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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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Halloween Window Sign

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I adore the movie Hocus Pocus. Someday I’ll make the Winifred Sanderson costume I’ve been planning for years. Until that day I’ll have to be happy with this Halloween window sign I whipped up for hanging next to the front door.

Craft your own Halloween window sign for the Sanderson Broom Co to welcome guests and ghouls

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Spider Web Victims

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Have you set up your giant lawn spiderweb?

Add some spider snacks to your spooky Halloween decorations with this easy DIY project perfect for jigsaw beginners
If not there is still time, we just put ours up last night. This year I moved the web to a tree on the side of the house closer to the wooded area. I leave for work at 6 am and I was constantly giving myself panic attacks seeing the spider web. I’ve also decided to go in a different direction with the entry way this year but that’s for another day. [Read more...]