Saturday, September 3, 2011


I'm already planning on what to do for Halloween.  I know, I'm always looking forward to the next holiday and not enjoying the holiday that is right upon us.  Oh well.  What can I say?

I saw some things while I was out shopping that I thought would be easy to copy.  So, I wanted to share them with you.

When I saw this display, at Debra's Cottage, I just fell in love with it.   I love how it's so CA.   I mean really, who thinks of the beach at Halloween time?

How about making a spider out of a light bulb!  This one can be found at Rogers Gardens but I'm sure several of you out there in blogland could make up your own spiders that are just as nice.

If you do, you can always take a wire basket that normally holds plants and use it as the spider web.

How about taking some jars and adding a pumpkin on top?  You could even get the etching cream and write Happy Halloween or Trick or Treat on the glass part.
Or use those bottles and jars to create your own scary looking bottles. 
How about taking one of those hairy spiders that are being sold everywhere and put it in a box with some moss.  Cut out the top of the box and put some clear plastic on it. 

Now you have your own scary box.

If that is to much work for you then this one may be better.  Get a skull and add glitter to it.  Glue it to the top of a box that you have added some moss to.   Use stickers to spell out Halloween or whatever you want.

They would make a great little gift box or look super on a tablescape at each setting with a little favor in them.

I love these pumpkins and think they add a touch of elegance to any Halloween party.  You can buy a faux pumpkin and then add the gem swirls that you can find over in the scrap booking section.

For those of you who like just a touch of Halloween, you can always add a few pumpkins to your plants.

Here is another easy item to copy.  Go to the Dollar Tree or 99 cent store and get a notebook.  Cover it with scrapbook paper then decorate it with vintage Halloween pictures and some ribbon.

You could make each notebook look the same or different.  They could be made with the smaller notebooks too.  Those would also make darling favors if you are having a party or dinner guest over.

I hope you have seen how easy it would be to make some of the expensive items you see.  You really don't have to spend a lot of money to have a high cost look.

However, if you don't have the desire to make your own items they are always out there for you to buy.

So tell me, are you excited about Halloween too?


Diane Mars said...

Cute Ideas, I do love decorating for the Holidays!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love all of these ideas...the light bulb spiders are really the cutest!! Thanks!


Monica said...

Woww,your blog,it's fantastic!I am a new follower!

Kathleen said...

You ARE really excited about Halloween!

HG has some really cute table things, but I resisted. I have a lot, and really, most of the time we go to my son's to be with the kids!

I have somethings I bought last year on line after, so I will lok for those, new to me!

Have fun planning!

PS Thurs it is 100 days till Christmas! :)