Spooktacular Halloween DIY’s

Hi Kids 🙂

I’m a little late posting this week but to make up for it, I have some cute recipes and do-it-yourself ideas that are just perfect for the Halloween Season!

divider autumnleaves

Here’s a decoration that’s frightfully fun!

Boo! Company’s Coming!

z halloween2 Click here for info.

divider autumnleaves

Talk about creative! Now that’s a BIG spider!

z halloween3 From WomansDay.com

divider autumnleaves

Worn out books can be recycled in imaginative ways.

z halloween4

Click here for instructions.

divider autumnleaves

Snack Mix – Halloween Style!
Great gift for teacher or hostess – easily adaptable for other holidays!
I love the addition of the candy corn, here. 🙂

z halloween5

Recipe found here.

divider autumnleaves

For the Halloween party, there has to be something nutritious!
How about this Veggies with Dip combo?

z halloween6

Click here for details.

divider autumnleaves

Happy Halloween to all!

Enjoy the trick-or-treat candy . . . but beware of ladies giving out candy corn! (Read my story here) 😉



I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Click the envelope to leave a comment or to read what the other kids are saying! 😀

It’s Around the Corner . . .

Hey there, everyone!

Hope you had a sparkling 4th of July weekend. 😀

Can you believe the stores are already stocking items for another holiday that’s on the horizon?

Uh-huh. Halloween!

Today’s edition of Show and Tell Tuesday will fit right in with that theme . . .


A few weeks ago, we were reminiscing with our oldest daughter about some Halloween costumes we helped her to make around the time she became a teenager.

Her school sponsored an annual Halloween Dance, which included a contest for best costume. She loved the event. Although we all contributed to the finished projects, her Dad (a.k.a. Sir Beads) did a lot of the work on these . . .

Here’s his “washing machine” – made with a sturdy carton and recycled styrofoam! There’s even a battery-operated light with an on/off switch!

Don’t you just love it? 😀

Next, we have a slice of pizza. Fabric-covered cardboard, designed to sit on the shoulders, “sandwich board”-style. 😀


This was during the late 1980’s. As I recall, neither costume won, but they were a hit nonetheless. The washer is long gone, but we think the slice of pizza may be packed away in the basement.

In any event, I’m so glad we still have the pictures.

They make our hearts smile!