Halloween has been set up at my house and I’m super excited to share it with you!! Plus some tips, of course…
I found this fabulous warty pumpkin at Walmart. Yay Walmart!! Stick it on a cake plate and top it with a witch hat. Voilà. Of course – you can never have enough plastic spiders. It’s the little thing that just finishes off the display.
On the same table – I have this fabulous old French Art book from the 1800’s that works perfectly for a witch’s spell book. And the magic sign is covered in German Glass Glitter. I love the way it tarnishes with age. Definitely my favorite glitter!! And, of course, the spider. ha ha.
And of course, the table wouldn’t be complete without the witch’s potions…
Food coloring and water are your best friends here. If you mix all of the colors together you’ll get black. But, too much and you won’t be able to see what’s inside. Finding the potion jars was a lot of fun, too. Decanters work great. Check around antique shops — they’ll have fun things!
Trolls ears: dried canaloupe rinds
Mad Eyes: plastic eyeballs in dark colored water
Rats Tails: cream filled black licorice from Harry & Davids
Creepy Herbs: Just take any herbs that are dying away in your garden, stick them in a jar with colored water. I used Rosemary.
In the “sugar bowl” I’ve got moss and skull candies – also from Harry & Davids
Moss is another thing I use a lot to finish a display. The candy looked cute in the bowl by itself. Add the moss…it looked fabulous.
I have this white tulip arrangement up year round in my house…but for All Hallows Eve, I add some black glittered orchid stems, black feathers, and gnarly twigs to give it a creepier look.
My friends & I got together and made these coffee filter wreaths this year. (We made them a little tighter than the tutorial said to) It took about 2 hours and I’m so happy with the result. I think I want to make another and leave it white…it could be used for Christmas, Springtime, Valentines. Best part? The coffee filters were on clearance at Sams Club. 1,000 filters for $1.91. SWEET!!!
We put it together by folding the filter in half, and then rolling it to the desired shape, and hot glueing it in place.
Then just spray paint black. I kind of liked the first coat look. It was kind a grayish instead of black. Kinda wished I’d stopped there…oh well. I still have about 900 filters. I could make another. Ha Ha.
To get the gold tips I used gold glitter hairspray from the costume section at the grocery store. I may stock up on this stuff. It was PERFECT!!
Here is a close-up so you can see the gold tips better:
Then we made these banners to go up above my trick or treater collection.
The big one is made of fabric using the same steps from our Birthday Banner Post.
The smaller was made of paper and strung using bakers twine.
Just make a template the size you want.
Fold the patterned paper in half and place the top of the penant on the fold and only cut down the sides.
Add glue to non-patterned inside and fold it over the twine.
Ta-Da! Super Easy!!
What fun things are you doing?? Email us your favorite Halloween Decor and we’ll do a post showing all of our favorites!!