Happy Friday! Alright I have teased enough, taken polls, and the people have spoken… it’s time for my Halloween Home Tour! Settle in folks–it’s a lot of pictures.
So I love Halloween. LOVE it. I’ve always loved getting dressed up, going to parties, and I trick or treated wayyy too long growing up, but I lived in a cool neighborhood that didn’t think it was weird. So needless to say, I like decorating. I think Hubbs is kind of over coming home to a pyramid of boxes every day at our front door, but our house looks awesome (if I do say so myself).
I call my Halloween style “goth-glam” which means I decorate in black, gold, and sparkles. I also like things that are also a smidge creepy.
So let’s start in the living room. I created this skull vase concept and skeleton candlestick holders.
This was really easy to make actually. To make it I purchased:
-A large Styrofoam skull
-2 skeleton hands
-Black candlestick holders
-Faux Halloween/dark flowers.
-Screwdriver or drill
First, we (Stephen because the sound of Styrofoam makes my teeth hurt) gave our skull a little lobotomy and cut the top off to give us a flat surface. Then I took a screwdriver to poke holes deep enough to insert the faux flowers in the top. Finally, I arranged the flowers on top of the skull.
Next, I hot glued the skeleton hands onto the candlestick holders. Literally that was it. Super super easy. Then I put it all together on our table and it looks really cool.
Ok then let’s prance into the foyer and meet George!! George is my beautiful, distressed gold, 5 foot skeleton and I love him. I gave him a little top hat and a bow-tie because he’s fancy.
He is serving cocktails by the front door in my beautiful pumpkin wine glasses. I also hung up two pictures that change for normal portraits to the un-dead depending on the angle.
Across from George is his girlfriend Serena. I’m hoping when I pack them in the attic together they fall in love and won’t be lonely. A true Toy Story classic love story.
She’s making poison apples. She’s a glam witch not an ugly witch. I purchased the potion book, powdered bones, crow’s feet, raven’s brew, and bat wings from Michael’s. I added some spider webs and spooky fabric and made a fun little corner.
Ok moving to the dining room (my favorite room)!
So for the dining room table, I created this creepy masquerade tablescape. I purchased several busts of different sizes and teeny masquerade masks to disguise them.
I also bought glitter crows for an extra creepy factor. I paired my creepy statues with gold and black chargers, plates and silverware. I used the remaining mini masks as extra decor for the place settings. I added spider webs and voila!
Next to the dining room table, I filled my china cabinet with animal skeletons (they’re plastic..I’m not that morbid). I have a bat, a frog, a bird, a rat, a cat (so Mimo remembers how good she has it), a deer, a scorpion, a turtle, a spider, and a human skull. I set them up and added spider webs!
Ok last room with Halloween decor. The kitchen has minor details for now. We have this great little Day of the Dead wedding couple under a glitter black tree that lights up! Stephen picked this couple out and I think he did an excellent job. They’re perfect on the kitchen table.
Then the very last piece was a bit of an impulse buy because it was practically free. I was at Spirit Halloween buying animal skeletons, and the guy asked if I needed a dishwasher demon because they were on sale for $2? Of course, the answer to that was yes, so we now have an evil spirit coming out of our dishwasher… which honestly we don’t eat much here so that very well could be an accurate representation of what lives in the dishwasher. I have no idea.
We are throwing a party at the end of the month so we will probably add more decor to the mix, but for now this is Halloween fun for those that live here. I will definitely have more Halloween party posts to come!
What is your favorite part of Halloween?
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