“Boo” Halloween Lumbar Pillow

halloween boo pillow

While recently perusing Pottery Barn, I came across a Boo Lumbar Pillow that I knew was just begging for a knock off. Jeanie from Create & Babble was the first to confirm my suspicions with a DIY version that she created for free using supplies she had on hand. Jeanie made her pillow with leftover fabric and heat transfer vinyl, adding bias tape around the edges for a finished look. As Jeanie suggests, this pillow would also look great made from burlap with stenciled letters.

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“Spooky” Typewriter Keys Halloween Sign

halloween typewriter keys sign

Michelle from Chalkboard Blue was inspired to put a Halloween spin on vintage typewriter keys art and create her own “spooky” hand painted sign. In my opinion, the classic black and white, simple design, and vintage typewriter key letters all create a more sophisticated look, which is a rare find when it comes to Halloween décor. Michelle says that her new Halloween sign is one of her faves!

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Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Front Porch

pottery barn inspired fall front porch

Laurie of Laurie Jones Home says it’s no secret that she loves to decorate her front porch. However, when it came time to transition the space to fall, she was coming up dry. Thankfully, Pottery Barn was there to provide inspiration with a pretty autumn porch… that would cost a whopping $1,500 to pull together with Pottery Barn items. Laurie was inspired to create a similar vignette using more budget-friendly items. Laurie’s porch features a colorful fall leaves, a passel of pumpkins, trees with hanging ornaments, and mercury glass owl luminaries.

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Faux Mercury Glass Pumpkin Jars

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While “window shopping” for fall and Halloween decorating inspiration, Amy from Home Sweet Thrifty Home found some pretty mercury glass pumpkins on Pottery Barn’s website. This thrifty gal couldn’t justify spending $30 on just one pumpkin, especially when she could make two for about $20. All it took was some Krylon Looking Glass spray paint and a mixture of vinegar and water for Amy to transform the glass Wal-mart pumpkins. Best of all, Amy likes her even better since they double as décor and storage jars.

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Platform Bed with Rustic Wood Headboard

pb inspired headboard

Gretchen of Gretchen’s Garage loves looking at Pottery Barn for inspiration in building. So when her sister needed platform beds for the lake house she is building, that is right where Gretchen went. Thanks to some building tips from Ana White, Gretchen was able to make two platform beds for less than the cost of a headboard at Pottery Barn!

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Spooky Black Halloween Mantel

Black Halloween Mantel

If you like to keep things scary for Halloween, this vignette from Ellen from SewEllen is for you! Two Halloweens ago, Ellen opted for a more ghostly display with a PB-inspired “Ghostly Gallery.” Ellen’s all-black mantel included haunted houses, lighted twigs, and creepy dual-image pictures. Ellen loved this eerie, yet fun deviation from her usual seasonal decorating.

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Painted Wooden Halloween Signs

wood halloween sign

Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”

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Burlap Ghost Light Strand

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Angie from Burton Avenue was looking for Halloween décor inspiration when she found some ghost lights that she knew she could recreate. The biggest challenge was deciding what to use for the head, but Angie found some clear plastic ornaments that worked perfectly. I love the soft light that comes through the burlap. Too cute!

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