Here is another edition of a Tim Burton Christmas or in other words a nightmare before Christmas. Here is a DIY for the spider snowflake that jack skellington did in the movie. I got the tutorial from the blog DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Props it is the best blog for everything nightmare before Christmas that you would love to make. I got my instructions on how to make mine from her website. Penolopy Bulnick has made a symmetrical version of the spiderweb snowflake that can easily be cut out with scissors. She was even nice enough to create a free PDF printable: Click Here for Free Snowflake Printable
I love the nightmare before Christmas, because it is a frightfully way to incorporate Halloween into Christmas in which I am all for it. It is by far my favorite movie of all time, so here is a DIY project for the man eating wreath featured in the movie. The tutorial instructions came from Kristie's blog DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Props where I found the instructions on how to make mine.
What you will need is:
- 2 strands of wired garland - 6ft
- 2 plastic spoons
- Scrap foam core board -white
- Red Christmas bow
- Red holly berries
- Hot glue
- Acrylic Paint- yellow & black
- Scissors / X-acto blade
Most of the stuff I bought the day after Christmas and at the dollar tree and the 99 cent store.
- Buy wreath and garland. I found my wreath the day after Christmas clearance sale at Michaels. A good size for the wreath is 18 inches in diameter. Try to find a garland that measures 6 feet long each and that it has wire running through them.
- Remove any unneeded decorative items the wreath may have come with. Fluff and shape your wreath to the desired fullness and shape.
- Flip your wreath over. You want the front facing down. Unravel the garland and twist the two strands together near the center so they become one piece.
- Make a slight bend in your garland and shape it to the wreath. With the wreath still face down: You want the garland to extend across the wreath and stick out like tentacle arms, but not show through the mouth opening of the wreath.
- Secure the garland to the wreath. With the wreath still face down: Use some of the wreaths wire branches to twist tightly around the garland. I have highlighted the garland in lime green, and where it is secured to the wreath with red. Flip wreath back over and complete the project with the wreath face up:
- Measure & Make the teeth. Lay the wreath's mouth opening on a piece of white foam. Draw the size and shape of the teeth.
- Remove the wreath and cut out the teeth shapes with an exacto blade out of the foam piece.
- Make the eyes. Use two plastic disposable spoons for the eyes. They are the perfect shape for the Disneyland version. Cut the handles from the spoons with sharp scissors.
- Glue in the teeth. Use hot glue to glue the teeth into the "mouth" of the wreath.
- Attach a red Christmas bow. I found my bow at the 99 cent store and it came with a twisty-tie attachment on the back.
- Paint Eyes. Using acrylic craft paints, paint the eyes yellow. After it dries, use black acrylic paint for the "eyeliner" and black pupils. Attach eyes with hot glue .
- Attach assorted holly berries with hot glue .
- Last but not lest arrange and bend the tips of the garland to look like out-stretched fingers.
If your like me and having halloween withdraws you should definitely check out this Tim Burton halloween themed bar/restaurant named Beetle house. They have two locations one in New York and the other one in Los Angeles. Trust me it will blow your mind. It is everything you want in a halloween themed restaurant and it blew me away on how everything was very beautifully detailed. From the decor in the place to even the food and drinks that were all halloween themed.
It was everything I expected and more. The food was superb and to make it even better they had a vegan option , which I loved and it was delicious. In the restaurant they have live entertainment, which is called the freak show where they have everything from a woman playing with fire to a breaded lady. They also have Tim Burton characters greeting guests like Willy Wonka, Edward Scissorhands, Beetle Juice, Sally, Jack Skellington, and Sweeney Todd. The actors do a great job of staying in character and their costumes are spot on. The beetle house gives me serious house decor goals and I definitely got some ideas from being there. I highly recommend this place to all my halloween lovers out there because this place is to die for. I loved every minute of it and can not wait to go back soon.
This year I went to Mickey's Halloween Party with my family and every year that we have gone the party was only at Disneyland. This year they did it a little different they had both parks opened which the halloween party was at Disneyland and California adventures. We had a blast because we had never been to California Adventures before and it was amazing. We loved going on our favorite ride the hunted mansion of course and collecting all the sweet candy. We then headed to California adventures in which we fell in love with cars land especially how it was decorated for halloween. We loved going on the monsters inc. ride and the little mermaid one too. The kids loved a bugs life land and cars land. They got to meet matter, he was so funny and they were laughing the whole time. Here are some photos of our adventure that day.
we also could not resist getting some goodies from the halloween bakery in Disneyland the goodies were all to die for.
Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with makeup and go as crazy as you want. I love trying new looks every year and I can never decide because everything I find is so good. Here are some Halloween makeup looks that are perfect for Halloween and stand out from the crowd.
If your like me and Halloween is everything to you then you will love these recipes by the lovely Christine McConnell that will make your Halloween even more delightful. You can never go wrong with anything that reminds you of Tim Burton. I personally love making these all year round. Her dishes are from every iconic movie that Tim Burton has done that reminds us all of Halloween.
Every Year I always look for the top pumpkin patches to take my family to. So I decided to make a list for you guys to make it a little easier as well because who wants to spend hours looking for the best, well heres a cheat sheet for you. The first three are my top favorites and the kids loved them.
- Cal Poly Pomona Farm - 4102 S University Dr, Pomona, CA 91768
Sanrio-Tanaka Farms - TANAKA FARMS, 5380 3/4 UNIVERSITY DR., IRVINE, CA
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch - 100 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City. CA
The Pumpkin Factory at Live Oak Canyon Ranch - Live Oak Canyon Rd. at the 10 Freeway
Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch - 6815 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
McGrath Street Pumpkin Patch - 5156 Mcgrath St, Ventura, CA 93003
When it comes to halloween I am always on the look out for good things and undies are a must to satisfy my inner witch. This year Victoria Secret has come out with halloween undies that are to bootiful to pass on. You can be halloween ready up to your panties too.