Friday, October 8, 2010

Halloween and Fall Decor

Fall and Halloween is my favorite time of year. It means cold weather is right around the corner. I usually only put pics of the kids, but I thought I would share some decorative ideas on a budget. We don't have much money in the budget for seasonal decor, actually we don't have any money for decor. I love to decorate, and I like to give the kids something seasonal in the kids zone. So here was my idea, in the playroom, to decorate the top of their book shelf. Sorry my photo is not very good.

First, I put some of our favorite Halloween books in a plate rack. I added an old tile painted with chalkboard paint (leftover from a previous craft project): $0

I have seen subway art on several blogs and love them. So I took an old picture frame, painted it with black spray paint. Then I took the glass and sprayed it orange on one side, both with paint I had in the garage. I took a black sharpie and drew the subway art on the non-painted side of the glass. $0

I also saw this on a blog somewhere. I took a glass cylinder and filled with rocks painted with chalkboard paint a few painted with the orange. Layla and Dylan wrote a few Halloween inspired words and I added a black candle. $0

My spooky tree is painted twigs stuck in a painted tin can with floral foam. $0
The owl was originally ugly, faded and brown (from the 70's), I wish I would have taken a before photo. Again, painted with orange spray paint. owl - $.50

I have been wanting a new fall wreath, but couldn't find one I loved or could afford. So I found this idea on a blog (The Idea Room Blog is where I usually start for ideas and she has a lot of blogs in her favorites). So I bought wire form, burlap in 5 colors, the letter 'T', scrapbook paper and a cute little Trick or Treat sign. I didn't want just a Halloween wreath, so I made it so I can take the sign off and add my 'T'. I am surprised it turned out this good, but I am loving it on my door. $15-not bad for a wreath

This is what I started with:

Halloween Wreath:

Fall Wreath: