OCTOBER 2ND, 2008 10:35AM PST 

*The Swell (and Spooky!) Life shows us how to make vintage inspired Halloween ornaments,

*And a cute CD cupcake stand. I love recycled crafts!

*Visit Material Whirled for the free pattern for this fun candy corn hat.

*Zakka Life teaches us how to make vintage Halloween peg people.

*Remember Nie Nie this Halloween by making some of her black painted branches.

*Crafty Crafty has a unique spider web balloon project.

*Visit MAKE for plans to craft the creepy skeleton that actually crawls!

*Visit GA GA for Garlands to find out how to make this squirmy black wreath.

*Hostess With the Mostess shows us how to make mod paper pumpkin ornaments.

*Indie Fixx has a sweet pom pom pumpkin project.

*Visit The Misadventures of Mama and Jack to learn how to make Halloween bottle brush trees.

*Planet June shares the pattern for this sweet amigurumi style pumpkin.

*Visit Domesticali for the pattern and tutorial for her darling bat finger puppets.

*Swanky Tables shares a blood red punch recipe for your little witches and ghosts.

*Schlosser Designs has a Halloween wall art tutorial,

*And an easy embellished candle idea.

*Watch the Wind Blow tells us how she made her Pottery Barn-inspired creepy place card holders.

*The current issue of Inspired Ideas is full of Halloween projects. Make spooktacular plant stakes,

*And sweet and sparkly Jack O Containers. Check out the whole issue for even more!

*Darlene discusses how she made her blinged BOO sign.

*Martha teaches us how to make shrunken apple heads,

*A birdbath family,

*Specimen jar candles,

*And spun sugar caramel apples.

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Excited about carving pumpkins? Visit Better Homes and Gardens and give their Pumpkin Stencil Maker a try. Design your own jack o' lantern face from thousands of possible combinations, then print out a stencil to ensure you get your carving just right! This is such a great idea!

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This Old House is having a pumpkin carving contest. Enter to win valuable prizes and possible have your pumpkin shown on their website. You have until October 24th to enter.

6 Responses to “Halloween Roundup”

  1. Tamy Says:

    I cant wait to get lost on some of these sites
    BIG thank you for sharing!!

  2. Natalie Says:

    What a great site. I will definitely be back;-)

  3. Dolce Chic Says:

    Yum caramel apples, and fruit punch! :) I really like the bottle brush trees…really cute!

  4. zakka life Says:

    leave it to martha, love those shrunken apple heads

  5. Holly Says:

    OH my gosh, I can’t wait to do the bottle brush trees!!! Thanks!

  6. adult friend Says:

    adult friend…

    Cool topic…I thought about your points and must say I agree with a lot of what you mentioned. I’m going to share your blog with my loyal readers. …

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