Haunting Halloween Treats — Candy Apple Edition

We’re back and rounding up the best Halloween Candy Apples for part one of our Haunting Halloween Treats series. Start planning your Halloween festivities now with these spooky, tasty treats that will thrill kids big and small and give you dentist the sugariest of all scares.

Start this Halloween off with these wickedly delicious poison toffee apples from Simply Delicious.

Candy apples dipped in white chocolate and dripping in candy blood will leave the vampires in awe.

Even the pickiest of witches won’t be able to turn down these candy apples.

If Goth Life is your thing, these sparkly black candy apples will be the highlight of your party.

The tiniest of witches will haunt any table these Witchtastic carmel apples adorn.

If chocolate covered apples are your jam, check our these Halloween candy apples which are sure to please any palate.

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7 Hauntingly Creative DIY Halloween Wreaths

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Halloween is just a few weeks away and we’ve been searching hi and low most hauntingly creative DIY Halloween wreaths around. Now is the time to get prepping and make your front door just as Spook-tacular as your costume. From the syrupy sweet to spooky, your front door will be the best dressed on the block this Halloween!

7 Hauntingly Creative DIY Halloween Wreaths

1. Candy Corn Wreath: We’re feeling super sweet about this Candy Corn Wreath. It’s low in calories and we’re pretty sure your dentist will thank you! (via Heather from WhipperBerry for The House of Smiths)

7 Hauntingly Creative DIY Halloween Wreaths

2. Halloween Mummy Wreath: Trick or treaters will wonder who’s watching them as they walk up to the front door and see a set eyes watching them. No tricks will happen while your Halloween Mummy Wreath is on watch. (via Pretty Providence)

7 Hauntingly Creative DIY Halloween Wreaths

3. Glam Witch Crash: Your neighbors will be ready to file a fly-by report with the Witches Council after seeing this front door incident. (via The Alison Show)

7 Hauntingly Creative DIY Halloween Wreaths

4.   Paper Plate and Cookies Sprinkles Wreath: The burnt paper on this wreath shares ominous, haunting beauty. (via Blue Sky Confections)

7 Hauntingly Creative DIY Halloween Wreaths

5. Halloween Raven Wreath: Edgar Allan Poe would be shouting “Nevermore” if he were to catch a glimpse of this macabre raven wreath hanging on your front door. (via Create Craft Love)

7 Hauntingly Creative DIY Halloween Wreaths

6. Halloween Mini Wreath: Make your Halloween traditional and trendy with this adorable wreath that incorporates a healthy dose of whimsy. (via Create Craft Love)

7 Hauntingly Creative DIY Halloween Wreaths

7. Spooky Eyeball Wreath: Do you ever feel like someone is watching you? The entire neighborhood will be on watch when they catch a glimpse of this ocular oddity! (via A Pretty Life)

7 Hauntingly Creative DIY Halloween Wreaths

Best Halloween Costumes for Your Pet on Etsy!

Halloween is just around the corner, and we’ve found the best Halloween costumes for your pet on Etsy!

Dress up your favorite pooch with this two piece witch costume from Bellas Fancy Wardrobe. It includes a fringe trim tiered dress (including an easy front closure) with an attached petticoat and jaunty witch hat.

The best pet Halloween costumes on Etsy!

Does your kitty want to join in the Halloween fun? This Hissy Witch hat for Halloween is the perfect choice for the most finicky felines. Hand felted witch hat (100% wool) with a brown felt ribbon around, and a metal buckle. A thin elastic strap helps this mini hat stay in place, without discomfort for the animal.

The best pet Halloween costumes on Etsy

“Bless my soul it’s Harry Potter.” This Harry Potter themed pet costume features a black cape, and a shirt and tie collar in the Gryffindor house colors. (Other house colors are available upon request.) This costume is custom made to your pet’s specific measurements to provide a comfortable fit, which makes it perfect for Halloween!

The best pet Halloween costumes on Etsy

Are you an Anglophile looking for a bespoke costume fit for a pooch princess? This Elizabeth the First custom order will ensure your pampered pet strolls down the street a Halloween costume that is as regal as she.

The best pet Halloween costumes on Etsy

Do you have a favorite handmade pet costume? Tell us about it in the comments!

We’re Batty Over Halloween

We’re going batty over Halloween! My mother used to have a rubber bat that she would hook to the ceiling fan every October and it would fly around the living room. Needless to say, Halloween was always a little precarious, as the string the bat was attached to would occasionally loosen and send it flying across the living room. I’m pretty sure that my reflexes are what they are today thanks to Mom and her Halloween bat. The bat is long gone so I’m sending her these fun batty crafts from Etsy so she can test the reflexes of her Grandchildren, just like she tested those of my sister and me.

Naomi over at fuzzonme has created this fun, needled felted plush loop Felt Halloween Bat that has an adorable yellow pumpkin. This is the kind of bat you want whizzing around the living room on the ceiling fan. (The bat comes with a linen string, I’d switch it out to something heavier duty if attaching to the ceiling fan, like fishing line.)

Felt Halloween Bat from fuzzonme

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t share a second helping of adorable Batty Halloween Fun from fuzzonme. Her shop is too adorable and this Halloween Witch Hat Bat (say that 5 times really fast) brings out the “WANT” in me.

Halloween Felt Witch Hat Bat by fuzzonme

Vinyl Halloween Bat Decals by stickythingz are handmade and cut in the U.S. from premium Oracal vinyl. While they’re not reusable, they are affordable, paint safe, and come in three different sizes and last for one year. If I knew I wouldn’t wake my teen up, I’d go in his room while he’s asleep and paste these all over the ceiling for a Halloween prank.

Halloween Bat Decals from stickythingz

Adorn yourself with handmade black skull earrings with black brass and verdigris bat charms from skeptis in Toronto. She’ll also swap the ear wires for hypoallergenic Niobium for those with sensitive ears.

Halloween Skull and Bat earrings

The Little EV shop from Ireland has hand sewn and punched from heavy (250 -290gsm) cardstock in black and glitter card paper in gold cardstock that she’s turned into Halloween Bat Garland. Since these are made to order, if you don’t live in the United States, you won’t receive them in time for Halloween, but you will be ready for next year!

Halloween Bat Garland


Halloween Finds: The spookiest soaps and hats on Etsy

Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year. The leaves are changing, the air is growing crisper, and we know it won’t be long before little ghouls and goblins grace our doorstep in their quest for treats.

Today, we’re crushing on these great handcrafted items over on Etsy.

Halloween Skull Soaps from AubreyEApothecary. These spooky gothic earl grey and black tea scented soaps will send a chill down the spine of your visitors while leaving them smelling terrific.

Halloween Skull Soap from AmberEApothecary on Etsy

Invite your friends and dazzle them by being the most stylish witch on the block with this Black Halloween Witch Hat by HandiCraftKate. This hand dyed hat is perfect for year round cosplay and will be the best headgear found at your LARPing group. What about the details? Kate has handblocked the hat from 100% wool, which is very soft, breathable, and practically weightless while being completely smooth and entirely seamless.

Felt Halloween Witch Hat from HandiCraft Kate #str8upcrafty

Do you need instant gratification? Enjoy these Halloween digital downloads from Kindertype. Each design features beautiful typography and cute, kid-friendly Halloween graphics in bold black and white (that won’t use all your printer ink!). Display them on the mantle, in the entry way, office or classroom.

Halloween Printables from Kindertype

All of these items are Straight Up Crafty.

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

It’s October 2 and we’re counting down days to when little Ghouls and Goblins will be knocking on our doors. With Halloween right around the corner, we’re featuring Halloween Trick or Treat Bags found on Etsy to help them carry their goodies for devouring (and for Mom and Dad’s late night bag diving!).

Midnite Hollow Limited Edition Halloween Drawstring Backpack

Midnite Hollow has created this limited edition Halloween drawstring backpack. Bag is constructed of heavy weight cotton and features Gothic style skulls and jack-o-lantern print. This inside is lined with black cotton and vintage style Halloween pin stripe print for the pocket.

Sister Onions has haunted us with their Witches Brew Trick or Treat Halloween bag. It’s a really cool trick or treat bag that any witch would be proud to carry on Halloween night! Lots of cool blues, blacks, whites and shades of gray.

Witches Brew Trick or Treat Bag by Sister Onions on Etsy

Spooky Monsters scare us, but this adorable Monster bag will make you coo over the scariest ones! Hugabug Kids has created this made-to-order tote, just pick the accent color!

Monster Tote Bag

This bag by Cheries Place on Etsy is adorable. We love the contrasting blue and orange reversible fabrics. It can be used for years to come.

Great Halloween Bag for Collecting Treats by Cherie's Place on Etsy


What is your favorite Halloween Trick or Treat Bag?

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