6 halloween DIY crafts

 6 halloween DIY crafts

Now that the calendar has officially turned to October I thought I would share some halloween crafts I have created in the past.  I’ve shared all of them here on the blog before but I am creating a round up and consolidating them all here in this post for your convenience as well as mine.  I have not brought down the halloween bins from the attic yet but this exercise gets my creative juices churning and wheels turning with halloween ideas for this year.  I hope this inspires you too and gives you ideas to do on your own.
§ nevermore
Nevermore9nevermore
This is absolutely one of  my favorite vignettes around here for the past few years.  The original post shares all the details on how I created it.

Nevermore4

Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” is the definition of macabre; it lends itself for great halloween fun.

§ spell books
  Spell books 12spell books – DIY
I created my own book of spells a few years ago, which I had wanted to do for a few years before that.  So I had read a bunch of tutorials and researched quite a bit.  My original post shows the step by step instructions I used.

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And of course I could  not just stop at one spell book.  This witch needed an entire library {wink}.
§ potion bottles
Potions11halloween potions, poisons, powders and more – DIY
Along with the curse and spell books i needed the potion and poison bottles that went along with them. 

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I love how these turned out.  All grungy and decrepit.  As they should be. 
§ witchy decor
Halloween mantle4the witch is in – halloween mantel
I love all the free printables available on the internet and the profile of this witch that I found is fabulous. 

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I always pick up frames at thrift stores, garage sales, flea  markets etc. and they work great with all the printables you can download.

§ haunted glitter house
Halloween inspiration1halloween inspiration
Although I haven’t really decorated with halloween whimsy for years now, I’m always attracted to all the glittery haunted houses out there. 

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So I decided to create my own {of course} instead of shelling out for a Pottery Barn, Pier 1 or a boutique version;  I wouldn’t even open my wallet for a craft or big box store version, which aren’t as cute anyway.
§ ribbon candy corn
Halloween inspiration6halloween inspiration
These ribbon candy corns are super easy to make.  I’m considering making some different sizes this year so I can maybe fill a bread bowl or basket…hmmm…still contemplating…not sure…stay tuned.

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And don’t ask what possessed me to create these ‘cuz it’s outside my color wheel and | or style, but I love how they turned out.  
I have some ideas for other halloween crafts this year, which I hope to share real soon. 
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near halloween.”
~author unknown~

sharing @:

amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home

show & share @ coastal charm  

met monday @ between naps on the porch 

make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house 

 the scoop @ stonegable 

inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia

celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations 

inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life 

tuesdays with twist @ stone cottage adventures  

reader tip tuesday @ jodie fitz  

talk of the town @ knick of time 

fall into fall @ diy by design  

wow @ savvy southern style 

 creative muster @ fluster buster

wonderful wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl 

vintage charm @ our hopeful home  

home & garden @ a delightsome life 

share your cup @ have a daily cup of mrs.  olson 

home sweet home @ the charm of home 

the inspiration gallery @ craftberry bush

share your style @ 21 rosemary lane   

feathered nest friday @ french country cottage  

morning cup  of joe @ the cottage market   

create bake grow gather @ shabby art boutique  

funtastic friday @ olives-n-okra

diy salvaged junk @ funky junk interiors   

farmhouse friday @ the painted hinge

 bff open house @ answer is chocolate

saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes  

a bouquet of talent @  life on lakeshore drive  

 scraptastic saturdays @ scrapality 

 saturday-blog-hop sunny simple life  

sundays at home @ love of home   

diy party @ diy showoff  

 nifty thrifty sunday @ nifty thrifty things  

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9 Comments

  1. You are so incredibly creative! I can’t decide which one I like better:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  2. Thanks kathleen. It’s funny when I first make something I never think it’s comes out that great then the next year I admire it and the following year even more. Lol. Like a fine wine they get better with age. xo- mj

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