I have to say, decorating for Halloween is only trumped by decorating for Christmas. There's just something about the strikingly graphic color contrasts and practically limitless crazy/icky/slightly macabre subject matter that makes Halloween decorations so very much fun. Blood and guts and violence, no. Moody and playfully creepy and unabashedly fun, absolutely.
Happy Halloween 2015 everybody!
I made a new wreath for the front door this year, using a simple vine wreath base spray painted black and a bit of leftover feather boa glued to the outside edge of the wreath. The orange balls used to be in one of my Halloween vases, but I decided it was time to repurpose them.
Same pillows as last year, they're getting a little faded! And you can see that I didn't wipe down the arms of the bench before photographing. Thank you, kitty, for all your muddy pawprints as you try to get someone's attention inside the house to be let back in!
You'll recognize this quilt from previous years...it continues to be my favorite quilted creation I've ever done.
There was a vacant spot on my back dining wall, so of course I had to paint a creepy branch for the occasion.
The black dresser I recently refinished is absolutely perfect for Halloween.
All of the pumpkins (except the store-bought Zorro Pumpkin) were inexpensive (and ugly) foam things from Walmart that I spray painted. They look much better now. My mustache collection is sported by the white pumpkins this year.
It's hard to see beneath the cloche, but this black pumpkin was whitewashed with a thin white glaze, most of which was then wiped off so that the white only remained in the cracks and crevices of the pumpkin. I'll see if I can get a better picture of that later.
Remember these ornaments? I cut the hanging ribbon off of them and then pinned them to this fabric-wrapped foam board (leftover packaging material from a console table I put together for a friend). The checkerboard fabric is a little loud, I may redo it later with fabric that is a bit smaller scale.
These cockroaches, according to my friends, are the scariest decorations in the house. The almost-real bugs made a few of them literally jump. :-)
Hazel and her new matching pet owl/pillow (made from the poncho scraps...I should do a poncho tutorial, it's super easy. Maybe next week...) wish you a fun and happy Halloween!