Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to break the bank! Try this cool, cheap, and simple tutorial from the Crafty Lumberjacks and make your house or apartment extra spooky with yarn spiderwebs. I think with some tweaking you could even do this on your porch (maybe try some black tie line and tacks or nails?). In any case, the tutorial has plenty of pictures and good descriptions to get you started. It may take some trial and error, but as the Crafty Lumberjacks suggest, “Be the spider.”
This Weeping Angel wig / Statue wig features 3 shades of grey yarn styled in a braided bun, along with smaller braids and twists. This wig is highly structured so buyers need to measure their heads before ordering. This wig goes for only $42.00 plus shipping.
I thought this was freaking awesome last year, but a Giant Tentacle Monster absolutely tops the Epic Halloween Decorations charts. In this Instructable by username flaming_pele, you’ll see step by step how to make your own Giant Tentacle Monster. There’s a supply list and several pictures, though you will need some of your own ingenuity and creativity to make it work for your own yard. However, the core idea is solid, and the result is TERROR-fic! (I couldn’t help myself.) What are your DIY Halloween decorating plans this year?
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Pick your favorite Gene Wilder movie. For me, it has always been a tie between “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles.”
In honor of a greatly talented man, I present to you a one of a kind painting from “Young Frankenstein,” by Nate Micheals Art of Louisville, KY. This hand painted piece is of watercolors and ink on 140lb coldpress paper, and measures 11″ x 17.” It’s also signed by the artist.
And, by the way, one of my favorite “Blazing Saddles” quotes:
Jim: Look at my hand. [raises hand and holds it level]
Bart: Steady as a rock.
Jim: [raises his other hand, which is violently trembling] Yeah, but I shoot with this one.
Today’s “Geek Craft” might not be the usual conventional type of craft. However, it is pretty resourceful. A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden complete with structures and actual living plants. It is designed to give your green thumb a place to tend year-round and to lure fairies and with them, good luck, to your home. It’s a tiny space created and tended with love.
SweetCheesus posted this piece on Imgur last June. It’s a one year anniversary gift to his girlfriend, another Imgur user named slantedlight12. It’s sitting in an 18″ clay pot that he found at a local flower shop, and bought all the pieces and parts for under $50, and built it in about four hours. Half of that time was spent just breaking up the large pot.
It’s a nice bit of gardening and upcycling, as well as being pretty creative. SweetCheesus lives in North Carolina, so he’s got hot and humid weather most of the spring/summer. The plants came from a farmer’s market but he didn’t get the names of them.
It’s probably too early to break out the Halloween decorations (it’s August when I’m writing this), but I honestly LOVE Halloween, and I CAN’T WAIT. So, I thought I’d share this cool Ping Pong Ball Ghost Light Tutorial from Meredith at unOriginalMom.com. It’s a bit of a riff on the traditional cheesecloth ghost decoration (I made these every year growing up as a kid). Meredith uses ModPodge instead of Fabric Stiffiner, but I imagine either would work for this project. You’ll find step-by-step instructions with great photographs on her website. It may be too early to start decorating for Halloween, but it can’t be too early to start making the decorations, can it?!