Posts Tagged ‘spooky decor’

Spooky and Stylish Halloween Mantel Decorating

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day, which gives us the perfect excuse to continue talking about Halloween. A decorated mantel looks charming throughout the year, but here is some spooky inspiration for creating a stylish mantel for All Hallow’s Eve. And if you don’t have a mantel, no worries! Decorate a bookcase, console table or windowsill using similar techniques seen below.

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Which look is your favorite? Share your ideas in the comments,
and view our selection of Halloween home accents here.

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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:

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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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Monday Must-Haves: Halloween Accents

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Witchy Owl & Pumpkin PillowHalloween Snow GlobeIs it ever too early to start decorating for a season or holiday? Maybe, but it’s never too early to start planning! Halloween is exactly two months away, and we are excited to showcase five of our Must-Have Halloween accents – some of which you can get away with displaying during the start of the fall season. September does begin tomorrow, after all, so check them out and happy decorating!

Owl imagery and accents are some of our favorites, and this Witchy Owl Pumpkin Pillow doesn’t disappoint. Artist Bethany Lowe handcrafted this wool and felt pillow, adding to the charm of the cute owl and smiling pumpkin. Perfect for smaller benches or a favorite sofa, this piece will make a charming addition to your fall décor, owl and bird décor, and finally your Halloween décor in the witchy hat and jack-o-lantern details.

Hoot 'N Hollar Halloween CollectibleTrick-Or-Treat Halloween Sign

Spooky and enchanting are great themes for Halloween and fall decorating, and both fit the description of the glittery Halloween Snow Globe. A gentle shake floats the sparkly pieces down around a lighted black tree and pumpkins, creating a warm glow for a fall and Halloween centerpiece or mantel accent. It also complements any snow globe collection and a variety of seasonal décor for a complete festive look.

The bright plumage of Lori Mitchell’s Hoot ‘n Hollar Collectible is perfect for fall, and visibly ready for Halloween, making it one of the most cheerful accents for the season. Place next to a candy dish on Halloween night or create a charming fall display on a hallway table by incorporating similar colors as this collectible for a complementing look that everyone will enjoy.

This Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Exclusive accent will give any wall rustic charm through the distressed surface and ragged black streaks. Even “Trick or Treat” is written in charming, slightly scrolled lettering to add a certain elegance while still portraying a spooky, Halloween look. The orange and black coordinate with classic autumn décor as well as your favorite Halloween pieces.Polka Dot Boo Doormat

Your front porch or entryway is a great place to go all out for decorating, since these are the first spaces your guests will view. Make the first impression positive, and just a little spooky, with the Polka Dot Boo Doormat. Playful polka dots line the edges of the mat and the pumpkin-black cat pair. The green background is a natural look that will highlight other autumn and Halloween greenery or leafy décor in the surrounding space, and you won’t have to deal with dirt being tracked through your home during the fall season.

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