easy halloween diy: groovy ghosts

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As we are truly celebrating Halloween this month at Shelterrific, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for every cool bit of ghoulish decor I can. A friend recently made a bunch of these adorable ghosts in no time flat using just four items: a white balloon, a sharpie, monofilament line, and white tulle (she actually used white and off-white). I thought they would be perfect as a super easy, kid-friendly holiday craft — just blow up the balloons, draw on your favorite spooky face, and cover with two roughly cut half-yard lengths of tulle (it’s fun to shred them around the base, too). Tie around the base of the balloon with monofilament line, and then hang. I can just imagine these hanging at different heights in a giant picture window, or perhaps hiding among trees with some twinkle lights to illuminate? –Megan B.

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target halloween giveaway spooky decor contest, entry #8: dana’s year of the crow

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Birds of a feather flock to this entry from Dana! Will we receive more entries, or nevermore?

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Dana writes: “This year was the “Year of the Crow”… I found some great crows at the Dollar Store and I ended using them everywhere! The first pic is of my built-in China cupboard, with a glitter skull (from Target!) and my dollar store crow and spiders.”

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“The next pic is of my dining room table with my sticks-n-crows (it was hard to photograph…)”

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And this year I actually put some decorations on top of my kitchen cupboards — I was inspired by the cat silhouette I found at JoAnns, and of course I had to use a crow somewhere. The other pictures are just other Halloween touches around the house.”

Thanks, Dana! The witching hour is drawing near…we’ll give you until midnight to enter! In the meantime, click for more photos! (more…)

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target halloween giveaway spooky decor contest, entry #7: maria’s kid-friendly pumpkins

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Maria of la vida evita has our next entry — a cute roundup of decorated pumpkins that are family friendly.

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Maria writes:

“Since my daughter is 3 and creeped out by the spookier aspects of Halloween, my decor this year is super kid-friendly (and out of reach of a child who occasionally confuses pumpkins and soccer balls). The “question mark” pumpkin has been a fun way to tell people that we’re expecting our second baby!”

Congratulations on the new arrival, Maria, and thanks for entering! Wonder if we’ll get any last-minute entries as our deadline ticks near…?

The entries to date:
Cheri’s Eek! Entryway
Ally’s Pumpkin Porch
Tracy’s House of Horrors
Karla’s Bat Magic
Catherine’s Simple Mantel
Ramona’s Cute Collections

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target halloween giveaway spooky decor contest, entry #6: ramona’s cute collections

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Okay, so, we think Ramona cheated just a little — she submitted a photo of her adorable orange and black cats, who are actually named Trick and Treat! Aside from her living, breathing, meowing tribute to Halloween, Ramona has a lot of collections, like an entire tabletop haunted town, and even her bathroom gets into the act. See more photos at her site. And remember, today is your last day to enter your Halloween decor!

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last day to enter the target halloween giveaway!

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Today’s the last day to enter your Halloween-decorated home, office, yard, or cubicle — we’re not picky! Send us a jpeg or a link to your images online, and you could win everything you see above. Email photos or links to letters (at) shelterrific dotcom. We’ll post the rest of the entries and let YOU pick the winner! Thanks, Target!

The entries to date:
Cheri’s Eek! Entryway
Ally’s Pumpkin Porch
Tracy’s House of Horrors
Karla’s Bat Magic
Catherine’s Simple Mantel

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