Happy Halloween! And join in the Cozy Home giveaway

Happy Halloween! Today, I have something a little different planned. I wanted to show you an amazing Halloween scene made with Dow GREAT STUFF™ insulating foam sealant (you know that Dow makes both STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and GREAT STUFF, right?). And there’s a “treat” today, too, so read on.

Amazing! This phantom horse is made from Dow GREAT STUFF. CraftsnCoffee.com

Cathy created her phantom horse using Dow GREAT STUFF. Amazing! And very creepy.

Isn’t this skeleton horse amazing? Cathy shared it and you can see that she has a lot of fun on Halloween. The horse reminds me of a wingless Thestral from the Harry Potter series. If you’d like to see a few more Halloween ideas for GREAT STUFF, check out the GREAT STUFF Halloween Pinterest board.

If it’s Halloween, that means winter is well on its way. The GREAT STUFF team and I put our heads together to come up with the “Cozy Home” giveaway, packed with products to help you stay warm and cozy all winter long. One lucky winner will receive this Cozy Home gift pack:

  • A sample kit of GREAT STUFF, including Gaps & Cracks, Window & Door, and Pestblock
  • An official NASCAR GREAT STUFF ball cap
  • A GREAT STUFF backpack/tote bag
  • A Yankee Candle in Spiced Pumpkin
  • A box of Starbucks Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa
  • Two craft magazines – Make it Yourself and Holiday Crafts
  • Two, 3” cubes and two, 3” x 2” cones of STYROFOAM Brand Foam (just what you need to make the Pretty Paper Packages and Christmas Tree Ornaments)
  • Six, 3” balls
  • Two, 9” x 3” cones
The Cozy Home giveaway on CraftsnCoffee.com includes everything you need to stay warm & cozy this winter.

You could win this Cozy Home gift pack by telling me how you would use Dow GREAT STUFF around the home.

Can you picture yourself cozy and warm in your home that’s sealed against the winter cold? You can put your feet up, light your candle, sip some cocoa, read your new magazines and make a few crafts. Sealing the gaps and cracks throughout your home will save on energy costs, too. Not a bad way to spend the coming months, is it?

If you’d like to win this Cozy Home gift pack, please tell me how you would use GREAT STUFF in your home. Do you have gaps around the plumbing under the sink? Or maybe up in the attic? Go and see all of the ways you can seal the gaps and cracks in your home, and then tell me how you’d use GREAT STUFF. Leave your comment below by Thursday, November 6, and I’ll announce the winner on Friday, November 7.

Enjoy the festivities today, and good luck in the Cozy Home giveaway.

**This Giveaway is Closed. Thank you.**

Happy crafting.


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86 Responses to Happy Halloween! And join in the Cozy Home giveaway

  1. Kate Meyesr says:

    I’ve used Great Stuff around pipes coming up from our cold basement (keeps mice our too) but the money saving use is around the hot tub pipes and any gaps in the surrounding wall. It’s outside on the deck and up state NY gets pretty darn cold. Great Stuff keeps the water circulating without freezing and has cut the cost of electric bills. Love that Stuff is GREAT!!! Appropriately named. Kate

  2. Donna Baker says:

    I would use it to seal my windows, which according to the weather man, should be done soon because it is only going to be 28 degrees by next Tuesday. So I will be filling in all the window gaps.

  3. Juan Gonzalez says:

    I use it to seal cracks around the windows and in the garage.

  4. Deborah says:

    Get collection of goodies. I would use Great Stuff where the pipes enter the house for on. Also we replaced Windows and that would be better then insulation to fill those gaps.

  5. Ooooooo! I love that horse! and the spider web, and the spiders, and the curtains, and the tombstone! I love, love, love Halloween! So… I would use the Good Stuff around my pipes in the bathrooms under the sink where the installers cut away too much wall. Would this work for patching up a hole in the wall where the toilet paper holder ripped off a chunk of the drywall when my 3-year-old used it to pull himself up on to the toilet? If so, I would use it there. My 11-year old always stuffs a wad of toilet paper in the hole so “spiders don’t come out” while he is using the restroom. HAHAHA! Too funny! Thank you for all your great ideas and cool giveaways!

    • Sharon says:

      Ha, ha, I hear you, Jenni. I have a few of those MIA toilet paper holders, too. Never thought of fixing the holes with GREAT STUFF . . . hmm . . . So glad you’re following along, and thank you for the comment. Sharon

  6. Wendy says:

    I have used it to eliminate drafts which occur through electrical outlets. It can be used to fill in the space behind the electrical box to an exterior wall. during new construction or renovation projects. It also acts as great sound proofing. We had a rattling pipe and used it around the pipe, rattle stopped. My husband can always find a place to use it. I would use it for crafts, not sure what yet but I’m sure an idea will spark in the wee hours of the morning. A great give away and would love to win.

  7. I live in a Personal Care Home and I have a window air conditioner. Around the air conditioner are some cracks and in the winter time cold air comes in and in the summer all the hot air comes in. I am disabled and only have funds of $100.00 a month. I have tried to get someone to fix this, but to no avail. This would help me so much especially since the head of my bed is right at the window. If I won, it would help me so much in keeping the temp in my room at a very good level. Thank you very much.

  8. mistyfuji says:

    I’d use Great Stuff to fill gaps around various window in the house, especially the one over my kitchen sink. Cold air blows in all winter and it’s so drafty. The French doors in our family room also seep in a lot of cold air, too. I’d spray Great Stuff there and around all the windows on the first floor of our home.

    I’d also use the Styrofoam to build the amazing Christmas Cranberry Tree that you recently posted. Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. Jackie T. says:

    We have used Great Stuff to seal cracks in our garage. We have some gaps in our kitchen that let in cold air that would really benefit from some weather-proofing.

  10. cindyzs/freespiritczs says:

    i live in a rental house that is really in need of patching holes up!! inside and outside, from holes in the wooden siding, letting unwanted invaders in to holes here and there inside and ones that need patching up that nothing else will work! really could use this!
    p.s. just a word of caution: when mailing out the prize to whoever wins, please make sure to wrap or send the ‘candle’ so that the smell doesnt transfer to the ‘food item’ or send that one by itself. nothing worse than eating or drinking something that has smells/tastes from non food items! makes it unedible. i never buy bargains at stores when food and non food items are all mixed in or next to each other. very unhealthy and yucky! 🙂 just some advice and my humble opinion!

  11. Chris says:

    I’ve got some gaps where the electrical comes up into the floor, long story. Then there are a few areas around the windows.

  12. Dawn Jones says:

    We could use this around our doors and windows, that is where most of our air LSD comes from.

  13. lesley says:

    we have a door we just haven’t been able to completely fix – the insulation strips didn’t get it all. this would be awesome!

  14. Stephanie Nilsen says:

    I’d seal up that drafty living room window so I don’t have to use a space heater this year!

  15. Ginny D says:

    I moved into a new apartment and was battling roaches..i found great stuff on sale at Lowe’s and bought 2 cans. I sprayed it under the sink where the plumbing left holes and other gaps..it works really well and expands a lot so only a bit is needed depending on the area!

  16. Linda Ruger says:

    We just moved into an older home. Curious what winter winds will alert us to its whistles. Normally then its winterizing our happy home! I love crafting!

  17. johnhutchens1 says:

    I would use it around my basement windows to help it stay a little warmer
    cooladam1 at live dot com

    • Sharon says:

      Great idea for GREAT STUFF — it would definitely seal up those basement windows. Basements are one of the biggest sources for heat loss. Thanks! Sharon

  18. Shannon says:

    I live in an old cabin so I could probably use this stuff everywhere… my house needs some cozying up!

  19. Kathy Davis says:

    I live in an old 1930s English Tudor house. I would use the Great Stuff under my kitchen sink. It is always so cold under there, making the kitchen colder.

  20. duchick says:

    This Great Stuff looks like great stuff! I have just the use for it in my garage. We have a side door that hasn’t any trim moulding around it and I can see light through the cracks! I’d use this product to seal it up and keep the cold Iowa winter out of my garage!

  21. Heather S says:

    What a fun giveaway! I would use it around my front door and back door. Thanks! 🙂

  22. amy says:

    I would use it around some drafty windows. We still have some old windows that haven’t been replaced yet and this would be a great help!

  23. Veronika says:

    Would love this for my doorways…within the past month I’ve found two huge centipedes in my house! Ick!! And it sure is getting cold! Anything that helps with that is a must have 🙂

  24. CraftyB says:

    Cool (or should I say warm??)! As the cold sets in here, keeping out the drafts is huge! This would be a great product to try. Of course, the cocoa and magazines would be a great addition to a warmer night at home after using great stuff.

  25. Jan c. says:

    I saw a gap in the mud room door just this week so I would start there. But the ghost horse was crazy! I would have to try to make something, too. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

  26. Debbie Ringer says:

    I would and have used great stuff to help make the landscape for my Christmas village. It’s great for making rolling hill or ski slopes, which is what my plans for this year is.

    • Sharon says:

      That’s a clever idea, Debbie. I bet you could use GREAT STUFF for building sets for model railroads, too. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. Sharon

  27. Janie says:

    Our house is an older home. We use great stuff around a lot of windows to keep out the draft. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. studiorose says:

    That horse is AMAZING! I wonder how many cans of Great Stuff it took??? My husband always has a can of Great Stuff around. A few years ago he built a screened porch on the back of our house and he uses it to seal cracks and crevices where bugs could get in. I never thought of using it for sculpture!

    • Sharon says:

      I know! Too bad there’s no tutorial for the horse, it is pretty amazing. I’m glad to hear that you’ve already experienced the wonders of GREAT STUFF. Thanks for stopping by. Sharon

  29. Donna LaFitte says:

    Never heard of Great Stuff. We can feel air coming in thru the window above our couch. Too cool to sit over there during winter. Looks like I would be able to use the Great Stuff to fix that myself. There is a slight opening around the pipe that goes outside under my sink. My husband’s arthritis keeps him from doing a lot of the handy man jobs now. This seems easy peasy. I love everything in the gift package. I am a member of Nutty Crafters. This would be great to take to our meetings.

    • Sharon says:

      I hope you win so you can seal up your window, Donna. Be sure to tell the Nutty Crafters about Crafts ‘n Coffee — I’d love to have them join us. Happy crafting. Sharon

  30. Angie Dyer says:

    You’ve got me thinking about Christmas ornaments now! Use plastic caps off the tops of smaller mouth wash bottles. Turn them upside down and use as the base. Add some Great Stuff and a little straw to make an ice cream soda. Add a loop of ribbon to create a cute ornament.

    Another idea for Great Stuff. Use a fun cookie cutter like a bell or wreath on waxed paper or tinfoil.. Fill it with Great Stuff. Add glitter. Add a loop of ribbon at the top. Either leave inside the cookie cutter or pop it out when dried. Enjoy!

    Include your children with making precious little scenes. Look in your craft box or get some small figurines from the Dollar Store. Use a round or oval shaped piece of wood as the small base. Make a snow scene to include small fir trees, deer, a small mirror to be a lake, and let the Great Stuff create the snow. Use your imagination.

    Apply some Great Stuff to a styrofoam ball. Am thinking it would have to dry on one side. Add some glitter before it dries. Had a loop of ribbon with a straight pin. Repeat on the other side. A beautiful snowball ornament for the tree or to decorate gifts!

    Am on a roll here with Christmas ornaments. Using 3 styrofoam balls in graduated sizes. Attach together with a small wooden stick. Apply the Great Stuff. Allow to dry. Use your imaginations to make a snowman hat, facial features, a scarf. You could make one to represent each of your family members.

    I had never thought about using Great Stuff with crafts until you brought up today with this contest. Yes, I would love to win! Sharon, you have the best prizes ever!

    • Sharon says:

      I love how your mind works, Angie. So many ideas here! I hope you get a chance to make a few of them. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us. Happy crafting! Sharon

  31. LOVE this wonderful prize package!! We have a brand new home that we heat using just our dryer and stove. REALLY! Once in a while if it is below zero hubby starts a fire but it is so well built that things are nice and toasty BUT my poor son’s apt is COLD COLD COLD and he would gladly use this to insulate around a window or two (especially in the kid’s room) so that they would be warmer! Would LOVE to be able to hand this over to him and help him to stay warm this winter!! Thanks for the chance to warm him and my grandsons inside and out!

    • Sharon says:

      Wow, you use just your dryer and stove to heat your home? How does that work? I hope it keeps you warm & cozy up in your corner of the world. Sharon

  32. Paula Collins says:

    I would use the Great Stuff on patching up some little holes around the windows. I found a wasp two days ago trying to find a warm place to hang out. It gets cold here in Maine quick! Happy Halloween Sharon. I have already got one trick or treater .

    • Sharon says:

      I hope it was a fun Halloween! How many Frozen characters did you see? (As in the Disney movie, not the weather!). It sounds like you could use some Great Stuff up there in Maine. Sharon

  33. April Adler says:

    I would really love to have some great stuff, I want to use it around the doors and windows in my house. Then I can put my feet up and relax and be warm! Ohio winters are brutal!

  34. Linda says:

    I’ve had a terrible time trying to seal around my basement door to keep the local mice from setting up their winter home (even had a small snake, if there is such a thing), so this would be great to try. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Lorrie Koenig says:

    My husband has used this to seal around doors and windows at our place…it works great to keep warmth in and critters out. Now, I could have my own Stuff and craft!!

  36. Angie F says:

    I would definitely use great stuff to put a better seal around our windows. They’re getting old and drafty but this would help keep the cold out and the warm in at least for one more winter season.

  37. I’ve used Great Stuff around the house & love it! Need some more for the foundation of this old house & various ‘doorways’ for local bug life. I think it would look great as ‘snow’ on Christmas decorations, especially since we don’t get much of that here in southern Arizona!!

  38. Georgette Tischer says:

    We live in a mobile home…had a house fire and while I was working under the home I saw openings all through it under there…So I would go seal all those …It would make me feel better about bugs getting in and the cold..and knowing me i would want to try to find a craft or 2 to use it on…Brain on over loading thinking right now….But looks like a good product…oh and we Did use it to seal the rafters in the ceiling near the other edge…WORKED great!!.thnx for this opportunity to get a try on these great gifts!

    • Sharon says:

      So glad to hear that you’ve used GREAT STUFF and you love how it worked. Hooray! The Pestblock is pretty amazing and really does keep out the bugs. Stay warm! Sharon

  39. Lisa Higgins says:

    I would use Great Stuff around the windows. They are old and drafty. Happy Halloween to you!

  40. mplemel says:

    We live in a 50 year old house. We can use these products around our windows, doors, under both kitchen and three bathroom sinks. A number of places in the garage and the enclosed (unheated and uninsulated mud room. In other words almost any place in our home.

  41. kidosmom says:

    OMG I want to win, I would have so much fun crafting with all those goodies. Happy Halloween to you and your family.

  42. Mandy says:

    There are definetely areas around my kitchen sink that I could use this on! Around the doors too! Very cool giveaway!

  43. Melinda says:

    What a treat!! I’d definitely fill the gaps by my back door with the Gaps & Cracks foam… & who wouldn’t love the cocoa? YUM! The Yankee Candle would be so heavenly & would put me in the spirit while I read the holiday magazines & plan from Christmas crafts!

  44. I would use Great Stuff to make faux cupcakes. I am wondering if you spray it in a cupcake pan, would it conform to the shape and look like a cupcake? I’d love to see… I do also have some cracks around the window in the basement which is right above where I work and my toes are cold all winter so it would be great to see if that would help… All of the prizes are great and would love to win and give the NASCAR hat to my husband.

    • Sharon says:

      So great to hear from you, Eileen:-). Are you home yet? I think you could experiment with this. The foam will expand, but not uniformly like a cupcake top. There’s some serendipity to it. Happy Halloween! Sharon

  45. Beth says:

    I have gaps everywhere that need filling.

  46. Lora Cotton says:

    We live in a rental, and as such, there are a good many things that we could use “The Good Stuff” on! As with most privately owned rentals, everything has been done in a slap-dash fashion, so we have cracks around the windows, gaps at the bottom of non-baseboarded walls, have had to caulk around the bathtub several times in the past year, etc. These are all so “minor” issues that our landlord “forgets” about them when she talks with her maintenance man, and it goes for another month – – I personally don’t think she has any intention of correcting. My husband has done some of the work himself, but as we are both disabled and living on an extremely limited income, we simply can’t afford to fix all the “minor” issues ourselves. So IF we would win, this would come as a MAJOR God-send!!!!

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