15 DIY Halloween Projects

UPDATE: In response to the emails I’ve received from folks who love these ideas but don’t want to DIY, I’ve added links to similar items that you can purchase directly. I get it. I’m kind of over the DIY thing at the moment, too, so many thanks to my amazing readers for pulling the trigger to add some shopping links. Some of these links are affiliate links which means, I get a small commission if you click and purchase which my family is uber grateful for! The commission doesn’t affect your cost at all and I get to keep buying peanut butter for the kid that won’t eat anything else. xoxo


If you’re a regular around here, you know I post on average around three times a week and never two or three days in a row. But this is a special week. First, it’s Halloween next weekend and I thought I’d share some last minute Halloween ideas with everyone (including yesterday’s Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats….which I cannot. stop. eating.) And secondly, I’ve been invited to co-host a mid-week link party with Robin at Fluster Buster at the Creative Muster Party Tomorrow night. Mucho fun! Who says you can’t have two parties in a week?

In the meantime, there’s less than a week until Halloween so if you’re still trying to come up with some last minute ideas, here are 15 great Halloween Projects to take a peak at.


15 DIY Halloween Ideas


Spider Hoop Art

15 Halloween Ideas- Spider Hoop Art
Buy Here


Easy Halloween Garland 

15 Halloween Ideas- Halloween Yarn Garland
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Simple Halloween Mini-Wreath

Halloween wreath || Halloween decorating ideas || Ribbon wrapped wreath
Buy it Now


DIY Halloween Cups

15 Halloween Ideas- Halloween Cups || Halloween party ideas || Halloween decorating ideas || Skull wine glasses
Wine glasses || straws


Easy No-Sew Throw Pillows from Dish Towels

Easy no-sew Halloween Cushions made from Dishtowels
Halloween Throw Pillows


Gold Halloween Printables

15 Halloween Ideas- Gold printables
Buy Here


Easy Tassel Garland

15 Halloween Ideas- Tassel Garland
garland || sign || candy dishes || labels/stickers 



Countdown to Halloween Printable

15 Halloween Ideas- Countdown Printable
Printable || clipboard


Halloween Pencil Toppers

15 Halloween Ideas- Pencil Toppers
mini pails || Halloween pencils || pencil toppers


Halloween Plate Wall
(comes with cuttable patterns!)

DIY Halloween ideas || Halloween decorating ideas || black and white wall art || Halloween plates
Halloween plates || bench || fur throw


Halloween Boo Baskets

15 Halloween Ideas- Boo Treat Baskets


Mod Podged Halloween Decor

15 Halloween Ideas- Mod Podged Plates


Spooky Raven Wreath

15 Halloween Ideas- Nevermore Wreath
Buy here– it’s similar


Halloween Treat Jars with Printable Tags

15 Halloween Ideas- Treat Jars with Printable Tags
jars || labels


Modpodge and Spray Painted Pumpkins

Spray paint and mod podge make an easy DIY Halloween pumpkin project
Buy similar here


Feeling inspired yet? Go on…whip out that glue gun and a bag of Halloween candy (you know….for medicinal purposes since you’ll need the energy and all) and get crafting 🙂

Or even better. Just go shopping. From your sofa.


Inspired By You- Weekend Features #9

Good Sunday morning, y’all. Hope you’re having a lovely and relaxing weekend wherever you are.

I can’t help but notice all of the fall and Halloween posts that are out already. So not ready for that so I’m skipping right over those until September. Summer might be flying by but it’s still summer. The end.

We had another busy week over here as I try to purge and de-clutter. I managed to get rid of nine black garbage bags this week. Four of those were filled with expired food from the fridge and pantry. I felt sick at the waste of it all. 🙁

We also got plans for our playroom rolling and it’s almost completed. Hurray for a toy free living space!

Top Ten Playroom Must Haves


Time to check out some terrific bloggers and visit new friends.



Jennie at The Diary of a Real Housewife shared an easy slow cooker spaghetti sauce that I know will be a hit with the boys.


Diary of a Real Housewife


Shea at Dixie Chik Cooks shared a recipe for Spicy Peachy White Cheese Dip that looks divine!


Dixie Chik Cooks


Chrissy at The Taylor House shared her idea for Grilled Peach Dessert. I’m in a peach kind of mood right about now. Obviously 😉


The Taylor House


Ashley made a delicious looking Key Lime and Coconut Ice Cream Float that made my mouth water.


A Spoonful of Flavor


More ice cream yum from Carrie at Frugal Foodie Mama and her PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches. That’s the kind of sandwich I want for lunch 😉


Frugal Foodie Mama


Claire at Heart Handmade UK shared a gorgeous chalk painted vintage suitcase.


Heart Handmade UK


I love the look of the grey ombre dresser from Jennifer at Hydrandeas and Harmony. So pretty and elegant.


Hydrangeas and Harmony


Another cute dresser, this time with stripes and contrasting hardware from Kimm at Reinvented.




Nicki over at Sweet Parrish Place shared this cute painted arrow that she added to her gallery wall. She had a very clever way of hanging it, too.


Sweet Parrish Place


I love monograms and I’m loving this easy mongrammed chalkboard from Debbie at Refresh Restyle. She’s sharing the links to four other monogram projects, as well. Because you can never have enough monograms!


Refresh Restyle

Take some time to visit these bloggers and see what else they’ve been up to. And don’t forget to pin from the original source.

Got something to share? Contact me on Facebook and let me know if you’ve got a project you’d like to see featured here.  Have a great week.


Inspired by You- Weekend Features #7

Welcome back to another Weekend Features inspired by bloggers. Happy Sunday and Happy long weekend if you happen to be in Canada. Those Canadians….so good at sneaking in holidays when there isn’t any to make long weekends in the summer.

This summer seems to be flying by! Aiden turned 3 on Monday and Liam turned 4 the week before that. We celebrated with a small party some Minion cupcakes and I’ll be sharing that post next week.





Last week I shared 10 staycation ideas after our vacation plans fell through a few weeks ago. We had lots of fun coming up with budget friendly ideas to do during the week.



And I got a set of Ikea Rast dressers painted up for a client who just had a baby boy. She loved the orange and grey combination. I like it so much that I’m thinking of doing an orange dresser for our new playroom.



And now it’s time to check out our bloggers of the week!



I’m hungry so let’s get right to this delicious looking One Pan Chicken Caprese from Mindi at Moms Need to Know! Yes, we do need to know.


Moms Need to Know


And as a great side or dessert, Aubrey at Real Housemoms shared an easy and delicious recipe for Tropical Bruschetta.


Real Housemoms


Briana at Bargain Briana made this adorable Minion supply holder. This might find a place in our new playroom.


Bargain Briana


Samantha over at Little Bits of Home added some planking and a new mirror for a mantel makeover. Such pretty colors!


Little Bits of Home


Jamie at Totally The Bomb (Don’t you love that name?) whipped up a tasty looking Drunkin’ Watermelon Cocktail.


Totally The Bomb


Love these arrow pillow covers from Ashley over at Simply Designing!


Simply Designing


Glazed what? Oh. Glazed Croissants! Yes, please! Kudos to Melissa and Tiffany from Home Grown Families for taking the croissant to a whole new level.


Home Grown Families


Karen from Karen’s Up on The Hill sprayed painted an old lamp and made it look absolutely modern and fresh. Love spray painting lamps!


Karen’s Up On The Hill


Doreen at Altered Artworks repurposed a desk into a beverage station with some chalk paint. What a great idea!


Altered Artworks


And finally, I’m loving this gorgeous chair makeover from Karen Marie at Dragonfly and Lily Pads.


Chair Color Update completed with Chalk Paint fro Priarie Colors.


Take a few moments to visit these bloggers and their terrific projects and pin from the original post.



Are you interested in having your project featured on our weekend round up? I’m particularly interested in new bloggers and helping you get your work seen. Contact me here or on Facebook and let me know what you’ve been up to.


Inspired by You- Weekend Features #6

Hey, dolls! Welcome back to our weekend features. How was your week?

We had another busy week with social worker visits for the boys (they dumped their juice all over the floor 3 minutes before the workers arrived….that was awesome) and lots of sunshine and outdoor time.

I also managed to run into the inflatable kiddie pool with the lawnmower. In my attempt to look at the damage, I fell into the play house and damaged that as well. Apparently, I’m not only socially awkward but just regular awkward as well. And also blind since I don’t know how I hit a giant blue pool in the first place.

Having said that, I went to Walmart this week to grab a new kiddie pool and I nearly cried to see the back to school stuff. Not that I have kids in school but what the ever loving heck? School doesn’t start up here until after Labor Day. The upside is that the pool was half price.

We did make some homemade lemonade and five different variations which I shared earlier this week. The boys loved sampling all of our creations. Except the vodka version. That would just be wrong.

Enough about us. Time for our favorite posts of the week. Get comfy, visit these great bloggers, and make sure to Pin from the original source 🙂


Maybe we should take a minute to whip up this Blueberry Bourbon Smash from Lexi at Lexibites before we get started? She had me at Bourbon to be completely honest.


Y’all know I love me some outdoor spaces so I couldn’t not share this Patio Makeover from Dinah at DIY Inspired. So many amazing DIY projects in one space.

DIY Inspired

I have  a fondness for fairy tales so when I saw these cute wood fairy tale signs by LZ at the Summery Umbrella, I had to share.


The Summery Umbrella

Mmmm….who loves a shrimp boil? Me and everyone else I know! Courtney at Sweet C’s Designs shared her quick and easy recipe for such feast.


Sweet C’s Designs

Speaking of food. Pot roast. Totally a favorite of ours and I loved this Italian Pot Roast Recipe I found this week from Sara at A Flavor Journal. Plus she told me to pour a glass of wine after dinner comes together to celebrate. Indeed.


A Flavor Journal

Who knew you could paint a purse? Oh. Amee at Love Laughter Forever After knew.


I have no idea who Shaun the Sheep is but I want to eat all of these adorable sheep marshmallows from Brett at This Mama Loves.


This Mama Loves

Stacie at Simply Stacie shared her great idea for Smores Pizza. Yummy!


Simply Stacie

Sherry at The Savvy Apron shared her thrift store end table transformation. You should see how it started out…you won’t believe it was the same table.


The Savvy Apron
Another great furniture makeover from Amber at Averie Lane. Love the navy and the natural stain together.
Averie Lane

Pretty awesome stuff, no?


Have an great week, folks!