Laneia’s Team Pick:
YOU GUYS IT’S OCTOBER, land of candy corn and bats! Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Have you already decorated your living space with spider webs from the 99cent store? Halloween is the most DIY of all the holidays, right? Like it just makes everyone more imaginative and resourceful, where other holidays rely on religion, traditions and family. Not that Halloween can’t be about family and tradition — my family regularly decorated my grandparents’ front yard with hay bales, lanterns, a caldron full of candy (my mom was the witch in charge of dispersal) and a coffin built by my grandfather, complete with a worm-infested cadaver. I mean, it was a family event to say the least, and we loved it. The cadaver was made using my grandfather’s old work clothes, stuffed and topped with a gruesome rubbery old man mask with fishing lures crawling from its eye holes, which I think was notably more inventive than the antique gravy boat that found its way to the Thanksgiving table every year.
Anyway the point is that kicking ass during the Halloween season requires you to really plan ahead and get creative. That’s why I’m telling you about this DIY decoration now — so you’ll have plenty of time to drink eight or nine gallons of milk before it’s too late.
This Recycled Jug Skeleton from Cut Out + Keep is so cute and also creepy and JOINTED, so you can pose him! It seems like something you’d really love. You just need some gallon and half gallon sized jugs, fishing line, push pins and brads, and a few other regular craft supplies and this little sucker could be yours in two short hours.
What are your Halloween traditions? Is Goodwill really an ‘official sponsor’ of Halloween? That’s not even a real thing, is it? Do you have any exciting craft projects for this joyous holiday?