Over the weekend my best friend came to visit and I helped her out with her Halloween costume: a Totoro hoodie. I had never heard of My Neighbor Totoro before but it looked cute from the pictures that I had seen and I was happy to help out.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Since my Etsy shop is closing down and I will no longer be selling my Hanging Zero the Ghost Dog I thought that I would update my tutorial to make it easier for you to make your own. It now has pictures of each step and a pattern to print out!
Monday, October 13, 2014
You may have noticed from previous posts around here like our Nightmare Before Christmas Birthday Party, Sally's Worms Wart Soup Labels & Spoon, and Hanging Zero the Ghost Dog that I am a HUGE fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas. I know a lot of you are too so I thought that I would share this amazing blog that I recently stumbled across. It is full of great tutorials to make your own Halloween decorations based on the movie!
There are life-size characters including Jack Skellington, Sally, Mayor of Halloweentown, and Barrel. There is a promise of Lock & Stock props coming soon as well!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
A few years ago I put together a bottle full of glitter with an Edward Cullen's Ashes label as a joke. This year I made a small pendant version. This necklace would be great as part of a vampire slayer costume!
Monday, October 6, 2014
If you couldn't afford a full-size vampire killing kit or if you need something that you can take with you everywhere: then get one of these miniature versions! You can purchase one at my shop or you can put together your own using the directions below.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday and usually this blog is packed full of spooky projects all October long but I just haven't been feeling it this year. We have been crazy busy and it didn't help that I had plans to do an outdoor haunt but haven't had any luck locating the supplies for the props that I wanted to make. I still have some projects in the works though and I will be spending the second half of October trying to make up for the lack of posts during the first half. :) Today's project is for fun trick or treat flashlight shapes!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Is it October already?! I can't believe I haven't gotten started on any of our Halloween decorations yet. Yikes! Hopefully you are all more prepared than I am and have some projects to share and inspire the rest of us slackers to get to work. It doesn't have to be something new though, links to old projects are welcome as well!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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
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
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
Monday, October 15, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
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
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.