I feel like I’m always running late. Late for meetings. Late for appointments. Late for dinner. Late for parties. Late for dropping off the kids. Late for picking up the kids. And certainly late for holiday decorating. If I’m lucky, I can throw together decorations a week before any given holiday. Ten days is organized!
Well…I wouldn’t say it’s organized really, but I started tinkering with a few decorations today. After all, I’ve gotta do it for the kids, right? I don’t have a great Halloween imagination, and because Halloween is still slowly arriving in Sweden (it wasn’t here at all when I moved here 11 years ago) we don’t get the visual clues or inspiration in all of the stores, nor do we have mega Halloween decor to purchase. Being a repurposer and recycler, the lack of things to buy doesn’t bother me so much, but I do miss the cultural clues bombarding me and telling me when a good ol’ American holiday is coming up.
So, I’ve become quite dependent on blogland for my Halloween inspiration – and this year I’ll be ‘borrowing’ lots of great ideas from fellow bloggers for a fun DIY Halloween. First out is my little mummy man. He was inspired by this mini mummy from Camilla at Family Chic. I fell in love at first site.
And here’s my guy. I see now he’s a tad bit skinny in the middle…but he might just stay that way. He’s made from a coated electrical wire that was super easy to bend, and strips of an old Tshirt from my husband…that he hasn’t noticed missing yet.
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