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Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Halloween tour

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!
Happy October!


Sue said...

Your house looks amazing and your munchkins are darling! They look so cute modeling all the things you made for them:)

Crafty Mischief said...

I just love your Halloween decorations! Especially the sihoutte trees! I found you through C.R.A.F.T. Thanks for sharing!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love everything. I hope you will add this post to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

Mindie Hilton said...

I love it all. Makes me want to pull my Fall items out of the garage. I would love for you to share at Bacon Times linky if you haven't already.

come strut your stuff.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

How fun! I love all your halloween collectables, but I really like how you upcycled the red berry wreath, that's smart. Great job!

Nikki Monet said...

So many great projects!! Wow. You have so many great things! Would love if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!

Have a great day!!

All That Glitters said...

You have so many cute decorations that I just love!

Happy Fall!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love the decorations! Looks like your ready for Halloween!

Helby said...

Fantastic!! Great job!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Wow! You certainly went all out on decorating for Halloween, Donene! And I DO remember that you shared your "eyeball" project at the party last October.

Thanks for being a faithful Time Travel Thursday party participant for the past!

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

-Kelsey Coghill said...

Wow! your house is certainly ready for halloween!! I would love a "hogwarts broom" I think I'm gonna have to try to make one!!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Wow, great decorations! I love your pumpkin heads and the polka dot pumpkins. Really festive decor :)

Lissa said...

Love everything - especially your porch! So cute yet spooky!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Every little ghost and goblin must love coming to your home at Halloween. Your decorating skills abound and your home looks totally awesome. Love it! Hugs, Gayle.

Emreen said...

wow... wow... Amazing decor... Love the spider web table cloth .. the decor at your dining room and porch... the silver wreath... everything looks great...

Would love to see you at the blog party for festival / seasonal decor at my blog. Details can be found here :


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