Welcome to my stop on the Snarkology Halloween Hop.
Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. The costumes, the candy, the decorations. So much fun!
I started taking out my holiday supplies as soon as I flipped the calendar over to October. The boxes came out of the attic and I began rummaging through costume pieces so I could decide what I wanted to dress as this year. Sadly, I always feel compelled to make new pieces or entire costumes every year. My collection has grown even though I’ve had to give away some of the pieces the kids have now outgrown.
Thankfully decorations can’t be outgrown (only broken)! And like costumes, something new always ends up in the box at the end of the season.
Here are a few of my favorite do-it-yourself decorating ideas:
- Milk jug ghosts – Take an empty milk jug (cleaned and dried), paint a ghost or pumpkin face on the non-handle side with a black sharpie, then add a string of white lights
- Spooky eyes – Collect several empty toilet paper rolls. Cut out a pair of eyes along one side of each roll. When you’re ready to display them, set them in bushes or plants with an activated glow stick inside.
- Floating ghosts – Drape long pieces of cheese cloth over a styrofoam ball. You can vary the size of ball. You can also leave the cloth soft and drapy or harden it with starch.
- Spider jars – Drop a battery powered tea light or a small glow stick into a mason jar, fill the jar with either cotton balls or quilting batting then push one plastic spider into the fiber and add the jar lid.
- Caged monster – Decorate a worn pallet to look as if it is the front of a cage. You can make mannequin or skeleton hands stick out between the slats and add bloody hand prints or spatters. Maybe even a warning sign. Chain is a nice touch too!
What DIY projects have you done to get into the spirit?
In keeping with the spooky-ookie Halloween season I’m celebrating my shifter romance, Your Wild Heart. It’s part of the Black Hills Wolves series. If you like sexy wolf shifters you’re bound to find something just for you in this exciting multi-author series.
About Your Wild Heart:
Wildlife biologist, Isabelle Acker, meets sexy park ranger, Wyatt Powell. His Wolf sits up and takes notice of her, but when he learns why she came to the park, he becomes wary of her intentions. After all, as far as the general population knows, there are no wolves in the Black Hills.
Ordered by his Alpha to keep an eye on the smoking-hot biologist, Wyatt finds it difficult to keep his hands to himself. He wants to possess her, to share everything about his life, but that might endanger the Tao Pack. But the attraction proves too great and, unable to deny his Wolf, he takes her with a passion he didn’t know he possessed.
However, their sexual bliss is short-lived, and on the night of the full moon, more than one secret is revealed. When all is said and done, they must each decide—is what they have between them true love or just hot sex?
If you prefer a visual, here’s the book trailer video:
You can buy Your Wild Heart at most ebook retailers:
As bonus for my site visitors, I’m doing a giveaway. One randomly drawn winner will receive an Ellora’s Cave coupon code for a download of my book, Mystic’s Touch. All you have to do to be included in the drawing is like my Facebook Author Page (link to Dena on FB) then leave a comment below letting me know you did and what your favorite Halloween candy is. And don’t forget to leave your email addy so I can contact you if your name is drawn.
Be sure you follow the entire hop – there are about 70 authors participating and lots of treats to be had! Find the complete list at: http://www.thesnarkology.com/snarkology-halloween-hop-oct-26-31st/
If you haven’t already registered for the Halloween Blog Hop prizes, you can enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card, or one of three $50 Amazon Gift Cards. Winners will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
Link over to the Google Doc to get into the drawing here: Snarkology Halloween Hop Drawing
Enjoy the rest of the hop! And have a happy and safe Halloween!