Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Easy Halloween Ideas Courtesy of Martha



I was perusing Martha's site for some holiday decor inspiration. Mainly I was looking for some super easy ideas as I don't have the crafting time I used to (presently I have NO crafting time - [insert my tearful face here]).

I love Martha's ideas but often find they require time I don't have. I was happy to find these simple and inspirational project photos. Above is a faux rose wreath made black by simple spray paint. The dollar store has a wide variety of faux flowers and foam wreath forms - this little diddy can be whipped up in no time and for under $10.


Loved this one too. What a great idea for Halloween night - my only concern would be that the pumpkin would be naked after the first few trick or treaters - some major sweet teeth in my neighborhood! This would be fun for a party or as an everyday candy display. I love to have seasonal candy on hand around the house - though I may have to change this as Chelsea gets older. Don't want to give her bad habits - definitely don't want her to take after her mom who considers candy a food group!



17 comments:

The Rose Room said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes Karla! That wreath is fabulous! Rachaelxo

Grace said...

$10 huh??? Ok if I find black flowers after Halloween on sale I will try to make this or save it all for next year! I just can't see spending $10 I think would be a bit more. But I will take it as a challange and "try"! Thanks Enjoy your Baby she is a cute lil pumpkin! Grace

Lori said...

oooooooooooooh Karla!!! you win the cutest banner award!!! your baby is such a sweetie:)
cute ideas...thanks for sharing!!!

vintage girl at heart said...

The pumpkin in your header is too sweet and getting so big!!!! Love her curls too!!!
Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

I love the wreath! And the new Dollar Tree in town opened. Can't wait to check it out and make a cute Halloween decoration at a frugal price! :-) Also no worries on Chelsea and candy as she gets older. Her health nut auntie will help with that! Mmmmmm apples...nature's festive Autumn candy!

Love Ya,
Shelley

Liz said...

Oooh... fake flowers and black spray paint! It doesn't get any easier than that!

Natasha Burns said...

you mean candy ISN'T a food group? oh shoot....

Jeanie said...

These are fun! Love that wreath, especially! The dollar store might bring lots of flowers even more inexpensively than the craft store!

Merci-Notes said...

I see others have noticed your PERFECTLY CUTE~ best ever, win the best prize for BANNER!!!
I look forward to it each time I visit :)

Thank You for the budget friendly tips!

natalea said...

yeah , i can't say i'd trust the lollipops to last long! Ha!
I do love Martha Halloween ideas though! xo natalea

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the black rose wreath!
Sandra Evertson

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Dont ya love martha! eeek she is sooo crafty! big hugs

toodles-
Sarah

Gypsy Mermaid said...

pppssss you have an award waiting for you on my blog! hehe

Bejeweled said...

Thanks so much for your well-wishes on my blog!

Gosh, we haven't even had time to go get pumpkins yet! Eek! I love the look of that Halloween wreath though .. would look so great on our front door. And I just LOVE how you've decked out your blog for Halloween!

P.S. Chelsea looks so sweet on those pumpkins!

Dolores said...

Hi Karla,
Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog!......I'm so sorry that your grandmother is going down the same path we are traveling.....it's a difficult journey, but we will all learn and grow from 'it'....

I've loved looking at your blog. Chelsea is so precious!

Blessings to you!

kiakai/Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Karla, thanks for stopping by my blog today. You asked if I could show a "how to". Did you mean upholstry of slipcovers? I've been asked to do both. I will definitley work on that for sure. I'll find a club chair with simple lines for beginers and take a lot of step by step, "how to" pics.
Oh and I love the black wreath. How fun to try that!
Kelly

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Hi sweetie! I hear ya on the no crafting time! lol. I try to sneak it in because I am a little addicted to it(don't tell hubby I admitted it!! lol) It sure is hard to get anything finished though :-) I hope you have a fabulous Halloween!! Huge hugs!! Britt :-)

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
 
Blog Design by Sweet Simplicity