Skull Door/Wall Hanger

If you’re in need of a festive Halloween door hanger, this kooky fellow is the perfect DIY project for you! Trick-or treaters are sure to love him. In addition to being stylish, he’s inexpensive and easy to make. Plus, he looks great blowing in the wind! I must admit, this project wasn’t initially on my Halloween to-do list, but when I saw this wooden skull plaque in the dollar spot at Target for $3, I knew I […]

Coffee Can Halloween Luminaries

I was recently gifted a bunch of old coffee cans from a friend who thought I might be able to use them for various projects. He was right! I’ve definitely got a few in mind, but these Halloween luminaries are the first. Aren’t they adorable? I love an easy and affordable project. Did you notice they have marble eyes? They look so cool when lit up from inside. Be sure to scroll to the bottom […]

Pumpkin Pails

I started working on these three pumpkin pails back in September and just now completed them a week before Halloween. So, after all that time and work, I think they are deserving of their own blog post. I’m so pleased with how they turned out. Each one with it’s own kooky style and personality. The first thing I did was pick up these cuttable foam pumpkins at the dollar store. It’s hard to imagine this […]

Candy Corn Topiary

Let’s be honest. Candy corn is nasty tasting, but so adorable to look at it! I filled this jar up about a month ago and have only ate about three of them. Anyways, their good looks inspired me to make these candy corn topiaries. This craft is perfect if you are in need of some last minute Halloween decor. A forest of these candy corn topiaries would make a wonderful centerpiece. Here’s what you’ll need […]

Medusa Head

I’ve always loved Medusa. Although, I’m not really a fan of snakes. She’s definitely a wonderful character to have around during the Halloween season. A few years back, I designed an entire Medusa installation complete with stone figures. Medusa’s snakes were created from pool noodles! This Medusa was much easier to construct. I picked up this female wig head from my local craft store. First, I adhered green tissue paper scraps to the entire wig […]

Monster Silhouettes

These Monster Silhouettes are sure to give my neighbors a fright. This easy project is an inexpensive way to add some Halloween curb appeal to your home. Use a white colored pencil to draw out monsters or any other Halloween characters on black poster board. Get creative! I love making monsters because there are no guidelines. Just make sure your creature fits within your window frame. Use scissors to cut out your creation and an […]

Gilded Insect Wall Plaques

A few years back, I edited my Halloween decoration collection. I sold and donated a lot of what I call generic Halloween decor. Don’t get me wrong, I love those items, but I wanted to elevate my collection. Since then I’ve made and try to buy unique Halloween items. Something that will set my house apart from the rest. These Gilded Insect Wall Plaques are the latest addition to my collection. They didn’t break the […]

Dollar Store Foam Pumpkin Topiary

I’m a huge Halloween fanatic. It’s one of my favorite holidays to craft and decorate for. The other day I was scrolling through Instagram and saw the cutest mini foam pumpkin that Brittany Young from Certified Celebrator had picked up from the dollar store and Brittany-fied. She inspired me to transform a few pumpkins of my own and create this pumpkin topiary. Here’s a before picture of the foam pumpkins I picked up from Dollar […]

Spider Web in a Picture Frame- SUPERSIZED

I recently created and installed some Halloween decor at Berlin Nightclub Chicago. Since, it’s a SUPERSIZED version of the Spider Web in a Picture Frame craft I recently posted, I wanted to share the photos here.   Learn how to make a smaller version of this project here- http://slumberingalligator.com/2015/10/spider-web-in-picture-frame-video.html or go big like I did! Happy Halloween!  

Dinner of the Dead Decor

Since my previous two postings pertained to decor projects I was working on for Sauce and Bread Kitchen’s (www.sauceandbread.com) Dinner of the Dead, I thought I would share some photos of how the space turned out.   I’m so happy with the results.   This Dia de los Muertos garland looks great above the main counter. It was so inexpensive and simple to make. Read the how-to here- http://slumberingalligator.com/2015/10/dia-de-los-muertos-garland.html     These three characters are the […]