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10 Favorite Fall & Halloween Tutorials {plus a little something for you}

Tomorrow is September and, in my mind, the beginning of Fall. 
And since I’m such a Halloween Freak — I am excited for Halloween!! 
The other day the new Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts Magazine came in the mail — and I was excited and honored to have my {Creepy} Specimen Art included in this issue.  
So fun!! 
This issue has a many fun Halloween ideas PLUS 78 Winter Holiday projects — including ornaments, wreaths, pillows and stockings!!
And all the info on how to make the projects, including patterns for many. 
So, in the spirit of Fall and Halloween, here are 10 of my past Fall and Halloween projects to get you in the Autumn mood: 

I’m so excited for Cooler Weather, Wearing Boots and Soup in the Crock Pot!
I have a copy of Holiday Crafts for one of YOU! 
**To enter — all you need to do is leave a comment with what YOU love most about Fall! 
Have a Wonderful Day!! 
PS — I will be sharing my first Halloween Project tomorrow over at the Halloween Spooktacular at eighteen25. It’s going to be fun!!!


  1. Ginger Pelfrey says:

    I live in Winchester, VA part of the Shenandoah Valley. In the fall when the leaves change it is the most beautiful site you have every seen.My favorite time of the year!!!

  2. pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cupcakes.. etc etc etc :O)

  3. I love soup, fires in the fireplace, and good books.

  4. the best season of the year… football season :)

  5. My favorite part of fall is going to the fair!

  6. My name is Nan, says:

    I love the perfect temp. of the weather and visiting all the apple orchards. I love the fall colors and having nighlty fires outside.
    webbeach(at) gmil (dot)com

  7. My favourite thing about fall is walking through big piles of leaves – I love the crunchy sound.

  8. alanaransley says:

    I love everything about Fall: the cooler weather, football games, eating heartier foods, pulling out sweaters, and especially Halloween. I love Fall colors, and decorating the house for the season.

  9. The Pumpkin flavored food!!!

  10. I love the fall colors, smells, decor and warmer clothes. Having the kiddos back in school isn't too bad either! :)

  11. Lisa Russell says:

    I must say, living in Florida, the best thing about Fall is the cooler weather it brings here!!

  12. I love everything about fall….pumpkins, apples, cool weather, leaves…


  13. Five of US says:

    I started pulling out my fall/Halloween decorations on the 31st, but people keep telling me I'm crazy for doing it that early. Thankfully, we're both crazy. {: My favorite part of fall is the decorating. It's fun and gorgeous and makes our home seem so cozy.

  14. Alyssa Jeffers says:

    I love going to our local pumpkin farm/apple orchard!!

  15. Rebecca Jane says:

    What's not to love about fall? Why isn't September the beginning of the year? The smell of new pencils, getting a new school outfit, not to mention Hallowe'en. In Cathedral Grove, British Columbia, pumpkins line the highway for miles. It's the best way to welcome in the season. LOVE the bat specimens.

  16. I love sweaters and boots, soup and blankets… walking outside to beautiful trees changing colors… sigh. All of it, please hurry and arrive fall. Enough of these 101 degree days.

  17. Everything! Leaves changing color, the smell to the air, crisp mornings, pumpkins, sweaters, jeans, gourds, and my girl's birthday!

  18. These are some great halloween ideas! This Fall, I'm looking foward to crunchy leaves on the ground and bonfires!

  19. I have to admit, my favorite thing about fall is that it means that winter is just around the corner!

  20. Breaking Free From Old Ways says:

    I love when the trees change…it is so pretty

  21. This Mom's Happy Life says:

    I love the amazing weather, the fall festivals and Halloween!

  22. SheLovesToCraft says:

    I live near San Francisco, so I am lucky to have really mild autumns. For that reason, autumn is my favorite season. It's just so beautiful here, and yes, the leaves do change color.
    Also, how could we forget Halloween?!? Definitely my favorite holiday ever. I get to dress up and all the craft stores are full of awesome supplies that are impossible to find any other part of the year. Also, I totally drool all over all the Halloween crafty magazines.
    I love autumn!

  23. I love EVERYTHING about fall, so it is so hard to choose! I few of my favorites are Clemson football, pumpkin bread, apple cider, and Halloween!!

  24. favorite thing about fall is cooler weather and pumpkins and fall smelling candles!

  25. Melinda AKA medialady says:

    My favorite thing about fall is all the wonderful smells that are associated and the cooler weather!

  26. The Williams Family says:

    Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The leaves change colors and it starts to cool down. I also feel that fall is the beginning to some of the best holidays.

  27. stacyharvey says:

    Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the weather and the colors of fall!

  28. mominthemiddle says:

    I love the smell of fall, the leaves and the coolness, but my favorite thing is that Thanksgiving is coming up. I had a very scary and life chaninglearning experience one year on Nov 1st, 2007 that made me truly understand how to be thankful. I keep that feeling with me all year but Thanksgiving has now become more than just "Yeah, I'm thankful" to being able to truly know what I'm thankful for :)

  29. I love fall. I love the cooler weather, the beautiful colors of the trees, and just the all around coziness that sets in. My favorite holidays are here so I'm excited to start "falling up" my home! Thanks for the chance to win. I love your blog and the way you always inspire me. Please keep up the great work!

  30. I love all the gorgeous colors that the trees turn. :)

  31. Melissa Hatch says:

    I love the cooler weather, hoodies, beautiful trees, campfires, football, chili in the crockpot, and family time!

  32. Savannah O'Gwynn says:

    I LOOOOOOOOVE how there is a change with the sun and the wind. It's gorgeous–the colors of the world are so fun!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win:) SUPER cute ideas!!!! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  33. Pink Stitches says:

    I love the crispness in the air and all the fall smells: cinnamon, pumpkin, apple… It's my favorite season!

  34. Papi and Wee Granny says:

    Getting to use our gas logs again, and having hot chocolate!

  35. I love sunny days and sweater evenings. I love the colors and the smells of Autumn. I love the crock pot dinners and fall harvests! My favorite time of year!

  36. I love wearing layers of clothing. And like you, I love decorating for Halloween. I'm trying to figure out what I want to do this year. I did buy some new vintage reproduction decorations I'm excited to use.
    Happy Haunting Jen!

  37. Its not just one thing, it's everything combined that makes fall a favorite season for me. The leaves changing, sweater weather and apples are just a few. For some reason the air always smells cleaner to me.


  38. Fall is my favorite season & it's got my favorite holiday – Halloween!

  39. I love the crisp weather of fall…well i would if fall was here in Central California…I will love it when it arrives!

  40. I love warm colors, cooler days, and comfort foods.

  41. sippycuptrails says:

    I love the smell of apples and cinnamon!!!!

  42. I love Halloween, Its my birthday!

  43. The Junk-It Folk says:

    I love all the gorgeous colors Mother Nature brings us in the Fall! Love your blog! Thanks for the give away!

  44. Martina's Moments says:

    I love the smells of autumn like apple pies baking and the change in the way the air smells – you can tell it's Fall! I love the colors of the changing leaves and feel of soft, warm sweaters to take the chill off on a cool fall night. I also LOVE decorating for this season of the year. So much fun!

  45. I love UT (TN that is) football! Go Vols!

  46. I love EVERYTHING about fall… smells, colors, tastes!

  47. herlittlefeet says:

    Just like everyone else, I love the fall colors. My husband and I try to take a "leaf ride" every weekend. I also LOVE Halloween!! I would love to win!! Thanks for the giveaway! Jayne

  48. Fall is by far my favorite season! I love the colors, the smells, pumpkin patches with the kids, trick or treating, decorating the house in fall decor, I could go on and on.

  49. Oh, sorry, forgot about my fav fall thing…LOL anyway, love the pumpkins, fall colors, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, well from this point on till the end of the year is my favorite time of the year, fun activities, fun family time and reason to celebrate with friends and family!!

  50. Just "found" your blog a few days ago and I cannot get enough!!! LOVE IT!! So inspired that I went to Michaels today to get some stuff for some fall craft projects and some new Martha Paint & Stencils!! Anyway, thanks for the inspiration!! Would love a copy of the magazine so I can have more crafts to do!!! Thank you so much!!

  51. The Baldwin's says:

    My favorite thing about fall is cooking with pumpkin! I love all things pumpkin! The best are pumpkin chocolate chip shakes :)

  52. I LOVE halloween, my son was born on halloween and it's so much fun! i also love the color orange and all the crisp weather, soups…leaves…it's definitely my favorite season! and the mag sounds awesome!

  53. i love EVERYTHING about fall!! colors, food, halloween, thanksgiving, big family dinners, decorations, crafts, fall birthdays and our anniversary!! fall is my absolute favorite time of year!!

  54. My favorite thing about fall is definitely Halloween-it's my favorite holiday!

  55. I love fall! I love the changing colors of the leaves, the cooler weather, boots & scarfs, Halloween, and of course all the baking I get to do for Halloween.

  56. Lotte Lu and Brother Too says:

    I LOVE all your fall projects, I hope I have some time to get a few done!

    My FAVORITE part about fall is lighting cinnamon apple candles and wearing hoodies! And my favorite part that I am trying to give up are those amazingly delicious and caloric pumpkin candy corn…I can't resist them.

    Congrats on your specimen art gracing the pages of one of my favorite magazines!

  57. I love the feeling of the crisp air and the coziness that fall brings!

  58. megawatt miler says:

    I love the weather, football, and of course Halloween!

  59. I love taking the family to all the fall festivals we have in our area.