Pumpkin vase

Pumpkin vase

Use a small pumpkin as a flower vase. Choose a pumpkin that is stable when it’s sitting on a table. You don’t want it rocking. Cut off the top and scoop out the seeds just like you were making a jack-o-lantern. Fill it with water and arrange your flowers. You’ll need...
Halloween village

Halloween village

Since it’s too early to get out your Christmas village (without your family making fun of you), why not make a Halloween village instead? Check out this awesome post by A Beautiful Mess showing how they used craft store birdhouses to make a Halloween town. They also...
Tracing paper candle decor – if you dare

Tracing paper candle decor – if you dare

Ok. I made the candle covering you see above, with the black cat. I printed the black cat on vellum paper (tracing paper) using my laser printer, and taped the paper onto the dollar store jar candle that you see. And I think it’s really pretty, and will look...
Pomanders

Pomanders

If you want to make clove-studded orange pomander balls to decorate your home in December, and you want to do it the “right” way, now’s a good time to start. The “right” way means preserving the orange so it does not get moldy. You have to completely cover the orange...
Pencil bouquet

Pencil bouquet

Last week I mentioned this quote from the movie You’ve Got Mail: “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” Using this...