Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Favorite Halloween Decorating Ideas (a post from Halloween past)

Udpate: This is a post from October 2010. There were so many really creative and festive Halloween posts back then. This year I didn't seem to find as many ideas as I did back then. I think maybe people spend more time pinning ideas on Pinterest. Regardless, in decorating for Halloween this year I still found these inspirational so I thought I'd repost with updated links. I hope to take some pictures of my own Halloween decor to post - we got NONE last year {the 1st year in our new house}. Anyway, Sandy kind of pushed that back and forced us to take down a few decorations outside. We'll put them back up tonight and hopefully get a few shots before it gets too dark.
Enjoy! I still do!!
There have been so many awesome Halloween posts by a TON of bloggers, both that I frequent and have recently found by link parties (and now follow!). In trying to imagine a convenient way to save my favorite Halloween decorating posts, it dawned on me to simply do a post on my blog. That also gives them a few more shout outs (you know, because I get so. much. traffic.) while giving them street cred for anything I might try in my own home. DISCLAIMER: As more and more are posted, this may not actually be a Top Ten, but many, many more! And feel free to let me know if you've seen any that you've loved!

In the meantime, here are my favs and Happy Halloween!! Come back for pictures of our decorating after we make some final attempts tonight.

See, I've already added more (AND MORE). And if you haven't checked out the link parties I've joined over the last 2 weeks, you should. There's just too many creative, great projects to list here!
19. Dream Home DIY for the Spooky Halloween Candleabra.
Create One Day In the Future for the spooky messages created on upcycled 'bath' blocks. Now private17. Muse Lodge for the super cool "Bloody Mess" wax paper project. I just HAVE to try this over the weekend!16. Fiddle Dee Dee for all the chic halloween decor. Now Private15. Young House Love for the Puffy Paint Pumpkins. (Come on, you knew it was just a matter of time before they made it to my list!!)14. Straight Stitches for the crafty use of 'useless' vases we all know we have.
Mod Vintage Life for her spooky mantel
Centsational Girl for the awesome mantel.

AND ALSO, peruse most of these sites for even more super creative Halloween decor. Truly Amazing and Fun Ideas!!

10. Craftily Ever After for the Halloween and Twilight versions of the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' art (there are 3 of them and downloadable on her site).
9. Everything I Love and More for the DIYed candy corn holders. (and her glitter pumpkins) The link now goes to a newer blog with no info on past posts if it is the same person!
8. Life in Rehab for the ghostly sconces.
7. Every Day is Crafting Day for the Floating Ghost
6. Red Heads Craft More Fun for the Day of the Dead wedding couple
5. Life in Rehab for a great purple & green skeleton wreath
4. Centsational Girl for the ghoulish wine & beer labels
3. Design Love for the PB inspired, Rockin' Mantle
2. The Autocrat for the Alfred Hitchcock Tablescape
1. Cul-de-Sac Chic for the Witch and Cats Yard Decor.


  1. Thank you so much for these great top 10 Halloween decorating ideas! I LOVE decorating for Halloween!

  2. I love you Top Ten! Thanks so much!

  3. How did I miss this post? HOW? Thanks for the sout out, Vonda!

  4. Ooo thanks for your shout out! And your nice comment on my Halloween favors. Yes, I do have a real job. LOL But I wish I could stay at home and be crafty all day. I don't have any kids and my boyfriend works out of town a lot, so I have plenty of spare time in the evenings. Is that your house on your header?! Oh it's so stinkin' cute!

  5. Thank you for the mention! I love all of the inspiration that that has been out there in the blog-o-sphere this year!

    Now I'm off to check out the rest of your blog. =)

    Jen @ Fiddle Dee Dee

  6. Thank you so much....I'm glad you liked the bloody decor! I love that photo of your house and the pretty!! I'm following you. :)

  7. Thank you for featuring my blocks! :)

  8. Thank you so much for featuring my spooky candelabra!!