Hosting a ghoulish gathering? Time to pull out an array of pumpkins with pops of color, dark candles dripping in glitter, and a BOO-tiful sign to greet your guests.
Halloween is the perfect time of year to try your hand at hosting a spooktacular "ghouls" night out. Make use of your DIY skills to create simple handmade projects with a spooky twist. (Trust me, this wasn't a scary process.)
I started out with a few simple ideas to accent my Halloween-inspired mantel display.
A simple "BOO" banner made with cardstock lettering, a glue gun, and string.
Hand-painted pumpkins that were so easy to do with Martha Stewart Crafts craft paints.
These "bug boxes" using inexpensive boxes, craft paint, and a glue gun.
And a finishing "buggy" touch to this wall hanging.
Display a Bugged-Out Web
My Halloween shopping adventure started at two of my favorite stores: Pier 1 Imports and Homesense Canada (or HomeGoods in the USA). Take a look at the cool, modern wall hanging I snagged at Homesense. As soon as I saw it, I had visions of spiders crawling up and all over it. Speaking of which, I had a tough time finding bugs in the stores. Yes, you heard me right. I was on a major bug hunt for this shoot, and guess what? The only place I could find them was at Party City.