Mini Skulls Apothecary Jar

Mini Skulls Vase Filler

Here’s a super cheap and easy idea from Krista at The Gathering Place for creating your own haunted house ambiance. Krista found some mini skulls at the dollar store and aged them a bit with a mix of water and brown paint. Then into a jar they went with a bit of Spanish moss. I am loving the little “arsenic” tag Krista added. What a perfect finishing touch!

Mini Skulls Vase Filler

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Not-So-Spooky Hanging Ghosts


When you think of cheesecloth, decorating may not come to mind. However, the loosely woven material is perfect for all kinds of Halloween creations, like these hanging ghosts from Ashley at Simply Designing. Ashley combined cheesecloth and Styrofoam balls to make her trio of “not-so-spooky” ghosts. What a fun way to set the mood for trick-or-treaters!

hanging ghost halloween decor

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Shiny Silver Painted Seashells

Silver Seashells

Becca at From Gardners to Bergers tested various techniques to create the perfect silver seashells. We can all thank Becca for saving us time and money in experimentation! She wanted her shells to be highly reflective and super shiny. This is a subtle way to add a bit of bling to your summer décor.

Silver Seashells

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Metallic Brushed Nickel Jacks

Gina from Lady Goats wanted to add a few decorative pieces to her home that she totally loved (as opposed to decent looking enough and cheap). On her shopping excursion, she spotted some aluminum jacks that fit the bill to perfection. Gina says, “I wanted these Z Gallerie jacks, and even at a cheap $9, [...Read More]

Boys Transportation Wall Art

Jeni from Becoming Martha has recently completed her very first knock off! (Whoopie! You go, Girl!) I gotta say she did a pretty awesome with this set of transportation wall art for her son’s room. Here’s the super impressive part… Jeni freehanded and actually painted the truck, boat, and plane to give them the same [...Read More]

Decorative Horse Weather Vane

Tracy from Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures isn’t a western gal but appreciates the beauty of horses. Ready for a little change, she created her own horse weather vane for free using cardstock, wooden skewers, and a paint mix stick. Tracy’s version looks almost identical to Ballard’s inspiration piece. I love its placement atop those vintage [...Read More]

Outdoor Concrete Candle Columns

Diane from In My Own Style is ready for some cool autumn nights. (Aren’t we all?) To create the perfect star gazing ambience, Diane made her own concrete candle columns. Diane says, “After seeing these fire columns in the catalog I knew I could make them myself using a cardboard building tube that I used [...Read More]

Custom Scoreboard Canvas

A custom scoreboard is the perfect addition to every little MVP’s bedroom, and Autie from iCandy Homemade shows just how easy it is to make your own. All it took was an inexpensive canvas, some paint, and vinyl lettering for Autie to make this piece of artwork for her son’s room. I love the idea [...Read More]