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. 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.

  2. Karen Eggleston says:

    Very creepy.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. Sarah says:

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

  6. Stan R. says:

    Excellent giveaway!

  7. Grace says:

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

  8. 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 .

  9. Mary says:

    Awesome video! Well done!

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

  10. 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!!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. Cassandra says:

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

  14. Jenny says:

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

  15. 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)

  16. Pam Carr says:

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

  17. barbara n says:

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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! 🙂

  20. 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?

  21. jamie says:

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

  22. 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!

  23. 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?)

  24. 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!

  25. 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?

  26. 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!

  27. Beckie says:

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

    this would go well with my Shabby Gothic decorating style 😀

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. Phyllis Kraemer says:

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

  31. Debbie Angstadt says:

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

  32. Becki F says:

    love the wreath, hope to have one soon….

  33. Amy s. perry says:

    Would be perfect for my Halloween party!

  34. Megan Beavers says:

    I love Skulls!!!!! YAY

  35. Faye says:

    Love your site – I am addicted!

  36. Kim says:

    Love the video!! Everything about it was fun.

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

  38. Suanne says:

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

  39. Alison says:

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

  40. Betsy says:

    Love the wreath…..and the music!

  41. Dru says:

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

  42. 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. 🙂

  43. Meghan says:

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

  44. 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!

  45. 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! 🙂

  46. 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!

  47. stefanie says:

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

  48. 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!

  49. Cynthia says:

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

  50. 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 🙂

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