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!


  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

  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.

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

    P.S, I love owls!

  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!

  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

  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!!

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

    1. Thank you, Lora! The originals ARE fun, too, aren't they?


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