Halloween Giveaway. A gift from me to you.

It may seem a little late for a Halloween giveaway.  I mean … Halloween stuff has been on the shelves since I threw my first hotdog on the BBQ some time back in June.  You know.  Around the same time stores started to hang massive foam snowflakes around their winter parka displays.

So you’ll have to excuse me for my tardiness.

But what I lack in timeliness I make up for in sheer fun.  Halloween fun.

It’s giveaway time!

Wanna know what I’m giving away?  Take a look at the video …






Yes indeed. I’m giving away EVERYTHING you need to create your very own version of my super-fantastic, elegant yet creepy … Halloween Wreath.

Haven’t seen my Halloween Wreath before? Here’s the tutorial on how to make it, only you’ll be using the Pool Noodle wreath technique instead of the styrofoam technique.

One lucky winner will get a Craft Box filled with …

8 black feather boas
3 sparkly skulls
1 sheet of black cotton gauze
1 pool noodle (pre-cut to the appropriate length)
1 small portion of plastic pipe for securing the noodle into a circle
Several lengths of pre-cut wire for attaching boas and gauze

This contest is open to EVERYONE IN THE WORLD.

To enter just leave a comment. You can say anything you want.

Then go and tell everyone you know how great I am.

Contest closes Saturday, September 22nd at midnight E.S.T. Winner will be randomly drawn and announced next Tuesday (September 25th).

This contest is no longer taking entries.


  1. jen says:

    ohh, pretty!

    um… but your video is a no-go.

  2. Dana says:

    Oooh! It would be perfect for the annual Halloween party.

  3. Becky says:

    I really want one of these wreaths, but I too can’t see the video.

  4. Whozat says:

    Very creepy! I want one!

  5. Jodi says:

    As the first person to comment and evade I have NEVER won any of your contests including the ones I DESPERATELY wanted like the rain boots or the linen or tea towels. Or. Heck. I’ll take the Lays potato chips, I hope being first means I WILL WIN. please. Thank you.

  6. Liz S. says:

    This is awesome!

  7. Agnes says:

    Video works now!!

    I’m gonna take a wild guess and say all these items came from Dollarama…

  8. Ricki says:

    The video works ok for me! Nice music! There’s my comment. 😉

  9. Laura says:

    You are great. And I tell everyone all the time.

  10. Jenn says:

    <3 Will totally be making this wreath but would love for it to come directly from you to meeeee!!! Thanks for your awesomeness!

  11. Tanya Stewart says:

    Your videography skills are* astoundingly *fantastic.

  12. Jean says:

    love the video! this is perfect for Halloween!

  13. Sparky says:

    Well, Golleee, I don’t care whether I win or not, I love the video! xSparky

  14. Heather says:

    Ok let’s try this commenting thing again (first one didn’t post)

    That is an exceptationally spooky wreath that I would be honored to adorn my door.

    As always, you are fabulous!!!

    And I would shout this out loud but, I’m in the library at my University and I don’t want to get kicked out before I complete this paper I’ve been working on for 3+ hours (many more till I’m done). So, I will just write it on the bathroom wall. I mean that IS where all vital information is found in college 🙂

  15. kelly says:

    how did you make that video… love it! I do so wish I will win this give away, it would class up my place for halloween. All I have now is a piece of candy corn that lights up!

    • Karen says:

      Kelly – It’s a stop motion video done with a combination of photos and iMovie. I may post about it in the future if enough people are interested in doing. They’re really easy and HUGE fun to do. ~ k!

  16. Shele says:

    This is Tim Burton cool! Gotta have it and if I don’t get it, gotta make it anyway!

  17. Lauren from Winnipeg says:

    I have coveted this wreath from the time I first saw it. And I am the least craft-oriented person around. I think it is magnificent and would be proud to hang on my front door and creep out the little buggers…er…I mean delightful trick and treaters. And kudos on the music. Very cool and apropos.

  18. sherry says:

    nice, but could you throw in a bag of chips?

  19. Rachel says:

    I wanna creepy wreath (making kit)!! 🙂

  20. Ashley Creech says:

    Great video! Looks like it took forever to make it…are we gong to see a behind the scene making of the video?

  21. Candice says:

    I found you accidentaly through youtube. Frozen yogurt tampon is kindof catchy, no? I’ve been laughing at that for months! Aaaaaand your chickens are badass. And I would totally attempt a late night bandage on the hubs! And I too love dollar store chic! Keep posting your amazing stuff sparklepants! We wouldn’t be folding our sheets right without you! -C

  22. Bedalia says:

    You are VERY, VERY late, in fact – my friend saw CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS in Zellers this past week! And I saw a lit Christmas tree in someone’s window tonight – considering my neighbourhood, I’m hoping it was a student house and they think they’re being “ironic”.

    P.S. Leave me out of the contest, or give it to someone else if I win. I don’t do wreaths. I’m grumpy like that.

  23. Katy says:

    ohhhh! what a great giveaway!

  24. Erica Filpi says:

    How awesome would it be to win a fantastic wreath, for my absolute favorite holiday (by the way I was shopping in the stores in June for the Halloween stuff haha) from my favorite blog??

    You have so much fun with your videos *L*. Thank you, your blog always makes me smile.

  25. Camarin says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  26. Sarah says:

    I love it! It’s just what Oklahoma needs. (It’s pretty flat and dead here.) Pick me! Pick me!

  27. Carla says:

    Wantz it!

  28. Tabitha says:

    Halloween is my absolute, 100%, undeniably favorite holiday EVER & I don’t even have a Halloween wreath. I have more Halloween decoration containers than I do Christmas decoration containers & am willing to add this fabulous wreath to my collection!

  29. Caroline says:

    My birthday is on October 31st, at least it was, until I had a kid. Now I spend the anniversary of my birth trick or treating, which is fun for ten minutes and then I want to go to a bar and get drunk. But instead I trick or treat for another hour.
    If you make me the winner I will hang the wreath on my door every year until I get my birthday back. I’m guessing I have another 6 or 7 years of candy grabbing birthday torture. On my 45th birthday I will take my daughter’s trick or treat bag and burn it atop this wreath in a celebratory ritual where everyone has to slam chocolate martinis whilst wearing pink party hats.
    Thanks you.

  30. katy oneill says:

    Looks great!

  31. Dory Gardner says:

    I love this wreath! I was just looking in our local dollar store for the stuff to make it…I would love to win this goodie box!

  32. susan Preston says:

    I hope, even if I can just go “across the street” for all the stuff to make my own wreath, that I can still win! This would go great with my creepy spider laden troll inhabited basement and my giant pumpkins that I put out for Hallowe’en! Besides I can never have enough decorations for one of my favourite times of the year!! thanks!! Boo!!

  33. katie says:

    this is exactly what my new front door needs!

  34. Carly H. says:

    I want one! Or, in the spirit of Halloween: I VANT VONE!
    Did that come across like a Vampire? If not, go back and try again. I was aiming for vampire voice

  35. Kim Kline says:

    Love the video, the wreath, your hilarious blog and all of your amazing and very cool ideas! Thanks for the continued laughs!

  36. deborah f says:

    I’ve watched the wreath video a number of times, because I think it is so totally cool! The person who wins is on lucky ducky 🙂
    Great giveaway Karen!

  37. Karl says:

    Only 43 more days until Halloween! Pick me pick me pick me!!

  38. Daniela says:

    I need something scary for my door – thanks, Karen!

  39. Amber E. says:

    OMGoodness! This is definitely neat. Truthfully, I followed the link because I’m a contest junkie. I totally dig the skulls, though. I’m gonna give them red, jeweled eyes.

    • Karen says:

      Amber – LOL! Well, I hope you decide to stick around a bit. It’s not all contests and rainbows and confetti every day … but it’s pretty good around here. ~ karen!

  40. Cathy says:

    My grand kids would love this . We always have so much fun with them at Halloween.

  41. Traci says:

    I love that you chose Squirrel Nut Zippers for the video soundtrack! Man, you rock!!!

  42. Denise Leavens says:

    Just so you know, I would love to know how to make a stop motion video like this here giveaway one. I, too, love the music (How To Choose Music will be in the video tutorial as well, right?) The materials for making your Halloween wreath is a brilliant idea for a giveaway. How do you come up with such terrific ideas?

    Oh, I know.

    Magic hiccups.

  43. Liz says:

    You are the most amazing woman I know of and I want to be just like you! (How’s that for a comment…)

  44. jezz says:

    Love the wreath! Really love the video!! I could use some creep in my Halloween, oh great one!!!

  45. Stephanie bray-voorhes says:

    Ooh. Love the creepy….

  46. Christina Boyll says:

    Creepy! I love it!

  47. Celina hemmeter says:

    Love it!! Would look supe creepy on the front of my old home circa 1910…

  48. Elle says:

    I love the video! What song is it?

    Unfortunately for me, I live in a country where Halloween is not celebrated by the masses so there is NEVER NOTHING IN THE STORES FOR HALLOWEEN. ever.

    We are a few families with kids, all lived in the US in the past, that LOVE HALLOWEEN and we celebrate it with a big party every year. We have to rally get crafty to create decorations as there are none to buy.
    In our former house, we had really nice open-minded neighbors and I told them about Halloween and gave them some candy so our kids got to do “trick or treat”.

    I think this wreath will be the a huge hit at our party tonight (we have never made a wreath before, either. No wreaths at all at my little corner of the globe).

  49. SK Farm Girl says:

    Did I scare ya?!?!?!

  50. leslie newhall says:

    It would be great to hang this on my door in the Netherlands. They don’t really celebrate like we do in the USA.

  51. Karen Eggleston says:

    Very creepy.

  52. Gayla T says:

    Pooeee on the wreath, I want that magic box that stuff pops out of. Course I’ll need the person behind it but she probably needs a vacation in sunny KS anyway. Seriously, that vid is a hoot! This is the kind of creativity that makes this such a fun place to hang out. I actually don’t even want to be in he contest as I already have my all wreath on the door and I don’t like scary stuff. I get nightmares too easily. Just thought you needed to hear you got your mojo going but you probably know that…..what am I doing here any hoooo?

    • Karen says:

      Gayla T – Thank you ma’am. I’ve always wondered where “mojo” comes from. You have officially been assigned the mojo looker upper. ~ karen!

  53. Angela says:

    I’m not entering, as I don’t like decorating for Halloween, but please please please let the fella choose the winner and please please please video the process.

  54. Sarah says:

    This is amazing! I would love to make one. I am a total Halloween freak, it’s my favorite holiday! 🙂

  55. Stan R. says:

    Excellent giveaway!

  56. Grace says:

    I lied when I said I’d be asleep when the contest started. I still haven’t fallen asleep.

  57. Sue T. says:

    Absolutely love your video… You are so-o-o-o-o talented Karen !! And that music was well chosen. The wreath is adorable, I would be honored to be chosen for your gift giveaway. Thanks for another enjoyable post .

  58. Mary says:

    Awesome video! Well done!

    Count me in – I totally want to win a goody box from the infamous Karen!

  59. Jules says:

    You really are fabulous;) i have a bash every year for my neighborhood and this wreath would make the perfect addition to my spooky entryway!!

  60. Tara says:

    Eeee! That has to be one of the most awesome videos you have made! AND one of the most awesome wreaths I’ve seen! Great job Karen!

  61. DzynByJules says:

    AMAZING giveaway, AND video!!! You must do a how-to on the stop action filming. Did I see the Fella helping from under the table? Or, fitting with the upcoming season, do you have a ghost assistant??? Your talents continue to astound us all Karen! Thanks for your generosity. That wreath is bad-ass!

  62. Cassandra says:

    You really do come up with the greatest ideas. Thank you for sharing all of the ideas.

  63. Jenny says:

    That wreath is sooo me!! Soft, sparkally, bendy, and a just a touch scarey 🙂 Gotta have it, pretty please!

  64. Moe says:

    Love the video.. now we need a tutorial on how to make a video like that. lol
    Love the wreath too. Can’t wait to see if I win. :o)

  65. Pam Carr says:

    Would also make a GREAT accent for an OVER THE HILL B’day party!

  66. barbara n says:

    I love Halloween and love to decorate! Your wreath is awesome

  67. Mary Vitullo says:

    Moi, Moi, Moi!
    ….but if I don’t win, I’ll still be a faithful follower.
    Thanks for making my morning cup of coffee an enjoyable one. Love your blog.

  68. KiwiKat says:

    I would love, love, love it if I could win this as my birthday is on Halloween (yeah, my fiends, I mean friends, say it explains a lot) and it isn’t something that gets a lot of coverage here in New Zealand…I’ve been collecting bits and pieces from online over the years, but winning this would be awesome!!

    I’m still loving the website and still giggle at so much of what you write – still waiting for the fart video follow up to the hiccups, too! 🙂

  69. Tigersmom says:

    Well crap! I’ve been stalking our crappy USA dollar stores since July looking for black feather boas, etc. I finally ended up purchasing a bunch of the black gauzey scarves because I realized that no amount of wishing was gonna turn our crap stores into almighty Dollaramas.

    I also totally forgot about the swim noodle trick and when I couldn’t find a styrofoam wreath form at our (again, really crappy) dollar stores I paid (gasp!) RETAIL for one at a craft store.

    BANG! (that was me shooting myself in the foot)

    I love the video. I mean what’s not to love about dancing glitter skulls?

  70. jamie says:

    that love scene between the skulls was HOT! love the video… you always go above and beyond 😉

  71. Michelle says:

    Love halloween! It’s like Christmas for my Fella so a super duper wreath would make the season so merry and bright for him…or spooky and dark is more appropriate!

  72. Karen, YES!!!! do a tutorial on how you did your video. Oh, wait….my IPhone doesn’t take video. What’s up with that Apple? Guess it’s true….”there’s always 1 bad apple in the whole bunch.” (Bunch…who the hell thought that word up?)

  73. Michelle says:

    Shoot too excited about the amazing wreath and forgot the flattery – I was put off my game by how ridiculously good looking and clever you are!

  74. Annie says:

    Way cool. Was going to skip entering despite admiring and coveting the wreath. Thinking my procrastinating ways would thwart me if I won….
    But then your video was was so darn brilliant it( and the knowledge that I never win ; so no prcrastinator’s guilt)) made it so that I couldn’t not enter!

    Ps. Has a more convoluted sentence ever been written?

  75. Laurel says:

    Oooh I would LOVE to have this kit! I am an American living in New Zealand for 3.5 years now, and they just don’t do halloween like they do in the states, So I am always looking for ways to decorate for halloween and throw a party!

  76. Beckie says:

    way too groovy and extra groovy points for the Squirrel Nut Zippers!!

    this would go well with my Shabby Gothic decorating style 😀

  77. Karen Boreham says:

    I could be heading for serious strife. If I don’t win I’ll make a scene all day and then there will be hell to pay.

  78. farquist says:

    Are the materials snow-resistant? It was 2 here in the Peg yesterday morning. I may have to go and purchase one of those parkas today.

    • Karen says:

      Oy. Yikes. Probably around 25 here yesterday. Today? Cooler and rain. So I suppose it’s on its way here too! Eventually. ~ k!

  79. Phyllis Kraemer says:

    Ha!…your readers are getting cheeky sparklepants!…I loved the video……and yes…pick me please

  80. Debbie Angstadt says:

    Love the wreath! Hysterical video! PICK ME!!!

  81. Becki F says:

    love the wreath, hope to have one soon….

  82. Amy s. perry says:

    Would be perfect for my Halloween party!

  83. Megan Beavers says:

    I love Skulls!!!!! YAY

  84. Faye says:

    Love your site – I am addicted!

  85. Kim says:

    Love the video!! Everything about it was fun.

  86. I tell everyone how great you are on a near-daily basis already!!!

  87. Suanne says:

    The wreath looks fun,
    It brought a grin.
    Be thus advised….
    I hope I WIN!!!!!

  88. Alison says:

    I’m thinking of how much fun I could have with those boas before making the wreath….

  89. Betsy says:

    Love the wreath…..and the music!

  90. Dru says:

    that would be perfect on the farm, would freak the cows right out…

  91. Zala says:

    I hesitated a bit to post a comment, because I was afraid that the choice of who gets the package would be left to the fella, so I got nervous…. Otherwise, the video is creepy and the wreath lovely. No, wait. The other way around. 🙂

  92. Meghan says:

    The skulls are funny. I have no halloween decoration, so this would be a start! 🙂

  93. Kellyrae says:

    Very cool – I’m just about to dig out the 4 totes of Halloween crafts and decorations this week! By the way – watched your video laying in bed at 7:30 and ended up with a 6 and 2yr old dancing away around me – I guess there are worse ways to wake up!

  94. Caitlin says:

    I am recently married and moved into a new home, we would love to be able to create a very Halloweenie type door to make us seem cool to all the neighborhood kids. This wreath would be just the ticket!

    Please, pretty please pick me.

    Pick ME! 🙂

  95. Yes, you are truly the Mistress of the Universe! Your (or the fella’s) video making skills are fantastic as is the choice of music. Oh, yeah, and I also want that freakin’ box!

    • Karen says:

      Gasp! The fella?! No. No, I made the video, LOL. I make all the videos. All the fella does is provide fodder. ~ k!

  96. stefanie says:

    The video is fabulous! and your blog is my all time favorite!

  97. teri c says:

    All over the creepy stuff this time of year! It’s the only time I get to show the dark funk of decorating at my house! This is great! Thanks!

  98. Cynthia says:

    love the video and the music ,,,,nothing like a good giggle first thing in the am!

  99. Dawn says:

    You’re so fantastic! Also, hooray giveaway! You shoulda just brought up the crap from your basement you didn’t want to keep around the house and have that as the giveaway instead 🙂

  100. Kate says:

    Love the video…that took some time, eh? Impressive! I would love to creepify my Florida neighborhood a little (more!). If my palm syrup processing plant hasn’t said something about me, THIS certainly would!

  101. Jen Borden says:

    I love creepy stuff…and that video!

  102. Tris says:

    I already tell everyone I know about you but I’ll go tell ’em again!

  103. Susie says:

    Reading your posts start my day with a smile and a laugh. Thanks. And, this wreath is fantastic!

  104. Darlene says:

    ME me ohohoh me me me….

    love the movie I want to know how to do that!

    You are the first email I open EVERY day at work (don’t spread that around!)

    My cup of coffee, yogurt and thou..

    I need a good scary wreath to look at as I do get tired of looking at myself


  105. Karen says:

    That is too cool. Love it.

  106. Nancy Grantz says:

    My daughter made me play the video three times, so she could dance to the music. Plus I think the wreath is cool.

  107. Susanne says:

    I love love love halloween and your blog, and now your videos!! Best Canandian blog!!

  108. Barbara says:

    Love these craft ideas—but we need more! I had to invent my own Fall wreath!!! but I do love your hallowe’en wreath..great video…..

  109. yasee says:

    LOVE IT!!! Perfect for Halloween!!! My kids would LOVE this!

  110. Mary Kay says:

    Cool wreath – great video – loved the music too!

  111. Annie says:

    Excellent video, what’s the song? Anywhoo, pick me! Pick me!

  112. Erin says:

    Great giveaway – Karen you are so good to your followers! Glad I can enter this giveaway as I have access to dill pickle chips (thankfully!)

  113. marilyn says:

    lmao you know its good when you dont want it to stop.

  114. Jackie MacDougall says:

    Spooktacular!! Loved the video!

  115. Jodi Padodi says:

    Would love to make this wreath!

  116. Nicole says:

    Ohhh. My son will love it.

  117. Janice says:


  118. Corrine says:

    Why can’t I think of these creative things!! Great job!!

  119. Emily says:

    I don’t own a Halloween wreath so this would be a great place to start. Happy Halloween!

  120. Jen H. says:

    Does random still mean the Fella scroll through and picks an entry from someone with zero children or pets and from far enough away that he couldn’t easily drive to me? Oh wait, I guess that would only work on Facebook…..

  121. susan w says:

    That is the cleverest video – what fun you had!

  122. Cassie says:

    creepy indeed! I love how the skulls “get a room”. awesome. I’m sharing this on facebook.

  123. Susan says:

    Sorry Sarah, I have to disagree with you… I think NC needs it more! I’d love to make and then gift it to my neighbors — they’re spooky all year!

    Karen, thanks for the opportunity!

  124. Carla Lombardo Ehrlich says:

    Hi! You are just too cute!! The video was pretty cool and I love everything in that box. Black is my color.

  125. Carla Lombardo Ehrlich says:

    It’s me …again. Forgot to mention that I adore your website….

  126. Laurie says:

    Hooray for Halloween! Hooray for the Squirrel Nut Zippers! Hooray for stop motion video! Hooray for The Art of Doing Stuff!

  127. Michelle B says:

    Love the video! And the wreath, of course! CREEPY! Perfect for Halloween

  128. Teresa says:

    You are so creative! Would love the wreath for my door.
    Would look spooktacular!

  129. Sara says:

    Loved the video! And the wreath! I want to make this because it would totally freak the kids out. The kids I live with, not the ones that come by for candy. They’ll get up one morning, and this will be hanging in the hallway, and they’ll scream… and I will have known I’ve done my job right. 🙂

  130. Mary says:

    You had me at pool noodle 😛

  131. Karol says:

    I am the Queen of Halloween, and would love to have the box of goodies to make that awesome wreath. You rock at most but suck at having your house already decorated for Halloween. It’s September for Pete’s sake. Get steppin, gal.

  132. Kim Merry says:

    Great Video!!!! I liked the heads jumping out of the box!!

  133. Marmie says:

    I love that spooky wreath! It would be great to have on my front door when my wine club gals arrive in October!

  134. Debbie says:

    Love the video and the wreath is divine! Oh how exciting to have that box arrive at my door!!

  135. Preston says:

    Ahhhhhhhhh! 🙂 choose me !choose me!

  136. I love the video…would love to know how you did it too. Check out my post on painting pumpkins and how crafty I am, http://pieranchandthepickledpeachcafe.blogspot.com/2010/10/not-good-thing.html,
    or maybe I’m not so crafty and need a box of wreath stuff to make my front door “spooky” (wink wink)

  137. Pam says:

    Great creepy wreath, video or not!

  138. Michelle says:

    Your wreath is so cool! I recently found your site and I have to check in every day to read your hilarious updates!

  139. Wendy says:

    LOVE the video-do share how you made it! Looks like it took hours

  140. Cathy says:

    Love, love, love everything fall and especially Halloween!!!!

    Once again Karen, you totally rock!!!

  141. Leanne says:

    Yikes! This would go super great with my black chandelier and bottle of vampire blood!! Gotta have this!!!

  142. Debbie says:

    Fantastic video – how long did it take you to make it – I have always wanted to make one like that….

  143. Mary Werner says:

    Video looked like a lot of fun to make – thanks!

  144. Karen B says:

    LOVE the video (and wreath of course!). I just discovered iMovie on my Mac and would really like to know how to make a video like that! It looks like fun.

    And just in case the Fella is “randomly” choosing the winner…I do like wreaths. I will make and proudly display this wreath. I can’t find Halloween decorations like this in Germany. Pick me, please!

  145. Pauline says:

    Love it!!! All my neighbors will be extremely jealous if I have this on my front door! Please pick me!

  146. Diana says:

    You mean everyone in the world?
    What about good ol`germany???

    My sons birthday is on october the 29th.
    wouldn`t it be a great welcome for the guests?
    Love the sculls

    Without leaving a coating….
    Everyone near me knows about your glorious blog!
    (they are annoyed when all my propositions begin with: Yesterday Karen did…lol)

    • Karen says:

      Diana – Yup. Even Germany. I will mail this box of crafty crap anywhere in the world. What fun is a contest if everyone can’t enter? ~ karen!

  147. julie says:

    I want it!!!! Please!!!

  148. Ruth says:

    You have me all turned around now… I always thought Halloween was a purely ‘American’ (as in… celebrated only in the US of A) thing. Hmmm….you learn something new every day. :-/

    This is not an entry, by the way…. no Halloween in these parts, and it creeps me out enough that this will not be one of those times that I choose to be a trailblazer. 😀

  149. Karin says:

    I love that wreath!!! Decorating for Halloween is my favourite holiday!!

  150. Tracie says:

    Love the wreath and the video!! Definitely interested in how you did it……

  151. Amanda says:

    This would look spooktacular at our annual halloween party.

  152. Lynn says:

    Nice video Karen! I dig this wreath but I also
    love the snake wreath you once made – maybe another
    cool video to go with that one! Spooky!

    • Karen says:

      Lynn – LOL. I never made a snake wreath! Martha Stewart made a snake wreath out of black snakes last year. I’m guessing another blogger borrowed that idea and made it. Probably saw it there. On another blog. ~ karen!

      • Lynn says:

        Oops.Caught me cheating on you! I must have combined alcohol with my cruising other blogs and I forgot the who, what and where I was! 🙂

  153. Marion says:

    I would be ever so excited to receive a box of Halloween goodies! If you pick me, I’ll consider it a wedding present from you & the fella (and the chickens of course) since I’m getting married in three weeks. Putting together a Halloween wreath is what all brides think about right before their wedding, no?

  154. Jenny says:

    Fab video. I can’t wait to scare my little ones with this wreath!

  155. Carol S says:

    This is my favorite day. Even if I don’t win this I will try and make it. Happy Halloweeeeen!

  156. Eve-Marie says:


  157. Patti says:

    Ahhh!!! I`m so excited for my annual Halloween party, and I feel like this would be so frigging fantastic on my front door – and I love crafts, so I`d totally make it!

    Pick me! Pick me!

  158. Jodi T says:

    Pick me!!! Pick me!!! 🙂

  159. Marcy Divers says:

    You are FAB! If I win, I will also be FAB!

  160. Jennifer says:


  161. christine says:

    ooohhh. ive been looking for another way to incorporate skulls into my home decor!

  162. Robyn P Horton says:

    We spend more time and energy (and money) decorating the house at Halloween than we do at Christmas!

  163. Athena R says:

    Love the video, love the wreath! My bf would go crazy for this since he LOVES Halloween!

  164. Lisa says:

    I LOVE Halloween and I’m super behind on crafting for it this year. Getting these supplies would save me shopping time! Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  165. Sebette says:


  166. Erika says:

    PLEEEZE????? I love this. And the video was cool, too!

  167. nicole d says:

    i would LOVE to hang this wreath on my door, to out-do my neighbours, who STILL have their christmas wreath on the door… for 2 years and counting, since i moved in… maybe i’ll even make this wreath, and replace their christmas one with it while they aren’t home!!! haha… wouldnt that be great!?

  168. Amy says:

    I never decorate for Halloween. This looks like a good place to start.

  169. charissa says:

    Karen, this just confirms that you are the awesomest person in the world. I love Hallowe’en, and was actually just starting to think about what I would do for my front porch and then this! You’re a brilliant, mind-reading, Hallowe’en-appreciating genius of awesomeness. Go you.

  170. Leslie says:

    If I win, I’ll wear it around my neck.

  171. Kelly Beaudoin says:


  172. Melanie H says:

    Oooh- creepy. Pick me Pick me.

  173. Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” —William Gibson

    You said write anything….

  174. Michele says:

    Halloween is my favorite!

  175. Barbara says:

    Ha ha that’s class.

    I live in Ireland and we don’t really embrace the whole Halloween thing. I am trying to convince my husband that we should start a new trend in our neighbourhood and decorate for Halloween. This could just be the thing to get us started!!!

  176. Beth Popowski says:

    Oh, me please!! I have the perfect peachy orange door to hang it on. Thanks Karen!

  177. Krista Wilkinson says:

    I’ve never been much of a wreath girl but this one is awesome!

  178. Scott says:

    Its Creepy and its Kooky, even alittle bit Spooky, altogether Loopy, it must be Karen’s lil family.(chicks, cats and chipmonks included)

  179. Kerri C says:

    I would love to make this! Not too late for me, I do everything last minute!

  180. Love it! (You are great 😉

  181. A resend……

    You forgot the hairy balls…..

    “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” —William Gibson

    You said write anything….

  182. Rebecca Martin says:

    Loving you, loving your blog!! I have forced every person I know to sit down & view multiple pages of your site (especially Cuddles laying an egg!) & then I force them (well, by then I don’t have to force them!) to “favorite” you in the website collection. I’ve been attempting to make the wreath this year, and I found what I thought was going to be the most difficult piece to find-the skulls. But can’t find the gauze. And the black boas are ridiculously expensive here in Kansas! Have the goth strippers bought so many that the prices have gone up?? Anyway, the noodle idea for a wreath form–freaking brilliant! Anyway, would love to win the contest!

  183. shannon says:

    I love halloween so I would be thrilled to win this wreath package.

  184. Jessica says:

    Great Video! I’d love to see a post just on turning the pool noodle into a wreath base – that’s an awesome idea! … I’m actually heading outside right now to collect a noodle from the back yard… I can add it to the bag of Dollar Store sparkly skulls I’ve been hoarding since you first made this – I’ll admit I’d love to win the kit 🙂 …
    I love your blog.
    My towels and my tomato seeds love your blog.
    And … did you know that your tip for changing the water in a large flower arrangement also works great for changing the water in a turtle tank??? so my turtle loves your blog too 🙂

  185. Lisa says:

    First of all I have no idea why the first post calls your video a no-go. ARE YOU SERIOUS! It was brilliant! Had my husband come and watch it as well.
    Love your wreath and your site. And I am completely in love with your chicken coop!(Talked about it for a week!)

    • Karen says:

      Lisa – OH! She didn’t mean she didn’t like it. When I first published this post last night the video wasn’t working because YouTube was down. That’s all. 🙂 ~ karen!

  186. Katie Grace says:

    OH.MY.GOD. That is fantastic! I was just looking at halloween wreaths in Target and didn’t like any of them. This, is creepily perfect.

  187. Olwen says:

    Great video! I love this wreath.

  188. Mary says:

    Would be honored to put this wreath together, we go all out for Halloween. (Loved the video and I would be interested in a tutorial). Have to say your videos of “Will they eat it?” are the only things my hubby will even look at in Blog Land. That is a huge compliment.

  189. Jennifer G says:

    Simply stated “I LOVE IT!!!!”

  190. Janette says:

    Please tell me you’ll video the fella picking the winner again! Every time you mention the word “giveaway” I get flashbacks. “SUE PRESTON?!!?? She can just walk across the street and BUY them!” (paraphrased) And be sure to point out to him that I did NOT include pictures of my kids…that should be worth extra credit, eh? Great Halloween video. This site is truly better than we deserve. 🙂

  191. Deb says:

    I have already told everyone how wonderful you are and brag about how smart I am because I read your blog, but a halloween wreath would be fun!!

  192. Tina Marie says:

    Great idea! Love your video!

  193. Kathleen says:

    I’m going to go ahead and make it on my own since I know you will get like 452 responses…. Anyway, I know you said that the video is easy to make but I don’t believe you. About how long would you say it took you to make?

    Oh yeah, I also tell everyone about your blog.

  194. Spokangela says:

    I saw a black feather Halloween wreath the other day and my first thought was, “Karen’s is better”. I love it!!

  195. CourtneyG says:

    I need. So rad.

  196. Amie says:

    Karen, I heart you.

    Your wreath is super freaky, and it would go well with the eyes I have glowing out of my bushes.

    Wait. That sounded bad.

  197. Kim says:

    Your wreath is spooktaculary terrific…but your video is THE BEST! Judging by the number of comments about it, I see a good topic for a future post. Pleeeeze!

  198. Dave Carmichael says:

    I’ll take it!

  199. Teresa says:


  200. Ruth says:

    Will you be coming over to assemble the wreath and put it on my door? Just kidding. I actually make a similiar wreath for Easter made of white boas, pastel-coloured eggs and a big bow on a styrofoam wreath form. Feathers make the difference!

  201. Melkorka Rose Grímsdóttir says:


  202. Kim says:

    Send it south please TO ME!!!

  203. Lin N says:

    Ooooh… Good video. Yep, ya can pick me.

  204. Linda says:

    My son & daughter-in-law decorate more for Halloween than anyone I know…and they would love this wreath! And the video was great!!

  205. Eric says:

    I want! I want! I want!

  206. Sue H. says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday…no baggage and no family, unless you want to include ’em. Hmmm…my family is a freak show…guess they are invited.

  207. Lynn says:

    A Halloween Haiku:

    Halloween wreath rules
    Spooky yet glamorous too
    Eerie spooky bliss


  208. Deb says:

    Thanks for the smiles!!!! GREAT video! Lucky person (I hope it’s me!) who wins ANYTHING from you – and these wreath materials are a great prize!!!

  209. I tried making one of these last year but couldn’t find black feather boas anywhere. I had to settle for red and some black plastic garland with purple spiders. It didn’t look nearly as good as yours. So yeah, I need that stuff. 😉

  210. Judi says:

    TOTALLY COOL WREATH !! I have to have one for the office party.

  211. Allison says:

    Awesome! Love it!

  212. Amy says:

    There is a reason you are the first website I visit every day! Really, I’m not just saying that to flatter you (but if it works . . . ) Halloween is my ultimate favorite holiday and the creepier the decorations I can find the better. Hubby and son just humor me in my obsession. So I could really use a creepy wreath – I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without one.

    BTW – did you know tomorrow (9/19) is International Talk Like a Pirate Day?

  213. Nancy Carr says:

    Great fun giveaway. Would love to win it. Your blog is great. Blessings

  214. Donna T says:

    LOL… Must have this! If I don’t win, I’ll make my own!

  215. Patricia says:

    I have been lookng for black feather boas to make a Halloween wreath all over CalgarY! Please end my search.
    love your Blog.

  216. Sarah N. says:

    I love Halloween, I finally work for a company that lets us decorate!

  217. Stephanie says:

    Me! Me! Me! oh pick me!!!!!!! please?

  218. Auntiepatch says:

    Halloween is our favorite holiday! Love the wreath!

  219. Lori says:

    Adding my comment in for the wreath kit give away!
    Love your dollar store craft ideas. Makes me look at things in a different way now at the dollar store – Like what can I spay paint to look better ;-D

  220. CheekyMomma says:

    Pick Me! Me! Pick Me!!

  221. Dorothy says:

    Looks like fun!

  222. Tovah says:

    Oh that’s 8 shades of fabulous! I love this time of year and Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I even got married as close to Halloween as I could – the 27th (husband just wouldn’t budge on the actual day of it, but he compromised). Also, I love your blog and I don’t comment enough, but I do comment some times!

  223. Chris says:

    love the wreath!

  224. Rondina says:

    I want the goodies. Not for me, but for my middle daughter. She is learning to make wreaths and would be thrilled. They live in a bungalow that has a front door that SCREAMS for wreaths.

  225. jackie v says:

    Happy Halloween!!

  226. Cam Turner-Steen says:

    Best wreath EVER!! Great for halloween and christmas!! Good times!

  227. jo says:

    me please. I would love to try this.

  228. mrsblocko says:

    How fun for halloween. I don’t have a halloween wreath!

  229. Lisa says:

    I saw the wreath tutorial last week, and have been wanting to get to the $ store to get supplies. I’d love that magic box and its contents! Fun, fun vid!
    I’m now off to post about your fabulousness on my blog!

  230. Liene says:

    Oh this looks awesome! I’m making one no matter what this year. Go you on the idea.

  231. toni says:

    OH Karen! I have a pumpkin carving party each year (in place of my son’s birthday cuz he says he’s too old for a party) and this year was gonna be “Glam-O-Ween” so this would be perfecto!…Pleeze oh pleeze, pick me!…thanks! signed…Glamother!

  232. Lisa says:

    Believe it or not, I do not want to win this contest. That means that of course, you will pick me, but go ahead and pick another if you do.

    The thing I love most about your blog is that somehow it motivates me to either get rid of stuff I don’t like, clean something up, or finally figure out what to do with the un-used styrofoam wreath form and the creepy little black ravens that I already have!

    Why do I even have those?? Now all I need is some black boas.

    That’s why I don’t want to win – two of these creepy wreaths would be overkill.

  233. cc says:

    you just crack me up, I love it when I wake up with my coffee and laughing with you. The video is very very creative and I keep thinking how on earth did she do this? I bet you were under the box some how sticking up those heads, how could you not be cracking up at yourself… FUN WITH ONE.. I love it.
    Keep on doing what your doing with your stuff Karen, you are great.

  234. Katie King says:

    “anything you want”!! As you wish!! Yahoo!

  235. Julie says:

    Amazing! I think I have only 1 tiny sparkly pumpkin as my halloween decor right now. It’s sad, so this would add a lot!

  236. Caroline R. says:

    I would hang the wreath up all year long!

  237. Meg says:

    Every year my neighbors go NUTS with Halloween decor. Last year, I cut up a trash bag to look like a spider web. It looked horrible, but I refused to take it down. I’m in desperate need of decorations.

  238. Sherri says:

    Oh, how my students would love to see this on my office door! Really…they would be ecstatic.

  239. Betsy says:

    I’m going to take you up on your offer to say anything I want.

    I saw a massive shelf display full of Pringles at Walmart a few months ago in Baltimore, MD in the states. At the very back was one lonely packet of dill pickle flavored chips! The packet had Spanish and Hebrew on it, so I guess it’s international. I bought them. They were scrumptious.

    • Karen says:

      Hah! That’s great. I probably should think it’s so funny that everyone thinks of *me* when they see potato chips. Oh well. ~ karen!

  240. Nikki says:

    This would be great in my new house! I have very few decorations since I just bought my first house, would love this!

  241. pixie says:

    booooooo! love the wreath!

  242. Beth says:

    Wow – How inventive. Love it and your garden is incredible. Thanks, Beth.

  243. qtpuh2tme says:

    My loverly Dear Daughter is EVERYTIHNG Halloween! If I win, I would SOooo TOTALLY give this to her! She’d be THRILLED — especially since it would be coming from her ‘homeland’ Canada. ~:0)

  244. Olivia says:

    LOVE the video! I want a post on how the heck you do that. Not the under the table part, the rest of the editing, it was awesome!

  245. safetydog says:

    I already love your blog and tell everyone about it. Now I love your wreath as well.

  246. Shelly says:

    Will I win if I give you more compliments than other people? Because I’ll do it!

  247. Pat says:

    I just got a job as a manager in a Haunted House, and I would LOVE! LOVE!! LOVE!!! to make and hang this wreath in the house!! It would look perfect in the Cremation Room over the fireplace!!! Then, it would look perfect in my daughter’s room the rest of the year as she is a Halloween FREAK who celebrates Halloween every day of the year! Just ask the giant yard-wide fuzzy spider hanging over my sewing desk!! It’s freaked out more than one sewing client. Now that I think about it, I have very little repeat business…….

  248. Barbara says:

    Wow!! Even if I don’t win, seeing the video was worth it. Your talents never cease to amaze …

  249. ymac says:

    I. LOVE. IT.

  250. Renae says:

    I love it! Count me in!

  251. Deborah Cole says:

    Love the wreath, love Halloween, LOVE your blog!
    Halloween is my favorite holiday…I’m the only person at my work who dresses up for H’ween, which makes them all stick in the muds. This wreath would be AWESOME to make, and would look hideous (in a good way) on my front door! Thanks for all you say and do!

  252. Carole McGinnis says:

    I just love the video, especially the kissing skulls. What a great giveaway. When I first started reading I thought you were going to give away more of your kitchen towels. You always crack me up. HEY EVERYONE – KAREN IS GREAT!!!!!

  253. Erica says:

    Oh, awesome! My goth-y sister and her husband would flip if I won this!

  254. Alixandra Key Bouchard says:

    Mmmm sexy greatness

  255. Chelsea Brink says:

    Very cool wreath! I would love to make one for my annual Halloween costume party!

  256. Sue says:

    Spoooky 🙂 I am making one anyway ….for the grandkids.

  257. Sarah says:

    I love your site and I really want to make this awesome wreath!

  258. laura says:

    Man, oh man. That video was great, the wreath is great, and, of course, you are great!

  259. Katherine says:

    Pick me, pick me!!

  260. Rose says:

    I have seen this post. But I’m afraid that my kids will be too afraid of it. But I can’t resist being about to win something. So random picking program; PICK ME!!!!

  261. Alicia says:

    Karen, You are awesome and I’d love to have this wreath on my door! Yes, Im pandering, but I figured that kind of thing would probably make me a shoe in!

  262. Jenny says:

    I would so love some Halloween decor! I love your blog!

  263. Susan says:

    Wow, I can leave any comment I want!! Hmmm, don’t know what to say except I want that wreath and I love your video!

  264. Tara says:

    You ARE great! But everyone already knows that.

  265. Trissi V. says:

    I want that box of stuff to make a wreath!!!!! This is the first year I am trying to decorate for Halloween and that wreath would be so cool on my red door. 🙂

  266. Erin says:

    Loved the wreath when I saw it the first time!! Still loving it!!

  267. Keelea says:

    Love it! Consider me entered! Video was fun…good job!

  268. Kera says:

    I love this. I am a wreath nut. I have a balloon one for birthday months, a back to school one for Sept, a summer one, a winter one, a spring one …etc, etc. I do NOT have a creepy Halloween one though!
    My husband thinks I am nuts because of all the wreaths I have in the basement waiting for their turn on the front door. Perhaps I am.

  269. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    I remember this awesome wreath from last year..I am amazed at the video..you have come a long way my dear..I tell my guys about the great stuff you teach us all the time and show them your videos..Thanks for the chance to win..I would be honored to have this hanging on my door..OK..I think I have sufficiently kissed your butt enough for this contest..lol

  270. Anna says:

    Woohoo! Happy Halloween. If I win, I’m gonna send this to my bff who decorates her house like mad for only this holiday. In fact, I’ll tell her to enter, too.


  271. Trish says:

    Even if I don’t win, I think I’m making this! Happy halloween indeed!

  272. Jasmine says:

    VERY Cool video, and the wreath is pretty fab too. Although, I gave away all my Halloween stuff last year, and don’t really want to start collecting more. So, if I win, I wan the fella to go ahead and pick someone else by way of their comments-and you have to film that. K?

  273. Susan says:

    YOu are wonderful and goofy and I wish you were my neighbor here in Western Kentucky!!

  274. Kathi says:

    Heavens to murgatroid, I covet this wreath!

  275. Raylynn says:

    OOOOOOO!! Scarry wreath! But you, You are fantastic!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  276. Sarah A. says:

    Yay for giveaways! And as far as telling everyone, in my house I talk about you like I actually know you. Usually something like, “So today, Karen said…” or “Karen posted this awesome thing about…”. The Boyfriend has started asking, “So what’s Karen been up to?”. I know, i’m sure you’re totally creeped out! But I think you (& your blog) are great!

    • Karen says:

      Sarah A. – LOL. Not creeped out. Years in television have acclimatized me to people I don’t know talking about me. ~ k!

  277. MelissaM says:

    Why is it when someone says “say anything!” I can’t think of anything to say?

  278. Jamiek says:

    After I first saw your post on this wreath, I decided I had to make it for this coming Halloween! It is brilliant! Now I won’t have to since I’m sure to win your giveaway!!!! Aren’t I?

  279. Laura Mason says:

    I would love to win that. I think it is a great wreath and I started to put together the pieces I need to make it. You are very creative. I cannot find the black cheesecloth

  280. Donna Kassity says:

    Recite to the tune of “The Adams Family”

    She’s creative and so funny
    She blogs to earn her money,
    She makes jokes about her honey
    That’s Karen Doing Stuff.

    Her house is her labratory,
    She resides there in her glory,
    She can really tell a story
    That’s Karen Doing Stuff.

    Though quirky she may be
    It fits her to a tee,
    It’s all there for us to see
    That’s Karen Doing Stuff.

    She’s a gift and a great teacher
    In the box there is no preacher
    It’s her receipe for her creature
    It’s Karen Doing Stuff.

    Hum the rest…..

  281. Kori says:

    Love your blog!!!! Love your new basement, it may have inspired me to clean or organize something!!!! Keep up the great work!


  282. Danielle says:

    Love it! Also would love to know how to make the stop motion video.

  283. Audri R says:

    Would LOVE to do this. I may end up making something like this whether or not I win, it’s so perfect.

  284. Chrissy R says:

    Karen you are awesome!!!

  285. candace says:

    Fun! My neighbors go all out with their Halloween decorations, so this would possibly win me some points with them…which I need, since I have three barky dogs who mostly garner dirty looks.

  286. marsha says:

    halloween is my fave!!!
    your video is great!!

  287. Diana says:

    YOU ROCK!! (so does the video & the wreath~creepy, yet in a classy way~lol)

  288. Rochelle says:

    I wasn’t aware until now of the pool noodle method – what a great idea! Love the feathery wreath.

  289. Angela from that London says:

    Me and my fella live in a flat on the 8th floor of a council estate in central London. It’s got an awesome view of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from the front shared balcony and of the river Thames from the back private balcony.

    So far so peachy…. but we have been plagued by dope smoking smart-arsed little hoodies who like to hang outside our front door of an evening.

    If I won the wreath could you booby trap it to scare the beep out of them????
    (Do you guys have hoodies?) Ace work on the vid. Karen, you have skills!

    • Karen says:

      We do indeed have hoodies. Only in the more refined province of Saskatchewan they seem to call them Bunny Hugs. ~ k!

  290. Lindsey R. says:

    Love your blog. I heart blogs, but yours is the only one I read everyday (although, I am AWFUL about leaving comments).

    Also that video was awesome, and thanks for the giveaway!

  291. Barbie says:

    I’ll have to make one of those! LOL LOVE that music too!

  292. Lynne says:

    Love it – you’re excused for being a bit tardy – when are the Easter
    decorations arriving ?

  293. Michelle says:

    Halloween is my personal holiday! LOL. I love it!!!

  294. Robin Jesse says:

    Love it! Great for my annual family pumpkin carving fest!

  295. karenagain says:

    What a great video. Very good job! I love the wreath too.

  296. Kate Stokes says:

    I loved this so much last year when you first put it up. I also adore you and Halloween!! yay!!

  297. Shirley says:

    326 comments so far. Think how many there’ll be by Saturday midnight!
    Are you going for the record, Karen?

  298. maggiewann says:

    Very cool and fun–I’d forgotton it’s time to get ready for Halloween!

  299. Liss says:

    I wish my work computers had speakers for me to hear the music. But the video was still cute!

    Now, pick me! 🙂

  300. Angela from that London says:

    Hey – didn’t believe you about the bunny hug name for a hoodie in some parts of Canada so had to Google to make sure you weren’t having me on. But how do ‘the kids’ in Saskatoon act all gangsta wearing something called bunny hugs????!

  301. mothership says:

    Halloween??? that would be an everyday wreath for my house! sign me up! must win

  302. nancy says:

    me likey! pick me~ pick me~

  303. Chelsey Elise says:

    Waaaaaaahhhh!!!!! I must have this. Well, not MUST, but it would certainly make my day…. And possibly my whole year… But more than likely, my day.

    Post Script: I am so in love with this little video you put together. Makes me so happy inside <3

  304. West Coast Nan says:

    Well aren’t you a clever girl! The wreath is awesome and I love the video, especially the music. Would love a tutorial on how you made it.

  305. Janet says:

    Throw in a couple of live green tomato caterpillars like I had a few weeks ago…now you really got something’! Who wouldn’t want a box of scary black stuff with creepy crawlers for Halloween…I WOULD! Screeeeeeaaaaaaammmmmmm!

  306. Tracy says:

    Crap giveaway? I’m in! LOL Maybe we can have a crap swap? OK, Just put me in for the awesome and creepy Halloween wreath supplies! Throw in a couple chicken feathers for good measure!
    Keep up the great work Karen!

  307. MJ Morrison says:

    Gotta love those styrofoam pool noodles, they’re almost as versatile as a box of mac and cheese. Over the years I’ve concocted many a thingamijig out of them. Last year my daughter’s halloween costume was made primarily of pool noodles cut into smaller pieces and curled. She was a kd cup(dreadful food but a great costume). It would be so simple to decorate for halloween with a beautiful handmade wreath. Loved your video and can tell it was labour intensive. Your website is always fun,informative and never fails to make me laugh.

  308. Jenn says:

    yay! I want it 🙂

  309. Bethany says:

    Love love love the video and am going to bust out my Squirrel Nut Zippers album right now and jam! My new creepy house in my new creepy town would benefit from this creepy (but elegant) Halloween prize!!

  310. Tisha says:

    Even if I don’t win, I will make this! So great!

  311. Renate Lukenchuk says:

    Very cool! If I don’t win I just might go make one anyway 🙂

  312. nikki says:

    ten years ago I pledged Sigma Kapp. 🙂 sorry i just looked down and the hoodie I wore to work (im a trainer so nice clothes arent in my repitoire) and it said Homecoming 2002.

  313. Angela says:

    I made my first Halloween wreath when I was 13 years old, for my mom. She still uses it, though sun faded and wind battered. 🙂 That’s why I hope to win this kit. Now that I am 29 years old, I could give my mom a new and improved Halloween wreath for her victorian farm house. I <3 Halloween!

  314. Anna N says:

    That was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a week! Had me rolling. Thank you for keeping me in hysterics!

  315. Nicola Cunha says:

    Love the video! And love the wreath! Thanks Karen!

  316. Kristin says:

    Love the video! And I come here every day, marveling at how a person can possibly have enough energy to “do” all of the “stuff” you do and then write blog posts about it… pills??

  317. tj says:

    so cute, i want it!

  318. Carla S. says:

    Great wreath ! Cute video . Would love to win. Thanks for the chance. You always come up with the neatest things.

  319. Lola says:

    me! me! me! pick me!!!!!!

  320. Nat Drummond says:

    This is awesome, and I really, really want to win it!

  321. Laura says:

    I really want to win this. I have searched high and lw for everything to make a wreath like this for my door at work. The one I made at home is all about spiders. You are awesome.

  322. Carole says:

    That wreath would look fantastic on my new front door. Loved the video too, you are soooo talented.
    I too love Dollarama it is my go to for just
    about anything.

  323. Lucinda says:

    Karen – you are great.

  324. Courtney says:

    Ooh, I’d like to have one! I just made my fall one the other day!

  325. carol says:

    Pretty rude of you to leave the people in the International Space Station out of the drawing.

  326. Jennifer says:

    Hey, that’s the Squirrel Nut Zippers! My go-to music when I want to get motivated to clean the house! When I was young, my mom played 1930’s and 40’s swing music while we cleaned the house, so that’s cleaning music to me now and forever, with a modern twist, of course. (run-on sentence, sorry) Oh, and I love the wreath idea too!

  327. Phyllis says:

    What a great wreath! I’d really love to have it.

    It would also be awesome to know how you made the video. It was totally kick@$$.

  328. Phyllis says:

    Forgot to mention that yous is the only blog I follow regularly. I never miss it.

  329. marsha gaspari says:

    I’m cheating and making two comments. Do you know Zombie Jamboree by Rockapella? Way cool for Halloween and background music for videos but it’s tough to beat a name like Squirrel Nut Zippers….

  330. Sue W says:


  331. Devon says:

    This looks like such a fun project, and I need a little something to help me fit in with my new neighborhood that is passionate about Halloween! (And I am constantly telling people how wonderful this blog is. Thank you!!)

  332. Elaine says:

    Love that wreath! I want it!!! 🙂

  333. Kathy French says:

    Cool! Hope it’s me. My first post to your site.
    Love reading your blog. It makes my day complete.

  334. Mariaurora says:

    What a great video, Im looking forward to that tutorial.

    Loved the wreath the first time you featured it, loved it more as it packed itself up to be sent to me, ji,ji 🙂

  335. Kasia W says:

    Wow! That video is AWESOME! How much time did it take you?

  336. Jackie C says:

    This is so amazing 🙂 You are one talented and fabulous lady!

  337. Lara says:

    Digging’ it. Only blog I follow. Haloween is my all time fave holiday! Go Karen.

  338. Sharon says:

    I would to have the wreath. I like to do stuff too, and I don’t like to shop. So wining the craft box would be a bonus. I would even come and pick it up. You’re not far from
    Hamilton mountain.

  339. Laura Bee says:

    Love that song! Spent half the afternoon dancing with my baby girl – thanks!
    Might have to give the kit to my niece if I win-she has the painted black room I wanted at her age…

  340. Gloria says:

    I love the noodle idea! Those things have more uses then…the stuff in your basement! Thanks for the ideas…as always.

  341. caryl says:

    squirrel nut zippers?? Love the song-love the wreath know my chances are slim but what fun to be in the game. Also if i couldn’t make the wreath I could easily wear the parts of it on a Fri. night in my lame town and get away with it!

  342. Sandy says:

    Halloween is my favorite!

  343. Heather says:

    Karen! All the cool kids have an elegant-yet-creepy Halloween wreath on their door. I would like to join the club.Please. And Thank You.
    P.S. Love the video!

  344. Carol says:

    Ooohhhh…. if I WIN, I may have to host a party to show it off! Pick me, pick me….please. 🙂

  345. Jamie says:

    This is delightfully creepy!!! Thanks for a Halloween craft idea to hold me over until it’s appropriate to carve multiple pumpkins! BTW… Best. Blog. Ever.

  346. Desiree says:

    I want, I want, I want. I’m kind of a Halloweenie. La la love this.

  347. Patty says:

    That would so look good at my halloween party

  348. Nancy says:

    I haven’t decorated since my two children started driving to big Halloween parties and the trick or treaters started going to malls. 🙁 I would love to start up the tradition again and maybe throw a party! Just for adults, which would now be my children. I too love the video so a post would be loads of fun.

  349. alexis tarbett says:

    super cool and fun idea!!

  350. Marti says:

    Wow, I would have thought I caught my limit when you gave me a tea towel, but I actually think this wreath is one of the coolest things looking things (right after The Coop…and maybe the frozen yogurt tampon) you’ve ever made.

  351. Jodee says:

    Pick me pick me!!!!

  352. Keri says:

    Creepy and cool!

  353. Wehaf says:

    I love Halloween, love this wreath, love you.

  354. Amber L says:

    That is awesome I have an aunt that has a hanted house every year and that would be perficte on the front door. I really hope I can win this for her

  355. OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! I’ve GOT to have it. I’ve GOT to have it NOW. ME, ME, ME… pick MEEE!

    Ok, shutting up now.

    – Gitana the Creative Diva

  356. abitito says:

    You are the coolest chick on the web! Love your blog!

  357. Kerri says:

    It’s BOOtiful!! Ha.. see what I did there?

  358. heidi says:

    I love this! WANT. Pretty please.

  359. Amanda says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love super creepy decorations and this is great!

  360. Kelly G. says:

    Super cool!!

  361. Dana R says:

    You rock! And I like the wreath. And I want you to do a post on how to get my abs to look like yours. Thanks!

  362. elsje says:

    I want I want I want! I saw your wreath post earlier and cursed the fact that we do not have Dollar Stores in the UK… It is fab fab fab and will perfectly finish off the front halloween decorations – along with my plan to hide scary monster eyes (a la glowsticks) in our hedge…

  363. Maria says:

    love the video, and would love to read how you made it.

    And please Karen, if the fella happens to be the one picking out the winner of this competition, can you please record the selection process again 🙂

  364. Teri says:

    Ooooooh, very spooky looking wreath! Great for scaring the kids. ^^

  365. Christina B says:

    That is an awesome wreath! 🙂

  366. Rachelle says:

    This would definitely up the creepiness factor for my Halloween decorations this year. Last year we established our home as The trick-or-treating destination of the neighborhood. This year we need to up the ante and sadly last year my home-made Halloween wreath was ruined by to much exposure to the sun 🙁

  367. Kate S. says:

    I want one! I tried to make one last year actually… but they only had 2 black boas left… so It was a pretty thin wreath…

  368. Sarah says:

    Adored this wreath last year when I saw it on your site…and still do. Would love to be able to emulate it!

  369. Aly Wags says:

    Love the video! How on earth did you do it??? Please post a behind-the-scenes, pretty please?

  370. Cathy says:

    Great idea!
    Thanks for the giveaway,

  371. BeeNaz says:

    I’m toe tapping at my desk Karen. Thanks for a great video!

  372. Kristina says:

    I just found you, thanks to pinterest.. Love your site! I just added you to my reader. =)

  373. Michelle says:

    Just happened upon you. Will add you to my bloglovin. Looking forward to future posts!

  374. Leigh says:

    Very cool wreath! Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.

  375. Melanie says:

    This is so cool and creepy at the same time! (The giveaway is not creepy, just the skull heads)

  376. KT says:

    LOVE IT!!

  377. Sam says:

    Ooooo… Pretty! I cheated last year and bought a peacock and purple-y feather covered wreath from Micheals (a la 40% off coopin, of course!)… Then stabbed three purple glitter skulls in it… Never thougth of putting the cheese cloth… Gonna go dye some cheese cloth now. You are truly awesome-tastic! (And we love you for it) :). Bring on the sparkle skulls!!!

  378. Kathy French says:

    Love it! Creepy but swank. Now to just be the lucky winner……………………..

  379. ev says:

    Video must have taken some time to do–well done! My favorite holiday is Halloween, and my only daughter’s also! We would be so happy to display the wreath at our family party. (We long ago decided we were the real Adams Family)! We also like thunderstorms….

  380. michelle says:

    i love you karen!

  381. Maggie says:

    I want it.

  382. Amber Malarsie says:

    Me, me, pick me!
    P.S. I hate to point out I saw your hands in that video…but the badass song made up for it.

  383. Anne says:

    It is easy to know why you once had a tv show…your good at video, & truly Karen your blog is like one of those ‘reality-shows’, I always want to know what you and the ‘guy’ are doing next. The shots you took of him in that endurance thing was way cool..it was like being there…just wanted to tell you that. Around my home, Halloween is the main event of the year for decorating & we have tons of decorations (One year we hosted a planting party & we planted flowers in the pumpkins & carved greetings). I think it matters a lot about winning, just not ‘material-things’ for me. I would rather win someones heart or have the winning smile, but someone is going to love getting that box of cleverness and if it`s me & my guy Yahoo, but also the best of luck to the ones that want to win the giveaway. Happy Fall Festivities.

  384. Kaela says:

    nice! clever videography with that slat table!
    you inspire me 🙂

  385. Laura O says:

    I have been informed by my children that we are Halloween-Decoration-Deficient (HDD). A serious condition, indeed. Please help. (VERY nice video.)

  386. Kate Madsen says:

    My door is currently barren,
    but trick or treaters could be starin,
    at the costume it could be wearin..
    compliments of what Karen’s sharin. LOL!

  387. Debbie B says:

    hella-yes please!

  388. I really enjoy your work. You set the bar very high for all new DIY bloggers. Good! Couldn’t pull up video but love your wreath.

  389. Sandra says:

    Please and Thank you.

  390. bn100 says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  391. Lita says:

    Good video, reminded me of pinwheel. Would you be willing to show us how to make the stop motion videos like those?

  392. nancy says:

    Pick me Please!!! I love the wreath!

  393. Jeanette says:

    Oooooh….. liked the shiny skulls and feathers! So clever of you. I will tell my friends to watch your video. 🙂

  394. Karla says:

    Considering that I have been sent careening into a deep depression after trying desperately to find the parts to make this wreath myself this past weekend without luck, winning may just allow me to pull out of my Clonazepam and gin induced stupor in time for my favourite holiday!

  395. jenni says:

    Messed up my email address, wanted to make sure it was correct so u can notify me that I’m the winner!

  396. Emily says:

    Black feather boas, hooray!

  397. marika says:

    Wow, that’s a great looking wreath! and AWESOME video. Wreaths are great, and I would love to win. You just made me excited for Halloween. -marika

  398. Rose says:

    Awesome! I still have to make the tree stump table.

  399. jill says:


  400. joyce baker says:

    i enjoyed the video,,love the music,,looks freaky,,love it

  401. Bols says:

    Oh wowzers! The video is so fantabulous I had to watch it 3 times! Awesome job, Karen!

    I would so love to win the stuff. I have never decorated for Halloween but I have started to buy stuff already because this year I will!

  402. Andrew Safie says:


  403. MALYNDA COOPER says:

    Of all the holidays, Halloween is my all time favorite!! It brings back great memories of a participating and decorative neighborhood, in New Orleans. I now reside in a small city in Mississippi, where unfortunetly, not many share in my love for this creative holiday. So, my decorations are mainly for my family, my friends and myself to enjoy. I love this wreath, it is modern day Spooktacular and reminds me of how great Halloween truly is. I look forward to more of your ideas…Hope you pick me…

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Malynda! If you’re new here there’s plenty of ideas for you to try out. Be warned I do swear. Sometimes. 🙂 ~ karen!

  404. pixie says:

    sign me up. the only way I’ll make it is if the supplies magically show up at my door. I have a syndrome called lazy crafter. it’s a terrible syndrome that doesn’t even get fundraisers, walks, or telethons…. I suffer in silence.

  405. Marilyn says:

    fun video! I love Halloween! Thanks!

  406. Erin says:

    Awesome! I loved this when you first posted it…would love to have one of my own! Some assembly required, but I can handle that!

  407. Jessica says:

    That looks amazing! I’ve been slowly adding to my Halloween decoration collection since I moved out of my parents’ house 2 years ago, and I don’t have a wreath yet. Tombstones, zombie hands, a bag of bones and a talking skull are all accounted for…but no wreath yet.

  408. pamela says:

    I love this … not too scary but plenty creepy at the same time. And you are very funny – thank you!

  409. Cynthia says:

    Love it! My 4 and 7 year old boys think its pretty amazing too!

  410. Jenn Billes says:

    I almost swiped this wreath one year!! I LOVE it! Please, please…….

  411. Kim Norgate says:

    Love it!!!! My school age kids in my program would love this!

  412. Ashley says:

    I love love this wreath! It looks like one I could actually make!

  413. Jill says:

    cool video…and awesome wreath! Hope I win – it would scare my little girls!

  414. Stephanie Rivera says:

    What a fantastically creepy craft! Kiddo and I would have fun with that!

  415. sharon says:

    I was wondering to myself when I saw this wreath, “would it keep away the teenagers who come to the doors in their everyday garb and not in costume” from my door? Then I thought, “Everybody wants halloween candy now, don’t they?”

  416. Gabs says:

    Totally want one!

  417. Karin says:

    This would go over so well in my crazy neighbourhood! I’d love to win it to celebrate my first halloween at my new (to me) house!

  418. shae says:

    pick me pick me…i am having a halloween wedding

  419. Victoria Cenarrusa says:

    That weath is beautiful!! Halloween is my favorite holiday!!

  420. Ingrid says:

    I never do crafty stuff but I should. If I win this, I will make it. That would be darn cool.

  421. Kylie Anderson says:

    That wreath is great. You are great. It would be great if I won. Pick ME!

  422. Jackie says:

    That was one of the very first pins I pinned on Pintrest because it rocked my world! Halloween + Karen = undescribable awesome! 😀

    • Karen says:

      Jackie – You *just* made it in under the wire. 🙂 You’re the last entry … contest is now officially closed! Good luck. ~ karen

  • About Karen

  • About Karen

  • My Latest Videos

The Art of Doing Stuff