Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Decor

I told myself when I was putting up fall decorations that I would wait till October till I put anything up for Halloween. Well, now that it is October my front entry way has gone from this...
Entryway with fall decor.
 To this....

Entryway with Halloween decor. 
 I added the black cheese cloth like material to the door, a few little ravens here and there as well as a few bats, and a couple "boo" signs. Not a lot in my opinion (probably too much in my hubby's opinion since he doesn't care for Halloween much) but I really like it.

I especially like the little ravens. I tied one to the bird cage...

I bought this cage a couple years ago and used it for a while then when we moved into this house I just let the kids play with it. They used it for their stuffed Angry Birds for a while and I reclaimed it as part of my decor over the summer. 

 I put another raven on top of the door...

 And then the last one is sitting in the wreath on the iron wreath hanger...

I cut the bats out with my silhouette machine and put some on the wall and in the black cheese cloth. The kids like the bats. And I like how they stand out on the wall. 

I also added several bats to the front door with the frame I made recently. 

I have maybe one or two other small things in the kitchen, but this is really it for Halloween this year. 
View of my "display" from the front living room couch. 
Although I have added a couple pumpkins to the front porch, but none of them have been carved yet. We still have some time. I'll, of course, share those when we get them done. We still have to go to Papa's Pumpkin Patch in Bismark. I'm planning on taking the kids in the next week or two. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Frame Wreath

The other day when I was rummaging through my craft stash I came across an old black frame. I have been wanting to turn it into a wreath and thought it would be fun to make one for Halloween. 

After searching the internet for ideas and a quick run to the dollar store I came up with this...

I got the spider web (with spider) at the dollar store and stapled it to the back of the frame. 

Here's a quick view of the back. 

I found the bunting online here and printed it on craft colored cardstock. I hot glued it to twine then secured it to the frame. I wrapped thicker twine around the web on the back so I could hang it on the door.

Oh and the little spider was originally white, but on the white can't see it as well. Luckily I had some black spray paint in the garage to make him black instead.  

This was so easy! And pretty cheap, too! I am loving it! 

Linked to Thrifty Decor Chick

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Switcheroo Time

So I changed my wreath again since it was set for Christmas which was this...

Now it's set for Valentine's Day I guess...

Just made some red burlap flowers to go with a white one I made when I first got the wreath.

I've put a few other Valentine-ish things up through the house, but not a lot. I know Hubby is not a fan, but I have to have a little something after all the Christmas stuff came down and everything looks so blah.