These are ghosts I made by simply using old white cloth I had laying around. I hot glued on googly eyes leftover from other sultry projects, then strung the ghosts from our front railing alongside some hand cut papel picado, dhalias and sunflower seed heads from the garden.
The birds and squirrels have been making a mess on the porch, but I just think it adds to the mood of the season. I made the papel picado from regular ol' printer paper. First I cut the scallops on the bottom, then I folded it up like you would for snowflake cut-outs and cut away. I hot-glued the paper to some orange yarn, then glued a few strips onto the page, to make it more secure.
I've also had another go at sugar skulls. I love making these. They consist of nothing more than beet sugar, food coloring and a bit of powdered egg replacer (the starch in the egg replacer works just as well as powdered meringue).
Here are the before shots, and in a few days, I'll post pictures after they've been properly decorated. This year I think I may glue some tea lights onto the tops and use them to line the steps on Halloween Eve, alongside a big Jack-o'-lantern.