Do you put up Halloween decorations? I do, it’s one of my favorite holidays! I get a kick out of watching scary movies all month long and taking the kids trick or treating. It’s also my queue to start planning and shopping for Christmas since it’s right around the corner. But that’s another post entirely 🙂 I don’t put up anything that’s scary or gory. I like to think I keep my halloween decorations fun and classic with cobwebs, spiders, skeletons and eyeballs. Last year I put up a few decorations so I started by taking a look at what we already had. As always my goal is to keep things simple, inexpensive, and not clutter the house with unnecessary purchases since space is ALWAYS an issue. I had a couple ideas in my head and had been searching Pinterest, you can check out my Halloween board here.
This wreath for the front door was easy, quick and cheap. My kind of project!! I just wrapped some cobwebs around a foam wreath I had in the stash, added some spiders and a black ribbon to hang it with.
I put cobwebs up in the corners of the living room and stuck some spiders in them because what’s a web without spiders? I just started arranging random items on the shelf until I was happy with the end result.
I made the mummy votives by wrapping some cheesecloth from the dollar store around recycled jars, adding some google eyes and dropping a couple battery operated tea lights inside. The rest of the stuff came from random places like the dollar store, Michael’s and the 99 cent store.
I re used my hurricane jars on media center, filling them with candy corns, mini skulls, skeleton hands and dollar store ears. I wrapped the books with some black construction paper to give them a little height.
The glass thing hanging by my front door (that I have no name for) was filled with some eyeballs.
I’m really happy with the Halloween decorations this year, now it’s tIme to start looking for costumes.