After weeks of looking at all the great Halloween decorating ideas from some of my favorite blogs and some blogs that I discovered in the process, I finally took some pictures of what I did around our house. As I stated in my Top Ten Plus post here, I pulled ideas from a lot of those sources and then added my own twist. Enjoy!!
Door: The pumpkin and the happy halloween sign are from Dollar Tree and I combined them into one with a safety pin.
Tombstones: had the big ones and added 3 small ones (& the skull) this year from DT.
Web: Walmart end of season purchase from a few years ago.
Pumpkin Landscape Lights: came with husband.
Front porch: Little pumpkin ceramic 'bag' lights from Gardenridge before they closed down and old school pumpkins came with husband.
Door Mat from Lowes.
Living Room Mantle and Console Table:
Moss, spiders and small skulls & larger white glitter skull from DT
Larger pumpkins from Ben Franklins, smaller pumpkins I had from some potpourri. I painted the skulls and pumpkins with white spray paint then went over lightly with silver glitter glue.
Made the bunting banner with one piece of Scrap booking Halloween paper, stickers from DT and letters using a font called 'Bones'.
Starfish and candles I had. I did the bleeding candle thing with a red candle (an old Martha trick I saw on YHL last year).
Prints from The Graphics Fairy in DT frames, the couple is my husband & I all ghouled out using Pixlr (similar to Photoshop but free!).
Branches cut from dead stuff found in alley and spray painted black; ravens from DT; the picture doesn't show it, but this black vase (again, which came with said husband) has this cool, creepy bend to it. [Darn my picture taking skills!]
Books with creepy titles or visuals from book shelves and little metal votives from IKEA years ago.
Did the bleeding candles thing again. We were really having fun with that!
Dining Room Table and Bar:
Table Runner: Marshalls
Large orange pumpkin: Hobby Lobby
Silver & Black larger skulls and small silver & black skulls in apothecary jar from DT
Spooky sign from Ben Franklins
Black & Sliver pumpkins from Ben Franklins. These I spray painted: one gray and one black then put multiple thick layers of silver glitter paint on the gray one and applied spray adhesive and poured black glitter on the black one. I also did this to all the small skulls.
I already owned the votives and the candle sticks which I left tarnished.
Lastly, I have mucho wine on hand so I grabbed my cheaper bottles and used the printable labels from Centsational Girl (THANKS! My husband loved that idea!) with some spray adhesive. Add a little candle light from behind. The ghoulish stacked skulls came from my husband (I told you he loves Halloween!)