Posts tagged Halloween

3 DIY Halloween wine bottle decorations

What is the perfect way to deal with kids that are all hopped up on a Halloween sugar rush?
Alcohol — for the adults, not to counteract the little ghouls’ and goblins’ sugar high, for the record.
If you’re going to be cracking open a bottle or two of vino this week (or happen to have a few already empty bottles laying around) you can make them into some super cheap and awesome looking Halloween decorations.

3 DIY Halloween wine bottle decorations

What is the perfect way to deal with kids that are all hopped up on a Halloween sugar rush?

Alcohol — for the adults, not to counteract the little ghouls’ and goblins’ sugar high, for the record.

If you’re going to be cracking open a bottle or two of vino this week (or happen to have a few already empty bottles laying around) you can make them into some super cheap and awesome looking Halloween decorations.

Halloween is an event where this kale-serving mother looks the other way, pretending she doesn’t see that red ring of high fructose corn syrup circling her son’s mouth.
She figures his diet most of the year balances out these days of intense unhealthiness.
I respect all of the clever non-candy alternatives to Halloween, I really do. But I choose to allow my son the opportunity to dress up like an “evil dementor ghost of Gryffindor”, run maniacally around the neighborhood with his BFF, the Dark Knight, and beg strangers for candy. (via Boo! Why Halloween candy doesn’t scare me | Eco-Snobbery Sucks)

Halloween is an event where this kale-serving mother looks the other way, pretending she doesn’t see that red ring of high fructose corn syrup circling her son’s mouth.

She figures his diet most of the year balances out these days of intense unhealthiness.

I respect all of the clever non-candy alternatives to Halloween, I really do. But I choose to allow my son the opportunity to dress up like an “evil dementor ghost of Gryffindor”, run maniacally around the neighborhood with his BFF, the Dark Knight, and beg strangers for candy. (via Boo! Why Halloween candy doesn’t scare me | Eco-Snobbery Sucks)

How to Build a Flamethrowing Jack-O’-Lantern 
Sorry Charlie, but I think this one is actually the Great Pumpkin. The flamethrowing Jack O’ Latern by Randy Sarafan couldn’t be more awesome, could it? I so want to use this for a Headless Horseman costume!
Check the bottom of the post for an animated movie of the Jack O’ Lantern in action. Keep in mind, these instructions have been abbreviated so make sure to check out Instructables for the full set. You can see more of his awesome projects here.

How to Build a Flamethrowing Jack-O’-Lantern

Sorry Charlie, but I think this one is actually the Great Pumpkin. The flamethrowing Jack O’ Latern by Randy Sarafan couldn’t be more awesome, could it? I so want to use this for a Headless Horseman costume!

Check the bottom of the post for an animated movie of the Jack O’ Lantern in action. Keep in mind, these instructions have been abbreviated so make sure to check out Instructables for the full set. You can see more of his awesome projects here.

How to make your own realistic Werewolf legs
It’s just a few days from Halloween and you’re still struggling to come up with a great costume that isn’t made of cheap plastic, will win a costume contest, but will also keep your wallet full of cash.
Taking an afternoon to construct your own “digitigrade stilts” will make even the simplest werewolf costume a prize-winner. You could also use this design to make a faun, minotaur, dragon, or any other costume that requires looking like a four-legged animal that is standing up on its hind legs.
There are several great plans on the internet for digitigrade stilts, but I have taken the best of all of them, added some even further improvements of my own, and put them together in one design.

How to make your own realistic Werewolf legs

It’s just a few days from Halloween and you’re still struggling to come up with a great costume that isn’t made of cheap plastic, will win a costume contest, but will also keep your wallet full of cash.

Taking an afternoon to construct your own “digitigrade stilts” will make even the simplest werewolf costume a prize-winner. You could also use this design to make a faun, minotaur, dragon, or any other costume that requires looking like a four-legged animal that is standing up on its hind legs.

There are several great plans on the internet for digitigrade stilts, but I have taken the best of all of them, added some even further improvements of my own, and put them together in one design.

Make Your Own Recycled Halloween Crafts
There is something about autumn that brings out the crafter in me. Even though I’m an avid DIYer and upcycler, I don’t usually pull out the craft supplies until the leaves start to change colors.
Whether it be making Halloween or autumn decorations, Halloween costumes or just regular ole interior décor, this time of year affords ample opportunities to pull out the drill, paint bucket and hot glue gun.
Check out these three Halloween decorations you can easily make from things you probably already have lying around your house.

Make Your Own Recycled Halloween Crafts

There is something about autumn that brings out the crafter in me. Even though I’m an avid DIYer and upcycler, I don’t usually pull out the craft supplies until the leaves start to change colors.

Whether it be making Halloween or autumn decorations, Halloween costumes or just regular ole interior décor, this time of year affords ample opportunities to pull out the drill, paint bucket and hot glue gun.

Check out these three Halloween decorations you can easily make from things you probably already have lying around your house.

Easy to make wine bottle Jack-o-Lantern
Scare the juice right out of your favorite grapes with some of these awesome DIY wine bottle Jack-o-Lanterns.
A cool thing about this project is that, unlike many of our other wine bottle DIY ideas, you don’t have to wait until the wine bottles are empty.

Easy to make wine bottle Jack-o-Lantern

Scare the juice right out of your favorite grapes with some of these awesome DIY wine bottle Jack-o-Lanterns.

A cool thing about this project is that, unlike many of our other wine bottle DIY ideas, you don’t have to wait until the wine bottles are empty.

3 ways to green your Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner again (we know, we can hardly believe it).
And since you care about the environment (i.e. clean air, clean water, a livable climate, biodiversity, etc), you probably want to know how you can have a fun Halloween without killing too many people or animals, right?
Well, we’ve got a few ideas to share that I hope will help you out.

3 ways to green your Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner again (we know, we can hardly believe it).

And since you care about the environment (i.e. clean air, clean water, a livable climate, biodiversity, etc), you probably want to know how you can have a fun Halloween without killing too many people or animals, right?

Well, we’ve got a few ideas to share that I hope will help you out.