Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I hope you all are having a delightfully spooky Halloween! I had big plans for Halloween this year with lots of new and intricate props....then life and work got in the way and all of that went out the window. I was able to finish a handful of projects that I was pretty happy with but most of this month you could hear crickets here at the ol' blog. It seems to have been a common thing in the Halloween Blogging World this year so at least I'm not the only one who slacked off. I didn't even remember to get pictures of my costume before my makeup started rubbing off. :( Oh well! I am already planning for next year and hope to get things done way in advance. 

Anyway, I don't have any new tutorials to share today but I thought that I would show off some pics of our Halloween decor all put together in the new house. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Spider Nest

I saw the idea for this spider nest over on Instructables and knew that it had to be part of our Halloween decor this year. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't find it last year though. One of our friends in Minnesota is an arachnophobe and it would have been fun to torment him with this. ;)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hocus Pocus Spell Book Tutorial

Show of hands: Who has seen Hocus Pocus? If you haven't - go watch it now! It is my all-time favorite Halloween movie. Sure, it is kind of cheesy but the set and the costumes are AMAZING! Plus Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy did a great job portraying the Sanderson sisters. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Creepy Cake Ball Lab Rats

I was playing around with an idea for some Halloween party food yesterday...

Cake ball lab rats that have escaped from a mad scientist's laboratory! Or mice. Whichever you want to call them. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween Kids Crafts

Jer had Monday off from school so I thought it would be fun to work on some Halloween crafts to decorate his room! He had a lot of fun and was really proud of his decorations. :) There are so many ideas out there but here are the four that we tried out:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Werewolf Kibble

The traditional version of this is often called puppy chow or muddy buddies. Since Halloween is approaching I am calling this awesome pumpkin spice version werewolf kibble. You could also go with graveyard gravel or something like that. Whatever you want to call it, this stuff is highly addictive. I am going to be really disappointed when the pumpkin spice kisses are no longer available.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Printable Dracula's Pub Sign

I saw a Dracula's Pub light sign at the store the other day and decided to make a sign of my own. At our Halloween party this sign will probably go on the fridge since that is where the beer will be kept but the suction cups that I had on hand stink and won't stick to anything so I will have to pick up some new ones.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sally's Worm's Wart Soup

Any Nightmare Before Christmas fan should recognize this one. :) For those who aren't familiar with the movie: During one scene, Sally the ragdoll makes a Worm's Wart Soup that will make her captor, Dr. Finklestein, fall asleep so that she can escape. She pours in some Deadly Night Shade to poison it and a bit of Frog's Breath to cover the smell. When he makes her taste it first to confirm that it isn't poisoned, she uses a spoon with holes drilled into it so that she doesn't actually drink any of her own poison.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hot Glue Spiderwebs and Paper Roses

If you want a spiderweb that is more realistic than those bags of fuzz that you get at the store, you can pay about $50 for a special webcasting gun or you can use your regular old hot glue gun! Just keep in mind that it may be difficult to get off of some items so you should only use it on your Halloween props. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ghost of Halloween Past

To welcome new followers who love the haunting season I have put together a collection of my previous  Halloween posts. Each year as we gain more experience, our Halloween props get even better and I am really excited about some of the new items we are going to add this year!


Monday, October 1, 2012

150+ Halloween Ideas

It is October 1st which means the haunting season has officially begun! It is also time to start our third annual Halloween Link Party! This is my favorite party of the year and I can't wait to see what spooky projects you guys come up with. 

This party is a one stop spot for Halloween inspiration so you are welcome to link up as many Halloween projects as you want as long as it isn't one that you linked at one of my previous Halloween parties. This collection will run all month long so keep stopping back in.

Time to get started! Lets kick it off with a few of my favorite projects that have been shared this last week: