I was pretty excited to start decorating for Halloween this year. I don't know why, but it never got done last year. But now that we're in a new house, and I have more surfaces to decorate, I was going to go at it, all Gung Ho. If you don't understand what I am talking about, see my post from two years ago, when I only had ONE flat surface upon which to decorate.
First was the mantle. Pretty much everything on it is new... all thanks to the Dollar General and the Dollar Tree.
I got the cute Spider Cupcake Liners at the Dollar Tree. I had been wanting to make a cupcake banner, so... there you go.
Don't you just LOVE the black glitter Skull? I do!!! I got him at the the Dollar General. I wish I would have bought two. Same thing with the cute Candelabra - I wish I would have gotten two. I found it at the Dollar Tree along with the black Crows.
Even though I didn't decorate last year, I did buy things to do so. Case in point, the glittered Spooky Tree. Unfortunately, being a year ago, I don't remember where I got it - probably Jo-Ann's.
So there's my Halloween mantle...
Next was my Entry table. I had this idea of somehow displaying photos of our family from Halloween's Past. So I hung them from a branch...
On the mirror behind the branch, I hung some "Ghost" lights. I had seen this idea a few years ago (long before Pinterest), and knowing I had everything already on hand to make them, I knew my boys would love it.
And that's my Entry table.
A little project that I had seen (also before Pinterest) was one I really want to complete this Spooky season. My Googly Eye Frame. I found the unfinished square frame at Walmart for $.97, and the Googly eyes at the Dollar Tree. I think I used about two bags.
As my neighbor called it... Headcheese - since I have skulls under a cheese cloche. I bought the skulls last year (again, have no clue as to where). I like how they look on my little glass cake stand that I made back in the spring. The big scary spider came from the Dollar General.
And like from the first Halloween vignette I did a couple of years ago, I have my tiny skeletons hanging from a branch, and my "BOO" sign.