35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic

Pumpkins are an essential part of fall decorating, especially for Halloween!  But let’s face it, they can be a pain to carve – from the mess, to the time investment, to the difficulty level.  If you’ve got young kids, carving pumpkins can be a daunting task!  And sadly, hollowed out pumpkins often become a pile of mush far before we’d like them to.  If you’re ready to give no-carve pumpkin decorating a try, here’s loads of awesome inspiration for you!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins1. Tissue Paper Damask Pumpkins – All you need is some mod podge and tissue paper to make some fancy damask-patterned pumpkins.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins2. Glow in the Dark Pumpkins – These super fun pumpkins look great during the day and glow different colors at night!  They’ll be a hit with kids.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins3. Tissue Paper Spotted Pumpkins – Here’s another idea with mod podge and tissue paper – just punch out circles and paste them on.  Overlap for a fun polka dotted look.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins4. Candy Corn Chevron Pumpkin – tape off a few lines of chevron and use puffy paint for a fun distressed effect.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins5. Golden Paper Doily Pumpkins – Use cut up gold paper doilies for some gilded pumpkins with no effort.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins6. Potato Head Pumpkins – Use actual potato head pieces to dress pumpkins up as characters!  Just pre-drill small holes in the general facial feature spots.  Young kids will love this!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins7. Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins – Wrap your pumpkins up for a fun, comfy cozy look.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins8. Felt Pumpkin Costumes – These felt pieces are glued on, or attached to toothpicks and then stuck into the pumpkin.  It’s a fun way to get the kids involved and create lots of different characters.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins9. Fancy Masked Pumpkin – Here’s another fun way to create different characters with your kids – use magazines, glue and masks (along with any other craft supplies you have like pom poms, feathers and sequins) to make funny masked pumpkins.  The cool thing about these is that the decorations are removable, if you decide you want to paint them differently later or use them for Thanksgiving next month!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins10. Gold-Flecked Pumpkins – Here’s a grown-up, subtle, gilded pumpkin – just paint white and add flecks of glitter with glue.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins11. Washi Tape Pumpkins – You can add washi tape to just about anything – including pumpkins!  These too are impermanent, making them a great cross-over decoration going into November since you can decorate them differently later.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins12. Doily Stencil Pumpkins – Use paper doilies as a stencil and sharpie around your pumpkin top for a fancy, detailed look.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins13. Finger-paint Toddler Friendly Pumpkins – Let your little one go to town with finger-paints!  He’ll love looking at his masterpiece all month long!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins14. Crayon Melt Pumpkin – Take the crayon melt artwork off the canvas and put it on your pumpkin this year!  This is a messy, fun and creative way to decorate a pumpkin.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins15. Ombre Spider Web Pumpkins – These spiderwebs were created with skinny tape, then painted over with a sponge brush in two different orange colors.  It’ll only take minutes to do.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins16. Toddler Friendly Chalk Pumpkins – These pumpkins have a secret.  It’s CLEAR chalk paint!  Keep the orange of the pumpkin for Halloween, but allow your kids to chalk them up as much as they want!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins17. Lashes and Staches Pumpkins – These pumpkins have a lot of personality – and all it takes is cardstock, scissors and double-sided tape!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins18. Lace Stocking Pumpkins – Save your black lace stockings or stock up when they’re on clearance!  Stuff your pumpkin inside and close the top around the pumpkin stem with a black rubber band or ribbon!  They look classy and gothic.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins19. Black and White Striped Pumpkin – Here’s a fun black and white pumpkin you can paint with normal craft paint.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins20. Ribbon Pumpkins – The ribbons on this pumpkin are hot glued directly to it – from stem to bottom – along the veins.  It’s cute and easy!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins21. Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins – For something totally different than the normal orange and black, try these neon dipped pumpkins in all sorts of fun colors!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins22. Button Pumpkins – These pumpkins are – dare I say it?  Cute as a button!  All you need is glue and some buttons you don’t mind giving up.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins23. Duct Tape Face Pumpkins – Cut sheets of duct tape into facial features and stick it on for an easy, personalized pumpkin face.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins24. Masked Owl Pumpkin – Make your pumpkin a cute felt owl mask to wear; and make sure to glue on some googly eyes!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins25. Thumbtack and Sharpie Pumpkins – Make a sharpie spiderweb by following the pumpkin veins, or create a ghost out of white thumbtacks!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins26. Chalkboard Word Find Pumpkins – Using chalkboard paint and letter stickers you can create a word find pumpkin that all bibliophiles will love!  Use spooky, Halloween-y words.  Then, switch out the letters and use Thanksgiving words for November decor!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins27. Rhinestone Pumpkins – Using jewels and tiny rhinestones, you can glue on a fancy, sparkly design.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins28. Pumpkin Totem – Stack your pumpkins up, paint on some eyes and glue ricrac mouths on for a super cute Halloween totem.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins29. Confetti Dot Pumpkin – These confetti dots make a plain white pumpkin cute and festive!  Pop by your office supply store, because they’re an unexpected decoration – colored brads!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins30. Sunflower Pumpkin – Decorate your pumpkin with fake sunflowers for a look that will carry all through fall, not just Halloween.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins31. Tangled Web Pumpkins – Wrap your pumpkin in a bit of twine and glue on a spider for some easy, creepy decor.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins32. Donut Pumpkins – These little pumpkins are painted like sprinkled donuts for an unexpected and unique twist.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins33. Mummy Pumpkin – You can use gauze or paper streamers to make your pumpkin into a mummy!

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins34. Marbled Pumpkins – Instead of painting your pumpkin, use nail polish instead.  Get instructions for how to create a marbleized look.

 

35 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations - Tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweenDIY, #pumpkin, #nocarvepumpkins35. Googly Eye Pumpkins – For a subtle yet fun pumpkin the kids are sure to love, hot glue different sized googly eyes all over!

 

Here are some more no-carve pumpkin ideas you’ll love!

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

Title picture courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.  Get more ideas at the link.

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25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations

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25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic

 

Halloween is quickly approaching; is your yard ready??  If you like to decorate the house for this spooky holiday, but are looking for new ideas we’ve got you covered.  Whether you’re short on time, want to go all out, or just need some fresh inspiration, you’ll find plenty of fun outdoor Halloween decorations that’ll meet your needs!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky1. Trash Bag Spiderwebs – What better way to save on decorations than to use something you already have on hand?  Black trash bags are perfect outdoor decor, too because they weather well.  This is an easy project that’ll spook-ify your house in no time.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky2. Trash Bag Spider – While you’re at it, construct a giant spider from black trash bags as well!  You’ll need a few more materials to construct the whole thing, but the effect is totally worth it!  Place him in front of your trash bag spider webs!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky3. Magnetic Spiders – And for even more spider fun, whip up these little spider magnets!  They can be used indoors or out, on anything metal.  Dress up your door or metal mailbox.  Make all different sizes.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky4. Spider Egg Sac – But where did all your spiders come from?  Hang a bunch of these spider egg sacs on your porch to really creep people out!  You don’t need anything expensive to make them, and they come together quickly.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky5. Itsy Bitsy Spider Wreath – Finish off your spider theme with a spider door wreath!  This one is understated but creepy and will look perfect with your other spider decorations.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky6. Ghostly Draperies – These lightweight, inexpensive drapes set a ghostly mood hung from your porch, railings or doorway.  They’re so easy to create, you’ll be done decorating in 1/2 an hour!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky7. Floating Heads – Some floating ghostly heads hanging in the corner of your porch will surely set a creepy tone this Halloween!  All you need are some styrofoam mannequin heads to start.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky8. Cheesecloth Ghosts – For a less creepy but still ghostly vibe, try these cheesecloth ghosts.  They won’t scare the kids like a dismembered head will, but they’re super versatile.  Hang them from a tree or the porch or simply set them in the yard because they stand on they’re own!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky9. Giant Lawn Eyeballs – These eyeballs are sure to delight trick-or-treaters!  They’re made from different sized balls and are quite easy to paint.  You could stick them in a bush or tree to give the illusion that something large is lurking there!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky10. Googly Eye Wreath – With ping pong balls and gooogly eyes (and a lot of hot glue), you can make a super fun eyeball wreath for your front door.  You can find ping pong balls in bulk on Amazon, which cuts down on the cost for this project!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky11. Glowing Eyeballs – Here’s another use for ping pong balls!  Paint a few to look like eyeballs using the tutorial, then cut a slit in the bottom and slide them over flameless tea light candles.  Scatter them around the yard or bushes.  By day, they’re creepy looking eyeballs, and by night they glow!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky12. Cardboard Tombstones – Here’s a super easy way to turn your front yard into a cemetery.  It doesn’t take a lot of money or skill, and you can personalize the tombstones any way you’d like!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky13. “Yard Work” Skeletons – These life-sized skeletons are hard at work in the front yard… but what are they doing??  A creepy kind of work, for sure, as visitors will soon discover!  Get the how-to for posing and keeping them stationary.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky14. Tipsy Pumpkin Planter – This cute planter is made from inexpensive jack-o-lantern buckets.  If you like a cuter take on Halloween and don’t want your yard to scare away the little ones, this might be the perfect decoration for your yard!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky15. Floating Witch Hat Luminaries – Snag a few simple witch hats and create a super fun and unique hanging centerpiece for your porch!  String them up and insert a cheap light stick inside.  Voila!  A floating luminary that appears suspended by black magic!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky16. Cornhusk Witches – Here’s a cute and quick idea; one that’s great for older kids who like to craft.  Whip up a bunch of cornhusk witches and you’ve got a coven for your porch or entry!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky17. Bubbling Witch Cauldron – This bubbling cauldron and tripod is completely DIY.  It lights up and best of all, can be saved and used year after year.  There’s a bit of building and construction involved, but it makes a nice statement in the center of the yard!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky18. Mummy Figure – Though the supply list for this build is a bit intensive, the results are creepy and cool.  Make a few half-sized mummies and plant them along your walkway, as if they’re popping up from the grave!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky19. Paper Bag Luminaries – Here’s something fun to do with the kids!  Cut or punch out Halloween shapes, landscapes and words from normal paper bags.  Then place them along your sidewalk, steps or porch with flameless candles inside.  They’re easy, cheap, fun to make and will glow eerily all night long.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky20. Foam Chains – If you want to add some creepiness to a vignette you’ve already planned out, you can easily and cheaply make your own chain links and piece them together.  They look way better then the plastic kind and are less expensive.  Plus you can make them as long as you want and they are super lightweight since they are made out of foam.  Wrap them around skeletons, hang them with ghostly cheesecloth draperies, or use them as a ghastly garland for your railing!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky21. Candy Corn Sunburst Wreath – This super cute idea won’t creep anyone out, but it’s the perfect nod to that famous sweet treat of Halloween, candy corn!  The candy corn in the sunburst is made from styrofoam cones which have been shaped and painted as giant candy pieces.  Hang on your front door to welcome trick-or-treaters!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky22. Giant Tentacle Monster – Here’s a giant idea that’s sure to make you the talk of the neighborhood this year!  It’s fairly time intensive, from planning to creating, so it’s not for the feint of heart.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky23. “The Raven” inspired porch decor – Fan of Edgar Allen Poe?  Take a look at this porch set up, which was inspired by “The Raven.”  It’s spooky, but totally subtle.  Those who aren’t into the gory side of Halloween will appreciate that!

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky24. Spooky Snake Doormat – This doormat doesn’t exactly welcome guests inside… but it sure does scream creepy Halloween!  You can make a similar one with just a few items in one afternoon.

 

25 Clever Outdoor Halloween Decorations - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #decorations, #halloweendecor, #Halloweendiy, #spooky25. Man-Eating Plants – If you’re looking for something truly unique this year, these giant man-eating plants are for you!  Though they do take some time to put together, they’re actually easier to make then they appear.  You could group a few in pots by your door to ward away pesky neighbors… or make kids stick their hands inside to get their candy out!

 

Title picture courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.  Get more information at the link.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes for Kids

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With Halloween just around the corner, no doubt your kids are clamoring for their favorite characters, monsters and dress-ups.  Quality costumes can be pricey, and inexpensive costumes can fall apart.  If you’d like to try a handmade get-up for the young ones this year, but are short on time, there are plenty of no-sew options out there!  For boys and girls, toddlers and tweens, here are the best tutorials that will teach you how to create the perfect no-sew Halloween costumes!

 

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Snowy Owl – This enormously cute owl costume is quite detailed and takes a bit of time to construct, but it’s all no-sew and totally DIY-able.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesBats – These last minute bat costumes are easy and cute!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesButterfly – There are templates provided for the wings and mask shapes, so you can easily whip up a butterfly of your favorite color.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesShark – This great white shark is warm and cozy, but easy to make.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesLion – Make this fabulous lion mane in no time flat and pair it with tan sweats for a ridiculously easy animal costume.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCow – This cute cow takes no time at all to glue together.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesTurtle – Make an adorable little turtle with felt, polyfil, glue and felt!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSkunk – Grab some fake fur and a feather boa to create the tell-tale stripes in this super sweet skunk!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSnail – The main feature of this snail – the shell – is constructed out of brown kraft paper!  It comes together with your little one’s normal tan clothing, so everything is easy-peasy and reusable.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesBee – Here’s a cute bee that’s great for a boy or a girl and is super easy to create.  It’ll take just one afternoon to finish.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesDinosaur – The basis of this costume is an oversized sweatshirt.  Glue on some awesome felt spikes and you’ve got a cute and super simple dino!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesUnicorn – Bits of felt are pinned onto a sweatshirt for the mane and tail, while felt pieces are wound into a cone shape with ribbon.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesDragon – This how-to will give you the low down for creating a mask and wings, all entirely no-sew, for any color and type of dragon you want.

 

Food

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCotton Candy – Use polyfil for the body and poster-board for the cone hat and you’ve got some giant cotton candy straight from the circus.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesEasy Mac – You’ll never believe what the noodles are made from in this ingenious costume.  Toilet paper tubes!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesFrench Fries – Use a long foam cushion to create the fries in this cardboard fry box you can easily strap on.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesPopcorn – Tape or pin yellow or white balloons in bunches around your chest and head for popcorn.  Update an existing white dress with taped on red construction paper stripes.  Easy, cute and creative!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesHamburger – This hamburger (complete with sesame seeds!) is made from fabric but entirely no-sew.  All the layers are glued and held over your shoulders with straps.  The pickle hat really completes the look!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesDonut – There couldn’t be anything cuter than a baby donut with sprinkles!  Basically, you just make a small donut pillow out of felt, stuff it and glue it together!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesBirthday Cake – Who doesn’t love birthday cake?!  Create the triangle shape out of cardboard, and with it strapped around your child’s shoulders, they become the candle with the paper flame headband!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCupcake – Based on a Pottery Barn Kids costume, this cupcake suit it adorable.  There’s a cherry hat as well, just to top it all off!

 

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesPineapple and Strawberry – With just one strategic cut and a few lines drawn with black marker, these felt ponchos are the perfect fruit duo.  Add some little caps and you’ve got a pineapple and strawberry that can be worn over very warm clothing – perfect!

 

 

From the Movies

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesPrince Charming – Use a white button down shirt to create this very charming look!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSuperheroes – Any superhero at all can be created with felt and glue!  These vests can be worn over normal clothing or sweatsuits.  They’ll double as dress-ups after Halloween is over.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesBuzz Lightyear – It looks incredibly detailed and well done, but don’t be deceived.  This costume is totally no-sew, created with paints, regular clothing, cardboard and few other everyday supplies.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesMinions – There’s almost nothing you can say about these amazing minions.  They’re somewhat elaborate in their construction so they take some time to create, but they’re made from easy to find materials and aren’t difficult to reproduce.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSleeping Beauty – While this particular tutorial is for Sleeping Beauty, you could easily adapt this for most any Disney princess just by changing the colors.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesPocahontas – Designed around an existing tan dress, the details on this costume are perfect.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesElsa – Using a t-shirt and fabric paint (along with tulle and sequins), you can create a princess dress (Elsa, or anyone else!) that can be worn even after Halloween is over.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesOlaf – This cute little Olaf costume is super easy to throw together and all you need to start is a white sweatsuit and a white winter hat!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCharlie Brown – Draw the tell-tale black zig zag on a yellow t-shirt and add one black curl on the forehead with eyeliner and your bald baby makes the perfect Charlie Brown.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesMickey Mouse – Simple regular clothes can be easily turned into Mickey Mouse – use yellow shoe covers or even shower caps glued over shoes, and make some ears on a headband to complete the look.  If you’ve got a Minnie Mouse fan, swap the red shorts for a red skirt and tape on white paper dots!

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesPrincess Leia – The robe for this Leia costume is made using fabric tape, but you could glue it together as well.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesJedi Knight Robes – With felt and some fabric belts you can do some creative cutting to make these Jedi robes.  Bonus: There’s a how-to for Princess Leia bun headbands as well!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesAudrey Hepburn – Turn your little girl into Audrey Hepburn a la Breakfast at Tiffany’s with some black tulle, sunglasses and pearls.  Easy, classy and so adorable.

 

Miscellaneous Characters

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesNinja – It takes no time at all (and very little cost) to cut this colored long-sleeved t-shirt into a ninja jacket.  Paired with sweatpants and some super easy kid-friendly, DIY nunchucks this costume is sure to be a hit.

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSock Hop Girl – The 50’s are back – and if you can believe it, this cute poodle skirt is entirely no-sew!  All you need is felt and ribbon!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesMinecraft Guy – Use cardboard to create some Minecraft armor and your kid will think you’re pretty awesome.

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesKnight – These knight costumes are also made out of felt pieces glued together.  Pair them with some inexpensive props to complete the look.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesMummy – Rip up some white fabric and grab some fabric glue to create this super cute little mummy.  You don’t even need scissors!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCowboy – All you need to do is cut and paste faux leather or suede to make chaps and a vest for your cowboy!  Cut strategically to make some fringe and you’re good to go!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesConstruction Worker (Emmet) – If your kids still love The Lego Movie, you can turn this awesome construction t-shirt into Emmet, no problem! Otherwise, add a hard hat and a stop sign prop and you’ve got a great generic construction costume.  The t-shirt is put together entirely with tape!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesMonster – This baby beast is pretty adorable.  Deck your kiddo out in head to toe faux fur, add some horns to a hat, and stuff some extra tights or socks to add more legs.  Use a glue gun for quick work.

 

 

Random Things

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesFluffy Cloud – With a bit of patience, you can turn papier mache into a wearable fluffy cloud by adding pillow stuffing or batting.  For even more fun, make it a rain cloud by hanging paper raindrops with fishing line to the under side!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesHot Air Balloon – Grab a basket and connect it to a giant balloon with ribbons or rope for this super clever hot air balloon!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCrayon – There are tons of ways to create a simple crayon outfit for very inexpensive.  Felt or tape, colored poster board and construction paper with a cone shaped hat in your choice of crayon color will do the trick!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesFlower Pot – This adorable pot of flowers started out as a large plastic pot, a thrift store sweater, a dollar store hat and a bunch of silk flowers.  Add a glue gun and some ribbon straps to hold it up and you’ve got the cutest little bunch of flowers on the block!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesCactus – This is a super easy idea and great for last minute costumers.  All you need are solid green clothes – a dress is cute, but you could do cheap leggings and a t-shirt too.  Then hot glue bits of knotted yarn all over for the prickers and make up some colorful pom poms for the flowers and you’ve got a great saguaro!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesTree – Here’s a cute idea to add interest to a tree costume!  This shirt is cut into strips on the bottom, pulled to create fringe and then spotted with glued on felt leaves.  Add a green tank underneath along with brown pants for the trunk and you’ve got a creative take on a tree!

 

 

Accessories and Extras

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesSuper Hero Capes – If your super hero needs a cape, this is a great tutorial for making one out of felt that’s completely no-sew and very easy.

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesHooded Cape – Little Red Riding Hood?  Witch?  Wizard?  Princess?  They all need hooded capes!  Amazingly, you can create one with this great no-sew technique!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesBird Wings – These awesome bird wings can be created in any color felt for your choice of bird!  They take a lot of cutting and gluing, but it’s easy to do (even if it’s not super fast…)

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesFelt Animal Masks – A cute mask can be the easiest costume there is when paired with the right colored clothes.  You can make these using the free templates, some elastic and fabric glue!

 

55 Amazing No-Sew Halloween Costumes For Kids - Tipsaholic, #halloween, #costumes, #DIY, #no-sew, #halloweencostumesGnome Hat – Toddlers make great tiny gnomes, and here’s the easiest way to create a felt gnome hat in no time!  Pair it with a fake white beard and long blue shirt with striped leggings and you’re good to go!

 

Title picture courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.  Get the no-sew Costume tutorial at the link, along with other easy ideas.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

Need more costume inspiration?  You’ll love these!


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10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids

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10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - Tipsaholic

 

Halloween is a favorite among kids – all the costumes, candy and fun crafts and treats give them lots to love!  If you’re hosting a Halloween kids’ party this year, are in charge of games for your child’s classroom or just want to play some fun games at home, there are tons of Halloween themed games you can find around the internet.  Here are our top 10 fun Halloween games for kids to get you started.

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games1. Pumpkin Toss Game – All you need is a cardboard box and some poster board to create this fun target toss game.  Use orange ping pong balls or tennis balls for ammunition – or if you’re playing outside you could even use tiny pumpkins!

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games2. Ghost Cup Stack – Turn inexpensive plastic cups into ghosts with a black sharpie!  It takes literally seconds.  Then you can play the game one of two ways.  Divide into teams and race to see which team can stack their cups into a pyramid the fastest, OR use a beanbag to try and knock the stack down!  (The link above has tons more ghost party ideas for you as well.)

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games3. Skeleton Scavenger Hunt – The scavenger hunt described at the link used plastic skeletons broken into pieces and hidden around the neighborhood, then snapped back together as they were found.  But you could do the exact same thing using cardstock skeletons you’ve created yourself and hiding them anywhere you’d like.  Then use tape to put the bones together.

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games4. Unwrap the Mummy – This is pretty popular as a birthday party game (minus the mummy theme) and kids love it!  Wrap up Halloween toys and candy in a roll of toilet paper, glue on googly eyes and let the kids at it!  Each child takes a turn unwrapping until they discover a prize, then pass it to the next child who continues.  Everyone wins!

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games5. Web Walk – Don’t tell the kids, but they’re actually learning as they play this game!  Tape off a web on your floor with painter’s tape.  Scatter spiders all throughout the web.  The kids have to walk the lines of the web and pick up all the spiders to win, but if they step off the web or fall they have to start over at the beginning!  Make it more difficult by adding “ghost” obstacles!  Encourage problem solving, critical thinking and gross motor skills!

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games6. Witch Hat Ring Toss – Repurpose your diving rings for this toss – which is made with paper cones and foam board.  It’s inexpensive to create and you’re kids will have a blast matching the rings to the buckles on the hat and trying to get them all!

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games7. Lair of the Spider Queen – Make an obstacle course in your hallway with white streamers – the spider’s web!  Decorate the hallway and streamers with small spiders (and a big spider queen if you have one!).  Then the kids can have a fun time trying to make it through the web without knocking down any webs.

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games8. Tin Can Bowling – Paint and decorate empty tin cans headed for recycling to look like Halloween monsters.  The kids can help you for even more fun crafting time!  Then set them up as bowling pins and take turns using a tennis ball to knock them all down.

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games9. Pin the Bowtie on Mr. Bones – Use the free template to cut out Mr. Bones the skeleton.  Create bows out of ribbons and add glue dots or double sided tape to the back.  Blindfold the kids and have them pin on the bow tie!

 

10 Fun Halloween Games for Kids - tipsaholic, #Halloween, #halloweengames, #kidgames, #games10. Snake Eyes – Decorate water bottles with snake eye lids, then hide matching pairs of Halloween themed prizes in them.  Place them in the mailing tube structure and let the kids take turns pulling two randomly.  If the prizes match, they get to keep them!

 

Title picture is courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

More Halloween ideas:

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10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic

 

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Dressing up your door for Halloween has become increasingly popular among DIY decorators.  If you’ve been struck by this popular bug, but aren’t quite sure what to make of your own door, we’ve rounded up the best ideas out there for garage doors, front doors and entryways!  With just a few basic materials (many of which you’ll find you have on-hand already) you can create some unique and fun Halloween door decor!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor1. Fanged Monster – This entry makes a big statement with giant fangs hanging over trick-or-treaters’ heads!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor2. Bloody, Angry Monster – If you know how to paint, you can add lots of detail and shadowing to make that fanged monster even scarier!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor3. Frankenstein’s Monster – With a green front door, who could resist making a fun frankenstein – complete with scar and bolts??  If your door isn’t green, you could cover the front in green wrapping paper first.

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor4. Jack Skellington – A plain white door makes the perfect backdrop for The Pumpkin King and any Nightmare Before Christmas fans out there!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor5. Tape Monster and Tape Spiderweb – Here are two different ideas using metallic silver tape – a monster or a spiderweb.

 

downsized_10311110046. Big-Eyed Streamer Monster – This cute, monster boasts party streamer hair, paper plate eyes and masking tape mouth.  Basically, go dig in your closet and you can make this guy!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor7. Mummy – Wrap your door in white party streamers and you’ve got the perfect mummy!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor8. Monster House Windows – Cardboard,  tissue paper and contact paper created these amazing monster silhouettes which look great day or night!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor9. Zombie Garage – All you have to do is trace hands onto paper, tape them up and backlight them to make people think you’ve got a raging crowd of the undead stuck in your garage!  Creepy!

 

10 Genius Halloween Door Decor Ideas - Tipsaholic. #Halloween, #halloweendecor, #halloweenDIY, #doors, #doordecor10. Backlit Witch Silhouette – With some creativity and just a bit of artistic ability you can create a life-sized creepy witch seance scene on your garage!

 

Title picture courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens – find the tutorial at the link.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

Here are some other great Halloween ideas!

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Mighty Spider Craft

Create an easy Halloween craft and use it to decorate your home. An easy mighty spider craft is the perfect addition for Halloween decor via tipsaholic.com #halloween #spider #crafts Might Spider Halloween Spider

Marching down the dining table, long-legged visitors add arachnid appeal to a Halloween meal. Their twisty limbs can also cling to furniture, banisters, or any other place that could use a little creepy-crawly cool. What a fun way to add to your Halloween tablescape or add a little spookiness around your home.

What you will need to create Mighty Spider Craft:

  • tacky glue
  • small black pom-poms
  • large black pom-poms
  • red jewels
  • wire cutters
  • 18-gauge paper-wrapped floral wire
  • wax paper
  • black acrylic paint
  • foam paint brush

To make each spider’s head and body, use tacky glue to join a small and a large black pom-pom. Glue 2 small jewels to the smaller one for eyes, then set the pom-poms aside to dry.

Use wire cutters to cut 4 equal lengths of18-gauge paper-wrapped floral wire and carefully straighten the wires. Set them on waxed paper, apply black acrylic paint with a brush, and let dry.

Twist the strands together at their center points to create an 8-pronged starburst. Bend the joined wires to resemble spider legs, as shown. Glue the spider body atop the legs’ center point and let it dry.

This idea is so easy that even kids could help.

Need more Halloween inspiration:

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Witch Hat Topper Popper

Packing the punch of piñatas without the mess and tears, these spellbinding little witch hats spill goodies when the tags are pulled. Create these easy Witch Hat Topper Poppers via @tipsaholic #witchhat #poppers #party Witch Topper Popper

Packing the punch of piñatas without the mess and tears, these spellbinding little witch hats spill goodies when the tags are pulled. Display them on hooks or a branch. When it’s time to pop them, take each hat down, then hold the cone in one hand while pulling the string with the other.

Supplies needed:

  • black construction paper
  • white paper
  • cereal box
  •  glue stick
  • pushpin
  • baker’s twine
  • yarn needle
  • tape
  • 9 inch plate for tracing
  • black crepe paper streamers
  • paper cup
  • treats
  • white glue

The Brim

  1. Trace a 3½-inch lid on black construction paper and a 1½-inch lid once on cereal-box cardboard and twice on white paper. Cut out all the circles, then stack the black and cardboard circles as shown, securing them with a glue stick. With a pushpin, pierce a center hole.
  2. For the pull string, knot a 10-inch length of baker’s twine to make a loop with a 1-inch-long tail. Thread the loop through a yarn needle and pull it through the brim’s center hole. Tape the tail ends down as shown.
  3. Write Boo! on the white circles. With the twine between them, adhere them back-to-back with glue.

 

The Cone

  1. Trace a 9-inch plate on the black paper. Cut out the circle, fold it in half, and cut along the fold.
  2. For the hanger, knot a 10-inch length of twine into a loop. Tape it to a halfcircle as shown. Roll the paper into a cone with a 2¼-inch opening and secure it with tape.
  3. Roll a 30-inch length of black crepe paper streamer and cut fringe through all the layers.
  4. Starting at the cone’s bottom edge, use a glue stick to attach the fringed streamer, winding it around and slightly overlapping it as you go. At the tip, trim the excess. Glue the end down.

 

Assembly

Set the cone in a paper cup, pointed side down. Fill it with treats. Add a line of white glue around the cone’s edge and add the brim, with the tag side out. Let the glue dry before hanging.

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12 DIY Halloween Costumes for Couples

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This Halloween don’t let the kids be the only ones having fun getting dressed up. Whether you and your partner will be attending a fabulous Halloween bash or taking the little ones trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, spend a little bit of time putting together a fun costume for you and your other half. Here are 12 DIY Halloween costumes couples are sure to love.

 

12 DIY Halloween Costumes for Couples

1. Alice and the White Rabbit

The tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is captivating for both kids and adults. Grab a light blue frock, some bunny ears and an over-sized clock to recreate the characters of Alice and the White Rabbit.

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2. Bonnie and Clyde

Take a cue from Hollywood and dress up as one of the most notorious couples of all time. A trip to the thrift store or your favorite vintage boutique should garner the appropriate attire.

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3. Silent Film Stars

How creative and fun are these silent film star costumes? All you need to create this look is a black dress, suit, and white face paint. Add some fun signs to enhance the silent film vibe.

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4. American Gothic Painting

This American Gothic painting costume will require a little bit more DIY elbow grease but you and your partner will certainly stand out in the crowd. Plus, Jennifer from Seakettle has step-by-step instructions on how to re-create this classic portrait.

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5. Buttercup and the Dread Pirate Roberts

Buttercup and Wesley, AKA the Dread Pirate Roberts, from The Princess Bride are one of the most beloved couples of all time. Creating these costumes may take a little more effort than others but it’ll be worth it.

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6. Forrest Gump and Jenny

Dressing up as Forrest Gump and Jenny is both unexpected and original. Plus, how can you resist the chance to wear a flower crown?

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7. Bandits

If you’re short on time, matching bandit costumes are a great way to go. Raid your closet for jeans, striped shirts, and beanies. Add pillowcases for stolen loot and black face masks to complete the ensemble.

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8. Google Map

Not only is this Google Map costume unique and clever, it’s also easy to make. You’ll need construction paper, duct tape, markers, and scissors to get from point A to point B.

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9. Wilson and Chuck

Wilson and Chuck from Cast Away is another easy DIY costume if you’re in a crunch for time. Grab two white t-shirts, a red marker or paint, and print out the FedEx logo and fasten it to a large envelope or manila folder.

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10. Peter Pan and his Shadow

Follow this couples’ example for a fun twist on the traditional Peter Pan costume. Have one person dress in all black as Peter’s shadow and then either order a Peter Pan outfit online or head to your local fabric store to pickup a pattern.

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11. Sam and Suzy

Sam and Suzy from Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom has become a classic couples’ costume. You are sure to find an old scout shirt at the thrift store and maybe even a pink dress too.

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12. Lumberjacks

Short on time? This DIY costume is easy to put together if you’ve waited until the last minute. Pull two old flannel shirts from your husband’s closet, throw on blue jeans, and use some dark eye shadow to give yourselves a weathered look.

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Clarissa Fidler is a 20-something trying to find her place in this world. She grew up in Seattle, attended college in Utah, and recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest after spending the last few years in Chicago obtaining her master’s degree in journalism. Clarissa spends her days working as a higher education professional helping graduate students pursue their passions. In her free time you’ll find her reading the New York Times, cuddling with her cat Harper, catching up on her favorite blogs, enjoying the outdoors, or checking out a new restaurant.  If you’d like to read more by Clarissa, check out her blog West Hawthorne Place.

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Halloween Sewing Projects – 37 Simple Decorations to Sew

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Halloween is fast-approaching, and what better way to get the house ready than with a few great sewing projects? If you’re lacking in the free time department but still have the “urge to serge,” take a look at these 37 ideas for decorative (and simple!) Halloween sewing projects.  Choose one, two, or a few and start decorating and celebrating the spooky time of year!

 

Buntings, banners, and garlands

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1. Penant bunting – A penant bunting can fit any holiday with the right fabrics, and the Halloween colors used for this one make it a perfect addition to the holiday decorations you already have.

 

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2. Burlap ghost banner – This simple banner requires very little sewing and just a bit of paint. Perfect for a quick craft during the kids’ naptime!

 

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3. Candy corn ruffled garland – This garland is inspired by the candy of the season and will bring some color to any room!

 

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4. Witchy banner – Fashion a few of these witch’s feet (and some spiders, if you please) and craft a banner to walk your guests to the door.

 

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5. Candy corn banner – Hang this tasty banner anywhere you please – it’s reversible!
Pumpkins

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6. Fabric pumpkins with ruffles – This basic tutorial for these cute fabric pumpkins is easy to follow. Add ruffles to your pumpkins for extra fun!

 

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7. Fabric pumpkins with video tutorialThe Alison Show has a great video tutorial you can follow for more fabric pumpkins. Her video also includes instructions for adding yarn accents that give the pumpkins defined sections.

 

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8. Burlap pumpkins – These pumpkins are basically the same as the fabric variety, but this tutorial includes a few extra tips for working with the burlap.

 

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9. Hand-sewn upcycled shirt pumpkins – If you’re interested in trying a sewing project but lacking a sewing machine, follow the directions for these hand-sewn pumpkins made from old shirts or sweaters.

 

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10. Primitive pumpkin characters – these little fellas are meant to be pincushions, but they’re so cute, why not display them instead? Fill a bowl or line a mantel with these whimsical pumpkin heads.

 

Pillows

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11. Witch graphic pillow – Give any room a vintage holiday feel by adding a pillow with one of these fun graphics attached.

 

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12. Pumpkin pillow – It’s a pillow and a fun stuffed pumpkin, versatile enough to rest on the couch or anywhere else you choose!

 

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13. Fun felt bat pillow – The fun flapping bats on this simple felt pillow will bring a smile to the faces of your Halloween visitors.

 

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14. Glitter striped pillow – Make a basic pillow form using drop cloth fabric and get crafty with some glitter paint and a fun iron-on.

 

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15. Glitter sprayed “Trick-or-Treat” pillows – A plain drop-cloth pillow is made glamorous when finished off with glitter spray paint!

 

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16. Iron-on pumpkin pillow – Pick some fun patterned fabrics to make the iron-ons for this pumpkin patch pillow. Use a contrasting thread to sew around the pumpkin edges and make them really pop.

 

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17. Dish towel pillows – Grab a couple of seasonal dish towels and you’re half-done with this project. And don’t tell anyone, but… you don’t actually have to sew these pillows!

 

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18. Felt pillows – White paint + black felt and outline stitching = quick, easy, and awesome pillows.

 

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19. Halloween face pillows – Play with different kinds of spooky (or smiley!) faces and pile these friends on your sofa for a cuddle.

 

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20. Mummy wrapped pillow – Take a peek at this clever mummy pillow inspired by one seen at Pottery Barn! Start with a basic pillow form and start wrapping!

 

Table runners and table décor

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21. Ribbon table runner – You may have seen this table runner floating around Pinterest – and it’s because it’s so easy! Use up your ribbon ends and put together this tabletop treat.

 

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22. Burlap table runner – A little spray paint goes a long way to style this burlap table runner for a very classy Halloween.

 

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23. Scrappy table runner – Got a few black and orange fabrics lying around? Use them up by making this scrappy table runner.

 

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24. Ruffled table runner – Choose some fun black and white fabrics for this runner and add a pop of orange with a sweet ruffle on each end.

 

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25. Halloween place mats – Use a creative stitch and some fun stencils to whip up a few of these Halloween place mats.

 

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26. Pumpkin chair backers – Another great project to try when you don’t have a sewing machine, these pumpkin chair backers can be stuffed with goodies and customized for all of your Halloween guests.

 

Dolls, plushies, and other decorations

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27. Giant felt porch spider – Replace the same-old shlumpy plastic bag spider with a fabulous felt one this year. The kids will love making friends with this friendly arachnid.

 

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28. Hanging witch’s legs – This clever décor will be the talk of the party! Just stuff a little here and sew a little there and you’ll have this pair of witch’s legs done in no time.

 

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29. Bat plushies – Stash a few of these bat plushies around the house to brighten even the darkest corner!

 

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30. Ruffle Halloween trees – Create a spooky forest for your mantle or as a centerpiece for your next costume party with these ruffle trees.

 

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31. Happy hanging spooks – They can hang from just about anywhere! Try bring in some small tree branches and placing them in a vase, then hanging your spooks on their “Halloween tree.”

 

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32. Hand towels – Try these two fun ways to style a pair of plain hand towels and dress up your bathroom for your spooky festivities!

 

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33. Kooky primitive cat plushies – Just freehand a crooked cat form, cut two, and stitch it together (like a pillow) to form the base for these crazy kittens. Follow the tutorial for some great ways to add their fun features.

 

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34. Sweet stick ghosts – This project is simple enough even the kids can pitch in. Sew a few of these friendly ghosts to dress up a tabletop.

 

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35. Son of Frankenstein doll – He’s sure to become a fast friend sitting on your shelf this Halloween!

 

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36. Sock skeleton – Create this cute Halloween softie using a single pair of white socks!

 

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37. Candy corn door hanging – This super simple candy door décor can be easily crafted from canvas, fabric paint, and a bunch of fun ribbons.

 

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Featured image via Better Homes and Gardens.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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30+ Simple (and frugal!) DIY Fall Decorating Projects

 30+ Simple (and Frugal!) DIY Fall Decorating Projects ~ Tipsaholic.com #fall #autumn #diy #decorating

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The internet is swirling with brilliant ideas for your home during the fall season. Every blog is brimming with inspiration and you’re probably pinning like mad! But how many of those ideas will you really use this year? You’re busy, and the time you have for crafting and creating is probably very limited. So how about this: rather than trying to tackle big projects that require time and money you may not have, take a few of these fabulous but simple DIY fall decorating projects and take pride in a homemade home this autumn!

1. Easy glitter pumpkins

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A quick spray of glue and some glitter are all it takes to give these faux pumpkins a makeover. Look at your local dollar store or Target for the pumpkins, or order some online.

 

2. Patterned bean pumpkin

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This little project can be as complex or simple as you choose. Start with a few basic shapes and begin gluing, then add variations in color and make your pattern more elaborate if you like.

 

3. 5 minute fall garland

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Fast and frugal, this leaf garland is sure to dress up any space! Use a sewing machine to string the leaves together to make it your fastest fall decoration project.

 

4. State decal pumpkin

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Show a little state pride on your porch this fall with this fun decaled pumpkin idea. If you’ve got the time, go one step further and add a house number pumpkin to the mix.

 

5. Pumpkin shaped berry wreath

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This pumpkin wreath looks a lot more complex than it is! Follow the easy layout for the berry stems and hang your pumpkin for all to see.

 

6. Burlap tin can candle holders

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Save a few soup cans to make this great wallet-friendly decoration. Use high-texture fabrics like burlap to wrap the cans and nestle your favorite candles (apple or pumpkin scents, perhaps?) inside.

 

7. Pumpkin topiary

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Use wooden skewers to hold pumpkins and gourds of different sizes together to create this fun outdoor decoration.

 

8. Leaf monogram

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A monogram on the front door makes home just a little more homey for fall visitors. Make this one even easier by skipping the moss frame and simply hanging the monogram with a pretty ribbon.

 

9. Scrap wood pumpkins

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Do you have a bit of scrap wood lying around from a previous project? Recycle it by making a set of these colorful pumpkins. Tap a nail into the top of each board and wrap it with jute twine for a rustic touch.

 

10. Fall leaf vase

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Dress up your plain-Jane vases by wrapping them with leaves! Fresh flowers placed neatly inside make a perfect table centerpiece or mantle decoration.

 

11. Hanging leaves

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Use fishing line and a simple hot gluing technique to create these clever hanging leaves. Hang them from ceilings, doorways, light fixtures, and anywhere you want to create a “falling leaves” look.

 

12. Leaf decorated candles

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A little bit of decoupage goes a long way in this autumn décor project. Gather leaves of similar shapes and sizes from the area around your home in order to form basic patterns.

 

13. Easy “Fall” blocks

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Stain a set of four wood blocks (pick your favorite size!) and paint each with a letter from the word “fall.” Or, if you’ve got a few minutes more, the word “autumn!”

 

14. Sharpie pumpkins

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Spray paint a set of lack-luster dollar store pumpkins and go crazy with a Sharpie! Take inspiration from a few of these designs or create your own, and maybe even let the kids get involved.

 

15. Hanging pinecone door décor

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Pinecones abound this time of year and gathering a few for a DIY decoration couldn’t be easier! Choose your favorite color of ribbon to make this hanging door décor.

 

16. Indian corn candle holder

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Indian corn is a fall décor favorite that lasts for years. Use a few ears in this fun candle holder project and light up your autumn dining table.

 

17. Mason jar leaf luminary

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If you’ve searched for fall décor ideas before, you may have seen this leaf luminary. But did you know how simple it is to make? Dry some leaves from the front yard and Mod Podge them straight onto a mason jar. It’s that easy.

 

18. Autumn framed printed burlap

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Use the free printable from Domestically Speaking and follow her video tutorial for printing on burlap. You’ll have this craft done in a snap!

 

19. Simple gourd garland

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Check craft stores in your area for faux gourds or grab some here to get started with this fabulous gourd garland. Jute twine or maybe even a bit of ribbon will string them up.

 

20. Free fall frameable subway art

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It really doesn’t get any easier than this! Print this subway art on sturdy paper, pop it in a frame, and voila! Five minute décor.

 

21. Leaf ornaments

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Turn a few of those leaves in your yard into ornaments by adhering them to cardstock and tying ribbons to the tops. You can also collect (and perhaps spray paint?) some branches to place in vases and hang your ornaments.

 

22. Fall twig wreath

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Tie a few bunches of twigs together to form the wreath base in this project, then use a few squares of burlap and some paint to create the cute mini-bunting for a focal point.

 

23. Leaf wall art

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A DIY decoration for the true nature-lover, this wall is created simply by gluing leaves to cardstock and adorning whatever wall in your home needs a little love.

 

24. Paper bag luminaries

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Paper bags are easy to come by, and with a quick spritz of paint over top of some personalized leaf patterns you can turn them into these pretty luminaries.

 

25. “Fall” mason jar vases

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These plain jars become fabulous fall vases with a little paint. To make this craft even easier, try spray painting the jars after applying the letters.

 

26. Leaf placemat pillows

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These simple pillows are a fantastic project even if you’re not confident in your sewing skills! Just pick apart a few inches of the seam on a set of leaf placemats, stuff them, and sew them back up. Instant autumn throw pillows!

 

27. Painted twine pumpkins

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There seems to be no end to the crafts you can try with foam pumpkins! This version uses jute to dress up the stem and create fun, defined lines.

 

28. Twig coasters

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Twigs are another natural (and free!) craft material that can give your home that fall feeling. Cut some gathered twigs down to size and tie them together to make these clever coasters that are both decorative and useful.

 

29. Easy faux hydrangea wreath

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Hydrangeas can be a beautiful fall flower, but if you haven’t exactly used your green thumb this year, a bunch of faux hydrangeas will do! Select a few in some autumn colors and make this pretty wreath to adorn a front door, window, or mirror.

 

30. Mason jar leaf “chandelier”

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Colorful fallen leaves are everywhere and using them to make a few fabulous decorations just makes sense. This mason jar chandelier becomes quite the conversation piece with the use of rope and leaves.

 

31. Simple Indian corn wreath

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This Indian corn “sunburst” wreath will look great among your other autumn décor, whether inside or out. Look for the mini-sized corn at dollar stores, craft stores, or even local farmers’ markets. You can also buy some here .

 

32. Acorn mirror

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Send the kids out to gather acorn tops and give an old mirror some autumn flair. Use a mirror with a narrower frame if you don’t have time for multiple acorn layers.

 

33. Leaf and book page banner

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An old book and some more of those wonderful fallen leaves are a perfect match when it comes to this easy, beautiful autumn banner.

 

34. Twig candle holder

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Another great twig project, these naturally rustic candle holders would look fabulous on a mantel, porch steps, or as part of a decorative tablescape.

 

Looking for more autumn décor inspiration? Take a look at these 25 Best Fall Tablescapes at Remodelaholic!

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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15 Fun Family Halloween Costume Ideas


Make Halloween a family affair this year. Dress up in a group themed costume. Check out these great ideas from tipsaholic.com. 15 Family Fun Halloween Costumes. #halloween #costumes #costume15 Fun Family Halloween Costume Ideas Title

Do you go out trick and treating with the whole family for Halloween? Or maybe you’ve got a big Halloween party to attend with your kids? Instead of coming up with separate costumes for every person in your family, consider dressing up together as one group! Here are 15 family halloween costume ideas to inspire you.

S’mores

Using cardboard, pillows, tape, and some velcro, this creative family of four turned themselves into the delicious ingredients of S’mores: graham crackers, a marshmallow, and a chocolate bar.

101 Dalmatians

Turn mommy into Cruella De Vil and daddy into Jasper and the kids into cute spotted puppies for Halloween! The dalmatian costumes were made with white clothing and black fabric paint.

The Incredibles

The Incredibles are already a family unit, so it’s the perfect family halloween costume! Using lots of felt and red clothing, this family created their costumes with the help of a sewing machine.

Legos

Your kids will love this family halloween costume idea if they like to play with Legos! This family went as a mix of Lego people and blocks. They made their costumes with a cardboard tube for the heads and lots of cardboard boxes and spray paint.

Care Bears

Be comfy on Halloween and dress up as Care Bears! Buy sweatshirts and sweatpants for the whole family in different colors (dye white ones if you can’t find the right colors). Add circles of felt with designs of your favorite Care Bears. Up the cuteness factor by decorating a wagon as a white, fluffy cloud!

Peter Pan

If you have a little girl baby in your family, consider turning her into Tinkerbell! Get someone else, maybe a little boy or the dad, to be Peter Pan. Round out the family costume with someone dressed as Hook! There’s a lot of other characters from the movie that could be a part of your family halloween costume: Wendy, Smee, the Lost Boys, John, Michael, Tiger Lily, and even Nana.

Disney Villains

Instead of dressing up like the characters of a movie, this family dressed up as Disney villains! This family halloween costume included Jafar, Syndrome, Maleficent, and Cruella De Vil. Other Disney villains to consider: Mother Gothel from Tangled, Scar from The Lion King, and Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

Shark Attack

This creative family halloween costume turns your littlest ones into hungry sharks! Have your kids dress up like sharks, one parent dress up as a lifeguard and the other as a surfer who got injured by the bloodthirsty sharks. A lot of fun, especially if the surfer carries around a broken surfboard. You could make one out of styrofoam or even cardboard.

Star Wars

Star Wars is something that both kids and adults love, so this family halloween costume idea will be a hit. There’s so many characters from the world of Star Wars that no matter how many members you have in your family, you’ll be able to find a costume idea for everyone. Some favorite characters: Yoda, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Stormtroppers, R2D2, C-3PO, and Obi Wan Kenobi.

Smurfs

Paint everyone in blue face paint and dress them up in blue clothes with white gloves, white shorts, and white shoes. Oh, and don’t forget the white hats. This family halloween costume is great fun and you all will get recognized instantly as characters from the beloved cartoon.

Wizard of Oz

Classic movies are always great inspiration for a fun family halloween costume. The Wizard of Oz is another movie that’s full of exciting characters for your family members to emulate, from Dorothy to the Wicked Witch of the West. Don’t forget Toto, the Good Witch, the Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and of course, the Wizard of Oz himself.

Addams Family

The family that revels in their misery and all things scary makes a fun family to hang out as on Halloween! Dress up your family as the Addams Family, bonus points if you have a pet who can dress up as Thing. For even more fun, dress someone up as the hairy Cousin It.

The Super Mario Bros.

The popular video game series is full of cute characters with colorful costumes that will translate into a truly great family halloween costume. Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach are the obvious choices, but other costume ideas include Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and the baddie Bowser.

The Simpsons

If you have two girls and one boy, why not turn your family into the Simpsons family? You could either find masks for everyone or paint everyone’s faces yellow and find wigs for everyone. For even more fun, give everyone a prop – a beer mug for Homer, a skateboard for Bart, a saxophone for Lisa, a red necklace for Marge, and a pacifier for Maggie!

Sesame Street

Do your kids watch the Sesame Street show? Of course they do. They’ll be thrilled to dress up along with the family as their favorite characters from the universally loved muppet show. You could buy the costumes or keep it simple with t-shirts of the faces of the muppet characters. Or you could do what this family did – they used colored feather boas and made eyes out of styrofoam balls. So clever.

Halloween is a family affair, so it makes sense to go all out and dress up together as a family. Do your family like to dress up together or are you considering trying it this year? What other family halloween costume ideas have you seen that you’d like to share?

For more halloween costume ideas, check out 40 Halloween Costumes for Babies and Toddlers and 21 Boy-Friendly Disney Dress Up DIYs.

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40 Halloween Costumes For Babies & Toddlers

I’ll be honest: one of the reasons I wanted to have kids was so I could dress them up for Halloween. For example, last year we couldn’t decide on just one costume, so my husband and I dressed our daughter up as Tinkerbell AND Hulk Hogan. Much as I enjoy it, though, it can be hard to come up with truly awesome costume ideas. For you parents who need a little help in that department, here’s a list of some great Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers to get those creative juices flowing.

40 Halloween Costume Ideas for Babies and Toddlers via Tipsaholic

40 Halloween Costume Ideas for Babies and Toddlers via Tipsaholic


Classic Halloween costumes

It’s hard to go wrong with one of these Halloween staples.

Candy corn costume

Witch

Skeleton

Franken-baby

Pumpkin

Candy corn

 

Animals 

What do baby humans and baby animals have in common? They’re just so dang cute!

Sock monkey baby costume

Bunny

Bear

Fox

Hedgehog

Sock monkey

Turtle (bonus points for multiple kids dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!)

 

Familiar characters

Instantly recognizable, one of these classics is always a good choice.

Superhero costumes

Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Perfect for twins or siblings close in age.)

Cabbage Patch Kid

Superheroes (Tiny Clark Kent! Tiny Batgirl! Tiny capes for everyone!)

Garden gnome

Athletes (specific players or generic “baseball player” type costumes)

 

Food 

As if tiny toes weren’t delicious enough, these costumes will make you want to gobble your little ones right up.

Cotton candy

Ice cream cone

Gummy bear

Taco/burrito

Sushi

 

Fairy Tales

You could stick to Disney classics (what little girl doesn’t want to be a princess for a day?) or take a page out of these other old favorites.

 

Little red riding hood

Hansel & Gretel

Goldilocks (and the three bears, of course)

The 3 little pigs

Jack and the beanstalk

 

Movie/TV Characters 

There are about a million costume ideas in your home movie library. Re-watch some of your old favorites to get inspired.

Oompa Loompa costume

Star Wars (Ewok, R2D2)

Muppets (Kermit, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch…pick your favorite!)

Nacho Libre

Napoleon Dynamite

Oompa Loompa (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

 

Parent/baby costumes

If you’re going to spend the evening together, you might as well match! Several of these work best if you use a baby carrier like a Moby Wrap and build your costume around it.

A spider on a web

A mama kangaroo and her joey

A chef with a lobster in a pot

A popcorn vendor and a bag of popcorn

 

Stroller Costumes

If baby isn’t mobile yet, why not turn your stroller into part of her Halloween costume?

Mouse in a trap costume

Mouse in a trap

Construction worker in a bulldozer

Hot air balloon

NASCAR driver

Jack-in-the-box

Jen is the mother of two sweet girls; her days are filled with Dr. Seuss books and laundry, block castles and pink tutus. Reading is her first passion. Finding and testing out delicious recipes is a close second. She and her husband are working on making their fixer-upper home into something amazing. It’s a satisfying but painfully slow process. Read more from Jen at her blog: Nothing Can Come Of Nothing.

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10 Spooky Kid Crafts for Halloween

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Halloween is upon us!  What better way to help your kids celebrate this spooky season than with simple crafts they can make with their own two hands?  You and your little craftsters will have a blast together making these fun and easy kid crafts for Halloween. 10 Kid-Friendly Halloween Crafts 1. Paper Napkin Ghosts (bugaboo, mini, mr & me) – All you need is paper, paper napkins, buttons and glue to make these funny little ghoulish masterpieces!

2. Gauze Mummy (mommy savers) – An easy mummy with inexpensive materials – gauze, google eyes, paper and glue!

3. Glue Ghost Necklace (Martha Stewart) – No one will believe you made these ghosts with plain white glue!  Draw on some faces and punch holes in the heads to string them onto a necklace.

4. Paper Plate Spiderwebs (No Wooden Spoons) – Not only are these Lacing Spiderweb Plates super cute, but they teach hand/eye coordination and small motor skills as well!

5. Halloween Luminaries (Jedi Craft Girl) – A paint and glue mixture make these luminaries translucent.  Just use stickers or cut vinyl to decorate them.

6. Name Skeletons (Happenstanced) – Can you find the name  inside the skeleton?  Help your kids practice cursive writing – and they won’t even feel like it’s work, it’s so fun!  All you need is white and black paper, a pencil and scissors and glue.

7. Halloween Wands (Mud Pie Studio) – Bust your craft stash by letting your kids use up your ribbon scraps to decorate dowels.  Top them off with a Halloween silhouette and you’ve got cute wands any kid will love.

8. Glow in the Dark Slime (A Pumpkin and a Princess) – This craft is sure to satisfy the scientist in any kid!  Use simple, easily attainable ingredients to make your own slime, and watch it glow in the dark!

9. Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets (Craft Jr.) – Pipe cleaners, google eyes, and glue; that’s all it takes to create lovable little Halloween creatures for your kids’ little fingers!  Sit back and enjoy the puppet show.

10. Mini Pumpkin Bats (Spoonful) – This is a cute and easy way to decorate a pumpkin.  Paint them black and use craft foam for the ears and wings.  Your kids will want to create a whole colony!

Bonus crafts: Don’t miss this Paper Plate Skeleton  or these super easy No-Bake Skeleton Cookies from Remodelaholic!

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on facebook, pinterest, bloglovin’ and instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(@)yahoo.com

10 DIY No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

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Fall arrives and suddenly the sight, smell, and taste of pumpkin is everywhere. Who can resist a pumpkin latte or warm pumpkin chocolate chip cookie? We also wouldn’t be surprised if you ate that pumpkin cookie while burning a pumpkin-flavored candle. And then there is the annual search for the perfect pumpkin.

Whether you buy your pumpkins from the grocery store or travel to a nearby pumpkin patch, one question remains the same–how are you going to decorate your pumpkin? This year instead of doing a traditional carving why not try one or more of these fun DIY no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas. We’ve found ten no-carve pumpkin ideas that are sure to bring out your inner crafting goddess.

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1. Sunflower Seeds & Nuts

These little critters from are beyond adorable and really easy to make. All you need is sunflower seeds, nuts, feathers, and a hot glue gun.

2. Washi Tape

Not sure what to do with your endless rolls of Washi tape? Let the kids go to town decorating their pumpkins.

3. Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint has never looked this good. After your pumpkin dries use chalk to write a special Halloween message.

4. Decoupage

Learn how to decoupage a pumpkin using paper or fabric with this step-by-step tutorial from Country Living magazine.

5. Ric Rac

Designer Eddie Ross proves ric rac is equally chic as it is playful with these darling white pumpkins adorned with black trim.

6. Craft Paint

Lucy from Craftberry Bush demonstrates how craft paint can transform a pumpkin into you or your child’s favorite character.

7. Glitter

When it comes to crafting who can say no to glitter? Don’t let your pumpkins miss out on the fun.

8. Cheesecloth

Making these little mummies requires some cheesecloth, glow-in-the-dark paint, and a little bit of time, but when you’re done you’ll be smiling from ear to ear.

9. Nail Polish

No time to run to the store for regular craft paint? Pull out your nail polish and start creating colorful designs.

10. Brads

Angie from The Country Chic Cottage uses brads to give her pumpkins an extra dose of flair.

 

About the Author: Clarissa Fidler is a 20-something trying to find her place in this world. She grew up in Seattle, attended college in Utah, and now calls Chicago home. In her free time you’ll find her reading the New York Times, cuddling with her cat Harper, catching up on her favorite blogs, running along Lake Michigan, or checking out a new restaurant.  If you’d like to read more by Clarissa, check out her blog West Hawthorne Place.