You guys, it’s the middle of September and I have not yet decorated my house for fall! And I’m thinking I might just skip the fall decor all together and move straight to Halloween! This weekend we are headed down to Stake Conference, and I am so excited to go to real craft stores that are not WalMart!
I thought I had shared all of my Halloween decor from last year, but I found a couple photos that I never posted, and since I am totally in the mood for Halloween decor, I’m posting them now.
This was my Halloween mantel from last year:
Let’s play I Spy! I spy something pink that doesn’t belong on the mantel. I also spy something yellow that doesn’t belong there, either! Do you see them, too? I obviously didn’t have my I Spy skills very sharp when I took this photo! Those beautiful kids of mine, always leaving stuff where it doesn’t belong. Good thing I love them so much!
Anyway, my favorite part of last year’s mantel was my wreath.
I made two of these tulle wreaths last year. They are super easy to make and don’t require a ton of detail work, so you can just sit in front of the TV while you’re tying tulle. (If you’d like more detailed instructions, click here: Tulle Halloween Wreath Tutorial.)
For both wreaths, I added random Halloween decorations to them once the tulle was tied on. For this black one, I hot glued a very annoying crow that I ruined after ripping its batteries out to stop the madness. On the wreath, you can’t tell that he only has one foot. Plus, now that he doesn’t have any batteries he is quiet. I also added some cheap Halloween ribbon from the dollar store and a little “eek” metal sign that I have collected along the way. I love how it turned out!
For my door wreath, I added another metal Halloween sign that I had in my Halloween bin. It’s always been sort of annoying to hang anywhere, but on the wreath it worked perfectly!
Don’t be afraid of repurposing some of the random decor you’ve gathered over the years and giving it new life! These wreaths are so cheap to make and adding things you already have on hand helps you stick to the budget further.
This year, I might make a purple and green one. What do you think?
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