Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’


Monday, October 24th, 2011

Last Monday I went to a Halloween Craft event hosted by Lyndsey of The Stationary Place and Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes at Trophy Cupcakes. It was such a great, relaxed event full of fun crafty goodness! Marie and Lyndsey taught us how to make Felt Rosette Wreaths, Hand-embroidered Spider Cards, Glittered Spider Rings and my personal favorite – Pipe Cleaner Spiders.

It was the perfect occasion for any type of crafter. The ladies were so prepared and had everything all set out for us and ready to use. Sadly, I forgot my camera and wasn’t able to snap any pics at the event but I did manage to finish my Rossette Wreath and Spider Rings and take some shots over the weekend.

The wreath is an easy craft that anyone that can handle scissors and pins can manage. Check out Kristen’s tutorial on Domestifluff for step-by-step instructions and pictures.

The Glittered Spider Rings are another brilliant idea and insanely easy to do! Purchase plastic spider rings from a craft store and simply paint the top surface with crafters glue. Once covered, sprinkle with glitter making sure to cover well and let dry. Wear as a festive ring or add them to a wreath like I did by cutting the band in the middle and attaching them to a rosestte!

Be sure to check out The Stationary Place and Make and Takes for tutorials on the rest of the crafts. And don’t forget to make these adorable Pipe Cleaner Spiders, kids would LOVE them!

T&T for Better Homes & Gardens Part IV

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

First of all, I just want to thank everyone again for all your kind words and votes over the last few weeks. The Better Homes & Gardens contest has been a ton of work and loads of fun but it’s even better knowing I have so much support!

Today is the beginning of the forth and final leg! For this round, myself and the other three bloggers, were asked to make an outdoor display for the fall season. I wanted to create a pretty arrangement with a hint of Halloween spirit. All it took was a mix of store bought items, a few cans of spray paint and some simple arranging. Below are the materials and instructions to create your own.

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Pumpkins in varying sizes
Matte Black Spray Paint
Gold Spray Paint
Black Vinyl Sticker Numbers (Found at local art supply stores)
Spiky Plants (I used 2 Cordyline Plants)
Black Halloween Wreath (Found at Target)
Black Urns (Found at Target)
Black Ribbon

1. Wash and throughly dry pumpkins. Once completley dry, spray paint pumpkins in desired colors. I choose to make one gold to stand out.
2. While the pumpkins are drying, spray paint plants in the same or a complimentary shade of spray paint. Try to find a plant that looks full but has few leaves. It can take some time to paint all the leaves so the fewer the better.
3. Once the pumpkins have dried, place your house numbers where desired taking care to align and center them.
4. Now with all the pieces ready, it’s time to decorate! Using some black ribbon, hang the wreath on the front of your door. Flank either side with a black urn filled will brilliant gold plants. To complete the look, place the pumpkins to one side so that you can clearly see the house numbers. Done and ready for trick-or-treaters!
*BIG thanks to my friends Gordon and Lisa for letting me use their beautiful home for this project! I was so inspired by their amazing entry way and knew it would be the perfect setting. Gordon also took all these fabulous shots for me. I got a few pictures myself but they didn’t compare to what he managed to capture. Thanks G & L!!!

Halloween Dessert Table by Shauna Younge

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I am so thrilled to share today’s post with all of you! The lovely Shauna of Shauna Younge Dessert Tables was kind enough to send me the most AMAZING holloween dessert table. And lucky for us, she’s also included a few DIY freebies!

Shauna, a dessert table designer from Minneapolis, put her amazing skills to work on this sweet feast! Inspired by the always acessible retailer, Target, Shauna put together a no-fuss buffett using items found at her local store. A ghost and a bat cake take center stage on black cake stands. Bat cookies hover above the chocolate cake, while marshmallow ghosts cluster atop the vanilla cake. Brain cupcakes, spooky brownie pops, and rice crispy tombstones flank either side. Shauna ingeniously repurposed ice cube trays to make skull and bones chocolate molds and brown lunch bags were transformed into broomstick favor bags.

Teaming up with Bethany Hway of b*spoke, the pair created a printable coordinating invitation, as well. The invitation comes complete with a printable wraparound mailing address label which you can download from b*spoke. Also available for download are the brownie pop flags which alternate between spider’s webs and sayings like, “Howl”, “Beware”, and “Boo!”. And last-but-not-least, Shauna’s custom candy bar wrapper adds the finishing touch to otherwise simple chocolate bars.

How amazing and inspiring is this whole table?! Seriously, I am in total awe of her talents and am so delighted to share her amazing pictures with all of you. Happy Halloween planning everyone and thanks again to Shauna for sharing!

Printable Halloween Invite
Printable Brownie Pop Flags
Printable Candy Bar Wrappers

For tutorials and tips to recreate your own Totally Target dessert table visit Shauna’s blog Sweet Tooth. And even more yummy images can be found on Emily Steffen’s blog.

Credits: Dessert table: Shauna Younge Dessert Tables Photography: Emily Steffen Photography Invitations and styling: Emmy Lu Design Studio

A Martha Halloween

Monday, September 27th, 2010

It must be all the fall projects I’m working on lately but I’ve definitely got the Halloween spirit already. I’m especially excited about the new Martha Stewart Halloween line.

I’ve always had a hard time with the holiday only because all the decorations fealt so over-the-top and tacky. Martha has managed to bring a bit of style and good design into her party goods and I completely appreciate that. Leave it to Martha to even class up even Halloween!

Halloween of Yesteryear

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Myself as a Parrot Piñata. This bad boy even had a trap door that opened to let candy fall out and won me best costume!

The hubby as a giant Sushi Roll. Yummm!

My friend Katie and I as Mustard and Ketchup.

I can’t believe that Halloween is this weekend already! I adore the holiday and all the fun associated with it, but I have to admit, I am completely behind on all my plans for this season. Dressing up is by far my favorite part and my husband and I have managed to put together some fun costumes over the years so I’ve pulled out these images to try to inspire me. I know there are only a few days left but these were all pulled together with only hours to spare so there is still hope. If anyone has some fun ideas I’d love for you to share.