Welcome to Halloween 2012 Celebration

Welcome to Halloween 2012 Celebration
Creepy Free Halloween Zone!
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Halloween 2009

I will be back for Halloween 2009! See you then!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Halloween 2008 ---------->Welcome to Our Home - Our Front Entry Area

We made this pumpkin for our Family Home Evening a few years ago. Everyone made one so they have their own Jacki the Jack O Lantern to hang on their front doors. So great to hang mine up knowing that some of our children have them hung up too!
Because so many people have asked me about this, you can get a pattern at http://bucketsofideas.com/Buckets-of-Products.html.

Halloween 2008----->My Grandmother's Pillows

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This year I have been getting things out of boxes, closets and corners. I either use them or they go to D.I. I was looking in the cedar chest and found these two pillow covers. My paternal Grandmother made them. I knew they were her's by her handiwork. What a fun surprise to find them. They are orange and black...perfect for Halloween, so out of the chest they came and they are currently living on my couch. Perfect!
I also found a bunch of hankies that were several grandmother's hankies. I am going to make Christmas Ornaments out of them for our ancestor tree. You can see them on my Christmas blog....when I get them done that is. (See link on the right bar.)

Terror-Ific Costumes

This blog wouldn't be complete for Halloween without a resource for some costume ideas!

Yummy Halloween Recipes

Ready for a few ideas to spice up your Halloween cooking?

I have a plethora of fun Halloween recipes on my Buckets of Family/ Grandparents Ideas at
Buckets of Halloween Recipe and Party Ideas Some of the fun stuff over there includes Invisible Suckers, Halloween Gingerbread House, Creepy Cupcakes and much more.

Witch's Kitchen

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Our Witches Kitchen is finished!
My darling little grandson's hve been helping me make things and assemble all the goodies for it!
We put it in our hutch in the dining room.
Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of how it looks.

This is the top right shelf.

Left Side Top Shelf
Close Up
Top Two Shelves Bottom Shelf
Middle Shelf -Left Side

Middle Shelf Left Side
Middle Section - Middle Shelf Through the Side Window
Notice the spiders that "My Boy" and I did.
Middle Shelf - Right Side
Through the Window - Middle Shelf - Right Side

Because of the many requests for Witch's Kitchen labels we can provide them for you - see http://www.bucketsofideas.com/Buckets-of-Products.html

Ghost Ornies

I needed to make a bunch of ghost ornaments for some friends and ended up with a few exta. Our Halloween Village usually has a tree with flying things in it and this year I used the decor in other places. So I turned the extra ghosts into our village tree. Ghost pattern is a cookie cutter, the Happy Halloween is a tag I received in an e-mail, I added a pom nose and a little glitter on the edges.

Witches Curtain's

Look at this fun Witches Curtain! I made one for the kitchen and the bathroom windows - they are so cute!

Listen well, my pretties. If your home inspires anything short of sheer horror, you must shroud your entrance in darkness: strips of torn plastic to twist in the wind.WITCHES CURTAIN INSTRUCTIONSLay a heavy-duty black garbage bag flat on a work surface, open end toward you. With scissors, cut 1 1/2-inch vertical strips from the bottom, stopping a few inches from the top. Cut open one side seam, then unfold bag. Use masking tape or tacks to hang. Then, with hands a few inches apart, grasp each strand and pull; stretch strands in several places for a decrepit effect. http://mso.marthastewart.com/cgi-bin9/DM/y/hmjA0PdPLD0cSG0Em6G0EB

Pumpkin Light

I taught a class on these at our church craft day last year. When I pulled it out again this year, our little grandson, said that it felt like it was pumpkin coming time and he loved the light! If that is the only reason I have this in our home it is worth it! Our little darling boy has a memory of our house at Halloween! I love it!

Our Home Is Halloweeny!

Living Room Fireplace

My husband used to work long hours during harvest. I started getting projects to do after the kids were in bed to work on until he got home. This is one of those projects. I love her!

This is our hod podge village.

One Family Home Evening every October we made a Halloween Decoration. This village is proof of all those projects. It is so fun to look at them as I pull them out. Each year things were painted or made and matched that year's trends or thoughts of the children. A good example is one of the ghosts has a ninja turtle mask on.

Piano with the spider garland and lights. So fun at night!

Close up of the spiders...our grandson is going to love these lights - he loves spiders.

Looking from the living room into the entry area. Front door is to your right

These are made using latex gloves, a candy at the end of the fingernails and stuffed with popcorn. Add a ribbon and your done!

I had a bunch of "decoration crumbs" and didn't know what to do with them. So I found an old wreath and started gluing things everywhere...kind of an "Eye Spy" wreath. Some of the things are things that our children made when they are young. I have a few more spots to fill in so it will be a "work in progress" wreath.
This is Brumhilda. My friend Lorraine and I made witches together about 20 years ago. She holds the candy for our trick or treaters.

Witch on entry room table. She is stirring a pot with eyeballs in it.
Frankie! I love pulling him out of the box every year. I made him when we lived in Utah and he has made through all our subsequent moves. WOO HOO Frankie!

Pumpkin Shelf. Filled with all the pumpkin and ghost wood projects we have done over the years.

Cats in the window. These were made also at Family Home Evening when the kids were little. A mom and dad cat and 5 kittens. The kids each painted their own kittens. I know I am a hopeless romantic!
Spidey! We made him out of some black garbage bags. His legs have gotten shorter over the years. It wouldn't be Halloween without him in the corner!

My stack tray centerpiece! I love it. I gathered the plates at garage sales and used leftover Halloween and Fall stuff to decorate it with. Then I added some jewelry and half marbles to fill in blank spots and here it is!

Other side
A Few of My Halloween Projects from 2008