Halloween is a very special time of year around The Art of Doing Stuff.
It’s time to crawl backwards, crab-style down the basement stairs, a la the directors cut of The Exorcist to root around in the real cobwebs and spiders looking for the fake cobwebs and spiders.
And eat potato chips.
Because like pearls, potato chips are appropriate for every occasion.
To me, Halloween decorating is about the perfect blend of darkness and elegance. It’s like Sleepy Hollow where the trees are dripping with diamonds. Or in my case rhinestones purchased from the happiest place on earth … the Dollar Store.
And creep. I like a little creep.
And to the guy who followed me around the meat section of the grocery store while incessantly wiping your mouth, no, I am not referring to you.
Tomorrow, I will have for you what is, without a doubt, the creepiest Halloween craft I’ve ever done. So get a good night’s rest, take your vitamin B or do whatever it is you normally do to prepare for something creepy.
Maybe do whatever it is you do the night before your annual pap test.
Until then, at my mother Betty’s request, I have a collection of my most popular Halloween crafts from The Art of Doing Stuff. She really only wanted me to feature her favourite, the Die-O-Rama, but I added a few others as well.
Now if you’ll excuse me there’s a can of pea soup with my name on it.