Friday, September 4, 2015


I always think some of the most fun I have during the Halloween season is the "making of the props"!

It gives you the chance to be wildly creative and you'll just love the "oohs" and "aaahhhs" you'll get from your party guests.

Bottles of potions, jars filled with eyeballs, and a bubbling cauldron are always a treat, but don't forget to have some caged creatures hanging around. And nothing's off limits! Snakes and mice are always a fun surprise. Anything from birds to spiders, rats and bats.... they all look fab-boo-lous in a decked out cage!

And making a cage is really pretty easy. Just grab some old wire hangers, floral wire, and something to use for a base, (a wooden base, or urn would work best) some spray paint, and some mossy filler. I just cut the hangers with a pair of snips and shape them into the cage shape. Attach to the base with floral wire, add some moss at the bottom, spray paint, and you're good to go!

I spray painted this little wire cage for my pet rat, Lucifer.... and made this other cage, using twigs and branches I found on the grounds of The Manor. It makes a spooktacular home for my Transylvanian love birds Gomez and Morticia.

Be sure to hop on your favorite craft sites and Pinterest boards to get inspired! Most sites will give you the step by step instructions and I guarantee, once you get started, it'll be hard to stop!

Now don't be scared off, it's really easier than you think...... trust me.