If you’re interested in meeting a witch I have some advice for you. Put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards on Halloween night. That’s the trick to meeting a witch.
Of course, if you do this out around town you’re also likely to meet with a very large butterfly net.
But no matter. A few nights in the nut house is a small price to pay for meeting a witch.
Hallowe’en, which is 10 days away brings out the suspicion in the most level headed of people and the crazy in the least level headed.
I call it the whores and heroes holiday. It gives reserved women an opportunity to present their boobs to the world and timid men to wear a mask and a muscle suit.
It also brings out the crafts in the bloggers, and I’m no exception. Let’s face it, as a blogger it’s always a struggle to find something to talk about every SINGLE day. So when any sort of holiday rolls around we’re all scrambling for stuff to do that revolves around that holiday. Recipes, crafts, decorating.
I for one am already planning an entire month devoted to Groundhog day next year. DIY stuffed groundhogs, teaching your groundhog tricks, groundhog bocci, groundhog stew, sew your own groundhog slippers (hot glue option as well).
Something for you to look forward to.
So I thought I’d round up a few of my own favourite Hallowe’en crafts and a couple of others. No groundhogs included.
1. Last year’s Wall Spiderweb. Just some yarn and tape.
2. Hanging Spider. Just some yarn and a spider.
3. The ever popular feather boa wreath. (could be made out of dyed groundhog hair if you’re so inclined).
4. Sweet Paul’s b e a u t i f u l Alexander McQueen inspired studded pumpkin. I’ve been wanting to do this myself for a long time.
5. Super-cute Mummie juice boxes. Just a juice box, some white tape and googley eyes. Great surprise in kid’s lunch.
6. Better Homes & Gardens Ghost Book. A book, an Xacto knife and you’re done.
I have one more original Halloween craft coming up this week that’s incredibly easy and super creepy.
And one more tip for you that I’ve heard is completely true. If … on Hallowe’en night you happen to spot a spider … give it a wink and a kiss. Spiders spotted on Hallowe’en night are said to be the spirits of loved ones who watch over you all year.
If the spider’s especially grotesque and creepy it’s probably your sleazy uncle and you can just squish it.