Halloween DIY decorations

Halloween Decor Ideas Courtesy of This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff

Not last night, but the night before (does this ring a bell?) I got out the Halloween decorations. I know, talk about waiting until the last minute to scare the neighborhood kids and my toddler…to death. I am a very talented procrastinator and also I’ve been feeling kind of *WHO CARES?* about the holidays lately. I call it Bad Attitude Mom Syndrome (BAMS).

I pulled boxes out of the basement and opened them all and pretended I had the Halloween spirit. I secretly just wanted to eat the Halloween chocolate and read blogs about other bad (non-holiday-lovin’) moms like me. Suddenly, out of the blue, Tiny-Small started screaming about the “mean man” and the horrors of the inflatable jack-o-lantern. So, it’s official, she hates Halloween as much as I do this year. She does not do scary. That’s OK because, really, scary is kind of overrated.

The mean man.

So, we couldn’t put the usual Halloween stuff up because it all scared Tiny-Small too much. I didn’t mind really. I’ve had most of that stuff for over a decade now. It looks about as tired as I feel.

Tiny-Small makes “punkins” and bats. She tried to use my chapstick as glue.

I didn’t know what to do because we are on a limited budget and it really is too close to the holiday to go out and buy a new Halloween wardrobe for the house. Welcome to the travesty that is Halloween with a toddler running amuck. Luckily, in my moment of panic,  I came across this do it yourself post over at This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff. The post (by Alex), Halloween Toddler Crafts That Look Cute Even Though Your Kid Did Most Of The Work was right up my alley. So, instead of buying stuff to decorate this year, we made it all by ourselves. It was pretty fun and an excellent mother-daughter bonding time too. It also got me out of my BAMS epsiode. I’m actually feeling kind of excited about Halloween now. I guess this is what they mean when they say money can’t buy happiness. If I had bought all of those Halloween accessories I wouldn’t be nearly as happy as I am right now. Plus I wouldn’t have these amazing new contributions to our indoor decor:

Cyclops Bat
Fancy Pants Punkin with Jewels

We tried to decorate the wall, but then Tiny-Small kept taking them down and putting them into her bag. She’s two and she does not like to share. Those are HER one-eyed pumpkins and jewel encrusted bat wings. She likes to celebrate Halloween her own way.

I’m OK with that too.


18 thoughts on “Halloween Decor Ideas Courtesy of This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff”

    1. She’s a bundle of awesome. Notice I put a few just out of reach? Yeah, that will haunt me later…hahha I said “haunt” get it? get it??

    1. As soon as she makes the connection between Halloween, costumes and CANDY it will all be over…she will be converted!

    1. You still have time. I can tell by your blog that you know how to do Halloween right. You’ve had some very creative costumes in the past.

  1. What’s wrong with bedazzled bats? Sounds awesome to me. I’m not really in the Halloween spirit either…and it’s probably my favorite holiday. I need to kick my butt into the booing spirit!

    1. I prefer bedazzled bats to the plain old boring kind! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays too. Maybe it’s just an odd year for many of us.

  2. The only Halloween decorations that we have up were made by Nature. Spiders galore outside. Inside … nada. I hope the kids bring something home from school soon that we can hang on the fridge or I am going to look like the Grinch of Halloween. Tiny-Small is super cute! I love making things with my littles!

    1. Thank you for sharing that. We can be Grinches together..strength in solidarity! I didn’t think about counting the spider webs as decor…I am doing better than I thought! 🙂

  3. Awesome! Halloween is my favorite. We have a huge black spider that we hung up and my husband dropped it on the kids when they walked by. It was hilarious (not to them).

    1. That is hilarious. I bet you wish you had video footage! I am hoping next year we will be more prepared and excited. I want to play some pranks too…hehhe.

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