Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Decorations

October is already here, it is bitter sweet for me. I have absolutely loved my summer and hate to see it come to an end but on the same note, oh how I love fall! 

This week at The Polka-dot Umbrella all us gals will be posting around a Halloween theme as there are so many things that come with this fun holiday. 

We have all seen some great things already out there on craft sites and blogs. I have done a bit of "taking ideas" from such creative people. 

First, my favorite site, had a fabulous bat door idea

I was a bit apprehensive about duck tape that the site suggested. The last thing I wanted to do is have to paint my door at the first of November because the paint was ripped off while taking off the bats. I did a bit of research and found there is a duck tape for stucko. It looks like this.

It is a pretty light tape and it isn't quite as sticky as others. I also have a metal door so all the bats directly on the door I hot glued magnets on the back. I did a tester on the inside of the door for a week and these ways seemed to work just fine. 

I made a broom out of a branch and twigs. I thought this added just the right touch. Now I just need some pumpkins sitting on the steps.

I used Make-it and Love-it's tutorial to make this darling pumpkin for my kitchen table.

I usually shy away from popular things that are out there but I had to make an exception. The candle stick jars and tiered serving trays are super creative and can be quite cute. I decided to start a search for candle sticks at the thrift store. They were hard to come by. There must be someone getting to them before me. I finally came across some last week, what perfect timing with all the fun Halloween decorating. I haven't painted them yet (in the air on what color) but they will look great when they are finished.   
Add some halloween candy to the jars and paint the candle sticks and the table will look just right.
The spider bowl is my kids favorite halloween decoration.

Have you been pinning lately? What have been your favorite fall decorations? Have you had a good experience with any fall tutorials?

Happy Fall to everyone!


Unknown said...

Oh I like bats on a door so much!

Kath said...

oooh I love your spooky doorway. the bats are perfect. I might have to try something similar. take care! I'm a new follower.


Anonymous said...

I love your bats too! They are really cute!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Great decorating! I hope you'll link this post up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

Shauntel said...

My sister had a great idea to glue two googly eye together so you don't see the backs. I like it.