It’s been a busy weekend around here, I finally tackled the outside Halloween/Fall decor. I say tackle because this is a BIG job. When we were building this house I thought it would be soooooo cute to have window boxes on ALL the windows. My architect asked me about 3 times if I was sure about the 2nd story ones..
Me: “Oh yeah no problem, they will look so charming!”
Cut to 6 months later and planting them for the first time and picture me 8 months pregnant hanging out our 2nd story windows with a bag of potting soil…you get the idea.
I still do love them though, sometimes you just have to go with good design over practicality!
But back to fall, I don’t like to just leave the window boxes empty during the cold months so this year I tried a combination of fake leaves and about $12 worth of dried corn stalks.
They are fun and wild looking and have a scarecrow kinda vibe.
Sorry for the bad photo the “nap time” sun was not working with me this afternoon!
I did the same thing in my planters, and popped some pumpkins on top.
After tackling the window boxes I was ready to head over to the front door. I picked up one of those inexpensive branch wreaths, some black feathers and ribbon, and this cute sign.
whooooooooo could resist this owl? groan :)
I thought this would make a cute, quick and easy wreath, and it did. Except for the fact that my front door is stained a walnut color and the branch wreath totally got lost.
Time to break out the spray paint! I always keep at least 10 cans of spray paint on hand (who doesn’t?) I sprayed it orange, then red, then black white, added the sign, feathers, and a few fake pumpkins. I also made this burlap and black bow (I’m horrible at making bows, any tips out there?).
TADA! Cheap and easy wreath, bonus – I can take the Halloween stuff off and use it again with Christmas decor.
To complete my Halloween look I got out the spray paint one more time. I sprayed some fake pumpkins black and white, and drew some fun Halloween decor on them.
Drawing on pumpkins with paint pens was a lot trickier than I thought but it came out OK.
I may spray them over next year and try again but at the rate I was going they weren’t going to be ready til New Years!
I got the ‘Trick or Treat” idea from the new Pottery Barn mag, they show this on a chalkboard and it looks sooo cute, but I couldn’t bring myself to erase my Fall Chalkboard (see here) just yet so I put it on a pumpkin instead.
Oh and I almost forgot I quick sewed this burlap pillow and took my black sharpie to it!
Hope you all are enjoying decorating for Halloween! Next up costumes :)
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