As the day approaches you have two choices to make; embrace the dark horror of All Hallow's Eve or be the person that turns the lights off and locks the door.
If you embrace Halloween you'll be judged by people who worry that Satan is puppeteering you. If you close your door and turn off the lights the judging will come from your neighbours. I'm more afraid of angering the people I might need to borrow sugar or yard bags from.
Even if you don't want to go big for Halloween you can at least look like you put some effort into it with any of these DIYS I picked out. They're all relatively easy and none of them require a motor, robotics, or sacrificial woodland creatures.
I have a lot more Halloween how-to posts, I am a blogger after all and our job is to exhaust every single holiday craft possible, but these are the easier ones of the bunch.
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.
I want to warn you some of the images you are about to see are likely to inspire devil worship.
The Floating Candles. Fishing line, battery operated candles and 2 way tape. Read the full post.
Zipperface, the quick & brutally effective Halloween costume. Learn how here.
A wall sized spiderweb made with two way tape and yarn. Read the tutorial here.
Everything you need to make it.
A witch's broom is fun because to make it you have to go walking in the woods looking for downed branches and twigs. Extra fun if you do it under a full moon. But don't really do that because you're likely to gather sticks with worms and centipedes stuck to them.
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. According to folklore, (the same folks that brought us romance novel men and one size fits all anything) that is the trick to meeting a witch; inside out backwards walking.
Of course, if you do this around town you’re also likely to meet with questionable glances & someone chasing you with a very large butterfly net.
Unless of course you make a quick getaway on your newly-made gathered under the moonlight broom.