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Spiderweb Balloons

Filexd under: Decor,Halloween Decor,Misc.,Novelty,Toys/Games — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — jane @

Found this really creepy and unique idea for our annual Halloween party this year. These balloons are just made with basic clear balloons, helium, a squirt of Hi-Float and some plastic spiders. I cannot wait to try it. The instructions can be found here.


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Glass Spider

Filexd under: Accessories,Art,Arts/Crafts,Collectibles,Decor,Nature — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — jane @

I don’t really like spiders. I’m actually terrified of them. For that reason I really like collecting them. Not real ones mind you, but figurines, pictures etc. Spiders are very beautiful creatures, I’m just not a fan of their ability to bite and possibly poison me. Figurines can’t hurt you unless you break them and then you can get a nasty cut. I know that part from experience. I got this picture of a Glass Spider sent to me by a reader and I became obsessed with finding it. I eventually found it at and I was very excited to see that it was only $29.99. I was terrified that it would be super expensive. They are hand blown by a guy in St. Petersburg, Russia. It’s absolutely gorgeous and I decided that I must own it, so I went to order it and found their system is not working “at this time” and to check back. What?! That sucks! Maybe I’ll try and call them. Either way I can’t wait to add her to my collection. I have seen many different and pretty glass spiders, but none as beautiful as this one. This one looks really creepy and like it’s about to attack at any moment. Kind of describes me!

*Thanks JennieOh for the picture! 🙂

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Spiderweb Clock

Filexd under: Accessories,Decor,kitchen,Office — Tags: , , , , , , , , — jane @

I love clocks. I’ve always been fascinated by how they work. I used to take them apart as a kid and try to build my own with a spooky twist. Now it’s not so much fun since most are made with batteries. I still scope out the antique shops and ebay for them, but they have become quite collectable and therefore more expensive. My love goes back to the fact that I’m a freak about getting places on time. I absolutely hate to be late (no rhyme intended). We all have our issues. I just happen to have quite a few of them. I was trolling around online for clocks and came across this funky Spiderweb Clock. This time somebody already did the work for me and made it spooky. I think it’s great! The one thing I would change, if I could, would be that the spider be attached to the minute hand. I’m a picky bitch though, so I’ll let that one go. Makes a perfect kitchen clock. I have so many clocks in our house, so I’m not sure I have room for it. Also don’t know if I can convince my family that we are in dire need of another clock.

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Creepy Wrapping Paper

Filexd under: Art,Arts/Crafts,Crafts,Halloween Decor,Holidays,Misc.,Office,stationary — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — jane @

I know you guys will read this and start complaining that Christmas is over, but this little project can be adapted for any holiday, so just shut up and read. On Christmas Day a reader named Sara sent me an email with a picture attached. The picture was of a pile of gifts that had been wrapped in the coolest creepy wrapping paper I have ever seen. I then found out her husband actually hand made it. Apparently Sara is a huge fan of the presents in the Haunted Mansion when it’s all done up for the holidays like The Nightmare Before Christmas. Ryan, her husband, took it upon himself to try and recreate the feeling and what you see at the right is the beautiful paper he came up with. All he did was buy some plain blood red wrapping paper and then draw webs on it with a black Sharpie. Tie it up with some black ribbon and you have an all occasion wrapping paper. How cheap and easy is that? I realize not everyone is an artist, but if you search around online there are many drawings available to inspire you and copy. If, however, you are as lazy as I have always suspected you are, you can click here and see a great example. Now you have no excuse to keep bugging me about the lack of good paper out there. You can just make it yourself!

*Thank you so much to Ryan Bray for creating this and Sara Bray for sharing it!

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Scary Christmas Stockings

Filexd under: beverage,Books,Crafts,Jewelry — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , — jane @

Are your stockings hung from the chimney with care yet? Or are you a lazy elf like me? I realized as I was sitting in front of the fireplace last night that I hadn’t hung up our stockings yet. I went to get them and realized that I’ve never liked them. We got them years ago as a gift from a friend and they are just a tad too cutesy for me/us. Obviously it wasn’t a close friend or they would have guessed that. Anyway, I started looking online for some new ones that I could order for next year. I found a great seller on Etsy that made some beautiful stockings like the one with the skulls on the right. The one on the left that I fell in love with though, I’m having a hard time finding. It’s an Emily the Strange Christmas stocking, but it doesn’t say that on it, which makes me really like it. It appears to have been discontinued as I have only found one available on ebay. Leave it to me to lust after something I’m going to have a hard time getting. Maybe I’ll wish for them to be in my cutesy stocking from Santa on Christmas morning.

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Spiderweb 2 and Halloween Wrap Up

Filexd under: Crafts,Decor,Halloween Decor,Outdoors — Tags: , , , , — jane @

StartingwebFinished webHalloween NightHalloween was a big success at our house this year. We had 164 trick-or-treaters which is more than we had last year. A lot of that is due to the fact that we live in a new area that is still being built up, so next year will be even more. As for the unofficial Neighborhood Decoration Competition that I mentioned last week, we won hands down. All is right with the world, though some neighbors swear to outdo us next year. Considering that we already have some great ideas, I doubt it. The spiderweb came out really well. People were totally freaked out at having to walk under it. As promised I took some pictures of it during the building, but unfortunately completely forgot to take a picture after the first step when I tied the three ropes together. You can get an idea of what it looked like by looking at the first picture. I started with a knot in the middle and slowly worked in a spiral until I reached the edges tying an overhand knot at each intersection. Getting the tensions just right was a little tough because I knew it would be a lot different once it got put in place. Using a overhand knot, though, allows you to slide it up and down on the basic structure to adjust it. The whole process including measuring time took about 4 hours, but it’s reusable which will make next year a lot easier. It went up into place quite easily, but the worst part was getting the spider positioned so it wouldn’t weigh down the web. Take a look at the pictures we took during the making of the web and the final product in place. Unfortunately the web doesn’t show up so well in the final picture, but it looked great and you’ll just have to take my word for it.

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