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In loving memory of Christy RiopelLooking back to the Fall 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine when Christy Riopel crafted up a “Crafty Halloween” feature just in time to inspire all those crafty halloween people out there.  This feature was full of interesting, easy to create and relatively inexpensive ideas to decorate your home for a party, for the big halloween day or to craft with kids at school or in play groups.

Scary Apothecary 
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One of the things I loved the most about Christy’s article was this apothecary set up. Christy simply filled tiny glass bottles of  different shapes and sizes with things like rocks, grains, rice – whatever – she added some labels and BOOM – you got yourself a scary looking medicine cabnet! How fun!!!!

Spellbook
Add even MORE spookiness to your medicine cabnet by creating a SPELLBOOK! This is so Harry Potter. You will have a ton of fun adding  your ustomized spells and potions into this magical halloween decoration.
Crafty Halloween Decorations | Halloween DIY Decorations | Designed by Christy Riopel | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #scrapbooking #halloween #craftsDesigner Rocks and Metal Candy Bucket
Christy
took rock colouring to the SPOOKY level. This is such a great idea for kids and it looks FABULOUS in all kinds of different displays.  All you need are rocks, black paint, stencils if you like or just your imagination. Halloween rocks – literally! LOL! 
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Turn any bucket into a halloween bowl to fill up with your halloween treats. Such a simple idea and yet so effective. Again all you need is a bucket, stencils and paint and of course halloween treats! After all – halloween really is all about eating your kids candy! LOL! Did I just say that out loud! My bad!!!!

Bones
Okay – so I am not much of a BONE person when it comes to halloween decorations! LOL! I am still the happy chubby pumpkin with the friendly witch hanging on my front door kind of decorator!Crafty Halloween Decorations | Halloween DIY Decorations | Designed by Christy Riopel | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #scrapbooking #halloween #crafts So when Christy showed me the paper mache bones she created to have on display here and there in your home during the halloween festivities I was like – really?!??!?!? LOL! She informed me that they are the same thing as sketetons only more versatile for spooky table center pieces! So for those of you who like to decorate for halloween with bones – this craft is for you!

I had so much fun working with Christy on this Halloween feature. I remembering visiting together as we cut up the garbage bags for the background photo shoot – she was so clever.

Get your spook on everyone!  I know these projects have inspired you to start creating your own CRAFTY HALLOWEEN!In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date – one scholarship has been given through The Boys & Girls club of Calgary. This warms my heart knowing that Christy continues to spread gentle, caring and inspiring love through art in our world. Thank you so much to everyone who donates. We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

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