where I'm sharing my ghoulish DIY poison wine bottles (and FREE printables), filled with blood ... I mean red wine. Perfect for any DIY Halloween Party!   Perfect for luring unsuspecting victims into your home … [Read more...]


How to Make a Chevron Jack O’Lantern … the Easiest Way Ever!

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  I think I know how Edison felt when he discovered electricity. (p.s. remember my Edison inspired creation).   For I too have discovered something life changing ... the world's easiest way to make a chevron pattern - with a chevron pumpkin (ok, a jack o'lantern to be precise) as my guinea pig.   Remember when I … [Read more...]