Celebrating the Season of Ghouls & Goblins

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Today’s Creativity Hack is all about sharing a little ghoulish fun from around our home. Here are a few simple, creative ideas to help inspire your own Halloween celebration…

 

OOZING BOIL ELIXIR

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Each Halloween I post a different witch’s brew on the chalkboard hubby & I constructed from a vintage picture frame. It hangs above the dining room sideboard, so the more gross the brew the better!

This year’s concoction: Oozing Boil Elixir


3 globs Ogre snot
6 freshly gouged eyeballs
9 witch toenails
1 handful werewolf fur

 

creepy cabana guest

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The poolside planters are starting to die back so the skeleton breaking out of the soil makes the dying plants feel like part of the decor… a positive reflection on my decorating skills rather than a negative reflection on my gardening skills! {see how I did that?!}

This year I opted to add skeleton bones to all the planters around our home rather than the ground since the wildlife here is very curious & very destructive.

Not naming names, but I’m looking at you Raccoon Family…

OCTOPUS TENTACLES

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I found a wide-mouth bottle with a cork stopper at a local thrift shop & transformed it into a witch’s apothecary bottle complete with a realistic looking rubber octopus suspended in water to play off the octopus tentacles apothecary label.

I fill the “wet” bottles with fresh bottled water every year… the bubbles released over several days make the bottles that much more realistic looking.

 

witchy memories

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This straw witch spent many years at my parents farmhouse as part of their Halloween decor. I always loved her simplicity & natural design so the fact she is now part of my decor makes Halloween that much more fun for me.

Tucking items around your home that hold special meaning & memories creates an environment filled with positive creative energy.