Here's the thing: I've never been crazy about Halloween decorations. I don't do spooky and while I may feel differently when we have kids, I'm not crazy about cutesy, either. At least not inside. It doesn't jive with the rest of my decor and that bothers my little OCD self. I love it when other people do it, but it doesn't work for me in my abode.
Like I said, I'll probably do things differently when there's a cutie little baby to go with the cutie little Halloween decorations but until then, any of that stuff has been relegated to the great outdoors. In preparation for what I know will be an adorable bunch of trick-or-treaters, I've been sprucing up the front porch - taking it from summer, to fall and to slightly halloween. I'm just not quite ready to go all out. Sorry.
First things first, bring a little autumn to the stairs. I got these mums at Walmart for $2. The brown basket is a spraypainted rescue and the other was $1 at Hobby Lobby. I didn't know what I was going to do with them when I got them, but they're working perfectly for this.
Next up, give your scarecrow her Halloween costume :)
And this might be my favorite idea ever...
How adorable is he?? I spraypainted my pumpkins with a flat, black paint and used a paint marker to draw the face. It's unexpected and a whole lot quicker (and cleaner!) than the carved variety. Although we'll probably still do that as it gets closer to the big day.
Are you skeeeered?
I think it's quite adorable, if I do say so myself. And the whole set-up cost me less than $10!
Sometimes I like to party....click here to see where I link!