It is October and I am always so excited to decorate for this month. I am going to take you on a Halloween tour of decorating in my home. Do you remember the "eyeball" I made from last year, it has a different spot this year and is on top of my piano. I still love it!
The other one is across the room so they are kind of "eyeballing" each other.
Mr. Skeleton found a good place to take a rest.
My Welcome "Hogwarts" broom graces the front entrance.
This is a new addition this year and it was super easy to make. I had an old red berry wreath that I had left out in the sun too long and it was faded and some of the berries had popped and the white was showing through the berries. Sorry, I didn't take a before picture. I just used some silver spray paint and painted the wreath and added a spooky sign and "ta DA", it was done!
Added a feather wreath to my old leaded window pane.
Some pumpkins to my pumpkin jars.
Some pumpkin heads to the top of the cabinet I just refinished.
More pumpkins and straw raffia to my front porch.
A wire pumpkin, some leaves and more pumpkins to the top of a flower pot.
Welcome to Hogwarts!
I had some pictures in my dining room that were just not looking to Halloween, so I had an idea!
I went to the fabric store and bought some cream colored muslin. I had the black contact paper that I got from Home Depot and I decided to do a picture wrap around my existing framed painting. I cut the muslin a little bigger than my frame and then sketched a spooky tree with an owl onto the back of the contact paper. I just googled spooky silhouette tree, and found many to look at. Then I cut out the spooky tree from the contact paper.
Here is the sketch of the other tree onto the back of the contact paper.
Here is the first one that I did, next to the framed painting that I was covering up. I turned the painting on top of the fabric and used duct tape to wrap it around the frame. I didn't pull the fabric tight enough on this one so you can kind of see the ripples in it. I figured it out better on the second one.
Now instead of a vegetable painting, I have a silhouette spooky tree pair that goes very well with the Halloween decor.
When Halloween is over I will just pull off the duct tape and roll up the fabric and save it for next year! Oh, the ideas I could do with this!
Love, the way it turned out!
Now, a tour of the dining room mantle. I added another black contact silhouette spider to the existing framed flower I had sitting on the mantel. It looks so much better with the spider for this spooky decorating. I added some gauze and spiders to curtain the mantle, some pumpkin lights, a big "BOO" and lots more spiders.
Added another "BOO" on some blocks of wood. Then topped the "BOO" with some painted pumpkins with painted polka dots, and of course more spiders!
Found this green spider fabric at the fabric store and sewed some tinsel around the edge.
Have some "Trick or Treats" with this bowl of eyeballs.
It's looking like Halloween!
I like the black and white look for this holiday.
Added my spider web to the front of these shelves.
Just have a few more pumpkins to add to outside and I am ready for all of the little spooks to come my way!