Hocus Pocus: History of Halloween, plus Costumes, Pumpkins, and Decorations

Fall is nearing an end (and winter is coming), setting the stage for Halloween. Time for trick-or-treating, costume parties, pumpkin carving, haunted houses, bobbing for apples, and bonfires.Here is a short history on Halloween, followed by a few ideas on Halloween costumes, decorations, crafts and treats....more

Creative uses for Spooky Halloween Birds

Spooky bird decorations for Halloween? Love them. Can't get enough of them. I have more than a few sitting around and it hit me that they should be doing something. Just look at this guy standing there. He needs a job. ...more
The Birds scared the heck out of me when I was a kid. I love that movie, lol. - Denisemore

Halloween Crafts & Recipes Linky - Add Yours, Find Some!

 I love Halloween, don’t you?  I thought this would be fun for us all to join together and get some crafts and recipes together for everyone.Share yours and find some new and fun recipes and crafts for yourself!GO HERE FOR THE LINKY...more

Day of the Dead Hair Accessories

My daughter Maya is on a roll with her craft projects this season. Here are the latest and greatest!SEE THE FULL TUTORIALS HERE AT HER SITE, MayaInTheMoment.com...more

How To Make Paper Pumpkins For Halloween

I just love this time of year ~ And the first thing that I think of when fall comes around are pumpkins.  So today I started making paper pumpkins and I want to share them with you.  So if you would like to learn How To Make Paper Pumpkins then read on...These are the supplies that I used to make these great paper pumpkins:...more

Fun and Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Making a Ghost Garland When I was young my favourite things to make for Halloween were tissue paper ghosts. I rarely meet children these days that have made them or even seen them....more

Pumpkin prints

I hate crafts. But we have so many small gourds that it would be a waste not to attempt ...more

How to Make a Spooky Witch's Cauldron

Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble. – William Shakespeare It’s getting spooky around here… and the little witches love it.  Even though she can hardly see above the rim of the cauldron. I always look forward to decorating for Halloween… and I love that many Halloween decorations don’t have to cost much, if anything at all....more

I really like how you make the "flames".


Pumpkins and authenticity

We bought pumpkins the other day. The idea was to make jack o’ lanterns* and, you know, celebrate fall. I know that there are people, and by people I mean adults, who are freakishly in to Halloween. Apparently, many of these people live in my corner of the burbs. There is lawn after lawn http://ipreferuphill.wordpress.com ...more