Halloween has never been the holiday where I care to decorate all over the house ~ I prefer to save my energy for Christmas! However, my kids are at an age where Halloween is thrilling and chilling, so this year I’m living their excitement too and getting into the fun, at least on the living room mantel.
I decided to spook up the mantel while they were at school and then tell them our house was haunted with a ghost. They totally bought it. Meet our latest visitor ~ this mysterious spirit that now dwells among us.
Making a ghost on the mirror is created with inexpensive washable tempera paint available at any craft store. It will wipe right off with a wet rag when we decide to exorcise our home. Great for adding haunted friends to either mirrors or windows this time of year.
Oh my word, it’s finally October, can you believe it? The arrival of October means autumn is in full swing, and Halloween is fast approaching! Like I promised earlier this week with the adult version of my Halloween beverage labels, here are some more creepy yet kid friendly labels for you for all those upcoming classroom parties!
I created these spooktacular labels for juice, soda, and punch.
Okay, it’s true, I so love autumn, but recently, as in the last few years, I’m loving Halloween too. Only because in my world, all the kids around me live to dress up in their costumes and I can’t help but get excited along with them. Costume choice is already the hot topic at school. "What are you going to be?" "I’m going to be Bat Girl!" "I’m going to be Luke Skywalker!"
I’ve never liked the the gory side of Halloween. I really don’t care for for anything extremely bloody or too disturbing. Unlike the teenagers, I steer clear of haunted houses. But I do love the dressing up in costumes, carving jack-o-lanterns, and trick-or-treating side of Halloween. And I like the playful, whimsical, spooky side filled with spiders, witches, ghosts and goblins.
This year, we’re entertaining friends for a pumpkin carving party, so I thought I’d get a head start. Martha’s been making beverage labels for a few years now, and when I spied hers in the latest Living Magazine, I was inspired to create some of my own.
These beer bottle labels are perfect for the spooky ales we will serve.
Here’s a few poisonous potions I concocted for a Halloween vignette.
Hi, I'm Kate from Northern California. I'm a bargain hunter, design lover, and incurable DIYer. I'm on a quest for diamond style on a dime, and I'm out to make my world fabulous, for less, one do-it-yourself project at a time. Learn more.