Candace’s Crafty Corner: Tree Ghosts

Hello, October! The first day of October isn’t too early to be talking Halloween, is it?

Truth is, I’ve been Halloween-ing for some time now. My new motto is: if I manage to feel inspired one day then by all means, don’t hesitate! With little kids, you can not count on the opportunity for free time, motivation and a decent night’s sleep to line up. The days (and nights) are unpredictable. I totally understand why stores start stocking holiday stuff so early. It’s for the Moms, they need every moment of prep time they can get!

A few days ago, the kids and I did a Halloween craft together. When I say “together” what I really mean is I get the craft supplies out and Amelie bounces around like a pin ball machine unloading the craft bin, Cade quietly scoots along sucking on things he shouldn’t while I do the craft as quickly as I can yelling, “Scissors are for grownups, don’t touch!”

“We” made these adorable ghosts, one representing each family member:

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I had everything on hand: the styrofoam balls were from a friend that moved, the googly eyes were leftover from Amelie’s dinosaur birthday, the gauze was from this scary Halloween of yore and the black ribbon I’ve had since the 90s. The 90s!

I used three eye hooks leftover from the playroom lantern cluster project

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and hung them from various branches along our front walkway. Also, a sneak peek of our new landscaping! More on that later (hopefully before the snow flies).

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I wasn’t about to buy anything so the eye hook-less ghost got nestled in a tree.

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Cute, free, festive!

Amelie and I did a bit more decorating – spiders and spiderwebs for the boxwoods:

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and a scarecrow and mums for my front step courtesy of my MIL. I should have bought more mums while they were on sale to fill out the planter but I’m tired, you know?

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Amelie has been fascinated by scarecrows lately. They’re a funny concept, aren’t they?

The inside got some Fall sprucing as well when I brought out an old favorite, my white and gold pumpkins!

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We are feeling very Halloweeny-y/Fallish these days, even though it’s been hitting almost 90 degrees still.

Flannels, don’t fret, I’m coming for you soon! Also, beware, more Halloween posts are in the queue…

8 thoughts on “Candace’s Crafty Corner: Tree Ghosts

  1. Oh wow, these are too cute! I’m so impressed that you attempted any craft AND decorated for Halloween! The only festive thing I’ve gotten accomplished was finishing off an entire bag of candy corn. That’s gotta count for something though, right?!

    • I promise you, they took a minute each to complete. Most of that time was spent convincing Amelie that they looked cuter without mouths drawn on…

  2. BOOOOOoooooooooo! This is so grand! Good blog writing. Made me laugh out loud. The landscaping is gorgeous. Send me an email when you blog so I don’t miss out. Lv mamap

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