Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Home Decorating

"Hold on, man.  We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title."  ~From Scooby-Doo
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       Sometimes I think that my kids get more excited about Halloween than Christmas! I love decorating for both holidays but there's something more kid friendly about Halloween decorating. I'm still in the process of moving, but at the same time, I'm thinking of ways to decorate my new home. The house I'm moving into has a HUGE front porch, which makes it great for Halloween decorating. Here's some ideas that I'm gonna be using, I'm so excited!
Light Up Ghosts:


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         All it takes to create this adorable ghost is an upside down tomato cage, white christmas lights and a sheet. Just draw on the eyes and mouth and tada! An easy, inexpensive ghost!

Tombstones:

       Now this project is a little more time consuming, but the final product is quite realistic. Check out the link below for step-by-step tutorial on how to create these creepy Halloween favorites! 
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Chalkboard painted Pumpkin:
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      This is a pretty easy project. Paint a pumpkin with some black chalkboard paint, affix some black feathers and a raven from the Dollar Tree on top and write what ever you like! 

Ghost Jugs:
       Here's another easy project that the kids will LOVE doing!
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For this, all you need are some milk jugs a black sharpie and some white Christmas lights. Ooh I just had another idea! You can also fill some milk jugs with orange lights and turn it into a pumpkin. Super easy and a great way to recycle!

Pumpkin Vase:


       These will look great with different sized vases clustered throughout the house. You can even change up the bows for an eclectic look.



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Fill some vases with tiny, mini pumpkins and wrap with some Halloween themed ribbon.Super simple!

Halloween Specter Orbs:


       These would look nothing short of amazing hanging in trees through out the yard!



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These are pretty easy to create as well. Find some glow balls and put in white stockings. Then hang from different lengths of string and hang through out the yard.

Glowing Eyes:


       I have been saving my toilet paper rolls for the past few months just for this project! I can't wait to see what this looks like.



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The picture is quite self explanatory. All you do is cut out different kinds of eyes, affix a glowstick inside, and place through out the trees and bushes in your yard. Since the glowsticks only last for a couple of hours, this is probably best done on Halloween night. Another awesome idea for recycling!

Glittery Pumpkins:


       I am a female, therefore it is is my DNA to love glitter! I love this idea because it actually uses more muted colors. And it's yet another easy and cheap decorating idea!



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Check out the link below for the directions step-by-step:
Glittery Pumpkins 

Pottery Barn Ghost Knock-offs:

This is a cute way to decorate trees and your front porch!


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Click on the link for the materials and directions:
Ghost Materials and Instructions

Halloween Witch Brooms:


Here's another decorating idea where the picture is kind of self explanatory. As long as you can find some "witches" brooms, all you have o do is wrap some Halloween colored lights around the handles and stick in the ground. This would look good as a driveway border,



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Hanging Bats:

       First off, I must say that I totally love this front porch! But check out the link below to create the hanging bats:

Hanging Bats Materials and Instructions 


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        Well, my family and I are going to have a great time making these decorations and setting them up in the yard! Please feel free to show me your own decorating ideas and pics of your house decorated for Halloween! Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to subscribe so you can stay up to date with all my Halloween posts.

~XoXo Jess

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