Scare Your Neighbors With Pumpkin Head Skeleton

This is one scary pumpkin! If you dare, look closely and you’ll see pumpkin guts clinging to the skeleton rubs. You’ll need to save the insides of the pumpkin before carving the head. My concern is how is this going to smell. I’m also wondering what this would attract. I don’t know if I would want to set it out on my porch, maybe in the yard with gravestones and ghosts. I wonder if the squirrels would enjoy it, hummm.

I may opt for dry leaves. There is moss on his shoulders. This is truly a clever pumpkin-skeleton combination that I saw on Pinterest. I had to share it with you.

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Image Compliments of http://www.halloweenforum.com

There are no DIY directions, but the picture explains it all. I also believe the lights in the eyes are battery operated tea or votive lights. You could wedge something inside the pumpkin head to set the lights on or wire them around the neck of the skeleton.

Let me see if there are any suitable links to help you out with this project.

I’m sure the photo above and the options here have gotten your imagination in gear. I do like the idea of a pumpkin head, but . . . the guts . . .

I’ll keep bringing you interesting things, we have awhile before Halloween.

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Great Vintage Witch’s Shoe You Can Make

I get inspired by seeing what others are doing or have done for Halloween. It’s great to find something that would brighten up someone’s Halloween.

I find it fun to look for a suitable shoe at my local thrift shop. The size isn’t important and for this project a single shoe will work nicely, if the price is right. If you plan on making several of these or you want a pair to use as a centerpiece, you could really allow your imagination to run wild.

A picture is the starting point.

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Image Compliments of http://www.bygonewhimsies.blogspot.com

You do want to make something unique. I started with an old grandma style shoe and added the pointy tip and curled it up. I used black paper and glued the cone tip to the shoe. To hide the seam I wrapped it with a nice wide piece of ribbon and put an embellished buckle on top.

Now some people go all out and put some black brocade fabric over the shoe and fashion the tip and stuff it with batting. That seems like a good idea, depending how involved you want to get with this project. And it depends upon the type of witch’s shoe you want to make and how you want to display it.

You can make it as fancy or as plain as you like. There are plenty of different items you can find at your local hobby shop or fabric shop.

The real fun begins when you’re ready to put stuff inside. Now, I don’t want to get gross on you, but think for a minute. This is an old used shoe. The idea creeps me out a bit. I put black inside, you could use fabric. I also stuff it with tissue paper. I don’t want the germs, yes germs, cooties, bacteria, etc. from the previous owner to contaminate my witch’s shoe creation. And, go ahead and laugh, I use rubber gloves when handling the shoe. I know, I’m a bit of a germ-a-phobe.

Craft stores have all kinds of interesting things you can buy and put together as a display for your shoe. Or you can make a grocery bag tree in there and do your decorating from there. Or you may like the various coffins I’ve posted on this site. There are also suggestions and other templates on that post of paper craft jewelry items. It is worthwhile to look through our archives of various craft ideas that would be suitable for this project.  You could even make up some witches:

Image and Free Templates are Compliments of http://www.ravensblight.com

These aren’t the most attractive or friendliest looking witches you’ll ever encounter, but they do fit in nicely with the display for your original shoe design.

Here are the Instructions

Scarlatina

Mrs. Vericella

Aunt Rubella

And if that is too tame for you, how about:

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This is definitely a fun assortment of ghouls for your decorating pleasure.

I hope you are inspired to get started with this project. If you prefer, I do have a witch’s shoe template you can use so you won’t have to go rummaging through thrift stores. You can use it to display a Halloween scene instead of Halloween Treats and you definitely could do both.

 

Laboratory Shot Glasses Set with Mix Pipettes — Product Review

I’m thinking about Back-to-School and Halloween and all the days in between to see what would be interesting to put here that would put a bit of a zing in your daily life and also in any parties that you give. I saw these laboratory shot glasses with mix pipettes and immediately thought about my chemistry classes in college. It wasn’t the most exciting flashback of my life, but it was there. I remember my professor drinking from a beaker his morning coffee or afternoon soda. It both intrigued and disgusted me. It may be interesting for a Halloween party or even for Labor Day or anytime you get together with your friends and family. I do believe they are quite clever.

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These interesting Laboratory Glasses are made from glass, dishwasher safe and have mixing pipettes. The mixing pipettes were what got my attention. It’s a nice touch I thought. They looked interesting to me and I thought they’d be a lot of fun to have around the house. They would also make an interesting conversation piece.

It is a set of four: 2 measuring cups, 1 Erlenmeyer flask, 1 boiling flask and they all come with a mixing pipette.

They may make great gifts for cooks, bartenders, people into science and those who like interesting glassware.

Here’s the link to the shot glasses — they’re not very colorful, but you can change that with whatever concoction you decide to put into them:

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Doctor Who Blue Tardis Mini Fridge — Product Review

This mini fridge is excellent for work. For one thing, you can keep an eye on your lunch — things have a way of getting “lost” in the lunch/break room refrigerator. It’s also handy so you won’t have to stop working to get a soda or snack.

With your very own mini fridge at your desk, you’ll be the envy of your co-workers. It plugs into a standard US outlet or DC 12V car socket.

It’s excellent to use at home for medications that need refrigeration. Your medication will be handy when you need them.

If you’re into Dr. Who or not, it’s a handy mini frig to help keep things cold. It does have a warming function, but I’ve only used it to keep things cold.

This is an excellent gift for Dr. Who fans!

Check it out:

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DIY Hanging Halloween Lanterns — Free Printables

These Halloween Lanterns can hang indoors or outdoors and will be illuminated by a battery operated votive candle light. I buy these candle lights by the dozens to illuminate paper crafts or to put behind them to give them a creepy glow. These hanging lanterns are made from orange translucent vellum paper. They’ll give an eerie glow to wherever you hang them.

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The image and free printables are compliments of http://www.marthastewart.com/913799/hanging-vellum-halloween-lanterns

Just click the link above for the directions and the free printables.

Here are links for some items you’ll need:

heavy black paper

Orange Vellum

Clear Monofilament

Battery-Operated Votive Candles

I hope you enjoy this project!

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