Thursday, July 24, 2014

Michaels Halloween 2014 -The Skulls

This end cap shelf is always a few rows down from the main Halloween decor. The display is usually a repeat of old favorites with some new additions.

New this year was the stack of skulls candle with flicker flame for $7.99. 11 inches tall and it has a nice flicker. There were 2 on the shelf and I did show some restraint and only took one home.

This lantern got my attention from across the store. Its canvas with a plastic insert and metal base. 12 inches tall and about 5-6 inches across for $19.99. Its got a contemporary look and will probably sit out under the covered deck year round. Remember to use the apps for stores and show the coupons on your phone or tablet. There is always a coupon.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Be Prepared for ‘Villains Unleashed’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

50 Disney Villans in the Disney Hollywood Studios park on August 23rd. Be still my beating heart. More info on the event here.

Two heads are better than one

Michael's has this great end cap with $6.99 female and $9.99 male heads! Its so rare to see male foam heads. Might have to go back and nab one as there were only 2 left at my store.

Hanging next to the heads were these wonderful bundles of burlap. Bought a 10 foot roll of the skulls for $4.99 with a 20% off coupon. Nice edge finish and the skulls are a deep black. The rolls would look great around corn stalks. The burlap is soft and flexible enough to be used on costumes. A pageant sash or bandolier were my first thought. There was more shopping and photos will follow in the next blog entry.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Win an overnight stay at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion

Deep breath. Yes, KTLA 5 news is running a contest to stay in the Haunted Mansion overnight! This article has the questions you will need to answer before filling out the entry form so read it first. Just in case you can't answer every question. My guess is they are going to be flooded with entries. If one of you wonderful people wins the trip its for a family of 4 so can you please bring me? You know I would be a wonderful spooky aunt. Good luck!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pottery Barn Kids Halloween 2014

A sampling of the new items at Pottery Barn Kids. Its early yet so they will most likely add more. Found here. The tablecloth this year with the black and white contrast is striking. The bat chandelier is a new take on an old design but I want it anyway!

Silhouettes

Found here on etsy. Stumbled across this listing while researching paper projects. Like the idea of using actual family and pet silhouettes to make a Vampire display. Large window cut outs back lit would be a fun project.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

T-Clip Never Lose The End Of Your Tape

Only 68 hours to go on this Kickstarter project. Canadian inventor with a handy little clip on tape cutter and end keeper. A lot more compact than most tape gun cutters. Taping those last minute Halloween projects this could really save time and fingernails.