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It’s 44 days to Halloween, one of my favorite holidays! Dressing up, eating candy, decorating – what’s not to love?

Although I don’t have children to take trick-or-treating, I’ve been making some tote bags. I’ve finished the first one which I think came out really cute:

Frankenstein's Monster Tote

My first Halloween tote.

Frankenstein's Monster Tote Back View

Frankenstein’s Monster Tote Back View

Frankenstein Tote Inside

Frankenstein’s Monster Tote Inside

Frankenstein Reflective Strip

Frankenstein’s Monster Tote Reflective Strip

The outside is fleece, and the inside is lined with 100% cotton. It’s available from Etsy for $27.00. I know that seems high but there were a lot of pieces to applique. It’s fully lined for durability, and there is a reflective strip around the top edge for safety.

While I’m creating my Halloween treasures, I’ve been collecting links to webpages with even more ideas. I thought I’d share a few here. There are some for decorating, some for costumes, some for food, some for other ideas.


Apothecary Labels

Chicken Wire Ghosts (a little more work but what a great effect!)

Cool Bat Pillow

Easy Treat Bag Tutorial

DIY Bloody Handprint Tutorial (for an especially creepy look)


No sew tutu skirt

21 Awesome Costumes to Make (via BuzzFeed – I love BuzzFeed!)

31 Disney Costumes (also via BuzzFeed)


Candy Corn Punch

Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse

29 Party Snacks (yes, from BuzzFeed!)

Rice Krispie Treat Witch Hats


DIY Harry Potter Wands

Fashionable Fabric Halloween Collection (fabrics you can’t find many other place)

The Old Design Shop – Vintage Image Treasury (excellent source for vintage Halloween images of various types)

Feel free to share your favorite links in the comments!