Saturday, October 15, 2011

A few Autumn and Halloween Decor DIY projects...

After two glorious weeks of 80 degree temperatures in October, there is finally a chill in the air here in the Midwest.   Here are a few Fall fix-ups I have done. 

Since the family room is in complete disrepair from popcorn ceiling removal in process among other projects,  Halloween decorating  are at a minimum this year.  :-(  The mantle is definitely ready for any seasonal accoutrements so I decided to spook up my foyer table instead.

I bought this urn at a resale shop and it was bright GOLD!  A few cans of spray paint and just about $15 worth of floral picks from JoAnn Fabrics and I LOVE the result!  I just cannot decide whether to use it indoors or on the front porch!  :-)  

The summer flowers have been ripped out and added a few fall touches to this planter.

Found this rug in my Welcome Mat stash in the shed and thought hey I can use this at the front door.  Fall colors, leaf motif = perfect.  But it needed a "little something".  So I found an intitial I liked on the internet, traced it onto freezer paper using the method so many amazing bloggers have introduced me to and I think it looks pretty cool.  The FRONTGATE catalog look for FREE!  

Found these awesome candle sconces at HOBBY LOBBY clearance (one of my favorite things) and spray painted them black.  I then bought these LED candles on clearance at Michael's and a package of Halloween glitter stickers.  I think they look great!  Again, I keep moving them from indoors to the front porch.  

Dracula Mickey Mouse in his Goodwill costume.  :-)  SPOOKY!

Please excuse the sanded and primed wall.  Still trying to repair wallpaper damage.  I will resume this project in January.     

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  1. Love all of your fall and halloween decor. The urn and candle holders are just fabulous. Love Mickey too. Perfect. Hugs, Marty

  2. Adore the first urn and its arrangement, the doormat is the bomb, and Mickey cracked me up. I may steal an idea or two for some little kid-friendly Halloween decor.