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.
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.
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!!!