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Happy Monday everyone! Today is a guest post from Kristy from St Louis Folk Victorian sharing some fun ideas to decorate your home for Halloween.

Upon learning that we had a shared interest in all things spooky, I jumped at the chance to participate in Marilyn’s October Blog-Bash.

Hi, I'm Kristy from St Louis Folk Victorian, and if you visit my house on any given day, any given season, you will find little bits of spooky-goodness scattered throughout. It’s not over the top; but a little nod to the macabre.

No matter if you are decorating for a Halloween Celebration or just wanting to get in the spirit of the season, here’s some inspiration…from ME to YOU.

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Want to make your own ghoulish displays? It’s relatively easy and you don’t have to wait until Halloween décor hits the shelves. With a little imagination you can find a few basic things right away and build your collection a little at a time. For starters, if you frequent Antique Malls, you can always find old-worn books, glass jars, porcelain vases, discarded ephemera, etc. All of which are the start of a great display. Add a styrofoam skull or creepy spider and you are well on your way.

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If you are the DIY-type, the options are really endless.

  • Head to your nearest fabric store and pick out a spooky print to use for a pillow cover.
  • While you are there pick out some gauze and shred it with scissors; which you can then hang from a doorway or spread across a table.
  • Grab a can of black spray paint and paint an ugly porcelain vase or maybe a handful of them…the more the merrier. Anything black automatically conjures up thoughts of Halloween.

    As you can see, decorations don't have to have Happy Halloween covered in glitter, or be a motion-sensor thing that scares the bejeezus out of you. Sometimes all you need is that tiny little ghostly-touch of creepy to get you in the holiday spirit.

    Thanks for letting me play along and Happy Halloween!!!

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