I planned to make and share many Halloween ideas this year.
Unfortunately my dear father has past away suddenly and the last days was nothing more then a big sadness to me.
Creativity and joy has gone somewhere inside the deep draw so few of the ideas have to wait until next year...
I needed to put my mind into a different place and decided to make one last Halloween craft with Ela.

This is something effortless and  100% suitable for little hands.
It can be also a last minute decoration as it's very quick to make.


Step 1.
Cut tp tubes into halves.

Little lady, isn't she :)

Step 2.
Glue one inner edge of every tube generously and stick on three tissues around it so there is no tube visible.

Then flatten tissues by hand a bit.

Step 3.
Add some wiggly eyes.

Step 4.

Cut the pieces of string and stick it inside each tube using sticky tape.

Despite the photo I advise to use more then one piece of tape and stick the string deeper ;)

Step 5.Optional.
To make the ghosts glow in the dark insert some glowing bracelets inside the tubes.

Just make sure to use strong sticky tape for the strings.

You can now hang those ghosts anywhere you 

I hung them from a busy shelf using heavy stuff to press down the strings.

You can use your ceiling lamp too.

They will look fun glowing in the dark of the Halloween night!

Enjoy your Halloween!

Last year we make colourful lanterns using glass jars and crepe paper.
The idea is well known , easy to make with kids and brings instant Halloween mood with a class :)
I photographed the lanterns we already had but also recreated one more to show you how to do it, step by step :)

Materials needed:

Step 1.
Draw the shapes - eyes, scary mouths etc.
Cut them out.

Step 2.
Cut your crepe( or tissue) paper and kitchen towels into random shape pieces.

Step 3.
Using a large paint brush glue a part of the jar and stick on pieces of paper.
Repeat until the jar is covered.
Cover the paper with glue again and stick on some paper one more time.

Then glue the second paper "skin" generously again...

Step 4.
Stick on a black shapes to make a scary face ;)

Then cover it with the glue.

Leave it all to dry...

After only a few hours the lanterns should be ready to be light up!
I recommend an ordinary tea light candles instead of the battery ones as they need a proper light so you can enjoy the colours ;) 

Looking good in the daylight...

And night :)


Today's Halloween DIY is very easy, nature friendly and doesn't cost a penny.
Only needs some basic manual effort :)
This hand crafted broomstick is not only a great Witch costume accessory but also a nice addition to any Halloween  home display.
Have a look how I did it!

Fist of all I collect a bunch of fallen twigs on my way from shopping.
Various sizes, but I looked for the main thick one first.

After removing all the dry leaves I left with one thick 1 metre long stick and many little ones I gathered in a bunch.

I then gather all the twigs around the one end of the stick so the stick is in the middle.
It was time to wrap the whole thing tight with the string.

Now the ends of twigs needs trimming.

On the other side too.

Easy peasy, the basic broomstick is ready :) 

I wanted something more witchy so I wrapped some black tulle around and glued bat toy which I sprayed
gold once when used it for my Halloween cards ;)

We like the result very much, so much nicer then a shop bought products.
Ela was very happy to use it for a Halloween party when dressed as a little witch :)

The time is running out and Halloween is around the corner...By now you also expect some craft from me, I know ;)
For today I choose something easy and quick, simple and stylish - Halloween cards.
They're made with £1 shop bought Halloween toys, something you have around every year right? I do :)
I use them for everything.
Card doesn't always mean you need to give it to someone.You can simply leave it on display as a decoration or frame it like a piece of art.
Lets begin!


Step 1.
Place your toys on the cards, arrange them ready to be spray painted.
Spray it :)

Play with the amount of paint.
Then remove the toys using tweezers.

You will use those painted toys again, not only for cards trust me ;)

Step 2.
Let it dry then use your marker to draw some details and words.

I couldn't help myself to use some letter stickers and gold metallic marker pen too ;)

Looking good on the wall...

Or as a display :)

Stay tuned for more Halloween inspiration to come!