Comments on: Ask Design Mom: Paper Bag Gravestones http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:29:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-762684 Emily Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:10:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-762684 I make yard ghosts, here is a simple tutorial http://onmysideoftheroom.blogspot.com/2013/10/yard-ghosts.html

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By: bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303829 bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com Thu, 27 Oct 2011 05:38:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303829 LOVE the scarecrows :) We are in transition mode with our front yard this year (getting rid of a big lawn in favor of a more water-conscious landscape). So while I’m coming up with ideas for the landscape design we’ve got a pretty dead looking yard. So this year we transformed it into a graveyard with headstones and a half-dug grave. It’s the first time in months I could be proud of our front yard LOL!

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303822 Michelle Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:37:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303822 Soda pop bottles (2L) or milk containers spray painted while with black faces painted on make for great ghosts. Fill them with water after they are done and set them up outside! Reusable year after year (you can always repaint them) AND you’re reusing something that you probably have at home.

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By: Jill http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303819 Jill Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:20:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303819 My 13 year old daughter made huge tissue paper poms for my daughter’s “Orange Party”, but we kept them up for Halloween and they have more impact than all of our other Halloween decor. The set shown here cost $1.99 (Target) http://blog.brightsideprints.com/ I hung them from our chandelier, but it would be fun to hang them from a tree with twinkle lights. Another advantage… throw them away after! We followed a tutorial on Martha Stewart: http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/tissue-paper-pom-poms-how-to

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303813 Design Mom Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:55:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303813 How fun, Nicole! I’m sure the trick-or-treaters will love it.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303812 Design Mom Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:54:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303812 So many great ideas! Keep them coming, please. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303811 Design Mom Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:52:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303811 I am missing inexpensive pumpkins! The pumpkins here are gorgeous heirloom varieties, but people cook with them instead of carve them. : )

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By: Sue http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303805 Sue Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:00:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303805 This year we built a giant spider web. It was pretty inexpensive, depending on the kind of rope you buy. There’s a how-to here: http://ohmontreal.com/2011/10/25/arachnophobia/
Have a spooktacular Halloween!

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By: All Unwound http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303792 All Unwound Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:58:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303792 Pumpkins are a great price at my local grocery store and make a perfect decoration. For super cheap I’d suggest cutting some bare twigs and sticking them in urns, maybe even spray painting the twigs black.

I shopped the 60% off sale at my local craft store and bought pre made decorations. Spiders to go with metal pumpkins I already owned.

http://artisanallunwound.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/fall-is-here/

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By: Shannon (8foot6) http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303791 Shannon (8foot6) Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:49:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303791 we made a garbage bag spider…check it out:
http://8foot6.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-spider.html

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By: rkwpnw http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303788 rkwpnw Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:10:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303788 TRy making a witches besom with twigs and sticks

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By: Anne http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303787 Anne Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:54:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303787 For something not upscale, but cute and fun for the kids to make and see, check out these “spirit jugs.”
http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2010/09/todays-project-spirit-jugs.html
We made them last year and my little ones had fun with it. We lit them with Christmas lights that we already had.
For something a little prettier, you can make a wreath out of a black thrift store clothing item + a foam wreath.
http://littlelucktree.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-wreath-diy.html

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By: Meagan http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303786 Meagan Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:27:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303786 Cute ghosts can also be made easily with white garbage bags. Here they stuff them with newspaper:

http://www.funroom.com/halloween/gbghost.mgi

A balloon is also a good idea for the ghost’s head. Happy halloween!

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By: Shannon @ A Mom's Year http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303783 Shannon @ A Mom's Year Wed, 26 Oct 2011 13:30:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303783 Our favorite outdoor Halloween decoration is the dancing ghosts my mother sets up with the kids every year. After a small initial investment in pumpkin trick-or-treat buckets and sheets, you’re set for years. You can take a peek at what they look like here: http://www.amomsyear.com/2011/10/25/favorite-halloween-tradition-dancing-ghosts/

(P.S. A friend on Facebook said that after Halloween we can stick some tinsel halos on their heads and turn them into angels for Christmas!)

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By: wordplayhouse® http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303782 wordplayhouse® Wed, 26 Oct 2011 13:30:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303782 Also, try this wonderful web! Whiteley Creek shows you how here:

http://www.whiteleycreek.com/queen_of_the_meadow_bloom/2011/10/string-spider-web.html

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By: Nicole Baksa http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303780 Nicole Baksa Wed, 26 Oct 2011 13:04:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303780 This year we got a few barrels of pine straw (cheaper than hay) and stacked two in the middle an one on each side. I then put a few pumpkins on and around them, hung a happy Halloween sign, a few orange lights and put a spooky light up skeleton that looks like it is coming out of the ground in front of it. I usually do a big table decoration, but this year we needed that table space for cookie making ect. so I took my black birds and owl and stacked them up on the straw too. It ended up looking pretty good!
You can see it here: http://baksababy.blogspot.com/2011/10/front-yard.html

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By: wordplayhouse® http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/ask-design-mom-paper-bag-gravestones/comment-page-1/#comment-303777 wordplayhouse® Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:25:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14181#comment-303777 Pumpkin picking is always part of our autumn tradition. So, our picked pumpkins are grouped together to create a grand entrance to our house, making a simple and inexpensive Halloween decoration. It is also a wonderful reminder of our pumpkin picking day every time we walk past. For us, that’s it. Simple and pretty.

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