I love decorating for Halloween. It's my favorite holiday. The only decorating I've done so far, though, is the fireplace mantel. Below is what it looks like without candlelight and Instagram . . .
I've had that witch for years. I bought it at a small boutique in Chicago for about $150 -$200. I can't remember the exact price, but I know it was more than I should've spent back when I had very little extra money. That shows how much I love Halloween. I spent $200 that I barely had on a silly witch. At the time, I justified it by saying it was folk art which seemed more acceptable than spending $200 on a Halloween decoration.
Anyway, I made the "Happy Halloween" banner on my computer. The only thing I bought new were the orange candles.
Not quite sure what other decorating I'll do this year. I have a ton of Halloween stuff, but think I should scale back. I tend to put everything out at once and it looks like a total mess. This year, I think I'll be more refined. Maybe go for a sophisticated and elegant look. If that's even possible. Halloween isn't exactly synonymous with sophistication and elegance. Unless your Martha Stewart, I guess. Which I'm definitely not.
While I figure out what to do next, I thought I'd share some pics of my Halloween decorating from the past. I used to think my decorating was so cute and creative until I discovered Pinterest and saw what cute and creative really is. Regardless, I'll still share these photos with you. Even if they're not Pinterest worthy.
Sidenote: Sorry for the poor photo quality on some of these. Most of the photos I post on here were taken way before I decided to start a blog. Plus, I didn't use our good camera. Just my iPhone.
|I don't have the patience for painting, so I used stickers.|
|A vacuum is a modern witch's broom.|
|I made these using white lunch sacks and a black Sharpie.|
|I filled them with kitty litter and a LED tealight.|
|I bought this at the same boutique where I bought the witch. Although it isn't really a Halloween decoration because I keep it up all year.|
Well, it isn't even October yet so I'm bound to have more Halloween posts in the next few weeks. It's my favorite holiday, after all.