15 Halloween Ideas

Where are my Halloween lovin’ friends? Time for some Halloween fun! 

I’ve rounded up some DIYShowOff Halloween ideas from over the years for inspiration for your upcoming weekend projects. 

15 DIYShowOff Halloween Ideas

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Skeleton Fairy Couture – perfect for adding Halloween touches to your decor. Attach to a wreath, pin onto your jacket, position in a plant, unlimited ideas and so much fun – a little reminiscent of playing with paper dolls only more creative and 3D. 

DIY Halloween Fairy Fashion Show - Skeleton Couture @diyshowoff

Halloween (witch) dreamcatcher // tea party – this whimsical witch-catcher is just too cute! 

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The Raven inspired Halloween party ideas – throwing a monster bash? A black and white Poe theme is perfectly POEtic! 

The Raven Nevermore Halloween Party Ideas @diyshowoff #MakeItWithMichaels

Halloween {essential oil infused} Marshmallow Treats – easy to make party favors! 

So cute! Halloween (essential oil infused optional) marshmallow treats @diyshowoff #makeitwithmichaels

witch hat tutorial for a Halloween centerpiece, candy dish, vignette or planter ‘witch’ purpose works best for you? A construction cone + plant dish = so many options!

Halloween DIY @diyshowoff #lowescreator

monster repellent Halloween party favor recipe – you just might want to use this all year long! Still holding out on trying essential oils? Learn more here —> essential oils 101 class

Halloween essential oils Make & Take ideas, graphics and printables @diyshowoff

Halloween wooden BOO blocks and super easy wall art tutorial – isn’t that laser cut wall art amazing? It’s like the easiest craft project ever! 

DIY Halloween decor @diyshowoff  

DIY chicken wire/cheesecloth spooky skeleton ghost – this guy hangs out in our (storage) barn all year long until it’s time to come out of hiding! A scary sight when you walk in to rummage through the treasures. And a fun addition to the grape arbor/gazebo with the curtains blowing around. Spooky! 

DIY Halloween Ghost

DIY ‘Nevermore’ tree Halloween decor – grab some branches from the yard and ravens from the Dollar Store and your glue gun! Easy fun craft time!

DIY Halloween Nevermore Tree

The Raven inspired Halloween mantel

Nevermore Halloween Mantel

personalized trick or treat tote bags

DIY trick or treat tote bags  

DuckTape trick or treat bucket tutorial

DuckTape trick or treat bucket tutorial #halloween @diyshowoff #spookduckular  

DIY pumpkin/jack-o-lantern diorama

pumpkin diorama @diyshowoff

candy skull owl

DIY Neon Sharpie Candy Skull Owl Tutorial  

wooden candy corn decorations

DIY Halloween/Fall craft: decorative wooden candy corn pieces  

I love this old Halloween display from quite a few years ago…

halloween decorating @diyshowoff

Share YOUR Halloween in this week’s That DIY Party. 

Gather for Gratitude with Shaw Floors at St. Jude

Gather for Gratitude: 

“Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. 
It’s what you do for others.” ~Danny Thomas, St. Jude founder

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I love those words. 

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I’ve shared the quality and integrity behind the Shaw Floors brand but now, their generous heart! I recently had the opportunity to travel to Memphis, TN to celebrate the Shaw StyleBoard relationships and to experience St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization very near and dear to Shaw. Shaw Floors is a very generous contributor and the visit was eye opening to say the least. Life changing!

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ABCs according to the little ones at St. Jude

The tour hosted by a sweet former patient (thanks, Eliza) was so interesting and positive filled with stories and facts. I’ve never been surrounded by something so important before. Here are some pretty amazing key points about St. Jude:

  • Families NEVER receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
  • Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. 
  • St. Jude freely shares the discoveries they make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

What an honor to walk those halls, to be a guest. 

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Pictured left to right (rubbing Danny’s nose for good luck!): Brittany//Addison’s Wonderland, Roeshel (Me!)//DIYShowOff, Rhoda//Southern Hospitality blog, Beth//Home Stories A to Z, Cassity//Remodelaholic, Heather//At the Picket Fence. Missing: Vanessa//At the Picket Fence, Amy//Blissful Bee.

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St. Jude – patron saint of lost causes and desperate cases.

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children’s artwork lines the halls

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Highlight of the trip: Seeing the halls lined with bright colored murals and children’s artwork helped to create an environment of smiles and hope, learning of the amazing work being done daily filled my heart with so much…hope! But getting creative and crafty with these sweet little faces was the best part of my trip! Giggles and smiles and paint and just a glimpse of happiness in what isn’t an easy experience. Such troopers! It really puts life into perspective.  

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{confetti celebrations on last day of chemo}

Target House was gorgeous – so many people coming together to supply everything needed for families to keep their focus on their #1 priority: treatment and care for their little loved ones. Built in 1999, Target House is a free home away from home for families and patients receiving long term care at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

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room designed by Shaun White

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Patients who stay at St. Jude Target House receive a handmade quilt, made by Target employees! 

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Amy Grant music room

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Art Studio at Target House

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Brad Paisley gathering space at Target House

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{painting by Brad Paisley}

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I expected to be overwhelmed with sadness and there is no denying my personal underlying broken heart for what those babies and children (anyone really) dealing with serious terminal health issues but the environment was warm and welcoming with cheerful colors, red wagons in place of wheelchairs and inspired hope and smiles. 

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The rest of the trip gave us a little sneak peek and small taste of Memphis – The Peabody hotel (the duck walk!), Iris Restaurant, Itta Bena and BB Kings. Wow! What fun! Gather for Gratitude St. Jude Children's Research Hospital #shawstyleboard #ad @diyshowoff Gather for Gratitude St. Jude Children's Research Hospital #shawstyleboard #ad @diyshowoff Gather for Gratitude St. Jude Children's Research Hospital #shawstyleboard #ad @diyshowoff

These girls and I were honored to enjoy such an experience, to learn more about this life changing organization! Thank you, St. Jude for all you do. Thank you Shaw Floors for the opportunity to make a difference by sharing with our readers.  

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So while I wasn’t “walking in Memphis”, hanging out there to experience a small taste and to understand the heart and soul behind the St. Jude name really touched me.

So, you guys? The Thanks and Giving campaign is coming up! And I didn’t shave my head to raise money but Danny Thomas also spoke these words…

“I’d rather one million people give $1 than one person give one million dollars.”  

Those babies, those children, those teens, those smiles and those giggles should be at home surrounded by family and friends this holiday season. They’re so brave and so precious, going through so much! Please join me by clicking the link below to give what you can (no amount is too small) to support St. Jude’s efforts!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GIVE

That saying “together we can make a difference” really does hold true. Let’s show those tracking that link above be overjoyed to see one million+ visits and gifts from our thoughtful caring DIY/home community!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, friends! 

DIY Valentine Ideas

Looking for a fun weekend Valentine inspired creative project?  Something made with love by your own two hands? Here are a few past DIYShowOff ideas: 

DIY felted soap tutorial

DIY felted soap tutorial @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers How to Make Felted Soap @diyshowoff.com #michaelsmakers

DIY essential oil lotion hearts

DIY essential oil lotion bars recipe @diyshowoff

LOVE wall art canvases

cute chippy rustic DIY LOVE letter wall art tutorial @diyshowoff

You Warm My Heart Teacher/Hostess Gift Idea (chocolate peppermint awesome-sauce)

CUTE! Chocolate Peppermint Awesome Sauce - "You Melt My Heart" Valentine gift idea using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil @diyshowoff

free you melt my heart printable gift tags

Free Valentine Printables

owl you need is love and chocolate

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Valentine mason jars

Valentine mason jars @diyshowoff

DIY vinyl decal table runner for glass top table

Valentine dining room decor Valentine table decor

homemade hug essential roll on blend

Need a hug? Make it essential oil-infused with this DIY homemade hug roll on recipe @diyshowoff. #feelbetter

heart ribbon wreath

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keepsake handprint gift

Awe! A cute DIY keepsake handprint Mother's Day gift (LED 'love' wood plaque) tutorial @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

DIY striped love you more sign

striped Valentine LOVE sign @diyshowoff.com

and some more Valentine decorating …

Valentine kitchen Valentine decorating DIYShowOff Valentine Mantel Valentine wreath Valentine Mantel

Do you decorate for Valentine’s day? 

Do you send out love notes or small gifts?

Celebrate all things love and glitter and Valentine’s day crafty?

At Home: Christmas Tree Farm Inspired Decor

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la!

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Goal: Freshen up the Christmas decor in our dining room. And boy oh boy, At Home did not disappoint! Christmas tunes were cranked, hot cocoa within reach, cinnamon/ orange/pine essential oil being diffused, shopping bags unpacked. Let the holiday decorating begin!

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Welcome to our Christmas tree farm inspired dining room. Just a few touches from At Home to some of our existing Christmas decor made all the difference in making our dining room a Christmas destination. I am in love! 

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Baby’s favorite: the boy was all heart-eyes over us putting this big red metal truck into the shopping cart. 

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My favorite: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree sign – this sealed the deal on my tree farm theme. I love it’s charm. ::pitter patter:: 

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You guys! Do you have an At Home store near you? Well, we have a brand new At Home store in Pittsburgh! Yes!!!!!! So exciting! I couldn’t wait to check it out and I received some gift cards towards my purchase in exchange for a review so we made a recent visit to check it out. 

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It took some time to narrow down which direction with decorating I wanted to go! Because…so many fun themes, a huge selection and the prettiest holiday displays for inspiration. 

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We may have spent more than 2 hours in that store. Thankfully, baby boy was as entertained and captured as I was.

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But, I finally made some decisions and settled on a Christmas tree farm theme. I couldn’t wait to get home to deck the halls! 

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Join me for a  bit of faux al fresco twilight dining Christmas tree farm picnic style. You bring the eggnog, I’ll bring the cookies!

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Like it? Pin it! Thanks!

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Use the store locator to find an At Home close to you! 

Touch of Christmas shown above from At Home: 

At Home, the home décor superstore opened a new more than 91,000 square-foot store, bringing approximately 25 new full- and part-time jobs to the area. Shoppers will find more than 50,000 items for every room and every style at everyday low prices. 

Thanksgiving Inspiration

Crushed for time but want to add a Thanksgiving touch to your existing decor? Snag these free Thanksgiving printables, toss them in an existing frame and display. 

Grateful Eat Drink Thank Full printable Give Thanks printable

How about taking the time out to create a cute decorative DIY wishbone or mini-wishbones for place settings.

DIY Anthro Inspired Wishbone Decorative Accent

Oh man! How about this oldie! The next time you see some thrift store art in fall colors, grab a Sharpie and give it a Thanksgiving vibe…

Thanksgiving decor Give Thanks vignette give thanks wall art thanksgiving cornucopia

Are you a fellow essential oil lover? Remember to share your sentiments and oils with family and friends by adding a special essential oil favor/gift to Thanksgiving dinner place settings. I recommend Young Living

5 must have Thanksgiving essential oils

Give thanks tablescape… 5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff 5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff 5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff 5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff 5 Thanksgiving essential oil blends @diyshowoff

And if you’re free this week, there’s still time to make up this easy DIY Thanksgiving sign for your Thanksgiving inspired vignette.

easy Thanksgiving sign tutorial @diyshowoff

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with abundant blessings, dear DIY friends! So grateful for your friendship! xo 

 

 

How to Decorate with Air Plants – The Lunar Fae Way

How to Decorate with Air Plants – The Lunar Fae Way:

I’m so happy to introduce you to my talented & beautiful daughter, Evangeline from The Lunar Fae, sharing some tips on how to decorate with air plants. decorating with airplants #thelunarfae @diyshowoff

Have you heard of incredible wonder of nature that is the air plant yet?

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Meet Tillandsia. This little lady is easily becoming my favorite plant to decorate with, due to how very low maintenance she is! She doesn’t care for soil (score! neither do I, my cats dig it up), she only needs watering once a week and if you forget for a day or two, she probably won’t die either (double score! How can I be expected to hydrate the life of others on a regular basis when I’m just grasping how to hydrate mine!?)

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My current obsession is mixing plants with my other obsession, crystals! There’s just something soooo pleasing about a plant emerging from crystal coated caverns or a chunky mineral.

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Have any geodes laying around? My lovely, add an air plant! You won’t be sorry and it’ll probably make you appreciate the geode more regularly too!

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Have any votive gemstone candle holders? Add an air plant! Most candles are full of toxins anyways.

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Have an empty jar, planter, or dying terrarium? Add some faux moss or river rocks, an air plant, and fill that shiz with shiny crystals!

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Seriously. There is no way to go wrong with this. In just a few easy steps you can have a beautiful, unique piece of art that also serves a larger purpose!

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Obsessed yet?

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If you’re looking for some crystals or air plants, I’ve got both in my shop for the time being.

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Thanks for reading and considering adopting some Tillandsia into your boho home!

Stunning! I received one of her gorgeous creations for Mother’s Day and I’m in love! (and it’s still alive – a big deal with me & plants!) I invite you to visit Evangeline at her blog, The Lunar Fae and The Lunar Fae shop to get more ideas and inspiration. Use code “DIYSHOWOFF” for 11% off order over $5! 

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