Thursday, September 17, 2009

Halloween Decorations

This time last year I declared that I couldn't wait anymore and I put up my Halloween decorations. Of course, they went up early again this year. There's lots of stuff I hope I have time/money to make but I will show you what I have up for now.

This hangs on the inside of my front door.
Pretty easy to do, just cut out square paper and then make a star with card stock cover it with glitter and glue a glitter covered letter on top. Then glue marabou around the square and hang it with ribbon to one of your husband's old hangers that you will find in his closet. Then add some poofy tulle.
Crabby tree from Walmart Halloween Crap 2008:
The entryway table:
My mom gave me this candle from Ikea. Perfect! It might be my fave thing.
Plain old styro pumpkin from Walmart. Dressed it up with some ribbon and of course, tulle. It's a recurring theme in our house.
This might be my most favorite decoration I have ever made:
Buffet table:
I sewed these pumpkins last year. You can find the instructions here.
This pumpkin was plain brown. I bought it last year and couldn't decide what to do with it. It took me a whole year to figure it out, I guess.
Table centerpiece which doesn't really sit on the table. My kids would destroy it in about 2 seconds.
This arrangement hung from my chandelier last year but it wouldn't work in our new house due to the ceilings being so much lower. So, I found an alternate place for it:
I love this sign. I leave it up year round but it works really well for Halloween:
The top of the media cabinet:
Last year, I bought plain black candles from Walmart for around $0.50 and then put sticky back rhinestones on them. Looks pretty nice, I think.
The mirror in the kitchen. I need to change out that sign for something Halloweenish.
This witch frame is one of the first Halloween decorations I ever made. I used an old photograph that my grandma gave me. It was actually from a stack of sample cards that were from an old photography studio. I have no idea who that woman is. Hope she's cool with being made in to a witch.
That's it for now.

Check out Tip Junkie to see how other crafty people are decorating for fall.

14 comments:

Jamie said...

Um, I love it all. Where did you get your black branches? I have been looking for them, I want them. Let me know where I can find some if you know. Thanks!

C. Geertsen said...

Love the decorations, especially "Feeling Witchy"!

Sean & Julia Johnson.... said...

I swear, your so crafty! I love it!!!!! I'm kinda bummed cause we're staying at my parents house & I don't even have any of my regular decorations hanging up, let alone seasonal... it will be nice to have out own place again... in a year! oh well

McDougal Family said...

Love it all! You are so amazing! I'm glad you don't live by me because my house would look so lame-o compared to yours! :) Hopefully someday I can become as good (crafty) as you and Kim Skinner! :)

Kari said...

You are a crafty queen! When are you coming to my house to decorate?

Greco Family said...

I love your sense of style and decor. It is so cute! I wish I had great ideas like that!

Godfrey Family said...

I was looking for some cute Halloween ideas and I knew I would them on your blog. You never fail me Alys. I love it! It looks fabulous and I love the rhinestone idea on the black candles. Thanks for the great ideas.

Michelle said...

I wanna cry. Can you just give all that to me. For reals. I love it all. I want it all.

Momma Dianna said...

Sooo cute o creative one! Very inspiring for me to get my booty in gear and to make some fun things! I want it all...

daniellemoyersphotography said...

Um, you make me sick at how crafty you are. It makes me realize that I need a lot of help in this subject. The little white pumpkin dressed up with zebra ribbon. Where did you get the dish it sits in? I want to make that "Feeling Witchy" thing. I want to make it all. I think we need to have a craft night. I really really need to decorate my house. There is not one halloween decoration in my house. It is so sad. HELP!!!!!!!!!

Keri said...

From now on if you could just make two of whatever it is your making and ship the extra to me, that would be great! I LOVE Halloween decorations, I wish I could see your house all spooked up.

Michelle said...

I like to name individual things I like, but I loved it all! I would have had to list everything!

~Bobbi~ said...

You are one talented woman! I wanna make everything on here.

Heather said...

Hopped over from Tip Junkie. I'm lovin the Black & White so much I will be featuring it on my blog tomorrow. Thanks for sharing! :)

Heather
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