Missing Halloween? Haunt Your Thanksgiving Instead

Moving from the East Coast to the West Coast I’ve learned a few things. One truly awesome discovery was that warm days and crisp autumnal nights pretty much start at Halloween in SoCal. Then they go on…and on…and on, with yellow leaves still clinging to some trees at Christmas. With this extended “fall,” I came to the happy conclusion that just because Halloween has ended (sob), all the fun definitely does not have to stop….Read more

UPDATED! Make a Haunted Doll in Under an Hour

Our 20-Minute Tombstone was so popular that it’s clear our readers love to haunt…in a hurry! We feel you, boo. So here’s a quick-and-dirty tutorial to turn any adorable baby terrifying in just an hour (or less – your creativity and time are completely up to you). STEP ONE: Gather Your Materials This is the easy part, because you want your doll to look as “unfinished” and time-ravaged as possible. Non-negotiables are the paint to…Read more

We Made Garden Flamingos into Vultures

There’s something deliciously creepy about taking something as cheesy and harmless as a pink flamingo and turning it into a creature that, you know, eats dead stuff. So when we saw the “make vultures out of garden flamingos” trend, we knew we had to try it. Here’s what we used (with links) and the step-by-step tutorial. (Psst…it’s easy!) STEP ONE: Gather the Materials Here’s what we used: pink garden flamingos satin Black spray paint (make…Read more

7 Pumpkin Carving Tips That Are Game-Changers

Over jack-o-lanterns that look more toothless than they should and start rotting an hour after you carve them? We were, too. So we went straight to the source: we asked pumpkin carving king Mike Conner of Xtreme CarversĀ for the scoop. Here are his top 7 tips to amp your carving game. Our Carving Expert His art skill is obvious, so pro pumpkin carver Mike Conner surprised us by opening with, “I’m an IT project manager.”…Read more

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Home Depot’s Halloween Items are Out!

Nothing says “it’s a hundred degrees out” like a chilly lineup of haunting Halloween items. That’s right: it’s that time of year when everyone (and I mean everyone) stares at we of the Halloween community and say, “You’re thinking about Halloween now? Are you crazy?” Why yes, we are, thanks for asking! And just to prove it, when Melvira saw that Home Depot was already unboxing creepy animatronics and displays, she JUMPED to post. Here’s…Read more

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