These six scenarios sound like something straight out of a Stephen KIng novel. I posit that they're even scarier because they're REAL. From less to most creepy (although that is totally subjective) here they are...
Number SIX on the creep-out scale: Finding out… Continue Reading
You know those how-to's that are so easy, they wanna make you smack your forehead? Yeah, this is one of them. It's a festive garland made of wrapped fall-colored candies. Of course it could work for any holiday or occasion; we'd just… Continue Reading
It's about time to rock and roll with some pumpkin carving shenanigans! If you're hard up for ideas, don't fret. We found the perfect tool to get your creative juices flowing--and it's… Continue Reading
If Clark Griswold saw this light installation, we just might get Halloween Vacation. How cool would that be?? Apparently the Riverside, CA family that this particular house belongs to have been doing it up for a few years now… Continue Reading
These pretty painted patterned pumpkins (say that ten times fast!) are inspired by bold textiles like Suzani fabrics, Missoni, and traditional Indonesian Ikat. While the source material may be classic, these pumpkins are anything… Continue Reading
I know that pumpkin carving is a significant tradition for many on Halloween, as is cleaning up all the goopy leftovers after the event (which is no fun when cleaning said goop off of small toddling people). While it would be almost blasphemous to not carve a pumpkin at our house, it wouldn't hurt to try some of these non-carving… Continue Reading
In my family Halloween is our favorite holiday. Some years we go more all out, others we keep it more low-key and elegant. And we generally keep the outside of the house pretty tame until the day of trick or treating, when cobwebs and luminaries and spooky music make their appearance. But there's just something about these spooky silhouettes that make me think this year's going to be a little bit… Continue Reading
These DIY spider sacs look like they're straight out of Arachnophobia. You know that scene where Jeff Daniels tries to kill the huge egg sac with an aerosol can and a lighter?? (After that a nail gun makes an appearance, which is just another reason I love this movie.*) Fire out of a can AND power tools used as weapons?! I'm so there. These spider sacs, however, aren't homes to Amazonian arachnids… Continue Reading
Every kid loves rocks; it's a universal truth. Capitalize on that fascination and have a little fun by turning all those beloved stones into Halloween creatures or phrases--it's the perfect project for kids or… Continue Reading
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother might have turned a pumpkin into a coach, but did you know we have the power to turn ratty old paperbacks into pumpkins? Chances are we already have most of what we need to make them. (We like that.) If not, here's our… Continue Reading
I have bats. Not in my house, thank goodness, but in my yard. We see them flying in their ungainly way amongst the treetops at twilight. They are always welcome, but at this time of year, when the wee beasties become a bit more scarce and hibernation is around the corner, the bats make fewer visits. Good thing there is bat crafts to fill the void.
The chandelier pictured above was actually a Pottery Barn Kids item. Although it doesn't seem to be available this season, it could be easily knock-offed. Wood embroidery hoops painted black, felt bats, black pom-poms and some black string a you'd be good to go. (Spotted at Posh Posh.)
If PB's chandy is a bit to fussy, here's a simple… Continue Reading
Last year was the first year I actually decorated for Halloween, and it was only my T.V. stand (which didn't have a television yet...) and my kitchen table. I'm daring, I know. But I couldn't resist doing something after seeing these simple and amazingly cheap decor… Continue Reading
A few weeks back the folks at X-ACTO offered to send over a few of their items for me to review. My first thought was, "What could I possibly have to say about X-ACTO that my fellow Curbliers don't already know?" My next thought was, "Since I've never actually owned an X-ACTO, I can't really answer that question." I know, I know! How has a chronic DIYer never bought an X-ACTO?! Because such purchases occur to me when I'm at the checkout. You know, where they sell the knock offs for a buck or two. And, honestly, I figured one… Continue Reading