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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Wooden Halloween Signs

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Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”

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Mercury Glass Pumpkin

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Kimberly from A Night Owl Blog loves all the mercury glass décor that’s been around lately but needed to find a way around the expense. The answer? Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint! A few light coats to the inside of an item, like Kimberly’s inexpensive glass pumpkin, results in a beautiful mirrored finish on the outside!

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Painted Wood Halloween Signs

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Less than $20 for a wooden Halloween sign from Pottery Barn Kids may not seem so bad. However, if you consider buying two or three signs to display together, the dollars start adding up. And if you consider that you could make the signs for free like Amie from Pinkapotamus, well, that seems like a no-brainer! All Amie needed was some scrap pallet wood from her stash and paint to deck out her porch with a trio of festive signs.

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Canvas Halloween Countdown Calendar

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When Colleen from Just Paint It wanted to make a felt Halloween countdown calendar for her grandkids but found herself without any felt, she turned to a material that’s always readily available in her house – canvas! Colleen painted her canvas and added some dollar store décor for a fun and detailed calendar. Colleen is a talented artist AND teacher, providing detailed tutorials so anyone can paint their own spooky Halloween scenes like the tree featured on her calendar.

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Pumpkin Chair Backer

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Over at Infarrantly Creative I kicked off October by sharing a pumpkin chair backer that I made for my son for Halloween this year. I’ve started a new tradition with my kids this year where they get a special note or treat inside the pouch each day. I mean kids don’t get enough treats at Halloween, right {wink}? Ha! The real point for me though is just witnessing the excitement even one little Hershey kiss can bring. It makes my heart smile!

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Antiqued Skull Vase

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Pottery Barn’s ceramic skull vases have gotten a lot of love this Halloween! Not only are they sold out online, but a plethora of DIYers have replicated the look with various techniques and materials. Nikki from 13 Black Cats Designs molded a skull face from clay and then attached it onto a craft store vase. She finished it up with some spray paint and acrylic paint for a cool aged stone look.

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Skull Candle Holders

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This year Pottery Barn has some fabulous skull votive holders in their Halloween décor line. Problem is the price tag…they’re $9.50 each! Fortunately, Monica of Monica Wants It has a DIY version that is super easy and inexpensive. Plus, Monica’s votives go beyond the basic black with pretty damask and Moroccan patterns. Who says skulls can’t be stylish {wink}?

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