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Treetopia’s Scary Room Series

Treetopia has teamed up with twelve spooktacular bloggers, and asked each one to decorate a room in their home with a haunted house theme featuring their trees and foliage. Whenever I think about haunted houses, I picture ghosts so I decided to decorate using all sorts of ghosts.

You too can win the pink tree that I have decorated, just check out the post on my instagram account for all the info.

Treetopia is also running a scavenger hunt where 3 lucky winners will go home with a Halloween tree of their own. Simply take a screenshot of the hidden treetopia logo on any of the blog posts and upload it here, the more logos you find the more chances you have to win.

I decorated the 6′ Prelit Pretty in Pink Artificial Christmas Tree with Pink Lights and 24″ Prelit Pretty In Pink Artificial Christmas Wreath with Pink Lights

I collected cheap dolls I found at thrift shops and then cut up a second hand white sheet to create their ghost costumes. The add such a scary touch but were really inexpensive and fast to make.

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Gourd Guy Jars DIY

Its that time of the year when the Summer is ending, and Halloween seems just around the corner. I start seeing the fall items appear in stores and immediately want to start making Halloween decorations. For the past two years I have made “gourd guys” with the faux pumpkins and gourds you can find at any craft stores. First I turned them into ornaments and a topper for my Halloween tree. Then last year year I used them to create a wreath. This year I still had the urge to paint their little faces but wanted to create something new.

You’ll need:
-faux gourds and pumpkins, these come in all kinds of sizes and you just want to pick something that matches up with the size of your jars
-floral picks with red berries for noses, these are found in the floral section of most craft shops and come in all sorts of sizes. Round balls or some times longer oval shaped berries.
-acrylic paint and brushes
-glue, I used a hot glue gun
-glass jars and corks that fit into them
-sharp x-acto knife for cutting into bottom of pumpkins
Follow my tutorial for painting the pumpkins faces found here.
Trace the top of the cork onto bottom of your pumpkin or gourd, and use x-acto blade to carefully cut away a space for the cork.
Use hot glue and hold cork in place while it dries. Thats it! Its very easy!
You can make tiny jars, or bigger jars which I think would make fun gifts filled with candy. You can fill your jars with sweets, colored water for potions, or even something like bobby pins, q-tips, etc and display them in the bathroom to bring some Halloween decor to other rooms in your home. If you choose to make some and post it on social media please consider using the hashtag #gourdguys so I can find it.