Glitter Spider Halloween Vase Filler

pottery barn inspired glittered spiders

Pottery Barn is known for having awesome vase fillers for every season and holiday. While they may come at a price, the good news is that they can usually be recreated for less! That was the case for some glittered spiders that were available a couple years ago. Nicolette from Momnivore’s Dilemma knew “any crafting [...Read More]

Chalkboard Tombstones for a Spooky Porch

DIY Chalkboard tombstone inspired by Pottery Barn

I know we all agree with Jamison from Rogue Engineer when he says, “Decorating for the holidays is always fun, but who wants to spend $120 on a set of chalkboard tombstones from Pottery Barn?!?” Jamison instead made his own spooky yard décor using all the scrap wood he had lying in the garage. He [...Read More]

Felt Bat Chandelier–with Sparkle!

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Morena of Morena’s Corner and contributor for Crafts Unleashed loves decorating for Halloween. A bat chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids fit right into her “spooky but not scary” style and she was able to create her own using metal wreath forms, tulle, and felt. By using felt instead of paper like her inspiration, Morena’s chandelier [...Read More]

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

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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!

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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]