Welcome Trick or Treaters

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When it comes to Halloween Decorating, I’m not one to go all out.

Usually a couple of jack-o-lanterns and that’s it.  (I’m pretty low-key)

How do you Welcome Trick or Treaters?

I remember the year my oldest decided that he was too old for trick or treating…

He dressed up in costume… sat in the chair on the porch with a big bowl of candy to pass out.

He sat very, very still.

All the kids thought he was a decoration.

When they’d start to reach and grab the candy he’d scare them.

As I was walking down our street from taking my daughter Trick or Treating that night,

we were warned about the house on the end of the street.

I think that might of been his favorite Halloween.

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Deflecto Craft Frame, Black Border, 8.5 x 11 Inches (69775CR)

My “Welcome Trick or Treaters” sign was made using a large frame from Deflecto Craft Solutions

and computer graphics.

The bat and pumpkin chipboard was old K & Company embellishments.

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"This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been 
provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions."

My Friend the Ghost

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Meet Mr. Boo, my newest Halloween Decoration.

I had all Mr. Boo’s parts finished when my Grandson showed up the other day.

I thought I’d let him help me decide what face Mr. Boo should end up with.

(he likes stuff like that)

To him it was like a game of Mr. Potato Head.  (actually… we all had fun with it)

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Angry?  Surprised?  Confused?  Happy?

So many looks for one little ghost.

And… before you say it, yes, he does look a little like a Pac Man Ghost.

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To Make your own Mr. Boo you’ll need:          (*affiliate link)


  1. Trace and cut a ghost shape on the Smoothfoam Sheet using the Hot Wire Foam Cutter*or cutting knife.
  2. Cut the 2″ ball in half to use for the eyeballs.
  3. Paint the ghost shape and the eyeballs with white acrylic paint.
  4. Mix the black and white paint together to create a light grey paint.  Paint around the ghost shape to create a shadow.
  5. Glue buttons on the top of the eyeballs.
  6. Glue eyeballs onto ghost.
  7. Paint eyebrows and mouth using black acrylic paint or cut pieces out of black cardstock and glue onto ghost.
  8. I added magnet to the back of my ghost so it will stick to my metal front door.

The Many Faces of Mr. Boo

The Many Faces of Mr. Boo

This project was created for and sponsored by Smoothfoam.

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