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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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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Clifford the Big Red Dog and Pals Halloween

Happy Halloween!!! October has seemed like a really loooonnggg month! I’m not sure why, but I am glad to be in November.

I decided to have a little fun with dressing up the dogs this year. They are just so funny and it makes me smile. I started out with a felt doghouse. I just tacked it onto a board and set it up. Nothing too fancy!

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Next came the challenge! Getting the dogs dressed and posed. Rozy does pretty good, but as you can see here, she has a couple of extra legs and an extra tail. I chose Clifford because Rozy always wants to sit on our lap like she is just a little puppy. Actually, we can’t see a thing in front of us when she sits there!

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We actually did pretty good getting this picture of Maggie, aka Cleo. She just hasn’t gotten the hang of sit and stay yet.

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Why is this taking so long and why do I have to wear these ridiculous things?

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I love the beanie pulled down low! She looks like a hoodlum!

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Hopefully we get a good one soon!

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No hands this time!

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Aww, Munchy’s (T-Bone) turn!

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Oh my! I don’t think Munch is liking this! She even stuck out her tongue in protest!

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Better…but still missing Cleo.

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This is as good as it gets! At least they are all in the picture. Of course, the neighbor dog started barking and everything went haywire!

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Ezzy acts like she doesn’t want to dress up in a Halloween costume, but she kept hanging around and getting in the way, so I finally put this ladybug costume on her and she seemed satisfied with that.

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I hope this gave you a little smile today and enjoy your Halloween!

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Halloween With a Few of My Favorite Bloggers!

Good morning! Halloween is only a week away! What!?!? How is that possible? I don’t really decorate for Halloween anymore, now that my girls are older, so I thought I would share some ideas from my favorite bloggers. Just click on the pictures to be taken to each ladies blog.

Of course, my first and most favorite blogger, is Karianne from Thistlewood Farms. She shared some big news this past week. She’s moving! She’s moving back to the home she grew up in. I can’t wait to see what she does with it! Here are Karianne’s Four Ideas for Inexpensive Halloween Door Decorations.

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Lauren over at Bless’er House has a cool idea for marbled vases. Not too scary…just the right touch!

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Kelly, over at My Soulful Home, has this cute mummy candle. Great project for the kids too!

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Here is an idea that’s a little more on the creepy side! But doesn’t this look awesome? Angie, over at Knick of Time, has some great recycling ideas. I’m sure you have some spare bottles around!

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Do you have any extra mason jars around the house? Linda at Mason Jar Craft Loves has loads of ideas for those jars! Just pick your favorite and start painting!

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Well, it’s Halloween, so we need some treats, right? Amy at the Happy Scraps has some cute printables to add to your treats. She has lots of great ideas and I had a hard time just picking one!

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This would be a great way to welcome your trick-or-treaters! The pumpkin even lights up! Laura at The Turquoise Home shares all the directions on her blog.

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How about some free printables to hang on your walls for Halloween? I love how Katrin displays them in a canvas hung backwards. Perfect touch for Halloween! She even gives you the links for the printables.

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Well, I am leaving you with Karianne again! These adorable little felt pumpkins were made by her sister and Karianne gives all the instructions on her blog.

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What do you think? Are you ready to try any of these ideas? I hope it gives you some inspiration! Have a great week!

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