I think it is really easy to get carried away with holiday decor.
In my house I enjoy decorating for the holidays but I try to keep things simple for my own sanity! I find that if I have more than little touches here or there than I get so sick of it before the actual holiday even arrives. So here is a look into the bits and pieces of my Halloween decor.
Our family room has a beautiful fireplace right in the center of it. Our TV takes up so much space above it that I really have minimal space for decor. This is what I came up with this year...
I showed you here how to make the garland. The pumpkins and "boo" sign came from Hobby Lobby, the candle sticks came from Target, the "trick or treat" blocks I made years ago and I just had the black frame sitting in storage. The "boo" sign was originally black (if you noticed in the above pictures they are different colors) but I spray painted it orange to make it pop more. I really like how every thing came together. Its just the right amount of Halloween for me :)
The Kitchen Table:
Back when my neighbor and I had a craft day and made the garland, we also made this table runner.
We got the idea from this tutorial but ended up making up our own pattern. We got as much material as listed on the tutorial and then cut down our runner almost in half. In the end we had sooo much left over material that I was able to make another runner and still have stuff remaining!
Again keeping things simple, I put my rod iron pumpkin in the center of the table and covered it with spider webs using a hot glue gun. I found the giant spider at walmart for $3!
I have this little side table between my family room and kitchen area that I like to use for decor.
I put my second runner here and filled my candy plate with some of my favorites...caramel and chocolate covered raisins. YUM!
The candy didn't last long...the plate is now empty :)
I love framing pictures from previous Halloween's. Its so fun for the kids to see their old costumes and it makes for inexpensive decor.
The Front Room:
In my front room I try to keep Halloween decor to a minimum.
I keep it limited to 3 items:
These gourds I got on clearance from Tai Pan years ago.
I made these pumpkins a while back at a church activity...
and lastly my "eek" candle holder...
As you can see I really don't have a lot of Halloween decor but I still feel that my house is festive and ready for Halloween!