Halloween hasn’t been this much fun since I was a kid trick-or-treating! I usually prefer fall decorations, but I decided to finally decorate for Halloween! As you can see, blood and gore aren’t my things, so I stuck with a chic vibe and cannot stop staring at my display. Although I can appreciate the time and effort that goes into haunted houses and other scary attractions, I DO NOT PARTICIPATE. Total wimp! I am breaking down my decorating process below.
Remember my zone concept from the “How to Decorate for Fall” post? Since I am new to Team Halloween, I focused on only one zone this year to keep costs low. I plan to add the fireplace next year!
This post is all about how to decorate for Halloween!
You know my love for balloons runs deep, so I had to add a set of these “BOO” balloons to my display. I used tiny hooks from Dollar Tree to hook my twine to the mirror. The hooks are small enough to leave for future decor too… like a Christmas garland 🙂
Seeing these Bats all over my Instagram and Pinterest is the reason why I decorated this year! Be sure to fold the wings twice in opposite directions to create a more 3D look. Use removable adhesive to adhere the bats to the wall so you can rearrange them if needed. I cranked them out with my Cricut, but with its symmetrical shape, you should be able to make your own bat stencil by folding a piece of black paper in half.
Good ol’ Dollar Tree find! I love the texture they add to my mirror without distracting your eyes from the superstars: the balloons and bats of course! The webs act as great space fillers!
Table Decor – Top Half
The pumpkin votives are another Dollar Tree find! They were originally orange, so I spray-painted them to coordinate with the rest of my display. I may grab a few more from DT to leave orange :). The candlesticks are from my everyday stash. HOT TIP: Mix your everyday pieces with your seasonal pieces!
This pumpkin is one of the many DIY ideas from my previous blog post, Foam Pumpkin DIYs from Dollar Tree. I love decor that can be used for multiple holidays… Especially when it only costs $1
Another everyday piece repurposed with my Halloween pieces. Lanterns are great for all holidays and celebrations. Before I decided to go with this color scheme, I was planning on filling the lantern with candy corn. How cute would that be? If you do it, send me a pic!
This is another blog callback to my previous DIY Book Stacks post. However, instead of painting the spine, I folded a piece of black cardstock over the books and labeled them with a chalk marker (here’s a link to my favorite kind). That way, I only have to store the cardstock, and I can use the books for the next holiday.
We call him Indiana Bones. *Pause for laughter* Doesn’t he look so relaxed? I just love him! Walmart is selling these cuties for under $5, and I think he’s worth every penny. If you have trouble getting your skeletons to stay put, try using some removable adhesive or tape to keep them still.
Like I mentioned in my “How to Decorate For Fall” blog post, never pass up a cute pumpkin when you’re at Walmart. They are inexpensive and easy to add to your fall or Halloween displays. For instance, in the lap of Indiana Bones.
Dollar Tree is simply the best! I have quite the collection of this webbing (aka Creepy Cloth) from Dollar Tree because they are cheap and versatile. They work great as table runners or accent pieces for your Halloween displays. The webbing helps my candle holders go from rustic to spooky chic!
Table Decor – Bottom Half
How cute is this ghost? Especially paired with my buffalo plaid pillow. I found the ghost at Walmart, and they have several more to choose from. However, I am just starting to decorate for Halloween so I decided to pace myself by only getting one. I made sure to choose one that would work best with pillows I already own.
You know my how much I love a good basket! Well, I decided that a cauldron is the Halloween version of a basket and pumpkins are the perfect fillers! I filled mine up with some more of my DIY Dollar Tree Pumpkins, and some white filler pumpkins.
I truly enjoyed creating my first Halloween display, and hope it sparks some inspiration for you. If you are just starting out, remember you can start (and stop) with one zone to eliminate cost and becoming too overwhelmed! Decorating your space should be fun, not stressful! Thanks for stopping by! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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