We started building our house in October 2012 and moved in January 2013. Do you know what that means? We missed all the fun holidays in the new house! At the time, it was a major bummer. But now that the holiday season is upon us, we couldn’t be more excited to be celebrating for the first time in the new house!
The only holiday I’ve decorated for this past year was July 4th. Remember my cute bunting banners?
The house was pretty but there’s only so much you can do with red, white and blue.
But now, now is when I can really get my festive on!
It all started with an urge to buy some mums. I had existing urns but they were boring and needed a makeover. To black they went!
Ahh, much better!
There are a few bits of Fall inside, but the mantle is the most decorated.
I decided I needed a cute Halloween themed door hanger. I pinned a few ideas on Pinterest and found the supplies I needed in my craft closet. Free project!
I free handed a ghost shape (2 pieces) from some off white colored burlap. It was left over from my Spring banner.
I painted some gray circles then sprinkled with silver glitter. then I painted the word BOO on it. Once it was dry, I hot glued both sides together, stuffing with plastic grocery bags along the way. I hot glued an orange sparkly ribbon to his hands and topped it off with a burlap bow I concocted.
I just LOVE him!
I picked up the giant spider web from Target after last Halloween. The spider is courtesy of Big Momma!
I found this picture from Martha Stewart and was obsessed with the entire porch. I knew I had to make the bats. The instructions are here. Martha’s tutorial uses paper so they can fold, which is cool and all but hello I live in hot humid Florida and those things would be curled up bats in two seconds flat. So I used black foam board. $3/ea from Walmart. I traced the cutout and cut them with an xacto knife. Now I can use them year after year!
I heart holiday crafts!
I hung them with thread because I didn’t have any spare fishing line. I hot glue thread to the back (some upside down, some right side up) and taped them to the ceiling!
I just love the way my Halloween porch came together. I can’t wait to have trick or treaters for the first time! We usually spend Halloween passing out candy at my in-laws, but this year we’ll be at our house. I may or may not be wearing my Witch costume!