Fall & Halloween projects from the Archives – My Tuesday {Ten} No.13

Fall & Halloween projects from the Archives – My Tuesday {Ten} No.13

It’s Tuesday and time for the Tuesday {Ten}.
The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what’s going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos…pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you’d like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details…anything goes – just casual and fun!

Hope everyone had a fun Labor Day weekend.
This time is year my absolute favorite and I already have many projects lined up – I just need to find some time to create and share them. Plus my little guys birthday is coming soon too – and that means I’ll shortly be in party mode…yipee!

This week I thought I would share 10 projects from the archives as we all get a jump start on our fall crafting.

My Tuesday {Ten}

{one} These Recycled Door Knob Pumpkins are one of my favorites from last year. I made them using the old brassy door handles and cabinet knobs that we replaced in my little guys bath. I love crafting with things I would normally just toss away and this project is a great reminder to hold onto things as you never know what you may be inspired to do with them.

{two} I think it’s pretty safe to say we all have lanterns of some sort that we use in our everyday decor. These Vinyl Dressed Lanterns are a quick way to update them up to fit into your holiday decor.

{three} I have adored some of the candy stands I have seen in stores and catalogs and think it’s a fantastic way to leave treats behind on your doorstep for the trick-or-treaters when you are out and about with your own little ones. This Trick or Treat Candy Stand is quite easy to put together – simply straight cuts to some wooden boards and a galvanized metal tub. When it’s not filled with candy it’s a perfect stand to hold a mum or fall flowers.

{four} Mod Podge Faux Pumpkins are are fun way to transform those plastic or foam pumpkins you can find fairly inexpensive this time of year. They don’t even have to be pretty to start with {as most faux pumpkins look …well, pretty fake…} – a little acrylic and spray paint can update them in an instant. Plus you can mod podge pretty much anything to these little cuties and use them again and again, year after year. To get even more use out of them you can put a set of different letters on the back and have another saying to spell out simply by turning them around…like ‘Halloween’. Any type of decor that can get me from Halloween to Thanksgiving is always and added plus.

{five} This simple tablescape created last year for a Halloween Party for the kids was fun to put together. We had a make your own grilled cheese bar and while the sandwiches were cooking the kiddies were entertained by drawing on the mini pumpkins painted with chalkboard paint that sat on the table. The black pumpkins sure did look a little odd but made great little favors our small guest could take along with them.

{six} A tattered moss wreath was repurposed last year to create this Creepy Crow Nest Wreath. The moss was part of an outdoor wreath that took a beating from the elements. A little spray paint turned the faded green moss into a spooky back drop for the inexpensive crows. I had plans to make a new outdoor wreath this year but actually forgot about this one – I may just have to use it outdoors for Halloween.

{seven} The Mouse Hotel Pumpkin was inspired by Martha Stewart and pretty creepy – but the little guy thought it was fun. This post also contained a round up of Martha Stewart Pumpkin ideas.

{eight} I still ❤ these Recycled Sweater Vases – nothing screams fall like a chunky cable knit sweater {to wear or recycled – either way}

{nine} and another idea to quickly dress up a glass hurricane or vase for next to nothing – Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Leaf Hurricane

{ten} Finally some Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub is a sure way to get you in the mood for fall. I love all of the warm scents of the season and this can be easily made with many of the ingredients you already have in your pantry.

For more pumpkin inspiration here are two links from last years Pumpkin Parade Party:
{here} and {here}
This years Pumpkin Parade Party will kick off October 1st!

and on a little side note…

I am incredibly excited about a fantastic series that will begin tonight
all about the basics of Decorating Fondant Cakes.
The fabulously talented and creative
Kathryn from The Sugar Turntable
will be here breaking down the steps and teaching us all
how to work with fondant from the basics on up.
I love the professional look of fondant covered cakes and I’m so thrilled to have Kathryn come and share her expertise on how to create these extraordinary works of art ourselves!

Now onto your Tuesday {ten}’s

I’d love to read through your Tuesday {Ten} – feel free to link up your posts if you like. This is a casual link party – just for fun – only for Tuesday {ten} posts.
{if you would like to share a roundup of your own past projects please put them all in one post and submit that link – as this is not a regular link party}

Have a fabulous day – Enjoy.


  1. Thank you so very much for posting this round-up of your great ideas from last Fall. I was not a blogger then and totally missed out on seeing these. I am going to really enjoy myself going back to see these which will be “new to me”.

  2. Looking forward to tonight!

  3. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thanks for hosting. I LOVE the sweater vases and the crow’s wreath. So creative. Thanks for sharing!!


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