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Happy New Year! 2013!

Before everyone heads off to celebrate for the weekend, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Let’s all bring 2012 to a close and welcome 2013 with warm wishes!

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This year has been great for the HomeSeasons.com team. We hosted TWO giveaways for the holidays (Halloween and Christmas), and interacted with a lot of our readers. We’re glad to be able to get to talk to more bloggers, and find a few new blogs to read, as well. If you have a blog of your own, please leave us a link in the comments below for us to check out!

To bring 2012 to a close on our blog, we’re going to recap on a few of our favorite posts of the  year, one for each month!

If you missed any of these posts, don’t forget to take a look!

We hope everyone will have a great new year’s celebration! Enjoy responsibly! We’ll be back in 2013 with more holiday decor ideas and posts for everyone! Follow us to be updated with new posts! See you next year!

 

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Happy Halloween 2012! + Halloween Safety Tips

HomeSeasons would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween 2012!

We hope everyone has a great time celebrating this fun holiday with family and friends! Enjoy all the ghoulish festivities and scrumptious treats! Get all decked out in your costume and go trick or treating with the kids and family!

But one thing to be sure of, stay safe this Halloween! Here are some Halloween safety tips:

  • if you’re wearing a dark costume, be sure to wear reflectors
  • when driving, be extra aware of children that may run out into the street
  • stay on the sidewalk and cross carefully at designated crosswalks
  • only eat unwrapped candy and treats from friends and family you know
  • take notice of lit jack-o-lanterns and keep them away from flammable costumes and pets
  • trick or treat in groups
  • do not stop at dark/unlit houses
  • do not take rides from strangers
  • for adults: do not drink and drive, always designate a driver
  • have fun responsibly

Again, we hope everyone has a fun time celebrating Halloween this year. Will you be out trick or treating? Or staying in to pass out candy? Share with us in the comments below your plans for tonight!

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Halloween Mantle Home Decor

Decorating for Halloween can be a daunting task, especially when we don’t have enough decorating space! We need to make use of every single available spot we have when we decorate for the holidays. One area that has become a hot spot for holiday decorating is the mantle. Long gone are the days when the mantle is solely used for family pictures that we don’t have space for anywhere else.

In the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in holiday mantle decorating. Mantle decorating is not only for Christmas though, it’s gaining momentum for Halloween, as well! Today’s post will feature a few of our favorite Halloween mantles from the internet that will definitely inspire you.

From Today’s Mama/Pottery Barn

Still want to display your family photos? Try a wall mounted frame with an asymmetrical layout.

From Coupon Album

A simple decorated mantle is perfect for smaller apartments.

From Crap I’ve Made

Don’t be afraid to add a little color to the mantle. Some other great colors are purple and hot pink, and green.

From His Sugar Plum

If your home already has a black and white mantle, try sticking with the same theme and create a monochromatic scene! Silver looks great with black and white, and doesn’t throw off the theme.

Will you be decorating your mantle this Halloween? We think the idea is great for apartments with small spaces, but still want to create a focal point in the room. The mantle is perfect for hanging off little embellishments and putting skulls and pumpkins. Just be careful of hanging paper embellishments, especially if the fireplace is going!

Share with us your favorite Halloween mantles in a comment below. If you decorated one for Halloween, please let us know! Halloween is in 2 days!

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Chic Halloween DIY Glitter Skulls

For those of you who want to go the chic Halloween home decor route instead of scary this year, today’s post is made for you!

It isn’t Halloween until we surround ourselves with spooky skulls. Skulls are pretty scary on its own! However, with a little bit of DIY craftiness, we can turn them into chic glitter pieces with a few supplies easily found from the craft store. Keep reading for instructions and ideas!

From Babble

Supplies:

From HomeSeasons

On a covered surface, prepare all your supplies. Cover the skull in a light layer of mod podge with the sponge paintbrush. Sprinkle the glitter to cover all of the skull (make sure to get into the hollows of the eyes and the nose), using the plate to catch the glitter. Pat the glitter on to make sure it sticks. Let dry for 15-30 mins (or until dry to the touch). If there are any spots you missed, add a little more mod podge on the area and re-glitter and let dry again.

Once completely dried, cover the whole skull with a thin layer of mod podge. This thin layer minimized glitter fallout from the skull. As much as we love glitter, we don’t want it all over our house! Let completely dry for at least a few hours.

The possibilities to this project are endless! Here are some more ideas on different designs and patterns for your glitter skull:

  • ombre pattern – do one section at a time and create a gradient fade on the skull with different shades of the same color glitter
  • sugar skull design – draw a pattern on your skull for a sugar skull design and work on one feature at a time. Use a smaller paintbrush for the initial mod podge application and glitter one color at a time.
  • a display of multicolored skulls – cover a few skulls in different colored glitter according to your Halloween color theme and display them on a shelf or as a centerpiece for a table

We think this project is a quick and easy idea to try with the family, and make great gifts! What other ideas can you think of for glitter skulls? Share with us in the comments below!

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Happy Halloween, Everyone!

Halloween is finally here!

With Halloween on a Monday this year, I’m sure everyone had a bunch of fun Halloween plans this past weekend. What were some of your most memorable moments this weekend? Did you take a haunted hayride through the spooky forest? What about going through a corn maze in the dark? Did you find yourself wandering alone in a haunted house? Let us know! We want to know all the fun activities that people plan for Halloween!

For those of you who will be trick-or-treating tonight, please stay safe! Check out our blog post on Halloween safety!

Also, please share with us how YOU decorated your home for Halloween! We would love to be inspired for next year!

Again, Happy Halloween, everyone!

 

 

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Halloween DIY Blood Dripping Candles

4 more days until Halloween!

To create an extra spine tingling Halloween decorations display, good lighting is key. What is more spooky than flickering candlelight? (Probably the dark, but that’s for a different blog post)! Today’s post will teach everyone how to DIY two different types of blood dripping candles for Halloween! Not only do they help illuminate the night for all your guests and trick-o-treaters, they also serve double duty as scary Halloween decorations!

 

 

1. The easy-peasy blood dripping candle

Supplies:

  • Long taper white candles
  • candle holders
  • A blood-red candle (any shape or size)
  • A flame
  • newspaper

To create the easy version of blood dripping candles, all  you need will be the supplies above. Cover your work area with newspaper. Place the long taper white candles in their candle holders. With a flame, light up the red candle until the wax forms a pool. CAREFULLY drip the red wax over the white candles from the top until you have reached the desired amount of bloodiness.

2. The non easy-peasy blood gushing candle

Supplies:

  • long taper red candles
  • candle holder
  • microwaveable soy wax (white)
  • wax paper
  • microwave

This blood gushing candle is a little more difficult to make but the results are also a little more cool. On a long piece of wax paper, pour on the white microwaveable soy wax in a rectangular formation as long as the candle. Place the wax in the microwave for the amount of time specified on the package.

Take out the white wax from the microwave and place the red taper candle on the wax and roll (kind of like you’re making sushi!) Smooth out the surface of the wax with the wax paper and place in the microwave for another 15-25  seconds just so that the white wax starts to meld around the red candle. Repeat the process until you have reached the smoothness you desire on the candle.

When you are ready to light your candle, be sure to put it on a candle holder to hold the melting wax. The red wax will gush out when melted and create a bleeding effect!

**Both of these projects are best done by adults, as they do require working with flames and electrical appliances!**

Let us know if you decide to try this idea out. Which candle do you prefer? Please share with us below!

 

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Kid Friendly Halloween Movies

There are countless scary movies out there for adults if we ever want to have our pants scared off for Halloween. Plenty of gore and horror to go around for everybody! However, for those of us who would rather not live Halloween in fear, there are many Halloween movies perfect for us as well. I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite (non-horrific) Halloween movies. These Halloween movies are not only great for children, but also for us scaredy-cats. Grab a bucket of popcorn, sit back, and enjoy!

Please share with us below if you know of any other fun Halloween movies are out there! We would love to have enough movies on queue all Halloween weekend long!

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