Posts Tagged ‘DIY Halloween’

DIY Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Add a few more pumpkins to your patch this fall and Halloween with these fun and creative DIY paint projects. Click on the images below to get the tutorials.

Black Cat Pumpkin from Good Housekeeping sl ◊     Barn Quilt Pumpkins from Country Living

Black Cat Pumpkin | Good Housekeeping

Barn Quilt Pumpkins | Country Living Magazine

Hand Painted Floral Pumpkin from Craftberry Bush

Hand Painted Floral Pumpkin | Craftberry Bush

Donut Pumpkins from Studio DIY!

Donut Pumpkins | Studio DIY!

Mesh Bag Painted Pumpkins from Crème de la Craft

Mesh Bag Painted Pumpkins | Creme de la Craft

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Creating a Halloween Tablescape

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Halloween Deco

Your jack-o-lanterns are lit, cobwebs are placed strategically, and you have stockpiled enough candy to last you through next Halloween. Before guests arrive, look to your accent tables or dining room table and add some flair with a Halloween tablescape. Here are some loose guidelines to follow no matter your style.

Color Scheme

Orange and black are classic Halloween colors, but white and neutral beige tones are equally decorative on pumpkins, candles, ribbon and baskets. Breaking up bright orange and dark black with these natural alternatives will make your decorative items, pumpkins and bats, for example, make an even more impressive statement.

2 story transitional Family Room

Fall Fill-Ins

If your centerpiece is almost perfect, but isn’t achieving the full look you were hoping for, use fall home accents to fill in the empty spaces. An autumn leaf garland is the perfect solution, as it will complement your color scheme and add a lively touch to the table. Also, you can never have too many pumpkins, so use them to fill in extra space or scatter on tabletop pedestals among your skulls, bones and witches.

Fall Decor

Simplicity Saves Time

Maybe you are opting to go simple this year with a tablescape, or need one for dinner tomorrow. No worries – think simple! A large vase in the center of the table is an attention-grabber, especially when filled with seasonal flowers and plants. Add a few candles – bonus points if they are orange, black, and seasonally scented! – and scatter some leaves (found outside) along the length of the table. Decorative placemats will pull the look together and give you a beautiful table in no time!

When in Doubt, DIY

For a more personal touch, turn to DIY projects for your Halloween centerpieces. From bats to glittery Halloween pumpkins, the tables in your home will be decked out in ghoulish style in time for the 31st. To get started, check out some of our favorite Halloween DIY projects. Share your tablescapes and DIY ideas with us in the comments, on Facebook or Twitter, and have a spook-tacular (and well decorated) Halloween!

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Thursday’s Theme: DIY Halloween

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Halloween is just over a week away! We would love to see how you have transformed your warm fall home into a spooky October setting – have you purchased all of your decorations or do you prefer to DIY?

If you’re still putting together a Halloween display or are looking to amp it up a little more this year, we’ve got some solutions. Today we’re featuring a handful of DIY projects to enhance your Halloween décor. There are varying levels of difficulty and material needs so go simple or go for broke! Check them out:

Creative Commons image courtesy of Flickr User Joanne (cropped)

Glittered Pumpkins: This isn’t strictly Halloween of course – glittered pumpkins make wonderful fall decorations too – but if you’re not afraid to get a little (a lot) sparkly, try out this project and add ribbon, decals or other accents to make it more personal and perhaps more spooky.

Dana Made It - Bats DIY Template

DIY: HGTV – Glittered Pumpkins

Paper Bats: For a wall, door or even your glittered pumpkins, this batty template gives you the option of choosing your own paper with which to create these little creatures. We think the finished mural looks awesome when put together!

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Tea Lights (set of 6)

DIY: Dana Made It – Bats

Candle Lampshade: Again, this can be adapted for any season or holiday. Choose some scary scrap-booking paper for the lampshade, and we recommend battery-operated tealights for longer and safer use. When finished, you will have charming accents for a dining room centerpiece or hallway table.

The Happy Scraps - Enter if you Dare Sign

DIY: Good Housekeeping – Candle Lampshade Craft

Rustic Charm: Both of these projects require a bit more handiwork, but are definitely worth the time. Wood Candy Corn Signs are irresistibly appealing, and when used in multiples around a candy dish they look simply wonderful. The Enter if You Dare sign is equally festive, and you could alter the words for your own or another seasonal expression; a great thing about these DIY’s (and really every other DIY) is that they are flexible for decorating throughout the year.

DIY: I Dig Pinterest – Wood Candy Corns

DIY: The Happy Scraps – Enter if you Dare Sign

Let us know your favorite DIY Halloween project, and show us your displays if you tried any of these!

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