Bat Decor

By: Diy maven Oct 20, 2008

Welcome trick or treaters into your frightful foyer with these fluttering bats this Halloween. The link to the PDF in the original post at My Home Ideas is no longer working, but this printable might do the trick! (Photo credit: Brian Francis)

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Bleeding Candles!

By: Diy maven Oct 16, 2008

They look like any white pillar candles...until they're lit, that is!! As they melt, they ooze bloody wax down their sides. Delightfully creepy!! Available at Wrapables ($8 for the small, $11 for the large). Via.

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Mad Scientist Mixology: Halloween Cocktail Recipes.

By: Chrisjob Oct 14, 2008

A giant bowl of wispy punch is certainly festive, but a true ghost-host offers their guest customized cocktails that suit their own tastes. Here's a few ideas to get your fall festivities popping.

Garnishes: ANY mixed drink can get a scary-fun makeover with a frightful garnish. Simply mix up drinks per usual, but sink one of the following into your highball or martini glass:

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Make a Fish Bowl Jack-o’-lantern

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2008

Bella Dia shares a very clever way of making a perpetual jack-o’-lantern out of a fish bowl. All you need is a round fish bowl, some orange and yellow tissue paper and some Modge Podge. The procedure is so simple, a pictorial tut is really all you need! Via.

Apply yellow tissue paper with Modge Podge to the face area and let dry.

Cover everything, excluding the pumpkin's features, with orange tissue paper. Let… Continue Reading

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Go Origami this Halloween

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2008

Origami Club has no less than 12 (13 if you count the witch's broom) folds perfect for a little Halloween cheer. Each example includes a diagram AND and animation of the folds, which is perfect for beginners.

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How to make creepy spider web balloons!

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2008

Perfect for your haunted Halloween party, these spider web balloons–complete with spiders–are clever and easy to make with just a few supplies. Their ‘secret ingredient’ is something called Hi-Float.

Along with the Hi-Float, you’ll need:
11-inch clear latex balloons
Some small rubber spiders.
Clips or plastic disks to seal the balloons.
Air or helium (the second of which is optional)

To make them:
Head on over to… Continue Reading

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DIY Halloween: Build Your Own Haunted Mirror.

By: Chrisjob Oct 07, 2008

Okay, so maybe the example 'ghosts' aren't terribly spooky, but this two-way haunted mirror is a mighty fine idea, and looks like a blast to build. it works like this: "The mirror is really a box with a two-way mirror on the front. Inside the box are models or other renderings of ghosts. Since the inside of the box is black, the two-way mirror reflects the room normally, but when tiny lights hidden inside the box are… Continue Reading

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Over 200 Spooky (and cute) Halloween Ideas.

By: Chrisjob Oct 07, 2008

There's certain to be hundreds of these compilation lists popping up over the blogospheres in the next few weeks, and this option from TipNut has upped the ante with over 200 Halloween craft, costume, and decor ideas.

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Bloody Tablecloths

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2008

Can’t stomach the sight of blood? Consider this Bloody Vinyl Tablecloth exposure therapy. The perfect table topper for your upcoming Halloween bash, the tablecloth is available through for a reasonable $8.99. An equally bloody alternative is the Bloody Hand tablecloth below. A flimsy store-bought version will set you back 4 bucks, but some fabric paint, an inexpensive fabric table cloth and some willing naked… Continue Reading

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HallowCraft: Pom-Pom Pumpkins.

By: Chrisjob Oct 01, 2008

Autumnal and Adorable!

Indie Fixx highlights this tutorial from Liquid Paper for making perfect fall pumpkins from orange pom-poms from the craft store. Just, please, don't attach them to the back of your ankle-height socks.


  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
  • Orange Pom poms
  • Green embroidery floss
  • Glue
  • Liquid fray check


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How to make a witch’s broom out of yard waste.

By: Diy maven Sep 26, 2008

created on: 09/26/08

A few days ago a storm blew through and left behind a plethora of fallen branches and twigs. As I set about to tidy up the yard the other day, I noticed some particularly fine specimens, and since I hate to see good twigs go to waste, I decided to make something out of them: A witch’s broom.

I started with a straight-ish 5' long branch, roughly the circumference of a broom handle. Now, you might think a broom-head made of straw would… Continue Reading

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The Cheapskate's Way to Celebrate Halloween

By: Diy maven Sep 25, 2008

'created on: 09/25/08

The other day while at Target, I overheard a boy say to his mother, “Can we buy a Halloween costume this year?” To which his mother replied, “After Halloween.” Ahhh, a woman after my own heart, shopping for the holiday after it’s over thereby scoring some sweet deals. But who wants to spend cash on next year’s Halloween?  To get something new (to please the kids) and free (to please your pocketbook)… Continue Reading

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Glow in the dark YARN!

By: Diy maven Sep 05, 2008

Just in time for spooky Halloween crafts, Bernat has introduced their new worsted weight glow in the dark yarn. To make your photo-luminescent experience even more fun, Bernat also has some free knit and crochet patterns to download like the knitted 'boo' bag pictured above the glowing crocheted star below.

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Halloween Pancake Molds

By: Diy maven Sep 02, 2008

Get a jump on Halloween (my favorite holiday!) with these jack-o’-lantern and skull-shaped pancake molds. The non-stick 4 3/4" by 6 1/2" molds, which are designed with special knobs that let you change the their expressions, are sold in sets of two for $19.95 at Williams-Sonoma.

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DIY: Fabric Party Garland.

By: Chrisjob Sep 01, 2008

created on: 09/01/08

Everyone loves the festive touch of hanging stuff from the ceiling. But the premade, disposable options are, well, disposable, and well, ugly. Handmade paper garlands are a much better option, but if you're making the effort, why not go all out and create a fabric option, which can be used again and again with no tearing, ripping, or crinking...well, maybe a little crinkling, but nothing a hot iron and a few seconds can't fix. And what a… Continue Reading

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