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Not So Spooky Halloween Ideas :: DIY Network Feature

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Last week, I shared some of the ideas we put together for DIY Network for our Black + White Halloween Decorating Ideas feature. Today I’m sharing more ideas we created for DIY Network, but these are a little less spooky and a lot more fun!  This gallery is called Fun, Easy-to-Make Halloween Decorations and I hope you will try some of these ideas to celebrate Halloween this year! From a countdown calendar, to an easy spider cake and festive place setting, these ideas are super easy to create. My kids having been waiting since July (when we did the shoot) for the countdown calendar to begin! Here are a few peeks of the projects and be sure to visit DIY Network for more ideas, photos, tutorials and printables!


Styled by Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio
Photos by Vicki Lynn Photography

:: supplies available in the shop ::

calendar :: mini chevron bags, circle punch
spider cake :: white milk glass cake stand
treats :: halloween drink clings, black + orange striped straws, mini chevron spoons
place setting :: orange striped bags, black polka dot plates, cups, napkins, straws

Click here to shop our Halloween supplies!
  1. M.M.

    September 25th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    una tarta fantástica!



  2. sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more

    September 25th, 2012 at 5:24 am

    so cute, I love sweet Halloween things too, almost as much as the scary stuff.

  3. margie

    September 25th, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Love it! I actually bought your TKS’s chevron bags in red and green to to a Christmas countdown. Such a cute idea!

  4. Kim

    September 25th, 2012 at 11:04 am


  5. Mindy

    September 25th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    cute spider cake!

  6. Tina Dahl

    September 25th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Super cute Kim!

  7. Tina Dahl

    September 25th, 2012 at 9:12 am


    I don’t see the downloads for the Halloween Countdown Calendar……..

  8. Kim

    September 25th, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I’m on it! I’ll keep you posted!

  9. Cathy @ Noble Pig

    September 25th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Cute ideas, love that spider cake.

  10. Amanda

    September 25th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Did I miss the link for the printables? I looked three times but maybe my eyes are too old?!

  11. Tina Dahl

    September 26th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I still do not see them uploaded….

  12. Sandra

    September 25th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I love, love, love, these ideas! Now for the hard part; choosing one or maybe two.

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  14. Tina Dahl

    September 26th, 2012 at 8:49 am


    Sorry to bug you, but any idea when the download for the Calendar will be up? I am trying to get this project done with my kids by this weekend if possible 🙂

    Also, just an FYI, the download for the chair swag sign banner from the post a few days ago has never been uploaded.

    Thanks for all these free downloads….I can’t wait to make both projects!!

  15. Jobrina Hofleit

    September 27th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    hi. 🙂

    LOVE this halloween calendar idea, bought the chevron bags and just wanted to know when you think the download for the numbers will be up??? thank you so much for sharing all your amazing, creative ideas! 🙂

  16. Tina Dahl

    September 27th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I just checked the DIY web site, and the downloads are up!!

  17. Jobrina Hofleit

    September 28th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    thank you tina, just now saw them myself too! yay! 😉

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    September 30th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Everything looks great!!

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    October 9th, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Love this idea. We should work on an Adult themed Trick or Treating party with cocktails instead of candy! 😉

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