Monday, September 28, 2009

Halloween Decor

Fall blew into the Pacific Northwest today.  It really feels like Halloween outside and so I got started on my decorating.  I don't think its too early...only 2 days left until October!!

I tried to make most of my decorations this year. Or at least use more creativity than I have in the past.  We LOVE Halloween at my house and it is a month long celebration for us. 
Here are some items that I've put out already.

Caw Caw Caw-ute Entry:

The twig pumpkins are from Target. They were in the $1 section, and were only $2.50 each.  I fancied them up by putting them on candleholders and putting black maribou underneath.  I also put some ribbon around the middle of the candlesticks to add some Halloween spice.  The 2 crows were from the Dollar Tree. Score!

Freaky Family Room Mantel:

I think the glitter skulls are my favorite this year.  You can get them everywhere. Even the Dollar Tree!

Here's a lil' graveyard-ish scene...not sure where its final resting place will be (pun intended):


Spooky Formal Living Room:

I cannot take the entire credit for coming up with the glittery skulls, in glass, spanish moss combo. I was deeply inspired by this post at Let it Shine. That post got me kicked into full-on Halloween decorating mode! Thanks Alyshia!


I already owned the candle holder. I bought the glitter skull at JoAnn Fabric (they are also at the Dollar Tree). I got the Spanish Moss at the Dollar tree and the Spooky sign for 2.99 at Target.  About a $5 project. I loved it so much I made 2 of them!

Hope you enjoyed looking at these.  I am going to make a Halloween wreath next. Fingers crossed!


common ground said...

Everything looks so very "smooky", and I LOVE both sets of your black candlesticks. So many ways to use them!

Chantel said...

So creative! I love Halloween too. The hubby, not so much. He does enjoy being "The Cool Candy Man" though. He gives all the kids in the neighborhood full size candy bars!

Bev @ The 3 Clutters said...

Very nice. Halloween is my sons favorite holiday. He loves the spooky, the funny and most of all dressing up! I think this year he is going to be a doctor. Every year I let him decide.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Too cute! I love your fireplace mantle and the photos of the spooky peeps! Gets me in the trick or treating mood!

Helene said...

It looks awesome!!!! I love Halloween too and I'm dying to get our Halloween decorations out! I just have to find them...LOL!!

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JennyMac said...

Great job on the decor! So unique and creative. And I am from the P.NW too. Love it! My entire family still lives there. Enjoy the Fall..

Momma G.Love said...

I love your Halloween decor! My hubster denies all Halloween decor in the house. He hates Halloween. So I'm stuck with just fall decor.

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parentingBYdummies said...

Such cute ideas! We have a Halloween party every year and I'm in desperate need of some great ideas to "borrow" since I'm about as creative as a tortoise. Hope you don't mind:) Stopped over from SITS to say hello!

Mary K Brennan said...

I'm like you; I love Halloween. We decorated 2 weeks ago. Very early, but who can wait?
I love those glitter skulls, but they're so messy. I keep finding glitter up until Christmas.

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from SITS! I just wanted to share some comment love.

I LOVE fall but not Halloween. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, well, except for Christmastime. It has just started turning cooler here and I am SO very excited! I can't wait for the leaves to turn.

Well, I hope the rest of your week is absolutely amazing!

Many Blessings,

Teresa <><

Lani said...

Love the decorations! I wish it felt like fall here:( I have those twig pumpkins too!

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Miss Rowley said...

stopping by from SITS...
great halloween are so very creative. love the blog and header. keep up the great job.

Juggling Thoughts said...

Cute decorations, I just decorated my apartment as well!

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Angelica Bays, said...

How fun! Your kids are so gonna remember all your special touches. Good job!

Maricris Zen Mama said...

So pretty! I enjoyed all the decoration. I have a friend who loves Halloween and also celebrate it month long. HIs house looks like a theme park during this time btw! LOL

Joy said...

Your decor looks great! Love it.

p.s. Thanks so much for stopping by on my SITS day! :o)

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pk said...

Love your idea for putting "Halloween" on the mirror!
pk @ room remix

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