Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts

Thursday, October 8, 2015

INKLING: Boo Halloween Printable

I have such a fun printable for you today. I’m out of town this week so I didn’t get to print these out and take pictures of them. I’m envisioning these on a bright white treat bag or black bag. You could even print them out and use them as fun tags. How about labels? So many fun ways to use this simple BOO printable.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Great Halloween Ideas from Dollar Store Items

I love the Dollar Store. Any dollar store; the 99 cent store, 99 cent plus, the dollar store, dollar tree or any good clearance aisle. These stores are especially great during the holidays. And Halloween brings out the best in dollar decorating. Because who wants to spend a lot of money on Halloween décor. I mean it’s fun but it’s not going to stay up for very long. I’ve rounded up some of the very best dollar store Halloween ideas. These bloggers have really raised the bar with their spooky fun.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

HOMEWORK- READING: Felt-O-Ween {40 Felt Projects for Halloween} & a Giveaway

Felt-O-Ween 40 Felt Projects for Halloween via homework (1)Hello friends! Get out your felt because these cute Felt-O-Ween projects are sure to inspire you. Today I’m sharing the book Felt-O-Ween by by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio. You may be familiar with this team since they’ve also brought us books like Fa La La La Felt and Heart-Felt Holidays.

Monday, October 28, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: witch craft {a round up of halloween witch projects}

Witch Craft {Halloween Witch Projects} Round up via homework | carolynshomework.comIt’s getting down to the wire friends. We are in full Halloween mode and what better way to celebrate Halloween than with a few laps on our broomsticks! I’ve rounded up some of the most amazing Witch Craft projects that I could find. I thought lucky number 13 would be a good number of projects.

So put on your witchy hat, grab your broomstick and take a look at these fun witch projects.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Celebrations: Martha Stewart’s Fall 2013 Halloween Special Issue

Martha Stewart 2013 Halloween Special Issue via homework | carolynshomework.comPhoto by Lucas Allen. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Halloween Special Issue. Copyright ©2013.

For some truly magical inspiration it’s such a pleasure to share with you Martha Stewart’s Fall 2013 Special Halloween Issue. The pages are jam packed with over 125 Halloween ideas for costumes, decorations, entertaining, pumpkins and treats. This pumpkin cauldron would be a hit at any party, from little trick or treaters to grown ups celebrating into the night.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Celebrations: Copper & Glitter Pumpkins {& Halloween Blog Hop}

I’m so glad you joined me today for a special Halloween Project Parade. I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers to share Halloween ideas and celebrate the season with a special link party.

Copper and Dripping Glitter Pumpkin via homework | carolynshomework.comHere's what I'm sharing for the parade. Transforming cheap pumpkins has become standard on blogs and craft websites. I love coming up with new ideas and ways to pretty up those funky looking fake pumpkins you can pick up at dollar stores and discount stores.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Celebrations: Black Lace Stenciled Treat Jar

Black Lace Halloween Treat Jar using Martha Stewart silkscreens and paints via homework | carolynshomework.comYou don’t have to spend a lot of money on Halloween décor. Simple items found around your house can be made eerie with a little creativity. Even a recycled jar can work as a treat jar with a little paint and embellishment.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Celebrations: The Owls Have Landed {Halloween Décor}

Halloween Owl Decor via homework | carolynshomework.comI usually like to wait until October 1st to break out the Halloween décor but since tomorrow is The Inspiration Board creative party, I’m starting a day early. Considering some malls already have holiday décor up, I think it’s okay.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Celebrations: ghouliciously green halloween {avocados from Mexico}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Are you having a Halloween celebration? Why not go green on Halloween? Here are some last minute ghoulish party ideas that will be a sure hit!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Celebrations: inspiration board halloween spotlight

Today I have a special edition of the spotlight to share with you. Halloween is almost here and this year the Halloween projects were so abundant and amazing that I compiled a round up of Halloween ideas. All of these projects were shared here on the Inspiration Board within the last few months. Please note, I started working on this treasury a few weeks ago so this round up doesn’t include projects from the last two link parties (sorry).

Thank you everyone for sharing your creativity. I hope you enjoy these fun Halloween ideas.

Halloween Features1 LabelSkulls & Skeletons: 
Skull Candle Holders – Oh My Creative   |   Boneyard Wreath – Crafty Journal   |  Glitzy Coffin – Alderberry Hill   |   Brain Freeze Floats – Jacolyn Murphy

Monday, October 15, 2012

Celebrations: glowing eyes treat bag

I had so much fun making my Halloween Spooky Jars that I wanted to make another glow-in-the-dark project. This one is a little more kid friendly and not as scary as those darn spooky jars that keep watching me all day.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Celebrations: halloween scary jars

Since I don’t have little kids in the house I can decorate a little bit more ghoulish for Halloween. I’ve seen various spins on pictures in jars and scary altered portraits and I thought I’d combine the two ideas and make some Halloween Scary Jars.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Homework: reading {artful halloween}

Is it too early? I wasn’t sure if I was ready for Halloween projects yet but the days fly by so quickly and I didn’t want to find myself the night before Halloween without any spooky decorations.

Fortunately, I received a book titled Artful Halloween by Susan Wasinger.

The book is filled with fun artful Halloween projects and ideas that are easy to create.

Blog Halloween Book-001I love these whimsical fabric ideas. A felt embroidered owl and a napkin stamped using a potato.

Blog Halloween Book-002Decorating pumpkins is a hot trend and there’s an entire section on pumpkins. Beautiful pumpkins with great tips and techniques.

Blog Halloween BookThese blood spattered paper flowers were right up my alley. I had all the materials on hand and the step-by-step instructions were easy to follow.

I decided to use my flowers in a spooky centerpiece and found a crow from last year.

And no word is spookier to me than Edgar Allen Poe’s use of the word “nevermore”.

Here are my blood spattered flowers. I used more of blood drip technique but they still scream “gory” to me.

Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
For more information about the book Artful Halloween click here.

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I received a complimentary copy of the Artful Halloween from Lark Crafts. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Celebrations: a black and white halloween

This year, my overall Halloween theme was centered around black knick knacks and décor. After I finished up all of my projects and put away my black ribbons, paper and other crafting supplies, I spent some time on Pinterest and found I wasn’t alone in the black or black & white Halloween palette.

Here are some of the amazing inspirational projects I found on Pinterest.

B&W Halloween 1
1. White pumpkins on stairs
2. Pumpkin with gingham ribbon
4: Pumpkin Candles

B&W Halloween 2
3. Trick or Treat table

B&W Halloween 3
Wishing you all a….
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….filled with lots of treats.

Hope to see you tomorrow for the Inspiration Board link party.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Celebrations: halloween recap

It’s almost time for all the little goblins and witches to go trick or treating. In case you missed any of my Halloween posts, I thought I’d recap some of my favorite Halloween projects from this year and my archives.

Blog Halloween 1, 2 & 3
A mummy theme party complete with a mummy invitation, mummy goodie box and anti-zombie pills (curiously strong ones).

My dollar store crows are working hard holding up my halloween paper garland.

Last year I was all about white pumpkins.

This year it was black pumpkins.

Birdhouse 2
A spooky haunted birdhouse where no bird dare enter.

A splash of gold on these accidental pumpkins

These composition books are a fun non-sugary treat for halloween. Composition BOOk, MAD Science LAB Notes and a SPELLing workBOOK.

Sometimes less is more. You can’t beat the beauty and simplicity of unadorned pumpkins.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Celebrations: mummy treat tubes and a winner

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without treats and this is fun way to wrap up some goodies.

Here’s how to make these treat tubes.
  • Start with empty paper towel tubes or use cardstock to make tubes. My tubes measure about 4 inches across not including the tissue paper ends.
  • Wrap a piece of tissue paper that is longer than the tube around the outside of the tube and tape.
  • Wrap a piece of 4 inch wide black paper around the tube and tissue paper – secure with tape.
  • Wrap gauze around the black paper. 

    • Add your treats and tie the ends of the tissue paper with string or twine.
    • Create a label and glue to the treat tubes.

    Happy trick or treating!


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    Thank you so much to everyone who entered.

    This project is linked at the parties listed here and