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Printable Halloween Word Search

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Ready for a new Halloween word search? As always, they are free and printable! The first one was inspired by a favorite poem of mine. Just a heads up, the words black and cat are NOT togetherEasy Halloween Word Search {Free + Printable}

A slightly more involved word search celebrating all the creepy crawlies the natural world has to offer:
Halloween Word Search {Free + Printable}

Download PDF file: Halloween Word Search 2014 * I’m not sure why but if you open the link and print it changes the font on the Creepy Crawlies word search but if you download and them print it works fine. I’m working on a fix but for now if you want to print page 2 with the stamped header you need to download it first.

These are available for FREE for anyone, including teacher and parents. Feel free to print as many copies as needed. Please do not sell or otherwise attempt to make money off of my work, that’s just not nice.

Find more free printables on my Word Search page

The Wicked Witch’s DIY Poison Apple

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When I was little we used to watch the 13 days of Halloween on the Disney channel. Back when it was all creepy old cartoons and not happy family made-for-TV movies. I loved the evil witch with the poison apples so this year I decided to make a DIY poison apple of my very own. They aren’t actually poison (or even apples) so they are much safer to keep around.

Turn a dollar store apple into a tempting poisoned apple perfect for a #Halloween witch

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Vampire Bat Specimen Art

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I went to a college with a large collection of natural specimens. My comparative anatomy lab even had a mounted lion from a local zoo! The lion wasn’t creepy but the old jars filled with mystery fluid and the drawers of stuffed birds and pinned insects had a touch of full body shudder. I was going for that slightly creepy vibe with this project.

Vampire Bat Specimen Art

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Witchy Halloween Wreath

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I fell in love with the “Cast A Spell” wreath from Grandin Road, it’s gorgeous; it’s got beautiful ribbons, gourds and amazing details. It’s also $359. Yeah, choked on my coffee when I saw that.

Halloween Witch Wreath - $31 DIY vs $359 Grandin Rd "Cast a Spell" Wreath
 

I didn’t need a new wreath because I already made my simple Witch Hat Halloween Wreath. But my sister is always after me to “make things” for her. I really wanted to make this wreath so I figured why not, I could always blog about it. My sister is basically my polar opposite. I like rustic, burlap and natural colors. She likes SHINY, glitter and neon. So with that in mind I set out to make this wreath for her.

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Species Tulips

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For a long time I thought I was a tulip failure. Despite my best efforts the bulbs I planted would flower beautifully the first year and then dwindle until I had only a handful of blooms from 100’s of  supposedly perennial bulbs. It turns out that while tulips are technically a perennial the modern hybrid types aren’t actually very good at it. Some do better than others but if you want years of blooms from a singly planting you should look elsewhere.

Get the basics on Species Tulips
 But I didn’t want to look elsewhere. I wanted tulips and I wanted them to come back year after year (imagine lots of foot stomping and door slamming here). Then I stumbled across species tulips when I was making my Van Engelen order this year. You might remember them as the company that saved my wedding . I picked up 100 of their species tulip mix for my front garden to replace the defunct Appledoorn tulips. I thought I’d share what I’ve learned about these pretty spring bloomers.

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