Hey everyone! I thought I'd share my very simple "put it together with what I had" Fall/Halloween front entry. Then I will share a few tweaks I've made in a few inside areas. But first, I want to remind everyone about the wonderful "CASH" give-away that Liz at Savvy Seasons is doing. Please go check it out. It's so much fun! Thanks, Liz, you are awesome!
Now onto a little tour!
There are a lot of angles & a niche in this space, plus a 12 or 13 foot ceiling, so it seems a bit awkward to decorate. Plus, we haven't even started on a yard plan yet, but I see lots of potential for big pots of flowers on either side of the walkway. Also keeping my eyes open for a narrow bench.
I literally just gathered everything I had left over from the inside decorating, plus just a couple of sale items I recently picked up & started playing.
Costco had the big pots of mums. I chose this dark red because I know this plant will still look good when it's time to decorate for Christmas -- yea, I can be so practical sometimes! I made the little mummy (they are popping up all over blogland) by wrapping this large jar (already had) in gauze, added googly eyes & a battery-operated candle. He looks really cute when it's dark outside!
I am working on something to beef-up the door wreath. This is a 9' door & the wreath looks wimpy.
I used this Mexican pot last year with the faux pumpkin (love the green color) & just added a grapevine, leafy swag.
I brought my black wicker chair from the patio to this area & just started layering. I draped a string of lights all over everything on the chair & then tucked a big bunch inside the large ceramic pumpkin. The "Happy Halloween" sign was a "freebie" download off the internet. Added a bit of web & a few
spiders -- not too scary!
Found this lighted twig pumpkin on sale at Big Lots. I already had the little apple basket, stuffed in some rafia, plopped in the pumpkin & tied the basket with burlap. Easy-peasy, as they say!
We took this little shelf out of one of the bedrooms where I did not want it. I have several seasonal wallhanging quilts (yes, I made them) & wanted a special place to hang them. Sooo.....this is my special place, & I will use the little shelf above to display seasonal decor. This wall is just to the right of my kitchen entrance & one of the first things the "Grands" see when they come over!
Had this berry & mini pumpkin swag that I fastened into a ring & just pinned it to the quilt.
I like the added texture.
Love how these little tealite holders really pick up all the colors of the quilt.
This was a freebie download on the internet, & I already had the black frame & plate holder.
I did a bit of tweaking here on my little white buffet.
Remember the jar mummy I had outside? Well, I didn't stop at just one. Simply gathered some odds and ends of jars & other glass containers that I already had. I just can't throw jars away....lol!
I'm not really into spider webs, bugs & spiders; but, my grandchildren love them! I do refuse to do anything really scary or creepy.
I added googlie eyes to this little pumpkin, plus some rafia & web & a big black bug & placed everything into my cheese cloche.
Pecan Pie flavored candle -- yum!
Love these glass beads & little acorns -- on sale from Pier 1. They are so sparkly!
I've made at least a hundred of these little bears over the last few years. I used to sell them, but now I make them for my grandchildren & as gifts.
This was my mantel before tweaking. Okay, but needed some punch.
And now. All I did was add some rafia, switch around a couple of things, & added more leaves.
I also wrapped a votive holder with burlap, tied with twine, added some leaves & perched the little bird on top. It just gives another layer and dimension to this small mantel.
I wrapped some burlap around the candles, tied them with rafia & added some little snips of berry branches that I had.
Sweet little birdie is much more comfy now!
That's all the tweakin' and tourin' for now. Thanks a bunch for stopping by, and I truly hope you will come again soon.
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