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Friday, October 29, 2010

Eek! I'm finally ready for Halloween. Almost.

We have finally reached the end of my Halloween decorating. I have drug this out for over a month. That is what is called "milking it". But isn't that what we bloggers do? Or would that be what farmers do?

Anyhoo, today should be my last Halloween decorating post. At least for this year.

This is the tray that sits on top of an old white trunk I have in my family room.

I made this cute little sign by printing out the free printable I found over at Keep Calm and Carry On. She actually found the original at House of Smith's, but she changed it up a bit. I placed it in a 25 cent thrift store frame that I painted Oil Rubbed Bronze & then shabbied up a bit.

I can't remember where I found this spider leg candle holder. But I think it was only a couple of dollars. I added some spider trim to one of my battery operated candles. Just like the ones I did on my mantel.

Under this glass cloche I placed one of my lace covered pumpkins sitting on top of a candle holder. I sort of explained how I made the lace covered pumpkin in this post. The "Boo" came from Tai Pan Trading. Added some Spanish moss.

Under another glass cloche I have an artichoke finial. I just added some Spanish moss & the skeleton. Both the skeleton & the Spanish moss came from Dollar Tree.

Behind my couch & to the right of my trunk I have this table.

I painted a silver pedestal tray that I had found at the thrift store, black. Added a tombstone, skeleton, skull & Spanish moss, all from Dollar Tree. Covered it up with another cloche. The bottle came from a thrift store. I added a Halloweeny label I found off the Internet. The little Witch sign in front came from Tai Pan Trading, as well as the creepy cloth I used to cover the table.

The Spooky sign I made last year. You can find out how I made it but checking out this post.

On this side of the table I added another Halloweeny label to another old bottle I had. I added black candles (from Michael's) to my iron candelabra. I made a cloche out out a cheese dome. It sits on top of a base I picked up at Big Lots last year for 99 cents. It was originally silver, but I just painted it Heirloom White & distressed it. I added a black glittered skull & Spanish moss from Dollar Tree.

At the end of my kitchen cabinets sits this little cabinet. I added some black lace fabric (left over from the 5 yards I purchased at Tai Pan Trading). The cloche on the left has a tombstone from Dollar Tree. A lot of my Halloween decor this year came from Dollar Tree. Can't beat the prices.

To this white ironstone plate, I added some glitter stickers I picked up at Michael's.

Another tombstone and a black glitter crow I made finish off this vignette to give it some spookiness.

I made the black wreath by recycling one I made in the spring. You can read all about I how I did it on this post.

And finally the last thing I haven't shown you yet, is my china hutch.

I didn't even have to change out my white dishes. I just added some paper & stickers to spookify it.

Google is such a great source for finding all kinds of stuff to use for decorating.

In my apothecary jars I added some skulls from Dollar Tree and some vampire fangs from Michael's. I already had the number balls.

I added a spider web sticker from Michael's on a couple of my pitchers. And then added a skeleton.

The "BOO" letters came from The Graphics Fairy. I just love you gals who share free stuff.

More cheap stickers from Michael's.

The bottle labels came from Kristine McKay Designs. What did we ever do before blogging, Google and the Internet in general?

I know you may have already seen parts of my china hutch. But today is the first time I am sharing the whole thing.

If you want to know how I made the above projects. You can see them by visiting Fast, Cheap & Easy Halloween decor.

And in case you missed any of my prior Halloween posts. You are in luck. I have put together some collages with links to the original posts.

Frugal Halloween Decor. You can see who I made the lace covered pumpkin & where I got the Halloween labels for the bottles.

Thrifty Halloween. This is the only spot in my family room that has "orange" in the decor.

My Halloween Mantel. My mantel prior to adding the Happy Haunting banner.

Even my wall is looking Spooktacular. Find out how you can spookify your wall by just using a printer & paper. And some fabulous free art.

My Spooky Kitchen Wall. Use seasonal paper plates for a cheap way to decorate.

Holy Batwings, I made a Batmobile. A cheap & easy way to dress up your light fixture.

More Halloween decorating with Freebies. Using stuff you already have and more free Halloween art I found from other bloggers.

Along Came a Spider Tablescape. Easy craft projects to dress up your Halloween table.

Happy Haunting. See how adding a banner to my mantel made it look spooktacular.

I hope that you have enjoyed my Halloween decorating and projects almost as much I have. Being lazy & broke has made me so much more creative this year in my decorating.

Now if only my front porch & yard were decorated for Halloween.

Well there is always tomorrow!

Linking to:

Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatortots and Jello

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Halloween Categorically Crafting Show @ Someday Crafts


  1. I LOVE every. little. detail. What would we be doing without blogging & Google? I shutter to think.

  2. Kim,
    All your halloween decor looks your hutch display!


  3. Everything looks great -thanks for sharing all your great ideas

  4. Love all your Halloween decos...very cute! Have a spooktacular weekend. Happy Halloween!!!

  5. Kim your Halloween Decor is my most FAV over everyone else’s decorations!!!
    Oh, Pssss, don't tell them;)

  6. Kim these turn out awesome! Love those bats, and the potion bottles, and the stickers on the white dishes. It all came together perfectly!~Ames

  7. Wow, so much amazing detail! Great job. Visiting from through the Tatertots and Jello link party.

  8. Kim, you have really been busy. You Halloween decor looks "spooktacular" indeed. Love the "along came a spider" graphic. Thanks for sharing the link. How did you get yours to print out in the colors you used? ~ Sarah

  9. You really should work for Martha Stewart. You always have the best decor! You should open an Etsy shop and save us the trouble of making it! LOL!

  10. Hi Kim! Sorry it's been so long!

    What a TREAT to see all your darling Halloween TRICKS!!! Wow you've really gone all out!!
    So much eye CANDY to look at! You are so clever and you ARE very creative! You put all the ideas you found together along with your own so well!
    I really like the letters you found to add to my banner design too! I think I may just try them myself!!
    It all looks SPOOKTACULAR!

    HaVe a HaPPy HaLLoWeeN!
    HuGS, sHeRRi:)

  11. I stumbled upon your site a couple months back and you inspired me to start my own blog! I'm with you, I have truley been "milking it", I find myself changing things around constantly. Now I am ready to get this stuff down and start gathering ideas for Christmas!

  12. Love it all! Would NEVER call you lazy-that's for sure! Love all your ideas on how to decorate for cheap!

    Thanks for sharing,

  13. I LOVE everything you're showing us here, especially all the nuances of black and white and texture. The black lace really caught my eye, it is gorgeous. Your banner? Perfect! Man, you've really jumpstarted my imagination here.

  14. WOW!!!! Your decorations look amazing! You put a lot of work and love in to this. Have a great weekend, Nan

  15. I love all your Halloween decorations... so creative and I'm glad someone other than myself is milking it *wink*... I start decorating early and take it all down late... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ambiance a Home decorated for any of the Holidays feels! Guess I'm just a big kid at Heart... I particularly adore your Banner, where did you obtain the graphics???... it looks like a fun project to do with my Grandkids.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  16. This is all just incredible! You should have a job where you just go around to people's houses and decorate them up for the holidays.

  17. OH MY HECK!!!!!! I am in LOVE. I love the jars you did using my apothecary labels. YOU ARE SOOOOOO talented. I wish I had half of your talent!