Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Mantel & Costume/Decor Ideas

Last year's Halloween mantel was a little more glam.  This year we went back to the spook:  More skeletons and skulls.  Come check out the mantel lit from behind the haunted house and find 25 more past Halloween posts.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Restyling for Fall

We're taking our versatile bookcase at the landing from Spring and Summer through Fall with the easy swapping of accessories to match the season.  Continue Reading...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monster Cookies & Spider Web Cookies

I try to do something different each holiday.  Last year, I made cauldrons for the first time using an upside down Santa head cookie cutter.  I was looking through my cookie cutters to come up with something new to me:  a flower for the spider webs and a carrot for the One-Eyed-Long-Horned-Flying-Purple-People-Eaters.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Haunted House Sugar Cookies

While the kids were at the school Halloween dance last night, I pulled out a few sugar cookies to decorate for Halloween.  I like to mix royal icing with frosting for different textures.  For the sugar cookie recipe, go here.  For decorating instruction, continue reading...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Halloween Entry

 Bats, spiders, black crows, skeleton, spider webs, lights & pumpkins...sounds like a spooky front entry to me!  The only items purchased this year for our front entry display were the 5 real pumpkins for $15 and 3 poster boards for $2.37.  Come along for a break down and craft project!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Halloween Glam Mask Mantel

My favorite time of year to decorate the mantel is Halloween.  Here was the mantel last year.  The haunted house silhouette makes such a statement in the room, but this year I wanted to incorporate our collection of masks into the mantel.  Before I knew it, the haunted house was relocated and I had a completely different look for the mantel this year...without spending a dime.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Trick or Treat Table for Halloween

Here's a fun table sure to keep you it a trick or is it a treat?  I add to it to see if the kids will notice.  Bug on the Oreos.  Suckers just sitting there taunting them...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mummy Wreath for Halloween

If this was a post on how to clean dingy old sheets, this cute little mummy wreath would not have been made for Halloween this year.  Instead of using bleach to whiten, this sheet set was shredded to make a series of mummies peeking through to watch approaching visitors.  What to find out how to make this wreath in about 5 minutes?  Read on...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Peacock Costume

The inspiration for the costume came from this mask she got for her birthday...
...and this pin:
She already had:  Purple Long-sleeve Turtleneck...
...and Blue Skinny Jeans.
The felt peacock feathers are pretty self explanatory.
Supplies:  3 pieces of brown felt.  Cut in thirds and then in half.  Trim to tear drop shape.
 2 pieces of green felt.  Cut in quarters and then in thirds.  Trim to oval shape.
 Stack green on top of brown.
 1 piece of blue felt. Cut in fifths & then quarters.  Cut heart shape.  Stack on top of green.
 I ended up making a variety of color combinations for the felt feathers.  Here is a purple/blue/lavender feather.  Stitch down the length of the feather with yellow thread.
 Reverse and stitch back to the starting point.  
 Turn feather and stitch 4-6 feather veins.
The floor length tulle skirt is sewn to an elastic waistband and then tacked in the front so the front of the skirt is shorter than the back.
Now safety pin the feathers to the tulle skirt.
It was getting a bit chilly while we were outside pinning the feathers.  The tulle is glittery, so I didn't want glitter all over the house
The back of the skirt with the mask
From the back...
Total cost:  tulle and felt  $6
What we already had:  Jeans $15, Turtleneck $7,  Mask $12,  Scarf $5


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