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Sugar Skull wreath

Day of the Dead Decorations

On my last visit to San Francisco I took note of the gorgeous decorations and displays centered around Day of the Dead or the original Spanish name Dia de Muertos. Day of the Dead is a lovely Aztec ritual celebrating the lives of those who have deceased when the gates of heaven opening at midnight… Read more.


Flashback Friday: Hocus Pocus Costumes

This is what I wore for Halloween two years ago! Yes, my sister Deanna and I took on the characters of Winnie and Mary Sanderson for the annual Micky’s Halloween Party at Disneyland. Dress up like a Disney character to go to Disneyland? Absolutely! And we were in good company with all kinds of characters… Read more.


DIY Halloween Decoration Roundup

This year we were so full of Halloween decoration ideas that I decided it would be fun to do a little roundup. We need to see them all in one place, right? For Halloween decor, we started outside the house with the entryway and made our way through the house finishing with a Halloween party… Read more.

Halloween Party Printable

Printable Halloween Beverage Labels

If you cannot tell by now I am really looking forward to Halloween night!  We are rounding up our Halloween party with these Printable Halloween Beverages Labels.  Aren’t they a perfect complement to any spooky bash, transforming an ordinary bottles to a spook-tacular potion?!  I designed these free printable Halloween beverage labels for your wine,… Read more.

Paper Halloween Town

Paper Village for Your Halloween Decorations

How cute is this little spooky village that is too perfect for your Halloween decorations? Cut from black metallic card stock paper on the Cricut Explore, the village folds perfectly so that it will stand on your mantel, shelf or dining table. Of course, if you don’t have the Explore we don’t want you to… Read more.

Apothecary Halloween labels

Printable Apothecary Labels for Halloween

Every good witch or wizard needs a fine set of apothecary labels for some playful Halloween decorations, right? Here is a set that will keep your potion making ingredients in order. I will be honest, we had such a good time designing and planning this photo shoot which is hosted by today. These spooky,… Read more.


Homemade Halloween Costumes: No-Sew Wolf Hoodie

For the last no-sew costume of our series this year (see the dragon, superhero boy and girl, bandit and butterfly here), we are going to do a little flash-back from a few years ago. As a fun little vacation, I took Emily and her boyfriend to meet my sister and her two teen boys for… Read more.

Printable Halloween party tags

Halloween Party Printables + Two $25 Gift Cards to

Here we are, exactly two weeks from All Hallows Eve. Last year we shared with you an adorable kid’s Halloween party and gave you all the cute and kid friendly printables to decorate. This year we are showing you a more grown-up party that is still elegant and stylish along with the gritty and grim…. Read more.

DIY Butterfly Costume

Homemade Halloween Costumes: Butterfly

We are rounding out this week’s Homemade Halloween costumes with this adorable last minute no-sew butterfly costume.  No one can resist a butterfly and I know this little girl loved spinning and twirling through our photo shoot.  This costume is cute and girlish in every way. We picked different shades of lavender and pink from… Read more.

No Sew bandit costume

Homemade Halloween Costumes: Running Bandit

It is the season for costumes and when Michaels asked us to show another DIY costume for today’s Michaels Makers blog hop we decided to share one that is perfect for one of Portland’s favorite past times. Portland hosts the 10th largest marathon in the U.S. and smaller ones once or sometimes even twice a… Read more.

Superhero Halloween Costumes

Homemade Halloween Costumes: No-Sew Superheros

It is day two for our homemade Halloween costumes and today I am giving you a twofer! (That would be a “two in one”). Superhero costumes are a classic and we made these for our Lightning Boy and Star Girl. You can choose your child’s favorite colors for their custom costume. I found my gorgeous… Read more.


DIY Paper Lanterns for Halloween Decorations

What fun it is to explore what the new Cricut Explore will make and especially when it comes to Halloween decorations! These mini lanterns are cut from one sheet of 8.5 x 11 black metallic paper and use a half sheet of white vellum to make the frosted windows both from With the Explore… Read more.


Homemade Halloween Costumes: No-Sew Dragon Mask and Cape

This week we are starting a series of homemade Halloween costumes that are great for last minute and are no-sew! Woo hoo! I will start the series with this adorable little dragon costume. Even though I do sew, it seemed like a fun project to create these cute costumes (there will be 4 total) using… Read more.

Crepe Paper Crafts: Fall Pumpkins

Crepe Paper Crafts: Fall Pumpkins

I am planning to make a crepe paper centerpiece for my Thanksgiving table. . . I will share all of the pieces and steps with you which will include artichokes, pine cones, mums, fall leaves and acorn. Ooooh, I am so excited to make all of these! The second piece I am making (you can… Read more.

DIY Halloween Garland

DIY Halloween Decorations: Make A Paper Bat Garland

What a pretty bat garland! It is easy to see it for the scalloped shape before even realizing it is a sting of bats. This garland is a perfect weekend project and is easy enough for kids to join you. Simply use the bat pattern to cut all of your bats from a black paper…. Read more.

Trick or Treat. Decorate your pumpkin with felt and googly eyes.

Felt Costumes for Your Halloween Pumpkins + Michaels Sweepstakes

Michaels had invited us, yes that mean you too, to #TrickYourPumpkin! That sounds like fun, right? We are tricking our pumpkins by making them think they are a round black cat, a chubby horned owl and a sly orange fox. Ha! These balls of cuteness are made from using foam pumpkins, craft felt and googly… Read more.


DIY Halloween Decorations: Black Crepe Paper Wreath

Of course I would have to make an elegantly spooky wreath for my DIY Halloween Decorations, right? This black and grey creep, oops, I mean crepe paper wreath so so simple to make with just a few materials and tools. These textured black flowers and feathers do remind me of crow feathers and the little… Read more.

Halloween Party Kit Roundup

Halloween Party Ideas for Kids + Printables

Halloween seems to be a favorite holiday for a lot of kids. There is plenty of scary and spooky party decorations so last year I decided to design a set of Halloween party ideas that is just chocked full of cuteness! Why not, right? And why not share them with you again this year? This… Read more.

DIY Paper Crow Chandalier

DIY Halloween Decorations: Flying Paper Crows

Now that my front porch is ready for Halloween, I started in on decorating my house with DIY Halloween decorations. I wanted to set up an inviting entry with treats for my guests and the focal point being a flying crow chandelier. We began this project by cutting out paper crows from a black metallic… Read more.

DIY Halloween Doormat

DIY Halloween Doormat and Spidery Decor

Happy October everyone! To me Halloween and Martha Stewart go hand in hand. She just has a knack for this holiday so when I received my new 12 Months of Martha box I was delighted to see it full of Halloween decor goodies. I decided to choose a black and white spider theme and use… Read more.

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