Halloween is coming! What are you making?

United States
August 22, 2008 1:43pm CST
I know Halloween is not until next month but I am seeing Fall crafts in the crafts stores already. What is everyone working on for Halloween this year? I am working on Halloween scrapbook pages right now, from past years. :)
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@ruby222 (4848)
22 Aug 08
I am growing some gourds,and im hoping they will be ok,so lol maybe I could hllow out a gourd and put eyes and a mouth in it!!lol no I dont celebrate halloween but I really love to see the pumpkins that are hollowed out,and they have a candle inside of them to make them glow,they look very very good put in a windowsill.
• United States
22 Aug 08
I use a lot of real pumkins and candles in my home when the weather gets cooler. I really enjoy crafting mini-graveyards and set it up on the counter of my kitchen so it can bee seen by everyone in the house. They have Christmas village scenes so why not make a graveyard scene? :P
@Robin55 (225)
• United States
22 Aug 08
So true. Halloween is a big hit at our house and we always try to do something really neat with the outside and the inside, too. We have a lot of fiberoptic characters and other stuff that lights up, too. We use the gourds and carve pumkins and this year I'm going to try to get some corn shocks. Our town is pretty rural and there are a lot of farmers so I know we can probably get some. I may make some lifesize people using old clothes and stuff and sit them on a couple of hay bales. Lots of ideas, so little time! :)
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
22 Aug 08
Oh!! good for you, I never have thought yet of what to make for the Halloween. I might go to some stores to gather ideas of what to make for the Halloween. Anyway, We still have one month to go. Thanks for reminding friend. Have a nice day.
• United States
22 Aug 08
Yes, I was just at Hobby Lobby last weekend and I was amazed at all the fall decorations that are out now. Hobby Lobby is a big store like Michaels and Joann's Fabrics. I know it seems early for shoppers to be buying for the holidays but as I told my husband, its not too early if you are making something. It takes time to make some decorations and costumes so if the supplies out early, we will be able to get what we need and have it done in time for the holiday. Happy crafting!
@Robin55 (225)
• United States
22 Aug 08
You're right. It's never to early to start crafting for things because some of it is time consuming and there's always the expense of thing. I know that money is always a factor for me because I'm not made of money, so I have to budget myself and behave when I go shopping. lol
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• United States
23 Oct 11
halloween is just a few weeks away and yes the craft stores have alot of fall craft ideas out for sale i am not working on anything in particular for halloween i am still trying to finish a sweater that i started knitting about two years ago it is the colors of autumn i would like to start back working on my scrapbook but i have to go print pictures i have pictures of my dogs dressed up in their costumes and posing with some pumpkins for halloween to go in my scrapbook
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• United States
25 Oct 11
A sweater? How nice! I wish I could wear something long sleeved over here. I live in AZ and temps are unseasonably warm still. We are hoping the temps cool us down by Halloween or trick-or-treating is going to feel like summer. =( So you enjoy scrapbooking also? How cool! You should upload some of your photos to show us!
• United States
30 Oct 08
We are decorating our cubes at work. We have a styrofoam haunted house, mini graveyard, pumpkin patch etc.
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• United States
25 Oct 11
Oh my goodness! If you have photos put them up here! I wanna see these! When I was still working at AOL as a Help Desk Tech our whole dept was decorated for Halloween and each cubicle was done with a lot of effort and imagination. Dang, that was a fun year! I have a mini graveyard or countertop graveyard. Check out my previous posts and profile page for photos. I have a table top Halloween tree and countertop graveyard! =)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I'm thinking of making some cute pumpkin containers that were in the lowes ideas magazine and also thought about making these cute coffin cards I saw at Aimee Asher www.aimeeasher.com/shoppe/home.php?cat+16&page=3 They are so cute and I also saw some great treats there I wanted to send in to school with my kiddos.. I better get busy.
• United States
25 Oct 11
How very cool! What imagination indeed. I hope your Halloween is fun and full of creativity, Sydwhit. I am all done with decorating this year and did it in just a couple of hours this year.
@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
23 Aug 08
I have also seen some really cute fall and halloween decorations this year. And I did order some neat Halloween cardstock for scrapbooking. But I haven't actually started working on anything for fall or Halloween decorations yet. Normally I start bring out the fall/ Halloween decorations around mid-September to the first of October.
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• United States
25 Aug 08
Nothing wrong with that! You are better than I am then at timing your decorating. It's still August and I feel like I am already running out of time and it will Halloween soon and I haven't started making anything yet.
@jillhill (37377)
• United States
22 Aug 08
I am not making one more thing! I love Halloween and the fall season and I have tons of stuff for the occasion! I am almost addicted to the decorations they have out! But this year I am going to be a good girl and not buy or make one more things......Last year with my little granddaughter we made pumpkins out of toilet paper rolls! She loved them!
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• United States
25 Aug 08
I certainly don't blame you. I am at that point now myself. I feel foolish when I see the craft magazines at the stores and my eyes spot a Halloween project I would like to make. I have about 4 large boxes of stuff just for Halloween. Even more for Christmas. But I can't help it. I LOVE crafting and the Holidays are perfect for it. Maybe I should do scrapbooking for make crafts I can sell online to satisfy my desire to craft without adding to my current inventory. :)
@Robin55 (225)
• United States
22 Aug 08
I'm hoping to be able to make some tissue box covers in different Halloween themes and we're also going to decorate our yard, front stoop and all inside, too. I want to have a party but we'll see how things go before commiting to that.
• United States
25 Aug 08
Sounds fun! Can't do that here. Our street doesn't have any outside lighting and so no trickortreaters come here. I learned that my first year here in Havasu. There are a few streets that do decorate for Halloween though. I just decorate the inside of my home for my own personal joy to help me enjoy the fall season. I take my bag of candy down the "Halloween Streets" to sit in my fold chair and hand out the treats to the kids. I love Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. :) I need to get my graveyard unpacked and prepared. I also have a couple of Halloween trees to decorate.