Well, not entirely out of beverage napkins. There are a couple other things too. I’m getting ready for our Halloween party on Saturday night and I love lots of candles at my parties. On the tables… on chandeliers… in the yard… everywhere. I have a bunch of empty jars, and while I would normally just […]
Using garlic in your Halloween decor – keep your pantry stocked AND keep vampires away.
Garlic was on my shopping list. While shopping I noticed it was on sale, 3 for $1. We love garlic and use it a lot. You know who doesn’t like garlic? Vampires. So I stocked up and incorporated it into my Halloween decor. I had an apothecary jar that was holding big cinnamon sticks. I took […]
Make faux Mercury Glass pumpkins out of Dollar Store cheesiness.
Another Dollar Store pumpkin transformation… faux Mercury Glass. This is sooooo dang easy. Take a cheesy fake pumpkin… Spray it black. Immediately, while it is still wet, lightly spray it with metallic silver paint. Krylon has a good one. This is outdoor paint, but any silver paint will do. Spraying the silver paint onto the […]
A Zebra Striped Pumpkin. (More fun pumpkin crafts.)
OK, I told ya I was on a pumpkin binge right now. I made a flannel covered pumpkin, a punker pumpkin, some pumpkin house numbers and now… a Zebra Striped Pumpkin. I may, in fact, have a bit of a pumpkin problem. Thanks to zebra print duct tape, this entire process took me about 3 […]
Pumpkin Round Up: 10 pumpkin ideas
Fun inspiration for fall and Halloween decor using pumpkins, both real and fake.
Outdoor decor: Using pumpkins, gourds and fall foliage to brighten up your outdoor space.
We ripped out a whole bunch of ugly hedges beneath a real problem area by our front door. By creating a nice vignette of fall elements like gourds, pumpkins and a raven, we were able to make an ugly spot look a little bit nicer.
When a 7 year old boy helps to choose your accessories…
Back to school shopping… We’re at Marshall’s, checking out the shoes. As the boys are trying on shoes, I notice a rack of really cute bags that are marked with clearance stickers. After looking all of them over I have two, one in each hand, that I am considering. Grant comes over and puts in […]
Turn your old washing machine into a fire pit.
OK, this is not a beautiful transformation, but it sure works great. Take the drum out of an old machine and use it as a fire-pit. I don’t think they are so aesthetically pleasing “as-is” for a backyard, but let me tell you, these wash tub fire pits are perfect for beach bonfires and camping […]
I didn’t make my wreath this year. I usually try to make it from the tree clippings. However, I found a faux-frosty one on clearance at Target (my favorite post-Christmas place!) last January. I needed to add a little to it. Since we’re all white and silver this year, I decided to add pearl beads […]
Black twig and pumpkin Halloween porch decor.
Sticks and branches are freeee! There is so much you can do with these fabulous freebies, including add spray paint and a pumpkin for fabulous Halloween decor for your front porch.