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Halloween ideas going viral in 2013 - each ingenious in their clever twists on everyday items!

The Best Ideas from Halloween 2013

If you’re an MPMK pinterest follower, then you know we’ve had some exciting stuff going on over the past few weeks.  Juggernaut pinner, Jane Wang, has once again invited me to co-host one of the biggest holiday themed boards on pinterest: Gather & Crow!

Along with this being a huge honor, it’s also an incredibly fun experiment into what the people really want.  Rarely have I had access to such a huge audience and seeing what ideas excites them most is so intriguing.

What has quickly become apparent is that the ideas that rise to the top are those that use easily accessible, everyday items in new and incredibly clever ways. Also, food (as always) is huge.

Today I’ve put together a small collection of the pins that have proven most inspiring this Halloween. To follow the entire board, go here. For each individual pin, see below:

origami spider web garland

In other Halloween news, I’m back at eHow’s craft channel this week with this colorful origami paper spiderweb garland.  The process for making these simple webs is very similar to paper snowflakes, check out the full tutorial here.

And, finally, over on sulia this week we’re talking:

P.S. Looking for low-prep and low-stress ways to connect with the family this holiday season? Check out our new eBook, Hands-On Holidays, packed with ideas for make memories crafting, cooking, reading and adventuring together! 

Hands-On Holidays: Simple Ways to Make Memories from October through December - can't wait to use this with the kids this year!



P.S. Looking for more ways to simplify and save time so you can connect with your family this year?

Check out the sale we're having on our "Kids' Responsibility & Money Management Kit" and "Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life's Planner Printables" - over 45 printable pages in all!


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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Janssen October 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Can’t tell you how thrilled I am to see my cookies on there.


Denise October 20, 2013 at 11:46 am

My friend just told me about your blog and also “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook.(also a blog) I’m glad for the two recommendations. I love when people share good blogs with each other. Denise


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