… I’d totally be a gold medalist.
It all started with my Pinterest addiction. I saw so many ideas. Then Daniel picked a few, because he is also an avid pinner. Now my house is filled with awesome, homemade, Halloween decorations.
This was one of Daniel’s ideas. We painted some glass bottles with matte black spray paint. The only bottle here that we bought is the decanter, which came from the thrift store. The rest are empty bottles from wine, salad dressing, stir fry sauce, fruit, and salsa.
We purchased the labels at Target. They’re meant to go on cups, but they worked perfectly for this project. It should be fairly easy to find free printables someplace on the interwebs, too.
These things were also Daniel’s idea. They actually creep me out, a lot, and I’m not entirely sure if I like them or not. We bought the jars and dolls at the thrift store; they were fairly inexpensive. Actually, the middle jar came from a yard sale. They do sell jars like this at Walmart and Target, though
We ‘dismembered’ the dolls, shoved them in the jars, and filled them with water. The green tint is just food coloring.
The jar on the far left has a bunch of Barbie heads, and that one is my least favorite. If you try to duplicate this project, I’d advise you to stick to baby dolls.
This one isn’t just for Halloween, but I’ll throw it in here. I gathered some maple leaves and made some roses. It seems like it would be difficult, but it wasn’t. Here’s the tutorial I followed, but mine didn’t turn out as well as hers did. They’re still pretty cute.
I also found that the yellow leaves worked best for me. I don’t know if it’s because they’re a better shape, or because I made that one on a different day. I think I could make some pretty awesome ones with a bit of practice.
As the leaves dry out, they curl out a bit. This makes them look even better!
This one was just thrown together last minute. I decorated my door with cheap tablecloths. I had enough black leftover to use on my table, but I wanted to spice it up a bit. So, I drew a giant spiderweb on it using purple glitter glue. It looks pretty awesome.
These mummy lights are the easiest thing ever! All I did was take some jars, different sizes, and wrap them with white crepe paper, using tape to secure the ends. Then, I glued the googly eyes on and used some LED tea lights inside.
How cute are these ghosts? I took stole the idea from Make Great.
I just taped a aluminum foil ball to a plastic cup, draped the cheesecloth over it, and sprayed the crap out of it with spray starch. I let them dry overnight, then glued the googly eyes in place.
I had these sitting on my mantle, but my cats LOVE them. I kept finding them in random places throughout the house. So, I just attached a bit of white string and hung them. Luckily the cats have moved on to the fake spiderwebs now. These ghosts will lose their shape if you bend them too much, so I had to respray a bunch after the cats attacked them.
Last, but not least, I made some fake candles. I was saving my toilet paper rolls to do the whole ‘eyes in the bushes‘ thing, which I’m definitely still doing. Daniel mentioned doing this, and I figured I’d give it a try.
All I did is take a toilet paper roll, draw on it with hot glue, spray paint it matte black, and add a LED tea light (which I also spray painted to match, after taping over the light part). The tea lights are a bit smaller than the tubes; so, they’re held in place with some crumbled newspapers.
Everything looks pretty awesome arranged throughout my house! I’m pretty excited about it all.
Like I said, I’m definitely a Halloween Crafting Gold Medalist!