Showing posts with label Halloween Decorating 2017. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween Decorating 2017. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Halloween Home Tour 2017

Starting when PhD boy was in college, I started to change out my Halloween decor. I wanted a more grown up , hopefully elegant, and gothic look. So for the past few years I've added things each year with an eye towards a unifying color scheme around black and white and gold. Being a hardcore believer in "high impact / low price" I have had fun making a lot of the pieces!

This year's mantle focal is a skeleton head I picked up for next to nothing at Big Lots a few years ago. I made him paper Top Hat last year to dress him up. 

He sits atop a collection of Edgar Allan Poe (can't have Halloween w/out Poe!) perfectly bound in black and gold. 

I fell in love with the metal pumpkin sculpture you see here which Mr. Chocolate surprised me with for my birthday last year. He was a welcome addition to my Halloween decorations. Shown here w/ a Creepy Crackled gold leafed ceramic skull from a couple of years ago, and one of the Drop Cloth Pumpkins I made this year. 

His twin sits atop a wooden "Wicked" sign I made last year ( $1.50 box from the Japanese dollar store Daiso, painted, and then vinyl applied)

In the background are some decoupaged coffin boxes embellished with Gothic metal accents. 

I like to incorporate holiday decor into my regular decor so I added some ribbon and tulle to a candleabra on my coffee table, filled a glass dish with some  glittered skeleton heads and threw in a bag of plastic skeleton heads as filler. 

Having a September birthday I've often gotten Halloween themed things as presents, like the wood ghosts and ceramic tea light holders here. 

I made this mask last year that went on a pumpkin that I think got put away with the Thanksgiving stuff so just tied it to my candleholder. 

I did strip everything off my side table and did a Witch themed vignette. 

I use a lot of tulle at Halloween! It's an inexpensive way to create a "feel". 

I've loved "The Wizard of Oz" since I was a little girl so another gift from Mr. Chocolate was a Wicked Witch ornament who sits in a glass bowl filled with more tulle. 

The rest of the table is filled with vintage style Witch Hats I made a few years ago, more decoupaged coffins, spooky trees and a black and white pumpkin ( orange $1 pumpkin from Dollar Tree, decoupaged with Halloween paper). 

Since last year was our 25th wedding anniversary, I made a Halloween Bride and Groom. Vinyl on canvas embellished w/ rhinestones and washi tape. 

I have one more place to decorate: the railings. But here's a sneak peak. 

Thanks for visiting! Hope you weren't too scared.