Halloween is here. Next to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite decorating holiday of the year. Bring on the ghosts and ghouls. My house may just end up scaring them.
Glittery Chevron Witch’s Hat
Did you know how ridiculously simple it is to make a chevron pattern with paint? If you read the post about my navy and white chevron tray, you know the secret. I used the same method for this witch’s hat. I bought the hat form at Michael’s, then spray painted it glossy black. Enter here at your own caution to see how I easily created those fabulous glittery chevron stripes.
Dollar Tree Skull Upcycle
As you well know, I am all about frugal seasonal décor. If it doesn’t get to stay out all year long, I’m probably not going to spend too much money on it. One of my favorite sources for seasonal décor is the Dollar Tree. But I tend to put my own spin on their décor items. This skull is a prime example. It did not start off black with glittery eye sockets. Instead, it was beige-y. It wasn’t bad, but its Halloween, people. I need more glitter and creepiness. See how easily I spooked this skull up here.
Dollar Tree Pumpkins Upcycle
These pumpkins are multi-taskers. They work for Halloween or fall. And they were simple to make. Just like the skull, these came from the Dollar Tree as well. They just started off orange and with a funky seam around the middle of them. Spray paint and ribbon upgraded these pumpkins for some major impact on the cheap. See the simple tutorial here.
I just posted my fright-tastic Halloween home tour on the blog yesterday. There, you can find all of these decorations as well as flying bats, spooky decorated pumpkins and more. Beware, you don’t want to miss it.
Jenna LaFevor rants on at Rain on a Tin Roof about DIY projects, junk décor, thrifty finds, crafty creations and other decorating dilemmas. She went to UTC, where she got a teaching degree that now collects dust. When she isn’t trying to keep her kid from climbing out of the circus ring or making sure her husband’s shirts are taken to the dry cleaners so she gets out of ironing, she can be found with a paintbrush in one hand and a cheap beer in the other. But if you’re buying, she’ll have a cosmopolitan. You can email her at email@example.com; or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter @raintinroofblog or at her blog. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not Nooga.com or its employees.
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