If you’ve been visiting this site for a while now, it should come as no surprise to you that I love Halloween. And I tend to go a little overboard decorating for it. Even though it’s one of my favorite holidays, when it comes to the decorations, I’m cheap, cheap, cheap! I refuse to spend a lot of money on decorations that will only be up for a couple of weeks. Most of our Halloween decorations are things I’ve crafted or have bought at garage and/or estate sales.
I found this portrait of Medusa at a garage sale years ago, and I hang it on my front door every Halloween evening. You’d think it would scare the little Kiddos, but they actually love her. They ask lots of questions, and I sometimes have to remind them to move along to the next house!
I wasn’t going to post about my “Boo” wreaths because it’s such a simple project. But I just purchased an external flash for my camera, and I wanted to mess around with it. (For the record, it was a dreary, dark Seattle day, but I think the pics look pretty bright!)
The grapevine wreaths and bags of Creepy Creatures (which are supposed to glow in the dark!) were purchased at the Dollar Tree.
I wanted the snakes to stand out, so the first thing I did was spray paint the wreath forms with black matte spray paint that I already had on hand. Once the wreath forms were dry, I randomly hot glued the snakes to them. FYI: The snakes are actually hollow, and I found it easier to put a bit of hot glue in a small area of the snake and press/attach it to a single strand of the grapevine wreath.
The “B” is actually paper mache, and I bought it at Joann’s craft store. It also received a coating of black matte spray paint. Once dry, I hot glued on some of the centipedes, and hung everything from my old (formerly green) bunk bed ladder with some super cute “Boo” Dollar Tree ribbon.
I’m still not convinced the project is “post worthy” … but I do love Halloween! 😉
The rubber rats, centipedes, and black cheese cloth were also purchased at the Dollar Tree store. The candles and candle holders were all garage sale finds, and the cake platter (which is also a punch bowl!) was purchased at Target many years ago.
And here’s a picture of the whole vignette:
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope your day is a pleasant one! Cynthia
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