Fall and Halloween are my FAVORITE time of year! Given that I was born on Halloween, I can’t help but love all the spookiness that comes with this season. I love a good ol themed halloween front porch, but its also nice to decorate with pieces that are pretty for fall, so that they can stay in place after halloween has passed and be incorporated into your fall/thanksgiving decor as well. Here are 6 easy ways to decorate for Fall and Halloween!
1- Pumpkins- An easy way to decorate pumpkins and use them in your halloween and fall decor is to spray paint them white. I used valspar primer. I then used gold studs that easily stick into the pumpkin, creating a cool look that is super quick and simple. It’s also good to buy a few different size pumpkins to use in your decor, and keep some orange to break it up. You can then use these pumpkins after Halloween has gone into your Fall/Thanksgiving decor.
2-Mums- The quintessential fall flower is the gorgeous mum. Decorating with a few of these in yellow, orange and burgundy are a must as the leaves begin to turn. I grabbed a bale of hay to use under the mums and give them a little height, which also goes with the Fall territory. Hang a few up or ground them in a fun planter, you can’t go wrong.
3-DIY Spooky Ghosts- I found this tutorial on pinterest here, so for more in depth info click the link. These ghosts are fairly simple to make, so I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. My biggest piece of advice would be to make sure and mold the cheesecloth as much as possible into the eyes and around the features, while it is nice and wet. Let them dry, hang with eye hooks and fishing line and you’re all done! Check out the picture of them in the dark… they really are pretty creepy!
4-Accessories- I know I have said it several times, but I’ll say it again; Accessorizing is definitely where the magic happens! I used a cloche and skeleton head from our store Accent Prone, but then made the pieces more interesting with things around our house. I stacked the skeleton head on top of some old books inside of the cloche, and tangled up some spider web, hay and leaves around it. The grim reaper statue is also from our boutique, and it gives the space a little extra character. Look for fun pieces to accessorize with that don’t seem too cheesy or like items you can buy just anywhere!
5- Spider Web- I picked this spider web up on a whim when I was shopping one morning at the grocery store, and I am definitely glad I did! There is no rhyme or reason as to how to use it. Just start pulling it apart and nail it up in a corner, creating whatever shape you please.
6- Themed Wreath or Chalkboard- I will be the first person to admit, I am no sketch artist, but you don’t have to be a michelangelo to create a fun seasonal chalk art. Chalkboards are fun to use in many different spaces, and so I decided to buy a wreath that has a chalkboard attached to it for our front door so I can change the art as the seasons change. For the Halloween art, I found a canvas that I liked on pinterest, and then just eyed it all the way through. Start with the basic sketch of your letters, then shade them in, and finally add the spider web at the end. It might not be perfect, but it will do the trick!
Click this link to watch a short video of how the DIY ghosts look swaying in the wind and an up close look at the rest of the decor!
Thank y’all so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a fun, safe and spooky Halloween!
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