Last Minute Simple Halloween Projects

It's nearly Halloween and I have a couple of last minute 
oh-so-simple Halloween projects to share with you!

Last Minute Simple Halloween Projects- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Recently I was visiting over at Debra's lovely blog at Common Ground where she was sharing her October Fireplace And Mantel. She always has such beautiful vignettes, and I fell in love with the owl figurines that she cleverly painted white.  On my mantel, I decided to paint some thrift store owl figurines black, for the look of spooky silhouettes.  I found this motley crew and one other...

Last Minute Simple Halloween Projects- Itsy Bits And Pieces

With a coat of black craft paint, 
they became spooky characters on our Halloween mantel.



I think they would be great added to a Halloween or harvest tablescape, too!

The next project couldn't be easier.  I bought this Smucker's Salted Caramel Topping (not a sponsor...we just love it) to use on sliced apples...
less sugar than most, and so good.  But I love this jar, too!
The silver and orange gingham lid is so cute. 

Last Minute Simple Halloween Projects- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Simply painting on the lid with craft paint and adding a black and white 
baker's twine bow, makes the cutest candy container to gift or display.  
I told you it was simple...and you get the yummy salted caramel, too! 
I love finding ways to re-use bottles and cans!

Last Minute Simple Halloween Projects- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Feel free to pin!

Last Minute Simple Halloween Projects- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Until next time...Wishing you a fun and safe Halloween!

15 comments

  1. Linda, I absolutely love your clever ideas. !!! I save smuckers' jars for many things. Your mantle is so cute. Thanks for letting us copy your ideas. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Love the mantel and oh how cute is that jar re loved for the candy corns. So sweet. Happy New Week.
    Have a great one.
    xoox
    Kris

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  3. Precious. I painted owls because of Debra's too. So fun. I love the jar redo. Perfect.

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  4. That's a great jar! I might have to buy some to keep the jar.
    Brenda

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  5. YUM! I'll take that caramel lol. My daughter would take the candy corn! I've toyed with painting my thrift store owls white, but I like what you did, too! spooky! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  6. Very cute ideas, Linda! Love your mantel - so spooky! I am always saving pretty jars - love this :) Happy Halloween! xx Karen

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  7. What fabulous ideas Linda! So inspiring! Happy Halloween xox

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  8. I love how you transformed the owls and your mantel is just too cute!

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  9. Well, you last minute Halloween project came out great! Happy Halloween!

    P.S, I love owls!

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  10. I love the black painted owls on your spooky Halloween mantel, Linda! And your little jar is adorable filled with seasonal treats. I only bought one bag of candy corn this year.....and ate the whole thing myself. Happy Halloween!

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  11. Honestly you have the best ideas!!!!

    I would have passed by the owls in a charity (thrift) shop but painted you have transformed them (stating the obvious!!!) I am going to be looking at things in a whole new way now :)

    Love the jar project too.... I LOVE salted caramel....

    Karen xxxx

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  12. I love what you did with the owls, but honestly I really love your whole mantle presentation. It feels kind of elegant, and I don't know how you get elegant out of spooky characters and motley crew! Great tip on the little jar DIY, too!!

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  13. Love your painted owls, but I like the original version too...to paint or not to paint...that is the question!

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