Tag Archives: halloween

Halloween Decorating with The Decorologist

Well, I almost didn’t do it this year.  Believe it or not, about every third year I just can’t handle Halloween decorating.  I dread the winter and the cold, so it’s hard to celebrate that by making the house look even drearier with dark and ghoulish decor.  I know I could do a cheerier, kiddie-pumpkin and scarecrow […]

How to Terrify Children with Cheesecloth

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to decorate your home for Halloween is by draping a little cheesecloth in all the right places. source   A snip-snip here and a little rip there transforms this seemingly-harmless material into something spook-tacular! source   What a cool way to tablescape for a Halloween party! source […]

Homemade Costume Ideas for Halloween

It’s that time again – time to think about Halloween costumes.  Want something unique without spending a fortune?  Here are some fun costume ideas that are made from common household items and maybe a few inexpensive items from the craft store.  I LOVE this great Paper Doll costume!  Click on the link to find downloadable templates to […]

Happy Halloween

What a strange holiday this is, but how much fun!  I thought I’d share the costumes I made for my own kids this year.  No sewing was required – just lots of hot glue and random things we put together.   They were a garden gnome and a mushroom, in case you are thinking they are Santa Claus […]

My Haunted House

One of the few things I like about the shortening days and chilly weather of winter-on-the-way is the opportunity to decorate for Halloween.   Let me welcome you into my haunted house for a look around.   When I was in college, I lived down the road from an abandoned old house that used to be a […]

Halloween Specimen Jars

Come into my spooky laboratory!  I want to share some ideas for scary Halloween specimen jars.  You will need jars, vases, cloches, glass urns, cake domes, canning jars, or whatever glass containers you can come up with.  There are two ways to go with this:  wet or dry.  Dry is good for Halloween decorations you […]

Halloween by Andrea Ferrell!

Andrea Ferrell is a very special and spooky lady.  As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, she is one of my major Halloween-decorating inspirations.

Halloween, Martha-Style

It’s October 1st, so you know what that means?  It means Halloween decorating!  With the days getting shorter and the temperature dropping, it just makes sense to start spooking the house up as I mourn the dying of Summer. Over the last several years, my Halloween decorating has been inspired by two people:  Martha Stewart […]