Ghastly Halloween Greetings in the Ghoulish Days of Old (Fifth Edition)

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Now it’s on to the Halloween vintage cards. In these days, there seems to be a greeting card for almost everything. In the olden days, this was no exception except in regards to MLK Day because the great civil rights leader wasn’t born yet or any kind of holidays white people didn’t celebrate. Anyway, given that Halloween greeting cards are apparently still a thing, you shouldn’t be surprised to see plenty vintage ones. However, in many ways, the vintage cards usually tend to be crazier for various reasons. Some may be dated. Some may be inappropriate. Some may be racist. And some may contain imagery that doesn’t seem to fly today. So for your reading pleasure, I bring you another assortment of crazy vintage Halloween greeting cards.

  1. The moon doesn’t seem too happy these days.
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“Why the hell would leave a perfectly good office binder on my doorstep? Don’t they know they’re very expensive?”

2. “I wish you a jolly Halloween.”

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And that’s not a safe way to hold a jack-o’-lantern, kids. Honestly, that’s a fire hazard.

3. Want to catch a jack-o’-lantern? Spread crumbs through a wagon, I think.

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That way, he’ll be happy to tag behind you wherever you go. Still, how did anyone think this was a good idea?

4. This demon comes out to greet you from the jack-o’-lantern.

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Seems kind of friendly for a creature of Hell. Guess it’s hot inside that jack-o’-lantern.

5. While mere mortals use jack-o’-lanterns as Halloween decoration, witches use them for broom headlights.

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If it can talk, it doubles as a GPS system. Who knows how the characters in Harry Potter can do without them.

6. “O! Ghostly friend,/Thy hair’s on end/What fearful fate do you portend?”

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To be honest, the corn guy’s more likely freaking me out. Seriously, it just gives me nightmares.

7. “Whoo-oo  dares keep Halloween with me?”

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The owl’s like, “I’ve got my eyes on you, floating pumpkin head.” Or something like that.

8. Feel free to sit down in your jack-o’-lantern bib.

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Actually that bib’s kind of creepy if you ask me along with the jack-o’-lanterns on the top corners. Also, the girl seems like she’s slightly suffocating.

9. Don’t know if you want a bat pop up from a jack-o’-lantern.

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Seems like everyone in this is freaked out by this. Save for the black cat for some reason.

10. Even the pumpkins make out in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night.

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Still, despite the inscription, how do pumpkins hug and kiss? Linus, can you answer me on this one?

11. Perhaps you might want to go as a skeletal bat for Halloween.

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Seriously, she’s dressed up as a bat that bit into a powerline. Kind of disturbing if you think about it.

12. “With all Hallowe’en Greetings.”

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Yet, that owl’s watching the creepy pumpkin man follow the seeds from the woman’s contraption. Wonder if this was a thing back then.

13. Pumpkin head kids wish you a jolly Halloween.

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Oh, those creepy orange kids with one holding a poor cat. Makes me wonder if this is a childhood photo of Donald Trump. Wouldn’t surprise me.

14. Bet you don’t want a skeleton to get you.

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Are those monsters supposed to be goblins? Also, why is one riding a cat?

15. When a witch wants a kid to get off her lawn, she means it.

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Here she chases a kid with a jack-o’-lantern on a stick. And I thought witches ate kids. Then again, that may not be the case.

16. Forget brooms. The modern witch travels on a biplane of giant playing cards.

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She even has a jack-o’-lantern on the front for navigation. And yes, it runs on owl power. But the cat’s kind of afraid of heights.

17. This Halloween, stay out of the cabbage patch.

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No, these aren’t the Cabbage Patch kids you remember. Actually this cabbage people make out scene is getting a bit out of hand.

18. “For ways that are dark and tricks that are vain. Watch out!”

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Here a black cat sits with 4 scary jack-o’-lanterns. But at least they’re not lit, yet.

19. Everyone loves a Halloween costume party.

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Though whether to dance with a medieval version of the Joker is another matter. Seriously, his costume’s kind of freaky if you ask me.

20. The black cat in a pumpkin has a letter for you.

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Though the kid doesn’t seem to think twice about trusting the cat. Kind of looks hypnotized. Also, note the sticks under the pumpkin.

21. Riding a broom on an ear of corn gives a witch more seat room.

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But make sure the ear is giant size and has bat wings. Also, I think she might drive using a sideways steering wheel.

22. On Halloween, fell free to hoist the jack-o’-lantern flag.

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Instead of a skull and crossed bones, this flag has a jack-o’-lantern and crossed candles. Yet, the witchy woman has a rather suggestive expression.

23. The jack-o’-lantern always watches outside.

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So maybe playing naked outside at night is not a good idea. Not that it would be anyway.

24. Dancing pumpkin man wishes you a happy Halloween.

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Unlike most depictions, he’s wearing a suit. Still, he’s guaranteed to inspire nightmares.

25. This little witch wishes you Halloween greetings.

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Though I’m not necessarily sure that she’s sitting appropriately. This is especially since she has her skirt up.

26. It takes two to carry a large jack-o’-lantern.

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Nonetheless, the jack-o’-lantern seems to have a mind of its own. As you can tell by the eyes.

27. For many, Halloween is a time of love.

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But since these kids have their hands on the jack-o’-lantern too long, the pumpkin’s starting to feel smushed. Seriously, they need their space once in awhile.

28. Wanna make some noise?

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Yet, the pumpkin guys sitting on the gourd are very unsettling to me. One doesn’t seem too happy with the girl blowing her horn.

29. Don’t look at the jack-o’-lantern in the barrel.

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Since there’s a rather creepy kid inside. And I don’t think the kid in front really wants to know.

30. Halloween greetings from the witch with a pumpkin fetish.

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Hey, it may not look the least bit normal. But at least she’s not making out with Donald Trump.

31. Be careful in a room with masks.

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Actually I don’t know why this woman can be in the same room with all these scary masks. Since they all look incredibly terrifying.

32. Ghost jack-o’-lantern wishes you happy Halloween on a broomstick.

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The outfit’s rather translucent. Though the jack-o’-lantern doesn’t seem sure how to fly this thing.

33. “The joys of Halloween be yours.”

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Excuse me, but what the hell is Cupid doing here? This isn’t even his holiday. He’s Valentine’s Day.

34. Don’t be surprised to see double this Halloween.

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You can see how the images mirror each other. While the jack-o’-lantern thinks it’s just crazy.

35. Hide all you want to, but you can’t fool the moon.

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To be fair these jack-o’-lanterns are rather creepy. But what are they doing behind that stack?

36. A witch and owl love hanging out together on the moon.

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That owl looks abnormally huge. Because most don’t grow that big. Yet, the witch doesn’t care.

37. There’s nothing on Halloween like making out in a jack-o’-lantern.

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First, that’s a major safety hazard since the clothes could catch on fire. Second, the cat and owl are basically like, “get a room, you two.”

38. The moon always knows a hot witch when it sees one.

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Here the moon gazes on the witch with a pervy smile. While the witch might want to blow out her candle so the moon doesn’t see her as well.

39. Now where did that slice of cake go?

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Yes, these creepy pupkin people have it for some reason. Maybe I’ll be okay without it. I’ll live.

40. Seems like her high beams are flashing.

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See what I mean about a jack-o’-lantern functioning has headlights on a broomstick. Why don’t they have that in Harry Potter?

41. Remember that witches will kidnap your children.

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I don’t have a good feeling about these kids. Since witches are known to eat children. The boy doesn’t seem to mind though.

42. All kinds of demons can come out of a jack-o’-lantern.

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Here it sits upon a sinister black cat. Must be magical because I can’t see how the cat can retain its balance.

43. An owl sits upon a glowing jack-o’-lantern holding an apple.

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Yet, the girl seems rather fascinated instead of freaking out. Because how can the owl get inside? And it can basically claw and peck you to death.

44. Here this woman sits on a jack-o’-lantern dressed as an owl.

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Yet, the giant jack-o’-lantern has a rather terrifying expression. Since even the cat’s freaking out.

45. You can always sit back on a jack-o’-lantern with a candle on Halloween.

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The pumpkin’s glowing. While the cat is glaring at the viewer with malicious intent. Wouldn’t want to go near that thing.

46. Don’t look now but I think that jack-o’-lantern’s stoned out of its mind.

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Not sure what’s in that pipe. But I also think the jack-o’-lantern’s looking up that woman’s skirt. That cat’s like, “Not cool, man.”

47. A campfire is always a graveyard smash.

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And yet, one’s running away in fear, two are on top of each other, and the would’ve gotten a selfie to post on Instagram. Only trouble is that smartphones and Instagram aren’t around yet.

48. Happy Halloween by the demon child soldier.

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Once you’re asleep, this little boy will come into your room with a knife and kill you. If you don’t take some time to lock your doors first.

49. Here a little witch picks up a name from the jack-o’-lantern.

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Whoever’s name she gets, she’ll go to their house and turn them into a newt. And I’m not sure if they’ll get better.

50. Happy Halloween from behind the haystack.

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Now that looks like a fire hazard waiting to happen. Wouldn’t be surprise if the jack-o’-lantern leads to the stack catching on fire and the boy burning to a crisp.

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The Spooky World of Halloween Pumpkin Dioramas (Fifth Edition)

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Almost every October for the last five years, my pumpkin diorama posts have always been perennial favorites. As you can see above, these consists of dioramas inside pumpkins. Though I often put them under Halloween decorations, they’re not exclusively so. After all, I’ve put up some pumpkin dioramas relating to Dia de los Muertos and Thanksgiving. Nonetheless, since most of these relate to Halloween, I usually put them there. Not to mention, pumpkin dioramas are often difficult to find. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I bring you another assortment of pumpkin dioramas for this Halloween season.

  1. This pumpkin will bring you all the way to the Upside Down.
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On top is the Byers’ living room. On the bottom is the Upside Down.

2. A skull always belongs in a haunted house.

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The skull is even on a stack of pumpkins. The house is obviously made out of cardboard.

3. Seems like the tree lost its leaves.

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The tree on this one is a twig. Yet, the grass looks quite dead and freaky.

4. Nobody could resist these two scarecrows.

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This is a Thanksgiving diorama. But you have to admire the different colored pumpkins inside.

5. Don’t want to spend a scary night camping.

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Inside this one is a campsite. And it’s only lit by one fire.

6. This skeleton’s just chilling in the grave.

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The pumpkin here is rather small. But the owl on top is so adorable.

7. These kids are just spending some time in a scary cemetery.

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This is more of a collage with cut outs of kids and grave stones. Kind of scary, isn’t it?

8. You receive ghoulish greetings from this pumpkin house.

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This one just has a fake candle inside the front doorway. The windows even have shutters.

9. Even witches enjoy a carousel ride now and then.

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This one uses a pumpkin for a witch carousel. Wonder if it spins around.

10. You don’t know what’s lurking in this haunted forest.

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This one isn’t nearly as dark as some of the others. But there’s a little black creature with fangs facing the opening.

11. Barb has been taken by the Upside Down.

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Poor Barb. Taken from us long before we really got to know her. She will be missed.

12. An orange glitter house will always stand out.

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This orange house stands in front of a black background. Includes glitter trees and a white pumpkin.

13. Turkeys lurk in the pumpkin patch at night.

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The pumpkins are made from peeps. While the crescent moon’s made from construction paper. Enjoy life while it lasts, turkeys.

14. Dog fans will howl over this pumpkin scene.

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It just consists of doggy cut outs. And yes, the dogs are wearing costumes.

15. A white house can use some lighting.

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This one has black roofs though. Also includes an orange pumpkin. The lights are on the ground.

16. Linus sits to wait for the Great Pumpkin.

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This one has holes for stars while Snoopy sleeps on top in his WWI flying ace outfit. Seems to promote an orthodontics office.

17. This Cinderella pumpkin is quite 18th century.

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This is made out of cut outs. Let’s hope they’re not in France since we know what happened there.

18. Cinderella, your castle awaits.

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Seems like Cinderella left her shoe. Still, the stars are purple lights.

19. Perhaps you might be interested in a pumpkin ship.

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This is pretty creative. Even has carrot cannons. Not sure how well it’ll do in the water though.

20. Death doesn’t have to end all your relationships.

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This one has a skeletal bridal couple near a grave stone. A crow sits on top the pumpkin.

21. A witch flies over the neighborhood.

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This consists of paper vintage imagery. And no, it doesn’t look very scary.

22. Looks like a hanging took place there.

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Since the skeletons hang from the trees. Still, I wonder if there’s a picnic going on.

23. Skeletons love to hang around in the cemetery.

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Unlike the others, this one seems to be made from a gourd. Yet the skeletons seem to be having fun.

24. This seems like a cozy witch’s cottage.

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See? Witches are just like everyone else. Also, spiders crawl on the edges.

25. Want to hear your fortune?

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She holds her crystal ball to look into your future. And yes, her ball lights up in the dark.

26. This graveyard must be especially spooky.

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This one has a skeleton hanging near a gravestone. Yet, the trees look incredibly creepy.

27. Want to go into a haunted parlor?

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Yes, it certainly looks haunted like an abandoned Victorian mansion. Just see how the edge is covered in fake moss.

28. This must be a rather cozy cottage.

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Has a freestanding fireplace with cabinets against the walls. A vine of red leaves covers the outside.

29. Frankenstein’s monster haunts the premises.

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Indeed, he wanders around the graves. Mostly since it’s one of the few places people can’t bother him.

30. These scary monsters will always be spooky.

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Includes a skeleton, black cat, and a jack-o’-lantern in front of a haunted house. Has a bow on top.

31. Halloween is always a graveyard smash.

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Features a dog in a scary costume holding a rose. Edge is decked with pink and yellow flower lights.

32. This pumpkin has become very infested.

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Inside is a scary graveyard. Outside you have spiders and webs. Even lights up.

33. This skeleton hangs around with his friends.

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After all, they’re all as dead as he is. There’s even a web in the background.

34. The skeletons and ghosts come out at night.

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The inside decor is made of paper. You can see a witch flying in front of the moon.

35. Care to pose for a group photo?

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This one’s derived from old photos. While the edging is in orange and black.

36. The skeleton sits back and relaxes in front of his haunted home.

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He’s even having the ghosts over. some are even held by sticks.

37. “This is Halloween! This is Halloween!”

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Yes, someone made a pumpkin diorama of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Here Jack casually walks his ghost dog.

38. A skeleton paints a masterpiece.

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This is for Dia de los Muertos. Outside is decorated with beats and flowers.

39. May they always be together in death.

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Has a skeleton couple in wedding clothes. The groom doesn’t seem too happy.

40. It’s always fun at Camp Boo.

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This one has a lot of jack-o’-lanterns inside. There’s even a black cat.

41. This mouse has managed to make a cozy home.

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This mouse uses 2 pumpkins for a cottage. One is a living room. One is a bedroom.

42. This seems to be a rather happy cemetery.

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Most of these are made out of rocks. The Halloween figures are painted.

43. This party’s dead on arrival.

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Well, it’s a Dia de los Muertos pumpkin. And someone seems to cry over something.

44. A glittering night is always one of romantic scares.

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There’s a newly married couple in a cemetery. And here they stand among glittering pumpkins.

45. This pumpkin has gone to the spiders.

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Well, this one has 2 spiders along rocks. While a dragon fly flies on top.

46. Someone must be hungry for brains.

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You don’t want to see a zombie rising out of the grave. Best you avoid cemeteries during a zombie apocalypse.

47. Someone’s here to trick or treat.

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The doll’s dressed as a lion. Candy’s on the table with the jack-o’-lanterns.

48. A fire will warm you up on a cold, dark night.

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Is that supposed to be snow? Also has a ghoulish figure on top.

49. A lone wolf howls at the moon.

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Though we all know that the pack must be nearby. Has plenty of fall decor if you ask me.

50. A pumpkin house is always fitting.

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It even has sticks that make the roof, windows, and door. Also includes a fence and 2 jack-o’-lanterns.

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

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During October, it’s not unusual for people to make their homes into a haunted house. Fortunately,  plenty of retail stores have been willing to oblige since September. There’s even a store called Spirit Halloween, which is having its biggest season right now. After all, Halloween is a major cash cow holiday since it has so many fans. After all, unlike a lot of big holidays,you don’t have any obligation to spend Halloween with your family. Unless your children require adult supervision. Anyway, while most people prefer to buy their Halloween decorations, others may make their own. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of spooky Halloween crafts. Enjoy.

  1. Doilies are great for spider webs.
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They’re stretched on rings and have plastic spiders on them. Not sure if you can use them for coasters.

2. You’ll find a lot of cobwebs on this frame.

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Well, this frame also has large plastic spiders on, too. Great for freaking out the arachnophobe in your life.

3. Your spider wreath can use a little bling.

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It’s mostly covered in buttons. Recommended to hang on any front door of a haunted house.

4. A blinged  skull is essential for any haunted home.

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Though I wouldn’t recommend reciting Shakespeare with this one. Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well….”

5. Don’t mind the mummy at the front door.

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It comes well wrapped. Then again, considering the cobwebs, you’d almost think it’s a cocoon.

6. This bony wreath can really use a hand.

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Just make sure none of these skeleton hands came from a graveyard. Still, love how they spray painted them silver.

7. Care to light that bloody candle?

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I’m sure the melted parts are painted red. Still, they kind of seem rather bloody disgusting.

8. She shows too much in that dress.

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Because you can clearly see her bones. Not to mention, she has an unusually long tail.

9. You don’t want to drink anything from these bottles.

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All of these potions are made from the finest ingredients from Chernobyl. Don’t ask how they got them.

10. These wooden blocks are all ghostly.

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Well, they’re painted white with ghost faces on them. Great for a mantle or patio.

11. Hope you enjoy this spooky Halloween lantern.

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Has an owl at the top with some other sparkly decor. While a ghost sits inside.

12. I believe the house is “Witch Way.”

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Will you find witches inside? Or just people giving candy to kids? Only enter if you dare.

13. A porcelain jack-o’-lantern can always use a stand.

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This one has the pumpkin on a wreath of fall foliage. Makes a great centerpiece.

14. A bauble and feather wreath will certainly make your Halloween a festive occasion.

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Even includes shiny jack-o’-lanterns. Just hang it on a wall or doorway with cautions. Because baubles are very delicate things.

15. That Halloween table can really use a spider web.

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This is made out of black tinsel garland you can get at a party store. Great for any Halloween party.

16. You’ll get a good scare out of this sign.

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Says “Spooky.” The O’s have googly eyes along with a skull and crossed bones.

17. Even the trees can be quite monstrous.

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This is just a small tree with multiple eyes. And they can see everywhere.

18. Cousin Itt has come over to join us.

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I’m sure this is just a figure with straw on it used for decoration. Still, Cousin Itt isn’t exactly hard to do.

19. Black roses often have eyes.

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This flower wreath is spray-painted black with eyeballs. Should you see this, enter if you dare.

20. This wreath is infested with spiders.

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Actually, it’s covered with plastic silver spiders. While a large one is on the bottom.

21. A feather wreath can use a few skulls.

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These skulls are in black, orange, green, and purple. Great for any haunted front door.

22. Seems like nobody touched these potion jars in a long time.

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Yet, despite the spiders and cobwebs, you see something glowing inside them. Someone might want to clean house once in awhile.

23. Perhaps you might find a wooden Frankenstein quite spooky.

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Well, it consists of 2 blocks and says “Spooky.” Sure it may not scare, but it’s adorable nonetheless.

24. You have to be crazy to come here.

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After all the signs warn “Dead End,” “Haunted,” and “Turn Back.” Covered in cobwebs with a crow on top.

25. Don’t let your trick-or-treaters go out without these bags.

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They’re treat bags with jack-o’-lanterns on them. One is scary black. The other is a chilly white.

26. You won’t have bad luck with this black cat wreath.

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It’s fuzzy with whiskers and a nose. But at least it’s not as scary as the Cats trailer.

27. This sign will leave you screaming.

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It’s just a large, striped, panel that says, “EEK!” In purple letters with orange dots. Or are those lights?

28. Beware of what you drink from these bottles.

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They’re bottles spray-painted black and have labels on them. Good for display purposes only.

29. Hope you don’t piss off the owls.

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Well, these owls are made out of wood. But the branches are quite eerie.

30. Guess the witch can’t get out of the ceiling.

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Well, it’s an umbrella with legs. And she wore a green tulle slip, too.

31. Wonder what orange substance is in this jar.

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Seems like the jar’s painted. Yet, the cameo is of a skeleton lady.

32. Perhaps you might like a green skull with glowing eyes.

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It’s a green skull with eyes that light up. Perfect for any Halloween table on a dark and stormy night.

33. A jeweled witch’s hat can be quite magical.

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It’s a green skull with eyes that light up. Perfect for any Halloween table on a dark and stormy night.

34. These ghosts travel all in a line.

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They basically consist of white sheets, string, and a stick. But if you make one, be sure to make a lot of them.

35. There will be all eyes on this wreath.

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And yes, we’re talking that eyes are literally on this wreath. Also, lights up at night.

36. Hope these wooden ghosts don’t scare you.

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Actually they seem rather friendly. But then again, they might just be putting it on to lure you into their clutches.

37.  Black cat lights make any room creepy.

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These lights have black cats on them. So it seems like they’re eerily looking at you.

38. Paper mache can make monstrous creatures sitting around.

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Consists of a hooded figure and a witch. These light up, by the way.

39. Zoltar will tell you your fortune.

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Because Zoltar knows all. Even though his box is made out of cardboard.

40. Don’t let your kids near this demonic pumpkin.

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Yes, the pumpkin looks as if it’s eating a trick-or-treater. Feel free to call his parents that he won’t be coming home tonight or ever.

41. All the most fashionable witches don some spider jewelry.

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Includes a silver spider ring and a spider charm bracelet. Bracelet even includes a skeleton key.

42. Are those brains hanging from the ceiling?

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Well, they’re lit up so they’re not real. But you don’t want to be in the same room with them.

43. That witch better watch where she’s flying.

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Yep, she flew right into the wall on her broomstick. Sometimes those covens can get pretty wild.

44. Perhaps you might fancy a decoupage witch’s hat.

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I don’t think it’s meant for wearing though. Still, has a cobweb on the brim.

45. These candy trees are infested.

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You don’t see as many candy decor on Halloween as you do on Christmas. Save the case for candy corn but that’s just sugar wax not fit for human consumption.

46. Hope these glowing hands don’t snatch you during the night.

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Not sure what these are supposed to be made of. Butt seeing floating and glowing hands around will scare the crap out of me.

47. Perhaps anyone into vintage stuff might appreciate this scary wreath.

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This looks like it’s in tatters. Then again, being Halloween, that’s kind of the point.

48. How about a witch’s hat on a hat box?

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So did the witch’s hat came from the hat box? If not, then what’s in it? Please don’t let it be like in Seven.

49. Don’t drink from a bottle under wraps.

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Because the wine could be poisoned for all I know. Might contain a tablespoon of arsenic, a teaspoon of strychnine, and just a pinch of cyanide.

50. A steampunk pumpkin can use a few nuts and bolts.

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After all, steampunk is all about the 19th century mecha gear. Though I doubt people at the time would do their pumpkins this way.

51. You can make frightful candle holders with wine glasses.

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Consists of a vampire, Frankenstein’s monster, a witch, a pumpkin, and mummy. And yes, they all sparkle.

52. Perhaps a simple paper wreath will do this Halloween.

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This looks like it was made as a large, black origami flower. Perfect for any haunted front door this Halloween.

53. This witch looks rather potted today.

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That’s because she’s made out of flower pots of different sizes. Comes with a broomstick and black cat, too.

54. Don’t look now. But I think there’s a mummy at your door.

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This door is wrapped except with the big eyes popping out. Probably meant for a school.

55. There’s something witchy about this glass block light.

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Mostly because it’s a witch block light. Has a felt hat and scarf along with a wooden green nose.

56. Care to fly on a sparkly broom?

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The handles are wrapped with ribbons. The broom fringes contains glitter. Available in orange and purple.

57. Don’t go near the zombie in the corner.

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And yes, it looks incredibly realistic. Even has bones sticking out. But keep away if you dare.

58. Even the trees outside have faces.

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Yes, those are masks on trees. And yes, it’s creepy as hell. Stay away from the house nearby.

59. Wonder what kind of web this spider spins.

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It’s a yarn wreath with black flowers. The spider’s made out of yarn, too.

60. You’ll find silver skulls on this feather wreath.

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You’ll see cobwebs on there as well. Looks like it came straight out of the attics after gathering dust for decades.

61. A black garland makes a fine addition for any haunted home.

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Comes with lights to glow in the night. Also includes black leaves and cobwebs.

62. This guy’s torch comes solar powered.

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I’m sure this little guy’s light is scarier at night. But at least his methods are sustainable.

63. Sometimes a wine bottle is all you need.

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This person took a green one and made a witch out of it. And they only had to paint the top green for the hat.

64. Nobody can resist a witch in a candy dress.

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She’s even green with red hair. Though she’s more cute than scary.

65. Want some spiders on your china?

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Well, the spiders are painted on the plates. Guaranteed to scare guests when hung on the wall.

66. Seems like we have a few monsters lurking in the bushes.

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Then again, maybe the bushes have eyes. Or someone just stuck eyes on them.

67. This house really has a severe rat problem.

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Okay, they’re just rat silhouettes. So don’t call the exterminator just yet.

68. Milk bottle candle holders should always come a bit bloody.

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Man, the red paint looks like it’s oozing from the top. Perfect for any Halloween party.

69. Don’t like wreaths? Hang up a tombstone.

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They even have twisted weeds growing on it. Perfect for any Halloween front door.

70. Something’s creaking out of that coffin.

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I don’t think that chain’s going to cut it. He could burst out at any moment.

71. Keep your things close this Halloween with a pumpkin purse.

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Consists of a plastic pumpkin with a sparkly handle. Decorated with a jingly cat mask.

72. Keep your things safe in this blinged out coffin box.

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Has jewels deck the top. Small enough for a table. Great for hamster funerals.

73. Sometimes a simple metal cauldron is all you need.

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Wonder if they use cauldrons like this at Hogwarts. There’s even a fake fire underneath.

74. Impress your Halloween party guests this year with a mounted Cthulu.

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Brag how you vanquished the Lovecraftian monster into the depths of oblivion. Of course, they’ll think you’re talking shit, which you are.

75. I’m sure you don’t want to be caged alongside a rat.

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Well, they’re skeletons in cages. The skeleton rat even has cheese to eat.

76. You’ll find a few birds on this bonsai tree.

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This even has orange woven baskets on the branches. Also decorated in cobwebs.

77. Make sure to give your haunted home a spooky entrance.

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The front entrance has toilet paper like mummy wraps. Also give a spooky touch with chains and lanterns.

78. These candles have melted significantly.

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Okay, the candles are fake. And so are the flames. So they’re perfectly safe.

79. There are snakes slithering on the black dowels.

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Or are those candlesticks? Either way, the snakes are plastic.

80. A tree is composed of many pumpkins.

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The tree is painted on the pumpkins. And they’re held on by a bookshelf.

81. Count down to Halloween with this panel.

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This was obviously erected in September. Since it says “32 days until trick or treating.”

82. Wonder what’s in this big creepy book.

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It’s actually a box. And yes, it has a spider’s web on top. So you can hide your bloody knife in it.

83. A wicked candle holder can use some black lace.

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Since it really brings out a haunted house look. Don’t forget to include spiders.

84. You’ll find plenty of little bats on this striped wreath.

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It’s a cloth wreath of white and orange stripes. And it’s hung by a black and white striped strip.

85. Snowmen are for Christmas. Pumpkin men are for Halloween.

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This jack-o’-lantern even has a hat and fall scarf. But, hey, at least he’s not carved out at the head.

86. Put your kids and pets’ silhouettes on these white pumpkins.

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Includes one of a boy, a girl, and a dog. Each is surrounded by a black lace frame.

87. A witch’s hat can use some more flair.

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They’re on stands with black tulle and flowers. But they’re not meant for wearing. So they’re just decorative.

88. Someone’s pet is all bone and crazy red eyes.

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Is this supposed to be a dog? Then again, you can’t tell by just the skeleton. Unless you’re a zoologist.

89. If you need some grease, this happy jack is all you need.

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It’s just an oil can with a jack-o’-lantern. But I don’t think it contains real oil.

90. How about a hay ride in your haunted home?

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This is a little scene with gourds and little hay bales. Even has a little black cat.

91. You’ll find plenty of crows on this centerpiece.

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They’re on top of a glass and black flowers. There’s even a haunted house inside.

92. Stash your poisons in this potion box.

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It’s just a craft box. Though I love how they painted it.

93. That witch should watch out for that Halloween tree.

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Well, she went in head first. Though the tree is quite dazzling.

94. You’ll find the snakes under the rug.

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Relax, they’re just plastic. But tell that to Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones Jr.

95. Care to use a potion tray?

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What’s in these bottles almost seems all too real. Yet, please don’t eat any of the contents.

96. This gate must be a prime crow hangout spot.

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Okay, these are fake. But it certainly gives you a chill up your spine.

97. A candy corn bouquet might suit your tastes.

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Includes 2 crows. While most of the foliage looks quite dead.

98. Perhaps a haunted birdcage for your raven will be to your liking.

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This one is made out of metal and includes lights. Also, the bird is fake. Not sure if it says, “Nevermore.”

99. These skeletons can really use a hand.

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They don’t seem to have the proper equipment to climb the roof. So they help each other to varying degrees of success.

100. This witchy wreath should have some flowers.

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Includes witch boots and hat. Not to mention, might contain a pumpkin or two.

Halloween Party Tricks or Treats (But Mostly Treats, Sort of) (Sixth Edition)

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Now that October has begun, it’s time to get scary. So I usually begin with my post of Halloween treats. Though I usually start after Columbus Day, I’m going to Charlotte to see my sister sometime later this month. So I decided to get the Halloween posts out early. Nonetheless, you find plenty of Halloween delights ranging from the utterly disgusting to the endlessly adorable. They may consist of ghosts, jack o’ lanterns, Frankenstein monsters, body parts, skeletons, witches, and what not. Yet, spooky food is bound to make one’s Halloween party worthwhile. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of Halloween treats. Enjoy, if you dare.

  1. Want an eyeball in your monster cupcake?
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These are chocolate topped with green icing and slime. Perfect for any monster mash.

2. These cookies are really batty.

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While most bat cookies have black wings, these have wings in a variety of colors and patterns. Like the purple one with stars.

3. Hope you give any bones about these skull cupcakes.

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The skulls are probably made from candy. Has M&M eyes. So cute and scary.

4. Help yourself to a spider bun.

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Seems like they contain cheese and are toasted underneath. Also have pretzel stick legs.

5. These Frankenstein Rice Krispie treats are monstrously tasty.

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Each consists of a bar with a Frankenstein monster face. They’re so cute it’s scary.

6. Nothing makes your monster mash like these monster cupcakes.

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Well, the monsters are quite cute than scary. Though a purple one does have 3 eyes.

7. Can I interest you in Frankencake?

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It’s just a cake with Frankenstein’s monster on it. A perfect dessert for any Halloween party.

8. A jack o’ lantern calzone makes an ideal hot lunch.

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I call it a calzone since it has a jack o’ lantern crust on top of it. But it’s nonetheless adorable.

9. Perhaps your little monster would like this haunted house bento house.

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The haunted house is made from cheese on a pita. Includes bats and ghosts.

10. Nobody can resist these batty cupcakes.

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They have faces made out of cookies. Also have chocolate cookie wings.

11. Want a piece of this jack o’ lantern cake?

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It’s actually a tear away cupcake cake. Feel free to take a bite if you dare.

12. Want to try these ghostly strawberries?

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These are strawberries dipped in white chocolate. Contain chocolate chip eyes and mouths.

13. Impress your Halloween party guests with this jack o’ lantern snack tray.

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Luckily most snacks are in shades of yellow and orange. Use olives for the eyes, nose, and mouth.

14. A chocolate pretzel monster might suit your fancy.

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These are mostly pretzel sticks covered in chocolate. These are purple.

15. This scary cake is bound to be a grave yard smash.

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It’s a graveyard cake. Even has a graham cracker shack and cookie tombstones.

16. Apparently, the witch got smashed by this cupcake.

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You could see her legs though. By the way, cupcake has green icing.

17. Seems like these monstrous cake pops are here to see you.

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Each of them has an eye made from icing and M&Ms. But each is iced and sprinkled in a different color.

18. You’ll come crawling for this spider cookie.

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This one has M&M and chocolate chip eyes. Also has pretzel legs. So cute.

19. Hocus Pocus fans would love these brownies.

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They’re the book brownies from that movie. Each of them contains an eye.

20. You can dip anything into this cheesy pumpkin.

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Covered either by Cheez-Its or Doritos. Facial features consist of olive pieces.

21. You’ll find plenty of scary creatures on this cheese pizza.

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Consists of spiders, bats, pumpkins, and ghosts. Great for any Halloween party and lunch.

22.  Perhaps you’d want a tombstone on a Rice Krispie treats.

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Seems more like a pudding treat. Has candy corn pumpkins beside the Oreo tombstones.

23. Feel free to have a chocolate spider.

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Man, these look creepy. All have licorice legs and blackberry heads.

24. These black cat cakes will always make your Halloween purr-fect.

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Each of these even has green eyes. Also they’re covered in chocolate. Must be delicious.

25. Want some green hot chocolate?

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The marshmallows have eyes. Don’t want to know what’s cooking in that cup.

26. Eat, drink, and be scary with these Halloween pop tarts.

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Not sure what these are. Are they hot pockets? Pop tarts? Calzones?

27. This pizza is infested with spiders.

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Relax, these are olives on a spider web pizza. And yes, the web’s made from cheese.

28. Make your Halloween fun with these peeps cupcakes.

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Yes, they have those inedible marshmallow candies for Halloween, too. It’s all part of Christmasfication at its finest. After all, why stick with one holiday if you can profit from them all?

29. Get a bite out of these jack o’ lantern cookies.

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Each of these is professionally decorated. While they all have their own unique expressions.

30. These cookies are nothing short of monstrous.

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Well, there only a few monsters here. One’s a mummy, by the way.

31. Pumpkin or black cat peanut butter bites, anyone?

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They’re all covered in chocolate. Though only the cats have eyes, ears, and a tail.

32. These spider buns are especially cheesy.

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They’re also covered in poppy seeds. So best you don’t eat if you have a job interview coming up sometime that week.

33. You’ll find plenty of spiders crawling on this cake.

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They seem to be made of peanut M&Ms. Come in green, orange, and yellow.

34. Feel free to dip your nachos in Franckenguac.

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Because Frankenstein’s monster is normally depicted in green. Hair’s made out of black nachos. Facial features made from sour cream and olives.

35. You’ll be crawling for these Halloween spider cookies.

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They’re peanut butter cookies with Reese’s cups. Have icing legs and eyes with chocolate chip pupils.

36. You might enjoy these ghostly chocolate cake bites.

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They’re dripped with white icing and chocolate chip eyes. Though before you dump the icing, put them on a plate first.

37. Want some ghostly pizza bites?

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Each of these is on a little pizza as a slice of cheese. And yes, they’re spookily adorable.

38.  Feel free to feast on this jack o’ lantern veggie tray.

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Mostly consists of baby carrots. Mouth and nose are made from cucumber slices. Eyes are dip bowls. While the stem’s mostly celery.

39. You’ll love these adorably frightful meringue spiders.

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And yes, they’re chocolate. Got to love the licorice legs and beady green M&M eyes.

40. These zombie cookies are good beyond the grave.

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You can tell they’re zombies since they have brains sticking out. Not to mention missing an eye.

41. Have a spooky good time with some ghostly bark.

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It’s just bark with ghosts on it. Available in orange and purple.

42. Want to taste some Jell-O witch’s brew?

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It’s just a pudding cauldron cup with eyes and candy bones. Perfect for any Halloween party.

43. Perhaps you’d want a cake like this on the graveyard shift.

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It’s actually a 2-tiered graveyard cake. Has a tombstone at the top. Also includes ghosts and pumpkins.

44. Perhaps you’d like a small monster truffle.

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Doused in purple icing and decorated in sprinkles. Sure they may be cyclops. But they’re adorable.

45. Feel free to take a brainy cupcake.

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I was wondering when I’ll get to some of the more disgusting treats. Still, the brains are made of icing.

46. These jack o’lantern cupcakes can be frightfully delightful.

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All have orange icing that’s dripping on the edges. All have a marshmallow jack-o’-lantern on top.

47. Grace your Halloween dessert platter with this zombie unicorn cake.

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Because why should we be deprived unicorns this Halloween? Sure it’s dead but it’s quite scary for the occasion.

48. Your spooky Halloween party’s never complete without some jack-o’-lantern cupcakes.

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You can see they’re decked with orange and black icing. Some have candy leaves on them.

49. Treat your witches with these witch hat cookies.

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They mostly consist of chocolate shortbread cookies with Hershey’s kisses on them. Each has a different color icing ribbon.

50. Treat yourself this Halloween with some spider pudding pie.

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This mostly consist of a spider web with Oreo spiders on them. Their eyes are so cute.

51. Who could ever resist these Twinkie ghosts?

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These consist of Twinkies cut in half, doused in white chocolate, and sport chocolate chip eyes. And yes, they’re adorable.

52. You’d be scared not to take these cookies.

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Mostly consist of black cats and bats. And all covered in black sprinkles.

53. Want to try this chocolate spider web cookie cake?

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It’s on a chocolate cookie with white icing. And yes, the spiders are made out of Oreos.

54. Want a slice of candy corn cake?

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Well, at least it’s tastier than the real sugar wax candies. Even have a smiling face.

55. Some witch must’ve run into a cake.

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She might’ve been drunk on too much potion. Please don’t drink and fly. You never know what you’ll hit.

56. You’ll be crawling for a chocolate spider’s web cheesecake.

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This one has a more refined web design. The spider’s made from a chocolate cookie.

57. Nothing makes a spooky Halloween party like a jack-o’-lantern cake.

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Of course, you’d have to use multiple layers. Not to mention put a green ice cream cone on top.

58. Perhaps you might want a meringue ghost or two.

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And yes, they’re white with chocolate chip eyes. Perfect for your Halloween dessert platter.

59. You’d like to break with these Frankenstein Kit-Kat bars.

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They’re just Kit-Kat bars with Frankenstein faces. And yes, they’re covered with icing with chocolate chip eyes. Also uses Reese’s cups for hair.

60. You’ll be all wrapped up with these mummy Oreos.

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They’re in white chocolate with drizzle. While these are served on black napkins.

61. You won’t have any bad luck with this black cat cake.

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Technically it’s a chocolate cake with chocolate icing. But it’s still cute even with rather intimidating features.

62. These cauldron cupcakes are quite bubbly.

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Though I think the bubbles are just candy. While they all seemed stirred by a pretzel stick.

63. For your black cat cake, try these black cat cupcakes.

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Yes, they’re more chocolate than black. But they’re all covered in sprinkles.

64. There’s something ghostly about this pudding treat.

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Well, the ghost is made from white chocolate. Then again, it might be an ice cream treat. Has chocolate chip eyes, too.

65. You wouldn’t want to venture into this Oreo graveyard.

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Seems more like a pudding treat. Has candy corn pumpkins beside the Oreo tombstones.

66. Grace your appetizer platter with this scary clown veggie tray.

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These veggies are so healthy it’s scary. And yes, this clown will still scare the hell out of you.

67. Bet you might want to feast on this tombstone cupcake.

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Yes, that’s a worm. But the tombstone’s made out of a wafer cookie sandwich.

68. These Rice Krispie treats sure get quite brainy.

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Yes, they’re shaped like brains which is pretty disgusting. And yes, they’re pretty disgusting.

69. These eye of newt donuts are simply monstrous.

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All of these drip in brightly colored icing with candy eyes. While they’re all decorated with sprinkles.

70. Perhaps you might want some lunch with Death.

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Includes the Grim Reaper dressed in a robe of black nachos around a salad skeletal face. He even has a scythe. So cute.

71. These ghost cake squares will be great for your Halloween dessert platter.

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The ghosts are tufts of whipped cream with chocolate chip eyes. While the squares are orange with a chocolate bottom.

72. No one can resist these monstrous whoopie pies.

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Each of these are made out of brownie with a white chocolate chip jaw. They even have their tongues sticking out.

73.  Monster pretzels make a scary Halloween snack.

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Each one has an eye on it. And yes, they’re all a variety of different colors.

74. Someone must’ve bit into these cupcakes.

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Well, those are supposed to be vampire fang marks. Since they vant to suck your blood, which strawberry syrup.

75. With these peeps, have a spooky graveyard cake.

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Sure, you might not eat the peeps. But they’re quite scary with the grave signs and ghosts.

76. These chocolate owl pretzels will certainly be a hoot.

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Each of these has eyes of chocolate chip and icing. Their noses are made out of peanut M&Ms.

77. Want a bloody truffle?

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These have knifes and axes going through them, which I don’t think are edible. The blood is made out of cherry syrup, I think.

78. These mummy pretzels come all wrapped up.

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They’re pretzel sticks dipped in white chocolate and covered in drizzle. Yet, all have smiley faces.

79.  You can really sink your teeth into these vampire cookie sandwiches.

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These are chocolate chip cookies with chocolate icing filling. They also have M&M eyes and white chocolate chip fangs.

80. Feel free to dip into this cheesy brain.

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Yes, that’s a brainy cheese ball. Perfect on any Halloween appetizer platter.

Celebrate the Stars and Stripes Forever with These Star Spangled 4th of July Craft Projects (Fourth Edition)

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In the United States, since the 4th of July is considered the nation’s birthday, many Americans go all out with red, white, and blue decorations to show their patriotic pride. Some decorate their home with American flags. Some use other star-spangled decorations that you see in the photo above. While many Americans may purchase their Americana décor in a store, some might prefer to make their own. Unlike the treats, you can use these craft decorations year after year. As you can see on Pinterest and Etsy, you need not go far to find it. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of 4th of July craft projects.

  1. Perhaps you might want to put the stars inside the lantern.
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This one has red and blue lights inside. Perfect for any patriotic corner table.

2. Any patriotic mantle should have an American flag saw.

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Yes, I showed one before. But this one has the stripes go in a straight line.

3. A 4th of July wreath should come with star-spangled stars.

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This one uses 5-pointed stars of all sizes. Great for any all-American front door.

4. Make your salute to our country with these 4th of July blocks.

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One block says “4th of July.” The other says “USA.” The one in the middle has carved wooden stars in red and blue.

5. Nothing makes a more patriotic 4th of July like a red and white pom-pom wreath.

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This one has red and white pom poms and small blue stars. So pretty.

6. Don’t like wreaths? Use an umbrella bouquet instead.

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Contains red and white flowers with American flags. An all-American bouquet if there ever was one.

7. Bet you’ve never seen a 4th of July wreath like this before.

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This one is made out of curled cloth pieces. Like the red, white, and blue flowers in the center.

8. Grace your star-spangled table with this all-American bouquet.

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Mostly consists of sparkly and Dr. Seuss like decorations. Also includes a metal blue star in a blue bucket. Makes a great centerpiece.

9. Care for a star-spangled star?

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This star is decked like an American flag. Like the red, white, and blue decomesh bow.

10. Celebrate the spirit 1776 with this wooden plaque.

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Has red and white stripes. “1776” appears in shiny blue block numbers.

11. Celebrate the American spirit with this block American flag.

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Sure it might be a small flag. But our American flag is very hard to copy onto a small surface.

12. A giant Uncle Sam nutcracker should always stand by your door.

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Here he stands on a drum and waves a Betsy Ross flag. Sure it’s creepy but it’s incredible.

13. Make your 4th of July festive with these bouquets.

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Both use hats as a vase. One kind of resembles Uncle Sam’s. Love the flowers.

14. Any American would love these star-spangled flowers.

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These have starry centers and striped petals. The milk pail vase adds a rustic touch.

15. Support our troops this 4th of July with this wreath.

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Contains red, white, blue, and camouflage. Also includes an American flag and dog tags.

16. With these wooden candles, your 4th of July will be a blast.

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These are painted like the American flag. While they shoot up shiny stars in red, white, and blue.

17. Nothing makes 4th of July memorable like a wreath of the stars and stripes.

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This one is made from a stars and stripes ribbon. Include firework craft effects, American flags, and the word “Freedom” on the bottom.

18. Perhaps a more rustic 4th of July wreath will suit your tastes.

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This one is covered with burlap and denim. While it sports “4th” in big red print.

19. For your 4th of July bonfire use a pit like this.

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Depicts a flag and fireworks in iron. Perfect for any 4th of July party.

20. A 4th of July display should always include at least one firework.

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This one includes star-spangled ribbons and other red, white, and blue decorations. Makes a great centerpiece.

21. The more fireworks in your 4th of July bouquet the better.

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Each of these firecrackers is decked in red, white, and blue. The patterns are either stars or stripes.

22. Perhaps you might like a pallet stars and stripes.

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This one is in a Betsy Ross pattern. Though the stars seem to resemble an oval more than a circle.

23. Enjoy your 4th of July with these sand candles.

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Okay, the candles are fake for safety reasons. But the sand is nonetheless red, white, and blue.

24. Honor our serving men and women with this picture frame.

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Well, it’s more of a collage with a soldier picture and a wooden American flag. But any patriotic American would want it.

25. A rope red, white, and blue wreath is just as nice.

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Well, the wreath is mostly white with a little red. But the 3 blue stars give it a patriotic shine.

26. Perhaps you’d want a small flag on your mantle.

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This is made out of wood. Yet, the stars and stripes barely fit on it.

27. This American summer, curl up with this patchwork blanket.

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This one has patches of red, white and blue. But only the blue sports white stars.

28. Any patriot would die for a burlap wreath like this.

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This one is covered in red star ribbon and shiny star decorations. Love the bow, though.

29. Care to have red and blue stars on your white candles?

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Yes, these are real candles. But the stars make them perfect for 4th of July.

30. Show your pride for the USA with these block letters.

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Though they may be made of wood, they’re far more fancy than the letters you’ve probably seen. Also contains more patriotic touches.

31. A 4th of July wreath should always have an Uncle Sam hat.

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This one is decomesh with a shiny hat in the center. Great for any star-spangled front door.

32. Patriotic pockets should always have flowers.

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Well, these pockets are blue with white stars and red flowers. Also includes an American flag. Looks great on a white picket fence.

33. Feel free to put some American flags in your flower pot.

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Or pail, as this one is. Make sure the flowers are red, white, or blue.

34. Perhaps you’d want a heart wreath with bandanas.

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Make sure you tie them on the wire and put stars on the blue part. Perfect for any all-American home.

 

35. Have your all-American girl deck this cute 4th of July dress.

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This is for a small girl. While the blue skirt has stars and the red edging has white polka dots.

36. Greet your guests with this 4th of July wreath with folded paper.

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Well, these papers are folded in circles with stars on top. Each is in red, white, or blue.

37. Any soldier would want a rag wreath like this.

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Sure the cloth bits are felt. Yet, it’s a heart in blazing red, white, blue, and camouflage.

38. Got a straw hat? Make an Uncle Sam wreath out of it.

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This one uses string for the hair and beard. It even has a hat, ironically.

39. Feel free to wrap the grand old flag on your wreath.

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I don’t think it’s that old. But it does go nicely on a wreath like this.

40. A wooden flag cross should always have burlap bow.

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Well, I usually don’t take church and state separation when showing crosses like these. But I would try to show American flag items of other religions if I come across them.

41. Care to have an American flag at your window.

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Well, a window frame, anyway. Since the flag seems to go through it.

42. This Uncle Sam hat has all the bells and whistles.

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I only meant that figuratively, of course. Still, makes a great centerpiece on any American table.

43. Perhaps you might want some extra patriotic decoration on this white lantern.

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Includes ribbons of red, white, and blue as well as a small Uncle Sam hat. So pretty.

44. Make a patriotic impression this 4th of July with these Uncle Sam hat bouquets.

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Includes red, white, and blue flowers. Wonder what those squiggly things are.

45. A striped wreath should include a few stars.

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As long as the stripes and stars are red, white, and blue. Great for any home celebrating the 4th of July.

46. A bald eagle should always be majestic on an American flag.

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After all, the bald eagle is our country’s national symbol. Since it can always soar high in the sky.

47. A red and white striped canvas should always contain a blue star.

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This especially goes for this 4th of July decoration. Also includes a white tulle bow and branches of red berries.

48. Grace your living room with this American flag coffee table.

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It’s basically a simple wooden table with the American flag painted on it. Great for indoors and outdoors.

49. Anyone want Uncle Sam in their garden?

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Okay, this guy’s made out of wood. But he does bring some star-spangled charm.

50. Show your pride for the stars and stripes with these pinwheel hair clips.

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They look more like flowers to me. But each is in red, white, and blue felt glory.

51. A ragged flag always looks great in a frame.

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This one uses felt strips of red, white, and blue for the stars and stripes. Also says, “God Bless America” on the top.

52. Welcome your guests this Independence Day with this American flag curtain.

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This one includes sentiments of Americana. And all on printed scrolls.

53. Any American girl would appreciate a patriotic skirt like this.

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Consists of red and white stripes under a blue fabric with polka dots. Sure they’re not stars, but they’ll do.

54. You can make a pretty vase with red and white striped straws.

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By the way, these straws are made of paper. But I love the blue ribbon tying them together.

55. Perhaps you can put a red, white, and blue bow in your hair.

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Well, it’s made from red, white, and blue ribbons. Though one has white dots instead of stars.

56. A simple rustic wreath will always do.

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This one has a red bow with a blue cloth of white stars. Also includes an American flag near the top.

57. Nothing makes 4th of July a patriotic spectacle like a decomesh wreath like this.

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This is an American flag wreath. You can see the stars in blue near the top.

58. You might want a star in the red white and blue.

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This one has a lovely painting with the blue part containing white stars. So pretty.

59. An American flag should be covered in flowers.

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The flowers are fake, of course. Nonetheless, this is a rather creative design. Love it.

60. Deck your American home with this Uncle Sam wine bottle.

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This one has Uncle Sam’s face painted on it. And yes, it’s pretty adorable.

61. “Oh, crown thy hood with brotherhood/From sea to shining sea.”

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This one has Uncle Sam’s face painted on it. And yes, it’s pretty adorable.

62. A ribbon wreath should have at least 2 flags.

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The ribbons are red, white, and blue, naturally. Like the red bow on top.

63. Welcome your guests with this epic 4th of July display.

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Includes red, white, and blue firecrackers. Also has Uncle Sam at the top.

64. A burlap flag wreath brings a rustic touch.

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Has 3 stars in the blue near the top. Great for any American door around Independence Day.

65. A lantern decoration can’t have too many ribbons.

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This one is on a lantern. Some of the bows are even in an American flag pattern.

66. You might be in the mood for a patriotic window.

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Includes a wreath and a chain of stars in red, white, and blue. Perfect for any patriotic home.

67. Since pinwheels are popular this time of year, why not a pinwheel flag?

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Sure it’s not an exact replica. But it’s kind of cool if you think of it.

68. Want some wooden candles in a metal bin?

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Well, there’s only a couple of them. But they’re both painted like the American flag.

69. Let God bless America with this flowery flag cross.

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Good for a funeral for servicemen. Also topped with a star-spangled ribbon.

70. With paper flowers, you can make your own bouquet.

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You can even use blue wine bottles as vases. And both have gingham bows.

71. A flowery wreath should always have a big hollow star on it.

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This one has a large white one. In the middle, it says, “Happy 4th of July.”

72. An Uncle Sam hat isn’t complete without any golden stars sticking out.

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Well, gold, red, white, and blue stars along with gold berries. Perfect as a centerpiece.

73. Bet you’ve never seen stars like these.

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They’re wooden stars with wooden frames. One has stars. One has stripes.

74. Want a make a firework? Paint a stick and put string on it.

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Each is painted in red, white, and blue. And they’re put in a twig nest.

75. Curl up on your all-American couch with this flag pillow.

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The red and white stripes are made from fabric strips. As the stars on the corner are made from buttons.

76. This American flag comes in 6 parts.

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The red and white stripes are made from fabric strips. As the stars on the corner are made from buttons.

77. A clothespin wreath may intrigue you.

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Consists of red clothespins with white stripes and white clothespins with red spots. The blue ones have stars.

78. How about a wreath wrapped in a flag?

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Includes a star on the top. Great for any front door on the 4th of July.

79. I’m sure any girl would want American flag flowers in her hair.

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One has red and white stripes. The others are white and blue. So cute.

80. A red wagon should have plenty of patriotic décor.

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This one will really show the fireworks. Also includes American flags and flowers.

81. Curl up on your couch with this American flag quilt.

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Well, it doesn’t exactly resemble a flag. But it’s a real patchwork to hang.

82. Hope you’ll enjoy these firecrackers in this bouquet.

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They’re set in a white pail. But at least these fireworks won’t explode on you.

83. How about a rug of Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty?

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They’re even adorned in American flag attire. Perfect for any liberty loving home.

84. Perhaps a few striped candles might do for your 4th of July.

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Make sure that they have red and blue stripes along with white stars. Has stars sprouting out of their wick holes.

85. Your little Uncle Sam can use a suit.

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The little boy has a cotton beard. Still, he looks quite cute.

86. A 4th of July wreath can use a few bows.

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Some are red, some are striped, and some are blue with white polka dots. So pretty.

87. A straw wreath is sure to impress.

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Yes, they’re paper straws. But they’re striped in red, white, and blue.

88. Perhaps your 4th of July wreath can use a star in the center.

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This one has strips tied to the frame. While the star says, “God Bless America.”

89. I call this the Liberty Tree.

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Since it has hearts on a tree that are red, white, and blue. And on a copy of a math book page.

90. Any America should relish a wreath of roses.

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Okay, they’re fake. But they’re in true American red, white, and blue with stars.

91. You can put anything inside an Uncle Sam hat.

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Has evergreen branches, stars, and an American flag inside. Makes a great centerpiece.

92. Got a grater? Make a decoration out of it.

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Has a star and a flag inside. Great to put beside the door.

93. An Uncle Sam bouquet always has to include red roses.

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Sure it’s part of a collection. Yet, the roses surely look fabulous.

94. A rag wreath can do with some firecrackers.

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Also includes stars in red, white, and blue. Great for any American front door.

95. Seems like this Uncle Sam is unusually potted here.

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That’s because he’s made out of flower pots. So adorable.

96. No one can resist this star-spangled star.

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It’s made from wood scraps. Includes a scheme of red, white and blue.

97. This American flag cross has a horseshoe for luck.

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This one is made from 2 pallet strips. And yes, they’re painted in the stars and stripes.

98. These firecrackers will be a blast at your 4th of July table.

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And they’re all in red, white, and blue patterns. Like the stars on the wires to create sparks.

99. A pinwheel wreath is simply spectacular.

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This is especially if the pinwheels are shiny. Wonder if they actually turn with the wind when hung on a door.

100. A proud patriot would hang this Uncle Sam.

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This one even uses long hat and a long fuzzy beard. So cute.

Salute the Red, White, and Blue United States of America with These Patriotic 4th of July Treats (Fifth Edition)

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Now that summer is around the corner and Father’s Day is over, it’s on to prepare for the 4th of July, or Independence Day. Normally, this would inspire patriotism, fireworks, and anything red, white, and blue. However, during the dark times of the Trump administration, it’s very difficult for me to get pumped with patriotic pride except when it comes to, “Impeach the Motherfucker.” Anyway, during this time, you’ll find plenty of stores across the country filled with red, white, and blue patriotic decorations, flags, and paper plates. In addition, the 4th of July is a time of fireworks and barbecues. And nothing inspires patriotic devotion to the flag like some star-spangled treats, which is where I come in. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasury of star-spangled 4th of July treats.

  1. Don’t forget to add blueberries to your red and white cheesecakes.

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Because a 4th of July dessert has to be red, white, and blue. Includes mint leaves for flavor.

2. Nothing makes a 4th of July party like a star-spangled cake.

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The cake is blue with white stars. Also includes folded red and white stripes.

3. A 4th of July cake should always have Lady Liberty on top.

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Since she’s a beacon of liberty throughout the world. Of course, you don’t want Trump anywhere near her.

4. Grace your star-spangled dessert platter with an American flag ruffle cake.

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Well, it’s like an American flag cake but fancier. Perfect for any 4th of July party.

5. Any American will love a Lady Liberty cake with fireworks.

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It’s a more festive Lady Liberty cake but way more festive. Includes a star base and sailboats.

6. A summer 4th of July cake should always contain some fruit.

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Includes strawberries and blueberries over white icing and 2 tiers. If you want healthier options for dessert, this cake’s for you.

7. Instead of ice cream sandwiches, cake batter sandwiches can be just as nice.

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All of these have batter between 2 graham crackers and include, red, white, and blue sprinkles. Some even have stars.

8. 4th of July bites contain all that fruity patriotic goodness.

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Contains raspberries and blueberries. Each tart includes a couple of crusty stars.

9. Perhaps you might want some dessert kabobs.

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Consist of iced marshmallows, strawberries, and cake stars. And it seems the stars contain red and blue stuff inside.

10. Nobody could resist these patriotic trifle treats.

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One side has raspberries. The other side has blueberries. Both sides have stars.

11. No 4th of July cake can be more star-spangled than this.

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This one has 3 tiers with stars in red, white, and blue configurations. Only the white tier has the flag, though.

12. 4th of July cupcakes should always have red, white, and blue icing.

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Helps that these are chocolate. Yet, each one wishes a happy 4th of July to you.

13. You might prefer some fruity red, white, and blue kabobs.

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Consists of strawberries, blueberries, and banana slices. And all on skewers.

14. A great 4th of July cake should always have a few stars.

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This one has 2 tiers. One consists of red and white stripes. The other is blue with white stars.

15. Cool off this Independence Day with these American flag jello bars.

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May or may not contain alcohol, depending on who brings them. Still, wonder how these jello shapes could have many colors.

16. A small fruity patriotic tart may suit your appetite.

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Contains strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. And it can fit on a small plate.

17. A red, white, and blue trifle will make a lovely addition to your 4th of July dessert platter.

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Has strawberries and blueberries on top. While red and blue cake pieces are mixed with whipped cream inside.

18. Perhaps you might want a star-spangled tart with strawberries.

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Well, this one contains strawberries and blueberries on top of white icing. Perfect for any 4th of July party.

19. Red, white, and blue shoes belong on any 4th of July cake.

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Cake is even trimmed with red, white, and blue flower stars. While it contains stars on the sides.

20. Treat your guests this 4th of July with this fruity cheesecake.

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Contains strawberries and blueberries on top. Perfect for any patriotic dessert platter.

21. A red, white, and blue cake always needs a few patriotic pinwheels.

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Sure you can’t eat the pinwheels. But they emphasize star-spangled pride.

22. An icing trifle can be just as sweet.

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Contains strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows. Has red and blue cake on the bottom.

23. Anyone would love a cake with stars and stripes.

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Has 3 tiers with stripes in the middle. Still, got to love the white bow on top.

24. Nothing makes an American treat like these star tarts.

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Each tart contains strawberries inside. Though I recommend you eat these with a plate.

25. Any patriot would want these starry cupcakes.

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These have blue icing and white stars on them. Will go quite nicely with the star tarts.

26. A simple patriotic cake will always do.

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This one has 3 tiers of red, white, and blue. And each has minimal decoration dots.

27. The Statue of Liberty should always stand tall on a red, white, and blue foundation.

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She stands on 2 tiers. One has stripes. The other is blue with white stars.

28. Nothing makes your 4th of July party like firework hotdogs.

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These are covered with hotdog wraps with cheese triangles on top. Served on a stick.

29. Patriotic flag wavers will love this Uncle Sam cake.

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Yes, it’s professionally made like a lot of cakes on these posts. But he’s nevertheless adorable. And no, you can’t eat the flag.

30. This star is happy to salute the red, white, and blue.

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Yes, that’s a smiling star holding the American flag. And yes, its edges are covered in sprinkles.

31. An angel food cake like this will put you in a patriotic heaven.

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Has 3 layers with strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries on top of icing. Perfect for any patriot’s dessert platter.

32. Perhaps a true patriot would want a 4th of July cake like this.

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The bottom tier has the US Constitution. The top tier has the American flag.

33. Nothing makes your patriotic dessert platter like red, white, and blue sugar cookies.

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Of course, food coloring is involved here. But they make a charming dessert addition.

34. No American can resist these patriotic cake pops.

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These sit on top American flag pencils. Also includes chocolate stars and toothpick American flags. Oh, and they’re covered in red, white, and blue sprinkles.

35. Care for a patriotic M&M cookie?

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These are chocolate cookies with M&M flower designs. And yes, they are the red, white, and blue ones.

36. Would you like some trifle in a cup?

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Contains blueberries, raspberries, and whipped cream inside. And yes, it’s quite fruity.

37. This star-spangled cake is a real patchwork.

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Has blue and white squares with red and white stars. While the American flag is front and center.

38. These star bites make great all-American appetizers.

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Each of these consists of a hotdog slice and a hotdog wrap in a star shape. You can even dip them in cheese.

39. These patriotic cookies will warm your all-American heart.

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Includes cupcakes and stars. Stars have red, white, and blue decorations. Cupcakes have hearts and sprinkles.

40. Anyone would love these patriotic cookies.

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Yes, they’re professionally made. Yet, each gives you an aura of the stars and stripes and the summer.

41. Iced cookies must have red and blue swirls.

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Of course, you have to keep up the patriotic spirit. But make sure you don’t make a mess.

42. With this cake, you can begin your 4th of July with a bang.

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Well, the design on top is supposed to resemble a firework. Yet, make sure you use red, white, and blue icing.

43. No American should take a pass with these 4th of July cookies.

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Mostly consist of hearts, stars, and American flags. And all in red, white, and blue glory.

44. You’ll have a blast with these fireworks cookies.

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The firecrackers may be blue. But they surely give a blast of red.

45. Any American will have to try these American flag brownies.

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Each one has a blueberry and a star in the corner. While the brownies are chocolate.

46. You might enjoy these patriotic cupcakes.

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These include straws and drizzle. Each is topped with white icing. So pretty.

47. Why leave your dog out of the 4th of July festivities?

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Yes, these are 4th of July dog treats. And yes, they’re in red, white, and blue.

48. Your 4th of July can’t be complete without this star-spangled cake.

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This one has stripes on the edges and stars on the top. Lovely for any 4th of July party.

49. Feel free to drape the American flag on this cake.

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Yes, it’s supposed to resemble a flag being crumpled up. Though I’m pretty sure it’s edible.

50. Perhaps you’d like this patriotic ice cream treat on Independence Day.

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This is an ice cream cone with red sprinkles and blueberries on the top. Perfect patriotic frozen treat.

51. A fireworks cupcake should go all out on the red, white, and blue.

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Though the icing here kind of resembles toothpaste. Still, like the fireworks decoration on top.

52. Celebrate Independence Day with this cake of the Statue of Liberty.

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I’m sure this one would be used for a large party. Yet, she stands quite gracefully.

53. This 4th of July picnic, treat your guests to some red, white, and blue fruit salad.

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Includes strawberries and blueberries. Not sure what else.

54. 4th of July trifle should always include some red velvet stars.

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Also has blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream. Perfect for any patriotic dessert platter.

55. Fruit kabobs should always include stars.

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Also has strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows. Just to get the red, white, and blue.

56. A 4th of July cake should be bursting with stars.

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This one has red, silver, and blue stars. Love the red and blue bow.

57. For a cool treat, you can’t beat these star ice cream sandwiches.

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Each one has a red and star blue cookie along with vanilla ice cream in between. Decorated with red, white, and blue sprinkles.

58. Care for a shooting star cookie?

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These have white and blue stripes. Contains red sugar inside.

59. Perhaps you might prefer a patriotic parfait.

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Has white and red jello stripes. While the blueberries sit atop.

60. Enjoy your 4th of July with some patriotic fudge.

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Come in red, white, and blue blocks. Each is decked with sprinkles.

61. Hope you can enjoy these patriotic hand pies.

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Not sure what flavor they are. Though 2 have stars while one has a flag.

62. Patriotic popcorn makes for a great 4th of July treat.

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This is basically popcorn covered with blue and red sugar. Because it’s supposed to be red, white, and blue.

63. No American can resist these patriotic pretzel bites.

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Consists of waffle pretzels with blue and M&Ms in white icing. An ideal patriotic snack.

64. Perhaps you might prefer some patriotic swirl cookie bars.

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The cookies are in red and while. While they’re topped with blue icing and sprinkles.

65. This 4th of July, treat your guests to some raspberry pie.

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You can even see stars on the crust. Nonetheless, feel free to serve.

66. Would you like some patriotic fruit salad?

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Consists of blueberries, strawberries, and banana slices. And all arranged into an American flag.

67. For healthier options, you might like some patriotic quinoa.

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Has strawberries and blackberries in it. Reminds me of some oatmeal in a commercial.

68. Cool down with some red, white, and blue popsicles.

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The top is blue while the rest consists of red and white stripes. Not sure how you get the colors together though.

69. Care for a Rice Krispie American flag?

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This one has icing red stripes and sprinkle stars on blue icing. Wonder how large the plate is though.

70. You’ll find this pie all covered with stars.

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The stars are made from pie crusts. Great for any 4th of July picnic.

71. Want any stars with your patriotic fruit salad?

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Contains strawberries and blueberries. While the stars are white.

72. Suit yourself to these red, white, and blue cookies.

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Well, these have red, white, and blue stripes. But they sure look tasty and easy to make.

73. Nothing is more patriotic on the 4th of July than red, white, and blue jello stars.

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Depending on host, may or may not contain alcohol. Yet, it has red, white, and blue layers.

74. This 4th of July grace your platter with these stars and stripes cookie bars.

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The top has red, white, and blue stripes on icing. While the filling has red and blue bits inside.

75. A fruity cake can use a few sparklers.

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This one has whipped cream and strawberry slices on the edges. While the blueberries are on top.

76. Salute your country with an American flag sheet cake.

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Yes, this is professionally made. But it surely shows the stars and stripes.

77. Surely an American flag doesn’t have to cover a whole cake.

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This one only has the flag in a triangle half. The rest of it is white.

78. A Statue of Liberty cake always stands tall.

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This one was made to denote a critical anniversary. Still, best to give your tired and poor.

79. Maybe you’d like a cake with an American flag square.

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The stripes on this cake are around the edges. The stars are on top.

80. Care for these American flag cookies?

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The red and white ones are of stripes. The blue ones contain stars. Said to be good for kids.

The Pastel World of Easter Village Houses (Third Edition)

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Now we’re on to the Easter village houses. A holdover from the similar Christmas tradition, you’ll find many of them sporting pastel and spring colors, cute animals, colored eggs, and flowers. Nonetheless, since promoting for other holidays is profitable, you’ll find many companies encourage people to create their own springtime town within the confines of their homes. Some of these might be the porcelain houses that light up from the inside. But there’s a putz set as well. These houses are usually made out of cardboard but are painted and covered with glitter. They may light up from the inside and possibly have pipe cleaner trees. Yet, they can be stunning just the same. Nonetheless, for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of Easter village houses. Enjoy.

  1. Make a stop at Bunny’s Easter Gift Shoppe.
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It’s a yellow building with a yellow roof. Has flowers outside the windows. Like the basket.

2. Perhaps a pink tower house could evoke the Easter spirit.

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Comes with 3 pink pipe cleaner trees. Includes bunnies and toadstools, too.

3. A lime green house will really stand out with purple.

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The front lawn contains a basket with purple roses. While the bunny stands in the front area.

4. Care to show some love for a small pink cottage?

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This little house has a yellow heart above the door. Also includes an Easter egg and a bunny.

5. A small pink house could suit anyone’s fancy.

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Includes 2 bunnies with a basket of eggs. And all on a hat box to match.

6. A pink house should always have flowers.