DIY Creepmas Spider Ornament

Happy Winter Solstice Halloween friends! I can’t believe we’re days away from Christmas and a new year. I hope that you have had a splendid 2018 and that luck and fortune will be with you in 2019! Speaking of luck…did you know, based on Ukrainian and Germanic folklore, a spider ornament on your Christmas tree will bring you good luck? The legend of the Christmas spider is also said to have been the story that inspired the popular decorating trend of draping silvery tinsel on the tree.

There is an ongoing superstition in Europe that spiders bring good luck – and the Christmas spider legend tells of a widowed mother living in poverty with her children. The children find a pine cone and tend to it with hopes that a tree will sprout in time for Christmas (which it did!). Once Christmas came, they could still not afford to decorate the tree. After the children fell asleep on Christmas, a spider is said to have spun a glittering web around the tree so that when the light hit it in the morning it shone and turned the web into gold and silver –ย  quite a sight to behold. The family was overjoyed and also were no longer living in poverty from that point on.

To honor this legend and to help you bring a bit of luck into your new year, I’m going to show you how to make your own spider ornament if you do not have one adorning your tree yet! Keep reading to find out how:

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13 Days of Creepmas: Ginger-dead Cookies

Tis the season for sweet treats – and what’s sweeter than baking a warm, spicey ginger bread cookie with a sinister twist? Today, to celebrate Creepmas with you, I’m sharing a delicious and easy ginger-dead cookie recipe. What’s so fun about them is you can decorate as creepy as you like! My piping skills are very amateur (which you can tell by the photos), but the sloppiness gives them some character!

I also cut out different shapes to make an evil Santa Claus and spooky snowman. Keep reading for the recipe and some decorating inspiration:

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Creepy Craftmas: Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

Get ready to deck your halls with something frightful – like this wreath!

The entire time I was working on this easy DIY I could not stop singing “Making Christmas” – the musical number really adds a lot of authenticity to your work!

I broke my Christmas wreath last year accidentally, and I wanted a hint of spookiness to live on in my holiday decor, and Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” marries both spooky and Christmas perfectly.

Read on to find out how to make your own present devouring greenery:

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Becoming Beetlejuice

I love having reasons to dress up multiple times during the Halloween season. Last fall, I had reason for the multiple trips to Salem I took and this year I’ve dressed up for our Halloween party and the 4th annual Black Mold Halloween Bash. This event features Tulsa’s local bands playing cover sets and bands and attendees always dress up. I wanted to test my makeup skills and patience and transform into Beetlejuice just for the occasion (the lead singer of one of the bands was also Beetlejuice, a timeless and appropriate look for any Halloween occasion!).

Read below for some photos and inspiration for your own Beetlejuice look:

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Creepy Crawly Spider Cookies

 

I’m getting excited for my Monster Mash Bash Halloween party happening on October 20! So much so, that I’m beginning to make ghoulish treats for all of my friends to enjoy. Nothing puts a smile on your face than some treats with a little spooky personality to them.

The only issue I run into is that working 40 hours a week can make you feel less than enthusiastic about whipping up something homemade.ย  That’s why I want to share this easy and quick and frightfully festive spider cookie recipe with you! It’s perfect to put together on a weeknight or when you’re running out of time to make something spooktacular to treat and delight your pals.

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Easy Halloween Card Display

This is my first time sending and receiving Halloween cards from the amazing ghouls in the online Halloween community. I have appreciated all of the kindness and support from everyone AND all of the spooktacular Halloween wishes! There’s nothing like ringing in October than sending off and receiving a bright orange envelopes in the mailbox! I wanted to display my greetings I’ve received – but I wanted to do so the impatient crafter way. This October has been very business with work events and family events already so I wanted to show them off quickly.

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DIY Halloween Front Porch Sign

diy halloween porch sign

Happy October!!! I have always wanted my own cute front porch sign for Halloween! Being the thrifty-queen I am, I could never cave for one in the store when I knew I had the power to create my own one-of-a-kind sign for much less. That is just what I did – and I do believe it came out just spiffy. Check out how I made mine to inspire your own festive front porch masterpiece. Continue reading “DIY Halloween Front Porch Sign”