Easy Halloween Costumes

Hello!  Is everyone ready for Halloween next week?  I know I’m not which is why I have this awesome list of easy costume ideas.  I definitely know which one I am making for this year.

Also, we have some awesome printables that are perfect for Halloween.  Click here to go check them out in last weeks blog post.

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Cactus from @olivia.ohh on Instagram

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Paper Doll Costume from Good Housekeepinginstagramfinal

Instagram Photo from Thirty Handmade Days

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Pineapple Costume from The Diary of a Debutante

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Queen Bee Costume from Studio DIY

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Error Costume from Good Housekeeping

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Bat Costume from She Knows

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Rain Cloud from Make It Love It

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The Sims from Pins and Procrastination

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Bread Winner from Good Housekeeping

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Make Your Own Coasters Plus a Printable!

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Good morning! Are you ready for a new week? it’s hard to believe that October is almost over! Crazy! Are you starting to think of Christmas yet? I have been. In fact, this project is a gift for Christmas, that is, if my daughter doesn’t see this blog post first! 🙂

I have lots of scrap pieces of wood around and this was the perfect project to use a little bit of it. I had my husband cut 4 pieces of wood into squares and then sand the edges to smooth them.

Skull coaster blocks of wood

I painted 2 coats of black acrylic paint on all sides. I had these skulls in my stash, so they were perfect for Haley’s love of skulls. I used Mod Podge to attach them to the wood.

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I brushed Mod Podge all over the top of the wood block.

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I centered the skull on top and then brushed more Mod Podge over the whole thing.

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Once everything was dry, I sprayed each block with clear gloss. I gave each one 2 coats, since these will be used as coasters and have wet glasses on them.

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I also attached rubber feet on the bottom so they won’t scratch any surfaces.

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They are ready for a cup of something cool or hot!

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Isn’t this printable great? Lauren made this just for all of you! I want to sing the song every time I look at it. You can get this printable by clicking here. Just scroll to the bottom of the page once you get there. There is another one to choose from too.

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As you can see, we have quite a few skulls to go along with the coasters.

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I tied them up with orange bakers twine so they are all ready to give as a gift. I’m excited to give these to Haley!

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Hope you all have a great week!

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Here are some other posts you might like:

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Halloween Decor!

Hello! Is everyone getting ready for Halloween?  I have decorated my front porch, but it’s nothing like some of these ideas!  That’s what I’m here for today.  To give you inspiration for decorating for Halloween!

Also, we are featuring our first printables!  They are Halloween themed, perfect for this week!  I hope you enjoy!

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DIY Nevermore Tree from DIY Showoff

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Trash Bag Spiderwebs from How About Orange

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Skeleton Dish from Four Front Doors

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Dollar Store Spooky Village from The 36th Avenue

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Halloween Tablescape from The Pin Junkie

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DIY Bat Cage from Eighteen25

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Halloween Mantle from Craftberry Bush

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Halloween Hand Soaps from Little Bins for Little Hands

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Halloween Hand Treat Bags from Queen Bee Coupons

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Floating Witch Hat Luminaries from Polka Dot Chair

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Decoupage Pumpkin with Maps

 

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Good morning! I made it back this week! Thanks for joining me! I have a really simple craft for you all today. Lauren has been decorating with maps and travel items lately, so I made this for her. I first picked up a foam pumpkin from the Dollar Tree. I had Mod Podge and maps on hand. Obviously, you could use any type of paper to have it match your decor. Scrapbook paper, pretty napkins, or old book pages would look nice too.

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I gave my pumpkin a coat of primer, just so the bright orange wouldn’t show through. Then I tore up a map page into little pieces.

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I had to have a bit of California in my pieces. 🙂

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Once I had my pieces, I brushed Mod Podge on a small section of pumpkin and placed my pieces on it, overlapping them. Then I brushed more Mod Podge over the top. I continued over the whole pumpkin. Once I had all my pieces on, I brushed more Mod Podge over the whole thing making sure I brushed under any loose pieces.

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While letting the pumpkin dry, Lauren picked out a small stick to use as the stem (I actually found some faux stems on Amazon!)

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I wanted the stem to look a little rougher, so I added some hot glue around the edges.

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I mixed up some grey and tan paint, not mixing it too thoroughly. I wanted it to show the different colors.

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Once the paint was dry, I hot glued it to the top of the pumpkin. This is how it turned out! It looks much better than just a small branch.

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I really like how you can spend so little to make something that fits your own style and decor.

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I think I may have to pick up a few more pumpkins!

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There you go! Not only affordable, but quick and easy too! Have you every decoupaged your own pumpkin? I would love to hear about it!

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Pumpkin Recipe Round Up

Hello!  It’s finally starting to get colder around here in California!  Hooray!  And do you know what that means?

PUMPKIN FLAVORED EVERYTHING!!!!!

Yep, this week features lots of pumpkin flavored things.  Cookies, bread, lattes, you name it.  Now excuse me while I go by a ton of pumpkin to make all of this stuff.

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Just So Tasty

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Banana Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread from Together as Family

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Pumpkin Pie French Toast from 5 Dollar Dinners

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Caramel Strudel Bars from Chelsea’s Messy Apron 

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Pumpkin Cobbler from Creations by Kara

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Pumpkin Pancakes from Baker by Nature

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins from The Novice Chef

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Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats from Mom Makes Joy

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Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte from Thriving Home

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Pumpkin Scones from Cooking Classy

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