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So Gourd! 3 Fun Crafts for Halloween

By PBK Editors

We’re counting down the last three days until Halloween with three crafts that are all about pumpkins! With plenty of silly expressions and ghoulish gourd faces, you’ll love these simple crafts without that pumpkin-carving mess.

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From a traditional Jack-O-Lantern to a friendly smirk, the faces on this DIY Pumpkin Garland from Hellobee are filled with personality! Our favorite over-the-top idea? Add sparkly paint or features like ears or arms for an extra fun garland this Halloween.

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Does your little one have a few extra Jack-O-Lantern ideas? Let them create as many different faces as they like with this DIY Dry Erase Pumpkin Printable from Handmade Charlotte.

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Add another layer to your doorstep decor with these Halloween Face Balloons from Mer Mag. Whether you’re including another pumpkin face or a wicked witch and white ghost, this DIY is the perfect way to add additional elements that aren’t too spooky for trick-or-treaters.

Looking for more great Halloween crafting ideas? Check out our Halloween Party on Design Studio or browse other crafts on the blog.

 

Our Fairy-Inspired Favorites

By PBK Editors

Add some extra sparkle to your next party or play date with dash of fairy dust and a little magic! Whether they’re engaged in dress-up or ready for a whimsical celebration, we’ve fallen for all things fairy-inspired this season.

For a cozy winter wonderland of magic and delight, we love this Magical Tea Party that’s filled with great recipes like hot cocoa and sparkling cupcakes.

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One of our favorite ways to add a touch of magic to a day of play is with fairy-inspired outfits, accessories and toys. Here are a few of our favorite picks:

Ready to sprinkle some more magic into the season? RSVP for the Very Fairy Tea Party at your local store where your little one can create their own magical fairy wand! Visit our Store Events page to learn more.

Let The Wild Rumpus Start!

By PBK Editors

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We’re counting down the days for next week’s costume-filled festivities and couldn’t help but share the adorable photos captured by Monika Hibbs. This little wild thing looks like he’s having quite the rumpus in this plush Halloween costume!

Visit potterybarnkids.com to see our entire Halloween collection. Better hurry — our most popular costumes (like the one pictured above) are going fast!

A Pumpkin Treat Packed With Veggies

By PBK Editors

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‘Tis the season for comforting baked goods and lots and lots of decadent pumpkin treats. To satisfy that fall sweet tooth, we love this Healthy Pumpkin Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread from Ambitious Kitchen — it has the perfect combination of chocolate chips and pumpkin spice, but packs in a good dose of veggies and whole grains for your little ones!

Ready to start baking? See our other great recipe ideas for fall on Design Studio.

A Dream Nursery Giveaway

By PBK Editors

Welcoming a new addition to the family is always a special milestone and for LaurenConrad.com editor Ilana, our Design Service Specialists were determined to make her dream nursery come to life. Take a look at the behind-the-scenes planning of Ilana’s nursery plus the big reveal on LaurenConrad.com!

We were so inspired by her gorgeous new space that we’ve decided to spread the love to our Building Blocks readers! Enter below for your chance to win a $1,000 Pottery Barn Kids gift card to start designing a dream room in your home! Plus, see some of our favorite photos from baby Eden’s nursery below.

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Tips for Creating Walls That Wow!

By PBK Editors

With just a brush, paint and some creative inspiration, you can completely transform your child’s room into a space packed with style. Add extra dimension to their space with these three tips that are ready to wow.

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1. Transform your walls into a canvas. With the help of some chalkboard paint or hanging rolls of craft paper, your walls can become a mini gallery for your little ones. One of our favorite tricks is to draw unique frames around their artwork to give each piece character.

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2. Use painted effects. Use painters’ tape to create unique designs on the walls. Whether you’re painting a zig-zag pattern or tonal stripes, these painted effects help give depth and whimsy to the space.

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3. Play with prints. We love using a soft decal to make a little one’s space come to life — plus, they peel off just as easily as they went on!

For more great ideas on decorating your home, read our decorating articles in Design Studio.

A Happy Halloween in Black and White

By PBK Editors

For something stark, simple and a little bit spooky this Halloween, try a fun craft in black and white. Whether you’re decorating your front porch or building your own haunted dollhouse, here are three crafts that are made creepier without color.

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From spiderwebs to friendly ghosts, a dollhouse filled with frights is a fun way to celebrate this spooky season. We love this DIY Haunted Dollhouse from Mr Printables as a new environment for existing toys.

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Welcome guests with a skeleton friend like this DIY Trick-or-Treater Greeter from Handmade Charlotte. For a hilarious treat, strike your skeleton greeter in a funny pose like a disco dance move!

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Ditch the cotton ball and pipe cleaner mess with an elevated take on your classic haunted decor. This Spiderweb Wreath uses striped straws in a sunburst pattern for a black and white touch that is beautiful and fun.

For more great Halloween crafting ideas, visit our Design Studio or browse other DIYs on the blog.

Spotted! A Picture Perfect Costume Party With 100 Layer Cakelet

By PBK Editors

What makes a fun Halloween craft party even more memorable? Costumes, of course! Little ones love an excuse to dress up and you can definitely tell from the Halloween Craft Party on 100 Layer Cakelet. Hosted by Beijos Events and shot by Lovechild Photo, we love how these moments of fun and celebration were captured. Here’s a peek at some of our favorite looks that were spotted at this spooktacular celebration:

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Love one of the costumes you see above? Check out our entire Halloween costume collection at potterybarnkids.com.

Moving Forward and Looking Back: Vintage-Inspired Decor

By PBK Editors

Revamping the space where your little one plays, dreams and grows doesn’t have to center on the latest design trends. One of our favorite ways to update for the season is with a nod to the timelessness of vintage-inspired decor. From traditional elements to whimsical metallics, here are a few of our best picks:

 

For more great ideas on updating your space, visit Design Studio.