Scented Halloween Jack O Lantern Oranges with Tea Lights

Adorable idea for a tealight candle holder! Fun, festive and in the true spirit of Halloween decorating, this idea takes oranges, hollows them out and then cuts in the traditional Jack O’ Lantern design.  The author then places a tea light candle into the orange, surrounded by whole allspice. This is an adorable idea, and you could cut the oranges to match the designs of your pumpkins.  Or, if you […]


DIY Halloween Candy Jar from Terra Cotta Pots

This project has a Halloween theme, but I could see doing a snow man, or Santa/elf with the same idea.  You use a 6″ terra cotta pot with the matching saucer, a candy bowl, a wooden knob and paint. Paint the terra cotta pot and saucer. Attach the wooden knob to the saucer, in the center with glue – she recommends E6000, which is a good all round glue for […]


Christmas Township Candle Jar

There is a nothing like a home Christmas, in the world of consumption and excess.  This simple jar is pretty, functional, and easy to do.  The author provides a free template to cut out of scrapbook paper.  All you need beyond that is an empty jar, the template, Epsom salts, glue and Santa Snow. You cut out the template she provides. Next, cover the top third of the outside of […]


Giant Christmas Ornaments

Want to make a statement decorating your house for Christmas? These giant ornament balls would be the way to do it.  Love this look! Use large plastic balls -you can find these at any box store in the Children’s section, a deli container (now you know what to do to recycle those!), a piece of wire, silicone or glue and spray paint/glitter, etc. You take the deli container and make […]


Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder

I tried this craft and though it takes some patience, the results are lovely.  All it takes is leaves, a recycled jar and Mod Podge.  You slather the Mod Podge on the glass and gently lay the leaves on top, adding another coat of the Mod Podge.  It takes some time and some careful handling so you don’t break the leaves, or tear them, but the end result is really […]


Mason Jar Fall Luminary

This is such a beautiful way to recycle a jar and the possibilities are endless. It is kind of one of those – “why didn’t I think of that” crafts!  Using a recycled mason jar (or any sized jar would work), she uses a vinyl adhesive sticker and then paints over the jar with acrylic paint.  She uses multiple layers to achieve the look.  Peeling off the sticker reveals the […]


Painted Pinecone Sunflower Wreath

Nothing says fall quite like pinecones or door wreaths.  Even better when you can combine the two.  I love the look of this painted pinecone sunflower wreath.  She captures the look of a pretty sunflower with the layers of pinecones and finishes off the look with a ribbon to mimic sunflower leaves.  The whole project is simple and uses a standard wire frame behind it.  This is also a low […]


Awesome Halloween Spell Books

Great way to repurpose an old book, or to take a new journal book and make it into a fun Halloween “spell” book.  These Halloween themed books take very few items to create, but the effect is really cool! You can use an small plastic Halloween paraphernalia to create whatever theme you want.