Creative Halloween Art and Costume Submissions

Its that time of year! Halloween 🙂 Which means that I am posting my followers’ artwork, photographs, and DIYs. Well, the ones that submit it to me anyway. Please make sure you check out the available blogs and social media accounts for the artists because they are awesome!

Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork for this post. I am excited to share ALL of these! It has been fun.

Topic Spill

I have been following Topic Spill since I started my blog about 2 years ago. This blog covers everything from football to beauty supplies. Check it out!

DIY Crown

Her first submission was a DIY crown for a Halloween costume. The final product is pretty sweet. Want to make it? She has a tutorial for it!

Prego DIY Shirt

Her second submission is another DIY for Halloween. If you are pregnant or know someone who is, you will like it. The stenciled DIY skeleton prego shirt. It is really cute and there is a tutorial for this one on her blog as well.



This one was sent to me by a grandmother in Wisconsin.

halloween-themed fabric trading cardPenny made this (one of several) Halloween-themed fabric trading cards. These cards are 2.5×3 .5″. What a cute idea for the holiday!



Yes, I spelled that right. Pronounced like Erica. Not ArEEka.

This girl has been one of my closest friends since freshman year of college. She works a corporate job (but she should definitely be a photographer).  “Corporate drone. 25. Fangirl of epic proportions.” says her twitter bio. The fangirl part is very true 😉 Follow her for fun updates.

pumpkin photography


Mickey Halloween pumpkin


Some great pumpkin photography. I am loving Mickey Mouse!


Marcus and Daughter

This one came to me from one of my coworkers, Marcus. He works the print angle of the marketing industry.

Kennywood sign costume


For those of you aren’t familiar with Kennywood, it is an amusement park in Pittsburgh, PA. This sign is everywhere in Pittsburgh.

It was so creative of his daughter to think of making the sign and, of course, the execution was awesome! They used cardboard, tape, and vinyl to make her Halloween costume. I am so glad to see that she isn’t following the herd.



I have recently started following Fozzie.m and I really enjoy the posts. On her about section she says the blog is about “Nature, humour, beauty, the weird and the wonderful. Animals, flowers, landscapes, Australian wildlife.”

scary tree


This tree is neat! I’ve never seen one like this. Apparently this tree is one of many trees with personality on their property. She calls it the “Fright Tree”. Good stuff, very eerie!


Thanks again to everyone who submitted! I hope you will submit next year as well!

Is anyone else surprised that no one submitted anything vampire/witch/zombie related? I am shocked!

DIY Key Holder

DIY Key Holder


I cheated a little bit on this weeks DIY project. I didn’t really make the key holder, I just painted it. But I wanted a key holder, and this one was cute! Call me a nerd but I like the way the light hits it. Anyway, this was an easy one. So, for all of you who think you can’t craft (I promise you can), this one is for you.

I bought the key holder at Walmart, where you could also get the acrylic paint and a paint brush.


DIY Key Holder Materials


Things You Will Need:
Paint brush
Acrylic paint
Key holder


DIY Key Holder

Step 1:
I am somewhat anal about using paint. So, I just added a little bit to the paint brush and started working.


DIY Key HolderStep 2:
Don’t forget the inside edges and the back side of the wood text. It doesn’t seem like a big deal to paint the back, but I promise, if you don’t, some day when you take it off the wall, you will think eww, that looks bad.


DIY Key Holder


Step 3:
Let it dry. It won’t take more than a few minutes, since the paint is acrylic.


DIY Key Holder


That is a cute DIY key holder, don’t you think? It could probably use some polka dots or some other decorative element, now that I’m really looking at it… Thoughts? What would you put on it?

Last Call for Halloween Art Submissions!

halloween themed banner


Hey guys! I just wanted to remind you to get your Halloween submissions in soon. I originally said by October 28th, but I’ll give you until the end on the day on October 30. A little bit of extra time never hurt anyone. Also, if you emailed me a submission and I didn’t respond, please send it again. I was having some email issues recently and I think I might have missed some emails coming through.

Remember, these submissions can be anything! A drawing, painting, craft, a DIY halloween costume, photography, etc. Just send a pic and description to I will save it and post it on Halloween (October 31st) along with the other submissions! I look forward to seeing what you come up with! 🙂


Portrait Drawings by Zindy S.D. Nielsen

Portrait Drawings by Zindy

I’ve talked about Zindy on my blog before, but she is so talented that I wanted to share her work again.

Zindy is an artist from Copenhagen, Denmark. She has been drawing since childhood but didn’t get serious about it until her teens. She is inspired by everything around her but particularly enjoys drawing sad girls.

I’ve always found beauty in sadness and I love portraying it.

She doesn’t stop at portraits though. Zindy also draws animals, celebrities, and fairies in many different mediums. If you like these drawings, you should check out her website.

Zindy is also on Facebook and Deviant Art.

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DIY Ginger Peach Soy Candle

I like making candles and I have an affinity for soy candles. So I found some ginger peach scent at the craft store and started working. I hope you like it.


soy candle materials

Thing You Will Need:
A pot
Glass jar
Soy wax
Candle/soap scent


melting soy waxStep 1:
Pour your soy wax into your glass jar and bring your water to a boil. Using tongs, or some other tool, slowly and carefully drop your jar into the water and wait until it melts. This will take some time. 10 mins maybe?


ginger peach soy candle


Step 2:
Using the tongs, securely hold the hot jar and pour the wax into the a candle holder. If you prefer to use the jar that you melted it in, you can do that too.

Add some of the candle scent into the wax. Check the bottle for directions on how much to use. Many brands have different requirements.

Drop the candle wick into the wax and lean it against something (like your tongs) so that it stays upright.


ginger peach candle


Step 3 (optional):
If you have dye or coloring, you can add it in here. I added another layer of colored wax to the candle holder. If you are going to do that, make sure the bottom layer is completely settled first.

Make sure you cut the wick down after the wax settles.