This first idea is something that the kids can help with. The idea came from the first grade teacher next door. She had a print out of a spider web on a piece of paper and attached a sheet of wax paper over it. The children then trace the web with regular Elmer's glue. Let it dry completely and then peel it from the wax paper. Add a spider and use tiny glue dots in the corners to attach it to the window, corner of a niche or picture frame to make it haunted!
Here is one of my new finds. I don't live near a Tai Pan Trading store and that's probably a good thing. On one of our summer travels I found this frame with a jack-o-lantern on it. I placed a row of tea light candles just in front of it to capture light on his face. So cool!
Something new I created to greet visitors this year is a spooky jack-o-lantern tree. What an easy and practically free project. I grabbed some dead branches from the back yard and spray painted them black. I stuck them in a flower pot, weaved spider webs all over and hung some old tin lanterns on the branches that I've had for a few years now.
Here is another fun find from Tai Pan Trading. It did not originally have the glass vase in the center. I added it to hold candy at first, but once the kids devoured that I filled it with some creepy eyeballs. It looks really great at night with all the candles lit!