Wednesday, October 20, 2010

All Hallow's Eve

With Halloween right around the corner, let me show you some spooky touches that I've been adding around the house. I haven't always decorated like this for Halloween, but we live in the kind of neighborhood that people come to go Trick or Treating. It's always great fun seeing all the costumed kids, we get so many, the door never closes.

Because the door opens right into the living room, I really concentrated on the mantle, it's the first thing you see, so it got a lot of spooky attention.

Most of the same elements are what I have for Fall (as a season) that will stay up until Thanksgiving, But I added the most important Halloween ingredients like spiders

and crows
(I spray painted that little vase black)
owls
(I love this guy, I used a suction cup to hang him on the mirror)


spooky candelabra

(Comes apart for easy storage)



with some ceramic pumpkins, a Trick-or Treat banner and a little bit of natural excelsior ( Spanish moss' less stinky cousin), oh and the cheesecloth on the mirror, it's looking more and more spooky!





When I painted this little dresser this past summer, little did I know how great it was going to work for Halloween! :) The black and white dresser fits right in with Halloween decor

Apothecary jar filled with spiders, climbing to get out



A pumpkin man, watching over the festivities



A clock cloche turned specimen jar, how fun is a glittery skull?



I made my Witches Candy Sticks, something that I can use every year, I cut a couple of dowel rods down to the right size, spray painted them white and used black grosgrain ribbon for the stripes. The kids won't be eating these!

Is it like that at your house? I put some candy in a dish or jar to be enjoyed in passing, the next thing I know it's empty!

The cheesecloth just adds instant Halloweeness!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you're inspired!!

Here are some additional Halloween links you might like:


Trick or Treat Tablescape

DIY Glittered Spiders


Halloween Decor 2009








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34 comments:

  1. Too cute! Love the black, orange & white combo on the mantel. The owl is too cute! Is he felt? Haven't seen them this year. Please post where you found him (or her). ;O)

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  2. Tardevil, I have had him several years now! I can't remember where...I think TJ Maxx, but I can't say for sure. It's a hard glittered plastic.
    Sorry, my mind is slipping! :P

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  3. LOVE this. Very festive looking!

    -c

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  4. I love it all! It's spooktacular! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself. haha) I love the idea of the fake candy sticks. I have wanted some for decorating purposes but can never find the black and white candy sticks.

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  5. I LOVE those witches' sticks--what a great idea!

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  6. so cute!!
    I miss being in a neighborhood that is a destination trick or treat spot! :/
    Love the quatrefoil risers for your jars. And your vase that you painted! I thought it was carnival glass!!! Amazing!

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  7. Love it, Michelle! I like to tuck in touches of Halloween with my regular Fall decor, too, and then just get it back and ready for Thanksgiving. I would love to do spiders, but my daughter has a major fear of them so I can't. I do think they look pretty cool though!

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  8. Adorable! I have the same Halloween man! Found him at Home Goods years ago. I was tickled to see him here!

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  9. Love it! I really like the apothecary jars too!

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  10. Wow! This is incredible! If I had the money, I would just pay to fly you to my home and decorate it! :)

    You're awesome!

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  11. I love it all...the chest is perfect with all of your Halloween things and the mantel is wonderful.

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  12. Not too cheezy spooky but with lots of class. I just love how you decorate!

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  13. Just the right amount of spooky touches. Love the witches' sticks...reminds me of their legs!
    I really love the art work on the mantle and all the oranges.
    Debbie

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  14. How fun. I love all the spooky details!

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  15. I always get so excited when I see you have a new post and I am never disappointed! This is fantastic and I may steal some of those cute ideas! You will have to check out my Haunted House post and see my silhouettes! I may not be super crafty, but I do love my silhouettes!!

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  16. Michelle, Excellent job ~ it's SPOOKY adorable, down to the last detail. Thank you so much for sharing! It's always a treat to come visit your blog. xo~m.

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  17. I love the decoration. Unfortunately we don't have this Halloween tradition in Germany :( Although some kids started to come trick or treating the past few years. Maybe the Halloween spirit will take over Europe as well in a couple of years.

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  18. Love all your fall decor! You mantel looks great. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Michelle! Everything looks so festive! Awesome! Am I inspired? YES! Thanks so much for linking your creative talent to the DIY Fall Festival! ;)

    Happy fall!

    Roeshel

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  20. I'm featuring this on my blog today ..Hope you don't mind!

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  21. Hey Michelle! I just have to say your Halloween mantel is incredible! An awesome combination of elements for sure. I will have to take some pointers from you since when my husband saw my Halloween mantel, he said it looked more like Phantom of the Opera than Halloween! :-P

    Thanks for the inspiration (and thanks for your sweet comment on my sunburst mirror post)!

    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

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  22. Love your decor! Favorite are the Witch Candy Sticks! Great Job.
    Blessings, Denise

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  23. Your mantel rocks: the crows, webs, spiders -- all of it! Wonderful, festive, grown-up take on Halloween. Love it.

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  24. OOOOO Love all of it!! Totally diggin' on the owl. And the pumpkin man is too cute! Very fabulous!

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  25. Looks great!
    PS. Thanks for stopping by earlier :)

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  26. It looks great! I love the idea of the candy sticks. I might have to copy!

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  27. Hi Michelle! It's me again! Just a head's up - I'm going to include a picture and link to you in this week's highlights. Something this fun needs to be shared more! ;) Thanks so much for sharing your Halloween decor in the DIY Fall Festival. If you like "I'm featured" buttons to 'show off' - stop by and grab one! You rock! :)

    Roeshel

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  28. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your fabulous Halloween mantle display on my blog!
    http://howikeepsane.blogspot.com/2011/09/hump-day-inspiration-halloween-mantle.html
    xoxo janean

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  29. so many great ideas here! I featured you in my "best of" Halloween mantels post :)
    http://www.themombot.com/crafting/2011/10/21/link-love-halloween-mantels

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  30. Your mantle looks incredible! I'm curious about the white vases on each side. can you tell me where you found them? Thanks.

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Michelle