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Monday, October 3, 2016

Get ready to spook up your home ~ both indoors and out ~ with These "SPOOKY" ideas for Halloween. From pumpkin carving, to no carve pumpkins, to leaves and witches ~ these are cheap, easy and fun!

Welcome trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests with a litter of black cat pumpkins. These carve-free kitties are easy making them a fun project for older children or small kids with a little help from a crafty adult.

All you need for this project is some matte black spray paint, pumpkins of course and some craft store birdhouses to make  this eerie mini landscape. To bump up the creep factor, add oversized spiders, rubber snakes or faux birds to your scene.

These billowing, tattered draperies made from budget-friendly cheesecloth will add an eerie atmosphere to your front porch or an interior doorway. Adorn with black vases, twigs spray painted black, pumpkins, etc.





Magic up this not-too-scary witch for your front porch using a pumpkin {real or faux} and basic supplies from a craft store. Create a friendly witch to welcome Halloween guests or a scowling witch to keep surprise the mischief-makers.



Don't toss those old bottles, instead turn them into sleek Halloween decor. To get this look: Thoroughly clean the glass; once dry, coat each bottle with one coat of spray primer and 2-3 coats of matte black spray paint. Add a label {created using scrapbook paper and computer} and display your potent potables as a group.

Prep your front porch or entryway for trick-or-treaters or Halloween guests with the sweet aroma of candy-corn-filled hurricanes. To create them, place pillar candles inside clear glass hurricanes of different sizes then fill each hurricane, roughly halfway, with candy corn. For added security make sure you blow the candles out before reaching the candy or better yet use a fake tea lights =)

Upcycle a metal lamp frame using chicken wire, into a rustic cloche you can use year-round. Add pumpkins, plastic spiders and webbing to create a Halloween vignette.
Cut a faux pumpkin in half to create a cute lidded container for serving Halloween candy.

Re-Create your family using signature characteristics on pumpkins and/or gourds that resemble each family member.

Fill clear buckets or cylindrical vases purchased at the dollar store with sand for weight, create jack-o-lantern faces with sharpies and plop in a battery-operated tea light to craft these kid-safe, fireproof luminaries. Perfect for a kid craft and fun to see as a grouping.



Although the tiny orange shapes covering this wreath look like diminutive pumpkins, they're actually putka pods. A great stand-in for mini pumpkins, the dried organic seed pods don't deteriorate, so your wreath can be displayed year after year. Just get a wreath form, some of these pods or actual faux mini pumpkins and hot glue away!

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