Monday, October 31, 2011

A chic and spooktacular home...

Happy Halloween!

Decorating for the holidays can be alot of fun and since fall is my favorite season of the year, here are a few of my favorite inspirational looks for Halloween Home Decor.

Pumpkin carving isn't for everyone, so head to your local craft store and pick up some stencils to paint your pumpkins.  Spooky little treats are always a fave, like these chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing...thow a spider ring ontop for a fun little twist! And if your short on cash, it's always fun to create your own halloween signs and frame them with frames you already may have lying around the house!

Halloween decorating doesn't have to cost a fortune. These bold black and white plates were picked up on clearance and hung above a buffet full of pumpkins and inexpensive black candleholders.

Can't find white pumpkins? Pick up a can of white spray paint at your local craft store along with some ribbon and create your own one of a kind pumpkin display your guests will sure to rave about!

Here's a great way to really get in the spirit! A classic black and orange front porch makes a grand entrance for all your guests and trick-or-treaters. Just scatter a few pumpkins, lanterns, candles, black, white and orange pillows around and grab an orange can of paint at your local hardware store and VOILA!  Don't be afraid to add a little color to any decor with paint. It's quick, fun and easy...and totally reversable! When you're ready for change just paint it another color, it's that easy.

Another great use for pumpkin decorating! Scatter them in different sizes and colors on your hallway table. For added interest, gather a bunch of sticks, paint them black, and hang black bats (cut from construction paper) from the tips. Take a screw driver and create holes in the top of your pumpkin so the sticks sit nice and tight. How cool is that?

Having a few guests over for dinner? Black and white are always classic and fun for Halloween. Again, scatter a bunch of pumpkins in different colors and sizes throughout and serve up some pumpkin cocktails. Since you can't have Halloween without candy....take some black and white halloween candies and display them in large apothacary jars on the table. These jars are easy to find for around $10 - $20 at Marshall's, HomeGoods, or Hobby Lobby.

Leaf garland draped over a mirror and yep, you guessed it....pumpkins!
What a easy way to add impact to your foyer!

And finally....don't forget the beverages! It's a great way to welcome your guests when they arrive. You can search the internet for some great Halloween beverage and cockail recipes!

Hope everyone's Halloween is a fun and safe one! My costume this year is a piratess. Have you ever seen a pregnant pirate before? There's definatley a "baby bump" under all that!

Have a great day, mateys!!

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