Boo-tiful Halloween, Round Two!

It’s definitely fall here in Boston. Actually, it’s a California winter already (oh god, someone save me before January!). That said, crunchy leaves and brisk winds are a daily reminder that Halloween, and soon Thanksgiving, are right around the corner!

Grab a pumpkin spice latte…

pumpkin spice latte

…and some cider donuts, an amazing New England delicacy,

apple-cider-donuts

…and enjoy the scary, the sexy, and the spectacular of Halloween diy & decor!

 

First, check out this amazing party feature from Pizzazzerie (you MUST click the picture to see more images!!)

vampire dinner pizzazzerie

Then, there’s Kim of TheTomKatStudio, who always has the most gorgeous party styling and printables, with GLAM HALLOWEEN!

 

tomkat halloween

Dear Kim, I love you. Please hire me. Or adopt/marry me.

 

 

Another perennial party-planning favorite, Jenn from Hostess With the Mostess, spotted this great Etsy tablescape:

hwtm halloween

Jenn? You can hire/adopt/marry me too. Sister wives, anyone?

Twig and Thistle made this wreath for a Bh&G contest, but can’t you see it in yellow/white/orange like a candy corn, or in gold/black/orange? So cute!

twigthistlewreath

For a creeptastic party favor, Forkable Blog has a recipe for Dexter-inspired “bloodstained slide candy”!

dextercandy

Domestifluff made a 13 days of Halloween countdown and has been posting instructions for each day’s project:

13 days of halloween

Last but not least, check out these adorable vintage-styled “Witches Brew” labels from CraftyPagan on Etsy…

witchesbrew

Enjoy!!

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DIY Halloween Roundup!

Even though we’ve had a bit of an Indian summer the last few days here in Boston, I can’t help thinking ahead to my first post-college Halloween.  I’m eagerly looking forward to crunchy leaves, more pumpkin lattes, searching for a fun costume, and hopefully a trip or two to Salem!

To get into the spirit of all things Halloween-y, here are some of my favorite DIY projects that I’ve come across lately. If you have a project to add, link up in the comments!

For spooky glassware, How About Orange has a great tutorial on using packing tape to make image transfers!

spider-votive-how-about-orange

Keeping with the spooky theme, check out these Eat At Your Own Risk toppers via Etsy:

cupcake_toppers_sunnyskyecreations

All Things Thrifty has a Woman’s Day Mag-inspired Candy Corn Wreath:

candy corn wreath

If the idea of gluing all those candy corns is too much for you (or for more wreathy inspiration), there’s a similar version on Etsy:

candy corn wreath 2

My Paper Crane has a tutorial and template for adorable felt ghost cozies, which you could also string up into a garland or hang from doorknobs too!

ghost_cozies

Calamity Anne has a fun tutorial on redoing an old clock to give it a Halloween feel… trip to Goodwill or Ikea for clocks, anyone?

spooky clock

My friend Daniela from Berkeley has a great shop, The Art Life, where she’s selling a kit to make your own mini-chipboard Halloween album, complete with embellishments and papers… and it’s on sale! Also, check out the rest of her shop– great stuff!

something wicked scrapbook

If you love pumpkins but not the mess of carving them, Calamity Anne also has a tutorial on painting decorative pumpkins:

decorativepumpkin

At The Crafty Cupboard, Melanie has an easy-to-follow tutorial for this wonderful & inexpensive spiderweb table runner:

spiderweb_runner

Yet another project from Brooke at All Things Thrifty: an easy and temporary way to “trick” out your existing decor! (Yes, I love her stuff!)

halloween_mirror

Last but certainly not least, Boston-based Papercrave has a tutorial and printables for a lovely paper garland. For fun variations on this, you can alternate the cutouts with candy corn, add some glitter, sub printed halloween paper, or string it on colored ribbon!

papercrave-halloween-garland