When it comes to decorating I tend to put it off until the holiday is suddenly upon me and I realize too late I’m behind the 8 ball. The only reason my house is decorated for Fall this year is because of the Fall tour, otherwise I’d probably still have geraniums on my porch.
But a while ago I found some cute and pretty easy Halloween projects I think are totally doable and thought you might want to check them out too, so here goes.
Got a trash bag? Then you’re good to go with this craft.
Don’t put those bags away just yet! This tutorial is a little more time consuming, but very, very cool!
Grab a few carrots, a marker and an accessory or two and you’ve got the makings of some mighty adorable characters.
I love these black painted pumpkins, and so easy to duplicate!
Some gauze wrapped around some cans with ‘eyes’ peeking out makes for some cute candy containers.
Another good use for ‘eyes’.
These are so elegant! Come to think of it, I have this exact ribbon :).
Maybe a little more time consuming than we would like, but a cute decorating idea for a buffet table.
Glitter does a great job of highlighting these pumpkins in both scary and simple ways.
Here’s a cool ombre effect!
These bats are adorable, and easy to make with a printable available via the link.
To create some glowing ghosts, place a glow stick into a balloon, inflate it, tie it closed, and then draw a ghostly face on it. Leave it to Martha to think of this one!
Tutorial @ Martha Stewart
Pillowcases can be turned into trick-or-treat bags or easy decor by drawing or ironing on a ghostly expression.
These cute little yard ghosts are super easy to make. Don’t have all the materials? No problem. You can use alternatives such as lightweight balls and old t-shirts to get the look without hitting the craft store.
Eerie silhouettes do a great job of dressing up your windows, and they get even cooler looking as the sun goes down and the glow from inside makes them stand out.
Create creepy Halloween candles from cardboard tubes and glue sticks that you can hang indoors or outdoors.
If you have some chocolate brownie mix, marshmellows, and either decorating gel or chocolate chips, you can bake these adorably spooky, and delicious, brownies.
Having guests? Wrap up hot dogs in breadstick or croissant dough and bake them for the cutest darn little appetizers ever.
I just love these cute little tangerines turned into pumpkins!
Little marshmallows get into the Halloween spirit with cute paint faces with a food color marker.
And don’t forget your fur baby! I’m sure he will be about as thrilled as this pooch looks ;).
In other news…
I’m not sure if you know this about me, but I’m always trying to learn something new. I purchased a Groupon for a website called UniversalClass for $89, which entitles me to full access to over 500 classes on any subject imaginable. I’m currently taking a course for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and I was having some issues with an assignment. The instructor directed me to an Adobe help link and well, to make a very long story as short as possible, my Lightroom crashed and it took me an entire night on the phone with Adobe to get it back. I thought my head was going to explode, but thank goodness all is well. I have a back up, but when I was restoring it, most of the pictures weren’t mine! Very, very weird.
In the meantime, Fisherman’s laptop COMPLETELY died. Nothing is salvageable (not much was on it so it’s ok) so he had to get a new one.
On a brighter note, I took an Etiquette class and received a 99 average, so now if you have any questions about proper etiquette, I’m your gal ;).