Monday, October 20, 2014

5 DIY Halloween Party Ideas

Thinking of throwing a Halloween bash?  There are so many great ideas out there for Halloween parties.  It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the ideas out there.  Here are my top 5 ideas for your Halloween soiree.  Later this week I'll share a personal tutorial that is perfect for fall parties.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Washi Tape Pumpkin

Pumpkins are one of my favorite things about the fall.  From Pumpkin Spice Lattes, to pumpkin pie, to pumpkin carving, I love it all.  Pumpkin carvings are one of the most traditional ways to decorate using pumpkins during Halloween, but carved pumpkins rot pretty quickly.  I wanted to come up with some ways to decorate pumpkins that wasn't carving.  This month, I'll be sharing my best four ideas for decorating pumpkins. First up, use washi tape!  Washi tape is very popular this year and is great for pumpkin decorating!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Easy Halloween Wreath

With so many holidays coming up, it's easy to spend more money than you want to decorating.  I like to keep wreaths on my door to decorate for the season, so I was pretty excited to see all the Halloween stuff Target currently has in the $1 and $3 Deal section at the front of the store.  For $3, they had the great orange and black spider garland wrapped wreath.  For another $3, they are selling colorful garland wrapped spiders.  I saw the two parts and knew they needed to go together.  All you need to do is place the spider in the center of the wreath and wrap the tips of its feet around the plastic frame of the wreath.  This will secure the spider in place.  It's so easy J actually did this craft after I told her the idea for it.  You can just use a Command Hook to hang the wreath on my door, but you could always add a ribbon and use a wreath hanger if you were feeling extra crafting.  Now, you have a fabulous Halloween wreath for $6.  You won't beat that until all the Halloween stuff goes on clearance!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DIY Fire Starters

I love camping!  Fall is one of the best times of the year to go out and enjoy the great outdoors.  To me, an essential part of camping is a campfire.  I cook my meals over the fire, sit around it when I'm cold, and most importantly roast marshmallows.  The problem is, campfires can be tricky to start without proper kindling.  I've used a lot of different methods depending on the material I've had available.  These do cost some money but are great fire starters.  The state parks around me even something similar, but you can easily make them yourself for cheaper.  I recommend making as many as you can, storing them, and only bringing what you need on each trip.

Monday, October 6, 2014

5 DIY Camping Ideas

October in the South is one of the best times of the year to go camping.  I just went this past weekend and had a wonderful time.  There are so many simple DIY projects you can do to make your next camping trip a lot easier.  Looking for the easy way to make the perfect campfire?  Check out my DIY Fire Starters!