It's confession time and after seeing how popular Halloween is, year after year, with the crafting world, I almost hate to say it out loud. I'm not a big fan of Halloween. There, I said it. It's really not that I'm a lame, no fun kinda girl. I'm a former Elementary school teacher for Pete's sake. I find standing up in front of 30+ children and singing or acting flamboyant while reading children's books aloud is fun. I do enjoy watching the children dress up and I'm all for decorating the house. The thing is . . . I don't really enjoy dressing myself up. Don't get me wrong. I do, every year. But I have to admit, it's for my children. Because who wants their child to think their mom's a no fun lame-o.
So, if you're like me (I know you're out there. I can't be the only one? Right?) here's a way to get around the whole costume thing, without being the boring parent who won't join in the fun.
I give you, the creeping spider shirt. Supporting the holiday without having to break out the face paint or a crazy hat. I actually made this one a few years ago when I was newly pregnant with K and not feeling at all like squeezing my constantly sick self into a costume.
And it takes no time at all to make. Simply grab a white t-shirt, copy a nice spider graphic over and over again to cover a Word document, insert printable fabric paper into your copier and print.
Once the ink has dried, cut those bad boys into the arrangement of your desire and pin onto your t-shirt in a creepy, crawly pattern and applique onto the shirt.
It's as simple as that. A subtle, creep out that allows you to support the holiday without going all out. It also make a great last minute costume, just in case you've forgotten (in the whirlwind that is organizing and/or sewing your children's costumes) to think of something for yourself.
And who knows, it may really startle someone to see all of those spiders creeping up your body.