It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas with These Village Houses (Third Edition)

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As with last year and the year before, it’s on to the Christmas village houses. Though what you might see may be a store shelf, they’re nevertheless dazzling for any Christmas home. For the big hobbyists, a Christmas village may take a lot of time and space to assemble. Which explains why me and my family don’t have one. Though some might use some kind of arrangement like a shelf or cabinet. Not to mention, many of these houses may come with accessories like Christmas trees and reindeer. Still, do a search on these houses and you’ll find plenty in bright colors and glitter which can either go on your display mantle, table, or train tracks. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of Christmas villages and houses for your very own winter wonderland.

  1. Put all your small glitter houses on one tree.

Each one of them has lights inside. Comes with glitter trees, too. Think glitter trees on a tree.

2. A yellow church should have its own clock tower.

And that clock tower should have a roof with glitter and cotton snow. To make it more Christmasy.

3. Sometimes everything’s better with beads.

The church’s glittery façade may seem rather fades. But it’s enhanced with the bead decoration and tree.

4. For a more perky winter wonderland, try glittery pastels for size.

Consists of a house, church, and gazebo. Each is decorated with jewels. So pretty.

5. How about a glittery house in snowy white?

Looks like it’s a magical snowy day. Has a reindeer in the front. Like the trees, too.

6. You’d almost imagine this village on a snowy mountain.

It’s a shelf with ice and snow decor and a blue background. Goes nicely with the seasonal decorations.

7. You can even make your own Christmas village with ceramic.

This consists of 3 houses and a church surrounding a Christmas tree. And it’s in purple.

8. How about a nice cardboard cottage?

Sure it might seem like minimum effort. But the windows on this house are amazing.

9. A Christmas village shelf could always be decked with evergreen garland.

Each row contains an array of houses with lights inside. The top shelf contains the church.

10. You can have your own winter wonderland covered in snow in your very own house.

This one even has its own train track. Yes, these Christmas village displays can be very elaborate indeed.

11. Any winter wonderland should have a few icicles.

After all, you can’t just use cotton snow. But be sure to have a white tree on top.

12. You can always get creative with church design.

This one has some sloped roofs which gives a modernist impression. Though I’m not sure about the tree.

13. Is that supposed to be a church or a schoolhouse?

I guess it could go either way. But you have to like the bell on this tower. So quaint.

14. For a more retro look, perhaps a house in pink and blue?

The roof is even striped. A few retro looking trees should go along with it nicely, too.

15. There’s nothing as enchanting as a church in pink and white.

This one has large windows and white trees. The fence surrounding it adds a certain charm to it as well.

16. Your small house could always be in certain print.

This one has a tree, red bells, and carolers. And the walls depict Christmas trees all over it.

17. You can make even set a print house in a Christmas mood if you just add tinsel.

This is a DIY as you see. But you can make it Christmasy by adding beads and tinsel trimmings.

18. You can let it snow with a few houses in blue.

Doesn’t seem to be made out of the usual materials. But you can’t resist it just the same.

19. Any Christmas village can be quite stunning at night.

Each structure here is all in glitter with a certain Christmas charm. Love the lights.

20. Nothing celebrates the season like a house in red and green.

This one kind of reminds me of something you see in Dr. Seuss. Still, like the windows.

21. A Christmas village could contain trees of all kinds of colors.

Love to see a village like this. Of course, this is probably from a store. But to each his own.

22. There’s nothing precious like a Christmas house in gold.

But be sure to add a wreath and trees. And put it next to a small Christmas tree.

23. A Christmas village can be of any size. Sometimes it all takes a couple houses and a church.

The houses are blue while the church is white. Don’t forget to add trees and reindeer.

24. You can’t go wrong with a quaint red brick house on a hill.

And it seems like St. Nick has stopped for a visit. Still, you have to admire the columns ad roof. Could easily see a house like this in Scottdale.

25. A feathery trim can give your village a winter touch.

You’d almost think this was a Christmas village on ice. It’s not but it’s nevertheless spectacular.

26. Bring the winter magic with a glitter pink house.

This one has pink beads in front. But you have to like the tinsel and the windows.

27. A winter house should always be covered in snow.

Doesn’t hurt that it’s white either. Comes with 2 trees and a reindeer.

28. If you like candle light, you might want to go with these apartment buildings.

You use these to cover the candles after you light them. Love the snow covered roofs. So pretty.

29. You’d swear a real snow came blowing at this house.

Like how they made the icicles. Still, ,the trees and snow covered roof make it ideal for the holidays.

30. Doesn’t hurt to deck the halls with boughs of holly.

Sure enough, this house is decorated with holly. Contains trees, a bow, and a Santa.

31. You might want a quaint Christmas with this barn.

Though it’s made from a tobacco pouch causes some concern. then again, to each his own.

32. Sometimes simplicity is always the best.

This one doesn’t use a lot of decorations. But it goes with any winter scene just the same.

33. You can always have your own Christmas village under the tree.

Though I can’t really have that since I have a dog in my house. Then my sister visits and brings her dog for Christmas. And you can see where that’s going.

34. Each village house should come with its own characteristics.

You have a house with smoke coming out of the chimney. You have another with lights. The third has a snowman.

35. Any snowman would love to be near this pink house.

This one has snow on the roof among other trimmings. Like the trees. So pretty.

36. Sometimes your village can always go small.

Well, the houses seem smaller. But the church stands out quite beautifully.

37. A white house should always be one with ice and snow.

Yes, certainly gives a magical feel. Like the wreath and trees.

38. Perhaps a pink house may suit your fancy.

Make sure to decorate it with a couple of Christmas trees. Still, seems like we have Santa in the front.

39. Sometimes it can’t hurt to go all fancy for the holidays.

This one even has a poodle in front. Got to love the beads on the roof. So stunning.

40. Care to stop at the bakery?

I don’t often see glitter shops. But when I come across this one, I just had to add it.

41. You might care for a simple blue house this Christmas.

This one has 2 trees and a deer with a bow. Even has the snowy roof to match.

42. Perhaps you’d like a church in brilliant blue?

This one has snow on the roof and tower. Comes with a beautiful matching tree.

43. A white church with pink and blue can always bring the holiday spirit.

This one seems like a little girl’s dream. Got to love the tree with the beads.

44. You can always celebrate the season with a white house covered in snow.

This one seems like a snowy place. Love the red trim on the windows. Seems so cozy.

45. Nothing makes a small village come alive like a small stream.

Almost resembles a painting. Love the rocks, river, and trees.

46. It sometimes helps Santa if you have candles in the window.

Though the candles are obviously drawn. But they give it a lovely Christmas charm.

47. Perhaps you might want glitter houses near your train.

Well, makes for a rather charming yuletide village. Love these houses.

48. Might want to go for a green house with a red tower.

This one has a wreath, tree, and reindeer. Love the snow on the roof with the red chimneys.

49. You’d swear someone was snowed in here.

Everything’s snow covered in this one. Sure it’s not flashy. But it’s great for the holiday season just the same.

50. A pink house should be a fine addition to any winter wonderland.

This one has two wreaths on the roof that have a rose and a bow. But the other decorations are just as quaint.

51. How about a Christmas village under the stars?

This one consists of a bunch of houses surrounding a church. A lovely show of lights.

52. A few houses can always enhance the neighborhood.

Consists of two small houses of gray and pink along with a bigger blue house. Like the wreath though.

53. Sometimes you might want to go with a more modern design.

This one is a light green house with jewels along the roof. The Christmas tree on the chimney adds a more festive touch.

54. This little house bids Season’s Greetings.

Sure it’s not as spectacular as the other glitter houses on here. But it’s a neat design.

55. Perhaps you might want your village to have a quaint schoolhouse.

Okay, this is a schoolhouse. This one is white with a bell tower. Great for any village display during the holidays.

56. Yet, perhaps you might want a red schoolhouse instead?

This one’s decorated with tinsel, ornaments, and a wreath. Like the tree on the door.

57. A set of glitter houses like these belongs on any Christmas mantle.

This one is in a more retro fashion to evoke the era of aluminum Christmas trees. Though you have to love the colors.

58. White houses always make the holiday spirit bright.

Each of these white houses has a glitter roof to emanate snow. One of these has a star in front.

59. Maybe you’d prefer to have a golden chapel for your village?

This one has jingle bell in its tower and snow on the roof. Like the decorations, too.

60. It always helps if you can light up the river and the lake.

Yes, it certainly looks pretty magical. Got to love the lights and trees. So pretty.

61. A green village shelf is always festive with the season.

This one almost looks like a Christmas tree. Though there’s not a lot of cotton snow on it. Love it.

62. Seems here you don’t know where the tree ends and the putz village begins.

Though I’m not sure what to think about the tree. But the village is simply stunning.

63. Show off your village to the neighborhood with this shelf.

Each shelf has houses along snow and lights. Great for any holiday home.

64. A small church on a pedestal could suit your fancy.

This one even has a flag on the tower. Like the wreath on the front, too.

65. Christmas lights make any village a winter wonderland to see.

It’s even against a mountain backdrop and has a train track. Love the tree with the star.

66. Guess this must be a town hall.

This is a red structure with a clock tower. Has a snow covered roof and trees.

67. Sometimes you just have to put glitter houses around a lake.

And sometimes the lake has to be a mirror. Love the lights and bright colors.

68. Occasionally, you might want a tower for your pink house.

This one also has garlands, trees, and a dog. And it’s surrounded with a white fence.

69. A Christmas house should always be a source of light from within.

Comes with two wreaths on the roof. On the bottom, you have plenty of Christmas trees and spacious windows.

70. You might prefer this small white church.

This one just has a tower with a sloping blue roof. Unique in all respects.

71. Sometimes it’s best to go with a ridged roof and balcony.

Sure it might not be glamorous. But you have to like the golden balcony and pink foundation.

72. A brick Christmas house is all the more cozy.

Comes with Christmas trees, candles, and a snowman. Such a lovely cottage, isn’t it?

73. A pink church can always evoke the holiday spirit.

This one has some vintage style Christmas trees. Got to love the snow roof.

74. Perhaps you might like a house with simple Christmas decorations.

This small glitter house has a Christmas tree, a wreath, a snowman, a garland on the fence, and Santa on the roof. Kind of wish Santa had reindeer with him though.

75. A pink and white church should come with its own tree.

Sure it’s not as spectacular as some of the other churches on here. The decorations are in gold and white.

76. A blue house should be decked with a string of beads.

Comes with a matching tree of blue, gold, and black baubles. Love the wreath, too.

77. How about a pink house with a bow?

This one has a wreath and a matching tree as well. So pretty.

78. For a more festive holiday season, may I suggest a purple church?

Has roses on the tower as well as a fancy tree beside it. And it stands on a cup with a flower.

79. Nothing’s more cozy for Christmas like a white house with pink trimmings.

Has strings of beads on the roof as well as trees on the base. So lovely isn’t it?

80. Perhaps a house with polka dots can make your season bright.

This one has a bow on it along with the Christmas tree beside it. So adorable for any village.

81. A white church should always have snow covered trees.

Has a golden glittery roof and a wreath. Like the tower window. So stunning.

82. Nothing’s charming like a white cottage with a red roof.

This seems like it was made from cardboard. Has a wreath and gold trim.

83. Christmas houses can always shine with some glitter.

Each of these has glitter in different places. One has glitter all over. The others have it only on the roof.

84. Perhaps a house with a star window will do.

It’s covered with snow on the roof and fence. Includes trees and a snowman.

85. Sometimes it helps if all the buildings were the same style.

Each one here is white with a gold roof. and they’re all against a pink base and a blue background.

86. A glitter village always brings a show of color during the holidays.

This one is against a forest and mountain background. And it even has a cute little Christmas train.

87. How about a small Christmas village in a box?

This one might have very small putz houses inside. But you have to admire this tiny winter wonderland.

88. Glitter can make any church shine.

Has a fence and two golden trees. Still, you have to admire the tower. So pretty.

89. A red church should always be with the season.

Has a wreath on the tower and Christmas trees on the base. Like the snow on the roof.

90. A sloped house should come with all the trimmings.

Has 3 snow covered towers along the snow covered roof. Decorations include 4 trees and 3 wreaths.

91. A white tower house should make any holiday season bright.

This one has a interesting tower design along with windows and gold Christmas trees. So stunning.

92. It wouldn’t be a church without stain glass windows.

After all, most churches have stained glass windows in real life. Still, this one comes with carolers.

93. A turquoise house should shine bright during the holidays.

Decorated with tinsel and jewels along with a wreath, sled, snowman and trees. Love it.

94. A bright blue house should come with extra trimmings for the Christmas season.

Has metal decorations along with two wreaths on the roof. Like the snowman and sled.

95. A pink snow covered house should always sparkle.

Has trees and wreaths for decorations. Got to love the reindeer in front.

96. How about a cabin made of logs?

Well, this is a neat design. Like the green roof and the Santa in front.

97. Sometimes you need a bit of paradise when it snows.

Though a flamingo in a lei is kind of tacky if you ask me. Still, it goes nicely with the house.

98. Sometimes pastel colors can make the season shine.

This one has plenty of decorations in the front on a snowy base. So pretty.

99. Santa wishes everyone “Happy Holidays.”

This is a blue house with a red roof. And yes, it comes with a couple of trees. But the Santa on this one is adorable.

100. Almost every Christmas house should come with its own chimney.

This one has a tower and a chimney. Includes Christmas trees and a reindeer. So pretty.

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Deck the Halls with These Christmas Craft Projects (Third Edition)

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No matter where you go during the Christmas season, you’re bound to find places all decked up for the holidays. Hell, you see stores all decorated for the holidays after Halloween in anticipation for Black Friday. Yet, even before then, you’ll see stores selling Christmas decorations. Nevertheless, Christmas decorations come in several varieties according to one’s taste. Some are indeed flashy. Some may be more suited for a rustic cabin. Some are cute and kid friendly. While some might be more appropriate for an ugly sweater party. But there are some people who prefer to make their own decorations for their holiday home. Or they may use decorations they or their kids made in previous years. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of creative Christmas craft projects. Enjoy.

  1. How about a cork Rudolph on your Christmas tree?

Sure it’s quite small. But it’s nonetheless endearing to those who look at it.

2. A Christmas bauble wreath will shine in any holiday home.

This one is more pink and green than red and green. But it works.

3. Nothing smells as sweet on Christmas like peppermint trees.

Comes in 2 sizes. But both have their own pots and red ribbons.

4. Celebrate the season with a wood block nativity scene.

Sure it might look a bit unconventional. But if you have kids, it’s safe for them to play with.

5. Curl up on a winter’s night with this Snowman quilt.

He may not have corn cob pipe. But this Frosty the Snowman is in his Christmas finest.

6. Bring holiday cheer to your Christmas tree with these pearly snowflakes.

Of course, the pearl beads aren’t real. But they’ll go well with a chilly reception.

7. These snowman pail will always plant seeds of joy.

Okay, they’re flower pots with pail handles. But each one has a rather unique expression.

8. Nothing brings the holiday spirit like these pallet candles.

Though don’t put these near the fireplace. Since wood is rather flammable.

9. A rustic Christmas basket is exactly what you need for your holiday home.

This one contains berries, branches, pinecones, and lights. Perfect for any yuletide cabin.

10. There’s nothing that smittens like felt ornament mittens.

Sure they’re probably more decorative. But they nonetheless have their own unique charm.

11. You’ll always be safe with this soldier around.

this one is made out of flower pots as an outdoor decoration. Though I wouldn’t want to put it on my front porch.

12. Light up your home with these snowflake bottle lights.

Available in green, red, and blue. Yet, each one is decorated in a winter theme.

13. Nobody could resist a stocking covered in buttons.

Consists of Christmas trees and yellow stars. A charming addition for any fireplace.

14. Don’t have snow to build a snowman? Use logs instead.

Not exactly in the wintry spirit. But hey, it works. Not to mention, you can use these again next year.

15. Welcome your yuletide guests with a yarn ball winter wreath.

This one has yarn balls of every shade of white, gray, and brown. Along with a few snowflakes, of course.

16. Celebrate the season with a Santa burlap wreath.

This one just consist of white burlap and a Santa hat. Just simple to make as that.

17. Make your home festive with a Christmas chandelier.

Well, if you have a chandelier in your home, why not decorate it? Then again, step ladders aren’t always steady.

18. If you’re old fashioned, you might want to go with some crocheted angels.

Available in pink, yellow, and blue. Great either for centerpieces or tree toppers.

19. Have your little one cuddle with this amigurumi reindeer.

Sure it may not be Rudolph. But it’s nonetheless adorable for the holidays.

20. Light up the season with this light up marquee.

Sure it makes a rather grand impression. But you have to love the candy cane stripes.

21. Dress your little snowflake like Frosty in this tutu costume.

Comes with a crocheted scarf and hat. But she’ll certainly adore this as far as I know.

22. You’ll be transported to a winter wonderland with this wreath.

This one is quite fuzzy. But you have to admire the deer among the trees.

23. You’d find berries a plenty on this wreath.

Even includes a red flower with branches. Wonderful for any holiday home.

24. Got too many gift bows? How about make a wreath?

This one consists of bows in green, red, and white. They may not be essential as gift wrap. But they’re not half bad.

25. Bring tidings of comfort and joy with these Santa baskets.

Each one of these has a Santa face with hat fastener. Perfect for under the tree.

26. Hang your merry mail on this wooden card holder.

Just consists of a wooden board with string and clothespins. If you have many cards, this is the board for you.

27. For a more rustic charm, you can’t do wrong with this sled.

You might not sled with this. But you have to love how it’s painted in red and white.

28. Snuggle during the holidays with these snowflake cushions.

These are in shiny red with a snowflake on it. Not sure if it goes with the chair though.

29. Bring in the season with these holiday sheep.

They’re knitted with a small ornament around their necks. Quite invented and adorable.

30. Keep your home minty fresh with this candy cane wreath.

Consists of mini candy canes and small baubles. Like the ribbon in the front.

31. Grace your coffee table with this log candle holder.

This just consists of a long log with small candles on it. And you have some branches, pinecones, and berries underneath.

32. Place your pot on this crocheted Santa hot pad.

Kind of seems like a flattened Santa for some reason. Though it has a certain charm to it.

33. Make your home a winter wonderland with this yarn wreath.

Decorated with snowflakes and buttons. Contains snowballs and a large snowflake in the center.

34. A wreath with a pair of skates should always go with a sled.

Looks great against the tree. Comes with pinecones and a burlap bow.

35. Perhaps you might want a small nativity scene.

Consists of Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and a sheep. And the figures are all made of felt.

36. Bring in the festive holiday season with this pallet box train under your tree.

Even includes a candy cane smokestack and peppermint wheels. Perfect for outdoors on the porch.

37. For holiday shimmer perhaps add a wire angel to your tree.

Consists of gold wire with shiny beads. And yes, it’s a rather pretty Christmas ornament.

38. A festive holiday home should always have a decomesh bauble wreath at the door.

Consists of baubles and silver string. Certainly shines for the holiday season doesn’t it?

39. Nothing captivates your family like these wooden Christmas figures.

These are made of wooden balls and wear red felt hats. And yes, they’re quite cute.

40. A jewelry Christmas tree will shine on your wall.

Consists of gold and pearls against a white background. Love it.

41. Be a maven in the kitchen in these Christmas aprons.

Comes with a child size snowman one for your favorite little helper. Still, you have to adore the Christmas tree design.

42. You can have a Christmas tree anywhere. Even on your wall.

Well, at least that’s a show of creativity. Just put a bunch of wall stuff in the form of a Christmas tree.

43. Every holiday bouquet should come with pinecones.

Don’t forget the glistening leaves, too. Sure they are no flowers. But what kind of flower do you associate Christmas with anyway? Well, besides the poinsettia.

44. Make your bannister the ultimate penguin slide.

Couldn’t do that at my house. But you have to adore all the penguins having fun. So cute.

45. You won’t get a chilly reception with these snowmen.

Yes, it just consists of their heads. But you have to admire the hat and scarves.

46. Have your guests hang their coat on these hooks.

It’s a wooden sign that says “Merry Christmas.” And it consists of red and green blocks.

47. A Christmas tree dress should come in all the trimmings.

Yes, I’m bringing in these on my post again. Yet, at least this one is rather color coordinated.

48. A jeweled Christmas tree should always have shiny stones.

This one has pairs of earrings on a velvet background. Love the star on top and the belt buckle base.

49. There’s nothing festive on Christmas like a peacock wreath.

Decorated with baubles, feathers, and fake plants. Great for anyone hosting a Christmas party.

50. These pallet trees will always stand out.

Consists of different configurations. Though I like the one with the revers chevrons.

51. A stunning snowflake should always have 6 points.

This one has beads on wires. But it’s perfect for any Christmas tree.

52. Perhaps you’d like these candy cane pillars in your winter wonderland?

The pillars have red and striped baubles of varying size. The planter contains small red and white ones though.

53. Nothing celebrates the Christmas spirit like an evergreen snowflake wreath.

I know you might think it’s strange. But you can almost make anything with an evergreen garland.

54. Always let it snow with this winter wreath.

This one has a sled that says “Let It Snow” along with snowflakes. Like the white ribbon.

55. There’s something minty about this wreath.

Well, it’s a wreath with peppermints on it. Doesn’t mean you can eat these candies though. In fact, you shouldn’t if they have glue on them.

56. Let your little elf cuddle with this crocheted snowman.

He’s clad in a vest, scarf, and Santa hat. Love the snowflakes on his green feet.

57. A snowball wreath is perfect for a winter’s day.

Well, the snowballs are most likely made from styrofoam. But the red ribbon gives a nice holiday touch.

58. Check out this lit up Santa sign.

And yes, it carries Santa’s catchphrase, “Ho, Ho, Ho.” Love the lights.

59. Celebrate the reason for the season with this peg doll nativity scene.

The three kings seem to have tiaras in this one. Still, these are so cute.

60. You’d need a heart of ice to resist this polar bear on the back of this chair.

This one has a Santa hat, holly, and a scarf. But you just want to hug it.

61. Wish everyone a “Merry Christmas” with these pine cone trees.

These just consist of pinecones with stars on them. And each one has its own pot.

62. Don’t forget to decorate your Christmas tree.

This tree is made with baubles within a frame. And yes, they’re all shiny and in different colors.

63. No winter wonderland is complete without a wreath like this.

Contains white berries, pinecones, and frosted branches. Great for any snowy day.

64. Your guests will be delighted with this Christmas window.

Sure the snowmen are painted. But you have to admit who doesn’t want to see these guys?

65. Perhaps a wreath can do with a plaid bow or two.

May look suited for a rustic cabin. Got to love the branches and pine cones.

66. Celebrate the season with this unconventional Advent calendar.

This one consists of pails with a little surprise in each one. The last one has a golden present.

67. You might be charmed with this Christmas pallet.

This one has a snowman and a star along with the words “Do you see what I see?” Great for any home.

68. Your kitchen is a winter wonderland with this muffin tin.

This is painted red with snowmen. Not for actual muffins but cute.

69. A decomesh snowman wreath won’t give you a frosty reception.

You’ll find it has a corn cob pipe, a button nose, and two eyes made out of coal. Though don’t expect it to come alive with a silk hat.

70. Don’t like wreaths? Hang this candy cane on your door.

This one has baubles and ribbons. Made with an evergreen branch.

71. Got old socks? Make snowmen out of them.

Each one has a little sock hat. Love the scarves. So adorable.

72. A ribbon and a couple flowers go well on a grapevine Christmas wreath.

Well, the ribbon and burlap wrap around the grapevine wreath. Includes pine cones and branches.

73. A red ribbon and jeweled belt buckle go well on a glass candle holder.

Well, certainly makes for a flashy Christmas decoration. Goes well on a table.

74. You’d love to be snowed in with these shutters.

All these shutters are white with scarves and black hats. And yes, they’re the most adorable assortment you’ll see.

75. Count down to Christmas with this felt Advent calendar.

Each day has an image related to the yuletide season. And you have Santa for Christmas Eve.

76. Don’t like wreaths? Why not hang some painted skates?

This pair depicts 2 different snowmen. Okay, one has a snowman. The other has a snow woman.

77. A Christmas wreath should always have some bundled branches.

This one contains some berries and pine cones, too. Love the ribbon though.

78. Every holiday kitchen matron should wear her own gingerbread apron.

Has a striped outfit with polka dot bows. Perfect for anyone who cooks Christmas dinner.

79. Perhaps I might interest you with a square Christmas wreath?

Other than the shape, seems to resemble a regular Christmas wreath. The red really stands out on this one.

80. Nothing makes your holidays bright like this painted dining chair.

This one’s painted blue with 3 snowmen. Contains holly leaves and berries on the back.

81. A snowman on a pallet always needs lights.

This one has an evergreen garland along a red pallet. Snowman looks sort of faded near the nose.

82. Dress your fireplace with this garland of baubles.

This is a rather colorful garland. Guaranteed to be a hit for festive Christmas parties.

83. With this branch hanging, you can put your family portraits.

And it seems that this one has 5 immediate members. Yet, you have to admire the baubles on this thing.

84. Care for a Christmas tree sled?

Though don’t use it to slide down a hill in the snow. Still, love the green.

85. You’ll always have a winter wonderland with this snow glass block.

You can even put lights in this like this one. And they certainly make the snowflakes stand out.

86. I’m sure you guests will be pleased with this Santa hanging.

Not sure what this is made of. But it certainly has a rustic feel to go well in any cottage.

87. Instead of a traditional wreath, perhaps go with a large poinsettia flower?

Though poinsettias are only seen during the Christmas season. Nevertheless, you have to love the petals and center.

88. With this Christmas wreath, you’ll find plenty of white berries.

Well, it at least gives an impression of snow. But you have to admire the bow.

89. This Christmas, you might want to hang some baubles to a frame.

And the baubles have snowflakes on them. Comes with a red frame and a green bow.

90. How about a Christmas tree made from twigs?

You’ll find plenty of decorations on here, too. Some of them appear to be small baubles for some reason.

91. You can’t have a Christmas bauble wreath without some snowflakes.

Sure it’s more suited for a winter theme. But it’s perfect for any winter wonderland.

92. You can count the days to Christmas with this Advent calendar.

This one is a simple red board with numbers inscribed. Just use a dry erase when you circle the day.

93. There’s nothing more festive during the holidays like a feathery Christmas tree.

Goes well with the snow. It’s a fine addition to any holiday home. Like the star.

94. For a rustic Christmas, place these wooden candles at the door.

These are just made from plain old logs. And they include matching flames and stars.

95. Bring in the magic of Christmas with a skate filled with evergreen branches and candy canes.

Well, it also contains other leaves and holly berries. And the red plaid bow makes a rather seasonal touch.

96. Store some of Christmas cookies in these flower pot snowman jars.

Though you might want to patch the bottoms. Still, these snowmen have such sweet smiles. Like the hats, too.

97. For those who’ve lost loved ones, you might want this Christmas decoration with an empty chair.

Kind of timely for me since I lost my grandfather in January this year. This year will be my first Christmas without him.

98. A candy cane snowflake could use some bows.

Or rather quite small ones. Still, you have to admire the fine design here. Lovely.

99. Deck your Christmas tree with your set of crocheted ornaments.

Each of these shows an aspect of the Christmas season. Are great for any tree.

100. If you love the wildlife, perhaps a snowy owl might suit you for the holidays.

After all, a snowy owl always blends in with the wintry forest. Love it.

The Haunted World of Halloween Village Houses (Third Edition)

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In the tradition of Christmasification, it’s on to the Halloween village houses. While village houses are more of a Christmas tradition, it wasn’t long in recent years that Halloween had become incredibly popular. So companies who made and sold Christmas village stuff expanded to Halloween with haunted villages. Because why stick to just one holiday? After all, there are some people who love this holiday more than Christmas anyway. Still, while Christmas evokes a winter wonderland, Halloween evokes plenty of haunted houses, cobwebs, graveyards, skeletons, and other spooky stuff. So it’s no wonder that people might prefer a miniature haunted village within their own haunted house. Nevertheless, if you’re in for a fright, enjoy another treasure trove of scary Halloween village houses for your reading pleasure.

  1. As the coffin door says, “Enter at your own risk!”

And if the inscription is on a coffin, you might want to avoid it. Even if it is bright orange.

2. A purple striped house is certainly a scream.

This is made of paper with a witch in front and a tree behind. If you love Tim Burton, this is for you.

3. Don’t mind the ghost rising from the chimney.

This one lights up inside though it looks quite plain. Then again, haunted houses aren’t meant to look like much.

4. Any Halloween village can look stunning among orange tree lights.

Well, this haunted village doesn’t take much. But it certainly looks scary from the window.

5. When a haunted house has a “Keep Out!” sign, you better avoid it.

Though this is quite an amazing structure made of cardboard. And you don’t have to put a lot of enhancements on it.

6. Beware of the home with the skull and crossed bones.

This one has lace on the roof and a purple tree outside. The other tree doesn’t have much autumn leaves on it.

7. You’d almost think this Halloween village was a hoppin’ town.

Well, it almost seems like a carnival. You’ll find plenty of funny decorations on here. Still, love the lights.

8. An orange evergreen is perfect for any graveyard.

Yes, the tree gives a rather Dr. Seuss touch. Unless you mind the bats and tombstones.

9. You’d almost think this glitter house was abandoned.

Well, haunted houses often look abandoned. Though you’re bound to find ghosts inside.

10. If the house is boarded, there’s probably a ghost inside.

Helps if you put some cobwebs on it. Also, there’s a hint of light from the top window.

11. There’s something batty about this roof.

Contains some cobwebs at the front door and fence. And you’ll find a tombstone, too.

12. A black house is very scary with purple and green window trim.

Contains pom poms and a “Boo!” sign. And yes, it’s covered in glitter. So eerie.

13. You’ll find plenty of spooks on this black house.

This one is covered in cobwebs. But it’s home to ghosts, spiders, vampires, witches, and what have you.

14. Bet you want to know where that light is coming from this striped house.

This one has a roof depicting cobwebs. And yes, most of the trimming is black.

15. Sometimes a simple autumn house is best.

Though this one doesn’t have as much of the scary stuff as the other ones have. Nevertheless, it’s rather quaint.

16. Large lit trees are perfect for any haunted village.

The village doesn’t have to be large. Nor does the tree have to be billowing. A scrawny one will do.

17. A purple house can become especially eerie.

Has green smoke coming from the chimney. And it’s covered in cobwebs for that Halloween touch.

18. Sometimes a gray haunted house is all you need.

Yes, it’s made from cardboard. But it contains ghosts and bats on the upper levels.

19. Nothing goes better for a haunted village like a black metal chandelier on the ceiling.

This one has plenty of platforms. And it lights up at night. Though nobody would want a dog near on it.

20. Sometimes you may find a haunted home with a bright impression.

This one has a bright green house with orange and purple walls. And yes, it makes a great conversation piece.

21. Might want to think twice before entering this blue house.

Yes, it certainly looks like an abandoned house in the middle of the woods. Not sure if there’s a psychokiller lurking around.

22. Better be home before the clock on this strikes midnight.

Got to love the bright blue roof. If it wasn’t for the gray dour facade, you’d almost think it would go great on a Christmas village.

23. This black haunted house is all spotted.

This one appears rather kid family. Though it’s quite whimsical with cute characters.

24. Might want to proceed with caution at this haunted mansion.

This one is held by a pair of skeletons. Got to love the boards, bats, and cobwebs.

25. A gray home often goes well with the wrought iron.

This one also has a clock on it. Yet, the roof is quite fancy for some reason.

26. A skinny house can have a chimney that’s slightly askew.

Though you have to admire the windows on this one. You’d even have one on the tower.

27. There’s something ghostly coming from that purple house.

Though I’d find it more amazing for a ghost to go through a window or wall. But this house is amazing.

28. How about an orange haunted Halloween home?

You’ll find plenty of bare branches and Halloween stuff galore on this one. Great for any haunted display.

29. Sometimes a gray haunted house with a tower is all you need.

This one has quite a scary facade. Like the tombstones and tree.

30. Light through the windows can make any house look eerie from the inside.

This one has a roof trimmed with tinsel and a black tree on its side. A bat is on the front door.

31. You’ll find plenty of frights at this house.

This is made of paper with all kinds of scary figures outside or in the windows. Perfect for a village display.

32. A haunted village can always shine at night when it’s all dark.

This consists of a rocky land that matches the houses. Still, you have to love the lights.

33. With these 3 tower houses, you got to go beyond the grave.

Each of these is boarded up and in shiny paint. And you see plenty of ghosts and pumpkins everywhere.

34. Black houses are always a scream with glittery orange roofs.

Both of these houses have plenty of things to scare you with. And the black candelabra goes quite nicely with them.

35. A green haunted house sits on a rocky foundation.

Well, it certainly sticks out. Wonder if it lights up from the inside at night.

36. A blinged up haunted mansion makes a scary impression.

Yes, it’s quite flashy. But if you’re aiming for a haunted look, this will be a real graveyard smash.

37. A haunted place can be decked in whimsical colors.

This one has a purple roof with black walls and white dormers. You also have a friendly ghost with a smile.

38. You’d almost swear this house was condemned.

Sure it might look haunted. But never underestimate the power of light spray painting.

39. Sometimes a small ceramic house will do with a little paint.

I bet this was one of those craft Christmas houses painted for Halloween. Got to adore the skeletons though.

40. On haunted houses, there’s no limit on towers.

You can see it has lights coming from the inside. However, 4 towers is a bit much for me.

41. A black cat always prefers a bright orange home.

Though it really stands out in a dark room. Still, sometimes a small cottage can be rather scary in its own way.

42. A small orange house is as quaint as it is terrifying.

Helps if it has a black roof and a chimney. But it makes a great home for a ghost.

43. Care to know this home’s previous owner?

Gravestone reads “I.M. Knotwell.” You can guess how he died.

44. Making a small haunted house is simple in black and white.

One has lace trim. The other is covered in a spider web. Both are a haunted sensation.

45. Perhaps a haunted home in diamonds might suit you.

Nice how it’s surrounded by a wrought iron fence. Got to love the trees and lamp post.

46. Sometimes you might want to have a house with a fancy pattern.

Well, this kind of consists of two houses. Though they have different patterns. Like the windows and trees.

47. You’ll find haunted houses like these in 3 sizes.

You can even find them in 3 colors with unique features. All are covered with black cobwebs.

48. Hope you don’t mind the bloody ghost or giant skeleton.

Yes, it’s just a small purple house. But there’s a lot of scary shit going on there. Great for horror movie fans.

49. You can’t do with enough cobwebs on a haunted home.

Sure it’s mostly cotton stuffing from a craft store. But if you get it everywhere on a house like this, you’re doing it right.

50. Sometimes a haunted house is so simple as painting one black.

These mostly consists of ceramic craft houses painted black for a haunted look. Yes, making one of these is that easy.

51. A large black moon and bat are perfect for overlooking a nighttime village haunt.

And the moon is in the face of a skull in black glitter. But yes, it certainly gives a spooky impression.

52. You’d be pressed not pass up a black paper house like this.

You can see there are plenty of chalk markings. Yet, it kind of seems like the wind’s blowing at it.

53. You’d almost think this house can bend backwards.

Features an orange tree, skull and crossbones, and a spider on the roof. A good addition for any Halloween display.

54. Cheesecloth is handy for cobwebs and ghosts.

It’s a small orange glitter house. But you have to adore the ghosts and ghosts.

55. Some haunted houses are decked in all kinds of patterns.

You’d almost think the house has a mind of its own when you look at the windows and shutters. Has a fence with pumpkins.

56. Beware of the black house with the twin spires.

Yes, it’s a rather imposing structure. But you have to adore the black trees decked with orange garlands.

57. At times, a plain haunted house can be all you need.

You might think this just an abandoned house. But add Halloween stuff and it’s haunted.

58. You’d almost swear there was a witch here.

Well, it has a witch on the side which appears when you turn on the light inside. Eerie, isn’t it?

59. The more haunted a house looks the better.

This one has a cut out of freaky twins. And a roof that almost appears like wood.

60. Perhaps earth tones might strike your fancy.

You’d almost think it was real if it was life sized. Like the tree, by the way.

61. Wonder what this witch is brewing.

Then again, I may not want to know. But it’s certainly fancy on the outside.

62. A haunted house can really stand out in lime green.

Has a witch in the center. But the color is certainly a scream.

63. Doesn’t hurt if you board up a window or two.

After all, board up one window and you can really make the place look haunted. Then add some bats.

64. You’d almost think this house as a wicked cage.

Sure enough, it has “Wicked” in green glitter. And yes, it has a lot of dead plants and a spider.

65. You’d almost think this house was ready to collapse.

This one is made of ceramic with bright colors to spook. And yes, it’s quite amusing to see.

66. Perhaps you might want to stop at this scare hotel.

This one has a skeleton on the top story. But I have to like the chimney.

67. You’d almost think this place was a real ghost haunt.

Think of it where ghosts go for Mardi Gras. Though it’s more suited for Halloween.

68. It’s kind of unsettling when you see a green light from a black house.

This one is made of metal. Not sure what’s going on. But you have to like the spider web on here.

69. What’s that red light coming from that church?

Yes, it’s quite menacing. And yes, it’s made from black metal. So scary.

70. Pink light is perfect for a house with a tower.

This one seems to have candles inside. Though I’d see it as a fire hazard more or less.

71. Even a small flicker of light can be quite eerie.

This one is a black metal church. Though the bubbles can enhance its haunted look.

72. You can’t go wrong with a small green cottage.

Sure it doesn’t look like much. But you’d be charmed with the purple trim and a candy corn tree.

73. A simple frame house is perfect for a black cat.

Though I more or less imagine Victorian haunted houses. Modern design doesn’t really do the trick.

74. Seems like nature has really taken over this house.

This house is boarded up and covered with vines. It’s pretty original compared to the others.

75. You’d almost think this house was possessed by demons.

This is rather unsettling. Makes you wonder whether exorcists take house calls.

76. Might want to get a load on this skull tree.

Yes, that’s pretty creepy. Then again, creepy is kind of the point in this one.

77. Doesn’t hurt if a haunted house can shimmer.

This one has a gold roof with blue. But you got to like the tree with the ghosts.

78. There’s something grave near this trailer.

After all, if a home is mobile, you’d wonder why it’s near grave. Then again, you may not want to know.

79. At this house, you’ll find some visitors from another world.

This is supposed to be a UFO sighting. And it seems like the aliens are ready to descend.

80. Apparently, you’ll find this house under a spider infestation.

And it seems like a monster spider attack. If you’re afraid of spiders, you might find this horrifying.

81. A cottage like this is a giant ant’s paradise.

Though would you want to live near giant ants? Definitely not. Because that’s terrifying.

82. If you see snow, you might want to beware of the Yeti.

Though I’m not sure where you’ll find retro style houses in the Himalayas. Though this is quite a creative design.

83. When you see a UFO land, the aliens will emerge.

Never thought I’d see a village UFO crash for Halloween. Though please tell them that you come in peace.

84. Sometimes you can’t go wrong with a flashy purple house.

This one has purple glitter, purple bats, and purple everything. Love it.

85. Old jewelry can create a rather haunted look.

This one has jeweled bordered windows and a large black stone on the door. If you like scary and gaudy stuff, this is for you.

86. For more eerie effect, try some bright green on the windows.

This one is covered with glitter with pumpkins in front. Seems like a place you’d expect the Joker to live in.

87. There’s something ghastly about this abode.

Well, it’s kind of shaped like a ghost. But it’s black with purple windows. Nevertheless, it’s a rather haunted haven.

88. You might want to give some bones about this mobile home.

This one kind of gives me the creeps. Because most people don’t have skeletons outside their houses.

89. You might find something slithering at this frame house.

Apparently, this is basically a snake infestation. But I do like where the chimney is located.

90. There’s something coming from that manhole on the road.

Kind of reminds you of what you’d see in a monster movie. Still, the house seems rather doomed by the looks of it.

91. Perhaps you might want to relax at this autumn cabin.

Sure it may not seem like Halloween. But it kind of has a rather rustic flair.

92. A haunted house can stand out with colorful stripes.

Sure it might have pastel colors. But it’s definitely a Halloween house with graves.

93. Bright colors always make a rather whimsical haunted house.

This one seems rather like a kid friendly craft project. Still, the ghosts are a delight.

94. There are some ghosts who prefer festive accommodations.

This one is made from ceramic. But you have to love trimmings and towers.

95. Nothing can make a house more haunted like Halloween candy.

This one has a rather glittery facade. But you can’t help but trick or treat with this.

96. Bet you find an orange spider on this house.

Well, at least on the top. Still, the black trees on this one are rather imposing.

97. Sometimes a ghost might prefer a glittery home.

It even has some glittery windows and tombstones. Perfect for those who like shiny things.

98. This house seems shaped like a coffin.

Well, in a way. Yet, it has a door in the corner under the word “Boo!”

99. I suppose this is a home to a druggist.

Still, would you want to get any drugs from this place? Probably not.

100. No amazing haunted house should go without a pumpkin

This one is green with black stripes. Still, the pumpkin adds a rather Halloween touch.

 

The Spooky World of Halloween Pumpkin Dioramas (Third Edition)

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Once again, we come to the pumpkin dioramas said to be one of the hottest trends this Halloween season. Sure most of the pumpkins are from craft stores for obvious reasons. But Yahoo.com touts these projects as a way for families to craft together as the decorating ideas are endless. But most of those I find on the Internet usually depict a haunted scene of some type such as a haunted house or grave yard. After all, Halloween is the biggest fall holiday. Some of them even light up like the diorama above and in so many colors for an eerie effect. You can have glitter pumpkins or ones that glow in the dark. So for your reading pleasure, I bring you another assortment of spooky pumpkin dioramas for Halloween.

  1. Apparently, creepy clowns love to hang out in cemeteries.

Well, if the clown was Pennywise, Stephen King would be proud. A perfect idea for IT fans.

2. Seems like this skeleton has his bones scattered.

The sky on this one has cobwebs inside. Love how the lights are meant to resemble stars.

3. You’d almost think this pumpkin was possessed.

This one depicts a haunted house and graveyard. It even lights up from the ground.

4. This paper haunted house has a friendly ghost.

This one doesn’t seem very hard to make. Even has a little night sky in the background with purple light.

5. For a fairy, a pumpkin shell makes a perfect dining area.

Well, this is more of a fairy house. But it proves that not all pumpkin dioramas have to be scary.

6. A pumpkin makes a wonderful place for your potions.

Sure none of them are fit for human consumption. But perfect for witches who want a place to put their concoctions.

7. If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, here’s a pumpkin diorama for you.

Sure this one uses very small figurines. But you can have fun with this for hours.

8. Eerie green lights are perfect for a graveyard shift.

Though this one has a vulture on top. But the skeleton hanging on a tree is quite charming.

9. You’d find plenty of scary things at this haunted house.

The green lights inside make this quite spooky. But the ghosts really stand out amongst everything.

10. This cemetery is filled with mummies.

And it doesn’t seem to look like Egypt either. Guess whoever made this wanted to do something original.

11. Don’t mind these skeletons hanging during the graveyard shift.

Neither are quite buried. Though got to love the glitter night sky and orange star lights.

12. Every princess should have a glittery pumpkin carriage for the ball.

Maybe the Fairy Godmother was on to something. Still, like how it lights up inside.

13. How about a spooky Halloween time with these ghosts?

This one has ghosts in front of the fence holding “Boo!” More adorable than scary though.

14. Pumpkins are a perfect place for a tea between friends.

Sure it doesn’t seem like it’s made for Halloween. But little girls would adore this.

15. Seems like you’d find a lit haunted house on any dark night.

Well, that looks pretty eerie. The haunted house appears it’s from a store for a village.

16. Every Cinderella should have a pumpkin coach with pumpkin wheels.

This one has silver pumpkin wheels with a coach edged with jewels. Maybe not Halloween, but any princess will love it.

17. This skeleton gives no bones about potion making.

Well, the cauldron looks pretty empty. But the skeleton doesn’t let a little orange night light interfere.

18. This skeleton is trying his hand in fishing.

And it seems he’s got a catch. Nevertheless, you have to admire the stars inside.

19. This haunted scene is within this jack-o-lantern’s smile.

Well, it’s kind of delightful. Though I think this one comes from a store for some reason.

20. This mouse has plenty of teas to offer.

But would you want any tea from a mouse? I wouldn’t think so. But this one is quite charming.

21. You might want to stay away from this haunted house.

This is particularly the case if the edge is lined with moss. And yes, the light inside is quite eerie.

22. Cinderella emerges from her jewel encrusted pumpkin coach.

It’s also edged with lace with a tiara on top. Yes, it’s another pumpkin coach but it’s a rather intricate one.

23. A wolf howling at the full moon is a menacing sight.

Okay, maybe it’s not the full moon. Though it’s quite scary enough even though wolves aren’t as dangerous as you might think. Well, as long as you leave them alone and don’t touch their pups.

24. Perhaps you might want to stop at this pumpkin house for trick or treating.

This one has all the trimmings with the ledge in the front. Though you wouldn’t want to go inside.

25. Come inside to find the pumpkin patch.

Okay, they mostly consist of inedible candy corn pumpkins. But this is a rather charming diorama kids would love.

26. Inside this pumpkin you’ll find the stars.

Contains a railing all lined with cats. On the edge, you have lights.

27. You can use a pumpkin to make your own haunted house.

Uses a cotton ball as a ghost. And it’s all painted gray with stairs and porch roof.

28. How about a graveyard with an imposing gate?

This one has a blue sky along with green light. Got to love the skulls on the imposing gate.

29. On a clear night, you might see a wolf howling at the moon.

You’ll find plenty of sticks inside as trees. And yes, the ground is made of moss.

30. Why make a haunted house of one pumpkin when you have 3?

Each of these is painted purple with towers. But you have to love this one.

31. You might not want to see a wolf howling in front of a haunted house.

Though wolves would normally avoid haunted houses and graveyards. Then again, that lone wolf might be a werewolf.

32. A golden pumpkin coach should always dazzle for the palace ball.

This even has horses and pumpkin wheels. Though the horses will turn to mice after midnight.

33. There’s some eerie orange light coming from that graveyard.

Seems like something’s rising from the ground. Don’t have a good feeling about that.

34. Beware what awaits at that haunted shack.

I can see a few skeletons on the ground. Might want to avoid if you dare.

35. A haunted house must have a mossy arch way with spiders.

This one has a putz house inside with candy corn trees, a lamp post, and a tree. Has a skull and raven on top.

36. Seems like this vampire gathering has gone batty.

This is a red one with bats in the background. And if anyone stops by, I’m sure it becomes a real blood fest.

37. This skeleton is on his own highway to Hell.

Well, if you’re as skeleton on a motorcycle, that’s probably where you’ll go? Still, this is quite amusing.

38. The graveyard is a wonderful place to have a barbecue.

Hey, skeletons and zombies like to have their picnics. Though how’d they get a large grill in a cemetery, I’m not sure.

39. Seems like the Grim Reaper is on the prowl.

Well, if you’re in the haunted hollow, you’ll run into him at some point. And yes, he rides a white horse.

40. These skeletons are always willing to perform at Dia de los Muertos.

Okay, so it’s not a Mexican Halloween style pumpkin. But it’s a pumpkin diorama nonetheless that can be used for Halloween.

41. You will always have a good time at the carnival fun fair.

Includes a skeleton and a scary clown. Probably want to avoid the scary clown.

42. Here we have some Mexican skeletons playing in the cemetery.

Another diorama for Dia de los Muertos. Yet, you have to love the black and white flowers on it.

43. How about an undead serenade?

Yes, they seem to have a few Day of the Dead dioramas on Etsy. And this one is in a graveyard with a fence.

44. A fairy sleeps in a small pumpkin among flowers.

Another fairy pumpkin diorama. This is more suited for spring which isn’t a season for pumpkins.

45. In this diorama, the graves surround a mausoleum.

Yes, a lot of these are in grave yards. Decorated with a ribbon and jewel on the outside.

46. Might not want to cross this Ent in the cemetery at night.

This one is made of ceramic. Contains a clever spooky sign and moss.

47. All hail the ghoulish Pharaoh of Egypt.

Wonder if Ancient Egypt imagined the afterlife like this. Still, you have to like the skeletons in Egyptian garb.

48. On Dia de los Muertos, you can’t do better than these pumpkin dioramas.

This one has skeletons serenading along with flowers and other decorations. The shells are decorated with glitter.

49. May these skeletons be together till death.

Oh, I forgot. They’re dead. But you have to love the lighting and the glitter on this one.

50. Fall is always a time of year for deer in the forest.

Inside we have a doe and her fawn. Outside we have a buck. The bottom is covered in fake moss.

The Creepy, Crawly World of Scary Halloween Craft Projects (Third Edition)

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Now that I have Halloween treats out of the way, it’s on to the crafts. While you find plenty of Halloween decorations at any store near you, many tend to make their own. After all, decorating one’s house for Halloween is part of the fun. There are plenty of ways to make a home like a haunted house. On many lawns, you’re bound to see lots of skeletons, ghouls, and ghosts. Many of these are quite amusing like you see above. Some of them quite cute which are geared to children. Some of them can be quite horrifying to some trick or treaters. Then again, Halloween is one of  the few times a year you can gross and scare onlookers. Well, unless you have children since some of these decorations don’t carry a PG rating. This especially goes for décor catered to horror movie fans. Nevertheless, for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of scary Halloween craft projects.

  1. Rest your head on this fuzzy spider pillow.

Unless you’re arachnaphobic. Still, this is quite cute for a spider.

2. Candy corn bottles make an ideal Halloween display.

Though this seems more like minimalistic decor at best. Still, you can use different shapes and sizes.

3. Dried flowers look splendid in a hanging witch hat on your door.

Yet, these seem to consist of flowers that don’t look appealing. But if you’re a witchy woman, they’ll be fine.

4. A white grapevine wreath makes the perfect spider web.

I’m sure the spider in the middle will freak out trick or treaters. Or their parents.

5. Packing tape and plastic bags are perfect for ghostly figures.

You wouldn’t want to run into this woman in white. But she certainly has a ghostly presence.

6. No slayer should go without this Jason wreath this Halloween.

Actually this would’ve been much more appropriate last week. But slasher horror fans will love it just the same.

7. Nothing scares trick or treaters like a clown wreath threatening to kidnap them.

And it’s perfect for this Halloween thanks to It and Donald Trump. Creepy and dangerous clowns are in.

8. You wouldn’t want to know what’s in this jack-in-a-box.

Yes, it’s another creepy clown that will give you nightmares. Will definitely freak out onlookers.

9. Looks like someone’s had a very bad lawn accident.

Don’t worry, nobody actually got run over by their lawn mower. But yes, it’s a very gruesome sight.

10. While on the front lawn, stay away from the plants.

This goes especially for the giant man eating plant. Stay away or else you might be its lunch.

11. With these jars on display, your home will be a scream.

These bottles have a lot of stuff inside of them. Each item is as cringe worthy as the next.

12. Seems like skeletons do give bones about competitions.

Sure they may be painted in silver. But you can’t help but laugh at some of the distinctive sashes.

13. There’s no bones about these bony candlesticks.

Okay, the bones aren’t real and thank God. But they’re edged with straw while the candles are sprayed silver.

14. These jack-o-lanterns come well-stacked.

Each of them has a rather sinister smile. Though I’m not sure if they light up.

15. Please don’t go near the caged baby.

Yeah, I know creepy kids and dolls have a special place in horror movies. Best to stay away if you value your life.

16. Greet your scary guests with this black bunch of evergreens.

Comes with a flying witch at the center along with baubles and glitter. And it’s all topped with an orange bow.

17. For a festive Halloween, you can’t go wrong with this witch hat wreath.

The hat in this one has purple and black stripes. Also comes with ribbons and berries.

18. Looks like we have a mouse infestation in this pumpkin.

Well, this is an interesting pumpkin design. But yes, mice in pumpkin holes can gross you out.

19. You’ll find something witchy about this clothespin doll.

Well, not all of the stuff I’ll put on this post is scary. Yet, this witch clothespin doll seems to have vintage feel.

20. Never thought you’d find a crocheted spider web.

Well, that’s quite intricate. But on any web you should always include a spider.

21. You probably wouldn’t want to go down this valley of the dolls.

Well, that’s one way to recycle little girls’ dolls when they get older. Prepare to face this creepy doll army.

22. Nobody could ever refuse these clothespin trick or treaters.

Each of these has their own cone hat, mask, and candy. So adorable.

23. Silver spiders infest this ghoulish bouquet.

Will surely look grand at the Addams family’s dining room table. Though Morticia usually cuts off the flowers and leaves in the stems.

24. When a sign says keep out, it’s best you listen.

You really don’t want to know what’s behind there. Those doll parts make add a rather sinister effect.

25. Foam always makes a bubbly witch’s brew.

Even has some creepy crawlies inside. Wanna try? Thought so.

26. Cones can always be covered like candy corn.

Just use some embroidery floss of white, orange, and yellow and wrap it around. Simple as that.

27. Greet trick or treaters with these monster panels.

Consists of a pumpkin, mummy, ghost, and Frankenstein’s monster. And no, they’re not quite scary. So kids will find them delightful.

28. There’s something spooky about this orange tulle wreath.

It’s even decorated with lights. Also, has the word’s spooky and some bats.

29. How about a mouse on top of your witchy bouquet?

Okay, that’s pretty creepy. Otherwise, it’s a rather resplendent fall flower arrangement.

30. Care to put your candy in a mummy bin?

This trick or treat bucket is perfect for Halloween candy. And it’s so cute even mummies would want it.

31. You’ll find a lit jar on this twisted limb.

Well, this might be a good addition to your spooky yard. Though it could use a few branches.

32. This pot vampire wants to suck your blood.

But he’s more to endear kids like the Count on Sesame Street than Dracula. Comes with a cape.

33. A skull can make a rather handy flower vase.

Certainly makes for a creepy flower arrangement doesn’t it? You can also use moss, twigs, and cobwebs for extra effect.

34. This purple witch hat crawls with spiders.

Sure I know some might use these hats for costumes. But they’re quite elaborate that I just had to include a few.

35. Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like a haunted home.

As far as this sampler states. Kind of a homey addition for any haunted house.

36. Wonder what trick or treat is in this potted pumpkin.

It’s probably more like something you put stuff in. But it’s nonetheless adorable.

37. You’d be dead not to have a Halloween display like this.

Yes, it’s kind of a morbid display. But then again, morbid displays are what Halloween is all about.

38. There’s something batty about this bottle light.

Also, includes spiders as well. And it even lights purple.

39. As this witchy wreath describes, enter if you dare.

Yes, that’s bound to freak out kids trick or treating. So you might want to be careful when seeing this.

40. Keep yourself clean with these jack-o-lantern soap dispensers.

Well, at least none of these aren’t scary. But one has a rather silly face.

41. Want to make doilies spider webs? Just add spiders.

These mostly consist of a doily, picture frame, and plastic spider. An easy craft project decoration you can make with little effort for Halloween.

42. Care for an eye pillow?

No, not that eye pillow. These are pillows of eyeballs. Come in 3 different colors. Perfect for a haunted couch.

43. Instead of a wreath, how about a tulle jack-o-lantern at your front door?

Though the hat and legs kind of creep me out. But I hope trick or treaters can overlook that.

44. An orange grapevine wreath should always include a large witch hat.

The hat has polka dots as well as black and orange bows. So pretty it’s scary.

45. Seems like this wreath is a real spider’s nest.

Yes, I know some people might find this terrifying. But spiders have long been a Halloween staple.

46. With blinds, black paper, and orange lights, you can create your own spooky scene at your window.

It’s not quite scary. But it’s pretty creative with a tree and pumpkins galore.

47. You’d have to be striped mad not to avoid this witchy wreath.

This one has stripes all over the wreath that match the witch legs. Includes a purple hat and orange broom.

48. There’s nothing more festive than a decomesh witch’s hat on your door.

Contains legs and decomesh trimmings below it. Not sure why it has to be so colorful.

49. Digging up a few skulls any time soon?

If you have a rusty wheelbarrow, shovel, and lantern, this is the kind of craft project for you. Best you can put the skulls among the fallen autumn leaves.

50. Wonder what this skeleton is cooking outside.

Okay, I don’t want to know. But, man, that’s a really good Halloween display horror movie fans would want.

51. Once in awhile, someone has to be caught up in a spider web.

Yes, it’s bound to freak people out and confirm their worst fears. But you have to admire how creative this is. Yet, stay away from the spiders.

52. Someone must’ve gotten stuck in the chimney.

Odd, considering that Santa goes down chimney’s on Christmas Eve with very little trouble. But this is hilarious.

53. A witch’s boot can make a lovely bouquet vase.

Contains twigs and all kinds of things. Perfect for any witchy lair.

54. Seems like one witch didn’t know what fell on her.

But please don’t take off the ruby slippers. Or else her sister will go epically batshit on you.

55. Turn flower pots upside down and you’ve got a couple of pumpkins in your patch.

These pot pumpkins seem happy. And the best part is, you don’t have to throw them away in November.

56. You’d never guess what she’s cooking in her witch’s brew.

This is another flower pot witch. But she has flowers growing from her cauldron.

57. Reading this sign, you’d wander where something wicked this way comes.

From what I see, I’d rather stay where I am. Also, it’s covered with cobwebs.

58. No spooky Halloween is complete without this a felt wreath like this.

I bet this wreath would more likely be found in an elementary school. Because it seems more cute than scary.

59. A black witch hat should always contain a few feathers.

Has a bright green bow with a couple of skulls. Along with purple pom poms and a spider web.

60. Grace your Halloween coffee table with some black potion bottles.

As you can see, you can make any bottle a potion cask. Be sure to paint them black and keep them together.

61. You can always greet trick or treaters with a skull in your lantern.

Not sure if it lights up. But it’ll certainly scare the kiddies on Halloween night.

62. Better keep away while this witch brews her cauldron.

Don’t worry, she’s a mannequin. So it’s unlikely she’ll kidnap children and eat them.

63. Baubles always make cauldron bubbles.

This one has different colored baubles over a bubbling cauldron. Got to love the word “Spooky” on top.

64. Now your child can play with these ghoulish peg dolls during Halloween night.

Includes a ghost, skeleton, witch, vampire, Frankenstein’s monster, jack-o-lantern, and mummy. Sure they may not freak people out but they’re so adorable it’s scary.

65. Seems like you have a skeleton rising from his grave.

Even has the ground light up beneath. But the light up eyes can be truly terrifying.

66. You wouldn’t want to run into this scarecrow jack-o-lantern.

Has a jack-o-lantern head and carries pumpkins. Great for getting kids off your lawn.

67. From top to bottom, these jack-o-lanterns are all stacked in black and white.

And yes, all these light up at night. Similar to the previous stacked pumpkins. But these are incredibly eerie.

68. This ghoul always keeps to himself on the stool.

But you might not want to look into the face. But it’s a truly terrifying sight at this angle.

69. Your little witch can always cuddle with these trick or treaters.

One of these is an amigurumi witch. The other is dressed as a pumpkin. Bot hare adorable it’s eerie.

70. On Halloween you can’t resist these eerie flower pot figures.

Includes a vampire, witch, mummy, and werewolf. But they’re guaranteed to scare no one. Save the neighbors during a home decorating contest.

71. You’d always want to curl up with these amigurumi cats.

One of these is a black witch cat. The other is a scarecrow. Both are cute for any Halloween couch.

72. Horror movie fans will simply adore this Chucky amigurumi.

Sure he may be a serial killing doll. But he just looks too cute to die for as a crocheted plushie.

73. These Halloween amigurumi comprise of a real monster mash.

Includes a pink haired witch, vampire, Frankenstein’s monster, black cat, and ghost. Still, you can’t resist these monstrous plushies.

74. Greet ghoulish guests with this feathery festive Halloween wreath.

The feathers are mostly black. And it’s touched with a bow and some candy corn on branches.

75. You wouldn’t believe to see a crow on a ledge at home.

And I call it a crow because ravens are bigger. But ravens are still crows, technically.

76. Roses and skeletons always look resplendent on a tulle wreath.

It’s black with purple strips on them. Still, the flowers are incredibly lovely.

77. A mad scientist can never do without their own apothecary set.

Of course, this might take a long time to pull off. The piece is painted black with all kinds of bottles and other accessories.

78. For a creepy chateau, welcome your guests with this black tulle wreath.

Includes a crow in the center along with purple flowers. And yes, it’s quite pretty.

79. Silver always goes well on a witch’s hat.

Has black feathers with silver leaves, flowers, and twigs. Fitting for any witch who wants to look good at a Halloween party.

80. Nothing makes your Halloween complete like a set of spooky nesting dolls.

Includes a ghost, Frankenstein’s monster, jack-o-lantern, black cat, and night I think. But they’re quite eerily designed.

81. Got old lightbulbs? Make potion bottles out of them.

Though it’s a certain kind of light bulb. Because a regular one has a round bottom. And an energy saving one is a coil.

82. You’d think this woman had just lost her head.

This a screen with a woman taking her own head off. Creepy but great for any Halloween home.

83. A black tulle wreath is magnificent with shiny flowers.

Well, it has orange and purple flowers. But it’s a wonderful wreath to have at your haunted home.

84. This Halloween wreath is all eyes.

Well, it’s full of eyeballs with eyes you’d find at a craft store. Yes, it’s incredibly creepy.

85. Crocheted ghost place mats are the height of horror hospitality.

You can use as a cozy on almost anything. Though it makes a rather eerie place setting.

86. Seems like we found a sick horror show in somebody’s basement.

Yes, some Halloween decorations are incredibly disturbing. The severed head and arm give me the creeps.

87. You’d think someone got murdered by looking at this towel.

This bloody towel is rather easy to do. But I’m sure that’s red dye, not blood.

88. You’d be wise to watch out for these big eyed monster.

The wreath is covered with feathers and large googly eyes. More cute than creepy.

89. You wouldn’t want to run into this fiend in the front lawn.

Guess this one was horror movie inspired. Creepy as hell. Guaranteed to give you nightmares.

90. This grapevine wreath is a perfect crow’s nest.

This one is an oval wreath with a crow in the center. A modest decoration that’s great for any haunted home.

91. Curl up on your couch with this eerie Halloween quilt.

This is a rather haunted scene. And it mostly consists of orange, black, and yellow.

92. On this deco mesh wreath you find a spider web.

It’s mostly black and purple with a web and spiders all around. A haunted door must have for Halloween.

93. You can hang these ghosts on any arch way.

These mostly consist of masks and deco mesh cloth. Very scary but cool.

94. You’re bound to find a spider infestation on this door way.

I’m sure this would make an arachnaphobe go nuts. But it’s bound to do well in any Halloween decorating contest.

95. A hefty trash bag and duct tape makes a great body bag.

I know it’s kind of creepy. But it’s perfect for a crime scene themed Halloween home.

96. A crow wreath always stands out if you add a chain.

Yes, this is a wreath with chains. And yes, it’s good for any nightmare den on Halloween.

97. There’s something rather batty about this chandelier.

It has a lot of bats on the lampshades. This would be a scream at a Halloween party.

98. An orange wreath with black lace should always go over an old window.

Includes a couple of crows. Yet, it’s bound to make a home even more haunted.

99. Grace your front door with a wreath of flowers and cobwebs.

Has cobwebs on one side and black flowers on the other. Skull is near the bottom.

100. This raven can always match this black tulle wreath with flowers.

Has black and purple flowers with a crow on the top. So lovely for a haunted home for Halloween.

The Haystack World of Straw Sculpture

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As autumn arrives, the fall festivals are in full swing. Whether it be Germany’s Ocktoberfest or some fun farm pumpkin patch with hayrides and stuff, you’ll find plenty since autumn’s usually harvest time. That and a great way to capitalize on Halloween which isn’t far behind. Nevertheless, since it’s not Columbus Day yet (or Indigenous People’s Day to those who don’t like the term), I’m not able to do the Halloween stuff which many of my readers look forward to. But earlier this week, I stumbled on a collection of straw sculptures from Japan and thought it as a way to hold me over till then. Now during the fall, farmers often collect hay to feed their livestock over the winter which consist of plants or inedible parts of plants that have been cut, dried, and stored. Farmers may typically store hay in square or round bales or in a stack. And there are people who may take a more creative approach and make sculptures. Whether they be of hay bales or for fall festivals or something else entirely. While hay sculpture isn’t as prevalent in the farm art world as crop circles, it does have some sort of presence on the Internet like Pinterest and other sites of interest. So for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of straw sculpture. Enjoy.

  1. Someone must’ve left a semi on the yonder field.

Actually it’s a hay made trailer truck. But it can supply a whole farm’s livestock for months.

2. When riding in a field, please don’t run into hay bales.

This scarecrow guy learned the hard way. Also, I know they used more than one bike for this.

3. Bet you don’t want to cross this wicker bull on a bad day.

Though a cow may find this guy good enough to eat. By the way, this bull is from Japan.

4. You can’t guess the length of this giant caterpillar.

Well, that one looks pretty easy to do. Just roll the bales in the right places and put a face on the front.

5. This squared bale owl will surely be a hoot.

This owl is made from square bales with some decorative additions. Like the eyes.

6. This springy straw dog is a real stretch.

Hey, that’s Slinky Dog from Toy Story. Just a few bales and a large metal coil.

7. Beware of making hay with this dairy cow.

The limbs consist of square bales. The body is a round one. But you can’t resist this bossy face.

8. This teddy bear can always beat his drum in an open field.

Well, a drum doesn’t require much since it’s round. But yes, this teddy is so adorable. Probably from Vermont.

9. This straw rat always gets the cheese.

Yes, it looks pretty creepy with red eyes and whiskers. But at least it won’t spread disease in your house.

10. This straw rabbit pulls its own cart with eggs.

Yes, this is an Easter display in hay. By that time most of the hay is usually eaten. But this is quite intricate.

11. Mater always makes hay at any time of day.

This is Mater from Cars. He’s a tow truck. And yes, he’s mostly made of bales.

12. Hop along on the Hay Bale Express.

It even has its own rails below. Consists of round and square bales with some attributes.

13. One of these bale people has all the brushes.

One has a box of cleaning brooms. The other has a role of something on a wooden stand. Not sure what it’s supposed to be.

14. A hay bear always stands proud.

Well, that’s a very intricate sculpture. And it’s standing on two legs. Bet you that would scare more crows than a scarecrow.

15. This straw sculpture is of mammoth proportions.

Guess you can pull off a wooly mammoth better than an elephant in hay. And yes, it’s supposed to be huge.

16. “We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Straw.”

Well, one of the characters is a scarecrow. But yes, you should expect Wizard of Oz hay displays like these.

17. Oscar isn’t fond of people giving him straw.

And he has “Scram!” on his trash can. Consists of a round bale on his head and in green.

18. Minion bales always assist with evil or not.

This is from Despicable Me 2. You can tell from the purple minion included.

19. This hay bunny keeps going and going and going.

You know the pink Energizer bunny always beating the drum. Apparently, there’s a hay sculpture in its likeness.

20. Looks like these straw dogs are having a good time.

That one might be hard to explain to their kids. Not sure how someone could pull that off with families around.

21. Don’t look now, but I think it’s the Loch Ness monster in that field.

Well, it’s the Loch Ness Monster made of straw. You don’t see the rest of it because it’s probably underground.

22. As they always say, hay is for horses.

Though you might not think of a horse made of hay like this one. But don’t try to ride it.

23. We all know that Jesus was born in a barn. So this nativity scene is only fitting.

This one consists of Mary, Joseph, Jesus, animals and the Three Wise Men. Just don’t put this one in a real barn if you want to use it as a Christmas decoration.

24. You can easily get inside this straw kangaroo pouch.

You can easily see the kid getting inside the pouch here. And yes, this is from Japan.

25. You might get a lot of hay from this sumo wrestler.

Though this might be the lightest sumo wrestler you see. Because those guys really pack the pounds.

26. A straw rhino always feels at home in a field.

Sure rhinos are from Africa. But this one is in Japan. Still, pretty amazing to see this in straw.

27. If you’re going out, make sure you wear your hay heels.

Okay, that’s a play on words. But this hay heel shoe almost matches the barn.

28. Imagine seeing a giant rabbit like this in your vegetable patch.

He even has a large carrot and blue jacket. Hope rabbits don’t munch on this sculpture. So cute.

29. Thomas the Tank Engine helms the straw Santa Express.

Because Thomas is the engine. And Santa is in the caboose. The rest of the train is red and green as well as covered in wreath and garland.

30. You should be mocking hay if you’re into the Hunger Games.

Well, it could be worse. It could’ve consist of Katniss in her fire dress in Catching Fire. Because hay is extremely flammable.

31. Smoke-hay the Bear is here to tell you how to prevent forest fires.

He’s kind of like Smokey the Bear. But he’s much more flammable. Because he’s made of straw.

32. Seems like this alligator really wants the rubber chicken.

This is a pretty clever scene. Hope the guy in the boat doesn’t get eaten. For that chicken doesn’t look very satisfying.

33. Now that’s what you call a real work horse.

Well, it’s made from straw and is attached to a plow. May not plow your field like a tractor. But at least you don’t need to spread manure.

34. Hope you don’t make hay over Old Glory.

This one consists of square bales for stripes and a round bale with stars. Not an exact replica but you do what you can.

35. Too bad Will-hay Nelson won’t be going on the road again.

Though you have to feel bummed he’s not made out of a certain kind of grass. However, if he lights a joint, he won’t be around much longer. Mostly because straw easily catches fire.

36. Never thought I’d see a farmer made of straw.

This one has farmers with the cow. Let’s hope one of them doesn’t sell it for magic beans. Or burns it.

37. Hop aboard on this ferris wheel of straw.

Actually I wouldn’t take my chances on that one. Seems like the seats are square bales as far as I can see.

38. Now that has to be one giant Meer cat.

Meer cats aren’t actually that big. In fact, they’re quite small. But sometimes it helps to create an impression.

39. How about build Big Ben with bales?

Sure it doesn’t ring on the hour. But you have to wonder how so much hay can stand so tall.

40. You can even get some straw via satellite.

Well, it’s a straw satellite dish. May not get any signals. But it’s amazing.

41. You have to be a pro to ride your bike on a straw arch.

I know it kind of looks impossible to come up with. But in a straw sculpture, you can do almost anything.

42. A field is an ideal place for a very hungry caterpillar.

This is from a popular children’s book about a caterpillar that eats through so much food before pupating and becoming a butterfly. This one is made of bales and has it go over a fence.

43. This hay festival is brought to you by Cheetos.

This is a hay sculpture of Chester. Notice he doesn’t have any Cheetos on him at the moment. And it kind of seems like he’s hitchhiking.

44. Bet you’ve never seen such a dragon like this before.

Though if it burns fire, it will burn itself. Still, looks pretty cool for any fantasy fan.

45. Might not want to piss off this giant cobra.

Because cobras are very poisonous snakes. Though if it goes after you, you can easily set it on fire.

46. Perhaps you might want to go in this T-Rex’s mouth.

Though chances are it might devour you. That if  this was Jurassic Park and it wasn’t made of straw.

47. How about sit down with this white tiger?

It’s mostly made of square and round hay bales. But you have to love its eyes. So cute.

48. This Vermont teddy feels fully at home with garbage.

Well, it has trash cans in front of it. But it’s nevertheless adorable. Love it.

49. Perhaps you might want to load this semi-truck.

You’d almost mistake this straw sculpture for the real thing. Though you can put in more bales for the load.

50. Funny, I thought that was supposed to be a shoe.

It actually is supposed to be a shoe house. But it’s made from round hay bales with trimmings.

51. Out in the countryside, there’s nothing like a John Deere tractor.

Well, it’s a hay Deer tractor. So it won’t exactly run. But it’s almost spot on to the real thing.

52. For a war on straw, you can’t do better than a hay bale fort.

Sure it’s not fireproof since it’s made from square bales. But you have to admire the construction.

53. Do you want fries for this hayburger?

It’s mostly a hay bale dressed as a cheeseburger. Looks delicious doesn’t it?

54. With this straw rocket, you’ll have liftoff.

Though light anything under this rocket and it’ll instantly incinerate. Though it’s a rather impressive design.

55. Win-hay the Pooh can never resist a jar of honey.

He’s made from hay bales with a jar of honey in his arms. He’s also so cute you want to hug him.

56. There’s no hay display more epic than Straw Wars.

It’s a hay display of Star Wars. I know it’s not the kind of picture you’re looking for. But you must not underestimate the ways of the Force.

57. “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair.”

Bet this one was built from an abandoned structure in Montana. Though the prince will have a long climb.

58. Any druids reading this might want to have this for their harvest festival.

It’s Stonehenge made from hay bales. Won’t withstand the test of time. But doesn’t look that bad.

59. Hope this windmill doesn’t get swept by the wind.

The tower is built of hay bales. Not sure what the blades are made of. But you’d almost think it’s real until you look closely.

60. Is this a red panda or a red raccoon?

Looks more like a red panda. Yet, it has a striped tail of hay bales.

61. Seems like the Island of Misfit Toys is full of straw.

This is a take off of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas special. Kind of looks jarring to see hay instead of snow.

62. Christmas is always the time for green bales.

You can stack them up and make a Christmas tree. Though hay sculpture looks more suited for fall though.

63. I’ve seen a beached whale on TV but this is ridiculous.

Though most of these hay sculptures are in fields. Wonder if you can get inside it.

64. Though spiders can inhabit straw. All this straw made the spider.

Now this might freak people out. Giant spiders will certainly terrify the bejesus on may. Even if made from straw.

65. How about sit on this turtle’s shell?

Still, its shell isn’t rock solid. But you have to admire the design.

66. Your defenses are no match for the dreaded straw tank.

Don’t worry. It doesn’t shoot out anything. Except maybe T-shirts, I guess.

67. This straw hand gives the sign of peace.