Archive for the ‘halloween’ Category

Halloween is Creeping In!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

As soon as the temperature dropped last week I was immediately ready to cozy up with some creepy decorations. I’m sure you guys were the same. What fun are shorter evenings without the fall candles and spooky accents, right?!

This year it’s been especially fun because the twins (now 2 1/2) have been more aware of everything, and really enjoyed looking though my Rubbermaids that are jam packed with orange and black. They kept saying “play with creepy toys…now?!”, it was all giggles until my talking skeleton head appeared…then the frightful tears came, such fun!

Although holiday bins are always fun to go through, I like new add little something new every year…

boxwood clippings | halloween decorations

I found the bat garland at the Dollar Spot at Target, priced at $3. It originally hung on black ribbon, but I re-stung it on baker’s twine and managed to make two garlands instead of one to hang on both sides of the molding in the dinning room.

So simple, and effective!

boxwood clippings | bat-garland

On our latest trip to Ikea, the girlies fell in love with these kitty pillows (see HERE), and used them as pillows in their carts while I browsed the rest of the store. At only $3.99 each I thought they were a really fun modern addition to our Halloween nook!

The other cushion covers I already had and such a steel at only $5 (link HERE).

boxwood clippings | halloween decorations

It always surprises me how easy it is to add a little festivity. Just a few bucks and a few minutes can really spruce up the season and make these long evenings more doable!

Hope you guys are enjoying cozying up too!

Sarah x

Bows & Pumpkins

Monday, October 19th, 2015

With all the warm weather we’ve been having, Halloween has caught us a little off guard this year.

We’re calling it good with a few pumpkins laying around the place tied with pretty bows.boxwood clippings | bows on pumpkins

boxwood clippings | bows on pumpkinsboxwood clippings | bows on pumpkinsAn elegant fall is different than how it usually feels around here and we are liking it for a change!

How have you decorated for Halloween this year?!

DIY Ten Minute Tutu!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Halloween is just around the corner, are you ready?
We made the easiest tutus for the babies and were thrilled with how they turned out.

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We used a black ribbon as a waistband and made sure to cut it long enough to be able to tie in a bow around the waist.
We bought black tulle HERE with a 40% off coupon, cut into strips and tied the whole spool onto the ribbon.

boxwood clippings_ten minute tutu

boxwood clippings_ten minute tutu

boxwood clippings_ten minute tutu

Ta-da! Not bad for $2 and ten minutes!

Do you have a little witchy, kitty or princess this could work for?

Halloween Hair Wrap Tutorial

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Our very first business started way back when were about 8 and 10 when we’d charge people to do hair wraps in the park!

We’re bringing it back for our little nieces, and thought it was too cute not to share!

boxwood clippings | halloween hair wrap tutorial

Here’s our technique…so funny!

#1 Start with braiding a small section of hair.

boxwood clippings | halloween hair wrap tutorial

#2 Use a piece of cardboard and cut a slit in it to place over the braid…this keeps little wispies of other hair interfering with your wrap.

#3 Cut thread HERE and tie in a knot at the top of the braid. We use two strands of each color and cut 2.5 times the length of the hair.

boxwood clippings | halloween hair wrap tutorial

#4 Start wrapping! Use both strands of color and wrap around hair and other strands of thread.

#5 Switch colors as desired and occasionally push up on the wrapped portion so the wrap is nice and tight.

boxwood clippings | halloween hair wrap tutorial

#5 Continue down the length of the hair and tie threads in another knot when finished.

boxwood clippings | halloween hair wrap tutorial

Wouldn’t this be so fun for a party or sleepover?!

Thanks to Belle for being our model. You are a beaut! xxx

Black Licorice Cat Favors

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

We spied these black licorice cats HERE and thought they were perfect for Halloween!

Paired with THESE little muslin bags and you have a perfect harry potter-worthy treat.

boxwood clippings | boo favors

We stamped the bags with ‘boo’ to make them a little more festive.

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Do you have a Halloween party coming up?  These would make such a cute favor!