Hope you all had a spooky day! 🙂
As promised, here are some more pictures of my decorations. I was very happy with the way everything turned out! The only thing I would have changed, is finishing the haunted house in the centrepiece. But I can finish that next year, (..again with the procrastination, lol).
The whole display;
I would say the easiest, least expensive, and most effective Halloween decoration is the strechy spiderwebs, which you could just stretch over your regular decor (as I did with this fall flower arrangement), to give it a spooky effect;
I had a lot of fun stretching the webs all over!
The bats were (patiently) cut out by myself from black cardstock;
I attached the bats together with black wire, which I first wrapped around a pencil to make curly;
The banner is made from The series of Unfortunate Events book, The Carnivorous Carnival (a children’s book, what a title!!). I like recycling books this way, they make unique bunting. In this case I accidentally had purchased two of these books thrifting, so one ended up in the crafting pile and was perfect for Halloween!
I started with the first page, beginning of chapter one;
And coincidentally ended on the first page of chapter two! Which had a creepy(ish) monster drawing that helped tie the whole banner together;
In the centre (on a cake stand), sat two haunted houses, one which still needs doors and windows, both hand made by myself from recycled products(oatmeal box, paper towel roll and other cardboard);
Then of course, every holiday display is not complete without a framed printable subway art (which I downloaded free here);
The clear skull is an empty Crystal Skull Vodka bottle that I have been using as is, as a vase. Grabbed it from its current hom because it fit in perfectly for Halloween!
Another view from the opposite side;
The black netting was purchased at the dollarstore. The ribbon I had on stash. I tacked it to the wall and fiddled until it looked right leaving the ends of everything to hang in a scary mess;
Kind of reminds me of a whiches hair 🙂
I never noticed until I looked at the pictures that the banner wasn’t really centered;
But we still enjoyed it none the less!!
Halloween night was less to rave about, as it had rained all day and into the night! (And I somehow didn’t bring out our umbrellas, because I’m a prepared Mom like that, lol), but I was able to.get a few pictures of everyone in costume;
Nia was a pumpkin by day, and a lamb by night;
Kaio was a dragon (and thanks to my last minute shopping, I picked his costume up at Salvation Army the afternoon of Halloween for 50% and a total of $2.50 – win!);
I even scribbled some whiskers on my face to surprise Nia;
I would have taken more pictures if my camers battery wasn’t too low to use flash!
How was your Halloween? ! Did you decorate your house? Inside or out? Were you a trick or treat guide? Or passing out candy?