Halloween is finally here, at least in my house

I have been so preoccupied lately with projects that are not craft related that Halloween really sneaked up on me this year. I usually have my decorations up after my birthday in August (I know, crazy), but not this year. I finally got them all up this past weekend.

I didn't go nearly as all out as I usually do, primarily because I know I'll be taking them down in a few weeks. But, I did get the mantle looking a little Halloweenish.

I was going to do black flowers in the vase, but opted for fall flowers instead. Now I won't have to change them for Thanksgiving. :) The BOO picture frames I made last weekend from this post.

I used one piece each of spider, orange, and sparkly black scrapbook paper for all three frames, orange raffia, three black frames from the Dollar Tree (they came 2 in a pack), black plastic spiders from Party City, and orange rhinestones for the spider's spot. I really like the way they turned out.

I also picked up some super cute Halloween food items:

Some spooky Halloween pasta and totally awesome skull and crossbones glasses that say "Name Your Poison". I got them all at World Market.

So, I now think I'm ready for Halloween, and for celebrating Drusilla's birthday!


  1. Your mantel looks so cute! I like how the witchy doll has a parasol (that rhymed lol). Sigh...I haven't even decorated for Autumn or anything and probably won't get to.

    Oh I LOVE those glasses! Too fun!

  2. I think your Halloween decorations are really nice and not kitschy -- great job.

  3. Wow, did you print the "BOO" letters with your computer and if so, what font did you use, or... did you use a Cricut? Very cute.

  4. Wow, did you use your computer to print the "BOO" letters, and if so what font did you use, or...did you use a Cricut die cut pattern? Very cute!