Welcome to my Halloween home. I am so happy to be sharing as a part of the Hauntingly Beautiful Blog Hop hosted by Amber at Follow The Yellow Brick Home.
There are 7 homes featured on the hop I know you will enjoy! The full schedule is listed at the end of this post. SO, sit back, relax and enjoy this fun tour of these beautiful homes.
Happy Hauntingly Halloween season my friends. I must say, my Halloween decor has had many looks over the years. In this post I’m sharing my “glamour Vintage” phase and some fun ideas to fancy up your Halloween home decor!
My Halloween decor started out with “cutesy” less scary themes when my kids were little. I loved making their costumes and would spend weeks before, custom making whatever they were dreaming to dress up as. It was so fun creating fun snacks and treats with my kids, and they still talk about some of their favorite memories and traditions( they may or may not still ask for them , LOL)
Then, as they got older, they were requesting more scary, creepy costumes and decorations. So on Halloween, we had gravestones, mummies and a fog machine creating a spooky atmosphere for the trick or treater’s. The snacks got more gross and the home decor became a bit scary….
Now that my kids are grown and we don’t have kiddos around (yet!) I still love to decorate for the holiday, if only for just a week or so. For me, it breaks up the Fall season’s decor and gives a fun little break right before Thanksgiving. For front door fall ideas visit Fall Front Door favorites and be sure to check out my fall home tour here My Fall Home Decor Tour
So this year, I went for a little vintage glam in my spootackular displays. I pretty much kept it to the mantle, a side entry way table and the dining table. Otherwise, I feel a little cluttered and overwhelmed. For me, a few simple vignettes that tie together and follow along the same decor details, are enough especially with our new homes open concept.
For the mantle, since it is technically our entry way feature, it’s easy to use it as a display area. I kept the current arch and clock and then added the fun stuff. I draped a gauzy, grey cloth as a backdrop first. Then, grabbed a few branches from the yard to add some creepy drama and to perch some crows on. Spider webbing was then draped in the background. Candlesticks were used to hold 2 pumpkins that add the “glam” to the look.
To glitter the pumpkins, I just brushed some Martha Stewart craft glue on artificial pumpkins, then sprinkled on glitter. I used various shades of greyish greens from Martha Stewart purchased at Michael’s.
VIntage books were tucked in to elevate an old urn that had more branches and some dried berries. The “poison” bottle was an old wine bottle I decorated. I’ll have more on that further in the post.
Entry Way Table
For this space, I continued the gauze backdrop then used an old vintage suitcase to house a small vignette. I loved the character of this suitcase with it’s faded striped background and it has the perfect look for this display. Inside the suitcase, I placed a stand with some “glittered” bones and placed a glass dome on top & then added another branch for more crows. Again, I used various shades of grey green glitter to glam up the bones and then added another glittered pumpkin added more sparkle.
I printed the sign off a site on Pinterest that has free printables on some aged paper to tie in the vintage, skull theme going on. I also placed some vinyl bats on the mirror in the background for a little more drama. I love the look of these moss spiders with their greyish green hue and thought they gave a bit more of a creepy feel.
I made these fun bottles several years ago and I’ll share some DIY details for you below.
Creepy/glam wine bottles
You will need:
wine bottles of various colors
creepy Halloween labels store bought or printed from computer ( I purchased mine several years ago at Michael’s from the Halloween Martha Stewart section)
glitter pen or glue
moss & sticks
small package of skeletons
remove old wine labels by running bottle under warm water
adhere Halloween label
add glitter around the edge of the label
tie skeleton on with vintage ribbon
add moss and sticks into the top of the bottle
Dining Room Tablescape
For the centerpiece, I started with this gorgeous tray from Kirklands as a base. I brought in more branches and a a glittered pumpkin with a perched crow, for some sparkle. The embellished wine bottles make a great compliment to a Halloween table. Then some skulls & spiders finished off the creepy appeal.
For the place settings, I started with a black charger from Hobby Lobby, then I placed a piece of cheese cloth in between for a “muumy” affect. The plates are from Homegoods, the Buffalo check napkins from Pottery Barn and the check runner from Kirklands. A fun little skeleton added the finishing touch. Don’t forget the candles for spooky ambiance.
The little treat buckets are from the dollar store. I added a vintage Halloween label, trimed it in glitter glue, sparkle trim and a little tag printed on the computer.
I hope you were able to find some fun inspiration and ideas for your own home. For more decor ideas, check out my past Halloween post here Pretty spooky things…As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts or questions.
Thank you so much to Amber at Follow The Yellow Brick Road. Next up, Belle Bleu Interiors , then to continue on the tour below is the schedule of homes to visit. There are so many gorgeous decor ideas, so I hope you’ll visit them all.
I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you’ll come back often my friends.