Monday, October 4, 2010

My Halloween House Tour - Entryway {with a freebie}

Welcome to my home in the fall!  If I haven't already mentioned it enough...I. LOVE. FALL!!!!  I think it is the best time to decorate, when the weather gets a little cooler, and the leaves change to brilliant, bright colors!

So, come on in & make yourself at home!

my front door wreath

My wreath was very simple {and cheap} this year!  I used a small grapevine wreath from Hobby Lobby, wrapped & hot glued sparkly wired purple ribbon with black fuzzy trim from the Dollar Tree, and attached a sassy witch silhouette with the saying, "Stay for a Spell!"  

If you want a Miss Sassy for your very own, just click on the image below to make it bigger, then right-click, & save to your computer!

My Entryway

I wanted to use black & white decor items for my entryway this year & I love how it all came together & looks very chic & spooky!

{White Toilet Paper Pumpkin & Dollar Tree Cake Stand}
I've seen these pumpkins floating around blogland this fall & HAD to make one!  They were so easy & quick to make (my crafts have to be quick, Lil' Pumpkin's naptime goes fast)!  For this one, I used a quilted fabric napkin for the pumpkin, a paper lunch sack for the stem, & tied black ribbons around the stem for the "leaves"!


I made the plate stand by gluing a Dollar Tree glass plate to a glass candlestick holder.  It was my first experience with Gorilla Glue~wow!  :)

{Dollar Tree Pedestal Hurricane with a Ghost Candle}
I was lulled into Dollar Tree glass dish making by Staci at Lizard & Ladybug & she was right, once you make one, you can't stop!  I simply used a flaired vase & glass candlestick holder to make this one.  Then, to make my ghost candle, I used a candle that had already been burned down a bit, which made the ghost shape more realistic. To make the face, I simply drew it with a black sharpie onto white computer paper & cut it out.  Then, I used glue dots to adhere the face to the candle!  BOO!  It scares me every morning! *wink*  I filled the hurricane with black river rock, set the candle on top, and tied black skull ribbon around the base. 


{Wall Display}
On the wall behind the table, I hung my Dollar Tree "Witches Way" Dessert Menu, small sparkly Boo, and a black & white photo of my little family!  That frame came from Big Lots last Spring for about $4!  I love the chunkiness of it!  

{Whole view of the table}
I used a black and white striped rag rug from the Dollar Tree as a table covering.  In the center, I framed a photo collage of last year's fall pictures.  In front of the frame, I added 3 glass letters I found at Hobby Lobby to spell BOO.  A white glass pumpkin from the Dollar Tree and a metal haunted house "bag" with an electric tea light candle complete my display!


another view of the entryway

Don't forget...you still have time to link up with the Open Haunted House & be entered to win a set of my 3x3 "All Hallow's Eve" cards!  The party is open until Wednesday!

P.S. We had to make an unexpected trip to WV last week for a family emergency, so my Tiny Teach had to be postponed until this week...stay tuned for A is for apples!

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4 comments:

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Thanks for the shout-out. I love how yours turned out. I have the tall vase & a few holders...I may need to make one like yours! :) The ghost candle is just perfect in it!!

It all looks great!

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Van said...

Thanks for the inspiration- and for featuring my rag-wreath on a previous blog post :)

Adorable blog! I enjoyed hearing the unmistakable creaky-door-intro from thriller upon visiting. I shall be a new follower for sure.

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