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Spooky Decor: Halloween Decoration DIY

It is September, and for many that means back-to-school routine, cooler weather, and shorter days. In our house, it means Halloween prep. We have already established that I love holidays. I decorate for Halloween and Christmas WAY before I should. It bother’s some people. I like to do it because ti brings me joy, it brings my family joy, and when people see it they are joyful too. We could use a little more joy in this world!

So do not be upset when I tell you I am already decorated for Halloween, and my kids already have their costumes. I am by no means an over achiever. I just enjoy certain things in life, and Halloween is one of them. So I have a fun and frugal Halloween decor idea for you to try. This year we created a Vampire Welcome Mat for our front door. Thank you to Megan Andersen at Creative Live for the fangtastic idea….. I kid.

What you will need:

– Jute doormat with rubber skid on the bottom (10$ at Home Depot)
– Pencil
– Box cutter or cutting blade
– Cutting mat
– Sharpie in pink, yellow or any other medium-light color
– Acrylic paint in white or unbleached titanium, black, and red
– Medium and small sized paint brushes
– Small paper plate

All of this is fun and simple stuff, much of it we already had. Thanks to Megan I now have a really cool and unique welcome mat for the front door this Halloween. The kids and their friends have already started commenting on how cool it is. I so rarely get to be the cool mom, so I enjoy getting these kudos at Halloween. After all, holidays are the times when parents get to be kids too!

Halloween Inspiration: Minecraft

Hello my name is Lacy and I am the mother of a Minecraft Maniac. Yes my life revolves around small blocks that can be turned in to things. Yes Diamond Armor means something in my household. No I have not seen ANY costumes that will satisfy, no I am NOT a huge DIY fanatic. But yes, I will be making the costume. Say it with me now, “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING!”

But thank goodness I am the queen of the internet. I found someone who DOES know what they are doing. And I am going to share that with YOU!

Thank you to the Mommy Mafia for helping and inept and over-promising mommy like me create a costume that will satisfy my kid. Mommy Mafia has an awesome tutorial for this awesome Diamond Armor Minecraft Steve costume. This is the BEST thing I have seen in months o looking for something to dress my kid in this halloween. I LOVE it. I cannot tell you how much I love it. Even my KID LOVES IT. That should tell you how much I love it.

The tutorial is so perfect and not that difficult to duplicate. So if you have a Minecraft maniac in your household I highly suggest checking out this tutorial. You will be glad you did. Check it out now, and be sure to check out all the other cool things that go on over at the Mommy Mafia. Or you may end up swimming with the fishes.