Monday, October 31, 2011

halloween decor

Decor this year ..... uber cheap..... most stuff from the dollar tree. tombstones and paper die cuts from $tree of ravens. something called "halloween hay" stretched across the top came from Joann's. i hung 7 of these tombstones on the wall instead of doing the graveyard deal outside.

A framed tombstone rubbing that i put up every year. added the oh-so-creepy halloween hay along with a foam raven perched on top. off to the left is a paper die cut of an owl from $tree.

here is a bit of a shot of the "wall cemetery". in the middle of the display is a graveyard print from Madame Talbot Victorian Lowbrow . Also seen in the lower right corner is one of those typically used for christmas plastic candle holder do-hickeys. i used orange flicker flame bulbs and put several around the looked very haunted mansion-ish! (the next picture below it is more clear)

various displays of vintage halloween stuffs:

i think the only thing i purchased new this year were the die cuts (ravens, bats, owls, spiders). not pictured but hung on the windows were the spiders and bats on the ceiling. when the fan is turned on the wings flap for an extra added effect.


jungle dream pagoda said...

It all looks great...feeling sorta sad H-ween is over......I did not have time to enjoy it as usual!
Love the idea of the org. flicker lights with the X-mas candles..I may borrow next year!!!
Wish you would come back on a more regular basis...but I do understand....

The Dixie Doll of Dice and Dominoes said...

I love your arrangement of the collection of plastic pumpkins. The orange looked great.

Clorinda Altavilla said...

Next to the Christmas holidays, Halloween is the best time to show off some creativity. And like you, I prefer to keep expenses for decorations at a minimum. Your decorating tips would be very handy for the upcoming Yuletide season. Happy decorating!