Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waiting on...Halloween!

I love the holidays - doesn't matter which one!  I love them all!  I would love to tell you that I just LOVE decorating for them but, sadly, I don't.  Not because I don't appreciate beautifully decorated homes - it's just that, well...I completely stink at it!  Not to mention that I didn't really pay attention when we bought our house but there are really no available horizontal spaces to decorate!  Kind of makes things hard.

But, no sense in talking about what I can't do - let's talk about what I can!  I love to craft! I'll see something and think to myself, "I can make that!".  Here are a few things I've been working on while waiting on Halloween!

boo-ing friends!

One of my most favorite things to do is to leave little surprises on doorsteps.  I know how crazy excited my crew gets when we've been blessed this way so it's always fun to keep it going!  Here is a little something I put together this year!

I found this cute monster paint can at Wal-Mart! The glow-in-the-dark gloves were found in the dollar section at Target and the glow-in-the-dark silly string came from Michael's.
You might remember this frame from my hubby's birthday week.  You can read more here.
decorating our mantel

As you can see, I don't have much of a mantle.  It's very narrow and then we have the beautiful artwork TV above it that I get to work around.  :)
I think it looks MUCH better zoomed in!  
My sweet friend, Susan, made the adorable fabric garland and wreath!  Thank you, Susan!

I'm a sucker for kid's artwork and will display as much as I can.  Here are a couple of Hope's spooky creations!  And, the adorable chalkboard pumpkin came from Kirkland's!  Just noticed it's on temporary sale for $7.49!  Hurry and get one before it's too late!  
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Saw this football pumpkin and knew I had to make one too!  

Last year I saw this cute pumpkin and, of course, had to make it too!  Amy at All In a Day shows you the how to on her blog!  Thanks, Amy!

I LOVE this!  My dear friend, Shelly, gave me this with a festive bottle of vino.  She shows you how easy this is to make on this post.

I just HAD to check out this Dollar Tree pumpkin makeover - yes, it's as easy as Melissa says it is!

 teacher gifts

Here are a couple of fun Halloween gifts I put together for the girls' teacher plus the Crossing Guard at Holden's school.  I've noticed that I don't do as much for Colby's teachers anymore.  :(  Anyone have any good idea for middle school teacher gifts?  He's got a lot of teachers so it must be economical and also for either male or female.  Ready - set - suggest!

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classroom gifts

Putting together little goodies for Hope's "pretty" school (she thinks when we say Pre-School that we are saying Pretty School) friends always bring me joy!  Here are some little cauldrons of Halloween treats.
 


And, just in case you are wondering where I keep all these treasures before delivery - check out my closet floor!
See that small area of carpet in the right hand corner - that's where I stand to grab clothes!  :)

But, I wouldn't have it any other way!  I hope you guys are having a great day and are eagerly WAITING on Halloween!

Gig 'em and God bless!
Holly

4 comments:

  1. We LOVED our boo basket! This is definitely your gift friend. And thanks for the shout out!

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    1. Glad you guys liked it! I had fun putting them together!

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  2. I love all your ideas! I have so much fun putting together little gifts for people. I was a little sad this year when my middle school daughter told me she really didn't want to give her teachers Halloween surprises. I guess teacher gifts end in jr high? Our school does lots of organized events like muffin mornings and lunches for the teachers so that makes me feel a little better about it.

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    1. It's sad that the older our kiddos get the less they want us to do for their teachers. I feel these are the teachers that need the most love! They truly have a calling! I'll be sure to share if I come up with any fun gifts for them! Thanks for stopping by!

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