Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's almost Halloween!

I'm sure by now your neighbors all have their homes covered with spiderwebs and ghosts and pumpkins on the front porch... and perhaps you have a few decorations out yourself. I always find it tricky to not fall into the lure of the generic Target dollar-bin decorations. I have nothing against them, and have a few myself, but it is also nice to have something original in your home.

Here are a few ideas to get you out of your 'spook' style rut:

My friend Meriel demonstrated this wreath on her blog. I just LOVE how it turned out. She chose a nude/orange tulle with black ribbon; also here it is in black tulle with orange ribbon (more spooky Halloweeny).

Another idea is to create your own fall centerpiece. My boys and I went on a fall walk in our neighborhood and gathered up some vibrant leaves, pine cones, and ferns. Not bad for a completely FREE centerpiece, right?

I also love to change out the photos in my frames. At Halloween time I'll put out past Halloween costume photos and pictures of pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. It's a great trip down memory lane :)...sorry no pics because my computer is being weird...

For a more elaborate approach, here is an Edgar Allan Poe vignette to have in your entryway:

Happy decorating!

1 comment:

  1. Love the wreath! You for sure need to make one. And your centerpiece is adorable.


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