Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Spooky Fun Halloween Decor

The kids LOVE this time of year!  They've been bugging me to pull out the Halloween decorations, but I just haven't been ready yet.  It was a rainy day today and I finally caved.

We added something new this year...
Mr. Spider!  He drops down on your head when you open the front door.
I just took one of these

and screwed it into the ceiling.
Anyone else hate this textured ceiling as much as I do?!  Any quick/easy/painless solutions for getting rid of it?  Back to the spider...

I tied a piece of heavy duty thread (or you can use fishing line) to him,

threaded the line through the hook,

and attached the other end to the door.  I secured it with some tape too.

Here's the door closed (with the spider up near the ceiling)

and open (he drops down!)

It's only been up for a few hours and the kids are already driving me nuts with this thing.  I think we've opened and closed the door 40 times today!

Down, up, down, up, down, up.  It still seems elicit giggles as strong as when we put him up this morning so mission accomplished :)  Not bad for a dollar store spider.

I also decided to move the rag wreath on the front door to the mirror.  It was getting smooshed by the storm door so I'm changing it out for the wreath from last year (I'll post about that later in the week).

We added some silhouettes cut out from black construction paper.  The kids put some other ones up around the house... they love being able to help decorate.  I use these year to year; they take up almost zero storage space and cost next to nothing.  Gotta love Halloween!
 Can you tell which ones the kids put up?  I love the little cluster!  It's actually a lot better than last year... they were all layered on top of one another and stuck together.  They crack me up!

What about you?  Have you started decorating for Halloween yet?  Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Ha! I typically hate all things spider, but I have to say - this silly spider is so cute. Very clever! I'm going to share this on my crafty facebook page : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

  2. That spider is hilarious!! Love it!

  3. i would have pulled that spider down by now....haha! Love the silhouettes!

  4. This is definitely my type of family. How much fun! My kids would love this. I think we might just be trying this. Thanks for the idea!

  5. That is SO funny! Love it! Stopping by from Blue Cricket Design

  6. Well, I typically hate all things spider, but I have to say, this silly spider is so cute. I am going to share this on my crafty in other social networking page like twitter and facebook.

  7. This is awesome! I'm going to have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love your spider idea, I'm sure the kids are having a ball:@)

  9. THAT would be a huge hit in our home but I think the opening and closing of the door (which could go on for hours here) would drive me over the edge a little. God bless you and your patience, what a good mommy! :)

    Adorable idea and love that you paid next to nuthin' to create it!

  10. Normally I hate spiders, but that is just too cute - what a clever Halloween idea! x

  11. What a fun idea. I think I'll do this for our Halloween party.

  12. so stinking cute! i'd open the door to "see" if it works that many times, too...and i'm 31...with no children, lol. i love this!

  13. I love this! I would open it up all the time too haha. And yes, I hate textured ceilings too. Mine are the same way :(

  14. Super cute idea. I am your newest follower. Feel free to check out my site and follow me back here: www.utahcountymom.com

  15. Oh, I so love this idea! Very creative!! I have to share this with my fb friends!

  16. What a great project. I'd love if you would share this at my weekend Wonders bloghop. I think my UK readers really enjoy seeing the fantastic craft ideas from the USA!

  17. Oh this is genius! I would be inviting people over just to open the door!

  18. You are so creative! What a fun idea! That would be a huge hit at my house. Love it! Thank you for linking up @ Show & Share. I really appreciate the support you give each week by sharing your awesome projects!

  19. Love the spider...we did something similar one year until it frightened my oldest son so much we had to take it down. Just started Halloween decorating today!

  20. This is SO fun! I bet your kids think you're the coolest mom! Thanks so much for linking up -- I very much enjoy following your blog! Best!

  21. MY KIDS WOULD NEVER STOP OPENING AND CLOSING YOUR DOOR. love it. Shared it on my COM-FB page. winks-jen

  22. So fun! My kids would love it too! If you get a chance I would love it if you could link this up to my party, The Creative Spark. Have a great week!
    Jenn :)

  23. Love it!!! My kids, however, might be scarred for life - LOL.

  24. What a great and "spooky" idea! =) We loved your idea so much, we've featured you on our {{What I Made Wednesday} highlights! Stop by and grab a button. Happy Wednesday!


  25. Haha now I can scare my gran daughters..they are always getting me..lol Would love you share at my link party "Creative Halloween ideas"

  26. That's so cute! What a clever idea. I have a feeling your door will be busy for the next month! haha too cute not to keep looking at!

  27. What a great idea. I am a new follower please follow me back at lefthandedideas.com

  28. HAHAHA, this is so funny!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my Monster Mash Bash Halloween link party! http://afishwholikesflowers.blogspot.com/2011/10/lets-do-monster-mash.html

  29. Awww this is sooo nice. Thanks for sharing this good and fun Halloween decorations. Exactly what I've been looking for! Happy halloween. I hope you guys will have a lot of fun this year's halloween!

  30. I was browsing for unique and awesome Indoor/Outdoor halloween decorations and saw your posts. Fun & great ideas you have here. I hope it's fine with you that I could pin some of them on my Pinterest board halloween decorations. Keep up writing interesting posts as this. Thank you :)

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