Friday Favorites–Halloween Decorating

Only ten days left until the big day, and I don't have so much as a pumpkin at my house.  I don't seem to have the enthusiasm for Halloween this year with no kids in the house.  In an effort to get myself in the mood, I'm hear to share a few decorating ideas that might get even this Halloween Grinch ready.  If not, I'll have to try some boos.  XD DIY Halloween Decorating

This Packing Tape Ghost from The Crafty Geek is spooky and eye-catching.  It would take some time, but I'm going to say it's worth it.

Packing Tape Ghost from Crafty Geeks

No, no, no.  Just…no.  Chucky from Tales of Twisted Fibers.

Chucky from Tales of Twisted Fibers

As a child of the 80's, this Pacman Halloween Garland from Minieco is a must-have for me.

Pacman Halloween Garland from Minieco

Before anyone gets all upset about this Lizzie Borden Baby Rattle from American Felt and Craft, note that it was shared on April 1st.  However, I think this would be a great addition to some scary Halloween costume or décor.  If you want to go ahead and use it as a baby rattle, I won't judge.

Lizzie Borden Baby Rattle from American Felt and Craft

Is it just me, or does it seem like these Paper Halloween Houses from Delia Creates could hang around through November?  I don't think they'd be out of place among some Thanksgiving decorations.

Paper Halloween Houses from Delia Creates

This Spooky Glowing Skull Frame from Epbot is SO much easier than it looks.

Spooky Glowing Skull Frame from Epbot

I think this Dangly Spider Stitch Picture from Stitcher Scribbler is kinda sweet.

Dangly Spider Stitch Picture from Stitcher Scribbler

I haven't tried string art yet, but I always like the idea of trying something new as a holiday decoration.  That way, if it doesn't turn out I don't have to look at it for long.  Maybe I'll start with this Skull String Art from A Beautiful Mess.

Skull String Art from A Beautiful Mess

I want a bunch of these Man Eating Monster Plants from Eden Makers lining the walkway to my house.

Man Eating Monster Plant from Eden Makers

Does anyone else remember when The Wizard of Oz played on television once a year, I think it was around Thanksgiving, and that was the only time you could watch it?  Before even VHS tapes?  This Halloween Witch Landing from All You reminds me of those days.

Halloween Witch Landing from All You

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Friday Favorites–Halloween Costumes

Once again, the year has flown by and we're looking straight into the spooky eyes of Halloween.  Are you making any costumes?  Since it's on a Monday, and we're too far out in the boonies for trick-or-treaters, I'll probably go as "woman who makes dinner and watches a movie."  I know how to party. Friday Favorites - Halloween Costumes

No spaceman costume would be complete without this little Raygun from Epbot.

Ray Gun from Epbot

Speaking of spacemen…Rocket Backpack Costume from mikeasaurus on Instructables

Rocket Backpack Costume from mikeasaurus on Instructables

Making the stroller part of the costume is just smart parenting, like this Pirate Ship Stroller Costume from The French Tulip.

Stroller Pirate Ship from The French Tulip

Not sure how I feel about the name of this Halloween Wench from Red Heart – I mean, isn't she a pirate too? – but it's not often you see a costume you can crochet.

Halloween Wench from Red Heart

Who says all costumes have to be scary?  This Chiffon Fairy Dress from Coral and Co. is so sweet.

Chiffon Fairy Dress from Coral and Co

I had to include this Penguin Costume from eHow because how often do you see a DIY penguin costume?

Penguin Costume from eHow

This Where the Wild Things Are Costume from A Night Owl Blog is as adorable as the book.

Where the Wild Things Are Costume from A Night Owl Blog

My daughter was going to marry Batman when she was a little girl. Maybe she'll settle for this Batman Costume from Fleece Fun.

Batman Costume from Fleece Fun

This Little House on the Prairie Costume from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom takes me back to my childhood.

Little House on the Prairie Costume from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Don't leave out your furry little buddy when it comes to Halloween.  Try out this Unicorn Costume for Your Dog from Live Colorful.

Unicorn Dog Costume from Live Colorful

If that's not enough Halloween-ness for you, check out the collections of costumes from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011!

I love curating my Friday Favorites each week, and I want to make sure that the talented people who have created these projects are fully acknowledged for their work.  Before you pin or share, please click through the link or photo to the originating website.  You can also find all the projects each week on my Friday Favorites Pinterest board.  Thank you!

Friday Favorites–Halloween Party Food

Friday Favorites–Halloween Costumes

We moved our family out to the country about 11 years ago.  Before that, we lived in a neighborhood in the suburbs with lots of other families with small children.  We probably had quite a few trick-or-treaters stop at our house, but I wouldn’t know because we were out with our own little ones on Halloween.  I haven’t got to hand out candy since somewhere in the early 90’s. This year, I’m hanging out with my daughter while her husband goes on a civilian ride-along with mine.  Lots of trouble happens when Halloween is on a Friday night, so it’s all hands on deck at the police department.  The good news for me is that my daughter lives in an apartment complex with a jillion kids.  At least, that’s how it feels when you drive through the parking lot.  I get to hand out candy and admire all the spooky-cuteness.  I can’t wait!

Halloween Costumes - Crafty Staci's Friday Favorites

This Book Fairy Costume from Lilliedale would be the perfect thing for my book-loving daughter.  Although I doubt she could bring herself to do this kind of damage to any book.  They’re like puppies to her.

Book Fairy Costume by Lilliedale

We aren’t dressing up, but if we were, this Wonder Woman Costume from The Sewing Loft is what I would go with, hands down.

Make Your Own Wonder Woman Costume by The Sewing Loft

If you happen to be using my Robin Hood Hat pattern this year, you might be on the lookout for some green tights.  Dye your own with this tutorial from If You Give a Girl a Needle.

Dying Tights by If You Give a Girl a Needle

If you’re looking for something quick, easy and completely adorable, check out this Flower Pot Costume from Dukes and Duchesses.

Flower Pot Costume by Dukes and Duchesses

This little Wolf Costume from Make It and Love It has rascal written all over it.

Wolf Costume by Make It and Love It

I love the idea of using capes to create different costumes, like these from Simple Simon and Company.

Easy Cape Costumes by Simple Simon and Co

As the proud owner of a Maleficent t-shirt (bought years before the movie) I’ve gotta love a girl who thinks outside of the Disney princess box, like the wearer of this Evil Queen Costume from Northstory.

Evil Queen Costume by Northstory

Babies in costumes – it doesn’t get better than that.  This little Pineapple from Lines Across makes me smile.

Pineapple Onesie Costume by Lines Across

Sometimes you need a costume you can whip up quickly.  As long as you’ve got a yellow hat, the rest of this Last Minute Minion Costume from Make and Takes is a piece of cake.

Last Minute Minion Costume by Make and Takes

Not to leave out the traditional Halloween fare, I love these DIY Skeleton Gloves from Eat Sleep Make.

DIY Skeleton Gloves by Eat Sleep Make