Circling Crow Halloween Mobile

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With Halloween fast approaching, Shelley from House of Smiths created an adorable vignette for her covered entryway. And, yes, I just said Halloween and adorable in the same sentence. Somehow, Shelley can even make Halloween look chic! Part of Shelley’s set-up included a circling crow mobile that she made from dollar store crows and a few other simple supplies. Shelley only spent $14 to make her mobile, but she suggests joining up with a friend to share materials and save some cash. Sounds like the perfect excuse for a craft night!

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Spray Painted Black Glitter Topiaries

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Generally people want their greenery to stay… well… green, of course! But black plants can be the perfect addition to your Halloween décor. Sharon of The Blue Willow House purchased some topiaries secondhand from the thrift store and gave them a spritz of black spray paint and glitter blast. Sharon says, “I think they are even more spooky than the PB version because they are ivy and a bit unkempt looking.”

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Halloween Bird Cage Vignette

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Sharon of The Blue Willow House was inspired to turn a bird cage she had picked up from the thrift store into an eerie Halloween display for her foyer. It just so happened that Sharon had all her materials on hand. Worn books, black gauze, crows, and a few pumpkins and gourds come together for a spooky effect. It’s crazy how similar Sharon’s bird cage looks to her Pottery Barn inspiration!

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‘There’s a Monster in the Toilet!’ Halloween Vinyl

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Now, you may not find any monsters creeping out of the toilet in designer catalogs, but this Halloween decorating idea gave me a giggle so I had to share! Morena for Crafts Unleashed designed her own three-eyed, wiggly armed monster, cut it out of vinyl, and popped it on the toilet tank for a little Halloween prank. Morena says, “It would also work on windows, cabinets, and most any other opening you can think of.  Every person in my home has laughed when they see my little monster Halloween decorations. Have fun spooking your favorite people this Halloween!”

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Painted Wooden Halloween Signs

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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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Faux Stone Skull Vase

Halloween Skull Vase

Last Halloween, Pottery Barn’s ceramic skull vases provided an easy target for all the knock-off lovers out there. I featured quite a few of the DIY versions here on KOD, including Nikki’s from 13 Black Cats Designs. To create her eerie vase, Nikki molded a skeleton face from clay and then attached it onto a craft store vase. She finished it up with some spray paint and acrylic paint for an aged stone effect.
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Jack-O-Lantern Chandelier Shade Covers

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Here’s another fun way to dress up your chandy for Halloween! Ahna from Easier Than I Thought was inspired to make her chandelier shades more festive for Halloween by covering them with paper jack-o-lanterns. Her daughter loves seeing the friendly, glowing faces! Ahna suggests getting your kids in on the action of designing cats, witches, or jack-o-lanterns with different expressions.

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Magnetic Pumpkin Chandelier Ornaments

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If you would like to give your chandelier a quick upgrade, you’ve got to check out these adorable dangling magnets made by Cheryl at From New House to Home! Cheryl used magnetic jewelry clips so her ornaments just stick right onto the chandelier. She created both a crystal set and one with cheery pumpkins for Halloween. How fun to change these out for the holidays and add some pizzazz in an unexpected place!

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