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I can’t believe that last year was the first time that our family truly celebrated Halloween! We are so late to the party. You can go ahead and blame our lateness on this island girl’s slow assimilation to the Halloween culture. Anyway, now that we’re here I plan to make up for lost time. We are going all out for Halloween and that started with decorating our home. Most of the Halloween decorations are too creepy for my little ones so I decided to DIY my way through the holiday. My favorite so far is my Halloween inspired DIY picture frame.
To make this DIY picture frame you’re going to need:
- Old picture frame.
- Halloween inspired ribbon to match the size of the picture frame.
- Hot gun.
- Stock paper
- Cat template (optional)
- Clean the surface of the picture frame with a dry cloth.
- Measure the sides of the photo frame.
- Cut ribbon to size.
- Glue ribbon to the picture frame sides.
- Allow glue to dry.
- While glue dries, make 2 cat templates and cut them out.
- Glue one cat to the top and one cat to the opposite end of the bottom of the frame from where you glued the first cat and allow to dry.
Really easy right? I think it should require a bit more work since it’s such an adorable craft.
To really bring the Halloween decor together, I decorated with mini-pumpkins.
What really brings this display to life is the fragrance of the American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand candles that I picked up on one of my recent Walmart hauls. Since, it’s candle season I grabbed a few sizes in the fragrance Shades of Fall™ for decorating throughout my apartment. I stocked up with one large jar, two tumblers, and two small tumbler candles. They were all reasonably priced between $14.99 and $4.93.
I like to relax with the candles especially when I manage to have some time alone at home. Since safety is paramount to me, I am one of those people who follow user instructions to a tee.
I always ensure that the candle wicks are cut to 1/8th of an inch to so the flame isn’t too large. Another thing that I do is allow the entire top layer of the candle to become a fragrant pool of liquid wax each time I burn one, this way I get the biggest, boldest scent possible. Most importantly, I always burn my candles on a heat resistant surface, away from drafts and I NEVER leave them unattended. I usually move on to a new candle when only ½” of the wax remains. Check out Walmart assortment page to purchase these yummy candles.
Are you going to incorporate DIY picture frame and American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand candles in your Halloween decor?