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Spooky Decorations Pt. 1

I’m so happy that I have my first Halloween decorations up! These flying bats for my room are the first things I made. I think they’re fun – they’re simple and not too tacky and super easy to make. This DIY is as simple as cutting and sticking. By Halloween my house will be looking pretty spooooooky!

halloween decs 1You will need:
10 sheets of black card
Pencil
Scissors
Blue tack

Step 1: Draw on your bat shapes. I did four sizes of bats – the biggest were the length of a sheet of A4, and the little one’s I cut from the space under the big bat’s wings. Fold the card in half and draw on half the batย  – that way your bat will be symmetrical, and he will look like he’s flapping his wings when you blue tack him to the wall! Then cut out your bats.

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Step 2: Blue tack your bats to the wall!

I told you this was a quick decoration ๐Ÿ™‚

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I also carved my first pumpkin! This guy is a “monster” pumpkin. I carved the witch and James carved the ghost. I’m not sure if it’ll make it all the way to Halloween, but if not at least I used the insides to attempt my first pumpkin pie (I think I need a little practice…)

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Have you put any Halloween decorations up yet? I have big plans for the rest of the house but I’m pretty pleased with my decorations so far. I’m hoping to host a Halloween get-together at my house which will give me lots of opportunity to create some spooky concoctions!

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October Goals

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1. My first goal is to have a fantastic halloween. Halloween has always been my favourite holiday. I don’t really know why, but it’s just so exciting! I love the dressing up, I love the pumpkins and I love the spookiness. I’ve always been into ouija boards, scary films and The Adams Family, and halloween is the perfect opportunity to let my inner goth out. October is halloween month, and this year I want to give it its proper treatment. I’m going to gradually decorate the house with spooky surprises (sorry Mum and Dad..) bake lots of spooky goodies and count down to halloween with my favourite scary films and tv programmes. I’m going to make my own day and evening halloween costumes (oh yes, this will be a two-costume day) and I’m very excited that I’m going to be reunited with my gorgeous uni friends for halloween weekend who I miss ever so much!

2. Research my masters course. At the moment, my plan is to start a masters in Environmental Studies this time next year. Now that October has rolled around I need to start researching and writing my statement of purpose, but also deciding where I want to apply and start visiting universities!

3. Pretty up my room. Last month my goal was to sort out and donate / sell my things. This month, my goal is to make my space feel more homely. I’m hoping to order some photos, hang some art on my walls and DIY a couple of pieces of furniture or decoration.

4. Work on my blog design! I’ve had this blog layout for a while now, and whilst I like it there are a lot of things I’ve been meaning to change-up for a while now. I’m going to concentrate on getting those things done this month ๐Ÿ™‚

I am still working on the ongoing task of searching for a job or an internship, but who knows how long I’ll be working towards that goal, so I’m not going to give it its own separate number. What are your goals for this month? Are you as excited for halloween as I am?