This post was sponsored by Hub Network through their partnership with Circle of Moms. While I was compensated to write a post about Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash Costume Contest, all opinions are my own.
My daughter has been all abuzz about Halloween since the middle of August when the first Halloween costume catalog arrived. She toted that thing around for weeks, decidedly planning to be an Indian princess this year. Well, do you know what happened? Yeah, a new catalog arrived and suddenly Savannah needed to be a bright pink butterfly with wings fanned from hand to hand. Who knows what’s next! I’ll be the first to admit, though, I am really psyched for Halloween as well, especially since fall here in the desert is so nice. I cannot wait to start decorating out front and my list of crafts to do with my daughter is getting longer everyday! See one of my favorites below!
For all my crafty readers out there, get your costume designs started! The Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash Costume Contest is happening, where one winner from each state will be flown to Los Angeles and have the chance to win $25,000! Guess who is judging? For one, Martha Stewart! Be still my heart. Visit hubworld.com/halloween for full contest details – entry open until 9/29. Remember, your costume must be unique, amazing and, most importantly, not from a box.
One of my favorite things about Halloween decorations is the nighttime aspect. It is all about the night, and therefore the light! Pumpkins have a shelf life but mason jars do not. When starting your decorating early, this is key. I began creating these Halloween Mason Jar Lights last year and am planning on adding a few each year. They are super duper easy to make, especially if you have frosted other glass things in your life like vases, which I do all too often.
All you need for your Halloween Mason Jar Light is:
- Mason Jars (I prefer the plain kind)
- Frosted Glass spray paint
- painter’s tape
The process is simple: Cut out the Jack-O-Lantern face shapes or other Halloween creatures. Place on clean jar.
Spray the jars with frosted glass spray paint. Do this outside for ventilation purposes. Start out thin so you do not get drippy, goopy paint. 2-3 coats should do you just fine. Allow the paint to dry completely before messing with them!
Peel off the tape to reveal your monstrous creatures. Place inside a votive or two depending on their size. Poke holes into the jar lids to ensure enough air will reach the flames. Light the votives, screw on the lid and place the jar somewhere wonderful. I love these along my front walkway on Halloween night but they look great on the mantle and out back on a patio table.
Back to the contest. Head over to The Hub Network and enter the Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash Costume Contest. Create something wonderful and you have the chance to win $25,000.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hub Network through their partnership with Circle of Moms. While I was compensated to write a post about Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash Costume Contest, all opinions are my own.