It may only be September, but Halloween is in the air. It’s already been heavily promoted in a number of stores since August, which seems a little early, but trust the retail world to try and squeeze a few more dollars out of us. I’m jumping right in with this coaster project, which involves using Halloween inspired vintage images, transferred onto wooden bases.
Category Archives: Halloween
A few weeks spent going through twenty years worth of things stored in my basement, made me realize just how much crap we humans like to hang on to. I did come across a few salvageable items like these spiral obelisks, which were given a second life just in time for Halloween. A fresh coat of paint, a selection of skulls, and a nice assortment of bloody human parts did the trick.
I couldn’t help but notice all the Halloween themed bottles at the liquor store, and since it didn’t take much enticement on my part, I ended up with a nice little collection to display. There’s not a whole lot of work involved other than relaxing, having a few drinks and lightly embellishing the bottles with a few decorations. That part, the kids can help with.
If you search for book sculptures on the internet, you’ll come across some incredible creations, including one that stares right back at you – artist Hubertus Gojowczyk’s “Latest News.” With Halloween on the brain, I thought this would make the coolest, spooky prop for my favourite time of the year.
This is an easy craft to help kids get in on all that Halloween action. They can choose to make traditional Halloween characters, or run wild with their imagination.
It’s never too early to begin thinking about Halloween (can you tell I love it), and making a special box for some of those wonderful treasures you’ve amassed over the years, is a wonderful way to start. A few drawings and images, a little Mod Podge, a trip to the dollar store, and you’re all set.
Hope your Halloween night was fantastic! I’m guessing by now your little ones have eagerly examined their candy stash, taken inventory, and are slowly eating their way through it. Here are a couple of ideas from the past to help you make use of your Halloween garbage: