I see Halloween crafts all over. People are doing spooky mantels and spider webbed tablescapes.
And I’ve never even done a Halloween craft. It’s really just not my thing.
Dumb question … is Halloween even a real holiday? Where did it come from? (Don’t answer that, I’ll google it if I really want to know.) Why can’t we just eat candy whenever we want to?
And do we really want to keep encouraging our kids to take candy from strangers?
Maybe that’s what the costumes are for?
For Halloween we would get dressed up in our great homemade costumes, get in the car, and go to my aunts and uncles houses.
And my grandparents.
And a neighbor or two.
The highlight was always the neighbor we shared a driveway with. Because my brother and I could walk up the hill to their house and they just left candy in plastic orange pumpkins on their porch steps.
One was full of Mounds and the other Almond Joy.
And they had a sign that said to please take just one.
But I was reading a post from my friend Cassie recently. She updated this awesome coffee table. ‘Cause that’s what she does, awesome furniture updates. But all I could focus on was her jar of candy corn.
I don’t even really like candy corn.
But thennnnn, I was clearing off our patio. (I’m beginning to sound like the Old Spice guy. “I’m on a horse.”)
We drink coconut water down here … out of a coconut.
And because it’s what I do, I saved 3 coconuts awhile back. Not really sure what I was hoping to make. No real plan. Tossed them on the patio for another time.
Nature to craft … I’m a fan. 🙂
So I read a post with a pic of candy corn then I cleaned the patio off with dried up coconuts in the shape of candy corn.
And since I had the paint on hand this little Halloween craft was free.
You all know that’s my favorite price!
And don’t they look cute on my floating shelf with the palm frond pumpkin? And the rest of the usual accents. I probably should mix it up a bit, get myself some new accessories for that shelf I now have so much fun playing around with. I’m quite smitten with this green jug and think these sphere finials would be a fun addition. Options … I like options. 🙂
And I found an awesome branch the other day … you’ll just have to wait and see what becomes of that. 🙂
And, if you’ve found this here blog to be at all creative it would be super cool of you to hop over to Skinny Scoop and vote for us to make it in the Top 25 Creative Blogs. We’re a long shot … but rooting for the underdog is fun, right!? 🙂
I just might share this at: Tip Junkie, BNOTP, DIY Show Off, Home Stories A to Z, House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, My Repurposed Life, The 36th Avenue and Savvy Southern Style.