It’s the Little Things – DIY Halloween

OK ladies…….let’s just agree right now that women like Karla from

It’s The Little Things That Make A House A Home

are domestic freaks of nature… I sit here with my Halloween totes spewing it’s last minute decorations still needing to be put up….she’s making me feel a bit unorganized.  Once I get over myself…….which usually doesn’t take long………because I’m tolerant and respectful like that………as I was saying……once I get over myself, I get that warm tingle looking at all her great ideas and projects.  Seriously, writing this blog has only made my To Do List that much longer!

DIY Halloween

That’s why I LOVE easy quick projects with big bang appeal.  Like the bats!  I’m totally doing this…..Her porch is looking very festive.  I could even have my son do the cutting.

decorating for Halloween

Pumpkins in urns is a very popular and easy way to dress up your porch.  I love the crow….or is it a raven?  I’m too cheap to buy one full price, so I’ll wait and I’ll make due with my black owls I purchased at Roberts this summer for $1.49…….SCORE!  I love me some Utah crafty shopping.

fall porch

Somewhere on her porch……maybe on her back deck, is this beauty.  She……..well her husband…….who is very very skilled….he made this from an old head board.  Love.

Headboard Bench - 10

Speaking of the back deck……..she decided she wanted globe lighting, but she was too cheap…….hey! maybe we’re related……so she used old Christmas lighting.  It looks like she’s right on the Harbor doesn’t it?


Speaking of that skilled hubs…..would you look at what he made!  Criminy!  This is EXACTLY what I want in my garage……well I’d actually like it in my home, but no room and I’m trying……..TRYING to create a mud room in my garage.  This looks horrible in her home…….she should really just give it to me……I’m only about 3 hours away, I could come pick it up.


I think her husband is just trying to keep up with her………She decorated her children’s bedrooms so dang cute.  And talk about detail.  I would never do that.  One thing I’m learning about myself as I almost complete my 3 rd year in writing this blog……I AM A LAZY CRAFTER!  There I said it.  Besides……how in the heck would you do that scallop shape?

Ellisons Scallops - Finished - 3

Because she’s smart and resourceful………..This is how.  A dinner plate.


Just a glimpse into her children’s play room.  I’ve always thought the wire to hang art work was such a great idea.


Here! Here is a great idea……doesn’t look too hard.  So cool.  She found this oar and added the numbers.

2009_10_04_IMG_8089 She shows a full tutorial on her site…….these are just a few of the photos.  She used some cool transfer paper……..2009_10_04_IMG_8029 That certainly looks simple enough………2009_10_04_IMG_8044


then she painted it.  I could totally do that.

2009_10_04_IMG_8054 Wait…….I know you’re ready to head over to her blog to tell her how Kim at TCB featured her and how nice I was and all……..but wait!  Look at this table below.  She helped decorate for a wedding.  These are just canning jars.  I think I may steal this idea for my Thanksgiving table…….I am really really going simple this year.  Kraft paper as my table cloth and all……I got the idea from Country Living Mag this month.  So totally doing that with this.lots of jars - apartment therapy Enjoy!




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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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