Friday, October 7, 2011

Time for Halloween, decor!

Warning!! This post is going to be pretty picture heavy, as I love Halloween and I love to decorate.
I really didn't go crazy this year with decorations, but I still want to share them with blog world and maybe spread the Halloween spookiness around.
These great new dishes are from Mr. B's Mom, they were an early anniversary gift.

I like to keep our dining table decor to a minimum, because we use it everyday and too much stuff is impractical. So just a couple spooky candles and some striped place mats. I took this small bud vase and drew a skull and cross bones on it with a chalk pen and filled it with candies.

You may recognize these two? I painted this lovely couple to resemble "Dia de los Muertos" skulls in my own way. They are residing on our side table in the dining room watching over us as we eat.

The entry way inside has lots of spooky going on. I added some candles, a few Jack-be-little's, and some bottles & jars with Martha Stewart Halloween labels.

Delicious Frog Syrup canister with black roses, a bottle of Eye of Newt 2011, and a few pumpkins.

I don't know why candles are creepy to me but I love the dark yellow beeswax colored ones especially for Halloween.

I couldn't ignore the outside. The entry way got some new flowers in my hanging baskets, I had just put up the wreath last week and now I have added Halloween touches to the door.

A few hanging ghouls.

I picked up some discounted mums in yellow, white and orange for fall.

I made the "Boo" sign from supplies won in a blog giveaway a few months back. Canvas Corp gave away the burlap triangles, and tiny little black clothes pins. I printed out the letters, glued them on the black card stock and added a few spiderweb drawings.

Our front door got a makeover months ago when I added the privacy film and cut out the oak tree design. But the bats are new! I used a chalk board pen to draw a large harvest moon and other spooky elements like a graveyard to the tree, and I cut out bats and stuck them into the scene.

It's a very subtle decoration, but I love it. Not everyone would even notice it with everything else going on out front, but I think its a cute idea.

I really haven't had the time to search other blogs with great Halloween decor ideas and DIY. So if you know of any or want to share yours please leave a comment with a link, and if I find any soon I'll make sure to post links! Happy Halloween...almost!

1 comment:

Creative Genius (at work) said...

soo cute! ever clever, I love your use of chalk pen & bats & eye of newt? (I hear 2011 was a good year!)
Very cool blog, Mrs. B :)

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